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A LOOK INSIDE Essex pursuing outdoor smoke free initiatives PAgE 2 ________________ Public input sought for multi-year accessibility plan PAgE 3 ________________ Cottam walks for the troops PAgE 11 ________________ Future campers host car wash fundraiser PAgE 13 ________________ Cottam Yard Sale PAgE 16 ________________ Drouillard, Ravens make it two straight PAgE 28 ________________

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25th McGregor Music Festival draws big crowd

crowd,” said LeClair. While the number of participants for the car show was limited due to threatening weather early in the day, there were a few decorated golf carts that went home with prizes. Raffles once again helped boost the tally on the day but the pig auction was the highlight and within a few minutes, $1,000 was raised from that alone. A freezer, a barbecue and $200 worth of pork was on the line. The day’s entertainment started out with C2C Entertainment and the County BarberShoppers and included bands Bad Mustache and Brand X. While the amount raised on Sunday won’t be known for a Brand X brought their music to the festival. Festival. few days, LeClair said that over “You go year-by-year. We the past 25 years, they have just try and make it better. We raised well over $200,000. by Fred Groves they were there, as they have have local bands and a faithful Twenty-five years may mark been for two-and-a-half decades, a silver anniversary but the music was to raise money for the coming out of Co-An Park in Windsor-Essex County Cancer McGregor on Sunday was solid Centre Foundation. gold. “I think everyone here has For 10 hours, seven bands been hit by cancer in some form,” from across Windsor-Essex said LeClair. struck up some sweet sounds at Many of the volunteers had the 25th annual McGregor Music nametags that either said a family Festival. member or a friend had passed “We have the same bands away from cancer. In total, there every year, they want to do it. are over 60 volunteers including They contact us. It’s quality 10 committee members that music,” said festival chairperson make the event a success. Sue LeClair. Trying to come up with new Yes the music was great and a ways to bring the crowd out lot of people were up dancing in may be tough, but not for those the pavilion but the main reason who put on the McGregor Music

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Essex pursuing outdoor smoke free initiatives

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that would outline how to apply restrictions or create designated public areas that focus on no smoking around children at Town-owned facilities. Councillor Bill Baker put this motion forward, which was Council supported. Administration will look at town-owned recreational facilities to determine what each facility should incorporate as far as a ban or designated areas with consideration if they are youth-orientated or multi-purpose. For example, heÕ d like to see smoke free facilities at areas designed for youth. At the meeting, residents and local organizations were able to provide input on what they would like to see regarding the issue. Essex Council has been talking about potentially implementing an outdoor smoke free bylaw at town-owned facilities for the past year to protect youth against second hand smoke and to potentially around youth de-normalize smoking. Director of Corporate Services Donna Hunter highlighted the background of this issue.

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She explained that on June 3, 2013 there was a report to Council to determine its interest with an Outdoor Smoke Free bylaw. At that time, it was recommended the bylaw be drafted to include recreational facilities, sports fields, playgrounds, parks and parkettes, trails (excluding roadside trails), the beach at Colchester Harbour, and the Marina (excluding private boats). At that time, Council moved to postpone the consideration. The Windsor Essex County Health Unit requested Essex consider a bylaw prohibiting smoking at outdoor municipal facilities. At the June 17, 2013 meeting, Council received the related report that included background information and sought support for a bylaw that would prohibit smoking on municipally owned or leased properties, and that a bylaw be drafted. Further, on July 8, a council resolution instructed administration to prepare a report with

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Public input sought for multi-year accessibility plan by Sylene Argent In conjunction with Essex Administration, the Essex Accessibility Advisory Committee (EAAC) has created a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. This document has been designed to prevent, pinpoint, and address accessibility barriers within the Municipality though to 2017. The Multi-Year Accessibility Plan will be updated at least once every five years. This Plan will help with inclusiveness and will have its members take on various initiatives that will improve accessibility in Town-related services, programs, and facilities. The community has until June 11 to give feedback on this plan, and the EAAC looks forward to receiving input on this piece of legislative work to prevent and remove accessibility barriers

around the Municipality. In addition to removing barriers, the Town has to create this Multi-Year Accessibility Plan, as it is required to do so under the accessibility planning requirements for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In the draft report, which is available for viewing online at www. by clicking on Ò News and NoticesÓ under the Town Hall section, it notes that one in seven Ontarians have a disability. It is anticipated, as the population ages, that statistic will increase to 1 in 5 in just over two decades. This report highlights what the EAAC does. Its members provide insight on accessibility for site plans and rezoning applications, review plans for new

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Community invited to attend recreation master plan open houses by Sylene Argent The Town of Essex will host three informal public open houses in the near future to get community input as it pertains to the

Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan that administration is drafting. It is hoped these events, which will each take place in a different area within

the municipality, will attract a great turnout as residents weigh in on what they would like to see within the municipality as far as recreation is

concerned over the next five to ten years. Director of Community Services, Doug Sweet, said the Master Plan would

help Council and administration identify gaps in current recreational services. It will also help point administration in the correct direction

to identify future opportunities. Since amalgamation, Essex has not created a Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan. This Plan, Sweet said, will help administration evaluate current services and facilities and will act as a road map for the next decade. This plan will be an ongoing document that would be revisited and reevaluated every year. Its content will change as time progresses, but it will be a useful roadmap tool as the Town heads into the future. It is important to hear from everyone at the open houses, Sweet noted. The Town wants to hear what parents want in the municipality as far as their preschoolers and youth are concerned. And staff wants to hear from seniors as to what programs or services they would like. They also want input from the demographic that falls between those two age groups. Ò What we want to know is what we can do to enhance the Town,Ó Sweet said. Ò We really want the public to be a part of this [process].Ó The informal open house meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, June 11 at the Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre, Tuesday, June 17 at the Essex Centre Sports Complex and Thursday, June 19 at the McGregor Community Centre. These events will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Residents can attend the event at any time during that time slot for their convenience. As this is an informal meeting, attendees will be free to read information available at various stations, speak to Town representatives, and forward their opinions or hopes for the future of recreation within the Town of Essex. The open houses are being held in different areas within the

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spaces from $100 to $300. The TownÕ s website also has many accessibility features to ensure content is available in many formats. The EAAC is also hoping to put a new lift in at the Aquatics Centre. This item was budgeted this year. If residents have any comments or suggestions they would like add to the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan, they are encourage to forward them. Even after the Plan is adopted, the EAAC always wants to hear feedback from the public to get ideas on to how to improve accessibility and inclusiveness in Town. Community members are welcome to send their comments until June 11 to

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the EAAC Secretary, Lynn Moroz. Mail may be sent to 33 Talbot Street South, Essex, Ontario N8M 1A8. Emails may be sent to, and faxes forwarded to 519-776-8811. Sometimes, she added, an issue a resident sees may not have been identified by the Committee, so it’s always good to attend one of the EAAC meetings, or contact the Town Clerk at 519-776-7336 to forward ideas or concerns. Anyone interested in this subject is also encouraged to give thought to becoming a future EAAC member.


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community because each area has different needs, Sweet noted. Through these open houses, the Town is trying to discover trends with each demographic. Sweet also urges area residents to visit www. to fill out a related survey. This survey has 37 questions and its direction is to discover how the Town is doing currently with its services and programming, and how residents would like to see that grow. This will help pinpoint gaps and inefficiencies. Facility users and residents have until July 11 to complete the survey. These surveys are also available at area recreational facilities such as the arena and the Aquatics Centre. Those who attend the open house will also have an opportunity to fill out a

survey there. So far, Sweet has heard residents want family type activities and services to be available, such as park enhancements and the addition of more splash pads. Having a Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan drafted could also aid the Town in being successful in obtaining grants when they become available from higher tiers of government.

Sweet hopes, after information and feedback is collected from the community, to draft a preliminary draft Master Plan that will be presented to Council his fall. From there, another public open house will be scheduled and the document will be updated for potential Council adoption by the end of the year.





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Pedestrian and cyclist safety a concern I was happy when I heard that thereÕ s interest in creating a multi-use trail on Maidstone Ave that would run from Talbot St. to Highway #3 (the Bypass). I often see pedestrians and cyclists on that stretch of road. This includes Essex District High School students heading to Tim Hortons or McDonaldÕ s at lunch or during spares. Pedestrians are forced to walk a strip of grass on the south (Canadian Tire) side of the road. Cyclists dare the roads. When the weather is fine, my concerns for pedestrians are less than when the weather is foul and they are forced to wade through snow. I am always concerned about the cyclists as there is a decent amount of traffic on the road, which includes large trucks. A multi-use trail on that road that could be used by pedestrians and cyclists would be a blessing. I think it could also be a lifesaver.

If a pedestrian or cyclist were hit, you can bet there would Ð at the very least - be a loud reaction. Ben Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.Ó The sooner that pedestrians and cyclists can be properly accommodated on that road, the better. It is also important to note that it is a gateway into our community. A well laid-out trail with decent lighting could be a great cosmetic improvement. It would also provide an excuse to tackle the weeds that are there and clear a good swatch of them away along the trail. I know there is some debate as to who is responsible for that bit of road. The buck gets passed around. Working on a joint-project is a great way to bring these parties together to do something positive for the community as a whole. When it comes to a multi-use trail there, it’s time to start walking-the walk.


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Letter to the Editor I want to share a story that happened to my family this weekend in Essex at Spoons My husband and I along with our three boys (the oldest is five and two year old twins) decided to go out for breakfast Saturday morning before heading to the Meet The Machine at the WFCU. We decided to give Spoons a try. Having the three boys under the age of 6 “Dinning In” restaurants that donÕ t have slides or other play areas are usually a last resort. But we decided to tough it out. We grabbed a booth that was out of the sun but close enough to the exit in case someone decided to cause a scene. Once we ordered our food a lovely couple from the other side of the restaurant was getting ready to leave, not because we were loud but because they had finished their breakfast. Since we were sitting by the door I made some small talk, explaining that we don’t get out very often with the boys and I hope we didnÕ t bother her too bad. She replied, “Oh my goodness, no. It’s just nice to see young families out with their kids especially in a restaurant.Ó My oldest then piped up and told the lady that his name was J-U-S-T-I-N an that he was five and had broke his elbow because he flipped over the handle bars of his bike and had to get pins. She felt so bad for my son and began to ask him questions. At the same time the gentleman she was with joined her at the door and he too asked Justin about his elbow. Shortly after they said, “have a great time at the machine showÓ and the twins waved and we all said, “Have a good day”. Shortly after our lovely waitress topped up our coffees and asked us if we knew that couple because they just paid for your breakfast. IÕ m not one to be speechless but I was in shock. Fighting back tears I asked her if she was sure. And, yes, they paid for our family of five’s entire breakfast. Holy smokes!

This proves that there are some awesome people in this world. Even now IÕ m in disbelief that this couple that had no idea who we are picked up the entire tab. I would just like to say thank you to that lovely couple, and I would like to let them know that we plan to “pay it Forward.Ó This experience taught our son a very valuable lesson and reminded us that through all the bad there is still a glimmer of hope. I hope you have enjoyed this story. Still in shock, - Dana

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Letter to the Editor World War II Recollections As I experienced the 70th anniversary of D Day June 6, 2014, I realize that the entire population of North America was involved in that war in some fashion. I was 15 when the Allies invaded Europe with the mission of retaking the continent and defeating Nazi Germany. The invasion was a culmination of the actions of those who had allied themselves to combat HitlerÕ s attempt to enslave or slaughter all those who were not Arians. General D.W. EisenhowerÕ s strategy for the invasion demonstrated the willingness of free people to cooperate as they made every effort to maintain liberty. In trying to evoke the feelings I had during the days of the war, from 1939 to 1945, I think perhaps exhilaration is the overarching response I had to the entire time. I was 10 years old at the beginning of the conflict. I remember my ambivalence about unfolding events. I resented being too young to participate but was willing to do whatever I could to contribute to my countryÕ s

involvement. I was in fifth grade. We were encouraged to knit scarves and socks for service men. I remember rushing to the window in our one room school to see Harvard trainer or Avro Anson planes fly by. It motivated me to do the handwork even though I hated knitting. When I was 13, teenagers were invited to work in the canning factory during the summer holidays, since most of our young men were overseas. Dehydrated pork and beans were being produced for shipment to Britain. I began to feel that I was finally part of the cause. I worked nights. When I got home in the morning I often helped my father with fieldwork until noon. Five hours sleep was all I needed. I habitually wake after five hours to this day. I remember ration cards that limited the amount of certain foods we could buy. We always had plenty because we were farmers. Our relatives from town lined our veranda on Sunday. They came for meat because it was in short supply and we butchered our own. One of

my fatherÕ s uncles had a garden on wonderful black soil. He made a big barrel of sauerkraut from the cabbage here grew which he contributed to those meals. There was an amazing amount of cooperation during the war years. Movie Tone News kept us appraised of the progress of the hostilities to some degree. Much of it was propaganda intended to keep us from feeling depressed or jaded at the slow progress the allies were making. D Day changed all that. We were inspired to redouble our efforts to support the troops and our faith was reawakened to believe victory was imminent. Films of the invasion, even though heart wrenching in their exposure of the price of deliverance, reinforced our resolve to continue. I am grateful to have been part of the generation molded by that remarkable period in our history. - Isabelle Ferguson

Let’s Talk About... by Evelyn Couch Famed Essex coaches We think of Essex as a hockey town but it is gratifying to learn that another sport was represented as local athletes were recently inducted into the Windsor Essex County Sports Hall. One is Bill Hogarth who introduced wrestling at Essex High School and guided student Colin Dynes to being a national winner in that sport. We know he won many medals and was outstanding in his category. We are told Hogarth won 13 WECSSAA, 10 SWOSSAA and three OFSAA team championships while 56 athletes

won medals under his guidance, So I think Essex can lay claim to Hogarth being one of our sport heroes and he is on that sport mural at the high school. The other one to be inducted in that sports Hall of Fame does involve hockey. He is Dave Prpich who coached the Essex 73s and guided them to OHA Junior C championship before he went to the Windsor Spitfires. So the town can be proud to learn that two coaches in our midst that brought championship status to our young sports people are being recognized for their accomplishments and that they played a part in Essex sports. The report in the Windsor Star made it known that both the coaches were involved with local youth in their sport category and that gives Essex more publicity for its record as a Sports town.

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The Essex Railway Station Restoration 20th Anniversary Celebration

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submitted by Bill Gay What better time to recall a time when pride in our heritage was at a high and to salute those who helped build a wonderful edifice that combines to attract 5,000 persons to on and off site events each year. Essex businessman Gerry Schinkel took over a business founded in 1912 by the Roberts family and made it into the success Schinkel’s Meat Market and Deli is today. It was Gerry’s respect for the past, and love of our rich Essex history that propelled him in a campaign that ended up taking years to restore our beautiful railway station. Gerry left no source of support and promotion to complete the task which now celebrates 20 years. Typically modest, he credits Evelyn Burns, who encouraged him to support a Windsor railway group who worked on weekends to maintain the integrity of the building. Like today, money in support of civic projects is hard to come by. MP Steven Langdon and MPP Pat Hayes brought NDP national leader and Essex native Audrey McLaughlin to town for a gala celebration at the arena to support the campaign. The list of support for “Gerry’s Station” was off and running and never looked back. Today we thank all those Essex and area citizens who helped Gerry and the Save Our Station Committee to complete what railway historians called “one of North America’s most significant railway properties.” Thanks Gerry Schinkel.

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Guest Bob Mitchell, representing ‘SOLRS’, on the topic of Restoration of the “Spirit of Windsor” locomotive.

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Guest Speakers from Elder College, as well as Bob Mitchell and Gary MacLeod.

Thursday, June 19

Retired EDHS teachers Rosalind Knight and Barb Sandre, book signing their novels regarding the History of Essex County.

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by Sylene Argent As a way to promote accessibility around the county, John Boyko of the Essex County Accessibility Advisory Committee helped organize a wheelchair basketball game at Western Secondary School that involved students, teachers and area dignitaries. This event, Boyko

said, is one that he organized with the school. Similar games have been hosted in the past. Its main purpose is to promote accessibility in the county, such as physical and attitudinal barriers. The tip off had the Western students and teachers take on a dozen participating area mayors and councillors, including

Essex County Warden Tom Bain. The game, Boyko said, is all in fun. All of the contenders in the game played from a wheelchair. This helped everyone interact on the same playing level. The students always respond well to the game and enjoy playing, he said.

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Cottam walks for the troops from many military personnel at that time that they were feeling forgotten and that broke Squire’s heart. She began organizing the walk and continues to do so to show soldiers and other military personnel, and their families, that they have not been forgotten and that their sacrifices are recognized. After seven years of

Area residents and supporters gathered in Cottam on Sunday to participate in the seventh annual Support the Troops Walk.

by Sylene Argent For the seventh year in a row, American and Canadian flags waved in Cottam as Walk for the Troops participants gathered at Pam Squire’s Cottam residence on Sunday to walk the 3.8 mile trek around the

area to show support for deployed military personnel and all those who serve, including emergency responders. Squire was pleased that around 50 participants laced up to take part in the annual event this year despite the threat of

rain overhead. The walk typically takes place the day after the annual Cottam Community Yard Sale. Squire started the walk in honour of her son Troy who was deployed as part of the American Army. She was hearing

hosting the Support our Troops walk, Squire said she has received feedback that has helped let soldiers know they are important. Hosting support events like the walk, she noted, means a lot not only to those soldiers and military person but also to veterans. Before the participants kicked off the walk, Squire gave recognition

to Vietnam and WWII veterans to say thank you for their sacrifices. It was especially important to thank WWII veterans, she said, because it was D-Day’s 70th anniversary on June 6, which took place two days before the walk.

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Be a part of your blooming community! submitted to EFP The Essex Communities in Bloom (CIB) Committee invites you to enter the Front Yard and Balcony Contest by nominating yourself, a friend, a neighbour, or any beautiful front garden or balcony you notice as you travel through the Town of Essex. Submissions can be made by emailing a photo with information on the person or property and noting in the subject line: 2014 Front Yard and Balcony Contest. Emails can be sent to jaloisio@ Nomination forms are also available on the Town of Essex website, at Town Hall, and at Town of Essex recreation facilities. Ò Communities in Bloom is a national program that the Town of Essex proudly participates in each year with its municipality-

wide Front Yard and Balcony Contest,Ó says CIB Committee Co-Chair Ron Rogers. Ò We encourage everyone to participate by maintaining and enhancing their properties, taking pride in their community, and nominating someone who deserves recognition for their efforts.Ó

Entries in the contest are judged based on five criteria: curb appeal, tidiness and maintenance, variation and balance, stimulation of senses, and originality. The Communities in Bloom Committee received 130 entries in last yearÕ s contest and handed out 36 5-Bloom Awards at the annual awards event

held in October. The deadline for this yearÕ s contest is Friday, July 25. Judging begins on July 30. To find out more, visit the Town of Essex website (www.essex. ca) and search for Communities in Bloom.

The Voice Of Experience by Evelyn Couch

- Parking lot woes Two persons have suggested that I write something about parking in Essex, particularly on the Southland Plaza. They resent the owners of cars that take two spaces. IsnÕ t that just carelessness in lining up oneÕ s vehicle? Or is it with the idea of trying to avoid having another car door damage a shiny new car? My informants assumed it was both reasons although one said, Ò If they are afraid their car will get scratched why donÕ t they park at the far end, away from where most cars are parked?Ó That means at the Talbot Street end, so it is assumed the owners are too lazy to walk that far. It could be they have trouble walking that far with the groceries they buy. Or maybe they think that is too far to have to take the cart to the special place meant for it. The other problem for these two men was the carts being left where they are emptied instead of being taken back to the compound where they are supposed to be stored. The one man was really annoyed when he learned he had to put a loonie in the box to get a cart. He knew he would get it back when he took the cart to the compound but he felt a dollar coin was just too much.

Do you recall when you could get a cart for 25 cents? Then Jeff, the store manage realized that was a bother for his customers so he stopped charging for the carts with a warning. It clearly stated there would not be a charge if the carts were always returned to the compound but if too many were left among the cars in the parking lot, then he would reinstate the charge. These two men had all kinds of remarks to make about people who leave a cart where they empty it. Nasty adjectives and lazy was among the very mild ones. Certainly they referred to those people as inconsiderate and selfish, using rougher terms. There is no doubt those two or three words were accurate description and I am assuming Manager Jeff thought the quarter fee might not be a sufficient incentive for those people to return the shopping cart to its place Were you a guilty one about not returning your cart? Oh no, none of my readers would be guilty of being inconsiderate! And does it annoy you that you now have to use a loonie. Especially when you were an old faithful at doing his or her part in getting a cart free.

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Future campers host car wash fundraiser

by Sylene Argent Part of the Values, Influences, and Peers (VIP) program is the importance of paying it forward. Regional grade six graduates of

the program who were selected to take part in the upcoming Cop Camp, met for the first time on Saturday afternoon to participate in fundraising car washes. These events

were held in the parking lot of the Essex Centre Fire Station #1 and also at the Puce Fire Hall. The funds that were raised will be forwarded to the John McGivney Children’s

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in many activities on site at the campground and off site as well. These students participate in teambuilding activities and socialize with new friends and members of the OPP. Mackenzie Cassidy of Holy Name Catholic Elementary School is extremely excited to participate in Cop Camp this summer and is looking forward to meeting new

people at the camp. She was delighted to learn she was selected to attend the camp by her teachers. She believes she was selected to participate because she enjoys helping the youth at her school with school-related work. “It’s important for the little kids to have a good role model,” she commented.

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Essex pursuing outdoor smoke free initiatives... facilities, splash-pads and skate parks designated smoke free facilities. The majority of respondents wanted to see some form of control over smoking at sports fields, the Colchester Harbour and Beach (excluding private boats), and other municipal facilities. The majority of respondents also indicated that smoking should be permitted anywhere or in designated areas at municipal parks and trails. Potentially this bylaw could look for ways to implement outdoor smoking bans at certain municipal facilities or could incorporate designated smoking areas. The floor was opened up to any residents or groups who wished to

speak to the issue. Essex resident and Essex Centre BIA Chairperson Stephen Bjorkman noted he didnÕ t want to see any smoking at youth facilities such as slash pads and skate parks. He said there should be designated areas for smoking at other municipal facilities where there is a mix of adults and children. Judy Lund and youth volunteers from the Canadian Cancer Society noted smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in Canada, and that abandoned cigarette butts are unsightly and cost money to be disposed of. They commented that Essex and the Windsor-Essex region should brand itself as a place of healthy living. Kristy McBeth,

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Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention with the Windsor-Essex Health Unit commented that the Health Unit and the Canadian Cancer Society are partners with the Go For Health network committed to improving the region. She commented that legislations like this become self-regulated. Ò I always say there is the revolution and then the evolution. The revolution is passing these things, and the evolution is where it becomes common sense and people recognize it and selfregulate,Ó McBeth said, encouraging Essex to consider an outdoor smoke free initiative as she believes it is really important. One resident indicated Essex should take a leadership role on the issue. Another asked why cigarette and like companies are not flipping the bill as it pertains to creating designated areas. Essex Councillor Randy Voakes recognized there is a cost to designating smoking areas. If council chooses to implement a designated smoking area, then he believes Council will protect its residents until the provincial election is over and it implements a policy at that time. At previous

Council meetings, it was discussed that last November, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews, released the Youth Smoking Prevention Act, of which part of this act included a ban at certain outdoor spaces, including parks and playgrounds. The bill was still being read at QueenÕ s Park, but the fate of the bill is unknown as the province is currently engaged in an election. Councillor Sherry Bondy said she is clear on her position that at playgrounds, recreational facilities, splash pads and skate parks there should not be designated smoking areas because there are youth there, there should be no smoking at all. Ò To me it is pretty black and white here. Anywhere there are children IÕ d like to not see smoking at all,Ó Bondy said. Councillor Bill Baker added he doesnÕ t want to see smoking around children, but doesnÕ t want to deter families from using town-owned facilities. He also had concerns that the Town will spend a lot

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of time on it, and then the province may implement a policy in the future. He believes that since many municipalities in the region are investigating or have implemented similar outdoor smoke free areas, the rules will vary from municipality to municipality. Increasing education about the effects of smoking, he noted, helps make people aware of the potential consequences. He added that after hearing public input at the meeting that designated areas are probably something that makes more sense than implementing setbacks from facilities. The question is what should the municipality do about this potential policy. Councillor John Scott said that in order to enforce this there needs to be designated area outside the area that has banned smoking. Mayor Ron McDermott said this policy would be of benefit to youth. He believes there is a need for designated areas to be implemented.

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Former Essex residents visit area for faith mission

Patricia and Don Grondin, formerly of Essex, revisited the area last week to embark on a faith mission.

by Sylene Argent Don and Patricia Grondin have been together for forty years, having first met at Essex District High School. After completing college, the couple moved to Calgary to pursue their careers and build a life together. Throughout the years, the couple has returned to Essex to visit friends and family. Last week, their visit had a special purpose, as it was part of their faith mission in Ò Claiming Canada for Christ.Ó The Grondins have selected southerly, easterly, northerly, and westerly points on the Canadian map to continue a mission that their church, the North West Family Church, and Pastors, Roy and Marilyn Holmquist, began in Calgary. In Ò Claiming Canada for Christ,Ó Don and Patricia recently went to Point Pelee to place

four stakes in the ground. All four wooden stakes had three sides engraved, one with the word Ò Canada SouthÓ for its location, and the other two inscriptions said Ò Canada is GodÕ s Country,Ó and cited Psalm 72:8, Ò He shall have dominion also from sea to sea.Ó They drove these stakes into the ground. Stakes will also be placed near the Yukon and Alaska border and in Inuvik in the Northwest

Territories this summer, as well as Cape Spear in Newfoundland in 2015. Don and Patricia got this idea from their church, which held a similar mission at its location in Calgary, but the couple wanted to do this Canada wide. They have traveled to these locations before and were both thinking they should take on the project. This mission, they noted, is part of wanting a safe country.


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The Union Water Supply System supplies drinking water to Leamington, Kingsville, and parts of Essex and Lakeshore. The UWSS has prepared a Financial Plan 041-301, dated April 29, 2014 as required under Ontario Regulation 453/07 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002. The Union Water Supply System Financial Plan 041-301 and the regulation under which it was prepared will be available upon request, during regular business hours and at no charge at the following locations: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cottam Yard Sale - opportunity to raise funds for good causes

Alex’s Walking Warriors hosted a fundraising yard sale during the Cottam wide event on Saturday. The proceeds of their event will go towards Relay for Life.

by Sylene Argent There were plenty of deals, rare treasures, and unique finds to be found on Saturday as residents in the Cottam community teamed up to host the annual Cottam Community Yard Sale. The sunny Saturday afternoon offered a chance

for families to visit Cottam and spend time together outdoors, looking for items they could use at their own homes. This annual event also provided an opportunity for some of the area neighbours to host yard sales as fundraisers for charities and non-profit organizations.

The family of Karen Archer decided to use the community yard sale event to raise money for a good cause. She called on the forces of her friends and family members that make up AlexÕ s Walking Warriors, a Relay for Life team, to help organize the yard sale that will benefit the Canadian Cancer Society through their team. Archer noted that AlexÕ s Walking Warriors was formed around five years ago, and this team has been organizing a yard sale as a fundraiser to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society through the Relay for Life event for the past three years. The team was formed to support her son, Alex, who was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of five. Alex finished his first round of treatment in March 2012 and his cancer went into remission. He had a relapse in April of last year but is once again in remission. Alex, now 9, attends Gosfield North Public School and plays soccer, hockey and baseball. He has one more year of treatment but he feels well, his mother said. ItÕ s important for AlexÕ s Walking Warriors to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society through the annual Relay for Life event, so that that organization can continue to conduct cancer-related research and support families who have a loved one who is battling the disease.

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South Buxton Raceway

photo by James MacDonald Pictured above car racer Rob Young took two checkered flags last weekend at South Buxton Raceway.

Rob Young has waited so long for his first career feature win at South Buxton Raceway, he took the checkered flag twice Ð just in case. Young, who first raced at South Buxton in 1982 as a 22-year-old rookie, won the Tirecraft Sport Stocks feature on Saturday night, taking the lead midway through the 20-lap race. Young was going through the final turn with the checkered flag in sight but a late caution set the stage for a greencheckered finish. The Kingsville driver

held off the field on the one-lap shootout for the win, but everyone behind Young continued to race on cool-down lap. Ò I took the checkered and figured I had it won, but everyone kept racing, so I had to keep going just to be sure,Ó Young said of the confusing finish. Ò I could hear them coming like a bunch of killer bees, so I had to hammer down on back straightaway, even though I knew I won it a lap ago,Ó he said. Several cars crashed after crossing the finish

line a second time while EssexÕ s Doris Lajeunesse came back around and stopped at the line, thinking he had won the race. But the checkered flag went to Young, who was ecstatic with his first career South Buxton feature win. Ò IÕ ve waited a long time for this, now IÕ ve won it, IÕ ve won it, IÕ ve won it,Ó he said emphatically to the approval of the large crowd. Young raced briefly at South Buxton in the early 1980s but concentrated on his asphalt racing at the former Windsor Checker Flag Speedway, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012. After taking more than a decade off, he returned to South Buxton in 2008 where he has finished in the top 10 in points every season, won more than a dozen preliminary races and one non-points 10lap feature in the 2012 Shootout.

Ò IÕ m a lot older than a lot of these guys, and I was saying to Jerry (Lewis) last year, if I just had what these guys had, I could race with them,Ó Young said of his longtime racing partner. Now, the 54-yearold Young has the same equipment as the top runners in the Sport Stocks class with his new car. Ò My wife (Cathy) bought me this,Ó he pointed at his new machine. Ò The old one was a full-frame car and weighed 280 pounds more than anyone else. Ò Now we have a tubular car with a Howe


chassis and a Camaro front clip, itÕ s the same stuff that Steve (Shaw) and Eren (Vanderiviere) have,Ó he said of the classÕ s top two drivers. Young followed the leader ChathamÕ s Eric Vanderiviere through the first 10 laps before using his old car, driven by EssexÕ s Dillon Moody, as a block to take the lead for good. Four late cautions, however, erased YoungÕ s lead but he held off challenges from both Vanderiviere brothers and Lajeunesse on the ensuing restarts to hang on to his lead. Lajeunesse was credited with a secondplace finish in the wild,

with MerlinÕ s Eren Vanderiviere, WindsorÕ s West Bertozzi and Eric Vanderiviere rounded out the top five. CottamÕ s Tiffany Ellis finished 11th, Moody 12th and WheatleyÕ s Steve Clements 13th. Young also won the pursuit, as he has four checkered flags through the first six weeks, one shy of his 2013 total. LeamingtonÕ s Joel Dick saw his feature win streak end at five in the Schinkels Gourmet Meats UMP Modifieds. Dick took the lead on lap seven and had just taken the half-way signal

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In Loving Memory of

Judy Bohnenschuh January 12, 1943 - June 12, 2011


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I would like to thank everyone who made Stella and Myself’s birthday & retirement party a huge success. Everyone who helped to prepare for the party, the staff of Rose’s Kitchen, and the many patrons who were so supportive over the years. I would like to let everyone know that even though I am retiring, Rose’s Kitchen will continue to give you the same service and satisfaction that you have been receiving. Thank you everyone for helping make Rose’s Kitchen the success that it has been. We could not have done it without each and every one of you.

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In loving memory of my very special husband on Father’s Day

Wesley A. Garrod Sr. October 1/28 - April 20/12 I long to see his kindly face. I long to see his smile. I long to see his tender eyes, and sit by his side for a while. I long to hold his hand in mine, and tell him how much I cared. And how glad I am to know it was me, with whom his life he shared. No one will ever take his place, and no one ever can. Brighten my life the way he did, this sweet and gentle man. I know I’ll wait until we meet, upon the other shore. Where life goes on forever, and we shall part no more.

~ Forever loved, missed and remembered~ Snooks. _________________________________________________________

Time speeds on, three years have passed Since death its gloom, its shadows cast Within our home, where all seemed bright, And took from us a shining light, We miss that light, and ever will, Her vacant place there’s none to fill. Down here we mourn, but not in vain, For up in Heaven we will meet again. - Love Pete and Tracy _________________________________________________________



Hall: F. Margaret “Peggy” (nee Woollatt) - Was born on July 5, 1929 in Wainwright, AB and passed peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Iler Lodge in Essex. Beloved wife of Harold Hall for more than 62 years. Loving mother of Ron (Lucy), Bruce (Beth), Lyle (Marie) and Judy Hall (Scott MacKenzie). Dearest grandma of 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Florence and Rev. J.D. Woollatt. Dear sister of the late Richard Woollatt and wife Frances. Sister-in-law of Murray Hall, Ruth Price and predeceased by Gladys Griffin, John Hall and Cecil Hall. Peggy will also be remembered by her nephew Jamie Woollatt and his wife Chris. Peggy was a 1951 R.N. graduate of Grace Hospital serving as a nurse for more than 25 years and was a nurse volunteer with St. John Ambulance for more than 40 years. She was a proud life member of the U.C.W. with Gesto and Bethel Maidstone United Church. Being a wife, mother and grandma was her biggest joy and she will be greatly missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday, 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Peggy’s life will be held from the funeral home on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:30 am. Linda Blair officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. Memorial donations made to Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at


Pouget, thomas - Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Chapman) for 51 years. Cherished father of Debbie (Andre) Lacasse, David (Tammy) Chapman, Connie (Frank) Rehberger, Allison (Doug) Shoemaker and James (Michelle) Pouget. Dearest grandfather of Ashley, Joey, Justin, Crystal, Tyler, Ryen, Austin and Bradley and great grandfather of 3. Predeceased by his parents Oliver and Catharine Pouget. Dear brother of late Lenard (Eleanor), Gerald (Mabel), Betty Sharpe (late Oliver), Doreen Marentate (late Gord), late Clifton, late Murray (Beatrice), Roger (Rory), Garry (Loretta), Jeanie Hanson (Dan), Karen Pouget, Michael (Sam). Brother-in-law of Leslie, Robin, Gary (Kayleen), Richard (Annie) and predeceased by Sharon, Linda, Doug and Kim. Tom will also be missed and remembered by many nieces and nephews. After 30 years of service Tom retired from Ford’s. He was also a friend of Bill W. The family would like to thank the nurses at St. Elizabeth’s and C.C.A.C. for their loving care. To Dr. Herzenberg, Margaret and all the friends and neighbours for their continued support. Visiting was held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519776-4233) on Wednesday and on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 146 Talbot Street South, Essex from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Fr. Dave Boutette officiating. Cremation. If desired memorial donations made to Holy Name of Jesus Church (Mission & Prayer Garden), St. Elizabeth’s or the Essex Retirees Social Club would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at

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June 18 – St. antHony’S C.W.l. lunCHeon & Country Store - 11am - 1:30pm at the Church hall, Munger & Victoria, Harrow. June 20 – 4-H Pig roaSt - at the Harrow Fair building, 6:30pm. Proceeds to 4-H membership costs. live auction. For tickets & info, call: 519-818-8378 or 519-564-3725.

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June 21 – WoodSlee CoMMunity aSSoCiation - St. John the evangelist School alumni & Friends reunion at St. John’s Parish Hall at 6pm. For tickets: 519-723-4635.

June 21 - ontario PurPle Martin aSSoCiation Meeting - at the home of Marianne & Marc Knapp, 3450 Malden road, rr#2, essex at 9am. For info: 519-738-3476. June 21 - eSSeX united CHurCH dinner- serving Broasted Chicken, Strawberries and ice Cream. advance tickets only. 6PM Sharp! Call 519-776-5121 for info. June 21 - StraWBerry SoCial & yard Sale - at Church of the redeemer , 15545 Cty rd. 8. 2 miles east of Paquette Corners. 8am-4pm.

June 21 - eCHrS Military oPen HouSe - 11am-1pm at 18 gordon ave. essex. For info: or call 519-962-9597. June 22 - eSSeX-Kent Cage Bird SoCiety - Baby Bird Show at the Moose lodge, 777 tecumseh rd. W. Club members will be exhibiting their birds. For info: 519-727-3766. June 25 - eSSeX & diStriCt HortiCultural SoCiety Meeting - at the Community Centre, 7:30pm. Speaker is Marg dudley. gardens of her latest travels. everyone welcome.

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nOtICE _____________________ NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All claims against the estate of GIlBeRT NORMAN leSPeRANCe, late of the Town of essex, who died on or about the 23rd day of April, 2014, must be filed with the undersigned estate Trustee on or before the 20th day of June, 2014; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATeD at essex this 26th day of May, 2014. Daniel lesperance, estate Trustee, by his Solicitors, HICKey ByRNe, 14 Centre Street, essex, Ontario, N8M 1N9. Attn: Joseph A. Byrne. 519-776-7349. Jack Morris

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For Ron & Joan Kele, Coam, ON. Sale will be held at the Kele farm at 157 Essex Cty Rd 14, approx. 1 mi. east of the Belle River Rd. (Cty Rd 27). From Hwy 401 take exit # 34 south on Belle River Rd (Cty Rd. 27) to Cty Rd. 8 & connue south towards Coam to Cty Rd 14. Go east approx. 1 mi to the farm. Note: This will not be a long sale. There are not a lot of items. Tractors: J.D. 4450 dsl purchased new in 1985, 5530 hrs., 3 remotes, 4 speed quad transmission, 2 speed PTO, like new rear 18.4x38 res, good front res, this tractor is in very good working order; J.D. 3130 dsl, approx. 2100 hrs., roll bar & canopy, 1978 model, this tractor runs well, has one damaged rear fender, 15.5x38 rear res; Duals: set of 18.4x38 & 15.5x38 snap on T-rail duals; Gravity Wagons: approx. 550 bu. Parker model 4800 gravity wagon w/roll tarp, single res, this wagon empes exceponally well; Derynck approx. 450 bu. gravity wagon, single res in front, duals on back; Culvators: J.D. model 960 approx. 21’ pull type cult. w/rolling harrows on back; J.D. ‘C’ shank 21’ pull type cult; Packer & Auger: Turnco approx. 21’ hydr. fold sprocket packer; Farm King 841 PTO auger; Scraper Blade & Ditcher: 3 ph 8’ scraper blade; 3 ph V-ditcher; Other Items: cylinders, plus a few small items; Consigned Large Side Fold Chopper: Bush Hog 3610 side fold chopper, approx. 11’ cut; Items from Bob Janzen, (519-733-2221) former AC dealer who is selling the rest of his collecon of tractors, etc: 1963 A.C. D15 series 11 w/3 ph; 1956 A.C. B wide front end – both tractors w/new baeries; J.D. model 7600 pedal tractor; pulley operated portable welder made from airplane generator; Ford PTO pulley; magnetos; gaskets; tractor manuals; other collecble items; Other Consignments: Int. 5100 soyabean special grain drill, 24 run, 6” spacing, press wheels, hydr. markers, in excellent condion; 150 bu seed gravity wagon w/14’ hydr. auger w/new fling; 2 wheel George White 300 gal. s.s. sprayer w/ 32’ boom; 17’ Peterborough fibreglass boat w/70 HP Merc. outboard working motor on trailer; A.C. B tractor, wide front end, hydr., good running order. No Reserve. Terms cash, debit, or personalized cheque day of sale. Owner or auconeer not responsible for accidents day of sale. Proprietors: Ron & Joan Kele, 519-839-5114 Auconeer: Jack Morris, 519-687-2530 or 1-800-462-3561 Photos at

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_____________________ FOR SAle: 1 ACRe BUIlDING lOT at North Talbot, near Manning. $154,900. Water is in and paid for. 45ft culvert to be installed at seller’s expence. Call experienced Realtor Carl Idzinski, Real Choice Realty. 519-817-8891. 49-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. 1-tf _____________________ FARM FOR SAle: 64.5 acres parcel of land located between 460 County Rd. 31 and Golfview Drive in St. Joachim, Town of lakeshore. Call (519) 966-0748 or (519) 728-3798. 23-1t* _____________________ HOUSe FOR SAle: 11 Alice St., essex. Two bedrooms, newer roof, siding & windows. Detactched garage. Call 519326-5269. 23-1t* _____________________


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Facilities Permitted under the Federal Government’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) PROPOSED CHANGE Consideration of definitions, provisions and permission of facilities in the Town’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law for facilities licensed under the Federal Government’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (SOR/2013-119) (MMPR) and Industrial Hemp Regulations (SOR/98156) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. HAVE YOUR SAY Input on any proposed matter is welcome and encouraged. You can provide input by speaking at the open house meeting or by making a written submission to the Town. PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING Date: Thursday, June 26th, 2014 Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Place: Knights of Columbus, 1303 County Road 22, Emeryville File Nos: OPA-2-2014 and ZBA-15-2014 WRITTEN SUBMISSION To provide input in writing, or to request personal notice if the proposed changes are adopted, please send a letter c/o Maureen Lesperance, CPT, Planning Coordinator, Town of Lakeshore, 419 Notre Dame St., Belle River, ON, N0R 1A0. MORE INFORMATION For more information please contact Kim Darroch, B.A., M.PL., MCIP, RPP, Manager of Planning at 519-728-2700, extension 245 or A copy of this notice along with draft amendments can be found on the Town's website at If you wish to be notified of the decision of Town Council in respect to this matter, you must make a written request to the Town Clerk. LEGAL NOTICE (In accordance with the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c.P.13,). If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Lakeshore before this matter is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Lakeshore Council to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submission to the Town of Lakeshore before this matter is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there is reasonable grounds to do so. Notice of a Public Meeting to receive comments on the applications will be provided in the future in accordance with the Planning Act and the Town’s Official Plan. Dated at the Town of Lakeshore this 12th day of June, 2014

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YArD SALE _____________________ mEGA yArD sALE - 268 maidstone Ave. West, by canadian Tire. friday & saturday, June 13 & 14. 9am-? mobility scooter $325, computer chair $10. Toys, books, cDs, good used clothing, bar & two chairs $50. 26 Wade (TcA) figurines, rare ones. $3 each or $50 box. Antique small tables, 2 dressers, satellite dishes, Hot Dog & pop or water $1.50 + tx. 23 - 1t* _____________________ mULTiPLE yArD sALEs - Orchard Park co-op. 33 maidstone Ave. E. saturday, starting at 9am. 23 - 1t* _____________________



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SErvicES _____________________ miKE’s PAiNTiNG & DryWALL rEPAir interior, Exterior, mudding, Taping, Trim. 13 years exp. seniors 10% discount. call mike for free estimate at 519-776-9445. 15-tfn _____________________ DAN’s smALL ENGiNE rEPAir: minor repairs & tune-ups on both 2 and 4 stroke engines. including chainsaws, lawnmowers & blade sharpening. Also will get snowblowers ready for summer storage. Pick up and drop off lawn tractors available. Phone 519-839-5435 or 519-982-5639. 23-2t* _____________________

WANTED _____________________ cAsH PAiD for scrap cars and trucks. free removal. Please phone: 519-776-9237 or 519-791-5046. 1-tfn _____________________

PrOfEssiONAL WiNDOW cLEANiNG & fLOOr cArE - residential and commercial. reasonable rates. insured, bonded. Kehns Works - call Tom at 519-7765435. 18-4t* _____________________ 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 519-326-8559. cell: 519-322-8305. 11-tfn

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SErvicES _____________________ ErrANDs & HOUsEKEEPiNG for sENiOrs. Licensed and Police clearanced. call Julie’s Errands & Deliveries at 519-8186692 to discuss your needs. www. 49-6t* _____________________ “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 _____________________ TLc HOmE cLEANiNG - serving Essex/ mcGregor. Phone 519-726-49967 for a free estimate. 20-4t*

YArD SALE _____________________ BArN/yArD sALE - June 14 at 9am. 2809 cty rd. 12. Gesto road, Essex. Desks, bed frames, wicker, dressers, tables, chairs, pictures, old doors, and windows & much more. 23 - 1t*

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RPM HAVELOCK - Join us for the 1st Annual Recreation & Performance Motor Show - July 18-20, 2014 on The Jamboree Grounds. Sat night live entertainment featuring counts’ 77 - Danny “Count: Koker as seen on History’s hit series counting cars performing music from the 70’s & The Lincolnaires with 50’s & 60’s music. Vendors, Swap meet, Car Show (prizes), Trucks, RV’s, Bikes, Tractors, Farm Equipment, Etc. VENDORS WANTED - CALL 705.778.7777 or VISIT Camping on over 500 Acres

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Harrow United Church Submitted by Larry Anderson We welcome everyone to join our worship services which begin at 10:30 am. Your presence is a blessing to us and we hope that our church family will be a blessing to you! The Ministry of Music last Sunday included a beautiful duet by Bill Gorick and Jeff Gorick (In the Garden) as well as a wonderful solo by Greg Iler (The Old Rugged Cross). Reverend Staples’ reflective message was entitled “GodService not Self-Service”. We are so grateful to the many volunteers we have at Harrow United Church. Last week, we especially honored several of our members for their faithful service through the years. Special, heartfelt thanks was extended to Elsie Ring, Bill and Gloria Gorick, as well as Carl and Elinor Huffman. Beginning June 20th and for the five Friday’s that follow (4- 7 pm), Harrow United Church will have a BBQ Drive-thru. Just pull into the church parking lot for foot long or regular hot dogs, chips and drinks. Proceeds will go towards various church projects. Harrow United Church will once again join with our friends of the Harrow Mennonite Church for worship during the months of July and August. For the month of July, services will take place at Harrow United Church beginning at 9:30 am. During August, services will be held at the Harrow Mennonite

Church. Gess†wood Camp Vacation Bible School is coming to Harrow United Church from August 11- 15th! This is open to children ages 5 through 12. Please call our church office for more information. To view and listen to Rev. Staples’ inspiring weekly messages and to learn more about Harrow United Church, please visit us at: www. Essex Christian Reformed Church submitted by Beverley Van Huizen Happy Father’s Day weekend! We would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to attend our Sunday morning worship service beginning at 10:00 am as Pastor Aaron Thompson will lead us in worship. Nursery supervision is provided. During the service we will be installing our new Elders and Deacons. Many thanks to the retiring Elders and Deacons for your dedicated service. Do plan to stay afterwards for a time of fellowship with coffee or tea. All are invited to our next Free Movie Event on Friday June 27th. Doors open at 6:00 pm, Movie begins at 6:30 pm sharp! Visit us online for service times and directions or just to listen to a sermon or two.

and lots of fun to be had! On Saturday, June 28th we will be holding a Wine Tour & Poker Run. This event will include wine tastings, snacks, dinner and live entertainment. Call Essex Community Services at 519-776-4231 for more information or to register!

our air conditioned sanctuary for Family Worship led by Lt. Kristen Gray on Sunday at 11 a.m. Our weekly prayer meetings are open to all at 10 a.m. Sunday. Don`t forget to check out our Thrift Store for great bargains! We appreciate your donations that can be dropped off at the store during business hours. “Prayer prompted by the Holy Spirit is powerful. “

Salvation Army Essex Community Church News submitted by Carolyn Barnett Our regular weekly activities have concluded for the summer months and will resume again in September. We welcome you to join us in

Maidstone Cross The Annual Golf Tournament will take place on Sunday, June 29th at Wildwood. Registration forms are found at the back of the church. Our Cemetery Board


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Fresh food. Friendly neighbours 191 Talbot St. S., Essex

519-776-4255 would like to remind everyone that items such as flower beds, solar lights, hanging baskets shrubs are to be removed from the graves of your loved ones by July 31st unless they are affixed to the headstone.

This helps to ensure the safety and proper maintenance of our cemetery. Copies of our Cemetery Bylaws are available from the parish office

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Rt. Hon n. Herb G Gray Parrkway N NOTICE O OF DESIIGN AND D CONST TRUCTIO ON REPO ORT #8 R REVIEW OPPOR RTUNITY The e eighth De esign and C Constructio on Report ((DCR), for the Rt. Ho on. Herb G Gray Parkw way docume ents the de esign proce ess and mitig gation mea asures asssociated wiith Landscape Plan e elements in n the corrid dor, how pu ublic input received tto date hass influenced the design and d how com mmitments outlined in n the Detro oit River Intternational Crossing Provincial Environme ental Assessment port (Decem mber 2008 8) and the a associated d Condition ns of Appro oval (Augusst 2009) ha ave been a addressed. The Desiign and Rep Con nstruction R Report is a available fo or a 30-dayy public revview period d starting o on Saturda ay, June 14, 2014, a after 3:00 p p.m., at the e loca ations listed d below, ass well as o online at ww PRO OPOSED W WORKS The e works in D Design and d Construcction Report #8 includ de: x x

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Essex Community Services WINE TOUR! - Join us for an amazing day of wine tasting

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the fina al Landsca ape Plan urban d design and d aestheticc elements, including: o final desiign (limits a and heightt), colour, a and texture e of the noise walls nted throug gh colours and theme es for the p pedestrian bridges o First Nations culturre represen ban design and aesth hetic eleme ents of the Landscap pe Plan and d thematic linkages to o other culltural o other urb contexts an tunnels near St. C Clair Colleg ge and How ward Avenue and rela ated aesth hetic treatm ments o pedestria n of multi-u use trail am menities inccluding signage and rest areas o design and location the serries of tunn nels and tu unnel tops connecting g communities as we ell as a tunn nel specificcally designed for an n ecopassag ge trail loccations, co ommunity cconnectionss, and traill heads inccluding plans for linka age to the Chrysler G Greenway T Trail (part o of the Tra ans Canada Trail network) at th he Howard Avenue co ommuter p parking lot approa aches to minor and m major publicc art implem mentation o of landscap pe types in ncluding roa adside, screening ad djacent to u urban area as, gatewayys, stormw water manag gement pon nds and eccological areas the fina al Wetland Compenssation Plan n and Fishe eries Comp pensation P Plan the Ojibway Berm m located a at the westt end of the e project w west of Mattchette Roa ad other b berms loca ated at the east end o of the proje ect area traffic m manageme ent plans fo or short-term closure es in the arreas of Sprring Garden Road/Be ethlehem A Avenue and d Howard Avenue e and for a an established emerg gency deto our route.

The e DCR also o documents the ba asis for the e approve ed exclusion of the proposed d naturaliza ation of G Grand Mara ais Drain e dow wnstream of the corrridor due to feasibiility issues s, and ass sociated c cancellatio on of DCR #5 intend ded to doc cument the proposed wo orks.

Notice to Residents and Property Owners Regarding Nuisance Weeds and Tall Grass

VIEW LOC CATIONS REV The e DCR will be availab ble for revie ew at the fo ollowing locations:

Under the Nuisance Weed and Tall Grass Control ByLaw (By-Law Number 1252), tall grass and nuisance weeds have been deemed a public nuisance. Property owners and occupants are required to cut and maintain tall grass to a height not exceeding 8 inches (20 centimeters), and destroy and remove all nuisance weeds and weed seeds.

Town of Essex By-Law Enforcement Officers may, prior to taking remedial action under this By-Law, send a Notice of Contravention to person(s) described in this By-Law requesting that long grass, weeds or long grass and weeds be destroyed on their property. Failure to comply with a Notice of Contravention may result in the Town completing the work and recovering the expenses incurred by adding the cost to the tax roll for the lands. The Town, at its discretion, may also issue a ticket for the violation that will result in a fine under the Provincial Offences Act. This notice shall be deemed to be effective service on land owners and building occupants. By-Law Enforcement Department Town of Essex 2610 County Road 12, Essex, Ontario N8M 2X6 519-776-6476

Ontario M Ministry of Tran nsportation W Windsor Border Initiatives Impllementation Grroup Dougall Avenue,, Suite 200 949 McD Windsor, Ontarrio 519-973-7367 7

k Offiice of the Clerk Citty of Windsor 350 Cityy Hall Square W West Wiindsor, Ontario 5 519-255-6211

Ontario Ministry of the e Environment West Region O Office 733 Exeter R Road London, Onta ario 672 1-800-265-76

Ontario M Ministry of the E Environment W Windsor Area Offfice 4510 Rhodes Drive,U Unit 620 Windsor, Ontarrio 519-948-1464 4

Offiice of the Clerk k Tow wn of Tecumseh h 917 Lesperance Rd d Tecumseh, Ontario 5 519-735-2184

Wind dsor Essex Mob bility Group Huron Church Ro oad, Suite 210 2187 H Windsor, Onttario 1-877-937-59 929

Ontario M Ministry of the E Environment South hwest Regional Office 1 1094 London Ro oad, Sarnia, Ontario o 1-800-387-778 84

Offiice of the Clerk k Town of LaSalle 155 55 Talbot Road Crosssings Outlet Malll La aSalle, Ontario 5 519-969-7770 k Offiice of the Clerk County of Essex 360 Fairrview Avenue W West Esssex, Ontario 5 519-776-6441

W Windsor Public Library Branch N Nikola Budimir B 1310 0 Grand Marais West Road Windsor, Onttario 519-255-67 770

Windsor Pu ublic Library Centrall Branch 850 Ouelle ette Avenue Windsorr, Ontario 519-25 55-6770

Walpole Island Firrst Nation Naturral Heritage Centre, R.R.3, Wallaceburg, O Ontario 519-317-3665

Tecumse eh Branch Essex Cou unty Library 13675 St. Grregory’s Road Tecumse eh, Ontario 226-946-15 529 ext. 230

Ontario M Ministry of the E Environment Approvals Bran E Environmental A Assessment & A nch 2 St. Cla air Avenue West,, Floor 12A Toronto, Ontariio 1-800-461-629 90

LaSalle e Branch Essex Cou unty Library 1555 Talbot R Road, Unit 400 Crossings Outlet Mall LaSalle,, Ontario 226-946-15 529 ext. 210 Windsor Pu ublic Library Sandwic ch Branch 3312 Sand dwich Street Windsorr, Ontario 519-25 55-6770

COM MMENTS Com mments on n this Desig gn and Con nstruction Report can n be provid ded by maiil, email or fax to the contacts p provided be elow, and mayy also be ssubmitted through the e project w website at w A All comme ents mustt be receiv ved no late er than Mon nday, July y 14, 2014,, at 3:00 p.m. Inform mation colle ected will be used in a accordance with the Freedom o of Informattion and Prottection of P Privacy Acct. With the exception n of any personal info ormation, a all commen nts will become part o of the publiic record. 

For further inforrmation, con ntact: Jack Cembalisty y

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2187 7 Huron Churcch Road, Suit e 340 Windsor, Ontario N9C C 2L8 Tel: 519-946-4383 3 Fax: 519-790-785 50 Ema ail: jack.cemba

A Andreas Sten nzel E Environmenta al Director P Parkway Infrasstructure Consstructors A AMEC 1 160 Traders B Blvd. East, U Unit 110 M Mississauga, O ON L4Z 3K7 T Tel: 905-568-2 2929  F Fax: 905-568-1686 E Email: andreass.stenzel@am

Dennis Regan Senior Pro oject Managerr Ontario Min nistry of Transsportation Windsor Bo order Initiatives Implementa ation Group 949 McDou ugall Avenue, Suite 200 Windsor, O Ontario N9A 1L L9 Tel: 519-97 73-7367 Fax: 519-97 73-7327 Email: denn nis.regan@on

Joel Fostter Head, Environmental Section Ontario M Ministry of Tran nsportation Windsor B Border Initiativves Implemen ntation Group 949 McDo ougall Avenue e, Suite 200 Windsor, Ontario N9A 1 1L9 Tel: 519-9 973-7367 Fax: 519-973-7327 Email: joe el.foster@onta

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Essex Yellowjacket Midget Minor

Pictured above: (front row) Nash Prieur, Jake Watters, Ben Curtis, Jared Fuerth, Nik Motruk, Jamil Basilio. (Back row). Tim Motruk, Denis Lavigne, Matt O’Neil, Cam Lavigne, Zack Diemer, John Chittle, Shaun Fuerth, Adam Amicarelli, and Kurt Curtis.

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submitted to EFP The Essex Yellowjacket Midget Minor team travelled to Simcoe last weekend to compete in a Midget Major tournament. Essex went 4-0 beating North London, Port Dover, Simcoe, and Woodslee. In the final, Essex faced Simcoe and were trailing 4-3 before they skies opened up to begin a rain delay. Unfortunately, when the game resumed, the Jackets could not get on track, losing in the final. The Game MVPs were Jared Fuerth (2x), Cam Lavigne, Nash Prieur, and Ben Curtis. Congratulations on a great weekend playing older teams and showing that you are a very talented group of ball players.


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when his car slowed dramatically coming out of turn four on lap 13. Ò Something with the electrical, it just shut right off,Ó said Dick, who was credited with a 16th-place finish. MerlinÕ s Jeff Daniels held off ChathamÕ s Eugene Hoekstra for the final 12 laps to take the checkered. MerlinÕ s Brad McLeod, RodneyÕ s Brad Simpson and ShrewsburyÕ s Jim Dale Jr. rounded out the top five. Belle RiverÕ s Mario Toniolo started at the back of the 17-car field and finished eighth, his first finish outside the top-four. WheatleyÕ s Justin Mills was 10th, CottamÕ s Denis DeSerrano 11th, WindsorÕ s Dan McIntyre 13th, EssexÕ s Gerald Martin 14th and WindsorÕ s Emerson McIntyre 15th. RidgetownÕ s Dale Glassford won the first Gord Gotelaer memorial feature, running away from the pack after taking the lead on lap four of the 20-lapper in the Westside Performance Plus UMP Late Models. Chatham drivers Jim Jones, Erick Walker, Brad Authier and Greg Haskell rounded out the top five. Glassford also won the heat and pursuit for a threefor-three sweep. BlenheimÕ s Brett Hope won his first career feature, taking the lead from CottamÕ s Rob Quick on lap three and never trailed to capture the Tirecraft Mini-Mods checkered flag. MerlinÕ s Steve Shaw and Jody Mason, along with BlenheimÕ s Elliott Wilton, rounded out the top five. Kingsville drivers Larry Hart and Norm DeSerrano were seventh and ninth, respectively. Rookies Tom Reimer of Essex and Dylan Wolters of Kingsville were 11th and 12th. ChathamÕ s Chris Ellerbeck won his third straight Autotech Bombers feature, holding off BlenheimÕ s Jeff Schives, who won the classÕ s first three features. The Ontario Topless Sprints will be at South Buxton this coming Saturday, with all five regular classes in action as well.

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Lots of beauties at Festival of Cars He said that the car is a heavy one, about two tons, and now has a three-speed automatic with overdrive. There arenÕ t too many of the Chevs left. Ò They used to race them at NASCAR. TheyÕ d roll them and then scrap them. They became extinct.Ó While this yearÕ s Car Festival only drew a couple dozen cars and trucks there were a lot of vendors who had everything from car parts Essex’s John McFadden with his 1957 Chev.

by Fred Groves Walking amongst the rows of glistening chrome, and tons of pride, this yearÕ s Festival of Cars at the Canadian Transportation and Heritage Museum had some real beauties. One of the eye-catchers was John McFaddenÕ s 1957 Chev 150. Ò IÕ ve had it 14 years. My dad had one. It was the grocery go-getter,Ó

said McFadden of Essex. The story of how he came to acquire the classic car is an interesting one. He said he was out West visiting and he was looking through an Auto Trader magazine as he and a friend were in search of an old car. Surprisingly enough, he spotted his future pride and joy and found out that the current owner lived in Windsor so McFadden did

not have to go far to get it. His Chev 150 will be one of the many at this yearÕ s Essex Fun Fest car show that moves back to the downtown area on July 12. Ò We take it out for long drives. ItÕ s comfortable and itÕ s safe. IÕ ve been offered a lot more for it than what I paid for it,Ó said McFadden who has no intention of parting with the Ô 57.

to antique gas pumps. Steve Phillips brought his 1954 Chev half-ton pickup to the event. He said they started making his vehicle in 1947, right after the war, and made them up until 1955 when Ford also started coming up with a similar version. Ò You either love it or hate it. I love it; itÕ s unique. There are aspects of having an old vehicle that suits my personality,Ó said Phillips who lives on Cedar Island near

Kingsville. When he got his truck in 2003, it was what he called a Ò rolling restorationÓ , which meant it was drivable while work was being done on it. Ò ItÕ s a work truck, I take it to the lumber yard. I donÕ t baby it,Ó he said. There were lots of head turners at the car show including a sharp looking 1930 Model A pickup along with a Dodge Dart, a Futura, lots of Chevs and Pontiacs.

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at the Rectory. Happy Birthday wishes to Rya Pulleyblank and Barb O’Neil. Please keep in your prayers Fr. Chris Quinlan, Tom McCarthy, Renee Damphouse and their caregivers. Cozy Corners -Bethel-Maidstone United submitted by Bev Holland All are welcome to attend our Sunday worship service at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Linda Blair. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. A nursery is available during the service. Coffee hour is held in the hall after the service for refreshments, snacks and fellowship. We enjoyed a Birthday Party for the Church with a Family Picnic last Sunday following morning worship. We are playing BINGO on Friday, June 13th, 1pm, at the Church Hall. Admission and/or canned/dried goods collected for donation. We appreciate donations of baked goods and/or prizes. Please join us for Father’s Day / Trinity Sunday on June 15th. Sunday, June 22nd is “Sunday School Recognition Sunday.” This is the last class for the season and we thank our talented teachers for sharing their time with us this year. There also be a 90th birthday open house later in the day, from 2-4 pm for Doris Phillips. Our Nursing Home Service is on July 1st, at 2pm. Volunteers

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are always welcome and appreciated. Next Sunday, the Door Greeters are Hazel and Jerry Farough, Elder on Duty is Glen Rogers, and Lock-up is Bill Manning.

return next week. Check out the Adult and Children’s Libraries for new books and to check one out.

St. Paul’s/Trinity Anglican Thank you bank donations will go to our clothing cupboard during June, July, and August. Deanery of Essex Golf Tournament is Wednesday, June 18 at Seven Lakes Course in Windsor. Tee off at 9 a.m. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Dinner at St. Mary’s church, Windsor. St. Paul’s council meeting, Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. Silver Ambassadors Concert Band presents a family musical evening Sunday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at Reaume Park. The summer schedule begins June 29 to July 27, one service at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s. August 3 to 31 one service at 9:15 a.m. at Trinity.

Woodslee Friendship Club Each week, our social committee has planned a different theme (comedic relief) to help us celebrate Senior’s month. Extra laughs- no charge! The winners this week were:Colleen Chevalier, Edna Chevalier, George Davidson, LeRoy Davison, George Diesbourg, Chap Fuerth, Veronica Granger, Gail Coziana, Joanne McMurren, Bob Mullins, Pat Mullins, Mike Renaud, Audrey Stanley, Cecile St. Denis and George Sutherland. For information, contact Fran McKim at 961-9532.

Woodslee United Church submitted by Sue Holman Come join us this Father’s Day. Sunday Service and Sunday School is at 11:15 am. Thank you to Joy Veres who delivered the message last week. This week’s message will be delivered by Brian Stocks. The greeters are Doug and Pat Wilson. The Scripture reader is George Sutherland. Thank you to all who came and made our BBQ Rib Dinner a success. A very special thank you to Edna Chevalier and St. John’s Parish Hall for letting us use the cooler to hold our ribs overnight. Also to all workers to help make our Dinner a success. There is no Coffee and Conversation this Thursday but will

Brooker News submitted by Ruth Newman Please join us for 10 am Worship Service with Pastor Steven Jones. A Father’s Day Brunch will follow the service this Sunday. All elementary school age children are invited to Kid’s Club, each Tuesday at 3:30pm, led by Rev. Linda Hollingsworth. Cathy Bondy of Kansas, Missouri is visiting with her parents Bob and Doreen Taylor. They all attended the graduation of Charles Bondy from Ridgetown Agricultural College. Michael Birch, son of Brian and Sharon, graduated from McMaster’s University in Hamilton. Congratulations to you both. The Sunday School and Church Picnic is on Sunday, June 22 at Ridgeview Park, Cottam. Worship Service is at 11 am in the Pavilion with picnic lunch and family fun to follow. Please keep those with health needs, and those in nursing homes, in your thoughts and prayers.



Bakerville News submitted by Evelyn Baker Weather has been quite pleasant this past week and a few showers thrown in here and there. Sunday was our Music Festival for Cancer at McGregor. What a great day it was. We had visitors in the afternoon and on into the evening. A lot of prizes were donated by many folks and the music was fantastic and as of yet, we don’t know how much we raised but hopefully lots to donate to the Cancer Centre here in Windsor. Thanks to everyone who turned out for the day! Happy Birthday Wishes this week to Audrey Stanley and next week to Jean Pearce & Emily Diemling! The Pleasant Valley Community Club held a Pepper Party and the lucky folks were Eileen Ames, Elaine Taylor, Josie Dresser,








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dinner from 4:30 to 8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to Gess†wood. Please tell the waitress you are there to support the Camp.

George Diesbourg, Al McLellan & Thomas Allison and for Regular Euchre on Saturday evening the lucky folks were Josie Dresser, Eileen Salter, Elaine Taylor, Mary Demars, John Smith, Keith Dresser, Ken Salter & Thomas Allison. The Door Prize winners were Elsie Smith and Alice Crawford. A thinking of you card would brighten Ethel Allison’s day. Don’t forget about the Leamington Fair which is this weekend coming up. Enjoy a day at the Fair. Essex United Church Neil Fotheringham was our guest speaker for the Sunday service. Wanted: Ladies who would like to sing with the Praise Team on Fathers Day. Team B will work at the Downtown Mission June 24 and Team A on June 27. Don’t forget to get your tickets in advance for the chicken dinner and strawberry social on Saturday, June 21 at 6 p.m. The UCW barbeque is Thursday, June 26 at 6 p.m. Rev. Chris of St. Paul’s will tell us about her mission to Kenya. Next Sunday we will meet after church service regarding our pastoral appointment for the coming year. Join us at A1 Chinese Restaurant to support Gess†wood camp The date is June 16 for either lunch from 11:30 to 2:30 or


Holy Name of Jesus Church submitted by Therese Lecuyer Congratulations to Deacon Gary Flewelling, the new elected Chair of the Essex Deanery. We are in need of an Adorer for 10-11pm on Tuesday evenings. Please contact Deacon Gary at 519-839-5014. The final K of C Fish Fry for the season is on June 13th, from 4:307pm. A Catholic Men’s Breakfast is planned for Saturday, June 14th. For more information call Deacon Mike Horoky at 519-969-1348. St. Mary’s Cemetery Board are reminding the public that decoration, not adhering to the Cemetery Bylaws will be removed after July 31/04. This ensures the safety and proper maintenance of the cemetery. Vacation Bible School runs from August 11-15. Contact Heather Verbeek if you are interested in volunteering. Please continue to save your Foodland receipts during the summer months. Happy Father’s Day to all our fathers, grandfathers, and Godfathers. I was blessed with a wonderful dad, Elmer McCann, who I lost 35 years ago. Enjoy your dads and thank God for them. God Bless you all and have a great weekend! Essex Retirees’ Club News See our garden - Take a look at how beautiful June Middleton has made our flower garden. We welcome new members; John Labadie, Liz Vanhoorne,


and Lois Reaume. Save your outer milk bags for us. We are making mats with them for third world countries. It takes 100 bags to make one. Come to our Pepper party June 17. If needed we will supply a partner. Please sign the sheet on the bulletin board. Call 519-7766689 for more details. Essex Senior Games Cribbage tournament was played here. Dorothy Rimbault and Bev Allison were the winners. Larry Lane and Don Ladouceur took second. Thank you Floyd, for putting together our chair dollies See the sun set over the highway at Maidstone village on June 21. We have agreed to hold Bingo during the Fun Fest. We need volunteers. We have regular attendance for our exercise classes, Monday and Friday mornings at 9:30 Lynn Smith is our trained and certified senior fitness instructor. Come ad try a session. Our computer class on WED. at 9:30 a.m. have advanced to the point that they would be of interest to any one wishing to advance their skills. Floyd Cascadden won with high score Monday Night. Roger Monchamp had the most peppers and Kevin Edwards was the low. Larry Lane was Tuesday Afternoon Pepper winner. Ruby Robertson was second and Virgery Cascadden had the most Peppers. Betty Fields took most peppers at Wednesday Night Pepper and Doug Fields had the high score. George Diesbourg had the low score. Anne had high score at Thursday Night Bridge and Pauline Olafson was second.


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Mud Run is for fun, not competitive Windsor-built 1937 Dodge celebrates 100 years of Dodge

Brian Owens’ 1937 Dodge D5 rumble seat coupe

A letter arrived from Brian Owens in Ajax, Ontario: Ò Hi Bill, I purchased my 1937 Dodge D5 rumble seat coupe many years ago and spent five years locating the many NOS (New Old Stock) parts for the restoration. I started the project in 1998. It took me nine years to finish it. Ò In the spring of 2005, it was back on the road and I have driven it to Chrysler meets in Vermont and Michigan, and to local events. In June of this year, we are going to Auburn Hills, Michigan, for the 100th anniversary of the Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company.Ó BrianÕ s 1937 Dodge D5 coupe with rumble seat had a Windsor factory list price of $895 and Toronto delivered for $1052. The D5 series had a wheelbase of 115 inches, identical to the American Dodge and three inches more than the two smaller Canadianbuilt Dodges based on the Plymouth. Brian Owens’ Dodge has a flathead six engine of 218 cubic inches with 87 horsepower. Ò Switch to Dodge and save MoneyÓ said the ads. As early as 1903, John and Horace Dodge began building car parts for other manufacturers in Detroit and made a fortune. One of their best customers was Henry Ford, and the Dodge Brothers (as they called themselves) delivered engines to FordÕ s new company by taking them through the streets of Detroit on wagons hauled by teams of horses. In 1914 they decided to build a Dodge Brothers car, and the first one, labeled a 1915 model, rolled through the streets of Detroit in November of 1914. It was an instant hit, and when the two brothers died in 1920, they were multi-millionaires and left their families very wealthy. In the early years, just about every Dodge had a 3-speed floor shift with a shift pattern opposite to everyone else. First gear was where you would expect to find reverse, second was where first would normally be, third was where second was, and reverse where third was. This was extremely practical because once you got the car rolling along in high gear, the shift lever was up against the dashboard and out of the way of passengersÕ legs. However, all other companies used the pattern we know today and Dodge by the 1920s fell into line. In 1928, Walter Chrysler brought out a new low-priced car called the Plymouth. He also brought out a new car for the mediumpriced field called the DeSoto. In that same year, he bought the Dodge Company, making him a serious rival to GM and Ford. ThatÕ s when people began talking about the Big Three. IÕ 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: Ò Old Car Detective Favourite Stories, 1925 to 1965.Ó

by Fred Groves Get out your cameras Ð this is going to be a fun one. On Saturday afternoon as many as 1,000 participants, mostly women, will test their physical abilities and resilience at the Dirty Diva 5km Mud Run at the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village. Ò It is a 5km course filled with mud obstacles. It is for women but it is open to the public,Ó said organizer Shawn Lippert. Beginning at 3:30 pm, the mudders will go through a 5km course that includes a giant inflatable pool that measures 20x40 feet and will be filled with mud. Ò They climb in and they have to crawl through it. Another obstacle is the washing machine, itÕ s a tunnel and itÕ s filled with foam.Ó There will be numerous mud pits, but Lippert, who coached volleyball at the University of Windsor, insists is not a competition. Ò Nothing is hard. Everything is geared to those mildly fit. We call it a run, but itÕ s not a run, itÕ s for fun,Ó he said. What the Dirty Diva Mud Run does is promoted Ô SisterhoodÕ

and brings a real sense of accomplishment to those who take part. Lippert said the idea is to create a memory. He has hosted the popular Zombie Run in Windsor that returns Sept. 4. That event has also been staged in London and Niagara Falls and then there is the Super Heroes Run. Ò People are looking for something that stimulates the senses,Ó said Lippert. Perhaps the best part of

SaturdayÕ s event is that it is not a competition. No one gets a prize for coming in first and the run is not even timed. Lippert described it as an adventure with texture. Ò We encourage people who have never run before. You can say, at the end of the day, that you did a 5k.Ó Anyone wishing more information about the Dirty Diva Mud Run can contact Shawn Lippert at 519-791-1492.

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Seniors win twice in extra innings by Fred Groves The Essex Seniors made it three in a row as they won a pair of games over the weekend, running their Essex County Senior Baseball League record to 3-1. Friday night against the Tecumseh Thunder, Essex fell behind 6-0 early but battled all the way back, winning 8-7 in extra innings. Veteran Joe Totten has returned to the mound and he and Craig Newman got the win while Brandon Harris and Todd Howson had two hits each to spark the offence. Brian Camlis

had a hit, two rbis and scored the winning run on a passed ball. Sunday saw the locals win 8-7 again in extra innings over Belle River with Andy Jubenville plating the winning run. Howson and Harris both had a pair of hits. • Sunday in Woodslee, the Orioles blanked the Tecumseh Thunder 13-0 and the same afternoon, lost their first of the year, a 2-1 decision to the Walker Homesites. The Orioles now sit at 4-1. • Still with baseball, EssexÕ s Jeremy Orton who plays for the Windsor Selects under-18, is one of 40 players who has been invited to the

for seventh overall with a 70-69-69-68-276. Byrne missed the cut this past weekend in Victoria, B.C as he shot 71-72 in the qualifying rounds. • Essex Minor Hockey Association presented several awards to deserving winners Friday night at their annual appreciation dinner at Belleview Golf Course. Among the winners of the Memorial Awards were Cliff Ellis, Tom Robson, Noah Fuerth and long-time board member Shaun Fuerth. • Several Essex District High School track and field athletes traveled to Mississauga for the OFSAA championships late last week. Lucia McElwain won a gold medal in the midget girls triple jump with a leap of 11.16 m. The senior girls relay team of Sierra Wolfe, Lucia McElwain, Madeline McCloskey and Taylor Ross finished fourth in the 4x100. Ontario Youth team McElwain just missed tryouts July 7-8. Orton, bringing home a medal a middle infielder and in the 300m midget outfielder, is batting .405 girls hurdles, as she was with the Selects. • The Essex 73’s of the Great Lakes Junior Ô CÕ Hockey League have lost another assistant coach as Anthony Iaquinta has resigned. He was responsible for the defence and penalty killing. As a player with the 73Õ s won a Schmalz Cup and behind the bench helped the locals to three straight league titles. • Golfer David Byrne finished in the top 10 at the recent PGA Golf CanadaÕ s P.C. Financial Open tournament in Vancouver. He was tied

fourth. Long jumper Skye please contact Fred Wolfe was sixth with a Groves at grover45@ leap of 6.49 meters. If you have anything for the sports roundup,

WINDSOR POLICE AUCTION Saturday, June 14, 2014 AUCTION STARTS AT 9:30 a.m. VIEWING AT 8:00 a.m. Pursuant to Section 132, Ontario Police Services Act, a public auction sale of all unclaimed and abandoned property will be held at the: Teutonia Club 55 Edinborough St., Windsor, Ontario Some of the items up for sale include: bicycles, jewellery, assorted tools, tv’s, weed trimmers, wall mounted fireplace, large antique safe, bbq, assorted office chairs, mini pocket motorcycle, and many more miscellaneous items. Visit our website at to view the entire list of auction items. All items must be removed immediately upon conclusion of auction. All items sold “as is” with no guarantee or refund. Payment by Visa, MasterCard, Interac or cash only. Richard Lavin - Auctioneer

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Drouillard, Ravens make it two straight by Fred Groves When Essex Ravens running back Eli Fera set an Ontario Varsity Football League record Saturday night, one of the first to congratulate him on the sidelines was longtime teammate Chris Drouillard, Jr. Drouillard is in his final season with the Tealand-Black and helped the Ravens to a 54-28 route over the visiting Mississauga Warriors. It was the second-straight

win for Essex that now sits a 2-1. “Chris is a talented young kid and he can do a lot of things,Ó said head coach Glen Mills. Rising through the Ravens program, Drouillard is a multisport athlete that plays baseball, and with the Essex District High School Red Raiders, was instrumental in helping the senior boys basketball team make it all the way to OFSAA.

“I want to improve as an all-round player, catch every ball and help my team anyway I can,” said Drouillard a lanky wide receiver. So far this year, he has not been on quarterback Anthony BontorinÕ s radar very much as fellow wideouts Chris Tannous and Matteo DelBrocco seem to be more of a target. “That does not matter, it’s a team sport that’s all that matters,” said

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Drouillard. “He has to make those catches. He has to be a leader on this football team,” said Mills. He was all smiles as he embraced Fera after his league record that saw him score seven touchdowns. The final one came with just 30 seconds left in the game, a one-yard plunge that was set up by speedy Jacoby Jones. Essex will try and make it three in a row on Saturday when they travel to London to take on the Mustangs and then are back at the University of Windsor to host the Cambridge Lions on June 21. The OVFL Varsity Ravens are playing their home games this year at Windsor University while the peewee, bantam and junior varsity squads are at Villanova High School. It is hoped that Essex returns to their home field at Essex District High School, which is undergoing construction.

Essex Ravens wide receiver Chris Drouillard Jr. (left) is pictured in action against the Warriors on Saturday.

Ò I still love the grass. I love that place, itÕ s a great atmosphere. We will play where we have to play,Ó said Mills. Against the Warriors on Saturday, Essex held a slim 27-21 lead at the half

and dominated on both sides of the ball in the second half. Ò You take away three plays and this is a 54-7 football game,” said Mills.

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