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1957: Bird sanctuary set up NE of town

Posted on December 22, 2015 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #230
These items were taken from the October 3, 1957 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper.
– On Tuesday evening the Lethbridge Elks served at the Elks Hall at $20 per plate, the proceeds to go to the “Milk for Children Fund”. C. Coverdale, S. Hagen, R. Hinchcliff, S. Weber, G. Mehlen and Ted Bailey of Skiff attended. The men thought, and I quote “It was out of this world” whatever is meant by that, but I take it they think they got their money’s worth with the exception of Slim Hagen, and again I quote, “I think I only ate $19 worth.”
During the evening there were prizes drawn, the grand prize being $250. Slim Hagen won $5 and Ron Hinchcliff $10 and Ted Bailey $20.
October 10
Bow Island
– At a recent meeting of the Group Committee of the Scout and Cub Association, Allan Rae, a newcomer to Bow Island agreed to act as Scout Leader to the local scouts. Mr. Rae is not new to Scouting, having worked as assistant Scout Master at Taber. Massey Matsumoto will continue to act as Assistant Scout Leader and Queen Scout Donald Hadnagy is the Troop Leader. Jack McCracken will continue this year as Cub Leader with Mrs. K. Evans assisting. Mrs. Evans stated she wished to resign this position if someone else would take over. The Scouts will conduct the local Christmas Tree Sale again this year and hope that the quality will certainly exceed that of last year.
– Bird Sanctuary by Local Fish & Game Assn. At the spring meeting of the local Fish and Game Association, it was decided to set up a two section block as a sanctuary for pheasant and other game birds four miles northeast of town. Since that time, the farmers have cooperated by preparing the ground for planting of trees as winter cover and the Government has released 128 pheasants in this area. The sanctuary is marked off by “No Shooting” signs which protect all animals and game birds (both hens and cocks). All hunters are urged to abide by the No Shooting regulations in order to ensure better hunting in the future. This sanctuary is for the benefit of this area and can be successful only by the cooperation of everyone.
– Johnny Bolinger had the misfortune to break his leg while taking his first toboggan ride of the season, on the coulee hill east of town. The toboggan hit a log and turned over. Johnny is home from the hospital and will be confined to his home for six weeks.
– On Monday evening the Foremost local No. 2 of the A.T.A. met in the Foremost School with 50 teachers present. The guest speakers were McKim Ross, Past President of the Provincial Executive, and E. Ingram, Executive Assistant. The topics under discussion was the withdrawal of the A.T.A. from the Blackstock Commission, also at the meeting a new slate of officers were elected. They are as follows: Ben Halbert of Bow Island as President; Vice President, O.V. Jones of Bow Island; Secretary-Treasurer, E.R. Hadlington of Foremost; Councillors are Mrs. Ben Halbert and Fred Enns of Foremost. Public Relations, R. Thain of Burdett.
That’s all for this week. This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen.

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