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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Chris Stewart The Uthbridge Herald r-The Herald; Fourth section Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, October 30, 1974 Pages 35 to 44 Family Children entertained Who said Halloween was just for kids? The members of the Active 20-30 Club certainly don't think so! For the second con- secutive year they'll don masks and costtimes to entertain children at St. Michael's hospital. Organized to help youth the 20-member club has Anne Campbell Singers, the travel group from Winston Churchill high school and Coaldale s Community band. Gordon Valgardson is president. The group meets every other Wednesday night at the Holiday Inn. Spedapso members, interested in social service are practic- ing with Father Ken Forster, preparatory to accepting invitations to sing in nursing homes. Sister Paula Mullen and Father Forster spearhead the 200 member youth group which.meets Sundays at? p.m. at St. Patrick's church.lt was organized 11 years ago by Father Jack McCann for the pur- pose of promoting spiritual, educational, apostolic and stfcial interests among people. .Training learned in the Pioneer Girls' program is being im- plemented by Coaldale ex members. A dozen graduates, all grade 10 students at Kate Andrews' high school, who formed their own singing group and are currently booked ahead for engagements, have now .organized their own evening home Bi- ble study under the direction of Freda Esau. Malconi Jeffreys, executive director of the Association for the Mentally Retarded has left Lethbridge to assume a similar position in "Nova Scotia. The 20 members of YACMR, Youth Across Canada interested in the Mentally Retarded, deserve a special bouquet for the way they worked for the'100 handicapped youngsters at the Civic Centre for the Southern Alberta Regional Special Games.' Local president, Boyd Haliman, 23, who oversaw the opera- tion threw Himself into helping the handicapped after reading a Flowers of Hope ad. He and fellow members have opened a Saturday afterrioon Drop In centre for handicapped youngsters at St. Patrick's church in an effort to encourage them away from watcBinfrtelevision. They hope to show youngsters how to use city buses, do their own shopping and get hair cuts. The group shares an office with the Association for the Mentally Retarded. Ill health has brought Anne Kornelson of Coaldale home from her secretarial duties with radio station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador. Daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Henry Kornelsen, the former Readymeade teacher and business instructor at LCC has been serving as secretary for the South American radio station for six years. -Green thumb expert Jim Archibald, vice president of the Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society has taken three firsts at the; provincial flower show held at Three Hills. The local gardener won the W. J. Cardy Memorial Shield for highest aggregate points; the Dorothy Tolniie award for highest show points outside Three Hills, plus the gladioli championship. It's a co operative effort for the members of the Oldman River Potter's Guild they teach each other and everyone pitches uuwith the cleaning up. The group, now in its llth year, has installed a new gas kiln and has ordered its sixth electric wheel and Mrci electric filh: Meinbets meet on the first Tues- day of each month in the Potter's Room at the Bowman Arts Centre. The monthly publication Gemini, edited by Cheryl Mclnnis, president of the Twin and Triplet Club, not only gives news of the club's activities but also suggestions for children's hobbies and games. In addition to producing their own newspaper the busy members provide gift packs for mothers of multiple births, offer complimentary baby sitting service and hold semi'- annual sales of used children's clothing with 20 per cent of the proceeds going to tr.n donors. Karen Holms, who houses the club's Meals on wheels needs more clients Wanted: several hungry people unable to prepare their own meals, .to receive inexpensive hot dinners five days a week. Sound too good to be .true? Not if you're a recipient of Lethbridge's. Meals on Wheels service. Meals on Wheels, a volunteer non profit organization, has been brightening the days of the elderly and house bound since delivering noon ineals and much needed human contact. Mrs. Nora Hawn, president of the Meals on Wheels board of directors, says the ser- vice, is now being made available to 30 people, but is geared to deliver more meals. "We can handle 'a total of about 40 says Mrs. Hawn. "Most of our recipients are elderly, but we can serve people of any young mothers who are temporarily bed ridden, people who've had an accident or surgery and can't help themselves." Meals on Wheel deliveries are made possible by 125 volunteers who donate their own time, vehicles and gas to pick up the packaged meals from the Town Chef where they are prepared and deliver them throughout the city. Mrs. Ethel Reid, co ordinator of the program is responsible for organizing volunteers, mapping out delivery routes, over seeing the meal packaging and a myriad of accompanying details. "We've advertised the program exten- says Mrs. Reid, "But there are still people who say they've never heard of meals or. wheels It's true the service is used to keep senior citizens independent and in their own homes, but it's available to people of any age, who need help tem- porarily." Mrs. Reid says some people think there is a stigma attached to receiving meals on wheels. "That's just no she emphasizes. "There's no charity involved. People pay for service according to their means." Charges range from per meal. And the meal, delivery means a great deal to clients. The volunteers are never too busy to stop for a brief chat with recipients while dropping off the food. Sometimes their Monday through Friday visits are the clients only link with the community. "These are my jokes one 80-year old recipient who is often con- fined to bed. Meals on Wheels income from client fees and community donations is augmented by a net budget from city Preventive Social Services. "We're forever grateful to organizations like the Canadian Legion women who send us a monthly says Mrs. Reid. come to V "5 t u f "Kf- C- convention. World Impact missionary Mary Thiessen, currently work- ing with the underprivileged in the Watts district of Los Angeies, returned to Coaldale briefly to attend the wedding of her sister. Alvina to Bevan Buehler of Abbotsford, Also home for the wedding 'was Walter Thiessen of Kansas City. Surprised D of L professor Dr. James Cousins found 75 history buffs enrolled in his evening course on Southern Alberts History, rather than the 25 he had expected. Perhaps he is equally surprised at the rousing ovation he receives at the conclusion of each of his 90 minute lectures. Two silver weddiiig anniversary celebrants still slim enough to model their wedding gowns after 25 years of marriage are Delia Walsh of Lucky Strike and Lillian Collins of Lethbridge. Mrs. Walsh wore her wedding dress to her anniver- sary party held at the Lucky Strike community Hall with Mrs. Collins wearing hers to a shivaree staged in her honor. fPot-pourr] Mrs. H. W. Menzie, a long time resident of Lethbridge, will celebrate her 90th birth- day Nov. 5. A tea will be held in her honor from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the lounge of St. Andrew's Church. The Women's Federa- tion of St. Andrew's Church will also honor Mrs. Menzie as a long time member of the federation. Mrs. Menzie has a son David, granddaughter Mrs. Mary (R.W.) McCrimmon of Sherwood Park, grandson Robert J. C. Menzie- of Lethbridge, and a great granddaughter Cherylann McCrimmon. ICCtltlg jUfluS JOt 15 bridge.s target of Eileen Lynagh, local Unicef chairman, says the province's goal is this year. Unicef boxes have been distributed in the schools to students in hopes they take them for donatipns on their rounds for Halloween treats. 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