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Residents raise local concerns at candidates meeting Health care and education top list of questions Candidates in the upcoming provincial election were in the hot seat September 21 as residents asked them what they would do if they were elected in Elgin-Middlesex-London October 6. Speaking to a packed house of over 170 people at Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in St. Thomas, the five candidates fielded questions from the floor at the Meet the Candidates The Public Utilities Commission Building in St. Thomas as it appeared in meeting hosted by the St. the 1930s, one of the buildings open to the public during Doors Open. Thomas/Elgin Weekly News. (Photo courtesy of Elgin County Archives) Most of the questions were regarding health care and education, but social programs, the Doors Open in St. Thomas, bration of heritage and commu- deficit and red tape were also on people’s minds. Port Stanley and Sparta this nity. Sixteen buildings will be open “This is the first time I’ve ever weekend on Saturday and Sunday in St. been to a political meeting,” Did you know that electricity Thomas, and over 16 sites on Carla Kuijpers of St. Thomas officially came to St. Thomas in Saturday in Port Stanley and said. “I’m very interested in 1911? Get a glimpse into the Sparta, including The Abbey, the hearing the different opinions of early years of hydroelectric de- Stork Club Museum and the each of the candidates.” velopment at the former Public Quaker Meeting House. Liberal candidate Lori BaldUtilities Commission substation win-Sands emphasized her exon St. Catharine Street during perience on the financial and the Doors Open event this Sat- IF YOU GO… social services committees of Doors Open urday and Sunday. The main municipal government and foyer and manager’s office with When? St. Thomas, stressed the Liberals’ commitOct.1 and 2, 10am-4pm; its electric fireplace will be on ment to go forward with funding Port Stanley/Sparta, Oct. 1, view in a building not normally the hospital redevelopment. 10am-4pm open to the public. PC candidate Jeff Yurek spoke The substation is just one of Where? Various sites about providing tax relief for Cost? Free admission many buildings to be seen dureveryone, not just special intering Doors Open, a yearly cele- More info? www.doorsopenontario.on.ca est groups, and was passionate

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about making government more accountable by getting rid of bureaucracy, waste and boondoggles. NDP candidate Kathy Cornish was insistent that getting rid of high-priced CEO salaries would solve much of health care and energy’s financial problems. “The NDP is all about living within our means.” Green Party candidate Eric Loewen was an advocate for his party’s stand on energy issues, especially wind and solar, and got personal about helping

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In the hot seat at the Meet the Candidates meeting September 21 were (from left) Lori Baldwin-Sands for the Liberals, Kathy Cornish for the NDP, Eric Loewen for the Green Party, Paul McKeever for the Freedom Party and Jeff Yurek for the PCs.

young people create their own jobs. Freedom Party leader and candidate Paul McKeever stressed that the solution to health care issues was not new hospitals but more doctors and nurses. “We’ve got to open schools and eliminate quotas.” Wilma and Jan van der Woerd from St. Thomas said the meeting helped them narrow their

choices down and gave them more confidence in whom to vote for. “But there were no questions about housing or children’s mental health or green energy jobs,” they said. Advance polls remain open until September 30 at the returning office at 300 Talbot Street in St. Thomas and various other locations throughout the riding.

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fun and interactive ways.” Over the weekend, The Arts & Cookery Bank will be hosting nine events the community can participate in. The events kick off Friday morning with a Heritage Photo Crawl & Photo Workshop, followed by Part 1 of a Photo Quilt Workshop in the afternoon. Concluding the day is the Story Teller Legacy Premiere Night, where community residents will be telling their life’s stories through multi-touch interactive media. Saturday starts with the most important meal of the day – a Canada-U-Cook breakfast – featuring local fruits, veggies, eggs

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Harley and Nancy Lashbrook of West Lorne are two local residents whose personal stories will be shared during the Story Teller Legacy Premiere Night September 30, part of Culture Days at The Arts & Cookery Bank. (Photo courtesy of The Arts & Cookery Bank)

and meats, cooked up by local chefs, growers and producers. Part 2 of the Photo Quilt Workshop continues in the afternoon and the day concludes with Fest-a-Month: French Canadian, a dining event spent tasting and celebrating our rich French Canadian heritage. Concluding the weekend is the third and final part of the Photo Quilt Workshop. When completed, an 8x8 “quilt” of photographs will be mounted on the outside of the 1883 timber frame barn that houses The Bank’s cookery. IF YOU GO… Culture Days at The Arts & Cookery Bank When? Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Where? 242 Graham Rd., West Lorne Cost? All free, except for Festa-Month event More info? 519-768-9986 or www.theartsandcookerybank.com

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Central Elgin Public washrooms in village? At its September 26 meeting, The Municipality of Central Elgin asked staff to bring back options and costs for accessible public washrooms for Port Stanley. The village this year had temporary public washrooms, but BIA Chair Carol Gates said that public use of businesses’ washrooms continued to be onerous. Depending on what is contained in the staff report, the municipality may be applying to the Ontario Trillium Fund for some of the funds to build permanent public washrooms. Meeting schedule Councillor Sally Martyn argued in favour of a resolution to reduce the number of council meetings from three to two a month during a six-month trial. She said there would be small savings in dollars, but the real savings would be in time for staff and councillors. The resolution was defeated in a recorded vote. Councillors in opposition said that a similar

experiment before had not worked all that well, that it was important for matters coming to council to move forward in a timely fashion, and that fewer meetings could mean longer meetings that would require additional preparation time. Belmont tenders rejected All tenders to renovate for an addition to the Belmont Fire Station were rejected, and staff has been asked to look at alternatives, including cheaper options, in time for the 2012 capital budget. Councillor Martyn noted tenders were driven higher by the costs of making the building fully accessible as well as problems associated with renovating in a flood plain. She suggested combining one smaller bay of the station with a training room as one possibility. Quota statue in Port Central Elgin will consult further with the Port Stanley BIA about possibly cost-sharing $2,500 needed to install the re-

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Dorothy Gebert

Substance vs. style Who to vote for? That is the question this week in many people’s minds a week before the election on October 6. At the Meet the Candidates meeting on September 21 held at Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in St. Thomas, several people I spoke to told me they came out because they didn’t know who to vote for and hoped that seeing the candidates in action would help them decide. It’s hard to say whether the experience helped or not because with a lineup of virtual unknowns in the political arena, it’s hard to know who might do the best job for the riding in the provincial parliament. So on what do you base your decision? Do you judge them on what they are saying or on how they are saying it? Hopefully it’s substance over style, because what they believe in and say they are going to do is incredibly important. However, it’s hard not to be swayed by the per-

Terry Carroll

It’s what we do A woman approached me during the break at the St. Thomas Meet The Candidates meeting last week. She said she was enjoying the evening, but she had a suggestion. In London, at a similar event, the organizers announced that there would be no clapping. Without applause, the evening went much faster. After moderating last Wednesday’s session, I know that time is important. But if The Weekly News sponsors a similar political forum in the future, I think we’ll let people clap away. We’re not particularly effusive or outgoing or demonstrative in southern Ontario. But we do allow ourselves the luxury of clapping, as an addition to whatever else goes on verbally at meetings. Usually, it’s done in appreciation; sometimes it’s a way of drowning out an opponent. And it’s a group activity. To understand how important the pull of the group is, just try not partici-

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editorialpage formance they give in the public eye. Many people believe that how a person comes across under pressure is a good indicator of how he or she may behave in the future. After the meeting, people were talking about this candidate’s stand on education and that candidate’s passion for health care, but they were also talking about how one candidate was so well spoken and another was somewhat wooden. Even people who thought they knew who they were casting their ballot for were rethinking their choice after hearing the candidates speak. One woman said she wasn’t sure if she had the right sign on her lawn anymore. Which seems to indicate that style can even affect a confirmed decision. I think we’d like to think that appearances don’t make a difference, but in the political world how a candidate talks is as important as what a candidate says. If you missed the Meet the Candidates meeting last week, see the candidates in action during the televised St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce debate filmed September 27, and being shown several times on Rogers TV before the election. pating in a standing ovation. I did this twice last summer, when I attended plays that were good, but not that good. Boy, it’s hard to maintain your seat during a standing O. There were two clapping moments that stood out for me during Meet The Candidates, which The Weekly News ran as “all questions from the floor.” Most questions had a preamble, and often the preliminary statements were more impassioned and much longer than the question itself. One outstanding moment came in response to a question about the perception of inflated CEO salaries in the public sector. The clapping in response to that question / statement rose and was sustained by what seemed to be the entire audience, across party lines. The second moment, parallel to the first, was the clapping in response to the idea that the growth of red tape and regulation was choking business and people’s lives. Again, the clapping was thunderous. So, if I were a candidate looking to represent my constituents in Elgin-Middlesex-London, I’d be putting those two issues at the top of my agenda. I’d know how important these things were to people because of what they did when they had the opportunity to put two hands together.

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Fall art show in Port Stanley Artist Kit Cutting shows off her sculptural piece called ‘Torso #1,’ part of the ‘Friends of Portside’ art show now on at the Portside Gallery in Port Stanley. Work by Laura Woermke, Ethel Mitrovic, John Koyounian and other artists from Elgin County are on display and for sale until October 2.

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Make your mark Oct. 6 Another election is around the corner and everyone should know by now which way their vote will go. It’s not so much that it will go to someone good as much as it will not go to the evil people described in the attack ads. Who in their right mind would vote for someone called The Tax Man? I wonder if we will ever have a fully-productive workforce ever again. Both the Feds and Ontario allowed Ford to shut down Talbotville’s plant. Nobody seems to want to create jobs here. It doesn’t matter who creates the jobs, since they invariably take the government support and then ship the jobs to countries where labour is cheap. Whatever way you cast your vote, be aware that the party in power will have to tax people if they want adequate service, better education and successful health care. It all costs money, and our

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by Ric Wellwood current strikes show that the appetite for raises and better benefits is stronger than ever. Money makes the world go round and sometimes we have to be happy with what we have and not be miserable over things we can’t have. The one thing we will have after election day is a new legislature and there will undoubtedly be new faces sitting at Queen’s Park. They won’t always be as successful as Steve Peters, who eventually became Speaker, but they will go there with a will to serve. I have always voted for the person I thought most capable and decent, but other voters seem to prefer people I don’t trust. I am going to close my eyes and make my X where I think it will do the most good. Don’t miss your chance to have a say. Please get out and vote, even if the weather is not great. You can’t complain unless you take part. That’s why I feel comfortable complaining.

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A university for St. Thomas Algoma University to offer extension program at Wellington St. School next year Students in Elgin County heading to university will have a little more choice next year when Algoma University opens a new extension program in St. Thomas in the fall of 2012. Dr. Richard Myers, president of Algoma University, was in St. Thomas September 21 to announce the university’s partnership with the City and the Estate of Dorothy Fay Palmer to offer the first two years of its Bachelor of Arts degree at the former Wellington Street School building. “St. Thomas is an outstanding choice for us,” Dr. Myers said. “It’s a lovely school. Students from the St. Thomas area will now have an opportunity to complete two years of university study while living at home.” After completing two years in St. Thomas, students can decide to finish their degree at the main campus in Sault Ste. Marie or transfer to the university of their choice.

On hand at the Algoma University announcement September 21 were (from left) Katy Gill of St. Thomas who attended Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma University president Dr. Richard Myers, St. Thomas mayor Heather Jackson-Chapman and Andrew Gunn, trustee of the Estate of Dorothy Palmer.

Dr. Myers said the program in St. Thomas would give Algoma University a profile in Southern Ontario and hopefully bring more students from the south to the north. He said small class

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sizes and personal attention would be a hallmark of the program, although the details are still to be worked out. Algoma University based in Sault Ste. Marie is a relatively

new institution with an enrolment of 1,200 students. It received its charter in 2008, but offered classes for 40 years before that as a branch of Laurentian University. The City of St. Thomas acquired the Wellington Street School site earlier this year as part of the parking strategy for the consolidated Courthouse project, but St. Thomas mayor Heather Jackson-Chapman said the parking project would not be affected by the new use for the building. “I along with the entire City Council are very pleased with Algoma’s interest in the City and the possibility of this wonderful reuse of Wellington Street School made possible in part through the Dorothy Palmer Estate.” “Given that Dorothy Palmer was a teacher and had a lifelong interest in education, I feel that this is a terrific initiative for the Estate to support,” said Andrew Gunn, trustee of the Estate of Dorothy Palmer, which will provide a contribution of capital funding. In order to accommodate Algoma University, the city has hired Chamberlain Architects to design and cost out renovation elements including an elevator

for the school, the installation of accessible washrooms and the replacement of the heating system. CAO/Clerk Wendell Graves said that since the school was designated as a heritage building, the City would also be working with the Heritage Committee to make sure the changes made sense. “We are working with very compressed timelines to be

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Raising money through art Artist Connie Greger donates art show proceeds to teens by Heather Newton Derks

It may not be winter yet, but it came a little early at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre last Friday. Local artist Connie Greger held an opening of a collection of her work called ‘After the Snow: Boisterous Botanicals,’ a series of paintings that depict the progression of winter from first snow to first melt followed by a vibrant collection of spring and summer florals. “It’s basically a year in review,” Connie says. “In the win-

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ter scenes you see that only the tree is alive, so that’s the only item of interest in the yard. Then, when the flowers start blooming, you have the luxury of this variety of interesting colours and shapes, so you can examine each flower or group of flowers up close and frame a whole artwork around it.” This is the fifth year that Connie has put on such a show in order to raise money for teens in tough situations. “The proceeds from the paintings sold tonight will be going towards the Talbot Teen Centre,” said Laura Woermke, St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre curator. “Connie’s intention is to help provide supplies and instruction for the teens that utilize the Centre for art-based work.” The show, which ran from Friday to Sunday, opened with comments from Catherine Elliot Shaw, curator of University of Western Ontario’s McIntosh Gallery, who addressed a packed venue, stating that Connie is “an artist who continues to see the world in a way that others don’t see it.” She added that in donating the proceeds Connie is trying “to reach out a helping hand to kids that might not otherwise have the support for their work.” Connie added that the show had been tremendous to work on because the process has helped her to find her voice. “When you just stand silent and observe,” she says, “you can still have a voice, you can still be a presence.”

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tural history while stimulating tourism and spending throughout the surrounding region.”  Barn quilts are colourful quilt blocks painted on 8x8 foot wood panels and attached to barns in surrounding communities. The Southwest Ontario Barn Quilt Trail will span 100 locations in Brant, Oxford, Elgin, Middlesex and Norfolk counties. Each block is designed and painted by community members and displays some aspect of cultural heritage of that rural community. Mike Baker, curator of the Elgin County Museum, who is

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Eric Atkinson: visual poetry Discovering the true essence of art by Anita LaRue

Many people recognize their talent when they’re young and artist Eric Atkinson was no different. It was in his native England during the Second World War when he was 12 that he first fell in love with the arts. He had been taken to an area shelter in Hartlepool that happened to be an old art gallery. “Paintings were on every wall,” Eric remembers. “Sleeping on a camp bed with heavy bombing continuously surrounding me was where I was inspired. The paintings on the walls drew me in. Night after night the art work would call to me and I became drawn in and started to sketch.” At 83, his passion still continues. An exhibition of his work is now on display at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre with art on loan from the McIntosh Gallery at the University of

Western Ontario, Museum London, the Moore Gallery and the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre.  Called ’12 Major Paintings,’ the show encompasses Eric’s unique style of artistry that comes from his observations of nature. He describes his work as his own visual poetry. The textures formed within the paintings are used with what nature has provided. Sand, paper, landscape and his own love of markings and calligraphy add life to his work. One of the paintings on exhibit is ‘Mendelsohn Songlines’ painted in 1996, which gives a pleasing perspective on how Eric uses nature to pull in the viewer. “The paintings tend to come out to greet you, it asks you to join into the conversation, it wants you to touch, feel and explore what nature has to offer,” he says. “They fill the viewer with a desire to discover and feel what is being said.”

Artist Eric Atkinson with his artwork “Mendelsohn Songlines,” one of 12 of his paintings on display at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre until October 29. (Photo by Anita LaRue)   

A retired professor from Fanshawe College in London, Eric is very articulate about his passion for painting and what the artist is communicating. “It is important that you have your own voice when creating a painting; the artwork needs to have its own way of speaking to the audience, like music or literature,” he says. “This is the same with my work, the language from my paintings becomes your language. I am not copying anyone else. It is my music and my story on canvas.” Hear more from Eric Atkinson at a free artist talk on Sunday,

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A season of deception and unexpected outcomes Aylmer Community Theatre announces new play line-up by Colleen Sawyer

For the 2011-2012 season, Aylmer Community Theatre is offering three comedies to keep you warm through the cold winter months. This year’s theme is ‘truth or consequences,’ with all three plays including a pattern

of deception and unexpected outcomes. The first show of the season, running October 6-15 is ‘Leading Ladies’ written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Harry Edison. The play is about two down-on-their-luck Shakespearian actors stranded in rural Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The problem is that when they arrive, they find that the relatives are not nephews. Coming February 11-26 is ‘Bedside Manners’ by Derek Benfield. When Ferris reluctantly agrees to look after his sister’s somewhat seedy country inn during her vacation, he does not foresee the complications that ensue when a husband and wife arrive separately, each with their prospective paramours. It is up to Ferris to prevent the inevitable meeting of husbands, wives and lovers.

Ashley Grech, Evan Thompson, Greg Mizon and Sandi Loponen in ‘Leading Ladies,’ Aylmer Community Theatre’s first production this season. (Photo courtesy of Aylmer Community Theatre)

The final show of the season is ‘Sex Please We’re Sixty’ by Michael and Susan Parker. Mrs. Stancliffe, a woman in her 60s who runs a bed and breakfast has an elderly neighbour, nicknamed “Bud the Stud,� who enjoys wooing the mostly female guests. Her other neighbour and would-be suitor, Henry Mitchell, is a retired chemist who has developed a little blue pill that he hopes will help stimulate women in their menopausal years. When these pills are switched with Bud’s Viagra, we soon discover that it has a strange effect on men. This show runs from May 5-20.

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The design of the corn maze as seen from above. (Photo courtesy of Janine Lunn)

and Kimberly entered the contest with a musical video, suggesting that their band name and logo be the design for the 2011 corn maze. “Designing the maze with a contest was a new idea, and vogelJoy was a perfect fit,” says Janine Lunn. “Our young families have enjoyed the planning process and we think that the maze site is a great place for their outdoor concert. A lot

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Youth Music Group with Brian May, Singers 8 yrs & over, we'd love to hear from you.  Rehearsal Thursday nights 7:15pm. Studio Arts Rock

School, Edward St. 519-631-7368. Aylmer 50+ Seniors welcome you to join them for Euchre or Bridge, every Monday 1-3:30pm upstairs at

Corporation of the Township of Southwold requires a ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The position would be responsible for the provision of Council/Committee secretariat services and administrative support to departments including Drainage, Public Works, Administration, Building, Fire and Planning. Key responsibilities include customer service, preparation of reports, agendas, bylaws, review and process land use applications. 35 hours/wk evening meetings as required. Qualifications: *Secondary School Diploma with a minimum two (2) years experience and demonstrated ability in providing administrative and clerical support. *Excellent written, oral and communications skills; public relations and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and office procedures. Minimum typing of 60wpm * Working knowledge of municipal governance, parliamentary procedure, legislative and procedural framework related to statutes, regulations and bylaws with particular emphasis on the Municipal and Planning Act; *Flexibility to attend after hours meetings as required

Resumes will be accepted until Friday October 7, 2011 @4:00 p.m., Attn: Donna Ethier, CAO/Clerk, Township of Southwold, 35663 Fingal Line, Fingal, ON, N0L 1K0 or fax to (519) 769-2837 or email: cao@twp.southwold.on.ca The personal information submitted for employment is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. We thank you for your application, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Township of Southwold is an “Equal Opportunity Employer”

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Aylmer Legion, admission $2. Aylmer Area Community Choir.  New members welcome! Rehearsals every Monday night at 6:30, music room, East Elgin Secondary School, Aylmer.  More info call Joanne 519-7652216. 18th St. Thomas Scout Group has openings for Beavers and Cubs.   We meet on Tuesdays at St. Mark’s United Church.   Info 519-633-4495 or 519-633-1256. Volunteer today to help those in need.  VON Volunteers urgently needed.  Call to see how easy it is to make a difference in someone’s life.  519-637-

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Liquidation SALE Large Selection of New & Preowned Furniture! Preowned appliances with warranty Open Mon. – Sat. 8-6

Local moves by D&M Moving 429 John St. N. (Tall building behind Beer Store)

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6408. Port Stanley Public Library, 302 Bridge St., shows the work of Guild members Rowena Spersrud and Diane Dobson through September and October.  519-782-4241 for hours. Got a child that loves the outdoors? 1st Sparta Cubs (ages 811) accepting girl and boys. For info call Bonnie 519-775-2558. Thursday, September 29, Roast Beef Dinner, St. Andrew's United Church, 60 West Ave. Take outs are available. For info and tickets, 519-631-4558 or 519-631-5363. The Elgin St. Thomas Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from local charities. Find our criteria and application form online. Deadline is September 30. Vesta Centre is hosting free breastfeeding support September 30, 10-11:30am.  All new mothers and mothers to be welcome. 767 Talbot St. 519-6316461.

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DISTRIBUTION SUPERVISOR For the past several months, The Weekly News has worked with Newspaper Circulation Specialists to set up a carrier delivery system with inserts. We are now taking applications from reliable candidates interested in the Distribution Supervisor position to help us maintain and grow our delivery system. The successful candidate will be outgoing and not afraid to knock on doors for recruitment. He/she will manage a system of over 100 carriers and drivers and will deal with customer concerns using tact and diplomacy. This is a new, entry-level supervisory position. The successful candidate will be hard-working, take a hands-on approach when needed and will understand that longer hours are sometimes required. A reliable vehicle and valid drivers’ licence are musts for the position. Reply in writing, stating relevant experience to: Terry Carroll, Publisher The St. Thomas-Elgin Weekly News 15 St. Catharine St. St. Thomas ON N5P 2V7 Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

9 & Dine on Friday, September 30, 5pm at The Bluffs Golf Club, Port Stanley. Call 519782-7447 for more information. The Knights of Columbus and A&M Sounds hosting a youth dance, Friday September 30, 7-10pm.  Open to grades 5-8.  $7. Food and drink available for purchase.  Call 519639-2336. Doors Open in Port Stanley/Sparta on October 1 from 10am4pm. Free admission to historical homes/places. Brochures/info at Lake Erie Beacon 519-7824563. Saturday, October 1, Fall Indoor Yard/Bake/Rummage & Boutique Sale, Central United Church, Corner of Wellington & Moore Streets. 7:30– 11:30am. Craft Sale, Saturday, October 1, 8:30am to ?, Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Temple, 54 Moore Street. Breakfast & Lunch available. Free Admission. For info Carol Graham 519-637-3356.

Saturday, October 1, Tasty BBQ Afternoon, Elgin County Junior Farmers at Belmont Corn Maze, 1pm, canned goods accepted for  local food bank.  Info:519-8605912. St. John's Presbyterian Church, Port Stanley Door's Open, Saturday, October 1, lunch, homemade soup and sandwiches, as well bake/deli table. Call 519-782-3971 for info. Volunteers needed for one fun day on October 2, Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation’s ‘Expedition Elgin’, our own Amazing Race in Port Stanley. Call Anne Kenny at 519-7733698. Collect pledges & enter your team of 4 for Expedition Elgin on October 2 at Port Stanley’s beach for fun/prizes. Proceeds to local charities through St. Thomas-Elgin Community Foundation. Ham & Turkey Bingo, Sunday, October 2. Doors open 12:30pm. St. Thomas Legion, Br.41. 24 John St.

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Everyone welcome. Port Stanley Lioness Club Fashion Show, Sunday, October 2, 114pm, Wharf Restaurant. Fashions from Southbound Boutique. Tickets/Info 519-7824741. Car Rally, Sunday, October 2, 1pm start at Union United Church, fundraiser for an accident victim, includes a simple supper, cost-donation, info 519-633-1256. St. Thomas Seniors' Centre, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings, Wed., October 5, 11:30am-12:30pm, $10 Advance/$12 Day of. Limited Tickets Available. Singers Wanted. Join us for a demonstration evening of 4-part barbershop harmony on Wednesday, October 5, 7:15pm at Grace United Church. Info. 519-762-6568. Aylmer Theatre presents Leading Ladies, Thursday-Saturday Oct 6-8, 8pm. Sunday Oct 9, 2pm. ThursdaySaturday Oct 13-15, 8pm. $15 adult, $10 student. 519-7733372.

Worship Services Trinity Anglican Church The Church with the Purple Steeple Corner of Southwick & Wellington

9 am Holy Communion [BCP] 10:30 am Holy Eucharist and Sunday School Dine Out Beef Dinner & Yorkshire, $12/pp Monday Oct. 24th, 5-7pm Phone: 519-631-4335

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Hincks Street at Wellington Street 519-631-2414 Minister: Rev. Mavis Currie Organist and Choir Director: Dr. W. D. Carroll Sunday, October 2, 2011 10:30 a.m. World Communion Sunday Sermon: “Body Building” COME AND WORSHIP WITH US, EVERYONE WELCOME

Field Naturalist Meeting, Friday October 7 at Knox Church , St. Thomas at 7:30pm  Presentation on Chile by Candy McManiman & Paul Prevett  .    Info 519- 631-5279. Gospel Concert with the Fehr Family from Southern Alberta, Open Bible Baptist Church, Aylmer. Friday, Oct.7, 7pm. Free, All welcome. Info 519-7653472 or Church 519-773-3303. Saturday, October 8, Tasty BBQ Afternoon, Elgin County Junior

Maintenance and repair of outdoor power equipment

and now also Chinese ATV’s & dirt bikes Pickup and delivery available 226-234-6229 www.elginrepair.com

ANIMAL AIDE of ST.THOMAS needs your help! We have brought in more than 400 cats and kittens so far this year, but have had to say “NO” to many, many more...please consider adopting, donating or volunteering to help us continue our life-saving work. Animal Aide 333 Talbot Street 519-633-3788 www.animalaide.org

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Farmers at Belmont Corn Maze, 1pm, canned goods accepted for  local food bank.  Info 519-8605912. The St. Thomas Power and Sail Squadron is offering Boating Courses starting October 11 at St. Joseph Continued on next page

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Adults $12 Children 12 & Under $6 Cut-off For Ticket Sales: Sunday, October 9, 2011 For Tickets, Contact: Bob Hubert 519-631-2631 Jack Davidson 519-631-5936 George Leverton 519-631-3552

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HELP WANTED Distribution Supervisor required to manage our growing system of carriers, drivers and inserters. This is a new, entry-level supervisory position. Must be hardworking, willing to knock on  doors  and understand that longer hours are sometimes required. A reliable vehicle and valid drivers’ licence are

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Community Bulletin Boards 24 John St. Everyone welcome. Port Stanley Lioness Club Fashion Show, Sunday, October 2, 11-4pm, Wharf Restaurant. Fashions from Southbound B o u t i q u e . Tickets/Info 519782-4741. St. Thomas Seniors' Centre, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings, Wed., October 5, 11:30am12:30pm, $10 Advance/$12 Day of. Limited Tickets Available. Aylmer Theatre presents Leading Ladies, Thursday-Saturday Oct 6-8, 8pm. Sunday Oct 9, 2pm. Thursday-Saturday Oct 13-15, 8pm. $15 adult, $10 student. 519-773-3372. Field Naturalist Meeting, Friday October 7 at Knox Church , St. Thomas at 7:30pm  Presentation on Chile  by  Candy McManiman & Paul Prevett  .    Info 519- 631-5279.

The St. Thomas Power and Sail Squadron is offering Boating Courses starting October 11 at St. Joseph High School, 7-9pm.  Call 519-637-2628 for more information.

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Bradford, at London Health Science Centre - Victoria Campus on Friday September 16, 2011. Jeannette Marie Bradford of Aylmer, in her 66th year. Beloved wife of the late John D. Bradford (2008). Dear mother of Craig Bradford of Aylmer. Sister-in-law of Jeannine Mortier of Uniontown, Ohio. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Dr. George Mortier. Born on January 14, 1946, daughter of the late Valentyn and Erma (Gossenns) Mortier. Jeanette was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. She had been a member of the church choir and the C.W.L. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. Interment Queen of Peace Cemetery. Father Ross Bartley, officiating. Donations to Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences can be expressed at kebbelfuneralhome.com

DEATH NOTICES BOGART, LOIS (PORTEOUS) of Union, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011 in her 81st year. Funeral service at the funeral home on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 11:00am. Sifton Funeral Home. CLARK, KAREN RUTH of St. Thomas and formerly of Owen Sound, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2011 in her 61st year. A memorial service was held September 24, 2011. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. OSMAN, AGNES “DOREEN” of London, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in her 71st year. A funeral service was held September 27, 2011. Williams Funeral Home Ltd.

REID, DEE of London, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in her 76th year.  A memorial service was held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.  Sifton Funeral Home. ROBINSON, LEIGHTON of St. Thomas, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2011 in his 88th year.  A funeral service was held on Saturday, September 24, 2011.  Sifton Funeral Home. WEAGANT, ROBERT PATRICK of St. Thomas, formerly of Burlington, passed away September 21, 2011. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Shawn Jackson Funeral Home.

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Elgin County recognized for Savour Elgin program Website and brochure win at IEDC awards Elgin County was recognized for its excellence in marketing culinary tourism by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at its annual conference September 20. The IEDC Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and the year’s most influential leaders. Elgin County was recognized in two categories, winning an award for its  Savour Elgin Culinary Guide and the  Savour Elgin website, www.savourelgin.ca. "We have exceeded our expectations with this program, and are thrilled with the results,” said Dave Mennill, Elgin County Warden. “Through our proactive approach to market-

ing we have created excellent materials for visitors who come to Elgin County and hopefully the Culinary Guide and website makes their trips more informative and enjoyable." Culinary tourism is a growing industry and with many consumers choosing to vacation locally, the culinary tourism industry is in the perfect position to take advantage of this trend. The  Savour Elgin Culinary Guide and website have been available for a year and market Elgin County’s restaurants, agri-tourism operations, farmers markets and wineries and breweries. The Culinary Guide is a portable information source designed to fit in a purse or glove box of a car. The Guide features all members of the Savour Elgin program with original photography and a personal story be-

The Savour Elgin Culinary Guide promoting culinary tourism in Elgin County was a winner at the International Economic Development Council Awards September 20. (Photo courtesy of Elgin County Economic Development)

hind each business, allowing visitors to get to know the people and places they might visit. Some businesses have also included recipes and ingredient lists of their specialized dishes for people to make at home. The  Savour Elgin website gives visitors a taste of what they’ll experience in Elgin County. The website features each member of the  Savour Elgin program and makes it

easy for website visitors to find out about events, restaurants or hotels and to quickly create individual itineraries for their upcoming visit to Elgin County. Interactive maps make locating the destinations effortless for prospective tourists. These are the third and fourth awards presented to Elgin County for its Savour Elgin program.

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Ken Verrell presides as judge at the Crime Stoppers Jail or Bail event held September 16 at Geerlinks Home Hardware in St. Thomas. He put several community personalities behind bars, including St. Thomas mayor Heather Jackson-Chapman, Aylmer police chief Andre Reymer and St. Thomas police chief Bill Lynch. The two day event raised over $20,000. (Photo by Esther Brown)

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Ontario Early Years Participate in the FREE playgroup Thursday mornings from 9:3011:30am. Parents/caregivers and children from birth to six years of age are welcome.

Talbot Trail Toastmasters If you are nervous about speaking or would like to improve your communication skills join us Thursday evening at 7pm in the Community Room.

Creative Writers’ Group If you can think it or dream it, you can write it. This growing and talented group meet the first Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm in the Community Room. Stop by or call to find out what the Creative Writers’ Group is all about. Contact Dave Ferguson 519-765-1486 for more information. STORE DIRECTORY Bentley .................................................................. 637-8021 Charm Diamond Centre..................................... 637-8020 Dairy Queen / Orange Julius ............................637-2542 Dorlene...................................................................637-1255 Elgin Mall Dental Office .....................................637-1811 Elgin Travel & Cruises.........................................633-6300 Experts Tailoring & Alterations.........................852-1035 Flair Jeans & Alterations ...................................633-4794 GNC.........................................................................637-0023 Galaxy Cinemas ...................................................631-2261 GoodLife Fitness .............................633-8475 & 631-1501 Hairmasters...........................................................633-2440

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Sport Mart .............................................................631-4006 St Thomas Public Library...................................631-6050 St Thomas Town & Country Realty..................207-3000 The Station Master..............................................637-0127 Stitches ..................................................................631-4600 Subway ..................................................................631-0331 Suzy Shier..............................................................633-1336 TD Canada Trust...................................................633-4640 Tan Jay ...................................................................633-5524 The Perk.................................................................631-3242 Wok Express.........................................................637-6426 Zellers.....................................................................633-4645

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