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Letter to the Editor Re: “Tamworth Postal Bank Pilot Project” article (June/July 2019 issue)

on June 28 and another from Tweed on June 26.

I think that would be a great idea after reading about it in The SCOOP. As a landowner in Sheffield, and also having very deep roots here, I feel that we have to stand up and do whatever it takes to keep a postal and banking system in Sheffield. Period. I think your idea is a very, very sound one.

Small communities are working so hard to make a place great despite the nasty weather this year. Keep the flyers, brochures, and notices plastered all over the place wherever you can think of.

I wish you all the very best of luck in accomplishing this mission. When one reads about all the hard work going on behind the scenes in our community, people should be well informed as to the progress that is happening. I for one am totally thrilled to have roots and family there. Small is great these days and the place to be and pass on to the next generation. I am so happy to be attending another grandson’s graduation from Tamworth

Elaine Williams, Belleville

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ARTISTS! Do you have what it takes to be published in The SCOOP? Send us your best photos and artwork documenting rural life in our area: stonemills.scoop@gmail.com

Abbey Kerr “walking with the kids” at the Haute Goat Farm in Port Hope, Ontario. Photo by Heather Grieve.

The Tamworth & District Lions Club held their 10th Annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday July 6. Children enjoyed fishing, Caities Critters Petting Zoo, a display by the Lennox & Addington OPP, Stone Mills Township Fire Department, and Quinte Conservation reptile exhibit. The Lions Club also hosted a barbeque for all to enjoy. 97 children aged 0 - 12 participated in the fishing derby, and all children received a “doodle bag,” and prize for their participation. The Club held a hat decorating contest, and the children didn’t disappoint with a variety of hats entered. The three winners received a subscription to a fishing magazine for 12 months! The entire event was free through the generous donations of sponsors and the Tamworth & District Lions Club.

Crews take down the sign from the CIBC banking branch that closed July 11 in Tamworth. Photo by Richard Saxe. August / September 2019 • The SCOOP

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