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Municipal public health officials say they will continue to monitor a spot in Wallaceburg where a father and son recently discovered upwards of 500 needles. Wallaceburg Coun. Aaron Hall said he noticed a post on social media from the man, who took his son for a walk along the railroad tracks near Dufferin

Avenue and Arnold Street. “I reached out to find the location,” Hall said. “The next morning, I reached out to Public Health and met Public Health officials there.” Hall said they found the location. It had rained heavily overnight and the orange-tipped syringes were in a low-lying area. Dozens floated in a large puddle that had formed there.

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“Public Health worked with Public Works and they brought in a net to fish the needles out of this spot,” Hall said. As they scooped away, more needles would float to the surface. Hall said by the end of it, there were more than 500 needles in this one location. Caress Lee Carpenter, a spokesperson for Chatham-Kent Public Health, said given the location, she doesn’t think this was where people injected. “Where it was, knowing the traffic there, it wouldn’t be a place where someone was using, but it would be a dump spot,” she said. Carpenter said officials will continue to visit the location to ensure more needles aren’t dumped there. “It will be monitored to make sure it is not a continuing safety hazard,” she said. Hall said he was impressed with the quick response by municipal personnel “I’m very happy our staff was right on this. They were there right away and they cleaned it up,” he said. He added the discovery of the cache of needles showcases the underlying problem of illegal drug use. It’s not isolated to Chatham-Kent either. “It points to some of the deeper-rooted issues we have here, not just in Wallaceburg, or Chatham-Kent, but across the province,” Hall said.

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A father and son out for a walk in Wallaceburg recently discovered hundreds of discarded needles in the long grass near the railway tracks in the vicinity of Arnold Street and Dufferin Avenue.

If you find any discarded needles, Carpenter said there are two different ways to tackle the issue. If the needles are on public property, contact the Public Works department and they will arrange for safe disposal. If the needles are found on private property, call Public Health at 519-355-1071 to arrange for cleanup. For anyone confident they can clean up the needles themselves, Carpenter said they

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would need gloves, a container, an alcohol swab and a set of metal tongs. “If you are comfortable, you can follow that process.” Pick up the needles with the tongs and dispose of them in the container. Take the container to Public Health’s offices at 177 King St. E. in Chatham. Carpenter said Public Health offers locations in Chatham-Kent where needle users can dispose of used needles. Large bins are located at the C-K Public Health offices at 177 King St. E. and the other is in front of the site of the former AIDS Support Chatham-Kent office on Adelaide Street. People can also drop

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The Wednesday Market at the Chatham Sales Arena east of Chatham is set to expand its hours, and its days of operation. Bill Myre, general manager of the Wednesday Market, said hours will go from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and six days a week (closed Sundays), starting in July. “The primary plan is to make it Wednesday to Wednesday Market, save and except for Sundays,” he said. “We’ll be operating by the end of July for six days a week.” Myre said there would also be plenty of improvements at the market, starting with improved curb appeal. The front of the building will be improved, and the entire ex-

terior will be painted. The parking lot will also receive a new gravel coating, and it will be pressed. Lighting will also be put in for the parking lot, Myre said. There are changes already underway inside too. “What’s taking place right now is the reorganization of vendors inside the building. Some of them, or their particular products, didn’t blend with what the Wednesday Market is going to be about,” he said. “People call it ‘The Chatham Sales Arena,’ a flea market, and a farmers’ market. It’s none of those. It’s a Wednesday market – it will be a local market.” Inside that local market will be a new look. Expect to see an expanded food section, all in one area, despite the fact there will be different vendors.

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The Wednesday Market just east of Chatham on Longwoods Road is retooling and expanding. In July, it will open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., six days a week.

There will also be a small hardware store, complete with a selection of lumber, as well as a feed and seed component, and farm supplies. “We want to cater to the farmer and we want to cater to the homeowner who needs access to farm supplies during the

week,” Myre said. “Our prices will be competitive with some of the mainstream stores.” But the food section will see big changes as well. “A big plan is to expand the food component and offer, milk, cheese, ice cream and all the essentials,” Myre said. “We’ll

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A new transportation service has quietly launched in Chatham-Kent. Thanks to a provincial grant, adVANtage Transportation Service is on the road. A partnership between the municipality and Family Service Kent, adVANtage is earmarked to fill transportation gaps. Jyl Panjer, manager of community support services for Family

Service Kent, said adVANtage has been in the planning stages for the past 18 months. “People from the municipality and Family Service Kent applied for a grant from the province to address gaps in the municipality in terms of transportation,” she said. “We received approval about the end of January. We rolled it out April 1 as a small pilot project.” The adVANtage program’s van can hold seven walk-on passengers, or two passengers

in wheelchairs. It is a door-to-door service, with pick up and drop off at specific addresses, rather than bus stops. “We operate on a GPS-driven database, driving on the most efficient routes to keep costs down,” Panjer said. Panjer said the service is needed because of gaps in other public transportation options. “We have public transit in Chatham and inter-urban in Chatham-Kent, but with limited time frames,” she said. “With this program, we are hoping to fill the gap for others in our community, regardless of accessibility needs.” Payment is made on a sliding scale, but also includes ability-to-pay factors. Those factors, Panjer said, are based on low-income cutoff measures the province and the Ontario Dis8:00PM ability Support Program (ODSP) currently employ. As a result, rates are between 40 cents and 80

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Family Service Kent also runs the CHAP (Community Home-Support Assisting People) program for adults 18 and over with a disability, as well as for seniors aged 60 and over. It too, is a paid door-to-door service. Panjer said with this being a rural municipality, getting from one place to another for someone without a vehicle can be challenging. Through this four-year project, Family Service Kent seeks to reduce social isolation and improve quality of life for Chatham-Kent residents who do not currently qualify for, or are presently underserved by, existing transit options in the municipality. The more barriers a person faces, the more likely they are to be excluded from activities and opportunities, according to Family Service Kent officials. It is estimated that one third or more households in Canada have at least one member who faces disadvantages related to transportation. Residents interested in utilizing adVANtage can call 519354-6221 ext. 275 or e-mail advantage@familyservicekent. com for more information about the transportation service.

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Concert to feature handbell ensembles The Chatham Voice

Ring Them Bells!, an evening of handbells, is a first for the Saturdays at 7 at St. Andrew’s concert series. The concert will be presented on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s United Church in Chatham. The performance will feature Bells Ablaze and Bellissima Ringers, two professional handbell ensembles from Southwestern Ontario. Bells Ablaze, consisting of 12 talented ringers, is an advanced invitational bell choir; and Bellissima Ringers is one of Canada’s most advanced

handbell small ensembles. The Bellissima Ringers handbell quartet, formed in London in 1997, enjoys a busy schedule of ringing. This quartet has performed at Guelph Fest, the Stratford Summer Music Festival, Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto and at many London churches and events. Come and enjoy an evening of exceptional handbell music as the Saturdays at 7 series enjoys its sixth season. All are welcome. St. Andrew’s United Church is located at 85 William St. S, Chatham. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Free will offering (suggested donation of $10 per adult).

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“They’ll be seamlessly incorporated into the floor plan,� he explained. “But everything goes through two registers at the entry point. The vendors will provide the product to the consumer. Each vendor will have a key code, and the code on each item is entered at checkout. The vendors will receive those credits at the end of the day.� Myre said the one-stop payment method is designed to streamline the process for the customers. Rather than paying three or four vendors as a customer shops in the grocery section, he or she will pay just once. About seven vendors that had been part of the Wednesday Market are no longer there. Myre said there would be about 11 new ones coming in, including arts-and-craftsstyle vendors that “provide an interesting place to be.� Myre expects the later hours to

be of particular interest to market users. The current 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours make it difficult for people to visit if they are working on a Wednesday. “There will be no reason to rush anymore (trying to get to the Wednesday Market before it closes). The hours will be extended,� he said. “What we want to do is to provide what the customer wants as opposed to what we want. The customer has to come here and be able to comfortably shop. We want to make it a pleasurable experience.� Myre said the Wednesday Market has been in need of upgrades for some time. The changes are part of a two-year improvement and expansion program. As the upgrades are done, he said the market would remain open. “We’ll remain open through the construction,� he said. “The hours and days won’t expand until sometime in July.�

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C-K’s adVANtage Chatham-Kent is in the midst of evaluating its public transit needs and wishes, but with the help of Family Service Kent and the province, it has quietly gone ahead to help those most in need get around the municipality. The municipality partnered with Family Service Kent, which currently operates the CHAPS transportation program for people with mobility issues, to roll out the adVANtage Transportation Service. It is currently just for people on Ontario Works, ODSP and clients of the Chatham-Kent Children’s Treatment Centre. The van has space to accommodate seven walk-on users, or two people in wheelchairs. It will be open to the general public this summer, but, again, it’s targeted to help those of limited means. The van can be booked to provide rides around the municipality at between 40 and 80 cents a kilometre, depending on your income level. Its trial runs have proven quite popular, and that popularity continues to grow. Staff with Family Service Kent said they anticipate having 30 clients use the service this week alone, and that is only for people referred from the three participating programs. Obviously, there is a need for an affordable, reliable transportation service that works door-to-door rather than relying on the CK Transit schedule and designated stops. Working with people with high needs and limited resources, Family Service Kent saw a need in the community and have worked to fill it, bringing on the program slowly to ensure it works and is sustainable for them and their clients. The provincial grant funding this program is for four years, so adVANtage isn’t going away any time soon. In rural communities, transportation is always an issue, as most destinations aren’t always within walking distance and not everyone is mobile or can afford a vehicle. In Chatham-Kent, that is certainly the case. For people to have a safe, reliable, affordable way to get to appointments or shopping is a huge deal in our municipality and the adVANtage program seems to fit the bill. The only problem may be that it becomes too popular before they can get the funding for an additional vehicle to keep up with the demand.

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C-K receives a poor rating Sir: The Canadian Federation of Independent Business recently rated Chatham-Kent 119 out of 125 communities in terms of entrepreneurship. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote there is no economic growth. If there was, then why the tax increase? Stuart McFadden, Chatham-Kent’s director of the economic development department, hasn’t the foggiest when stating in another publication, “We’ve reallocated people to focus on entrepreneurism, so I guess maybe if that was the perception of the day, then it makes it look like the changes that we’ve made were the right changes to make.” Hold on a minute. This

is not the perception of the day. We didn’t lose 8,000 residents in a day. This has been decades in the making and we, the public, all know it. So the changes he made, past or present, make no difference in the decline while this “focus on entrepreneurism” is baffling. What else is there to focus on? I can tell you what to focus on. No need for Mr. McFadden’s “request to meet with someone from CFIB.” Just read the report. It’s taxes! Taxes and prohibitive policies have been the hurdles. Growing government costs reduce GDP. Our real estate association has been signalling the tax issue for years.

When someone in Toronto sells their house for a million or two and says no to C-K because the taxes are too high, isn’t that a clue? Businesses need a stable governing body that isn’t going to raise taxes every time they have a council meeting. Because businesses have budgets. They can’t just wave the revenue wand and money comes flying through the mail slot. McFadden also stated reallocating someone to business expansion and retention. It seems clear the focus is on retention since so many have left. Just how do you stop someone from going broke?

Another blow to the budget is they hired another as a small business consultant. I promise you the business consultants needed do not come for free. Your shuffling is not convincing, sir. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. It is disheartening to me how the number of employees and costs at the city rise as our economy declines. A two-per-cent reduction in staff levels or wages would have equalled a zero tax increase. When businesses face challenges, they either find more customers or reduce costs. It’s time this city reduced costs. Robert Hakker Chatham

A preference for vegetables Sir: I’m not a happy meat eater. Despite arguments from my wife, friends and family (and Bruce and Mary Beth of The Chatham Voice) I maintain that God says “I give you every seed-bear-

ing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” That’s what Moses wrote in Genesis, any-

way, and I wouldn’t argue with a fellow who led the Children of Israel through the Wilderness for 40 years! Now, the Canada Food

Guide, in its first update in more than a decade, recommends fruits and vegetables rather than animal flesh. Stephen J. Beecroft Chatham

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Six charged in another drug bust The Chatham Voice

Chatham-Kent police say they seized about $3,000 in meth and coke in a drug bust in Chatham May 1, and six people face a variety of charges as a result. Police say members of the Intelligence Section executed a warrant at a Gray Street residence last Wednesday. Officers seized the methamphetamines and cocaine, as well as a quantity of cash and scales, plus two sets of nunchucks. Six people will be going to court over this bust. Michael Moody, 36, is charged with two counts of being in possession of a prohibited weapon, two counts of failing to comply with a Prohibition Order, two counts of drug possession for the purposes of trafficking, three counts of failing to comply with his release conditions, and four counts of failing to comply with conditions of a Peace Bond. Ryan Crosby, 38, is charged with two counts of being in possession of a prohibited weapon, two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions, two counts of drug possession for the purposes of trafficking, and four counts of failing to comply with a Prohibition Order. Earl Rollo, 31, is charged with two counts of being in possession of a prohibited weapon, two counts of failing to comply with a Prohibition Order, and two counts of drug possession for the purposes of trafficking. Harley Elliott, 44, is charged with two counts of being in possession of a prohibited weapon, two counts of drug possession for the purposes of trafficking, and four counts of failing to comply with a Prohibition Order.

Sarah Lamarsh, 33, is charged with two counts of being in possession of a prohibited

Dispose of your old medication The Chatham Voice

This Saturday is Prescription Drop Off Day in Chatham-Kent. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., residents are encouraged to drop off their old and unused medication at one of three locations in the municipality: at the Shoppers Drug Mart on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg, the Shoppers Drug Mart on Mill Street in Tilbury, and at the Chatham-Kent Courthouse on Grand Avenue West in Chatham. A “Shred It” truck will be on hand at the courthouse, accepting papers, books, DVDs, CDs, etc. for destruction for a fee of $10 per bankers box. All proceeds will go to Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers.

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Kayli Williams, 23, is charged with two counts of being in possession of a prohibited weapon,

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All lands are in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, the following are the geographic descriptions and municipal addresses. 1. Roll # 3650-420-007-13551 UNIT 1 LEVEL 1 KENT CONDO PL NO. 12 & ITS APPURTENANT INTEREST. DESC OF CONDO PROP IS LTS 6,7,8 PT LTS 1,2,3,4,5,9 PT BLK C & PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656), PL 610 & PT LT 4 CON 2 RTS (HARWICH) DESIGNATED AS PTS 1,2,3 24R5825 T/W A ROW OVER PT LT 9 & PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PTS 7,9,11 24R5825 SUBJ TO EASEMENT IN FAVOUR OF BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF CHATHAM OVER PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PT 2 24R5825 AS IN 307057 S/T EASEMENT IN FAVOUR OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CHATHAM OVER PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PT 2 24R5825 AS IN 307066 S/T EASEMENT IN FAVOUR OF UNION GAS LTD OVER LTS 6,7,8 PT LTS 1,2,3,4,5,9 PT BLK C PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 & PT LT 4 CON 2 R.T.S. (HARWICH) DESIGNATED AS PTS 1,2,3 24R5825 AS IN LT14859 AS SET OUT IN CONDO DECLARATION LT14894 & T/W EASEMENT AS IN LT14972 OVER PT LT 9 & PT ACCESS RD (CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PTS 7,9,11 24R5825 & S/T EASEMENT AS IN LT14973 IN FAVOUR OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CHATHAM OVER PT OF THE COMMON ELEMENTS KENT CONDO PL NO. 12 DESIGNATED AS PT 2 24R5825 CHATHAM (CITY). Being 540 Park Ave E, Unit 1, Level 1. P.I.N. 00954-0001 (LT). Assessment: CT 337,500. 2. Roll # 3650-420-007-13553 UNIT 3 LEVEL 1 KENT CONDO PL NO. 12 & ITS APPURTENANT INTEREST. DESC OF CONDO PROP IS LTS 6,7,8 PT LTS 1,2,3,4,5,9 PT BLK C & PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656), PL 610 & PT LT 4 CON 2 RTS (HARWICH) DESIGNATED AS PTS 1,2,3 24R5825 T/W A ROW OVER PT LT 9 & PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PTS 7,9,11 24R5825 SUBJ TO EASEMENT IN FAVOUR OF BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF CHATHAM OVER PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PT 2 24R5825 AS IN 307057 S/T EASEMENT IN FAVOUR OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CHATHAM OVER PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PT 2 24R5825 AS IN 307066 S/T EASEMENT IN FAVOUR OF UNION GAS LTD OVER LTS 6,7,8 PT LTS 1,2,3,4,5,9 PT BLK C PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 & PT LT 4 CON 2 R.T.S. (HARWICH) DESIGNATED AS PTS 1,2,3 24R5825 AS IN LT14859 AS SET OUT IN CONDO DECLARATION LT14894 & T/W EASEMENT AS IN LT14972 OVER PT LT 9 & PT ACCESS RD (CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PTS 7,9,11 24R5825 & S/T EASEMENT AS IN LT14973 IN FAVOUR OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CHATHAM OVER PT OF THE COMMON ELEMENTS KENT CONDO PL NO. 12 DESIGNATED AS PT 2 24R5825 CHATHAM (CITY). Being 540 Park Ave E, Unit 3, Level 1, (Chatham). P.I.N. 00954-0003 (LT). Assessment: CT 86,000. 3. Roll # 3650-420-007-13560 UNIT 2 LEVEL 2 KENT CONDO PL NO. 12 & ITS APPURTENANT INTEREST. DESC OF CONDO PROP IS LTS 6,7,8 PT LTS 1,2,3,4,5,9 PT BLK C & PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656), PL 610 & PT LT 4 CON 2 RTS (HARWICH) DESIGNATED AS PTS 1,2,3 24R5825 T/W A ROW OVER PT LT 9 & PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PTS 7,9,11 24R5825 SUBJ TO EASEMENT IN FAVOUR OF BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF CHATHAM OVER PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PT 2 24R5825 AS IN 307057 S/T EASEMENT IN FAVOUR OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CHATHAM OVER PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PT 2 24R5825 AS IN 307066 S/T EASEMENT IN FAVOUR OF UNION GAS LTD OVER LTS 6,7,8 PT LTS 1,2,3,4,5,9 PT BLK C PT ACCESS RD (AS CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 & PT LT 4 CON 2 R.T.S. (HARWICH) DESIGNATED AS PTS 1,2,3 24R5825 AS IN LT14859 SET OUT IN CONDO DECLARATION LT14894 & T/W EASEMENT AS IN LT14972 OVER PT LT 9 & PT ACCESS RD (CLOSED BY 256656) PL 610 DESIGNATED AS PTS 7,9,11 24R5825 & S/T EASEMENT AS IN LT14973 IN FAVOUR OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CHATHAM OVER PT OF THE COMMON ELEMENTS KENT CONDO PL NO. 12 DESIGNATED AS PT 2 24R5825 CHATHAM (CITY). Being 540 Park Ave E, Unit 2, Level 2 (Chatham). P.I.N. 00954-0010 (LT). Assessment: CT 94,000. 4. Roll # 3650-443-008-01000 PT LT 2 CON 18 CHATHAM PT 2 24R2894 & PT 2 24R6495, T/W 373716; CHATHAM-KENT. 6970 Base Line, (Wallaceburg). Existing Provincial Officer’s Order 0723-835KJ4, Order 3202-7M2MBM, Order 8327-7PTRL6, Order 7876-7PVSHY pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act. Interested purchasers contact Municipality of Chatham-Kent Collections department for further details. P.I.N. 00760 0131 (LT). Assessment: IX 127,500

$9,999.00

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All amounts payable by the successful purchaser shall be payable in full at the time of the sale by money order or by a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank, trust corporation or by cash. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. The lands do not include the mobile homes situate on the lands. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount bid plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale contact: Title

Name of Municipality or Board

Amy McLellan, Manager Revenue or Steven Brown, Deputy Treasurer

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Address of Municipality or Board 315 King Street West, P O Box 640, Chatham, Ontario, N7M 5K8

www.chatham-kent.ca

Personal information contained on this form, collected pursuant to the Municipal Act will be used for the purposes of that Act. Questions should be directed to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Co-ordinator at the institution responsible for the procedures under that Act.


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A load of love heads to Ukraine

By Bruce Corcoran bruce@chathamvoice.com

Volunteers at Loads of Love in Chatham had a busy time of it recently, packing a shipping container bound for the Ukraine. Despite all the work packing the container, the crew could not have been happier, knowing their efforts were going to bring smiles on the faces of hundreds of orphans in the European country. Penny Stull, container co-ordinator with Loads of Love, said 719 kids at five different orphanages in the Ukraine would benefit from the contents of the container. Loads of Love missionary Ed Dickson, a Leamington native, is currently in the Ukraine. He lists items of greatest need, and the Loads of Love personnel back in Canada work to deliver. The container also included medical supplies such as bandages, hospital beds, wheelchairs, crutches, and even an X-ray machine and two examination tables, Stull said. On top of that, Jabez Blanket Ministries out of Ottawa donated 730 backpacks filled with blankets, teddy bears and school supplies, worth an estimated $28,000 combined. Stull said the container also had winter clothes, shoes, boots, bedding, blankets and even a number of bicycles. Work began on filling the Ukraine order back in January. “Ed sent his priority list and we reached out to our partners,” Stull said with pride. She said the organization often

sends food, but “these items are priceless for the recipients.” The loading of the container is a busy time at Loads of Love, with about a dozen volunteers working in and around the facility’s storage area to find the boxes to be shipped and then packing them into the container. A forklift helps with bigger items and large boxes, but much of the work is done by hand. Stull said it’s all done with smiles. “It’s like Christmas day for us. It’s container day!” This isn’t the only shipping container the people of Loads of Love in Chatham will fill this year. Stull said plans are for two others to be sent out to other countries as well. But Loads of Love isn’t focused solely on sending goods overseas. Kevin Broadwood, president of Loads of Love in Chatham, said about 60 per cent of what they do is earmarked to help the people of Chatham-Kent, while the remaining 40 per cent goes abroad to areas of need. “That’s why I like to volunteer here,” Stull said, referring to the local-first mindset. Broadwood said there are no employees at Loads of Love, only volunteers, about 95 of them to be exact. He said what the volunteers see in terms of local need is something that most people just aren’t aware of in C-K. “A lot of people who are middle class and up have no clue how the rest of the community lives,” he said. Stull said they rely on donations from the public.

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From left, Loads of Love volunteers Alvin Malott, Fred Poolman, Penny Stull, Gerry Johnson, Kathy Smith, George Laurie, Coun. Amy Finn and Lynn Hackett celebrate the loading of a shipping container at the Colborne Street location on May 2. The container is bound for the Ukraine.

“We have to have stuff coming in so we have stuff to go out,” she said. That includes medical supplies, food, household items, clothing, you name it. Some of it is sold in the Loads of Love store, some is sent overseas, while more goes to those in need in Chatham-Kent. Families and individuals will come to Loads of Love seeking assistance. They could be there on forms of social assistance, or because of low income. Broadwood said they may also receive help simply because a Loads of Love volunteer sees the need. “Our volunteers have big ears to listen for the needs of the community,” he said. “We’ve got the greatest volunteers in the whole world.” Stull said it’s about offering support.

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allows hospice to continue to offer end-of-life care to families when they need it the most,” said Jodi Maroney, executive director of the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation, in a media release. “A special thank you to the many volunteers and sponsors who made this event possible.” The fundraising walk coincided with the start of National Palliative Care week where achievements of hospice palliative care are shared and celebrated throughout Canada. It also coincided with the third anniversary of operations for Chatham-Kent Hospice.


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The Retro Suites Hotel and The Chilled Cork general manager Pete Tsirimbis and his staff were hard at work Monday morning picking up garbage along McGregor Creek downtown in an effort to clean up and engage other members of the community to do the same.

everyone in the community to follow suit and do the same. Tsirimbis came up with the idea to help clean up the city for RetroFest while doing something caring for the environment. “We’re engaging the community to clean up our beautiful county, specifically for our festival season this spring and summer,” said Tsirimbis.

With numerous outdoor events around the corner, he said this is a call to others to take pride in the city and beyond. Armed with pails, the team said the amount of garbage strewn along the bank was much more than they had realized. It wasn’t until they had climbed down to the bank at the water’s level that they saw the extent of the littering.

“It’s certainly dirtier than we thought and it’s going to take more than a couple of hours. It’s going to take a couple of days likely or a full day at least,” he said. Tsirimbis encourages others to use the hashtag #TrashTag as part of the challenge when posting their cleanup on social media to show a before and after.

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The congregation at Sprucedale United Church and Providence United Church have been busy collecting supplies for Fresh Start baskets being donated to the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre.

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The Faith in Action Committee of the combined churches collected 15 baskets with $75 to $100 worth of personal care and cleaning supplies as part of its Outreach Project for the month of April. Committee chair Lynn Belbeck said the committee works on a different project each month to help groups with Bruce Corcoran/The Chatham Voice

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needs in the community such as Outreach for Hunger and Canadian Food for Children, and others. For next month, Belbeck said the churches are working on a garden project to help kids connect with nature and see where food comes from and what it looks like before it ends up on their plate. The supplies collected for April will be given to women ready to leave the shelter and make a new start and the baskets help offset some of the costs associated with starting fresh in a new location. Belbeck said items such as kitchen and bathroom cleaners and personal hygiene products can really add up and divert money women need for rent and food. Karen Hunter, Executive Director of the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre, was on hand to

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accept the donation, and said it er said of the timely donation. was a huge help to women and The CKWC is always apprechildren starting back out in the ciative of donations of clothes, community, and reminds them food and supplies for women they are not alone. and their families “You don’t know “You don’t know what and said they are what it means to always looking these women to it means to these wom- for school supreceive this kind en to receive this kind plies at all times of gift. It says that of gift. It says that the of the year, bethe community community cares with cause things like cares with open open and generous backpacks are left and generous behind when chilpeople,” Hunter people.” dren have to leave said. “That means - CKWC’s Karen Hunter suddenly for their a great deal to safety. them.” “Our food budget is skyrockHunter said the over $1,000 eting right now because we are worth of products donated are filled to capacity and have been something the CKWC can’t af- for the last year and half,” Huntford to provide out of its budget. er added. The women, she added, who ofDonations of non-perishable ten flee abusive situations with food items are always appreciatnothing more than the clothes ed, along with seasonal clothes on their back, also can use the needed for this spring and summoney they might have spent mer. on cleaning supplies on importFor more information about the ant items for themselves or their Chatham-Kent Women’s Cenfamily like food, rent and med- tre and how you can help, go icine. to ckwc.ca. If you need help to “We have six ladies ready to leave an abusive situation, call go who will be able to use these the 24-hour crisis lines at 519baskets in the next week,” Hunt- 354-6360 or 1-800-265-0598.

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CK Construction Day biggest in Ontario was very impressed with some of the students and their questions. Some she High school stu- said were already actively dents from across Cha- involved in construction tham-Kent got a close-up and she noted that even view of what jobs look like if just a few of the 140 stuin the construction trades dents joined the industry, during the municipality’s “then we did our job and first ever Construction the day was a success.” “If there is one thing I reDay event. Hosted by Henry Heyink ally wanted the students Construction and Huron to take from today is that Construction in Chatham, there is a job in construcstudents were introduced tion trades for them,” to about 10 different career Heyink said. “We put a lot of pressure paths in the on our kids c o n s t r u c - “If there is one thing to figure out tion indus- I really wanted the what they try thanks want to do to industry students to take from by age 18 profession- today is that there is and maybe als who a job in construction took the trades for them. We put today some time to talk a lot of pressure on our kid was confused about to students what he and give kids to figure out what them some they want to do by age wanted to do and we h a n d s - o n 18 and maybe today experience. some kid was confused helped him out.” Organized about what he wanted Heyink by Rebecsaid she was ka Heyink, to do and we helped thrilled with Operations him out.” the response Manager at - Rebecka Heyink to the first Henry Heyink Construction, about Construction Day event in 140 students representing Chatham-Kent and hopes each high school in Cha- it gave students a good tham-Kent were on hand option to consider for a career. to take part in the event. “This is an aging work“I’m super excited about how this Construction force and there are plenty Day turned out because of opportunities for young I’ve just been told it’s the people to pursue a career biggest one that Ontario in skilled trades and good has ever held,” Heyink ex- money to be made,” she plained. “I can’t be more added. “If we can change excited than I am right the negative stigmatism now because the rain held that construction has, then off, and the students are we’re achieving all our engaged. This style, how it goals. I think it was a winwas set up with the differ- win for everybody today.” Coun. Aaron Hall, who ent stations, we were able to show them so many dif- was on hand to represent the municipality, was imferent opportunities.” She said the day ran pressed with Construction very smoothly and she Day and emphasized how By Mary Beth Corcoran mary@chathamvoice.com

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Operations Manager at Henry Heyink Construction, Rebecka Heyink, talks to 140 Chatham-Kent high school students at the construction yard on Colborne Street in Chatham about the importance of safety in the construction industry, and the different types of reflective safety vests used by workers.

important events like it are to making a strong workforce to meet the future needs of Chatham-Kent. “We just finished our strategic planning sessions last month, and we walked away from that knowing we want to grow the community, and to get there we have a lot of infrastructure projects we invest in year in and

year out, whether it’s our roads or bridges or sidewalks, or upgrading treatment plants. Those are all essential for us to get to where we need to be,” Hall said. He added it takes the construction industry to make those projects happen and getting youth interested in skilled trades with days like Construction Day are

vital to the future. “We need the youth, just like Rebecka said. This industry needs new blood to take over the reins and it is definitely a solid option for the youth of Chatham-Kent to consider as a career. It’s important for the whole community,” Hall said. He thanked Heyink and all the partners involved

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On Saturday public librarians from across Southwestern Ontario met with Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport as well as local MPP Rick Nicholls, Chatham-Kent-Leamington. “I think it’s important to show that members of the public service are willing to work with this Government for the good of the people” Nicholls said in a media release. “Minister Tibollo took time out of his busy schedule to visit my riding and meet with librarians from SW Ontario to clarify and dispel rumours and to hear from front line personnel on how to improve efficiencies.” Nicholls said he was keen to have the Minister visit Chatham to talk about his government’s plans and reassure library administrators from Chatham-Kent, London, Oxford County and Essex County that their voices are being heard. In recent weeks there has been tension in some parts of Ontario over the cancellation of the inter-library loan delivery service. ““It was never the mandate of the government to cut inter-library services. That was never on the table. We reacted very quickly within days of being told that was being cut, especially given the fact that it’s marginalized communities and Indigenous communities that are going to be affected, as well as northern communities and remote

rural communities,” said Tibollo in the release. “We have a responsibility to every Ontarian to govern responsibly to protect what matters most.” The Chatham-Kent Public Library has 11 branches in total, including Tilbury, Chatham, Merlin, and Blenheim in Nicholls’ riding, while the Essex County Library has branches in Leamington, Ruthven, Kingsville, Essex, Comber, Woodslee, Lakeshore, Tecumseh, and Stoney Point. Aside from books spanning all genres and fiction/non-fiction as well as historical archives, these libraries also provide community programming for people of all age groups as well as internet access for those from less advantaged backgrounds. Tania Sharpe, chief librarian for the Chatham-Kent Public Library, described the meeting as “very encouraging. “Minister Tibollo was very frank with us,” she said. “As a young man, he was an avid user of his public library. It was encouraging and reassuring to know that he does know the value of the public libraries in our communities.” “The reading programs for kids, the mentoring programs for at risk youth, the social events, the cultural programming and more are services that we highly value and will work hard to not only preserve but grow going forward,” noted Tibollo.

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Shelley McLoughlin, centre, winner of the 3-Minute Shopping Spree at No Frills in Chatham, managed to dash and grab just over $791 worth of groceries Sunday morning, thanks to the generosity of Dean and Barbara Mills, owners of No Frills. The spree was the grand prize of a raffle draw organized by Chatham-Kent Animal Rescue. The money raised by the raffle will go to vet bills and food for the animals in their care.

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The Stubborn Buffalo hope to see a stampede down the rural roads of Chatham-Kent this fall, all for ALS research. Members of the charity group Stubborn Buffalo Stomping Out ALS – family members of the late Adelard Van Praet – are adding an uber marathon to their list of fundraising activities. Since the organization’s inception in 2007 in memory of Adelard, the group has raised more than $60,000. ALS – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep muscles moving. The Stubborn Buffalo team runs an annual golf tournament, as well as

a Ride of Dimes stationary cycle event as well. All funds are donated to the ALS Society of Windsor-Essex. This year’s Stubborn Buffalo golf tourney takes place Sept. 21. The Ride of Dimes took place in January and raised $350, Stubborn Buffalo team member Grace Van Praet said. The group is also organizing a paint night and an axe-throwing event as well, Grace said. Plus, local realtor Ryan Rusnak is involved with helping raise money. He donated $300 from every home he sold until the end of April to Stubborn Buffalo. “I wanted to partner with a charity that I can help with for a few months,” Rusnak said. He is friends with Grace, whose father was a cousin of Adelard’s. Grace said Rusnak also helped sponsor the golf tournament last year.

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She added Adelard’s children, Addie, Ryan and Robert, and their spouses, do the heavy lifting for Stubborn Buffalo. Ryan, who is legally blind, is a Paralympic athlete. He ran his first triathlon 15 years ago and is the driving force behind the Stubborn Buffalo 56, a 56K run that will start in Mitchell’s Bay and end in Erieau on Sept. 7. A traditional marathon is 42 km. Anything over 50 km is considered an ultra

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Walk So Kids Can Talk raises $10,000

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The annual Walk so Kids Can Talk took place Sunday in Kingston Park in Chatham. Participants raised more than $10,000.

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The Chatham Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHAF) launched Southwestern Ontario’s first charitable, online 50/50 fundraiser on Monday. Proceeds from the Igniting Healthcare 50/50 FUNdraiser will support the purchase of a new holmium laser, a key piece of equipment for the planned Urology Program at Chatham-Kent

Health Alliance. In addition to being essential in urology for the treatment of such ailments as tumours, BPH (a benign, non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate) and for breaking down kidney stones; holmium lasers are also used in other fields such as gastroenterology, pulmonology and orthopedics. “The 50/50 will help us ignite fundraising for this program, which has been sorely missed in

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“You don’t have to be the fastest. We want to make our events as fun as possible. I want people who aren’t runners to take it on as a personal fun challenge,” he said. The prediction run should take place sometime this spring, Ryan said. The collective goal for Stubborn Buffalo is to raise $15,000 this year. Ryan said he likes to set the bar high, but doesn’t fret if they fall short. “I’m a big believer in big, ridiculous goals. Even if you don’t make them, it’s fun trying,” he said. “We’re just nickel and diming. If we raise $100 a night, we’re still raising money. A few dollars here and there can certainly add up.” Grace agreed, stressing

their gatherings are as much about fun as they are fundraising. “We raise funds for the ALS Society of Windsor-Essex and get people enjoying their lives a bit more,” she said. For details on Stubborn Buffalo Stomping out ALS, or to keep tabs on their fundraising events, visit the group’s Facebook page at https://www. facebook.com/STUBBORN-BUFFALO-EventSeries-Stomping-outALS-107139145975508/. You can also contact Ryan directly at swimbikerunryan@yahoo.ca Grace said many people don’t realize what ALS does to a person. “I think people don’t understand it and they don’t realize how hard it is. You are just slowly losing yourself,” she said.

Chatham-Kent,” CKHAF President & CEO Mary Lou Crowley said in a media release. While everyone who buys a ticket will win by supporting great health care in Chatham-Kent, someone will win really big by taking home half the total jackpot. The draw will be made June 27. The winner will be posted online on the foundation’s website at

ckhaf.ca, and through CKHAF social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “If we spark our supporters’ interest, there’s no limit to how high the jackpot can grow. The more people participate, the bigger it will get,” said Crowley. “50/50s connected with major sports teams and their charitable funds have seen online jackpots soar

into the hundreds of thousands of dollars recently.” During the 50/50 conducted at the International Plowing Match last year in Pain Court, the winner went home with more than $80,000. That 50/50 was limited to selling tickets on-site at the event. Tickets can be purchased by Ontario residents over 18 years of age. The se-

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P Thursday, May 9, 2019 • Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Active Lifestyle Centre, 20 Merritt Ave., Chatham. Choose from Créme Brulle French Toast or Quiche with salad and dessert for $12/person. Treat your mom! Call 519-352-5633 for your reservation. Limited seating, everyone welcome. • Spring Fashion Show & Dinner hosted by the Catherine McVean IODE, Dresden. Cost $25.00. Ken Houston Memorial Arena, Dresden. Cocktails 5:45pm and dinner 6:30pm. Fashions by Goldcoast Fashions, Wallaceburg, Beyond Gifts and Décor, Expressionz, Dresden and Parks Blueberries. Tickets available at McKellar’s Flowers, Lynda Weese (lyndaweese@kent.net) or Kris Kearney Richards (kekr@ sympatico.ca). • Open euchre at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham at 1:00pm. Everyone Welcome. • The Chatham Horticulture Society will be meeting at the U.C.C. (Pines) Library at 7:00pm. Rick and Ed Burrows will share their expertise and knowledge about the planting and storage of caladium bulbs and other gardening secrets and successes. All are welcome to attend! • Meeting of Women Helping Women at Country View Golf Course. Anyone welcome. $20 buffet dinner at 5:30pm or just come for meeting at 6:30pm. Presenting 2 organizations “Goats for Girls” and “Women Making a Difference” www.womenhelpingwomen.ca or call Lizza Sherwin 519-676-9688. Friday, May 10, 2019 • Free Movie Night at the Wallaceburg District Museum, 505 King St., Wallaceburg. 1964 Mary Poppins. Jeanne Gordon Hall. 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. All welcome. Donations welcome. Snacks available. • The Kent Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society invites you to c ome out to our presentation “Knocking Down the Brick Wall with Newspapers and Family Tidbits”. Held at McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre at 7:00pm. Parking is available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham. Open and free to the public or watch the recording via our You Tube channel. • Meal (5:15pm-6:30pm), open darts (7:30pm) and Catch the Ace (drawn at 6:30pm) at the Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Choice of chicken, roast beef or fish & chips for $10. Everyone Welcome. Saturday, May 11, 2019 • Mother’s Day Luncheon hosted by Chatham St. Andrew’s U.C.W. 11:45am-1:30pm (one sitting) in Fellowship Hall. Advanced sale only tickets are $15.00. Contact Linda Rieger at 519-354-5805 or Church office at 519-352-0010.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019 • Branch 642 Colour Party will be hosting a Mother’s Day Breakfast from 9:00am-12:30pm. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used towards their trip to Holland in 2020. Everyone Welcome! • Bring mom out for Breakfast and a plant at the Merlin Legion, 2 Stanley St., Merlin from 10:00am-1:00pm. Adults $10, kids under 12 $5. Eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, waffles, coffee, tea and desert. Come all! Monday, May 13, 2019 • Open Euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 • Movie at the Chatham branch of the CKPL. King of Thieves (R) starring Michael Caine & Michael Gambon will be shown at 2:00pm. All are welcome. $2 donation suggested at the door. • Open euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham Wednesday, May 15, 2019 • Mother Goose at the Chatham branch of the CKPL. 10:00am-10:30am every Wednesday until May 29. Songs, rhymes and stories for children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Drop in, please bring a blanket. • Pepper (1:00pm) and fun darts (7:30pm) at the Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. • P.M. Productions Spring Fashion Tour. Dinner and show with your choice of chicken or beef dinner $22.00 each with proceeds to benefit Outreach for Hunger and Active Lifestyle Centre. ALC, 20 Merritt Ave., Chatham. Drop by to pick up your tickets or call 519-352-5633.

Support for cancer patients

• The Suicide Prevention & Education Committee of Chatham-Kent (SPECC-K) will be hosting a safeTALK Training workshop. 6:00pm-9:30pm. St. Clair College Chatham Campus, Room 108. Must be 18 years of age to register. Please arrive on time, late entrance may effect certification. Please register https://eventbrite. ca/e/safetalk-training-tickets-60579840935. For more info contact Jennifer Johns at jjohns@stclaircollege.ca or 519-354-9714 ext.3272. Thursday, May 16, 2019 • Get swept away with the Active Lifestyle Centre on a magical Mystery Tour. This one day bus trip is a fun-filled day for older adults. $65/person includes bus, lunch and adventures. Call to book your seat 519-352-5633.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 • Bingo at the Ridgetown Legion, 2:00pm-4:00pm. $10 admission includes 4 cards. Jackpot $200. Sponsored by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

• Meat draw (4:00pm-6:00pm) and dance (4:30pm9:30pm) featuring Good Company. At The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome.

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Emile and Nellie Rooms of Blenheim are all smiles as they pick up their $50,000 in winnings following a recent LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw. The draw offered 50 guaranteed prizes of $50,000 in addition to the main jackpot and a guaranteed $1 million prize. The couple purchased their winning ticket at Real Canadian Superstore in Chatham.

• Chatham Kinsmen Fireworks Sales - 725 St. Clair St (inside) beside Chatham Marine. 6:00pm-9:00pm.

• Purses with a Purpose. 2:00pm-4:00pm. Raffle & refreshments hosted by Zonta Club of Chatham Kent and the Chatham Kent Public Library. $30 tickets available at Chatham branch of CKPL, Rubies Gifts and online through Eventbrite.

• Spring Market & Plant Sale at Eben-Ezer Christian School. 8:00am-2:00pm at 485 McNaghton Ave. E. including perennials, annuals and planters plus vendors, home decor, crafts, baking & food. Perfect spot to pick up something for Mother’s Day.

Lucky prize winners

any lawn program

• Chatham Kinsmen Fireworks Sales - 725 St. Clair St (inside) beside Chatham Marine. 6:00pm-9:00pm.

• Saturday Morning Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church, Chatham (corner of Fifth St and Wellington). A delicious nutritious breakfast served free of charge every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am. Everyone is most welcome.

Life

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• Saturdays at 7 at St. Andrew’s United Church, Chatham presents “Ring Them Bells”. Two professional handbell ensembles from Southwestern Ontario - Bell’s Ablaze and Bellissima Ringers. Free Will offering (suggested $10/adult) Doors open at 6:30pm. All are welcome! www.standrewschatham.org.

• Mecca Chapter #58, Order of the Eastern Star will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary. Wilson Hall, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, 120 Main St. E., Ridgetown. Social at 11:30am, dinner at 12:30pm.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 • Annual plant sale at Calvary Church, 34 Victoria Ave from 8:00am-1:00pm. Variety of plants, sizes and prices.

FREE TUTORING - Every Tuesday night from 5:30pm-7:30pm at First Reformed Church. For info call Betty at 519-354-8902. CK Metal Detecting Club. Last Thursday of the month. Erickson Arena. 7:00pm. Guests welcome. Kent Coin Club. Third Wednesday of the month. Library at John McGregor Secondary School. 7:30pm. Al Oulds president - 519-695-5131. May 1 - June 22 - Calling All Artists The Wallaceburg and District Museum is seeking art submissions for our 7th Annual Juried Art Show. $15/entry. Max of 2 entries/person. Must be delivered by June 22 with full payment. Show dates are June 28th - August 30th. Cash prizes - all mediums and ages are welcome. Submit your coming events to bruce@chathamvoice.com or michelle@chathamvoice.com

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Barb Pelgrim of Barb’s Healthcare Apparel in Chatham is making giving back to the community a year-round event. A certified compression stocking and lymphedema fitter, Pelgrim works with many cancer patients and to help them out, she is giving away free PICC line covers called Sleek Sleeves to help them look good and feel good. The local business owner is also giving complimentary pure olive oil soap to patients. The soap helps with dry, sensitive skin from chemo treatments. Pelgrim can be reached by appointment at 519-351-1612.


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CLASSIFIEDS

Home Made Meals & Desserts What’s 4 Dinner Desserts for Mom’s DAY!!

Landscaping Supplies

Economy Wood Chips $20 pick up truck load. 5 year old composted horse manure; excellent for organic gardens or planting trees and shrubs. Large bucket $25. 642 Gregory Drive East, Chatham. Call Rick 519-401-2339.

Home Made Soups, Meals. Just add Heat! Ideal for seniors, singles or families. whats4dinnerck.com 6 Lowe St. Chatham 519-351-7905

Auctions Legacy Auctions - NEXT AUCTION SUNDAY MAY 12

Preview 8:30am • Auction 9:00am • Coins 11:00am

Home Decor • Furniture • Appliances • Tools Electronics • Coins • Collectibles NO BUYER’S PREMIUM 194 Erie St. N., Leamington 519-322-4427 For more auction dates: www.legacyauctions.net

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to Buy Center Wanted to BuyDRESDEN Wanted to Buy Home Wanted Building Wanted to Buy: Antiques, costume jewellery, gold, silver, coins, military, furniture, tools. We Buy All One Stop Shop For All Your Paid Cash. 519-727-8894.

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ntment or drop by to see me at the Chatham Sales Arena, on sday mornings. 9877 Longwoods Rd., Chatham 1420 Hwy 21 South, DRESDEN

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED METAL ROOFING? Phone: 519-683-6199 IT IS MORE AFFORDABLE THAN YOU THINK!

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Healing Love Ministry has an all night prayer line. 12:00am7:00am with prayer councillors to minister to you. Call 519-3543532. A singles in Christ group on Sundays. Pot sharing meal at 6:00pm, informal service at 7:00pm. Call for info.

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Obituaries

OBITUARIES

Anita Jane Butcher 96, Saturday, April 27, 2019 Alexander & Houle Funeral Home

Dorothy Jean Allison 97, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

Gordon Curtis Scoyne 89, Friday, April 26, 2019 Blenheim Community Funeral Home

Maxine Florence Racine 98, Sunday, April 28, 2019 Denning’s

Jessie Graham 23, Wednesday, April 30, 2019 Blenheim Community Funeral Home

Maggie Collinson 86, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Denning’s

Bill MacMillan 88, Monday, April 29, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

Don Clarke 69, Friday, May 3, 2019 Denning’s

Jean McFadden 98, Monday, April 29, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

Margaretha Heide 57, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Denning’s

Mary Elaine Toulouse 71, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

Karen Vogler 75, April 29, 2019, 2019 Simple Choice Cremation Centre

Harry Vantil 90, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

Joe Colby Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Life Transitions

Jacobus “Jake” Mieras 86, Friday, May 3, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

Joseph Edwards 70, Thursday, May 2, 2019 Life Transitions

Jean Eileen McNeilage 103, Saturday, May 4, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

See full obituaries at www.chathamvoice.com/obituaries

Keith Kirby 70, Sunday, May 5, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home Adrian “Ice” Pennant 49, Sunday, April 28, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

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CLASSIFIEDS Birthday

Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday! Doris (Stacey) Hunter A Resident of Chatham Retirement Resort 25 Keil Drive North Chatham, ON N7L 5J9

Love and Best Wishes, Your Family Engagement

engagement of our daughter,

Lauren Coyle to Jeffrey Valks,

son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Valks of St. Thomas. Lauren is a graduate of The University of Western, with a BA with Honors, and a Certificate of Merit For Academic Excellence. Jeffrey is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA with Honors. Both are presently living and working in Toronto. Wedding to be scheduled in 2020.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

COOK WANTED IMMEDIATELY -looking to fill approximately 20 hours or more per week as required. Some evenings and weekends. Must have some kitchen experience. Minimum wages. Phone 519-352-4923 for more info or drop of resume at 39 William St.

LOOKING FOR AZ/DZ DUMP TRUCK FLOAT DRIVER

What is missing ?

Thank You to our 6 children, 11 grand children, 8 great grandchildren & my sister Laura. We can hardly find words to tell you how much you are all loved & appreciated. You made our 60th Anniversary Open House on May 4th something we will always remember. For our relatives, friends, co-workers of years past & school friends who took time to come out, it meant so very much to us. The cards & gifts we received were not expected & mean a lot to us. Life is precious & we are so very lucky. Pat & Leona McGivern

Hourly rate depending on experience

START ASAP

Please contact Darrin @ 519-990-1124

RIVERVIEW GARDENS I wish to publicly thank Dr. Parry and all of the staff members at Riverview Gardens for the wonderful care and attention to the well being of my wife Clairanne during her five years as a resident there. I was particularly impressed by her final days when I observed staff from other floors who had known her previously taking some of their break-time to visit and offer comfort to her. Her time at Riverview was made special by a trio of “hands on staff” who I identified as the “A Team” (they know who they are) each gifted with a personality which enabled them to deal so well with the sick or aged - a skill that cannot be taught or learned - you’ve got it or you haven’t! I cannot recall ever having a complaint about the care or attention bestowed by any staff member and my thanks include all, from management to laundry to kitchen to servers to cleaners and any one else employed there THANK YOU ALL! James Robert Harrison (AKA Bob or Hey You)

Help Wanted

Carriers Wanted Valencia Dr / Peachtree Lane Morning Glory / Smithfield Cir Morning Glory / Enclave Pl Gregory Dr W / Ellis St Gregory Dr E / Northern Pine Pl Parry Dr / Cumberland Cres Northland Dr / Ottawa Dr Baldoon Rd / Finch Crt Lark St / Cardinal Cres Charing Cross Rd

Call Fatima today 519397-2020, ext.223 or email fatima@chathamvoice.com

The Chatham Voice is not responsible for the contents of advertisements, in print or online. The Voice also reserves the right to clarify or refuse any advertisement based on its sole discretion. The publisher reserves the right to reject, discontinue or omit any advertisement without notice or penalty to either party.

Garage Sales

Neighbourhood Garage Sale - May 11, 8am-1pm. Northland & Ottawa Drive. Small furniture & appliances, electronics, kitchenware, patio table, chairs, small & large tools, cd, dvds, much more! Rain date May 25. Partridge Cres. Annual Yard Sale. May 11, 2019. 8:00am-? 176 Norway Maple Drive. Saturday, May 11, 2019. 7:30am-?. Books, lamps, curtains, tools and misc. items. Something for everyone! Large Indoor Moving Sale. Household furniture, dishes, rugs, tools, tool boxes & more. Come check it out. 7975 Grande River Line, 8:00am-1:00pm. Saturday, May 11.

Obituary

White, Brian Richard “Rick”

Engagement

Randy Coyle (and the late Dianna Coyle) are pleased to announce the

PART TIME BARTENDER / KITCHEN CASHIER needed immediately. Minimum wages. Some nights and weekends. Bartender and cash register experience required. Phone 519-352-4923 for more info.

Thank You

HOW TO PLACE YOUR AD IN PERSON: 71 Sass Rd. #4, Chatham CALL: 519-397-2020, EMAIL: FATIMA@CHATHAMVOICE.COM

Feb 5, 1952 – April 23, 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rick White on April 23, 2019 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Chatham to Ronald and the late Margaret (Walker) White 67 years ago. Beloved soulmate of Julie Timms for over 45 years. Also survived by father Ron (Sherry) White and brother Randy. Fondly remembered by Julie’s mother, Donna Brown. Rick worked at Ontario Steel and retired from Navistar after 30 years of service. He was very passionate about cooking gourmet meals, gardening, birding, star-gazing and listening to jazz and blues. He also enjoyed travelling with Julie to many Caribbean Islands. In keeping with Rick’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on June 1, 2019 from 1pm to 3:30pm at the Chatham Legion (39 William St. North) Those wishing to make a donation in Rick’s memory are asked to consider the Cancer Society . Online condolences are welcome at www.lifetransitions.ca

YOU!

Let Us Be Your Voice! 519-397-2020


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THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

THE BEE GEES STORY COMES TO CHATHAM CAPITOL THEATRE Calling all Bee Gees fans! Don’t miss the incredible, brand-new touring show “Brothers Gibb The Bee Gees’ Story” coming live to the fabulous Chatham Capitol Theatre for a special one night only performance on Friday, May 24th at 8pm.

the world as The Bee Gees.

“Brothers Gibb: The Bee Gees’ Story” celebrates the music and lives of Barry, Robin and Maurice, best known around

Set one features the earliest hits of the Bee Gees, including “To Love Somebody”, “Words”, “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”, and “Lonely Days” amongst the crowd favourites.

Direct from Canada’s Premier Producer of musical tribute shows, Bill Culp Productions, this incredible Bee Gees show features all the biggest hits from the Australian group’s incredible and diverse song catalogue.

The second set highlights the latter portion of their lengthy career, starting with key transitional tracks such as “Jive Talkin’” and “Nights of Broadway”, which lead the way to their incredible success with disco music hits like “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever”. The amazing Bruce Tournay “Brothers co-stars in “Brothers Gibb”

Gibb:

The

“Brothers Gibb - The Bee Gees’ Story” celebrates the music of 1970s disco supergroup The Bee Gees (pictured)

Gees’ Story” is an engaging, musically exciting and audienceinteractive show features worldclass vocalists and musicians. Producer Bill Culp notes, “This fabulous show is guaranteed to make you want to put on your white suit and get up and dance!”

Story” and other shows from Bill Culp Productions, visit the website www.BillCulp.ca

Tickets for “Brothers Gibb The Bee Gees’ Story” are on sale now via the theatre website ChathamCapitolTheatre.com, or by calling 519-354-8338 or For more information on 1-866-807-7770, or pick up at the Bee “Brothers Gibb - The Bee Gees’ theatre box office.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! “STAYIN’ ALIVE” “JIVE TALKIN’” “NIGHT FEVER”

BROTHERS GIBB THE BEE GEES’ STORY

“HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE” “NIGHTS ON BROADWAY” “TO LOVE SOMEBODY”

FRIDAY, MAY 24 8pm

$43 + SC

CHATHAM CAPITOL THEATRE 238 King Street West, Chatham 519-354-8338 or 1-866-807-7770 www.ChathamCapitolTheatre.com

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The May 9, 2019 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. since 2013.

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The May 9, 2019 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. since 2013.

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