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1957: Tenders go out for school in Foremost

Posted on May 19, 2015 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen

Down Memory Lane #206
These items were taken from the July 18, 1957 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper.
Etzikom by Mrs. Grace Stromsmoe
– Several residents of the district motored to Orion on Saturday night to attend the wedding dance of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson.
– Ruth Traxler has returned home from a holiday to Claresholm where she was visiting with her sister, Mrs. Lamar Tucker.
– Mr. and Mrs. Milton Eckstrand and Stanley spent a few days at the Calgary Stampede.
Foremost by Mrs. Edith Lynes
– Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williams and family are residing in Manyberries while Mr. Williams is building an addition to the Burr Garage.
– Esther Thielan of Edmonton has been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. Wilson and family. Miss Thielan is a Lab Technician at the Canada Chemical Plant in Edmonton and has been making nylon and anti-freeze. She is now working on filter tips for cigarettes.
– Tenders are being called for a six room addition to the Foremost School and a new eight room school and gym at Bow Island.
– Our local RCMP, Mr. O’Brien, will cease to be a keeper of law and order for the next two weeks and enjoy a holiday with his wife and family, at Lethbridge, Waterton Lakes and Spokane.
– There has been one field of Safflower in this district that has been damaged by the beet web-worm.
Burdett by Mrs. Donald Warren
– Gail Thacker who is attending school in Calgary spent the weekend at home with her mother, Mrs. Madeline Thacker.
– Mr. and Mrs. Donald Warren, Donna and Nina, Sharon Wilson and Ralph Bateman were Saturday visitors to Lethbridge. Diane Lange accompanied them home to spend the weekend with her parents.
– Mr. and Mrs. Joe Emard spent a couple of days in Calgary last week taking in the Stampede.
Winnifred News by Mrs. Bertha Annon
– A total of ten box cars were loaded during the past week.
– O.H. Cooper returned home by plane this week from Rochester where he had undergone major surgery. He is recovering satisfactorily.
– Mr. and Mrs. R. Nicholas and girls attended the wedding of George Roth to Vi Alton at the Assiniboia Hotel in Medicine Hat on Wednesday.
– Arlene Nicholas is employed in the telephone office in Bow Island.
– Stanley Calder conducted the church services in Winnifred on Sunday. The new minister, Rev. Dougan, will be in Winnifred for the service on July 28.
That’s all for this week. This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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