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Children from the Windsor-essex Community Housing Summer Recreation Program enjoy fun and games at the year-end picnic at Co-an Park.

by Jennifer Cranston About 80 children from Windsor came to Co-An Park to celebrate the end of summer. These children are participants in a summer recreation program run by Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation and come from seven communities across Windsor. The children range in age from 5-12. The program is

about 25 years old, and is run at no cost to the families. This program employs university and high school students as counselors and some of the administration. Sara Power of Maidstone is the Administration Coordinator and supervises all the camps. This is her seventh year with the program and she is sad to say it will be her last. She

has finished her studies at the University of Windsor and will move on to a yearround program studying law at Queens University in Kingston. “I love this program,” she said. “The relationships you build with these kids are incredible.” She says that one of her favorite parts of the program is getting children doing

activities in the community that they might not normally have access to. The children get to go swimming regularly and go to see a movie and visit Seacliff Beach in Leamington and Blue Water Fun Park in Sarnia. Power says one of the most important parts of the program is community building. Children meet their neighbours and make friends of them. During trips they meet children from neighbouring communities and build relationships there as well. This year was the first year for a youth program for children aged 12-16. That program was designed and run by Tyler Leal who just finished his studies in peace and conflict resolution at the University of Waterloo. Leal explained that the program was a lot like summer camp but geared to older children. The youth participated in workshops at New Beginnings and enjoyed visits by University of Windsor athletes who promoted post secondary education and healthy living. They also had a visit from an art teacher. Those children voted to end their summer playing laser tag so they were absent from the picnic. “For a lot of them it was their first time and they had a blast,” said Leal.

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New service to shuttle students to college

by Sylene Argent A new transportation program will offer over a dozen St. Clair College students living in Leamington, Kingsville, and Essex an opportunity to travel to the postsecondary education facility via a newly implemented shuttle service. Acknowledging that county students who are starting post-secondary education do not always have access to a

vehicle, the South Essex Community Council (SECC) is trialing a pilot transportation project, which will start the first day of school. It will offer a shuttle service to St. Clair College students living in Leamington, Kingsville, and Essex. The program will provide up to 14 students a ride to and from class, Monday to Friday. Students need to purchase a pass to board the Erie Shore

Community Transit vehicle. The shuttle mini bus or van will pick up and drop off the students at three locations - Erie Street South in Leamington, on Main Street East in Kingsville, and at the McDonald’s parking lot in Essex. The vehicle will pick up students in Leamington at 6:30 a.m. and then move to the other locations. After picking up students in Kingsville, the shuttle service will then pick up the Essex students. The shuttle is expected to arrive at the school campus for 8:00 a.m. The vehicle will return to the college at 5:15 p.m. to return the students home after classes. The South Essex Community Council is a non-profit, charitable organization that has been in operation since 1973. It provides employment and training, language and settlement, and community-home support services. Mark Wybenga, Department Coordinator for Community Home Support Services through SECC, said the organization recognized many students have worked hard to get accepted to study at a post-secondary institution, and some adults may be returning to college to pursue a new career. But getting accepted to college is only part of the challenge of pursing a college diploma.

Recognizing that transportation can be a challenge for college students, SECC began inquiring within the community about possibly starting a transportation service for college students. Owning and operating a vehicle can be costly, and those unable to drive may seek out opportunities to live closer to the campus, which could also be costly. The deadline for applying for the service was this week. Wybenga, however, urges anyone interested in utilizing the service to contact SECC to inquire about the program and see if any seats are available. The organization will also keep a waiting list of individuals wanting to utilize the service. As seats become available, those wishing to utilize the transportation service can be informed. To register, or for more information, contact Erie Shore Community Transit at (519) 3269030. So far, Wybenga has heard positive feedback

about the project. He hopes it is successful and is able to grow and expand in the future. If the program continues and expands, he would like the next step to be the availability of

a midday run and an evening run for night classes. Wybenga would also like to connect to the University of Windsor and the downtown area to allow access to other educational institutions.

The Coffee Shop ( Patrick Quinn )

looking at the many faces as I walk through a busy mall people rushing here and there I feel quite sad for them all for you see, I am now retired I’m not in that game anymore it took me a lifetime to realise all the stupidity I stressed for I find myself a tiny coffee shop and I go in for a cup of brew I sit now, when I used to run trying to make the grade, too and In the throws of yesterday all the things I hungered for funny, now that I look back don’t seem to matter anymore I engulfed myself in my work not enough hours in each day I still remember being too busy when my son asked me to play I think back at my sorry life my son is too busy to visit me he puts his job before anyone I taught him well, I now see so as I sit in this coffee shop the fast paced world goes by another man gets a cup to go as I wipe a tear from my eye

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Ian Naisbitt and Bob Scott of the Essex Rotary Club prepare fish for the Perch Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday at Essex United Church.

by Jennifer Cranston In the aftermath of severe flooding in Calgary and the surrounding area, the Rotary Club there is asking for a “global grant” from Rotary International of up to $250,000. The money will be used to address the immediate needs of those affected and also help with long term recovery. In order to qualify for the grant they need international support from

other clubs. Essex Rotary is part of an international District that has clubs in Ontario and Michigan. They are one of three clubs on the Ontario-Michigan border that have clubs in both countries. Treasurer for Essex Rotary Neil McBeth explained that they would have to provide about 30 per cent of the funds for the grant. They are enlisting the help of the other two bi-national districts and

said that his group expected to raise more than the initial $1,000 that day. Advance ticket sales were around 125 and many more were expected to be sold at the door. Local food producers Gene Ingratta of Allegro and Domenic Mastronardi did their part by donating the vegetables for the event and John O’s Foods Inc. gave the group a discount on the fish.

clubs across the Midwest. The local club has already committed $1,000 for the cause and is busy raising money to add to the pot. “Coming up with $75,000 will be a partnership among many clubs and districts,” said McBeth. A perch dinner at the Essex United Church on Saturday was the first of many fundraisers to be held for Calgary. McBeth


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Essex District High School ready for rebuild by Sylene Argent As the summer season comes to an end, students at Essex District High School will return to school and notice changes taking place. Recently, the Greater Essex County District School Board began construction at the local secondary school, which will replace a good portion of the current facility with a new one. Giuliana Hinchliffe, Coordinator of

Engineering for the GECDSB, explained that through the rebuild process, nearly 60 percent of the facility would be built new. The first portion of the building to get revamped is the backside of the school, with completed expected July 2014. She said that in January the technical area and the existing cafeteria are going to be closed for renovations. It is estimated that area will be opened

again in June of 2015. In July 2014, the students will be relocated back into the new portion of the school, and the remaining part of the facility will be demolished and rebuilt to house an arts wing at the front of the school. The arts wing, Hinchliffe said, will allow for a designated area for arts, music, and drama classes. It will be located near the school’s main gym. The rebuild of the

technical area will be a state-of-the-art facility, Hinchliffe noted. The walls and the roof structure will remain. The rebuild of the technical area will include rooms that will be different in shape than the existing area. It will have a high-end auto shop, a wood working shop, and a special education area with access to the outside, she said. That wing will also house computer labs. While the technical area is under construction,

the grade nine tech lab will operate out of the former Sun Parlour Junior Public School. The grades 10 through 12 auto and wood -working students will be bused to Kingsville. One bus will transport the students and two teachers. It is hoped that all of the tech classes in EDHS’s new technical wing will be ready for the second semester of next school year. Through the rebuild, all the science labs will

be replaced with state-ofthe-art ones. The school will also have appropriate electrical equipment to serve the needs of the students and teachers. Discussions of the rebuild began a few years back when the Ministry of Education determined which schools’ renewal needs outweighed the cost to replace the facility, Hinchliffe said. The GECDSB at that time submitted a portion of Leamington and Essex high schools through that request. When the funding came in, she said, it was realized the amount was inadequate for what needed to be done to upgrade the schools. The Ministry visited the area schools and noted firstly that Leamington District High School warranted a business case for a new school. That meant the funding that was originally set for LDHS was transferred to the EDHS rebuild project, which totaled $18M, she said. One of EDHS’s larger issues is accessibility, and without a rebuild, the school would not be able to meet accessibility requirements, Hinchliffe said. The new school, she said, would be fully accessible and will be one level. The new facility will be brick and glass, and will also display fancy paneling, Hinchliffe noted. The school will also have a fairly dramatic front entrance and east elevation. It will be set back a bit farther on the property than the existing building. An interesting aspect of the new school will be the technical aspect. Omar said students sitting in the common area would be able to be connected to the Internet. They will also be able to charge their devices. The newly revamped high school will also house a teaching area in the science wing that will look like a wide hallway, but will be an area where teachers can bring their classes together. It will have a seating area and

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presentation area to help students learn in a combined setting with another class learning the same material. The library will be smaller, Omar said. It will house the school’s hardcopy materials, but will be more technologically based. The library will open up to the common seating area, which will be an area students can gather, socialize, study, or eat their lunch. Hinchliffe said the common area would not look like a traditional cafeteria. The School Board did get student input as to how the area should look. The new school facility

will a bit smaller than the existing facility. Hinchliffe noted the new facility would house 723 students. Determining the school size was done through a joint process between the Superintendent of Accommodations and the Superintendent of Business for the School Board. Principal Tony Omar noted last year’s student roster had around 800 students. Hinchliffe added that the school rebuilds are always done in a way to allow for some area of expansion if needed in the future. The benefit of the EDHS rebuild is that the Sun Parlour Junior Public School is located just

The Corporation of the Town of Essex Agent to Sell Town of Essex Dog Tags in Harrow Centre Effective September 1, 2013, The Computer Centre, 45 King Street East, Unit 2, Harrow, Ontario will be acting as the Town’s agent in selling dog tags. Residents who have previously experienced difficulties obtaining dog tags at the Harrow and Colchester South Arena, can now purchase dog tags at The Computer Centre. The hours of operation for The Computer Centre are as follows: Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Dated at the Town of Essex August 12, 2013 Cheryl A. Bondy, Clerk Town of Essex 33 Talbot Street South, Essex, Ontario N8M 1A8 Telephone: 519-776-7336, extension 32

down the road, Hinchliffe said. The School Board is planning to use the junior school facility temporarily during the construction process to house some of the students when rebuilding the tech area and the arts wing. Using Sun Parlour may continue as an annex after construction of the high school is completed. One inconvenience the community may face is the closing down of the school’s track. The track is closed now and may be closed until as late

as next September. But there will be a new track implemented. U n f o r t u n a t e l y, Hinchliffe said, the school will not be able to accommodate the Essex Area Food Bank, which operates out of the backside of the existing EDHS facility, during the construction on the school. She said it is hoped the Municipality of Essex will assist in trying to work out future accommodations with the food bank, which has been a vital program. “It’s one of our biggest concerns, too. They have had a great impact on the school and [are] a great asset to the school community. But unfortunately, fundingwise, we can’t continue to support them,” Hinchliffe said. After construction is completed, it is unknown if space will be available inside the new facility or at the Sun Parlour Junior Public School to accommodate the Food Bank. Omar added that

The Corporation of the Town of Essex Notice of Change of Location for Regular Council Meetings Take notice that the Council for The Corporation of the Town of Essex will hold its regular Council meetings in the Essex County Council Chamber at the Essex Civic Centre (360 Fairview Avenue West) during the months of September and October. The first meeting at the new location will be held on Tuesday, September 3. Regular and Special Council Meetings are open to the public. Citizens are encouraged to attend Council to observe municipal government in action. To address Council as a delegation, you must submit a Delegation to Council Request Form to the Clerk by 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. Copies of this form are available at the Municipal Office or may be downloaded from our website at Cheryl A. Bondy, Clerk Town of Essex 33 Talbot Street South, Essex, Ontario N8M 1A8 Telephone: 519-776-7336 ext. 32

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during construction the school would need all the space available at Sun Parlour. Food Bank representatives, Omar added, have been made aware their area will be closed in about four months. Hinchliffe said the GECDSB recognizes EDHS sits on the site of the first high school in Essex County. “We don’t want to forget that distinction,” she said. Discussions with the Essex Heritage Committee happened late in the design process. A meeting is planned for this

week where the GECDSB will listen to some of the Essex Heritage Committee’s ideas to see if there are some cost effective ways to preserve the school’s history. Hinchliffe noted that the school would be a construction site. The school board is concerned about safety. In the end, putting up with the noise and dust will be worth it. Omar suspects that now, since the landscape already looks a bit different behind the school, students will begin to get excited about the rebuild project. TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE WWW.FORSYTHTRAVEL.COM




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I didn’t watch the MTV Video Music Award show that aired this past Sunday. I never have and I probably never will. That stuff just doesn’t interest me. So, I didn’t get to see Justin Timberlake’s reunion with N’Sync. I didn’t see Lady Gaga’s performance of her new single. And I missed out on Katy Perry and Kayne West’s performances as well. That’s okay though. I don’t follow any of these artists on a regular basis. What I do follow though is news. And while the aforementioned performances were supposed to be highlights of the show, they were overshadowed by the performance of another star, Miley Cyrus. Apparently, she put on a very raunchy show with singer Robin Thicke. And people wanted to talk about it. And then they wanted to talk about it some more. And they are still talking about it. They are even analyzing it - as

if it needs analyzing. Some say it’s the 20-year old Cyrus’s attempt to redefine herself and further distance herself from her early “career” as a Disney star (she played the character Hannah Montana). Others say it a cry for attention, a cry for help, etc. No one has really considered that it was calculated way to play the system. If Miley Cyrus had put on the typical performance expected of any music star she would have been a footnote in the VMA coverage at best. Maybe Miley Cyrus has figured it out. Maybe she knows that what matters is the numbers. Yes, the numbers. That’s what people were talking about – the number of tweets her performance received compared to the number of tweets other performances received. She won the number game. Big time. Ultimately though, who cares? Why is this big news? Why is this still being talked about? The people on stage at the VMA

are entertainers, not world leaders. What occurred on that stage is nowhere near as what’s important as what is playing on the world stage right now. Information is becoming our new junk food. We’ll consume anything if it’s there and we’ll add to the smorgasbord of nonsense through things like tweets and posts on Facebook and forums. Just like we are starting to learn to manage what we are doing to our physical bodies, it’s equally important that we take care of our minds. There’s food that’s good for you and there’s food that is good to eat. A little bit of the latter is okay - too much though, is not. The same goes for the information we are cramming into our brains.

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Let’s Talk About... by Evelyn Couch Have you seen the designs for the new street plan of our town? They call it a streetscape, I presume as opposed to landscape. There are pictures of the suggested layout in the windows of what was once the Moore and Coutts store. It is a bit difficult to envision what it would be in reality. One note of interest is that the silos are staying and the 14 acres around them is planned as a community centre. One suggestion is that many events could be held there instead of the arena grounds and that would bring people to the downtown area. The important idea is to turn that area that has been an eyesore for years, into a beautiful, interesting place that offers activity for all and a place to enjoy. What a difference that would make to the main area of the town compared to its appearance when I arrived

here. I guess you know I did not come by choice other than to have the family where my husband was stationed as a policeman. Whenever I’m driving around town I think of what streets and houses were like, compared to the way owners have improved their homes and surroundings. It all speaks of opulence and pride in home surroundings. As you look at those designs in the store windows and hear the amount of money needed for the beautification, don’t forget that includes bringing those entire 14 acres to something of beauty. Beside that, I have not heard what is happening to the land the town leased from the railway company. I think we should all attend the September 16 council meeting when the final decisions are made.

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Back to School preparation should include Safety Basics - Tips from St. John Ambulance

It’s that time of year again! The summer break has come to an end and the kids are heading back to school. As a result, our roads get busy with school buses, parents driving their children to and from school and students walking or biking to school. St. John Ambulance wants everyone to stay safe as schools get back in session, so remember these tips.

School Bus Safety: • Teach children about bus danger zones, these are blind spots where the bus driver is unable to see them, or there is a risk of being hit. Once they

know the danger zone, have them stay clear. • Be on time. The less of a rush your children are in the less likely they are to make a safety mistake. • Make sure children wait for a signal from the driver before attempting to cross in front of a bus. • Never walk or play behind a bus. • Keep head and arms inside the vehicle. Students Walking: • Mind all traffic signals and/or the crossing guard -- never cross the street against a light, even if you don’t see any traffic coming. Learn what traffic signals and signs mean.

• Walk with a buddy. • Stay off the road. • Never walk between parked cars. Students On Bikes: • Always wear a bicycle helmet, no matter how short or long the ride. • Ride in the same direction as traffic is moving (younger children should use sidewalks). • Wear bright color clothing and reflective bike safety gear to increase visibility. • Walk your bike through intersections. Motorists: • Allow extra time to reach your destination and watch for pedestrians,

bicyclists, crossing guards, cars dropping off students and school buses. • Both directions of traffic must stop when school bus stop arms and flashing red lights are displayed. • Be aware of the speed limit and your speed, particularly in school zones and around schools. For over 125 years, St. John Ambulance has been training over 134,000 Ontarians annually in first aid and other health care related courses and remains dedicated to saving lives at work, home and play. With over 5,000 volunteers contributing

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Letter To The Editor Not too long ago my amazing dad explained to me how “before cell phones, dating was full of mystery.” The aspect of not knowing what would come next made the experience worthwhile. Now there is no mystery. You can take out your phone and text a person and ruin every chance by either being too forward or not forward enough. This generation has become accustomed to knowing every living detail of life. Where’s the fun in that? Sometimes it’s the not knowing that makes life worthwhile. Relationships are crumbling because couples know every single detail about each other - sometimes more than their partner knows about themselves. There’s too much room for assumptions, judgments and not enough room for trust, respect and plain love anymore. Over the summer I’ve watched many friends struggle to maintain composure during fights-breakups over stupid text messages, Facebook and twitter misunderstandings. As kids, teenagers, adults, and elders we already

have enough problems to face day-to-day. And consuming our lives with technology does nothing but destroy us. Technology was created to help us prosper in work-related and school-related aspects. But, in terms of individuality it can easily degrade us when we least expect it, devour our self-confidence and create distance between ourselves and the people that mean the most to us. In order to live your life to the fullest potential: Take life as it comes, appreciate the little things, and focus on the things that mean the most (family, friendships, faith, confidence and love). Before we know it we’ll all be 90 yrs old looking at the life we had led... Just ask yourself, “Am I proud?” Amanda Lapain Essex

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Clarification on Maidstone Heritage Resource Centre The Maidstone and Area Historical society entered into a five-year conditional lease with the town of Lakeshore to open the Heritage Resource Centre. The agreement was that the MAHS would apply to Trillium for $50,000 to help with the cost of a new roof. At no time was new heating and cooling part of this agreement and this matter has just recently been brought into the equation. The cost quoted for a new roof is $75,000 and $30,000 for heating and cooling on this 50-year old building. MAHS went to work, investing over $10,000 and over 3,000 volunteer hours into opening the Resource Centre for the community. MAHS applied to Trillium three times, unfortunately the applications were denied. After the 3rd application was turned down the town informed MAHS that they wanted to tear down the Resource Centre to build a Salt Shed. MAHS was not given the option to fundraise or explore other avenues of funding for the roof. MAHS still believes that the Public Works Dept. can operate in harmony with in the same location beside MAHS by replacing the old salt shed with a new

larger shed in the same location where the old one now stands. Public Works could also free up space in their yard by creating a storage yard for seasonal equipment, such as snow ploughs, on existing town property at either the former Rochester Public Works yard or the lagoons. It would be far more cost effective then the cost of tearing down the Resource Centre or moving the entire museum operation. MAHS is a 100% volunteer, registered not-for-profit organization that has served the communities of Windsor-Essex County for 28 years with innovative, hands-on children’s programs and an amazing collection of artifacts donated by community families. This is a wonderful contribution to the services needed in Lakeshore and cannot be lost over a salt shed. MAHS is still willing to help with the costs of the new roof and have had offers from other organizations to partner with fundraising. For more information on the MAHS, check us out at www.facebook. com/maidstonebicentennialmuseum. Victoria Beaulieu President MAHS Lakeshore

by Melissa Middleton On “Sleep Walking” The other day, I happened to be using the Internet and I came across an interesting phrase, ‘My bed is a magical place where suddenly I remember everything I was supposed to do.’ Isn’t that the truth! It’s not too often that I catch a nap between suppertime and the time I leave for work on the midnight shift. But, as luck would have it, last Sunday it looked as though I was going to be able to squeeze in that two hour nap from 7-9 p.m. So, I snuggled down in my bed and with the covers pulled up around my neck and a big sigh, I closed my eyes while waiting to drift off. 7:05 p.m. - Suddenly both eyes popped wide open. I had forgotten to put the new insoles and shoe laces in my work shoes. Knowing full well that my poor feet would give me grief if I didn’t address the problem, I flung my blankets aside and sprang to my feet. With new laces and insoles in hand, I fixed up my work shoes for a more comfortable night. Back to bed. 7:15 p.m. - Well I didn’t exactly nod off. Even though I was sure I had fulfilled all the prework chores it suddenly dawned on me that I had forgotten to feed my neighbour’s cats while he was away. Poor babies would be so hungry if I didn’t haul myself up out of bed. Sure enough, both

cats seemed happy to see me and even happier once I filled their food bowls. Back home, back to bed, then once again I snapped to attention. 8:00 p.m. - Tomorrow I had promised to make a dessert for our potluck supper at work. A couple dozen cupcakes later, I was positive I could now return to my nap, albeit a vastly reduced one, timewise. Return to bed. 8:45pm- What the heck!? Since I baked the cupcakes, now I had dirty bake ware strewn across my counter top again. If I wanted to wait until morning, perhaps I would be too tired after work. Better tidy the kitchen and then resume napping, no matter how little time there was left. 9:00 p.m. - Just I was drying the last measuring

cup, my alarm clock rang, trying its best to rouse me from my non-existent sleep. Too late! I flipped the alarm clock button off. Tired as I was, I managed to look around: The dishes were done! The cupcakes were made! The neighbour’s cats had been fed and watered! Even my work shoes were all ready to go! The only thing that wasn’t ready to go was me! You know, tired as I was during that night at work, I did manage to remember to do everything on my list. But, I ask you, why is it these things can’t cross my mind while I am still up? Perhaps, like the ancient television sets, the only ‘hold’ that works is my horizontal hold.

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Washing pooches for a park

Sharing Hometown Recipes, Cooking Tips and Coupons By Janet Tharpe

Create Chocolate Magic with Crock Pot Cake

Millie submits to many massaging hands at a dog wash fundraiser at the Essex Animal Hospital on Sunday.

by Jennifer Cranston The Essex Dog Park Committee gathered at Essex Animal Hospital on Sunday for a fund raising Dog Wash. Soon after the event began they expanded their services to include cars and ended up doing as many cars as they did canines. Along with the sale of hotdogs, they were able to raise about $300. This amount will be added to the $1,000

they have earned through previous events. The group is working with Town officials to create a dog park in Essex. Town administration is still examining possible sites for the pooch playground. To get things started, the group hopes to raise enough money for the park to have a fence and a water source, with play equipment to be added as funds allow.

The group’s next big fundraiser will be held at the Essex Legion Br. 201 on Nov. 2. It will be a steak dinner, followed by entertainment and dancing for all with a D.J. For more information on upcoming fundraising events or to get involved contact Casandra Finn at 519 995-5757 or visit Essex Dog Park on Facebook.

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Sadler’s Market employees reunite by Jennifer Cranston Anyone who worked at Sadler’s Market in Essex will tell you the atmosphere was family-like. And like any family there eventually comes time for a reunion. Last Saturday was that time, with former employees of all ages gathering at the Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum in McGregor to reminisce. Evelyn Sadler-Bennett will be 91 in December and was there with her daughter Marsh Sadler, who was also an employee. When Saddler-Bennett’s children were old enough to not need her at home all the time, she decided it was time to find work outside the home. “I had never worked out of the house before. I didn’t even know how to apply for a job. When Doug asked me to work for him I was thrilled,” she said. The owner of the market, Doug Sadler, was her brotherin-law. Sadler-Bennet began working for the market when it was located in Essex Centre’s downtown business corridor. It began as a butcher shop and

Sadler’s Market employees reunited on Saturday at the Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum. Pictured left to right: Judy Birch, Linda Jones, Evelyn Baker, Gord Moore, Larry Heil, Marsh Sadler, Dick Tapping, Estelle Spoors, Dorothy Brown, Johanne Mallette, Jim Tapping. Pictured front: Evelyn Sadler-Bennett.

operated there from 1948 until 1959 when Sadler expanded and relocated to the corner of Gosfield Townline and Talbot. St. S. “When I left, I missed the people so much,” said SadlerBennet. “I had a lot of fun there.”

After her husband died in 1970, she left the market for a career in nursing. Later, she tired of nursing and went back to Sadler’s for a short time. “It was a fun place to work and you got to know the people who came in every week,” she said.

Other former employees agreed that some customers were so regular that you could set your watch by them. Marsh Sadler has memories of the store that span her life. As a child, she remembers that the only children she had to play with were her cousins,

Doug’s sons. Essex was far less developed then. It was their job to sort all the pop bottles and they couldn’t play until the job was done. They would enlist her help to make the work go faster. “That was the boys’ job but they wanted to get it done so they would drag me into it,” she said. She worked behind the counter all through high school and helped with inventory every January. Gord Moore was a meat cutter for Sadler’s from 1971 until 2006. In his 35 years there his fondest memory was of Doug’s humour. “Doug was always a prankster. He played practical jokes a lot,” he said. Evelyn Baker organized the reunion because many of her former colleagues were aging and many hadn’t seen each other in many years. Sadler’s Market was a family atmosphere whether you were family or not. Many friendships were formed there. People reminisced and enjoyed each other’s company as they gathered together again.

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Croft Family reunites by Jennifer Cranston The Croft family is a founding family in this region. They gathered together on Saturday to reconnect and celebrate their history. Robert Taylor Croft bought a farm on County Rd. 46 near Manning when he emigrated from the U.K. around 1870. His son Bethel Croft was born in 1873 and died in 1946. He and his wife Ellie had three boys and five girls. It was their descendants who gathered on the family homestead that is now owned by Bethel’s grandson Ron Croft. Bethel was a founding member of the board of directors of Essex Farmers Ltd., founding board chairman of the Children’s Aid Society, a member of Sandwich South Township council,

and a prominent local contractor. The Bethel Croft family was unique for its era, as all of Bethel’s daughters had a university education. The youngest son Wesley had no descendants as he was a bomber pilot in WWII and was killed when returning from a mission. Other members of the family have served in the political arena as well. Richard Kokovai (a grandson of Bethel) served three terms on Essex Town Council from 1978 to 1985. Bob Croft served as Mayor of Lakeshore. Bob Croft enjoyed a special moment at the Sandwich South 100th Anniversary Celebration about 20 years ago. “I was invited to represent Maidstone,”

he said. After looking through the memorabilia at the event he realized that his grandfather had attended 50 years earlier at the 50th anniversary. A Croft descendant also runs the local landmark business, the Dairy Freez. “The best part of this for me is getting to see so many people I haven’t seen since our last reunion about 15 years ago,” Kokovai said at the reunion. About 100 people came from as far away as Quebec, Ottawa and the U.S. and spanned about four living generations. Pictured top right: Jim Croft looks at a chart of his family Tree at the Croft Family Reunion. Pictured below: Ron Croft takes youngsters for a wagon ride at the Croft Family reunion.

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Pre-Qualification for General Contractors for Kingsville Municipal Office Building Addition and Renovation Instructions for Pre-Qualification Submissions for Kingsville Municipal Office Building Addition and Renovation Pre-Qualification Brief: This Pre-Qualification is for General Contractors for the following project located at 2021 Division Road North, Kingsville, ON, commencing approximately October 2013. Project includes a one storey addition of approximately 350 m2 in area, and renovation of 700 m2 single storey existing building. Site work is not included in the project. Estimated construction cost is $1,800,000.00. Submission Requirements: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS The proponent must not have a conflict of interest with The Town of Kingsville The proponent must be able to respond in a timely manner to all calls for repairs to any work covered by project deficiencies, warranties etc. Failure to complete deficiencies or make warrantee repairs in a timely manner will result in removal of the company from the list for future projects. The proponent must have a Health and Safety Program and all employees of the proponent that will be working on the Municipality property must have all required Health and Safety training including but not limited to WHMIS and Asbestos. The proponent must carry and submit an original copy of a Certificate of Liability Insurance in the amount of not less than $5,000,000.

must be added as an additional insured to the policy, and the policy must contain a cross liability clause, and a thirty (30) day prior notice clause of any cancellation or material change in coverage, terms or conditions. The proponent must submit a letter from a surety company licensed to do business in Ontario that indicates the firm is bondable for a 50% Performance Bond and 50% Labour and Materials Payment Bond. The proponent must submit information about their bonding history and standing on the three (3) relevant projects listed. This would include the name and contact information for the nationally recognized Surety Company, the name of project, the client name and the amount of the bond. The town will contact the bonding agency to confirm the Applicant’s information. The proponent must submit a completed WSIB Certificate of Clearance and CAD7 calculations indicating the proponent’s injury frequency over the last five years; The proponent must provide a copy of their company’s Health & Safety Policy and the table of contents from their procedures Handbook. EVALUATION PROCESS Each submission will be thoroughly evaluated by a prequalification evaluation team using the following rating system: Section of Submission


The proponent must have at least 4 relevant Municipal and/or Institutional Projects in excess of $2 mil.

CCDC – 11 Sections 3,4 Section (all submissions)


The proponent must provide a Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Certificate of Clearance.

CCDC – 11 Section 5


CCDC – 11 Sections 6,7


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Please read the following instructions carefully. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.

CCDC – 11 Section 8


CCDC – 11 Section 9, 10


Past Work and References


Submit Two (2) copies - One (1) sealed original and One (1) copy of original of the proposal including all requested documentation in accordance with the requirements of this document and as outlined below:

Total Possible Points


Cover Page Form including the Proponent’s Information CCDC 11 – 1996 (R20060 Contractor’s Qualification Statement Sealed Originals) Complete in its entirety. Any CCDC document not completed in its entirety may not be considered. The projects listed must have been under the direct management of the proponent’s current employees. Projects MUST be of similar scope/budget to the category being applied for. Proponents should have a minimum of five (5) recent relevant Municipal and/or Institutional Projects constructed within the last 5 years to be considered. Past Work and References In addition, the proponent must show examples of and provide a brief description of at least 3 Relevant projects which involved the renovations taking place during business operation and must demonstrate the successful integration of phasing the projects to work with the institution’s schedule along with schedule required by the owner, schedule project completed in, Tender Cost, Amount of Change Orders and contact names from the respective projects. This item is to be listed separately from the CCDC 11. In addition to the references provided, The Town of Kingsville reserves the right to solicit and consult with a proponent’s current or past clients to check references and contacts other than those provided by the contractor, including internal references from The Town of Kingsville and the Architect’s past experience with the proponent. References must be able to provide satisfactory evidence that the proponent has the ability and experience to perform the work in the classification for which they are applying. This includes: Quality of workmanship Experience of Site Supervisor and Project Manager Price competitiveness Completion of deficiencies and addressing warrantee items Communication Responsiveness to bid calls Completing jobs on time (maintaining schedule) Management of change orders (price competitiveness, relationship with Architect/ Consultant, legitimacy of change orders) Other Documentation The proponent must submit a financial reference completed by a Canadian Bank or Financial Institution stating credit rating, number of years of association, maximum credit limits and capabilities. The proponent must provide proof (a copy of certificate of insurance) with their submission, that upon award of this pre-qualification, the successful proponents will be covered by Commercial Liability Insurance with coverage limit of $5,000,000 per occurrence for liability arising at law for damages caused by reason of bodily injury (including death) or damage to property by employees or subcontractors. The Town of Kingsville and all Consultants

The client references provided will be asked to rate your performance in the following categories. Each client reference will be scored out of 5 points and weighed as per below: 0 = totally unacceptable 1 = poor / unsatisfactory 2 = marginal 3 = satisfactory / average 4 = good / solid performance 5 = special merit


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Ruthven Apple Festival Looking For Talent submitted to EFP The Ruthven Apple Festival Steering Committee is pleased to announce it is accepting entries into the Hometown Family Pharmacy Musical Showcase. The 34th annual Ruthven Apple Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens in Ruthven. This outstanding family tradition includes free admission and free parking. The annual Musical Showcase will be an opportunity for local performers to showcase their talent by performing a song of their choice and will be held on Sunday afternoon, September 29th beginning at 4:00 p.m. on the main stage. It will be possible to accommodate artists who wish to perform to a pre-recorded musical backdrop on compact disc or tape, as well as competitors with live musical accompaniment. To confirm your

participation, contact Tony DeSantis at 519776-6483, ext 246. The Ruthven Apple Festival is a two-day charity event which features the Ruthven Oddfellows and friends buffet breakfast, a parade, classic car show, more than 100 food and craft booths, non-stop live musical entertainment and a Farmer’s Market. The festival is expected to attract more than 15,000 people and, to date has raised $725,000 to benefit Community Living Essex County. Community Living Essex County is a non-profit, charitable organization supporting over 650 people who have an intellectual disability so that they may live in a state of dignity and share in all elements of living in their community with an opportunity to participate effectively. For more information visit www. communitylivingessex. org, or call 519-776-6483, ext 246 or 519-326-3287.

In the assessment of Pre-Qualification submissions, team members make no assumptions. Omission(s) or lack of clarity for any item(s) requested may result in a score of zero for that item.

To the Rafters – 200 years after

The Town of Kingsville reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submissions without explanation.

An event 200 years in the making! The John Snider house, a 200 year old private home in Colchester Village, will open its doors to the general public for the first time the evening of Saturday, September 14th. The homeowners are extending an invitation as a special fund raising event commemorating 200 years of peace between Canada and the US, with proceeds to the Essex Region Conservation Foundation for the John R. Park Homestead. “It was worth the wait,” says Kathy Dowling, a direct descendant of John Snider, who owns the home with her husband Jim. “With 2-foot thick limestone walls on the lower level and 1-foot square walnut logs forming the log cabin-like upper level, it’s the oldest continuous family-owned house in Essex County. From fascinating architectural detail to snippets of original furniture from the family, and even a ghost story or two – this house has it all.” The event is called ‘To the Rafters’- a play on the fact that workmen, while building the house 200 years ago, could hear the cannon from the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie while they were installing the roof. Proceeds from the event will replace the cedar shingle roof on the artifact storage barn at the John R. Park Homestead. Admission is by advance tickets only and are available online at: For more information, contact the Homestead: 519738-2029, or

Contractor Evaluation Town of Kingsville will conduct Contractor Evaluations for each project over a pre-determined dollar value which will assess work performance, scheduling, and general adherence to contract specifications. This evaluation will be used to determine pre-qualification status. Questions arising from this request should be directed in writing at least 5 business days prior to the closing date/time to Carmen Brunone by e-mail: Submissions received after the closing deadline will be returned to proponent unopened. All documents requiring signature must be signed by an authorized representative of the bidding firm where indicated and submitted with your Submission. One (1) original signed copy of all documents requiring completion must be submitted with your Submission. One (1) copy of the original documents is also to be submitted. SUBMISSIONS ARE TO BE SENT TO: Architecttura Inc. Architects 1361 Ouellette Ave Suite 201 Windsor, Ontario N8X 1J6 CLOSING DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, on or before 2:00 p.m. E.D.S.T. There will be no public opening of the Pre-qualification Request IMPORTANT: SEALED SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RETURNED IN AN ENVELOPE MARKED “PRE-QUALIFICATION SUBMISSION” for “KINGSVILLE MUNICIPAL OFFICE BUILDING ADDITION AND RENOVATION” CLEARLY SHOWN ON THE ENVELOPE.

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The Voice Of Experience by Evelyn Couch - Political changesIn my experiences as a volunteer on town committees the changes over the years amaze me. Let’s think about the recent recommendation to council that a development committee be established. We had one until amalgamation when the new council took over. We were the IDEE (Industrial Development and Economic Expansion) committee. Under that title we were asked by the mayor of the day to add the idea of having murals painted as part of the expansion program for the downtown area.

We were established through the efforts of a councillor of the time, Jim Hatt. Three businessmen were members, Ted Richardson, Mike O’Neil and Don Maedel Sr., along with some ordinary citizens like myself. We worked very hard on the expansion concept by preparing a package of information about the town’s assets for anyone who enquired and by making contacts with business possibilities. We managed to interest a business magazine to publish a story with pictures about the town. We arranged for an expert

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“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” - Walt Whitman

to advise us of methods to use. Then came amalgamation and the new council abolished the IDEE committee and put us as the mural committee under recreation - a very poor choice through lack of understanding what the purpose was for murals. I talked with a councillor about it and he told me council thought a development committee should be business people. We managed, after several years, to be free of the idea of recreation designation. As for the development committee, as far as I know, all that was ever done was to call for volunteers to sit on a sub-committee to bring suggestions of possibilities for expansion of the commercial area. Also, as far as I know, nothing ever came of that. My husband was one of the volunteers. So now we are back to thinking about the need for a development committee. Wow! That is only one of the changes that have amazed me and that is all I can write about now or my article would be too long.

From the sidelines - Ravens have built a solid program by Fred Groves This is my favourite time of the year. When the smell of fresh cut grass slowly gives way to the unmistakable scent of new ice in the arena. Since I can remember, fall has always been the best part of the year for me. The last week of August, Labour Day, and right up to mid-November when the coffee tastes best, the arena hot dogs taste best and the car usually won’t start at least once. I think it’s because I have fond memories as a kid, first playing football with my older brother on the front lawn, to grabbing a toothpick of a hockey stick and running over to Centre Street to play roader with the gang. Or it could simply be the fact that I am a Canadian. Anyway, I am particularly looking forward to this fall as the Essex 73’s try to defend their league title and maybe, just maybe, win the Holy Grail of Junior ‘C’ Hockey. But there is a lot more. I am a huge fan of high school sports and try to see as many games as I can. I give a lot of credit to the teenagers who play

sports at a competitive level because it takes a lot of commitment. There are friends, family, jobs, school, cars...and a heck of a lot to worry about. They certainly can teach me a thing or two about time management. This fall I will follow with interest several local athletes as they continue their athletic careers and will share their achievements with you in the sports roundup. Sprinter Kelsey Balkwill in Florida (must be nice to be there), volleyball player Emily McCloskey at Windsor, outfielder Justin Orton out in B.C. (again, must be nice), volleyball player Cameron Branch up in North Bay, running back Cody McCann at Windsor,

and pitcher Skylar Janisse over in Michigan just to name a few. These student athletes are great role models for younger kids just starting out in sports and wondering how to fit in schoolwork with games and practices. I hope that moms and dads, grandpas and grandmas get out to the rink and courts to cheer the kids on. These young athletes deserve your support not only for winning but for making the commitment. P.S. Don’t worry Matt Puempel. Space is already being set aside in the Free Press sports section when you score your first goal with the Ottawa Senators.

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Jordan, Emma, Ava and Alexa are happy to anounce the arrival of their baby brother Quin Thomas, born June 30 at 9:42 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz. and 21½ inches long. Proud parents are Tom and Michele. Grandparents are Jim and Denise Britenbaugh and Dorothy Davison. Watching over from heaven is grandpa Rick Davison.


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You were a special husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Always loved and missed, especially all your hunting and fishing stories. We hold you in our thoughts every day.

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Love you forever. Your wife Betty and children Richard, Greg, Cynthia, Cheri, Chris, Merri Beth and Mark, and spouses.

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HIckMOTT, Jean At Windsor Regional Hospital, Met. Campus on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Age 73 years. Late of Essex, Ont. and formerly of Kingsville. Beloved wife of the late Edward Hickmott (2000).Dear mother of Judy Lentsch and the late Glenn Hickmott (1985). Dear grandmother of Kris, Casey and Cody. Also survived by her best friend, Bailey. Visitation took place at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville. A Funeral Service from the funeral home was held on Wednesday, Aug. 21st , with Rev. Bryan Girling officiating. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at ______________________________________________

WILSON, Ethel (nee bartlett) Passed away peacefully at Leamington Hospital on August 22, 2013 at 97 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Donald (1983). Loving mother to Catherine Tanner (Bob), Carol Pyne (Ian). Cherished grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Dear sister to Mildred Heller (the late Hans) and predeceased by brother Howard Bartlett (the late Theresa). Survived by several nieces and nephews. Ethel was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star - Essex. We would like to thank the staff of Kingsville Court, Lori on 2nd Floor at Leamington Hospital, Dr. Kelton and our neighbour Pat Powell. Your exceptional care and compassion for Mom and us was greatly appreciated. Visitation was held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233). Funeral Service to celebrate Ethel’s life was held on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. Captain Corey Vincent officiated. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army Citadel - Essex or to the Leamington Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Family and friends may share their memories of Ethel at

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BINGO 1st & 3rd Fridays 7:15 P.M. 32 Russell St. - Retirees’ hall $ 500.00 JACKPOT 1-tf _____________________

FOR RENT: One bedroom apartment for rent. Upper level, $675. Utilities incl. Call 226350-1943. 16-tf _____________________ FOR RENT: 1 bdrm. apt. $675. Utilities included. Fridge & stove incl. Walking distance to downtown Essex. Please phone: 519-990-7464. 22-tf* _____________________

FOR RENT: Spacious 2 bdrm. apt. Fridge & stove. Hook-up for washer & dryer, storage shed. 1 year lease. 1st & last required. $730 + hydro. 9475 Walker Rd. McGregor. Available July 1st. No pets please. 519-566-8661. 22-tf _____________________

KAHL RECyCLING - We come to you and haul away your junk. Metals and appliances are free. Everything else has a fee. We also take electronics, ballist, computers. Kall Ken 519-3268559. Cell: 519-322-8305. 1-tf _____________________

CASH PAID for scrap cars and trucks. Free removal. Please phone: 519-776-9237 or 519791-5046. 1-tfn _____________________


Wildwood Social Club is holding its Annual ARTISAN CRAFT & BAKE SALE. Saturday, Aug. 31, 9am-2pm. Raffles and luncheon available. Free admission, free parking. Wildwood Golf & RV Resort, 11112 - 11th Concession, McGregor, Ont. 33-2t* _____________________


_____________________ WANTED Farm Land to Rent Cash or Share Crop Call Jeff Siefker (cell) 519-7961240 or (home) 519-776-9501 _____________________1-tf WANTED productive land to buy, rent or sharecrop. Top prices paid. Call Dennis today @ R.Rivest Farms Ltd. 519-7966691. 1-tf _____________________

FOR REnt _____________________ STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT: Storage available, in Essex, for motor homes, trailers, boats, cars, and trucks. Monthly rentals available. Call for details and rates 519-776-4875. 13-tf _____________________

3BD HOUSES FOR RENT IN ESSEx, On. Available now. $875/m +util. 1st/ Last required. Contact Homes4rent@homestar ts. org or call 519-984-2178 for viewing. 12-14t _____________________ STORE FOR RENT: On Main Street, 69 Talbot. Call 226-3501943. 16-tf _____________________ OFFICE / RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT: In Downtown Essex. $700 + utilities (Optional garage space available at $300/ month) Call joy 519-890-7794. _____________________31-tf 2 BDRM. APT. for rent in downtown Essex. First and last required. No pets. 519-9994796. 33-2t* _____________________ HOUSE FOR RENT - 3 bdrm house for rent on Westlawn. $900/ month + utilities. Call for more info. 519-776-7010. 33-2t* _____________________

FOR RENT: 2 bedroom apartment in North Woodslee. $600/month + hydro. No pets. Call 519-776-7665 for more information. 34-1t _____________________

MIKE’S PAINTING & DRyWALL repairs - Interior, Exterior, Mudding, Taping, Trim. 13 years exp. Seniors 10% discount. Call Mike for free estimate at 519776-9445. 23-tf _____________________

FOR RENT: Immac. 1 bedroom lower apartment. 81 Talbot St. S., Essex. $575/m + hydro. All appliances, incl. air. No pets. 519-776-4805. 32-tf _____________________

KENNETH yARD WORKS Summer Clean Up. Sod, mulch, eavesthrough cleaning, and repairs, power washing. Trees & bushes trimmed or removed. Fully licensed and insured. Free estimates. Call Kenneth 519982-0362 or 519-776-4881. 23-tfn _____________________

FOR RENT: 2 bedroom lower apt. with yard at 235 Maidstone Ave., Essex. $595 + utilities. No pets. Call 519-776-4403. Available Sept. 30th. 34-1t* _____________________ FOR RENT: 2 Bedroom Apt. neat & clean. 3 levels, 1 & 1/2 baths. Close to downtown Essex. No pets. Phone 226-787-1170 (after 4pm) . 26-tf _____________________


_____________________ Buying or Selling a farm? Do you know the right questions and answers? Farm Experienced Realtor Carl Idzinski, Real Choice Realty. 519-817-8891.

LAWN CUTTING and additional services. Grass cutting, lawn rolling, aerating, dethatching, shrub trimming, granular fertilizer, and minor yard work. Call 519-839-4776 or 519-9814519, and ask for Steve. 13-tfn _____________________ “ON TIME MOVERS” - Are you moving? Need something picked up or delivered? Please call Larry or Dave today! 519736-7411 or 519-984-7412. 1-tf



_____________________ FOR SALE: 21 new & used cedar posts 6’, $5 ea. 30 Heavy Duty Steel Posts, $5 ea. 21” Reel

Lawnmower, $50. 18” Snapper Lawn Mower w/bagger, rebuilt $150. AV Alarm Bird Scaring Device, call for info. $500. 7 H.P Troy Rototiller - rebuilt, $500. John Deere Model (M) Tractor w/grape hoe, plus 10 implements and new battery. $3000. Call 519-839-4244 (Cottam).

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Guns, Coins, antique Bamboo Fly Rods, Shop Equipment, Toys, 1800’s Grandfather Clock, Household & Garden Saturday, September 7 at 10:00 am At 6896 Talbot Trail, Blenheim, just west of Dealtown. From Hwy 401 take exit # 81 south on Bloomfield Rd. to Talbot Trail, then west approx. 6 km to sale. Selling 10 long guns (PAL required), guns sell first at 10:00; old bamboo fly rods; quantity of old coins; 1800’s Kleiser York grandfather clock; pine poster queen bed & some other furniture; some art work, collectibles; treadmill & Bowflex exerciser; stand alone electronic games, etc; lg. quantity of good shop tools including Porter Cable stationery air compressor, 6” jointer, table saw, welder, antique carpenters table, hand tools, etc; lawn ornaments, glider, etc. Terms cash, debit, Visa, MC, 3% premium waived for cash Preview only from 8:30 am day of sale. Auctioneer: Jack Morris, 519-687-2530 or 1-800-462-3561 Details & photos at


_____________________ HELP WANTED General Labourers wanted. Fax resume to 519-723-2336. 49-tfn _____________________ HELP WANTED - Health Care Aide required. Must be available for shift work, weekends. Please fax resume to 519-733-8552. 31-4t _____________________ HELP WANTED: Asphalt Maintenance Co. Looking for full time worker. Must have drivers license & own transportation to work. Steel toe boots needed. Nights & days, some weekends & holidays. $14 per hr. to start. Fax resume to 519-726-4387. 33-2t*




Antique furniture, Over 200 Silver Dollars, Gold Coins, Rings, Jewelry, Sterling, Collectables. Go to this website for pictures and more information:


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_____________________ PIANO/KEyBOARD LESSONS for All Ages - Enjoy the gift that lasts a lifetime- music. Individualized lessons that are both enjoyable and educational. RCM Exam/Theory preparation or for fun. With 25 years experience as a private musical instructor/ director/ accompanist/performer, I can offer a wide perspective of music styles (Classical, Popular, Contemporary, Christian) with extensive expertise and musical insight. For rates and availability, please call LouAnne Mayville, at 519-77634-* 7990.

The Corporation of the Town of Essex Notice of Public Meeting to Consider Changes in Building Permit Fees, Planning Fees, and Miscellaneous Fees and Charges Take notice that the Council for The Corporation of the Town of Essex will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, September 9th, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at the Municipal Office, 33 Talbot Street South, Essex, Ontario. The purpose of the Public Meeting is to obtain public comments on proposed changes to the Town of Essex building permit fees, planning fees and miscellaneous fees and charges. The Public Meeting is also being held pursuant to Section 7 of the Building Code Act, 1992. A report outlining the changes and the rationale for the changes will be available to the public at the Public Meeting on Monday, September 9th, 2013, or online commencing August 12, 2013 at The proposed changes in fees will be considered to take effect on January 1, 2014. Any person may attend the Public Meeting, and make oral and/or written submissions either in support of or in opposition to the proposed changes in fees. If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed fee changes, you must make a written request to the Clerk of the Town of Essex at 33 Talbot Street South, Essex, Ontario N8M 1A8. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Donna Hunter, Director of Corporate Services, at (519) 776-7336 ext 19, or by e-mail at Dated at the Town of Essex August 5, 2013 Cheryl A. Bondy, Clerk Town of Essex 33 Talbot Street South, Essex, Ontario N8M 1A8 Telephone: 519-776-7336, extension 32

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YaRD salE: saturday, august 31st, from 9am - 3pm at 140 iler avenue, Essex. something for everyone. 34-1t* _____________________

_____________________ EstatE salE - Moving everything must go. Calls only. Dining room set with hutch, colour tv, bedroom sets/ with mattress, Pioneer stereo system, kitchen sets with 4 chairs like new, tool box and tools, steel guitar (dobro), oil lamps, a lot of extra dressers, lots of dishes, lots of appliances. Please call 519-727-3268 day or night. 34-1t* _____________________ living EstatE salE: Quality dishes/china (England mostly), lg. selection of Crystal, glassware, pots, pans, end tables, rocker/lounger, 7pc. walnut dining rm set - Excellent, 8 pc. dbl. bedroom set, odds & ends, 1946 sewing machine (complete). By appt. only 519-7768400. 33-2t* _____________________

PERSONAL _____________________ tHanK YOU: We want to thank Frank lafferty Farm for their donation of sweet corn to our annual BBQ. - god bless, Essex Baptist Church. 34-1t* _____________________


YaRD salE: august 31, september 1 & 2 at 9 am - 3 pm. 15765 County Rd, 8 Essex (2 miles West of #3, 4 miles East of Wallker). avon items, household and clothes. 34-1t* _____________________

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The 159th Harrow Fair - “Chick It Out!” Harrow anticipates the 159th Harrow Fair by Jennifer Cranston The Harrow Fair is a premier agricultural event in the region and draws tens of thousands of visitors to the community each year over the Labour Day Weekend. None of this is accomplished without the hard work of volunteers who spend months putting the event together. Robert Affleck is on the Board of Directors and is serving as Publicity Chairman for the first time. His presence on the Fair Board is a good example of the tradition and continuity that surrounds the fair. “My great, great, great grandfather was on the original fair board,” he said. The fair has always stayed true to its agricultural roots, but it isn’t just for farmers. It’s a good way for people to get an idea of where their food comes from. “It’s for people who aren’t country folk to learn about what life is like for country folk,” said Affleck. “It’s a different lifestyle away from the mall and video games.” Part of Affleck’s job is to do an interview with

CTV Windsor on Monday in Downtown Windsor. He always brings an animal with him. In past years he has had sheep mistaken for dogs. Once people couldn’t identify the chicken he was holding and when it was explained to them, some couldn’t understand why someone would own such an animal. There is no beer tent at the event as you might see at other fairs. “It’s a family event,” said Affleck. “It’s a last big bang before summer ends.” The fair is run completely by volunteers and has no corporate sponsors. The fair is self-sustaining and gets additional funding from small fundraisers throughout the year. “It shows the success of the fair,” he said. A highlight of the fair for Affleck is the 4-H achievement shows. “I enjoy watching the 4-H shows and all the kids who have spent all year raising these animals

“It’s for people who aren’t country folk to learn about what life is like for country folk. It’s a different lifestyle away from the mall and video games.” Robert Affleck - Board of Director Member that are often bigger than they are,” he said. The parade is a popular event. It takes place on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Affleck said that it is a huge parade that twists and turns through the community. One of the biggest draws to the fair is the variety of stage entertainment. There is live musical entertainment every night beginning on Thursday and running

through Sunday night. Other events include contests in everything from baking to photography to a mom or dad calling. Admission is $7 for adults and children under 12 are free. Weekend passes are available for $15. For more information and a complete list of events visit the website at or call the fair office at 519 7383262.

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The 159th Harrow Fair entertainment lineup - “Chick It Out!” Niagara Falls. Band Members are Mike Ure (lead vocals, acoustic/ electric rhythm guitar), Dean Mailloux (drums, backup vocals), Alex Seguin (bass, backup vocals), and Aiden Johnson-Bujold (lead guitar, backup vocals).

The Mike Ure Band takes to the Main Stage at the Harrow Fair Thursday night at 8:00 pm.

The Mike Ure Band The Mike Ure Band consists of four young, talented musicians and is one of the hottest country acts in the Windsor Essex-

County region today. Lead singer, Michael Ure, was born and raised in Harrow and grew up to find a passion for playing guitar and writing his

own music. He started off playing small town gigs in bars and restaurants before expanding his horizons and promoting his talent to a wider audience. In winter 2012, he beat out hundreds of competing artists and was invited to open for YouTube renowned artist, Tyler Ward, at the Sound Academy in Toronto. In fall 2012, Mike was selected as one of the top five country artists in Ontario on the CMT hit show Big in a Small Town. Traveling to Niagra Falls along with band mate Alex Segiun, Mike performed his single “Country Roots” in front of special guest judges Casey Clark and Crystal Shawanda. The Mike Ure Band is a cross between traditional country music and new modern rock country, influenced by groups such as Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Keith Urban. The Mike Ure Band has completed its first cover EP, which will be officially released later this summer. The band is currently booking show dates across the Windsor and Essex-County as well as in London, Dresden and

Dallas Smith As the lead singer of Default, Dallas Smith knows success. Prior to his breakout country solo debut album Jumped Right In and its smash first single, “Somebody Somewhere,” Default put out four albums. The JUNO Award winners sold a couple million records and paved the way for Smith to bring rock and roll power to his brand of energetic country. Smith grew up listening to a staple of ‘90s and current country superstars, especially when he spent his pre-Default days toiling as a sheet metal worker. But it’s only recently, while Default is taking a break, that he decided to “jump right in” and pursue his country dreams. “The album title describes how this experience has gone for me,” says Smith. “I kind of closed my eyes and made that leap of faith.” With a natural drawl in his voice, the songs on Jumped Right In sound as though Smith has never sung a note of rock and roll in his life. It’s as if he was born to sing country. And Smith makes it clear that his devotion to his new passion isn’t simply a passing fancy. “I love the fact that in country, the focus is on your voice and on the lyrics,” he explains. “No matter what you’re

See Dallas Smith live on the Main Stage at the Harrow Fair on Friday, August 30, at 8:00 pm.

singing about and how you’re dressed, the song is most important. And it’s perfectly suited to my type of voice.” Although he’s exercised his songwriting muscle on a trio of Jumped Right In songs including “What Kinda Love,” “And Then Some” and “Nothing But Summer,” Smith mainly

relied on the catalogues of million-selling Music Row hitmakers with proven track records to fuel the fire of the first album. “I didn’t want the record to be ballad heavy,” Smith declares. “I wanted to bring something upbeat on the radio. I can bring stuff that is upbeat, rock-

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The 159th Harrow Fair - “Chick It Out!” Schedule Of Events Thursday, August 29th 9:00 am Judging of all hall exhibits: needle arts, baking, grains, seeds, Vegetables, flowers, fruits, Poultry. 1:00 pm gates oPen to the Public. building open to the public immediately following judging (buildings may not open until after 4 pm) 4:00 pm 4-h sheeP Club achievement day, show Ring Judging sheeP (immediately following 4-h sheep Club), show Ring 6:00 pm Pie auCtion, Main stage 7:30 pm 4-h PoultRy Club aChieVeMent day, show Ring 7:30 pm haRRow faiR offiCial oPening, Main stage 8:00 pm liVe enteRtainMent: the Mike ure band, Main stage

Friday, August 30th 9:00 am 4-h swine Club aChieVeMent day, show Ring 9:00 am hoRse show: haflinger, welsh Ponies, grade, heavy horse, and Registered shetland Pony show, horse Ring 10:30 am teddy beaR PaRade, Main stage 10:30 am 4-h beef Club aChieVeMent day, show Ring 12 noon liVe enteRtainMent: tim holland, the Puppet tamer, Main stage 1:00 pm Judging beef Cattle, show Ring 1:30 pm MoM oR dad Calling Contest, Main stage 2:30 pm RolleR Pigeon Contest, Poultry barn



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Saturday, August 31st 10.00 am 4-h daiRy Club aChieVeMent day, show Ring 11:30 am PaRade: starts from the Country depot yard on sinasac; south on Victoria to king; east on king to Queen; north on Queen to Munger; east on Munger to walnut; south on walnut to king; west on king to Mcaffee; south on Mcaffee to the harrow fairgrounds. 1:00 pm Judging daiRy Cattle, show Ring 2:00 pm RoosteR CRowing Contest (immediately following Parade) Contest for birds and people), Poultry barn 2:00 pm tRaCtoR Pull, horse Ring (immediately following Parade) 5:00 pm lawn tRaCtoR RaCes, horse Ring 6:00 pm bossy bingo - 4-h dairy Club, show Ring

8:00 pm liVe enteRtainMent: bobby willis, Main stage

Sunday, September 1st 9:30 am ChuRCh seRViCe, Main stage 10:00 am light hoRse show, horse Ring 12 noon boRdeR City baRkeRs agility show, show Ring 1:00 pm Pedal tRaCtoR Pull 1:00 pm liVe enteRtainMent, Main stage 5-6:30 pm Pick up of exhibits. At conclusion of the Entertainment and Horse Show, draws will be made on prizes donated by various booths at the Fair.

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The 159th Harrow Fair entertainment lineup - “Chick It Out!” influenced and fun to play live, and have a great live show.” Smith will hit the stage at the Harrow Fair with a firstrate band that includes former Bif Naked bassist Scotty Cook, ex-Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal, guitaristfor-hire Darren Savard (Deric Ruttan, One More Girl) and utility instrumentalist Matt Rose, who plays banjo, mandolin and guitar. Bobby Wills by Jennifer Cranston Bobby Wills is a shining Canadian Country Music star and he is excited to be performing at the Harrow Fair on Saturday. “We have a big fan base in the Windsor area and there’s nothing better than playing a small town,” he said. “When they asked us, it was a no brainer.” He explained that there would always be a strong connection between Country Music and small towns. He likes the personal atmosphere of a show like this. “It’s a chance to be ‘with’ fans rather than ‘in front’ of them,” said Wills.

Wills has two songs that have made it to the top 10 Canadian Country Charts. “Somebody Will” and “Show Some Respect” are both singles from his first album with a major label. The album is entitled “If It Was That Easy.” That is also the name of his third single that has reached 24 on the charts. He is Bobby Wills performs live at the nominated for three awards from Harrow Fair on Saturday, at 8:00 pm. the Canadian Country Music Association. The weekend following the Harrow Fair he will head to Edmonton to learn if he has won Single of the Year for “Show Some Respect,” Rising Star, or Male Artist of The Year. Following that he will go to Nashville to work on his next album. Unlike many artists, Wills did not grow up knowing he wanted to be a musician. He really didn’t discover his gift for music until he won a bet on a trip to Austrailia. He was in a bar there on open mic night and his friend bet him $20 that he wouldn’t perform. He sang “The Dance” by Garth Brooks with the house band and was overwhelmed by the crowd’s positive response. That was when he started playing guitar. He didn’t pursue a career in music until years later. Wills was adopted as an infant and raised in Calgary. It wasn’t until he met and got to know his biological family that he realized music was in his blood. Many of his blood relatives are into music and some are even Juno winners. “It was then I realized that music was for me or I was for music,” he said.

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Essex 73’s look to defend GLJCHL title

There was a lot of action in front of the net at the 73’s training camp last week.

by Fred Groves The pieces of hopefully another championship team are slowly falling into place for the Essex 73’s. The defending Great

Lakes Junior ‘C’ Hockey League champs, who made it all the way to the OHA finals last year, opened its 2013-14 training camp last week and already are putting

together the roster. One of the areas that will need attention is defence, where the 73’s lost captain Kevin Boggs and fellow over-ager Blaise Baillargeon.

Entering his third season behind the bench, coach Gil Langlois and his staff are looking for big things from newcomers Zoran Popel who played Junior ‘B’ in Pt. Colborne and 20-year-old Brett Clarke. When the season starts, Essex will no doubt have the biggest blueliner in the league in 17-year-old Dan Mainella who is a Tecumseh Eagles product. “We got the big defenceman. We expect by mid-season he will be a big contributor. He really wants to learn. He is 6’5” and 240, you don’t stumble along someone like that very often,” said Langlois of Mainella. Phil Janikowski who played part of the season before ending the year with the high school Villanova Wildcats is back and 19-year-old Eric Shaw who was signed as an ‘AP’ last season, could put up some solid numbers up front. “It’s going very well so far. We like what we see,” said Langlois after

the first couple nights of training camp. Essex returns the league’s best player in MVP and scoring champ Corey Beaulieu who had 22 goals and 63 points. The right winger is an over-ager, and so is fast skating left winger Alex Garon who had 44 points in a shortened season due to a couple of injuries. With Zack Miletic opting not to return, that leaves defenceman/ forward Chad Hedrick, along with forwards Dylan Solecki and Marco Canzoneri vying for two of the remaining four over-ager spots. “We have committed to Alex and Corey at this point,” said Langloise. “It’s an awful one,” he said of having to narrow the field for the remaining over-ager spots. “They

are all great kids. This one is going to be personal.” Forwards Matthew Hebert, Jordan Ryan, Daniel Slipchuck, Colin DeLaet, Daniel McIntyre and Scott Bromley are expected to return as are defencemen Aaron Thiebert and Tyler Raymont. As far as goaltending is concerned, Arren Romeril is the lone returnee as last year’s top netminder in the GLJCHL, Trevor Wheaton, is with the Leamington Junior ‘B’ Flyers. SLAPSHOTS… The 73’s were in Amherstburg to take on the Admirals in a pre-season game on Wednesday. On Sept. 3 they host the Admirals at 7:15 p.m.

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lawn chair. Please RSVP by Sept. 3rd at 519-776-4628. Our fall programs resume with Community Care Ministry services at Iler Lodge on Wed., Sept.4th at 10:30 a.m. and at Country Village in Woodslee on Thurs., Sept. 5th at 6:30 p.m. SA connections will start Sept. 10th and Messy Church starts Sept. 12th. Our guest speakers on Sunday, Sept.1st are Majors Warrick and Lucy Pilgrim. Join us at 11 a.m. for Family Worship and before the service at 10 a.m. for our weekly Prayer Meeting. Woodslee United Church submitted by Sue Holman Welcome Back to our regular Sunday Service at 11:15 AM at Woodslee United Church and lunch afterwards. Rev. Catherine Elsdon will give the message. The door greeters will be Linda Armstrong and Mavis Wharf. Session will meet on Sept.3 at 7:30 PM in the Round Room. Bible Readers are needed please contact Mavis if you can do this.

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Holy Name of Jesus Church News submitted by Therese Lecuyer Our sympathy goes out to Rick and Donna Valenchuk on the passing of Velma Valenchuk. Congratulations to Roger and Beth Langis who celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Thank you to those assisting each week with weeding and maintaining our property. Meet & Greet: Fr. Francis Thekkumkattil who is filling in while Fr. Rob is on sabbatical. Come and welcome Fr. Francis after each mass on August 31st & September 1st in the Gathering Space. Hosted by our K of C and CWL. The CWL is collecting school back packs and supplies for the month of August to be donated to Children’s Aid Society. Please drop off in hallway. Thank you! Please remember to help the mission by saving your Foodland and Zehrs receipts. If you might not seem like much, but a little goes a long way. Thank you. God Bless you all and have a great week!

Salvation Army Essex Community Church Thanks to everyone who supported our Thrift Store BBQ’s which end Aug. 30th. All proceeds go to the Salvation Army Food Bank located at the rear of the Thrift Store. Please come join in the fun for all ages at our End of Summer Picnic. Meet at Lakeside Park in Kingsville at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept.7th. We will provide chicken and you fill in the rest with potluck dishes. Don’t forget your hat and

Maidstone Cross submitted by Wendy Pulleyblank Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to the St. Mary’s Golf Day. It was a huge success! Good luck to all the students returning to school next week. The Essex K of C first fish fry of the season takes place on Friday, September 13th . Happy Birthday wishes to Blake Quinlan, Ed Quinlan, Diane McGuire and Brian Cunningham. Please remember all who are sick and lonely and in the hospital or nursing home. Happy Labour Day everyone!







Bakerville News submitted by Evelyn Baker Weather in our area has been very nice the past week and hopefully will continue but we do need some rain.

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Happy Birthday Wishes this week to Tyler Holt, Tammy Stasko, Rob Baker, Karrie Baker, Don Market, and Amanda Stasko. Happy Anniversary wishes to my sister Jean and husband Dean. The Pleasant Valley Community Club held their pepper party with the winners being Mary Lou Chibi, Annette Assy, Madeline McGuire, Doug Fields, Thomas Allison & George Diesbourg and for regular cards on Saturday evening the lucky folks were Evelyn Young, Mary Demars, Elsie Smith, Eileen Ames, Grant Beacom, George Diesbourg & Robert Mogorodi. Door Prizes to Ben Puglia & Thomas Allison. Come out and join in Tuesday & Saturday at 7 PM. My cousin, Albert Fox, passed last Friday, in California. Al was the second son of the late Joe and Annie Fox of North Ridge, brother to Joe, and the late Barbara, of California, and Nettie and Don Market of Essex, and uncle of several nieces and nephews. He leaves behind his wife Jane, children Lou Ann, Monique, and Bradley and his grandchildren. The Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum was the place to be on Saturday for the Sadler Reunion which was poorly attended but for those who did attend, we had a great time reminiscing of days at work at Sadler’s Highway Market in Essex. Plans are being made for another reunion to be held next year. Have a great week and see you at the Harrow Fair.

approximately 30 children at our church during the week of August 12-16. Our congregation has enjoyed worshipping through the summer with our friends and neighbors from the Harrow Mennonite Church. We feel blessed to have had this opportunity under the spiritual leadership of Rev. Doreen Canavan during the month of August. On Sunday, September 1st, the congregation of Harrow United Church will worship at the Ecumenical Church Service which begins at 9:30 am on the fair grounds. Harrow Fair week is always a busy time for our church family. Our AOTS have been busy preparing pies for the pie tent and other volunteers will also be assisting during the fair. treatN8M yourself 25Come Centreby St,and Essex 1N8 to some delicious pie! We are thrilled that our new minister, Rev. Frank Staples Phone: 776-6522 Fax: 776-7265 __________________________________________ and his wife Susan are now in the process of settling into “Friendly, service sinceat1975” our community. Rev. personal Frank’s first service Harrow United Tax Planning & Preparation Church will be on Sunday, September 8th at 10:30 a.m. Bookkeeping Following the service, everyoneServices is invited stay and meet Managerial Needs & Problems Frank and Susan. Flowis&always Business Projections A warmCash welcome waiting for you at Harrow GST Consultants • Financialabout Planning United Church. For more information our church you can visit our website at:

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Sept. 14th from 12-3. Please come out and enjoy lunch with goodies for sale at our bake table and country store. Help support our parish and our Deanery ACW. CAKE & SMASH Youth Event: Join the Youth Ministry Team for a bowling event at Rose Bowl on Sept. 15th from 6:30-8pm to kick off our 2013-2014 year. Please RSVP to by Sept. 11th so we can ensure we have enough lanes booked. CAKE is open to all youth in grades 3-5 and SMASH is open to all youth in grades 6-12. Dessert Card Party at St. Stephen’s on Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. First meeting of CAKE for grades 3-5 is on September 27th from 6:30-8 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer There is an opportunity for a Youth Leader to join the Youth Ministry Team to assist with our SMASH (grades 6-12) group. The commitment is one Sunday evening a month. For further details please contact Cynthia 519 9729603

Brooker News submitted by Ruth Newman You will find a warm welcome every Sunday morning at our 10 am worship service with Pastor Steve Jones bringing the message. Communion will follow the service. Jr. Church is available for the children. Promotion Sunday will be held on September 8. As For ME and My House will return to entertain, inspire family and challenge us. Plan to attend, bring friends and family for some salads and deserts to share. Please keep the many in our community with health needs and those in nursing homes in your thoughts and prayers.

Woodslee Friendship Club Past week’s euchre and pepper winners were: Leo Durocher, George Diesbourg, Millie Fuerth, Pat Mullins, Bob Mullins, Joan Broeders, Edna Chevalier, Mary Demars, Audrey Stanley, Le Roy Davison, Ernie Lariviere, George Davidson, and Roy Mc Murren. We welcome new euchre players on Mondays at 1pm.,

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Memorial verses available Pepper on Wednesdays at ideals, is welcome to come. 1pm, and euchre on Fridays St. Paul’s/ Trinity Anglican at 7pm at St. John’s Hall. This Saturday, August NOTE: No cards on 30, is the last day to register Memorial verses the wine tour with Essex Labour Day, Monday Sept. for available at 2. Call Joanne at 519-975- Seniors. Payment must be made by August 30, as a 2409. deposit on the bus is required in advance. We plan to leave Essex United Church The Rotarians reported the Seniors Centre at 11:30 am, go for lunch,attake the they had as Memorial exceptionallyverses available good attendance for their tour and return to the Centre Perch dinner that raised by 5:30 p.m. September 1 is the last funds toward the Alberta flood victims. A new audio Sunday of the combined services. system is in service. What’s black and white Next Sunday the service will be in the lower hall and Cozy readCorners all over? when Jim Hatt will bring Bethel-Maidstone United a message on the question submitted by Bev Holland All are welcome to attend Who is God? Sunday worship The local committee our 16 Centre Street, Essexservice 10 a.m. with Pastor Linda on discussion concerning Sunday school is the direction of the United Blair. 519.776.4268 Church, as requested by at 10:15 a.m. A nursery is General Council, will available during the service. meet Monday, September Coffee hour is held in the 9, beginning at 3:30 p.m. hall after the service. Thank you to our guest Anyone interested in this review of the United Church speaker last week, Ian programs, purpose, property Phillips. Next Sunday we

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welcome back Linda and John. Her message will be “Work and Worship.” The door greeters are Judy and Bill Libby, Elder on duty is Glen Rogers and Lock-up is Cliff Campeau. Tues., Sept 3rd is the nursing home service at Iler Lodge at 2 pm. Volunteers are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Please join us! On Friday, Sept. 6th Joel Osteen will be at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Please at 7:30 pm. Call Linda Recycle for tickets if interested in this attending. paper Sunday Sept. 8th is “Welcome Back Sunday!” for the children as Sunday School resumes. Please If you are someone you know Recycle is ill or in hospital andthis would like a visit from paper Pastor Linda, please call her at 519-712-9512 or the office at 519-723-2284 so she can make arrangements to visit.

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Eels wrap up a successful summer

submitted to the EFP by William Chapman It started with the notion that a new season with veteran swimmers would bring a strong outcome for the Harrow Electric Eels. Dedication, hard work, and PleaseMemorial remember to verses positive attitudes coupled with a strong team effort from make your donations to the a good batch of new young Eels made for an interesting available Downtown Mission can and fun summer in the pool. on the table in the Narthex, The group gathered for a final time this season at the bring food donations for Harrow Arena to say goodbye. There was some sadness, the Essex Food Bank and as some swimmers would not see the group until next continue to save your used season. Parents and coaches mingled and laughed over postage stamps for the some of the events that went down during the season. Leprosy Mission. Thank Again, it was volunteerism that drove this get together, you for your continued parents and board members supplying the food and support. Memorial verses available desserts for the pot luck dinner. In attendance at the dinner were a couple that meant Essex Retirees the world to the Harrow Electric Eels Aquatic Team. Elections for the Retirees They are the reason that the Eels are so good, as they executive will be held allow the swimmers to practice in their backyard pool. following the Sept. 19 Pot Throughout theEssex season, whenever the Eels were in the 16 Centre St., Luck dinner. All members pool, Steve and Carol Butt were there, watching and are encouraged to attend. Judy Kelly had the high smiling, giving back to the young swimmers. In return, score for Saturday euchre. the team took care of the pool and purchased chemicals Call Call 519-776-4268 519-776-4268 Tom Kelly took second needed for the upkeep. The team saw the accolades that had been won place and Mavis Law third. Muriel Hyland was throughout the season which were presented with a the holder of high score at year-end video made up of photos taken by parents and Monday night Pepper and board members. Samantha Card, a swimmer with the Walter Hyland had most club, created the video. Board President Kirstin Wood gave the final peppers. Regina Garrod took low spot. Virgery Cascadden numbers for money raised during the successful season took high score at Tuesday along with some encouraging words to the swimmers afternoon Pepper, Georgette before introducing the coaches. The coaches surprised Nadeau had most peppers everyone by giving each swimmer an individual award and Evelyn Vivier took low that described the swimmer. Coach Jeremy Reaume thanked everyone for their spot. On Wed. night Regina Garrod held high score, efforts and said the most enjoyable part of being an Eels Louise Perrault had most coach was seeing the work ethic of the swimmers, how peppers and Betty Fields they improved all summer, and how that was reflected in the personal bests that were accomplished this season. was low. Floyd Cascadden won He stated that he thought the parents were awesome in the Thursday night Bridge their support of their swimmers and others on the team. and Pauline Olafson took “This was a summer of hard work, but it was so second. much fun, it really didn’t seem like work at all,” he said. Enjoy Labour Day “It will be strange not having swimmers asking me if weekend. The Centre will they could push me in the pool or what relay team am I be closed Monday. on.”



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Essex PeeWee Interlock wrap up season with exciting tournament

submitted to the EFP On August 16 the Essex PeeWee Interlock team participated in the yearend tournament at the Leamington Recreational Centre. The boys, having worked hard all year at practice, did not fair too well in the regular season with a 1 win, 13 loss record. Their hopes were not very high but they were excited to prove to all the other teams that they were not to be taken lightly. (There is only one Essex team and at

least three teams from Leamington, Kingsville and Amherstburg). On Friday night the boys faced Amherstburg. Right from the start they proved that they were there to play. Wyatt O’Neil and Connor Sagaert took to the pitching mound and put on a display that amazed the A’burg team. Juston Noakes made some great plays at first base. The whole team had luck a bat, and took advantage of stealing every base they could. Essex mercied Amher-

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Coach Erika expanded on Reaume’s comments. “Overall, this year was so exciting, stressful, but was so much fun,” she said. She went on to say that it was amazing to watch each swimmer improve. Both Reaume and Chadwick hope to return next season to continue their work with the team. “Seeing them so often, makes you realize that you will miss them when you don’t see them for a week,” Chadwick said in closing. Every year, the team gives the Butts a gift in appreciation for the use of their backyard pool. This year, Carol Butt, who volunteers at a food bank in Windsor, suggested that the gift go to the food bank. Wood and the board made a significant donation on behalf of the Butts to the Peace Food Bank, an organization that has been helping the needy since 2007. This group is a Christian based organization with the mission of feeding the hungry in the community, unconditionally. The donation was delivered to the group the day after the wrap up party.

stburg with a 14 - 2 win. On Saturday, the team was pumped up and you could feel the excitement. They took to their bats with new confidence against Leamington and showed them that last place didn’t mean an easy game. Essex dominated and overtook Leamington with a 10 -4 win. With two wins and no losses they felt invincible. However, the next game was against another Amherstburg team that got the best of Essex, leaving Essex with a 2-1 record. But since Essex had a better record they advanced to the finals on Sunday. The boys started out with a determination, holding Leamington in the final game, only giving up three runs in the first and getting one back on their turn around. The second inning proved to be devastating, as Leamington scored five runs putting Essex down 8-1. With hopes dampened, the coaches continued to pumped up spirits and Essex came out and scored six runs to make an 8-7 game. Backcatcher, Kieran Thibodeau, was playing his best game ever. Curtis Chippett, Connor Sagaert,



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Jacob Stecher and Shaden Boose manned the infield as Wyatt O’Neil pitched. Darryll Cadarrette, Kyle Posthumus, Mason Hrbek and Erik Jubinville kept the outfield. The boys rallied for another four innings, both teams playing their best. The score was 12-9 in favor of Leamington. In the 5th, with bases loaded for Essex, a bad

call, calling the Essex Boys out at second base ended a comeback. Essex came back out in the 6th taking Leamington down 1,2,3. Unfortunately, Essex could not overcome the Leamington lead, losing 12-9. This team overcame the odds - from last place in the regular season to taking second place

overall. Congratulations boys. The town of Essex is proud of you. Especially all the coaches that helped out this year. Thanks to Wade Boose, Dave Thibodeau, Matt Posthumus, Mike Hrbak, John Jubinville, and Tami Stecher. Special thanks to our sponsor The Essex Legion.

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1934 Dodge coupe wins “Old Car Detective” trophy

Jim and Angie Regnier with their trophywinning 1934 Dodge coupe at the 18th Annual Essex Fun Fest Car Show.

On Saturday, July 13, I drove to Essex, Ontario to attend the 18th Annual Fun Fest Car Show presented by the Essex Festival Committee and sponsored by Canadian Tire with the support of the Essex BIA. I was asked to select my favourite car, the winner to receive the “Old Car Detective” trophy. With about 200 classic vehicles to choose from, it was not an easy task. I finally picked the 1934 Dodge “resto-rod” coupe owned by Jim and Angie Regnier of Tilbury, Ontario. The colour caught my eye: 2002 Plymouth Prowler Orange. When Jim and Angie came up to receive their trophy, I asked them where their car came from. Jim said he bought it about ten years ago from Fred Herdman. Suddenly it hit me! I had written a newspaper story about this car over ten years ago, when it was part of a seven-vehicle collection owned by Fred’s late father, Jack Herdman. At that time, it was cream with blue fenders and all original. Over the past ten years, Jim Regnier has brought this 1934 Dodge rumbleseat coupe into the 21st century. It now has a new interior with bucket seats, air conditioning, full power everything (steering, brakes, etc.), chrome wheels, and a mostly stock 360 Cordoba V8 under the hood with Holly 4-barrel carb. An adaptor kit from California bolts the engine to a 700R Chevrolet automatic transmission with overdrive and with power delivered to a 9-inch Ford rear end. This means all the Big Three have contributed to keeping this car in motion. And when it’s time to stop, the front disc brakes with power booster bring the car to a halt. The original Dodge flathead six went to an enthusiast in Amherstburg who owns an all-original 1934 Plymouth coupe. Jim Regnier was born in 1941 and drove a rare 1954 Meteor Rideau convertible to high school in Tilbury. He repainted the original black a light blue, lowered it, and added bubble skirts and lakes pipes. The original 255 cubic inch flathead V8 remained stock and the transmission was “three on the tree.” After finishing high school, Jim replaced the car with a Pine Ridge Green ’55 Meteor 2-door. The convertible was sold locally, then went to nearby Chatham and disappeared. About three years ago, Jim saw a solid original 1939 DeSoto business coupe at the Barrie Swap Meet from 25 years of storage in the Peterborough area. He bought it and is now restoring this rare Desoto to original factory condition. Another story! Stay tuned. I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@sympatico. ca or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “Old Car Detective Favourite Stories, 1925 to 1965.”

by Fred Groves -MacPherson brings home the gold Big congratulations this week goes out to Essex’s Jessica MacPherson as she took home a gold medal from the girls under-16 Canadian baseball championships held in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Jessica helped Team Ontario beat Team Quebec 7-1. She had an RBI single in the fifth inning. During the preliminary portion of the event, she had four hits, scored three runs and drove in three runs. She played outfield and pitched one inning. • According to the McMaster University football team website, Woodslee’s Kyle Quinlan will be an assistant coach with his former team and will be the video/

coordinator running backs coach. Quinlan was the CIS Male Athlete of the Year last season. • In other football news, former Essex Red Raiders and Ravens running back Cody McCann will wear No. 26 in his freshmen season with the University of Windsor Lancers. • Essex golfer David Byrne just missed making the cut at the Great Waterway Classic in Morrisburg, Ontario as he shot a 74 and a 68 over the first two rounds. • It was a rough tournament for pitcher Skylar Janisse and the rest of Team Canada at the World Baseball Challenge in Prince George, B.C. In his second start, Janisse gave up six runs over five innings in the 7-4 loss to the USA.


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• Essex’s Trevor Wheaton and fellow Leamington Flyers goalie Austyn Roudebush combined to make 18 saves in a 3-0 shutout over the LaSalle Vipers in Junior ‘B’ preseason action. • It’s a big Ontario Baseball Association ‘C’ championship weekend in Leamington and the Kinsmen diamonds and the Essex Yellowjackets will be well represented. Friday at noon, the bantams take on Ancaster and then at 6 p.m. the Yellowjackets play Dorchester in the rookie division. If you have anything for the sports roundup, please contact Fred Groves at

Essex Rookie Travel Baseball submitted to the EFP On August 21, the Essex Rookies traveled to Tecumseh to take on the Rangers. Tecumseh came out firing early as they built up a 12-0 lead after two innings. Collin H. got Essex on the board in the top of the third inning with a RBI fielder’s choice. After adding a run in the bottom half of the third inning, Tecumseh led 13-1. In the top of the fourth inning Konner M. led off with a sharp double to left field to warm up the Essex bats. RBIs were provided by Luke W., Tyler T., Hayden V. and Riley L. Bryson Dr. also added a RBI with he lined a ball into left field for a double. Collin H. ended the scoring in the fourth with a two run single. Tecumseh answered Essex’s seven runs with seven of their own in the bottom of the fourth leading 20-8. Essex kept the bats going in the fifth when Jake E. led off with a double. Konner

M., Luke W., Bryson Dr. Ajin V., Tyler T. and Hayden V. all had RBIs to narrow the score to 20-14. In the top of the sixth Konner M. hammered a triple to bring home Tyson G. Braydin M. followed Konner M. with a double to make the score 21-16. Solid defense by Essex in the bottom of the sixth saw Essex go into the final inning down by five runs. Essex had the bases loaded with one out in the top of the seventh but a double play by Tecumseh ended any hopes of an Essex comeback. The Essex boys should hold their heads high as they worked hard and fought back from their twelve run deficit. Special congratulations goes out to Emmit P. for getting on base all four times at bat and for the arrival of his new baby brother. The team has a couple of practices left before the OBAs on Labour Day weekend, in Leamington.

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Submitted Mike Bennett Rob Quick’s night did not get off to a good start on Saturday at South Buxton Raceway as he spun out in the first turn on the first lap of his heat race. But the Cottam driver set the tone for the night as he recovered to win the heat race and went on to post a perfect three-for three night, including his fourth feature win of the season in the Tirecraft Mini-Mods. “The track was still greasy and I hopped it going in the corner and it turned me around,” Quick said of the early spin. He worked his way through the field and took the checkered on the final lap, taking advantage of lapped traffic to pass Blenheim’s Elliot Wilton in the final turn. Quick didn’t need any magic in the feature as he took the lead on lap seven and ran away from the field. “There’s a lot of fast cars out here, and I think I have the fastest,” Quick said. “As long as the car holds together, I hit my marks


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Racing results from South Buxton Raceway

Photo by James MacDonald Apex One Photo Cottam’s Rob Quick pumping his fist as he takes the checkered flag in the Tirecraft Mini-Mod feature.

and I don’t have anyone holding me up, that car will walk away,” said Quick, whose winning margin was a full corner ahead of Kingsville’s Larry Hart. After winning the crack-the-whip, he started the feature in the seventh position after the invert. He moved up to third on lap six when the caution came out on the next lap. Quick restarted behind the leader Larry Hart and got a great run on the outside, taking the lead coming out of turn two and was gone. The rest of the race ran caution free as Quick had no trouble working through the lapped traffic to extend his lead, leaving Hart to concentrate on holding off Dresden’s Matt Sorrell for second. Quick has had a streaky season, as his three previous feature wins came in a four-race span in late June, early July. As the season winds down, Quick says he has a car that will be tough to beat when he defends his 2012 season championship race victory on Sept. 7.

“We’ve done our homework and we’ve got it handling a little bit better,” Quick said. “P.J. (Wolters) puts in 30 to 40 hours a week, he’s doing a great job with the car,” Quick said of his crew chief and engine man. Quick’s sweep allowed him to vault from eighth to fourth in the standings, just one point behind third-place Rick Balasin of Chatham. “I wasn’t worried about the points but we’ve been pretty good lately and our points started to add up and we’re right just a few points out of third, which is amazing considering all the bad luck we’ve had,” he said. His second three-forthree night of the season gives Quick 20 checkered flags on the season, two less than Cottam’s Denis DeSerrano. “I like to win what I can because you never know when it’s gong to end,” he said. “I had a drought in 2010 and ’11 with no feature wins, so they can stop as fast as you can get them.” Merlin’s Jody Mason finished eighth and Kingsville’s Darren Small was 10th. Tilbury drivers Gerry Rivait and Ryan Beaulieu finished 13th and 15th respectively. DeSerrano, who went into the night with a comfortable 64-point lead over Merlin’s Steve Shaw Jr. atop the division standings, dodged a bullet when he was knocked out of the race on lap seventh with motor issues and finished 18th. But Shaw couldn’t take advantage of the opportunity as he was stranded on the infield after getting spun while running third with seven

laps to go. Shaw Jr. finished 16th. Shaw Jr. and Hart won their heat races earlier in the night. Grande Pointe’s Tyler Lozon pulled off one of the most dramatic feature wins of the season in any class. Lozon was running third coming out of turn four on the final lap of the Windride Transportation Sport Stocks feature when the leaders Eren Vanderiviere and Steve Shaw made contact coming for the checkereds and wound up on the infield, less than a 100 feet from the finish line. Lozon, pumping his fist out of the window, drove by the pair and into the Winner’s Circle for the first time since the 2012 season championship race – when coincidently he took the lead with two laps to go after an incident between the same two drivers. Vanderiviere was able to get back on the track to finish fourth while Shaw finished 11th. Lozon becomes the first driver other than Vanderiviere (eight) and Shaw (four) to win a Sport Stocks feature. Essex’s Doris Lajeunesse finished second, with Kingsville’s Rob Young fifth, Harrow’s Patrick Lajeunesse sixth, with Kingsville’s Tiffany Ellis, Windsor’s West Bertozzi and LaSalle’s Bob Visnjic finishing eighth through 10th.

Doris Lajeunesse won the first heat, his first checkered flag of the season. Chatham’s Louis Clements dodged an early multi-car accident to win his first Schinkels Gourmet Meats UMP Modifieds feature of the season. Clements, who went from 10th to third in the lap-four incident, took the led on lap 12 from Chatham’s Darryl Hoekstra and led the final eight laps. Clayton Smith, formerly of Woodslee and now resides in Taylor. Mich., finished second while Wheatley’s Justin Mills was eighth and Tilbury’s J.J. Beaulieu 10th. Merlin’s Brad McLeod finished 11th while several Essex County drivers were involved in the numerous cautions. Windsor’s Dan McIntyre placed 12th, Essex’s Gerald Martin was 13th, Windsor’s Emerson McIntyre 15th, Leamington’s Joel Dick was 17th, followed by Maidstone’s Scott Mackenzie, Windsor’s Shawn Gilles and Belle River’s Mario Toniolo.

Ridgetown’s Dale Glassford led all 20 laps of the Lube Tech/Great Canadian Oil Change UMP Late Models feature, his second straight and eighth of the season. The Canadian National Autism Foundation and its Kid’s Race program made its first visit to South Buxton. Fans in the grandstands donated over $1,000 in a pass-thehelmet collection during intermission and Jeff Daniels’ No. 20 Modified team donated over $600 to the foundation from team T-shirt sale proceeds. The annual Rick Haskell memorial race for the Late Models highlights the Aug. 31 race night, starting at 7 p.m.

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