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Most ever raised at dinner — The annual Exeter Lions and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation Conservation Dinner raised more than $50,000 at last week’s event, according to Tim Cumming of the dinner’s publicity committee. A sellout crowd of 410 people attended the dinner at South Huron Rec Centre. Special guests were Terry and Jean O’Rourke, whose son Cpl. Eamon O’Rourke, 24, is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Terry spoke about the impact of war and the importance of supporting our veterans. In addition to the annual dinner, the evening included live and silent auctions, raffles and feature artist Catherine Weber. Above, auctioneer Richard Lobb takes bids during the auction while Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority general manager Tom Prout looks on. See inside for more photos. (photo/Scott Nixon)

VARNA – Municipality of Bluewater council appeared to settle its dispute over committee and board membership April 11, approving a revised list of appointments.  The approved list is similar to one previously suggested by Bluewater Mayor Bill Dowson but had a few major revisions, including: • A merger of the Bluewater Landfill and Environment committees; • Appointing all members of council to a Bluewater Facility Committee; and • Appointing all members of council to the Bluewater (Lakeshore) Sewage Collection System Committee.  All of council will also sit on the Landfill and Environment Committee with ad hoc committees potentially created by council based on priorities.  Council may also create ad hoc committees within the facilities and sewage collection committees, based on priorities. Dowson had previously recommended that four of Bluewater’s 10 councillors sit on the landfill committee, the environment committee and the collection system committee. All of council will sit on Bluewater ’s Economic Development Committee (EDC), following Dowson’s previous recommendation.  Council also voted April 11 to appoint Hay West Coun. John Gillespie chairperson of the

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HENSALL — Queensway volunteers gathered Thursday afternoon in the activity room to enjoy the music of Carol Lebeau, words of appreciation and delicious refreshments provided by Queensway's baking group. A slide show prepared by co-op student Michelle was the highlight of the afternoon as it celebrated the many programs and events that are made possible through the dedication and commitment of volunteers. Several volunteers in possession of “lucky” cups were able to choose from key chains, mini calculators, and note pads, commemorating volunteers. The Joseph Street gospel singers provided an inspiring program of music for residents on Palm Sunday afternoon. Their group made up of all ages had residents’ full attention for the duration of the program. Afterward refreshments were shared along with visiting.

Rev. Susan Moore led worship at the Tuesday morning church service with Joyce Pepper as volunteer pianist and Kay Mock ushering residents. Later in the day pastoral volunteer Rev. Marybeth Wilson was in for pastoral visits with residents desiring a visit. Residents had a good time Wednesday making special Easter treats for upcoming events. Rice Krispie Nests filled with pastel jelly beans were created and of course taste tested. Martin Gelinas and daughter Cosette entertained residents with their music at Friendship Friday in the retirement home lounge Friday evening. Exercises programs, breakfast group, sensory smoothies and hand spa, massages, manicures and games ensured that residents had a busy week.


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MISSISSAUGA – The South Huron Bantam 'B' girls hockey team won all but two games en route to a silver medal at the recent Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHA) provincial tournament in Mississauga. Their only blemish in the round robin was a 1-1 tie with North Bay, and their only loss was a 4-2 decision against Schrieber in the gold medal game. Otherwise South Huron's record was pristine, posting a 5-1 win over the Whitby Wolves and winning 3-2 against the Haldimand Rivercats in the round robin. In their quarterfinal against Smiths Falls, they eked out a 1-0 win. An exciting semifinal against Lakeshore saw South Huron erase a 1-0 deficit to tie it late in the game. They went on to win in overtime. The gold medal game against Schrieber was hardfought from the first drop, according to a South Huron spokesperson. Schrieber was the defending Peewee champion from two years ago and proved themselves as champions again, scoring an empty-netter that secured a 4-2 win. "The coaches and parents are very proud of this team and their silver medal win," the spokesperson added. "The Bantam 'B' team and parents would like to congratulate the Midget girls on their gold medal victory at the same tournament."

Silver medalists – The South Huron Bantam ‘B’ girls hockey team is pictured here with the silver medals and banner they earned at the recent Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) provincial tournament in the Greater Toronto Area. Shown (back row, from left): Sandy Taylor, Gerard Regier, Paul Overholt, Megan Glavin, Heather Godkin, Sydney Kaumanns, Nicole Hamather, Nicole Kaumanns, Nicole Pfaff and Dave Erb. Kneeling (from left) are: Emily Wells, Megan Dalrymple, Emma Prout, Courtney Erb and Lauryn Overholt. Laying on the ice is Nicole Regier. (photo/submitted)

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Writer feels the community that built SH Hospital is being pushed to the curb Hospital decision disappointing I am disappointed and saddened by the decision to close the outpatient physiotherapy department at South Huron Hospital. It is a valuable department in the hospital and is needed and widely used by the community. Not everyone is covered by insurance to get physio treatments at the private clinics in Exeter. Some people cannot afford the gas for a different hospital in the area, and would be on their waiting list. Back to “square one” again. I know I have benefited immensely from the physio treatments at South Huron Hospital’s physio department. I will continue to need physio treatments as I am booked for an arthroscope on my knee the end of May. It is important for our health to continue with physio on a consistent basis. This is too valuable a department to close. Let us continue to be able to call this “The Little Hospital that Does.” Sue Wilson Exeter

eymaker. Since when has people’s therapy and well being become an issue in service to patients? Maybe if people cannot afford treatments perhaps they should be banned from the hospital. Politicians, hospital hierarchy, and those who give must reinstate measures to avoid SHH (South Huron Hospital) from taking away what is needed. Tom Bates, Centralia Brenda Turner, Exeter

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The community that built South Huron Hospital is being pushed to the curb! Plaques that hang prominently in hospital hallways show just how much the community has given to the hospital, making the hospital what it is today. These plaques are proudly titled “Angels Among Us,” “Accomplished With Community Spirit,” “Building Fund Subscribers” and are proudly displayed for the public to see. The names contained on the plaques are longtime and prominent businesses and family names plus many others from the area. All involved helped anyway they could for the It has come to my attention that betterment of our community. Volunteers from the hospital a service to outpatients will come auxilliary donate their time to to a close by the end of June. continually raise money, run the Physiotherapy to outpatients hospital auxiliary. By operating will stop. The physiotherapist a gift shop in the hospital, and currently working will go on holding an annual auction and leave. When doing this, outpatient rummage sale in the spring and therapy will be phased out. fall they bring in approximately This, because funds are not available, and it is also not a mon- $20,000 annually to the hospital.

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Community involvement has always been overwhelming when the hospital has needed help, but now the hospital wants to take away from the same people who have generously donated to help make the hospital a very intricate part of the community. With only two full-time employees the outpatient physiotherapy clinic has over 6,000 visits per year. This number alone shows how much the outpatient physiotherapy is needed. It would be different if no one used the clinic. The physiotherapy department is an important part of the rehabilitation process available at South Huron Hospital. The outpatient clinic keeps health care costs down. By keeping people out of the hospital this allows our health care dollars go much further. So everyone benefits. The cost of keeping a patient in the hospital is 100 per cent more than allowing these patients to recuperate at home and have access to the outpatient clinic. There are private physiotherapy clinics in Exeter. Seventy-five per cent of patients involved with the outpatient clinic are seniors on a fixed income, who do not have benefits to help pay for physiotherapy at the private clinics! If you are lucky enough to have benefits through your employer, you can

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Bluewater Area Family Health Team is pleased to contribute regular healthrelated articles for the community. For the Month of April our medical column

will focus on immunizations... what’s new?

What’s new in immunizations: Pneumonia vaccination (Pneumovax) is not “new”. However, the emergence of Pneumonia strains that are resistant to a wide variety of antibiotics has made it more important than ever to prevent Pneumococcal infection in the first place. Pneumococcal infection can cause more then pneumonia. It can also cause blood stream infection (sepsis) and meningitis. Ensuring that those who can benefit most from vaccination Dr Lori TeepLe MD CCFP is a key strategy for healthcare in Ontario. Those who benefit from pneumovaxare: Anyone over age 65, those from age 19-64 with a chronic disease such as asthma, COPD, heart failure or diabetes. Also, it is highly recommended that anyone who is a smoker receive the vaccine as well as anyone with cancer or chronic kidney disease or alcoholism. Anyone who has had their spleen removed must have a pneumovax. A booster vaccine is recommended once in 5 years for most individuals. While the so called “pneumonia shot” does not prevent all pneumonias it has been demonstrated to be very effective in preventing the severe complications of pneumococcal infection. Babies and small children in Ontario are automatically vaccinated with a pneumococcal vaccine. The newest version of this is called Prevnar-13. This has led to remarkable reduction in cases of childhood meningitis and sepsis. The aim now is to reach adults who may reap the same benefits from vaccination.

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EXETER – Sometime between 7 and 9 p.m. on April 16, unknown suspects removed the ATM machine from South Huron District High School while a concert was going on at the other end of the school.  The ATM had been bolted to the ground and would have been loaded into a vehicle for transportation. It is currently unknown how much money was inside the machine. Any person with information regarding this incident should contact Huron OPP at 1-888-3101122 or 524-8314.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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Easter Egg-Stravagana April 23 at the Zurich complex Carmel Sweeney

Zurich correspondent ZURICH – All the kids are to come out to the “Easter Egg-Stravagana” that will take place at the Zurich Complex on Sat., April 23 beginning at 10 a.m. There will be lots going on to keep everyone busy, such as the Easter egg hunt, egg decorating and colouring, face painting and a cake draw. Also prizes for the best decorated basket. (Bring a basket for finding the eggs.) The Lions Club are sponsoring this annual event and will be selling hot dogs and juice for $1. The St. Boniface Knights of Columbus will hold their next “Progressive Euchre Card Party” on Tues., April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in their parish hall downstairs. St. Boniface CWL meeting was held April 19 with a good turnout. Members are asked to bring stamps and eye glasses to church ready to take to the convention coming up soon in London from April 25-27 at the LampLighter Inn. We will also take along luxury items to be given to unwed mothers such as hand cream, bubble bath and body lotion, they can be left at the back of the church. Education week is coming in May and the Grade six to eight classes at St. Boniface School are busy getting ready for their musical play called “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor

Dream Coat.” The play will run May 4- 6 in the gym. Thanks again to the hard work of the directors Dianne Milller and Harriet VanderBurgt as they have done so for the past 16 years. The Zurich Golden Agers will be holding a Progressive Euchre Mon., April 25 at 7 Maple Woods. Everyone welcome. The children will be off school on Good Friday April 22 and Easter Monday April 25 and back to school Tues., April 26. The woman of the Mennonite Church held their monthly “Quilting and Comforter Tying” and meeting on April 14 followed by devotions in the afternoon. The next fair board meeting is going to be held at the complex Tues., April 26 at 7:30 pm. Plans are being made to hold a “Penny Sale” at the fair in July this year and members are asked to bring an item or two towards this project. Also any other donations would be appreciated. The Zurich Public School will be holding a “Fun Fair” on May 5 during Education Week. The Ladies Auxiliary meeting will be held at the Rest Home in Zurich Tues., May 3 beginning with a musical program with Harvey Smith and friends at 6:30 p.m. A birthday party for 10 residents during the month of April was held at the Blue Water Rest Home on April 11 with entertainment by

Seniors group says thank you to the Hornes EXETER – 130 members of the Exeter Seniors enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner on Tues., April 12 at 6 p.m. at the Exeter Legion. Singing of grace was lead by Stu MacLennan. Lil MacLellan introduced to us Matthias Memmil, a Grade 11 student at South Huron High School, an honours student who is actively involved with the student council and music council. Memmil is organist at Precious Blood Church and is studying piano theory and harmony with Ann Spivey. He is a member of St. Mary’s Festival Youth Singers and Exeter Community Choir. 2010 Ontario Provincial Championship at Kiwanis Music Festival for Grade 8 voices. He is also a member of South Huron Culture Committee and on the council of the Bach Music Festival of Canada. Memmil played some jazz numbers and show tunes for us as well as some pieces he has composed. He also sang and played several other songs for our enjoyment including Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” He was thanked by Stu MacLellan and given a gift of appreciation. Aldene Skinner read “The Easter Bunny Tragedy,” “All Flowers Speak a Language” and “Easter Is...” President Gerald Dearing welcomed all and read “First Day of Spring,” followed by “O’ Canada” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Happy birthday was sung to Mary Horne, Ruth Insley and Grace Merner. Happy anniversary was sung to Bill and Lee Thomas. Minutes of the March meeting and the treasurer’s report were given and approved. No more euchramas are schedule before next fall.

June Hodgson and Olga Davis both thanked John and Mary Horne for their faithfulness over the years and all the work that they did for our branch. John and Mary are moving to London and will be greatly missed by the members, Olga wished them well in their new home. Share the wealth - Shirley Kirk, Grace Merner, Murray Taylor, Cliff Leybourne, Bill Thomas. Door prize winners - Marion Dougall, Olga Davis, Murray Taylor, Anne Cottel. Gerald read, “Too Busy to Grow Old.” Wally Pfaff told about “The Little Boy and The Preacher” and Gerald read about “The Retired Man Who Volunteered.” Meeting closed with senior’s prayer. Next meeting Tues., May 3 at 6 p.m. at Exeter Legion.


April 13 - five wins Shirley Genttner 499, four wins Del Nixon 318, three wins Millie Ross 269, Jerry Mathers 265, Phyllis Mathers 259, Lloyd Walters 256, Jean Downie 227, Doug Fletcher 206, Rita Lessard 205, Dorothy Morrison 178, two wins Mary Brintnell 168, Mavis Atthill 163, Reg Morrison 158, Bob Boogemans 151, Fran Mickle 146.


John Hayter 2138, Tylr Scott 1956, Gary Deichert 1916, Craig Hebert 1735, John Burdon 1686, Bob Jones 1655, Mike Barclay 1581, Ken Kadey 1567, Phil Turner 1517, Les Lewis 1490, Dennis Rowe 1479, George Young 1408, Bill Soldan 1315, Matt Muller 1262, Bill Crump 1160, Bob Hardy 1139, Howard Jones 1029, Craig Webber 1010, Jerry Elmquist 959, Glen Davidson 861, Paul Storey 821, Jim Hayter 734, Bob Ross 706, Tom Triebner 566, GaryHeywood 548, Gus Gregus 52.

a group from Goderich in the afternoon. Fri, April 15 was “Polka Dot Day” and the residents (who were able) had an “Easter chocolate fundraiser working bee.” April 21 will be dying eggs for their Easter tea on the April 23. Mon., April 18 was the last night for the ladies bowling league of the season. The banquet supper and awards night will be on May 2.


Welcome back Herb and Donna Klopp from Victoria Island B.C. and also Dot Hess from Florida. Irene Clausius recently had a nice vacation in California with her daughter, Ruth and Andy Imanse. Dave and Tracey Regier of RR#2 Zurich along with Shianne recently enjoyed spending a week in Ireland. They visited their son, Stephen and friend Tara who have been living there since last September. A 90th birthday party was held at the Maple Woods Apartments in honour of Jean Hewer Sun., April 10 with several friends and relatives attending.

An open house was held at the Mennonite Church on Sun., April 17 to help Keith and Helen Gingerich celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with several family members, friends and relatives attending. The actual date is on April 24. Jerome and Carmel Sweeney of Zurich along with daughter Carrie Eybergen of Grand Bend and Marion Sweeney of Clinton travelled to Durham and Dornoch on Wednesday to attend the funeral of Patrick Sweeney. A buck and doe was held for Joe DeBont and Caresse Bedard at the Bluewater Complex on April 16 with several friends and relatives attending. Joe is the son of Bert and Classina DeBont of RR#2 Zurich and Caresse is the daughter of Rick and Patty Bedard of Dashwood. The wedding will take place in September. Happy 80th birthday wishes go out to Doris Hamilton. An Open House was held in her honour at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church fellowship hall on Sun., April 17 in the afternoon with good attendance.


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Hensall correspondent HENSALL – The Hensall shuffleboard scores for April 12 are as follows: (four games) Alice Thiel 444, Cor DeCorte 420, Gord Ross 350, Grace Corbett 316, Merle McLellan 295. (three games) Catherine DeCorte 436, Joyce Pepper 356, Bill Coleman 315, Doris Muir 302, Harvey Norton 300, Anna Wouters 180. April 5 scores are as follows: (five games) Harry Pennings 323, (four games) Merle McLellan 465, Edna Deitz 354, Helen Gingrich 331, Don Vance 330, (three games) Bill Coleman 346, Lorraine Alexander 313, Ann Wouters 311. At Hensall United Church the Palm Sunday service began with welcome and announcements and the passing of the peace. Pastor Brian McGuffin was the minister, with music by Lisa McGuffin. Service concluded with benediction and postlude. The next council meeting will take place Tues., May 3.

Come out and join us for a home-cooked meal at the Hensall Drop-In on April 21 at Hensall United Church. Lunch will be served at noon. Following lunch we will be having musical entertainment by Wally DeWolfe. The cost of this meal is $9 per person. If required, transportation can be provided. Mark your calendar for the upcoming activities in Hensall. On Mon., April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Hensall United Church, the Hensall Horticultural Society will be holding its monthly meeting. Vicki Lynn from Sunrise Garden centre will be doing a container gardening demonstration. Door prizes and refreshments will be served. Sat., May 28 is Hensall's village-wide yard and garage sale day - are you ready? Firemen's breakfast and every street has a sale. On Sat., June 10, the Hensall South Huron Agricultural Society will be holding a one-day fair. Activities include a parade, a horse demonstration, clowns, amusement activities, mini pedal tractor pull, 4-H achievement show, lawn tractor races, food booth and more. Stay tuned for future updates.

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Thames Road correspondent THAMES ROAD – Rev. Judith Ritchie was in charge of Lent Six church service on Sunday morning. The choir sang "Make A Jubilant Noise" accompanied by a CD. Rev. Judith said words of welcome and everyone passed the peace. Marilyn Pym lit the red candle for peace and Rev. Judith said a few words about Japan. Sharon Lynn gave a minute for council. Rev. Judith told the youth about a parade and everyone was wearing a palm branch. The title of Rev. Judith's message was entitled "Faithful Opposition." Murray and Beatrice Dawson

received the offering and Murray bereavement support group beginning on May 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. was the greeter. Spend time with others who are Announcements April 22 - Good Friday service at grieving the death of a loved one. Woodham United Church at 10:30 Discuss practical ways to support yourself through your grief. For the a.m. April 24 - Easter Sunday starting Exeter location and to register for with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed this free program please contact Kim by church service at 10 a.m. If you Winbow at 519-235-2510 or kim.winwould like to place a memorial lily for this service contact Sharon Personals Passmore at 235-2708 by Thurs., Many people attended the open house for Lorraine Alexander's 80th April 21. Annual Easter egg hunt on Easter birthday on Saturday afternoon at Sunday after worship. Children of the Riverview Estates Clubhouse, the church (elementary school-age) Exeter. Happy birthday Lorraine. are encouraged to stay and enjoy the Happy birthday wishes to Evelyn fun. Beverages and sweets will be Johns (Elimville Line) and Evelyn Johns (Lucan) whose birthdays are served. May 3 - An eight-week facilitated April 20; to Hayden Cann whose

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A Kirkton tradition – The Kirkton-Woodham Optimists held their 30th annual all-you-can eat fish fry Sunday at the KirktonWoodham Community Centre. The event is the Optimists’ major fundraiser, held in the name of “Being Friends to Youth.” Nearly 1,000 people were served at the event. In the above left picture, club past president Brian Bearss and club member Dennis Richardson are seen cooking during inclement weather. In the above right picture, Milton Ulch enjoys his fish dinner.  (photos/Karen Morrison)



SHDHS launches annual Relay for Life cancer fundraiser By Scott Nixon

Times-Advocate staff

Relay for Life — South Huron District High School held an assembly last week to launch its annual Relay for Life cancer fundraiser. This year’s Relay for Life event is June 10-11. Pictured second from left is Steph Simmons, 16, who was first diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of nine. Her sister Pie, third from left, spoke on her behalf at last week’s assembly. Also pictured are Pie’s boyfriend, Tyler Stratton, far left, and SHDHS student Mandy Eveland, far right, a friend of the Simmons family. (photo/Scott Nixon)

EXETER — In seven previous Relay for Life events at South Huron District High School, over $300,000 has been raised for the Canadian Cancer Society. And with the school's eighth annual 12-hour relay scheduled for June 10-11, participants will be adding to that figure. SHDHS teacher Tracy McLennan said last year’s Relay for Life at the school raised $38,000 and the all time high a few years ago was $55,000. She and members of the school's Relay for Life committee were on hand at the school April 13 for the annual launch of the Relay for Life campaign during a morning assembly. Relay for Life is a 12-hour overnight event that sees teams of about 10 walk around the school's track to raise money for cancer. Teams are asked to have at least one member walking the track at all times during the event. Things kick off June 10 with a survivors' lap at 7 p.m., while starting at 10 p.m., luminaries will be lit to illuminate the track all night. There will also be games, movies and live bands during the night.

Last week's assembly included a speech by 18 year old Pie Simmons of London, a friend of SHDHS student Mandy Eveland. Pie spoke of her 16-year-old sister Steph, who has undergone surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy to combat a brain tumour. Steph was first diagnosed with her tumour at the age of nine and her first surgery lasted 22 hours, Pie said, adding that her sister was on life support for 16 days after the surgery and couldn't breathe on her own. Pie described the impact Steph's illness has had on her family and how the Children's Hospital in London became like a second home for them. In 2008, Steph's tumour came back for a third time and no one in Canada would operate on it because it was on her brain stem. Steph found a surgeon in New York City to perform the surgery and while she is now in remission, she is left with serious health concerns. Steph's family has been doing a lot of volunteering, organizing events

and taking part in Relays for Life. Pie also spoke of the Gold Ribbon Campaign, an effort to have Canada Post create a commemorative stamp featuring the gold ribbon used to promote childhood cancer. So far 20,000 people have petitioned Canada Post. Petitions can be found at Pie said she's hoping to see the cure rates increase for children with cancer and she thanked SHDHS for their efforts. Speaking of the $300,000 the Relay for Life at SHDHS has raised so far, McLennan called it “an amazing accomplishment and you should all be proud of this.” McLennan later told the TimesAdvocate that while the school organizes the Relay for Life, it is a community event and she would like to see more community teams involved in Relay this year. The deadline for registration is May 27. Call the school at 235-0880 and ask for McLennan for more information or e-mail her at

Bluewater committee membership approved Lambton Shores tax rate Continued from front page

Wolfe met for five hours with a mediator April 8 on the committee issue.  Dowson said he then met with all members of council starting April 9.  All members of council were present for the April 11 vote, according to Bluewater deputy clerk Charlene Overholt.  Dowson said in an interview it feels good to have the matter finished, a sentiment Hessel echoed in a separate interview.   “I think all of us wanted it to move ahead,” Hessel said. Dowson said there are positives and negatives to having all of council sit on some committees, adding: “Which one out-runs it, I don’t know.”  He suggested it will be expensive, saying if someone wants to talk with consulting firm B.M. Ross about a landfill, “we have to call a full council meeting.”  Dowson claimed it will also be time-consuming but said, “it’s workable. But it’s not always as productive as it could be, and very expensive.”  Hessel had previously spoken in favour of having all of council sit on the landfill, economic development, environment and library committees, but said April 14 he argued those committee meetings would be held during a council meeting.  “What I was looking for is that those issues be brought forward to all of council at a council meeting, even though we might call it a committee before the meeting,” he said.  “So we’ll have a meeting at six o’clock, but that meeting will continue on through, right through into council.  “So there will be no extra cost incurred, but we’ll all be informed of all the major issues as well.”  Dowson said what he’s “gathering from the handshakes of the public, they’re really pleased with the way they ended up.” 

He said the matter cost Bluewater a lot of money, because the mediator “did not come and spend five hours with (Wolfe) and I for nothing.”  Asked if he’s concerned of council’s ability to work together in the future, Hessel said he looks at politics a bit like a hockey game. “I look at each issue as an independent hockey game, and that hockey game you work hard to fight for what you believe is right, and at the end, when it’s all done and that issue’s gone and passed, I’m willing to shake that hand ...  “In a hockey case you go and chat to the players and you say, ‘Good game, good game’ and you don’t worry about it, and you move on.” List of committee memberships  The remaining committee and board appointments approved April 11 are as follows:  • Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority board of directors - Zurich Ward Coun. Janisse Zimmerman • Bluewater Heritage Committee: Palmer; • Bluewater Recycling Association – Stanley West Coun. George Irvin; • Dashwood Athletic Field - Hay East Coun. John Becker; • Dashwood Community Centre - Becker; • Farm and Home Safety Association - Becker; • Lake Huron Regional Water Supply Board - Dowson (primary), Deputy Mayor Paul Klopp (alternate); • Marina Operators Committee - Stanley East Coun. David Roy and Dowson; • Mid-Huron Landfill Committee - Hessel (primary), Dowson (alternate); • Tile Drain Inspector - Hay Ward: Klopp. Stanley Ward: Roy; • GBAST board - Dowson, Klopp and Irvin; • Bluewater Blooms - Hensall Coun. Kay Wise; • Hay Township Hall - Zimmerman.

hike near two per cent By Gord Whitehead

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LAMBTON SHORES — Agreeing with their chief administrator that 're-investment' in emergency vehicle and road reserve programs will arm them with persuasive justification for a tax rate increase, members of Lambton Shores council took the plunge at their final budget building session last week. Their task now is to defend an unofficial 1.92 per cent tax rate increase for 2011, one year after the previous council reduced the rate by an almost identical percentage and two months after declaring a target of matching last year's rate. Council on April 12 passed motions to commit levied taxes to add $62,500 to the fire departments' vehicle and equipment reserve fund and $50,000 to bolster road reconstruction projects. Also approved were two-year phased-in increases in building service and planning application fees which treasurer Janet Ferguson estimated would add about $10,000 to the revenue side of this year's ledger. Chief administrative officer John Byrne said the management team had met the previous week to fur-

ther examine the budget. “We've kind of run out of options. We are very lean,” he told the April 12 session. Treasurer Ferguson later told the Times-Advocate the estimated 1.92 per cent tax rate increase would boost the Lambton Shores portion of a residential tax bill to $495.02 for each $100,000 of assessed property value, an increase of $9.34 from last year. However, assessment of the 'average' home (or cottage) in this municipality has risen from $193,000 in 2010 to $203,500 this year in keeping with an annual phase-in increase being implemented by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). There are two other components to the overall tax bill for each property. The council of the County of Lambton has approved a budget that results in a 4.52 per cent tax rate decrease, a figure achieved on the basis that assessed value of properties increased by that percentage this year. A ratepayer's county tax will rise only if his or her assessment rose by more than 4.52 per cent. The third component is the eduSee TAX RATE on page 3



Meeting aims to prepare farmers for growing season By Ben Forrest

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Ag meeting – Brucefieldbased crop consultant Mervyn Erb speaks at the recent Huron Perth Ag Services Spring Information Session in Exeter. Erb’s presentation focused mainly on wheat. (photo/Ben Forrest)

EXETER – Last year there were many wheat fields “from here to Timbuktu” with yellow spots in them, according to Brucefield-based crop consultant Mervyn Erb. “It was perplexing to me, and so I got involved in lots of these fields,” Erb said in a recent presentation at the Huron Perth Ag Services Spring Information Session in Exeter.  “They were on customers of mine’s fields and (those of) other guys, and so I was traipsing around out there trying to figure out what was wrong.”  Soil and tissue tests showed low sulfur levels in some fields according to Erb, who noted crops need sulfur but don’t get it in large quantities from rain or fertilizer.  He suggested later in his presentation if the situation repeats itself and there are lots of yellow spots in wheat fields with sulfur as the issue, there may be a perpetual sulfur deficiency problem.  Erb spoke for about 40 minutes at

the information session, which was aimed at helping farmers prepare for the 2011 growing season.  The meeting also featured presentations from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and various agriculture-related companies.  Erb’s presentation focused mainly on wheat, offering various tips for a successful growing season.  Citing researcher André Comeau, Erb said for viruses, root diseases and micronutrient problems, farmers can see a 10 per cent yield loss with nearzero symptoms.  Erb said when farmers see the first symptoms, the loss is at least 20 per cent, and when there are clear symptoms in one third of the plants, the loss is at least 30 per cent.  “It should matter to us all, because we all tend to think about, ‘If I can’t see it, it’s fine.’ Or ‘if it’s a little bit it’s okay,’” Erb said.   “Well what he’s saying here is, a little bit is too much. A little bit is way

too much. It takes a lot of money out of the field, a lot of profit.”  Erb said farmers are only getting 10-15 lbs of sulfur from rain, while they used to get 40-60 lbs.  He said farmers are also not applying sulfur-containing fertilizer and later said a plant has to consume at least one part sulfur for every 15 parts of nitrogen it consumes.  Erb noted the County of Huron recently completed a feasibility study on creating vineyards near Lake Huron, completing various tests.  Later in his presentation, Erb cited a survey of 60 soil laboratories in North America, saying: “All I can say is, you guys aren’t alone. The famers in Michigan and Iowa and Nebraska and the Dakotas and Ohio, they’re all with you.”  Erb also spoke about how to get higher wheat yields, saying row width is part of the answer.  “The best row widths for wheat are around three and a half to five inches,” he said. “There is five per cent more yield by doing that.” 

Erb said maybe the biggest thing farmers should be looking at is their seeding rate. “Maybe we can’t do much about our row width, but maybe we should look at seeding rate harder than we do,” he said.  Erb also encouraged farmers to pay attention to their seed size, adding as time goes on, they’ll have to plant heavier.  “Once you get past Thanksgiving, you’ve got to have on more seeds,” he said.  Erb also spoke about the importance of planting depth, saying the longer it takes for a plant to come up, the less yield there is. He said an inch might be the perfect seeding depth for wheat, but it’s almost unattainable. “There’s no way you can set your drill for an inch … So you’ve got to set it for something better and deeper to consistently get them in the ground, and probably an inch and a half is where it has to be,” he added.   

Doig survives “Dragons’ Den,” speaks to South Huron chamber By Ben Forrest

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EXETER – Carolanne Doig wears many hats, one of them being owner of Seaforth Rain Gear, a company that manufactures rain protection products for some of the biggest names in golf. According to the company website, the majority of players on the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Nationwide tours use Seaforth Rain Gear products. Still, about a year ago Doig told a group of potential investors – stars of the reality TV show “Dragons’ Den” – she had more faith in the products than in herself. She turned to the investors for a boost, seeking $100,000 in exchange for 40 per cent of the company. Doig walked out with a verbal agreement to sell the entire company for twice as much, and though she said April 8 the deal wasn’t finished, she described her time with the show as a great experience. “It’s been fun,” she said. Doig was the featured speaker at the South Huron Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, held April 5 at the Exeter Legion. She spoke about her experience with “Dragons’ Den,” a popular CBC show in which entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a small group of business moguls. Doig applied for the show online and went to an audition in Kingston last year – the last audition of the year, she said. After pitching her idea to the show’s producers, she was invited to a taping of the show in Toronto last May. Doig said she was assigned a producer, who corre-

sponded with her ahead of the taping and asked questions about her pitch. The taping itself lasted about 45 minutes according to Doig, though the portion that aired was much shorter. Though all the investors turned down her offer for 40 per cent of the company, Arlene Dickinson – owner of a renowned marketing communications firm – offered $200,000 for the entire company. The offer also included a five per cent royalty on all products sold in the next five years, contingent on whether Dickinson’s contacts in the golf industry tell her they can get distribution. Doig took the offer, but said in an interview the deal isn’t done. “I have talked to a couple of people who have told me it takes up to a year and a half for it all to go,” she said. “It’s been 11 months, so it could be another half a year.” Doig said it was a shock for the offer to be given, but it was the royalty deal that appealed to her. “I knew even if I sold (the company), I would have some income coming in for five years,” she said. “So that was a good thing.” Doig is also co-owner of the Seaforth Golf Club and co-organizer of the Seaforth Country Classic, a tournament that contributes to the The Gateway Rural Health Research Institute. Donations for both the golf tournament and the research institute were accepted at the April 5 chamber of commerce meeting.

Fore score – Carolanne Doig, owner of Seaforth Rain Gear and co-owner of the Seaforth Golf Club, is pictured here during a recent speech at the South Huron Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting in Exeter. Doig spoke about her experience with the CBC reality TV show “Dragons’ Den.” (photo/Ben Forrest)

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Big community fundraiser — As reported on this week’s front page, last week’s 22nd annual Ausable Bayfield Conservation Dinner is expected to have raised more than $50,000, a record haul for the event, sponsored by the Exeter Lions and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation. The evening featured the annual dinner, guest speaker Terry O’Rourke, featured artist Catherine Weber, live and silent auctions and raffles. The event raises money for accessible trails, conservation area improvements, education, commemorative woods, stocking the reservoir with fish for the annual fishing derby, and other projects. Above is South Huron District High School student Raina Vingerhoeds who designed the pictured tree crafted by the school’s manufacturing technology and woodworking classes. The tree will be used for a ‘Woodland Reflection Shelter’ at Morrison Dam. Below left, Lions Tom Hartai, left, and Dan Turkheim carry around Weber’s featured artwork, “Morrison Trail.” Below right, Bob Heywood helps out with the auction. (photos/Scott Nixon)

Impaired driving sentences


Conservation Dinner another success

EXETER –  Two impaired driving sentences that will last as long as he is serving his jail were handed down and one peace bond was sentence. entered into during a brief One count of over 80 mg and one session of Exeter court count of having open liquor in a April 14. vehicle were withdrawn. Chad Hackett, 21, of Kent Nicholson, 24, of Dashwood, Exeter, pleaded guilty to pleaded guilty to one count of one count of impaired impaired driving stemming from an driving and one count of EXETER COURT arrest in February this year. operating a vehicle without Nicholson received a $1,000 fine and an ignition interlock device. a 12-month driving prohibition that could be The charges against Hackett stemmed from reduced to three months if he takes part in an an arrest on New Year's Eve last year, accord- ignition interlock program. ing to evidence presented in court. One count of over 80 mg was withdrawn. Hackett received a 30-day jail sentence for Lorne Brown, 27, of Huron Park, entered the impaired driving charge, which will be into a $500 peace bond related to one count of served intermittently on weekends. uttering a threat He also received a $250 fine and a two-year The charge was withdrawn as a result of the driving prohibition for the ignition interlock peace bond, which includes a no-contact charge. clause. Hackett was also given a probation order

Seatbelt law anniversary

AURORA — It’s been 35 years since seat belt laws came into effect in Ontario in 1976 and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are as committed as ever to seatbelt compliance as they launch the 2011 Spring Seatbelt Campaign. The province-wide campaign runs April 13 -23 and during that time, the OPP will step up enforcement throughout the province to ensure motorists and passengers buckle up.   Using a seatbelt is the single most effective way to reduce the chance of injury or death in a motor vehicle collision. Yet fatalities and injuries relating to seat belt use have continued to occur over the past 35 years. In 2010 on OPP patrolled roadways, 89 people lost their lives in collisions in which lack of seatbelt use was a causal factor and 4,200 people were injured for the same rea-

son. So far in 2011, seven people have died in collisions in which lack of seatbelt use was a causal factor and 855 have been seriously injured. The OPP will focus their efforts on child restraints during this campaign to raise awareness about the need to properly restrain children in a vehicle. A properly used child seat reduces a child’s risk of injury in a crash by as much as 75 per cent, yet many child car seats are incorrectly used or improperly installed.  When used correctly, a booster seat provides 60 per cent more protection than a seatbelt alone.  In a collision, children using seatbelts instead of booster seats are three and a half times more likely to suffer significant injury, and four times more likely to suffer head injury.  

Do you know of any LOCAL South Huron District High School, St. Anne’s Secondary or Medway High School students who have gone on to do big things?


Making music – Exeter United Church hosted a “Friends of Music” concert April 10, allowing members of the community to perform various musical numbers. Pictured (above left) singing “Edelweiss” from “The Sound of Music” is Hayley Hoffman. In the above right picture, Noah Chapman plays the traditional song “Greensleeves” on guitar. (photos/Ben Forrest)

Contact ben at or by phone 519-235-1336 ext. 114




249 - Coming events EASTER IN THE PARK LIONESS EGG HUNT - Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. Morrison Dam Conservation Area, Exeter. $2 per child 12 and under. Open to all children 12 & under. Must be accompanied by an adult, all children must be pre-registered at Unusual Finds Dollar Store (Exeter) or the ABCA Admin. Centre 519-235-2610 by April 21 at 6 p.m. Draw for 3 bikes-Must be present to WIN! For info Call Cathy at 519-235-1409 (14-16*) EXETER LIONS 27TH ANNUAL TROUT FISHING DERBY - to be held Sat. May 7th, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: Morrison Dam Reservoir. Registration fee $1.00 for 16 years and under, $2.00 for 17 years and over. Personal flotation devices required. TUESDAY MORNING LADIES GOLF - The Exeter Tuesday Morning Ladies League registration is on Tuesday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. with general meeting at 11:00 a.m. at the Exeter Golf Club. For more information contact Pam Dickerson 519-227-1809. (16*) 245 - births


249 - Coming events EXETER UNITED CHURCH SMORGASBORD LUNCHEON - Thursday, May 5 from 11:30a.m. -1:30 p.m. Advanced Tickets only. Adults $11, Children $5. Take-outs $12. Tickets available at the church or from UCW Members or call Helen 519-235-1973 or June 519-235-2194. OUTERS CLUB REUNION - Junior and Senior Outer’s Club Reunion of South Huron District High School, Late 1960’s to 1970’s and on. June 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Pot Luck Supper at 4:30 p.m. Pinery Provincial Park. Plan ahead to attend! Spread the word! Contact Mary Margaret Thompson for more info. 519-294-6547 (16*) AUTHOR JOAN BARFOOT - Meet one of Canada’s most popular authors, Joan Barfoot, on Thursday, April 28 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Exeter Library. Free tickets available at the branch. Gail Bowen will not be able to attend. (15-17x) 245 - births


Isaac, Rachel and Big Brother Austin are proud to announce the birth of

Owen AlexAnder JAques. Born January 22, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Proud Grandparents are John and Marie Jaques and Ron and Louise Amerongen.


South Huron Hospital Rummage Sale at South huron rec centre Wed., april 27 - 5:30-9 p.m. thurs., april 28 - 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thurs. Buy 1 geT 1 Free CloThing only auction Sale - thurs., 10:30 a.m. toWnWide pickup Wed., april 27 - 9 a.m. open for drop off Tuesday evening For Further inFormation

campbell/rolph Nathan and Mandy are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter

Brooke Kathleen

born March 10, 2011 weight 6 lbs. 13 ozs. Proud grandparents are Jim and Sue Rolph, Exeter and Jeff and Debbie Campbell, Brantford.

256 - deaths BRENNER - Evelyne (Sweitzer). Peacefully, at the Exeter Villa, on Saturday, January 22, 2011 with her loved ones at her side, went to be with her Lord, formerly of Grand Bend in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Glendon John Brenner (1983). Dear mother of Bill and Marlene Brenner of Grand Bend, Brenda and Jim Hennessey of Exeter and Gary and Rue Brenner of Grand Bend. Beloved grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Madeline Sweitzer of Exeter. Predeceased by her brothers Wray and Sam Sweitzer and sister Ida Scholes, step-sister Virginia Clark and cousins Edith Barr and Louise Moore. Evelyne and Glen owned and operated Brenner’s Red Gables in Grand Bend for over 40 years. A private graveside service will be held at the Grand Bend Cemetery on Saturday, April 23rd. Cremation. The family invites anyone who wishes to celebrate Evelyne’s life to join them at 17 Orchard Road, Grand Bend on Saturday, April 23rd at 12 p.m.(noon) for lunch and refreshments. Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through (16) DAWE - Peacefully, at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Tuesday, April 12, 2011, Ronald Archie Dawe, of Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia, formerly of Huron Park, age 80. Beloved husband of the late Laura May (Nordstrom) Dawe (1997). Loved father of Wayne and Ann Dawe of Davidson, MI and step-father of Allan and Laura Sawyer of Flint, MI, Laura and John Wearing of Courtright. Loved by his grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-inlaw of Norm and Ruth Dawe of Bayfield, Winnie Dawe of Dorchester, Pat Dawe of Huron Park, Albert Nordstrom of Camrose, AB and Elsie Davies of Port Franks. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brothers George, Doug and Ken Dawe. At Ron’s request, his body has been donated to the Department of Anatomy, University of Westen Ontario, London. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 498, Grand Bend on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 1 to 3 p.m. T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at (16)

PINERY ANTIQUE FLEA MARKET 2nd Annual Yard Sale Day on Opening Sunday May 1st. Have your Yard Sale Here! Over 3000 customers. YARD SALE - INDOORS - Appliances, furniture, air conditioner, gazebos, garden shed, patio stones, outdoor furniture. 154 Columbia Drive, Huron Park. Saturday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.

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RAMSDEN - Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital, Sunday, April 10, 2011, Melville John Ramsden of Toronto, age 82. Mel was born in Toronto, son of Drusilla (Blenkhorn) and John Ramsden. Beloved husband of Elaine Isabelle (Gill) Ramsden who he wed in the Grand Bend United Church on May 1, 1954. Devoted father to Sharon Ramsden and her husband Paul Murdoch of Toronto, Dr. John Ramsden and his wife Kim of Vancouver, Dr. Dale Ramsden and his wife Wendi of Chappel Hill, NC. Loving grandfather of Calindy, Jocelyn and Blake Ramsden, Madeline and Norah Ramsden. Dear brother -in-law of Keith and Carol Gill of Grand Bend, Marian and Jim Reith of Ilderton and Nancy Gill of Lawrence, KS. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his sister Estherbella (Ayer) Ramsden and brother-in-law Brian Gill. Mel was a Senior Engineering Technologist with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Ontario until his retirement in 1983. Cremation. Memorial visitation was held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dahwood, Thursday, April 14, 2011, followed by a Service of Remembrance. The Rev. Harry Disher officiated. If desired, memorial donations to the Parkinson Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www. (16) 258 - IN MEMORIAM BAKER - In loving memory of Janet Baker, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who passed away on April 20th, 2010 Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered every day, No longer in our life to share, But in our hearts She is always there. Lovingly remembered and dearly missed by Paul, Brenda, Lynda and families. (16*) BAKER - In loving memory of Janet Baker, a loving sister-in-law and aunt who passed away one year ago April 20,2010. Never more than a thought away, Quietly remembered every day. Olive Thomson and family. (16*)

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256 - deaths JACKMAN - Wilma Dorothy (Dinnin) Jackman passed away peacefully at Maitland Manor, Goderich, Ontario on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Ernest E. Jackman (2000). Dear sister of Audrey (Dinnin) Munn, sister-in-law of Lois Dinnin and Joy Dinnin Shore. Remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her sister Laura (Dinnin) Barr and brothers Albert, Harry, Arthur and Victor Dinnin. Wilma was born near Cromarty, Perth County. She was the editor of the Clinton News Record for a number of years and published the Grand Bend Holiday in the 1960’s. She spent much of her later life in Florida, indulging in her passion for painting and for world travel with Ernie. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Wilma’s life will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or charity of choice would be gratefully acknowledged and appreciated by the family. T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at

Caven Presbyterian ChurCh - Celebrating 150 years -

68 Main Street South 519-235-2784 Good Friday Service - April 22 - 10 a.m. Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Children’s program Roots & Wings. Age baby to 10 yrs.

Minister Dorothy Henderson sermon: the Joy of easter

exeter bible fellowshiP

187 huron St. W. For info call 519-229-6572 Good Friday Service - 10:30 a.m. sPeaker: JaCk Correll Special Music Worship Service Sun., April 24 ~ 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. Family Bible Hour ~ Everyone Welcome ~ sPeaker: John bennett of the faith mission

Thurs. Evening Bible Study ~ 7:30 p.m.

332 huron St. W. 519-235-2990 Pastor Harry Frielink Sunday, April 24, 2011 10 a.m. Morning Worship Children’s Ministry ages 3-9 during morning service; 6 p.m. Sunday Evening Service. Youth Director: Ben Vanstraten Everyone Welcome Sunday Radio CJCS 1240 8:30 a.m. & CKNX 920 10:30 a.m.

258 - IN MEMORIAM POSTILL - LYNCH - In loving memory of our precious daughter, sister and aunt. Kim, called home April 26, 2004. Beyond the sunset, O glad reunion, With our dear loved ones, Who’ve gone before, In that fair homeland We’ll know no parting, Beyond the sunset forever more Ever loved and missed so much Mum and Dad, Jesse and Tracy, Matthew, Jackie and Shannon. 259 - Cards of thanks

With Appreciation The family of the late Willie Overholt wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many generous expressions of love, kindness and support shown to us during this time of bereavement. Your thoughtful gestures and words were not only comfort but a source of strength for the entire family. Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair and said a prayer; perhaps you sent beautiful flowers, if so we saw them there. Perhaps you embraced us or spoke kind words your presence helped to lighten our burden. Perhaps you generously brought food as only friends could do. Perhaps you were not there at all just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console the heart we thank you so much, whatever the part. Huge thanks to Vicki and Randy who graciously opened and shared their home so that the family could be together. Words cannot express our heartfelt gratitude to the thoughtful group of friends that had dinner ready for us on Sunday. A very special thank you to Father Graham Keep for his visits, for his spiritual guidance and for the memorable funeral Mass he officiated. Thank you to the choir, altar boys, Eucharist ministers, readers, pallbearers, flower bearers and offertory bearers who participated in Willie’s celebration of life that truly honoured him. We extend our sincere gratitude to the staff at J.M. McBeath Funeral Home for their personal support and professional direction. Thank you for the many charitable donations and Mass cards. We acknowledge the many years of wonderful care that Willie received from Dr. C. Wallace and Maggie Visscher and the tender loving care from the nurses, doctors and all staff at South Huron Hospital. Thank you to the St. Boniface CWL Ladies for preparing and serving the delicious luncheon following the Mass. Also thank you to the Knights of Columbus members for standing guard and for praying the rosary in Willie’s honour. We are truly grateful for your friendship and support and your generousity will be remembered always.

Warmest Regards Martha and family

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Thank you I would like to say a big thank you to our South Huron Hospital and Dr. Ryan and nurses in the ER on April 11, 2011. Their quick action and great care was second to none and gratefully appreciated. Also, thank you to the doctors and nurses at University Hospital - short stay. They are a terrrific team. We are very fortunate to have great hospitals and such charing doctors and nurses. You are the BEST!

I just want to say...

Second annual community lunch

Bluewater-Zurich Skating Club would like to thank the following businesses and community members for supporting the recent Futures 2011 Competition Aunt Gussies Bob Dietrich Income Tax Bluewater Windows & Doors Brian’s Service Centre Cobble Design Inc. Coldwell Banker Ellison Travel Essence of Harmony Spa Exeter Skating Club Floor Designs Grand Bend Sanitation Hayter’s Turkey Products Huron Ag Services Honey Do Property Maintenance Huron Motor Products Huron Ridge Acres Huron Tractor Ilderton Skating Club Hansen’s Independent Grocers Jeffrey Bros. Ltd. Jerry Rader Homestyle Catering Jim Scott Enterprises Lifetime Home Products Metzger’s Meats Microage Basics Mike and Terri’s No Frills Music for Young Children Nature’s Choice Parkhill Skating Club Premium Transportation Rising Stars, Goderich Royal LePage Realty Smiley’z Pizza SH Office Solutions Southwest Marine Services Tasty Nu Bakery Thiel’s Mercantile Tim Horton’s Exeter United Credit Union Westland Greenhouses A special thank you to our community for all your support. Many local families volunteered their time throughout the weekend, donated food or sponsored ads in the competition booklet. We would also like to thank the arena staff for ensuring smooth operations! Our skating club is very fortunate to be surrounded by such a caring community... THANK YOU!

Fred Mommersteeg

Happy Birthday to our beautiful baby girl

Zoee LucyVanBergen who celebrated her

1st BirtHday on april


Happy 19th Birthday McLOVIN

Love Always Mommy, Daddy, and all of your family! xoxo

Lunch is served — The One Care Exeter Adult Day Centre Program held its second annual community lunch last week, serving about 120 meals and raising $365 to support clients. Served last week at the Adult Day Centre downstairs in South Huron Hospital was barbecued beef on a bun, with tea, coffee and desserts. Co-ordinator Tammy Antaya thanked the community, businesses and volunteers for making the event possible. Pictured at the community lunch last week are, seated from left, clients Sadie Parsons, Betty Taylor and Elizabeth Neeb, while in back from left are volunteers Brenda Hennessey, Joan Agnew and Antaya. The Exeter Adult Day Centre is in need of volunteer drivers and anyone interested is asked to call Tammy Antaya at 519-235-4600. (photo/ Scott Nixon)

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Tell us what’s Post it here! Best wishes and love from older sister Margaret (87) & Jim, Judy & Gord, Ruth & Stephen, Bill & Cathy and grandchildren Janessa & Zachary Chambers, Jacob, Alex, Jordan & Joseph May, Stephen & Sam Jeffery.


ZURICH LIONS - The Members of the Zurich Lions Club wish to extend a hearty THANK YOU to all the businesses and individuals who contributed to our Silent Auction. A big thank you to all the people who came out to support the Fish Fry and Silent Auction. It was great to see so many people enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and fun. The evening was an overwhelming success! The proceeds will go toward the Zurich Lions Club projects in the community. (16)

Brooke and Mark

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WEDDING ~ Sat., July 23 Bear Creek Country Club


259 - Cards of thanks


Tina Harris Hospital auxiliary report

was provided by Lisa McGuffin. Service closed with benediction ers of Lucan Guiding and Scouting 9 p.m. Start time Kirkton Horticultural Society and choral amen. picking up trash to help keep Lucan There were 24 ladies who attended the April meeting rogram. The morning ended with lunch Shuffleboardof scores the South Huron Hospital Auxiliary. After a warm Pictured in front from left are SamanThe Hensall shuffleboard scores welcome and the singing of “O’ Canada,â€? president Liz elle Sans, Nicole Fulford, Daniella Kress Tuesday, May 4, 7:15 p.m. for April 20 are Bell as follows: Fivea reading called, “Glorious Easter.â€? opened with nd row from left are Amanda Jones, 517, Gord Huronreport rec Centre, exeter Kirkton Community Centre games – Karl Regier The minutes and theSouth treasurer’s were read and Van Kerkorle, Fiona Kress, Mallory Ross 453. Four correspondence games – Rose was brought to our attention. Speaker - Topic "Lilies" Features: • DJ Kerkorle; in back fromrEStaUrant left are Caroline Regier 410. Three All games – Cecil committee reports were given. Fourteen members rOaDHOUSE PLANT PREMIUM ddington, Savanna Carter, Deb Fulford, Pepper 521, Lorraine Alexander • Latein Lunch plan to attend the spring conference Holmesville. at Meeting Only photo/Karen Welcomes Morrison) you on 408, Cor DeCorte 396, OlgaEdna DavisDeitz spoke regarding revisions to the constitution • Age of Majority SPRING MINI FLOWER SHOW 384, Ray Bennewies 356, Joe Van and by-laws. The spring rummage sale is coming up, PLANT SALE April 27 and 28. New volunteers are always welcome. The to celebrate our Ev e r y o n e W e l c o m e ! auxiliary prayer was repeated. South Huron Hospital Auxiliary A cup of coffee and cookies were includes: followed by our | Salad Bar | Dessert | Beverage guest speaker, Please join us for our 4 to 8 p.m. | $17.95 Andrea Reis, Are you new to the Exeter At South Huron Rec Centre dietitian at the ReseRvations Welcomed 519-238-2222 & surrounding communities? Fri., May 7•7 - 8 pm hospital. With a Fully Licenced *GZPVBSF.PWJOHt.BSSZJOH $ at Exeter Bible Chapel 7 - all supplies included hand out entitled )BWJOHB#BCZt t4UBSUJOHB#VTJOFTT on HWy. 21 noRtH (71111) “Look at the 5:30 - 9 pm 187 Huron St.W. Exeter BaBysitting GRand Bend Certified FAYE 228-7053, KAREN 235-0298 Label,â€? Andrea 1-866-873-9941 Course explained many Located Miles NE NE of of Grand Grand Bend of the nutrition Sat., June 5 •10am - 9:30 4 pm am - 2 pm Located 3 3 Miles Bend on at Birch Birch Bark Bark Trailer TrailerPark Park Lunch included on Hwy Hwy #83 #83 at facts printed on BUFFET and and Estates Estates--(519) 519-238-8256 THURSDAY - BUY 1 GET 1 FREE the labels. By 238-8256 DRIVE! BOTTLE jack Correll will be speaking 2 Sittings Tie dye socksCLOTHING ONLY carefully reading, SAVE YOUR EMPTIES! Easter Weekend 4:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. 9 p.m. towe1 a.m. special Music for faTher’s day WE’RE COMING TO GET THEM! can make Auction Sale - Thurs., 10:30 Am healthier $16.99 - Adults (Alcohol bottles, beer bottles & b“All eer cAnshave ) sinned... “ “The Soul food Fri., June 18 •7 8 pm S outh h uron r ec centre Supporting South Huron Minorthat HockeySins shall surely die... $9.99 - preschool to 10 0 choices. She also $7 - all supplies included Townwide Pick (IUp ce Surface) intoregister the at customer Sat., MayChrist 1 Jesus came Free GOOD - under FRIDAY preschool11am-9pm l Please service answered many Wed., April 27Rock - 9 amYour of to save sinnersâ€? 519-235--6131 **bottles cAn be dropped off Atworld the our questions. Favourite s Required,Don’t Please miss our famous perch special Open for drop off Tuesday evening Cathy Cade sh rec centre from 10 A.m.“-Jesus 2 p.m. is the resurrection Band T-shirt the lifeâ€? “Believe on Him thanked Andrea. For further information or to volunteer SATURDAY April 23 - 9am-9pm ** teAms will pick up - 8 A.and m.-2 p.m. and you will be savedâ€? Music by DJ The • Tickets cial next$5meeting please contact 519-229-6544 Arib respecial youspecial A sAbre who wAnts to pArticipAte? Featuring primerib Featuringour ourmonth mouthwatering watering prime Hansen’s Independent Featuring our mouth watering special The Holy Bible Age of Majority • Lunch will be Provided Tues., May to register A teAm, e-mAil: 62 thames Rd. e., exeter or 519-237-3445 10 at 2 p.m. EASTER SUNDAY 9am-2pm

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Good Friday Service Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Fri., May 7


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sponsored by Caven Presbyterian Church

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9 pm to 1 am

South Huron Recreation Centre Banquet Hall, Exeter Tickets: $5 each Late lunch provided





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Admission $10 at door

Net proceeds to Exeter’s 2011 Terry Fox Run

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100 - houses for sale HOME FOR SALE IN LISTOWEL - 2 storey, 3 bedroom 2,000 sq. ft. 2 years old backing on golf course. Visit for further details. (11tfx) 115 - farms for sale & wanted CASH CROP LAND WANTED IN SOUTH HURON OR BLUEWATER MUNICIPALITIES - Willing to pay a fair rent. Please call 519-237-3416 or 519-2373657. (6-17c)

100 Houses For Sale 103 Private Sales 112 Cottages For Sale 115 Farms For Sale, Rent & Wanted 130 Housing Wanted 135 Lots & Acreages 145 Industrial/ Commercial Space 160 Business Opportunities 164 Tax & Financial 165 Mortgages/Loans 166 Accountants (Chartered) 170 Apartments For Rent 173 Misc. For Rent 180 Condo’s For Rent 185 Houses For Rent 193 Room & Board Available / Wanted

170 - apartments for rent GRAND BEND - Lake view. 1 bedroom main level. One year round unit for rent. Very clean and close to beach. Mature adults only. Non-smoking. No pets. Appliances, parking, heat incl. References required. $660 / mo. 519-225-2851. (11-16*) HENSALL - 2 bedroom apartment, $500/month heat included. 519-235-4694. (36tfn)

HENSALL - 2 bedroom apartment - Appliances and heat included. Hydro extra. $470/month. Call 51950 ACRES - Approximately 40 acres workable. Sys- 851-8088. (11-16c) tematically tiled. Ausable Line and Hurondale Road. HENSALL, QUEEN MARY APARTMENTS - 2 bedCon 5 S Pt Lot 10, Municipality of Bluewater. Clos- room ground floor handicap accessable, includes waing bids by May 15. Call 519-808-5340 for details. ter and sewer, $575. 519-280-9676 or 226-777-0847. (15;16) LUCAN - 241 Butler St., 1 bedroom, all utilities paid, 135 - lots and acreages laundry. $555/month. 519-227-1285 or 519-681-4827. 1/2 ACRE COUNTRY LOT - 100’x200’ Bronson Line, south of Dashwood. $34,500. Build this LUCAN - Large 1 bedroom ground floor apartment, 150 Alice St. Move to Lucan and get that small town spring. (519)235-3633. (22tfn) feeling. Available May 1st. $400 plus utilities. Call 160 - Business opps 519-280-5579. (15;16*) BUYER BEWARE - Although the Exeter Times Advocate makes every attempt to ensure that our MAPLEARMS APARTMENTS - Large, luxury two advertisers are upstanding organizations, we can- bedroom apartment, fridge and stove, balcony, not guarantee the outcome of private transactions. laundry included. 519-235-2961. (44tfn) We strongly advise that you use caution when con- PERFECT FOR ONE, 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT sidering “business opportunities” and other private - Available Now. Stove, fridge, $450 per month. financial deals advertised in this publication. This Call 519-235-1286 after 6 pm. (16tfn) newspaper is not responsible for losses that may occur as a result of private business transactions. RENOVATED 1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS. - in four plex close to Post Office, suitale for mature adults, laun170 - apartments for rent dry and parking/upper one bedroom and furnished 1 & 2 BEDROOOM APARTMENTS - from $550. bachelor apt. also available. 519-235-1497. (7tfn) Includes utilities & appliances. Close to school and playground. In Hensall. Call 519 262-2796 (6-17c) THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT - This unit is very spacious and includes 2 bathrooms, fridge, stove 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN HENSALL - $475 and heat. It is an upper apartment, downtown. Call / month (utilities included). Available immediately. 519-235-0173 between 10am - 5pm. (46tfn) Phone 519-262-3448 or 519-660-9258. (15-17*) TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT - in quiet adult 2 LUXURY SENIOR APARTMENTS AVAILABLE - complex in Exeter. $575 + water $45.50/month, One country view in Clinton and one in Huroncroft in plus hydro. Contact Bob 519-235-3330 or Ron Exeter. Four appliances included. A must see. Call 519-235-0636. (44tfn) Don 519-235-1807 cell 519-636-5359 (15-17*) TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT - ZURICH. $550 + 472 MAIN STREET, EXETER - Upper apartment. hydro. Call 519-633-6961 or 226-373-4662 or conHardwood Floors, Recently decorated. Call 519- tact (14-17*) 237-3510. (48tfn) 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN EXETER - $525/ DASHWOOD - 1 AND 2 BEDROOM UNITS COM- month. Fridge, stove, heat, water, parking, garbage, PLETELY RENOVATED - Hardwood floors. Re- laundry facilities included. Clean and recently renocently decorated. 156 MAIN ST. 519-237-3510. vated. Rob 519-777-8946. (7-22c) EXETER 1 BEDROOM - Ground Floor Apartment. 185 - Houses for rent Good location. $400 / month + hydro. 519-272-0042. EXETER - 3 Bedroom House $800/month plus utili-

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215 - CAMPERS, TRAILERS, SITES 300 FARM PRODUCE/CROPS MOTORHOME - Roadtrek 190 popular rv moto- EXCELLENT QUALITY HORSE HAY - no rain, rhome. For sale by owner. Year:1997. 140,000 small square bales. Call 519-229-6487. (11-16*) kilometres. Call 519-284-0105 (11-18SA) RED CLOVER SEED COMMON #1 - Double cut, 32’ TRAILER - 32’ trailer, 12x16 added room, fully single cut, 50/50 mix. $1.20/lb. Erik Sorensen. furnished, all appliances as new. A riverfront prop- 519-636-7006 or 519-237-3423. (4tfn) erty, Port Burwell area. $10,000 obo, new rubber 303 - horses, supplies, board roof boat dock. Call 519-268-8556 (11-18SA) BILYEA CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Horse and 232 - BOATS AND SUPPLIES tack auction, Ilderton Agriplex, Friday April 29th, 7 BOAT 16’ STARCRAFT - with convertible top and p.m.; Saturday April 30th 9:30 a.m. For more info roller trailer and 70 HP Evinrude 4 Stroke, $6500 call 519-225-2130 (16;17x) Call 519-284-1632 evenings (12-19SA) 310 - articles for sale 262 - PUBLIC NOTICES 37 GALLON AQUARIUM - with Bio-wheel and all GRANT ROBERTSON, NDP - Campaign Of- accessories, $75.00. CALL 519-284-1139 (13fice—201 Josephine Street, Wingham. To volun- 20SA) teer, talk, or take a sign call 1-855-353-5609 or see 6 ROW LIQUID FERTILIZER KIT - with manifold (14-16*) pump, 2-120 plastic tanks with mounting bracket, 265 - lost & found filter and more. $495.00. John Sparling 519-349CAT- LARGE DARK COLOURED TORTOISE 2415 (16-23SA) SHELL - Distinctive face marking. Timid. Exeter, DINING ROOM SET - Dining room set, solid oak Gidley, Marlborough area. 519-235-0248. (16*) table and 6 chairs, hutch, china cabinet, $1000 280 - LESSONS obo. Call 519-268-8556 (11-18SA) GUITAR LESSONS AVAILABLE - Exeter Music ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR OR SCOOTER - carCentre 519-235-1263. (18tfn) rier that attaches to your vehicle. Nearly new con300 - FARM PRODUCE/CROPS HAY FOR SALE - Hay for sale. Small square bales dition used only a couple of times. Attaches to a Class 3 (2”) trailer hitch and wired to the vehicle. of mixed hay. Call 519-225-2376. Reason for selling is that we purchased a Van to HAY FOR SALE - small square bales, 2nd cut, no carry our electric wheel chair. Cost, brand new rain, mixed alfalfa/grass. Call 519-284-4502 was $2700. (purchased late 2010) and will sell WANTED TO BUY - 15 to 20 acres of standing hay for $2200. or best offer. Phone 519-284-0151 for for the 2011 season. Lucan area preferable. Phone further information. (If no answer, please leave a 519-227-4939. (15-17*) message). (14-21SA) APPLES FOR SALE - Spys and other varieties, ap- HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS - Best Price, Best Qualple cider, Black River Juices, Greaves Jams, Apple ity. All Shapes & Colours. Call 1-866-585-0056 Butter, Maple Syrup. Open Saturdays. Hwy. 4 & (5-17x) Crediton Sideroad. Sawyer’s Orchard. Saturdays 8:30am-5pm, 519-235-0446. (40tfn)

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EXETER 2 BEDROOM - apartment for rent. Fridge, ties. Phone 519-235-4694 (5tfn) stove, water, sewer included. $615 / month + hydro. 3 BEDROOM HOUSE - Close to schools. $800 per Batteries - $25 with exchange 519-235-0349 (13tfn) month plus utilities. 519-229-8843. (13-16*) EXETER- 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT - $600/ 212 - recreational vehicles Call for details 519-234-6252 month plus utilities. Call 519-235-4694. (44tfn) 15 FT. PROWLER EXETER - ONE BEDROOM UPPER APARTMENT TRAVEL TRAILER - Im- Newly renovated, fridge/stove supplied, not suitable for pets, references required. $510 plus hydro maculate condition and Farm & Residential 1st & 2nd Mortgage $ - 3.25% Interest or Less and a/c, first and last, water/sewer included. Call stored inside. Can be Lic. #10163 • No upfront fees towed by a larger car, If you qualify, payments: 519-235-3293. (23tfn) Approx. Mo. Payment and certainly by a mini Amt. • Personal loans/mtges $ 5,000 $13.55 EXETER - TWO BEDROOM APT. - Quiet adult $27.08 • Consolidate your debts building, $605 monthly plus hydro. Water/sewer in- van, SUV or small truck. $$ 10,000 50,000 $135.42 cluded. Not suitable for pets. References required, Asking $4000. You can $100,000 • Problem mtge. specialist $270.83 call 519-235-4528. first/last. Call 519-235-3293. (35tfn) Head Office 519-744-6251 84 10th St. Hanover

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310 - articles for sale KITCHEN CABINETS - Brand new, clearing excess stock; 100% solid hardwood - no MDF or particle board; dovetailed soft-close drawers. Maple, cherry, walnut, espresso, glazed (antiqued) white oak. Priced way below retail. Up to 40% off. ie) Reg Retail $8000, sacrifice $1777. Going fast! First come, first served! Call Steve 519-951-0554 www. (6-17*) LAZY BOY LOVESEAT - Taupe coloured. New condition. Asking $400. Phone 519-238-6159. (1118SA) LUMBER SALE 1200 BF - mixed hardwood $400. 8’; 335BF hard maple 4’ $200.; 220BF hickory and red pine 8’ $100.; 750 sq ft 5/8 hickory 6’ long $200.; 220 sq ft 5/8 spruce 8’ $60.; 340 BF beech 5’ & 6’ $170.; 600BF hickory 10’ $300. Buy the pile. 519229-8135 (16-23SA) PETERSON BLUEBIRD HOUSES - $55.00. Call 519-235-1483 or 70166 London Road. (16-23SA) SEARS KENMORE SEWING MACHINE - MODEL 385, with or without table and chair - $500 or best offer. Call 519-235-2605 (15-22SA)


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DAIRY FARM - near Woodham has a full time position available. Primary duties include: feeding with JOHN DEERE 4430 TRACTOR - good condition. TMR mixer and fieldwork. Call 519-520-5132 Husky 8 foot manure pump. Lawn roller, 48 inches DZ TRUCK DRIVER - Looking for a year round wide, 33 inch diameter. Call 519-284-1689. full time DZ truck driver. This is a local dedicated truck run requiring physical labour and good public 352 - APPLIANCES WASHER, INGLIS - top load $139; dryers Inglis relations. If interested please contact Will at 519natural gas or electric $119 each; electric stove 30”, 524-0580 for more information. Will require resume almond $75. All in excellent condition. Lucan 519- with references and driver’s abstract. Home base Brucefield, Ont. (15;16*) 227-4219. (11-18SA) 370 PETS, SUPPLIES, BOARDING EDIN BOUTIQUE, BAYFIELD - hiring F/T, P/T BORDER COLLIE PUPS - registered, 1st shots, sales people. Will train. Experience an asset. Send dewormed, excellent blood lines. Thorndale 519- resumes to Susan at (1624*) 461-1797 (12-19SA) 100 - HOUSES FOR SALE 100 - HOUSES FOR SALE

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CARPENTER - Experience preferred but will train conscientious individual interested in learning the construction trade. Apprenticeship can be arranged. Mail resume to: Schroeder Design Build Ltd., Box 72, Dashwood, Ontario N0M 1N0. Email to: Fax to: 519-237-3176



FIREWOOD - seasoned hardwood beech, ash and maple, delivered or picked up. Call Dignan Landscaping at 519-236-4457 (47tfn) 350 - farm equipment SEVEN TON FEED TANK - with 4 inch auger and motor. 3,000 bushel Rosco Grain Bin. John Deer M pto and pully (restored). All in good condition. Phone 519-237-3305 (14-21SA)

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QUALITY FIREWOOD SEASONED BARKMAN FORESTRY - $60.00 a cord on the yard. Can deliver 7 cord load. Call 519-229-8514 or 519-6717010. (6-24SA)

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KILN DRIED LUMBER - hard and soft maple, ash, hickory, cherry 1/4 cut beech $2.50 bf, poplar $1.25, 1 x 6 x 10’ oak fencing $5. each. Saw milling available. Call 519-229-8135 (13-20SA)

BLACK ALUMINUM TRUCK BOX CANOPY - to fit 1996 and later Chevrolet S10 and GMC S15 extended cab models as well as later Sonoma, Syclone, Isuzu Hombre, Colorado and Canyon models up to 2005. Asking $300. Telephone 519-235-2605. Phone calls only, thank-you. (15-22SA) 510 - Help Wanted AZ TRUCK DRIVER - TTK Transport is taking applications for full time truck drivers. Based out of Goderich, mostly Ontario loads but must be able to cross border on occasion. Clean abstract, FAST card eligible and Passport required. Excellent wage package with driver and family benefits. Please fax resume and drivers abstract to TTK Transport Inc. Goderich 519-524-9658 or visit our web site at for more company info. (16)

Four bdrm, single family home, move in ready. Quiet street, fenced yard, new gas furnace; A/C; Hepa filter system (2010).


num, batteries, and appliances. call 519-364-0928 (16-20x) 330 - FIREWOOD DRY FIREWOOD, ALL HARDWOOD - $50/cord and up, large orders available, stored inside. Can be delivered to your door. Call Kirkton 519-2298237or 519-276-7310. (2-21SA)

BY FARM FOR SALE acre farm located 10 min from OWNER 100 St. Marys. 75 level, tiled, workable


310 - articles for sale 370 PETS, SUPPLIES, BOARDING YARD WORKS LAWN MOWER - Riding Lawn BORDER COLLIE PUPS - Border collie pups for Mower “Yard Works”. Also propane BBQ. Phone sale 3 males, 1 female left. Imported bloodlines, 519-235-2747. (16-23SA) many champions. Hensall 519-262-3158 (1160 V ELECTRIC BIKE, WHITE AND CANDY BLUE 18SA) - driven 1 season. Paid $2100. asking $900 obo. 410 - trucks for sale Call 519-284-4758 (14-21SA) 1987 ONE TONNE TRUCK - A1 condition. No rust, best offer. 2004 28 ft. trailer, 15 ft. slide out, walk 315 - articles wanted WANTED TO BUY - Scrap cars, trucks, up to $300, around queen size bed, separate bedroom and 3 farm machinery, heavy equipment, copper, alumi- piece bathroom, $15,000. 519-238-6656. (11-16*)





Mls 476350 • Fabulous family home • 3 bedrooms/2 baths • Fully finished lower level with family room, 4pc bath, kitchenette, office & 3rd bedroom • All windows & doors replaced • Gas heat/ Central air • Very well maintained home • $189,900 Call Tena McKay


3 & 4 Bedroom single or semi detached homes. All have front and back yards and a full basement. Rent ranging from $525/month and up, plus utilities. (Ask about our rent to own program) Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Telephone 519-228-9898

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Turnkey Family Style Restaurant Business on Exeter’s busy Main St. Everything’s in place for a quick transition to being your own boss and developing the available potential of this high traffic leased location. Call Bob Heywood for details. MLS®111808 BLDG LOT: 39,900 - for a dbl frontage lot (138’) to build your new home in Centralia. Sewer frontage is paid in full too. Best deal in town. Call Bob H. MLS®138567

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154 Centre St., Dashwood $174,900 Your Host: Matt Den Hollander MLS®475426 t ea gr tion ca lo

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10125 John St., Grand Bend $295,000 Raised deck w/ MB walkout. Massive living room/dining area. 3 + 1 Bedroom, 3 bath. Fully finished basement w/ 2 walkouts. Call Matt W. MLS®728135

Great little 2 bedroom home with 22 x 40 ft. insulated shed, newer addition includes large kitchen with island, built-in dishwasher and microwave. Main floor laundry, 4 pc. bath with jacuzzi tub, 2 pc. powder room. Large family room leads to private deck.

Great 1.5 storey yellow brick house in Hensall. nice covered re-enforced front porch with a large deck at the rear of the house. Upgrades includes plumbing, electrical, and furnace. Hardwood in the living room and den, with laminate in the kitchen. this is a solid house with 2 bedrooms. Insulated shop with wood stove on nice lot, good location, close to school. with some tlc this will be a great home.

Good reasonable priced starter home on nice large lot featuring 3 bedrooms, bright kitchen, big living room plus a den or computer room, some newer windows & flooring. Maintenance free exterior with a pressure treated deck, new 30 year roof and storage shed. call Dave at, cell 872-8881 or home office 519-235-3026 or office 238-5700.

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499 Market St., Exeter $164,900 Overlooking beautiful Victoria Park; very practical layout w/ everything on one floor. Maintenance free ext. w/ 5 yr old steel roof, carport w/ concrete drive; excellent shed/workshop w/overhead door; private fenced yard. Call Bob H. MLS®738378

Charming affordable 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom home that offers everything a small family needs plus more. All the expensive updates have been looked after including new windows, siding, flooring, kitchen and bathrooms. The master ensuite has a corner whirlpool tub that’s sure to delight. This homecarries for less than $750 /mth and is the smart alternative to renting. Start building your equity today. $149,900 Call Steve

213 marlborough St., exeter MLS#477452

- Fully renovated, beautifully decorated 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home on quiet residential street. School is just up the street. Recent upgrades include Windows, Flooring, Roof, High Efficiency Furnace, Central Air and the list goes on. This home offers plenty of usable living space and is move in ready. $254,900 Call Steve

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70936 Bluewater Hwy., Grand Bend $540,000 11.5 acres w/creek. 3 BR w/ full basement with walk-out. 100 X 25 shed with 41 X 16 insul. work area. Octagon shaped wood cottage for guests. Call Brenda T. MLS®823744

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344 Andrew St., Exeter $259,000 Stately brick home w/ modern, spacious kitch. Lg LR w/gas fireplace. Huge master BR. Beautifully landscaped, fenced private yard w/ patio & large deck. Call Dwayne. MLS®474122 ic en y sc pert o pr

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143 Main St. N., Exeter $299,900 Excellent opportunity. Commercial property at Exeter’s desirable North end. Large double lot,has excellent highway exposure located next to Tim Horton’s. Present building is century frame structure. Call Bob H. MLS®779762

457 Edward St. Exeter $259,900 Your host: Matt Den Hollander MLS®474946

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169 William St., Exeter $139,900 3 BR home on lg. corner lot. Updates incl: windows, 100 amp hydro, kit cabinets & laminate flooring in bath & kit, front entry porch. Lots of inclusions & outside storage shed. Call Dwayne MLS®459827

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Huron Park Families Welcome


Immaculate 7 yr old open concept home on 85’x120’ professionally landscaped lot. Features large front foyer w/ closet, morning room w/ vaulted ceiling & French doors opening to kitchen w/ maple cupboards & 4 appliances. Dining room is open to living room w/ electric oak fireplace. Large master bedroom w/ ensuite includes e whirlpool tub, walk-in shower & double sink vanity. This 1,501 sq. ft. home has economical infloor heat throughout: basement, main floor and double garage. Main floor also has second bedroom & full bathroom, laundry, tile & wood floors, neutral colours lots of bright airy windows. Many other features. Serious inquiries only. Call 519-235-1497

LABOURERS AND MOWER OPERATORS - Full time labourers and mower operators required for lawn mainteance company beginning immediately. Fax resume to 519-294-8843. Parkhill.

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BLUEWATER — Talk of the village of Bayfield dominated discussions at the Municipality of Bluewater's April 4 council meeting. Heritage consultant and architect Wendy Shearer addressed council to discuss the updated 'Bayfield Streetscape Plan,' an effort to beautify and make improvements to Bayfield's Main Street. Shearer described Bayfield as a heritage conservation district with a lovely Main Street. She said she was originally asked in 2003 to improve Bayfield's streetscape. That original plan went through and was accepted by council. In 2010, Shearer was asked by the Bayfield Revitalization Committee (under the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce) to return and address existing problems with Main Street, such as the fact there is no level accessible walking route. Shearer

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cation tax rate set by the Province of Ontario for support of area school boards. Latest information reported by the Lambton Shores treasurer indicated an 8.33 per cent reduction in the education rate, translating to a drop of $21 for each $100,000 of residential assessment. The net impact is still to be calculated and confirmed. Barring last minute surprises, a Lambton Shores operating budget projecting total expenditures of $19,557,556.85 was to be formally adopted at council's regular session on Monday night of this week after the Times-Advocate's deadline. That's an increase of 5.76 per cent over last year. Ferguson says the amount to be collected in taxes is $8,344,369.15, an increase of 9.28 per cent from 2010. Clerk Carol McKenzie's recommendations for increases in building permit and planning application fees will be divided into two bump-ups, one in September of this year and the other in September 2012. “It's not going to bring in a lot of income because they'll get permits early,” said Mayor Bill Weber. McKenzie said the full increase was needed to move to full cost recovery and to bring Lambton Shores in line with fees collected in neighbouring municipalities.

said walking routes are not barrier free and parked cars are encroaching on walkways, which are too narrow. Shearer recommended improvements such as dropped curves to sidewalks to accommodate wheelchairs. She said new trees need to be added and she recommended a drainage study to see if the catch basins on the street function properly. Some trees are nearing the end of their lives and some also conflict with overhead wires, Shearer said, also recommending street lighting. She said the image of Bayfield's Main Street isn't of the quality it should be. Shearer's master plan for the streetscape improvements retains the angle parking on Main Street, but new barriers will prevent cars from encroaching on walkways. New sidewalks will be made of poured concrete, will be accessible, and will meander to allow for new planting. Shearer said parking will remain on gravel and the number of spaces will remain about the same as it is now. Shearer said among council's considerations for the streetscape improvements will be whether or not to replace infrastructure like storm sewers at the same time. Shearer's report estimates the cost of concrete sidewalks, sod boulevards, concrete curbs, concrete gutters, regrading and top up of gravel parking, trees, pedestrian light standards and poles to cost about $510,000, but she adds such costs don't include design, engineering and survey costs. Any infrastructure projects the municipality decides to do would also be in addition to the abovementioned costs. Shearer recommends that if the munici-


pality decides to go ahead with infrastructure upgrading/replacement, it be done as part of the streetscape project so the roadwork will only have to be done once. Council eventually referred Shearer's report to municipal staff, who will look into the project and prepare a report for council's consideration. Both Deputy Mayor Paul Klopp and Councillor-at-Large Tyler Hessel said they wanted the public's input before any decisions on proceeding are made. Other council notes:

Business Retention project

Janet Snider, co-ordinator of the Bayfield Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) project spoke to council about that village's project aimed at helping the business sector thrive. Snider said there is generally a healthy business situation in Bayfield and tourism is the village's driving force. She said partners in the village need to work together to keep a healthy and successful Bayfield. The BRE's project summary states that data was collected from 63 of the approximately 140 business owners in Bayfield and a taskforce committee analyzed the results. Action plans for the BRE project include “Main Street revitalization, tourism priorities and attracting new residents by emphasizing the creative economy.” BRE literature states, “The Bayfield downtown heritage district has tremendous history, architecture and village charm that cannot be replicated in a more modern town environment. The competition from other shopping destinations poses a continuing challenge for

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the Main Street village businesses to maintain high levels of occupancy, attractive facades and accessible buildings and services.” The report goes on to state that over 90 per cent of the respondents to the BRE survey favoured upgrades to Main Street. Tourism is also a priority as is attracting new residents to the village.

Festival of Fitness and Art

Ray Letheren of Bayfield spoke of the village's Festival of Fitness and Art planned for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Letheren said proceeds from the event will support the 'Keeping Abreast' campaign to bring a full-field digital mammography unit to Huron County. A letter to council states, “This new technology is paramount in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer and more importantly, reassuring women of the absence of same.” The Festival of Fitness and Art's organizing committee hopes to make the event an annual celebration. Many groups and organizations have already pledged to support the event, which will include an art show, a cycling event, a run/walk and a food festival. Letheren said organizers are encouraging thousands of people to come to Bayfield for the Sept. 30-Oct. 1 weekend. Letheren requested a $2,500 grant from the municipality, the use of the arena floor, meeting room and washrooms, inkind assistance with emergency services and setup of the cycling courses in addition to the use of Clan Gregor Square. Council passed a motion to support the event in principle with a pledge to discuss the issue further during budget deliberations.

Municipal Corner REPLACEMENT OF STRUCTURE 1066 ON SOUTH ROAD (DIETRICH DRAIN) CONTRACT NO. bR1002 SEALED TENDERS for the above contract, addressed to Mr. Michael Di Lullo, Clerk, Municipality of South Huron, 322 Main St. S., Exeter, ON N0M 1S6 will be received by him until: TUESDAy MAy 3, 2011 AT 1:00 P.M. For the installation of a 3.7 m x 2.5 m cast-in-place concrete culvert on a 42o skew, retaining walls, and associated site work. The structure is located southeast of Grand Bend. Plans, specifications and tender forms may be obtained from the office of the undersigned on April 20, 2011, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $30.00, payable to B. M. Ross and Associates Limited, which includes all taxes. Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of $15,000.00. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. B. M. ROSS AND ASSOCIATES LIMITED 62 North Street Goderich, ON N7A 2T4 Phone: 519-524-2641 Fax: 519-524-4403

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30 510 - Help Wanted MECHANIC / APPRENTICE MECHANIC - Spedquip is looking for full time Mechanic / Apprentice Mechanic. This position will involve working on Farm equipment, Auto, and Truck and Coach. Please email resume to (16*) MINK FARM - Individual required to work on a mink farm in the Varna area. Full time Monday to Friday, with some weekends. Involves some heavy lifting. Competitive wage. Good working conditions. Must have valid drivers licence. Fax work experience to 519-263-2636 or call 519-233-7149 (15;16*) PART-TIME ASSISTANT MANAGER - 15 - 30 hours per week. Retail experience an asset. Basic computer an asset. Fax, e-mail or drop off resume. Fax to 519-612-1613, e-mail cottagelife72, in person at Habitat For Humanity, Huron County Restore,309 Main St. S. Exeter. (16;17)

PARTS COUNTER PERSON GM Dealership in Exeter requires parts counter person. Must be an energetic “team player”. computer skills, GM experience preferred. Will train. Send resume by e-mail to

AUTOMOTIVE RECONDITIONING/ CLEAN-UP PERSON NEEDED Huron Motor Products is looking for a motivated individual to accomodate their busy cleanup shop.

LICENSED AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN This individual must be class “A” licensed, team player, GM experience preferred. Excellent wages and benefits. Send fax or e-mail resume in confidence to or 519-235-1685 or or call Jeff Heywood / Service Manager for an appointment.

570 - employment wanted WANTED: FIREARMS STUDENTS - Our next “One Stop” Firearms Course is in Dashwood on April 30, May 1 & 7. Advance registration only. Call Terry Romphf 519-237-3248 and leave message or email (15;16) 735 - Lawn, Garden & landscape CEDAR TREES / FIR HEDGES AND WINDBREAKS - Phone Neustadt 519-799-5355. Delivery available. (16-23SA) 760 - service directory

owner operators & company drivers, teams and singles,

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if you’re looking for a family oriented open policy company please call vic at 877-808-3911 or 519-238-1121 or fax your resume to 519-238-1119.

SPRING CREEK PROPERTY MAINTENANCE - Residential and Commercial Lawn and Garden Services: cutting, trimming, pruning, spring clean up. Call Jon at 519-236-7586 (14-17*)

C&M LANDSCAPING - Commercial Snowblowing, Seasonal Yard Clean-up, sweeping, tree trimming, STORAGE TRAILER RENTALS - 400 square feet landscaping. Corey and Mark Laye Sr. Cell: 519- of stackable storage per 48” trailer. Short and long term rates. Pick-up and delivery. Call TTK 281-4592, Home: 519-234-6272 (5-17*) Transport Inc. Goderich, Ontario. 519-524-4331. CLEANING LADY AVAILABLE - Experienced. Re- (51tfn) liable. References available. 100 % satisfaction “HONEY DO PROPERTY MAINTENANCE” guaranteed. Please call 519-228-8054 (14-16*) Grass Cutting & Trimming, Home Repairs, Odd DO YOU NEED WORK DONE? - Painting, Aer- Jobs, Glenn Pfaff 519-237-3835. (26tfn) ating, Carpentry, Power Sweeping, Pressure Washing, Decks & Fences, Eavestrough Cleaning & Repairs, Lawn Rolling. Call Clarence 519-5272281. (16-37*) LAWN ROLLING - Pull Type Lawn Sweeper, Dethatching, Plugging, Spiking, Rotortilling. Call Don 519-235-2369 (15-18*)

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Requires the following Clinton Full-Time Seasonal Position • Equipment Operator/Supervisor • Construction Worker/Supervisor (AZ license would be an asset) Please fax resume to 519-482-9065 or email We thank all applicants, however only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted


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735 - Lawn, Garden & landscape SKIDSTEER SERVICES - offered in Exeter, Bayfield areas. Light lot cleaning, small trees, brush etc. Also, Skidsteer mounted woodsplitter available for those large hard to handle wood blocks. Contact Larry at 519-236-4100 or cell 519-8595627. (16-19*)

we are seeking an energetic individual to join our maintenance team Seasonal Position Qualifications:

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Owner Operators Wanted • Must have reliable tandem tractor • Reefer experience an asset • Minimum 2 years verifiable border crossing experience • Clean abstract required • Must have or be eligible to obtain FAST card • Mixture of long and short distance hauls Please call • Good command of the English language required 1-888-875-0030

The Corporation of the County of Huron Huron County Physical Services Requires the following position Full Time Administrative Services Clerk (Temporary 9 month contract)

Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm, Friday April 29th, 2011. See for more information regarding qualifications and the application process. Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Corporation of the County of Huron Huron County Library and Huron Community Access Program Require

Internet Access Assistants (Full-Time during the Summer)

See for more information regarding qualifications, hours of work and the application process. Applications will be accepted until May 3rd, 2011. Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Corporation of the County of Huron Huron County Library Requires (2) Summer Literacy Co-ordinators Applications will be accepted until 4:30 Wednesday May 4th, 2011. See for more information regarding qualifications, hours of work and the application process. Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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County of Huron Homes for the Aged Request for Proposal: HA-2011-03 Front Entrance Renovation at Huronview and Huronlea Sealed proposals, addressed to the Environmental Services Manager, Tracey Seymour, Huronview Home for the Aged, 77722A London Road, Clinton, Ontario, N0M 1L0, will be received by the Business Office until: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2011 For extensive front entrance renovation at both Huronview and Huronlea. Including front entrance way, automatic doors, floor, lighting and esthetic enhancements.

COUNTY OF HURON REPAIRS TO CULVERTS BB17 ON KIPPEN ROAD AND BB21 ON ROAD 183 CONTRACT NO. BR1014/ BR1015 Sealed tenders, addressed to the Director of Public Works, Mr. Dave Laurie, County of Huron, Public Works Department, 1 Courthouse Square, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 1M2, will be received by him until: 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2011 For the installation of concrete footing struts and erosion protection at Culvert BB17 (west of Kippen) and Culvert BB21 (northeast of Kippen). Plans, specifications and tender forms for this contract may be obtained from the office of the undersigned upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $30.00, payable to B. M. Ross and Associates Limited, which includes all taxes. Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque or bid bond in the amount of $5,000. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Tender is conditional upon County budget approval. Bidders are advised that the County has an established tender evaluation process. B. M. ROSS AND ASSOCIATES LIMITED 62 North Street Goderich, ON N7A 2T4 Phone: (519) 524-2641 Fax: (519) 524-4403

County of Huron Homes for the Aged Request for Quotation, Provision of Meat: HA-2011-01 Effective August 2, 2011 To obtain a package with the details of the RFQ to provide meat products for the residents of the County Homes for the Aged: Huronlea in Brussels and Huronview in Clinton contact Huronview 519-482-3451 or go online at Responses will be accepted at the Business Office until 2:00 p.m. on May 20, 2011 at Huronview Home for the Aged 77722ALondon Road, Clinton, On N0M 1L0 Attention: Connie Townsend, Nutrition Care Manager

**A MANDATORY site meeting will be held April 28, 2011 at 9 a.m. at Huronlea, 820 Turnberry Street, Brussels and proceeding to Huronview.

The County of Huron reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any proposal.

Request for Proposal documents may be obtained at: Huronview in Clinton 519-482-3451 or go online at:

Municipal Corner

The County of Huron reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any proposal.

Notice to creditors aNd others

All the claims against the estate of Emerson Andrew Desjardine, late of the Village of Grand Bend, in the County of Lambton, who died on or about the 12th day of February, 2011, must be filed with the undersigned not later than May 31, 2011. Thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims then filed. Cheryl Woods, 118 Wychwood Park, London, Ontario, N6G 1R7, by her lawyer Philip B. Morrissey, 320 Ferndale Avenue, London, Ontario, N6C 5P7.

Grass Cutting / Garden Maintenance Required St. Peter’s Catholic Church is calling for tenders for the grass cutting and garden maintenance at the Church and Cemetery properties located at 73334 Bluewater Hwy. St. Joseph. Grass cutting, weed trimming and garden weeding are required for both properties on a regular basis throughout the 2011 season. The tender needs to be based on a seasonal rate quoted separately for each of the Church and Cemetery properties. Vendor needs to be bonded and insured, please indicate terms of payment required. For additional information on this tender please contact Mark Tucker, Building/ Property Committee at 519-236-4925. All tenders must be submitted on or before April 22nd, 2011 to: Grass Tender St. Peter’s Catholic Church 22 Mary Street Zurich, ON N0M 2T0 Lowest tender not necessary the winner.

REPLACEMENT OF STRUCTURE 1066 ON SOUTH ROAD (DIETRICH DRAIN) CONTRACT NO. bR1002 SEALED TENDERS for the above contract, addressed to Mr. Michael Di Lullo, Clerk, Municipality of South Huron, 322 Main St. S., Exeter, ON N0M 1S6 will be received by him until: TUESDAy MAy 3, 2011 AT 1:00 P.M. For the installation of a 3.7 m x 2.5 m cast-in-place concrete culvert on a 42o skew, retaining walls, and associated site work. The structure is located southeast of Grand Bend. Plans, specifications and tender forms may be obtained from the office of the undersigned on April 20, 2011, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $30.00, payable to B. M. Ross and Associates Limited, which includes all taxes. Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of $15,000.00. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. B. M. ROSS AND ASSOCIATES LIMITED 62 North Street Goderich, ON N7A 2T4 Phone: 519-524-2641 Fax: 519-524-4403

South Huron Municipal Corner



Tractors & Skid Steer: JD 4620 diesel, cab; JD 4320 diesel, extensive mechanical work in 2010; JD 250 Agra Turf skid steer, extensive rework and service in Oct./2010; All the above in good working order, Oliver 660, not running. Harvesting & Livestock: JD 3970 harvester with 3 row cornhead and Horning Krop processor, Claas Variant 180 round baler, variable & netting attach.; JD 1219 haybine; Hagedorn 275 Hydra-Spread manure spreader; Dion silage blower; 3 Dion forage wagons; 16’x8’ auger with motor, cart; 2 older hopper wagons; rollermill; NH 354 mix mill; 16’ Combo, alum/steel, livestock trailer, quantity of large round bales of hay and straw. Misc. & Shop Equipment: JD 220 Saddle tanks and boom for front mount spraying boom sprayer; JD rotary hoe; Anhydrous applicator, 2 side rakes; Kongskilde cultivator; Oliver grain drill; double disc; land rollers; quantity of scrap metal. Shop: King drill press, Ind. metal bandsaw; misc. power tools incl. Shopsmith system, anvil, chainsaw, transfer pump; hand tools; motors and misc. farm items. Sale Order: small items first then equip. & tractors at approx. 12:30 Be on time!! Lunch booth!. Terms: Owner and Auctioneer are not responsible for accidents. All parties at this location are deemed to be present at their own risk. No buyer’s premium. For pics & more complete list Proprietor: Anita Faber 519-263-5659


ernment has committed fraud, has refused to be forthright on financial costs of major expenditures, has cheated on elec In a recent issue of the Focus former MP Ben Lobb tion financing, it is the responsibility of the other parties to was quoted as saying that the government was de- bring that government down in a vote of non-confidence. So, feated on the budget. He further hinted that mea- to correct Mr. Lobb, the government was defeated because of sures attractive to the farming community were the contempt charge and not on its less-than-adequate budincluded in the budget and that the other parties, get. by voting the budget down, had effectively made The people of Huron-Bruce need to be aware of this very those measures null and void.  This is a complete important difference and need to question the statements of falsehood and the record the former MP. If needs to be set straight.  we want to elect REQUEST FOR TENDERS The Harper governa government ment, for the first time that is stable, in Canadian history, was County of Huron Homes for the Aged we need to elect found in contempt of a member and Request for Tender: HA-2011-02 Parliament. When a gova government Roofing Replacement at Huronview that is honest with us.  And Sealed tenders, addressed to the Environmental Services Manager, AUCTIONS we need to elect Tracey Seymour, Huronview Home for the Aged, a government 77722A London Road, Clinton, Ontario, N0M 1L0, Auctioneer that is willing to will be received by the Business Office until: Bob Heywood work with the 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2011 519-235-0874 other parties, For a large section of roofing to be replaced at Huronview not to sabotage We will be conducting a clearing farm **A MANDATORY site meeting will be held April 26, 2011 their efforts, so auction for Mrs. Anita Faber and the at 9 a.m. at Huronview, 77722A London Rd., Clinton that Canada can estate of Russell Faber. The farms have Tender documents may be obtained at: move forward. been rented. Located at 73725 London Huronview in Clinton 519-482-3451 or go online at:   Rd. (Highway 4), 3 miles north of Hensall, 1st farm north of Kippen. Ross Hemingway Brussels The County of Huron reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any proposal. SAT., APRIL 30 - 10:30 A.M.

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SHDHS presents drama festival May 4-6 EXETER — The 2011 Fourth Wall Drama Festival is coming to South Huron District High School May 4-6. The festival presents three plays performed each night, including plays written and directed exclusively by South Huron students. The Fourth Wall Drama Festival is proud to present “Jupiter,” written by Beth Olley and directed by Janna Henry. Another play entitled “Winter's Day” was written and directed by Meghan McGill. A final show, “If No One Knows,” was written by Alexandra Jones and is directed by South Huron's Drama teacher Beth Jantzi. This show was performed at the Huron-Perth Sears Drama Festival in Goderich earlier this year, with the production winning an award of excellence.

The shows start at 7 p.m. running May 4, 5 and 6 and admission for all three shows is just $10 each night. Tickets are now on sale. They can be purchased at lunch (11:35 – 12:15 p.m.) in the main foyer of the school or in the office dur-

ing school hours. Student directors Janna Henry and Meghan McGill have put many hours into their respective plays and all the actors, actresses and directors are excited to see their hard work come together.

2011 Seed Pick-up Days

Thursday, April 21st Friday, April 22nd Saturday, April 23rd 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day BBQ Lunch Each Day From 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m

Seed being picked up on these days is to be picked up at: 41538 Thames Rd. (Woodham Location) From everyone at Huron Perth Ag Service Inc., we thank you for your business and look forward to seeing you during seed pick-up days!

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n assembly at South Huron District High School (SHDHS) last week was a reminder of some of the wonderful things that happen in this community every year. The occasion for last week’s assembly at the high school was the official kickoff of the school’s annual Relay for Life cancer fundraiser. The committee, consisting of students with the guidance of staff, organizes the overnight, 12-hour Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser every year, with this year’s event June 10-11 the eighth year in Exeter. Amazingly, the SHDHS Relay for Life has raised over $300,000 in the last seven years, an impressive figure anywhere, but particularly in a small community. The organizers, including students and staff, and those who take part in the Relay and raise the much-needed money need to be thanked and congratulated for their efforts. Last week’s assembly at SHDHS included an emotional talk from Londoner Pie Simmons, whose 16-year-old sister Stephanie was first diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of nine. Stephanie has had life-saving surgery in New York and her illness is now in remission. Hearing stories such as this reminds us of how important events like the annual SHDHS Relay for Life are and how all of us should do what we can to support important causes like this.

By Scott Nixon

Times-Advocate staff

EXETER — The MainStreets Exeter group held a special ceremony April 8 to mark the official “switch on” of the new $30,000 downtown sound system. Members from the MainStreets Exeter committee, the Exeter Business Improvement Association (BIA), the municipality and contractors met in front of Exeter's town hall to start the countdown as MainStreets Exeter co-ordinator Mark Cassidy turned on the sound system, which plays throughout downtown between Anne and Gidley streets. South Huron Coun. Dennis Hockey said the BIA/MainStreets project will enhance the downtown shopping experience through the playing of music and announcements. He said the first day would feature the music of jazz pianist Andy Milne, who performed at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church April 8. The new sound system will also play seasonal music and will play the music of Bach during the upcoming Bach Music Festival of Canada in South Huron this July. MainStreets Exeter management committee chairperson Carla Goodfellow thanked those who made the project possible, while Shawna Stonehouse of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and

Flick the switch — A ceremony was held April 8 in front of Exeter town hall to mark the official turning on of the new $30,000 downtown sound system. Pictured from left are MainStreets Exeter committee members Tena McKay, Kimberley MacMaster, Kirsten Smith, Carla Goodfellow, South Huron Coun. Dennis Hockey and Shawna Stonehouse of OMAFRA. (photo/Scott Nixon) Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) congratulated the group on the project and said the ministry was pleased to support it. She said the MainStreets group has helped bring 12 new businesses employing 31 people to the community in the last year. Stonehouse later told the Times-Advocate this is the first time she has seen a downtown group install a sound system and it may be something that will be tried in other communities.

‘An Evening of Gospel Music’ at Exeter United Singing it out – Exeter United Church hosted “An Evening of Gospel Music” Saturday, featuring Patti Hill and the group Heartsong. Heartsong is pictured here during the concert. (photo/Karen Morrison)

Better late than never Kudos to Bluewater council for finally approving its list of committee and boards appointments, putting an end to a disagreement among council about who should sit on what boards. As previously reported, council had been unable to reach an agreement on what members should sit on the various boards and committees on which the municipality has representation. The disagreement went on way too long and saw the municipality unable to vote on this year’s Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority budget and unable to sit at the head table at a couple of meetings of the Grand Bend Area Sewage Treatment Board. The situation, frankly, had become an embarrassment and didn’t bode well for a new council that has another three and a half years to get along and make many decisions much more important than appointing councillors to committees and boards. But now the dispute is finally in the past — thanks in part to help from a mediator — and Bluewater can now truly get on with things.

South Huron chief administrative officer Roy Hardy said the project was funded through the MainStreets project, the BIA and in-kind support from the community. The sound system, which can be expanded in the future, includes 24 commercialquality speakers and is owned and operated by the Exeter BIA. The mixer and amplifier are located at town hall. A variety of music and special event programming is planned.

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25 Years Ago

April 23, 1986 - Exeter council members received good news this week when auditor Jerry Mills of Kime and Company reported a surplus of $102,335 on the town’s business for 1985. The comparable figure at the end of 1984 was $15,297. The first ever Exeter Home and Garden Show on the weekend at the South Huron Rec centre was an unqualified success. Show co-ordinator was Dirk Coolman of the Exeter Optimist Club.


April 22, 1971 - A complete history of Exeter will be published to coincide with the community’s centennial in 1973. SHDHS principal J.L. Wooden has been preparing the history and Monday night Exeter council decided to take the project under their wing and have the book published. Eight municipalities in the Bayfield River watershed have voted to join the Ausable River Conservation Authority. Last week, Hay township council accepted a petition from three businesses in the municipality asking for a liquor vote.


April 21, 1961 - Five members of the junior bowling league in Exeter travelled to Sarnia Saturday and returned home with a trophy for their first place finish in the Western Counties junior tournament. They were Marlene Harness, Darlene Snell, Helen Campbell, Sue Anne Lindenfield and Phylis Madge. Mrs. Ruth Durand is their coach.


April 22, 1956 - A farewell party was held April 20 at Sharon School to honour Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Pfaff and family ho have moved to a community near St. Marys. Mrs. Ted Jones was named president of Alpha Pi Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority at a dinner at the Dominion Hotel in Zurich in honour of the 25th anniversary of the organization. Hensall Public School Board is considering several sites for the erection of a proposed $120,000 sixroom school for the village.


April 21, 1946 - Rev. Harold J. Snell was named chairman of Huron Presbytery at Thursday’s meeting in Wingham. The Board of Education voted to provide Exeter Public School students with text books, note books and pencils beginning with the fall term. About 79 men staged a bee for the digging of post holes at Exeter Agricultural grounds last Wednesday. Over 300 posts were put in to fence off a portion of the new race track.


April 24-1996 - Saturday night, the Exeter Hawks won the OHA Junior “D” championship with a 2-1 win over the Wellesley Applejacks in the seventh and deciding game. Sean McCann and Mark Livermore were the Exeter goal scorers. Coaches Dave Revington, Jeff Back in Dalrymple and Barry Baynham Time praised goaltenders Dave Nahrgang and Darren Kints for their excellent work. Jason McBride is the captain. Marjorie and Donald Kernick of Goderich and Joyce and Lorne Preszcator of Crediton recently received the Polish Government medal on behalf of their relative Pilot Officer Harold Brown who lost his life over Poland during the Second World War

Seniors’ Perspective

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Opinion&Forum&News You have a voice ... use it wisely Oops, I did it again You may not be a motivational speaker or great at sing- citizens like you and I voting for a political party that ing, but you have a voice. We all do. And we’ve recently represented caring for the concerns and welfare of all been given the opportunity to use it. Canadians. The health care system we have now can I didn’t think my voice mattered. Maybe you be attributed to several men and women but are sitting there thinking what can my voice do? most prominently to Tommy Douglas. He Let me remind you of a few stories about a voice stood up and worked almost his whole life that shaped a nation. preaching about the benefits of governmental William Wilberforce is a name that many know health care. Though there might be things that and he was just one man who stood up against need changing, it was that one man who used the slave trade. He was advocating for complete his voice to impact a nation. abolishment. His faithfulness in the small things Coming up in May we too have a choice gave way to the defense of equality for humanwhether or not we want to be heard. It is ity, which resulted in changed nations. Wilber- CASEY CYR not about what leader you want running the force had to start somewhere and when he real- GET REAL country but more so what kind of Canada you ized that his voice would make a difference, he desire. If we don’t think our voices are signifiwas able to use it effectively. cant we need to remember what others before us have Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” said and done. I challenge you this election to vote and speech would never have been heard if he didn’t speak be proud that you can. It is time that we realized just up and share his concern and passion for civil rights in how much one vote could make a difference. his every day life. No one would have guessed the im- I know I’m thankful for Nellie McClung this election pact it still makes today. But because he chose to use his season so I can even go to the polls. She spoke up and voice, we are all experiencing that ripple effect, some here I am living in her legacy. I think I’ll take to the polls more personally than others. when it is my turn and use my vote wisely. You have a Even the idea that we have health care came with voice. I challenge you to use it.

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It is the beginning of the party But what concerns me the most is season, and I found myself at- that I seem to be regressing every tending — not one — but two time I go out. I know I am a cheap buck n does and a surprise 40th date and it does not take much birthday party last weekend (Tra- “Liquid Bravery Juice” to get me cy Rau has crested the hill!). You jacked up, but it’s the antics that can say that our weekend was a go along with this — the hooting, full pull. the hollering, the slopping everyAnd because I am where, the reckless abannot a personal owner don, the “who cares” atof an “Alcohol Contitude. sumption Warning My own 20-year-old Meter,” I find myself son shows more control needing to apologize than I do! I have got to do to my reading public one of three things: and recant an earlier • Pace myself and stay soap box blabberseated; ing — I had drinks in • Stay home; my hand while I was Rozee • or Carry On McDuff, on the dance floor Rothenberg just as I am, and let the –—but the drink was If you ask me. . . drinks spill where they also running up my may. I don’t have a crysarms to my elbows, slopped all tal ball, but I can make a wager over my own feet, and the feet of that the latter will be the winner. anyone within a one-foot radius I also have another premoniof my gyrating. tion, being that I am writing this And if that wasn’t enough, the the day after the hell night bemajority of the time I was double- fore — I am having a vision of fisting it. How could I not make a me doing the “Horizontal Spinal mess? Don’t get me wrong, I had Stretch” on the sofa until it is time a blast. At least I “think” I did. for bed.

went to Stratford Northwestern Secondary School to meet David Suzuki. They all were so excited to be given the opportunity to meet David, and to talk about different things happening with our environment and economy. Michaela says that it was fun and a great learning STEPHEN — Hey there, Tiger buddies! This is Angela experience. and Michaela here with you during RadiAlso last week our Grade 3s and 4s went cal Week. to Exeter Public School to see French perLast week our Grade 3/4s went swimformer/singer Juli Powers. They enjoyed ming in Vanastra. They loved being able being able to sing along to her songs live. to spend time with their classmates, and They also found the experience very inall the splashing and safe water fun. The volving with the audience. By Mikenna Lane bottom line is that they all enjoyed themWe would like to give a reminder to stuSpecial to the Times-Advocate selves thoroughly. dents to buy their Much dance tickets. If Angela Mungar and That same day our teacher Mr. Hundey Michaela Schwartzentruber they buy them from the school we get $5 CLINTON — St. Anne’s celebrated what students can do to make a and five representatives from our school, Stephen Central column back to our school, so be sure to bring your positive change this past week. (including our one and only Michaela) $10 and the permission slip for the ticket. On April 13 students participated in International Pink Day where we wore a substantial amount of pink to take a stand against bullying and clean and happy environment to live in. to celebrate diversity. Also on Wednesday the school’s band competed On April 21 we will be celebrating Earth Day at the at the Kiwanis Festival in Stratford with great success. Students shared school with a variety of activities and presentations. their talents with the public and the school April 14 and 15 at the CelEXETER — Hey Exeter! Sorry you Also, don’t forget EPS students to pack a ebration of the Arts. Students performed, displayed their art work, and missed our last article; things have been littlerless lunch every Wednesday. If your the actors of the school performed their hit play “It’s Not You, It’s Me.” pretty busy here at Exeter Public. lunch has no garbage your name can go All our spring sports teams are gearing up for an exciting season. The Grade 8s are gearing up for their into a draw towards winning a great litter- Members of the Junior Badminton team competed in a tournament in graduation, which is slowly sneaking less prize. Good luck! Mitchell and we had a lot fun hosting the Huron-Perth Elementary Basup. Did you know this year’s Grade 8 On Wednesdays you can buy kernel but- ketball Tournament. We also had a blast hosting the All Girls Dance on graduating class will be the second last ter and salt popcorn for your lunch for $2 a April 16, where girls from around Huron County came together to help one for Exeter Public? Starting in 2012 bag, and the money goes to the Children’s our sisters in Kenya build a high school. Autumn Ducharme and the Grade 7 and 8 will be moving into Courtney Miller Hospital. Hope you buy some! As we enter into Holy Week, it’s important to be grateful for everythe high school. EXETER PUBLIC column Everyone is getting excited for the Eas- thing that we have to remember that we have a responsibility to help Exeter Public loves to do things that ter long weekend which is Fri., April 22 to others. are helpful for the environment. For example, on April Mon., April 25. No school, guys! We wish everyone a blessed Easter! 20 our school will be involved in the community cleanup from 1:50-3:10 p.m. Let’s keep our community a

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performance given by the students. On Tuesday the South Huron Envirothon Team competes at Huron Perth. They will know shortly whether they are to advance. EXETER — Things at South Huron District High School Wednesday is Bismarck Day! This week is also the first week for soccer tournaments. are quite busy. Midterm reports were sent out this week. The senior girls and boys play Tuesday, and the juniors, on Thursday. Last Thursday the final dance of the year was held. The Lastly, there is a Spirit Assembly coming up Wed., April 27. Enjoy your long weektheme was “Bright and Tacky” and many students came end and have a Happy Easter. out to celebrate to raise money to fund this year’s Formal. Also this past weekend the SHDHS band hosted its annual Cabaret. There was a large crowd and as always a great


The Mayors for Meals photograph and story which ran in your recent edition was appreciated as it highlights the importance of the Meals on Wheels service that is offered to seniors and frail elderly living in Huron County. With more than 21,000 meals delivered to individual homes by volunteers last year, Meals on Wheels is one of the many services offered by ONE CARE Home and Community Support Services. What was not clear in the article is that ONE CARE Home and Community Support Services is a newly formed charitable, non-profit agency which brings together over 30 years of experience of the former Midwestern Adult Day Services, Stratford Meals on Wheels and Neighbourly Services and Town and Country Support Services. I wanted to take this opportunity to emphasize that the joining of these three vital organizations is an important development that builds on the experience and quality that each of the three agencies provided individually. Joining together strengthens our ability to provide a range of supportive care services that enable seniors and people with disabilities to enjoy a good quality of life as they age at home and to make it easier for people to get the kind of services they need. Along with Meals on Wheels, ONE CARE is able to offer a number of services including Adult Day Programs,  In-Home Personal Support, Home Support, Home Help and Respite, Supportive Housing/Assisted Living, Safety and Reassurance Programs, Home At Last, Dining and Social Programs, Exercise and Wellness and Easyride Transportation. An aging population and more people living with chronic conditions means that there is more need for the support and specialized services that ONE CARE delivers. We play a vital role in the health and quality of life for clients and provide peace of mind for caregivers. Kathy Scanlon Executive director ONE CARE Home and Community Support Services  


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Stuckless tourney – The Carl and Shirley Stuckless Memorial Dart Tournament was held April 2 at the Lucan Legion, raising $1,200 for the Canadian Cancer Society. The Stuckless family sought to thank the Legion for its continued support of this event, along with all who participated and donated prizes and money. The event is held the first Saturday of every April. Pictured (above left photo) is Lucan Legion President Gary Melvin presenting Dianne Whitelaw with a cheque for the Canadian Cancer Society. From left to right are: Mark Stuckless, Donny Stuckless, Bob Nichol, Deb Stilson, Whitelaw, Melvin, Bill Shannon, Kevin Lampkin, Bob Stuckless and Danny Stuckless. At left picture are winners of the tournament “B” champions Bob Nichol and Deb Stilson and “A” champs Bill Shannon and Kevin Lampkin. (photos/ submitted)

Badminton teams off to a running start EXETER –  Accolades have come quickly and often for the South Huron District High School (SHDHS) badminton team this season. The team picked up three gold medals at the recent Mitchell Invitational tournament, the latest in a string of impressive finishes. Scott Gregus and Taelor Douglas (mixed doubles) finished second in their pool in Mitchell, beating a pair from Central Huron Secondary School (CHSS) in the gold medal match. Steve Gregus and Corey Smith (boys doubles) went undefeated the entire tournament, also taking home gold. Josie McCann (girls singles) earned South Huron's other gold medal, going undefeated in the tournament. South Huron also earned three medals at the Resurrection Catholic Secondary School tournament April 1 in Kitchener –  two gold and one silver. Steve Gregus and Smith went undefeated the whole day and won gold, as did Scott Gregus and Linette Melick. McCann finished second in the tournament. The South Huron senior 'A' team competed at the St. Michael's Invitational tournament March 30 in Stratford, posting solid results in a tough division. Scott Gregus and Taelor Douglas went 5-1 in the round robin and made it to the tournament final. McCann also went 5-1 and made it to the semi-finals. Steve Gregus and Smith won their first four matches but lost the last two, putting them out of the playoffs. Jaemi Douglas and Katie Dionne also finished one win out of the playoffs and Josh DeNotter had a "terrific" tournament as the team's only rookie, according to coach Mandy Migchels. March 24 at the Stratford Club Tournament the South Huron senior team had a good day, winning its division in the round robin but failing to move on after the quarterfinal. The junior team came home with a silver medal. The

tournament was unique, according to Migchels, because schools moved on as teams and not as individuals. Also competing at April 1 Kitchener tournament were DeNotter, Jaemi Douglas and Emily Boyle, Brooke Geilan and Michelle Hall, Adam Hall and Will Kwajafa, Zach Toornstra and Renee Quick, and Brent Godkin.

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Kristie Dietrich is the Times-Advocate’s Athlete of the Month for April, due to her work with the Exeter Skating Club (ESC). In addition to skating competitively, Dietrich volunteers to help coach younger skaters and is a great role model for younger skaters, according to ESC coach Kathy McLlwain.

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South Huron Minor Hockey hands out awards Award winners – A number of awards were handed out at the South Huron Minor Hockey Association (SHMHA) annual general meeting in March. In the above left picture, SHMHA co-chairman Al Gordon presents Brian Horner with the Bill Batten Award for commitment to children having a great hockey league to play in. Second from left picture, Gordon stands with Jarret Vink and Dailey Trainor, winners of the Mike Cooper Most Sportsmanlike Award for Novice Boys. Third from left: Kristyn Darling stands with Dylan Relouw, winner of the Mike Lightfoot Award as the Novice Rep player who consistently demonstrates determination and perseverance in the game of hockey. At right, Gordon stands with Heather Wells, winner of the Pauline McCann Hockey Mom Award.(photos/submitted)

Award winner – Exeter’s Terry O’Rourke was recently recognized with the Syl Apps Special Achievement Award for Volunteerism, which recognizes outstanding service. O’Rourke is seen here (above right) in a file photo shortly before his retirement last year from teaching and coaching at South Huron District High School. (photo/Ben Forrest) EXETER – Terry O'Rourke of Exeter, a retired teacher, coach and former head of the South Huron District High School (SHDHS) physical education department, was recognized last week for volunteer service. O'Rourke was named winner of the Syl Apps Special Achievement Award for Volunteerism, which recognizes outstanding service to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) and school sport. A teacher at SHDHS for 35 years, O'Rourke coached boys' and girls' basketball, track and field, rugby, soccer and volleyball. He started both the rugby and girls' soccer programs at SHDHS and was on the selection committee

for the Ontario Women's basketball team. He also founded and directed (for 30 years) the South Huron Basketball Camp for elementary school students, among many other achievements included in a biography provided by the Sport Alliance of Ontario. O'Rourke has been directly involved with OFSAA 10 years, four as a member of the executive. He was also a member of the Western Ontario Athletic Association (WOSSAA) board of directors for 20 years, acting as executive director for eight years. At OFSAA he was also the WOSSAA rep for eight years and continues to chair OFSAA's classifications committee.

"It's very humbling, and at the same time very gratifying," O'Rourke said of the award. "(I'm) certainly accepting it on behalf of all the others who do the same thing –  particularly teacher-coaches." Asked if there's a particular accomplishment that stands out, O'Rourke cited his entire body of work. "Just kind of the fact I was involved with a lot of different things," he said. "I certainly enjoyed the coaching, and ... I think just the fact that I was able to become involved in all different facets of school life." The Syl Apps Award was slated to be given April 14, when O'Rourke was scheduled to speak at the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Dinner in Exeter. He expected to pick up the award later in the week, at OFSAA's annual meetings in Toronto. "It's a pretty prestigious award, so ... I was just blown away," O'Rourke said. "I was really surprised and like I say, very appreciative at the same time, because obviously I guess what I did was important to somebody." In its nomination form, OFSAA said O'Rourke's "calm demeanor, thoughtful decision-making, and strong belief in, and practice of, fair play and good sportsmanship set an excellent example for the many students whom he taught and coached during his career. "OFSAA believes Terry exemplifies the criteria for the Syl Apps Award and we are pleased to put forth Terry O'Rourke as our nominee."

Lions, ABCF gearing up for trout fishing derby

Gearing up – Members of the Exeter Lions Club were at Morrison Dam Monday, adding rainbow trout to the water for the 27th annual fishing derby they’re organizing with the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation. The event will run from 7 a.m. until noon May 7, and is geared toward families.Those interested can register the day of the event, and a french fry wagon will be on site. Pictured (above left) is Lion and event chairperson Jeremy Straw dumping a load of rainbow trout into a bucket. Below: Straw and Lions Club president Paul Scott stand with one of the fish. (photo/Ben Forrest)


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