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  Agriculture and Marketing Minister Wayne Gaudet announced
  today that the late John (Jack) Cunningham of New Glasgow is
  the 1995 Nova Scotia inductee into the Atlantic Agricultural
  Hall of Fame.
  Mr. Cunningham was a farmer, auctioneer and author. He was
  best known for his agricultural auctioneering abilities and
  as a life long friend to agricultural people throughout
  Atlantic Canada. As an author, he shared many of his
  auctioneering experiences through a regular column entitled
  "Memories of a Country Auctioneer" in a Nova Scotia farm
  newspaper. A book under the same name was later published.
  In 1993, on the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation,
  Mr. Cunningham was awarded the Commemorative Medal for his
  significant contribution to Canada, his community and his
  fellow Canadians.
  Jack is survived by his wife, Willa, two daughters and two
  sons, 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
  Mr. Cunningham was nominated by the Pictou North Colchester
  Federation of Agriculture for his many contributions to
  Agriculture and his community.
  The Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame honors members of the
  agricultural community for outstanding contributions to the
  industry, community and farm organizations.
  The 1995 inductees from the other Atlantic Provinces
  include: Gerard Duivenvoorden, Jacquet River, N.B.; Kenneth
  Proudfoot, Goulds, Nfld.; and Eric Robinson, Augustine Cove,
  Contact: Elizabeth Crouse  902-893-6587
  trp                    Oct. 25, 1995