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Friday, September 9, 2011

Spaling looks forward to coming NHL season by Chris Daponte DRAYTON - Nick Spaling says he has recovered from offseason shoulder surgery and is excited about the 2011-12 NHL season, which opens on Oct. 6. “I should be ready to go for camp [on Sept. 16],” he said in a recent interview from his parents’ home in Drayton. Now entering his third year with the Nashville Predators, Spaling will head south on Sept. 9 or 10 to join his teammates. He spent much of this spring and summer recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum suffered near the start of the playoffs last season. But on Aug. 24 he said he had been working out and following his usual summer regimen for several weeks.

NICK SPALING Prior to his first two seasons in Nashville, during which he would eventually score eight goals and nine assists, Spaling’s main focus was making the NHL squad. Continued on page 2

Council leery of July 1 support with few details by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. - The township parks, culture and recreation committee did not have much luck at council with its recommendations on Aug. 16. Council rejected outright one of the three committee recommendations, and sent a second back for more details. The latter motion read the committee “supports and promotes activities for July 1, 2012.” Councillors had indicated at a previous meeting the committee needs to be more specific with its recommendations, and that was again the case. Councillor Mike Downey asked council, “What support? Moral? Ten thousand dollars?”

He alluded to a past incident of misunderstanding and said, “Once bitten, twice shy.” Chief administrative officer Patty Sinnamon told council it simply needs more information from the committee. Downey noted last year was the 10th anniversary of Mapleton Township and the local Rotary Club got involved in the celebrations. Sinnamon said if a group wants to get involved in leading those celebrations that would be great, but in the meantime, council should get clarification of the committee’s intentions. The only recommendation from the committee that council approved was to accept the committee’s minutes.

Important building - A Drayton Legion official says a lack of active members, a problem with which Branch 416 has struggled for years, almost forced the closure of the Elm Street building earlier this summer. photo by Wilma Mol

Lack of active members threatens survival of Legion by Chris Daponte DRAYTON - Earlier this summer, members of the Drayton Legion voted to keep Branch 416 alive, but problems remain at the branch that could threaten its future survival. Vice president Phil Moore acknowledged club members considered closing the Elm Street branch, but he denied rumours the building was going to be condemned. “There is no problem with the building,” he said. He explained issues at the Drayton Legion also have nothing to do with the size of its overall membership - the

club currently has 52 members - but more with the lack of active members. “We’re getting the same old people doing all the work ... Nobody wants to run it,” Moore said, noting the Legion has had the same executive for four or five years. He explained monthly events at the Legion such as euchre tournaments and dinners are generally well attended, as are general meetings - but the rest of the time, it’s the same handful of members doing all the work. “We can’t get anybody to run the bar or anything,” said

Moore, who was once in the militia and has been a member at the Drayton Legion for 31 years. He stressed there is nothing structurally wrong with the building, which once served as a hotel, although he admitted the Legion does need some work, particularly updated washrooms. “There’s a whole bunch of money to be spent, but there’s no money there,” he said. “A lot of people have just given up.” From time to time the Drayton Legion struggles financially with everyday

costs, Moore said, adding a few members have put their own money into minor repairs or purchases for the branch, never asking for reimbursement. “You get a little sick of it after a while,” he said solemnly. “It’s an ongoing problem.” In fact, many Legions across the country are facing similar problems. A dwindling number of veterans, an aging membership and older buildings often result in the bulk of the workload falling on fewer and fewer members. The problem can be amplified in smaller communities such as Drayton. Continued on page 8

Township is seeking provider and installer for new water meters by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. Council here has approved a request for proposals for the provision and installation of meters for 925 water customers. The tender also seeks a cost for the installation of backflow prevention devices. The township agreed it would also consider proposals for a handheld metering system or one that collects data by using a tower. Finance director Mike Givens told council there is still some hesitation in the urban areas about water meters and their benefits. The main selling point for many is they pay only for the water they use. Givens specifically directed council to two sections of his

report. One stated all proposals must include a public education program for the promotion of the project. The contractor will propose a program and then execute it. As a minimum, the contractor must inform the customer why the township is implementing a water meter program and the benefits of it, provide meter reading instructions and explain how to detect leaks. The other section dealt with the connections of the meter to a property owner’s system. The contractor must install and use material that conforms to the current provincial plumbing code and be in accordance with the manufacturer’s published instructions. The contractor shall not receive any extra payment for adapting any existing water

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service line and internal plumbing to different service lines to accommodate water meter installation. But, Givens stated in the request for proposal, “if the service is too corroded, is not accessible to permit a meter installation, requires a complete replacement or is deteriorated to such an extent that major replacement is necessary and thereby prohibits a meter installation, the proponent shall notify the premise owner that they should arrange to have the required work done. “The proponent shall ensure that the premise owner understands that the repairs are to be done at the premise owner’s expense.” After Givens explained the details of the request for proposal, councillor Neil Driscoll

asked, “Anyone hooked into the [municipal water] system would have a meter?” Givens said, “Correct,” and called it the “most equitable” pricing policy the township can use. Mayor Bruce Whale asked if the meters would be outside of homes. Givens said they would be inside. Whale then asked, “And you can read that?” Givens said North Perth is able to read 2,500 similar water meters in two hours, and he added the readers would not have to enter the homes, but there could be cases where readers fail to pick up the readings. The township, with the help of the successful bidder, will prepare a letter to households that will introduce the com-

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pany to locals. The letter is designed to generate good will towards the contractor. After that letter, though, it will be up to the successful contractor to contact the homeowners. The township is requiring three contacts: - delivery of the letter, which will invite the homeowner to call the company and arrange an installation appointment (that letter will also include a 24-hour emergency repair telephone number); - send installation crews out to the areas to conduct installations, attempt to contact those who did not call to make an appointment and leave a package at the door of places where no one is home; and - call premise owners and make appointments, and send

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reminders and final notices directly to homeowners or tenants that are not responsive (that letter should clearly state the contractor has been unsuccessful in attempts to contact them and should instruct the premise owners to phone for an appointment within a twoweek time span). After three contact attempts, the contractor will advise the homeowner the installation cannot be completed. At that point the contractor will have fulfilled its obligation. If the township is able to arrange an appointment during the operation phase of the contract, the contractor will perform the installation. Council approved the request for proposals. The deadline for the bids is Sept. 14.

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FROM PAGE ONE But after playing 74 games last season with the Predators, plus a fine performance in two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs - he saw as much as 17 to 18 minutes of ice time per game down the stretch and registered six points and a plus three rating in 12 games - making the team seems like a formality. This summer Spaling signed a two-year/$2.1-million deal with the Predators and the goal has now become improving his all-around game. “I want to try to become more of an impact player,” he told the Community News. “Every year’s about proving yourself ... and earning more ice time.” That’s exactly what transpired last year, as Spaling, primarily a centre though he also plays wing, was trusted in many different situations and was heralded for his play by coach Barry Trotz and also his teammates. Spaling, who turns 23 on Sept. 19, said he now feels much more comfortable with the team and has grown close to some of his teammates. That can happen after a season like the Predators had in 2010-11. The team defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 in the first round and Spaling’s second of two goals in game six was the game (and series) winner, sending the Predators franchise

to the second round for the first time in its 12-year history. “It was something special to be a part of,” Spaling said of the team’s playoff run, which ended after a second round defeat at the hands of eventual Stanley Cup finalists, the Vancouver Canucks. Spaling said making

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“It’s always cool to get support from people back home when you’re so far away,” he said. If last year is any indication, that support is sure to be there for him again during the 2011-12 season.

(Spaling will be featured in an Inside Wellington cover story in the Nov. 11 Wellington Advertiser).

‘Team of the Year’ - The Drayton/Moorefield Giants PeeWee Girls team had a successful season, tying for first place in the Intercounty league standings. Although the team failed to capture the gold medal at the year-end tournament, it did succeed in capturing the coveted “Team of the Year” award at the year-end barbecue and banquet for the Drayton/Moorefield Giants on Aug. 24 at the Moorefield Ball Park. Back row, from left, are: coach E. Jenner, B. Grose, M. Moore, K. Miller, K. Schieck and coach M. Seeds. Middle: V. Koepke, J. Martin, R. Brown, K. Wakelim and N. Sipes. Front: I. Jenner, S. Mensinga and A. Beadle. submitted photo

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Who’s Under Where? now playing at Drayton theatre DRAYTON - The Drayton Festival Theatre is rounding out its 2011 season with the comedy Who’s Under Where? This flirtatious farce is set to entertain audiences for a limited three-week engagement from Sept. 7 through 24. The story is set in a luxury hotel room, where business partners Jane Pritchard and Sybil Brunt are shrewdly preparing for the opportunity

of a lifetime. A famous Italian designer is interested in negotiating a major deal for their new lingerie line. While the ladies have anticipated every contingency, they certainly don’t expect the untimely arrival of their jealous husbands who suspect their wives’ secretive hotel meeting must involve covering up a scandalous affair. Mistaken identities, double

entendres, startling revelations and subsequent hasty inventions are all part of a madcap plot linking suspicious spouses, stolen underwear, a scantily clad model and a lecherous security guard. Written by Marcia Kash and Doug Hughes and directed by Kash, Who’s Under Where? has been produced over 100 times world wide and has been translated into five dif-

ferent languages. It stars Susie Burnett as Jane Pritchard and Catherine McNally as Sybil Brunt. Their jealous husbands are portrayed by Nigel Hamer and Brad Rudy. Tickets for Who’s Under Where? can be ordered through the box office at 519-638-5555 or toll free at 1-855-372-9866. For more information, visit www.draytonfestivaltheatre. com.

Officials seeks Guide leaders in Alma, Elora

C. WELLINGTON TWP. For over 100 years, women all over the world have given their time, talents and guidance to the Girl Guides of Canada. While the selflessness of Guide leaders may be apparent, it is also important to remember the great rewards that come

from working with such a diverse group of girls. Because of the leaders, girls of all ages are able to embark on new adventures, contribute to their community and meet lifelong friends. The Guiding movement in the Centre Wellington area has

been growing at a rapid pace, and there is currently a need for more leaders, especially in the Alma and Elora units. Officials want to remind potential leaders the time commitment is minimal and no previous experience with Guides is required. They say volunteer

Perth-Wellington NDP campaign launched Safety first - Five-year-old Brody LeBold plays with his tractor and wagon while waiting for visitors to the Waterloo Rural Woman’s Children’s Farm Safety Day hosted at his family’s dairy farm. He knows the real machines are not toys and need to be respected when in use around the farm. photo by Sharon Grose

STRATFORD - Sept. 8 marks the first of two campaign launches for Perth-Wellington NDP candidate Ellen Papenburg. The Perth County launch was in Stratford at 76 Athlone Crescent on Sept. 8 at 7:30pm. At that time, lawn signs were ready for pick-up. The Wellington County launch will be at the Drayton library at 7pm on Sept. 9. The public and press are welcome to come out and meet Papenburg at either launch to

hear her plans for representing the citizens of Perth-Wellington. Papenburg is a small business owner in Drayton, a Unitarian Lay Chaplain, pastpresident of the Drayton Rotary Club and an active member of the Drayton community, where she has lived for nearly 20 years with her husband and son. She considers her involvement with the local Rotary Club a very big part of her volunteering in the community.

work as a Girl Guide leader also looks great on a resume for anyone heading to college, university or even pursuing a new career opportunity. Officials want to hear from local women who have a willingness and the time to share, learn and have fun. For information contact Girl Guides of Canada at 1-877323-4545 ext. 5106 or unitadmin.6@guidesontario.org.

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Building activity picked up in July Another season done - In their fifth season together, members of the Heavy Hitters enjoyed playing T-ball, fishing, go-carting, bowling and swimming. They posed for a final photo this season with members of the Drayton Kinsmen club, which supported the team this year with a $1,000 donation. Also supporting the team financially was the Drayton and Community Citizen’s Association. Coaches Heather and Dean Clemmer say they are already excited about planning a Christmas party and the 2012 season. They wished to thank the Drayton and Moorefield Minor Ball association for allowing the team to be part of the league. submitted photo

MAPLETON TWP. - While total building activity here has not quite kept pace with last year, there were signs in July things are picking up. Deputy chief building official David Kopp presented his July report to council on Aug. 16 and he had some good news. The value of permits in July were about $1 million more than they had been for that month in 2010 ($2.7 million

versus $1.7 million). That brought this year’s estimated construction value in Mapleton Township to $18.3 million, compared to $22.7 million in the previous year. “Agriculture is doing well, as is single family,” Kopp told council. There were five single family home permits issued last month, bringing the year’s total to 29. The five were estimated

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Finally got it right It was with great shock last week that we read the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) had reversed its earlier decision to ban radio play of the Dire Straits song Money for Nothing. In January, the CBSC, reacting to a single complaint from a Newfoundland woman, banned the song because it uses the word “faggot” three times. We chastised that decision at the time and warned a reversal was unlikely. “In addition to being shortsighted, most censorship zealots also tend to be remarkably stubborn,” we wrote. But finally, someone with some clout was able to see through the decision for what it was: political correctness and censorship gone mad. While we welcome the reversal and the return of sanity to the equation, the original decision is still infuriating. Try as we might, we will never understand why certain individuals so easily take offence to the most inconsequential things. Ironically, more often than not, the people constantly championing their own rights and freedoms are the same people calling for the censorship of others. This culture of entitlement and the common practice of catering to a few bleeding hearts have to stop.

Changing our ways

In January we wrote about our desire to do something selfless and wanting to join the Legion in our hometown. And later this month - we missed our first opportunity several months ago due to work commitments - we will finally be initiated as a member of that branch. It will no doubt be a happy occasion, but recent events in Drayton are a powerful reminder that there is - or at least should be - more involved in joining the Legion than just adding one’s name to the list and making the odd trip to the branch to enjoy camaraderie over a beer, dinner or other events like a dance or karaoke night. Truthfully, those activities can be enjoyed in any club or licensed establishment. And camaraderie is but one small piece of what should make joining the Legion attractive and enjoyable. A lack of active members is a problem that affects every single service club in every community in Canada, as people are more often committed to the idea of helping out than they are to actually rolling up their sleeves and pitching in. But the Royal Canadian Legion is not just another service club. In recent years, the Legion mandate has expanded to include support for various programs benefitting seniors, community organizations, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts. But since its inception in 1926, the Legion’s fundamental purpose has been helping to secure adequate pensions and benefits for veterans and their dependants, as well as perpetuating Remembrance in Canada through the annual poppy campaign and other events and activities. It’s hard to think of a more noble cause to support. Joining the club to socialize or because it sounds good, without actually making any commitment to help out, seems to us a slap in the face to those who fought in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. It’s an insult to not only those who made the ultimate sacrifice and did not return home, but perhaps even more so to those who had the great fortune to survive only to carry on their selflessness ways by working hard to establish and support the same Legions still in operation today. Inactive members at all Legions need to make a concerted effort to be more involved, regardless of whatever else is going on in their lives. Every Legion is struggling with dwindling numbers of veterans and that is certainly out of their control. But it is a sad state of affairs when members of younger generations cannot step up, join the Legion and then put in a few hours of work for the cause. Lest we forget, indeed. Chris Daponte

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BURN NOTIFICATION PROCESS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS QUESTION: When do I need a burn notification form? ANSWER: For any burning area larger than 2m. x 2m. QUESTION: How do I get a notification form? ANSWER: From the township office or the township website. QUESTION: How much notice is required? ANSWER: At least 24 hours prior to the burning, to allow time for Mapleton to notify the fire dispatch. QUESTION: What are the restrictions to burning? ANSWER: All open air burning shall be supervised, pose no risk to persons or buildings, shall not interfere with neighboring properties including smoke, ashes, or embers and shall not cause interference to roadways. QUESTION: What if I get a notification form and the weather conditions are not favorable for burning? ANSWER: On the notification form, there is a phone number for the dispatching office to extend the notification. QUESTION: What if I do not get notification and burn anyways? ANSWER: Any person lighting or igniting a fire in exceeding 2m. x 2m. without notification will be liable for the expenses incurred by Mapleton Fire/Rescue in accordance.

2011 HARVEST FESTIVAL & FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday September 17, 2011, 8:00 am – Noon At Municipal Parking Lot and former Bowling Green lot in Drayton Vendors include locally grown produce, fruits, veggies, artisans, crafters, baked goods, meats and cheeses. Special One Day Only Sale of Local History Books

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By Rev. Rosemary Godin, Minister, Moorefield-Rothsay United Church

What does God think of You? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a remarkable phenomenon that the way we perceive how others feel about us on a personal level has a profound effect on our relationships. If we think someone is angry at us or disgusted with us or indifferent toward us whether they really are or not - our relationship will probably be awkward and possibly broken. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way we operate as human beings. Unfortunately, far too often our perceptions of how people feel about us are not realistic. And also unfortunately, many people are off the

mark when they think about how God feels about them. And such feelings cause the gap between people and their Creator to grow a little further apart. One of my biggest concerns about the way people perceive God, is how they think God behaves as a human parent. When we ascribe male or female gender to God, we tend to think of the Creator in the exact same way as we think of our parents. And so, if we had a bad relationship with our Dad, then God becomes someone to be feared and not trusted. Or our bad relationship with our Mom may serve to make us think that God is more judgmental than loving. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help comparing God to people and giving God human characteristics, and as

a result, we limit the enormity of who and what God really is. Our love for ourselves and others generally comes from how realistic we are about Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love for us. It is only when we develop an accurate understanding of how God really feels about us, that we allow ourselves to be loved in the way we deserve. Make no mistake about it, you are loved by God way beyond whatever it is you can imagine. I like to think of that saying that was around a few years ago: â&#x20AC;&#x153;God doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make no junkâ&#x20AC;? (excuse the grammar). Does God judge us? Yes â&#x20AC;Ś but not with a hand raised high above, ready to strike us down with a bolt of lightning. When we stray from the

ways God wants us to go, the Creator weeps and hurts and is injured. And why would we want to hurt our God who loves us so much? Our Creator wants us to follow a certain path that is filled with goodness only because it will offer things to us that we need to live a happy and fulfilled life in a community of all Creation. And sometimes we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand that or we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to follow Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ways. Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ways are not always comfortable or easy. When we fail to follow our parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wishes, we learn that we disappoint them. Unfortunately, the reality of life is that some children come to know terrible judgment and punishment for doing wrong things. Others grew up in more tolerant homes and the conse-

Wellington County Library, Drayton Branch Submitted by Bep Vandenberg

The libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer program â&#x20AC;&#x153;Splashâ&#x20AC;? has come to an end. The decorations have been packed away and we are ready for school to begin. We did have an awesome six weeks with the best participation ever. Almost 340 kids signed up and read a whopping 8,100 books. Over 400 children attended the fun activities and programs organized at the branch during those six weeks. A big thank you goes out to the parents and caregivers who assisted their children in keeping track of the books read. About 1,600 book bucks were collected and many prizes were given out. Jesse Bowman was the grand prize winner for Drayton. He won the soaker gun and the Chapters gift certificate. Over 35 teens signed up for our Teen Challenge and read many books. Some staff news: We say goodbye to Connor Peebles and Jackie Shaw, who were our pages. Peebles started when we opened this branch, and Shaw joined him a half-year later. They were great, and we will miss them. We are happy to welcome Erica Runstedler and Emilie Mechler as the new pages who will be taking their place. As the summer is almost over, we are already busy with sign-ups for our fall programs. You can register now. Babytime (0 to 18 months), rhyme, sing, bounce and dance; and Busy Bees (19 to 36 months) stories, fingerplays, rhymes and songs; will start on Sept. 12. Story Time (ages 3 to 5 years) on Tuesday and Friday

mornings begin on Sept. 27 and 30. Each week will have a special theme, with stories, songs, games, rhymes and a craft. After School Adventures (SK to Grade 3) will start on Sept. 28 from 4 to 5pm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Books are Funâ&#x20AC;? is the theme for this session. Join for snacks, crafts and reading. Booktastic Kids Club (grades 4 to 6), â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Extreme Theme Team,â&#x20AC;? starts on Sept. 27 from 4 to 5pm. Register now, because spaces are limited and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss out. Book Club will be held on Sept. 21 and we will be discussing Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Many items have been added to our collection over the summer. I would like to share a few with you. Fiction The Good Muslim by Tahmina Anan is a deeply moving novel about the rise of Islamic radicalism in Bangladesh, seen through the intimate lens of a family. The Sixes by Kate White is a terrifying psychological thriller that takes â&#x20AC;&#x153;mean girlsâ&#x20AC;? to a whole new level of creepy. The Social Worker by Michael Unger is a controversial and provocative story of what it means to reach out to the most vulnerable set amid the hidden world of those whose motivations to help can be as difficult to understand as the system for which they work. The Girls in the Garden by Kamala Nair is an intricate tale of family bonds, buried secrets, and the pain that comes when we must leave the innocence of childhood behind.

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Sat., September 10, 2011 at the Duff Farm, 7831 Wellington Road 8, 2km southeast of Drayton Doors open at 5:00 pm Dinner at 6:30 pm Donation bar Raffle prizes and 50/50 draw $10/person or $25/family Please bring a lawn chair Camping space available Contact: Rachel Roth at 519-638-5114 Gerald Bowles at 519-338-5095 for information.

Ambition by Lee Strobel tells the story of a corrupt judge in a mob murder case, a disillusioned pastor hungry for power, a cynical reporter sniffing for a scandal and gambling addict whose secret tape threatens the lives of everyone who hears it. The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne is a riveting, bittersweet tale of loss and intrigue â&#x20AC;Ś it is both a spell-binding journey and a compelling read. In The Ridge by Michael Koryta, a man is in love with a woman who shot him. The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore, tells the story of what happens when an empty nest fills up again. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a captivating, heart warming debut about growing up and coming home. Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy, is a story that races from the remote, war-scarred landscapes of the Middle East to the blood-soaked chaos of the U.S./Mexico border. Clancy again delivers a heartstopping thriller that is frighteningly close to reality. Non-Fiction Your Healthy Child by Dr. Miriam Stoppard gives trusted advice and The Happy Home Project by Jean Nayar is a practical guide to adding style and substance to your home. A Love that Multiplies

examines the parents of 19 kids and counting. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an upclose view of how they make it work by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar. Pop Bakery by Claire Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell offers 25 recipes for delicious cakes on sticks. Bossypants by Tina Fey is also available, as is Buried Alive by Manuel Pino Toro, which tells the story of the Chilean mining disaster and the extraordinary rescue at Camp Hope. Same Place, More Space details 50 projects to maximize every room in the house by Karl Champley. Also in are: Essential Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rooms, the basic guide to home design, decoration and furnishings by Terence Conran; Secrets and Wives, which explores the hidden world of Mormon polygamy by Sanjiv Bhattacharya; William and Catherine, their story by Andrew Morton; William and Kate, a Royal Love Story by Christopher Andersen; and Working it Out by Abby Rike, which details a journey of love, loss and hope. These are just a few of the new adult arrivals. Many childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books, DVDs, CDs etc. have also come in. The historical committee filled our display shelves with a wonderful teapot collection. Drop by the library soon.

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The Drayton and Community Food Bank are now accepting all food items except for canned soup and pasta. Donations can be dropped off at the Drayton Food Market, Drayton Reformed Church or by calling the Drayton Food Bank to make other arrangements. If you or someone you know are in need of a Thanksgiving Food Hamper please call the

Drayton Food Bank at 519-504-2346 You must call before Thursday, September 15th to sign up for a Thanksgiving Food Hamper. Pick up time will be the evening of Friday, September 23rd instead of the usual Saturday pick up.

and discerns what it is God wants me to do and be. By the simple fact that we are all created by a loving God, we should all walk with our heads held high serving the Lord. Not held high in pride, but held high in joy that we are loved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please be patient, God isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finished with me yet,â&#x20AC;? is not just a phrase to use on a cute picture of a child. Wow, that applies to all of us, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it?

quences may not have been so critical. How many times in the Bible have we expected a terrible judgment to come from God for a terrible deed, when in fact, there is nothing but compassion, grace and mercy? I grew up in a home where one of my parents always seemed to have a hand raised ready to come smashing down on me. And as a result, God was a judgmental and punishing God that I had no desire to know. But as I began to attend church, listen to the sermons and prayers and then study theology, my relationship with God became closer and more understanding. I learned I have always been in a relationship with a God who is not â&#x20AC;&#x153;out to get me,â&#x20AC;? but one who wants to give me a safe place to live. And now, I want to be the person God expects me to be. And above all, I want to be a person who listens and learns

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efits of choosing cereal can be found online at www.loveyourcereal.ca. 2. Pick one TV show that you will all watch together every week. It could be a favourite sitcom, sports or even a cartoon, but sharing a laugh together and talking about your favourite parts in the show is a really great way to make lasting memories. Make this a must-attend event. Once the show is picked, everyone has to make the time and a commitment to share in it together. 3. Make physical activity a part of everyday. We all know that kids these days are leading more sedentary lives than their parents and grandparents did. It’s important to show children

the value of exercise and how fun it can be. It could be a bike ride, walking, skating, rollerblading, dancing in the family room or even a scavenger hunt in the backyard, but setting aside at least 30 minutes a day for your kids to engage in physical activity is a must. 4. Set chores for everyone. Parents lead by example, so it’s important that your children understand how much work their parents do and what they can do to help. Once they have ownership over a certain task, make it fun for them by handing out stickers or playing music during clean-up time, and they will more than likely continue to do it. - www.newscanada.com

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PAGE EIGHT The Community News, Friday, September 9, 2011

Mapleton Musings Column courtesy of Mapleton Historical Society Ontario Public Schools in 1900 Recently an attendance record for Ontario Public Schools, printed in 1899, and used to record the attendance at School Section #6, Maryborough Township, was donated to the Mapleton Historical Society. It was printed in Toronto for the Department of

Education of Ontario. The card-stock cover was used to print general instructions to the trustees, teachers and inspectors, the program of studies for public schools, a list of textbooks authorized for the use of public schools, school terms and organization, and duties of pupils. The first page gives explicit instructions about religious

instruction in the schools. In the general instructions it is stated the teacher shall keep attendance records without extra remuneration; the trustees shall submit the annual meeting report and the attendance report not later than Jan. 15; the inspector shall determine the average attendance and apportion the government grant to each school under his jurisdiction, but only to those schools where the trustees and teacher have complied with the requirements of the law. Children from a rural school area attending school in an adjoining city, town or incorporated village were to have their attendance recorded to the (rural) school to which they belonged. This rule applied well into the 1940s. My maternal grandmoth-

er felt the two mile walk to Bosworth School, from Lot 1 on the 12th Line, was too long for me when I started grade one at age six, especially as there were no other children of school age among our neighbours to share the walk. She persuaded my parents that I should attend school in Drayton. I was devastated one day when called to the principal’s office and told I could no longer attend Drayton School. What an uproar that caused in the family. I never did find out how the grant and school tax apportionment question was resolved, but after a day I was back in class in Drayton. The program of studies section listed the subjects to be taught for each class. Subjects for 1st form were reading, spelling and writing, English literature and lan-

guage, geography, arithmetic, drawing and music. For the 2nd form, physiology, temperance was added. For the 3rd and 4th forms, grammar and composition replaced English literature and Language; and British, Canadian and local history was added. Those pupils in the 5th form were no longer taught spelling and writing but instead bookkeeping, algebra, botany, geometry and Latin. Agriculture, Greek and French were to be offered as optional subjects. All these subjects were taught by the one teacher in a one-room school, to some 40 pupils ranging in age from six to 17. It is interesting to note that under the school terms and organization section that pupils not registered in a day school might attend a

night school from Oct. 1 until March 31 for sessions not exceeding 2.5 hours each. Night school pupils had to be 14 and not attending day school. It was an opportunity to gain some basic education for those children needed at home for farm work. There is no mention of extra remuneration for the teacher. The duties of pupils section of the record stresses obedience, respect, punctual attendance and cleanliness. A pupil who destroyed or damaged school property or furniture could be suspended until the property or furniture destroyed was made good by the parent or guardian of the pupil. No doubt there have been many changes in our education system over the last 110 years. submitted by Jean Campbell

Lack of active members threatens survival of Legion

Often absent - Student attendance dropped significantly in May and June due to the agricultural background of many local families.

FROM PAGE ONE “Nobody seems to know what the answer is,” Moore said. The gravity of the situation led to a meeting earlier this summer to discuss the fate of the Drayton Legion. Spurred on by vocal support from local service clubs like the Kinsmen and Optimists, 15 members of the Drayton Legion voted 12-3 to keep Branch 416 open. “But still, nothing’s hap-

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both Moore and Whale would prefer to see the Drayton branch once again thriving on its own. Whale said the Royal Canadian Legion continues today its proud tradition of providing valuable services and it would be a shame for any branch to close for good. “I think they’re still an important centre in any community,” Whale said. “They play an important role in reminding

us of the role Canadian men and women played in [the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War].” He noted many from the Mapleton area fought in those conflicts and added, “That part of our history, without the Legion, could become too easy to forget.” Anyone interested in joining the Drayton Legion should call membership chairman Rod Lambert at 519-338-5174.

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