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1957: Rain for home and school picnic

Posted on March 31, 2015 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen

Down Memory Lane #199
These items were taken from the June 27, 1957 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper.
Whitla News by Yvonne Ovard
– Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sauer are owners of a new Pontiac.
– The annual meeting of the Community Club was held at the Hall on Friday June 21 with a very good attendance. Three new officers were elected to take the place of those retiring. Carl Hillestad was nominated President for another year and Harry Verhaest Vice President for another year. Alice Verhaest was again chosen Secretary-Treasurer.
– Bill Babe, Harry Verhaest, Paul Sauer and Palmer Olsen attended a ball game in Medicine Hat on Sunday.
Conquerville News Notes by Louise Wutzke
– A large crowd attended the Lion’s Club Ladies Night, Tuesday evening, in spite of the power failure, and a good time was had by all.
– The Home and School sponsored annual picnic was held Friday June 21, at the School. There was a very good turnout; however rain halted the activities early in the afternoon. The rest of the day was spent in the school, where a very delicious supper was served. Committees for the day were: Booth: Jake Schlachter, John Hammel, George Moger and G.A. Roth. Sports: Hugh Egan, R. Swennumson, Pete Kolody and Vern Erickson. Lunch: Mrs. H. Reuber, Mrs. Moger, Mrs. George Schile, Mrs. Joseph Schlachter. Cleanup: Mrs. John Hammel, Mrs. Jake Schlachter.
Winnifred News by Mrs. Bertha Annon
– Miss Frances Annon was an overnight guest of Miss Delores Fodness on Monday.
– Mrs. Stedman of Innisfail and Mrs. Olson of Bowell have been visiting their brothers George, John and Raymond Wentworth.
– The Hutterites have hauled quite a few loads of lumber from Blairmore to build a new hen house. Frank Zorn, Stanley Begg and Cecil Popel also went to B.C. for a load of lumber.
– Donald Nicholas celebrated his 9th birthday on Tuesday by having a party after school.
– Melvin Krokom had to go to Medicine Hat Friday afternoon to have a small piece of steel removed from his eye.
– In a regular league game played in Whitla on Sunday, Manyberries downed Whitla 8-7 on 10 innings. Pitching for Whitla was Rod Lane who was relieved later by Richard Pickard.
Bow Island
– We are glad to hear Mrs. V. Selvig is improving at the Taber Hospital and will soon be able to come home.
– Sheila Halpin who has been spending a short holiday here with her parents Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Halpin left Saturday for New York from where she will embark on a tour through Europe.
– Mrs. Bob Farris has recently been employed at the Macleod Hardware.

That’s all for this week. This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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