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Cribbage Players Have Another Good Night It was another good night of cribbage, Thursday, April 14th, 2011 in the Mildmay Seniors Room. Kelly Fotheringham and Lorne Kieffer battled it out for top spot with eight wins apiece. Kelly edged out Lorne by 8 points with an overall total of 1164 points leaving Lorne in sec-

Green’s Meat.... (continued from page 11) the 40th Anniversary of Green’s Meat Market and he added “this announcement is particularly exciting for us as it means our small business can continue to support local community with safe, fresh, local products for generations to come”. Morris Turnberry Mayor Paul Gowing added “the modernizing of Green’s Meat Market will be a great benefit to both the farmers and the consumers of our Municipality”.

ond with 1156. Taking third was Bob Harrison with seven game wins and 1118 points. High hands went to Shirley Dietz and Margaret Weber and coming in last was Shirley Dietz with a one game win. Looks like Shirley is trying to set a new pattern here. Skunks were terrrrrible. Bob Harrison and Irene Kieffer with 68 points and Sharon Fotheringham and Margaret Weber with 70 points were lucky they weren't double skunked with measly scores like that. Talk about needing improvement (we will just leave it at that and see what happens next week). Other skunks included Lorne Kieffer with an 83, Art Albert 78, Don Grubb 90, Jim Goetz 84, Shirley Dietz 90, Earl Haskins 83 and Margaret Weber with two more skunks at 78 and 84. See you at the tables. Everyone welcome!

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16th Annual Mildmay-C Carrick Optimist

DUCK RACE

at the Mildmay Rotary Park on

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.

~$1,500.00 in Cash Prizes ~ Tickets only $10.00 each Tickets available in Mildmay at Radiance Salon & Spa, Harley’s Pub & Perk and The Town Crier or any Optimist member. Proceeds to Youth Activities

Roots of Bruce... a Priceless Learning Experience! Roots of Bruce, an agri-education program that has been running for the past 17 years is definitely a hands on learning experience. Sacred Heart Mildmay was one of 18 schools from south Bruce and Grey to take part in this fabulous half day program for grade 5 and 6 students. This year 18 different commodity learning stations with an interesting variety of things ranging from cows and goats being milked to the ever popular pricey big combine were on display at the Walkerton

Nick Kieswetter, from Sacred Heart School in Mildmay, with the calf sucking his hand at the dairy station at Roots of Bruce on Wednesday, April 13.

Agricultural Buildings on April 13th and 14th. Are students impressed with this learning experience? You bet! Here’s what some past attendees had to say: “ I have changed my attitude about my food and where it comes from. I am more thankful for the food I have, as I now know how much work goes into it and what a process it takes getting food to my plate.” - Jessica Batte, Formosa “Even though a lot of students live on farms, farming is now so specialized that you don't understand the other types of farming. It also helps students who do live in towns to better understand the different aspects

of farming. - Craig Meyer, Teeswater The community should be very proud of the many community volunteers who make this program possible. It really is hard to put a price on the learning experience students receive. They learn about farming, as well as healthy eating, farm safety and the importance of sustainable practises. It is hoped this program will have long term benefits to students and give them a recognition of the importance of how farmers support their community and how communities can support local farmers. Please check event updates at www.rootsofbruce.com

Receives Update on “Passport Program” South Bruce Tourism held its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 12th at the Belmore Library. The guest speaker was Kim McPhedran from Bruce County Tourism. She updated the group on the Explore the Bruce Passport Program. This has been a very successful and popular program with over 15,000 participants in 2010. The Passport Program will continue for 2011 with details coming available shortly. Bruce County Tourism is also actively involved with the new Region 7 Tourism Organization which encompasses Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties. The 12th Annual South Bruce Vintage Tractor Tour is scheduled for June 19th with a number of new stops. Maps and details are now available on the website at -www.southbrucetourism.org Elections were held for the executive. Joe Hoffarth was elected as the group’s chair, Robert Jarvis as vice-chair, Marie Kreller as secretary and Shirley Culbert as treasurer .

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