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1959: tree planting, traffic patrol and curling

Posted on February 13, 2018 by 40 Mile Commentator

hese items were taken from the April 10, 1959 issue of the Graphic.

Bow Island

– It won’t be long before residents and visitors will be able to fully enjoy the beauty provided by a number of civic minded gentlemen who spent several hours on Sunday planting 600 trees at the Cemetery and Golf Course. This project was sponsored by the Golf Club and Lions Club with 20 fellows out on Sunday. The holes for the trees were dug by Pat Knibbs, while the trees were hauled by John Egan from the farm of Leo Kambeitz who donated them.

– School Traffic Patrol Organized Here: Another first for Bow Island, is the newly organized School Patrol which was instigated by the Home and School here and carried out through cooperation of the AMA and Constable Walter Farius. All the equipment is provided by the AMA. There are two Patrols at the Elementary School, one at the corner by the school and one for the vans with the following students being chosen as the first Patrol in our town. Street Patrol: Milton Fedorak, Ryan Martin, Verl Ell, Dennis Knapik, Randy Angle and Blair Schaufele. Van Patrol: Byron Christopherson, Wayne Thurston, Dennis Walker, Wayne Perry, Craig Pratt and Maurice Haskill.

– Emil Jensen Heads Jubilee Golf Club: The annual meeting of the Bow Island Jubilee Golf Club was held on March 31st in the Legion Hall with about 25 interested members in attendance. Officers for the 1959 season were elected and consist of Emil Jensen, President; H. Thacker, Vice President; W. Townsend, Secretary; Grounds Committee – George Degenstein and Max Anderson; Membership – Roy Loney and J. Dyer; Draws – K. Phillips. Fees were set at: Family $15; Man and Wife $12.50; Men $10; Ladies $5; students $5.

– Mrs. Calvin Metz has enjoyed having with her the past week her son, Corporal Cecil, of the United States Air Force, and his wife and 2 children. Their young son who celebrated his first birthday on Easter Sunday met his grandmother for the first time during the visit. They made the trip here by plane from Colorado Springs where he is stationed.

– Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schaufele have sold their home to Beryl Williams of Winnifred who will take possession on August 15. The Schaufele’s have purchased lots next to Judd Couillard where they will build a new home.

– Tony Kerner returned on Sunday to Edmonton where he joined the City Police Force. He started his training period on Monday.

– The Curling Club wishes to express their thanks to the following local merchants who donated towards prizes in two bonspiels: Sturdie Propane; Myrtle Hotel, Bixby Agencies, Jenkins, Carlson’s Lockers, Robinson Stores, Smith Seed Cleaners, Beaver Lumber, Lerner’s Lumber, Bateman Insurance, Co-op Store, Red and White, Ferrel’s Plumbing, Bow Island Drug, Bow Island Hardware, B.J. Simpson and Son, Cummins Insurance, Martin Electric, Vern Zacher, Kay Peterson, Paris Café, Gatz Coffee Shop, McLeods Store, Chuck Chuen Co., Ell’s Style Shoppe, The Graphic, D. Moench, Custom Auto Body, J.A. Schlachter, Pat Knibbs, Family Centre, Murray’s Coffee Shop, Sytsma Bakery, A.B. Carlson, Pete’s Milk Bar, E.C. McNeely, E. Jensen, Bow Island Auto Services, Hi-Way Motors, Red Head Service, A & E Farm Sales, North Star Service, Albers Farm Equipment, Gilbertsons’s Garage, Bishop and Malo, Tunstall’s Garage and Citizen’s Lumber….Do you remember all of these businesses?

This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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