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Kinger’s golf continues the kraziness

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This group of golfers was excited to participate in Kinger’s Krazy golf tournament at Royal Estate golf Course on Saturday. Pictured: Marc “Kinger adams,” Christine Hayes, Sandy MacKinnon, and Marlin adams prepared to tee off as chefs.

by Sylene Argent Local golfers were able to trade in their traditional clubs and use an array of gadgets and gizmos in an afternoon full of hilarity at Kinger’s Krazy Golf tournament on Saturday. This year’s tourney took place at Royal Estate Golf Course. As always, the 18-hole event wrapped-up the Legion Week activities hosted by the Essex Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 201).

Marc “Kinger” Adams, a Legion employee, is the mastermind behind the wacky twists added to the traditional game at the golf tournament. This year’s event challenged nearly 70 participants as they teed off with a tennis racquet, wore a patch over one eye like a pirate, sat in a chair, and wore an apron and oven mitts like a chef. Adams also had the participants putt with a Buffalo Sabres mini hockey stick.

“Everyone had a bit of the best hockey team in their hands,” he joked, admitting to being a fan of the franchise. Overall, Adams was pleased with the annual event and with the turnout of enthusiastic participants. Part of the fun, he added, is heading back to the Essex Legion after the game to enjoy a light dinner, entertainment, and camaraderie with fellow golfers. Adams thanked Bob at

Royal Estate Golf Course for his help in ensuring the event ran without a hitch. He also thanked his crew of volunteers who helped organize the event. Golf Kinger’s Krazy tournament is the final Legion Week activity. Legion Week started last Sunday with a parade to the cenotaph and memorial area where a special wreath laying ceremony took place. Other activities continued over the course of the week, including a trivia night, a euchre tournament, a seniors’ dinner and dance, and a perch dinner on Friday evening, which served 250 dinners. Branch Essex Legion President Craig Chartier said Legion Week is important as it allows Legion members to connect with the community through fun events. It gives an opportunity to show community members what the Legions members do for the community and for veterans. It is always nice, he noted, to recruit a few more members wanting to join the service club. The organization’s first priority, he said, is ensuring veterans are looked after. Chartier said this year’s Legion Week was a success. The Essex Legion’s next major event will be the Remembrance Day service in November. In honour of veterans and fallen soldiers, Chartier hopes for great community turnout at that Remembrance Day service.

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Maidstone Museum commemorates famous retreat they will travel by water to Puce, then walk to the Maidstone Centennial Museum where they will camp for two days, Fri. Sept. 27 and Sat. Sept. 28. Friday will be designated for school groups and Saturday is open to the public. One of the highlights in the schedule of events is a performance by David Morris as Tecumseh. Morris is known for his compelling and realistic performances as Tecumseh. This will be one of his last performances as the native icon. The re-enactment will culminate on Oct. 5 at the battle of the Thames, sometimes called the battle of Moraviantown. This is where Tecumseh

died and this is where Morris will retire his character. Victoria Beaulieu of the Maidstone Museum says that the War of 1812 is an important part of Canadian history because it finalized the boundaries between the U.S. and Canada. “This is when the war turned and we could have lost,” she said. The British really didn’t start to make gains again until the fighting had moved into the Niagara Region. Beaulieu says there will be lots for families to do at the Museum on Saturday and “lots of interesting characters to meet.”

Voice Of Inspiration Re-enactor David Morris portrays Chief Tecumseh.

by Jennifer Cranston The retreat from Amherstburg to Moraviantown and subsequent Battle of the

Thames are among the darkest times faced by the British in the War of 1812. Following a decisive loss at the Battle of Lake Erie and Put-InBay, British Commander Henry Proctor was joined by Tecumseh and his Native Alliance as he fell back to the village just east of Thamesville. There, they lost again to the Americans. It was the end of Proctor’s career and the end of Tecumseh’s life. The Caldwell Rangers are a reenactment group based at Fort Malden. They will re-enact the famous retreat. Leaving from Fort Malden, they will walk to Sandwich. From there with the help of the Provincial Marine

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Streetscape plan to revitalize Essex Centre

by Sylene Argent In the past several months, community members have participated in public workshops and special stakeholders meetings that focused on future improvements to Essex Centre’s downtown corridor. The input and information was compiled and used to help create a positive long-term development plan called the “Essex Centre Streetscape and Silo District Plan.” The plan lays out a cohesive strategy on creating cosmetic enhancements, helping obtain and maintain businesses, and finding a better use for the silo district. Recently, the Streetscape Plan was completed. It covers the silo district and area of Talbot Street from Maidstone Ave. to Arner Townline, as well as for the first blocks of the intersecting streets in the immediate downtown area between Maidstone Ave. and Brien Ave. At the Essex Council meeting on Monday, September 16, Essex Council moved the recommendations the Planning Department laid out in a report, which Policy Planner Jeff Watson submitted. The report asked Council to adopt the Essex Centre Streetscape and Silo District plan as a reference document for long term improvements to the downtown area of Ward 1, that the plan’s creators Stempski Kelly Associates Inc. be retained to assist with the completion of a community improvement Plan for Essex Centre at a maximum cost of $10,000,

and that the Planning Department be able to report on the development of a project priority schedule in time for 2014 budget deliberations. Watson said Sean Kelly of Stempski Kelly Associates Inc. broke the plan down into budget estimates based on tasks and sections on Talbot Street. He then provided a cost estimate for each section. It is estimated the improvements suggested through the Streetscape Plan for the Talbot Street area could cost $2.5 million, in addition to $1.5 million for recommendations made for the silo district. Watson recommended the work be done over a tenyear period. Watson said that, through the plan, lighting was looked at. There are around 65 light standards in need of painting or replacing. The estimate to replace the light standards is around $800,000 and the estimate to repaint is around $40,000. Looking at the lighting situation, there could be a combination of replacing and repainting. In the plan one section extends from Maidstone Ave. to Medora Ave. $106,000 is estimated for improvements in that area, most of which consists of painting of light standards and replacing hanging baskets and benches. From Medora Ave. to Brien Ave. the cost of improvements was around $2 million. This section of development, as suggested in the streetscape plan, includes complete removal of sidewalks and the installation of brand new concrete, receptacles, light

standards, and hanging baskets. When looking at the concrete strip, it all has to be replaced at once, and the surface items cannot be completed above the surface until everything is completed below the surface, he said. That’s why that section is looking at a higher cost. In the plan, the third section stretches from Brien Ave. to Fairview Ave. The advantage of being north or south of the downtown area is that there is grass landscape that can be taken advantage of, Watson said. Embellishments to the existing landscape can then be done. Some of the suggestions made in the plan are optional, Watson said, and a large chunk of the money in the plan looks to replacing lighting poles. It has to be decided how close to replacement they are. Through the public workshops, the “Hub of the County” theme was the most popular concept, Watson said. The railway heritage and transportation theme was also popular as well. It will be looked into as to how to promote that theme, including the overall look of the downtown, which includes the use of banners. The theme also ties into the silo district as the Talbot crossing is in that area. Through that, the railway and transportation themes will be promoted in the silo district. Gateway entrances to the silo district are suggested. In regards to the silo district, in the report to Council it states, “It was important to develop a land use concept plan

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that would complement rather than compete with downtown commercial activities. It should also have a community focus with activities that are not present elsewhere in the community and are attractive to local residents.” It is extremely rare to have the lot size of the silo district available for development, Watson noted. Residents were eager to forward suggestions to develop that area. Improvements along Talbot Street, Watson said, have been gradually added. In the next few weeks, it is planned to add more bike racks and benches. Recently, Town staff and BIA Chairperson Stephen Bjorkman walked the street to determine the best locations for them. Watson said Council has had a good relationship with the BIA during the project. It’s nice to have that relationship, he commented. Looking ahead into the very near future, the plan is to host a few meetings regarding the streetscape project to explain details and look at priorities as to what could be done first. Councillor Randy Voakes was happy to see the streetscape plan unfold in Essex Centre. Even with respect to the economic recovery, the downtown is still suffering, he said, adding he has always been an advocate for enhancing the downtown area of Essex Centre. “We have a diligence as a Council to obviously help where we can, when Continued on Page 7


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Harrow Youth Centre begins another season

Harrow Youth Centre staff and volunteers are ready to welcome new participants to a variety of fun programs.

by Jennifer Cranston The Harrow Youth Centre held an open house last Wednesday in the new space it shares with the Harrow Oddfellows on Queen St. The open house was designed to showcase the programming at the centre and invite new members to sign up. They have a free after school program that runs from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. There are about 43 kids from grades one to eight who attend the program. Program Coordinator Steve Sullivan explained that there is no charge for the program and there is no qualifying process. Everyone is welcome. It’s as simple as that. There are also a variety of evening programs that cover different interests. Monday nights are High School night. Tuesday night is called Game Time. It is for students in grades five through eight. It’s a sports based program that happens at the gym in Harrow Public School. Wednesday nights are for girls from grades seven and eight. It is a fun social group where girls find a safe place to talk about some of the issues they face as young girls. Sometimes they just settle in for a movie night and other times they have guest speakers who address things like eating disorders and other relevant topics. Thursday evenings are for the Performance Group. It’s a fun place for young vocalists to share their voices and work towards performances in the community. One Friday a month the Centre holds a dance. The

dances alternate between grades five to six and grades seven to eight. “If kids don’t have other things to do they are more likely to get into trouble,” said Sullivan. “Harrow is a small town without much for kids to do.” Sullivan says that an added bonus to the programming at the Youth Centre is that there are plenty of opportunities for high school students to get their community service hours by helping out. Each year between 150 and 200 kids benefit from the Harrow Youth Centre. Another program that shares space with the centre is VOYC (Voices of Youth in Community). Austin Shewchuk, 16, volunteers at the Youth Centre and has been involved with VOYC for about two and a half years. He said that VOYC is a great place

to find peer support. In VOYC, participants are asked what they want to achieve and facilitators help them do it. Shewchuk said that recently the group designed, planned and raised the funds to have a two day Camp Retreat Weekend that focused on mental health. For more information on the Harrow Youth Centre or its programs contact the Youth and Family Resource Network at 519 733-8983 or visit

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It looks like we’ll see action on the streetscape plan that will improve the downtown corridor of Essex Centre. The plan will most likely roll out over the next decade or so and take various twists and turns along the way. As it stands, it is not a plan that is set in stone, as elements will develop over time. I hope we see something real within the next 24 months. Laying down new stone work, erecting new street lamps and painting murals on the silos though is not enough. It is a foundation on which to build. It is a fresh start. We need to develop plans that make the best use of the new community space we’ll be creating in the silo district. Is it going to be used

primarily for recreation or will there be a light commercial component as well through a farmer’s market? Will we use it in some way for a festival or fair? These are things to think about as we build up the area. Above all though, we can use this development project to develop a new attitude. A project of this size – and it will be sizable as it will give our town its look for the next twenty years or so – provides us with the perfect opportunity to project a new perception of Essex Centre. If we want to attract people to our town, we have to think about how others perceive us. And we have to do that honestly. Sometimes it’s tough to make that assessment because we think everything is fine or great.

Let’s Talk About... by Evelyn Couch - Streetscape accepted The great transaction is done! At last! Council accepted the streetscape plan that includes the silos. That means a huge mural can be painted on them. Our committee has discussed ideas for the mural and we think there are three very interesting scene possibilities. Of course, we thought of the 1980 explosion. Do we want to see I-beams, paint cans, all kinds of hardware flying in all directions while seven stores are crumbling and flames are shooting beyond the streams of water being thrust at them by five fire departments. Dramatic scene! There was a thought of tying it to the car industry. According to a report I found in an old Windsor Star, an Essex man built the first car in Canada but there is another claim of one being built prior to his in mid-Ontario. In any case the

automotive industry played a huge role in the development of our town and this area. And we know for certain John Wass of Essex invented the valve seat that extended the life of car engines and contributed greatly to automotive success. Perhaps we should depict agriculture. We sit in the centre of one of the most productive areas in Canada. There have been two innovations in corn production. James Grant produced one of the first hybrid seed corn crops in Ontario which became the Canadian Association of Funk Seed Company of Illinois. The other corn innovator was a Mrs Halasz of Cottam who researched means of growing sweet corn year-after-year on the same land to provide commercial quantities of sweet corn. Okay for the ideas. Who is going to pay for this? We of the mural committee are committed to raising the funds. Who is going to help us?

A way to get others’ perceptions of Essex Centre is to ask friends and family members who live in other communities what they honestly think. And when they give their opinions, except them, and ask how we can improve if they see things that are wrong or lacking. This improvement process is no longer about struggling with change. Change is a given in life no matter how hard you resist it. This process is about seizing an opportunity. In many ways, we are fortunate. Most towns that have a century or so under their belts aren’t in a position to really re-develop what they are. We can do that.


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Essex Council Notes continued from September 16 Streetscape plan...

by Sylene Argent Online Communications Update C o m m u n i c a t i o n s Manager Laurie Brett submitted a report updating Council regarding online communications. Council received the report, which indicated the Town’s revamped website went online on June 21. From the website launch to the end of August, information was collected that indicated the site had 19,784 visit hits. Sanitary and storm sewer systems regulations It was recommended Council enact the proposed bylaw to regulate the discharge of matter into the sanitary and storm sewage systems within the Town of Essex. The bylaw was proposed through a report from Environmental Services. It was recommended in the report Council pass the bylaw. Director of Infrastructure and Development Chris Nepszy noted the Town needed a bylaw regarding the discharge of matter into the sanitary and storm sewage systems. Council approved the third reading of the bylaw. Site plan control for EnerQuest Services Through a report from the Town Planning Department, it was recommended Council approve the application of EnerQuest Services Incorporated for site plan control approval and the execution of a

site plan control bylaw and agreement for the development of a new manufacturing facility at 360 Queen Street. In the report it indicated the applicant was proposing to phase the development. The first phase will include a 6521.79 square-meter manufacturing plant. Phase 2 would include a two-storey office addition, with a ground floor area of 871.28 square meters. Phases 3 and 4 will be additions to the manufacturing plant. It also stated in the report that the development of the EnerQuest manufacturing facility “will have a positive impact on Harrow as well as the entire Town of Essex. There will be new jobs created through the construction of the facility, as well as in the facility itself once in production. Industrial taxes will be paid to the municipality. There is also the potential for spinoff effects which can draw other new businesses and residents, besides those already working for EnerQuest who may move to the Harrow area.” Council supported the recommendation. Essex and Harrow Life Chains Council received correspondences from the Windsor-Essex County & Leamington Area Right to Life regarding the Life Chain event to be held in Essex and Harrow on the afternoon of Sunday, October 6.

Councillor Sherry Bondy said she supports the democratic right to protest. She realizes it is a touchy issue for many individuals, but she would like to see people holding “pro adoption” signage as she believes that is a better message. Through changing the language about adoption, Bondy said childless families could be united with women who have unplanned pregnancies. Co-An Park Appreciation Day Council received and supported correspondences from Co-An Park, which invited Council Members to attend its annual appreciation day tournament and supper on Saturday, September 28. It was requested the information be received and that ten tickets be purchased at a cost of $15 each as a park donation out of the Council Contingency Fund to help offset the event costs. Deputy Mayor Richard Meloche noted all of Essex and Amherstburg Councils are invited to attend. The event will include the dedication of a tree to a volunteer during a special recognition ceremony. Accessibility requests Through its meeting minutes, the Essex Accessibility Advisory Committee requested $5,000 from reserves be contributed to the cost of installing two automatic

doors at the Harrow Arena. Council approved the request. The Essex Accessibility Advisory Committee also requested consideration be made for an accessible parking space and curb cut in front of 7 Talbot Street North and that a curb cut be done on the east and west sides of Talbot Street North at the crosswalk leading from 64 Talbot Street North to 61 Talbot Street North. Council moved the recommendation. It was noted that the Committee was suggesting the curb cuts are needed. Whether it could be accommodated or not would be up to administration. Business bring concerns regarding Fire Hall improvements CAO Russ Phillips began discussion during the Council meeting regarding the background of concerns a few area businesses have in connection to the fire hall rebuild. Administration, he said, has participated in a number of verbal and written conversations with BIA Chairperson Stephen Bjorkman and the specific Talbot Street business owners nearing the fire hall. The primary issues, Phillips said, surround the parking lot located behind the businesses, not just the Town-owned lands Continued on Page 10

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we can. It’s extremely hard to keep businesses open as a Council. It’s so out of your control as a Councillor, but with that being said, the environment in which the stores are located is in our control,” Voakes commented. “That is our diligence to work to improve the business environment wherever we can to enhance and afford opportunities for those businesses to have a better chance at survival.” Voakes said he always takes an opportunity to look downtown when the area is quiet, avoiding the hectic times of day. That way he can step back and really take in the ambience. He said it is bothersome to see the empty storefronts. Voakes really wants to see the Streetscape Plans go through. The question comes in on the spending of the money, but the plan is long term, which affords small contributions each year, he said. With good financial diligence, as a Council, and some out of the box thinking, it can be done, Voakes commented, adding it may even be able to get done without an adverse effect on taxes. He hopes Council will ensure the streetscape plan is conditioned into the budget while moving forward.

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Holy Name walks for Terry Fox

Holy Name Students walk to Sadler’s Park and back to raise money for cancer research in honour of Terry Fox.

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by Jennifer Cranston Last Wednesday about 600 Holy Name students gathered in the school gym to talk a little bit about Terry Fox before walking to Sadler’s Park and back in his memory. Each of the participants wore a sticker indicating who they were walking for. Some simply said Terry Fox. Some said “My Grandpa,” or “My

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Uncle,” several had more than one name and a few said “Hope.” Across Canada, and in several other countries, students walk each September to raise money for cancer research in memory of the young Canadian who, in 1980, attempted to run across Canada on one leg to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Fox’s Marathon of Hope was


never finished. He made it from the East Coast to Northern Ontario, before his cancer returned and ended his life. “We do this every year because it’s important,” said teacher Sean Ryan. “We do this to help in some small way and to honour a great Canadian. He starts all of this. We celebrate his legacy.” Holy Name students learn about Terry Fox and the idea of heroism in the days leading up to the

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walk. Grade eight students shared significant moments in Fox’s life. One student quoted Fox shortly after his first diagnosis, “If I live, I will prove myself worthy of living.” Ryan explained that the campaign at Holy Name is called a Toonie for Terry, with students being asked to donate $2. The event was expected to raise about $1,000.

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Back to the track for horse racing in Leamington by Sylene Argent residents Area were off to the races on Sunday to support the Lakeshore Horse Raceway Association as it hosted the first of four harness racing dates at the Leamington Fairgrounds. Don Leschied is the Vice President of the Lakeshore Horse Raceway Association. He was thrilled with the first race day, which took place on the first day of fall. “We have a huge turnout of people supporting us,” he said. “The grandstand is full; people are lined up around the fence.” To watch the action on the track is exciting, Leschied said. It is “exhilarating to be here to see so many people who have helped us along the way, all of whom are volunteers. We are a non-profit corporation, organizing, hosting, doing all of the work necessary to secure a license from the Ontario Racing Commission [and to get] the complete support from the Ministry of Agriculture. “We have horses and horsemen and women from all over southwestern Ontario,

including Essex County, who are here bringing their horses. In reality, they’re not bringing their horses to make money. They are here to put on a fun show for the crowd and for the public who supported us from when we first got underway here.” Leschied noted the event was designed to be family friendly. Face painting, barbeques and tours of the facility helped promote the festival-like family atmosphere. Volunteers were available to explain how to wager on a horse for those new to the sport. To ensure the football fans wouldn’t miss any action while enjoying the race day, a big screen showcased the day’s football game. “I think we can’t help but succeed because of everyone’s help today,” he said. After the four race days (which will continue on consecutive Sundays until October 13), organizers will sit down to examine the race date outcomes, measure the success, and determine what impression was made on the community.


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“We hope to reproduce Horsemen and women from all over Southwestern Ontario hitched up their what you see today, and standardbreds to participate in first harness race day in Leamington on Sunday. for the four days, on a little larger scale next year,” Leschied said. Lakeshore Mayor and Essex County Warden Tom Bain said it was great to finally have a race day in Leamington, knowing all the hard work that so many different groups and volunteers put into making it happen. “I think the biggest thing is to see the huge crowd here today,” Bain said, adding the event was so well attended, organizers ran out of programs. “It just makes you feel like all that hard work is going to save some jobs.” On the Monday before the inaugural race day in Leamington, an announcement was made at Biederman Equine Clinic where the Provincial Government forwarded a $64,000 grant to help pay operating expenses for the four race events. More information is available at www. lakeshorehorseraceway. com.

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in the newly constructed parking lot adjacent to Alice Street, but also to the condition of the privately-owned parking facilities and laneway. These concerns include drainage issues due to changes in the elevation levels and alleged damage done to the parking surface. He noted the businesses have claimed

these issues have impeded their own ability to attract customers. Phillips noted there was a meeting where members of Administration met with the concerned business owners recently. At the meeting, discussions surrounded poor visibility when exiting the Alice Street Parking Lot,

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accessibility concerns, and signage needs. Relatively inexpensive changes administration has studied, Phillips said, surround re-designating the personnel space to be farthest from the restaurants in the municipal parking lot near the fire hall. Phillips noted he confirmed with Fire Chief Ed Pillon that could be accommodated before the Council meeting. Additional signage and advertising the free parking in the municipal lot are also steps that can be taken. The Town’s infrastructure group, Phillips said, is currently studying Pat Kettels, Deputy Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Maidstone Council, pedestrian safety matters. serves pasta at the New Coats for Kids dinner on Sunday. The drainage issue is more complex, Phillips noted. When the new fire by Jennifer Cranston hall and the accompanying Town parking lot The Knights of Columbus in Windsor and Essex County have been running their were constructed the own New Coats for Kids campaign for the last three years. elevation of the Alice Unlike other coats for kids programs, the Knights acquire new rather than used Street lands were raised. coats. The coats are purchased through the Supreme Council, which is the international Administration did study head of the organization. They are able to get the coats directly from the manufacturer the catch basin located in California. behind the A1 restaurant. All over the county K of C councils held pasta dinners to fund the program. The That was cleared, Phillips Maidstone and Essex Councils worked together and held their dinner at St. Mary’s said. The catch basin Hall on Sunday. was looked at, but was In the last two years they have given out 600 and 700 coats respectively, but the then realized it was still blocked, which was later need remains greater than the supply. realized was occurring The only other region that does this is the Ottawa group of councils. around 20 feet down the line. Staff is sensitive to the concerns of the businesses, and has Essex Area Food Bank Bank and this year was no conveyed a willingness to by Jennifer Cranston Their current quest and DPM Insurance is exception. assist in certain aspects, Phillips said. However the for a new home has not doing what it can to help Cindy Barnett of DPM visited Eileen Clifford of Continued on Page 11 slowed activity at the out. Each year all five the Food Bank in her home offices of DPM Insurance on Friday and brought two Group hold a charity golf cheques. One was $960 tournament with each raised by the tournament office donating their and another was for $250 portion of the proceeds that was donated by Intact to the charity of their Insurance. choice. The Essex office has traditionally donated their portion to the Food

DPM Insurance supports Essex Area Food Bank

Cindy Barnett of DPM Insurance presents Eileen Clifford of the Essex Area Food Bank with cheques totaling $1,210. The money was raised at DPM’s annual golf tournament.

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Essex Council Notes... Town is not in a position to look into compensation without first bringing the issue to Council’s attention. After the initial meeting held earlier this month, concerned business owners were invited to bring forward their concerns in a group presentation to Council. Steve Bjorkman then addressed the issue. He said he was representing the affected business group. He noted he was at the meeting because most of the businesses on the west side of Talbot Street North abutting the Fire Hall have lost business over the past year and a quarter. And, he added, “once you lose a customer, and they find somewhere else to go and they are happy there, they don’t need to come back.” Bjorkman said that during construction some of the merchants had to pick up their deliveries from Alice Street or Victoria Avenue and carry their goods to their establishments. Bjorkman noted business owners expect some obstruction when there is a construction project underway, such as redoing a sidewalk. Business will be lost. In this case, he said, the construction was on a fire hall, which wasn’t an improvement to bring in more people or improve accessibility features to bring patrons downtown. Before construction, the parking lot did drain. This last storm season, he claimed, there were days people would be getting out of their cars to step into ankle-deep water. If that isn’t fixed before winter, he said, someone could get hurt as that water will freeze and will be covered by snow. At this time, Bjorkman said, businesses are closing and layingoff employees, and all concerned establishments have lost business. What the businesses are asking for, Bjorkman noted, is for the Town to have a look at the issue and say it needs to help the business owners. He added that the presence of large construction vehicles accelerated the lot’s decline. This is a special case, he said, as the Fire Hall wasn’t there to benefit businesses with increase access or traffic. Councillor Randy Voakes said his concern is that the issue is too

big for Council to get an understanding of after one meeting. He asked for Council to attend the next BIA meeting and figure out what needs to be done. Bjorkman said the businesses understand they can’t be handed money or a contractor to go fix the issue. Their suggestion is that the Town provides tax relief in the amount of one quarter of

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a year’s taxes and allows the businesses, with their own resources, to hire a contractor and handle the issue. One thing he believes would be very helpful is that patrons are unaware they can park in some the empty spots in the parking lot at the fire hall. That gives ten extra spaces behind the businesses for people to park. One thing to really

help would promote the parking. Councillor Bill Baker said one issue is who should be responsible about the drainage issue. Deputy Mayor Richard Meloche said he believes all of Council wants to try to help alleviate the issue, but it would have to be negotiated through administration. Both groups need to continue discussions. Bjorkman said many discussions have taken

place informally with administration since May. Director of Infrastructure and Development Chris Nepszy said that assuming just one blockage needs to be fixed in the catch basin, it would cost somewhere between $2500 and $3000. Councillor Bill Baker said regardless of whom is responsible or not for the repair to the catch basin, it has to be fixed. Settimo Vilardi of Archon Architect

Incorporated provided preconstruction images to convey the condition of the parking lot area before construction. It was also noted that no heavy vehicles were in the parking lot during the paving process. Council received the reports. It was also recommended Council hold a future meeting regarding the issue.

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The Hawk’s Nest - Holy Name School News

by Makenna Pailey and Alivia Acampor

Welcome back to a new school year in the Hawk’s Nest! We hope everyone had a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer. The staff and students are looking forward to a great year here at Holy Name School. We extend a warm

welcome to the new students and their families as well as some new staff members who have joined our school. We welcome Mrs. Hastings, Mrs. Hawkins, Mr. McMillan, Mr. Nadalin, Mrs. Edmunds, Mrs. Farrand, Mr. McFadden,

and Mrs. Cipparrone (VP). In speaking with our new staff, they all agreed that Holy Name is a very welcoming school. The teachers expressed that they were looking forward to the many activities and events that are planned for the school year. Speaking of events, we held our annual Terry Fox Run on September 18. We started off the morning with a prayer service in the gym. The staff and students showed their pride by wearing the Canadian colours, red and white, and then walked approximately four kilometers through the town of Essex in support of Terry Fox. We had our Meet the Teacher night on September 19. We held an ice cream social where the staff, students and their families had a chance to meet and get to know one another. A great night was had by all! We wish all our staff, students and their families a successful and positive school year.

by Garrett Fodor With school already being several weeks in, Red Raider athletic teams have started their seasons. This week was an up and down week featuring wins, losses and tough hard fought games packed with action, showcasing endurance and perseverance. The junior boys football team played its first game of the season against Herman. Several rookies hit the field in their first game with the high school team. Although the game did not have a Hollywood ending, with the Raiders suffering a 56-6 loss, it was still a learning experience for Essex. Herman took an early lead and never looked back. David Reaume scored Essex’s lone touchdown after receiving the pass from quarterback Adam Amicarelli. The team traveled to Brennan Tuesday looking for their first win. Still with football, the senior boys played their second game of the season last Friday at Cardinal Carter. The senior team fared better than their junior counterparts in their first game and they hoped to carry on with the momentum and build an early winning streak against CC. Unfortunately, the game ended with Essex suffering a 41-0 loss. The team traveled to Windsor stadium Thursday to play Holy Names looking to rebound. The game of the week was the senior boys’ volleyball game. In their first game of the season the Senior Red Raiders took on General Amherst at home last Thursday. The game was a nail biter. Competition was fierce as Essex took a one-set lead with a score of 26-24. In the second set General Amherst rallied with a 25-21 set win, forcing the teams to play a third

deciding set. Essex came out stronger than ever, commanding the floor on offense and defense. This led to a final set win of 25-12 for Essex. The boys were in action on Tuesday when St. Anne’s came to town. As well, the junior team opened its season against St. Anne’s

at home on the same day. Both teams traveled to Brennan on Thursday. • The senior and junior girls basketball teams played in their first games this Tuesday against Lajeunesse and are set to play their second games on Thursday when they face Riverside at home.

Voice Of Inspiration “Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exist. It is the hope that they won’t last forever. That hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. That we will be led out of the darkness and into the sunshine.”

- Anonymous

What’s Going On SEPT. 28 - Visitation Church AUTUMN FEST BAZAAR, 9am-3p, 5407 Comber Sideroad. Sponsored by Visitation CWL. SEPT. 28 - WAR OF 1812 COMMEMORATION OF RETREAT TO MORAVIANTOWN, 10am-4pm at Maidstone Museum, 1093 Puce Road. See Page 10 for ad this week. SEPT. 28 - KITTENAIDE ADOPTION DAY, 11am-3pm at Petzown (1715 Manning Rd.) Cats and kittens. Phone 519-324-2729 for more information. SEPT. 28 & 29 - RUTHVEN APPLE FESTIVAL Visit SEPT 28 & 29 THE ESSEx-KENT CAgE BIRD SOCIETY 38th ANNUAL ExHIBITION & COMPETITION at the Fogolar Furlan Club. For info call (519)-727-3766. SEPT. 29 - 25th ANNIVERSARY OF CHURCH OF LIVINg WORD, 1697 South Middle Rd. Woodslee. 10:30 am and 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome! OCT. 1 - LDMH Maternal/Newborn Obstetrics “NEW ARRIVALS COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER”. Free event from 6-8pm at Harrow Portuguese Club. OCT. 2 - SHOOTER’S PHOTOgRAPHY CLUB MEETINg, from 7-10pm at Colasanti’s. Visit us on facebook for more information. Everyone is Welcome! OCT. 4 - PASTA DINNER AT ST. PAUL’S ANgLICAN CHURCH (92 St. Paul Street, Essex) 5-6:30pm. Call 519-776-7711 for more details. OCT. 4 & 5 ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH BAZAAR, River Canard Sat. 8-5 and Sun. 10-2. Admission is free and all are most welcome! OCT. 5 - BUFFET STYLE TURKEY DINNER at Woodslee United Church, 3-7 pm. Reserve tickets: Call 519-975-2461. Take-out available 519-975-2252. OCT. 6 - Lions Club of Kingsville Annual THANKSgIVINg BINgO at the Lions Hall, 23 Mill St. W. Bingo starts at 2pm. You must be 18 years old to play bingo. OCT. 6 - JOIN LIFE CHAIN, from 2:30 to 3:30pm, in Windsor and Essex County. Inquiries: Right to Life 519-325-0929 or 519-969-7555. OCT. 19 - PASTA WITH “KATHY” FUNdraiser for Kathy & Ed Shaw at Shooter’s, 307 Queen St., Harrow, 5-8pm. Call for info./tickets, gayle: 519-738-2597. OCT. 19 - Antioch Christian Ministries FALL CONFERENCE “KINgDOM LIBERATION” October 2- 4. Details at, or 519-839-4500.

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From The Heart

To place a personal notice, email your photo and content to or drop by our office at 16 Centre St., Essex. Personal notices must be received by Monday at 12:00 noon to appear in the Thursday edition.

Happy 90th Birthday!

Upcoming Marriage Keri and Kim Morris along with Herb and Marianne Henricks are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their children.

Audrey (Robinson) Russell was born October 16, 1923 in Romney Township (Wheatley). She has 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She will celebrate her birthday at an Open House on Sunday, October 6th from 2:00 – 3:30 pm, At Iler Lodge. All are Welcome. Best Wishes only.

Krista Morris & Jeff Henricks


IN lOvINg memORy


Florence Rosella Martin (Siefker) On September 26, 2007 we lost our dear, courageous Mom. You are always in our conversations. We miss you, knowing we will see you again one day. Love you forever - Your Family


Thomas Phillips In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who passed away on September 23, 2004. The special years will not return, when we were all together. But with the love within our hearts you will walk with us forever. Missed and Never Forgotten. Your Loving Wife Barbara and Family.


Robert Patrick Toohey March 17, 1923 - September 24, 1993

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Lovingly remembered by his wife Teresa, Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren.


Leonard Maitre - September 26, 1988 -

With love, from your family

______________________________________________ CARD OF THANKS ______________________________________________ The family of the late Milton A. Moore “Tony” wish to acknowledge and thank our many friends and relatives for their love and support on the loss of Tony, our beloved husband, father and grandfather. Special thanks to Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital for the expert care they provided. A very special thank you to Lorna Baker and her associates at the Reid Funeral Home (Essex) for all their help and comforting words. For the excellent care provided by Saint Elizabeth Home Care, especially David, Lorna and Diane, you were the most appreciated by Tony and helped to give him joy and support. Rizzo’s Crossing provided a beautiful array of nourishment that everyone enjoyed and many commented on. To everyone who came to Tony’s celebration of life, we express our deepest thanks. He was a wonderful, caring man who spent his lifetime sharing his life to help others. His thoughtfulness and kindness was beyond amazing. _______________________________________________ The family of the late Jean Bonneau would like to express our thanks to all who supported us during this difficult time. The beautiful flowers, planters, sympathy cards, food, donations and masses were much appreciated. To Lorna and the staff at Reid Funeral Home, our heartfelt thank you. A special thanks to Fathers Francis Thekkumkattil, Mike Parent, and Chris Quinlan, the CWL Honour Guard, funeral choir and luncheon committee, and the CWL for their prayer service, and to Garry Flewelling for parish prayers. To the Hyland family and friends who prepared dinner for us, we are grateful. To the Essex Fire Department, EMS and Met Hospital ER, thank you kindly. Jeannie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and will be deeply missed. ______________________________________________

Thank You

To all of those who attended my 100th Birthday, my family members, neighbours, and friends, a sincere Thank You! - Adeline Jobin ______________________________________________

In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father, and pépé who passed away 25 years ago.

Fall is arriving and it’s harvest time. As we look over your fields and watch the sunrise and sunsets, we are reminded of you, knowing that you are watching over us. Pépé, you are always with us and never forgotten.




MARCHANT, George Edmond “Jim” left the loving arms of his family into the arms of his Lord on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Iler Lodge Long Term Care Centre. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband and father at the age of 92 . Devoted and cherished husband of Ruth “Pennie” Marchant for 66 years. Loving father of Brian (Diane), Colleen Nurmi (Al), Brent (Jeanine), Vicki Bennett, late Paul (July 2002), Winton (Vicki) and Eileen Steed (Dan). Fondly remembered by daughter-in-law Linda Marchant. Proud grandpa of 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Dearest brother of Mione Stones (Ray), and predeceased by his sisters Dorothy Kelk, Joyce Groombridge and Edith “Mickey” Pageau. Special friend to David Hines. Jim spent his life committed to his Lord and Saviour, always seeking to exemplify biblical teachings. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Essex Scottish Regiment and served as a Medical Sergeant during WWII. He fought at Dieppe and was awarded the military medal by King George VI. For many years he owned and operated West End Hardware, later working at Sears as a department manager until his retirement. Anyone who knew him soon realized that he possessed a gift for inventing, building and fixing things, and has left a legacy of boats, bird houses, feeders, etc. His second love next to his family was animals, and over the years nurtured many and spent much time caring for injured birds.The family would like to give thanks to the caring staff at Iler Lodge. Visitation was held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) . A Funeral Service to celebrate Jim’s life was held from the funeral home on Thursday, September 26, 2013 with Rev. Don Theobald officiating. Cremation followed. Memorial donations made to Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Windsor Essex Humane Society or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at ______________________________________________

SPARKMAN, Donna (nee Colenutt) September 14,1934 - September 18, 2013: I have heard the faint flutter of angel’s wings and have felt the warmth upon my cheeks - she is home. Donna 79, a native of Gesto passed away at her home in Woodland Hills, California, after a brief illness. Cherished daughter of the late Clarence and Della Colenutt. Beloved wife of Truett for 50 years. Proud and devoted mother to Brett(Debbie) California and Jeff(Amy) Oklahoma. Loving grandmother of Tyler and Kyle California. Dear sister of Grace Buhler, Doris Munro, Naomi Trudell and sister-in-law Marjorie Colenutt. Predeceased by her siblings. Iva Spinks(Elmer), Irene Hall(John), Alma Buhler(Jack), Nina Amonite(Ken), Fern Schenevar(John), Keith Colenutt(Shirley), Bob Colenutt(Shirley), Roger Colenutt, David Colenutt(Marilyn), Gordon Colenutt and brothers-in-law Ivan Buhler, Ross Munro and Raymond Trudell. There is no greater strength than that of family. The miles between us has not broken our bond, nor will it as we walk yet another path of our eternal journey. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service for Donna will be held at a later date.


IN lOvINg memORy

______________________________________________ Happy Birthday to my Husband

Wesley A. Garrod Sr. October 1, 1928 - April 20, 2012

Just to see him. Just to touch him. Just to hold him in my arms again one more time. If I could feel his warm embrace, see his smiling face, there is nothing I wouldn’t do just to see him again. He brightened up my every day. If I could have him back to stay, I would do anything, I would go anywhere, just to see him again. I love you and miss you so much - “Always” Snooks.

Love Always - Your Family

Thank You and God Bless

K of C



Holy Name Council #3305

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Serving locally Erie caught Lake Pickerel for 35 years!

Holy Name of Jesus Parish Hall 146 Talbot St. S., Essex Enter from Fairview Ave. Parking Lot 4:30 to 7:00 pm All meals served with: seasoned roast potatoes, hot and cold veggies, our amazing coleslaw, bun, tea or coffee, and dessert.

Proceeds Support Local Charities

We, the family of the late Tony Unholzer, wish to express our sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness presented to us. The monetary donations, the food and baskets along with the flowers and cards showered in abundance. To everyone at Holy Name of Jesus Church and Kennedy Funeral Home who brought much comfort and strength in our days of need. All of you over extended yourselves in countless ways. To everyone who volunteered for the organizing, serving & cleaning up for the celebration luncheon after the Church service. To all of you who found the parking lot full during visitation and continued to wait a great length of time to be with us. We were truly overwhelmed by the tribute it displayed and cherish all of the memories & stories of Tony’s life that you shared. If we have missed anyone, we apologize. From the bottom of our hearts, thanks again. The family of Tony Unholzer

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

_____________________ WANTED productive land to buy, rent or sharecrop. Top prices paid. Call Dennis today @ R. Rivest Farms Ltd. 519-7966691. 1-tf _____________________

FOR REnt _____________________ FOR RENT: 1 bdrm. apt. available Oct. 1st. Northridge area. $475/ month inclusive. Please phone 519-839-4743 or 519-5664955. 37-2t* _____________________

FLEA MARKET: Vendor Space Available: Vintage Antique Show. Oct. 25 and 26, 2013, at Vollmer Complex, LaSalle. Phone: 519-969-7771, ext. 0

FOR SALE: Young Guinea Hens, Laying Hens, Young Lambs, plucking machine, garden rototiller. Call 519-776-1290. 38-1t* _____________________

STORE FOR RENT in downtown Essex. 1400 square feet. $650/ month + utilities.  Call Joy 519890-7794. 36-tf _____________________

FOR SALE: 1950 MASSEY HARRIS #30. Good shape. New motor. Runs good and drives good. Best offer. 519-791-5657

FOR RENT: 2 Bedroom apartment in North Ridge area. $590/m + hydro. Call 519-7767665. 38-2t* _____________________

Sell It! Find it! Rent It! Buy It!

FOR RENT: 4 car garage for rent. 700 square feet.  Great for cars or storage.  $350/ month + utilities.  Call Joy 519-890-7794. _____________________36-tf



FARMInG _____________________ WANTED Farm Land to Rent Cash or Share Crop Call Jeff Siefker (cell) 519-7961240 or (home) 519-776-9501 _____________________1-tf


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FOR RENT: One bedroom apt. in Cottam area. Available Oct. 14th. $575/m utilities included. Plenty of parking. 519-8191039. 38-tf _____________________


Antique furniture, large quantity tools, coins, paper money, costume jewellery, collectables. Go to this website for pictures and more information:


Murray Knapp Auctioneer 519-727-8894

Word Ads - 25 words or less .............. $6.00 + HST Extra words .................................................... 20¢/word Display Classifieds ................................... Call for rates



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Placing a classified ad: Classified ads can be obtained in person, by phone or fax from Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There is a $1 surcharge on any classified billing under $15. We accept Visa | MasterCard | Debit | Cash | Cheque. DeaDline is TuesDay by 10:00 am




STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT: Storage available, in Essex, for motor homes, trailers, boats, cars, and trucks. Monthly rentals available. Call for details and rates 519-776-4875. 13-tf _____________________ FOR RENT: McGregor - 1 bdrm. apt. $675. Utilities included. Fridge & stove incl. Coin laundry in building. Please phone: 519990-7464. 38-tf* _____________________

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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 _____________________

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


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

2 BDRM. APT. for rent in downtown Essex. First and last required. No pets. 519-7766078. 33-tfn _____________________ FOR RENT: Spacious 2 bdrm. apt. Fridge & stove. Hook-up for washer & dryer, storage shed. 1 year lease. 1st & last required. $730 + hydro. 9475 Walker Rd. McGregor. Available July 1st. No pets please. 519-566-8661. 22-tf _____________________ FOR RENT: Bachelor apartment. $550 with utilities included. Call 36-tfn 519-776-8827. _____________________ HOUSE FOR RENT: 2 bedroom country home near Ruscom - Non smoking, no pets. Available Nov. 1, 2013. Phone 519-975-2369. 37-2t* _____________________

FOR sALE _____________________ FOR SALE: Seasoned and split hardwood firewood. $60 / cord. 9870 Conc. 9, Essex. Call 519776-6299 or 519-890-6631. 37-6t* _____________________ FOR SALE: 19” Flat screen TV, DVD player, radio with CD player. $110 takes all. All in good condition. Phone 519776-8217. 38-1t*





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

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_____________________ RIDE WANTED: Looking for ride to and from Cottam and St. Clair College on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays. Please phone to discuss schedule and compensation. 519-890-1563. 38-2t*



_____________________ REWARD: Lost a ladies gold, blue saphire ring in No Frills or Canadian Tire parking lot. Reward offered. 519-965-5991. 38-1t*


HELp WAntED _____________________ HELP WANTED General Labourers wanted. Fax resume to 519-723-2336. 49-tfn _____________________ CAREGIVER WANTED for woman -32 years with special needs, Cottam area. She is non verbal with limited mobility, requires assistance with all daily living activities. Contact Debbie at 519-839-5112 or email 37-1t


DRIVERS WANTED - AZ or DZ. Clean record. Will train qualified applicants. Fax resume to Quinlan Inc. 519-723-2336. 17-tfn

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307 Iler, Essex – 3 + 1 Bedrooms with 2 full baths, single attached garage, double drive, deep lot, quiet street. Tim McGuire, Sales Representative Res. 519-723-4660 or Bus. 519-735-6015.

Thomas A. Lavin Realty Ltd., Brokerage


1635625 Ontario Inc. O/A Country Meadows Cemetery Country Meadows Cemetery has submitted by-laws to the Registrar of the Cemeteries Act (Revised). Any interested parties may contact Robyn Noble 519-776-9216 for information, or to make copies. These by-laws are subject to the approval of the Registrar, Cemeteries Act (Revised).

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LAWN CUTTING and additional services. Grass cutting, lawn rolling, aerating, dethatching, shrub trimming, granular fertilizer, and minor yard work. Call 519-839-4776 or 519-9814519, and ask for Steve. 13-tfn _____________________

PIANO/kEYbOARD LESSONS for All Ages - Enjoy the gift that lasts a lifetime- music. Individualized lessons that are both enjoyable and educational. RCM Exam/Theory preparation or for fun. With 25 years experience as a private musical instructor/ director/ accompanist/performer, I can offer a wide perspective of music styles (Classical, Popular, Contemporary, Christian) with extensive expertise and musical insight. For rates and availability, please call LouAnne Mayville, at 519-7767990. 34-*

“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 ______________________ FAMOUS CANADIAN PSYCHIC Norah of the North - Available to you for readings in person and by phone. 519-776-1266. 38-13t*


YArD sALe _____________________ GARAGE SALE: 1955 Wilson Side Rd. Lakeshore. Fri., Sat. & Sun., Oct. 4, 5, & 6. 10am to 4pm. Antiques, misc. Household Items, Furniture, Adult bikes, Tools & baby highchair.


LeGAL noTice _____________________

RECE Teacher & ECE Assistants:

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Claims against the Estate of EVELYN MINNIE DEWHIRST, late of the Town of Lakeshore, in the County of Essex and Province of Ontario, who died on June 18, 2013, must be in my hands by October 23, 2013, after which date the estate will be distributed. WILLIAM KENDRICK, Barrister & Solicitor, 903-500 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 1B3, Solicitor for the 36-3t Estate Trustees.

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Essex Atom Major coach Scott Moore talks to a couple of his players.

by Fred Groves Ravens and Eagles and Hawks – oh my. Hundreds of hockey players from across Southwestern Ontario and as far as Ottawa converged in Essex for four days for the 36th Annual Earlybird Tournament for travel teams. It was a chance for coaches to get a look at what their teams have learned thus far, and even better, an opportunity to play teams they normally don’t see during the regular season. “If we leave this area in playoffs, we will see some of these teams in the OMHA,” said Essex Atom Major coach Scott Moore. Part of the tournament organizing committee, Moore pulled double duty as he was constantly giving instruction to his young players on the bench during a tough 5-2 loss to the Cambridge Hawks on Friday afternoon. “I have been with this group since Novice and they are progressively

Photo submitted to EFP The Essex Ravens Atom Minor celebrate victory.

getting better,” said Moore. He said that at this point, his Ravens team is working on individual skills such as skating, passing and shooting. This year’s classic drew a total of 65 teams. While many came from the local area such as Tecumseh, Amherstburg, Windsor, Kingsville, Harrow and Southpoint, there was representation from Cambridge, Woodstock

and the Leitrim, which is the Ottawa area. “It’s a nice mix of teams this year. I like the teams coming from farther away because the locals play each other all the time,” said tournament convener Shawn Carswell. The action started Thursday night and wrapped up Sunday evening. There was a skills competition on

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Bible story. Fall Bible Study takes place every 2nd Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Community Care Ministry services will be held at Iler Lodge on Wed., Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m. and at Country Village in Woodslee on Thurs., Oct. 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Essex Community Services COATS FOR KIDS – A network of community agencies across Windsor-Essex are working together to distribute warm winter coats to children and families in need. We rely on our community to donate gently used coats to this program. Coats can be dropped off at any participating dry cleaner displaying the “Coats for Kids” sign. In Essex, at Super Quality Cleaners, 71 Talbot St N. Drop cleaned coats off at Essex Community Services, 35 Victoria Ave, Unit 7, Essex. Call 519-776-4231 with any questions.

Salvation Army Essex Community Church submitted by Carolyn Barnett Join us on Sundays for Prayer Meeting from 10-10:30 a.m., followed by Family Worship at 11 a.m. Our special guests on Sunday, Sept. 29th are Fraser and Marilyn Lear from Leamington. SA Connections is every Tuesday from 10a.m.-1p.m. Join us and meet new friends while you enjoy guest speakers, a chance to learn new hobbies, play games and participate in all kinds of activities, occasional outings and a free lunch. Drop in and relax with us. Men and women of all ages and preschoolers are welcome. Messy Church is on Thursday, Sept. 26. Enjoy a free dinner, crafts and activities, contemporary worship and a

Holy Name of Jesus Church News submitted by Therese Lecuyer CWL meeting on Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm. Executive meets at 6:30pm. New members always welcome. The K of C Fish Fry is on Friday, Sept. 27, 4:30-7pm. Life Teen is on Sunday evening. Mass is at 7 pm followed by Life night until 10pm. EDGE (Gr. 6-8) is on Friday, Oct. 4 with a beach party (outdoors) from 7-8:30pm. PRIME (Gr. 1-5) begins on Wed., Oct. 9. This week Holy Name said goodbye to a wonderful lady. Jean Bonneau, may you enjoy being in the arms of Jesus. God Bless you all and have a great week! Maidstone Cross submitted by Wendy Pulleyblank Our community is deeply sadden by the loss of a good friend and wonderful priest, Fr. Bob Charbonneau. He was a faithful servant and will be truly missed. Rest in peace Fr. Bob. St. Mary’s Mission Club is collecting loonies and toonies at each Mass on September 28th & 29th. Please give generously to support our local Missions.




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were Norma Beacom, Elaine Taylor, Eileen Salter, Keith Dresser, Grant Beacom & Robert Mogorodi. Door prizes to Ethel Ford and Don Ames. If you enjoy playing cards come and join in on Tuesday and Saturday evening with your neighbours.

Thanks to all the baseball players, coaches, umpires, sponsors and volunteers who made St. Mary’s baseball season a huge success! See you next spring! Inter Parish (Woodslee vs. Maidstone) annual baseball game is on Sun., Sept. 29th at St. Mary’s Park at 1:30 p.m. 5th Annual Catholic Men’s Conference takes place on Saturday, October 19th at Holy Name of Jesus church. Get your tickets early by calling Chris at 776-5157. Happy Birthday wishes to Kathy Quinlan. Please keep in your prayers Lucas Gerard. Bakerville News submitted by Evelyn Baker Weather the past few days are very cool and not too comfortable. Happy Anniversary wishes this week to Jeff & Laura Dunn, Garry & Ruth Ann Hislop, and Mike & Tara Campbell. The Pleasant Valley Community Club card party results for pepper on Tuesday evening - Betty Fields, Mary Demars, Madeline McGuire, Bob Ford, Doug Fields & Thomas Allison. For Euchre on Saturday evening the lucky folks


Church Of The Living World On Sunday, Sept. 29, we welcome the community to join us celebrate twenty-five years as a congregation with a 25 Centre St, Essex N8M 1N8 traditional worship service at 10:30am and an evening music service at 7pm. Special music will be provided during both Phone: 776-6522 Fax: 776-7265 __________________________________________ services with contributions from Pastor Derek Montgomery, “Friendly, personal sinceDenomme, 1975” Kristin Jackson, Chloe and service Hannah Gord Davison, “Some Who &Like To Sing” and our own TaxGuys Planning Preparation Praise Team. Free will offerings will be taken to support Bookkeeping Services street ministries in Windsor and and St. John’s. Managerial Needs & Problems Cash Flow & Business Projections Harrow United Church Consultants • Financial Planning SubmittedGST by Larry Anderson Our congregation has been praising and singing for over 209 years and we welcome everyone to join us each Sunday morning at 10:30 am. During our worship time we offer GRAHAM SETTERINGTON McINTOSH a well supervised nursery and meaningful Sunday school DRIEDGER & HICKS LLP program for students in the lower auditorium. Chartered Accountants We are looking forward to the Covenanting Service for Al W. McIntosh, CA Reverend Staples this coming Sunday at 3 pm. Some great Paul H. Driedger, B Sc. CA hymn singing and choir anthems are part of the service and R. Tyler Hicks, B B A, CA all are welcome to attend. A time of fellowship will follow Heather L. MacPherson, BAcc CA the service.

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Essex Retirees’ Social Club It was great to see such a nice group out for Saturday Euchre. Margaret Beneteau won with high score, Roger Langis had a close second. Judy Kelly not far behind either with third. Shirley Stiers won at Monday Night Pepper. Betty Fields, Mary Lou Chibi and Louise Perrault tied with the most Peppers and Doug Fields was the low. Larry Lane won Tuesday Afternoon at Pepper. Georgette Nadeau had the most Peppers and Evelyn Vivier was the low. Betty Fields won with high score at Wednesday Night Pepper. Doug Fields had the most Peppers and Eileen Gardiner was low. Pauline Olafson won with high score at Thursday Night Bridge. Floyd Cascadden was second. We will hold an extra Bingo on Sept. 27 with proceeds for the Youth Centre. All players over 18 are welcome! An Invitation is extended to all for our monthly Special Pepper Night Sept. 30. We are starting a “New” Cribbage League on Sunday afternoons starting the first of November. Please call 7766689 if you are interested.

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Hebert on his way to a big year for the 73’s

Paquette News St. Stephen’s /Church of the Redeemer submitted by Barb Mactier Our parish hosted 70 youth from ALSOC (Anglican Lutheran Stewarts of Creation) for a weekend retreat. We were treated to a very lively, uplifting service on Sunday led entirely by the young people followed by a delicious lunch. CAKE, for grades 3-5, meet on Sept. 27, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Church of the Redeemer. A Turkey Supper Meeting follows 11 a.m. service and coffee hour at St. Stephen’s on Sept. 29. For those unable to attend, there will also be a meeting on October 1 at 9 a.m. Mid-week Eucharist begins on Wednesday, October 2nd at 9:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s. Senior’s Luncheon (LUAU) takes place at Church of the Redeemer on Oct. 2. Contact Dawn 519-978-1252. Join us on Oct. 2 for the first monthly family night at St. Stephen’s from 6-8 p.m. Supper is followed by some family fun. Sweetie Pies are taking orders for fresh baked pumpkin pie or frozen ready to bake fruit pies. Call Amy or Pam at 519-737-6850 ext. 28 to order. Our sympathies to Cherie & Jim Weston and family in the loss of Cherie’s father Neil Pickle. Sympathies also to Gary & Marlene Vollans, Susan and all the Vollans family in the loss of son, father, grandfather and brother Gregg. Essex United Church Dale Butler led us in worship with thoughts of who we are and why we are here. The Faith and Development committee plans a study of four to six sessions this Fall. If interested let Jim Hatt or our minister know. Back to Church Sunday is a world-wide event started in England. In September more than 50 Christian denominations in

17 countries will invite people to come to church. Essex United is holding it September 29, at 10:30 a.m. with lunch and fellowship after the service.. Our Fall yard sale is November 1 and 2. St. Paul’s/ Trinity Anglican Next Sunday Rev . Keith Nethery will lead both services. Our Fall book study is Made for Goodness and Why this Makes a difference The authors witnessed the worst humanity can be, yet believe despite this violence we are made for goodness . Through personal stories they show we are children of God. Read the book, join the conversation. You can order a book through your church. Discussions begin in October. St. Paul’s pasta dinners begin Oct. 4 from 5 to 6:30 p.m We are partnering with Crafty Candles for a fund-raiser at St. Paul’s, starting next Sunday at coffee hour. Woodslee United Church submitted by Sue Holman Join us for Sunday Service and Sunday School at 11:15 am. Rev Catherine Eldson will give the message. Door Greeters will be Joyce Strople and Helen Chevalier. The Lectionary Group meet on Thursday mornings at 9:30am followed by Coffee and Conversation at 10am. The month of September is Baby Month. There is a need for baby items for new moms who attend the Windsor Youth Centre drop off the new item in the box located in the hall. Sept. 26, at 9am, the Squash/Cranberry Bee will be held. On Oct. 3 at 9am the Coleslaw/Stuffing Bee will be held. Our Turkey Dinner is on Oct 5, from 3-7pm. Tickets are available from church members. For more information contact Shannon Olsen. Take out is available.

“They gave us exactly what we thought. They are hardworking. The rivalry is something that fuels that kind of hockey,” said Langlois. Essex held a 2-1 lead at the end of the first. There was no scoring in the middle frame in a game that saw Hebert, Ryan and captain Corey Beaulieu lead the way with a goal and an assist each with tallies off the blades of Alex Garon and Eric Shaw. Arren Romeril picked up his third straight win between the pipes making 27 saves. “We finished around the net. Because we have so many veterans, I think we executed a little better,” said Langlois. Sunday in Blenheim, Essex slipped behind 2-0 but came back to score five unanswered goals. Solecki led the way with a pair with singles from Daniel Slipchuck, Scott Bromley and Eric Shaw. SLAPSHOTS… Last year’s captain Kevin Boggs is now the team’s stats man…The 73’s have added 17-yearold goalie Jake Kment from Sault Ste. Marie to the roster. He made 25 saves in his debut against Blenheim.

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at faceoffs and plays both ends of the rink. “I worked out a lot over the summer. I put on 15 pounds and I think it really helped me out,” said Hebert. What is most interesting about the veteran is his ability to play a strong game without going to the penalty box. Last year he had just four minutes in penalties and the year before that just a single minor. “You have to play disciplined. I don’t play angry and I don’t go out and slash people. Guys take penalties on me,” said Hebert. On Sept. 17 the 73’s beat their biggest rival, the Belle River Canadiens 5-2. The game was a lot closer than the score indicated as Essex potted a pair of empty netters in the last couple of minutes.

Woodslee Friendship Club Card winners last week were: Dave Mc Murren,Veronica Granger, George Diesbourg, Millie, Fuerth, Leo Durocher, Helene Manley, Joanne Mc Murren, George Davidson, George Sutherland, Ernie Lariviere, Jean Matalik, Mary Demars, and Denis Levasseur. Come out and enjoy a fun afternoon of euchre on Mondays at 1 pm., pepper on Wednesdays at 1 pm., and euchre on Friday night at 7 pm. .Great snacks too. Looking forward to the various fall bazaars at the local churches. Call Joanne at 519-975-2409 for information. Golden Years Mini Golf 37 golfers hit the greens at Colasanti’s last Thursday. Leading the hole-in-one tally, with five was Bill Taylor. Iggy Arner, Al Rutter, and Gerry Wilkinson had four each. A low score of 17 for 9 holes registered for Pete Daudlin, John Murphy, Gerry Wilkinson (2), Al Rutter, Bill Taylor, Julia Kos, and Iggy Arner. A strong showing for 18 holes with 34 registered by Gerry Wilkinson was followed closely by John Murphy and Iggy Arner with 36. An excellent 73 was shot by John Murphy and Iggy Arner with Bill Taylor and Gerry Wilkinson each recording a 76. The first place team, with a total score of 236, went to Team Queens [Bill Mayville, Iggy Arner, Eileen MacIntosh].

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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. Last Sunday we celebrated the 80th Birthday for Lorna Simpkins. On Oct. 1 there is a Turkey Supper Planning Meeting in the Hall at 9:30 am. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to come out. Also, there is the nursing home service at Iler Lodge at 2 pm. Volunteers are welcome and greatly appreciated. Sat., Oct. 5 is a Turkey Buffet Dinner at Woodslee United Church from 3-7 pm. Sun., Oct. 6 is “World Communion Sunday” and welcoming new members contact Linda if interested. Mon., Oct. 7 is the first U.C.W meeting of the season at 1:30 pm. Our first B-I-N-G-O night is Friday, Oct. 11th at 7 pm. A big Thank You to all who supported the Haiti Fund Raising Dinner. Thank you to A-1 for a great evening. Door Greeters next Sunday are Maggie & Charles Tofflemire. Elder on Duty is Judy Krol and Lock - up is Paul Thomas. Message is: A Mustard Seed. If you or someone you know is ill or in hospital and would like a visit from Pastor Linda, please call her at 519-712-9512 or the office at 519-723-2284 so she can make arrangements to visit.

by Fred Groves Could this be the breakout year for Matthew Hebert? The third-year centre for the Essex 73’s is off to a great start and is a big reason that the locals remain undefeated after four games in the Great Lakes Junior ‘C’ Hockey League. Last season he finished with 24 points and the year before - his first with the orange, black and white - he notched 23 points as a rookie. On a team laden with veterans, and hoping to win their third straight league title, Hebert is excited about doing his best this year. “The start of the season has given me confidence. I think it’s going to be a much better year,” said Hebert who had eight points in his first four games. Playing in the middle, between Jordan Ryan and Dylan Solecki, the 73’s know that Hebert can produce. “The expectations that Matt puts on himself is all we need. I like him to be consistent,” said Essex coach Gil Langlois. Langlois noted that the centre is a well-rounded player that is getting better

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submitted to EFP The Essex Ravens did not get off to a good start in the Early Bird Tournament. Thursday’s game against Chatham-Kent was a 5-1 loss. Scoring for Essex was Kohen F. with assists from Gavin B. & Charlie P. The score could have been much worse without our solid goaltending by Dylan R. Our second game on Friday afternoon was a 2-0 loss to Amherstburg, but our boys played very hard and brilliant goaltending by Bryson D. kept the score very close. Third game was against a good Tecumseh team. We held the score close

Pictured above: Essex peewee minor player Randy Friesen (left) battles for a loose puck. Pictured right: Essex Novice AE goalie Calvin Weston managed to keep the puck out of the net on this attempt.

Saturday and in all well over 160 games played on the two pads at the Essex Sports Centre Complex, the old Memorial Arena, Leamington and Harrow. It was a great opportunity for young 15-year-old referee Ashley Sauve to gain some valuable experience calling the games. “I enjoy the sport. I play for the Essex Thunder (girls hockey program). When you are reffing you have to control the game. For girls hockey I can ref up to peewee and for boys up to novice,” said Sauve who was making the calls for the second consecutive year.

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Besides Carswell and Moore, the tournament committee included EMHA president Brian Diemer, Nick Dinirio, Shaun Fuerth and Don Kraynack. Similar to last season, when the local organization celebrated its 35th anniversary, Carswell said there is still difficulty in recruiting volunteers to help run the event. “The guys who are back probably do 90 percent of the work,”

said Carswell. “This is probably our biggest fundraiser all year and we have five guys who have taken time off work.” There were a total of 143 games played and over 1,100 players involved in the tournament. The Essex Atom Minor Ravens came up big this year, winning all five of their games to clinch the championship and outscoring their opponents 22-3.

Photo submitted to EFP The Essex Ravens Atom Minor team went five games undefeated to capture the championship title in the Essex Early Bird Tournament.

until late in the third but ended up losing 5-1. The goal was scored by Cameron D. with assists by Konnor M. & Jacob R. Our goalie, Dylan R. played excellent and stopped a multitude of shots. We closed out the tournament with a well played game against New Hamburg but unfortunately that resulted in another loss. Congrats to the MVPs of game winners, Dylan R., Bryson D., Cameron D. and Jacob R. Thank you to all the parents who donated their time and efforts towards our very successfull bake sale.

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Paul Wilson’s first car: a 1969 Plymouth Fury III

Paul Wilson with his trophy-winning 1969 Plymouth Fury III. The car is gone. So is the hair and moustache.

Paul Wilson lives in Kitchener, Ontario, and is very active in the local chapter of the Model A Ford Owners Club. His first car was a lot faster: “Certain things are monumental in everyone’s life and things happen that you will never forget. The year 1974 was one such year for me as I had passed my driver’s license on November 2, 1973, and was finishing my last year of high school at Cameron Heights. I was 18, college would be starting in the fall, and weekend trips with buddies and girlfriends were becoming more common as we spread our wings. “Like all young guys, I was eager to get wheels but ran into roadblocks with my parents over money, kind of car, insurance, etc. As a drag racing fan, I had my eye on a ’67 Camaro my neighbour was selling but my parents talked me out of it, saying the insurance would kill me if the car didn’t. I had been working three part-time jobs at a machine shop, supermarket, and school library, and managed to save $1000. “Soon after graduation, Dad came home one day and told me a guy at work was selling a ’69 Plymouth Fury III for $900. It was a beauty. Bright red, 4-door, 318 V8, automatic, black interior, 90,000 miles and no rust. I bought it. That summer I was on cloud nine. We made trips to the beach, the drive-in, the drags, dances, you name it. The car was a land yacht by today’s standards but performed well. I even ran the car at the drags at Cayuga and it consistently ran the quarter mile at 17.60 seconds and 76 mph. I won eight times that summer. “In the fall, we started Conestoga College. I car pooled and had three girls who paid me five dollars each for gas. I could fill the tank back then for fifteen dollars. One night coming home from the races, a small Ford Cortina ran a stop sign in Cambridge and t-boned us. No one was hurt and I got a new paint job out of it! Another night returning from the U.S., I lost all my dash lights. We fixed that with a rolled up foil from a pack of cigarettes. “With gas prices climbing, I sold the car back to my dad and bought a ’73 Ford Pinto in 1976. My brother drove the Plymouth for a few more years while attending the University of Guelph. We sold it in the early ‘80s and never saw it again.” I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@sympatico. ca or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “Old Car Detective Favourite Stories, 1925 to 1965.”

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by Fred Groves Senior volleyball team opens with win The Essex District High School Red Raiders senior boys volleyball team started their WECSSAA season off with a win over General Amherst on Thursday. Essex, the defending champs and OFSAA bronze medalists last year, won the first game 26-24, came up short 2125 before winning the third match, 2512. • Former Red Raiders standout volleyball player Cameron Branch is settling into a routine with Nippissing University up in North Bay where he is practicing with his new team six times a week in preparation for the season. • It was a rough start for the EDHS junior football team as they were beaten 56-6 by Herman in their WECSSAA opener. Quarterback Adam Amicarelli hooked up with David Reaume for a touchdown. • Still with football, South Woodslee’s Kyle Quinlan, the CIS Male Athlete of the Year will be busy next summer as he was recently named head coach of the Hamilton Ironmen of the Ontario Varsity Football League, the same loop the Essex Ravens, his former team, play in. • The Tony Piroski coached Leamington Junior ‘B’ Flyers are off to a great start and remain undefeated after five games. Goalie Trevor Wheaton of Essex turned away 25 shots last week in a 6-2 win over Chatham. Tony Spidalieri had a pair of assists. • St. Clair College’s women’s golf team is ranked second in the nation, and head to the OCAA tournament this weekend. Essex’s Heather McKenzie, who was an OCAA silver medalist and a CCAA All-Canadian last fall leads the Saints. • On the gridiron in Leamington on Friday, the Red Raiders senior team evened their record to 1-1 as they were blanked 41-0 by Cardinal Carter. Essex


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EDHS Red Raiders Nick Veigli and Cody Lemire go up for a block in WECSSAA senior boys volleyball action last week.

suits up Thursday under the lights as they play Holy Names at Windsor Stadium. • Former Essex Red Raiders Kyle Tremblay who won a gold medal at the national championships this year, is batting .235 after eight games and 17 at bats for the St. Clair College Saints. • The Leamington Raceway had over 3,000 fans out to its first of four nights of racing on Sunday afternoon. Essex’s Mark Williams was very successful winning one race and was second in three others. If you have anything for the sports roundup, please contact Fred Groves at

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submitted by Mike Bennett Joel Dick capped a roller-coaster season with a smooth ride on Saturday night, leading all 30 laps to win his second Schinkels Gourmet Meats UMP Modified season championship race in the last three years. “It was a great way to end the season,” Dick said after his flag-to-flag run. The Leamington driver won three straight and four features in a six-week span during a mid-season hot streak. Saturday’s victory was his first since Aug. 3. “We unloaded a lot of fast races but we got taken out a couple of times,” said Dick, who had three third-place finishes along with a 14th and 17th since his last win. “Fortunately we didn’t


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South Buxton Raceway report Leamington’s Joel Dick celebrates victory. (Photo by James MacDonald)

have any problems tonight.” With the 23-car field lining up by points, Dick started on the front row beside Chatham’s Darryl Hoekstra, who clinched the points title with his fourth-place heat race finish earlier in the night. However, the caution came out for Hoekstra, who was penalized two positions for jumping the green. Dick opted to restart on the outside of the front row and never looked back after jumping to the lead as the green waved. Merlin’s Jeff Daniels pressured the leader near

the midway mark of the race before pitting for a flat tire on lap 15. Chatham’s Louis Clements took up the chase and although he pressured the leader, he was unable to make a pass. “I was kind of worried, I knew Louis was fast and he gets a good drive on the bottom,” said Dick. “It was hard to pass out there, so it was a matter of hitting my marks on every lap, trying not to overdrive the car staying consistent,” he said. Clements felt he could have given Dick a better challenge without the four cautions. “I definitely needed long green flag runs to get a shot at him because the restarts were killing me,” Clements said. “We had an issue with the carburetor, on every restart, I’d jump on the gas but I’d get a little hesitation and by the time it cleared, he’d (Dick) have a couple car lengths on me and I’d spend the next couple of laps trying to reel him back in.” Clements said he accidently got a piece of Dick’s quarter panel in turn four with under five laps to go.

“I had to get off the gas to keep from turning him,” he said. “Joel and I get along real well and the last thing I wanted to do was turn him.” The cautions actually helped Dick throughout the race as they fell just as he was encountering lapped traffic. The restarts gave him a clear race track. “There were a couple of ruts in (turns) three and four I had to avoid, but the track was good in one and two,” he explained. “We were good on the restarts so it was easy to go through one and two and then hammer down. “We were off in the heat race but we made some good changes to free up the car for the feature,” Dick added. Clements held on for a second-place finish, followed by a pair of eighttime track champions – Shrewsbury’s Jim Dale Jr. and Merlin’s Brad McLeod – in third and fourth. Belle River’s Mario Toniolo rounded out the top five. Cottam’s Denis DeSerrano finished 11th in just his third night

in the Modified class. Windsor’s Dan McIntrye finished 13th, LaSalle’s Mike Demars was 16th followed in order by Leamington’s Justin Coulter, Essex’s Gerald Martin and Wheatley’s Justin Mills. Dick posted a divisionleading six feature wins – including the midseason and championship race victories – and nine checkered flags in total. He finished 58 points behind Hoekstra in the final standings. “Points are what they are, I come here to win races,” said Dick. “Hats off to Darryl for winning the championship,” he added. Chatham’s Jim Jones won his first Lube Tech/ Great Canadian Oil Change UMP Late Model championship race in nine years.

Jones ran second for the first 22 laps and had resigned himself to a second-place finish until the leader Dale Glassford, of Ridgetown, slowed in turn four as he was about to take the two-to-go from the flagman. Glassford was towed to the pits, as the belt fell off the fuel pump. Jones held off Chatham’s Kirk Hooker on the green-whitecheckered finish to take the checkered. In the night’s three non-points feature races, Kingsville’s Rob Quick won the Tirecraft MiniMods – his sixth of the season – while Merlin’s Steve Shaw won the Windride Transportation Sport Stocks and Blenheim’s Jeff Schives took the Bombers. South Buxton’s season ends this Saturday with a Fun Night, which includes mechanics, power puff and staff races.


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