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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta DISTRICT Bungalow homes rise at Stirling STIRLING (HNS) For the first fame in Stirling's 74 years, a building contractor has purchased lots here and is constructing bungalow homes with two and three bedrooms. This is also the first time Art DeGraff of Lethbridge has taken on a project of this kind in a rural community. The main reasons for chos- ing Stirling was the availabil- ity of lots at reasonable costs. City folks are moving to small- er communities with modern conveniences and with plenty of room for country ing. Tuesday, May 8, 1973 THE UTHBR1DGE HERAID 3 Airport road tenders sought TABER (HNS) Imitation-1 al tenders are being requested for the surfacing of f abcr s row municipal airpoit follow- ing the completion of earth work and grading by road con-1 struction ciews of the Tabei MD Surfacing includes the1 placing of a five-inch layer of soil cernsnt using oibiir.g sandy base material, followed" by a I'-j-mch layer of hot mixed as- phaltic concrete all IT ministry of transport Invitations out to six' south-Alberta firms capable of completing the v-o.k bids are to be in the mail by Fnday, Ma.} 18, for opening at the town office at 1 p m. Tucsdav, May 22 Con'raclors will supply all matenal except foi crushed gravel which ib at municipal district pits one mile from the airport site Completion date has been set for July 31. Favorable consideration will also be given to the use of MD equipment and operators for the toil cement bate construc- tion Quantities of materials esti- mated for the pb are 535 tons of portland cement. 32.300 square yards of paving involv- ing 8 100 gallons of asphaltic sealer and 2 700 tons of hard- surfacing D APCY PICKARD photo Rebuild turkey barn in ashes of lire Neighborliness and family togetherness are practised by this group, young turkeys. From left, Paul Kipiik, a neighbor, Brian, 12, David, 14, working to rebuild a turkey barn destroyed by fire n November, 1972, and Martin Vredegoor, Jr 13, their father Martin and neor Shaughnessy. When finished, the building will house 4.000 to bor Roy Kipiik Family helps after school Five acres for Vredegoor By AUDREY MARTIN Special Correspondent PICTURE BUTTE A present-day myth has been exploded out this way by a young Dutchman and his family. The" myth? That in order to earn a decent living in ru- ral Canada, one must have a large farm in operation "I just don't believe that's says Martin Vrede- goor. He has just bounoad back from a tiagic fue which destroyed 4 000 poults (day-old turkeys) in Novem- ber last year Not only is he making up for the fire he had no insurance but is wasting no tone in rebuilding the huge tuikr> bam he hopes to have completed in five weeks. FIVE ACRES His five acres, located just a mile south of Shaughnessy, supports Mr. and Mrs Vre- degoor, their six children langing in age from nine to 17, six cattle, a few pigs, and to... The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area MONARCH MRS. JACOB DEKKER............327-9S4T MOUNTAIN VIEW MRS MAX1NE HANSON 653-2377 NANTON MRS. MARY BENSON 486-2322 NATAL, B.C. MR. PAUL CHALA..................... 425-6648 NEW DAYTON MRS. ELTON DUELl ...............733-2110 MRS. STEWART SKEITH................ 733-2104 NOBLEFORD MRS. GORDON LUCHIA 824-3346 Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising a pony "for the children to ride "Don't forget dog'' shouted dovin 17 vear old fiom the loot of the huge structuie v.hiJi will house half of the 9000 points presently sharing barn num- ber three. Number two barn contains 6 000 chicks When the family came fiom Holland in 19SO, they btarted with a few chicks, pDults, and animals on their present farm. Considering the population density of their homeland, it is no surprise th y believed in what thcv could do with such a small tcieage and a great deal of haid wort. Five jears later, thcv weie implied by Walter Fry who was in the hatchery business at the tune, to go into poul- try farming on a laige seal a, and they have been gradually bjilding up to their present scale of operation. "It's a full-time says Martin with a grin, "but the family really helps after school and during the holi- davs the cover- been the fnc seems to have left them undalin'ed though by now they have i econsidei :d wisdom of insuiaicc age' The family has amazed at the wav the neigh- bors pitched in to help rebuild Just meeting the family, in- cluding Marion. 17, Linda, 15, and Patuck, 9 who aren't in the but work hard too, convinces the family unit isn t yet a thing of the past Shopping at Picture Butte is just as cheap? closer By AUDREY MARTIN Special Cm respondent PICTURE BUTTE can shop just as cheaply IP Picture Butte as jou can in Lethbridge if you take ad- vantage of the weekly specials. It took a little tima for me to be convinced of this fact, plus a product by product cost comparison. But, convinced I am' Inspired bj the cross-Canada food cost compauson on the National News a few weeks ago, I took: last weeks flyer from one of the grocery stores here, and compared it, item item, with the store vhcie I used to shop in Lethbridge In the produce section, the five items in Lcthbndge would have cost while locally the cost was 77 Nine of the general items I was able to compare cost a total of ?C.55 in Picture Butte, while in Lcthbiidgc the same items and brands amounted fo i2 So last week alone jou could have saved by shopping locally, plus the cost of gas, University choir llirillb audience (CiSP Bureau) An exceptionally large at- tendance was on hand in the Isabclle Sellon School auditoi- )um iccently to hear the Ura of Albcita concert chou. A concert of choral music, both sacred and secular, was presented under the direction of conductor David A Stocker The event was sponsored bj the Bahrmorc Lions Club. which would have more than comcensated for of the items which JIG few cents higher than in Le hbiidgc Both stores heie are doing their best to prices down, and the wecknd specials often cut-do their counterparts in And the gi eater i volume of business tney able to do here, the better val- ues service, and expansion will result, to nothing of keeping the flowing light where jou live' Don t take my word for Give it a trv yourself More district on page Soon there will be thousands of students looking for summer work. Student workers have proven themselves to be capable workers. They can offer a wide variety of talents and skills and many students have received special training that can be applied in your business In addition to nearly 400 Canada Manpower Centres across the counlry, we ve set up 200 special Centres for Students. We've sorted out those skills and talents. All it takes is a phone call to tell us what kind of work you want to get accomplished this summer and we'll take it from there. We'll make sure that you get the capable workers you need. Hire a student this summer- it's good business. Canada Manpower Centre Centre de Main-d'oeuvro du Canada COT'A MINUTE? IT ONLY TAKS A MINUTE TO GET A BETTER DEAL ON 1973 CARS TRUCKS Astra Ventura Le Mans Firebirds Pontiocs Parisiennes- Buicks Century Centurions Electros and Rivieras Vz Ton to Tandem GMC Trucks Now Selling at SPECIAL LOW SALE PRICES AND We need your Car or Truck in trade USED CARS AND TRUCKS BANK RATE ALL MAKES ALL MODELS CLEANEST CARS AND TRUCKS IN TOWN LARGEST SELECTION I AC FINANCING 7-DAY MONEY BACK POLICY if You're not happy bring it bock Well gladly refund your money BUY ENERSON'S of Course Your PONTIAC-BUICK-GMC Agency Telephone 327-5705 Open 'til 9 each evening DOWNTOWN on 4th Avenue Phone 327-5705 ;