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1958: Students raise money for CARE

Posted on August 22, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen

Down Memory Lane #291
These items were taken from the December 4, 1958 issue of the Bow Island Graphic
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– At the last regular meeting of the local Lions the two Queen Scouts, Roger Halpin and Murray Whitney were guests of the Club. District Scout Commissioner Charlie Evans of Burdett was also a guest and he addressed the Lions, speaking on the Scout movement. The Lions thanked the Scouts for their help at the local Cemetery. The Club has purchased a large coffee maker and this will be used in the new Community Centre when it opens.
– Worthy Project by Grade Five Class – Dear Sir: Here is some school news I would appreciate having printed. Mrs. Alexander’s Grade V class decided to give money to CARE instead of buying gifts for each other. We decided to do this because some children never had enough to eat or a pair of shoes to wear. To get the money we had to earn it. Some students saved their show and candy money while others saved their allowances. Some pupils earned it by washing dishes, scrubbing floors, plucking chickens, preparing meals and babysitting. Our class earned $6.00 and our teacher doubled it. CARE used the money to buy foods, clothing, books, tools and medicine to send to foreign countries. We’re glad to do our share. Thank you very much. Yours truly, Randy Angle.
– Lars. A. Ostrum Passes In Calgary – Lars. A. Ostrum, 85, an old timer of Bow Island, passed away Saturday at the General Hospital in Calgary following a brief illness. Mr. Ostrum, a native of Sweden, came to Canada in 1907 to Stavely; then moved to Bow Island in 1919 and has resided here since that time.
– Last Thursday evening the congregation of the local L.D.S. Church held their annual Branch Supper, with more than 50 attending. The hall was appropriately decorated marking the 5th year since the organization of the Church here. Mr. F. Pratt gave the history of the Branch and other items were enjoyed as a program. Mrs. Dan Davies entertained with piano selections; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hogg and Mr. and Mrs. Phil Anderson acted out 2 skits; Frank Davies and Donald Pratt sang the duet “Lazy Bones” in costumes; Mrs. P. Anderson and Mrs. L. Still sang the “Hula Hoop song”, with youngsters Brenda Still and Larry Anderson, both five, twirling their hoops; Mrs. L. Davies gave a humorous reading and some community singing was enjoyed.
– A painful accident was sustained by Henry Bossan on December 2 at the farm of Paul Joss when the third finger of his right hand was badly mangled around a grain loader. He was taken immediately to Taber where seven stitches were necessary to close the wound.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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