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1959: Teens compete in bonspiel

Posted on September 26, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #295
These items were taken from the January 22, 1959 issue of the Graphic Newspaper
Bow Island
– The front page featured coverage of the marriage of Patsy Ann Hill (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George (Pat) Hill) of Seven Persons and James Fredrick Roger Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore of Seven Persons. The wedding took place at St. Andrews United Church in Bow Island.
– The front page also featured coverage of the funeral of Mrs. Martha Adair (75). She was survived by her husband Alfred, three sons, Charlie and John, Bow Island and Alfred of Consul, Sask; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Westergreen of Whitla and Mrs. Laura Zorn of Winnifred. Pallbearers were Ken Bateman, Frank Zorn, Alfred Egan, Otto Hubka, Ben Simpson and Art Lindquist.
– Building Permits Total $402,782 for 1958. The Mayor and all members of Council were present for the monthly meeting held on Monday, January 12. The Building Inspector submitted his report to December 1st which showed two permits to the value of $14,200. His report also stated that there were 24 permits issued for the year at a value of $402,782. Siz moving permits were also issued. (Old Fred wonders why we can’t have the building permit totals featured now days?) The Secretary reported that word had been received from Laurie and Neufeld in regard to the Fire Hall. They stated the present plans provided for a $27,000 building. Note – This fire hall was to be built adjacent to the Town Office.
– Lud Prudek and his father-in-law, C.W. West of Castelford, Idaho brought a load of machinery to Prudek’s farm from across the line last week.
– Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bowe are happy parents of a new son, Robert Vincent, who will be called Bud, and who was born on January 3 in Medicine Hat.
– Margaret Calder is visiting in Edmonton with her nephew and family Mr. and Mrs. Stan Calder during a two week leave of absence from the Post Office because of ill health. While she is away her mother is staying with the George Calders.
– Two of the four rinks entered in the Burdett bonspiel came home with prizes on Sunday (Ora Johnson’s rink winning travel clocks for First, and Jean Spurrier rink Silver butter dishes and knives for coming in fourth). There were sixteen rinks participating in this spiel. Those going to Burdett were Mesdames, Kienzle, Cathy Sevalrud, Lee Haughien and Merle Geldreich; Ora Johnson, Pat Brosz, Joyce Allen, Suzy Ferrel, Jean Spurrier, Irene Peterson, Francis Ledene, Louane Ell, Ethel Neithercut, Nora Tofin and Vi Roth.
Conquerville News Notes by Margaret Dragland
– The Conquerville Lions Club held their regular monthly supper meeting, Monday, January 19th. Mrs. George Moger, Mrs. W. Lutz and Mrs. Erven Norden catered to the “beasts”. The Lions have been canvassing the community for donations toward the Community Hall. They report very favorable results with the receipt of approximately 2100 bus. of wheat, 520 bus. of barley and $260 cash.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen.

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