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KPS volleyball team brings home county championship SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER

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The Kemptville 73's were in action on Friday as part of the CJHL's tournament held at the municipal centre through the weekend. The 73's lost this game against the Smiths Falls Bears, 4-1.

Even when they were six points behind in the crucial second game of the final, coach Rob Lachance knew his team had it in them to win. The girls did not disappoint him. In an exciting comeback, the Kemptville Public School girls’ volleyball team triumphed over Brockville’s Saint-Mary School to win the UCDSB Volleyball Championship, on Dec. 8. The team was 10 and two in the round-robin tournament, finishing first in their division. Facing Maple Ridge Public School in the semi-finals, the girls rallied after losing the first match. They built up momentum and turned the tide. By the end of the third game, they were on their way to the final to meet the 11 and 1 Saint-Mary team. Saint-Mary proved to be

a worthy opponent but they were no match for the girls’ superior serves and ball handling. With the first game in hand, it was critical that KPS take the second game and, consequently, the tournament. But the team soon found itself in a six-point deficit. At that point, the girls rallied, focussed and worked together to come from behind and beat Saint-Mary 25-23 in a thrilling comeback! Teacher and coach, Rob Lachance was thrilled. “These girls are fantastic! This team has won every single tournament it’s entered this year. This is a team that thinks while it plays," he said. "I am so proud to have had the opportunity to work with this group of girls. This season has been a great accomplishement for them and it’s wonderful to see the girls so happy after such hard work."


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Last Thursday, at at approximately 11:55 a.m., a Coach Canada bus travelling west from Montreal to Toronto on the 401 Highway came to an abrupt halt when the driver was notified of a potential bomb on the bus. The driver, who had been notified by a passenger that he believed there was a bomb on the bus, came to a stop on the shoulder of the 401 Highway just east of the Prescott Exit in the westbound lanes. An OPP canine unit, along with members of Grenville County OPP, Prescott detachment, attended the scene and conducted a search with negative results. Forty-six passengers were removed from the bus and put onto an awaiting bus to resume their trip after a short delay. Police apprehended a 41-year-old male from Verdun, Que., under the Mental Health Act. He was taken to hospital for an evaluation. No charges have been laid in the incident at this time.

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Spencerville skaters excel in recent competition

The Employability Network of the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area unveiled the Essential Skills Survey at the House of Lazarus in Mountain last Thursday. The launch of the Essential Skills Survey will give the opportunity to the public to hear more about the nine essential skills and how this local research project will help us move through the transition as our economy diversifies. "This is an exciting project for this community. It means that we can measure the skills that form a large part of our personal, social/emotional, educational and lifelong learning experiences. In doing so, we can begin to identify the training needs required by citizens of our community and by the businesses that choose to make this place their home. In the long run, it enables our community to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to the requirements of chang-

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SKATERS DO WELL: Spencerville Skating Club members who competed were front, left to right: Morgan Charlebois, Victoria Charlebois, Anna Henderson, Grace Carey and Delaney Hunter. Back, Elizabeth Lawless, Amber Robertson, Angellyn Sigl, Brianna Dobbie and Elizabeth Charlebois. on Dec. 6. Team members included Grace Carey, Elizabeth Charlebois, Morgan Charlebois, Victoria Charlebois. Brianna Dobbie, Anna Henderson, Delaney Hunter, Elizabeth Lawless, Amber Robertson, and Angellyn Sigl The team won six gold medals, 10 sliver medals, two bronze medals, nine fourth place finishes, two fifth place finishes and three sixth place finishes. Angellyn Sigl recorded the strongest results among the more senior skaters with three golds and one silver medal followed by Elizabeth Lawless with a silver, a bronze and two fourth place finishes. Three skaters were first time competitors and posted very strong results led by Grace Carey with two gold medals and a silver followed by Anna Henderson with a gold and two silver medals and Amber Robertson with two silver medals and a first place finish. Individual skaters and their results are as follows: Grace Carey two golds in stage three individual el-

ments and stage four team elements and sixth in stage four freeskate (solo); Elizabeth Charlebois fourth in introductory ladies program elements and fifth in introductory ladies A freeskate (solo); Brianna Dobbie two fourths in stage five freeskate (solo) and stage five program elements, a sixth in stage five individual elements and silver in stage six team elements; Anna Henderson two silvers in stage four freeskate (solo) and stage four team elements and gold in stage four individual elements; Delaney Hunter three fourths in introductory ladies A team elements, introductory ladies program elements and introductory ladies A freeskate (solo) and a fifth in introductory ladies individual elements; Elizabeth Lawless two fourths in introductory ladies A team elements and introductory ladies program elements, a silver in introductory ladies A freeskate (solo) and a bronze in introductory ladies individual elements; Amber Robertson two silvers in stage four individual ele-

ing economics, lifestyles and personal needs," said Executive Director for TriCounty Literacy Dina McGowan. This research was enabled

through the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP). The Eastern Ontario Development Program is a $10 million government of Canada initiative.

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ments and stage four team elements and fourth in stage four freeskate (solo) and Angellyn Sigl three golds in stage six freeskate (solo), stage six individual elements and stage six program elements and a silver in stage six team elements.

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Coaches Debbie and Jennifer Seary brought a team of ten Spencerville Skating Club skaters to the Carleton Place Figure Skating Club “Love to Skate” competition

ements and stage three freeskate (solo) and a silver in stage four team elements; Morgan Charlebois bronze in stage four individual elements and sixth in stage four freeskate (solo); Victoria Charlebois two silvers in stage four individual ele-

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EDITORIAL PAGE

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e have come to that point in time when it's really, really important that you read and act on this editorial plea to take the time to tap out a few hundred words that recap your achievements over the past year and your hopes and goals for 2009. That's right, folks, it's last call for submissions for our year-end edition when we open our pages to you to tell your stories in your own words and photos. Don't be shy. We know you've had a busy year and we know we didn't make it to every event — perhaps, in our defence, because organizers forgot to tell us it was coming up or even that it had just happened. This upcoming year-end special edition is our way of saying we care about what you accomplished and what you hope to do next year. As you'll read below, we know that the Osgoode Lions have been busy raising money for worthy causes and good deeds. And we know they're not alone. So come on all you service clubs who have helped build arenas and Legion branches and so many other things. Come on all you minor sports groups who have had team and individual successes in 2008. Come on all you schools and skaters, dancers and curlers, youth and seniors groups and associations. Heck, we're even offering space to our city, provincial and federal politicians to look back and ponder, and look ahead and dream. But please keep it short so we can get in as many as possible. A couple of typed pages, double spaced, should be lots. E-mail is better than hard copy; photos should be 300 DPI JPG attachments, or dropped off at our office so we can scan them. We'll fit in as many as we can. Merry Christmas!

The House of Lazarus mission in Mountain received a $500 donation from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Kemptville Local last Thursday. Mary VanSleeuwen and Union Shop Steward Robert Paquette presented the donation to Executive Director Pauline Pratt and board member Vicki Simzer.

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es, I know you were expecting someone new in this space this week. Again... Well... Surprise! Again... Trust me, third time's a charm and this really, really is my last farewell. There have been several remarkable events in the past few weeks involving how we are governed and even how we get to work — or don't. They are remarkable in the sense that I, for one, and possibly you, never thought we would see in this country. Quite simply, the voice of the common citizen seems to have been lost. And the voice of the frontline rank-and-file seems to have vanished with it. We are not enjoying democracy's most shining mo-

ment. It began with the federal governing party attempting to change funding rules, which would have adversely affected opposition parties' efforts to raise money. That, it was feared, would mute their voice and our defence against political abuses. There may indeed be a need for change in political funding to enhance free elections. But all this move seemed to engender was a an unholy coalition cabal, which seemed to be trying to steal power, which its individual component parts could not win at the polls. The stakes escalated until the governor general intervened, sent all the players home and the rest of us rolled over and went back to sleep.

would anoint and the rest would learn to live with it. Democracy in action?

Stop the Presses! By Doug Clark (File Photo)

ters, the Liberals opted to rush a new leader to the fore. No time to give voice to the party faithful — the elites

I think not. Then bus drivers climbed out of their vehicles, grabbed picket signs and slowed traffic even more than they would normally do with their

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articulated cruisers jackknifing and blocking all lanes on busy wintry city streets. The union president would later admit, freely and frequently, that the membership would not be given a chance to vote on the city's new offer. He, and perhaps his executive minions, would decide if and when they would return to work. The drivers seem split between labour solidarity and lamenting their lost voice. How did we come to this? How can government and labour hope to rule or operate efficiently without ever consulting those on their front lines who will be most heavily impacted? What happened to common sense and a moral compass? What happened to the

concept of free speech? Think this through. Imagine a private-sector company that operated in a void because it simply would not listen to its frontline staff — those with their fingers on the pulse of their clients. Chaos and defections would ensue. The archaic management model of "command and control" has been discredited and abandoned by enlightened, successful companies. Even the Marines and police shifted to a model of enhanced consultation and collaboration between management and staff. To exclude input from the rank-and-file is a recipe for disaster. That's no way to run anything. Merry Christmas!

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NORTH GRENVILLE MAYOR WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. Two thousand and eight has been quite a year for North Grenville. We have seen the start of Colonnade shopping centre ,which I’m

sure will begin to sprout buildings in the spring (including Wal-Mart), the expansion of our hospital, approval of land for a new hospice, start on our new fire station, start of the new SAGE seniors residential and continuing care complex and an application for funding for our proposed library. Our staff has worked ex-

tremely hard to get these projects moving and their combined efforts are certainly very much appreciated. To end our year, we completed budget deliberations and our municipality’s tax rate will be just under two per cent. To achieve this target we have deferred numerous projects to a future time, proposed a number

of measures to ensure that there is no dollar increase in our staffing costs and cut operational expenses wherever possible. We have ensured that projects related to the youth of our community will move forward. We will do less capital work on roads or water/sewer this year (and) take advantage of expected economic generator funds

from both levels of senior government. Next year is a big question mark: will our economy turn around? I certainly don’t have the answer to that question but I do know that here in North Grenville we will manage responsibly to ensure that we don’t exceed our capacity to pay. Growth will be slower as

the economy adjusts to our new global reality but the sun will come up each day and recovery will occur. This is a season to put our pressure and woes aside, enjoy family and friends, and, above all, be safe. Again, Merry Christmas. Bill Gooch, Mayor North Grenville

THANK YOU TO A GENEROUS COMMUNITY To the Editor: We would like to extend a HUGE “Thank You” to the generous citizens of North Grenville for their outstanding donations to our “Mountain of Toys” drive this Christmas season. Our office, Royal LePage Gale Real Estate, Kemptville, was the drop off location this year

for the Kinsmen toy drive. The kick off to the toy drive was at a Kemptville 73’s hockey game one Sunday afternoon. Fans who brought a toy to the game were given a discount on their ticket to the game as well as a chance to win a pair of Sens tickets. Between the first and second periods, every 73’s player skated onto the ice and put

their toy donation into the Mountain of Toys trailer. Our float collected the toys along the parade route this year – a special thank you goes out to the 73’s organization as every hockey player assisted with picking up the toys for us. There were so many toys dropped off at our office that we filled not only our reception area but

a conference room as well. A huge bouquet goes to a special young lady, eightyear-old Mallory Hudson. She had a birthday party last weekend and donated every present she received to the “Mountain of Toys.” The OPP BBQ last week was an amazing success story. Who would have thought that so many people would

have come out on a winter day for a BBQ with such generous donations to the Salvation Army Christmas drive. Over $1,500 was collected along with a truck load of food for the food bank. With the uncertain economic times this year, it is totally amazing the generosity and support of the wonderful citizens of our North Grenville

community. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Merry Christmas from our family to yours! From our entire office staff, thank you! Judy Littau Office Administrator Royal LePage Gale Real Estate, Brokerage

MERRICKVILLE, IT’S IN YOU TO GIVE! To the Editor: Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is asking Canadians to give the most precious gift this Holiday Season by donating blood to help ensure that it is available nationally to those who may need it. Over the next year CBS

will need to collect 90,000 units of blood nationally. In North/East Ontario we will be looking to recruit 9,000 new donors to meet the growing demand for blood from hospitals. It’s estimated that one of every two Canadians is eligible to donate blood.

Last year one in 75 actually did. Please join us and exchange one hour of your time to give a hospital patient a lifetime of holiday seasons. Join Canadian Blood Services on Friday, Jan. 16, at the Merrickville community

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The True Meaning of Christmas I guess I could go ahead and play. I love Christmas very much, Know it has the right

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I love Christmas very much, But I find it doesn’t have the right touch. Presents, treats and decorations I know, But I think there is more to Christmas though. Shouldn’t we think of more important things like the King being born, But everyone just thinks about themselves, inside I feel torn. Giving presents is a must, Even though some of those advertisements I do not trust! Aren’t they missing out on what Christmas is all about? I just think this leaves me in doubt. Decorating the Christmas tree and leaving the lights on, Waiting for the sun to rise before dawn. Having your friends and family over to celebrate, Oh! This is such a special date! Getting out of bed on


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CHRISTMAS WISES

Enjoy Christmas with your family VALERIE ROBERTS WEEKENDER CO-OP STUDENT

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he white fluffy stuff that falls from the sky, that touches are noses and makes us smile. To know that it only falls once a year — more than we expect the load to be or just not enough snow to enjoy the Christmas glee. It’s the time of year that everyone loves, giving gifts from your heart no matter

how much it costs, depending on your budget . Stores with joy as they add up their tills. Most people just choose to keep it small and not go all out with the big meals or the huge gifts. They would rather just go to a movie or spend the day together, go out for dinner and so on. To some people, this time of year is everything. Some people spend so much money on Christmas they come close to being broke but, in the end, they

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. feel good about it. Some people just can’t wait for Christmas to get here fast enough. Around Halloween, most people have their shopping done and want to start decorating their house and put up the lights before the snow hits and you don’t have to

worry about getting your fingers cold and your cheeks red. Sometimes. Christmas seems to come at the worst time, like if you are behind in your bills, have money problems and just can't afford those big gift ideas, But it's not all about giv-

ing or receiving; it's about spending time with the people you love and care about. I personally can’t wait 'til Christmas morning, just because I have younger siblings that just turned two and it’s going to be something to see them opening their gifts. It’s so cute, especially when they are just starting to learn how to talk. I can’t wait to see their faces. They have already knocked over the Christmas tree; what more damage could they do?

All students get two weeks off to spend time with their family and friends and have enough time to play with their new toys and electronics. Baked goods will be made to perfection and always enough to feed the neighborhood, five times over. Turkey dinners that will last two weeks after Christmas. Turkey sandwiches for everyone! You have to love the holidays! I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Dear Santa... Dear Santa, How are you and your reindeer? My name is Brandon. I am been generous. I have been good this year. I would like a T-rex. I love you From Brandon Grade 1 Holy Cross Dear Santa, How are you and your reindeer? My name is Adam and I am 7 years old. I live in Kemptville. I learned judo. I have been good this year. I will like a transformer and CD player. I love you! From Adam Grade 1 Holy Cross Dear Santa, How are you and your

reindeer? My name is Kieran. I am 6 years old. I live in Kempville. I figure things out. I have been very good this year. I would like an I Pod Nano, a Xbox 360, and a Spy Kids 3 DVD. I love Santa. From Kieran Grade 1 Holy Cross Dear Santa, How are you and your reindeer? My name is Rowen and I am 6 years old. I live in Kempville. I learned how to play hockey. I have been good this year. I would like a DS, a webkinz penguin and a Pokadex. I love you Santa. From Rowen Grade 1 Holy Cross

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KEMPTVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL One day Belleville Public School was putting on a school play called “The Snow Princess” that the whole school was going to watch. The main character was Sarah, the Snow Princess. The day that the play was going to take place was Christmas Day on a Thursday afternoon at 12:30. The whole week they had been practising their lines. Their lines were very hard to remember, especially Sarah’s and Owen’s. “I’m really nervous,” said Sarah. “Same here,” said Melissa. “But everything will be fine,” said Sarah. “I hope so,” said Melissa. It was finally Thursday. “Today’s the day,” said Mrs. Heart. Then she realized that Sarah wasn’t there. Then Rena said, “Since Sarah’s not here, is it okay if I do her part?”.

“Sure,” said Mrs. Heart. “Ready to perform?” “Yes, we are,” shouted the students. Then Mrs. Heart went out on stage and announced the play. She said, “Welcome, everybody. Today we have a play that we would like to present to you. The characters in the play are: The Snow Princess played by Rena because Sarah unfortunately isn’t here, Owen playing as the prince, Abbey playing as the narrator, and Melissa playing as the elf. So here it goes.” As the play was on Sarah was thinking of how proud she was of Rena to have the spirit to go out and present. “All I can say is that I’m very sad that I can’t be there to support my school,” said Sarah. When the play was over, everyone was happy because the crowd was going absolutely crazy because of how well they had performed. Mrs. Heart was also very proud of her students. Everyone thought it was the best Christmas ever!


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DECEMBER 26, 2008- ADVANCE WEEKENDER - PAGE 7 T. ROACH / WEEKENDER STAFF and families what they SHOWING OFF can do. Santa Claus THEIR SKILLS: made a special visit afSpencerville Skating ter the show was over. Club members showcased all they have learned this season HAPPY “EWE” YEAR with a special Christmas Skills Demonstration, last Tuesday evening. Skaters TUES-SAT, 10 -4 from every level from 528 GLEN TAY ROAD, PERTH tot skate to soloists 613 326 0626 152392 showed their friends

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NON STOP CLEANING: Nearly 25cm of snow has fallen in North Grenville since last Thursday. The snow, while guaranteeing a white Christmas, has meant long hours for snow clearing crews. More snow is expected this week.

Tim Hortons invites you to enjoy some time with your family and friends and skate for free at your local arena. It’s our way of saying thank you and happy holidays. Visit your local Kemptville Tim Hortons for a schedule of ice times and locations.

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COMMUNITY

KEMPTVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH DIRECTORY

Kemptville Pentecostal Church 1964 County Road 43 - Kemptville Sunday services: 10:00 a.m and 6:30 p.m. Sunday School during service. Reverend Steven Kohls Wesleyan Southgate Community Church 1303 French Settlement Road Kemptville 10:30 a.m Sunday Service Reverend Mark Parker

Kemptville Christian Reformed Church (2455 County Rd. 18/Clothier St. W) 10:00 a.m and 6:30 p.m Sunday Services, Children’s Worship during morning service, Sunday School following a.m service. Reverend Benjamin Ponsen

South Gower Baptist Church 447 South Gower Drive - 258-9570 Service: Sunday evening 7:30pm Roman Catholic Holy Cross Church (505 Clothier St. W) Mass Times: Sat: 5pm, Sun: 9 & 11 am Children’s Liturgy during 11am Mass Father Andrew Shim Presbyterian Kemptville & Mountain Pastoral Charge Minister Rev. Samer Kandalaft 10:45 a.m. - St. Paul’s Kemptville, 319 Prescott St. - Sunday Service and Church School 9:15 a.m. - Knox Mountain Sunday Service St. John’s United Church (400 Prescott St.) 10:00 a.m. service - Reverend Lynda Harrison

The Anglican Parish of Oxford “A BIG Country Welcome” • St. Andrew’s - Garretton • St. Peter’s - North Augusta • St. Anne’s - Oxford Station The Reverand Lee McNaughton 613-290-5989 Bishop's Oxford Pastoral Charge 10:00am Service 1st and 3rd Sundays St. Andrew's United Church in Bishops Mills 2nd and 4th Sundays Oxford Mills United Church Reverend Mary Lou Shortill

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Holy Cross Church Welcomes You! Wednesday: 24th December 2008 5:00 p.m. Children’s/Family Mass • 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass • Midnight - Midnight Mass - Thursday: 25th December 2008 • 10:00 a.m. Christmas Day Mass - Holy Cross Church – 505 Clothier St (W), Kemptville

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at St. Paul Presbyterian Church at 6:30pm. Sixth Annual Children’s Holiday Concert 2 P.M. Saturday, December 27, 2008 - Municipal Centre Theatre - Kemptville

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Kemptville & Area Walking Group. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre at 9am. Also Dec. 31 and January 2.

January - Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada is hosting a weekly drop in for all girls aged 6 to 13. In partnership with the Brockville & Area YMCA, Girls Inc. will be hosting a drop in every Thursday night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm starting January 8th, 2009. For more information or if you are interested in supporting this new initiative please contact Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada by e-mail programs@uppercanada.girlsinc.org or 613-345-3295 ext: 2,2

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RECURRING EVENTS VOLUNTEERS needed at Bayfield Manor Nursing Home. If interested please contact Florence, 613-258-4195. Kemptville Home Support is looking for volunteer drivers for local and/ or long-distance drives. Reimbursement to driver is 40 cents per km. Also needed, help with Wednesday Luncheon. Time commitment can be one hour per week, or per month. Please call Bev at 613-258-3203. The North Grenville Toastmasters meet the first, third and fifth Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. in the W.B. George Centre at Kemptville College. For more information, call 613-258-7155. Parkinson’s Society support group meets at Kemptville District Hospital every third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. in the classroom beside the boardroom, 2675 Concession Rd., Parking $2. 613-7229238. TOPS Tuesdays: 6:15pm Party Room at Jonssons Independent, Kemptville, Info: Beverly 613-258-3658. Mixed Adult Basketball : Everyone 18 and over is welcome to come play basketball at the Holy Cross School Gymnasium from 7-9pm on Tuesday nights. This is a fun, friendly night of basketball open to people of all skill levels. Cost is $5/ night, call Samantha or Jeff at 613-2581847 for more info.

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Reta Alberta Lackie 1922 - 2008

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For the past 2-1/2 years, I have been the principle caregiver for my wife Margaret MacMillan. Three years ago, Marg was diagnosed with A.L.S. Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Marg’s death came peacefully in our home on McGovern Road with I and her two cats by her side, she passed away. I will never regret that I took the time to be with her in her final years. I could not have accomplished this care without the help of so many wonderful and dedicated people in our community.

Reta Lackie of Oxford Mills passed away in Ottawa on November 19, 2008. Reta was born on February 14, 1922, the daughter of Luella (Davis) and Fred Hutchins in her grandfather’s century old stone farm house in Oxford Township. Her parents were farmers and owned a small saw mill. After Reta married Lorne Lackie on February 3, 1944, they moved to the stone farm house and she lived there for the rest of her life. Reta was the oldest of four children. Her sister Lois MacNilage (Ray) is living in Kemptville, and her sister Ruby McNeilly and brother Bill Hutchins have predeceased her. Living on a farm all her life Reta was familiar with hard work. Barn chores, housework, gardening, pickling, canning, preserving and baking were a part of her daily life particularly when she was raising four children who loved her dearly – Doris Eyre (John) of Elgin, Dianne Hoy (Don) of Smiths Falls, Patricia Lackie (Stephen Williams) of Orleans, and Brian Lackie (Patti) of Brampton. Visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her great joy - Julie, Peter, John Miles and Sarah Brown (Langley, B.C.); David, Annelie, Noah and Kajsa (Vienna, Virginia), Daniel and Katie Eyre (Seattle, Washington); Kelly Ann Hoy (Smiths Falls); Stephanie Lackie (Brampton), Jason Lackie (Brampton); and extended grandchildren Marc and Sophie Williams (Ottawa); Eric Williams (Toronto); and Marie Williams (Navan). Reta enjoyed knitting, crocheting and embroidery work and she made many beautiful quilts, hooked and braided rugs. She had a talent for growing beautiful violets and geraniums. Reta enjoyed having company and playing euchre. She was affiliated with St. Andrew’s Church in Bishops Mills and was a member of the local Women’s Institute. Many friends and family attended the visitation at Grant Brown Funeral Home, Kemptville, on November 21, 2008, and the funeral service at St. Andrew’s United Church, Bishops Mills, on November 22, 2008. Rev. Ed Gratton and Rev. Mary Lou Shortill joined together to lead a very touching and compassionate service to celebrate Reta’s life. Mildred Adams, a long time friend of Reta’s, played the organ and Ray Adams sang Amazing Grace. Heartfelt words of remembrance were shared by Reta’s daughter, Patricia Lackie. The burial was at the Bishops Mills cemetery. David Eyre, Daniel Eyre, Ron Guy, Jason Lackie, Lynden MacNilage and Marc Williams were Reta’s pall bearers. A reception, catered by the Bishops Mills United Church Women, was held after the service. Reta blessed us greatly during her 86 years and in turn she was blessed to be rich in spirit, family and friends. She will be forever in the hearts of her husband, children, grandchildren, sister, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. CL13132

Margaret Jane MacMillan (nee Neller) of Kemptville passed away on November 25, 2008 at the age of 64. Margaret was born on October 28, 1944 in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of William Neller and Ethel Ruth Whytock. She attended George Esplin Elementary School and John Grant High School in Lachine. Margaret married James Allen MacMillan on July 15, 1967 in Lachine, Quebec. She worked at Eaton’s in Montreal as an Accounts Payable Clerk and then moved on to become a Personal Support Worker for Bayshore Home Care. In 1974 Margaret and her husband, Jim, moved to Mountain, Ontario where they resided until 1981. They then moved to Richmond, Texas until 1988 at which time they moved back to the Kemptville area. Margaret belonged to St. Andrews United Church and was a member of the United Church Women. Among her many interests, Margaret loved to garden. She also loved visiting and caring for people in the community who needed a friend. She was a kind and caring lady and loving wife and friend. Margaret is survived by her loving husband Jim, her son Curtis Allen (Laura Tracey) of Sooke B.C., her daughter Jennifer Brooks (Robert) of Ventnor, her grandchildren William and Jessie Brooks and Mikayla Tracey, and her sister Connie Simmons (Herb) of Lachine. She was predeceased by her parents. Visitation was held at Grant Brown Funeral Home Rolston Chapel, Kemptville on November 28 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel of the funeral home on November 29 at 1pm with Pastor Bruce MacCallum officiating. Jane Boyd was the organist and a touching eulogy was provided by Betty Poirier. Pallbearers were Dale Boyd, Henry Van Blanker, Guy Poirier, Robert Hannah, Ken Keith and Gill Lance. Interment followed at CL13145 Adams Cemetery.

Thanks to Dr. J. Evans and staff for answering all my questions and for your caring attitudes; to the Red Cross Home Care, co-ordinated by Danielle Bourdeau, Kim McConnell, Virginia Segovia, Pam Foley, Kim Lemon, Ann Pelly and Anna Bwijivire, thank you for your care and friendship; to the nurses from Bayshore Home Care, Doreen Wilshire and Joanne Davis, I am truly grateful for your advice, your knowledge and your dedication; to the Ladies at Community Care Linda Burgess, Tina Cousineau, Chris Clapp and Emily Tessier, what a competent group of specialists who practiced their skills but never forgot to listen, thank you; to the Shopper’s Drug Mart pharmacy group your assistance was greatly appreciated. Thank you to my neighbours on McGovern Road East who supported and comforted us during Marg’s illness. I would also like to thank them for their support of the A.L.S. Society. I would be amiss if I did not single out Sandra Scully and her daughters Grace and Rosemary and her mother Marilyn Sealing of South Mountain. I could never thank you enough for your love, flowers, meals and attention. To Ken and Tammy Keith next door and Sarah and Jean Guy Landreault across the road, I could never have made it without you. To Jessie Hutchinson of Mountain, Marg’s good friend and best visitor a gal or guy could ever want, I thank you so much. On the 25th of November 2008, my dolly passed away, a loving wife, mother and friend. I must thank the staff at Grant Brown Funeral Home for their skill and professional assistance for handling a difficult job for which I was not prepared, to Pastor Bruce MacCallum who led the service, to Betty Poirier who assisted with the service and was a frequent visitor during Marg’s illness, to Jane Boyd for being the organist and who was our friend since we moved here from Quebec, to the Pallbearers Dale Boyd, Henry Van Blanker, Ken Keith, Guy Poirier, Bob Hannah and Gill Lance, I thank you all for being there for me.

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IN MEMORIAMS SLATER, Suzanne In loving memory of a wonderful friend. She’ll always be remembered, As a friend very thoughtful and good; Who gave her best for others, And always did the best she could. She’ll always be remembered, For all the joy she brought; As a friend who made a difference, And a friend who meant a lot. Sadly missed, friends forever, Hilda Scott

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WARMEST THANKS We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Grant Brown and his staff from Grant Brown Funeral Home in Kemptville. Their knowledge, dedication and professional services helped make a most trying time easier to handle. We are forever grateful. Russ Beaton, Raymonde and Family CL13115

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McAmmond helped launch gold rush

By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com It seemed like the most improbable of scenarios. At least to the host Swedes, who brought a powerhouse squad to the 1993 IIHF World Junior Championship led by future

National Hockey League superstars Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund. But Dean McAmmond and a group of plucky Canucks had other ideas. “We weren’t supposed to beat Sweden,” the Senators centre said in looking back at the ’93 event, which was played in Gavle. “They beat us 8-3 in exhibition and Peter Forsberg didn’t even play…. They were supposed

to win it. They had a good team and there was a lot of pressure on them and they probably felt that. “But the crazy Canadians were just chomping at the bit to overthrow the big dogs.” Back then, there was no playoff format at the WJC. The top three teams at the end of a roundrobin tournament won the medals. So when McAmmond and Co. shocked the mighty Swedes 5-4, their path to the gold was essentially assured. “It was kind of anti-climactic,” said McAmmond. “We had to beat Japan to have the best record and we beat them 8-1.” For McAmmond, the gold was sweet redemption of sorts. The year before, he’d been cut from a Canadian team that went on to finish sixth at the 1992 world juniors in Germany. “I was disappointed,” said McAmmond, a first-round draft choice by the Chicago Blackhawks earlier that year. “Not as much disappointed as kind of put out. I had never been cut before

Look Who’s Coming New York Rangers Saturday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m., CBC

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The skinny: The Rangers rocketed out of the gate as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference from the get-go. Newcomers Nikolai Zherdev and Markus Naslund have been key offensive contributors to an attack that’s also received timely scoring from less-heralded Brandon Dubinsky and Aaron Voros. Don’t forget about second-year Rangers Scott Gomez and Chris Drury, either. Longtime Senators star Wade Redden has been the biggest addition to a New York blue line that also features veteran Michal Rozsival. In Henrik Lundqvist, the Blueshirts own one of the NHL’s finest goaltending talents.

and I thought I could have been on the team.” The feeling was completely different a year later. “I don’t remember that process as much as the year before, when I got cut,” said McAmmond. “You always remember when you don’t make it. When I made the team, I remember how it all played out. We flew over to Sweden and we went to a little village (Leksand) and we stayed in little cabins and practised and had some exhibition games there. It was fun. I enjoyed it.” McAmmond roomed with current Anaheim Ducks forward Rob Niedermayer – “both not real talkers, both real laid back” – and played on a line with another pair of future NHLers, Jeff Shantz and Nathan Lafayette. The Canadian roster also included current Senators teammate Jason Smith. “We had a good team,” said McAmmond. “We had lots of good players that went on (to the NHL). We had (Chris) Pronger and (Paul) Kariya and Marty Lapointe. “I was glad that we played well as a team. I remember we

played the U.S. the first game. We struggled a bit against the U.S. to get going and ended up beating them. Manny Legace was our goalie and he played so well for us.” That 1993 team started a run of five world junior golds for Canada – a feat the boys wearing the red maple leaf will be aiming to match at the 2009 WJC, which will be played Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Ottawa. “It’s big for those kids. Real big for those kids,” said McAmmond. “There’s a lot of pressure on them because they’re at

home.” He knows they’ll have plenty of support beyond the fans who will pack Scotiabank Place to watch them play. Even 16 years ago, McAmmond knew he had plenty of company on his golden ride. “It’s a pride moment,” he said. “You do feel like the whole country is watching and cheering. In other countries, like the United States, it’s not a big deal. But I feel it’s Canada’s game. “When you’re at the world juniors, you’re representing your nation. It’s a feel-good moment.”

Senators on TV Dec. 27: at Calgary, 10 p.m. (CBC) Dec. 28: at Vancouver, 10 p.m. (Sportsnet) Dec. 30: at Edmonton, 10 p.m. (Sportsnet) Jan. 3: at Toronto, 7 p.m. (CBC) Jan. 4: at New Jersey, 5 p.m. (TSN)

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