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1957: Opening of gas station delayed

Posted on February 9, 2016 by 40 Mile Commentator

Down Memory Lane #235
By Fred Mellen
These items were taken from the October 31, 1957 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper
In the recent vote concerning the Bow Island Municipal Hospital the count by polls is: Town of Bow Island, 184 in favor and 4 against; Village of Foremost, 25 in favor and 2 against; Village of Burdett, 7 in favor and 5 against; MD of Forty Mile, 155 in favor and 31 against.
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– Harvey Kjeldgaard of Lethbridge has been a business visitor in town this week preparing his building for the new Co-op Store. Mr. and Mrs. Kjeldgaard are leaving this week for California where they will visit their son Jerry who is attending university there.
Foremost Section by Mrs. E.M. Lynes
– The official opening of the Texaco Service Station will probably not be till spring as there is still cement work to do and the bad weather has prevented the completion of this. The station is operated by Henry and Lloyd Huisman and is open for business. It is an attractive building situated on the south side of the Village.
– Miss Vivian Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Baker, who has been accepted by the R.C.A.F. will leave November 1st for St. John, Quebec to take up her training in the force. She will be in St. John six weeks and then will be at a training station in Ontario. She hopes to become a Radar Technician.
November 7, 1957
Bow Island
– Mr. and Mrs. Ken Metz and their daughter Patricia, left for Winnipeg Thursday following a two week vacation spent here visiting their respective parents, Mrs. Sophie Metz and Mrs. A.E. Tunstall.
– Mr. and Mrs. Malo moved from Taber into their new home here this week.
– The Lions Turkey Shoot held on Friday and Saturday at the Community Hall proved a successful venture again this year, somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 was realized, with sharp shooters taking away 64 turkeys and several hams. The Lions will hold their Annual Charter Night and Social Evening on Tuesday, November 19 at the Community Hall. The Evening WA of St. Andrews will act as caterers.
– Bob Faris returned on Monday after spending two weeks in the wilds along the Kananaskis Highway in pursuit of big game. After spending two nights out in the woods, with temperatures dipping to about twelve below, he was successful in bringing down a five point bull elk. Bob says after tramping through four or five feet of snow every day he didn’t have the strength to shave…thus the “brethren look”.
– Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ulrich are receiving congratulations on the birth of a new daughter, Monday at the Taber Hospital.
– Teams of Canvassers will visit all the members of the St. Andrews United Church Congregation during this week to present detailed information about the church’s program and its budget and building needs for 1958. Plans are being formulated now for the building in the near future of a new church at an approximate cost of $50,000.
That’s all for this week. This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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