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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHMIDOI HOAID ThurtJoy, October J9, 1970 NEW MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH _-----------------------1 Sees Cousins For First Time WRENTHAM (HNS) The visit of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Ahkunson of Kent, England, was the first meeting between Mrs. Ahkunson and her cous- ins Mrs. Charles Omer of Lethbridge and Victor Slingsby of Wrentham. While here they were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Omer. Mr: and Mrs. Omor accompanied their guests to Wrentham when they were present at Mona Linitski's 12th birthday party at the home of h e r parents, .Mr. and Mrs. John Linitski, and dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Slingsby. Before returning to England the Ahkunsons visited Mrs. Ahkunson's aunt in San Fran- cisco whom she had never met. In other news, Per Hem, who spent the summer months on the Chester Greeno farm under the Agriculture Students Ex- change Program, recently re- turned to his home in Norway. He was accompanied to Cal- gary by Mr. and Mrs. Greeno, from where he flew to Den-! mark going the rest of the way by train and ferry. DISTRICT DOINGS Pussy Willows NATAL, B.C. (HNS) Strange as it may seem or as to whether another spring is on Its way, pussy willows are in bloom in Sparwood. The unusual blooming of pussy willows were located over the past weekend in the back yard of Mr. and Mrs. Al- bie Krall's home and are many bushes just blooming all along the bench. Veterans Parade NATAL, B.C. (HNS) Rob- ert Martin and Mickey Man- nion represented the Michel- Natal branch of the Royal Ca- nadian Legion at the East Kootenay zone convention at Cranbrook. The zone convention started with a parade to the cenotaph headed by the Cranbrook Cadet Band. Some 150 delegates at- tended the weekend conven- tion. A telegram was sent from the convention to the Prime Minister in support of the gov- ernment's action in regard to the Quebec kidnappings. Express Concern SPARWOOD (HNS) Spar- wood council recently ap- proved the zoning bylaw for the townsite of Sparwood. A letter was received from Underwood and McLellan En- gineering Consultants, Calgary, who expressed concern at the shortage of residential and commercial space in the new sub-division at Sparwood. The letter stated that an al- ternative site for expansion Was an area in the lower Elk Valley. They felt the most logi- cal area would be the one east of the present new townsite. Correction A grant in the amount of 360 from the Prairie Farm Re- habilitation Act aided construc- tion of the Barnwell water res- ervoir and not a grant of 400 from the Taber MD, as re- ported erroneously in the Oct. 26 edition. The Herald regrets any mis- understanding .that may hava been caused by this report. At the same time, material edited from the original story was to report three reasons why the reservoir had in- creased in cost as follows: an increased number of services; relocation of the reservoir; and cost of easement. Shower Set COALDALE (HNS) Miss Donna Triska of Calgary, bride-elect, will be honored at a miscellaneous community shower at p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in the home of Mrs. Les Handley here. Hostesses arc Mrs. Wayne Stewart and "Mrs. Les Handley. Miss Triska is the (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Triska of Coaldalo, Church Makes Progress COA1DALE (HNS) Con- struction on the new Mennonite Brethren Church is progressing. The church site is between 18th and 19th streets and 21st and 22nd avenues. It comprises five lots which are 50 by 150 feet each. Tire building itself takes up two lots while three lots are desig- nated for parking The cost is about Gem Construction Limi t e d of Saskatoon is the contractor. Jacob Janz is chairman of the church building committee. The sanctuary will seat 400 to 500 persons. There" will be 16 Sunday school rooms in the ecucational wing and facilities for recep- tions. Tentative completion time is March or April, 1971. The location is of historical interest to the communty. A portion of it was the site of the former St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church and church hall. A new Roman Catholic church was built in 1959 on 23rd Ave. and 16th St. The old church was moved. The hall in 1956 became the first separate school. It contin- ued there until the St. Joseph's School was built in 1958 adjac- ent to the-St. Ambrose Church. The old hall (school) and the land adjoining was sold ot the Mennonite Brethren Church. It became a mission chapel for a time. Services were conducted in it. Intermittently it served as a family residence when the need arose. The hall is still on the north- west corner of the hew church site. Sometime prior to construc- tion two houses and the land were purchased. It was neces- sary to provide adequate space for the building and parking. The present (old) Mennonite church vas erected in 1939. It is just north of the town limits. Seating capacity is about 600 persons. Many people connected with it have many fond memories. Rev. David J. Pankralz is the leading minister pf the church. He is assisted by other lay ministe-s, members of the congregation and visiting min- isters. Victor Kaupp Elected By Rec Group NEW DAYTON (HNS) A meeting of the recreation as- sociation re-elected the present slate of officers for the com- ing year: president, Victor Kaupp; vice-president, Del Fuller; secretary treasurer, Mrs. Stewart Skeith. Directors are Elton Duell, Bob Duncan, Mrs. Don Skeith, Lawrence Kaupp and Jim Ross. The community club was of- ficially dissolved with the rec- reation association taking its place. Mrs. Stewart Skeith will look after the annual Christmas card, with proceeds towards fish stocking at Tyrrell's Lake. The Christmas concert will be under the direction of Mrs. Jerry Beaton, assisted by Mrs. Victor Kaupp. Committee for Christmas treats in Mrs. Don Skeith, Mrs. Mariel Selk, Mrs. JOB Schoen and Mrs. Forest Greeno. Au- gust Kaupp will provide the Christmas tree. The Grade 9 award will be given as previously to the stu- dent with the highest marks in the departmental examina- tions. A bottle drive, convened by Howard Kaupp, will bu held Nov. 14. Committee for the New Year's Party comprises Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Skeith, Mr. and Mrs. Del Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrenct Kaupp, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Duncan and Mr. and Mrs. Len Candy. Howard Kaupp and Stewart Skeith volunteered to build a chinning bar for the school to bo used in physical education classes. SIMPSONS-SEARS No Monthly Payments 'til January 1971 for niMN monthly aftar 30 Charge It No Payments 'til Jan. 71 At Simpsons- Sears We Service What We Sell Coldspot Big 16.6 cu. ft. 2-Door Refrigerator Freezer AH Frastless! Monthly No frost anywhere anytime in refrigerator or freeier Big 137 Ib. freezer has two ice trays, ice bucket, wide door shelf Two giant porcelain crisperi plus meat keeper Roomy door shelves for added Separata butter compartment in door Spofemaster shelves move to any desired positions Easy-to-clean porcelain liner Color extra. Apartment-size 10.5 cu. ft. Coldspot Refrigerator