Welcome: Jim Murdocks wife Janine and their children Karen-Ann and Brian who arrived on December 22nd. Also to the Longergans and the Burnleys.
Marriages: January 8th Danny Demitri and Lucia Polimeno were wed in Italy. Barbara Bell and Alex Briden on December 26th.
Engagements: Liliane Galt to Mr. Evend Madsen; Karen Glaser to Arno Herrman; Renata Voss to Tommy Ruhl.
Births: Shirleigh and Al Lonergan on Dec. 11th a daughter Shauna; Hilka and George Lajunen on Dec. 25th a son Markku Tapani; Mr. & Mrs. Leo Roga twin daughters.
New Canadians: Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Karl Voss and Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Glatsel.
Snowfall: Just a slight snowfall compared to last year only 110 inches fell to date.
Curling: Pre-Christmas Turkey Spiel was won by Rupert McKenzie, Geoff Parker, K. Herman and A. Mezel. Second prize went to Dave Pritchard, Julie Caron, J. Babcock and Ursula Beyer.
Hospital Visitors: Mrs. Henri Boose was admitted with a broken hip after she slipped and fell at the New Years Eve gathering.
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. W. Powell parents of Mrs. Eve Thirwell who were recipients of the Templeton Award for giving the most to the city of New Westminister during 1960.
Welcome back to Mrs. Henri Boose. We all wish her a speedy recovery.
Births: Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Normoyle a daughter Kathleen Theresa, Jan. 24th; Mr. & Mrs. W. Tischler a daughter Bernd Arno, Jan. 25th; Mr. & Mrs. J. Brown of Watson Lake a daughter Nona Leta, Jan. 28th this makes nine for the Brown household.
Welcome to; Janet Philips - mill office, Mrs. Vi. Jeffrey and Mrs. Barbara Briden.
Cribbage: Ray Mashford is valiantly trying to retain his cribbage supremacy during the sixteen man double knockout tournament.
Curling: Ed Thirwell, John Ellis, Al Lonergan, M. Hogan return from Teslin with first prize in the Second Event.
Did you know: Population ranges in Cassiar from 800 in the winter to 1000 in the summer. Twenty seven nationalities are represented from all parts of the globe. There are 200 children, of which 80 are attending Cassiar Elementary. There are 40 private homes, 56 company dwellings and 22 trailers.
English Classes: Starting March 24th at 7 p.m. classes will finish May 26th fee is $10.00 please contact Joan Martin.
Births: Mr. & Mrs. L. Tischler a daughter Carin Margaret on Mar. 11th; Mr. & Mrs. Glen Fehr of Telegraph Creek a son Clinton Glen on Mar. 13th.
Welcome: Kieth Warren - Royal Bank staff. Ron Siebert - Engineering Office.
Farewell; Nick Stuibergens leaving for a new position in Ottawa.
Wedding Bells: Bill Plumb and Barbara Beahm on Easter Sunday.
Notice: Residents of Cassiar; 1961 Census of Canada. Please report to the local R.C.M.P. office to complete the necessary data.
Cribbage: Crib tournament winners, A Event; Eve Thirlwell 1st, William Slaine Sr. 2nd. B Event; Ray Mashford 1st.
Curling: Fish & Tackle Spiel for the second time John Hrynchuk, Gino Fresco, Mitch Mitchell and Al Taylor won 1st first. Second place went to Al Callender, Don Ritchat, Hilda Voss and Elsie Kerbutiak.
Notice: Canadian Pacific Airlines announced changed flight schedules starting May 1st, 1961. Mon., Wed., and Fri., arrival time northbound - 11:55 a.m. departure time northbound - 12:10 p.m. - arrival time southbound - 3:15 p.m. - departure time southbound - 3:30 p.m. The Cassiar Bus to Watson Lake will be leaving the cookery at 9:00 a.m. on Mon., Wed., and Fri.
All Saints W.A. Invite you to attend our Dance on May 13th at 9 p.m. at the Community Center. Entertainment and laughs, sausage rolls and sandwiches for $0.15, coffee $0.05 and charge gentlemen $1.00
Welcome: Students Peter Glatzel, Dave Ganshorn, Don Dadmon and Bob Kerr. Miss Joy Leake who has joined the nursing staff at the hospital. Mrs. Joan Hancock who has joined her husband.
Farewell: Miss Renata Voss left on May 3rd for a short trip to Europe and plans to make her home in Hanover, Germany.
Attention to All Personnel: Everybody will be approached for their community Chest Donations.
Wedding bells: Elsie Korbutial and John Hrynchuk were married April 22nd at Newbrook, Alberta. Honeymooning by car to Mexico then flying to Honolulu.
Welcome; Victor Zern who will be joining the Engineering department staff.
Births: Mr. & Mrs. R. Wilkman a daughter, Tina Janett on May 12th. Mr. & Mrs. Nick Joy a son Wayne Allan on May 14th.
Notice: The speed limit in the Cassiar town site is as follows: max. 20 miles per hour though out the town site, with 15 miles per hour limit past school and congested areas.
Scouts: Scout Master Ed. Plante and scouts, Peter Voss, Peter Jonigkeit, Edward Hanley, John Murray, Hartmut Hilger and Roger Borsato enjoyed their camping trip to Simmons Lake. A special thanks to the Geology Department for lending the camping equipment.
Work has commenced on the new Rectory south of the Church. Volunteer help will be appreciated.
Engagements: Congratulations to Cst. Ray Mashford and Janet Phillips on their recent engagement.
Notice: In order to make the Vancouver Daily Newspaper available in Cassiar, the office instigated inquiries and wish to advise on the following: The morning edition of the Vancouver Province on Mon., Wed., and Fri. (plane days) can be delivered to subscribers at approximately 5:30 p.m. day of issue. Cost of the paper and delivery is approx. $0.55 per week.
the 1961 Cassiar Census including the Good Hope and Dease Lake areas has
been completed with the following results:
Good Hope Lake ; 92,
Dease Lake; 67, Cassiar; 859
which is the total 1, 018. Cassiar
population includes 127 families with 168 children.
Sports: Fastball, the fastball tournament at Watson Lake was a success for the Cassiar team
The Annual Sport day will be held on July 29th this year instead of on Labour Day as in previous years.
Tage Christensen won himself a rifle in last weekends 22 Caliber shooting tournament.
Fishing: Bruno Kypstys pulled in a 35 lb. trout out of Dease Lake on July 9th.
Wedding Bells: Karin Glaser and Arno Herrman were married the evening of July 15th.
Welcome: Cst. V. Fortems, R.C.M.P. of Fort St. John, B.C. arrived to take over the duties of Cst. G.R. Mashford who has moved to his new home with his new wife, Janet.
Births: Mr. & Mrs. Morris Pete are proud parents of daughter, Brenda Rose on July 15th.
Weather: from July 20th - 30th Cassiar residents enjoyed 11 days running when the temperature reached 70 deg. F. and above.
Farewell: Mrs. N. F. Murray, Ethel Saunders who left to join her husband at the Craigmont Mines.
Engagements: Congratulations to Alice Simchick and Tom Stewart.
Welcome: Arthur Lewis our New Asst Electrical Supervisor. Janet Turnbull who joined the nursing staff.
Births: Mr.& Mrs. Don Pritchard, a daughter Christine Anne, on August 6th.
Sports: in the midst of the soccer game the best girls tricycle prize was awarded to Pamela Bailey, 1st, and Susan Thirwell 2nd, Jimmy Beguin 1st, and Garry Lajunen 2nd, the soccer game ended 3-0 for the Reds. Lenie Hanley entered the boys potato race and won first prize, Alex Joseph took 2nd.
Canadian Art: a recent article in the Star Weekly re: Yosef Dreters a young Dutch Sculptor and former Cassiar resident. Art Critic Robert Fulford called Drenters the most interesting talent to emerge in Canadian art in 1960.
Construction; the building of the new Royal Bank should be completed by fall. Ken Moir will be having a Grand Opening.
It was back to school for Cassiar children on Sept. 5th. The Cassiar parents and residents would like to welcome Mr. Art McAndrew and his family back, also Miss. Olga Husach of Fort St. John. Joan Ridley is back.
Farewell: Tage Christensen and Svend Madsen. Tage is returning to Denmark and Svend has gone to work at Zabellos Mines, B.C. Also to Mrs. Alice Slaine, Bill and Rhoda Slaine, John and Marlene Ellis, Ed Plante, and Miss Agnes Derrick. Wayne Paddock and family; Benny Merlo of the equipment garage have also left.
Welcome: Don Hudgeon who has recently joined the staff in the Engineering Department. J.P. Riederer of Vernon, B.C. to the Royal Bank staff.
Reg Hewett has been transferred from Accounting Office to take over Bill Slaines position at the Warehouse.
The retiring editor Agnes Derrick would like to thank everyone for their help in producing the Asbestos Sheets.
Births: Mr.& Mrs. Frank Kliment; a son Frank on Aug. 27th. Mr. & Mrs Glen Marshall a son Gordon Neil on Sept. 4th.
Congratulations: Mr. & Mrs. George Hanley on their 24th wedding anniversary on Sept. 18th.
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. N.F. Murray on their 25th wedding anniversary.
Welcome: Miss Eleanor Witwicky, is replacing Agnes Derrick as secretary to Mr. Church and Mr. Caron.
Births: Mr. & Mrs. Jock Rattray a son, John Eric on Sept. 22nd
Weather Report; Snowfall to date is 4.35 feet not bad for a start.
Farewell: Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Lil Turgeon
Notice: The Annual General Meeting of the Cassiar Community Club will be held on the Community Center at 8:00 p.m., Thurs. Oct. 26th. Purpose of meeting is the elections of Officers for the coming year.
Births: Mr. & Mrs. Pinto, a daughter o Nov. 7th. Mr. & Mrs. Gomes, a daughter on Nov. 7th: Mr. & Mrs. Clements Pete, a daughter Anita on Nov. 7th: Mr. & Mrs. Danny Demitri a daughter, Rosand on Nov. 9th.
Wedding: Congratulations to Miss Liliane Galt & Mr. Svend Madsen who were wed on Nov. 18th.
Farewell: Geoff Parker and Osie Turgeon, Miss. Patricia Watt, Miss Liliane Galt, Mr. George Brewer, Mrs. Barbara Plumb, and Raynald Marchand.
Welcome: Gordon Edward the new Equipment Garage Superintendent, Lorne Hunter as a Mine Shifter, John Pavelich who joined the Retail Store staff, Miss May Boblin working in the reception office, Mr. Floyd Rowlands who takes over the duties as Retail Store Manager. Ron Boudreau who is now working in our Time Office.
Curling News: Cassiar Annual Curling Bonspiel will be held on Feb. 1-4, 1962
Snowfall to date 6 feet 5 inches and still snowing
Sourdough Rendezvous: They are planning for the giant winter carnival in Whitehorse on Feb. 16,17 and 18th.
New Canadian Citizens: Anton Tomc, Miftar Arifovic, Milan Povicic, Josef Sommer, Edward Saremba, Aldo Gambino Marianne Schmidt, Iginio Fresco. Congratulations to all our new Canadian Citizens.
Curling Corner: The Turkey Spiel the winners were R. McKenzie, N. Bailey, J. Zolnai, J. Cave. Ladies curling will resume on Jan. 3rd and each Monday and Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.
Snowfall to date: 7 2. Temperature since last issue was a crisp 37 F, Watson Lake had a low of -66 F below 0.
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