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1958: Landscaping at the Lutheran church

Posted on November 29, 2016 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #264
These items were taken from the May 15, 1958 issue of the Bow Island Graphic.
Bow Island
– Members of the Lutheran congregation have been busy improving the church property, the lawn has been reseeded and a lovely chain fence has been installed. A modern notice board has been erected on which the activities of the week will be posted. Ladies of the congregation plan to put bedding flower beds within the next few days.
– Emil Jensen (of local golf and curling fame) returned Saturday from his extended holiday in Denmark.
– There is a front page article regarding the death of Roy Thomas, the former Bow Island School Principal. Persons my age will remember his wife Grace who operated Bow Island Drug. He was survived by his son Brant and daughter Norma (Mrs. Albert Bateman).
– There is a front page article advising that Mrs. Chris Smith died. Full name Beatrice Amelia Smith. Her first marriage was to Edmund Conquergood, who passed away in 1916. She then re-married to Chris Smith. In 1946 they moved to Rimbey, Ab. She is survived by five daughters and seven sons.
– A front page story featured the marriage of Derry Heidinger and Marie Pierson.
– Members of the Golf Club were busy Tuesday morning out at the Jubilee Golf Course where they planted about one hundred small maple trees.
Winnifred News by Mrs. Bertha Annon
– Les Rapson reports that he has lost a total of eleven calves this spring as a result of attacks by coyotes.
– The Hutterian Bretheren received a shipment of fence posts this week and when the car was empty it was loaded with wheat by the Lake of the Woods Elevator.
– Word has been received that the Winnifred School will soon be offered for sale by tender.
Foremost News
– The County is erecting a new office east of the school therefore the Lions Playground will be moved to a more isolated recreation area east of the grain storage building. Land will be leased from the Elks.
– Twelve members were present at the regular Legion meeting. The Legion have decided to buy new uniforms for the Little League Baseball Club, which is being managed by Mr. M. Taylor. The uniforms have been ordered and should arrive shortly.
– Mr. and Mrs. D. Terriff, formerly secretary of the Foremost School Division, have recently moved to take up residence in Lethbridge.
Lucky Strike and Masinasin News by Mrs. Margaret Look
– The Writing-on-Stone Saddle Club has chosen Shirley Douglas as their queen candidate in the Foremost Stampede Queen Contest. Shirley is 19 years old and has dark brown hair, brown eyes and is 5 feet 8 inches tall. Best of luck Shirley.
– A fair crowd attended the ball game between Lucky Strike and Hoping on Sunday with Lucky trouncing the visitors 28 to 8. A sad note to the game occurred when Bobby Taylor collided with another player and broke his wrist. He is at present in Lethbridge Hospital but will be home in a couple of days.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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