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1959: New grocery service in town

Posted on October 17, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #297
These items were taken from the February 5, 1959 issue of the Graphic Newspaper
Bow Island
– Mrs. Olive West of Mountain View accompanied by her daughter Kathleen to Bow Island on Saturday where she met Miss Gerwing, our new Matron, and had a tour of the Hospital and Nurses Home. Miss West was extremely pleased with the hospital and the facilities here, particularly in the Laboratory where she will be working as the X-Ray and Laboratory Technician. Her duties commenced on Monday. Mrs. West and her daughter were guests at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Emma Clark in Burdett over the weekend. Mrs. West, who was known as Olive Brunsdale, lived here many years ago.
– Miss Annette Arsenault was chosen to represent Gershaw High School as the Sr. Queen last week. A Sweetheart Ball will be held in Grassy Lake on Friday at which a Queen from the district will be chosen.
– An editorial from Max Hamilton, Editor was featured in this issue. He requested that the ratepayers of the County sign a form that will provide County Council with guidance to purchase the Graphic on their behalf. He would sell a subscription for one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) the regular price is $2.50 per year. He calculated that at the present time there are approximately 1,800 ratepayers in the County but a number of these are husband-wife combinations so the number would probably be reduced to about 1,500.
– Mr. and Mrs. Art Ledene met their sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mulner in Lethbridge this week and from there left together for San Francisco for a few weeks vacation.
– A turkey dinner party was held at the home of Bill Townsend Saturday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Harrington, who were presented with two pieces of crystal. After dinner the men worked off the effects of the delicious dinner by playing ping pong and darts, while the women enjoyed an hour or two of chatting.
Foremost News by E.M.L.
– Parents and teenagers are much interested in a movement to get a teen-age club started. Mr. and Mrs. Pat Burke, Mr. and Mrs. A. Jensen and Mr. and Mrs. A. Hagen and others are working on this worthwhile project. The chaperoned entertainment would consist of records and dancing, films, square dancing. This club would be under the sponsorship of the Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. N. Coffman of Bow Island has kindly offered to come to Foremost and speak to the parents about this project, giving the rules and regulations of their own organization as a help in getting the club started. The Teen Age club in Bow Island started with 30 members and now has a membership of 80. There will be a meeting of parents and interested parties and an executive formed after Mrs. Coffman’s talk on Saturday at 8 o’clock in the Legion hall.
– We understand that we have a new grocery service in town. Jack and George have had their grovery converted to a Drive Inn and Earl Foss was their first customer. Earl Foss inadvertently left his car in ‘drive gear’ and went into the store. His car decided to follow, knocking out a large window and breaking the frame. The total estimated damage is between $175 and $200.
This has been another stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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