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1969: community centre opening, bonspiel and births

Posted on December 12, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

These items were taken from the March 5, 1959 issue of the Graphic
B.I. – Front page features a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Nicholas celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
B.I. – Alfred Egan Honored at Community Centre Opening. A Picture of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Egan and Bill Townsend receiving a silver tea service on Saturday, February 28 at the official opening of the Community Centre (now known as the Western Financial Arena).
Conquerville News Notes- Margaret Dragland
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Roth entertained at a birthday supper Sunday, February 22 in honor of their son’s birthday. Alan 4, and Gerry 1. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roth and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Simpson, grandparents of the boys, of Bow Island. Also invited were Mr. and Mrs. George T. Roth and family.
George T. Roth entered the Taber Men’s Curling Bonspiel with the Mike Gyorfi rink from Bow Island last week. Curling Bonspiels are similar to fishing trips. George came home once again with a lot of curling stories but unfortunately no prizes.
Gail Swennumson, in training at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital is spending a few days visiting at home with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Swennumson.
B.I. – Mr. and Mrs. Tom Noga announce the birth of a girl on February 28 at the new Hospital.
B.I. – A baby girl was born on March 2nd to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schmidt in the local hospital.
B.I. – Saturday evening about forty friends of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Ell dropped in for a gay surprise party and it was really a surprise because they didn’t bring a lunch. However, they ate what Mary had and danced until morning.
B.I. – Mr. and Mrs. Henry Luttmer are the happy parents of a new daughter, born on February 26 at the local hospital.
Foremost Section – E.M.L.
Last October a 1000lb. Elk came charging down the mountain at Earl Foss. Earl shot the elk and found it had a very rare set of horns known as a fourteen point royal head. He has since had the head mounted. Earl accompanied by K. Kultgen and Roy Ondrick spent about three weeks in the South Castle River district on their hunting trip.
– Rev. Miss McClelland has been a patient in the Bow Island Hospital for several days. She is the first Foremost resident to be hospitalized there.
B.I.- Cecil McNeely recently spent the week in Edmonton visiting his wife who has been there the past several weeks taking treatments at the Royal Alexander Hospital. She is presently staying with her sister Mrs. Spencer Lawrence and Mr. Lawrence, and is going to the hospital for treatment each day.
B.I.- Mr. And Mrs. Carl Carlson returned Monday night after spending a number of days in Edmonton visiting their son Jerry during Varsity week-end. They enjoyed the tour through the University Buildings as did they at the concert at the Jubilee Auditorium Saturday night. While in Edmonton they visited Mrs. McNeely who is feeling well but homesick- she expects to be back in a couple of weeks. On their way home, the Carlson’s stopped at Red Deer for a visit with the Ed Schindels who were transferred there about a year ago.
This has been a Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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