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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, March 16, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID - 3 Community hall repairs needed CARMANGA Y - The first year of the Carmangay district recreation area has seen progress. A survey was taken early in 1970 to determine what the people in different age groups would like to do in the line of sports, hobbies and other areas. The lack of a good community hall has been of great concern to the district. The community use of the school or major repairs to the existing facilities has been discussed with the county school committee, the teachers, janitor, and clubs of the community many times this year. The outcome of these talks will determine the use of the capital grant for the recreation area and further study of this topic will continue into 1971. Card parties or family nights were held. The children and young people were shown films or played games while the adults enjoyed card games. A hobby day was held in March. The community hall was filled to capacity with displays of handiwork. to raise money for the first year's operation a walkathon was held in April. This was a most successful community undertaking. One of the main objectives was to provide swimming facilities for the community. Citizens were very disappointed when the department of public health would not al- low a portable swimming pool for the district. As a result the citizens purchased a used school bus and the child.'in were taken to the Champion pool for the summer months. Due to the interest of the Hobby Day, it was decided to hold a fair in the fall. The recreation board set up a sub-committee to oversee this until the agricultural society was formed. The number and quality o� the exhibits was far beyond the organizers' hopes. Credit goes to the great interest taken by the committee that set this up. At the same time the Village of Carmangay celebrated its 60th anniversary. A civic luncheon, sponsored Sanitation ruling sought by board CRANBROOK (Special)-East Kootenay Union board of health chairman, Alderman Grace Brock of Fernie, on behalf of her board, has requested within 60 days a ruling from the Provincial Pollution Control Board chairman on boat sanitation and mechanical operation discharges for both Kootenays. Regional Districts of Cental Kootenay centring at Nelson and East Kootenay at Cran-brook have previously protested apparent discharge practices of the B.C. Ferry service continuous half - hour shuttle of car - passenger ferries on arterial route across Kootenay Lake between Balfour and Queen's Bay. Both regional boards and the Union board consider discharge disposal of all boats operating on lakes in East and West Kootenay are contributing to recreational deterioration and pollution of this major Kootenay waterway which originates in glacial waters of Kootenay National Park, and crosses the American border twice before joining the Columbia River at Cas-tlegar, some 400 miles down- stream. Most small lakes outside main channel lakes which include the imminent Libby Pondage and Kootenay Lake, drain into the Kootenay at some point, and the pooled pollutants continue down the Columbia River from Castlegar. TEAM MEMBER IRON SPRINGS (HNS) - T. C. Noble was a Grand Prairie visitor during the weekend. He was a member of the district champion team which travelled to Grand Prairie for the provincial finals for the Royal Canadian Legion curling test. by the Village and Recreation Board was held for the visiting dignitaries. The Carmangay Lions held its annual Sports day with a barbecue lunch and sports activities all afternoon at the fair grounds. A gymkhana, the first for Carmangay, was also held. Three sets of deck shuffle-board were purchased and set up in the community hall. A club was organized and games are played each Sunday evening. Courses in furniture refinish-ing and upholstery were sponsored by the recreation board and the district home economist, Miss Barbara S t u ar t of Vulcan, was the instructor in these activities. A sewing course was given by an instructor from the Lethbridge Community College. A fashion and local talent show was held in December. The nursery school teacher and her assistant were sent to a special course at the Lethbridge Community Co 11 e ge called "Creating the Proper Environmnt for Young Children." The nursery school was given financial assistance. Bourassa appointed FORT MACLEOD (Special)- Recreation is for all ages. The Fort Macleod Board recently recommended to the Town that two horseshoe pitches be placed at the east end of the present lawn bowling greens. I*eo Bourassa was appointed Regional Director for the Municipal District of Willow Creek for the 1971 summer games. He will also be local director. The Recreation Board will sponsor a spring skating school. Local persons will be attending two schools, the March Management Objectives seminar to be held in Lethbridge and a leadership school for adults and students to be held in Drumheller in July. VISITS PARENTS SPARWOOD (HNS) - Miss Nancy Edwards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Slim Edwards, studying nuclear medicine at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, is spending the mid-term break at the home of her parents here. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS -:- CIRCULATION -:- JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blairmore - Phone 562-2149 NEW BRIDGES FOR 'PASS - Government of Alberta bridge crews install a new prefabricated bridge over the Crowsnest River immediately east of Crowsnest Lake. Fore-man is Len Frayne. Contract work is being done by Drain Construction of Blairmore. A ,�ond bridge over Allison Creek about two miles east of the new Crowsnest River bridge will be erected in the near future. ^ Down Memory Lane ice show features Hammond, Zonda, Nowsad BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - "Down Memory Lane" will be the theme of this year's Crowsnest Pass Figure Skating Club ice show to be presented in the Blairmore arena by club professional Peggy Bronn. The event will be held March 19 at 8 p.m. Besides all the young and junior members of the skating club, three distinguished skaters will take part in the program. Miss Bonnie Hammond, Mrs. Miles showered Susie Zonda and Frank Now-sad. He won the bronze medal in the 1971 Saskatoon Winter Games and he also holds other medals for single and doubles events. Reports indicate costumes have again been prepared by the mothers. Many hours of hard work went into the costumes and preparation for the show. ETZKOM (HNS) - Mrs. Dick (Linda) Miles (nee Lee) was showered with miscellaneous gifts and a hostess gift recently in the Etzikom Community Hall. Master of ceremonies was her former teacher, Mrs. Wend-lin (Kay) Stromsmoe. The hall was gaily decorated with streamers and rosettes spelling out Mrs. Miles' name "Linda". Irrigation Equipment Rainbird-Buckner and Raintrol Sprinklers Don't start the season with worn out sprinkler heads, trade for new ones. $1.50 trade-in allowed (for limited time) BEFORE BUYING YOUR SPRINKLER IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT, CHECK MAJOR'S ATTRACTIVE PRICES We use the best ALCAN aluminum tubing Major Irrigation Co. 2125 2nd Avenue South PHONES 327-5455, 327-5525 Aiding her sister in the unwrapping and recording was Miss Sherry Lee and Mrs. Gerald (Irene) Douglas. At lunchtime the head table was centered with a cake made and decorated by Mrs. Milton (Mary) Eckstrand which was decorated in green and topped with white doves and yellow rosettes. The cake was later cut and passed among the guests by Mrs. Miles. New power plan presented CARDSTON (Special) - Jack Aidie, president of Alberta Union of Rural Electrification Association, presented a new centralization power plan proposal at the district meeting of all REA's in district one. Ray Hart of Claresholm was re-elected district director. Walter Boras presided. A motion favoring Mr. Aidie's proposal was approved in principle. A motion opposing public ownership of the power companies was lost. An attempt to pass a motion of censure on Calgary Power for discriminatory practises was defeated. Mr. Weber, co-op supervisor, gave information that the power commission will likely be discontinued as such. Their work will be transferred to the co-op branch. Other power and provincial people were present. Calgary Power hosted the conference. These Are The Lethbridge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area BLACKIE MRS. MARGARET MONTGOMERY ......P.O Box 148 ENCHANT MRS. MARGARET DORCHAK ........ P.O. Box 1852 BARONS MRS. JUNE COWIE..................P.O. Box 231 CROWSNEST PASS VERN DECOUX..................General Delivery Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising Will air chamber matters CRANBROOK (Special)-Internal complications in Cran-brook Chamber of Commerce organization have precipitated more executive meetings in March so far than in any previous entire year. The matters will be aired at the March dinner membership meeting postponed a week to Wednesday, March 17. At that time special visitor for the after - dinner program will be field director for the British Columbia Chambers of Commerce, Marty Johnstone of Vancouver. In last December's annual election of officers Frank Schmaltz was named president succeeding James Dalton and Ron Draper vice - president. Staff secretary - treasurer for many years has been Murray McFarlane. Program chairman in standing committees for 1971 is Mrs L. W. Barkman who is arrang ing details for the membership meeting at which the resignations will be considered, and if accepted, their successors will be named. Under consideration is an aggressive 1971 program within Chamber guidelines for the various appropriate facets of community affairs and the meeting will be oriented toward more active participation of Chamber members in the work of the membership in their organiza tion. Good turnout DEL BONITA (HNS) - The March meeting of the Del Bo-nita Wildlife Club attracted a good turnout with Dale Jorgen sen giving an informative talk on conservation and range management. The petition on environment conservation was circulated among the members. Awards night will be held March 27 in the local school at eight o'clock DECAPITATED COALDALE (HNS) - Tre pruning here was ordered by council. At a recent council meeting it was said some of the pruning was "decapitating" instead of trimming. Some one must have been over - anxious councillors contended. AGT, part of Tram-Canada Tiliphone System It seems that only yesterday he bought your first skates, signed your report cards and fixed a broken bike. AGTt/ LONG DISTANCE makes the^grow fonder So don't let another day slip by. Phone. ;