The Random Guardian, July 1967, 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 Mrs. Geneva Cholock in August 1962 with 250 copies available in Clarenville only, then Jean Balsom 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.
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In this edition: There is an article in this months The Random Guardian about the early Methodism in Random and Smith's Sound by J. Leawood which was taken from "Monthly Greeting" 1926. Mr. Fred Best is moving from a three year stint at Horwood High to take up the duties of Principal of the U.C. Elementary School in Clarenville. Lions Club is undertaking the task of building a Town Swimming Pool but are not getting too much co-operation and so much more.