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Friday, June 15, 2012
About 20 people aired grievances with province at June 9 meeting Host group looks to increase numbers
Wet run - Listowel resident Chris Kurz ran 64km in firefighterâ€™s bunker gear - from Drayton to Listowel and back - on June 9 in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. photo by Wilma Mol
Kurz sheds pounds, beard after completing 64km fundraising run by Chris Daponte DRAYTON - Chris Kurzâ€™s most recent â€œultra marathonâ€? has raised close to $15,000 for two charities. The Listowel resident said he was â€œecstaticâ€? to successfully complete his June 9 run from Listowel to Drayton and back a total distance of about 64km - in bunker gear traditionally reserved for firefighters. On Tuesday, with his muscles still aching from the trek, Kurz said his third ultra marathon in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada was his last. â€œOh ya,â€? he confirmed with a laugh. He added he was elated with the support he received before, during and after his run. Combined with a dance on June 9, as well as a beard fundraiser, he estimates he raised $10,000 to $12,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. â€œAt times it was very touching,â€? he said, noting he appre-
ciated the signs of support, verbal encouragement and also the company provided by several individuals throughout his run. â€œIt was nice to see interest from such a broad age range.â€? Kurz, 31, departed Listowel at around 3:15am. The heavy rain kept the temperature low but also weighed down the bunker gear with each stride. But despite the extra weight, Kurz arrived at the Drayton fire hall at about 6:40am, well ahead of schedule and in advance of a pancake breakfast scheduled that day by the Mapleton Fire Department. Fire Chief Rick Richardson said he was shocked to see Kurz running by as he got ready at home that morning. â€œEverybody was impressed,â€? Richardson said of Kurzâ€™s quick time for the first half of his run. Richardson noted Kurz received a great reception at the
breakfast, which raised about $1,270 for a memorial to North Perth firefighters Ray Walter, and Ken Rea, who died in a Listowel fire last year. Kurz dedicated his run to the memory of the fallen firefighters, and also to Lisa Mitton, who battled cystic fibrosis all her life before passing away last summer at age 34. The second half of Kurzâ€™s run was far more difficult, he said, due to the increased humidity, but he still finished it in under seven hours. It was all worth it, given the beneficiary of the fundraiser, Kurz said. For him, an added bonus was losing the â€œpretty intenseâ€? beard he had grown since last year (fundraising pledges to shave the beard outpaced those to keep it by about $2,000). â€œPeople say I look like a 15-year-old kid now,â€? Kurz said with a laugh.
by Kris Svela Harriston - A grassroots citizen group is looking to expand its membership in a bid to offer one voice to independent action groups fighting the provincial government. Ontario Neighbours United (ONU) hosted a meeting on June 9 at the Harriston Legion and invited people representing groups battling the government over its policies on wind turbines, commercial water taking ventures, quarries and the equine industry. Concerns about the provincial governmentâ€™s decision to drop its agreement to provide the horse industry with 10 per cent of slots profits was the focus of a public meeting in Aboyne on May 29 with over 200 people attending. Wellington County hosted
the meeting, which focused on concerns by the horse racing industry. The meeting also attracted wind turbine opponents whose views were not heard. The county meeting spawned the ONU membership meeting hosted by Greg Schmaltz a founding member of the organization. About 20 people attended the Harriston meeting. Schmaltz said the intent of the meeting was to position ONU as an â€œumbrella organizationâ€? to represent individual groups. â€œItâ€™s strength in numbers,â€? he told the group of ONUâ€™s membership drive. â€œWeâ€™re trying to get the message out that if we can build a public critical mass then politicians will listen. â€œUntil we can show we are
a group of critical mass no one is going to pay attention.â€? He referred to what he called political roadblocks to stop challenges to municipal, provincial and federal policies on issues such as wind turbines. Schmaltz said the ONU has seen what individual groups face when challenges are put up against governments at all levels. The ONU is advocating a more united approach. â€œWe have our own individual battles and we know how the deck is stacked against those people. Fighting as a bigger force is really the key message,â€? he added. Lorrie Gillis of Flesherton said commercial water taking, a proposed mega quarry and wind turbines are issues of concern to residents of the area. Continued on page 3
Council defers lagoon maintenance by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. - A proposal for work at the sewage lagoon for Drayton and Moorefield was deferred on May 22 to the council meeting in June. Public works director Larry Lynch recommended inspection and aeration maintenance be done on cell number three at the lagoon by Nelson Environmental at a cost of $10,570 plus taxes. â€œThere are a number of joints in the piping that have need of repair and in order for the system to operate at optimum level, scheduled regular maintenance is most effective,â€? Lynch said in his report. He added employee Don Culp told him Nelson installed the system and completed a courtesy review while in the
area last year. â€œThere is, however, no maintenance agreement in place and after eight years an inspection and thorough cleaning of the tubing is warranted,â€? Lynch said, adding he agrees with Culpâ€™s assessment. Councillor Jim Curry, though, questioned the need for the maintenance. He said the township is getting aeration in its primary cell and he has â€œgrave doubtsâ€? about whether it is needed in cell three. Lynch explained that cell is a contingency cell, and is already working. He said the township might at some point move everything from the main cell to cell three, and reminded council that staff has suggested cell three could be used in emergencies. He added it costs $1,200 a
year to keep that cell in operation. Mayor Bruce Whale said the township can â€œreconfirm it as a benefit.â€? Lynch said he can ask, â€œIs that money well spent?â€? He added, â€œIf the pipes are not doing the job they are supposed to do ... take them out.â€? Whale asked if the company would make a special trip or do the work when it is in the area. Lynch said the work could be done when Nelson is in the area. Curry moved, seconded by Councillor Neil Driscoll, to defer a decision. He and Driscoll voted for that deferral, with Knetsch and councillor Mike Downy opposed. Whale broke the tie by voting for the deferral, saying council could decide in June.
Mapleton residents might be able see recreation master plan on July 1 by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. Council has talked about it for months, heard two presentations, and has learned the final draft has few changes - so it has decided to unveil the recreation master plan for the township at its July 1 celebrations. Public works director Larry Lynch has been working with Stempski Kelly and Associates of Fergus on the plan and told council on May 22 the final draft is ready. Mayor Bruce Whale said that draft should be emailed to councillors, who should be ready to discuss it at the June
12 council meeting, the results of which were not known by press time. Whale pointed out some of the recommendations in the plan are already approved in the townshipâ€™s 2012 budget. Lynch said he would like to hold a public meeting in June to get final feedback, or ensure in some way that people get to see it. Whale suggested the Canada Day celebrations in Drayton might be the best opportunity for a large number of people to see the draft plan. He suggested a booth, with copies available.
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Councillor Neil Driscoll said many will attend the July 1 celebration, but it falls on a Sunday this year. Whale said that could mean â€œtwice the costâ€? of holding a public meeting on a weekday. Councillor Jim Curry said having the draft available from 5 to 7pm on July 1 might be the best because it gives a large number of people a chance to see the recommendations. â€œIf they can do it July 1, that would be great,â€? Curry said. Driscoll also pointed out various community groups will have to consider sources of funds for some of the work.
Councillor Mike Downey said the first five issues are all maintenance related. Among the estimates for projects that council did see at the meeting were: - $80,000 for roof repair at the PMD community centre; - $1,000 for a scoreboard at the Moorefield ball parkâ€™s â€˜Aâ€™ diamond; - no estimate to date for floor replacement at the PMD hall; - $55,600 for washroom upgrades at the Moorefield ball park, Maryborough community centre and Drayton fair grounds for safety, main-
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tenance and accessibility; and - renovations to existing playgrounds, for the same reasons, with $75,000 for the Moorefield playground, $104,000 for the Drayton Kinsmen playground, and another $70,000 for the Rothsay park closed last year because of equipment problems. Other issues include $2,000 for an audit of remaining playgrounds, with plans to do an audit every two years to keep on top of maintenance, and $22,000 for an access ramp for the Maryborough community centre for accessibility.
Council and residents will also have to consider $20,000 for next yearâ€™s March break and summer youth camps, plus $5,000 for a new splash pad, which will need a concept plan and fundraising strategy. Whale said most of the projects are â€œmanageableâ€? and there is no intent to delay them if they are in the budget. Chief administrative officer Patty Sinnamon said she recently learned about a federal fund the township might be able to use for maintenance of recreation equipment. Council then accepted the report for information.
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skills and confidence at an listening, reading, fine and gross motor, social skills and early age” said Ms. Tanis. She offers four of MYC’s has been proven to enhance music programs: Sunrise, children’s social development Sunshine, Sunbeam and and learning skills, improve Moonbeam. Children who memory and problem solving, complete the most advanced and bolster confidence and level of MYC are well pre- self-esteem. Ms. Tanis also offers a pared for early intermediate piano studies, or the study of Music Pups program, which is especially unique since it is a another instrument. Sunrise is a pre-keyboard music program for babies. This music and movement program is a playful and creative music that teaches music concepts and movement class for parents through singing, rhythm and with children ages newborn to games. This program is for age 4. 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Cost overrun for lights shocks council by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. - The Moorefield ball park was getting the light standards from the Teviotdale ball diamond that is becoming an OPP station, but council here was given a minor electrical jolt on May 22. Public works director Larry Lynch told council the poles had been relocated to Moorefield, which also had its outfield fence moved back from home plate. Lynch noted there are a number of volunteers working
to get the park into shape, but the budget of $15,000 got a shock even though the connection work is being done by a local electrician. “Because the poles are metal, we had to replace the cable to the community centre,” Lynch said, adding that unexpected cost is $7,000. “We will look at the parks budget and try to cover the costs,” he said, calling the unexpected cost “the one little glitch we have in the project.” He added a volunteer will
supply the holes for the poles. Mayor Bruce Whale asked if the extra cost is a required expense. Lynch explained there is one pole close to the players’ bench and the electrical code comes into effect. Councillor Neil Driscoll said, “You can’t have electrical in a fall zone.” He added of costly bureaucracy, “We live by rules and regulations and it costs you thousands of dollars. If the poles fall, overhead wires are the least of our concerns.”
Building department kept very busy
by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. - The total estimated value of building permits issued here in the first four months of the year was close to $10 million - but that still lagged behind 2011 results. Chief building official David Kopp’s report on May 22 was accepted without comment at council. He reported the total estimated value of building permits in April was $4.42 million, bringing the total to date for 2012 up to $9.81 million. That figure for the first four
months of 2011 was $11.4-million. Kopp said he collected $39,050 in permit fees this April. By far the most valuable construction was for agriculturally-related permits. He issued 22 of those, just under half of the 43 issued so far this year. The estimated value of construction was $2.3 million, bringing the total estimated value of agriculturally related permits to $4.43 million. New homes was also a busy category. Kopp issued six permits, nearly half of the total
(13) issued to date this year. Their estimated value of construction is $1.52 million. For those six permits, he collected $8,585 in permit fees. There were five permits for additions to homes, with an estimated $335,300 in construction. The permit fees were $2,885. There were seven permits issued for single family dwelling accessory work, with about $109,000 in estimated construction value. There were also four additions or renovation permits for cottages, worth an estimated $100,000.
Economic meeting - The Mapleton Economic Development Committee hosted a mini-seminar and networking evening on June 5 in Drayton. Guest speaker John Mohle of Wellington Construction spoke about conflict resolution in the work place. Mohle is a conflict resolution mediator. Mapleton Township clerk and CAO Patty Sinnamon provided an update on the committee’s current projects and defined the goals for the committee. She noted it is currently updating the township’s economic strategic plan, as the last update was completed in 2005. The committee is looking for ways to assist local businesses through networking, industrial land initiatives and how to “move that forward”. A call for resurrecting the defunct Chamber of Commerce was suggested. Greg Hammond, a retired Mapleton Chamber of Commerce (MCC) member, announced there was an active chamber many years ago, but it needs new members. He also reported there is approximately $12,000 in the MCC bank account just waiting to be used. The committee will examine ways to reinstate the MCC. Sinnamon also reported the township is currently working on updating the business directory on its website, adding there are still several businesses who have yet to send in current information for the website. photo by Wilma Mol
Council hears fire report, dangerous intersection by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. - The fire chief’s report to council for April led councillors here to discuss roads. Fire chief Rick Richardson told council in his report for April there were three medical calls, six fire calls and three more for accidents. He also noted the department held six training sessions
for firefighters over the month. Those included: - mutural aid, in Rockwood; - first responder recertification for Drayton and Moorefield stations, with 43 attending; - first responder course in Drayton, with 23 attending; - biohazard terrorism course in Moorefield (16 attended); - a first responder course in
About 20 people aired grievances at meeting FROM PAGE ONE According to her, opposition to the plans is being hampered by government policies. “All of this is in our area,” she said of the issues in the Flesherton area. “They’re raping our land, but you do have more people realizing something is wrong.” She attended the meeting to get more information on ONU and was attracted by its slogan “Ours to Recover,” a take-off on the provincial slogan “Yours to Discover.” The ONU mandate is to “grow membership, execute increasingly high profile swarms, stage large rallies, create province-wide awareness and citizen mobilization.”
It’s objective is to work for “legislative change of unjust policies.” Schmaltz said ONU is looking for input on issues from members and potential members. Among the issues the organization could get involved in is the upcoming provincial byelection in the KitchenerWaterloo riding vacated by long-time Conservative MPP Elizabeth Witmer. A Liberal win in the riding would give the provincial government the majority it needs - a scenario criticized by several at the meeting. Schmaltz also urged those at the meeting to individually sign up five new members as part of their membership cost.
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Moorefield for six people; and - pump operation and portable pump course for Drayton and Moorefield (38 attended). As well, six officers continued their carbon monoxide course; a commercial cooking inspection seminar in Mount Forest; self contained breathing apparatus training continued; a library safety plan was completed; there were two visits to the Drayton fire hall by students; and a fire prevention message was giving to seniors at the Mennonite Fellowship Church. Councillor Andy Knetsch asked Richardson about the biohazard training course. Richardson said it is a provincial course and is done online. Accident zone Councillor Jim Curry then noted Richardson is on the safe
communities committee and asked what can be done about accidents at the intersection of County Roads 8 and 12 just southeast of Drayton. He suggested the site be inspected on a county road tour with an eye to making it safer. Mayor Bruce Whale said he could talk to county engineer Gord Ough about that intersection at county council later that week. But, he said, it might be “more of an OPP issue,” and perhaps the police should also report on the intersection. Whale said he had seen an OPP cruiser at the intersection “after the last accident,” and he added there are “visual issues” at the intersection. Richardson said there have been a number of crashes at the intersection and poor weather was not a factor in them.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 6:30pm NWHC – Palmerston & District Hospital Boardroom Refreshments and social time will be held following the AGM.
BY-LAW AMENDMENTS Notice is also hereby given that By-law Amendments will be presented for confirmation and approval at this Annual Meeting Copies of the By-law and Amendments are available for inspection prior to the meeting at the office of the Secretary during normal business hours 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Presented by Al Hodgson, Board Chair North Wellington Health Care Corporation RSVP to Mary MacDonald Phone (519) 323-3333 ext. 2256 or (519) 343-2033 ext. 2256 or E-mail: email@example.com
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Community Garage Sale Dear Editor: I want to thank the thief who stole our fold up table when we had our community garage sale on Edward Street in Drayton. The sign we put up said “do not take table.” The “free” sign
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bringing our table back two weeks later with the attached note: “Thank you for the use of your table; we raised over $450 at our garage sale. Couldn’t have done it without you! See you next year.” I thought I had seen it all. A year from now Drayton
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Summer came early this year - and we are not writing of the unseasonably warm weather in March or the reasonably nice weather we have been experiencing the past month, or even the equinox. Instead, we refer to two absolutely perfect evenings that came last weekend. On Friday night our family had some good news to celebrate. One way we do such parties is to start a nice fire in our backyard pit and enjoy the flames while we munch on snacks and enjoy the great outdoors. Our back fence neighbours evidently had the same goal in mind, albeit with a different method of celebrating. Instead of sitting at a fire, they frolicked for several hours in their backyard swimming pool. We brought a CD player onto our deck and so, interspersed with some jazz, folk music and good old rock and roll, came the “splash!” of someone diving into the obviously warm water. As we nibbled on snacks from the comfort of our Adirondack chair and sipped from an ice cold brown pop, the thought crossed our mind that life seldom gets much better than it was right then. The fire was crackling and there was almost no breeze to send smoke and ash swirling into our eyes. The weather was absolutely perfect; one of those rare times when it is neither too hot or too cold. The company was splendid and everything was as peaceful as it could possibly get. There were not even any mosquitoes. The idea that all was well with the world crossed our mind more than once as we relaxed and watched Mathew-Adam stir the blaze and, from time to time, drop another log or three onto the fire. As a near 12-year-old, fire fascinates him and he has been taught to respect it. Even so, he enjoys working with it and loves chopping wood, too. When our daughter Hellene brought out her guitar, we were resigned to having a minor interruption of our perfect evening, since she has been studying the instrument for only a few months. To our surprise, Hellene can play. She practices her picking over and over again, and while she has a small repertoire, she plays it extremely well. Then again, she quickly learned the flute in grade 9 and earned a place in the high school band that year, so we are unsure why we were surprised. It makes us wonder just how good she will get with the harmonica she bought a few weeks ago. We can remember saying we ought to do this again on Saturday night. We awoke, though, to a steady rain throughout the day, which finally turned off about 3pm. The sun came out and dried off everything, including our wood pile. We had spent those rainy hours at the keyboard except for this piece, so we had time once again to start a Saturday night fire in the pit - all the while mentally promising early Sunday morning would be lawn mowing time, because the grass really needed a trim. Anna, meanwhile, relaxed on a lawn chair by the fire and plotted her work schedule for Sunday and looked at colour swatches and carpet samples, of all things. It’s probably some kind of warning to us. Hellene pitched right into the debate on colours. Matt and I ignored all such talk in favour of stirring the fire. Thus began what we hope will be an excellent summer. Sure, it was hot on Sunday, as promised by the weatherman. But hot is what summer does very well. We love the heat; we’ve never had our car stuck in it, and we’ve never had to shovel it, either. We noticed, too, when mowing the lawn, that while a lot of orchards got clobbered in the frosts of April after budding in the warm weather of March, our crab apple tree has tons of fastgrowing apples on it. Further, there are so many berries formed we suspect there will be a bumper crop of black raspberries to harvest for jam and to mix with ice cream later in the season. And so summer begins, the living’ is easy, and we could not be any happier. Here’s hoping yours is great, too. We could all use one. David Meyer
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NOTICE PROVISION TO SET FEES AND CHARGES TAKE NOTICE, pursuant to By-law Number 2008-024 being a by-law to prescribe the form and manner and times for the provision of notice, that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Mapleton intends to set Fees and Charges for services provided within the various Township departments. The new Fees and Charges By-law will be presented at the Regular Meeting of Council on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Any person who has notified the Clerk Patty Sinnamon at the above address, no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 shall be given an opportunity to make representation with respect to this proposed Fees and Charges By-law. Any written submissions received will be read at the Council Meeting. A copy of the by-law will be made available by Thursday, June 21, 2012 without charge from the Township of Mapleton Administrative Office located at 7275 Sideroad 16 during normal office hours. Alternatively, the by-law may be viewed on the Township web-site (www.mapleton.ca). INTERESTED PERSONS may attend this meeting and/or make written or verbal representation, either in support of or in opposition of the fees and charges.
NOTICE TO RATEPAYERS The second installment of the 2012 Interim Taxes for all property classes are due June 22, 2012 Taxes may be paid at the following locations: • Township of Mapleton Municipal Office, 7275 Sideroad 16 by cash, cheque or debit/interac • at most Financial Institutions or • by Telebanking/On-line banking with most financial institutions. There is a mail slot available at the office for payments being made after hours. Postdated cheques for the due date are accepted. Taxes may also be paid by mail addressed to the Township of Mapleton, P.O. Box 160, Drayton, ON N0G 1P0
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Mapleton Musings Column courtesy of Mapleton Historical Society A school advertisement An August 1947 issue of the Drayton Advocate carried a large advertisement announcing that the Drayton Rural Composite School would open for the fall term on Sept. 2 of that year. The ad had pictures of the principal and teachers: Mr. A.H. Stevens, principal, who would be teaching agriculture, science and shop work; Mr. H. E. Petch, English, history and mathematics in middle and upper school; Miss D. Haviland, French and Latin throughout the school; Miss M. Benson, lower school
social studies, English, mathematics and art; and Mrs. F. H. Brandon, home economics only. Mr. J. C. McFarlane was listed as the music instructor. The courses for Grades 9 to 13 were outlined as well as the certificates that students could attain. It was noted that the subjects listed were sufficient to meet the requirements of normal entrance for any hospital in Ontario and entrance to nearly all university courses. The ad urged students to, “Plan now to attend Drayton High School, acclaimed as ‘Canada’s Most Modern
School’.” Students were asked to contact the principal Stevens or the chairman of the school board Rev. J. P. Cooke to confirm their attendance. This school had been built after fire had razed the old school building on Main Street in March of 1944. As the Second World War had not yet been won, there had been quite a struggle to obtain building materials to start construction. The new school was opened in August 1946. The one-storey design, housing grades 1 to 13, was hailed
as an innovative concept, although it did not seem so to the locals as the Drayton school had always been thus. This ad seemed a bit unusual to me, but upon reflection I remembered that in the 1940s it was common for students to complete grade 8 in the one room rural schools and only a few were able to continue their education in high school. The students had to be driven to school or to board in the village during the week. Sometimes students would car pool in the fall and spring when the roads were open and then stay in the village in the
Mindless eating: Can it really help people lose weight? The practice of mindfulness has been a hot topic over the past few years. Mindfulness is about truly paying attention and it takes practice. How many of us eat in front of the TV? Or on the run? Do you really pay attention to what you are eating or are you just focused on the next bite? The Center for Mindful Eating defines mindful eating as choosing to eat food that is both delicious and nourishing to your body by using all of your senses to explore, savour, and taste. It is about learning to be aware of physical hunger and fullness cues to help you decide when to start and stop eating. This is a wonderful skill and takes practice. But what about using mindless eating to help us lose weight? Dr. Brian Wansink runs the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University and researches why people eat what they eat. He says most people overeat “because of family and friends,
packages and plates, names and numbers, labels and lights, colors and candles, shapes and smells, distractions and distances, cupboards and containers” - and not because we are truly hungry. He also says we can use the fact that we eat mindlessly to help us eat less without even knowing it. So, how can we do this? Wansink says we need to change our environment. His studies have shown that people put 30% more on a bigger plate, in a bigger bowl or in a short wide glass versus a tall narrow one. How many of you decide you’re finished eating when your plate or bowl is empty? Most of us eat this way and don’t mindfully listen to our true feelings of fullness. Plus, it takes 20 minutes for our brain to tell our stomach that we really are full. So, lets use this to help us eat less. Use a smaller eightinch plate for lunch and supper and use a tall narrow glass if we’re drinking juice, pop or
alcohol. Using a small bowl for snacks instead of eating right out of the bag or box can also help us significantly cut down on the amount we eat. Wansink also tells us to make it more of a pain to get food. The farther you have to walk, or the more work you have to do, the less you eat. One of his studies showed that people who kept the candy dish at least six feet from their desk at work ate half as many candies or 110 calories less than people who kept the bowl closer. Another suggestion is putting leftovers away before you eat your meal. You are less likely to get them out of the fridge and heat them up then you are to grab one more scoop when they are sitting out on the counter. What about when you’re eating out? Restaurant portions have been steadily increasing. Ask for a take out container at the start of your meal so you can pack up half to take home right away. This will save calo-
ries, money and time because you have lunch for tomorrow. Speaking of portion sizes, what about packaging? Can it influence how much we eat? Wansink did five studies with almost 700 people and 47 products. He found that people ate an average of 22% more out of large packages versus their smaller partners. So, if you are bargain buying in larger quantities, make sure to portion out into smaller packages when you get home. The moral of the story is to stop letting mindless eating trick you into eating more. Take charge, change your environment and use it to help you eat less. But don’t forget to practice listening to your own body’s hunger and fullness signals to help you manage your weight. For more information about the free services offered by the Minto-Mapleton Family Health Team visit www.mmfht.ca or call the Drayton office at 519-638-2110, or the Clifford office at 519-327-4777. Fighting fraud - Norwell District High School students and older adults from the area worked together recently on a project to increase community awareness about fraud. The project, entitled “Keep Your Loot; Give Fraud the Boot”, was offered through a partnership with Trellis Mental Health and Development, the OPP, the Seniors’ Centre for Excellence and the federal government, which provided funding through the Department of Justice. A wrap-up celebration was held in May and overall, organizers feel the project was a great success. submitted photo
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winter time. Many families simply could not afford to pay for transportation or room and board so their sons and daughters often were unable to attend high school. There were no school buses then. However in 1947 Robert Campbell and Alva Cherrey started to drive rural students to high school in vans that were fitted out with bench seating on each side. Each van accommodated about ten students. Stan Ellis purchased the bus from Robert Campbell in 1948. Alva Cherrey’s route was through Maryborough Township and Stan Ellis’ route was through Peel Township. In 1949 there must have
been a government subsidy per student for the bus service because my sister and I were asked to ride the bus to school from our farm on the edge of Drayton to make up the numbers for the Maryborough run. We would dutifully ride to school in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon. However there was no way we were going to miss the hot lunch Mom prepared, so we walked home for lunch and back to school during the one hour lunch break. These two vans were the start of Cherrey Bus Lines and Ellis Bus Lines. Ellis Bus Lines was sold to Elliot a few years ago, however both businesses still bus local students to school. submitted by Jean Campbell
Perfect Wedding runs June 27 to July 14 It’s called a Perfect Wedding and starts during that season. The comedy has a three week engagement at Drayton Festival Theatre from June 27 through to July 14. Imagine the confusion when Bill wakes up on the morning of his wedding day in his honeymoon suite with a dreadful hangover, only to find an unknown - and unclothed - woman in his bed. In perfect farcical fashion, before the groom can decide what to do, his bride-to-be arrives to dress for the nuptials, setting in motion a series of matrimonial mix-ups, double entendres, and startling revelations. Added to the confusion is a best man who wants to ditch his duties, a pair of horrible inlaws, and a dim-witted chambermaid who knows too much (and yet nothing at all). Perfect Wedding is directed James Kall. The cast includes Darren Keay as Bill, the bewildered groom. Drayton Entertainment favourite Jackie Mustakas
takes on the role of Judy, “the other woman,” who sets in motion all of the confusing charades in the silly escapade. Josee Boudreau tackles the role of Rachel, the alwaysin-command bride. David Leyshon is Tom, the not-so dependable best man. Gabi Epstein is Julie, the unpredictable chambermaid, and Karen Wood delights as the bride’s over-emotional mother, Daphne. “Who doesn’t love a story of total confusion and unbridled chaos?” asked artistic director of Drayton Entertainment Alex Mustakas. “Perfect Wedding is a real gem, with just the right amount of jesting, life lessons and hysteria.” The Wellington Advertiser is one of the media sponsors. Order tickets by calling the Drayton Festival Theatre box office at 519-638-5555 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (3729866). For more information, visit www.draytonfestivaltheatre.com.
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By Laurie Langdon
Put-on’s and Add-to’s From 2 Peter 1:1-11 and Colossians 3:12-17 we can build a list of things that we can either put on or add to our lives. Consider the following qualities. Knowledge We must prepare ourselves to go deeper, to be made more perfect, thus becoming “enlarged” in the things of God. We need to prepare ourselves to understand more fully the things
that are lawful and unlawful for us, thus growing in moral wisdom, such as is demonstrated in right living. We must be on our guard, however, against fleshly knowledge. This kind of knowledge will only become a hindrance rather than a help to us. In fact, the desire for this kind of knowledge becomes a source of much temptation as it tends to presumption and adds to the burden of life. The pursuit is exhausting and only begets pride. The putting on of spiritual knowledge, however, is cause for great jubilation, for it is
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Rob and Kelly Culp, Kassi and Daphne are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter and sister, Teszalyn Robyn Culp’12 BSc. Tesza graduated from Elmira College, New York, January 17, 2012, with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in Education and Sociology and Anthropology. At her commencement exercises on June 3rd Tesza was awarded the double Purple and Gold cord as a symbol of her academic distinction, “Summa Cum Laude” and was on the Dean’s honour role her freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years. Tesza is a member of ‘Pi Gamma Mu’ an International Honor Society of Social Sciences. Tesza was a proud member of the Soaring Eagles Softball athletic team receiving an appointment to the 2010 Empire 8 Conference, Softball Sportswoman of the Year Team. Tesza works for the family business with aspirations of an elementary teaching assignment in the future. ‘Never underestimate the power of local extra circular activities, their pathway to success is unknown but may lead you beyond your imagination. Dream big, reach higher!’ Thanks extended to D/M Minor Softball, Dan Gallina and the Palmerston Marlins for seeing Tesza’s drive and potential and providing her with support and a rep club locally!
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. Solomon Ibn Gabriol
obtained only by friendship with God. The main condition of receiving such knowledge is obedience (John 7:16,17). This is a liberating sort of knowledge, one that emancipates our souls from many blunders. It, in fact, leads to eternal life (John 17:3). Perseverance We need also to get ready to be made steadfast, constant, and durable; to become a person who is not swerved from either his or her deliberate purpose or loyalty to faith and godliness, not even by the greatest trials and sufferings. Get ready to be patient. Godliness As God commits himself to you in a life-giving fashion, be prepared as well for a walk with him that is accompanied by a new and remarkable reverence
and high respect for his presence. Expect to witness a devotion to him like you have never known. Anticipate a new life of godliness, a new life evidenced by a “leaning into” and a “cleaving to” your heavenly Father. In fact, expect to be surprised with the fact that, as your level of maturity heightens, your dependence upon him increases. Compassion Often referred to as “bowels of mercy,” this is yet another virtue you will need to be prepared for. The bowels, frequently regarded as the seat of the more violent passions such as anger and lust, were esteemed by the Hebrews as the seat of the more tender affections like kindness, benevolence and compassion. Expect to see God grow
a heart of grace inside you as your emotions and longings are taken over by manifestations of compassion. Humility Get ready also to have a humble opinion of yourself, weird as this might sound. Get ready to assume a deep sense of your moral “littleness,” along with an immense sense of God’s holy “bigness,” evidenced by a new modesty, humility and lowliness of mind. Forgiveness Get ready also to forgive. Having now become pleasant and agreeable in nature because you now walk in a new sense of favor with God, you are more fully gratified by His presence. Now, having been filled with grace, you become gracious. Now, having been filled with
kindness, you become kind. Now, having been filled with goodness, you become good. So, get ready to grant forgiveness, and to go on doing so, giving and forgiving. In addition, get ready to start graciously restoring others, each to the other, thus preserving them and those they love from much peril. Thanksgiving Get ready likewise to become grateful, preparing yourself to replace complaining with thanksgiving. As you have been accustomed to feelings of gloom and despair over your circumstances, anticipate the new fulfillment of walking into every situation feeling thankful and blessed that you can bring God’s presence into it. Even now, as you wait upon God for His fullness in you, give thanks.
Close to 70 children took part in annual fishing derby On May 26, under sunny skies and sweltering heat, 68 children gathered at Cosen’s Pond outside of Moorefield to participate in the Moorefield and Palmerston Optimist’s annual Fishing Derby. The event was open to children 13 and under. Top “catches” went to Preston McIntosh, Janna Biemen, Adrianne Cosens, Bryce Gray, Dawson Gray, Keely Franklin, Hayden Rock and Tyler Franklin. Worms were supplied by the Dekker family and the pond by the Cosen family. submitted photo
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The Common Grackle is not an outstanding bird. Its song is “harsh, strained notes ending with a metallic squeak”. Audubon says “clucks, high-pitched, rising screech like a rusty hinge”. The grackle is an “abundant migrant and breeder from late March to October”. Its aggressive and pompous personality is unattractive. From a distance its appearance lumps it as “just one of several blackbirds” were it not for its glossiness in the sunshine when viewed from nearby. Lovers of the Birds by A. Bezener notes its ID is “iridescent plumage (purple-blue head and breast, bronze back and sides, and purple wings and tail); long, keeled tail (broader at the tip and carried folded lengthwise); yellow eyes; long, heavy bill. Female is smaller, duller and browner than the male”. They are jay-sized: 28 to 34cm in length. “Feeding: slowly struts along the ground, gleaning, snatching and probing for insects, earthworms, seeds, waste grain and fruit; also catches insects in flight and eats small vertebrates; may take some bird eggs”. Flocks may number even into the millions. Therefore their harvest-time consumption of grain can be a hardship for farmers. The tables are turned when grackles are seen in defense mode, chasing hawks and crows from nest attacks. Grackles’ varied habitat ensures familiarity in most of Ontario. They are unwelcome guests at most bird feeders. Sprinkling cracked corn on the ground may be of help. Some local highlights this spring were sightings of Indigo Buntings, Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, Pileated Woodpeckers and Baltimore Until next month, Susan Warren. Orioles.
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Team Jasper - In May, the More family of Palmerston travelled to Ottawa to take part in the Isaac Foundation 5km fundraising run for MPS VI, a rare, progressive disease caused by an enzyme deficiency. The More’s young son, Jasper, fourth from the right, was diagnosed with MPS in the spring of 2011. Through community support, the family raised over $9,000 for the cause. All money raised supports research grants to find a cure for MPS illnesses in general. The More family wishes to express its gratitude to the community for its support of Jasper and the cause. To donate or get involved with future fundraisers email Darren@theisaacfoundation. com. submitted photo
Annual Strawberry Social set for June 26
ALMA - Organizers are asking local residents to mark June 26 on their calendars and to attend the Alma Goldstone United Church Strawberry Social which will be held from 5 to 8pm at the new Alma Community Hall in Wallace Cumming Park. “For many, the Alma Goldstone Garden Party is a family tradition, with one, two and sometimes three generations of family members attending this strawberry event,” said
Sharon Grose, a member of Alma United Church. “The Alma Goldstone Garden Party has been an annual event for over 105 years.” The menu for this year’s “old fashioned country style meal” will include unlimited ham, potato salad, cabbage salad, jellied salads, deviled eggs and pickles. Dessert will feature home made tarts, cakes and, of course, fresh strawberries.
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CARD OF THANKS
Card of Thanks The Whale family would like to extend sincere thanks to our relatives, neighbours and friends for all the support we received in the loss of our husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa Elwin. Your acts of kindness with food, flowers, visits, cards and in memoriam donations will always be remembered. We would particularly like to thank the friends and caregivers who have helped throughout the past few months with meals, visits & special care. We are also very grateful to the health care providers, as well as to the staff of Drayton Heritage Funeral Home for their expertise and caring.
Enid Whale and Family
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Oxby, James S. â€œJimâ€?; of Rothsay passed away peacefully at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Harriston on Monday, June 11, 2012 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Bonnie (Elliott) Oxby for 58 years. Dear father of Christine and Doug Fotheringham of R.R.#1 Palmerston, Kim Oxby of Guelph, Gary and Debbie Oxby of R.R.#1 Moorefield and Murray Oxby and Eleanor Whyte of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Lisa and Terry Scheeringa of Harriston, Ian Fotheringham and Binh Lu of Toronto, and Lauren and Dave De Vries R.R.#2 Drayton; Paul and Larisa Oxby of Harriston, Keith Oxby and Kristy Shulist of Montreal, Lindsay Oxby of R.R.#1 Moorefield; Lucas Oxby and Callum Oxby of Toronto. Brother-in-law of Pearl Elliott of Moorefield and Elaine
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MOOREFIELD UNITED CHURCH GARDEN PARTY Friday June 22, 2012, Moorefield Community Centre. Seatings from 5-7pm Menu: Ham, Turkey, Salads and Strawberry Shortcake. No reserved tickets necessary. Price: Adults $14; Children 5-11 $5; Under 5 free. MARYBOROUGH ( M O O R E F I E L D ) HORTICULTURAL SOCEITY MEETING & SUMMER SHOW. (see yearbook pg 16 for info). June 26, Moorefield Optimist Hall. Program: Clara Bauman. Topic: Drying Flowers. Lug a Mug. Visitors welcome. Note: No July meeting. WANTED TO BUY SCRAP CARS, TRUCKS, FARM MACHINERY, HEAVY EQUIPMENT. Scrap metal bins available. We sell quality used auto parts. Kenilworth Auto Recyclers 519-323-1113. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT KRAAL, Ben and Nadya are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Samuel Jacob born on Motherâ€™s Day, May 13, 2012 weighing 7lbs 110x. spoiling privileges go to Ed & Jeanette Kraal of Drayton and hank & Joanne Hunse of Guelph. Proud great grandparents are Ben & Jenny Kraal and Henry & Dinie Hesselink. REgistration Summer Music Camps for all ages running throughout July. For info call Drayton School of Music 638-9977 or 323-9075 draytonschoolofmusic.ca.
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NEW ZEALAND BLACK SOX
ARGENTINA MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 20, 2012 MOOREFIELD BALL PARK, 6:00 - 11:00 PM 'A Moorefield Mural Fundraising Initiative'
Blooming Dale’s Helping to beautify Mapleton for almost 10 years! 519-638-7723 28 Main Street E., Drayton
BROUWER SERVICE CENTRE REPAIRS TO ALL MAKES & MODELS Light & Heavy Duty EMISSION TESTING CARWASH *24 HOUR TOWING and EMERGENCY SERVICES* **GET A FREE CARWASH TOKEN WITH EVERY OIL CHANGE!!!** 53 McGivern Street, Moorefield, ON 519-638-3054 519-590-5705 (after hours) Shop Open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm Saturdays- 8-5
Woods, Clemens & Fletcher Professional Corporation - Lawyers 9 Memorial Ave., Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6 519.669.5101 (Tel) • 519.669.5618 (Fax)
Proud to help support the Moorefield Mural Initiative. J. Arthur Woods, B.A. LL.B. William G. Clemens, B.A. LL.B. Mary-Lou Fletcher, B.A. LL.B. Tracey G. Cronin, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B. Drayton Office 26 Wellington Street South Mon and Wed 9am-5pm or by appt. Law Office
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MINOR BALL DAY JUNE 16, 2012
at the Moorefield Ball Park
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