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“It was like a loud thud.” “It sounded like a boom.” “It shook the house.” “I thought it was another earthquake.” Wheatley and Leamington area residents reported various degrees of sound and vibration, but all agreed that at 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 something happened. The noise shuddered from Windsor to Wheatley as reports to radio stations and Natural Resources Canada - which monitors earthquakes - flooded in Tuesday night. According to Natural Resources Canada there was no seismic activity (earthquake) recorded at that time. Of course residents in the Wheatley area had good reason to suspect another earthquake or aftershock having just experienced a 3.0 magnitude quake

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Basing the levy ‘per household’ or ‘per capita’ also have problems, not the least of which is these numbers currently would have to be based on the 2006 census figures, not actual numbers. Also, population and household figures per se do not translate directly into waste generated, and so once again the ‘user pay’ philosophy is not perfectly satisfied. Here in Leamington, we have a garbage collection levy that is allotted based on an urban and a rural per household rate, but since the garbage truck has to stop at every house to pick up trash regardless of how heavy the bag is, that is easily defended; disposal of that trash is another matter, though, and a flat fee per household (or per person) is less defensible. None of this was lost on our members of council, who asked many interesting and insightful questions of Mr. Maodus. Councillor Verbeke asked if income could be realized by capturing methane gas and using it to generate electricity. Mr. Maodus responded that the infrastructure was installed and an agreement with a company was in place, but since it is a low priority item Provincially—wind energy and photovoltaic panels are currently the high priority provincial initiatives—development of this income stream is not anticipated in the immediate future. Councillor Atkin asked how this substantial hike in the amount to be charged to Leamington was likely to impact the local garbage levy, currently $143.50 for urban homes and $127.00 for rural residences. The Director of Financial Services for Leamington, Cheryl Horrobin, indicated that the proposal that will be brought to council in the new budget will use $30,000 out of stabilization reserves to maintain the levy unchanged in 2011. Mr. Maodus was asked if the Authority was proposing to raise the tipping rate to private waste haulers. He indicated that there was no intention to raise rates to the large volume haulers because of competitive pressures the Waste Authority faces: with the Detroit incinerator and nearby Michigan Landfills willing to take waste at rates that are low, any increase in price creates the grave risk of diverting commercial waste away to the competitors, resulting in higher municipal costs, not lower. After much debate and comment, the motion was made that Leamington indicate a preference for a fixed levy based on the prior year’s actual tonnage. Three voted for the motion, and three voted against. Mayor Paterson broke the tie by voting against the motion, saying that his personal

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Mental health is nothing to Tweet about In our celebrity-obsessed world, it’s not uncommon to see the national headlines focused on the most recent troubles of an embattled actor, sports star or other public figure. The recent media fascination with the problems of actor Charlie Sheen is just the latest example of this phenomenon. Sheen’s erratic behavior in news magazines and interview shows has become the hottest topic. Sheen has been characaturized as a drunken, drug-induced hot head on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon and has been the opening monologue joke on late night television. Sheen started a Twitter account and reached more than 1.6 million followers within 48 hours. Why are people obsessed with watching him have a breakdown in front of the cameras? And now people want to follow his play-by-play breakdown on social media. The phenomenon of following this mental breakdown is almost as disturbing as Sheen’s behaviour. But mental health and addiction professionals are warning the public that Sheen’s struggles are no laughing matter. Charlie Sheen has somehow glorified his rock-star, drug-addicted lifestyle and turned it into a joke. Mental health is not a joke and the fact that millions of his socalled fans are just sitting back and watching this manic episode unravel on air is appalling. Sheen needs help, not international attention. He has apparently passed recent drug tests, so he’s not stoned, but he’s not healthy. He has, among other things, declared himself a “freaking rock star from Mars” and claimed that he was using “a drug called `Charlie Sheen.’” All those who claim to “love” him and care about him should be focusing on treating him, not on making him an object of ridicule and exploitation. Sadly, Sheen is not the first, nor will he be the last star to lose touch with reality and battle mental health issues while the cameras roll.

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Southpoint Says... What are you looking forward to doing when spring finally arrives?

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A special feature to the Sun by Bill Chaplin

In the spirit of fairness let’s all admit that there’s only so much you can do with one bus and one bus driver if that is your small town’s entire transit system. Furthermore, unlike big cities, if you have to take a cab in Leamington it’s not going to break the bank: for less than ten dollars you can get pretty much anywhere you need to go. (In Toronto it costs ten just to flag the cab down, and another ten to open the door and get in, let alone go anywhere!) That said, when you take a critical look at Leamington Transit a lot more questions come to mind than answers, and somebody has to ask the questions out loud. Who is paying, and how much, for the cute little bus that travels 27 kilometres each hour of the working day? For the past while, virtually all of the cost has been absorbed by the Provincial Gas Tax Transit Grant. In 2009 for example (the most recent year for which there were complete, audited financial data), Leamington received a Transit Gas Tax Grant from the Province of $139,345 - $55,744 of this was spent on operations and just over $83,000 was tucked away toward buying a new bus. (The one you see is ten years old and really needs replacing.) In terms of tax impact that year, the total cost worked out to about $2.72 per capita, or, around $3.15 per household. Unfortunately, the Provincial Transit subsidy is based on ridership, and for 2011 that is not looking so promising. A representative from C.A. Bailey told me they are ready, willing and able to extend the transit day, but a proposal to have an early run for students submitted at the end of last summer was rejected by town council. The problem that precipitated the suggestion was the change in government funding for school buses: the distance students are expected to walk was extended, so the separate school board did not renew their contract to use the town transit bus to transport ‘short distance’ students to Cardinal Carter. This change reduces “ridership” greatly and will result in a reduced transit subsidy from the Province. Do many people actually ride the bus? Back in 2009 $17,400 was collected in fares, which translates into about 9,000 paying customers for the year. By the way, that money goes 100% toward offsetting the bill that C. A. Bailey

Bus Lines (the operator of the bus) charges the municipality. (So does the $2,600 in bus ads.) But that number of riders has to increase for Leamington to continue to get significant subsidy dollars. Since my wife and I have only one car, planning transportation is an integral part of our ordinary day: who needs the car, who needs to be picked up, etc. When I started working on writing about the transit system, I considered what I could do just using the bus when the car isn’t available. Living at the south end of town, walking to places like the Half Century Club, my doctor’s office, the library and the Recreation Complex is out of the question (for me). For example, on Mondays I could hail the bus at the foot of my street shortly after the hour and be dropped off at the Half Century Club shortly after half past to attend my vigorous exercise—duplicate bridge. Unfortunately, duplicate bridge begins at one. Since there is no bus service over the lunch hour, if I wanted to ride the bus, I would have to catch it just after eleven and then bide my time for an hour and a half to get to the game on time. Unfortunately, bridge ends a little past four which coincides with the last run of the day: if I catch the bus at half past four, the closest I can get to home is Bailey Bus Lines on Seacliff at five o’clock, after which I can walk the final two kilometres home. Not great, but I can manage that. If, however, for any reason I am delayed after cards, the bus is not an option because the last bus is gone and the transit day is over in Leamington. Now, I can bore you with more specific examples, like how I could ride the bus for forty-five minutes to get to the Kinsmen Recreation Complex just to arrive when the seniors exercise programs have been over for an hour, or simply get to the heart of the matter: in my opinion the transit system fails on two important counts: convenience and availability. Of course I’m spoiled because I was raised in Toronto where, even in the 1950s buses and streetcars were the preferred mode of transportation because of convenience and availability. If I can only catch the Leamington bus at one specific time each hour (and if I miss it, wait another hour for another chance), that’s not convenient. That’s not even reasonable. A bus system that can’t get me to the lab to have fasting blood work done until after 9:30 (so I can’t have the first coffee of the day until ten at best), isn’t convenient. A

mass transit system that insists I finish everything uptown before half past three if I want to get home isn’t convenient. It’s not even reasonable. A bus that takes three quarters of an hour to get me to the Kinsmen BILL CHAPLIN Recreation Complex, so I can exercise for half an hour, isn’t convenient. It is stupid. As for availability, it is obvious. No transit system should shut down for an hour in the middle of the day because there’s nobody to drive the bus. That’s almost like a cruel small town joke! The bus starts too late and stops too early to take the disabled and other non-drivers to work, or to allow students that are running late to jump on the transit bus and still get to school on time. That needs to be a key consideration. You can’t take the bus to church a) because it doesn’t run on Sundays, and b) it won’t get you there on time, regardless of the church you attend. Finally, depending on where you live, taking the bus to your destination may simply not be in the cards. If you’re meeting somebody for coffee at the Tim Hortons north of Wilkinson Drive, or headed to Oak Farms to buy some roses, or going to Seacliff Park to sit and look at the trees, wear stout walking shoes because you’ve got quite a hike from the nearest approach of the bus to your destination. Public mass transit is a money-losing proposition. That is a given. Consequently, some might say that deciding to lose more money by expanding and improving our transit system is financially irresponsible. But hold on a moment and think like someone without a car, either due to age, infirmity or poverty. Transit is expensive? So is plowing the snow from residential streets, painting lane stripes on arterial roads, and maintaining traffic signals, but we do these expensive things for the convenience of drivers who need to get around. What we do for non-drivers who need to get around is precious little—less than precious little—and investing in improved transit in our municipality is sorely needed.

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What else is happening at CC? A huge congratulations is extended to Marc Beneteau upon his return from the OFSAA Swim Championships held March 1 and 2 in Toronto. In the 50-metre backstroke Marc not only smashed his personal best time by over 4 seconds, he ultimately finished the race with a podium finish, earning a Silver Medal. It was certainly a distinguished way to end his swimming career with the Cardinal Carter swim team. Good luck on your future swimming endeavours, Marc! On Tuesday, March 29, Cardinal Carter is pleased to host inspirational speaker Joel Hilchey who will be presenting 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens to the student body. Additionally, in the evening, Mr. Hilchey will be offering a parent workshop beginning at 6 p.m. in the library. For further information about this opportunity, please contact the office at 519-322-2804. March Break will run from Mar. 14-18. We wish everyone a safe and restful holiday. Classes resume Monday, March 21.


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Healing Through Art Exhibit brightens up Leamington for March

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By Sheila McBrayne One of the most anticipated exhibits for the Leamington Arts Centre is here and on display now until March 26. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Healing Through Art Exhibition features 16 art pieces from 12 local artists. The artwork, in various media, is accompanied by an artist’s statement, which describes the artist and the individual piece of art. “Art is such a positive way to deal with mental health,” explained Patti Lauzon, Director of Advancement with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex Branch. There were 33 entries into this year’s juried exhibit. “Not all of the artists are clients, some are former clients and some are supporters,” she added. Chad Riley, Gallery Director at Leamington Arts Centre, agreed that the Healing Through Art Exhibition does attract a lot of local interest. “I think it’s because all the pieces are presented in one gallery. It’s a more intimate setting for the works. It’s more about the art,” he said. In Windsor the Healing Through Art is presented as a Gala. Windsor artist Michelle Chappus was one several featured painters who came to the Opening Reception on Wednesday, March 2 to share two of her pieces. “I’ve always dabbled in art… I love getting involved with the painting… I lose all sense of time… It’s like listening to music. Like any other creative endeavor I really get pleasure from painting,” said Chappus. The following is Chappus’ Artist Statement for her piece, Love Myself. “I endeavour to create art that brightens the environment and inspires introspective thoughts and uplifting feelings. I express myself artistically through acrylic paints, acrylic mediums, and mixed media collage. When creating a painting I am fully involved emotionally, physically, and intellectually. I enjoy the artistic process of splashing about to pull together kaleidoscopic colours, exciting shapes and lines, as well as tangible textures. I want the beholders of my work to engage in the experience visually as well as tactually and I hope the encounter will awaken instinctive pleasure as well as emotional fulfillment. In the painting “Love Myself” I interpret the “Healing through Art” theme by illustrating a heart made with reflective mirrors to symbolize the importance of loving oneself in order to maintain emotional healthiness. I want to convey that first you must accept and appreciate yourself and then you will be more open to loving others. This will lead to a fuller and more emotionally healthy life. It is my expectation that this painting will inspire viewers to contemplate self-love as a positive goal for themselves and to encourage it in others. I hope that it promotes healthy attitudes and love.” The Healing Through Art Exhibit runs until March 26. The Leamington Arts Centre is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Your ‘harbinger of spring’ We have made it through the shortest month of winter, February and if the truth holds, since March arrived like a lion, we can anticipate a warmer, more spring-like ending of the month. A change in the weather will bring a change in our routine or perby SHANNON MATHESON haps a change in our routine will bring a change in the weather. Either way, we daydream of a fresh new look when we can finally put away our parkas, scarves and drab winter wardrobe. Stay positive! Waking up to another snowfall this past weekend tempted me to hide under my duvet until the crocuses pop up. Instead I lit the fire, made a pot of homemade soup and forced myself to do a yoga routine. Many of you are some of the lucky ones heading south for March break where you can enjoy some R&R under the sun. The vitamin D will no doubt be just what the doctor ordered, along with a margarita or two. I plan on enjoying my ‘Reading Week’ here at home, indulging in a couple of good books! Having fun has been key to getting through the last weeks of winter until the spring equinox finally will greet us with some brighter days and a hint of green. Regularly trying to get together with friends has helped to stay ener-

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Some restaurants simply serve stupid Five Easy Pieces. Have you seen this old movie? Oh man, it has to be going on 40 years ago since it first hit the screen. Jack Nicholson was the lead actor. This was likely his first big role after Easy Rider. Karen Black was in one of the supporting roles. What I remember best from that flick was the restaurant scene and the “uneasy” exchange between a short-tempered and sarcastic patron (Jack) and an aging, stiff-lipped menu Nazi, a.k.a. waitress. Jack simply wanted a chicken salad sandwich. He was abruptly told by the waitress that his request was not on the menu. Jack wouldn’t accept that as answer and proceeded to grill the waitress about the ingredients the restaurant would have to have on hand... “You got bread don’t ya?” “You got mayonnaise right?” “Got some sort of chicken don’t you?” by JOHN WEESE You get his point, and even if the waitress did as well, she wouldn’t bend. She was standing firm in guard of that menu or policy or whatever. The scene ends when the waitress retorts “and what would you like me to do with the chicken?” You can imagine the answer. Most of us could write a book about the nonsense we’ve been subjected to in some establishments, and not just restaurants either. As a point of personal experience, I’ll pick on some food places. Flashback 35 years or more, and I’m on my way to my after-school job of pumping gas at our family’s auto dealership and garage in Dresden. Then, as now, I was a creature of habit and routine. I’d pick up my food at Burn’s Bakery then pedal my bike down the road to work. If the pumps were quiet, I’d lay out my dinner on a desk, prop up my feet at one of the sales desks and watch the only TV station that got reception on a small 13” black and white TV, Channel 10 out of London. I ordered the same thing out of Burn’s Bakery just about every time. I didn’t have much money on me, so I’d order toast with peanut butter. It was a bakery that made some really nice fresh bread. The older white-haired lady who worked the counter would pull the toast out of the toaster and lather it generously with butter and peanut butter. I can’t recall exactly, but I believe she charged me a buck. I’d buy a chocolate milk with it and out the door I’d scamper (likely late for work, as I seem to be for most things, even today). One evening I made the mistake of taking the little wax baggy from the lady at the counter and instead of heading out the door, I opened up the bag and put the pieces of toast together in a way that made it a sandwich. I then looked up at the menu board that posted sandwiches at 2 bucks. I gave her a smile as if I was getting away with the biggest coup in history. She threatened to charge me for the price of a sandwich the next time I tried to convert my toast and peanut butter into a sandwich. Being a smart-ass, I then asked her for an extra jam. Just this past week a group of us from work decided on lunch and hit a local restaurant down the street from our office. They offered three of four lunch specials that include coffee or juice, soup or salad, and rice pudding or Jell-O. A colleague of mine ordered the hamburger deluxe. It was a couple of bucks cheaper than the everyday price. As he was ordering he asked the waitress for a cheeseburger deluxe instead. She informed him that it would cost $2.50 more than the hamburger deluxe, because the cheeseburger deluxe wasn’t on special. However, if he merely ordered a slice of cheese with this hamburger deluxe it would only cost 50 cents more. Huh? If you thought the hamburger/cheeseburger story was a doozy, wait until I tell you about ordering gravy. The waitresses happily informed us that the gravy on our fries would be free. I was impressed and simply asked her if I could have the gravy on the side so that my fries wouldn’t get soppy and soggy. She gave me a sympathetic grimace and said, “Sorry, but I’ll have to charge you for the gravy if it comes on the side. The owner likes to charge because it dirties an extra dish.” I swear it’s true. I was compelled to order the gravy on the side just for the experience, and to give me something to write about.

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Listen to 92.7 MAX FM for more events happening in Leamington and Essex County during the Max Cares Community Calendar 6 times daily or visit www.927maxfm.com for a complete listing SUNDAYS - Sun Parlour Curling Club Euchre games 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at 6:30 p.m. MONDAY NIGHTS - The Windsor Classic Chorale is looking for new members, especially tenors and basses. The choir is made up of 20-25 auditioned musicians who love singing and can read music. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. in South Windsor. We perform 3 - 4 concerts a year. If you are interested in sharing your love of music with one of the premier choirs in Southwestern Ontario, call the director at 310-292-8444 to set up an audition. TUESDAY - Epilepsy Support group meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at the Windsor United Way office, 300 Giles Blvd. E., Windsor. It is the mission of the Epilepsy Support Centre to enhance the quality of life of people affected by seizure disorders through support services and to strive to eliminate the stigma and dispel the myths surrounding epilepsy through advocacy and public education. New members welcome. Info: Windsor/Essex Epilepsy Support Centre, 519-8906614, epilepsywindsor@epilepsysupport.ca or visit the website at www.epilepsysupport.ca. WEDNESDAYS - Are you looking for food and fellowship? Join us, no charge, at St. Johnʼs Anglican Church, 60 Erie St. N., Leamington, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Call 519-326-3111 for more information. VOLUNTEER DRIVERS ARE NEEDED to transport people in Essex County and Chatham-Kent for dialysis treatments. Did you know that Community Support Centre now offers a specialized service in providing transportation for patients to dialysis treatments. This valuable service is provided county wide door-to-door 7 days a week. Reimbursement of mileage is at .40 cents per km driven. We are in need of volunteer drivers to provide these essential appointments. To volunteer call 519-728-1435, long distance 1-855-728-1433, or visit us at 499 Notre Dame St., Belle River. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 - South Essex Community Council presents Chilifest 2011, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Leamington Portuguese Club. Try over 2 dozen chilis donated by local businesses and clubs. Dinner rolls, veggie sticks, dessert and beverages included. Takeout available by advanced order. Tickets $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Proceeds to benefit Erie Shore Community Transit New Bus Fund. Call SECC 519-326-8629. FRIDAY, MARCH 11 - How about a nice hot bowl of chili? At Knox Presbyterian Church, 58 Erie St. South, Leamington. 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Phone 519-326-1761. Adults $6; children $3. Dessert and beverage included. Take-out available. FRIDAYS, MARCH 11, 18, 25, APRIL 1, 8, 15 - St. Michaelʼs Catholic Womenʼs League and the Knights of Columbus are hosting Friday Fish Fries during Lent, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the church hall, 29 Elliott St., Leamington. Adults $12, (2 fish $14), children 6-12 $6, 6 years and under free. Fresh homemade desserts weekly.

MONDAY, MARCH 14 - Leamington Christian Womenʼs “After 5” invite you to dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Colasantiʼs Tropical Gardens. Cost is $14. Guest speaker is Kathleen Sly and her theme is “A Humpty Dumpty Life”. Special feature: How U Doin? Gift Baskets and music by Gregory Cocks & Friends. For reservations call Sharon 519-326-0421 or Darlene 519-733-5595. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 - Essex County Farm Safety Dinner & Annual Meeting at Colasantiʼs Tropical Gardens. $15 per person. Tickets: 519-7767476 or 519-723-2230. Everyone welcome. SATURDAY, MARCH 19 & SUNDAY, MARCH 20 46th Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Churchill Chapter IODE Antique Show at Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Admission $5. Leading Canadian dealers. Handicapped accessible. SUNDAY, MARCH 20 - Kittenaide's March Madness Flea Market, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 37 Beech St., Unico Hall, KFC Plaza, Kingsville. Free admission, many vendors including Author Chris Carter. Net proceeds to Kittenaide, 519-324-2729. Kittenaide also has a booth at Legacy Auction & Flea Market on Sunday, March 13, 190 Erie St. N. Leamington. MONDAY, MARCH 21 - 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Leamington United Church, 9 John St., welcomes all who are alone or having trouble making ends meet to their monthly Leamington Food and Fellowship Supper. No charge. MONDAY, MARCH 21 - Why not join us for the “Alpha Course”? Dinner, video and discussion, exploring the meaning of Christian faith. Every Monday starting March 21 - June 6, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Meadow Brook Fellowship, 219 Talbot St. E., Leamington. Register now. Call church office 519326-3605. MONDAY, MARCH 21 - LAERC will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church. All are welcome to come and join the team in this exciting humanitarian project. There will soon be 5 new families who are parents, siblings and cousins of LAERCʼs sponsored families. At this time it is uncertain how many will be coming and when. The Leamington Area Ecumenical Refugee Committee would be thankful for donations and a tax receipt will be issued. For more information contact Carolyn Reid at 519-326-6776. THURSDAY, MARCH 24 - Prime Rib Dinner at St. John the Evangelist Church, 60 Erie St. N., Leamington, 6:00 p.m. Tickets $25, available from church office: 519-326-3111 or by calling 519-3264042. Dorr prize draw included. SATURDAY, MARCH 26 - Evening of Song to benefit Leamington Area Ecumenical Refugee Fund at Knox Presbyterian Church, 58 Erie St. S., Leamington, at 7:00 p.m. Entertainment by Mosaic, Dale Butler, Jon Brett and the Karen Singers, with refreshments and dessert to follow. All are welcome.

By Lisa Cowen-Tehonchuk The Legion’s annual speech competition was held last Sunday. The winners are Luke Meloche, Gr. 4-6 level, Margaret D. Bennie; Cameron Adams, Gr. 7-9 level, Mount Carmel-Blytheswood; and Louisa Giesbrecht, Gr. 10-12 level, LDSS. Congratulations to all the contests; they were all very high caliber. Thank you to all the judges, time keepers, President Lisa Turner, Sgt. of Arms Mike Hicks and the Youth and Education Officer Denise Patton for the all the hard work. The 3 students went on to the Zone competition in Essex on Sunday, March 6. We hope they did well. In the sports arena, Sports Officer Tim Nantais is holding a Mixed Double Dart Tournament on Saturday, March 12. Cost is $5 and it is a draw for partners. Everyone is welcome. We have Friday night fun darts every Friday at 8 p.m. Cost $2. These events are open to the public. We would like to pass on condolences to the families in town. There were two veterans who passed away this past month in the Leamington area. Members, if you know of anyone who passes away who is a vet, whether they are a member or not, please let me know. Thank you. There is an urgent appeal to all Bomber Command veterans. Please pass this message on to any and all Bomber Command veterans of which you might know. The Canadian Press wants to do an article on the subject of the longdelayed recognition (medals and the like) of your service and sacrifice during the Second World War. Bomber Command veterans, or those caring for these veterans, are urged to make contact with John Ward of the Canadian Press in Ottawa. His e-mail address is john.ward@thecanadianpress.com. We started a new year, but our membership is down. Members who have not paid their dues are asked to please do so as soon as you can. If you see a member, remind him or her to pay their dues. To those veterans and widows of veterans who wanted to see Randy Groundwater in February: due to the weather he was unable to attend. Please let Bruce Peacock know and he will get in touch with Randy and arrange for him to come again to make up the day. We will be starting the Snowball within the next week. This is open to Legion members only. So come in and get your numbers before they are taken. See bartenders for details. On Saturday we have a meat draw starting at 2:30 p.m. The first draw is at 3:30 p.m., second draw 4 p.m., third draw 4:30 p.m. and the last draw 5 p.m., with a 50/50 draw. You have to be there to win. The Seniors Dinner in April will be a fish fry, with Gord Ciliska playing. These events are open to the public. So come join the fun. The next Executive meeting is on March 16 at 7 p.m. The next General meeting is on April 6 at 7 p.m. The General meeting will be taking nominations for office. See you all there.

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A survey of 78 resident boaters at the Leamington Marina revealed that the majority (55, or 70%) would like gates to restrict access to the docks, and that 61% of those would prefer lockable gates while 10% preferred swing gates. While 23 (29.5%) want no gates, there were in fact 28 (or 35%) comments against gates, many of which (according to the administrative report) were “very much opposed to security gates”. Manager of Culture and Recreation Services, Amanda Smith, concluded her report to council by pointing out that “implementing a lockable security gate would not be preferred by about 40%” and that “there have been no security related incidents in the recent past.” She then recommended swing arm gates, not lockable security gates. This did not sit well with council. Councillor Verbeke began the attack by pointedly asking if 40% being opposed didn’t mean that 60% were in favour. It was Councillor John Jacobs, however, who informed council that the Commodore and Vice-Commodore of the marina’s yacht club were in the council chambers and suggested that they be heard. Fraser Marshall, accompanied by Jerry Brown, then told council that there had, in fact, been security problems at the marina and recounted three: the attempted theft of a flat screen TV in 2008, an invasion of a couple of boats by a

“mentally disturbed” individual who had to be escorted away by the police in 2009, and a nighttime intruder in 2010 who escaped after screams alerted others to a problem. He pointed out that the maBILL CHAPLIN rina can be compared to a hotel, with guests arriving to spend a few nights. They expect and deserve security. After their presentation, Councillor Jacobs professed to be “somewhat amazed” at the recommendation, especially when the survey of boaters had been expressly to solicit what the majority wanted. He wanted to know “why you went against that”. It was explained that lockable security gates did not convey an “open and welcoming” impression. Council consensus was that American visitors are very security conscious, an impression arrived at during the visit to the Cleveland Boat Show, and that lockable security gates would not be a problem. Council then voted to have lockable security gates installed as part of the marina reconstruction.

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Over the past five years Leamington Council has given grants to our local, non-profit television station, CFTV 34, amounting to almost $90,000. In 2009 and 2010 the grant each year was $15,000. This year, Southshore Broadcasting has requested a fee-for-service agreement. “CFTV34 proposes the municipality enter into an agreement for broadcasting services with CFTV34 for 2011 for the same level of service as provided in 2010 (i.e. $24,880.00) for the fee of $20,000.” In his report, Chief Administrative Officer Bill Marck recommended that the proposal be referred to the Communication Committee for their “review and consideration as part of its development of a communication plan for the Corporation of the Municipality of Leamington”. He also recommended including a grant of $10,160 in the budget for council’s consideration at budget time. Before passing the recommendation, many members of council were clear in their endorsement of the value of having television coverage of council meetings. Councillor MacDonald liked that the camera is “impartial” and that what the viewers see is “not filtered”. Councillor Atkin asserted that CFTV’s coverage is “important to the community”. DeputyMayor Charlie Wright said, “We’ve got to get the message out, and this is an excellent way.” Consequently, the matter will be considered at the next meeting of the communication advisory committee, and council will determine the level and type of support to the station at budget time.

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FLYERS UPDATE Defenseman Jeff Lobman returned to the lineup on Wednesday night after being out for almost four weeks due to a separated shoulder… Goaltender Colin Greeley has played all four games in the series and currently has a 3.00 goals against average and a 0.909 save percentage… The attendance for Thursday’s home game was 739.

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By Melissa McCarty The first round playoff series between the Leamington Flyers and LaSalle Vipers sits deadlocked at two games apiece after the two teams each won a game last week. On Wednesday night the Flyers were in LaSalle for game 3 where they knocked off the Vipers 5-1 to take a 2-1 series lead. After a scoreless first period, Cheyne Matheson gave the Flyers the lead when he scored the first of two goals early in the middle frame. Matheson’s second goal came midway through the period and was followed just 15 seconds later by a goal from Nick Nicodemo to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead. LaSalle scored late in the second but the rest of the game was all Flyers as Alex Seguin scored midway through the third to make it 4-1 and Dylan Solecki put the final nail in the coffin when he scored an empty netter with 29.4 seconds remaining in the game. Goaltender Colin Greeley made 29 saves, including a number of timely stops when the score was close, to preserve the Flyers lead throughout the game. “Wednesday night we played really hard,” said Flyers head coach Tony Piroski. “We put forth a really good effort and we won all of our one-on-one battles. Unfortunately Wednesday and Thursday were completely opposite games.” On Thursday night the Flyers fell behind 2-0 in the first when the Vipers scored two goals just 45 seconds apart. Austin Mattson scored in the second period to pull the Flyers within one but that was the only offence the Flyers could generate and LaSalle scored again in the third to make it a 3-1 final. “Thursday night we didn’t come out prepared and we basically just lost the game in the first period,” admitted Flyers captain Nick Nicodemo. “I guess we thought we had to win more on Wednesday night then we did on Thursday night,” forward Cheyne Matheson said. Matheson and Alex Seguin lead the Flyers in playoff scoring with 3 goals and 1 assist in the first four games. So far this series the Flyers have gone 3 for 25 on the powerplay, something they have struggled with all year. “It seems like we have guys out there who are trying to do everything themselves,” Piroski said. “We need to have all five guys working together, especially when we have a man advantage.”

The Flyers realize that Thursday’s loss is a real setback since they had an opportunity to put a stranglehold on the defending Sutherland Cup champions. Coach Piroski said they aren’t going to make any major changes going into the next game. “Other than working on special teams, there’s not a whole lot we can change for the next game,” Piroski said. “We know what we need to do and we just need to play a lot harder than we did on Thursday night.” Matheson agrees: “Next game we know we just need to outwork them. A full team effort and hard work is what wins hockey games.”

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Fish shortage anticipated as Peewee A’s advance to OMHA finals The Southpoint Capitals Peewee A team, sponsored by Gabriele Floor & Home, raised some eyebrows this past weekend by travelling to Centre Wellington (Fergus and Elora) and coming away with two road wins and the lead in the series, setting up a decisive game 5 in Wheatley this past Sunday. In game #3 in Fergus, the Caps fans were treated to a good old-fashioned Scottish bagpipe entrance for the home team. The boys came out determined to show the Fusion exactly what kind of series this was going to be. With “Birthday Boy” Kody Epp leading the way with 2 goals and another by Brayden Klemens, the Capitals pulled out a 3-1 win, tying up the series at 3 points apiece. Game #4, again in Fergus, Southpoint proved that the previous game was no fluke. With goals from Brayden Klemens and Eric Prudence, the Capitals shutout the Centre Wellington Fusion 2-0. Jimmy McClellan had the shutout for SPC. Coming home for game 5 with the chance to close out the series and advance to the OMHA finals, both teams came out trying to make a statement. In the first period the Fusion got the first tally with a slapshot from the point by one of their defensemen. In the second, Centre Wellington got another one past the Caps goalie. Leading 2-0 after the first two periods, the crowd would not let the teams forget where they were and how loud they could be. With 7 minutes left in the game, Eric Prudence got one past the Fu-

sion goalie. This only got the crowd going even more and the fish and fish heads were flying with regularity. A couple of minutes later, Quinn Bowman found the back of the net to tie up the game and forcing overtime. In overtime, after the Caps goalie made some timely saves, the crowd erupted with horns, fish and applause when Quinn Bowman poked one by the “Goliath” goaltender from Fergus to catapult the Southpoint Capitals to the OMHA finals. The championship series should begin this upcoming weekend, when Southpoint takes on two-time and defending OMHA champions the Cobourg Cougars. Check the Southpoint website for the schedule.

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I come from a different background from most in the fitness industry. There is no denying that I do have a considerable knowledge base in fitness. I have been an avid bodybuilder and gym member for over 20 years. However, my background is in the automotive plastics field. I’ve been a successful moldmaker, project manager, and account manager throughout my 21 year career. Unfortunately as many already know, the industry has been in decline for many years. I’ve had an open eye to potential business prospects over the past couple of years and when an opportunity came about to own and operate a large property and fitness facility, I couldn’t help but look into it. I began with some background research on the former gym that once was there. It was pretty evident why it didn’t succeed. So I had quickly assessed what I needed to do to really improve the facility and business. I started with my first bid on the property back in May 2010. It wasn’t until December 2010 before we finally struck a deal. I became the new owner, and only owner. I quickly jumped into action and by Jan. 15 I had completely renovated the facility, hired 6 people, repaired equipment, integrated software and banking, etc… and was open for business. I had also already signed up almost 200 members by way of presale that started just before Christmas. With extensive business and large corporate account experience, I was able to apply my skill sets from the automotive industry to effectively and efficiently manage, grow the gym, and have a strong focus on customer service. Every member that has signed up was asked to fill out a profile and questionnaire. This information was then used to grow the gym around the people that use the gym. I made it a key objective to build the gym specific to my members interest and demographic. Every group fitness class was developed by reviewing members goals, interests, and what they wanted to see in the facility.

Another key focus was to provide a premier, complete, fitness facility for the fairest price possible. I was able to do this by developing a business plan based on the conservative side of the former number of members. I was also fortunate enough to not carry excessive debt, and not have any partners. Just about every person that has come in for a tour can’t believe that our rate is only $29.50 per month. So I’m certain I have already achieved this goal. I strongly subscribe to tested and true methods of industry knowledge and experience. For this reason I contracted the consulting resources of the guru of personal training and fitness club management himself, Mike Bates. I wanted a tried and true method of personal training content. I thought “why should I try and develop a personal training system myself and deal with trial and error, or old school thinking and techniques that weren’t current in the industry today?”. Mike has been the best in the business with his system at his studio in Windsor. So we very closely model that successful system at Leamington Fitness ourselves. We’ve had great response to this system, and I’m happy to say it’s working very well. So far we have a staff of 12 and we continue to grow. We are adding classes weekly. We have 3 very experienced CanFit Pro certified personal trainers, have 4 certified group class instructors, a very qualified front desk staff, a childwatch service, a complete women’s only facility, a huge group fitness room, huge locker rooms, 2 large saunas, a massive selection of top of the line free weight, cardio, and strength training equipment, a smoothie bar, a private secure parking lot, a very effective personal training program, etc… I’m excited about how far we’ve come in less than 2 months, and about what the future holds. It just keeps getting better, and I still have many more plans in the works.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Skate Wheatley holds in-club competition

On February 12 Skate Wheatley held their first in-club competition at the Wheatley Area Arena. The skaters had a great time competing and the event was a big success. A special thank you to Kym Mercer and Heather Barrette for the hard work to make this event happen and to all the volunteers who helped out. Skate Wheatley could not have held such a successful event without them. The club would also like to thank to their generous sponsors: Mercer’s Service Centre, Kevin Bunda, Pyramid Farms, Wigle Real Estate, Mucci Farms, Optimist Club, Motions. The following are the skaters who participated in the first Skate Wheatley Competition. Left to right: Mykayla Tiessen, Abby Wigle, Madison Grineau, Jordyn Clark. Canskate: Delaney Ouellette, Hannah Campeau, Stephanie Wiebe, Britney Wiebe, Jayden Marentette, Arionna Pezzotti, Sydney Simpson, Makyla VanEvery, Courtney Jeffery, Alyssa Harrison, Jamie Ives, Nadea Barrette. Pre-Canskate: Owen Pimentel, Mariah Jesse, Julia Stockwell, Abriel Gressar, Faith Wiebe, Kaiden DosSantos, Back row, left to right: Eric Lein, Candice Cronheimer, Al- Cameron Arquette, Joel Stockwell. Powerskate: Lucas Mauklouf, Jonathon Staudt, lison Shaw. Front: Alyssa Beleutz, Jadyn Ryan. Owen Jeffery, Mitchell Dierckens, Elijah Pezzotti, Luke Rahn, James Mauklouf, Jake Ellis, Cennsius Pennuncio. Bronze Skaters: Beyonca Kelly, Shannon Harris, Shayna Harris, Emma Barrette, Mallery Fischer, Jessica Lopez, Hannah Ribble, Angelica Tannous, Daniella Scruto, Allison Shaw, Candice Cronheimer, Back row, left to right: Krysten Garant, Mackenzie Grineau, Jayden Garvey, Hayley Keith, Jadyn Ryan, Adelina Kelsey Almasi, Jordyn Clark. Front: Summer Ellis, Madisyn Lopez, Bryn Parent, Alyssa Beleutz, Marra GualtClark. ieri, Autumn Jones, Kassidy Tiessen, Eric Lein, Owen VanOorschot-Fowler, Abby Wigle, Jorge Gutierrez, Christine Wiebe. Silver Skaters: Hailey Bazala, Madison Grineau, Mackenzie Grineau, Madisyn Clark, Jordyn Clark, Mykayla Tiessen, Kelsey Almasi, Krysten Garant, Summer Ellis, Delaney Ribble, Jessica Buxton, Averie Garant, Robyn Jadischke, Regan King, Andrea Linke-Driedger. Gold Skaters: Meghan Mercer, Shaelynne Back row, left to right: Regan King, Madison Grineau, Delaney VanOorschot-Fowler, Michelle McClellan, Haley Left to right: Meghan Mercer, Mackenzie Goodison, Mi- Ribble, Andrea Linke-Driedger. Front: Mykayla Tiessen, Summer Clark, Mackenzie Goodison, Emma Hannigan. chelle McClellan, Emma Hannigan, Haley Clark. Ellis, Jessica Buxton, Hailey Bazala. Canskate judges were Krislyn Malott, Jacqueline Foott, Kristen DiMenna, Breanna Roles, Jordyn McDonald, Mackenzie Mifflin, Chelsey Malott and Elyse Epp. Complex Student Memberships: A very affordable and very popular annuBronze and higher judges al membership among the teenage crowd! were Carly Price, Deanna March Break: Get the kids enrolled early for the in motion Day Camp proSmith, Tracy White-Thomgram! Swimming, skating, crafts and games galore! If you’re not going south for vacation, you’ll want to register the kids for the Complex Day Camp. as, Cindy Coulter, CasRegister early to avoid disappointment! sandra Daigneau, Lauren March Breack Activities Mar. 14-18 for those not enrolled in Day Camp: McConnell, Melinda Butler• Open rec gym from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. daily Wooley and Chelsey Hatt. • Public skating from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. daily. Fri. Mar. 18 The skaters traveled to FREE of charge, sponsored by Little Caesars Pizza Fort Erie February 25-27 to Left to right: Hannah Ribble, Shayna Harris, Mallery Fischer. • Open Swim from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. daily compete in the 2011 WestMeet with a Personal Trainer or Nutrition and Wellness Coach and they’ll ern Ontario Boston Pizza help you reach new goals, plus there’s Training for Two! Don’t be intimiSTARSkate Championdated – get yourself and a friend over to the Complex, meet with a trainer and ships. The championships they’ll help to get you onto a whole new course of motivation and energy! are very competitive and The Right Weigh To Lose It: NEW exercise and nutrition program led by all the skaters are to be conRosie and Kelly, who will help you reach your goals! gratulated. Congratulations Prevention Program: Learn how to prevent or cope with a chronic health as well to Kristen DiMenna, problem e.g., heart, stroke, diabetes, COPD, knee or hip replacement, etc. who qualified for the OnThis 6-month moderate exercise program led by Jaye will give the participant tario Trillium STARSkate reassurance and motivation! Championships March 11Attention Adults and Seniors: Are you concerned about falling and break13 in Port Credit. Here are ing bones? The Complex has 3 different classes to improve your balance and the results from this compeco-ordination. tition. Rock ’n Swim Fri. Mar. 25 from 7 - 9 p.m. Bring the whole family for a STARSkate Junior splashing good time in the Complex pool. Thanks to Lakeside Bakery for sponsoring the music! Bronze: Shaelynne VanOorschot – 29th. Come check out the Complex Weightroom and Cardio Equipment: Join STARSkate Senior the growing number of people who are doing something good for their body, mind and spirit! 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...more Skate Wheatley competition

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Back row, left to right: Angelica Tannous, Jayden Garvey, Back row, left to right: Owen VanOorschot-Fowler, Averie Garant, Kassidy Tiessen. Front: Hannah Ribble, Mallery Fischer, Robyn Jadischke, Jorge Gutierrez Calyada. Front: Jadyn Ryan, Emma Barrette, Marra Gualtieri. Abby Wigle.

Back row, left to right: Averie Garant, Mackenzie Grineau, Robyn Jadischke. Front: Daniella Scruto, Hayley Keith, Bryn Parent.

Back row, left to right: Jaydyn Ryan, Hayley Keith, Alyssa Beleutz, Back row, left to right: Adelina Lopez, Marra Gualtierei, Daniella Scruto, Candice Cronheimer. Front: Eric Lein, Bryn ParKassidy Tiessen. Front: Jayden Garvey, Autumn Jones. ent, Autumn Jones, Allison Shaw.

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WHEATLEY AREA MINOR SOCCER REGISTRATION 2011

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Birthdates AFTER December 31, 2007 are NOT eligible to register! YES

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Applications are also available at The Wheatley Library and at local schools. Please include a cheque made out to W.A.M.S. with your completed application. Please enclose your cheque in a sealed envelope. Cheques may be post-dated to April 1, 2011. This may be dropped in the designated box at The Wheatley Library. This may also be mailed to: Wheatley Area Minor Soccer or to Ken Koehler P.O. Box 29 P.O. Box 521 Wheatley, Ontario Wheatley, Ontario N0P 2P0 N0P 2P0 Suggestions and your help are always welcome !!

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Melissa McCarty Advertising Sales Consultant 519-825-4541 Fleeing Suspect Apprehended, Leamington Man Faces Charges Members of the Essex County OPP attempted to stop a vehicle driving dangerously in the area of Highway 3 at County Road 8 around 3:45 p.m. March 7. The driver failed to stop for police when directed to do so, and a short time later lost control of the vehicle on County Road 8 just east of Howard Avenue in the town of Tecumseh and struck a ditch. The driver fled on foot from the scene and was arrested by officers without incident. The driver was taken to Hotel Dieu Hospital in Windsor where he was treated and released. The 25-year-old Leamington male was released back into police custody where he was charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Flight from Police, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada, along with Drive While Suspended contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario. The driver was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date. The area of County Rd. 8, between Howard Ave. and Walker Rd. was closed for 3 hours while the OPP Technical Traffic Investigators conducted a complete investigation into the crash. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477 (TIPS).

The Staff and Management of the Southpoint Sun are pleased to welcome Melissa McCarty to their team. Melissa was born and raised in Leamington and is a graduate of the Journalism program at St. Clair College. She has experience in many aspects of communications including marketing, public relations and freelance writing. Melissa has spent many years working on fundraising events for non-profit organizations and she currently sits on the Chapter Advisory Committee for the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Windsor and District Chapter. Melissa would welcome the opportunity to discuss the advantages of reaching the Southpoint Sun's readers through a creative advertising program. She can be reached at 519-825-4541.

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Three charged in Leamington drug bust

On March 3, 2011 the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau – Drug Enforcement Section and Leamington OPP executed a warrant at a residence on Georgia Ave. in Leamington. As a result approximately 50 grams of marijuana and over 70 oxycocet pills were seized along with packaging materials, cash and over 40 cartons of unmarked cigarettes. Ghislain Desjardins (57-year-old male), Jocelyn Demmans (51-year-old female) and Gilbert Desjardins (27-year-old male), all from Leamington, were charged jointly with: • Possession for the Purpose Contrary to Sec. 5 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – 2 counts. • Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Sec 29(1) of the Tobacco Tax Act. They were released with a Part 3 Summons and a Promise to Appear. Their first appearance date is March 31, 2011.

Phase 3 of full-day Kindergarten includes three more local schools Almost half of Ontario’s four- and 5-year-olds will benefit from full-day kindergarten in September 2012. Locally, École St.Michel and Queen Elizabeth and East Mersea public schools are three of the additional 1,700 schools that will offer full-day kindergarten in phase three (September 2012). A full day of learning early in life makes the transition to grade 1 easier for both parents and children. Also, students who achieve early success in school are more likely to go on. Phase one of full-day kindergarten began in September 2010 at almost 600 schools, including Gore Hill, Mill St. and St. Louis schools. More than 200 schools will be added in phase two, September 2011, which includes Queen of Peace and Margaret D. Bennie schools. The provincial government has allocated $420 million to help schools make room for full-day kindergarten.

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Woman charged after using identity of deceased person

The RCMP in Windsor have charged a Kingsville woman with identity theft and personation. (Personation appears as a crime in the Canadian Criminal Code with the meaning simply of impersonation.) The investigation started in December 2010 when officials at Passport Canada were made aware that Nancy Jayne Fera (age 47) had obtained a valid Canadian Passport using the identity of a person who had died in 1965. RCMP investigators are alleging that Fera not only obtained a Canadian Passport, she had also obtained an Ontario Health Insurance Plan card, an Ontario birth certificate, a social insurance card and numerous credit cards all in the name of the deceased. On February 25, 2011 a search warrant executed on the Kingsville residence revealed numerous documents in the dead person’s name as well as evidence of GST rebates that had been paid to the deceased. Nancy Jayne Fera of Kingsville is charged with one count of making a fraudulent statement for procuring a passport, possession of identity information for the purpose of committing an indictable offence and one count of personation of someone for the purpose of gaining an advantage.

More phone scams to watch out for

The Ontario Provincial Police have continued to investigate recent complaints that citizens are receiving phone calls from persons representing Microsoft. They are attempting to gain access to their computers and defraud them of money for unnecessary software. The OPP has provided the following information to assist people when they receive this type of call: • Be aware that Microsoft does not make unsolicited phone calls (cold calls) to charge you for any computer software. • If you receive a cold call, do not purchase any software or services. • Ask up front if there is a fee with their service. • Never hand over control of your computer to a third party unless you can confirm their legitimacy. • Make not of the caller’s information and report it to the Canadian Fraud Centre – Fraud Busters. • If you provided the caller with any credit card information or banking information, immediately contact your bank and report it. • If you’re concerned about a virus or spyware on your PC, you can run a free online Safety Scanner by going to http://safety.live.com. If you still have problems after running the scanner contact Microsoft Support. Please be aware that many different organizations are working together and investigating these scams such as phone companies, Microsoft and the police. For more information about fraud you can call the Canadian Anti-Fraud call centre at 1-888-495-8501 or check online at www.phonebusters.com.

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The Face to Face program provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to observe a person in a chosen field before entering post secondary education or applying for jobs in this field. The continued high rate of unemployment for people with disabilities is frustrating. “Making work environments accessible is a start, but these environmental changes are not enough. Unfortunately, people’s attitudes about the abilities of people with disabilities often remain the same. We need to help employers and participants shift the way they view what they are capable of doing, focusing away from the “cant’s” and towards the “can do’s”Face to Face intends to encourage participants to look at things from a different perspective and shift their focus and alter their attitudes,” said Voakes. For information on how your company can get involved, or how to participate, contact Voakes at (519) 974-4221 ext: 257 or email priscilla@clwindsor. org.


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LDSS girls are WECSSAA Champs! The Leamington District Secondary School girls hockey team skated to a 5-2 win over L’Essor on Thursday, March 3 at Unico Arena. This win made the girls WECSSAA (Windsor-Essex County Secondary Schools Athetic Association) champions. The girls advanced to SWOSSAA. Back row left to right: Jessica Prudence, Mr. Duncan, Kayla Lindsay, Jillian Iles, Karly Knight, Paige Makey, Amanda Stasko, Mr. Valentino. Front: Carleigh Manning, Kaitlyn Pinch, Ashley Clifford, Erin Reid, Karissa Ricci, Sarah Koestler, Brittany Stevenson. (Sun Photo)

Sharks take 2-1 series lead vs. Lakers

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The Wheatley Sharks skated into Wallaceburg and managed to do something that they hadn’t done all year – beat the Lakers. In Game 1 Trevor Grieve opened the scoring early in the first period on nice feeds from Captain Andy Stevenson and Jordan Carnevale. A minute later Shawn Quigley received a “We’re Serious About Good Food & Sportsâ€? pass from Dylan Cosford to beat Matt Berglund for a power play marker. With bad bounces from the end boards, Wallaceburg scored two quick goals of their own to knot the score at two apiece to end the first period. In the second period, Shawn Quigley scored unassisted for the go-ahead tally. After a disallowed Wheatley goal, Trevor Grieve with a patented blast got the insurance marker for the Sharks with just over 5 minutes to go in the game. The final score was Wheatley 4 and Wallaceburg 2. The whole game was a total team effort but the third period really stood out with tremendous checking and the forPRIME RIB DINNER wards kept coming back to help the “Dâ€?. Marc Tremblay Sharks celebrate an early lead. (SUN Photo) starting SUNDAYS played another stellar game in net for the Sharks. Two names that didn’t show up on the score sheet but Wallaceburg 6, Wheatley 5. after 4 pm who played solidly the whole night were a couple of local Wheatley had 33 shots on the opposition net while WalEnjoy our feature menu & enter for your boys – Craig Adamson and Tyler Charamba. laceburg with 15 shots in the third period alone counted 37 Shots were 36 to 35 in favour of the Lakers. Wallace- shots. chance to WIN a Molson M Bar Fridge burg committed 12 minutes in penalties on 6 infractions to The Wheatley Sharks clinched Game 3 of the Great Visit us for Daily Specials! Wheatley’s 8 minutes on 4 infractions. Lakes Jr. C semi-final round against the Wallaceburg LakOn Saturday night at the Shark tank, Wheatley came out ers on Monday night, March 7. The Coldest Beer In Town! flying in Game 2. Wheatley’s high-scoring forward Shawn The Sharks fell behind 2-0 at the Wallaceburg Arena, but Quigley got things rolling with a shorthanded goal just a came back for an overtime win 3-2. Shawn Quigley stepped 24 Seacliffe Dr. E. few minutes into the game. Just before the period ended the up with two goals and one assist in the game. Quigley netted Leamington Lakers evened the game. the Sharks’ first goal and Robert Jardine evened the game at In the second period, Kurtis Ouellette scored a power 2 to send it into overtime. www.shoelessjoes.ca play marker on a nice wrist shot from the blue line asIt only took Quigley 27 seconds into the overtime period HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH sisted by Andy Stevenson and Trevor Grieve. Two min- to find the back of the Lakers’ net, unassisted. Game 4 is utes later Shawn Quigley received a great pass from Josh Wednesday, March 9 in Wheatley at 7:30 p.m. Tremblay and Dylan Cosford for another power play goal. Wallaceburg got one back midway in the period. Dylan Cosford from Kurtis C H RI S T I A N H I G H S C H O O L Ouellette and Jesse Martin scored with two Wallaceburg players in the sin bin. Then before the second penalty had expired, Josh Tremblay scored Wheatley’s fourth power play of the night assisted by Shawn Quigley and Dylan Cosford. It looked like Wheatley was about to take a two-game lead in the series at this • Welcomes students of all faiths. point. Not! • Teachers are certified by the Ontario College of Teachers. The Lakers scored two goals by the 13-minute • Students graduate with an Reg by Ma ister mark of the period. It looked Ontario Secondary School Diploma. r and re ch 31st like Wheatley was going to c eiv • Students are taught the hold on until the .4 second $100 e a mark when Wallaceburg TAX SERVICE tuitio Ontario curriculum. sent a desperation pass from reduct n ion • Offers entrance scholarships. the corned that was tipped ɭɄɤȾȇȾȨȰČ?ɜɄɏȨɕȣɨɑȨȾÉ‘Ç¸Č˝ÉœǸČ˜Ç¸ÇžÉ¤ČľÉ„É¤É•É“Č?ÉœČ¨É‘Č?ČšČ?Č˝Éœ past Marc Tremblay to send UMEI Christian High School ǸɕÉ•ČŁČ?ȣǸȽȇɕɄɨČ?É‘ÉœČŁČ?É‘Č?ȨȽɕɜɄÉ‘Ç¸Č˝ČƒČ?É•Nɤȇȇɕѹ the game to overtime. At 4 614 Mersea Rd. 6, R.R.#5 minutes into the overtime Leamington, On N8H 3V8 Wallaceburg capitalized to É„ČšČ?É¨Č¨É•Č¨ÉœɤɕǸɜɄɤɑČ˝Č?ÉŹČˇÉ„ČƒÇ¸ÉœČ¨É„Č˝Ńł office@umei.on.ca umei.on.ca complete the comeback and £äÇÊ , ĂŠ-/, /ĂŠ ",/ĂŠUĂŠ-1/ ĂŠĂ“ĂŠUĂŠ  /" ĂŠUĂŠ nĂŠĂŽÂŁĂŠUĂŠxÂŁÂ™Â°ĂŽĂ“ĂˆÂ°nĂ“Ă“Ă“ See next week’s ad to DISCOVER THE UMEI DIFFERENCE! deadlock the series at one game each. Final score was

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

First robin spotted

11th annual Home & Garden Showcase

Rick Nicholls and his wife Dianne

Nicholls wins PC nomination

Rick Nicholls will be the next PC Provincial Candidate for Chatham-Kent Essex. Rick was the successful candidate at the nomination meeting held Mar. 3 in Chatham, where a large crowd had gathered to vote. Over 400 people were present at the meeting. Also running for the position was Doug Sulman, who is currently on council in the munici(Photo submitted) pality of Chatham-Kent.

The 11th annual Home & Garden Showcase was held at the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex on March 4, 5 and 6. At left Sharilyn and Megan Fehr are pictured with the the Owens-Corning Pink Panther from T-Murr Exteriors Inc. (Sun photos)

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The first robin of spring to be reported to The Southpoint Sun is pictured here. By the look of his belly and his nesting material, warm weather should be on its way...

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Midget B girls defeat Sarnia By Mackenzie Heyens Friday, March 4 the Rhine Danube Southpoint Stars faced off against the Sarnia Sting on home ice, beginning in its usual battle as the Stars came out flying with a shot on net

within the first 7 seconds. The game was fast paced and proved just how badly each team wanted not only the win but the bragging rights that went along with it for their final time playing each other. The first goal went to Jillian Iles with the assist by Shailyn Waites. Then, less than 3 minutes later, Waites scored the second goal with the assist by Iles. The second period began and within the first 3 minutes, Iles had netted another shot with the assist again by Waites and Shaylynn LeClaire. The girls came out flying in the third. Iles netted another one to get a hat trick with the assist again by Waites and LeClaire. Following close behind, Charlee Cabral tipped in a shot from Kaily Zack after a powerful shot from the blue line from Kayla Di Schiavo. The final goal went to Shailyn Waites with a mere two seconds left in the game. The final score of the game was 6-2 for the Southpoint Stars. The next day, the Stars played St. Clair on home ice. Both 1964 Rd. 3 E. Kingsville 519-326-8551 teams needed the win to advance in either league or pro(west of the new roundabout) www.tmurrexteriors.com vincial play-offs, so the pressure was on for the two teams. Winter Hrs: Mon - Fri 8-4:30, Sat. by appointment only The game started off with both teams stuggling to overtake the other. With the first period remaining scoreless, the Stars managed to pick up the pace in the second period with Jillian Iles netting the first goal of the game. St. Clair quickly retaliated with a goal of their own. Five minutes later Kayla Lindsay netted a goal, but once again St. Clair was close on their heels to tie it up. In the third period, the Stars took the lead for a while after Shailyn Waites scored with two minutes left in the game. With just over a minute left in the game, St. Clair pulled their goalie, managing to tie ARS Tilbury, a subsidiary of ADESA Canada, CANADA’S LARGEST USED VEHICLE AUCTION SERVICES COMPANY presents a PUBLIC AUCTION EVENT featuring approximately 100 used vehicles -including used Cars, up the game. The final score Trucks, Vans and SUVs from several of southwestern Ontario’s automobile dealers. was 3-3. For the team’s full FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 519-682-9500 schedule, please visit www. www.adesapublicauctions.ca southpointminorhockey. NEXT AUCTION DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH 2011 com.

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Maddy Lavoie provincial swim champion

Maddy Lavoie

Local swimmer 10-year-old Maddie Lavoie recently competed at the Ontario Jr. Provincial Swim Championships in Ottawa. Competing in the 50-metre breaststroke, Maddy swam to a personal best, team record, and gold medal 42.25 seconds to become the Ontario 10/under provincial champion. Maddy followed up with a bronze medal and also a new team record in the 100-metre breaststroke with a fast time of 1 minute 31 seconds. She also competed in the 100-meter butterfly where she placed 8th, but still set another team record with a time of 1 minute 27 seconds! Three races, 3 team records, a bronze medal and the gold medal – way to go, Maddy! Maddy is a student at Wheatley Area Public School and trains in Windsor three times a week as well as two mornings a week before school.

Local skater qualifies for Trillium Championships Kristen DiMenna, age 17, has qualified to compete at the Trillium STARSkate Championships in Mississauga this weekend in the Senior Silver FreeSkate category. Kristen currently skates out of Skate Wheatley and has been skating since the age of 3. She is the daughter of Liz and Fermi DiMenna of Ruthven. (Photo submitted)

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Multilingual free tax return preparation available The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is offering free tax preparation clinics in various communities throughout Ontario. Some of the clinics are offered in English and others are multilingual. The clinics run between February and April in preparation of the filing season deadline on April 30, 2011. The CVITP was introduced in 1971 to ensure all taxpayers had equal access to the tax system. Last year more than 125,000 Ontario taxpayers received help completing their tax returns from over 5,000 volunteers working with over 1,300 community partners.

The CVITP operates as a partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and various community partners. The CRA offers training to volunteers who help prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals whose income is low and who have a simple tax situation. Volunteers do not complete income tax and benefit returns for deceased persons, bankrupt individuals or individuals who have capital gains or losses, employment expenses, or business or rental income and expenses. This free multilingual service will be offered in Leamington at the following locations and times: • Leamington & District Half Century Centre, 160 Talbot St. E., March 1 to April 22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Clinic type: drop off tax return and pick it up later. Client type: for all. Language: English. Call 519-326-2521 for info. • South Essex Communi-

The Churches of Leamington and District Welcome You ANGLICAN St. John The Evangelist 60 Erie Street N., Leamington 519-326-3111 Sunday Worship Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Church East West Road, Pelee Island 1st & 3rd Sundays from June to September at 10 a.m. Calvary Church North Shore Road, Pelee Island 1st & 3rd Sundays from October to May at 10 a.m.

BAPTIST Calvary Baptist Church 475 Bevel Line Road, Leamington 519-326-0876 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church 3 Fox Street, Leamington 519-326-4372 Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. Victory Baptist Church 61 Windwood Dr., Leamington 519-322-5952 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.

CONGREGATIONALIST Faith Everlasting Congregational Church 589 Hwy 77, Leamington 519-322-2994 Sunday Worship 11 a.m.

LUTHERAN St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 311 Sherk Street, Leamington 519-326-3966 Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m. (German), 10:30 a.m. (English)

MENNONITE Faith Mennonite Church 269 Sherk Street, Leamington 519-326-6391 Sunday Worship Services 10:50 a.m. (Summer 10 a.m.) Leamington Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church 1408 Deer Run Rd, Leamington 519-326-9734 Sunday Worship Services 9:15 a.m. (German), 10:45 a.m. (English)

Leamington Evangelical Mennonite Church 108 Mersea Rd 3, Leamington 519-322-9915 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

Mount Zion Full Gospel Tabernacle 6 Mill Street, Leamington 519-252-0031 Sunday Worship 7:30 p.m.

Leamington United Mennonite Church 78 Oak Street East, Leamington 519-326-2727 Sunday Worship 9:45 a.m. Summer Worship Services 9:30 a.m. (German), 10:15 a.m. (English)

United Pentecostal Church 312 Erie St. St., Leamington 519-326-7056 Sunday Worship Services 11 a.m.

Meadow Brook Fellowship 219 Talbot Street East, Leamington 519-326-3605 Sunday Worship Services 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. North Leamington United Mennonite Church 625 Mersea Rd 6, Leamington 519-326-7928 Sunday Worship 10:20 a.m. South Point Community Church 55A Talbot St. W., Leamington 519-322-1858 Sunday Gatherings 10 a.m. Leamington Mennonite Home 35 Pickwick Drive, Leamington 519-326-6109

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Iglesia La Buena Semilla 269 Sherk Street, Leamington 519-733-0342 Sunday Worship 6:30 p.m. Leamington District Memorial Hospital 194 Talbot St. W., Leamington 519-326-2373, Chaplain’s Office ext. 4443

PENTECOSTAL FGT Family Church 285 Talbot St. E., Leamington 519-322-2316 Sunday Worships 9:15 & 11 a.m. Leamington Christian Centre 98 Elliott Street, Leamington 519-322-1504 Sunday Worship Services 10:30 a.m., English/Spanish 6:30 p.m. Templo Christiano De Leamington 39 Talbot St. E., Leamington 519-325-9654 Sunday Worship Services 3 p.m.

PRESBYTERIAN Knox Presbyterian Church 58 Erie St. S., Leamington 519-326-4541 Sunday Worship Services 11 a.m.

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Michael’s Parish 29 Elliott Street, Leamington 519-326-2643 Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 7:30 p.m. Sunday Spanish Worship Services 2:30 p.m. (February to November) St. Joseph’s Church 310 Sherk Street, Leamington 519-326-2643 Saturday Worship Services 5 p.m. Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m. (Italian, English), 11 a.m. (Portuguese, English) St. Anthony’s Parish (Maronite Rite) 280 Talbot Street East, Leamington 519-322-2282 Sunday Masses 9:30 & 11 a.m. (Lebanese, English)

SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Citadel 88 Setterington Street Leamington 519-326-4901 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA Leamington United Church 9 John Street, Leamington 519-326-9461 Sunday Worship Services 11 a.m. (Summer 9:30 a.m.) Mersea United Church 1301 Mersea Road 8, Wheatley 519-825-4157 Sunday Worship Services 9:30 a.m.

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ty Council, 215 Talbot St. E., March 2 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Clinic type: by appointment. Client type: for newcomers only. Language: multilingual. Call 519-326-8629. • South Essex Community Council, 215 Talbot St. E., March 3 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Clinic type: by appointment. Client type: for all. Language: English. Call 519-326-8629 ext. 381. • South Essex Community Council, 215 Talbot St. E., March 6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Clinic type: by appointment. Client type: for newcomers only. Language: multilingual. Call 519-326-8629. • South Essex Community Council, 215 Talbot St. E., March 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; March 10 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; March 16 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; March 17 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Clinic type: by appointment. Client type: for all. Language: English. Call 519-326-8629 ext. 381. • South Essex Community Council, 215 Talbot St. E., March 22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; March 23 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; March 31 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Clinic type: no appointment needed. Client type: for all. Language: English. For info call 519-326-8629 ext. 381.

Golden Years mini golf Fifty players came out for mini golf on Thursday, March 3 at Colasanti’s. Team #13, the Kings, took first place cash with 235 strokes. Team members were Colleen Pearse, Marg Graham and Julia Kos. The second spot went to Team #15 – Bill Mayville, Bryon Walker and Rose Taylor. In third place was Team #8 – Ethel Ferguson, Iggy Arner and Audrey Knox. The low single round was the 35 – 5 under – shot by Gerry Wilkinson, who shared the day’s best total of 75 with Stan Vickery. Next was a 76 for Julia Kos and 77 for Lloyd Honey. Iggy Arner, Marg Graham and Donna Bilett showed 78s, while Bill Ward carded a 79. Even par 80 was played by Cami Keith and Ralph Butler. Holes-in-one for the gang added up to 52 – 5 each for Donna Bilett and Gerry Wilkinson, and 4 for Eleanor Brook, Herb Ascott and Julia Kos. Three showed for Kathy Bradley, Marg Graham and Bryon Walker. A pair fell for Liz Scratch, Steve Vigh, Barry Sweet, Andy Orsini, Angus MacRae, Stan Vickery, Bill Ward, Don Ribble, Iggy Arner, Bill Taylor, Lloyd Honey, Barbara Arner, Betty McManus and Bill Mayville. One ace dropped for Stu Folster, Dorothy Harrow, Tom and Annie Bondy, Winnie Moore, Eva Kah, Art Sweet, Ernie Vandenberg, John Vlodarchyk, Ralph Butler, Neil Quick, Audrey and Murray Knox, Mary Ann Vickery, Rose Taylor, Linda celebrated her 90th birthday on Walsh and Gary Honey. March 8th with a family gathering. See you on Thursday at She has 7 children, 15 grandchildren, 9:30 a.m. at Colasanti’s for 16 great-grandchildren. a fun couple rounds.

Happy 90th Birthday

MARJ MIFFLIN

CARD OF THANKS The family of the late Mary Ann Reid wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the visits, flowers, food and cards. Our thanks to CCAC, St. Elizabeth and Hospice for the compassionate “in home” care given to Mary Ann during her lengthy fight with cancer. Many thanks to John Cats for the many hours that he spent with us during Mary Ann’s last hours and the days after. He truly captured the spirit of Mary Ann’s life at the service. Thank you to all of those who prepared the luncheon, and helped serve. We also appreciate the care given by Dr. Simpson throughout the years. Finally, thanks to Craig, and the staff at Reid Funeral Home for their compassion and professionalism.

IN MEMORIAM In memory of

WIGFIELD, EVAN

In loving memory of my husband, father and grandfather who passed away March 9, 2007. Someday, sometime, my eyes shall see The face I loved so well. Someday, sometime, his hand I’ll clasp And never say farewell. I miss you & love you forever. Your loving wife Betty & Family


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OBITUARY

OBITUARY

Engel Debergh

Hedy Klassen

Engel Debergh, 95 years young, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Friday, March 4, 2011. He will be together forever with his beloved wife Eva (April 1, 2010). Dear father of Yvonne Friesen (Walter), Diane Isley (Joe), Patti Adamson (Rick). Predeceased by an infant son Albert (1941). Loving grandfather of Dwayne and Michele Friesen, Bryon and Jen Friesen, Kent Friesen and Keri Closson, Christine and Mark Geauvreau, David and Sharon Isley, Jason Adamson, Nikki and Justin Gagnon and great-grandfather of Jazlyn, Jakobie, Keilty, Vaughn, Quinn, Mya, Alysha, Ryan, Joshua, Tristan and Jaylyn. Engel is survived by his brother-in-law Lucien Michiel of Belgium and is the last of eight siblings. We have so many wonderful memories of a man who lived life to the fullest. He had an amazing connection with all children. His sense of humour will be remembered by all who met him. Visiting was at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631), on Monday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday March 8, 2011 from 9:45 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. then to St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington, for Mass to celebrate Engel’s life at 11 a.m. Fr. Pat Fuerth officiated. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. K. of C. Council #4501 and Parish Prayers were Monday evening. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Sun Parlor Home Auxiliary or charity of your choice. “He is love. Love of family, love of children, love of people and love of life.” Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

OBITUARY Florence Calder

Florence Calder, 95 years, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Elgin A. Calder (2001). Dear mother of Douglas Calder (Marilyn), Kathleen Gallant (Jim), Beverly Moody (Jim). Loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Murray Reid and Shirley Fobe (Gilbert). Predeceased by 2 grandchildren, Jerry and Susie; 4 sisters, Flossie Beaton, Ola Liddle, Stella Manley, Margaret Quick; and 4 brothers, Donald, Ernie, Fred and Lyle Reid. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Florence had a passion for crocheting. For over 30 years she attended many craft shows, displaying the hundreds of pairs of slippers, sweaters and other garments she made. Visiting was at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631), on Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Florence’s life was held from the funeral home on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment Albuna Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Hedy Klassen, 88 years, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Dear daughter of the late Frank and Katharina Klassen. Dear sister of Ruth Klassen, Leamington; Frances Siemens, Kelowna, B.C.; and Paul Klassen (Faye), Toronto. Dear aunt of Raymond and Lynne Siemens, George and Nadine Siemens, Bruce and Mary-Ann Klassen, Karrie Klassen, and great-aunt of Kate, Derek, Curtis, Kellie and Sydney. For many years Hedy was an active volunteer for many organizations in the Leamington area. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Center, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Hedy’s life will be held from the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East, Leamington, on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Victor Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the U.M.E.I. or the Leamington Mennonite Home. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

OBITUARY Theresia Merle

Theresia Merle, 81 years, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Franklin Gardens, Leamington. Beloved wife of the late John Merle (1993). Dear mother of George Merle (Linda), Kathy Halliwell (Derrick), Rosemary Moynahan (Dan). Loving grandmother of Michelle Merle, Dawn Moynahan (Matt), Tanya Ross (Jim), Patricia Ratelle (Joe) and greatgrandmother of Abby, Mackenzie, Samantha, Cole, Olivia and Connor. Predeceased by her parents John and Mary Laubert. Dear sister of Baltzer Laubert, Barb Gartner and the late Adam Laubert. Visitation was held at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington, on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass celebrating Theresia’s life at 10 a.m. Fr. Pat Fuerth officiated. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

TREES? Last Chance to order! Deadline Extended If you own 1 acre of land you can qualify to purchase trees from the Essex Region Conservation Authority. Tree planting grants of up to 90% of project costs are also available for people wishing to plant 1 acre or more of land into seedling trees. Please call Paul Giroux, forester, to learn more about these programs 519-776-5209, ext 377 or email pgiroux@erca.org Tree Planting & Care Workshop March 7, 2011, Essex County Civic Centre, 360 Fairview Ave. W., Essex. 7:00 - 9:00 pm Room C. This workshop is free to attend but pre-registration is req’d. Call Vivian 519-776-5209, ext 345 or send email vkennedy@erca.org.

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OBITUARY Boris Seradoka Boris Eugene Seradoka, 78 years, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital after a brief battle with cancer, with his loving wife by his side. Late of Kingsville. Beloved husband of Mary (Nestor) and loving father of children Catherine (Ross) Milne and Alexandra (Graydon) Walling. Cherished grandfather of two grandsons, Paul and Tyler Milne. Also survived by sisters Mary Vasiloff, Olga Smith and by many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff at LDMH 2nd floor – Assess and Restore for the excellent care provided to Boris in his time of illness. A private family funeral service was held at the Hammond Funeral Home, 318 Erie Street South, Leamington (519-326-8423), on Monday, February 28, 2011 with Rev. Pawlo Berezniak officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Leamington Hospital Foundation. www.hammondfuneralhome.ca.

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Taylor Fish Company is looking for experienced hand cutters for our family run fishery in Wheatley. We are now paying piece work rates for perch ($0.54/lb) and pickerel ($0.31/lb). If you are an experienced filleter with a desire to produce a good quality product in a smaller, friendlier environment without all the stress of a bigger company, we are looking for you. We are in the final stages of our new construction and are looking for experienced cutters to start with the opening of the 2011 season. • Piece work rates • 1/2 hour lunch • AM & PM breaks • Straight days with no Sundays • Benefits available • Experience A MUST Please call/visit if you are interested. Ask for Donna or John Taylor Fish Company 419 Erie Street South Wheatley 519-825-7366

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PRINTING: Business envelopes, invoices, flyers, business cards, custom print jobs, whatever your printing needs, call Rick at The Wheatley Journal for quick and economical service. tf 519-825-4541. ______________________

AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPPIES. Call 226-346mr9-tf 5771. ______________________

46TH ANNUAL IODE ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE: Saturday, March 19, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex - one block west of Heinz Corp. Admission $5. Leading Canadian dealers. Handicap accessible. Sponsored by Sir Winston mr9-16 Churchill Chapter. ______________________

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MEETING T.O.P.S. - Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Group meets every Monday 6 p.m. at Wheatley United Church. Call Elaine at 519-825-7993 or visit website: www.TOPS.org. tf Everyone welcome. ______________________

RENOVATIONS: Small jobs a specialty. Eavestroughing, decks, siding, windows, Gutter Cleaning Systems, furniture refinishing. Call Bill tf Siddall 519-825-3931. ______________________

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Beautiful estate furniture including Sklar Peppler sofa & loveseat, antiques, grandfather clock, teak captain chairs with brass fittings, antique dresser, household appliances, glassware, set of Chinese marked vases, F150 Ford Pickup Truck, coffee tables, wood planes, large selection of tea pots, John Deere riding lawnmower, motorized scooter, electronics, tools incl. compressor, table saw, 6’ tall gumball machine, coins & papers money & much more arriving daily.

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ELECTROLUX SALES & SERVICE: Complete line of vacuums and shampooers/ floor polishers. Will provide free estimate on Central Vac installations. Contact Dan tf Bailey. 519-825-7698. ______________________

DISCOUNT COMPUTER REPAIRS - 214 Erie St. North Leamington 519-8188194. All makes and models fixed, networking, virus removal, free delivery. www.discountcomputerrepairs.net

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AUCTIONS

Bi-Annual CONSIGNMENT

CONSTRUCTION & FARM AUCTION SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2011 ¡ 9:30 am to be held at

County Rd. 42 & the Belle River Rd., Belle River, Ontario There will be 2 auction rings‌ Surplus equipment from various townships; Estate Farm equipment; As well as private industries Partial Listing‌ *200 Kumatsu Shovel *J.D. 770 BH Grader *Leaf Sucker *Argo Snow Blower *Cullipacker *Case IHCX80 2002 *Furrow cleaner *Bale elevator *New Holland 325 Baler *Harrow

*Post Hole Digger *New Holland Rake *New Holland 166 *Windrow Inverter *Dump Wagon *New Holland 488 *Haybine Mower conditioner *Woods Batwing Mower *J.D. LH118 Lawnmower *Tye 15ft. Drill

PLEASE CONSIGN YOUR EQUIPMENT EARLY IN ORDER TO GET THE MOST EXPOSURE‌ Visit our web site or call for more information.

Phone: (519) 728-2120 Fax: (519) 728-3537 www.epdauction.com

Jack Morris Auctions Inc. Farm Machinery Auction Sale Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 am

For Mr. Gerald Rivait, Wheatley, at 2427 Conc. Rd. 11, Leamington. Farm is located approx. Âź mi. west of Kent Rd. 1 (Tilbury Wheatley Townline).

Absolutely No Reserve. Farm is Sold.

Tractors: I.H. 966 Farmall dsl w/cab, rebuilt motor, 18.4x38 tires, 5795 hrs; I.H. 884 dsl, 2431 hrs., 15.5x38 tires, w/canopy cover; A.C. 180 gas, open station, power shift wheels, 16.9x28 tires; Combine: M.F. 750 dsl, cab, sells w/14’ header, has new belts & runs well; Wagons: 7 gravity wagons approx. 220 to 250 bu. capacity, one w/roll tarp, all on good chassis; flat rack grain wagon; 11’ flat rack wagon; Planting & Cult.: IH 510 – 21 run grain drill w/new disc; IH 58 -9 r. bean planter; 3 ph cult; Tillage: 20’ pull type field cult Triple K type made by either White or Westco; 14’ land leveler; 6 f. IH semi mount plow; IH model 475 – 13’ wheel disc; 12’ harrows; 13’ sprocket packer & two 4’ pups; 12’ packer; 17’ & 13’ – 3 ph rotary hoes; 3 ph 8’ scraper blade; 7’ – 3 ph cult; other small disc, cult, V-ditcher, drag harrows; Sprayer, Water Tank & Fert. Auger: 200 gal. George White single axle sprayer w/38’ boom; 1000 gal. plastic water tank sells on wagon w/transfer pump; hydr. fert. auger; Trailers: single axle trailer 4’3� x 8’; single axle trailer w/steel loading ramp; other small trailer; Boat Trailer & Boat (needs repair): 19’ dual axle boat trailer w/boat. Trailer is in good condition, outdrive is gone on boat; Other Items: 5’ – 3 ph mower; 100 gal fuel transfer tank w/12 volt pump; Chelsea high speed PTO truck pump w/dry shaft; numerous shop items including air compressor, ladders, wrenches, cords, etc. Terms: cash, debit or personalized cheque day of sale. Owner or auctioneer not responsible for accidents day of sale. Lunch available. Proprietor: Gerald Rivait, 519-825-7503 Auctioneer: Jack Morris, 519-687-2530 or 1-800-462-3561 Photos at www.jackmorrisauctions.com


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