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Down Memory Lane, 1959: New post office too small, says residents

Posted on September 12, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane No. 294
These items were taken from the Jan. 15, 1959 Graphic newspaper.
Conquerville news – Margaret Dragland
Belated congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Onody on the birth of their son, Barry Allen, born on Dec. 28 at the Taber Municipal Hospital.
Mrs. Wm. Wutzke was surprised on her birthday, Jan. 13, by Mrs. R. Dragland, Mrs. Ted Dragland, Mrs. G. Moger, and her mother, Mrs. Gene Gibson.
B.I. – The new Post Office building being built in Bow Island is quite a controversial subject these days. We understand the space for boxes is very limited, that a great many people will be getting “General Delivery” on their mail, especially as out community continues to grow.
Burdett – Card of Thanks – We wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their efforts in combating our recent fire. Your help and thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. The Weatherheads – Burdett
Burdett news – Mrs. Donald Warren
Two high school rinks participated in the bonspiel in Lethbridge. One rink, Earl Weatherhead, Jerry Thacker, Larry Romanchuk, and Douglas Dyer returned home with fourth prize of the fourth event and the other rink, Dennis Young, David Edlund, John Hopkins, and David Campbell was unsuccessful.
The Boy Scouts held their Christmas dance on Fri., Dec. 26. There was a very good crowd in attendance, with Bill’s Melody Men supplying the music. The door prize which was a three-piece luggage set, was won by George Zacher of Winnifred.
Foremost section – E.M.L.
On Tuesday evening, Father MacNamee had the misfortune to run into a road maintainer south of town, damaging his car badly.
G.O. Mehlen, provincial president of the Elks Lodge, has been busy making his official visits. He visited the Taber Lodge on the occasion of the installation of their new officers. This Lodge was formed only nine months ago, has a membership of 67 and is making excellent progress. Accompanying Mr. Mehlen on his visit were his wife, Helen, Brother and Mrs. F. Hoffarth, Brother Geo. Piper, and Brother S. Weber.
The regular meeting of the Community Club was held on Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. J. Kultgen with eleven members present. Three items of business were discussed and it was decided to use $100 to buy chairs for the Community Hall; to buy a step-stool for the Community Hall kitchen, and to cater to the Community Hall Association banquet to be held on Feb. 9. After the business was concluded, a social hour was spent, ending with lunch served by the hostess and her assistant, Mrs. Mary Burton.
B.I. – Bill Calder has closed the door of his grocery business recently and the Jenkins Groceteria has taken over the sock. Old Fred says: Bill Calder bought the store and stock from my mother, Mildred Mellen.
Advert- Until further notice, we will close at 8:00 p.m. On Saturdays. For emergency services, please phone 157. Sytsma’s Bakery, Bow Island, phone 182, res. 157.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen.

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