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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SPARWOOD GROWING BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS-The new post office adds o touch of dignity to Sparwood, B.C., one of the British Columbia's newest towns. Under con- struction, other photo, are the new Sparwood municipal offices and fire hall Latka Photos. Taylors total up work record 200 years in coal mining Wedding dance held in honor of newly weds Thundoy, Octobtr 21, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Miss Sheilh honored in prelude of showers By PAUL CHALA Herald News Service hundred years of mining in the Michel area is the remarkable achievement of plant now Spragging cars was his job, and for the benefit of the mod- the by-p r o d u c t stands. era miner, this slipping tapered consisted lengths a father and torn- sons of the _ Taylor family i birch into coal car wheels in This is the total estimated order to slow or stop them as time so far spent in coal min- j desired. Reg then went ing by Robert Taylor, now re- tired and residing in Fernie. and his sons Alex of Fernie, Robert and Reg of Sparwood and Tom of Blairmore. Reg, the oldest son, a quiet, reticent man, has spent some 46 years in the coal industry. He began in coal in the time- honored Michel fashion, pick- ing rocks from the coal as it moved along the picking-table in the tipple. From there he went to the old preparation another chore which was in- variably reserved for newcom- ers to the underground, that of trapping. This was simply opening mine doors when coal cars were on the move. j Reg worked in various under- ground mines, progressing to brakeman, motorman, loading coal at the work face, shot- lighting and firebossing. After a stint in the Canadian Army, he came back to the mines in Michel as a fireboss, 1970 and was elected to Spar- wood council. He serves on the public works, public health, protection to persons and prop- erty committees and is council representative on the hospital board. With his wife Bessie, he lives in Sparwood. Their son Dick is a welder for Kaiser Re- sources and another son, Har- old is a business agent for the International Electrical Work- GRANUM (HNS) About 150 guests attended the open ers in Calgary. house and wedding dance held There is another Taylor I by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. brother whose name is Bar-; Ben Anderson of Lethbridge ney. He didn't go mining for and Mr. and Mrs. Chas Barnes long, but spent 29 years in the of Granum, in honor of Mary Rick Barnes. Canadian Army. I Lou and Melvin Barnes, who Habits of years are hard to were married in Calgary, shake and Reg says he rather, It was neM at the Granum misses the hustle and bustle of; community Hall. The Clarctones of Claresholm supplied the music for the dance. In charge of the guest book and the recording of gifts were Mrs. Doug Barnes and Mrs. NEW DAYTON (HNS) Miss Diane Skeith, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don- ald Skeith of New Dayton and bride-elect of Terrance Belang-' er of Lethbridge has been hon- ored at several showers. A linen shower, hosted by Mrs. Edith Faulkner and Mrs. Grace MacDonald. (both aunts of the was held in Cal- gary with 25 women present. University friends, Mrs. Randy Nattress and Miss Anna- lee Middleton, entertained at a wine and cheese party at Leth- bridge when 13 friends present- ed gifts to the bride-to-be. A shower with decorations of pink and silver was held at New Dayton with 45 attending. Mrs. Elton Duell was in charge and Mrs. Joseph Schill conducted a game entitled "Who Am Assisting the bride with her gifts were Mrs. Randy Nat- tress, Miss Maria Cabrel, and Miss Alison Skeith. Hostesses were Mrs. Donald Duncan, Mrs. Leif Trockstad, Mrs. Joseph Schill, Mrs. Mar- iel Sclk, Mrs. Cecil DePratu, Mrs. Jim Ross and Mrs. Elton Duell. A lunch concluded the evening. The marriage of Miss Diane Skeith to Terry Belanger will take place at First United Church, Lelhbridge. Beet growers aid student John Walker TABliR (HNS) John Walk- er, Tabcr student at the Lelh- bridge Community College tak- ing vocational agriculture, re- ceived a from Joe Chomany on behalf of the Tabcr Barmvell Sugar Beet Growers. Miss Betty Avery, daughter of Mayor and Mrs. A. H. Avery, was the recipient of a bur- sary from Taber Hospital Aux- iliary president Mrs. Ruth Rachwalski. Miss Avery is a University of Alberta student. David Bergen, son of Taber Mennonite Church pastor Men- no Bergen, received a S2QO scholarship from the Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Win- nipeg, being one of four high- est ranking freshman at the College. the old underground mining. Oscar Odney of Lethbridge BANQUET NOV. 3 HIGH RIVER The High River and District Pioneers and Oldtimers will hold their an- "You sure got good legs and f ceremomes for' nual banquet and dance Nov. strong wind from climbing1 around in there every he says. Sinclair writes of Taber's old Central School plant at Michel (later destroy-j and has been an official since ed by fire in then 1942. ground in Old No. 8 on the j In 1962, he was a mine safety east side of the valley where official and in 1968 became a first aid man for Kaiser Re- sourc holds. Always interested in mine he helped train mine safety teams that have cap- tured first and second prizes in East Kootenay mines rescue competitions. A public spirited individual, i Reg entered civic politics in More district on page 5 a program which began with all the young guests joining in songs accompanied by Mrs. Od- ney. Lee Ann Mulholland of Claresholm sang "People." Jackie Gassner followed with My Best To You, accompanied by Mrs. H. Jorgenson. Danny Erdman entertained with several songs, supplying lent on his 3 in the Highwood Memorial Centre. Jack A. Brown of Oko- loks will speak. Oowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blairmore Phone 562-2149 TABER (HNS) The build- Anyone wishing to reserve a _ ing may soon disappear, but copy prior to publication should; hjs own accompanim( the history of Taber Central write Mrs. Sinclair, care of School will be recorded in book Central School, Box 566, Colleei] Scheffelmaier of Cal- form. i indicating the number required. gmy the guests Mrs. Virginia Sinclair has' Payment should be made when sevcraj Scottisn dances. sifted through a mountain of is picked up. A thi-ee-tiered cake, ires 'oaned to by former students of the school. The material for the book is now in the hands of the printer. Trustees of the Taber divi- sional board voted to back the printing of the booklet. It will contain names of some students who have attended the school. Numerous class pictures will be included. William R. Broadfoot, princi- pal of the school, met with the board to discuss the many rccs Limited, a post he still notes antj pictures 'oaned to her I The board also authorized by Mrs. Tennent of trustees Mrs. Dorothy Dick and Abridge, covered with yel- Ray B. Evanson to assist with a i ]ow roses and topped flith a program to officially close the bride and m on a ]ove 61-year-old-school. Slated for late November, it will be announced later. The school is being replaced with a new open teaching area school being constructed near- by. seat, centred the buffet lunch counter. ATTEND THE 195 HEAD HOL5TEIN DAIRY SALE a.m., Oct. 26 at the VANDENBERG FARM 2Vj miles west and 2 miles north of Picture BuMe, Alberta. Most of the herd in full pro- duclion or will freshen shortly after the sale. Mammon and Oseen, Turin Auctioneers. Terms Cash. Phone 403-732-4993 for details. These Are The Letlikidge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area GRANUM MRS. ED. CESAR................. General Delivery GRASSY LAKE MRS. MARY TURNBULl General Delivery PICTURE BUTTE S. P. JOHNSON Gen. Del. RAYMOND MRS. DELIA WOOLF Del. Contact these peopfe for your District Newi or Classified Advertising problems involved. He received afl authority to have copies uDfJl OULIlVll printed at price of ?3 each. j at Taber IN LETHBRIDGE. 613 4th Ave. S. Telephone 328-4214 TABER (HNS) The official population of the Town of Taber, grew by nearly 100 be- tween the October, 1970, census and the 1971 Dominion head count which took place in June. The town population is 4.790, compared with the last October census count of The census is used as the basis for payment of the pro- vincial government's municipal assistance grant which last year amounted to about per person. With the total municipal grant funds "frozen" at mil- lion by the former Social Credit government, there is no indica- tion at present as to the amount of the grant which will be paid under the now Progres- j sive Conservative government. HONOUED Mrs. lion (Rose) Fisher of Tabor TO- ccnlly received a (iold en Gleaner pin from tier lius- I band and then presented him. I n Muster Man pin. The I awards are part of the Mu- i tual Improvement Associa- j (ion program of (hi- I.OS Church. Tliry recognize per- sonal growth in culture, lead- ership find tlin of living. -Glbh Photo, BEHR DISTRIBUTING 726 23rd STREET NORTH THURS., FRI., SAT., OCT. 21, 22, 23 8 TRACK AND CASSETTE STEREO TAPES ONLY STEREO IP's 8 TRACK CAR STEREO WITH SPEAKERS ELECTRIC HAND MIXERS Reg. 15.95 f' Our Price I Various Assortment of THROW RUGS Retail up la 7.98 NOW ggn. 4.49 SWEATERS Retail for OUR PRICE 6 .88 BLUE JEANS 27" BELLBOTTOMS and OTHERS OFF LIST PRICE Come In and Brome and See That We Are "THE ONLY WAY TO BUY" BEHR DISTRIBUTING ;