The Random Guardian, November 1966, Page 1
The Random Guardian was a mimeographed monthly paper publishing local news, birthdays, social, personal and club news, a religious column and advertisements for Clarenville and area. The guardian was started by Jean Balsom cira 1963, then Geneva Cholock took it over and then the last know publishers were Austin and Audrey Hynes who ran it until about 1970 or 71. The Packet which was established 1969 became the official community newspaper and the Guardian folded soon after the packet began.
I would like to Thank Melissa Smith of Clarenville who found her grandmothers "Olive Vardy" copies of The Random Guardian and was willing to share this great find with me so that I could include them on this our website so that all could see. If you have copies of the The Random Guardian around your house please contact me if you would like them added to this website. Remember we have to keep our history alive!!
In this edition: Over 6000 people attended the 6th annual Trinity Bonavista Agricultural and Homecrafts Exhibition this year. Premier J. R. Smallwood was on hand to officially open the fair. The Queen of the Fair was Miss Donna Tilly who is 16 years old. Princess of the year was Elizabeth Mercer. The Clarenville Athletic Association has been approved by the Town as the governing body for all sports in Clarenville. Council is purchasing a blade for the dump truck for snow clearing and so much more.