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Serving the Mapleton Community

Community News Volume 44 Issue 15

Drayton, Ontario

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Friday, April 15, 2011

30th annual Farm Show a great success Over 2,300 attended two-day event by Chris Daponte DRAYTON - Over 2,300 people flocked to the PMD Arena to attend the 30th annual Drayton Farm Show on April 6 and 7. Chairman Glenn Dobben said that figure is up over past attendance numbers, much to the delight of the Drayton Kinsmen, who annually host the agri-business showcase. “It was fantastic ... both the exhibitors and the patrons liked the new floor plan,” Dobben said. “At this point, we’re very, very happy with the results.” Not the least of which is $2,300 raised through admissions for cystic fibrosis research. The rest of the show proceeds, including the remaining $4,600 from admissions, will be put towards various Kinsmen projects in the community. Dobben said club members received great feedback from exhibitors and customers alike, many of whom have already requested to be included in the 2012 farm show. Mark Junkin, of Mitchell, was among those who lauded show organizers for their

efforts. In a letter sent to the Community News (see page 3), Junkin said he was “blown away by the level of professionalism” of the organizers, which exceeded that on display at many larger, international shows. “The fact that this is a community-run event really demonstrates the quality of your Kinsmen Club and the community at large,” Junkin said. “You should definitely be proud of what your community has to offer.” Dobben said a lot of thanks should be given to the Drayton Rotary Club, which helped run the door, as well as minor hockey representatives, who prepared and served food. He also noted that for the first time, high school students worked at the show to obtain their volunteer hours (anyone wanted to volunteer at future shows should visit But Dobben said most credit for the success of the 2011 show should be given to “the whole community of Mapleton for supporting us.” More farm show coverage on page 8.

Zeal for Teal fundraiser set for April 30 at arena DRAYTON - On April 30 at the PMD Arena in Drayton, the 3rd annual Zeal for Teal Ovarian Cancer Canada fundraiser will take place. The “Fabulous 50s” theme should facilitate a rocking good time complete with hula hoops, bubble-gum blowing contests, free mini-manicures, an amazing diner dinner and much more. Funds raised at Zeal for Teal 2011 go to support “The Sunflower Seeds” team’s walk in the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope. Claudia Connor, the National Walk Coordinator for Ovarian Cancer Canada in Toronto, will be making the trip to Drayton to join in the fun and to bring greetings and a hope-filled message to all in attendance. Glynis Belec, an ovarian cancer survivor, is happy to share her latest writing contribution and announce the anthology that features her “cancer story” will be released at Zeal for Teal ($5 from the sale of each book goes to Ovarian Cancer Canada and $5 goes to The Word Guild, a Canadian professional writer’s organization).

The response to Zeal for Teal has been tremendous, and Belec credits Amanda Newton, chief organizer and the “brains” behind Zeal for teal, with that success. “We have almost reached our capacity,” said Newton as she contemplated the many activities and plans for the big day. “We have had so many generous donations for our silent auction and the door prizes this year are fabulous.” Louis Latham, of Drayton, has donated the $100 grand prize once again this year (for the third time). An invitation to the event is extended to anyone who wants to come on out and see what all the buzz is about. For $5 visitors can enjoy refreshments, visit the vendor’s alley and check out the silent auction. For $10, visitors can also partake in a lovely lunch prepared by expert cooks Ann Kabbes and Yvonne Timmerman. All profits go directly to the Sunflower Seeds team. Details about Zeal for Teal can be found at zealforteal. To make a donation to the Walk of Hope team, contact Glynis Belec at Main St. W. Palmerston

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ABOVE LEFT - Simon Grasman had no problem making himself at home at the Germania Mutual Insurance booth during the 30th annual Drayton Farm Show last week. He simply plunked himself down and munched on popcorn while his dad visited the booth. ABOVE RIGHT - Jonathon Horst and Kalie pose by a Fendt tractor at the farm show on April 7. photos by Wilma Mol, Mike Robinson

Cottagers, GRCA plan May 1 tree planting event Volunteers needed to help replace trees lost during 2005 tornado by Chris Daponte MAPLETON TWP. Almost six years have passed since a tornado ripped through this township, causing extensive damage to local forests, power lines, homes and barns. But the event is still fresh in the memories of many, including those living around Conestogo Lake - one area that was directly hit by one of two tornadoes to strike Wellington County on Aug. 19, 2005. “It was devastating at the time it occurred,” said Melanie Gualtieri, past president of the Conestogo Lake Cottagers’ Association Inc. So on May 1, with the help of a $2,500 grant from Cottage Life magazine and trees supplied by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), the cottagers’ association will be planting 1,000 trees to replace those damaged by the 2005 tornado. “We still miss the trees ... we take them so for granted,” said Mary Thompson. Her cottage, which was completely destroyed by the tornado and rebuilt within a year, overlooks the area across the lake where the May 1 tree planting will take place. Thompson, who plans on taking part in the event, said cottagers themselves have tried to plant some trees, but there

is no way they alone could replace the swath of trees lost along the 2.2-hectare area that will be targeted during the May 1 event. “This is hopefully going to help that happen,” Thompson said, noting new trees are sort of a last step to the area’s recovery from the tornado. She credits Gualtieri with the idea and with securing the grant. Last September Gualtieri read about the funding opportunity in an issue of Cottage Life magazine, and with the help of Michael Bradley at the GRCA, submitted an application. A few months later she discovered her application was successful and the cottagers’ association received the $2,500 grant earlier this year. “I was totally excited,” said Gualtieri, who noted she had a good feeling about the application from the beginning. “It was super. I was just ecstatic about it.” She told the Community News many of the 400 cottage owners around Conestogo Lake did plant 500 trees some time after the 2005 tornado, but that “didn’t put a dent in [the need].” Bradley, the GRCA’s director of operations, acknowledged trees have been planted in the area since the tornado,

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Planting event - The Conestogo Lake Cottagers’ Association will be planting trees at the above location on May 1 to help replace those lost in the 2005 tornado. submitted photo but said continued plantings will help restore the destroyed forest to what it once was. “The area was completely de-vegetated, basically,” Bradley said. But it is hoped 1,000 new trees in the 40-year-old forrest hit by the tornado, located along Road 100 (the first road east of the Conestogo Dam), will help prevent soil erosion, provide wildlife habitat and improve local water quality. “Tree species selected will help to stabilize the land, and will also provide a future seed source for additional natural forest growth,” Gualtieri said in the grant application to Cottage Life. The May 1 planting will feature a mixture of the following species: red oak, cottonwood, white pine, white cedar

and gray dogwood. Bradley said the GRCA’s role is to provide the trees and the expertise on how and where to plant them, but, “It’s nice to have a big groups of volunteers to do the work.” Organizers are looking for the help of cottage owners as well as local residents, clubs, schools and councillors. “We want to have a good time that day,” said Thompson. “The more people we have, the more fun it will be.” The planting event is set for May 1 at 9am. Those interested should gather at Lot 137 and bring gloves, work shoes and shovels. There will be a free barbecue after the event. For more information email Melanie Gualtieri at melclca@

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DRAYTON - Friends of the Drayton Festival Theatre and the Mapleton Arena Xpansion Committee are proud to present a live concert tribute to two of country music’s greatest contemporary artists: Tim McGraw and Shania Twain. James Downham and Shanya Lynn Dawson star in The Tim McGraw and Shania Twain Tribute show, which comes to the Drayton theatre for an exclusive engagement with two performances only April 30 at 2 and 8pm. “Country music is constantly growing in popularity,” says event organizer Ron Ellis. “And with well established artists like Tim McGraw and Shania Twain leading the pack,

it’s easy to understand the ongoing appeal of this music genre.” This presentation caters to music lovers of all ages, featuring many of Tim McGraw’s greatest hits, including, Live Like You Were Dying, Real Good Man, My Next 30 Years and many more - performed live by James Downham as Tim McGraw and backed by a top-notch live band. Shanya Lynn Dawson takes to the stage as Shania Twain to perform beloved songs such as Come on Over, You’re Still the One, Man! I Feel Like a Woman and many more. Tim McGraw has sold over 40 million units and dominated the charts with 32 number



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one singles. He was the mostplayed artist of the past decade in any genre of music. Southern Voice, his most recent studio album, debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and the title track hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Songs chart. His Southern Voice tour was the top country music tour of 2010. McGraw has won three Grammy awards, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association awards, 10 American Music awards, three People’s Choice awards and numerous other awards. Shania Twain’s remarkable music career began in the early 1990s. In 1995 Twain’s second album The Woman in Me won a Grammy for country album of the year and was named album of the year by the Academy of Country Music in 1995. Twain has won a total of five Grammy awards, includ-

ing two for best country song (Come on Over and You’re Still the One) and two for best country female vocal performance (Man! I Feel Like a Woman! and You’re Still the One). She also has taken home trophies from the Canadian Country Music Awards, Canada’s Juno Awards and the American Music Awards. In 1999, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) named Twain both country songwriter of the year and pop songwriter of the year. Tickets for the Tim McGraw and Shania Twain Tribute Concert are only $25, with all proceeds going directly to aid with beautification projects at the Drayton Festival Theatre and the Mapleton Arena Xpansion. Order tickets today by calling the Drayton Festival Theatre Box Office at 519-6385555 or toll free 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

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community calendar April 15 & 16 - Behold Paradise! Musical drama depicting the transforming power of the cross. Written & composed by Elaine Luymes. Drayton Reformed Church, 74 Wellington Street North, Drayton. Freewill offering. April 14 - General Meeting of the Canadian Diabetes Association, North Perth – North Wellington Branch, 7:30pm at the Drayton Reformed Church, 74 Wellington St. Drayton. Guest Speaker: Margaret Stevens, RN CDE and Cara Croll, RD CDE of North Wellington Health Care. Topic: What’s New In Diabetes? Followed by Open Forum/Question Period. Come and bring a friend April 15 - North Wellington Stroke Recovery Chapter invites everyone to come out to walk from 9am-11am at PMD Arena in Drayton, for Stroke Awareness. More info: Jane Geerlinks, 519-638-2423. April 15 - Progressive Euchre, 8pm, Drayton Legion, 15 Elm St. April 26 - Maryborough (Moorefield) Horticultural Society Meeting, 7:30pm, Optimist Hall, Moorefield. Speaker: Sue Bauman – Australian Slide Show. Mini Show: Class 1 - Flowering Plant. Class 2 - Foliage Plant. Visitors welcome. Lug-a-mug.

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Junior Farmers hosting â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sing Swingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; WELLINGTON CTY. - Wellington Junior Farmers have been given the honour of hosting Sing Swing, a provincial Junior Farmers event, in November. Late this winter, the club learned its bid was successful, and its members have started to plan the event. Sing Swing is an annual cultural competition between all of the Junior Farmers clubs in the province. This year, it will be held in Clifford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be a great chance to showcase our area to other clubs in the province while taking part in friendly competition,â&#x20AC;? said Pat Grotenhuis, a member of the planning committee. Some plans are already made and details finalized, but there is still a large amount of work left to do between now and the event. Sing Swing has a number of competitions, including musical, dancing, baking, photography, needlework and visual arts. In addition, there are competitions for euchre, public speaking, creativity, air band and a gong show. The Junior Farmers Association of Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s provincial executive and board of directors will meet on the last Friday in November, and the competitions will take place the following day. The event will end with an awards banquet and dance.

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Representatives from all 30 clubs in the province are expected to attend, with some sending 15 or more people. In total, the event normally draws between 100 and 130 people. Sing Swing is one of three competitive events and one of five annual provincial events. The location is rotated around the province each year. Wellington Junior Farmers are very pleased to have been

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Caught in between By Sunday night, the only thing more despised than a politician at our house was the weatherman. We should not have trusted him, but Saturday and all that sunshine gave every indication that a forecast we heard on Friday for Sunday might actually arrive. That was the one where it was going to be a balmy 28 degrees Celsius. Maybe that should have made us suspicious. Instead it was chilly, with lightning, rain and finally, just for a good laugh, some sunshine at about 4pm. Perhaps the election has soured our mood, or maybe it was looking over the yard after a long, tough winter. On Saturday, we started shoveling mulch. Our spouse convinced some guys chopping trees on the street to drop all of the chipped brush onto our driveway a few weeks ago. For free. They dropped it in front of the backyard gate. In fact, they dropped it right up to the gate - about a foot high. They dropped it onto about a foot of snow and ice. The gate swings outward. The wheelbarrow is parked in the shed. The shed is in the backyard, about six feet from the fence blocked by the mulch. Is a pattern emerging here? It took three of us - with 10-year-old Matt being the most helpful by flipping mulch from directly in front of the gate up the four foot high pile - to get the gate partly open. Then the ice blocked the gate, so Anna placed salt on it. We suggested placing the wheelbarrow into the partially opened gate to keep it from swinging in the wind. Then, with that 28 degree weather, the ice was supposed to disappear on Sunday. No such luck, of course. And the wood chips now protect the ice. That mulch pile might still be there in July the way things are going. Meanwhile, a survey of the backyard on Sunday made our back sorer than it had become after shoveling all that mulch from the gate. Small bits of plastic were broken off a large plastic container we refer to as a blue box storage bin. Even plastic, it seems, deteriorates in Canadian winters, particularly when it is frozen and struck by a series of hockey pucks swung at by the aforementioned Matt. Hey, he’s a hockey fan, but somehow we suspect it will be us stooping to pick up all those blue bits to place in a blue box. Meanwhile, the family is debating the merits of a second storage shed. We are sort of in the negative on that one, knowing that goods and gear tend to expand to fill the space available. On the other hand, another shed would leave us with less lawn to mow, so maybe it would not be all bad, either. Those are the things we Canadians ponder between seasons. It is not quite winter over, nor quite spring just yet - and a long way from summer. An inventory of tasks around the yard shows a strong need to start spreading our composter’s acquired soils into hollows in the lawn, and a need for us to trim several tree stumps using our newly acquired chain saw, plus plenty of general work in the yard. Not least of all that is what to do with all the peanut shells. We love feeding blue jays peanuts every morning during the winter. Unfortunately, those grey and black rats people call squirrels also like peanuts. The blue jays, like good thieves, give shrill cries to ensure that we see them steal those peanuts. It gives them a sense of satisfaction. They grab them and fly away. Those sneaky rodents climb onto the deck, strip the shells off, eat the nuts, and leave a mess everywhere. We tell our spouse that we will sweep the shells off the deck and into the flower beds for mulch, which has her asking us why she bothered to have a truck load of mulch dumped onto the driveway. Such are the conundrums we face in between seasons. We can only hope spring gets a little warmer fast, or summer finally shows up. We are getting impatient. David Meyer



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“THE GREEN LEGACY” TREES FOR MAPLETON The Green Legacy continues in 2011. The Township of Mapleton will again be offering a “Tree Day” where tree seedlings will be made available, free of charge, to residents of the Township of Mapleton. Property owners can pre-order up to a maximum of 50 trees (subject to availability). Pre-ordered trees will be available for pick-up on Saturday, April 30th, 2011 at the Township of Mapleton Works Building located at 7275 Sideroad 16 outside of Drayton between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Donations to the food bank would be appreciated. To place an order, please contact Kym at the Township of Mapleton Municipal Office 519-638-3313. Ext. 21.

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(Closed meeting for the purpose of Education and Training) Friday, April 22, 2011 Office Closed - Good Friday Monday, April 25, 2011 Office Closed - Easter monday Tuesday, April 26, 2011 1:00pm Regular Meeting of Council Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:30pm-9:00pm Town Hall Meeting Maryborough Community Hall, 15 Ball Avenue, Moorefield Tuesday, May 10, 2011 7:00pm Regular Meeting of Council

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The importance of fence rows, windbreaks and shelterbelts for farms

Walk through a young forest and you may see that often there is a line of mature trees surrounded by many younger trees of similar species. The line was an old fence row and seed source for a field that was allowed to reforest itself. That shows how important fence rows are as local seed banks and representations of local plant diversity. This is the case at many forest tracts owned by the Grand River Conservation Authority. What are the differences and similarities of windbreaks, shelterbelts and fence rows? How do they benefit rural properties or farming practices? Windbreaks and shelterbelts are rows of trees and shrubs planted in and around farm fields and buildings to protect cropland, buildings and pastures from the effects of wind and the elements. A fence row would be considered a swath of trees, shrubs and other plants that have grown naturally in uncultivated lands on a property or field boundary. In these areas, trees may be farther apart and have more species diversity. These areas may provide some of the benefits of windbreaks and shelter belts but are likely there to provide habitat, pasture shade or just to look nice. If it is the farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal to increase crop yield, it is best to plant a windbreak that will grow tall, so a greater area is protected. An area 15 to 20 times the height of the windbreak will show increased crop yield and reduced wind speed. A windbreak porosity of 40 to 60 per cent is ideal and gives the longest shelter zone on both sides of the wind-

break. Porosity is the amount during the summer and more row 3: basswood or maple; row of air space in a tree which light in the winter. The poros- 4: white spruce or cedar; and allows wind to move through ity of shelterbelts is ideal at 40 row 5: shrubs such as elderper cent - slightly denser than berry or hazelnut. the crown. Many fence rows will have In order to create the most windbreaks - to give greater efficient windbreak, trees are protection to livestock and varying heights and porosities, not always giving the same planted at right angles to pre- buildings. In Mapleton, spruce or protection as a properly planted vailing winds thereby protecting cropland, pasture and cedar are ideal candidates windbreak. Common practice farm buildings. In Mapleton for single- or double-rowed can be to cut self-cultivating Township this would be on the windbreaks and shelterbelts, fence rows down to plant anew west and north sides of desired although a mixture of decidu- or to clean the edges of fields. ous trees and shrubs would also It is not always necessary to go protected areas. *RRG)ULGD\6FKHGXOH&KDQJHV Shelterbelts planted to pro- work. If space is available to to this expense. The program also tries tect buildings or livestock fol- accommodate a larger planting, low similar principles. Thirty numerous rows of mixed spe- to maintain current wildlife meters of space is the mini- cies can be planted. In larger habitat and work with what mum distance between a shel- plans, it is easier to add species is already on the property. terbelt and building or access which provide economic return Landowners are encouraged to lane to prevent snow buildup from food products such as maintain these areas on their problems. Proper drainage is elderberries and hazelnuts or property. It is proposed that essential at the 30-meter mark wood products from trees such the current flora be incorporatto reduce the levels of mud as basswood or walnuts. It is ed into the tree planting plan, in feedlot or high-use areas. typical to have the tallest and thinned if needed and new trees The direction of runoff should fastest growing species in the and shrubs planted within the be away from the shelterbelt, centre of the rows and lessen in fence row so they give the same benefits as fully fledged because the high nitrate levels height closer to the edge. For example: row 1: shrubs windbreaks. in urine will damage trees. It Thinning may be essential if is wise to add deciduous trees such as elderberry or hazelnut; for shelterbelts to allow shade row 2: white spruce or cedar; the trees comprising the fence

row are invasive. These species include Manitoba maple, buckthorn, cardamom autumn olive, and Norway maple. Although any tree can work in a windbreak, these invasive species threaten our natural areas and animals that depend on them. Fence rows are an excellent example of important wildlife habitat on farms; they can harbor vital nectar-producing plants such as hawthorns and cherries, which are important to pollinating insects such as $344,900

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PAGE SIX The Community News, Friday, April 15, 2011

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

Seeking strength for dangerous times Jesus was a troublemaker. At least, that’s what authorities and even church leaders thought during the last three years of his life. It is only in history that he is now looked upon as being the One who held up God’s truth. He is truly our Prince of Peace, our King of Kings. And yet, this radical and rebellious figure acted nothing like the other leaders of his day. He did little for himself, except a few times when he went off to rest and pray before embarking on yet one more adventure for the glory of God.

And then came the time when he went into Jerusalem despite his knowledge that he would be in danger. As we celebrate Palm Sunday, this is a week that we meditate upon a King and spiritual leader whose triumphant entry into Jerusalem was less than traditionally regal. It was on a donkey. What King does that? And we know what is coming next. Our King will be mocked, arrested, tortured and killed. You would barely know it, but as we journey through this year’s Easter season, we are a country at war. The intent of entering that war in Libya was to save innocent lives. As I write this, I am painfully aware that I am not the only one confused and befuddled about


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what is going on. But you see, our Christ is also a God of justice. When he rode into Jerusalem on that day 2,000 years ago, he arrived as the representative of the God of Israel. His parade consisted of peasants, of outcasts, fishermen, women and children - in other words, the powerless. He came as a foil to the war-like and powerful military presence of Pilate and his Roman army. Jesus came to Jerusalem with the deliberate intention of confronting the Kingdom of Rome. He never backed down from doing the right thing. And so, this year, we will all enter a Holy Week as a

peace-loving country that finds itself in tension with conflicting values. Canadians know that peace does not come with a clenched fist and sword in hand. And yet, to save the lives of other human beings, what is to be done? We are rapidly moving towards that place that we refer to as “the lesser of two evils.” And in the shadow of Palm Sunday and our worship of our Prince of Peace, it is not a comfortable place to be. We can all sit back and say it is all out of our control. Decisions about whether or not our military men and women go here or there in the world

are left up to greater minds than ours. Or are they? Toronto clergyman Rev. James Murray said in a 2009 message: “The peace of Christ comes through an open hand which is generous, loving, compassionate and welcoming. The peace of Christ is spread by the restorative power of justice for all. The peace of Christ is built on the healing power of grace and forgiveness.” Even though there are places in our world that are suffering and in turmoil, we are not ineffective people. God has blessed us with wisdom, with strength, and with compassion. We know the Palm

Sunday story turns into Good Friday and its tortuous result. But we are an Easter people. Darkness is overcome with light - always. This year, we can pray. We can pray for peace. We can pray for safety for the people who live under dictatorships and cruel regimes. We can pray for our military personnel who come from a peaceful country, yet feel compelled to take action in the name of justice. And we can pray for ourselves. We can pray for the strength to follow in the way of Jesus Christ, even when it takes us places we would rather not go. Be not afraid.

Spaling named university’s athlete of the year

OSHAWA - Drayton native Nathan Spaling, captain of the men’s hockey team, was named the 2010-11 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Male Athlete of the Year award at a recent awards banquet. “To be named the overall athlete of the year is an unbelievable accomplishment that shows their hard work and dedication to UOIT athletics,” said Ken Babcock, UOIT ath-

letic director. A fourth-year Criminology major, Spaling becomes the first UOIT athlete to win back-to-back athlete of the year awards. He was named the third Captain in UOIT history and was the Ridgebacks top scorer this season with 26 points, leading his team back to the postseason. Spaling is UOIT’s all-time leading scorer with 91 career points and has played in every

game in Ridgebacks men’s hockey history. He was an allacademic and leadership award winner with the hockey team.

Spaling also was awarded the James-Baun Cup for the second straight year for his commitment and dedication.

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OBITUARY Fletcher, Erwood Westly; of Drayton passed away suddenly at home on Monday, April 4, 2011 in his 67th year. He will be dearly missed by his dear friend and companion Mary Roberts. Brother of Betty and Gordon Boyer of Palmerston, Bert and Shirley Fletcher of Drayton, Raye and Freda Fletcher of Drayton, Norma and Ron Falk of Wellesley and Kathy and Gary Topp of Kitchener. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Lila (Cave)


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IN MEMORIAM JOAN FORD OCTOBER 16, 1940 – APRIL 6, 2011 In loving memory of a mother, grandmother. It has been two years since you were suddenly taken from us. That day our hearts were broken beyond repair. There is not a day goes by that you aren’t in our thoughts. The tears still come but along with them are some wonderful memories. Mom rest peacefully in the arms of God and when the time comes we will meet again. Love forever, The Ford Family.

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30th annual Drayton Farm Show a great success

Guiding presence - Drayton’s Girl Guides were among the over 100 exhibitors at last week’s Drayton Kinsmen Farm Show.

Popping up some treats - Neil Driscoll, of Driscoll Farms, continued the tradition of handing out freshly-popped popcorn for young and old alike.

Magic? - Tom Diemand, of DH Jutzi Ltd., entertained kids by turning little square packets into towelettes by dissolving them in water. Diemand’s booth offered water filtration systems.

Service with a smile - The ladies from the Drayton Minor Hockey Association served up delicious meals at the lunch counter. Mary Miller, Joyce Ross and Donna Cuddihy have been volunteering for minor hockey for some 20 years or more. Pictured are Miller, Dale Franklin, Ross and Cuddihy. photos by Wilma Mol


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