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was extended to two days. Entries on the weekend came from all over Ontario, including Ottawa, and several from Michigan and New York. Such as the New Era Village, Michigan, 1955 engine which had only 9,400 miles on it. Hoses on display dated back to 1900.

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years ago as the largest of its kind in Canada, said “It’s got real big.” There were 80 entries in the half hour parade that made its way down Talbot Street to Pinafore Park where the muster continued. The event was eventually handed over to the St. Thomas Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, and the annual Labour day weekend event



Trax has arrived to track down criminals and protect the public. The St. Thomas police service has formed its first-ever K9 unit, and their new police dog, Trax, already made his first public appearance in Pinafore Park. A contest was open in August for school children to suggest what the puppy should be called. The three winners, Trinity Trottier, 13, and sixyear-olds Charlotte Keillor and Ryleigh Brayman, were all invited to the park Aug. 29 to meet Trax and his handler, Constable Sean James. Sean said that the pride he feels in being chosen as Trax’s handler is comparable to what he felt the day his daughter was born. Sean had been interested in working with a K9 unit for years. “I can’t wait,” Sean said. “I can’t think of a better job.” Trax’s training will begin this month, with expectations that he’ll be ready for duty by the New Year. Sean’s fascination with police dogs began when he was a kid. Sean’s mother used to be involved with a K9 officer from London.

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The appeal of the fire trucks was apparent as hundreds of people, many young families, viewed the antique engines on display in Pinafore Park Saturday afternoon. Sunday afternoon the car and motorcycle exhibit took over. Meanwhile there was lots for families to do. During the muster, visitors could eat ice cream from the Shaw’s tent, view the craft shows, listen to music from the centre stage, watch fire fighter competitions and just enjoying picturesque Pinafore Park in the shade of the trees.

Saturday night’s music concluded at 11 p.m. with the local group Rail City Kings. Studio Arts in St. Thomas provided many local young performers both days of the event. Sunday afternoon’s events included an Auto Extrication Demonstration and a dog show. There were about 100 sponsors. Donations were also accepted during the weekend. All proceeds will go to local charities. Over all, Darryl Smith, chairman, had a reason to smile. “I’m very happy with it,” Darryl said. “It’s been a fun weekend for everyone.”

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“Really, what we’re trying to do is create a tourism industry out of thin air. If we can pull this off and create a Salem or Sleepy Hollow type of atmosphere, we could potentially draw in millions of tourist dollars into our town every year.” The festival included a makeup station where people could get zombi-fied, live music, kids games, vendors, and a special appearance by Butch Patrick, the actor perhaps best known for playing Eddie Munster, from the sitcom, The Munsters, which aired from 1964-1966. The festival centers around the local legend of Tom Zombie, which goes back almost 200 years to the time of Col. Thomas Talbot. The curse is based on a story about a man named Tom, who tried to organize a treaty with the natives. According to legend, Tom was betrayed and murdered along with a native woman he loved. Playing the part of Tom Zombie at the festival was John Migliore. John did research into the history of St. Thomas to help him decide on just the right look for his Tom Zombie makeup and costume. John based his look after a railroad engineer, complete with a fake railroad spike on his face, after finding there was no escaping that St. Thomas is a railway city. “It didn’t take long to realize it should have something to do with the railway,” John said. “Even the stuff I was reading about Jumbo... it ends in ‘train’.”

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The legend says that the Tom Zombie curse can be kept at bay for another year if a new “host” is chosen for the curse. Contestants dressed up as zombies took to the stage and did their best to impress a panel of judges, in the hopes of being chosen as the next Tom Zombie. “I’d like to think this is going to be a great thing for the town. That people are going to be happy, entertained, something that will draw in more and more people as it goes on. I would love to feel like I was a part of the beginning of something huge and wonderful for the town,” John said. Melanie Matthews, a 22-yearold woman from London, was chosen as this year’s winner. John lead the crowd of people in zombie make-up to city hall for the transition ceremony, where the Tom Zombie signature prop, the Trimeric bell, was rung three times and passed to Melanie, thus protecting St. Thomas for another year. Melanie said that she only found out about the festival at the last minute, and so put together her zombie costume in less than an hour. Melanie has participated in the annual Toronto Zombie walk for the last four years, so she has some zombie experience. “In Toronto it’s a really big thing to stay in character the whole time. I’ve had lots of practice. I think that’s what gave me the edge,” Melanie said. All proceeds from the festival will go toward the It Takes 2 Youth Leadership Institute.

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Even on the day of his retirement, Platoon Chief Rodger Willson accepted a call and headed out to deal with a possible fire. People gathered at the St. Thomas fire station on Wellington Street on Aug. 29 in honour of Rodger, who was retiring after 29 years with the fire department. Rodger would officially retire at 5:30 p.m. when his Jesse cnockaert Photo shift ended, but sure enough, just before 5p.m., a call came in about smoke reported from the second floor of Platoon Chief Rodger Willson, left, with the St. Thomas Fire De- a house on Balaclava Street. partment shakes hands with Fire Chief Rob Broadbent Aug. 29. Just as he’d done countless times before, Rodger Rodger retired after 29 years with the fire department. quickly got on his fire gear, and was out the door in about a minute. “When the bell rings, answer the bell,” Rodger said. There didn’t turn out to be any fire to put out this time. Firefighters ventilated the second floor of the building and everything was fine, according to Rodger. He then headed back to the station in less than half an hour, with applause greeting him upon Hours: his return. Mon.-Fri. 1-5pm Rodger joined the fire deMornings by partment in July of 1984 as a Appointment only rookie, then moved through the ranks of lieutenant and 37 Warehouse St. St.Thomas captain before he finally be519-631-1620 came a platoon chief.


“It just interested me. I wouldn’t say it interested me from when I was a little kid, but as I got older it interested me. I didn’t have family involved in it,” said Rodger when asked about how he got involved in firefighting. “I couldn’t ask for a better career. I’ve always said that.” A group photo was taken at the fire station, and Rodger was personally thanked for his years of service by Heather Jackson, the mayor of St. Thomas. Afterwards, Rodger was driven home in a fire truck, as is the tradition for retiring firefighters, for a retirement party hosted by his family. When Fire Chief Rob Broadbent first met Rodger 28 years ago, Rodger was above him in his platoon. Rob recalled that as he worked through the first four years of his career, his exam years, Rodger was there as a coach and mentor. “He is the St. Thomas fire department as far as I’m concerned. He’s been here longer than I have. Monday will be a different day without him here,” Rob said. Rob described Rodger as someone who possesses the qualities you look for in a firefighter. “He never seems to get rattled. He always stays cool, calm under pressure. As far as someone to work with, he’s a coach. He’s always there to give assistance, answer your questions, or help you work through your issues,” Rob said. “He was that way when I started working with him 28 years ago. He was that way as a platoon chief until right now.” Rodger said that he and his wife are thinking about going away for some vacation time now that he’s retired. They are also looking forward to their first grandchild due in October. The person who will take Rodger’s place as platoon chief is yet to be determined.

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Trax, the new police dog with the St. Thomas K9 unit, was in Pinafore Park with his handler, Constable Sean James, Aug. 29. The two met with students Charlotte Keillor, left, and Trinity Trottier, right, who, along with Ryleigh Brayman, not shown, were the ones who came up with Trax’s name in a contest organized by the police service.

Sean’s looking forward to the deep bond that develops between dog and trainer. He even got to design the K9 unit patch on the sleeve of his uniform. “It’s unbelievable the way [dogs] can sense so much better than we can,” he said. “When they announced I was the one who got the position, I couldn’t believe it.” Trax’s name was chosen because of the connection to St. Thomas’ railway heritage, but also because he will help track down people. Trax will be a great help sniffing out suspects and finding missing people. He will probably also be used in drug enforcement down the road. Police Chief Darryl Pinell expressed a lot of gratitude towards London Police Service, who helped in the selection process when they were choosing Trax’s handler. A police dog can be a pricey investment, and St. Thomas police have benefited from support of local businesses who are helping pay the cost of kennels, food and medical needs for Trax. “To have the ability to respond very quickly with our own K9 unit will be a real asset to us,” Darryl said. “Without the help of the community, none of this would have been possible.” Local businessman Stuart Harper of HIRA Construction was the one who provided sponsorship for the dog. “The community at large will enjoy a tremendous benefit having this additional capacity for pro-

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lthough it defies all logic – but then television has never been the most rational of media – a duck show is a hit. The A&E reality TV show Duck Dynasty features the Robertson family in the Lousiana bayou. This series stars Christian men in long beards who invented a duck call named Duck Commander. It is the network’s highest rated show. Among other things, the series concerns itself with the duck hunting expertise of Phil Robertson and his brother Si, and the everyday antics of Phil’s sons, Jase, Willie, and Jep, as they hunt together and work at running a business redneck style. Why should we care in Elgin County? Well, Farmtown Canada’s Funny Farm Ministries, an Elgin- and family-based Christian charity has snagged Jase Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty fame for a major fundraiser Oct. 12 at Budweiser Gardens in London. The Funny Farm supports marginalized school-aged children and youth, by giving

them camping and farm experiences that have a lot to do with horses and many other animals, including ducks. Kelly Franklin, Farmtown Canada’s Chairperson says, “This is the first time any member of the Quack Pack has officially agreed to come and help a charity in South Western Ontario. It’ll be a fundraising night with a lil’ huntin’… a lil’ preachin’… a lil’ music…and a lil’ story tellin’. This event will benefit Farmtown Canada’s family counselling, youth support programs, and Funny Farm Kids Camps.” “We love ducks at the farm! And who could be better than the most famous Ducks to help assist our agency in reaching our fundraising goals?” From a fundraising perspective, let’s give Kelly and the gang a big salute for taking on an event of this magnitude in support of their programs for kids who ain’t got much, as they might say in the bayou. The concept is just quacky enough to be a big success.

Dealing with the overzealous The view from here Terry Carroll


ver had the experience of going to the door only to be confronted by a (usually male) sales representative (aka slime ball) who wants to see your utility bill and will not take no for an answer? A particularly virulent version of this species is currently working St. Thomas for a natural gas reselling company. The Weekly News received two calls from one citizen very upset about this. He has registered a complaint with the Ontario Energy Board. St. Thomas Police fielded four similar calls last week alone. Community Services Officer Jason Geddes says police were able to verify that the business is valid even if the sales methods are arrogant, rude and overly zealous. What’s the ordinary man or woman to do with over-the-top sales tactics at the door? Officer Geddes says that if you are asked to open the door, and don’t feel comfortable, do not open the door. Make sure that you can see an identification badge including name and photo. Do not hesitate to

write this down. If you don’t like the tone of the approach, get as much information as you can and call police. FYI, says Officer Geddes, you may also ask if the individual has a permit. Strictly speaking, one is required under the Hawkers and Peddlers Act. I also called St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Bob Hammersley. (He and Jason Geddes have both had personal as well as professional experience with these undesirable sales tactics … Bob is especially offended because he has the utmost respect for the profession of selling, done right). Bob has two great questions to ask a persistent pest at the door. One: Does your business have a physical presence in St. Thomas or Elgin? Does this business pay taxes here? Two: Are you a member of the Chamber of Commerce? If I phone the office, what would I find out? While these questions have nothing to do with the law, they could do wonders to get someone off the porch. We should never forget the power of one simple word: No. Can I come inside? No. Can you show me your current energy bills? No. Can I help being such a jerk? No, but get off my porch anyway.

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and still heads for the nearest nightclub when she gets thirsty. Our own Justin Bieber seems to get into trouble at nightAs I clubs and may need three or four more see it bodyguards. The most recent victim of celebrity Ric Wellwood is former child star Miley Cyrus, who brought an entirely new meaning to the phrase “blurred lines”. I had a feeling here are readers who are old that before she made her entrance into enough to remember the 20 the musical number with Robin Thicke years I spent on camera at that she took great care to lick her eyeCFPL-TV London. brows. She reminded me of a lizard on a That was enough time for a large hot rock. number of people to recognize me at I think it was an American painter, the store or on the street. They would often smile and say hello, thinking that I Andy Warhol, who said everyone will get 15 minutes of fame. The trick is to recognized them too. Such is the nature of celebrity, which recognize when your 15 minutes are acmore often than not is a destructive con- tually happening. We will always have a dition. Certain actors crave privacy and culture of celebrity, and like the Americans, we will treat them as royalty. Here can’t get any. Others wallow in it and are followed by paparazzi they pretend in Canada, we have our own royals and are less tempted to give extraordinary to despise. value to someone who has wide public Someone like Johnny Depp can exposure. Our stars, like William Shatfade into the woodwork and evade the ner, Christopher Plummer and Donald cameras that focus on his private life. It can be tragic when the fame runs out Sutherland earned their fame with genuof control, as with Lindsay Lohan who ine talent. For some, celebrity can be a has already checked into rehab six times heavy burden.


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Rachel McAdams, film star and St. Thomas native, worked alongside volunteers on the Habitat for Humanity site Aug. 29 at 8 Westlake Drive, St. Thomas. “We are so grateful to Rachel and her family for spending some time working with us today,” said Jeff Duncan, CEO of Habitat for

Humanity, Oxford Middlesex Elgin. “Raising awareness about the issue of affordable housing in our community and that Habitat offers a sustainable solution to help families is really important. As well, fundraising to construct the homes is always a challenge, so having Rachel’s support as we start our

first project in St. Thomas means a great deal to us, the volunteers and our partner family.” The McAdams family joined Habitat for the afternoon, giving Rachel the opportunity to meet the Doucet family and work with community volunteers constructing the footings and foundations for the home. “Habitat for Humanity is a tremendous organization and I’m honoured to support their efforts in my community,” said Rachel.

“There’s something so profoundly beautiful about building a home from the ground up. It’s about more than doors and windows and paint. It’s about family, future, and building the foundations for the lasting memories.” This is the first build in St. Thomas and second in Elgin County for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat will build a total of five buildings this year.



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PRICE IS $210,000. Perfect for the hobbyist and those who enjoy gardening. This 1/3 AC property features main floor master, finished lower, all season sunroom to the 2 tiered deck, pond and hot tub. Just like paradise.... More pic’s, see MLS# 513559.

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Canadians clean the streets

(NC) - Canada has experienced endless twists and turns when it comes to the weather this year. Heat waves, record rainfalls and flood have provided Canadians with numerous barriers to overcome. From British Columbia to Nova Scotia, Canadians came out in droves to rid their neighbourhoods, parks and workplaces of discarded candy bar wrappers, dirt-caked beer bottles and in some cases, graffiti. It’s no surprise that GLAD Canada – maker of garbage, recycling and composting bags – was a key player, providing thousands of “clean up kits” with gloves and bags for both recycling and waste. “It’s amazing to see the camaraderie among strangers working towards a single goal – clean, beautiful communities,” says Guido Romagnoli – Business Lead for GLAD Canada. “When we help to take care of our parks and public spaces, everyone in the community can enjoy them.”

The company tailored its involvement based on each individual city’s specific approach to its Spring clean up program – including multiple types of bags for different materials to promote proper waste diversion practices. “These programs work with pre-existing community recycling and waste disposing efforts to show that a little work can go a long way,” adds Romagnoli. Volunteers in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, Mississauga, Brampton, Whitby, Oakville, Markham and Halifax all took to the streets to clean up their act. “It is important that we take care of our communities for the next generation. Many of the staff bring their children and families out to the clean ups each year to volunteer their time,” says Romagnoli “Again, it comes back to creating a tight-knit community that involved and cares about our environment.”

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Custom built ranch with 2 car attached GREAT sTARTER HOME NORTHsIDE HOME garage (2300 sq. ft. approx) and a 30 ft x Well kept 1.5 storey 3 bedroom home with a 60 ft (approx) sitting on 12.54 acres. This Well Kept 4 lever side split with single attached private drive. Large eat-in kitchen, enclosed home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large garage. This home has 3 bedrooms, large eat-in front porch, main floor laundry. Living room, kitchen with an island open to the dining kitchen, living room, finished rec-room, great room bedroom and mud room on the main floor. Two room and large living room with a wood with access to a covered patio. Mater Bedroom bedrooms on 2nd floor. Many updates over burning, fireplace. Take Wellington Rd. North has cheater ensuite. This home has had many the years, windows, shingles just done, siding to Watertower Rd. turn right then right onto updates over the years. C-Air, furnace, shingles, most and more. There is also a large backyard. Just windows, driveway and more. Turner Rd. move – in!


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(NC) - Homeowners invest hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars in converting their backyards into an extended outdoor living space. Yet when the autumn chill blows in, many abandon their man-made oasis only to be faced with an overwhelming clean-up in the spring. It’s easy to make light work out of a fall clean-up with the right tools, say gardening enthusiasts.The Ryobi ONE+ 18-volt battery system, which features over 50 products such as a cordless hedge trimmer and cordless blower, will save time when pruning and prepping your yard

for the winter. The advanced lithium interchangeable batteries give you superior runtime and rapid recharging, eliminating the frustration of running out of power mid-clean up. To protect your outdoor space from harsh, destructive winter elements, take a look at these tips from Ryobi: • Trim plants and shrubs for optimal spring blooms and to avoid spring “bald spots” • Remove leaves and dead plant material from annual and perennial garden beds.

• Protect perennials from frost heaving by mulching after the ground freezes. • Cover shrubs that are sensitive to low winter temperatures with burlap. • Build a simple (or elaborate) compost bin for fall leaves, add fresh grass clippings and cover until spring. • Check eaves troughs, siding, railing and pathways for loose screws, shaky handrails and loose pathways and make repairs to eliminate possible slipping hazards and prolonged property damage.


Hundreds of constituents joined MP Joe Preston (front left), and MPP Jeff Yurek (front right) at the Annual Constituency Appreciation barbecue on Aug. 20 in Pinafore Park. Over 950 hotdogs were served. Back row (L-R): Brian Clements, Bill Aarts, and Ken Money.

town. Kaleb and Zack released two hardrock handmade CD’s in 2004 and 2005 with Far From Freedom before forming a new group and releasing a full-length in 2007 with The Capitol. Years later, a new sound is focused on musical upbringing and rock influence from their past. The Sun Harmonics’ last studio album was a folk record named ‘Season’ released in November, 2010. In the three years since, Kaleb has presented an array of demos, a full-length soul and blues album under a fictitious band name, a piano covers album and an EP from his new rock band The Other Birds. All of these musical tangents can be found on the online record shop and music community called Moon Melody. The Eight of Hearts is a preview of a new sound and musical direction. Donations made from the download of a Digital 7 Inch go directly towards a yearly charitable donation made by Moon Melody.

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Permit parking petition At the August 26 Central Elgin Council meeting, Francie Dennison read a letter from Port Stanley resident Judy Durham regarding on-street parking in the beach area. She said visitors were parking in residential laneways in order to avoid paid parking areas, depriving residents of parking near their homes. Durham asked council to implement onstreet permit parking so that this situation could be ameliorated. She displayed a petition signed by 216 people who agreed with her. Mayor Bill Walters said that in September the Parking Committee will be reviewing how the paid parking has worked this year and that her suggestions will be included. “Your timing is perfect,” he said. New fire trucks Council gave approval to pre-qualify bidders and proceed with an RFP process to replace a pumper truck for the Belmont fire station and a rescue unit for the Union station. Councillor Russ Matthews questioned the need for the Belmont truck considering that

that there are health and safety policies against fire fighters carrying their own gear. Mayor Walters said that during the last fire master plan, all equipment had been looked at and that these vehicles were determined to be required at that time. Balls damaging property Chris and Sheri Webb of Belmont wrote a letter to council voicing concern with the number of baseballs being hit from Don Central Elgin council Yeck Park, which were landing on and damaging their property. the station only responds to a few structure Councillor Rob McFarlan said that fires per year. Fire Chief Don Crocker said that it was important to maintain the fleet and keep insurance costs down. Councillor Matthews contended that the Union vehicle would become a mobile cloakroom and asked why volunteer fire fighters could not carry their gear in their own cars. Chief Crocker said Sale runs: Sept 6th - Sept 12th that current vehicles are grossly overloaded and

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this issue has been ongoing since the houses were built in that location. Director of Physical Services Lloyd Perrin said that a possible solution could be the installation of netting. However, Mayor Walters said that staff should speak with other residents to see if they are okay with that solution. The matter was deferred for consideration during 2014 budget deliberations.

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The Sun Harmonic is the solo outfit of Canadian musician Kaleb Hikele. Last month, Kaleb presented ‘The Eight of Hearts’ as a two-song Digital 7 Inch to preview his latest work-in-progress. The on-going recording project called The Joker and The King includes Kaleb Hikele of The Sun Harmonic in the studio again with good friends and musicians Zack Buck and Paul Baughman, creating music for a future album. The independent musicians have produced and engineered the music at each of their home studio spaces in St. Thomas and Toronto. New material is available online and all proceeds from the digital download are donated to charity. The Joker and The King is a rock and roll project between hometown friends, born and raised in St. Thomas as members of the local music scene. Kalebs’ recent work has recycled a musical relationship that started 10 years ago with a series of pop-punk bands in their home-

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Kim Ariesen of Studio Style, Port Stanley, is celebrating her fifth anniversary.

“I believe in karma,” Kim says. “It just came together at the right time.” She put together a collection of casual wear with a ladies cut, from pants and tops to jackets and coats, which women can wear to work, while travelling, or just about anywhere. “It’s about the fit, the seam details and the quality, all at a mid-price point,” she says, offering sizes from 4 to 18. “I want people to really love what they get,” she says. “That’s my real focus.” Being part of the Port Stanley community is important to Kim too. “There’s a sense of peace here, a relaxed feel,” she says. Studio Style is a sponsor of the Port Stanley Festival Theatre and has been a part of local fashion shows. “Port Stanley offers a feeling of community and that personal touch. That’s what I want to offer too.” As for the photos of Audrey, Kim says the 1950s and 60s movie star and fashion icon has always been an inspiration. Kim is celebrating her fifth anniversary at Studio Style Sept. 13-22 and encourages old and new customers to visit and check out her new fall Dorothy gebert Photo collection, plus in-store promotions Studio Style offers classic ladies wear with an artful vibe. and door prizes.

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Fenini, as well as several European lines. She also offers glamorous accessories handcrafted by Myka of Vancouver. “I love clothing,” Kim says. “I love the different colours and designs, and how they change from year to year. I truly love what I do.” With over 25 years in the women’s retail clothing industry, Kim says she has always wanted to own her own store. So when she was visiting Port Stanley five years ago and happened to see 209 Main Street available for lease, she jumped at the chance to start her own business.

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If the photos of Audrey Hepburn don’t give you an idea of the essence of Studio Style in Port Stanley, a look through the racks of elegant casual wear will. Proprietor Kim Ariesen calls them, “classic pieces, with a bit of an artful vibe.” Specializing in ladies apparel, Studio Style is truly a “studio,” located in a small footprint on Main Street. But it is big on fashion and design. Kim carries the clothing of top Canadian designers, such as Simon Chang, Robert Kitchen Women’s Wear, Spanner, and Fresh FX, plus California creations from Glima and


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To win the game of life

gether, they stomped away. As the balloons popped, they laughed and laughed. Eventually, only a few students couldn’t get their Something to balloons popped, so the others helped. Eventhink about tually, all the balloons were popped and the group ran into the middle of the room, Pastor Cusick hoisted their arms in unison and all started yelling, “We won! We won! We won!” ne for all, all for one. Apparently, they didn’t get the game - or I’m sure you have either played maybe we don’t get the game. this game or taught this game. The Life to us is too often a huge competigame goes as follows. Everyone has a baltion. We have to be better than the other perloon tied to their ankle. At the “go,” parson. We need a bigger salary than they have.  ticipants must stomp out the other person’s We need a bigger house and a better car. We balloon. The winner is determined by the are told that it is best to go through life as a person who has protected his balloon. This winner - and being a winner means someone little game brings out the beast in pretty well loses. Only one team hoists the Stanley Cup, everyone. People vigorously attack the other the Grey Cup, or wins the World Series. Evguy’s balloon with a vengeance. It kind of ery team winning destroys the idea of compebrings out the worst in people - but tends to tition. If there is no competition - there may be a favourite of many. not be many season ticket holders. I heard a story just the other day, which But really, come on! Does everything need goes like this. It’s the same game I have to be a competition? Can’t we at least perialready described above. The participants odically stop and let the other person win? Or were however, a group of special needs chil- better yet, do something so we all win? I dren. The leader carefully described the game heard one guy once say, “I have no competito make sure the students understood the tors - only comrades!” game. The students assured their leader they Wouldn’t life be a lot better if we had that understood. With their balloons tied around kind of mentality?   their ankles they waited for the “go”. Isn’t this really what Dr. Martin Luther “On your mark! Get set! Go!” called out King was preaching? How about Nelson the leader. Immediately the students began, Mandela? How about Jesus Christ? Now, with great fun, to stomp out their own balhow about us? loons. Laughing and jumping around toAnd that, is something to think about.


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Bursary recipient: Elgin County Warden Cameron McWilliam, left, and the county’s director of engineering services, Clayton Watters, present a $1,000 bursary to Tyler Hull of Dutton, and his father, Mike. The bursary is from the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) of which Watters serves on the bursary committee.  Tyler, a graduate of West Elgin Secondary School, is entering his first year of study in the civil engineering program at the University of Waterloo.  A total of 10 MEA bursaries are given out annually in Ontario, all to students whose parents work in municipal government.  Tyler’s father is the road superintendent for Dutton/Dunwich.

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Ball Hockey Tournament in support of Canadian Cancer Society September14-15. Hosted by Gray & Fick Engineering. Register at BHi London at 519-455-2255 Sept 14 & 15 Sat. & Sun Sept 21 & 22 Sat. & Sun Hawk Cliff Weekends- Raptors on display monarch butterfly tagging 11 am and 2 pm each day - weather permitting.   Info- 519-633-5678 Roy Leblanc and band sing gospel Elvis style Sunday September 15, 2:00pm Port Stanley Arena tickets $25:00 tel. 519-631-4533 or 519-782-3264 Fundraiser for Christ Church Anglican VON Public Foot Care Clinics Aylmer Knights of Columbus September 16 8:30am-12pm, 58 Beech St. Call 519-765-4334 for an appt. VON Public Foot Care Clinics Belmont United Church September 17 9am-12pm, College St. Call 519-644-1421 for an appt. September 17, Tuesday, Creating into a Mystery/Prayer Shawl Group 10:30 am at St. Andrew’s United Church 60 West Ave.  for info 519-631-4558  Everyone is Welcome Low Impact Circuit Training Classes begin Sept. 17th - Tuesdays from 7 - 8 p.m. To register call Vicki at 519-631-3840. Every Tuesday Euchre Club...September 17 from 2 - 4 pm St John’s Church. We serve the best goodies.  Hope to see you at the tables.  Freewill offering. 519.631.7368 Alzheimer Society Elgin-ST. Thomas September 18, 2013- Coffee and Cookies Terrace Lodge 475 Talbot St. E., Aylmer 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. September 19, - Thursday Euchre Games & Dessert, 7 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church , 60 West Ave. Everyone Welcome for info 519-631-4558 Sept. 19, Anniversary Incorporation Dinner, Pearce Williams Christian Centre, 6 p.m. Entertainment The 5 Guys, silent and live auctions. Tickets $30, order at 519-764-2317

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14th Annual Stinger Classic 2km Fun Run at Pinafore Park. September 14 at 9:30.  Open to elementary students.  Sponsored by Optimist Club of St. Thomas.  Free.  14th Annual Stinger Classic 2km Fun Run at Waterworks Park.  September 21 at 9:30.  Open to elementary students.  Sponsored by Optimist Club of St. Thomas. Free Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope – Car Cruise Event Sat, September 21. London to Port Stanley 2 hour Car Cruise starts 10 am IBEW Local 120 6688 Tempo Rd. London Come support Elgin-St. Thomas United Way! Join our Caboose Pull on September 21. It’s easy to do, just get a team together and call Melissa at 519-631-3171

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Death Notices BIKUPSKI, Elfreide of West Lorne passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 in her 87th year. A funeral service was held on Thursday, August 29, 2013. West Lorne Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors. DOWLING, James Francis of Aylmer passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in his 90th year. Mass of the Christiona Burial will be recited on Friday, September 6, 2013. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. ESSELTINE, Wilford Orin of St. Thomas passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in his 88th year. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Shawn Jackson Funeral Home FORD, Wesley “Wes” of St. Thomas passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in his

91st year. A private family service will be held. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. HAUSER, Marion of West Lorne passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in her 83rd year. A funeral service was held on Monday, September 2, 2013. West Lorne Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors HIGGINBOTTOM, Sadie Anne of St. Thomas passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in her 95th year. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2013. Shawn Jackson Funeral Home KORVEMAKER, Alvin Bradley of Aylmer passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in his 50th year. A funeral service was held on Thursday, August 29, 2013. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home.

KUIPERS, Eleanor Darlene of London passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013 in her 46th year. A funeral service was held on Thursday, August 29, 2013. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. RUSSELL, David of Brownsville passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 in his 50th year. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. THOMAS, Sylvia Winnifred of St. Thomas passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in her 98th year. A private family service was held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. VAN LIERE, Alice of Aylmer passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in her 75th

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year. A funeral service was held on Friday, August 30, 2013. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. WALTERS, Veronica Louise of St. Thomas passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013 in her 69th year. A funeral service was held on Friday, August 30, 2013. Shawn Jackson Funeral Home.

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