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Community News Volume 45 Issue 19

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Poodle, owner claim prestigious title by Chris Daponte MOOREFIELD - Allison Cowie wasn’t sure what to expect heading into the Poodle Club of America’s (PCA) 80th National Specialty Dog Show April 23 to 27. “Not that,” Cowie said with a laugh of the Best of Breed title she and “Tina” claimed at the event in Salisbury, Maryland. Tina, a three-year-old standard poodle, beat out 750 other poodles to become the only Canadian dog to ever win the overall title at the PCA show. “Whenever you go, you hope to do well, but people wait

their whole lives to win [the PCA title],” said Cowie, who lives just outside Moorefield. “It’s pretty much the biggest poodle show on earth.” Cowie, 31, grooms, handles and trains Tina herself and she currently grooms dogs for a living in the Kitchener and Arthur areas. She has been handling dogs at shows for much of her life, but in the beginning she never imagined winning the highest honour at one of the world’s most famous dog shows. “It was just a hobby,” she said of her start at age 7 in junior dog shows.

Tina is the first poodle Cowie has owned and the dog has had a lot of success at a young age. Cowie said she searched for a poodle for some time and carefully selected and purchased Tina as a puppy from an American breeder based on her strong pedigree. But that doesn’t mean reaching the pinnacle of canine conformation was easy. Extensive training and exercise - judges closely evaluate a dog’s muscle tone - are essential for a successful showing, not to mention bathing and trimming leading up to shows Continued on page 3

Councillor wants more regular reports by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. Councillor Andy Knetsch says some parts of the township have been out of whack and he wants to know what is being done about it. Knetsch told council on April 24 there are a number of issues he has learned of that should be addressed by township bylaw enforcement officer Maurita Boyle. Knetsch said on Edward Street in Drayton there was an issue with an abandoned truck, and in Alma there was a problem with an abandoned house that has sat empty for “a number of years now” and also

a number of abandoned tanks in that yard. “What’s being done?” he asked, adding, “We need more reports from our bylaw enforcement officer.” Mayor Bruce Whale said those reports should be sent to council by Boyle. Knetsch said he realizes Boyle is busy, but said he thinks she should report to council in person. Clerk Patty Sinnamon told council the abandoned truck recently had licence plates put on it, so it is now legally parked on the street. As for the house, she said that is an issue of planning, but at one time it

had been addressed. Knetsch said his concern is if the house and tanks becomes an environmental issue. Councillor Mike Downey said the Ministry of Environment was contacted and “turned a blind eye.” He wondered what the township can do. Knetsch said the idea is to keep phoning, just as the township did with the bridge abutment issue to the CPR. Whale reminded council the intent when it hired Boyle was that she would provide quarterly or semi-annual reports. Sinnamon added Boyle was scheduled to be at council in May.

Groups get council approval for 50:50 funding for parks equipment by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. - It will be a busy and productive summer here for a number of local service clubs after council agreed they can be part of the township’s funding program for parks equipment. The Drayton Kinsmen Club asked council recently if it can have some financial help to replace the playground equipment in the Drayton Kinsmen Park and the Moorefield Park. Council suggested they run the idea through the township’s parks, culture and recreation committee. That group met on April 12 and recommended council accept the clubs’ offer. The committee minutes noted the Drayton Kinsmen, Moorefield Optimists and Opti-Mrs clubs have $15,000 for each park. They requested that they have some input as to what type of equipment is to be installed and how it is maintained. The township has had a sudden influx of issues with deteriorating playground equipment.

The clubs will prepare the base and install the equipment and are asking that they receive annual township reports on the upgrades and maintenance needed to keep the playground equipment in good repair. Council agreed to the first recommendation on the issue to initiate a partnership between the Kinsmen, Optimists and Opti-Mrs. to fund the parks, and also that the groups can access the 50:50 funding policy. That township policy means if a group does a community project, council helps pay for half of it. Council agreed to that. The committee also recommended council set up a working committee that includes the members of the three clubs, township staff and the recreation committee, with no more than six members. Mayor Bruce Whale was concerned about that recommendation. He said it implies that council could be asked to form any

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number of committees for various projects and he said he could “foresee 15 committees being formed.” Councillor Neil Driscoll said the recommendation is more to get the project up and operating, and not for regular meetings. Public works director Larry Lynch, who sits on the parks, culture and recreation committee, agreed the suggestion for a committee is simply to get things started. Councillor Jim Curry said he could understand the clubs wanting an annual report because the township suddenly had to pull unsafe equipment from parks - and they want to make sure that does not happen again. Driscoll said the goal of the committee was simply to save time, and Lynch said it could meet once a year to review the township’s report. Whale did not object to such a special purpose committee and council approved the recommendations.

Top volunteer - Walter Grose of Alma was named Mapleton’s top volunteer by Wellington County and the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington at county council on April 26. From left are: Mapleton county councillor John Green, Grose and Mapleton Mayor Bruce Whale. submitted photo

Grose named Mapleton’s top volunteer by David Meyer GUELPH - Wellington County and the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington presented the annual county awards for volunteering at the April 26 council meeting, and Walter Grose of Alma was the Mapleton Township winner. County councillor Lou Maieron is the coordinator of the project and noted he was “volunteered” when the awards began several years ago. He said early nominations were sparse, but that has changed - now there are large numbers of people being nominated from all municipalities. “Without you, the county would not be the same place,” Maieron told the recipients. Mapleton Mayor Bruce Whale read the citation for

Grose. “Walter has served as vice president of the Wellington County Farm and Home Safety Association and is currently the secretary. He also sits on the Work Place Safety Prevention Services advisory group,” Whale said. “Walter dresses as a clown to educate youth on the dangers related to tractor use. Walter has supported the young adults at the University of Guelph Chapter of the Canadian AgriMarketing Association. “He also sits on the advisory committee for the Toronto Farm Show and the waste utilization sub committee.” Whale concluded, “Walter has held numerous roles at the Alma United Church and is the chairman of Silver Lake

United Church Camp. He also volunteers at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival and the Alma Strawberry Social.” Grose thanked everyone for the award and his family for standing by him when it came to his volunteering. He noted that when he has to, he recruits his family to help him with various volunteer activities. Grose said he is particularly concerned with safety issues. He said it is “a major goal” to save “just one life. If I can complete that I’ll feel I’ve been successful.” Grose has also volunteered with the Youth Outdoors Day event at Luther Marsh for nine years and he is past president of the local chamber of commerce.

Groups offered tips to prevent bullying by Wilma Mol PALMERSTON - Parents, students and concerned citizens gathered at Palmerston Public School on May 2 to discuss issues surrounding bullying. Child and youth counsellors Joanne Worth and Jill Hope of the Upper Grand District School Board offered a presentation that identified the three types of bullying: social, physical and verbal. They also addressed prevention keys and a plan for parents in the event that they find their child is

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being bullied or is showing signs of being a bully. The counsellors detailed resources available through the school board and social sites such as Kids Help Phone. They also stressed the importance of maintaining and encouraging an open dialogue at all levels: parents, teachers, victims and aggressors. Worth and Hope noted that once an aggressor learns the impact bullying has, they are often dumbfounded and remorseful. Teaching empathy


and getting students to recognize the impact of their words and actions is a main focus for reducing bullying. The seminar, jointly hosted by Minto and Mapleton safe community committees, was followed by a question and answer period. Those committees work with law enforcement to maintain a safe community environment through programs such as Neighbourhood Watch, road safety and more. See photo on page 2.

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Annual Zeal for Teal fundraiser exceeds expectations, raises $4,000 DRAYTON - Zeal for Teal, a fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, welcomed over 100 women to the PMD Arena here on April 28. Local scrapbookers and crafters joined participants from as far away as Burlington and Wiarton at the annual event. They managed to raise

a total of $4,000 for the Walk of Hope. The theme for the day was the Wild West, as straw bales, western decor and a superb backdrop - expertly designed, created and constructed by Ann Latham of Drayton - lent atmosphere to the day. Amber Tuck, local Royal Bank manager and Zeal for

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thrilled with the response of participants and were overwhelmed with the donations to their silent auction and penny table. “We always try to make this a special day for our ladies,” said Belec. “And we think we have once again done this according to the evaluation sheets and feedback received so far.” Newton, who had the idea for Zeal for Teal when her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008, was happy with the outcome. “Four thousand dollars is what we are able to give to the Walk of Hope,” said Newton, adding that far exceeded her expectations. “I am so happy we had a successful event again and that we were able to raise these funds for Ovarian Cancer Canada. Four years ago when we started this, we had no idea we would get this big.”

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Poodle, owner claim title at dog show FROM PAGE ONE and hours of meticulous preparation the day of the competition. “People think it’s a beauty contest, and in a way it kind of is, but [the dogs] start practicing at a very young age,” Cowie said. Yet in the end it’s all worthwhile, as both owner and dog enjoy the competition. “She loves it,” Cowie said of Tina, who competes in upwards of 25 shows per year, including the world famous Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. “She runs to the door when we’re going to a show and she gets really excited.” Cowie is quick to point out that Tina is “a real dog” despite her success at shows and her freshly-groomed appearance, both of which can lead to misconceptions about the dog not having any fun. “I take her to the cottage ... she can get messy, she goes swimming; she does everything a normal dog does,” Cowie explained. She has her sights set on The Bermuda Kennel Club’s show in October, but for now the pair is going to take a bit of a break from their next serious competition.

Grand Taste raised $12,000 for Groves ELORA - The Centre Wellington Rotary Club will be making a big donation to Groves Hospital in Fergus this year. The club recently raised $12,000 in profit at its annual Grant Taste event, which was held at the Grand River Raceway and featured a silent auction and food from dozens of area restaurants. All the money is donated to Groves to purchase specialized equipment.

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Service versus power

We can expect a packed hall in Aboyne on May 29 when Wellington County plays host to anyone who wants to talk about the differences between urban and rural people and the politics that issue has generated to date. The article we wrote in last week’s Wellington Advertiser was posted on our website for only a few hours when we received a call from the Port Elgin area. The caller wanted to know where Aboyne was and how to get to the hall. Not for herself; she was bringing several bus loads of people, she said. We are aware Port Elgin is in the middle of a battle against wind turbines. Funny, those folks seem to think, the Liberal government has an aversion to cluttering up the shore of Lake Ontario but it sees no problem with turbines widely scattered along Lakes Erie and Huron. And, gee, Toronto and Hamilton are on Lake Ontario. Those places have lots of seats, lots of votes and have tended to vote for the government. Hmmmm? The turbines are just one of the grievances local politicians cite against the current Liberal government. We had a chat with Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott, who was quick to note most of his Progressive Conservatives caucus members represent rural ridings and work to look after them - and he is correct. But the fact is Progressive Conservatives or the NDP cannot obtain power without taking a large number of Toronto seats. There are far more voters there than in the countryside. We have heard flatly the Liberal government has given up trying to understand rural grievances and it will push whatever policies it wishes upon us. As someone who lives in a sparsely populated area by choice, we find that alarming. We have seen policies good for cities that harm small towns. We remember a few years ago Elora residents complained new sidewalks (with a new road) were to be four feet wide. In that quaint section of town, they had always been three feet. But Toronto bureaucrats refused to budge and threatened to withhold grants for the road unless the project was done their way. The result was no project at all - and the road is still a mess to this day. A trivial incident, to be sure, but they add up. What is saddening and maddening is what we see in politics today at the provincial and federal levels has no sense of community service. Everything that happens is spun by the party in power and by the opposition. To hear it told, nobody does anything any more these days simply because it is the right thing to do. The fine art of compromise and working for public good has disappeared. Thus we have a Liberal party issuing a press release stating Arnott and Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece voted against health care in their communities because they opposed the Liberal budget. The projects in that budget were less than half a percentage of that budget, but the spin was they opposed local health care. Former Perth-Wellington cabinet minister John Wilkinson was filled so much with tunnel vision on turbines he never saw his defeat coming. We wonder how Wilkinson reacted when his former boss, Dalton McGuinty, offered the Workplace Safety Insurance Board lead, a plum job, to a Tory, Elizabeth Witmer. We have spoken many times with Witmer over the years and respect her ability, but that appointment was pure politics for both and an opportunity for a Liberal majority government - nothing more; nothing less. It is sad that today in politics, everything has become about power. Getting it and keeping it. It is all about tactics and spin, and affecting the perceptions of the voters; particularly those in cities, who have nothing in common with those of us in rural areas. When was the last time you can recall a government doing something noncontroversial simply because it was the right thing to do and not a matter of, “Does this make us look good”? Stumped? So are we. David Meyer

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Every owner of a dog within the Township is required to obtain a license before the 15th day of May, or within 21 days of becoming a dog owner. Registering your dog (s) demonstrates responsible pet ownership and helps with the identification and safe return of your pet.

FEES: First Dog $15.00 AFTER MAY 15th: First Dog $25.00 Second Dog $30.00 Second Dog $40.00 Third Dog $45.00 Third Dog $55.00 If your dog is picked up by the Township’s Canine Control Officer (Jo-Alan Animal Care Services) and it does not have a 2012 tag, you may incur additional fees and charges. The municipality has a responsibility to all tax payers to ensure animal control services are funded from the collection of dog licenses and not from the general tax levy. Number of Dogs: No owner/occupier of a premise in the Township shall keep more than three (3) dogs on one property. If you require further information regarding kennel licenses, please contact the Municipal Office.

BURN NOTIFICATION PROCESS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS QUESTION: When do I need a burn notification form? ANSWER: For any burning area larger than 2m. x 2m. QUESTION: How do I get a notification form? ANSWER: From the township office or the township website. QUESTION: How much notice is required? ANSWER: At least 24 hours prior to the burning, to allow time for Mapleton to notify the fire dispatch. QUESTION: What are the restrictions to burning? ANSWER: All open air burning shall be supervised, pose no risk to persons or buildings, shall not interfere with neighboring properties including smoke, ashes, or embers and shall not cause interference to roadways. QUESTION: What if I get a notification form and the weather conditions are not favorable for burning? ANSWER: On the notification form, there is a phone number for the dispatching office to extend the notification. QUESTION: What if I do not get notification and burn anyways? ANSWER: Any person lighting or igniting a fire in exceeding 2m. x 2m. without notification will be liable for the expenses incurred by Mapleton Fire/Rescue in accordance with their fees established in the fee bylaw. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION contact Fire Chief Rick Richardson at 519-574-8387 or by email at

g n i d Buil our future Township of Mapleton Strategic Plan You tell us what your community will look like in 10 years! The Township of Mapleton is creating a Community Based Corporate Strategic Plan that will guide us through the next ten years and beyond. Your participation is important to us. Please visit our new website at and click on the link to complete the online Survey at the bottom of the home page. We will be collecting the survey information until May 24 and then compiling the results to include in our Strategic Plan.

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Spaling, Predators eliminated GLENDALE, ARIZ. Drayton native Nick Spaling and his Nashville Predators were eliminated from the National Hockey League playoffs on Monday night. The Predators were defeated 2-1 in game five, resulting in a 4-1 series loss to the Coyotes. In 10 games played this post season, Spaling registered three assists and a plus-four rating, while averaging almost 16 minutes of ice time per game. The 23-year-old was an integral part of the Predators’ penalty killing unit, which killed off 86% of the team’s penalties, good enough for

sixth out of the 16 playoff teams. During the 2011-12 regular season - his second full season in the league - Spaling played in 77 games and tallied 10 goals and 12 assists for a career-high 22 points, to go along with 18 penalty minutes and 107 shots on goal.

Letter to the Editor

Gift of trees Dear Editor: This past week I had the opportunity to be a part of planting trees on Kris Ellison’s family farm on the 8th Line and all three Ellison generations were on the farm to host the Grade 5 and 6 students from Maryborough Public

school. It was great to see the students and teacher so enthusiastic to plant different kinds of trees along a creek bank and fence row. Jenn Deter and Myles Henderson from the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) were on hand to teach

the kids how to plant trees properly and organized the morning. I was so impressed with the positive attitude and work ethic shown by the students and their teachers. There was even a teacher with a broken foot going along in the ATV encouraging the students.

All in all, it was a great morning and the Maryborough School, students and staff, the Ellison family and the GRCA staff should be commended for their efforts, which will benefit the next generation. Liz Samis, Trees for Mapleton committee member

Local students to perform ‘Seussical Jr.’ on May 16 DRAYTON - Seussical Jr. is a musical story centering around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge - not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him; the only one who recognizes “his kind and his powerful heart”. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant in an emotional story. Drayton Heights students will make this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza come alive at the school on May 16 at 1pm for a performance for JK to Grade 8 students. Families and members of the community are welcome to attend a performance that evening, May 16, at 7pm. Admission is $3 per person or $10 for a family. Space is limited.

Horticultural society hosts meeting MOOREFIELD - The April meeting of the Maryborough Horticultural Society featured local florist Dale Franklin, who made a number of designs with a variety of flowers and containers. She demonstrated that it is not always necessary to hide the mechanics when doing arrangements; sometimes the supports can be used to make an interesting arrangement. A lunch, prepared by Emma Bauman and Rosemary Nibourg, was served. During recess, members voted on the entries in the mini-show. The theme was “A Forced Branch” and Hannah Veld’s entry won first place. The business meeting followed. Minutes were read and Clara Bauman reported on the society’s financial standing. Bauman outlined the bus trip organized by District 7 on June 14. The society’s annual plant and bake sale is on May 12 in front of Gourlay’s store. The next meeting is on May 22 at the Moorefield Optimist Hall, featuring a guest speaker and the spring flower show. submitted by Linda Timmerman

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Pettapiece blasts government over hydro rates

Gold medalists - Emily Burton, Julianne Burton, Leah TenHoopen, Rachel VanAnkum and Micayla Shantz. submitted photo

Figure skaters recognized DRAYTON - On April 20 the Drayton and District Figure Skating Club held its annual general meeting and awards night. This season the club had seven national gold level achievements in total: dance, Emily Burton and Leah TenHoopen; skills, Julianne Burton, Rachel VanAnkum, Micayla Shantz and TenHoopen; and interpretive, TenHoopen. This is only the second time

in the club’s 30-plus year history a skater has achieved a triple gold standing. Other awards handed out that evening were: CanSkater of the year, Maddie Klaassen, CanSkate Champions, Shayna Morphy, Brianna Flewwelling; program assistant of the year, Julianne Burton; StarSkater of the tear, Jesse TenHoopen; Miss Lapp-Olive Jeffray Award, coach Kelly Culp; and volunteer of the year, president Deb Mantler.

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TORONTO - Ontario means more lost jobs. “And while a select few families and businesses will see another increase to hydro energy corporations feast on rates, effective May 1 - more this government’s seemingly bad news for an already frag- endless supply of subsidies, ile economy, according to everyone else is left to pay the Perth-Wellington MPP Randy bill. And they will pay. All of us will pay.” Pettapiece. Pettapiece continued, “For For a typical household, the rate increase will mean an extra my constituents in Stratford, today represents a double$48 to $72 per year for hydro. In a statement in the Ontario whammy. “They’ll be hit not only legislature, Pettapiece spoke out against the government’s by the rate hike, but also by energy policies contributing to this government’s mandatory, so-called smart meters. Smart the rising cost of hydro. “Effective today, Ontario meters should be optional, not households and businesses will mandatory.” Pettapiece said he has conbe zapped with another hydro rate increase. By the end of sulted with his constituents next year, Ontario household and, “Many of my constitupower rates will be the highest ents sent a clear message. They in North America, except for responded with their views that Prince Edward Island,” he said. reducing energy costs should “Ontario rates will continue be the government’s numberoneb&w priority. But the McGuinty skyward, even as 2they col level x 3 inch off elsewhere. Businesses and government’s priority is just industry will be hit by nearly the opposite. Their priority is to $12 billion in added costs. That make energy even more expen-

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sive.” Pettapiece said Liberal policies “are causing hardship, unemployment, debt, and decline. “In Perth-Wellington and across the province, that will be

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the legacy of this government. It’s time we returned reliable, affordable energy to its rightful place. “It’s time we made it, once again, a cornerstone of economic growth.”

Tree-rific times - Approximately 60 students from Maryborough Public School planted trees along a creek bank and fence row at Kris Ellison’s family farm just outside of Moorefield on May 2. Jenn Deter and Myles Henderson from the GRCA were on hand to teach the kids how to plant the trees properly. The project was jointly organized by the GRCA and the Trees for Mapleton committee.

Celebrations With thankfulness we will celebrate

Tina Hofstra’s

90th Birthday Friends and Family are invited to an OPEN HOUSE Sunday, May 13, 2012 2-4 p.m. Moorefield Optimist Hall

Your presence is her treasured gift!

David & Lauren and Brent De Vries are pleased to announce the marriage of their mother

Margaret De Vries to Robert VanderVelde on Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Family and Friends gathered at the Drayton Reformed Church in celebration of their love and friendship! We wish them much love and happiness!


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The Community News, Friday, May 11, 2012 PAGE SEVEN


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The Minto-Mapleton Family Health Team (FHT) is seeking an experienced, organized and client-oriented person to provide full-time secretarial coverage at our Drayton site. Experience with electronic medical records is an asset and computer proficiency is a must. Main duties include greeting the public, answering phones, booking patient appointments and coordinating schedules for health care providers. Candidates are encouraged to review the detailed job description for this position at the FHT’s website: or pick up a copy in the office at 11 Andrews Drive West, Lower Level, Drayton. Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter electronically to Shirley Borges, Administrator at: by May 16, 2012 no later than Noon. Please note that only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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HOME PARTY SHOW & SALE at Moorefield United Church. Sat. May 26. 10:00am2:00pm Lunch available. Epicure, Alouette, Teas, Living Books, Creative Lengths. AVON, Fun & Fashionable. UCW Bake Table. M O O R E F I E L D HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL PLANT & BAKE SALE Saturday May 12 8am-11am In front of Gourlay’s Store, Moorefield. Rain or shine. See page 11 in yearbook for more details. CRAFT & BAKE SALE 26 Main St. W. Drayton From 9-12 on May 19th Made by the Girl Guides and All proceeds go to the Drayton Girl Guides. In Memoriam

MARYBOROUGH ( M O O R E F I E L D ) HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING May 22 at the Moorefield Optimist Hall. Spring Show. See pg 14 in the yearbook for details. Meeting at 7;30 Guest Speaker: James Graham. Topic: Membership and Simple Planters. Visitors very welcome. Lug-a-mug. In Memoriam KALBFLEISCH In loving memory of our dear parents: Fred, who went home May 10, 1980, and Ruth (Bryant), who followed Dad April 25, 1994. Dearly loved, missed and remembered always. Daughters Ann (Rev. Dr. John) Tobey, Irene (Fred) Buckingham and their families. Rev. 21:4

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Mapleton Business Profile Jeff Duimering Carpentry brings quality materials, craftsmanship to all projects

Established in 1999, Jeff Duimering Carpentry has made an indelible mark in the construction industry, offering quality, custom-designed homes throughout Mapleton Township, Wellington County and beyond. After 10 years as a licensed carpenter, owner Jeff Duimering decided it was time to strike out on his own. Early projects focused on small dry walling projects and siding jobs, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t long before the company expanded to building agriculture and industrial facilities. From there, Duimering launched into custom home building and design, completing his first house in 2001 and many more to date.

Partnering with his wife Corrina Duimering, who is a Certified Interior Decorator, Jeff Duimering Carpentry offers strong, energy-efficient homes designed to last generations. With Corrinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skills as an interior decorator, the business offers clients full decorating solutions with an efficient and step-by-step approach. The Duimerings try to make the transition through each stage of the building process easy and pleasurable for their clients, noting their commitment to customer satisfaction begins by understanding their clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision and by being sensitive to individual needs. Jeff Duimering Carpentry 34 Drayton Industrial Dr. Drayton, ON. Call 519.638.3380 or 1.800.378.3282

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uses a three-step approach in determining those needs. This process is unique because it involves the homeowner and encourages their contribution at every stage. The first is the initial meeting to determine ideas, expectations and understanding each familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s individual requirements to ensure the home is fully functional for all family members. Step two involves a planning process focusing on style, concept and architectural design so plans can be drawn up for approval and reference. Step three is the actual building process. The company has recently started using the Energy Star program for new homes. Energy Star homes feature high efficiency furnaces, heat recovery ventilators, high efficiency water heaters and fireplaces. The home is also entirely lit with compact fluorescent lighting. Building Energy Star homes is important for the environment and also important for homeowners to save money down the road. While offering custom built homes is a main focus for Jeff Duimering Carpentry, the

company also offers complete renovation or addition(s) services - and just like the homes they build, they use quality building materials for all their projects. The Duimerings are no strangers to Mapleton Township and believe in giving back to their community. With three active children involved in local sports, they support the MAX Arena fundraising campaign. They also support the annual Palmerston Hospital gala, and volunteer their time with minor hockey, Community Christian School

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