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Friday, November 11, 2011

Report on road work presents a costly picture

Local lauded - Zone B deputy governor and Drayton Kinsmen Tyler Struyk presented fellow Kinsmen Wayne Mick with a life membership pin during a recent ceremony. Mick, a longtime member of the local club, was recognized for his respect, vision and dedication to the community. photo by Wilma Mol

Township hires firm for recreation master study ‘Community session’ is Nov. 29 at theatre MAPLETON TWP. - The township has hired Stempski Kelly and Associates Inc (SKA) of Fergus at a cost of $15,000 to lead its recreation master study and develop a comprehensive template for moving ahead with the township’s leisure service delivery. “We recognize our relatively small permanent population deserves affordable, functional, appropriate and desirable recreation facilities,” said Mapleton’s public works director Larry Lynch. “Likewise, we are aware that leisure service is not just about taking your children to the local rink, soccer pitch or ball park. “We are hoping the master plan will deal with the issues of an aging population, our physically challenged and of course the balance between budget and providing parks and recreation services and programs for the community of Mapleton.” SKA has completed similar work in Guelph-Eramosa, Centre Wellington, Huron-

Kinloss and North Perth, and has also done design and planning work with Mansfield Ski Club, Devil’s Glen Country Club and Canada Olympic Park. “We appreciate the need for the Township of Mapleton to engage in a strategic master plan to anticipate, improve and enhance leisure service for its residents and guests for the short-, mid- and long-term horizons,” said Sean Kelly, project leader with SKA. “This is a pursuit that progressive rural communities recognize as necessary to remain desirable, competitive and both physically and economically healthy.” SKA has already taken advantage of the recent great weather to tour all of Mapleton’s parks and recreation facilities, building a photographic inventory of these amenities. Kelly plans to attend the next parks, recreation and culture committee meeting on Nov. 14 to introduce the project work plan developed with committee chairperson Kelly Culp and Lynch earlier this Continued on page 2

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by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. Councillors here have a better idea of their five-year road work plan, but the details brought small comfort because the cost is high and ongoing. Public works director Larry Lynch presented his fiveyear roads rehabilitation plan to council on Oct. 25, and explained to council his priorities for getting that work done. He said the dollar values he placed on the work are based on prices from the past summer - which means they will likely rise with inflation over the next few years. Lynch said the policy has been to pulverize rural roads, regrade, pack and then pave them. He uses dust suppressant when it is needed, and is trying to regrade and pack and pave some shoulders to create a longer lasting road. Lynch said while traffic is a factor in deciding which roads to do first, he noted a road that gets 100 cars a day will not have as much wear and tear as one that gets 25 semi-trailers. Further, he said, the plan is based on the annual amount the township has been using in its roads budget. “I tried to keep it as close to $500,000 as possible,” he said. Lynch added the plan is “based on what we think we can do with what we have to work with.” He said the PMD Arena parking lot needs lights, there are problems on Sideroad 15 at Glen Allan where some parts of the road are reduced to gravel from pavement, and “the 16th Line is in very poor

shape.” He concluded, “I believe this is the best way to spend the money.” Mayor Bruce Whale called the plan “a starting point.” Councillor Jim Curry asked if the work on Concession 8 would run from Moorefield to Hustonville. Lynch said, “Not quite.” Curry also said he had concerns because “Edward Street in Drayton is not on here.” He added there are several cracks in that road and it is “one of the highest used urban roads.” Lynch said just because a road has cracks, “doesn’t mean it’s unsafe.” He explained Concession 8 has cracks and water pools there, creating the opportunity for hydroplaning, a serious safety issue. He said Edward Street is not on the plan because it does not need work immediately. He said Andrews Drive, in Drayton, has “significant cracks and pot holing and water causes more deterioration. Cracks don’t mean it’s not safe to travel. Compared to other roads [Edward Street] isn’t any worse.” Lynch added he would monitor that road, and told council his plan is subject to change every year, depending on a number of factors. He noted two years ago no one foresaw sudden problems on Concession 4. Curry told Lynch he agrees with him on the issue of rural roads needing work, but when it comes to a parking lot or urban streets getting fixed, “We disagree.” Lynch said there is lit-

tle road work scheduled for Moorefield because it recently got sewers, and consequently, “most of their roads are done.” Councillor Neil Driscoll said it has been a council practice in the past, but nothing is in the budget for preparing roads for paving. Lynch agreed, and said poorly built up roads are subject to frost problems in spring. But, he said, “If I try to solve all the problems of roads in the township, I’ve got nothing left for anything else.” He said, “Gravel roads are now in better shape than they were five years ago.” But, “We could spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on ditching. I’ve got $25,000 [in the budget] a year.” Whale said council needs to “get beyond the mentality” of comparing one part of the township to another when it comes to spending on roads, and focus instead on the needs of the entire township. Curry said his problem is the township has an engineer’s report of rural roads, but nothing for urban roads. Lynch said every road in the township is included in a ten-year plan. Curry replied, “Then it’s my mistake.” Whale said there are other issues to consider, such as boundary roads. He cited Centre Wellington Township wanting to do some work on the shared Jones Baseline a few years ago, and Mapleton did not have any money for that. He also cited Woolwich Township and the old Peel township boundary road. He said Mapleton should build

some reserves so when it is approached it has some money to pay its share of such projects. Lynch said both those roads are gravel, and there needs to be talks “long before the tender.” He added Mapleton has to consider its own needs, and at the time council was approached for boundary road work, it was not a high priority. “It’s hard to justify [spending on boundary roads] when paved roads are falling apart,” Lynch said, adding the Woolwich line is “very expensive - one of the first that could use asphalt.” He said he hasn’t heard of problems on Jones Baseline, but he would ask about it at a coming road superintendents’ meeting. County detours Lynch said there are problems, too, when Wellington County closes a road and uses township roads for detours. He said the local roads “took a beating” when County Road 12 was closed. “They said they would grade Sideroad 16, but they’re not prepared to do other roads people used. There’s got to be a better handle on these detour routes,” said Lynch. Whale said it is “good to see a plan with dates ... It gives us a starting point.” Council then voted to accept the road plan, subject to budget restraints. Only Curry was opposed. See page 2 for a related story on specific road projects scheduled for completion over the next five years.

Pettapiece takes oath of office, named deputy critic TORONTO Randy Pettapiece has taken the oath of office as the MPP for the riding of Perth-Wellington. Joined by family, friends and supporters who made the trip to the Ontario legislature, Pettapiece was sworn in on Nov. 4. “It’s a real privilege to be able to serve the people of Perth-Wellington as their new MPP,” said Mr. Pettapiece. “I want to thank them for putting their confidence in me, and I’m grateful to everyone who supported me along the way.” Pettapiece said he plans to listen to the ideas and concerns of constituents in all parts of the riding. “My staff and I want to serve every constituent to the very best of our ability,” he said. “They deserve our best efforts, and we intend to give them nothing less.” Pettapiece is also looking

forward to taking his seat in the legislature on Nov. 21, when it is scheduled to be back in session. “The PC caucus will do what the people expect us to do; and that is to hold the McGuinty government to account,” said Pettapiece. Among the issues of concern to Pettapiece are: the jobs crisis in Ontario, the need for the province to listen to local input on infrastructure priorities and energy policy, as well as agriculture and health care issues. On Oct. 25, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak appointed Pettapiece as the Official Opposition Deputy Critic for Agriculture. “I am honoured to take on these new responsibilities,” said Pettapiece. “Throughout the campaign, I enjoyed meeting with farm families and those in the agriculture industry. The PC cau-

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ture.” Pettapiece previously served on North Perth council.


PAGE TWO The Community News, Friday, November 11, 2011

Rural roads, parking lot are 2012 priorities

Volunteers celebrated - The Drayton Mapleton Agricultural Society celebrated its volunteers at an appreciation dinner at the PMD Arena last month. Among those in attendance were society chairman Jim Driscoll and 2011-12 Drayton Fair Ambassador Jackie Shaw, who has been actively involved in the local 4-H Club for several years and will represent Mapleton Township at next year’s CNE Ambassador Competition. photo by Wilma Mol

by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. Council here has accepted a five-year capital road plan as presented by public works director Larry Lynch. Only councillor Jim Curry was opposed. All projects are subject to change and to scrutiny when council discusses each year’s budget. The spending priorities for 2012, in order of project location, from start to finish, the length of the work to be done and the expected cost are: - Concession 4, from County Road 10 to 2.7km west of there, at a total cost of $270,000; - Concession 8, from Sideroad 12 to the Moorefield village limits, 1.2km, $120,000; - Sideroad 12, from Concession 12 to 700 metres to the west (some work is already completed), for a total

of $56,000; and - Drayton’s municipal parking lot, at $100,000. That brings the total work estimates to 4.6km at a cost of $546,000. In 2013, the priorities are: - 16th Line, from Sideroad 21 to Sideroad 19, 3.37km; at a $337,000 cost; - 16th Line, from Sideroad 19 to County Road 12, 3.64km, for a total of $364,000. That would mean spending of $701,000 in that year to do just over 7.1km of road. For 2014, the work and estimates are: - Concession 16, Sideroad 12 to Sideroad 15, 1.83km, for $183,000; - Concession 16, Sideroad 15 to County Road 11, 1.93km, for a total of $193,000; - the PMD Arena parking lot, $100,000; and - the parking lot at the Moorefield shop and fire hall,

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$50,000. That would bring spending for that year to $526,000 for 3.7km of road work. In 2015, Lynch projects: - Sideroad 17, from County Road 45 to County Road 86, 2.8km, for a cost of $280,000; - John Street in Drayton, from County Road 8 to the end, 525 metres, for $105,000; - Robin Street in Drayton, from John Street to the end, 117m, for $30,000; - Spring Street in Drayton, from Wellington Street to Edward Street, 154 meters for $31,000; and - Andrews Drive in Drayton, from Wellington Street to Dales Drive, 320 metres for a cost of $65,000. That would bring the spending estimates for 2015 to a total of $511,000 for 3.9km of roads. In the final year of the plan, 2016, the projects are:

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What’s Happening @ the Arena Thursday, November 10 Parent and Tot Skating, 11:00am-11:50am Adult Skating, 12:00pm-1:00pm | Badminton, 7:00pm-9:00pm friday, November 11 Parent and Tot Skating, 11:00am-11:50am Saturday, November 12 Sorry, no public skating today | Hockey Tournament sunday, November 13 Sorry, no public skating today Snipaz vs. Mildmay, 12:00pm-1:30pm Novice LL vs. Howick, 2:00pm Novice R vs. Mitchell, 3:15pm Pee Wee LL vs. Mildmay, 4:30pm tuesday, November 15 Bantam vs. Milverton, 8:30pm Wednesday, November 16 Parent and Tot Skating, 11:00am-11:50am Adult Skating, 12:00pm-1:20pm Pee Wee R vs. Wingham, 7:30pm Thursday, November 17 Parent and Tot Skating, 11:00am-11:50am Adult Skating, 12:00pm-1:00pm | Badminton, 7:00pm-9:00pm friday, November 18 Public Skating, 11:00am-12:50pm Desperados vs. Jungle Horses, 9:00pm Saturday, November 19 Community Craft Sale, 10:00am-2:00pm Novice R vs. Blyth/Brussels, 11:45am Atom LL vs. Durham, 3:00pm Midget vs. Zurich, 4:15pm

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CCS hosts first ‘Spirit Day’

Drayton benefit for Goderich DRAYTON - Drayton Entertainment will be joining forces with other members of the professional theatre community to present Spotlight on Goderich: A Variety Show at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend on Nov. 20 at 3pm. All event proceeds will be designated to the United Way Perth-Huron for tornado relief efforts in Goderich and area. “The devastation in

Goderich hits close to home, and we feel compelled to contribute to the relief efforts,” said Drayton Entertainment artistic director Alex Mustakas. The show will feature singing, dancing and comedy routines. Admission is $50, and includes a $25 tax receipt. Tickets are available only through Drayton Entertainment’s box office at 519-238-6000 or toll free at 1-855-372-9866.

Field trip - Junior and senior kindergarten students from Community Christian School recently visited Mapleton’s Organics.

Mapleton 4-H club learns to cook with potatoes

Twin for a day - Community Christian School hosted its first “Spirit Day” recently: a twin/triplet day. Many students participated in the fun, as did teachers Mr. Marcus and Mr. Vanoostveen, who dressed as farmers. submitted photos

Clarification

An article in last week’s Community News that stated the township’s insurance premium was increasing by 9% in 2012 was incorrect. The 9% figure was based on the difference in estimates provided by the insurance provider prior to initial approval of the 2011 and 2012 plans ($151,752 and $165,150 respectively). However, subsequent changes to the 2011 plan resulted in an actual insurance cost to the township of $159,873. Using that figure, the 2012 cost of $165,150 represents an increase of 3% and not 9%. The Community News regrets the error.

moorefield - The Mapleton 4-H Lifeskills club has been running its new project over the past couple of months. The first meeting of the club was held on Sept. 14, during which leaders Cathy Dobben and Lynne Flewwelling introducing the club to their new project: cooking with potatoes. There are 20 members and the election of officers was as follows. President Makenzie Head, vice president Jordan Dobben, secretary Krystal Wakelim and press reporter: Quinn Melenbacher. Members learned about the history of potatoes. They made potato chips from scratch, testing them as fried and baked chips. They also made and

tasted re-stuffed potato skins. The group’s second meeting was held on Sept. 19. Members split into three groups: one group made sheppard’s pie, another group made mashed potatoes with green onion and the last group made pizza with a potato crust. All of the recipes were very unique. On Oct. 4 the club held its third meeting at the Moorefield Optimist Hall. Members split into four groups: one made scones, another made potato stew, another made potato pancakes and the fourth group made skillet fried potatoes. Club members also examined and learned the parts of a potato plant. submitted by Quinn Melenbacher

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Faces of inequality

There has been a lot written about the increasing distance between the rich and the not so fortunate over the past years, particularly since those of us in the not-so-fortunate column were part of the bailout for the extremely wealthy like banks and car companies. The New York Times published three items on the weekend that indicate while we have every right to show displeasure at inequities in society, some of them are worth more bother than others. David Brooks had an opinion piece titled The Wrong Inequality, wherein he compared two types of wealth. It seems the famous, rich one per cent can be found mainly in the largest cities, and the top ten per cent of that one per cent is the bunch truly getting wealthy. But Brooks shows a different kind of inequality taking place in smaller centres, whose American names might be familiar to Canadians, although we doubt anyone has visited all of them. They are cities a bit larger than Calgary, Kitchener, London and the like. Why Canadians should pay attention to that is because what happens in America generally reaches the land above the 49th parallel within ten years or so. Here are some inequalities fostered in cities that could be all too Canadian. Brooks states, “The crucial inequality is not between the top 1 per cent and the bottom 99 per cent. It’s between those with a college degree and those without.” Brooks said over the past several decades that gap has risen for college and high school graduates. In 1979 the average college graduate earned 39% more than a high school counterpart. Now that earnings gap is 75%. Plus, kids born to college grads are far more likely to obtain a college education themselves. To quote Brooks, “If you are born to high school grads, your odds are terrible.” Even family structures are being affected. In 1979, those structures were similar. Today college grads are much more likely to get married, they are much less likely to get divorced and “much less likely to have a child out of wedlock.” They are also less likely to smoke, less likely to become obese and more likely to be active in their communities. Another article on the editorial page suggests the occupation protesters have hit the nail on the head. Eduardo Porter wrote research suggests people in the financial world, while they were always earning well, have in the past three decades earned disproportionately more than their fellow professionals in that top one per cent. They have gone from raking in 20% of the wealth of that 1% of the rich, to now taking in 33%. Even the rich have gaps, it seems. It was Thomas Friedman, though, in a column on The Times editorial page, who wrote that the occupy movement in Egypt was not so much about a longing for democracy as it was opposing injustice. Those protesters were angry because they saw the deck stacked against them. (As an aside, there was a wonderful article in the same newspaper about a Greek MP who begged her colleagues to give up their perks - each receives a Mercedes Benz, among other goodies - but they refused, of course, leaving poor people to wonder why they are called upon to make sacrifices). Friedman wondered if it will be a long time before Americans will start recognizing the deck is stacked against them, and what they are going to do about it when they figure it out. He suggests capitalism is the best way to generate wealth and relieve poverty (we agree), but only if balanced and transparent, so everyone has a fair chance. Bankers in the U.S. behaved like criminals, not to mention greed heads. Friedman says it is time Wall Street should “Stick to being bulls. Stop being pigs.” Of course, he offers an alternative to behaving properly. He suggests if the balance between right and wrong does not return, the cry for justice could turn ugly, like it did in Egypt. Up here in the great white north, it could happen in about ten years or so. Everyone has been warned. David Meyer

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Going green - Many members of the Mapleton 4-H Lifeskills Club wore green recently to show their support for 4-H during November, which is National 4-H Month. Members of the club, back row from left, include: 4-H leader Cathy Dobben, Laura Shaw, Vanessa Koepke, Jordan Dobben, Makenzie Head, Adyn Melanbacher, Jarrod Dobben, 4-H leader Lynne Flewwelling. Middle: Paxton Klaassen, Anastasia Crabb, Quinn Melenbacher and Billy Klaassen. Front: Ashley Anthony, Marina Meulenbelt, Andrew Grose, Katie Miller and Krystal Wakelim. photo by Sharon Grose

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six times in June and visited pick a name for the facility Building a new rec facility In 1971 the building safety area arenas for information and approve the many details standards of arenas, commu- and ideas. The committee also of construction. Of course, nity centres, swimming pools researched funding opportuni- there were cost overruns to etc., having long been the ties such as grants and looked be addressed. The committee responsibility of local munici- at available sites for a new appointed a board to be responpalities, were included under facility. The committee rec- sible for the operations of the the provincial Industrial Safety ommended the building of an new facility in May 1977. The final cost of the facilarena and community centre on Act. ity was $786,795. Citizens and Arenas in particular were of a site in Drayton. At a public meeting in community groups donated concern. Several had collapsed in recent years, resulting in July 1976 the arena commit- $159,382, the Wintario grant tee reported its activities and received was $376,230, the deaths and injuries. The Ministry of Labour recommendations. Members of culture and recreation grant proceeded to inspect arenas the public expressed concerns received was $188,112 and in the province. Draytonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about financing and possible donated labour reduced the turn for inspection came in sites. The meeting ended with cost by $5,298, leaving a net February 1975. The inspector a vote of confidence for the cost of $57,873 from tax dolviewed the arena structure on committee to proceed with the lars, which was shared by the Elm Street and immediately building of an arena and com- three municipalities. As evidenced time and told the municipal clerk that munity centre complex. A finance committee was again, Mapleton is a commuwithout considerable upgrades the building would not meet formed and volunteers can- nity with dedicated people who the provincial building code vassed the area for donations will work hard, dip into their requirements. This was report- that would be matched by pockets and turn every stone to ed to council, which then wait- Wintario funds. A second pub- finance any community need. ed for further instructions from lic meeting in September, called submitted by Jean Campbell by the Drayton & Community the ministry. In due time, a letter from Citizens Association, resulted the Minister of Labour arrived in public support to go ahead. After considering a propstating that without a professional engineerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report on the erty adjacent to the Drayton building, the arena could not Heights Public School and the be opened for use. Drayton infield at the fair grounds, the council contracted engineers to Alva Cherrey site on Main Saturday, November 12, 2011 inspect the arena and the report Street West was chosen. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. An agreement between was received in May 1976. The estimated cost to bring the three municipalities to the building up to standards share the costs - not to exceed was approximately $250,000. $650,000 - was signed. The The ice surface was under- contract to build was awarded sized for a hockey rink and the to Whitney Construction, a community centre was small company that had built several and not assessable to those such facilities. Construction finally began, with physical disabilities. A &RXQW\RI:HOOLQJWRQ6ROLG:DVWH6HUYLFHV new arena seemed the best way but for the second winter the local hockey and figure skating to address the problem. By June 1976 the coun- clubs rented ice in Palmerston )XOOFRORXU'LVSOD\$G,QVHUWLRQ )ULGD\SDSHUVRQ1RYHPEHUDQG cils of Peel, Maryborough for their activities.  Drayton    arena :HGQHVGD\SDSHUVRQ1RYHPEHU The committee and and had  appointed Drayton Legion Branch 416 two members each to a spe- councils met frequently to cial arena committee that met approve grant applications, 15 Elm St. Drayton

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PAGE SIX The Community News, Friday, November 11, 2011

By Laurie Langdon

God’s great work in us Do you remember the day you accepted God’s great plan of salvation? I do, and what a day. But have you ever wondered what actually happened the day you and I did this? Well, let’s discuss that. 1. We repented of our sin. The day we accepted Christ as our Saviour was the day that, in godly sorrow, we simply turned from sin and turned to God. In fact, what we actually experienced in repentance was nothing short of a total revolution. By conviction of guilt as the Holy Spirit applied God’s divine standards, everything changed: our view of sin and our feelings toward it, our attitude toward God, along with our will and conduct. Why did we do it? Godly

sorrow, the goodness or kindness of God, the fear of judgment, the discipline of God, the blessings we receive on the basis of repentance, to name a few. 2. We expressed faith. On the day we accepted God’s great plan of salvation we, first of all, abandoned all reliance on our own efforts to obtain salvation. Secondly, we completely and wholeheartedly trusted, or relied upon Christ alone for salvation - a total act of self-commitment to Christ. By that faith we were saved, we become a child of God, and by it now we are enriched, sanctified, kept and established. Furthermore, by it we surmount difficulties; we are healed and are enabled to walk in God’s pleasure. Faith brought understanding as to our situation, understanding awakened the personal need of a saviour and

the applicability of redemption, which in turn caused us to surrender our heart to God, appropriating Christ as Savior and trusting in Him for eternal salvation. By faith we were saved. 3. We were transformed. On the day we were saved we were returned to our rightful owner. Consequently our sins were blotted out. And, with the removal of our sins, we were given a special sense of spiritual discernment, a new service and a new hope. 4. We were justified. The writer to the Romans declares, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over

the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Romans 3:23-26). At the moment we received God’s salvation, Jesus Christ, having perfectly obeyed the law in His life and suffered the penalty of death for us, brought God’s unmerited favour to us. In Christ God “became kindly disposed” or “changed His attitude” toward us. In Christ God acquitted us of guilt by the subtraction of our sin, restoring us to favour with God by changing our position with Him and our attitude toward Him and imputing His righteousness to us. 5. We were reconciled to God. The day we came to God the enmity was removed, the quarrel was bridged, the relationship was changed and the fellowship and union between us and God was restored. In fact, reconciliation was accomplished and finished on the cross before there was any corresponding action on our part at all, but it became effective for us then because it became

personal to us. Christ’s death removed God’s anger. As a result He is now reconciled to us. In fact, God has reconciled to himself all things in heaven and earth. God is now at peace with us and His creation. 6. We were redeemed. In Christ the price was paid, we were bought back. Now we’re free, delivered, released ... by payment of Himself. Like our kinsman - redeemer, (Leviticus 25:47-49) He was willing to redeem us, He was related to us through His incarnation, and He had the sufficient resources (the price) to pay - His own precious blood. What are we redeemed from? We are redeemed from the curse, or penalty of the law, we are redeemed from iniquity and the power of sin, we are redeemed from Satan himself. The slavish state of sin out of which we are redeemed no longer exists. And, while the price paid for our redemption was high, the privileges that come out of redemption are great. 7. We were adopted. We were not originally born into the family of God; we were placed there as an

Nominations are now being accepted for the

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The strength of our community lies in solid citizens. If you know a young person, aged 6 to 17, who is involved in worthwhile community service; a special person who is contributing while living with a limitation; a youth who has performed an act of heroism; or a ‘good kid’ who shows a commitment to making life better for others, doing more than is normally expected of someone their age – help us recognize their contribution – nominate them today!

Nominations will be accepted until November 30 Contact this newspaper or the Ontario Community Newspapers Association at www.ocna.org or 905.639.8720 ext. 239

Top marks - William Smart (aka Willy) is the recipient of the silver medal award for earning the highest mark in Canada on his grade 1 piano exam with the Canadian National Conservatory of Music (CNCM). Smart has continued with private piano lessons with Tanis Cowan and is currently preparing to play at the Canadian Music Week Festival in Palmerston. He has also been awarded a student scholarship to attend CNCM’s “Summer Sizzle Keyboard Kamp” in Mount Forest next July. submitted photo

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adult son or daughter. So, the day we received Christ as our saviour, we were adopted into God’s family; we become members in His household. Now God counts us as having all the rights, privileges and inheritance that come through membership in His family. We have become the children of God through regeneration. Consequently, we have deliverance from the law, along with both the inheritance of the Holy Spirit as an initial “payment” and His assurance, as the He bears witness with our spirit. 8. We are regenerated, reborn. The day we were saved we experienced a radical and complete transformation of the soul by means of the Holy Spirit whereby we become completely new creatures in Christ. In salvation divine life was communicated to our souls and a new nature was imparted to us. We received new intelligence, principles and thoughts; new emotions, disposition and feelings; new will, inclinations and tastes; new actions and habits. We were born again and raised to walk in newness of life, having become a new creation in Him. Consequently, we now have the ability to exercise faith in Christ, along with the constant witness of the Spirit and a desire for fellowship with His body. Accordingly, we are enabled to walk out a practical righteousness and are given the ability to overcome temptation and refrain from sin.

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MOOREFIELD - Alan Watts was the speaker for the October meeting of the Maryborough Horticultural Society. Watts is from Stratford and operates the “Anything Grows” store there. His topic, “Enjoying Amaryllis”, included information about growing Amaryllis, storing the bulbs, and how to get the bulb to flower year after year. Watts said it is not difficult to have an Amaryllis bloom again and handed out step-by-step instructions. In his slide show, Watts displayed many of the Amaryllis he has grown over the years. They come in a variety of colours now, including white and green. He demonstrated how to make an arrangement using this beautiful flower. After a question period, Dorothy Noecker thanked Watts and lunch was served by Debbie Oxby. After minutes were read and some business items discussed, Clara Bauman shared some of the highlights of the District 7 meeting held in Clifford on Oct. 22. A high point was the afternoon speaker, Paul Zammit, who has given presentations at many garden clubs and large garden shows across Canada. Before adjournment, Noecker encouraged members to come to the next meeting - on Nov. 22 at the Optimist Hall in Moorefield - since it will be the society’s annual meeting, potluck dinner and Christmas show. submitted by Linda Timmerman


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PAGE EIGHT The Community News, Friday, November 11, 2011

Mapleton Business Profile

The Harvest Table: Providing friendly service and local food since 2009

In January 2009, after nearly two years of planning, the doors of The Harvest Table in Parker opened. The store is a vision that owner John Slot has been eager to realize for some time. Having farmed in Mapleton Township for over 30 years, Slot recognized the potential of the Parker location. Turning a dream into reality, The Harvest Table has become his way to

offer people an opportunity to shop locally and support local farmers, suppliers and producers within Mapleton Township and Wellington County. When speaking of this grassroots-approach to business, Slotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter and store manager Cori Claus explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many benefits to buying local, economically speaking: when people purchase locally, more of their

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meats that are definitely a cut above the rest. Air chilled chicken, custom cut beef and pork, gluten-free sausage, nitrate-free bacon, turkey and lamb are just a few healthy alternatives offered at The Harvest Table. Freezer barbecue packs are available, starting at 25lb of meat for $99 or 50lbs for $199. Quarter and sides of beef, sides of pork can be ordered and are custom wrapped. Keeping in line with its vision, The Harvest offers home cooked, nutritious frozen dinners in individual or family size portions. These delicious entrees address a variety of dietary requirements, including low sodium, gluten-free and dairy-free meals. Always striving to meet its customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs, the store continues to source out new products, having added stuffed chicken breasts, frozen vegetables and an expanded cheese section. And if that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough, the friendly staff invites you to dine in at their bistro. The Bistro offers delicious lunches for under $10 and dinners are available for groups upon request. In addition to supporting local businesses and food pro-

dollar stays within the local community, creating a stronger local economy. They assist in creating a stronger local community and economy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also, todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generation understands that we need to reduce our carbon footprint and this can be accomplished by limiting the distance food has to travel. Our shelves are stocked with products that come from Ontario, from our meat to the other goods on the shelf. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the most obvious benefit is simpler than that: quality, fresh food just tastes better and The Harvest Table can offer these products at an affordable price.â&#x20AC;? Some familiar names such as Mapletonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Organic, Blackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honey, Traskâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maple syrup, Feigeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salad dressing, Millbank cheese are just some examples. A quality product also requires quality workmanship, therefore The Harvest Table invited well known and award winning butcher John Sluis to join the team. Sluis is a fifth generation, European-trained butcher with over 40 years experience and it is this experience that allows the Harvest Table to offer locally grown

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sodium intake. It has been this ambitious approach and attention to detail that has made The Harvest Table a well received business in Mapleton Township and Wellington County. Located at the corner of County Roads 7 and 12 in downtown Parker, the store operates Monday to Wednesday and Saturdays from 8am to 6pm and Thursdays and Fridays from 8am to 7pm. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done so already, be sure to stop by and visit the friendly staff; you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be disappointed. The Harvest Table: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friendly service, supporting local farmers, growers and producers while providing jobs in the community.â&#x20AC;?

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ducers, The Harvest Table is proud to employ a great team of local, full- and part-time students and The Harvest Tableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community minded approach doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop there. The store offers a purchase incentive program to all area schools, assisting them in their fundraising efforts. For every $50 spent 3% will be donated to the school of the customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choosing and 5% for every $100. In 2010 over $3,000 was donated to local schools. The Harvest Table also offers a boxed meat fundraising program for sports teams, schools and churches etc. and have recently developed a healthy lunch program for schools that meet the new nutritional requirements regarding

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