RCMP mon­i­tor Clarenville High last Wed­nes­day af­ter week­end in­ci­dent

A snap­shot of Clarenville busi­ness his­tory

The Packet (Clarenville) - - FRONT PAGE - BY JONATHAN PAR­SONS THE PACKET jonathan.par­sons@thep­acket.ca Twit­ter: @je­j­par­sons

There was a po­lice pres­ence at Clarenville High last week, on Wed­nes­day, May 17, af­ter an in­ci­dent over the week­end.

Ac­cord­ing to a let­ter sent by the ad­min­is­tra­tion to par­ents and guardians of stu­dents on Tues­day, there was an in­stance of van­dal­ism.

The let­ter said there was also “an am­bigu­ous mes­sage about an in­ci­dent on May 17.”

School ad­min­is­tra­tion says it con­tacted the RCMP, who is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

As part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, po­lice at­tended at CHS last Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

RCMP Cpl. Trevor O’Keefe told The Packet the pres­ence of the of­fi­cers was pre­cau­tion­ary.

“We don’t be­lieve there’s any dan­ger to the school, but just as a pre­cau­tion, our mem­bers are go­ing to be at­tend­ing the school (on Wed­nes­day),” said Cpl. O’Keefe.

The ad­min­is­tra­tion thanked the RCMP for their co-oper­a­tion, and says if any­one has in­for­ma­tion on the mat­ter con­tact the po­lice or the school ad­min­is­tra­tion.

CLARENVILLE, N.L. — While comb­ing through some of her old pho­tos, Mar­garet Ran­dell of Clarenville came across some pieces of busi­ness his­tory for the local area.

One of the pho­tos fea­tured three busi­ness­men who have just com­pleted a busi­ness trans­ac­tion in, what she fig­ures, is the 1970s.

Her hus­band, Mau­rice Ran­dell and his busi­ness part­ner Fred Bit­tner, own­ers of Hub Elec­tri­cal, pur­chased Martin’s Ltd. from owner Lloyd Martin.

Mau­rice’s love was mu­sic and the busi­ness sold musical in­stru­ments, while Bit­tner was more in­volved in elec­tronic re­pairs, like tele­vi­sions. Martin also like the mu­sic as­pect of the busi­ness, says Mar­garet. “They bought out Martin’s.” said Mar­garet. Mau­rice passed away in Au­gust last year. Mar­garet says she’s heard many peo­ple tell her Mau­rice sold them their first gui­tar.

Even­tu­ally, in 1981, Mau­rice and Mar­garet formed their own busi­ness — M&M Ran­dell Ltd. He bought Ra­dioShack as a busi­ness.

An­other photo dis­cov­ered by Mar­garet was of the old Hub Elec­tri­cal build­ing near Le­gion Hill. The site was the home for Hub be­gin­ning in the late 60s.

They moved to Martin’s lo­ca­tion at the mall fol­low­ing the busi­ness ac­qui­si­tion, says Mar­garet.

“I wanted some­one to see it,” ex­plained Mar­garet. “That’s his­tory.”


From left, Clarenville busi­ness­men Lloyd Martin, Fred Bit­tner and Mau­rice Ran­dell.


The old Hub Elec­tri­cal build­ing in Clarenville.

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