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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, March �, 1973 - THI UTHBRIDG! HIRAlD - ] 195 entries Honor couple at Sunrise Ranch Mr. and Mrs.' Len Wrighf are leaving friends and J., associates at the Sunrise Ranch for a new challenge at Edmonton. Mr. Wright has been executive director of the - Lethbridge and District Association for the Mentally Re-t* tarded since 1968. Mrs. Wright holds a bouquet of red f i roses and her husband, wearing mortar board as the L first "graduate" of the ranch, holds framed photographs �N of Sunrise Ranch scenes. Other photo: Surrounded by trainees who all wished the couple well. Mary Tymburski photos. Lonsbury to open festival BLMRM.ORE (CN? Bureau) - tions president Jerry Lonsbury of fclairmore will officially open the CroWs-nest Pass Music Festival in the Isa'belle Sellon School here Monday morning. Fes t \ v a 1 secretary Don Thornton says there are 195 entries this year. This is a slight drop from last year. There was a drop in school participation from Pincher Creek. The first sessions begin at 9 a.m. Monday. Afternoon and evening sessions will begin at 2 and 7:30 o'clock. A grand concert will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Awards' and trophies will be presented by the Lions. Optimism pays off Wrights enriched many lives WOMEN I OF THE I DISTRICT Mrs. Dyk elected By MARY TYMBURSKI Herald News Service COALDALE - Without optimistic men like Len Wright,  the Sunrise Ranch, including the Garden of Optimism, would not be a reality. A recent banquet was held here to honor Mr. and Mrs. Wright. It was held at the Sunrise Ranch, one mile north of Coaldale. Mr. Wright has been executive director of the Lethbridge and District Association for the Mentally Retarded since 19Cfl. He recently accepted the position of provincial executive director for the Alberta Association of the Mentally Retarded. (The Sunrise Ranch, established in mid-1969, is a project of the Lethbridge association and has steadily expanded since the first sod was turned four years ago). COALDALE (HNS) - The Catholic Women's League of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church recently elected Mrs. John Van Dyk, president; Mrs. E. J. Nicolay, vice-president; Mrs. Dwayne Sturm, secretary; and Mrs. Marion Bitango, treasurer. Committee chairmen are Mrs. Stefan Kupis, catering; Mrs. Steve Slemko, education; Sister Imelda Toomey, spur-tual; and Mrs. Theresa King, Christian family life. Mrs. Theresa King stated the Heart Fund canvass had proven very successful. Final returns from the rural area are awaited. Mrs. John Van Dyk and Mrs. Theresa King were appointed delegates to the annual diocesan convention to be held at Banff April 14, 15 and 16. . Trainees and staff of the ranch and executive members of the association gathered to express gratitude for the work done by Mr. Wright. He was acclaimed as being the first "graduate" of the ranch. Dave Allen, manager of the ranch complex, gave him this "honor" before those attending. Mr. Allen, in making the presentations to Mr. Wright, noted many good achievements which the "graduate" had completed during his term. Mr. Wright "had made first class honors as the first graduate, had a good deportment, had made good progress and had regular attendance." He received a diploma stating his outstanding accomplishments, a graduate's cap and a framed picture of mounted, color photos taken at the ranch. They included flowers in bloom in the Garden of Optimism (greenhouse) Mrs. Weight received a lovely bouquet of red roses as an expression of appreciation from the association and the ranch personnel. RECALLS HIGHLIGHTS In replying to kind words extended to him, Mr. Wright recalled highlights of the development of the ranch. He felt sometimes he may have been guilty of "pessimism instead of optimism," nevertheless, with the great effort of co-workers and the public, there had continued to be progress. Mr. Wright, in referring to the framed picture, said he could have received notliing better. It would be hung in a prominent place in his home. In his new duties as provincial executive director, he will be stationed at Edmon- ton but will return to Lethbridge as often as possible. His jurisdiction now includes 26 associations which range from Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, down through Alberta to the United States border. Both Mr. Wright and Mr. Allen were among those who envisioned and then realized the ranch. It was set up to train adult retardates to become useful members of society. The first project was the greenhouse, later a workshop was � begun and a residence built. There are 12 trainees and houseparents residing in the residence. With the help of Mr. Allen as manager and other staff members, trainees are guided in the performance of all types of duties related to the greenhouse, the workshop and housekeeping. COALDALE (HNS) - The Barons - Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring . the folowing infant and pre-school clinics: .HAYS: Tuesdy, March 13, in the school from 1 to 3 p.m. PICTURE BUTTE: Tuesday, March 13, in the Picture Butte High School from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. TABER: Tuesday, March 13, in the Health Unit Office, in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. NOBLEFORD: Wednesday, March 14, in the school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. VAUXHALL: Wednesday, March 14, in the school from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. COALDALE: Thurs day, March 15, in the Health Unit Office, upstairs in the Town Office Building) from 10 a.m, to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. TABER: Thursday, March 15, in the Health Unit Office, in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. HARDIE VILLE: Friday, March 16, in the school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For social service appointments telephone: Coaldale 345-3388; or Taber 223-3911. The medical officer of health urges parents to ensure their children are fully protected against contagious disease and tooth decay. Information on venereal disease, a mounting health problem, is readily available and fully confidential. District News ( In Brief 1 Happy Old timers enjoy centre, charter bus to see circus PICTURE BUTTE - Recently a chartered bus of senior citizens left Picture Butte, picking up passengers to full capacity at. Barons. Their destination was the Calgary Exhibition Grounds where the Russian Circus was showing. Lives that had become dull and lonely have been sparked with enthusiasm at Picture Butte and district since the Happy Oldtimers Club has come into being. One need only pay a visit to their Drop-in Centre to find, ASSISTANT BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - Mrs. Ellen Rossi has been appointed assistant secretary-treasurer for the Crowsnest Pass School Division 63. New drugstore unveiled; bank leases CRANBROOK (Special) - A year old fence was removed recently to unveil a new single-storey MacDonald Drugs Ltd Building. The new operation is a fran-chised "Isaac's" with George Grafton manager and other sen ior personnel of Donald C. Mac Donald, Charles Kram and Don Miller continuing. The corner premises in the new building is leased by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Manager Norman McEvoy reports it will transfer its operations there from the Baker - North Van Home corner effective March 26 with formal opening March 31. firstly, a page filled with names of those registered. On entering the spacious recreation room, one hears the clicking or tapping of billiard balls, being shot by white-haired gentlemen. On the opposite side of the room a group leans forward cautiously, concentrating before releasing their grip on shuffle board rocks. Then pass on to another group of nine. They are enjoying a card game of Smear. Whist, bridge, and cribbage are also in play. Darts also proves to be popular. You are invited to visit and see' for yourself this bee-hive of activity and gayiety where individuals forget their aches, pains, and loneliness. The old-timers promise you a cup of coffee. NEED LEADERS COALDALE (HNS) - More leaders are needed for the Coaldale Brownie Pack. Regulations require a leader for every six girls. It lias been necessary for those in charge to turn away eight girls who wished to join the organization. INSURANCE PARLEY IRON SPRINGS (HNS) - Howard B. Haney was in Re-gin a recently. He attended a meeting of the Co - operative Insurance Board. En route home he attended the UFA Co - op annual meeting at Calgary. Tour rewards � � . . . will be greater* Scouters honor Ken MacKenzie By GEOFF TAGG Special Correspondent FOREMOST - Joe Trekofski presented a gift to Scouter Ken McKenzie, paying tribute to his many years of service to scouting in the Foremost area, at the recent gathering in the wrap up activities of Boy Scout Week for another year. Mr. MacKenzie, in thanking the Group Committee, advised DON'T WAIT TIU THE LAST KNIGHT With Your INCOME Avoid the last minute rush. r.MlMFTF let BLOCK slay your In* r�mri|s come tax dragons. We'ra �B,,M� quick, convenient, and we guarantee our accuracy. Don't put off 'til tomorrow what you can do toknighf. terest, we will | OUAIANTII We guarantee accurate preparation of every tax r_______ If we make any errors that cost you any penalty or in------- "1 pa/pnly l*~------'�  - I that penalty or Interest. ft \ I (cmmdm CO. CanidYs lirqeil Tu Service With Over 6000 Offices in North America 815 3rd AVE. SO. 314 13th ST. NO. Open 9 A.M.  9 P.M. WEEKDAYS, 9 - 5 SAT. PH. 327-3712 OPEN TONIGHT - NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY parents to get out and work in the movement. "Your rewards will be even greater than those for the boys with whom you work,' he said. Almost 100 were in attendance for a pot-luck supper and program of skits and musical items. Master of ceremonies was Cub Kelly Berntson. He delighted his audience with a virtual one - man show as he introduced guests. Head table guests included District Commissioner Bob Bohnet of Manyberries and Mrs. Bohnet, and Group Committee Chairman Joe Trekofski and Mrs. Trekofski. Mrs. Iso-bel Karl, wife /of Foremost's mayor; Eileen Berntson; and Mr. and Mrs. Ken MacKenzie completed the head table. Dean Arnold pro posed a toast to the Queen. The toast to the parents was given by Craig Billingsley with Bill Buis, Jr., replying on their behalf. Mr. Trekofski replied on behalf of the Group Committee to a toast proposed by Perry Schatz. A liilarious skit, The Magic Blanket, was performed by a group of Cubs. Assistant leader Paulette Garber led the boys in an action song. Pianist Kelly Berntson performed. A group of older boys performed a pantomime and narration on highlights in the life j of the founder, Lord Baden-Powell. Akela Irene Wallman paid tribute to the many people who had helped the group during the year. The Fore most Cubs will round off their present activities by challenging their fathers at iiockey and a chuckwa-gon race on the ice before the Foremost arena closes for the season. AAfM WOK FOR'73 ALL RISK CROP INSURANCE Cimolini Wins NATAL (HNS) - The Spar-wood Curling Club's annual open mixed bonspiel "A" event was won by the Siro Cimolini rink with members Myrtle Cerny, Fizz McKie and Evelyn Henriet. The "B" event was won by the Dan Chester rink of Fernie. Another pump could end misery of nostril-twitching Taberiles TABER (HNS) - Further discussion took place before a recent meeting of town council respecting the reduction of summer odors here. TOWN OF CLARESH0LM Requires Swimming Pool Supervisor May 1st, 1973 to Sept. 7th, 1973 QUALIFICATIONS: National lifeguard Certificate, W.S.I. Bronze Medallion, Coaching experience in competitive swimming and diving. RENUMERATION: $475 mon. Direct resume or inquiries to Bill Fraser, Recreation Director, Box 1000, Claresholm, Alberta or call 235-3381. The stink comes from the sewage storage lagoons a few miles northwest of town. Suggestions included increasing pumping capacity to the ir rigation system to lower the level in the 40-acre lagoon dur Lug the spring. Then aerobic activity in the lagoon would be more effective. Council learned the 320 acres being .irrigated could absorb the two million gallons per day needed to lower the lagoon level. Crops could use the extra irrigation, up to 21 inches, during the season. Officials from Reid, Crowther and Partners, Calgary, and Dave Graveland of the Lethbridge office, department of the environment, propose a system of testing to determine effectiveness of the plan. Council took no action. Installation of a second pumping unit, if only as a stand-by for the present unit, will be considered. WIDER PROTECTION AT LOWER COST LOWER PREMIUMS r Increased government assistance lowers premiums by one-third on the average. m HIGHER COVERAGE Coverage is now based on the latest 10-year period, reflecting modern improvements in farm . production. S LOW-COST HAIL ~ ENDORSEMENT "Spot loss" coverage for hail losses is now available on an optional basis at a premium of only 40% of the Corporation's normal hail rate. � SEE YOUR AGENT ^ SOON ... for full information on the new protection programme, and complete your election_ of Crops, Coverage and Insured Values for 1973. DEADLINE FOR NEW APPLICATIONS APRIL 30 IMPORTANT BENEFITS Now one-half of the premium and all administration costs are paid by the governments, so your insurance costs less. Discounts arc allowed for cash, size and good experience, and coverage "bonuses" for those with loss-free records. Price and coverage op-lions enable you to tailor insurance to your needs. FULL PROTECTION All-Risk Crop Insurance protects your investment against all unavoidable causas of loss: Drought, Excess Moisture, Frost, Snow, Insects, Plant Disease, Wind, Wildlife and Hail. CROP INSURANCE ASSURES A GUARANTEED PAY-DAY ALBERTA HAIL AND CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION 1110 FIRST STREET S.W., CALGARY, ALBERTA T2R 0V2 Gibb's Insurance Service BARONS, AITA. Phon. 757-3820 Alan W. Rains 2102 18th Ave. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALT A. Phone 328-6821 ;