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St. Thomas gets new radio station myFM 94.1 launches this week It’s taken 20 years, but St. Thomas has got its own radio station again. “MyFM is like a friend who’s been away for awhile and is now back again,” says Rob Mise, general manager of the new station at 94.1 on the FM dial. Although it hit the airwaves Julianna Thompson (left) holds her ears as Charlene McNabb sounds the May 20 with a run of 5,000 alarm in ‘Neighbourhood Crime Watch’ opening this Thursday. songs in a row, the station officially launched with a regular programming schedule June 6 play includes Ross Hepburn, with news, weather and personNew play at Princess Kyle Pickersgill, Julianna alities. Avenue Playhouse Thompson, Charlene McNabb, “This is the 12th myFM station The Elgin Theatre Guild is endPaul Blower, Ken Roberts and we’ve launched,” Rob says reing its season with ‘The NeighJohn O’Reilly. ferring to the company behind bourhood Crime Watch’ by Craig Note that this is an adult com- the new station, My BroadcastAlpaugh, a comedy that could edy with some coarse lan- ing Corporation, which focuses also be called ‘The Great Imguage. on small to medium size markets posters.’ in Ontario. He helped launch staDuring a botched robbery, two tions in Kincardine, Goderich and bungling burglars find them- IF YOU GO… Port Elgin before coming to St. selves in attendance at a neigh- The Neighbourhood Thomas. bourhood crime watch meeting, Crime Watch Along with Rob, the station emWhen? June 9-11, 16-18 at and are forced to pretend to be ploys five full-time staff who live good citizens. The usual ingre- 8pm, June 12 at 2pm in St. Thomas, including news didients of classic farce take Where? Princess Avenue rector, Sarah Locke, who was Playhouse, 40 Princess Ave., place with lots of complications born and bred in the railway city. St. Thomas and physical comedy. “Come for the laughs and Cost? $15, call 519-633-8530 She returns to her hometown after spending time at the myFM enjoy the energy,” director Peter to reserve station in Strathroy. More info? Leack says. News broadcaster, Sarah LaThe cast of this fast-paced

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grove will relay local news, sports and weather every half hour in the morning and every hour for the rest of the day. “We want people to wake up and find that life is still okay in their community,” Rob says. Listeners will hear on-air personalities Jamie and Cindy in the morning and Jeremy and Sarah in the afternoon. Music has been programmed to be familiar, family friendly and pop-based with some oldies tunes. Rob says the myFM cruiser will be hitting the streets soon and contests, open houses and community involvement will be part of their plan to involve listeners. “We’ve just been up for two weeks, and with no regular programming,” he says. “But the response has been phenomenal. We are so excited to be here.” And if launching another radio station wasn’t enough excite-


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The Weekly News plans to get the word out Check website or 94.1 radio for updates For the week of June 6-10, Carroll Publishing Inc. plans to mail The Weekly News as usual through Canada Post. “We understand that CUPW rotating strikes are continuing,” said publisher Terry Carroll. “These are not affecting local newspaper delivery in the short run. In the event of a Canada-wide strike, we have a

plan in place to make the newspaper available at pickup locations in St. Thomas and across Elgin.” If a nation-wide Canada Post shutdown occurs at urban locations, check for delivery outlets and listen to 94.1 radio. Rural outlets may or may not be affected. The Weekly News is also available online at:

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Fifth Annual Emily Morgan Celebration Golf Tournament held Saturday, May 21, 2011 Kettle Creek Golf and Country Club, Port Stanley

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A very special thank you to the generous and supportive Principal Contributors of Emily’s Tournament: McLay and Company of St. Thomas and Moksha Yoga London We salute the tireless efforts of our volunteers: Susan Bradnam, Yvonne Brooks, Barb Clarke, Rhonda Fabian, Sondra Gantner, Taylor Houghton, Stephanie Kerr, Maryann McCoy, Frank Morgan, Mary Pocock, Gwen Steward, Jon Vanderzwan and Martin Verkaart A TRULY FABULOUS TEAM Thanks to all the golfers who participated – please join us again next year! From your friends, Tony, Dianne and Lucy

Central Elgin Council Ferry document approved A memorandum of understanding with the ClevelandCuyahoga County Port Authority was approved by Council. The document expresses the Municipality's willingness to work exclusively with the Port Authority to explore the feasibility of a cross lake ferry.  Central Elgin will also participate in a Request for Proposal for ferry service providers to be issued by the Port Authority in the summer. Proposed new official plan The public will have the opportunity to comment and find out more about Central Elgin's proposed new official plan at a public open house on June 14 and at a public meeting on June 28. The official plan describes council's policies on how land in Central Elgin should be used. It deals mainly with policy issues such as: where new housing, industry,


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offices and shops will be located; what services like roads, water mains, sewers, parks and schools will be needed; when, and in what order, parts of the municipality will grow; and community improvement initiatives. Pilot traffic control measures continue The three-way stop and other traffic changes near the William Street and Edith Cavell Boulevard will continue for another summer on a trial basis. Following the summer, Council will evaluate the traffic measures. The traffic changes were implemented part way through last summer based on recommendations from a traffic engineer from Dillon Consulting. Paid parking in beach area Council will be considering the feasibility of implementing paid parking in the vicinity of Main Beach in Port

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Stanley. Council asked staff to prepare a report setting out the costs and other issues associated with paid parking.  For 2011, parking will continue to be free in municipal beach parking lots. Old wells to be located Central Elgin employees will be visiting approximately 120 Belmont properties to catalogue old drinking water wells. These wells, if not properly decommissioned, can provide a pathway to the aquifer that serves as the current drinking water supply for the community of Belmont.  The properties to be visited were all built prior to 1956 when the municipal drinking water system was established.  Festival activities approved A boat parade, live music, and fireworks were among the Port Stanley CANFEST activities approved by Council. Carol Gates of the CANFEST Committee appeared before Council seeking Council's permission for the event to be held in Port Stanley from July 1-3. This is the second year for the event. Council had earlier approved a grant of $3,000 to CANFEST to assist with insurance costs. Sparta Church added to Heritage List Sparta United Church has been added to the list of properties in Central Elgin that Council considers to be of heritage value or interest. Listing under the Heritage Act can delay demolition of a structure for sixty days. 


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An ode to ice cream This weekend had the perfect weather for ice cream: warm, sunny with just a touch of humidity. And that meant heading for your favourite ice cream place. (Store-bought tubs are okay for filling in the gaps and for eating after dinner, but the real ice cream experience is always away from home.) For many people in this area, it means stopping off at Shaw’s Dairy on Sunset Road just outside of Port Stanley for locally made ice cream. The board of flavour choices on the back wall is overwhelming, but because everyone else has had the same idea, you have enough time in line to make up your mind or change it several times. Will it be Strawberry or Pistachio? Or how about

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Cotton Candy or Toffee Cashew Crunch? I like to try a different flavour every other time just to mix it up, but I tend to go back to tried and true favourites that I know are going to be wonderful every time. For me that’s Chocolate Peanut Butter. Getting a burst of peanutty flavour every other bite is heaven for me. I usually stick with a regular sugar cone because pre-made waffle cones just don’t measure up to the freshly made waffle cone from a waffle iron I once had at a little ice cream place in eastern Ontario. But that place wasn’t as busy as Shaw’s, and the lineups would be twice as long if they started doing that. Summer ice cream also brings back memories of the little tubs of ice cream we used to get at the annual Sunday School picnic when I was a child. Remember those little wooden paddles you were given to eat it with? And even though it was only vanilla, why did it taste so good?

sides in some of the powerful. On Saturday evening, it was Bishop Ronald Fabbro at the 100th anniversary of Holy Angels Church. This was a fine affair, with all the living priests returning for the event, and the Catholic Women’s League and the Knights of Columbus in full regalia. Father David Boutette, the priest before Father Adam Gabriel, noted with fondness the character (as well as “the characters”) of the parish – bringing me, and others, I’m sure, back to down to earth with a chuckle.

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St. Anne’s Cannon Ball The tallest and one of the most popular rides at the annual St. Anne’s Festival in St. Thomas was the Cannon Ball. The popular local fair, which raises money for community projects, concluded four active days on Saturday. (Photo by Brian Wilsdon)

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Goodbye A, Hello Two I don’t know if I should be excited that our local television station will be undergoing a rebranding. The A Channel (in fact all A Channels) will soon be known as CTV Two. This is being done at the request of its latest new owners, Bell Media. Whenever a big corporation swallows the media of a smaller corporation, it pays for the purchase by cutting staff and services. I would imagine we will be seeing the same thing happen in London. The difficulty for Bell Media is that the very nature of television has been changing, thanks to the Internet and rogue companies like Netflix. It is easier to operate a network without the expense of TV towers and the physical paraphernalia required to get a signal out to the public. I can still remember Channel Ten when it was

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by Ric Wellwood owned by the Blackburns and featured Jack Burghardt as news anchor. He was at the head of a remarkable team of producers and reporters and the Blackburns made sure that the newsroom rivaled that of much larger cities. No one chose to leave because the station engaged in a lot of local production and the opportunities for creativity were there. The new operation will probably not bring much in the way of improved coverage. Newsgathering costs money and Bell Media is more interested in pleasing its shareholders than providing good local service. I’m not saying that the station will flash a warning that the following program “contains manure subject matter,” but the odds are good. As CTV Two prepares to launch its new operation this spring, everything will come in High Definition. It would be nice if the HD revealed something that would enrich the viewing audience in Southwestern Ontario. Time will tell.

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It’s a struggle I started clarinet lessons when I was only seven years old. I learned on an old straight steel clarinet, over which my little fingers could barely cover the holes. I struggled to learn how to play the instrument, but because I loved the clarinet, I prevailed and, through my struggling, obtained a fairly high level of proficiency by the time I was sixteen. Looking back in hindsight, I realize that most of the things I've struggled with, I now appreciate more, am more proficient in, and respect and honor more.  When you struggle to be debt free and finally achieve your goal – it feels awesome. When you struggle to lose twenty pounds, and finally lose them – you feel light as a feather.   So, when I read the following quote, the whole struggling issue began to make total sense:  "Without adequate struggling you run the risk of

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London diocese Bishop Ronald Fabbro blesses the cornerstone of Holy Angels Catholic Church in St. Thomas June 4 with parish priest Father Adam Gabriel and priests who have served the parish in attendance, prior to the mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of the stone church at its current location.

ATTENTION CAW EMPLOYEES Do you need individual advice about your severance and pension? Libro Financial Group’s Financial Planners will be available to answer your questions individually.

Tuesday, June 14 From 2:30 on Stoneridge Inn 6675 Burtwistle Lane, London Bring along any information you have about your package and pension. No cost or obligation to you. Call 519-631-6195 or VISIT for more details.

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This premier air show and charitable event will showcase an impressive array of performers and aircraft, including the world famous Canadian Forces Snowbirds and SkyHawks, as well as historic warbirds and modern military aircraft. In addition, a highlight of the event will be an 18 minute air to ground battle demonstration, complete with pyrotechnics. Funds raised will benefit the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the Military Family Resource Centre (London), the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, St. John Ambulance and the Air

Cadets. On Saturday and Sunday, gates are open from 8am to 5:30pm, and the air show runs between 1-4:30 pm. On Friday, considered arrival day for many aircraft, gates are open from 48:30 pm. While there is no public parking at the airport site, parking in convenient offsite lots is only $5 per vehicle. Free shuttle buses for the five minute ride to the airport run all day. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at participating Libro Financial locations or onsite at the air show.

2011 Great Lakes International Air Show coming June 24-26

The skies of St. Thomas will be filled with the thunder and spectacle of some of the world's most exciting aircraft. The 2011 Great Lakes International Air Show will run from June 24-26 at the St. Thomas Airport.

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Peter Phillips as Tim McGraw Dave La Fame as Tom Jones Amberley Beatty as Loretta Lynn Frank Rondell as Frankie Valli Advance tickets: $15 At the door: $20 Advance tickets available at Knights of Columbus Hall Fridays 4 – 6 p.m. or call 519-631-2166.

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Celebrating Seniors how good you are. Everyone starts somewhere. “Exercise is work! Who wants to work after retirement?” Newly active people say they feel better, sleep better, enjoy each day more and feel more relaxed. Find activities you enjoy so it doesn’t feel like work.

Time to get moving Even 30 minutes a day has health benefits Has anyone ever suggested that you “take it easy” now that you are older? Do you feel too old to be physically active? In Canada we put a lot of value on helping older people once they get sick but we don’t do much to encourage people to stay healthy. Yet research shows that elders can benefit more than anyone from being active 30 to 60 minutes every day. Generally, the more you do, the better you will feel. And you may reduce your risk of disease by up to 50%. So why aren’t you active? What we think, and what we do, affects how we age. Some adults climb mountains in their 80s and 90s, some sit in care facilities. What about you? Are

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you enjoying 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity every day? Do you even want to? No? Why not?

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METCALFE GARDENS, CELEBRATING 22 YEARS IN ST. THOMAS In honor of our anniversary we are pleased to offer:

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Meals on Wheels, recreational and social programs or much, much more, seniors turn to organizations such as the VON, St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health and community health centres to help them live life independently and to the fullest. A wide variety of private seniors’ homes and apartments offer accommodation, often with additional services, for seniors who are unable or no longer willing to live on their own. The City operates Valleyview Home and the County has three homes – Bobier Villa

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Money and the elderly What you can do about the most common type of elder abuse Elder abuse is defined by the World Health Organization (2004) as: “any action or lack of action which causes harm to an older adult”. Between 4-10% of the senior population are abused each year. It is believed that 42% of the abuse is financial, 35% is physical, and the remaining split between neglect and psychological (emotional) abuse. The most common type of abuse is financial, which is any improper conduct done with or without the informed consent of the older adult that results in a monetary or personal gain to the abuser and/or monetary or personal loss for the older adult. Examples of financial abuse includes misuse of Power of Attorney, theft of money or possessions, forging a senior’s signature, withholding money and coercing a senior to change their will, sell property or create a joint bank account. You might be a concerned family member, friend, neighbour, or business owner, in the community where a senior you are concerned about lives. What are some clues that could indicate financial abuse is happening to that senior? • There may be suspicious activity on credit cards. • The senior may change a will or property title to leave a house or assets to “new friends or relatives”. • Property may be missing; for example a senior can’t find jewelry or other valuables. • The senior may be lacking necessities when they can afford them, such as groceries or personal care products, spending money, hearing aide batter-

ies, glasses. What can I do as a concerned family member, friend or neighbor? • If you know or suspect someone is being abused, make the effort to reach out to the person and talk to them. • Educate yourself on resources available to help older adults who are being abused. • Understand that making ef-

forts to change an abusive relationship is extremely difficult. • Encourage the person to seek help (their family doctor/nurse, a trusted family member, or the local police) • Do not confront the perpetrator yourself. • Call the Seniors Safety Line for information and advice: 1866-299-1011 • If you believe the person is


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at risk, dial 911. Where can I get more information about Elder abuse? Since 1992, Elgin County has had an Elder Abuse network, which is made up of volunteers

from many different organizations who work with seniors. Their goals are to promote awareness of elder abuse, and advocate for improvements in elder abuse prevention and intervention. Visit The Ontario Network for

the Prevention of Elder Abuse online at Please remember: Stop abuse and restore respect. Elder Abuse is wrong. It is up to all of us to help eradicate it. If you suspect that something is wrong, take a second look!

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The team of local women that went to Nicaragua at the end of March included Lin Farquhar, Linda Rieger, Viola McLean, Eggelina Kers, Anna Geene, Mary Pat Elliott, Jayne Burritt, Jan Reynolds and Sharon Jackson. (Photo supplied)

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If you read the March 9 issue of The Weekly News, you would have seen a story about a group of local women who were planning a trip to Nicaragua to teach women there to sew. The members of this short-term missions team have now returned from this life-changing trip. Organized by PAN (People Aiding Nicaragua) Missions, based in Guelph, nine area women volunteered to make the trip. They were Lin Farquhar of Belmont, Linda Rieger of Port Stanley, Viola McLean of Port Stanley, Eggelina Kers of Aylmer, Anna Geene of Delaware, Mary Pat Elliott of Wallaceburg, Jayne Burritt of Wallaceburg, Jan Reynolds of London and Sharon Jackson of St. Thomas. Before leaving on their trip, team members collected sewing machines, fabrics, knitting yarn, school supplies and medical supplies donated by local citizens and businesses, as well as diapers and pneumonia vests for babies and little girls’ dresses and hygiene gift bags that had been made by women in the area. With bags bulging, they left on March 26 and spent 15 days in Nicaragua working with Pastor Jose in the Arc of Salvation Church in Managua and a group of women there who were keen to learn new skills to support their families and educate their children. Team members taught a number of projects including how to make diapers, baby crib sheets, ‘blossom’ hats for girls, baby quilts for the hospital, several styles of girls’ dresses and tote/market bags. All of these articles could be used personally, donated to hospitals or sold. “With much laughter, singing and fellowship, the Canadian women and the Nicaraguan

women worked together and bonded,â€? said Sharon Jackson. “By the end of our time with them, the Nicaraguan women greeted us every morning with ‘I love you,’ in English while the Canadian women said ‘Dios te amo‌God loves you,’ in Spanish. As we all learned‌body language, smiles and gestures went a long way to helping us communicate.â€? As well as teaching, the team spent time in the Women’s Hospice Centre in Managua, La Mascota Children’s Regional Hospital, a children’s cancer clinic and a new school built by a PAN team from Guelph this year. Team members were most affected by their tour of a hospital in Chinandega, two hours from Managua, where they assessed needs and gave out a medical kit filled with about $6,000 in medicines, diapers and pneumonia vests. “This hospital is woefully short on equipment and their chemistry lab needs almost everything, including microscopes,â€? said Mary Pat Elliott. “When we return to Canada, we will be campaigning to get more medical equipment for them. Of special need was an air conditioner for the lab, since theirs was broken. This made the lab so hot it would affect the quality of the test results!â€? After the trip was finished, the work accomplished, the friendships built, the memories created, these local women have many stories to tell about their experiences. Contact Sharon Jackson if you would like someone to speak to your group or if you are interested in being part of a future short-term missions team. The team members wish to say thank you to all who supported and encouraged them in this experience. Their generosity has changed lives! MORE INFO‌ PAN Missions Sharon Jackson 519-207-0773

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The Canadian Cancer Society Elgin-Middlesex seeks volunteers available once a week to drive individuals to cancer related appointments. For more information contact 519-432-1137. Animal Aide fundraising cookbook available now at Tabby's Treasures, 335 Talbot St. Only $10. Get yours now while supplies last. They make a great gift! Youth Music Group with Brian May, open to singers 8 yrs & over. Please contact 519631-7368. Rehearsals Thursday nights 7:15pm. Studio Arts Rock School, 156 Edward Street. The Salvation Army's Ball Hockey Camp, 1014yrs runs July 11-15 & 6-9yrs July 18-15. 9am-2pm each day. $25/child-includes lunches. For info call Pam 519-631-3206. The Salvation Army's Summer Art Camp for ages 5yrs-12yrs runs Aug 8-12, 9am-2pm each day, only $25/child-includes lunches.  For info please call Pam 519-6313206. Are you looking for fun volunteer opportunities Continued on next page

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St. James Presbyterian. day, July 2, 5-7pm. Adults Worship, concert, and food! $10, Children 5-12 $5, Bring lawn chair. Free will under 5 free. Dessert only offering. Ferguson Line & $5 (Strawberries, Ice Continued from previous page Wednesday, June 22, Bible Yarmouth Centre 519-207- Cream & Cake). Info 519633-5556. Thursday, June 16, 5-7pm, Questions10:30am, a time 3331. St. John's Church on Flora for discussion and reflec- Strawberry Social 1850's STPA presents: “Driven by St, Adults $6  Children tion on Biblical Stories, St. Style, Sunday, June 26, Eternity”, A John Bevere Andrew's United Church, Backus-Page House Mu- video series, Sunday, July (under 5) $2. 60 West Ave. Info 519June 16, 7pm, St. James 631-4558. Everyone is seum, 29424 Lakeview 3 at 6pm, 144 Wellington Line, Wallacetown. Must St., St. Thomas, 519-633Presbyterian  Health and welcome. have advanced tick- 3810. Wellness, Stacy Wraight, Public Educator Alzheimer The YWCA St. Thomas- ets$15/person.  519-762- STPA presents:  “Driven by Society.  Brain Fitness! Fer- Elgin Annual General Meet- 3072. Eternity”, A John Bevere guson Line/Yarmouth Cen- ing will be held on Tuesday, June 28, Straw- video series, Sunday, July tre. For info Thursday, June 23 at berry Social with hotdogs, 10 at 6pm, 144 Wellington 5:15pm at 16 Mary St. W., 5-6:30pm at St. Andrew's St., St. Thomas, 519-633519-207-3331. St. Thomas.  To RSVP, Rib Dinner, St. John's Pres- please call 519-631-9800. United Church, 60 West 3810. Ave. Freewill offering. In byterian Church, Colborne STPA presents:  “Driven by Street, Port Stanley, Friday, Grab & Go Ham Take Out support of Growing Youth Eternity”, A John Bevere June 17, seatings at 5 and Dinner, Thursday, June 23, Summer camps. video series, Sunday, July 6pm. Tickets/info 519- $10, 4-6pm, Harrietsville Drumming Circle, St. 17 at 6pm, 144 Wellington 769-2198. Adults $10. Eat Church, Elgin Road, Re- John's Church, Flora St., St., St. Thomas, 519-633serve call 519-644-0150. Tuesday,  June 28, 7pm. 3810. in/take out. Ho-Down for Hospice, June Roast Beef Supper, St. All ages welcome. Instru- STPA presents:  “Driven by 18, 1-4pm. Pinecroft Pot- John's Church on Flora St., ments available.  Freewill Eternity”, A John Bevere tery Studio, Aylmer. $10 Friday, June 24 from 5- offering only. No experi- video series, Sunday, July adult $5 child. Jammin in 7pm.  Info 519-631-7368. ence necessary.  Info 519- 24 at 6pm, 144 Wellington the Cabin Gang, Wellness Last chance till September! 631-7368. St., St. Thomas, 519-633tents, BBQ & soft drinks for 7th Annual Craft Sale/Car Wednesday, June 29, 3810. purchase. 519-637-3034. Show, Corinth, Community Kicker's,  6:30-8pm at St. STPA presents:  “Driven by Lions Club Fathers Day Car of Christ Church, #54246 Andrew's United Church, Eternity”, A John Bevere 60 West Ave.  For children Eden Line, June 25, 10amShow, Sunday, June 19. video series, Sunday, July 8am-4pm. Pinafore Park. 3pm. Rain or Shine!!! For ages 5-13,  crafts,  games 31 at 6pm, 144 Wellington and music. For info 519info call Lori 519-866Fun, Food, Music, Peoples St., St. Thomas, 519-633631-4558. Choice Awards, Car reg. 5004. 3810. $10. Spectator donation. Misfit Motorcycle Club Ride Thursday, June 30, Euchre STPA presents:  “Driven by Hi-Ro Casino Bus to Niag- for London Children’s Hos- Games and Dessert, 7pm, Eternity”, A John Bevere ara Fallsview Casino, Sun- pital, Saturday, June 25, St. Andrew's United Church video series, Sunday, Auday June 19, $25 per Meet at Captain's Corner. , 60 West Ave. Everyone gust 7 at 6pm, 144 person includes Buffet. 170 William St., Port Stan- welcome. For info 519- Wellington St., St. Thomas, Everyone Welcome. Call ley. 10-11am, $15 all wel- 631-4558. 519-633-3810. for more info 519-631- come! Info.519-782-7228. Port Stanley United Church 6730. Decoration Day, Sunday, Strawberry Supper, SaturSTPA presents:  “Driven by June 26, Holy Angels Eternity”, A John Bevere Cemetery at 1:15pm and video series, Sunday, June Southpark Cemetery at 19 at 6pm, 144 Wellington 2pm. St. Thomas Legion, St., St. Thomas, 519-633- Br. 41. Everyone welcome. To friends and family who made my 60th 3810. Conquer Cancer in our Lifebirthday special. THANK YOU. To Todd, Laura, Father's Day Breakfast, time Charity Golf Tourna- Cory, Michelle and my husband Ed. I love you ment. June 26,1pm, Kettle Sunday, June 19, 9amNoon. Quiche, ham, hash- Creek Golf Course, Pro- and thank you. Trudy Winkworth. browns, orange juice, tea ceeds  benefit Princess or coffee. $5 per person. St. Margaret Hospital. Contact Thomas Legion, Br. 41. 24 Jessica McIntyre 519-520John St. Everyone wel- 3120. come. STPA presents:  “Driven by Trinity Anglican Church Tuesday, June 21, Creating Eternity”, A John Bevere The Church with the Purple Steeple Corner of Southwick & Wellington into a Mystery Prayer video series, Sunday, June 9 am Holy Communion [BCP] Shawl Group, 10:30am at 26 at 6pm, 144 Wellington 10:30 am Holy Eucharist and Sunday School St. Andrew's United St., St. Thomas, 519-633Church Picnic at the Church Church, 60 West Ave.  For 3810. June 12 - following info 519-631-4558. Every- Country Gospel, Heading the 10:30 service one is Welcome. Phone: 519-631-7000 Home Trio. June 26, 2pm,

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DEATH NOTICES BACAL, RIZALINA of St. Thomas, passed away on Friday May 27, 2011 in her 55th year. Mass of the Christian Burial was held June 3, 2011. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. BEER, RAYMOND WILLIAM of Aylmer, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011 in his 68th year. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. BROWN, JOAN (nee WELLMAN) of St. Thomas, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011.  A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.  Sifton Funeral Home. COHOE, PETER JOHN of Port Stanley, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011 in his 73rd year. A private family service will be held. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. COOK, GEORGE LELAND of Wardsville and formerly of West Lorne, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011 in his 91st year. A funeral service was held June 6, 2011. Rodney Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors Ltd. GARRETT (FULMER, BENNETT), LEORA RUTH of St. Thomas, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011 at the age of 91. A private family service will be held. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. HARDER, ELIZABETH of Aylmer, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in her 83rd year. A funeral service was held June 5, 2011. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. MARQUES, MARIA ISABEL SILVA of West Lorne, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the age of 82. Funeral Mass was celebrated June 6, 2011. West Lorne Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors Ltd. MEUNIER, LOIS WINNIFRED of St. Thomas, passed away on her birthday, May 31, 2011 at the age of 79. A public memorial service will be held Sunday, June 12th at 1pm. Cremation has taken place. Visitation

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1 hour prior to the service. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. O’CONNOR, MARIE ANNE of St. Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in her 93rd year. Mass of the Christian Burial was held June 3, 2011. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. SIDAWAY, JACQUELINE A. of Aylmer, passed away on June 3, 2011 in her 64th year. A funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11am. Cremation will follow. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. STOVER, GLYNN HARVEY of St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011 in his 81st year. A public memorial service was held June 7, 2011. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. VAN OORSPRONK, JOHANNES FREDERIC (JOHN) of Wallacetown, passed away on June 1, 2011 in his 80th year. A funeral was held June 4, 2011. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. VAN RYSWYK, LEO of Aylmer, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2011 in his 79th year, Mass of the Christian Burial was held June 7, 2011. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. WEBB, STEPHEN RONALD of London, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in his 58th year. A private service will be held. Williams Funeral Home Ltd.

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The club meets the last Monday of the month from 7 - 9pm in the Community Room. If you are a doll enthusiast, come out and join the fun. Everyone 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.

St. Thomas Soccer Club The 2011 Houseleague Soccer Season has kicked off! Please go to for schedules and rosters. Have a great season!

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Participate in a FREE playgroup Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30am. Parents/caregivers and children from birth to six years of age are welcome.


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Riverbed Aqua Massage ...................................207-3225 Smithbooks............................................................633-4717 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.........................................................637-6436 Zellers.....................................................................633-4645

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June 8, 2011 Issue  

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June 8, 2011 Issue  

Current issue of the St.Thomas/Elgin Weekly News