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Down Memory Lane, 1958: Farm union holds AGM

Posted on June 20, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #286
These items were taken from the October 23, 1958 issue of the Graphic Newspaper
Bow Island
– Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bergh on the birth of a baby boy, Bradley Dale, born at Taber Hospital on Thursday, October 16th.
– The wedding of Rosemary Stappler and Edward Gatz was featured on the front page.
– The Local 1402 of the Farmers Union held their annual meeting Thursday evening at the Community Hall. Wayne Anderson chaired the meeting, with around twenty five members in attendance. New officers for the coming years activities were elected to office. John Egan was elected to the Presidency; George Thacker, Vice President; Ron Geldreich, Second Vice President; Mrs. M. DeVloo was returned to the office of Secretary for a second term; Directors elected included: Mike Gyorfi, Carl Bondy, Alfred Egan and Maurice DeVloo. Delegates to the annual Provincial Convention at Edmonton which will be held in December were also chosen and these include, Wayne Anderson, George Thacker, Mike Gyorfi and Joe Thacker.
– As in other years there was a large crowd out from Bow Island and surrounding district for the annual chicken supper sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League. The 32 lb. turkey which was raffled at the door was won by Alex Onody.  The chrome kitchen set was won by Barry Ashton, the set of matched luggage by Rodney Schlachter and the set of dishes by Joanne Schmidt – all youngsters of the community.
– An Explorer Group for younger girls has been organized at the St. Andrews United Church under the direction of Mrs. D. McKnight. There were nine girls at the first meeting, and will meet weekly on Friday afternoons at four o’clock pm. Bonnie Erickson was elected as Chief Executive; Wendy Ulmer as Keeper of the Log and Marilyn Haughian as Keeper of the Treasure.
Lucky Strike and Masinasin News by Mrs. Margaret Look
– A barn raising was held at the Edward Taylor farm last Saturday with approximately 20 district men turning out to erect the rigid frame building. Many women sent or brought food and helped Mrs. Taylor serve dinner and afternoon lunch. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor would like to take the opportunity to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who helped in any way, the day of the fire and with the construction of a new barn.
– Members of the South Foremost Mutual Telephone Co. constructed 2 more miles of a new line last week.
Foremost Section by Mrs. Mary Ann Granberg
– An addition is being built on to the Legion Hall, it will make a porch and space for bathroom facilities.
– Art Frankish has left for Edingburk, Texas, where he has an orange and grapefruit grove.
– Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Nelson are the proud parents of a baby daughter born Saturday, and weighing 7 lbs.
– Mrs. Simanton entertained at a dinner in honor of Richard Walters who will be leaving for Olds for about four months.
That’s all for this week.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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