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1958: Road bans cause issues for Winnifred

Posted on September 27, 2016 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #258
Burdett by Mrs. Dora Warren
– Mr. and Mrs. George Redel Jr. (nee Doris Jasman) are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son in the Taber Hospital.
– Among those participating in the mixed bonspiel  in Lethbridge over the weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Wilf Lautt; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Emard; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Collins; Mr. and Mrs. Rex Hopkins and Mr. and Mrs. Rene Mercier.
Bow Island
– Out of the Lions Den – The Bow Island Lions met at their regular meeting on March 27, and had as their guests of honor the Merc’s hockey team which just won their league championship and trophy. The trophy was presented to playing Coach Pat Knibbs by a faithful supporter Alf Egan. The high scorer of the league was Ronnie Adams and he was presented with a trophy by Art Lindquist. Both Alfred and Art were thanked for their support for the hockey club and Pat Knibbs thanked the Lions for recognizing their club as champions.
– Alfred Millar Honored for Fifty Years Service by United Church. Sunday morning at the regular service at St. Andrew’s United Church four members of the congregation were formally welcomed as members of the Session, Mrs. J. Graham, Dave Robertson, Bert Erickson and Ernest Pahl, by Rev. Ron Dougan. Alfred Millar who has retired from active duty on the Session, after more than fifty years of service in St. Andrew’s Church, was presented with an engraved pen by Marl Hodgson in sincere appreciation of his diligent and faithful service over the past years.
Winnifred News by Mrs. Bertha Annon
– Philip Rapson Jr. and Melvin Krokom conducted the poll for the dominion election on Monday. Voting was brisk with over 75 per cent of the votes cast by 3 pm.
– A road ban on all district roads was put into effect on March 25 and as there is 2 ? miles of district road between Winnifred and No. 3 Highway the transports have not been able to make their deliveries, causing some inconvenience to the residents. The CPR does not have express service to Winnifred now which makes it doubly as bad. This ban also includes gasoline and fuel deliveries are stopped until the ban is lifted.
Etzikom by Mrs. Grace Stromsmoe
– Wendel Stromsmoe is tearing down the old Chinese restaurant which has been a landmark in this town for the past 45 years, and will be missed greatly even though it is time it was removed.
– A large crowd attended the Case show and Case-O-Matic demonstration held at W.R. Courtney Farm Equipment building here on Wednesday. The door prize of a flashlight was won by Adam Lanz.
Foremost News
– Forty members were present at the regular Elks meeting held on Wednesday evening in the Lodge rooms with Exalted Ruler, George Butterwick in the chair. 13 members were invited into the order after the general business meeting. District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler and five brothers from Barons visited the Order on one of the DDGER’s semi annual visits.
This has been a stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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