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Friday, August 9, 2013
Robinson headed to world championships thanks to community fundraiser
Clash of champions - Over $10,000 was raised on July 31 to send Moorefield resident Tyler Robinson, left, to the World Arm Wrestling Championships in Poland this fall. Robinson, who qualified for the event in the disabled category at the recent Canadian championships, bested his friend and training partner Jeff Oosterveld, a past provincial champion, in a fun match during the “Challenge the Champ” contest at last week’s fundraiser at the Maryborough Community Centre. photo by Patrick Raftis
by Patrick Raftis MOOREFIELD - Tyler Robinson’s world championship dreams are alive thanks to an amazing display of support from his community. A fundraising barbecue at the Maryborough Community Centre last week raised over $10,000 to send the local athlete to the World Arm Wrestling Championships in Poland from Sept. 1 to 8. Township of Mapleton staff and the Moorefield Optimist Club organized the July 31 barbecue fundraiser, which also featured a silent auction and a “Challenge the Champ” contest. Mapleton CAO Patty Sinnamon said the barbecue was attended by between 350 and 375 people and raised at least $10,000, enough to cover the costs of sending Robinson to the event. “On behalf of township staff we want to thank a truly
wonderful community for helping Tyler achieve his dream of competing at an international event,” said Sinnamon, adding the fundraiser could not have been a success without the many donations, silent and live auction items, and the efforts of local band Loose Change. Sinnamon also thanked the Moorefield Optimist Club “for jumping on board with us to help organize and run the bar for the evening. An outstanding evening for an outstanding world class athlete.” Robinson said it was great to receive so much support from his community and he is planning to train hard to be prepared for the competition. Robinson, who began arm wrestling competitively in 2011, won the disabled division at the 2013 Canadian Arm Wrestling Championships in Timmins on June 29, placing first in both the left and right arm categories. The win quali-
fied him for the world championship tournament. Jeff Oosterveld, Robinson’s friend and training partner, and a former provincial arm wrestling champ, said Tyler’s progress in the sport has been amazing, “given all he’s had to go through.” Born with cerebral palsy, Robinson’s doctors originally told his parents he would never walk. He overcame that hurdle some time ago, but as recently as 2009, Robinson still required the use of walking aids to get around. But thanks to his perseverance and dedication to working out, resulting in improved balance and strength throughout his entire body, he has left those behind. While he earned his trip to the world championships in the disabled division, Robinson regularly competes successfully in open categories. Continued on page 5
Township to purchase vehicle in effort to reduce mileage claims by Patrick Raftis MAPLETON - In an effort to reduce claims for mileage, council here has approved the purchase of a used vehicle for use by staff and council members while attending conferences or on other township business. Treasurer Yufang Du presented council with a report at the July 23 meeting in response to concerns expressed by councillor Neil Driscoll at previous meetings about the amount of mileage claims showing up in the monthly accounts payable. Driscoll had wondered why staff weren’t using the building department van, or other township vehicles, rather than utilizing their own vehicles and charging mileage. In her report, Du pointed out staff mileage claims are for travel to out-of-town meetings or conferences. She said that mileage is included with other expenses in the monthly breakdowns presented to council, which could make the mileage figures appear higher than they actually are, and noted she is considering providing a more detailed breakdown in future reports. “It should be noted that very little has been paid for mileage within the township with the exception of by-law enforcement,” Du pointed out. “Administrative staff use their own vehicle in picking up the mail and doing bank deposits, and generally do this on their way home for lunch.”
Total mileage costs to the end of June for all departments, including council, were $7,334. Of the total, $606 is attributed to council members. The current township mileage rate is 47 cents per kilometre. By comparison, Du reported, Canada Revenue Agency’s 2013 automobile allowance rates are 54 cents for the first 5,000 kilometres, and 48 cents per kilometre thereafter. The report explains the building department van, purchased in 2001, has 189,761 kilometers on the odometer. “Very little use has been made of the van in 2013 due to numerous mechanical issues,” the report states. Issues identified by the township’s fleet and safety manager include: - heating and air conditioning systems don’t work properly; - windshield wipers operate only sporadically; - moisture getting into the vehicle causes an “unwelcome odour”; - brakes and tires need replacement; and - body work previously repaired has now rusted through again in several spots. Given the age of the vehicle and “significant financial implications to carry out these repairs,” staff recommended the vehicle be replaced with a used vehicle in the $15,000 to $18,000 range. The report indicates build-
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ing department staff generally schedule their time to share use of a 2012 pickup truck. “Where this is not possible and they have short travel limits for inspections, they have been using their own vehicle for the past six to eight months and have not charged mileage,” the report indicates. The shortage of reliable vehicles also impacts the bylaw enforcement officer and “much of the mileage paid is attributed to the unreliable condition of the municipal van,” the report explains. Figures prepared by the director of finance indicate most of the mileage paid to staff is for attending conferences that are some distance away and often two or three days in duration. “From discussions with various staff, it would not be feasible to take one of the public works trucks for extended periods of time,” Du noted. Council approved Du’s report, which indicated there is currently $7,000 in building department reserves which could be used towards the purchase of a replacement vehicle, with the balance to be taken from future capital expenditure reserves. “Replacing the van will not alleviate all mileage claims by staff, as there are times when more than one staff ore attending meetings. In addition, there will be ongoing fuel and maintenance costs,” the report concludes.
Community pride - Glen Allan citizens teamed up with the Township of Mapleton to create a new tennis court in the village. A grand opening of the facility is planned in the near future. submitted photo
Tennis courts completed in Glen Allan GLEN ALLAN - Anyone driving into the picturesque village of Glen Allan these days will see a new tennis court. The court grew from a vision of a group of people into a community project, which took less than a year to come to completion. “As we finish up this phase of the project the GAPA (Glen Allan Parks Association) would like to thank all those who have made this possible,” states GAPA volunteer Carla Schott. “It takes a community working together with their township to make a project like this succeed. “There are many people to thank but two come to mind very quickly: Larry Lynch and
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Jim Gross. When we (GAPA) found out that we had a small window of opportunity to get the ground excavated, they worked beside us, making it possible. We were also able to get our new swings in because of the willingness of all parties to work together.” Schott said the group is still fundraising. “We are very close to achieving our first goal of $30,000. With this in mind and a donation of light standards from M.E.I. Paving Contractors, we would like to work towards our next goal - lamps for these stands. We would also like to put up basketball nets, maybe a bench or two as well,” said Schott.
The GAPA’s account will be left open at the Township of Mapleton and tax receipts will be given for any donations to this project. Donors should make cheques out to “Township of Mapleton” and tag it “Glen Allan tennis court.” “We would like to encourage local business to donate as well,” said Schott, noting a sign designed and donated by Innovative Designs will be placed in the park acknowledging contributions. A grand opening is in the works for early this fall. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs fun and games. Watch for more information on this event in coming publications of the Community News.
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Landowners learn about tree planting on Twilight Tours in Wellington
MAPLETON - More than 40 landowners attended the first in a series of three free Twilight Tours to learn about windbreak thinning and maintenance. The initial event was held on July 30 at Samis Farms on RR2, Alma. Two more events are planned in this series: - Aug. 21 – Tree care and pruning, 7 to 9pm at Floraview Farms, 1610 Floradale Rd., RR1 Elmira; and - Sept. 25 – Planning for trees on the farm, 7 to 9pm at R&R Poultry, 7649 Sideroad 6 East, Kenilworth. This spring GRCA staff helped landowners plant 73 windbreaks totalling 25.5 kilometres in length. Many of the new trees stood out in the field after the spring planting. A black or white plastic “mulch” is laid on top of the soil to hold moisture around
TREES PLANTED TO FORM A WINDBREAK the tree roots and to stop weeds from growing. But by July, these new trees have nearly disappeared among crops such as beans, corn, hay and wheat. The trees are planted in rows that farmers can easily move agricultural equipment around. In a few years, however, the trees will stand tall in the field, helping to stop soil erosion and increase the productivity of the land upon which they grow. These rows of trees among crops are visible to anyone driving through the country-
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side. Three GRCA forestry specialists work closely with landowners on projects such as this, and they find there is a lot of interest among landowners. They always encourage people to contact them about planting projects including wind breaks. Mark Funk, one of the forestry specialists, says he was pleased to see such a great turnout for the event. “It is great to see so many people who are interested in tree planting on their properties. They’re improving their own land and the local landscape, and we’re hoping to provide them with the assistance they need to do this,” he says. GRCA staff conduct site visits and help determine the best species and location for planting. They also know about funding programs to cut the cost of these projects, like the Rural Water Quality Program. For more information landowners can check www.grandriver.ca/treesales for information about the tree planting programs, or call 519-6212761 to talk to a forestry specialist. Anyone interested may also email trees@grandriver. ca for more information and email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for these sessions.
OPP works to reduce stigma of mental illness ORILLIA - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made significant progress in trying to mitigate the impact of operational stress injuries (OSI) on its workforce, detailing some of its recent initiatives in its third quarterly report to the Ontario Ombudsman. The OPP has officially joined the Not Myself Today at Work national campaign developed by Partners for Mental Health (PMH). “By joining with PMH, the OPP is furthering awareness
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community calendar August 8 - Drayton Legion Br 416 General Meeting, 8pm at 15 Elm St. Drayton. New members always welcome. August 9, 10 & 11 - 157th Annual Drayton Fair. New: family of 4 weekend pass: $25. See this week’s ad in Community News for schedule of events and details. August 16 - Drayton Legion Br. 416 Euchre, 8pm, 15 Elm St. Drayton. Individual players welcome. We will match you with a partner if you do not have one. Drayton Youth Centre: Wednesday from 7 to 9:30pm and Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11:00pm.
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Diabetes volunteers celebrate 35th anniversary of establishment of local branch
Celebration - Alice Van Ankum, Sue Taylor and George Van Ankum cut the cake at a 35th anniversary celebration held recently at the Diabetes Information Centre in Harriston. photo by Bonnie Whitehead
by Bonnie Whitehead HARRISTON - Chair George Van Ankum and volunteers recently hosted a 35th anniversary celebration at the Diabetes Information Centre in Harriston. In March of 1976, a gentleman approached the local public health nurse at the time, Irma Ternan, about information and support for his wife who had developed diabetes. Within two weeks, Ternan found a meeting room, a guest speaker, and people who gathered for the first local diabetes meeting. Under the direction and encouragement of regional director Al Green, an executive was formed, meetings continued and within two years, the Palmerston Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association was presented with its charter on July 28, 1978. In 1991, the branch moved
it’s office to the present location in Harriston, at 94 B Elora St. S. The name was changed to North Perth - North Wellington to better represent the branch area that reaches from Clifford to Alma and Dundalk to Mitchell. The office, open Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30pm, is managed by volunteers with assistance from staff at the Kitchener, Hamilton, London and national offices. The volunteers are especially grateful for the community that supports them by attending information meetings, by visiting the office for literature and conversation, by offering items for the Clothesline program, through fundraising initiatives, the annual soup and sandwich luncheon at the Legion, and the annual residential campaign that strives to reach the $50,000
mark, the amount equivalent to a typical research grant. Local support was also given for the anniversary party. An anniversary cake, veggie platter and a gift certificate to cover the cost of our supplies were donated and donations of notepads, pens, markers, toothpaste, tooth brushes, dental floss, hair care products, lip balms, Clothesline bags, and information bags filled the donated shopping bags. Van Ankum and his wife Alice, the local society’s longest-serving volunteer, cut the anniversary cake along with Sue Taylor, senior manager of community partnerships and
programs in Ontario. Green and his wife Dorothy, of Cambridge, stopped by to offer congratulations. Members, volunteers, canvassers and guests from throughout the branch area stopped by to share in the afternoon of swapping stories, snacking, and reminiscing over photo albums. The Van Ankums receive support from eight other volunteers, including Ternan, to continue offering the programs and services at the office: Nancy Dietrich, Cora Anne Morden, Henry Westendorp, Audrey Morden, Grace Van Donkersgoed, Theresa Johnston and Bonnie Whitehead.
Tender awarded for Concession 16 bridge rehabilitation MAPLETON – Council here awarded a tender for bridge and road construction on Concession 16 to Reeves Construction of Mount Forest at their bid price of $264,822 plus HST. One other tender was received from Drexler Construction Limited, of Rockwood, at a higher price of
$296,098. The project involves bridge improvements on three structures and replacement of one concrete box culvert. All four locations were identified for upgrades in the 2012 Municipal Bridge Inspection Report carried out by R.J. Burnside and Associates Limited.
In a report to council public works director Larry Lynch noted the approved 2013 Capital budget for the work is $426,000 which accommodated some guide rail improvements not included in this tender. “These will be re-evaluated now that construction costs have been determined,” Lynch
stated. Bridge work was slated to begin Aug. 6 and involve two minor detours during bridge work, expected to be in place for two or three days.
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Theme of event is celebration of century of 4-H DRAYTON - Months of planning and volunteer effort will come to fruition when the gates open for the 157th annual Drayton Fair Aug. 9 to 11. The theme this year is Celebrating 100 Years of 4-H in Canada. The fair opens Aug. 9 at 5pm with the exhibit halls and midway operating, while the Ontario Truck and Tractor Pulling Association (OTTPA) truck pull begins at 6:30pm. Gates open again at 7:30am on Aug. 10, with the exhibit halls opening up at 10am. Other morning events include the heavy horse show at 10:30am and the goat show at 11am. At noon the midway opens and the dairy cattle show gets underway. Afternoon events include a garden tractor pull at 1pm, pet show at 2pm, the Peter Mennie magic show at 3pm and the OTTPA sanctioned tractor pull at 6pm. On Aug. 11 the gates will again open at 7:30am, with the exhibits and miniature horse show set to begin at 9am. The beef cattle show and the midway are scheduled to open up at noon. Afternoon events include a sheep show at 12:30pm and demolition derby at 2pm, with the midway closing at 5pm. Coffee and breakfast will be available on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Adult admission to the fair is $10 daily or $25 for a weekend pass. Children under 12 are free all weekend. A new option this year is a family pass costing $25 for a family of four. Those seeking an early start on the fun can take in Toonie Thursday, when all rides will be $2 each. Midway passes will be available for $25.
Please, don’t pull the flags out of the ground. 4-H theme - 4-H calf shows are a longtime tradition at the Drayton Fair. This year’s fair will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the rural youth organization. Community News file photo
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157th Drayton Fair Schedule of Events
Friday, August 9, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
5:00 pm – Gates, Exhibits and Midway open 7:30 am – Gates open 6:30 pm – O.T.T.P.A Sanctioned Truck Pull 9:00 am – Exhibits Open, Miniature Horse Show 12:00 pm – Beef Cattle Show, Midway opens 12:30 pm – Sheep Show Saturday, 2:00 pm – Demolition Derby August 10, 2013 5:00 pm – Midway closes 7:30 am - Gates open Vendors open: 10:00 am – Exhibits open Friday 5:00 p.m. to 10 pm, 10:30 am - Heavy Horse Show Saturday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm 11:30 am - Goat Show Sunday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm 12:00 pm – Dairy Cattle Show, Midway opens 1:00 pm – Garden Tractor Pull Licensed facility (beer garden) All Weekend 2:00 pm – Pet Show Coffee and Breakfast available on the grounds 3:00 pm – Peter Mennie is the Magic Guy Saturday and Sunday mornings 6:00pm - O.T.T.P.A. Sanctioned Tractor Pull Admission: Adults - $10; 12 & Under - FREE Weekend Pass: Adults - $25; 12 & Under Free
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16th CONCESSION / 16th LINE Road rehabilitation on the 16th will continue over the next few months. Pulverizing is now complete. Bridge upgrades will start on 4 structures on or about August 6th. Placement of granular material will continue through August. We are aware there will be dust and will be applying dust suppression liquids to minimize this inconvenience. There will be 2 minor detours during bridge rehabilitation. These will only be 1 – 3 days in duration and ask that you follow detour routes as posted. Larry Lynch Director of Public Works
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Hometown support When Tyler Robinson steps up the table at the World Arm Wresting Championships this fall, Mapleton residents can cheer him on knowing their community helped him make it to the international stage. Robinson won the disabled division at the Canadian Arm Wrestling Championships in Timmins on June 29, placing first in both the left and right arm categories. The first-place finish qualified Robinson to compete at the World Arm Wrestling Championships in Poland this fall, from Sept. 1 to 8. However the trip would have been prohibitively expensive for Robinson. “I would like to go,” Robinson said in an interview shortly after the Timmins event, “but it costs too much money.” Enter the staff of the Township of Mapleton, who enlisted the help of the Moorefield Optimist Club and threw a fabulous fundraiser right in Tyler’s hometown of Moorefield. The event, which featured a barbecue supper, silent and live auctions and a “Challenge the Champ” contest, raised in excess of $10,000, easily enough to make the local athlete’s dream of international competition come true. The response was amazing, particularly when you consider the short time frame - about two weeks - in which the event was put together. It’s also a fine example of the type of hometown pride so often on display in this community. For Robinson, the efforts of his friends and neighbours will not only allow him to concentrate on earning a world title without worrying about finances, they also assure him he’s got an entire community in his corner. Patrick Raftis
Celebrating 4-H history Celebrating 100 Years of 4-H in Canada is the theme of the 157th annual Drayton Fair this weekend, Aug. 9 to 11. The theme is particularly fitting as the history of small-town fairs and 4-H have been intertwined for generations. 4-H originated in the United States and came to Canada in 1913, where it found its first home in Roland, Manitoba, explains a history of the club on the 4-H Ontario website. The Department of Agriculture donated one dozen purebred poultry eggs, purebred potatoes and seed to Manitoba youth for them to raise and grow over a period of several months. During this time a club organizer checked on the boys and girls and provided them with information to help them get the best outcome for their crops and poultry. This initiative began the Boys’ and Girls’ club, which was a predecessor of 4-H. This club established many of the concepts that are still involved in 4-H today, including a focus on development of agriculture and homemaking/life skills The official 4-H motto, “Learn to do by doing” was established in 1952 and became the basis for the 4-H learning approach. The large success of the program in Manitoba combined with a movement that focused on formal agriculture education for youth caused the Boys’ and Girls’ club to spread across the country. Ontario clubs mimicked the Manitoba club’s mentality and guidelines, which furthered the “Learn To Do By Doing” approach and club structure. Today 4-H can be found in communities all across the Canada, including rural, urban and suburban areas. “The 4-H program is still well rooted in a strong agriculture history but recognizes that everyone can benefit from the holistic and socially conscious approach 4-H takes to learning,” 4-H Ontario states. The program is inclusive and educational, just like a local fair, where there is always something everyone will enjoy and, invariably, something new to be experienced. Patrick Raftis
TOWNSHIP OF MAPLETON 2012 AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TAKE NOTICE that the 2012 Financial Statements are available for viewing and download on the Township’s website at www.mapleton.ca. The statements are also available to any taxpayer or resident of the township without cost upon request at the Administration Office, 7275 Sideroad 16, east of Drayton. These statements have been prepared in accordance with policies for Ontario municipalities set by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and audited in accordance with Public Sector Accounting Board standards. Questions concerning the audited financial statements should be directed to the Township’s Director of Finance Yufang Du, at 519-638-3313 Ext. 30.
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2013 Harvest Festival Saturday September 21, 2013 9:00 am – 4:00 pm At Drayton Agricultural Fairgrounds We are looking for a wide variety of vendors & exhibitors including but not limited to locally grown produce, baking, artisans & crafters. Also looking for local musicians, antique tractor displays, harvest demonstrations & food vendors. Vendors must be self-contained – provide own table, chairs, tent in case of rain. Each Vendor will have a 10’ x 10’ space. Set up begins at 8a.m. Register Early to Reserve a Space … NO REGISTRATION FEE.
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COUNCIL DATES Tuesday, August 13, 2013 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting of Council Tuesday, August 27, 2013 1:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting of Council
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Mapleton Musings Column courtesy of Mapleton Historical Society The following will be part five of an eight-week summer series written by Gerrit Wimmenhove, who worked for The Community News in the 1970s and 80s, where he faithfully reported the local news. He was a quiet and observant man. After his death his family found his written observations and memories of a small town (Drayton) and some of its people. The family has generously shared Gerrit’s article which he titled “Eight People”. Over the next few weeks his articles will appear in this column. Many locals may still remember different characteristics of people and events and it is our hope you will enjoy reading about these people from Gerrit’s perspective.
Ed Wherever he went in town, old Ed pushed a wheelbarrow the way a woman totes a purse. He was retired from the farm but kept a few cows in a barn he rented to supplement his
meager savings. The livestock was kept at the other end of town in a ramshackle old stable which he rented from Tieny. In a shed across the street from Tieny’s house he kept extra hay and straw which he carted to the cows in a wheelbarrow. It is a mystery, though, why he pushed the barrow the mile and a half back and forth to his home each day, except the vehicle served to convey groceries, gardening tools and milk. At any rate, he was seldom without it. Ed was one of those people who couldn’t dress up. Whether he wore choring clothes with rubber boots up to his knees or his very best suit on the Sabbath, Ed was, and looked like, a labourer. No amount of washing, not any fancy suit could hide that.
Perhaps his posture had something to do with it. Ed would have been a fairly tall man were it not that his back was very much rounded. His spine curved like the numeral two and at its upper termination his head was attached. With his head in that position his natural line of sight, of course, was to the ground. In fact, when he looked at someone eyeball to eyeball, Ed seemed to be looking up, since people were accustomed to seeing his gaze directed down; the better to keep an eye on his wheelbarrow, maybe. It is said that when a couple lives together for a long time they begin gradually to look like each other, but while his wife was also stoop-shouldered; it was only a slight deformity compared with his. She appeared in public only when
she went shopping downtown. In the heat of summer she wore a dark blue dress printed in flowers of a lighter blue. From September to May she wore a woolen mantle over it that had probably been navy blue when she got it from one of the patriarchs, but through the centuries its colour had deepened to somewhere between a very dark grey and a light black. Her complexion was neither white nor grey nor yellow, but a combination of them all. One could say she had a parchment look, except that the broad wrinkles of her skin looked velvety. Her mouth reminded one of a rabbit’s and gave her the appearance of meekness and timidity. She looked humbled by life, a slight, bowed, overworked woman acquainted with worry and sorrow. It may be, however, that she
was not the timid creature at home that she appeared on the street, for Ed spent long hours in his barn speaking his mind to the cows and cats, or exhorting and thundering at them in the age-old way of a farmer with his animals. Besides dairying, Ed was also something of a notary public and his services were often required to describe the boundaries when a property was sold, for although he looked like an illiterate farmer, he was surprisingly proficient at “thence southwesterlies and northeasterlies.” However, he was of such innocent character that he never suspected property owners might someday move the landmarks which he used as staring points in his descriptions. He might circumscribe a property by beginning with the corner fencepost of an
abutting lot, for example, or a particularly large rock or an apple tree: anything that looked to him permanent or immovable. When licensed surveyors years later measured properties relative to the town’s official plan, it was found that Ed had frequently given title to neighbour’s lawns, trees and even to road allowances. But what did it matter so long as everyone concerned was agreed and satisfied? Besides, compared to a lawyer’s, Ed’s fees were trifling. Yet, the pittance he charged probably brought him more contentment than a layer could get from ten times that much. Ed’s secret was humility, simplicity and naiveté - three virtues that seem to have become obsolete at about the time he passed on. submitted by Jean Campbell
Crime Stoppers seeks information on tire slashing at Palmerston high school PALMERSTON - Between 12pm on July 20 and 12pm on July 21 damage was caused to a vehicle parked in the lot at
Norwell District Secondary School by slashing one of the tires and totally deflating it. Anyone with information
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It is with pleasure that I announce that
Fundraising barbecue - Township of Mapleton staff, in conjunction with the Moorefield Optimist Club, organized a fundraising barbecue to send local arm wrestler Tyler Robinson to the world championships in Poland this fall. About 350 to 375 people attended and at least $10,000 was raised. Serving guests are Mapleton CAO Patty Sinnamon, right, and treasurer Yufang Du, second from right.
about this or any other crime, can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip on-line at
of Hesselink, Jack & Associates Inc., has successfully completed her Canadian Investment Funds course. This is yet another example of her dedication to the Financial Planning industry and the clients that we serve. Cathy had 20 years of banking experience before joining us over 3 years ago. She can be reached at email@example.com. She is a very integral part of our team and I congratulate her on this accomplishment.
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attracts hundreds to event FROM PAGE ONE During the July 31 event, Robinson and Oosterveld staged a practice match for a photo opportunity. After falling behind briefly, Robinson eventually pinned Oosterveld. That’s not an uncommon result when the two lock wrists these days, says Oosterveld. “Six months ago, it was a different story,” he said, adding that now, “I’m about 280 (pounds) - he’s 220 - and he owns me.” Oosterveld says much of Robinson’s success in the sport is due to his determination and endurance. Often opponents manage to push Robinson to within a few inches of the pin line, where he digs in and holds on until “he tires them out.”
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By Rev. Rosemary Godin, Minister, Moorefield-Rothsay United Church
There’s a right and a wrong time to golf Once, there was a preacher who loved to golf. Every chance he could get away, he was on the golf course swinging away. It was an obsession he had. One Sunday, after days and days of rain, the weather turned out to be just perfect for golfing. The sun was out, no clouds were in the sky, and the temperature was just right. The preacher was tempted! After much thought and struggle, eventually the urge to play golf overcame him. He called an assistant to tell him that he was sick and could not possibly be at church that morning. Then he packed the car up,
and drove three hours away to a golf course where no one would recognize him. Happily, he began to play the course. An angel up above was watching the preacher and was quite upset. He went to God and said: “Look at that preacher. He should be punished for what he is doing.” God nodded in agreement. The preacher teed up on the first hole. He swung at the ball, and it sailed effortlessly through the air and landed right in the cup 250 yards away. A picture-perfect holein-one! He was amazed and excited. The angel was a little shocked. He turned to God and said, “I beg your pardon, but I thought you were going to punish him!”
God smiled. “Think about it ... who can he ever tell?” That’s a cute story and very appropriate for this summer when so many people would rather be golfing and playing than working. Do you ever get yourself in a situation like that? The moral of that little story is instantly obvious – it’s never good to lie. We all know that. Studies show that all of us will tell a little fib now and then just to make our day more simple or to spare someone else’s feelings. It doesn’t mean it’s right, but at times it’s done with good intentions. But there are other teachings in the story. The main one I get out of it is a continuation of the promise that the Creator will take care of things in the Creator’s own way.
The preacher has messed up and will suffer for it. He will never ever be able to tell anyone else about his great prowess on the golf course. For if he does, he has to admit that he let his congregation and church down – and most of all, he let God down. So does God hit him with a bolt of lightning? No. God has a great sense of humour. The preacher gets what he wants: the best game of golf he’s ever had in his life or ever will have. But he’s going to have to carry that joy inside until it dissipates quite quickly from the loneliness of never being shared. My faith tells me, however, that one day that preacher will again be in right relationship with God. That’s the way of God’s world. God heals all ills.
With many things in life, we’d all be better off if we just let God take care of it. When we feel hurt; when we are angry and bitter; when we are frustrated and disappointed; when we are confused and uncertain – we have a Great One we can turn all our bad stuff over to who can guide us and strengthen us and ultimately heal us. There’s an energy of goodness in this world that God created. We all live within it and can draw strength from it. We have to trust that within the chaos of a universe that is still expanding, there are threads of order and righteousness that always come to pass. I am not saying that God will punish us when we do wrong. My God is not a pun-
ishing God. Our wrongs take care of their own justice, don’t they? Life’s just like that. Our God will find ways to guide us back to the right path – not with fear, but with love. I know you’ve all heard the following prayer, but it bears repeating to remind us that we are just human and our power to get through the day comes from someone greater than we are: Dear God, So far today I’ve done well....I haven’t gossiped, I haven’t lost my temper, I haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or overindulgent. I’m very thankful for that. But in a few minutes, Lord, I’m going to get out of bed, and from then on I’m probably going to need a lot more help from you. Amen
Mapleton Preschool Licenced Childcare Facility Ages 2-5 years
Limited spaces still available for morning preschool classes (Mon-Thu) 35 High Street, Drayton Call the Preschool at 519-638-3331 or contact our registrar Heather Clemmer 519.638.5001 Volunteers needed for fall session
Celebrations k you A Big Than
70-year pin - Dora Smith of Moorefield was presented with a 70-year Golden Star Pin at the Maryborough Terrace on July 31. Smith has been a member of the Eastern Star, Drayton Chapter 38, since 1943 and is the first member in the Drayton Chapter to reach the milestone. Over the years Smith filled many posts within the chapter, including serving as Worthy Matron from 1978 to 1979. A $100 donation was made by the Palmerston Peace Chapter 5 to the Grand Chapter of Ontario in honour of Smith’s service. The Drayton Chapter is currently consolidated with the Palmerston Chapter. Presenting Dora with her pin is Linda Brimblecombe of the Palmerston Peace Chapter. submitted photo
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to all who sent cards and wished us well on the occasion of our 50th Wedding Anniversary! Jack & Joanne Koetsier
on Saturday, August 24th to celebrate the upcoming marriage of
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Kevin Post Jessie Van Loo August 10, 2013 6pm-1am At Allen & Crystal Huberts
Concession 6, F#8329 RR#3 Moorefield Tickets: $10.00. For tickets/info email firstname.lastname@example.org Please bring your own lawn chair.
P.M.D Drayton Defenders Minor Hockey Registration for the 2013-2014 season (First time players & new players Please bring a copy of your birth certificate) &
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, September 7, 2013, 9:00am-Noon P.M.D Arena, Drayton
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Registration fees can be made in two installments. One at registration and one in Nov. Please bring 2 chq’s at registration. AGM attendance fee. A $20 fee is required at registration. If you attend the Spring AGM, your $20 will be refunded at that time. Power skating is included in the fee for Novice up to Bantam levels.
Also available at registration • Power Skating Information • Player/Parent Handbooks
• Family Season Pass $60.00 (Does not include playoffs)
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On patrol - Auxiliary constable Alida Hesselink, a Mapleton resident, was part of the Wellington County OPP’s mounted patrol at the recent Fergus Truck Show on July 27. photo by Patrick Raftis
Ice time, hall rental rates rise at Mapleton facilities MAPLETON - Rental rates for arena ice time and hall rentals at township facilities will be going up by five per cent for the 2013-14 season. Council passed a bylaw
amendment on July 23 to implement the increases, which were previously approved by resolution in June of 2012. Rates also went up by 5% for the 2012-13 season.
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Sunday, August 11 10:00am: Pastor Les will lead worship Exodus 25:1ff The House that God Built 7:30pm: Pastor Les will lead worship Habakkuk 1:1ff Habakkuk: Why? Oh, Why?
A SPECIAL INVITATION Please join us for evening worship every 2nd, 4th, & 5th Sundays.
The Community News, Friday, August 9, 2013 PAGE SEVEN
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PAGE EIGHT The Community News, Friday, August 9, 2013
The Mapleton & Area Business Profile
Bonita Boutique announces closing as owners move on to new ventures As the saying goes, “When you retire you find yourself busier than ever.” This sentiment rings true for Bonnie Carere of Bonita Boutique. Having retired five years ago from Carere Flooring and Windows, Bonnie embarked on a new venture by opening her Bonita Boutique Consignment Store. Having the retail space available from the flooring store, it made sense to operate at the same location: 61 Wood St. Drayton. She has enjoyed her experience in serving the community by providing quality new and used consignment clothing. The Careres’ involvement with The Father’s Heart Healing Ministries and Sozo Ministry in Arthur (as well as other church-related activities) has become a growing passion for both and over the past two years they have found themselves becoming busier and busier. The Careres have found that at this point in their lives they must make a transition. “At this time I want to thank everyone for supporting Bonita Boutique. I have enjoyed every minute of it and the time spent with my customers. We are very excited about moving on to a new thing in Arthur. Who said retirement can’t be fun!” states Bonnie. Bonita Boutique will officially close its doors at the end of August, but in the meantime all merchandise 7668 Eighth Line R.R.#2 Drayton N0G 1P0
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will be on clearance sale. From that point on the current retail space will be available for lease as of Sept. 1, and can be viewed at anytime by calling Frank or Bonnie at 519-638-5155 or 519-500-9684. Be sure to drop by Bonita Boutique, 61 Wood St. Drayton to wish the Careres well and perhaps pick up a bargain or two at the same time. Store hours are Tues. to Fri. 10am-5pm and Sat. 10am-2pm.
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Closing Clearance Sale on till the end of August!
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Published on Aug 7, 2013