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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March LETHBRIDOE Being babied You can't convince Peanut that dogs are run- ning around unleashed and that the canine pop- ulation of Hamilton is get- ting out of control. Peanut is a puppy; owned by Tracy Routledge, 8, and ner sister Tammy, 5, and he's geting as much at- tention as the girls' dolls. Kindergarten grants improved, simplified F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Avt. A and 13th St N. Every Saturday Might at 8 p.m. 9 Cards for 1.00 or Each 7 Number Ganrn JACKPOT fm GMNI Ml Fni brfe DOOR PRIZE Gold pay double money r 16 mutant EDMONTON (CP) The payment of grants for Early Childhood Services will be improved and the application forms simplified, education minister Lou Hyndman has told a kindergarten conference. The delay in the payment of ECS grants has forced some private. non-profit kindergartens to borrow money on a short-term basis. The application forms for grants have been bitterly criticized by operators of such kindergartens as long, complicated and generally hard to figure out. Mr. Hyndman told the conference, that a short, simplified' grant application form is to be used from now on. Also, he said, grants will be oaid on -a new basis, to CASH BINGO TOWHT, SATURDAY O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD HUBS HULL A SI 00 MrtHl Mffl VhrK Mr M M JACKPOTS NOW AND (Located Nail to No. 1 FtrahaH) Have your carpets and furniture cleaned Duraclean messy Xo Kvorytiiing is dry and frit WM- Ihe same day. Sc-f liters n-vivp...colors oomc slivr! Dixn't for eliminate the need for short- term borrowing. The ECS program, announced in early 1973 by the provincial government, pays grants of per child per year to kindergartens operated by school boards. As of April 1 this year, the private non-profit kindergartens will also receive per child per year. They receive now. Mr. Hyndman also told the conference that grants for handicapped children will be extended to cover children from age 3Vz. They are covered from age 4% now, as are children with no handicaps. He also said that in the 1974 provincial budget, ECS will receive an increase of 108 per cent in its funding, to million. The education department itself will receive an increase of only 14.6 per cent, he added. Use low heat When yogurt is used in a sauce, heating time should be short and the temperature low to prevent it from separating. SPECIAL PURCHASE Quilted Pittniwd BEDSPREADS Single and Double bed sizes. Indoor gardens easy to design EDMONTON (CP) When Gordon Holmes' geraniums fade in September, he places them in his basement and has a new, luxurious growth for Christmas. With a little ingenuity, he has devised a miniature indoor greenhouse from an extra fireplace where he grows all his plants for outdoor use in the warm months. But even for those without the ability to design their own indoor gardens, keeping a little green alive through formidable Canadian winters isn't difficult. Terrariums, windowsill planters and prefabricated units attached to a house or garage are among the numerous alternatives to a full-scale greenhouse. Mr. Holmes has a system that is inexpensive, yet as effective as a commercially built unit. Taking the space originally meant for a fire-place, he built a two-shelf greenhouse fitted with hinged glass doors. The fireplace vents are used for air, and heat comes from furnace pipes. Humidity is controlled by the amount of water in gravel-filled trays under the plants and growth is stimulated by a suspended fluorescent light. Any nook can be converted into a miniature garden with a few cuttings and a fluorescent light. But for those who want to grow a potted mum, a terrarium is the answer. A terrarium is a transparent container, such as a bottle, fish bowl or brandy snifter, containing a variety of hardy foliage. "It's pretty hard to kill these plants, they grow so well on their said Ruth Walker, florist at a local import shop. "As long as there is enough light, the plants will be hardy." A terrarium is started by placing broken brick material in the bottom of the container and covering it with gravel or shredded foam, a little peat moss and soil. Plants must be selected for their compatibility and arranged in a miniature landscape leaving plenty of room for new growth. "At first it may seem like it's almost said Miss Walker, "but in no time those plants will shoot up." The plants should be watered before they are put in the terrarium and afterwards with a fine spray. The top opening is covered and the plants are left there until there is a noticeable difference in the water condensation inside the container, which may take up to a month. Terrariums have a definite life span but careful pruning can prolong growth. A more sophisticated garden was devised by a retired Edmonton physician and his wife, who decided to add a 10-by-14-foot prefabricated greenhouse to their dining room. "Greenhouses you can live in that's really the idea, in this country said the physician. The couple knew little about horticulture and "just grow simple plants" such as geraniums, fuschias. African violets and dwarf palms. The greenhouse, a small glass lean-to fitted with shelves, a tile floor and automatic heat and humidity controls, has become part of their living area. Eld! 8 95 Towne Country Furniture S42-13th Street North PkON 328-1151 For FREE quotation phone WILSON DONALDSON 1404-11 AvtmwS. Phone 3M-SM8 or 377-WM CHARGEX WASTER CHARGE FREE PARKING LEASE PLAN Check On Alberta Blue Cross 1971 Did You Know That Over Residents Have Alberta Blue Cross Coverage? Belonging to Blue Cross, whether as a Group Member, or as an Individual, means peace of mind. It eliminates the worry of being unable to meet the expense of hospitalization, drug costs and other supplementary services that are necessary at a time of illness. In the last ten years of operation alone that Alberta Blue Cross has been serving Albertans, it has paid out over in Benefits. If you're not a Member at present, you owe it to yourself, and to your dependents to look into some of the benefits to be derived. Take this opportunity now, to check up on Alberta Blue Cross 1974. More Important facts you should know about Blue Cross Who Qualifies For Alberta Blue Cross Coverage? residents of Alberta, regardless of age or state of health, may obtain a wide range of health care benefits by participating in either a Group or Non-Group Plan. What Hospital Benefits Does Blus Cross Provide? Your Blue Cross coverage pays the charges incurred when you occupy either a private or semi-private ward bed in a public general active treatment hospital. Blue Cross pays these charges for an unlimited time. Does Blue Cross Provide Hospital Benefits Outside Alberta? Yes. the following are supplementary hospital benefits provided to Blue Cross members when out of She Province; 1. You are allowed up to 00 per day to apply against any hospital charges remaining after the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission has paid its stipulated portion of costs incurred your slay at any public general active treatment hospital located outside Alberta 2. Blue Cross will also pay any out-patient nospilai charges remaining atser the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission has paid its portion of hospital charges incurred outside Jhe province oJ Alberta- Are There Any Forms To mi Out When Claiming For Hospital Expenses? No, aH you have lo do 1o obtain ibospilal services under the terms o' your BJue Cross membership, is to present your Blue Cross Identification Card at any approved hospital. Blue Cross pays the hospital directly for any services you receive there, so you don't have to pay the hospital and then seek reimbursement from Blue Cross afterwards. The only money you are required to pay the hospital is the initial registration fee at the time you are admitted What Is Meant By The Term "Benefit A Benefit Year is from July 1st of one year to June 30th of the year following. What Other Services Benefits Are Provided? Whether you have Single or Family Class of coverage, you are eligible for other reimbursement in addition to hospital expenses Within certain specified limits under one Group Plan. Blue Cross will reimburse you ior tnese services from the IKS! dollar ot expense Under an alternate Plan reimbursement commences when your costs have totalled more than S15 00 within one Benefit Year, that first S1500 being deductible. Professional Ambulance Service This provides reimbursement for professional ambulance service to and from a Where the service 15 provided wittim the corporate limits of a city, benefits are limited to S15.00 per trip, and S30.00 lor a period of disability Actual reimbursement Jimit is 00 per person per Benefit Year. Appliances Charges lor the itosir OT o' artificial limbs, (excepti controlled and braces of certain types, are ail reimbursable, providing the appliances have been supplied or repaired, on the written order of a physician. Dental Care Repair or extraction, (not of natural teeth damaged through accidental injury. Reimbursement will cover the actual charges made by a qualified dentist, providing repair or extraction is carried out within twelve months of the accidental injury. Clinical Psychologist Clinical Psychological services in the treatment of mental or emotional illness. Reimbursement here is up to S20 00 for the first hour and S5.00 for each subsequent thirty minute period. Maximum allowance is S100 00 per Benefit Year under either Single or Family Class Coverage Home Nursing This involves charges made by a practical or Registered Nurse (not related to the for care provided m the patient's home on the order of the attending physician. Reimoursement is up to S100 00 in one Benefit Year under either a Single or Family Class o! Coverage Monthly Rates Group 1. S15 00 Deductible Plan with 20% Co-Insurance on Prescription Drugs Single Class Si 65 Family C'ass S3 30 2. No and No Co-lrsurance on prescription drugs Smgle Ciass Family Class S6.80 25 YEARS SERVING AlBERTANS May ALBERTA It you would like more information or application forms for Alberta Blue Cross Plan membership, complete and mail this coupon: .1 ii-.pt Fine C'fjS-s. f'si HKiK 70SmSrreef. Alberta T5J IKS VleiignineflOQ'. MacLfOi Trail. CALGARY. Aitrtla OK? Ss'ei Sennet Office. MS 5th SfeeJ. South. 'term 77J }89 Please information application forms on Group Plan Non-Group Plan NAVE OF INDIVIDUALS NAME. CITY---------------------- .PHONE. ;