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Friday, June 21, 2013
Mapleton not ready to sign on to plan for risk management official by Patrick Raftis MAPLETON â€“ Council here remains reluctant to sign on to a plan to share a source water risk management official (RMO) with other Wellington municipalities, despite assurances the county will be funding the position on an ongoing basis. Council defeated a motion at its June 11 meeting to support a proposal that would see Centre Wellington recruit an RMO to service all seven lower tier municipalities, with the cost of the position funded by Wellington County. The risk management position is mandatory for all municipalities beginning in 2013 under the provincial governmentâ€™s Clean Water Act. At the March 5 council meeting, CAO Patty Sinnamon reported on a proposal that would see
the county temporarily fund a risk management official, who would be officially employed by Centre Wellington, but would provide service to all seven municipalities. Council declined to approve the proposal at that meeting, after councillor Mike Downey expressed concerns the county was only committed to funding the program through 2013 and part of 2014. At the June 11 meeting, CAO Patty Sinnamon recommended acceptance of the proposal in light of correspondence from county planning director Gary Cousins indicating the county now intends to fund the RMO position on an ongoing basis. â€œAll other lower tier municipalities have now endorsed the proposal put forward by Centre Wellington. Given the
assurance of the county to continue funding the position, it would now be appropriate for Mapleton to also support the proposal,â€? Sinnamon stated. However councillor Neil Driscoll expressed concern there was no information provided on potential costs of a risk management official. â€œSo we have no idea what this person could cost us?â€? he asked. â€œThere is no cost to us,â€? said Mayor Bruce Whale, stressing the county was funding the position 100 per cent. However Driscoll noted local taxpayers would still be paying for the position through their county taxes. Pressed for more specific information on the cost of the RMO position, Whale responded, â€œI really donâ€™t know and I Continued on page 3
Knetsch wants council to issue call for referendum on future of Senate
by Patrick Raftis MAPLETON â€“ A local councillor wants the municipality to initiate a referendum on the future of the Canadian Senate. However The townshipâ€™s mayor believes such a move may be outside the local councilâ€™s mandate. Councillor Andy Knetsch gave notice at the June 11 council meeting that he intends to introduce a resolution that would see Mapleton seek the support of other Canadian municipalities to make the possible dissolution of the Senate a referendum question in the next election. â€œIâ€™ve been giving this a lot of thought,â€? said Knetsch. â€œHow can we as a municipality give our view of whatâ€™s going on in terms of whatâ€™s happening in Ottawa, particularly with the Senate.â€? Knetsch pointed out, â€œThere are 105 senators making
$135,000 to $200,000, working three days a week.â€? By comparison, he pointed out, the loss of $86,000 due to a reduction in Mapletonâ€™s allotment from the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund had a significant impact on this yearâ€™s township budget. Knetsch questioned the continued need for the Senate, which he said was originally created in the era of Canadaâ€™s founding Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, to â€œcurb our democratic excesses. â€œWe spend between $14 million and $15 million on the Senate â€“ and for what?â€? he asked. However, Mayor Bruce Whale pointed out, â€œIâ€™m not sure thatâ€™s something our level of government can comment on.â€? â€œWe represent the people,â€? said Knetsch. â€œWhy donâ€™t we as a council take some interest
and send it across the country to other municipalities for consideration and then take it to the federal government?â€? â€œI donâ€™t think we can do that,â€? said Whale, explaining that while councils can pass resolutions on local issues that are common across the county and circulate them for support, he doesnâ€™t believe its part of their mandate to comment on the operations of upper levels of government. â€œIt may be something to take up as an individual in talking to our MP,â€? he suggested. â€œMaybe itâ€™s time we asked for a delegation of our MP,â€? suggested councillor Jim Curry. â€œHe doesnâ€™t come here and criticize us,â€? Whale pointed out. Whale offered to look into legal and protocol issues related to the proposed resolution and report back to council.
Safety session - Wellington County OPP and Mapleton firefighters hosted car seat information and awareness sessions in Drayton on June 13. Making sure three-year-old Emma Rozema is strapped securely into her seat at the Drayton event are auxiliary constable Alida Hesselink, left and constable Angie Stiles. photo by Patrick Raftis
Loose harness straps top car seat concern by Patrick Raftis DRAYTON â€“ Loose-fitting harnesses are the most common error drivers are making with child car seat usage, local police have found. â€œParents donâ€™t seem to want to make them too tight,â€?
explained Constable Angie Stiles at a car seat education and information session hosted by the Wellington OPP and Mapleton firefighters at the Drayton fire station on June 13. Stiles says parents may be leaving the straps which hold
their children into the seats loose to accommodate bulky winter coats, or to avoid chafing on hot summer days. However the results can be disastrous, as a child can easily come out of a seat with a loose Continued on page 6
World class fastpitch softball event to support improvements to Moorefield Park MOOREFIELD - A fun family evening of fastpitch softball will be held at the Moorefield Ball Park on June 26. A world class game starting at 8 pm will feature an exhibition mens game between the Hill United Chiefs and the South Perth All Stars. A preliminary youth game with a 6:30pm start time will feature a battle of the genders between two U12 teams, the Palmerston Marlins Squirt Select girls and the Belmore Sting OASA boys.
â€œThese two games will bring back that old time ball feeling to the Moorefield park as it showcases the newly installed playground equipment and many upgrades to the ball diamonds themselves and the overall appearance of the park,â€? organizers state. Admission to the games will be by donation with proceeds to support Moorefield Park improvements. The Drayton Moorefield Giants Softball players will don their jerseys to man the gates.
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An event similar to this was held last June to fundraise for the mural project in downtown Moorefield. Hundreds of ball enthusiast came to see New Zealand and Argentina battle it out. Many locals commented how it was like â€œold timesâ€? at the Moorefield Park. This year it was decided to add a competitive, grassroots youth game to the mix, as that is where it all starts for these world class players. â€œGames like these just donâ€™t come to towns like Moore-
field. It is through the softball connections of our townshipâ€™s director of public works Larry Lynch that we get these world class teams to come to showcase our great park facilities,â€? organizers note. The Hill United Chiefs are two-time defending American Athletic Union National Champion and the number two ranked team in the International Softball Congress North American rankings. They feature two stars of the Australian Steelers menâ€™s national team in Adam
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Folkard and Nick Shailes. Folkard is considered the best menâ€™s pitcher in the game today. They are also very deep in Canadian talent, with eight members of Team Canada currently starting on their roster. The Canadian boys hail from Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Ontario. The Chiefs were finalists in both the ASA Nationals and the ISC World Championship in 2012. The South Perth All-Stars will also feature the best in lo-
cal menâ€™s talent from the South Perth Fastball League and is expected to include Brandon Horn from Waterloo and Don Scott from Sebringville, both just back from representing Team Canada at the International Softball Federation World Championships, in New Zealand. The South Perth League is familiar to Moorefield fans, as the community fielded a team in the loop for many years. Expect lots of local fan favorites from a league that Continued on page 2
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FestivePAGE fun ONE - Students at Music for their Young Children enjoy hone skills and they get a FROM Christmas concert everyElmira, year. photo together as a teamsubmitted once a week features teams from Breslau, Kitchener, Mitchell, for practice. course, special paper mittens for fiveShakehappy spring. The Of Belmore Sting holiare Sebringville, Milverton, days are incorporated into Ms. practices. were Grade 5 and 6 boys, selected speare, and The the mittens 2012 league Tanis’ classes, Softball such as placed onWellington the studio wall theMYC Inter County champion Sox. in the from Canadaand the Music Week, shape the 5 of Olympic rings. League WOAA league. Theofbattle the genders Christmas, Dayhas and When ringstowere com- Their seasonValentine’s play so far game will the be sure entertain Easter. a Theme daysin the are plete ball students enjoyed an included silver medal with chants and rhymes planned Fastball as well.tournament in Olympics class. from the girlsmusic that will driveThis the Mitchell the year her past crazy. year Ms. Tanis encouraged earlyThroughout June. boys participateMarlins in a theThese students onlyare to both prac- students The Palmerston twonot teams Christmas concert, a spring tice but house also to league think of others, Squirt Selectandteam is Select teams Girls recitalupand the option to by practicing Once made of have four 10-year-olds, focused on for theirpennies. Provincial participate in the Palmerston the pennies were all collected 11-year-olds and one Grand Championships in Au- seven Canada Music Week12Festival they Both wereteams donated to Camp These girls gust. participate in 12-year-old. andplay the Drayton Music Bucko, for play burn and victims. for their home traveltournament exhibition all Festival. Forthrough the upcoming year she house league centres with games the summer to ing “Children are so receptive is planning two new incentives; a “Tree of Thanks” incentive to music that it makes sense to around Thanksgiving time and use this medium to spark their creativity and develop their a MOOREFIELD “Seed Incentive” the Softball is volunteer run with - Thein2013 Giants Minor Ball Day is set the support of parents, playfor June 22, in Moorefield. ers and community members. spectators are invited to bring All of the minor teams this a lawn chair or sit on the bench year play under the umbrella and cheer for their children, of the InterCounty Softball FITNESS FOR or THEAssociation. WHOLE FAMILY grandchildren, neighbours 1 Year and 6 Month Organizers Memberships say minor ball friends. 12 Visit and Day Passes gives theAvailable players the foundaDrayton Moorefield Minor Full Co-ed Gym, 30 Minute Circuit Classes for All Ages, Personal Training 89 Wellington St. S., DRAYTON N0G 1P0, (519) 638-2100 www.bodyworksdrayton.ca email@example.com
another instrument. Sunrise is a pre-keyboard music and movement program that teaches music concepts through singing, rhythm and games. This program is for children ages 2 to 4 and developsfrom listening awareness, fine two Listowel minor ball, motor skills, social interaction, onefrom Arthur minor ball, confidence and attention span. five from Mount Forest minor Children canfrom easilytheattend with ball and four Drayton a grandparent or caregiver, plus Moorefield Giants Minor Softsiblings can attend the class as ball. well. Their coaching staff are all Sunshine area. keyboard fromThe the Moorefield program is geared play towards Their tournament so children ages have 3½ seen and 4; the far this season them Sunbeam keyboard win three and lose two program in pool toward ages 5 and 6; and the play in Waterloo in late May. Moonbeam keyboard program This past weekend at the John is forMemorial ages 7 through 9. All Cross in Cambridge threedefended keyboardtheir programs intethey 2012 gold grate placement creative with movement, medal another rhythm, singing, theory gold medal finish,music scoring 69 and with composition parent and runs only six for runs against child in a weekly one-hour session. Participating in a MYC classto helps childrenfordevelop tion play baseball many years. Some players from the local minor ball association have gone on to play select ball at the youth level and earn university scholarships. Many continue to play ball with the Moorefield Hill Tops and men’s and ladies slo-pitch teams within the community. The food booth will be open at the park for food and drink. Other fun activities are planned to support fundraising towards the purchase of a new pitching machine for the Drayton Ball Park. “Softball is a very passionate game which you will sense when you see our players and coaches focused on the field, and our fans offering support from the stands. Please join us for the day as we showcase
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community calendar June 21 - 35th Anniversary Celebration Come & Go Tea 2-4pm at the Diabetes Info Centre, 94 B Elora St. S. Harriston. Door prizes, draws & refreshments. Hosted by the volunteers of the North Perth - North Wellington Br. of the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. Plan to attend & bring a friend. June 21 - Moorefield United Church Garden Party, Moorefield Community Centre. Seatings, 5-7pm. Menu: Ham, Turkey, Salads & Strawberry Shortcake. No reserved tickets necessary. Adults: $14; Child 5-11yrs: $5; Child under 5: free. June 25 - Maryborough (Moorefield) Horticultural Society meeting, 7:30 p.m. Moorefield Optimist Hall. Summer Flower Show - please place your entries between 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. See pg. 19 of yearbook. Program: Crystal and Liam. Topic “Wildlife Gardens”. Members are encouraged to attend as we are discussing a name change for our Society. July 8 - July 12 - Alma Bible Church Vacation Bible School, Register now! Theme: SonWest Roundup. For more info: www.almabiblechurch.ca or call 519-638-3886.
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Tennis anyone? - Ground was broken recently on a project which will see a tennis court built in the Glen Allan Park. submitted photo
Ground broken on tennis court project GLEN ALLAN - The ground has been broken for construction of the new Glen Allan tennis court. The project is well underway with the completion of the gravel base. Plans also include a removable liner over the paved court to facilitate an ice surface for the winter months.
Officials state the newlyformed Glen Allan Parks Association (GAPA) is very pleased with community support for this project, which is being completed with 50/50 funding from Mapleton Township. Donations are still needed contact Gerald Martin (chair),
Aaron Esseltine (treasurer) or the township office to make a donation. Donors are eligible to receive a receipt for tax purposes. Business donations will be recognized with local signage. A grand opening celebration is being planned for later this summer.
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Council seeks information on cost of position FROM PAGE ONE don’t think the county knows.” Whale said the position would be reviewed after the first year “and we might find out we need one person for three counties.” Whale pointed out municipalities are mandated to have an RMO “and the object of the county is to have one so each individual municipality doesn’t have to go out and hire one on their own.” Sinnamon explained the position would be full-time, requiring specialized training, “probably an engineer.” She noted the RMO position would provide comments on development proposals potentially affecting source water, similar to the way the county planning department comments on local development. “As soon as you say specialist and engineer I think Sunshine Club,” said Driscoll, in reference to the list of public sector employees making
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ST. MARYS - Romayne Smith Fullerton, NDP Candidate for Perth-Wellington in the next provincial election will kick off her Listen and Learn Tour at the party’s annual barbecue on June 23 between noon and 4pm. Smith Fullerton has committed to touring the riding to listen and learn about issues and concerns of the residents. Guest speakers at the barbecue will include LondonFanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen and MPP Theresa Armstrong. Take Water Street past Damen’s Restaurant in downtown St. Marys for approximately three kilometres and watch for signs advertising the barbecue.
Correction An article on page 6 of the June 14 Community News (“Coopoeration results in playground upgrades”) incorrectly referred to Wayne Mick as president of the Drayton Kinsmen Club. The current president of the Drayton Kinsmen is Corey Crawford. The Community News regrets the error.
over $100,000 per year that the province makes public annually. With his concerns about ongoing funding answered, Downey was supportive of the proposal to share an official. He pointed out that declining to participate could mean Mapleton taxpayers will be paying for an RMO they are not using. “If we opt to go on our own and the other six munici-
palities decide to go ahead with it, we’re still paying for that. If it’s going to cost $80,000 (for an RMO), that $80,000 is going to be spread out across Wellington County and then if we have to spend another $20,000 (to hire a separate RMO) that $20,000 will have to be raised locally,” he explained. A motion to support the revised proposal was defeated by a 3-1 vote.
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Councillors Jim Curry. Andy Knetsch and Driscoll were opposed, while only Downey voted in favour of the resolution. Whale agreed to seek more information on proposed costs of the position, including a salary range.
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Ontario has long been a leader in the area of automobile seat belt usage. Ontario was the first jurisdiction in North America to make seat belt usage mandatory 37 years ago and since that time the number of people killed and injured in collisions has steadily declined. Usage of child car seats and restraints has also played a huge part in reducing the number of deaths and injuries involving children and statistics show that Ontario drivers are generally vigilant about using such devices. However, the Wellington OPP have noticed some drivers are still making mistakes in how the devices are installed and utilized. Loose-fitting harnesses are the most common error drivers are making with child car seat usage, local police have found. “Parents don’t seem to want to make them too tight,” explained constable Angie Stiles at a car seat education and information session hosted by the Wellington OPP and Mapleton firefighters at the Drayton fire station on June 13. Stiles suspects drivers may have difficulty fitting the harnesses around bulky winter coats or be reluctant to make them snug lest they cause discomfort on hot summer days. Regardless of the reason, leaving a child’s harness too loose is a potentially fatal error. Numerous safety organizations recommend the “pinch test” as a means of ensuring a harness is properly tensioned. If, after you’ve tightened your child into his car seat, you can still pinch the fabric of the harness straps between your fingers, the harness is considered too loose. While loose harnesses are one of the more common problems, they are by no means the only one. Transport Canada makes the following recommendations when purchasing a car seat: - check the weight and height limits of the seat to be sure that it is correct for your child; - check that the car seat can be properly installed and that the straps can be sufficiently tightened so there is little or no movement when you tug or push on the seat; - make sure the car seat comes with full manufacturer’s instructions and take the time to read them together with your vehicle owner’s manual; and - make sure the car seat is labeled with the National Safety Mark, which is a legal indication that the car seat meets all applicable Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Further information on car seat safety can be found on the Ministry of Transportation website at www.mto.gov.on.ca. Patrick Raftis
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Underground Railroad Music Festival becoming semi-annual by Patrick Raftis DRAYTON – The Underground Railroad Music Festival won’t be held here this year, but organizer Diana Braithwaite says the festival will be back in 2014. Braithwaite, who initiated the festival in 2009, says plans are in the works to hold the event every second year, rather than annually. “The festival actually is going really well, and it’s been quite successful,” said Braithwaite. “In order to keep it a manageable event for myself at this time, it kind of works having it every two years.” “It’s quite a lot of work and I want to start to get more
DIANA BRAITHWAITE involvement with the community as well so I’m going to be working on that and also bringing in a few national and international acts,” said Braithwaite. “There’s an old saying, ‘Don’t hang your hat where
in as well,” she notes. “So I know that when we’re back in 2014 that it’s going to be well received.” The 2014 festival will be the fifth since it was initiated by Braithwaite, a Torontobased musician and a descendant of the original black settlers of the Queen’s Bush area. The first two festivals were held in Glen Allan, which was considered a main terminus of the Underground Railroad, the term for a series of safe houses and individuals who helped black slaves reach Canada from the United States in the early 1800s. The event was moved to Drayton’s Centennial Park in 2011.
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your hand can’t reach.’ I want to make sure I can reach my hat,” she quipped. Braithwaite says she is aiming to hold the 2014 festival in August and is hoping to find a date, which won’t conflict with other major August events such as the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games and the Kitchener Blues Festival. Past festivals have proven popular, attracting crowds estimated at 400 to 600 people, said Braithwaite, who anticipates no problems with getting things rolling again for future events, “I’ve already had a ton of calls about it, and promotional opportunities have come
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Mapleton Musings Column courtesy of Mapleton Historical Society The mystery of the well All hotels in the township were required to provide food and drink for, not only the travelers, but their animals as well. Thus each hotel had a well or some water supply for the animals, and a bar-room with spirits and food for the drivers. It seems that Markle’s Hotel on the main corner in Drayton had two wells, one beside the street and the other in the stable yard at the rear of the hotel. In the early 1870s a man named Abel and companions had spent a night drinking at the hotel resulting in the usual arguments and brawling. Abel apparently had a considerable amount of money on his person that night. By morning’s light all had gone their way and Abel was not seen again in the community.
Several years later an anonymous letter came from the northwest stating that “Abel had been murdered for his money at that particular night’s brawl and that his body had been thrown into the hotel’s well.” There is no record of the recipient of the letter, but its content and message became public causing great excitement and curiosity in the village. Council decided to investigate the claim and engaged one Lewis McDonald to re-open the well, which in the intervening years had been filled in and covered over by the board sidewalk. Lewis removed a portion of the sidewalk and proceeded to re-open the well. Each day as he plied his shovel, he was supervised by numerous over-
Hot diggity dog - Peak Premier Realty-Drayton hosted an open house at their new location at 59 Wood St., Drayton on June 8. ABOVE: Realtors Edith McArthur, Ingrid Benning and Kara McIntosh served up hotdogs and treats and proudly showcased their new office. LEFT: Hayden and Brody McIntosh just loved the free hotdogs at the Peak open house in Palmerston on June 15. Pictured with the boys is realtor Lee Talbot. photos by Wilma Mol
seers all expectantly waiting to witness the uncovering of the evidence of the murdered Abel. Each day, Lewis left his work for an hour or so to go home and have his mid-day meal. One day when Lewis had dug to near the bottom of the well, he left as usual for his noon meal. Some pranksters, perhaps a couple of those overseers, got some bones from the
was refilled and the sidewalk restored. It appears that civic duty had been done. Markle, the hotel owner, died a few years later. The hotel was closed and the building used for a store and then an ice cream and confectionery parlor. As in all small communities, the matter was not entirely forgotten by those with time to
speculate and it was suggested that the wrong well had been opened. However there was little public interest for further investigation and apparently no follow up request from the anonymous source in the northwest. Abel and his disappearance will remain another of the mysteries of the times.
June is Seniors’ Month - tips for living well Statistics Canada projects that by 2017 there will be more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 15 in our country. The proportion of seniors in Canada has been growing rapidly, leading to the well known phenomenon called “The Aging Population”. There are many undesirable aspects associated with age; however, the average age of Canadians continues to rise. There are many reasons for this: better health care, more sophisticated medical treatments, a wider variety of medications, the list goes on. But simply living a healthy lifestyle has huge implications on our health in older age as well. The great thing about living a healthy lifestyle is that people of all ages are able to reap the benefits; it’s never too late to start. The two most notable aspects to living a healthy life are nutrition and physical activity. The Canadian Food Guide is a great resource for those learning about how to eat healthy and maintain a nutrient rich diet. There are recommendations for males and females of all age groups and how to eat the right portions. It is very important to eat a well-balanced diet in order to sustain a healthy weight and prevent nutrient deficiencies. Another benefit to eating healthy is keeping fat and sodium consumption in check. While these are necessary com-
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butcher shop, dropped them into the well and covered them with a few inches of earth. As was anticipated, Lewis was very excited when he uncovered the bones. The overseers were also excited until it was discovered the bones were of animal source and it was all a hoax. The bottom of the well was reached with no further evidence found. The well
ponents in the diet, they must be controlled in order to prevent chronic disease. Physical activity is also very important in maintaining a balanced life style. One should aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five days per week. Some examples of moderate physical activity are biking, brisk walking, mowing the lawn with a push mower or heavy cleaning, such as washing the windows and floors. It is also important to incorporate strength training with weights to preserve bone health and muscle tone. Osteoporosis is a prevalent issue for those over the age of 65 and strength training three to four times a week may combat this disease, among others. The last component of physical activity is stretching. It is important to stretch five to seven times per week to improve circulation, relax tense muscles and increase joint range of motion to name a few. It is especially important to stretch after aerobic or muscle training to prevent injury. Psychological health and social health are also important to maintaining quality of life. Mind working activities such as crossword and Sudoku puzzles are good ways to keep the mind healthy. Making a goal to learn something new every day is another way to maintain mental health. Social ties, such as talking to others and
meeting new people also contribute to well-being. Because the body functions as a whole, psychological and social health are just as important as diet and exercise in preserving overall health. Whether 15 or 65, everyone should incorporate some of these behaviours into their life. The Seniors’ Centre for Excellence offers several programs for seniors that are free or very low cost. There are exercise programs offered in Palmerston, Drayton and Clifford for those of all ability levels. This group also offers a creative art program for seniors. Artistic expression is an important factor in mental health and allows people to use a different part of their brain from that used in day to day life. Finally, the Seniors’ Centre for Excellence offers a luncheon once a month at which anyone can drop in, enjoy a healthy meal and learn
about issues relevant to senior health. There are many other local programs for seniors, but anyone interested will have to come to the next luncheon in their area to hear about those. Not sure how to start getting more active or making healthier choices when it comes to eating? The Minto-Mapleton Family Health Team is a great resource! Like them on facebook (Minto-Mapleton Family Health Team) and follow them on twitter (@MintoMapleton) for healthy living tips and information on upcoming programs and events in the area. For more information about any of the free services offered by the Minto-Mapleton Family Health Team, visit their website at www.mmfht.ca or call our Drayton office at 519-6382110 or our Clifford office at 519-327-4777. submittted by the MintoMapleton Family Health Team
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By Pastor Mark McCready Alma Bible Church, Alma
Learning Patience When you walk into a restaurant, how long are you willing to wait before your meal comes? Ever find yourself being impatient? What about driving your car? Have you ever found yourself driving behind someone who actually drives the speed limit? You know the type - speed limit is posted as 80 km/h and they are actually going 80km/h. You are trailing behind them just itching for the moment to pass them. And of course, we can’t wait in line at a retail store. Who goes to the grocery store and picks the line with the most people in it? This is why we
have express lanes. To a degree we can all relate to this. We want what we want when we want it. This is why we have things like microwaves. All this stuff about “instant”, “immediate”, “fast”, and “4G” have developed in us a new way of thinking. It has developed in us this idea that waiting is bad, that anything delayed can’t be good. It has contributed to our me-first, I-deserve-this-now mindset. We want things our way, on our schedule. Really this is a tragedy because as the old adage says - “some of the best things in life really are worth waiting for.” In the book of Luke, chapter 8, of the New Testament we read about a man named Jairus who had to learn this truth.
friend of Jesus, is puzzled. He is wondering how it is that Jesus knew this lady had touched him with so many crowded around him. Even more, while the story doesn’t say this, I am sure Peter is somewhat drawn in by the plight of this man. From Jairus’ perspective, I am sure he is getting frustrated. It is like this woman has jumped into the line. He fought the crowds; he was in a hurry; his situation was desperate. Who was she to cut in like that? His daughter’s life is at stake. Surely she could have waited. Needless to say, while all of this is happening, some friends of Jairus arrive and tell him that his daughter is dead. Jesus hears these words, turns back to Jairus and attempts to console him. He
His daughter was dying. As many of us would, this man went to great lengths to find a cure and finally in desperation takes his plea to Jesus. In the story we are told this is his only daughter and that she was 12. Reading the story, you can sense this man’s desperation. His heart cries out for his only child. But when he finally gets to Jesus, having battled the crowds of people, he drops to his knees and pleads for his daughter’s life only to have someone else interrupt him. Jesus becomes aware that a lady who had suffered a physical malady for many years had reached out and touched him. Jesus is now distracted. The pleas of this man are apparently lost in light of the newfound need of this lady. Peter, a
doesn’t just stop there, though. Jesus, filled with compassion, proceeds to Jairus’ house where his daughter still lays. When he gets there, we are given this amazing window into a great miracle. Jesus goes in to see her. He reaches out and takes her by the hand and tells her to “wake up.” The daughter is raised from the dead. She is given new life. What Jairus wanted was a healing, what he got was a resurrection! The message here is simple. Even though we are in a hurry, even though we have a schedule for things, God has a greater plan. Sometimes we end up waiting for God, only to discover that what he has in store for us is far better than what we originally wanted. Jairus wanted his daughter made
well. Jesus instead waited till she was dead only to bring her back to life. What Jairus wanted was simple. What Jesus did was amazing, beyond the natural, it was miraculous. The real thing we should all take away from this is that God’s timing and our timing are not the same. Character takes time to develop. Emotional wounds take time to heal. Deep meaningful relationships take time to develop. What we want is instantaneous gratification. What God offers is something far better. What we do is cut ourselves short. What God wants is to give us something greater than we can all imagine. Are we prepared to wait for God’s timing? Perhaps we could all benefit from a little bit of patience.
Car seat safety FROM PAGE ONE harness in a crash. The information session and a similar event in Rockwood on June 14 are part of a pilot project called, “Wee Can Help! Car seat advice and tips for your Wee ones.” “I’m getting a lot of calls. A lot of parents seem to have questions about car seats,” said Stiles, who explained the emphasis of the program is on information, not inspection. Information on car seat clinics that include inspections was also provided at the event. “We’re trying to empower parents to take control of the car seat and their children’s safety,” she added.
Anniversary inspection - The 70th anniversary of the 1943 Norwell Army Cadet Corps was celebrated at the corps’ annual inspection held in the E.C. Gray Centre at the school on June 5. submitted photo
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Differentiating between the common ‘little brown sparrows’ is a birders’ challenge. It is helpful to consider the season, status (abundant to rare) and breast. Here are a few points that help me. #1) SEASON: In colder months Tree are common. In warmer months Chipping, Field, Savannah and Song are common. Then there are the migrators: White-Throated and White-Crowned. #2) BREAST (streaked, unstreaked, spotted): Another helpful aid is the breast. Streaked are: Savannah and Song. Unstreaked are: Tree, Chipping, Field, White-Throated and White-Crowned. Spotted are: Tree and Song. Chipping Sparrows have been known to be tame around humans. One cottager had repeated visits. Status can reach abundant. Size is 5 ½” or 13-15cm. ID: rufous cap, black eye line and white eyebrow. Breast is clear gray and bill is black. With good vision these features will make id quick. Colour changes occur after the breeding season. From dawn to sunset you may hear their “rapid, dry trill of chip notes; call is a highpitched chip.” Feeding occurs on the ground where they search for seeds and insects. I get a close-up view of them out the window where they hop on the grass beneath our feeder. Young are often observed begging food from their parents. Nests are built at eye-level in coniferous trees. Grass, rootlets and hair are building materials. Andy Bezener in Birds of Ontario suggests offering them pet or human hair. One family reports a ‘Chipper’ pulling hair from their dog’s back. The House Sparrow is not included because it is classed as a Weaver Finch. Some spring sightings were Pine Siskins, White-Crowned Sparrows, RoseBreasted Grosbeaks and Baltimore Orioles. On May 14 the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird made its first appearance. This is always timed close to Mother’s Day. Until next month, Susan Warren
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Skate Park fundraiser - Ty Vogel, along with numerous other Drayton and area youth showed off their skating boarding and stunt biking skills at the Drayton Skate Park fundraiser at the Agriculture Hall in Drayton on June 15. The fundraiser raised over $2,500 to go towards the eventual construction of a Skate Park in Drayton. submitted photo
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DARE grads - Grade 6 students and their families of Arthur Public School, Kenilworth Public and St John’s Catholic School of Arthur celebrated a DARE KiR graduation on June 4. The program is sponsored by the Arthur Optimist Club. DARE KiR is an eight-week drug awareness program which empowers students to make the right choices regarding substances that can damage their mind and body. In the process, students learn to become leaders not followers and how to resist negative peer pressure, helping them to develop goals for a healthy and happy lifestyle. On hand to offer congratulations were the principals and teachers of each school, police services board chair Russ Spicer; Staff Sgt. Gray of the Wellington OPP; Optimist Dan Parkinson and Cristin McCarty, former Olympic team member. submitted photo
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Kingdom Rock runs July 8 - 12
Loved and remembered - Adam Koebel and his mother Lorna Koebel proudly display a 1964 Dodge Polara as a tribute to their father/ husband Gerald Koebel, who restored the car and displayed it at the Mapleton Custom Roddersâ€™ Show & Shine for over 16 years. Sadly Gerald passed away suddenly in 2012, but mother and son hope to continue to honour Geraldâ€™s passion for cars at future shows. photos by Wilma Mol
Mini fan - Kevin Mountain, right, recently restored a 1975 Austin Mini, as well as a delivery van version of the Mini called the Grave Digger. Over 150 vehicles were on display, at The Mapleton Custom Roddersâ€™ Show & Shine in Moorefield on June 14.
DRAYTON - A summer youth event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at the Drayton Reformed Church on 72 Wellington Street from July 8-12. Young people participate in Bible-learning activities, sing, play teamwork-building games, make and enjoy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, and make crafts. Youngsters will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finaleâ€”a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what theyâ€™ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in on July 12 at 11am. The children will also be able to support Michael Bull Robertsâ€™ Tender Heart Ministries. Roberts will attend Friday to paint with the children and talk about his inner city outreach through art. â€œWe have a great opportunity to help Michael out by collecting acrylic paints and brushes as well as gift cards to Michaels, Shoppers or WalMart where he can buy art supplies and personal care items for teens as needed,â€? organizers note.
Newfound friends - Visiting Junior Farmer delegates with their local hosts, from left: front, Wellington Junior Farmers Matt Dann, Jill and Grayson Dann, Jess Nibourg, Kristina Signer, Jen Van der Meulen and Theo and Charlotte Van der Meulen; back, Tristan Thomas (England), Ryan Schill (Wellington JF), Ben Boogerman (Wellington JF), Krystal Boogerman (Wellington JF), Jannika Eggers (Germany), Megan Shaw (Northern Ireland), Simon Signer (Wellington JF), Christa Lehmann (Switzerland), Jason Schill (Wellington JF), Elbert Bauman (Wellington JF) and Ruari Box (Scotland). submitted photos
Farm tour - Touring an area fish farm are, from left: Charlotte Van der Meulen, Jen Van der Meulen (Wellington JF), Jannika Eggers (Germany), Christa Lehmann (Switzerland), Tristan Thomas (England), Ruari Box (Scotland), Megan Shaw (Northern Ireland).
Junior Farmers host international delegates WELLINGTON CTY. - Wellington County Junior Farmers (WCJF) hosted five exchange delegates during the last week of May. Every year Junior Farmers of Ontario hosts delegates from other countries and show them around Ontario for three months. WCJF was the first to host in Ontario this year. The group started their week attending the Mount Forest Murder Mystery dinner. They really enjoyed having some fun paint balling. Local members took them on a few farm tours to see dairy, beef, goats, fish and sheep farms. They also went to the Keady Market in Chesley to do some shopping. The group toured Elora, taking a walk and having a picnic by the gorge. They also toured Eastgen, DHI and the Sleeman brewery in Guelph. Delegates could also be seen helping do chores and socializing with their hosts. â€œIt is always a great time with the delegates,â€? organizers note. â€œWe love getting to know things about other countries
Carnival time - Maryborough Public Schoolâ€™s held a successful carnival on June 14 at the school. Fish races, face painting, basketball toss, football toss, mini putt, and dinosaur dig were all part of the fun. The firefighters were on hand to cool people off and some great food choices were available. submitted photos
Touring Keady Market - Visting Junior Farmers on a tour of Keady Market: from left: Christa Lehmann (Switzerland), Jannika Eggers (Germany), Megan Shaw (Northern Ireland), Tristan Thomas (England), and Ruari Box (Scotland). and showing them the great parts of our county.â€? Their next stop was the University of Guelph Club and then Peel County. Junior Farmers consists of people aged 15 to 29 from all occupations and walks of life.
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