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• The model dad of the 1950s was Jim Anderson, a salesman and manager of the General Insurance Company. Robert Young portrayed Jim for 203 episodes beginning in 1954 in Father Knows Best, a program with the ideal family and a moral lesson each week. Jim was the husband of housewife Margaret and father to Betty, Bud, and Kathy. The show was not successful its first season and was cancelled. CBS was inundated with viewers’ protest letters, and the series was picked up by NBC, who moved it to an earlier, family-friendly time slot, where it remained for the next five years.

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They solved sibling disputes, dispensed wisdom, and were pillars of the community. These were our favorite fictional dads, the ones we watched on the small screen while we were growing up. • For 203 episodes, Michael Landon played the pioneer Charles Ingalls, loosely based on the Little House series of books penned by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Little House on the Prairie aired from 1974 to 1982, and chronicled the family’s life on their Walnut Grove, Minnesota farm in the 1870s and 1880s. The real-life Charles loved traveling and moved his family six times. In addition to portraying Ingalls, Landon directed over 40% of the episodes. Charles Ingalls holds the #4 spot on the TV Guide list of the greatest TV dads.

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Community Events Kamloops Travel Club An informal group who get together regularly to talk about travel. Get to know other travellers, share travel experiences, photos, trip ideas and advice. Upcoming travel social: June 27th. Contact James 250879-0873. KYSA ACCEPTING REP TEAM COACHING APPLICATIONS The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is now accepting applications from interested volunteer coaches for their Rep team program for the 2014 season. While the current Rep season is still underway, the Association has to interview and select head coaches well in advance of next season. Rep team tryouts to select the age group player pools for winter training are set to run from July 15th to 19th and coaches need to be in place prior to the tryouts. Anyone interested in applying, or reapplying, to coach a KYSA Rep team next season can go to the KYSA web site at kysa.net (Documents & Forms > Coaching Application) and complete the application form on-line. The deadline for applications to be submitted is June 15th. Anyone wishing more information can contact Clive Lovett, the KYSA’s Rep Program Coordinator, at the Association’s office at 250-376-2750 between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm, Tuesday through Friday. Let’s Dance! Saturday June 22nd, 8pm to midnight at the Kamloops Curling Club 700 Victoria St. Classic Country and Rock with “Transplant” Tickets are $10. Contact Francoise at 250372-3782, Ed 374-2774 or Zonia 372-0091. Sponsored by TVASC For more info call 250571-5111/www.tvasc.ca Do you have a local event that you would like added to our listings? Send it to: sales@tidbitskamloops.com

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• Another classic 1950s dad was Ward Cleaver, head of the family on Leave it to Beaver, husband of June and father of Wally and Theodore (the Beaver). Ward was a native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, who graduated from State College in Philosophy and served in World War II as a Seabee. During the series’ duration from 1957 to 1963, Ward was most frequently seen in his business suit and white shirt, toting his briefcase to his job at the trust company, although he drove his Plymouth Fury to Mayfield’s country club golf course on the weekends. In real life, actor Hugh Beaumont was a licensed Methodist preacher, who opted for a career in show business. After retiring, he began a new career as a Christmas tree farmer in Minnesota.

• Baby boomers will remember the trials and tribulations of single parenthood from the long-running series, My Three Sons. Steven Douglas ranks #7 on TV Guide’s list of the greatest TV dads. Played by actor Fred McMurray from 1960 to 1972, Steve was a widowed aeronautical engineer raising three boys on his own, assisted by cranky Uncle Charlie. MacMurray was the only cast member to appear in every one of the series’ 380 episodes. The sons changed over the years, with some growing up and moving away and others being adopted, and the addition of triplet boys to one son’s family in keeping with the “three sons” theme.

• Single dad Andy Taylor served as the sheriff and justice of the peace of Mayberry, North Carolina on CBS from 1960 to 1968 on The Andy Griffith Show. Fans will remember the opening credits that featured Andy and son Opie strolling down a country lane, fishing poles in hand, to a whistled tune called “The Fishing Hole.” Andy put up with his harebrained deputy Barney Fife, who also happened to be his cousin. Around town, Andy played checkers at Floyd’s Barber Shop, visited Gomer Pyle and his cousin Goober down at the filling station, and romanced schoolteacher Helen Crump. At home, he enlisted the help of his Aunt Bee for household chores and assistance with Opie (played by Ron Howard, who went on to movie directing fame.)

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MARY KAY ASH (continued): • The Dallas store opened with nine salespeople. It generated a profit its first year, and by the end of the second year had sold nearly $1 million worth of products. In 1968, the company went public. Mary Kay offered her employees incentive programs for their home demonstrations, including vacations, jewelry, and automobiles. Known for her love of the color pink, beginning in 1969, Mary Kay began giving pink Cadillacs to her top sales performers. The first cars were painted the color of one of her products, a shade of blush called Mountain Laurel. Twenty-five years later she had awarded 7,000 cars with a value of $100 million. The particular shade of pink used to paint the cars belongs exclusively to Mary Kay, Inc. and is not available to other customers. A General Motors dealer will not repaint any outside vehicle Mary Kay’s pink. GM estimates they have produced more than 100,000 pink Cadillacs for Mary Kay. • Mary Kay became the author of three bestsellers along her journey. The third book You Can Have It All, published in 1995, achieved best-seller status just days after its launch. • From humble beginnings of nine salespeople, Mary Kay representatives now number more than 2.4 million. From second-year sales of $1 million, worldwide sales in more than 35 markets are close to $3 billion annually. Fortune magazine has included Mary Kay, Inc. on its list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America” and “The Most Admired Corporations in America.” Mary Kay was a devoted fundraiser for charities, establishing foundations to combat domestic violence and to fund cancer research. • Mary Kay retained her CEO position until 1987, but remained active in the company until 1996 when she suffered a stroke. She passed away in 2001. The tremendous success of her company lives on, thanks to a personal belief of hers – “People are a company’s greatest asset.”


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• It wasn’t the plan for Eight is Enough’s Tom Bradford to be a single dad. The series started out in 1977 with actress Diana Hyland starring as his wife, but Hyland fell seriously ill after taping just four episodes, and passed away 12 days after the first episode aired. Tom remarried a schoolteacher during the series’ second season. Tom was a columnist for a Sacramento newspaper, a storyline based on the real life of syndicated columnist Thomas Braden, a father of eight children who wrote a book about his parenting adventures.

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• The old West had its own version of the single dad with Ben Cartwright, owner of the 600,000-acre Ponderosa Ranch on the shores of Nevada’s Lake Tahoe. Bonanza endured 14 seasons from 1959 to 1973, frequently ranking as TV’s number one program. Ben was widowed three times, with one son from each marriage – Adam, Hoss, and Little Joe. His first wife was from Boston, where Ben had been a seaman and later a shop owner specializing in supplies for merchant vessels. Newly widowed, he and Adam moved out West. Ben ranks #2 on TV Guide’s list of greatest TV dads.

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1951 Dodge Panel Van. Off/On body restoration. New brakes and tires! $6000 obo Call 250-547-2210 Midget Race Car. Big motor, big tires, very fast and runs great. $2000. Call 250-547-2210 2005 Hornet fifth wheel w/winter skirting. Call for more info and pricing. New deluxe shop rider w/electric seat $3500. call 250-832-7321 (shuswap) 2006 Jeep Liberty Diesel. Set up for flat towing, with 78000km. Demco ex caliber tow bar, Brake Buddy for tow vehicle. Call 250-838-9603

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Canadian Tid-bits Lakes combined, and at times held more water than all the lakes in the world today.

▶ Actor Leslie Nielsen’s brother Erik, (1926 - 2010) was the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, from 1984 to 1986. ▶ Selkirk, Manitoba, is known as the Catfish Capital of the World due to the many catfish in the Red River nearby. In 1986 they built a huge

fiberglass catfish, measuring some 7.6 m (25 ft) long. In 1993 it was named Chuck the Channel Cat, commemorating local fisherman Chuck Norquay who drowned while fishing in the Red River. ▶ The town of Wawa, Ontario, is named after the Ojibwa word wewe meaning ‘wild goose.’ In 1960 they built a metal statue of a Canada goose that’s 8.5 m (28 ft) tall. Some prankster once painted huge goose footprints on the Trans Canada highway nearby.


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Tammi Rose

322 Seymour Street

Royal LePage Kamloops Realty

Kamloops, BC V2C 2G2

1-888-374-3022

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Lovely, 1 bedroom + den apartment located on the ground level of Ashley Court. This home is very well kept and has new hardwood floors and a private courtyard style patio for peaceful enjoyment. Situated downtown near the church, pharmacy and shopping for easy convenience. 55+ complex and secure admittance intercom and great rec meeting available for functions.

106-338 Nicola Street

MLS 115080

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school during the Great Depression to help support his family. Archie served in Italy during World War II for 22 months, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. After the war, he worked on a loading dock where he eventually became a foreman. Every race, religion, and political party were the target of his bad-tempered barbs, many of which were delivered from his favorite armchair, which is now exhibited in the Smithsonian. Many of Archie’s insults were directed at his long-suffering wife Edith, who he called Dingbat and frequently ordered to “Stifle it!” Norman Lear, who conceived the series, acknowledged that Archie’s behavior mirrored that of Lear’s father toward his mother. • The life of wealthy carefree bachelor Bill Davis was dramatically changed when his brother and sister-in-law were killed in an auto accident. From 1966 to 1971, the series Family Affair recounted the adventures of this successful Manhattan civil engineer who became the guardian of twins Buffy and Jody and their teenaged sister Cissy. Uncle Bill was assisted in his efforts by his stuffy English valet Mr. French. Six-year-old Buffy’s favorite doll Mrs. Beasley was so popular that Mattel began production of the blond-haired talking doll in 1967, and was still experiencing favorable sales two years after the show was cancelled. • Ranked as TV’s biggest hit of the 1980s, The Cosby Show featured Bill Cosby as Heathcliff Huxtable, head of a Brooklyn family from 1984 to 1992. Cliff was an obstetrician married to attorney wife Clair raising four daughters and a son. Cosby based the series on his own family – he also had four daughters and a son. His son Ennis was found to be dyslexic, and that was written into the Huxtable saga, as son Theo was diagnosed. Fictional wife Clair’s maiden name was Hanks, that of Cosby’s wife Camille. Dr. Huxtable was the son of a noted jazz trombonist, played by actor Earle Hyman, who was actually only 11 years older than Cosby. The role of the oldest daughter was given to Sabrina LeBeauf, who narrowly edged out a 21-year-old newcomer named Whitney Houston.

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