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Friday, January 11, 2013

Alma residents ready to take the plunge by Kelly Waterhouse ALMA - One of the favourite community winter traditions here is the Optimist Club’s annual Plunger Plop, set to return for the 31st edition on the outdoor ice rink on Feb. 2. “We were sold out right away, which is wonderful,” said Jim de Bock, organizer. One of the first in line was Jeff Fines, who arrived at the Alma Community Centre early in the morning on Jan. 5 to get a number just to register a team. “I’ve been involved in this since I was in grade school,” said Fines, who is now in his 12th year competing. “I wouldn’t miss it. I’ve won it twice.” In 2006, Fines made a YouTube video, (found by searching Alma Plunger Toss) as part of a college class project, capturing the spirit of fun and camaraderie. “We opened the doors of the Community Centre at 6:35am,” said de Bock, who notes that many of the participants are farmers who needed to register in between chores. “In previous years, I’ve had

Tossing in a team - The line-up for registration for the 31st annual Alma Optimist Plunger Plop began early in the morning on Jan. 5 at the Alma Community Centre with a take-a-number registration system. Lucky applicants then returned at 1pm to officially register a team. In total, 56 teams secured a coveted spot by the afternoon check-in and the waiting list for teams hoping for a spot had begun. photo by Kelly Waterhouse

people even camped out on my lawn,” he joked. “We’ve done things differently this year,” said de Bock. People were to arrive early to get a number for registration and then return at 1pm to officially register a team. By the 1pm deadline, 56 teams were registered and a waiting list had begun. “The 56 teams will compete

on two sheets of ice, broken into 28 teams at a time,” de Bock said. “Each team will play four games in the morning before the knock-out tournament in the afternoon.” He adds that all teams, each paying $40 to participate, are ranked in the final positions, with top trophies for the gold, silver and bronze winners, with

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Pitching in for Canada - Moorefield’s Lydia Kalbfleisch, shown pitching for the Durham College Lords, has been selected to play for Canada’s team at the Maccabi Games in Israel this summer.

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Moorefield hurler picked for Team Canada squad MAPLETON - Moorefield native Lydia Kalbfleisch of the Durham College women’s fastball team has been selected to represent Team Canada at the 19th annual Maccabi Games, which take place in Israel from July 17 to 31. Kalbfleisch, who played competitive ball locally in the Palmerston Marlins organization, will be joining Durham women’s fastball assistant coach Rosemary Theriault on Team Canada as Theriault was selected as a co-coach for the international event. The Maccabi Games are quadrennial “Jewish Olympics,” held in Israel the year following the Olympic Games. Every four years, the best Jewish athletes from around the world compete in Open, Masters, Juniors, and Disabled competitions. The games are one of the top three gatherings of athletes in the world. Over 7,000 athletes represent over 55 countries and compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in their respective sports.

Upon learning she had been selected to Team Canada, Kalbfleisch was excited about the opportunity and challenges ahead. “I was overjoyed and excited at the same time,” said Kalbfleisch. “I felt so privileged to receive the opportunity.” Kalbfleisch is in her first year of the sport management program at Durham College. She had an outstanding freshman year with the Lords, earning a silver medal at the provincial and national championships. She was second in OCAA wins (5) and had a 3.80 ERA with 29 strikeouts. Along with the excitement of the games, Kalbfleisch is also looking forward to the level of competition she is going to see at the national level while keeping her expectations in check. “I am hoping that we do really well as a team. I would ultimately like to win gold, but if we don’t, then I will feel honoured representing my country.”

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prizes for every team. “We’re signing up four teams each,” said Matt Fines, who stood with a group of friends all set to compete. The Alma Optimist Plunger Plop takes place Feb. 2 at 9am at the Cow Palace, located on the corners of King Street N., and Graham Street E. For more information contact Jim de Bock at 519-846-5124.

Hitting the twine - A number of local youngsters took advantage of the holiday break to enjoy some pickup hockey on the Cow Palace outdoor rink in Alma. photo by Patrick Raftis

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community calendar January 17 - “Take Off Pounds Sensibly” (TOPS) Open House, 7-8 p.m. held at Palmerston United Church (side door). Weight-loss / success, non-profit low cost program. For more information call 519-343-2046. January 17 - Stewardship of our Earth: A Biblical Perspective, Goldstone United Church, 7:30pm. Speakers: Assoc. Pastor: David Knight (Author of Downstream from Eden www.downstreamfromeden.com) and his wife Tiffany Svensson (Environmental Consultant). All welcome. For information, call Roland 519-638-5373.

sunDAY, January 13 Snipaz vs. Donkeys, 12:00pm Public Skating, 6:30pm WednesDAY, January 16 Parent and Tot Skating, 11:00am-11:50am Adult Skating, 12:00pm-1:20pm Atom LL vs. Hanover, 6:30pm ThursDAY, January 17 Parent and Tot Skating, 11:00am-11:50am Adult Skating, 12:00pm-1:00pm Pee Wee LL vs. Mt. Forest, 7:00pm

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Alma WI donate to three area food banks submitted by Pat Salter ALMA - Christmas cookies and a glass of water served by candlelight was the lunch served at the Alma Women’s Institute December meeting. The hydro went out in the middle of the afternoon however that didn’t stop members from carrying on with the meeting at home of Ruth Grose, which was nicely decorated for Christmas. Many donations were made to area food banks in Arthur, Drayton, and Fergus. Donations were also made for family counseling, the Earland Lee Museum and the memorial garden project planned for the Alma Community Park. Eileen Downey and Marg Hall were in charge of the program. A Christmas trivia contest and a pass-the-Christmas-gift game was enjoyed and each member ended up with a gift to keep. The roll call required members to recite a verse from a Christmas song. Secretary Wilma Snowe has recorded hundreds of volunteer hour this year. Members who had visited and delivered parcels to members of the community gave reports. Secretary Wilma Snowe made a presentation to Pat Salter to mark her recent receipt of a Queen’s Jubilee Medal.

Letter to the Editor True meaning of Christmas Dear Editor: Christmas has a way of bringing families and friends together and this was evident Dec. 7 as I had the privilege of watching the Drayton Santa Claus Parade. How good it was to see the smiling faces of the youngsters watching starry-eyed as brightly-lit floats, tinseladorned trucks and emergency vehicles honked and made a joyful noise. I was particularly impressed with a small float, however, quietly tucked between a gaily decorated fire truck and some delightful prancing, jinglebelled ponies. Donna Hirtle from the Studio Factor, waved to onlookers from the driver’s seat. As she passed, a beautiful sight to behold peered out of

the back of her modest pick-up truck. There they were - Mary, Joseph and the tiny Babe – more or less wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger. That tiny float, midst all the tinsel and grandeur of the holiday celebration did it for me. It rekindled a warmth in my spirit. It reminded me of the humility of that first Christmas and it made me smile. The jingle bells and Santa’s fine ho, ho, ho were wonderfully fun, but I sure was impressed that the true meaning of the season was not forgotten. Well done, Donna Hirtle. You made Drayton an even more special reason for me to call home this Christmas. Glynis M. Belec, Drayton

Off to the pool - Jim de Bock of the Alma Optimist Club leads the way as youngsters from Alma prepare to board the bus for a holiday trip to the swimming pool in Fergus on Jan. 2. The Optimists organize and sponsor the trip to provide local youth with a chance to go swimming over the Christmas holidays. photo by Patrick Raftis

Trees for Mapleton forestry specialist ready to assist with planting projects MAPLETON - The Trees for Mapleton program has hired forestry specialist Mark Funk to assist farmers with their tree planting projects. Funk comes from Niagara where he grew up on a family farm. His education includes studies at University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, and Niagara College. He brings to the Trees for Mapleton program considerable experience

working with farmers and implementing tree-planting projects that improve the rural landscape. “When trees are planted in the right places they can have so many benefits to a property. I’m really looking forward to helping landowners in Mapleton with their planting projects,” says Funk. In the last three years, 117,000 trees have been plant-

ed by landowners in Mapleton. In 2012 alone, 70 landowners took advantage of the program by adding trees and value to their properties. Time is running out to order trees for 2013. Landowners who would like to have Funk visit their property to help with a tree planting project can reach him at (519) 621-2763 ext. 2259 or mfunk@grandriver.ca.

Pet food drive - A total of 688 pounds of pet food was delivered to food banks in Drayton, Listowel, Mount Forest and Palmerston prior to Christmas thanks to a pet food drive conducted by Heartland Animal Hospitals. “On behalf of the entire staff at Heartland Animal Hospital of Listowel I would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who donated to this year’s Christmas Pet Food Drive,” said Heartland business manager Mike Kucan. From left, Heartland staff members: Samantha Shannon-Gibson, Dr. Ema Webster and Iris Reynolds. submitted photo

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BEING LANDS LOCATED at Part of Lots 17 & 18, Concession 10, geographic Township of Maryborough, now in the Township of Mapleton, County of Wellington and being more particularly described as Part 1,2,3 & 4 on Reference Plan 61R-9338.

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Persons wishing information regarding circulation, rates and additional service, etc. should feel free to contact the staff. The Publisher accepts responsibility for claims and honours agreements made by himself or by regular staff on his behalf. No responsibility is accepted for actions of persons not in the employ of the paper, or otherwise over whom the Publisher has no control. All advertising accepted is done so in good faith. Advertising is accepted on the condition that, in the event of typographical error, that portion of the advertising space occupied by the erroneous item, together with a reasonable allowances for signatures, will not be charged for, but the balance of the advertisements will be paid for at the applicable rate. In the event of a typographical error advertising goods or services at a wrong price, goods or services may not be sold. Advertising is merely an offer to sell, and may be withdrawn at any time.

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TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the Township of Mapleton Surplus Land Policy, the Council of the Corporation of The Township of Mapleton, has declared the above referenced lands to be surplus to its needs and intends to sell the lands to Glenaviland Development Corporation without an appraisal. These lands are used for Storm Water Management for the subdivision development but will also be used in the design of the proposed nine hole golf course. THE PROPOSED BY-LAW will come before the Council for consideration at its regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., in the Township of Mapleton Council Chambers, located 7275 Sideroad 16, east of Drayton. WRITTEN COMMENTS regarding the proposed disposal of surplus properties may be submitted to the Municipal Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

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NHL’s back - So what?

As the National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association hammer out the final details of an agreement, after throwing away about $1.5 billion in lost revenue, the average hockey fan has to be asking themselves, “What was that all about?” So what do we do now? Go back to watching the Leafs find creative new ways to miss the playoffs? It’s doubtful they could top last year’s dramatic post-Christmas collapse. So why bother. By shutting out their fans for 116 days and counting, the NHL owners clearly indicated they don’t need our money. So why be in any rush to turn it over to them now? So instead of taking out a second mortgage to attend an NHL game live, or even participating in helping to pad their TV ratings, perhaps we should continue to pursue the alternatives many of us have already discovered during this latest NHL void. Personally, I’ve been getting my hockey fix coaching a local Midget hockey team. We’re 6-4-4 and just won a 4-3 barn-burner with a last-minute goal on the weekend. That was a bigger thrill than anything the Leafs have provided since the Doug Gilmour days. Why not follow the Minto-Mapleton 81’s instead of the pro pucksters? Cheering along in an arena full of your neighbours for a bunch of skilled local stars who are focussed on winning, not whining, surely tops another night on the couch listening to Don Cherry. Better still, dig out your skates and stick and find a pickup league or even a road hockey session and rediscover why you fell in love with the game in the first place. I’m not saying we should never go back to following the pursuit of Lord Stanley’s cherished mug - we are Canadians after all. How about just holding off until the Leafs make the playoffs, or until the next lockout, whichever comes first? See you at the rink. Patrick Raftis

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FIRE HYDRANTS The Township of Mapleton Fire and Rescue ask for your help with removing snow from around fire hydrants after each snowfall. It is very important for residences and businesses to keep hydrants clear of snow and visible from the street. If the firefighters have to find a fire hydrant under the snow, they lose precious time needed to fight fires. The home you help save may be your own.

LET US HELP YOU ADVERTISE! The Township of Mapleton continues to update its’ Municipal Web Site. The web site includes business listings and contact information. If you have your own web site, we can provide a link.

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Letter to the Editor Great Christmas memories Dear Editor: Christmas 2112 is now history but the memories stay with us. The busy December just past was a great month for our community. Our churches in Drayton and surrounding towns were all busy with dinners, concerts and Sunday School programs. A very lovely program was the Community Hymn Sing at the Drayton Reformed Church on Dec. 16. There was a very good turnout and a lot of singing, with Sue Damon at the piano and Al Plat behind the organ. They are two talented players. Rev. Kramer shared a short meditation: All is well. It was a lovely evening, that has been a tradition for over 60 years. In the spring of 1952, immigrants from Holland can still remember singing that Christmas at the Drayton United Church, with Mr. McFarlane as the director and Mrs. Walker as the organist. What a history. A

freewill offering for the food bank raised $636. One week later there was a Christmas celebration, A Tapestry of Lights at the Drayton United Church, combined with Alma United Church. The singing was beautiful and it was a very good program. It was directed by Rev. Marion Loree of Alma United and accompanied Mary Lou Fletcher of Drayton United. Mary Lou received a beautiful bouquet of flowers for her talented playing. Following the program delicious refreshments were served, concluding the second Christmas concert. Also thanks to all the businesses who sent in beautiful Christmas Greetings in the Community News to all of us (over 50). It warmed our hearts. The whole month of December was just great. May we all start off the new year with new ambition. To God be the Glory. Happy 2013. Jean Dobben, Drayton ON

ATTENTION ALL MAPLETON TOWNSHIP BUSINESSES

Please contact Kym Drinkwater for the “2013 Business Directory Form”. You can fax it back to us at 519-638-5113, email it to kdrinkwater@town.mapleton.on.ca or drop it off at the office or mail it to Township of Mapleton, PO Box 160, Drayton, ON N0G 1P0.

COUNCIL DATES Tuesday, January

22, 2013 9:00 a.m. – Regular Meeting of Council

Tuesday, February 12, Tuesday, February 26,

(CLOSED SESSION) 1:00 p.m. – Council Continues (OPEN SESSION) 2013 7:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting of Council 2013 Council Meeting CANCELLED


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Help keep our roads as safe as possible this winter!

The Township of Mapleton has important information on how we can all work together to keep our roads, sidewalks, driveways and parking lots as safe as possible during the winter season.

Not always a winter wonderland…

When will the streets and roads be plowed?

When You Shovel: • • • • • • • •

Shovel as soon as possible after a snowfall Use a proper sized shovel Do not shovel snow onto roads, or in rural areas plow snow across Township roads to far side ditches Keep snow piles low so as not to obstruct visibility of pedestrians and drivers Carefully use, and only as necessary, safety salt and/or sand on the ice If you are going away during the winter months, please arrange for your sidewalks to be cleared If you suffer heart or other medical problems, do not attempt to shovel snow Wherever possible, help your neighbours!

The Township of Mapleton is asking for your cooperation with the following: • • • • • • •

Don’t park on the street during a snow storm Keep snow away from fire hydrants Remind children not to climb or play on snow banks or to dig forts in snow, as it is dangerous Drive smart – Give yourself extra time and distance Respect the Blue Light - when sharing the road with plows always have your headlights on and give the plow plenty of room, oncoming vehicles should stay to the right Reduce your use of salt - Look for environmentally friendly alternatives Remember, it is dangerous to pass a snow plow on the right side, the operator may not be able to see you.

Township Staff will plow sidewalks in the downtown area and on school routes on a daily basis. Changing weather will impact pedestrian routes and adjacent property owners are encouraged to assist in keeping municipal sidewalks safe.

When can I expect to see a plow? Township of Mapleton Public Works Staff generally begin checking road conditions by 4:30 am, Monday – Friday. Staff attack snow and winter road conditions in two shifts running continuously from 5:00am to 6:00pm daily. During significant snow events hours of operation are extended to provide a consistent level of service. There are no regular weekend shifts. Roads are checked by Managers by 7:00am both Saturday and Sunday and on-call staff are deployed as required. The Roads crew will clear all roads on an as needed basis on weekends, but generally go out just once each day.

All roads are classified by the Province of Ontario according to factors including traffic volume and posted or statutory speed limit. During a snowstorm our road crews will keep these roads as clear as possible to ensure the safety of drivers and allow for emergency vehicles to respond to calls quickly and safely. The first priority plow routes identified by Township staff and road classification include but are not limited to: • • • •

Concession/Line 16 Concession/Line 14 Concession/Line 12 Concession/Line 8

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Concession/Line 6 Concession/Line 4 Concession/Line 3

All sideroads and residential streets will be cleared after the priority areas are cleared and there is more than 8 cm (3.5”) of snow. There are staff designated for snow removal in all urban areas and we endeavor to have town streets cleared by 9:00am. Snow plow routes are set to ensure the most efficient use of staff time.

Can I still park in town? Roads be plowed? Roads cannot be properly cleared of snow when there is an obstacle course of parked cars. In Mapleton, no person shall park a vehicle on a municipal highway, street or parking lot between the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 am of any day during the months of November, December, January, February, and March of any year, as per Township By-law Number 5000-05. The provisions of the winter parking section of By-law 5000-05 shall be enforced pursuant to the provisions set out in part II of the Provincial Offences Act.

QUESTIONS Responsibilities for Mapleton Winter Operations are split between 4 Public Works Managers: RURAL ROADS Les Robinson, Manager of Operations and Construction – 519-897-6311 Henry Blancke, Manager of Fleet and Safety – 519-897-6307 TOWNS Jim Grose, Manager of Parks – 519-503-6071 FACILITIES Don Culp, Manager of Facilities – 519-577-9348 Should you have any questions or concerns related to winter operations please contact the appropriate Manager or you can contact the Mapleton Municipal Office – Public Works Department at 519-638-3313 ex. 21. Larry Lynch, Director of Public Works

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLETON 7275 Sideroad 16, P.O. Box 160, Drayton, ON N0G 1P0 Phone: 519-638-3313, Fax: 519-638-5113, Toll Free: 1-800-385-7248 www.mapleton.ca Larry Lynch

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Mapleton Musings Column courtesy of Mapleton Historical Society Bridge Builder, Richard Boyle Richard Boyle came to Mapleton Township in 1842, with his family. By 1854, as a young fellow of 19, he was working with his father and brother framing barns. The family chopped and logged land on several farms where they lived. No doubt most of the timbers were for use in framing the barns they built. Since the bridges of the day were merely logs laid across the streams and rivers, some of their logs probably were used for that purpose. Richard became engaged to Elizabeth French, a young lady from neighbouring Pilkington Township. Elizabeth was a seamstress who walked to work in a tailor shop in nearby Elora. Each day, she had to cross the log bridge at Wissler’s mill at Salem to reach the shop. Richard was concerned about his fiancée crossing that slippery log bridge twice each day. To ensure her safety, he designed a wooden bridge to replace it. The bridge was built in partnership with Robert Kirkpatrick. The design was patented, and Richard Boyle, who had very little schooling and no formal training in engineering, was awarded a gold medal and diploma by the Parisian Inventors Academy. A model of the bridge was sent and displayed at the World’s Fair in Chicago. We believe this model was donated to the Wellington County Museum and Archives. In 1860, at the age of 25, Richard Boyle started his own contracting and bridge building business. Many bridges of his patented design were built in Wellington, Dufferin and Halton counties. Richard and his bride, Elizabeth, purchased

a farm at Parker in 1876, the west half of Lot 10, Concession 14, from Robert McKim. The school and Methodist Church lots were previously purchased from the same farm. Richard rented land to Jonathan Jackson for his blacksmith shop, at the corner of what are now Wellington County Roads 7 and 12. Jackson later purchased the land. Elizabeth, apparently quite an independent lady, operated a tailor and milliner shop at Parker. She died in 1896 and the Parker farm was leased, probably to their son Walter, until it was sold in 1911 to Albert Flewwelling. Richard Boyle continued in the contracting and bridge building business for some time. In later years he was contracted to produce plans and specifications for bridges built by other companies. Richard Boyle was a pioneer business man who used his skills and inventiveness to improve the roads system, not only in our own county, but also further afield Bridges and roads have come a long way since those first tall trees were felled to span the rivers and streams. Log and wooden structures have been replaced by steel and concrete. High water very seldom causes much damage or washes the structures away. Bridges are, and always have been, an important part of the roads system in Mapleton Township. The township is largely drained by the Conestogo River and its tributaries. There are over 30 bridges and probably as many or more large culverts allowing the water to flow under roads of the township. We pay little attention to these structures, unless they happen to be closed for repair or replacement, and we have

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William Wallace Moore William Wallace Moore lived in Mapleton township when Hustonville (8th Concession former Maryborough Township) was thriving between 1850 and 1870. He was a school teacher and author who wrote both prose and poetry. He wrote of the day to day happenings and of local people. In 1885 his ‘Random Rhymes’ was published by a Toronto printing company. In the 1940s a copy of this book was in the Drayton Library. Unfortunately it is no longer available. However, copies of two of his poems were printed in the histories of the area compiled by the Moorefield Women’s Institute members. His poem ‘The Conestogo River’ gives us a glimpse of the clearing of the land and its effect on that river. The Conestogo River Long ere Columbus reached this land Thy banks sustained a happy band The Indians roamed along this stream And in their wigwams, slept to dream Of pleasant hunting-grounds and game, Whose real worth they could not name Through the wild woods thy waters flowed Far from the pale-faced man’s abode, The howling wolf and nimble deer Frequented thee, through all the year, Nor did the flash or sound of gun E’er cause those woodland creatures run. And then the gruff old grizzly bear When spring appeared, forsook his lair, And ran to thee to cool his tongue When from his eyes his sleep he wrung;

For howling winds and winter snows Do ne’er disturb a bear’s repose Long as thy waters frozen kept. Nor would he dare protrude his head Till Conestogo’s waters said That spring with all her warmth was here. His sleepy head once more to cheer Thy waters then ran deep and cold Beneath those trees so grand and old. Oh, how the pretty speckled trout Would swim and dash and splash about In thy pure waters gentle flow When we were boys so long ago: Thirty long years from time have fled Since first with eager hand and head Upon thy shady bank we stood And filled our pails with very good Speckled trout. What am I about? Superbly extra, speckled trout: The white man with his shining axes, Has followed up the Indian’s tracks And in his restless onward march, Although all nature’s tongue might parch, Would cut the trees from off thy banks Despite the Indian’s frown or thanks Oh ruthless, devastating man, Hast thou not known since time began That his primeval, glorious shade For its protection god has made That no bleak winds nor burning sun Should cause its waters cease to run. But now the waters in its bed Fully attest that it is dead. Alas dear river, I deplore The thought, that on thy banks no more Shall the fierce bear or timid deer Be found, the hunter’s heart to cheer.

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WELLINGTON CTY. - The West Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding all citizens that break-ins often occur after the Christmas holidays end and the traveling season begins. It is common knowledge that during the Christmas season many people are the recipients of some very nice gifts, police note. “Sadly this is also the time of year when perpetrators

target homes with the hopes of stealing all the new gifts received over the holidays,” police state. The OPP suggests a “sure fire” way to prevent advertising what gifts you received is to ensure the boxes they came in are carefully packaged for disposal, not showing what the box contained and only left out just prior to garbage collection. This will prevent wouldbe-thieves from knowing what

new gifts you received. Of course the usual crime prevention tips always apply such as locking doors and keeping personal affects secure at all times. Staggering the amount of boxes put into the garbage each week is another way to avoid advertising how many new gifts are potentially in the home. For those leaving to warmer climates over the next several weeks, the OPP recommends

ensuring their home is secure, someone is looking after it and it has a “lived in” look. Having someone keep the driveway clear of snow and picking up newspapers and/or mail is an added security measure. In fact having a neighbour park their vehicle in unattended driveways will give it the added perception someone is home. For more tips on crime prevention visit the OPP home page at www.opp.ca.

OPP and OFSC issue warning about riding on ice ORILLIA - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are reminding snowmobilers that no ice can be considered to be 100 percent safe to ride on a snowmobile. This is especially true in early winter when ice is newly forming, during any

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ice by snowmobile is advised to wait until a marked stake line is in place and cross only when its possible to follow it directly from shore to shore, without stopping on the ice. While ice crossing is never a sure thing, snowmobilers can also reduce their risk by: - checking ice thickness and quality before riding onto any frozen water; - understanding ice conditions may vary from day to day, from hour to hour and from place to place; - never travelling on ice alone, at night or while

impaired; - avoiding slushy ice, untracked ice, or ice near moving water or dock bubblers; - watching out for obstacles like rocks, stumps, docks, ice roads and fishing huts; and - wearing a buoyant snowmobile suit and carrying ice picks. The OFSC promotes safe, responsible riding, on and off Ontario snowmobile trails, by building safe snowmobiling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours through rider education, safety legislation development and enforcement.

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The Community News, Friday, January 11, 2013 PAGE SEVEN

By Laurie Langdon

The Perfect Spot Chapter Three: Recovery (Continued from January 4 Reflections column) One day I was sharing some of my issues with my pastor. He recommended that I check out a group of people who met together to support and pray for each other and who also had wounds, hangups and issues. Being the proud between-me-and-God-we-canwork-things-out kind of person I was, I resented this suggestion. However, deep down I had

a sense that this was something I really needed. So, I went. Walking in that door for the first time was an awkward experience. “After all,” I thought, “I don’t have the issues these guys have.” But I soon discovered within the span of just a few weeks that these people were on the same journey that I was, but were committed to respect, confide in and be honest with me, each other, themselves and God. We were not there to resolve anybody’s issues. We were there simply to listen to and support and pray for one another. There was no advice given, no sugges-

tions made and no professional present. It was just me, them and God; the body of Christ in its crudest form. This was the perfect spot! It is with absolute honesty that I tell you that, in about four months, I started seeing three things happen. First, my anxiety level began to fall. The middleof-the-night terrors became less and less frequent and I was waking up feeling more rested and refreshed. God, who is in the midst of his people, was healing me. Second, I noticed a new strength to resist old enticements. Temptations in the area of self-indulgence and

self-gratification were not as overwhelming as before. I had more restraint, my responses to Satan’s attacks were controlled and I was becoming a more pleasant person. The third thing was that my relationship with my wife started to improve as we proceeded to walk through and unload some of the junk we had inherited and brought into our relationship. The lack of emotional support, the lies we believed about ourselves and the pain of feeling abandoned began to come out as we now sat eye-to-eye and heart-toheart again – just like we used to 30 years ago.

We were empty nesters, the satellite TV had been cancelled and, except for the occasional movie, our distractions were minimal. I began seeing again that my wife was the love of my life who I can be wholly and truly satisfied with. She also had become involved in a similar group and had started walking through some of her issues. My need for novelty, fantasy and romance was not as strong as we spent time together, looking at and talking and listening to each other. I was learning that it isn’t always her issue. I had brought emotional baggage into our relationship. I had

anger issues. I was emotionally distant. Decisions were now being talked through and, as a consequence, there was more peace in our home. Now our trains were connected and we were on the same track, going the same direction. Furthermore, we became mutually committed to our church family. I still have days when I experience setbacks and struggles. But they are there only to remind me of two things: 1) that I am still on a journey; and 2) that I really need the body of Christ, my perfect spot. To be continued …

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PAGE EIGHT The Community News, Friday, January 11, 2013

The Mapleton & Area Business Profile Wellington St. Café offers fresh, local food in a relaxing atmosphere make suggestions or submit their own sandwich or salad recipe to be considered as a featured weekly special. Having been a commuter, Bignell-Matthews knows the challenges first hand. Thoughts of feeding a family after a day at work and a long

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drive home can be overwhelming at times. The Wellington Street Café offers some relief with hot homemade meals, bowls of salads and big pots of homemade soup, to name a few - all

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“We don’t take ourselves seriously; just our food.” That’s how Debi Bignell-Matthews describes her business, The Wellington Street Café. It’s been just shy of three years since BignellMatthews embarked upon a new chapter in her life by opening the doors to her café. She is no stranger to Drayton, and it was during one of her trips to the village to visit family that she noted the “for rent” sign which got her wheels turning. Having worked in the corporate world for many years Bignell-Matthews decided she needed a change and sensed the tight-knit and peaceful atmosphere of Drayton would provide just that. Since opening her doors Bignell-Matthews feels blessed with customers she describes as “some of the most wonderful people I ever could have met.” Her mid-morning “wise people” come to the café to enjoy a coffee, herbal tea, sometimes snacks or breakfast and a lot of laughs and camaraderie. It is this kind of hometown atmosphere that Bignell-Matthews has strived to build and maintain. “Treating our customers like guests in our home, with a lot of fun and a little irreverence has been part of the secret of our success,” said Bignell-Matthews. The Café offers “home cooking and baking” - take-out or eat-in inside a wonderfully casual, comfortable social environment. The Café has created a healthy carry out and catering menu featuring outrageous desserts, superior sandwiches and savoury salads to “conquer all cravings” and gift certificates are available. Bignell-Matthews welcomes everyone to the Cafe where staff listens to customers, who can

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