Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


TUESDAY, Dec. 18/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. -TVDSB Elementary teachers Walkout; schools closed

-Fri. -Last day of school before holidays.

 

 

CHRISTMAS CARE DELIVERIES FRIDAY

 

-(Christmas Care boxes are being packed and delivered Friday for needy East Elgin families. Information on the program is provided by Carolyn Buis Aylmer Christmas Care Co-ordinator.)

“In 1990 we moved to Immanuel Christian School and packed 209 boxes. Last year we packed around 350 food hampers. They were packed in just under one hour.  The setting up of the assembly line of groceries, bagging of the apples, oranges, cookies, sweet potatoes and packing of baby food takes all the prep time before. The arrival of the fresh produces, turkeys and hams and the donated goods that have been collected by schools, business and parades etc. all needs  to be co-ordinated to their designated spots.

We have approximately 75 volunteers ranging in age from 7 years to 80 years old. The wrapping of the boxes occurs on the evening before we pack. It is very impressive in the morning to see the rows of wrapped boxes.The deliveries start as soon as the packing is completed. For Straffordville, Vienna and Port Burwell the boxes and the toys from the Optimists are picked up by members of the Lions Clubs and the Legion and then are distributed or picked up at the respective places. The length of time of delivery depends on the number of community members who show up to do this part of the project.

We follow Canada’s Food Guide to provide and encourage balanced and healthy eating ie.  Cereal, butter, cheese, canned milk, canned fruit and veggies, fresh lettuce, carrots, apples, oranges, canned meat, fresh turkey or ham depending on family size. Special treats of a package of cookies, candies and hot chocolate, jello and dessert topping are added. The donated/collected goods are added to the boxes also. These will vary in quantity and variety from year to year, but usually consist of  dry and canned pasta and sauces (lots of kraft dinner and mr. noodle), dry and canned soups, tuna, canned fruit and veggies and stove top stuffing and cranberry sauces etc.

My husband Ron and I have been with this project approximately 25 years. We have many individuals and families who return each year to lend a helping hand. That is very likely why everything moves so smoothly and quickly.  We stand amazed every year at the number of volunteers.”

 

 

CRAM THE CRUISER

 

Aylmer Police and Elgin Feeds sponsored another successful Cram the Cruiser project this past weekend at the Elgin Feeds store with donations going to Corner Cupboard and the Optimist Toy Drive. (Contributed) (CLICK)

 

 

AYLMER TAXI USE SURVEY

 

Aylmer Police report they are doing a firsttime survey on taxi use to help the Town of Aylmer determine the proportion of accessible taxicabs needed. The survey is intended to assist the Town Aylmer in compliance with the Integrated Accessibility Regulation  under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The survey’s deadline is December 31. It will be available for public access on the town and the Police website tomorrow. http://www.aylmerpolice.com/newsandevents.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“ONTARIO COMPENSATES JOE WEBBER”

 

“The Ontario government awarded Joe Webber $392,500 in compensation Wednesday. Webber, 31, of Malahide, had been wrongly convicted of armed robbery in connection with a 2006 home invasion near Corinth. “I’d like to offer my sincere apologies to Mr. Webber for the miscarriage of justice that occurred,” Attorney General John Gerretsen said. Webber was convicted in 2008 of forcible confinement and armed robbery in connection with a home invasion, in which four people — a couple, their 15-year-old son and a friend — were tied up and held at gunpoint for more than an hour by two masked intruders. The Ontario Court of Appeal set aside Webber’s convictions and acquitted him in February 2010 after another man, Justin Parry, came forward and confessed. An accomplice, Mansa Fraser, had already been convicted in connection with the crime. Webber had been sentenced to 7½ years in prison. ”

 

 

AYLMER CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL

 

(Information from Rod Tapp, Aylmer’s Director of Operations) – “The Town will continue to provide a Drop-off Depot for residents to dispose of their Christmas Trees at the Parks and Recreation Parking Lot at 8 Parkview Heights.” (Trees may be dropped off between December 26 and January 11/ All decorations need to be removed/ Trees left at the curb will not be picked up.)

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

On sale at Pinecroft for $5

 

 

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MONDAY, Dec. 17/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

-Fri. -Last day of school before holidays.

 

 

SPITS SPLIT

 

AYLMER – The Spitfires subdued Simcoe 5-2 here Saturday night in Niagara Western Junior C hockey. Friday they were flattened 10-1 by first place New Hamburg. Todd Laurindo scored for Aylmer Friday. The Spits were outshot 37-12. On Saturday,  Mike Lynch notched two for Aylmer with Will Goodhue, Clint Walker and Trevor Stewart adding single markers. Their record is now 9-17-4 – tied for fourth with Simcoe in the 6-team division. This week they host Woodstock on Saturday. The summary vs.  Simcoe:

 

Period 1
AylmerTrevor Stewart (Mark Edmonds) 2:01
AylmerClint Walker (power play) (Todd Laurindo) 4:16
AylmerMike Lynch (Will Goodhue, Matthew Reese) 6:55
SimcoeZack Van Louwe (power play) (Clayton Chalmers, Conner Robinson) 19:16
Period 2
SimcoeClayton Chalmers (Braden Roberts, Brett Lewis) 11:38
Period 3
AylmerMike Lynch (Clint Walker) 0:30
AylmerWill Goodhue (Jared Baribeau) 2:01

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Millard, William (Bill); of Tillsonburg, passed away on Saturday, at the age of 87 years. Survivors include: son Tom (Lois) Millard of Port Burwell etc. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Wednesday, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at Ostranders is on Thursday, at 11 a.m.

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY:

 

Among agenda items to be discussed are:

-Councillor Peter Barbour is asking for freezes for any new fulltime staff until further notice

-Staff reply to requests by Aylmer Community Theatre on rental adjustments

 

 

EESS ASPIRE PROGRAM EXPANDING

 

(Information on the second year of the ASPIRE program – providing instruction to students in non-traditional settings -which is based at Summers Corners Public School is provided by EESS Vice Principal Abe Wall:)

1. How is the program progressing in its second year –  ”A.S.P.I.R.E. currently has approximately 230 full time students enrolled in the program. It is an EESS program so they are EESS students. While the ‘hub’ is Summers Corners Public School, teachers meet with students at Summers Corners, EESS, libraries, coffee shops, work places or in their homes. Teachers communicate with students in person and through digital media.

2. Has enrolment increased? Enrolment has changed because of the dedication and commitment of staff and administration. The team of committed people is focussed on delivering educational programming to students for whom, due to a variety of reasons, a more traditional day school model at main campus is not a viable option.

3. Who is the target audience? – There has been a definitive effort made to reach out to the Mennonite community. Many of the students from this portion of the population have historically participated in secondary education at a diproportionately lower rate. And because of a focus on meeting students where they are, each student’s program may look different.”

 

 

OJIBWA ON TV TONIGHT

 

(Press Release from Project Ojibwa site) – “The Discovery Channel program Daily Planet on Monday, December 17 at 7:00 pm will feature the move and offload of Ojibwa in Pt. Burwell.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS:

 

– December 11, 2012, Station #4, Wilson Line, Medical Assist

– December 12, 2012, Station #2,  Station #1, Talbot Line, MVC

(*At Carter Road, 2 vehicles, no injuries)

– December 12, 2012, Stations #4,  #1, #2 & #3, 13570 Imperial Road, fire

(*Natural gas leak from an appliance, no injuries, no fire) 

– December 15, 2012, Station #4, Yorke Line, Medical Assist

– December 16, 2012, Station #2,  Carter Road, Medical Assist

– December 16, 2012, Station #1,  Colen Street, Medical Assist

– December 16, 2012, Station #2, Dingle Street, Medical Assist

 

 

EEC COMPLEX NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

 

“The East Elgin Community Complex invites you to the 9th annual Family New Year’s Eve Party on Monday, December 31st,  from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Face painting, cotton candy, crafts, carnival games, inflatables, and Val the Snake Lady are featured. Enjoy public skating with rental skates available for only $2 a pair or have fun at the Photo Booth, only $2 per photo session. Cost of this event is just $10 per family. Sponsors are: the Kinsmen Club of Aylmer and EastLink. As well the Complex needs volunteers for this event ie. supervise inflatables, help with children’s crafts or assist with admissions and skate rentals etc.”

 

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FRIDAY, Dec. 14/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

 

-Fri/Sat. -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat./Sun. -Springfield Baptist/Best Christmas Pageant/7pm (see ad)

-Sat. -EESS Canned Food Drive in Aylmer, 10 am- 1pm

-Sat. -Spitfires host Simcoe, 7:30

-Sat. -Legion Pork Dinner; 6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00

-Sun. -Church of God Community Christmas Program; EEC Complex; 3pm

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

BAYHAM TO VOTE ON VACANCY

 

(Information from Bayham Clerk Lynda Millard) – In a special meeting last night, Bayham Council decided to hold a by-election in the spring to fill the council seat left vacant due to the resignation earlier this fall of Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor. The vote for this solution was 3-1 with Mayor Paul Ens and Councillors Wayne Casier and Tom Southwick in favour.

 

 

SPITS 3 PARIS 2

 

PARIS – Despite being outshot 46-27, Aylmer Spitfires squeaked by Paris 3-2 here last night in Niagara Western Junior C hockey play. The Spits are now 8-16-4. Clint Walker netted two goals for Aylmer. The Spits travel to New Hamburg tonight and host Simcoe tomorrow.

 

Period 1
ParisMitch Atkins (Matthew Small) 9:37
AylmerClint Walker (Lucas Easterbrook) 11:52
Period 2
AylmerClint Walker (power play) (Todd Laurindo, Mike Crawford) 9:51
Period 3
AylmerJosh Houston (Cody Underhill) 11:26
ParisMitch Atkins (power play) (Matthew Small, Jay Doherty) 17:10

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Magdic, Jagica ‘Jackie’; of St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, in her 73rd year. Survivors include: daughter Mary (Gary) Van Ryswyk of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The service will be held at St. Leopold Mandic Croatian RC Church, London at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

EESS COLLECTING CANS TOMORROW

 

East Elgin Secondary School’s GAABAA clubs will be going door to door in Aylmer Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm to collect canned goods for the Corner Cupboard.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Another decorative Aylmer home on Caverly Road (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

NEW PLAYGROUND FOR IMMANUEL

 

(Information from Immanuel Christian School Principal Keith Cameron) – “Our school needs a new playground as the current equipment no longer meets the safety code. It was installed in the early 1990s. The current school playground has been, and would continue to be, well used by the local residents as an area playground.

The proposed playground equipment would cover the 2 to 12 year old age bracket. We hope to install a new playstructure, new swingset, and a pyramidal climber or other “signature” piece of play equipment for the 8-12 year range. Expected replacement cost is around $50,000. We have already received several donations from private individuals and from the Aylmer Area Community Foundation. Immanuel Christian School Society is a registered charity. We will hold our annual Spring Fundraising Drive next year and expect to allocate a major portion towards playground replacement.”

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

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Q-Top 2012 Canadian Event?
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Total Votes: 70

 

 

NEW AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

“Historic Buildings of Aylmer”  On sale for $15 at:

Campbells, Pinecroft, Studer’s and Mary Jane’s.

 

 

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THURSDAY, Dec. 13/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Malahide Council: Special Budget Meeting, 7pm

-Bayham Council: Special ‘Councillor’ Meeting, 7pm

 

-Fri -Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

-Fri/Sat -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat. -Legion Pork Dinner; 6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00

-Sun. -Church of God Community Christmas Program; EEC Complex; 3pm

 

 

CHRIST-MUST LIST #3 – COR. C-BOARD RENT

 

Greg Currie is still organizing donations to help finance the cost of the rent of the building that houses the Aylmer Corner Cupboard (behind Aylmer Flooring on John St. north). “We have had a total of 150 contributors of which about 70 are currently active. This year’s total to date (end of November) is over $4,000. Last year’s total was over $8800; the total for three and a half years is over $28,000. The boxes are located at: The Perc, Campbell’s Office Supplies, North Tim Horton’s and Studer’s Variety.”

 

 

CATFISH CCA GETS ONTARIO GRANT

 

(Contributed) – “Catfish Creek Conservation Authority has been awarded a $24,565 grant through Ontario’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund to help protect the Great Lakes. The Authority, along with the Environmental Leadership Program from East Elgin Secondary School, will use the funds to renew and protect the ecosystem of Bradley Creek. The group will create fish spawning areas and plant trees and native plants to prevent erosion along the banks of the creek.

Ontario is helping communities protect their part of the Great Lakes through this fund which offers grants to grassroots community groups for activities such as cleaning up a beach or shoreline, restoring a wetland, or creating a coastal or riverside trail.”

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

-In Elgin court recently, a 17-year old Springfield youth, who was caught on security video setting fire to a flowerbox in front of a downtown business in October, pleaded guilty to mischief and was sentenced to 12 months probation and 24 hours community service.

-A 29 year old Tillsonburg man was charged with street racing after driving his car on Talbot Street east at a speed of 104 km per hour in a 50 kph zone last Tuesday around 9pm – he was also charged with driving without insurance.

-A 31-year old Malahide man was charged after his car hit a hydro pole on Pine St. west around 10 am last Wednesday.

 

 

SPRINGF. BAPTISTS: “BEST C-MAS PAGEANT”

 

(Contributed by Marcie Tenk – see ad for show details) – “For over 15 years Springfield Baptist Church has endeavoured to provide a free performance during the Christmas season for the greater Springfield area. The presentation this year is of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. It is a story about what happens when a family of misfits descends on a quiet church Christmas program. Directed by Jo-Anne Twinem, our cast consists of 10 adults and 38 children as young as age 3. We will be holding two performances, Saturday and Sunday night at 7pm, at Springfield Baptist Church. We will be collecting non-perishable donations for the Corner Cupboard Food Bank as admission. We also like to send each family home with a memento of the performance and each year create a Christmas ornament that we hand out.”

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Brooks, Ross Eugene; of Aylmer, passed away on Wednesday, in his 80th year. Survivors include: son-in-law Verne Shaver etc; predeceased by brothers Robert and Wayne “Bud“ Brooks. He was born in South Dorchester and served in the Royal Canadian Navy. Friends may call at Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 p.m. The service will be held at the funeral home  on Friday, at 11:00 am.

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-Putnam, Jean; of Aylmer, passed away on Wednesday, in her 79th year. Survivors include: husband Bill Putnam; children Mary Lynne Magyar (Joe) of Corinth, Raymond Putnam of Port Bruce, Cheryl Wilson (Mark) of Aylmer, Robert Putnam (Heather) of Springfield and Valerie Young (Mike) of Aylmer. Jean was a member of the Springfield Lions Club. Friends may call at Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Kebbel’s on Saturday, at 11:00 am.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN SPRINGFIELD

(Contributed) – “Canadian Blood Services is looking for volunteers to help with their Amish Blood Donor Clinics every other month at Malahide Community Place in Springfield,  starting in January.  Email –  roxanne.steuer@blood.ca – for more information.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. -Malahide Council: Special Budget Meeting, 7pm

-Thu. -Bayham Council: Special ‘Councillor’ Meeting, 7pm

-Fri -Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

-Fri/Sat -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat. -Legion Pork Dinner;  6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00

 

 

SPRINGFIELD LIGHTS DISPLAY

 

(Contributed by Kelly Pearson) –  ”The Springfield Lioness Club organizes our park decorations and it is our biggest and brightest Winter Wonderland so far. The lights are on for the entire month of December. They are timed to go on from about 5 pm to 10:30 pm. Sponsors this year include: Scotty’s Pizzeria, Springfield Baptist Church,  St John’s United Church, First Springfield Scouting, South Dorchester Optimist, Cravings Restaurant & Catering, Let’s Landscape, Springfield Oddfellows & Rebekahs, Springfield Lioness, and Pearson’s Lawnmowing.”

 

Springfield Park Christmas lights. (Photo by Kelly Pearson) (CLICK)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Smithson – Hedden, Dorothy Gail; of Parkhill, passed away on Tuesday, in her 76th year. Wife of the late Fred Smithson (2010). Cremation has taken place and a family grave side service will be held at a later date. Arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Aylmer.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Holiday house display on Centre St. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

AYLMER DECORATIONS CONTRIBUTORS

 

Contributors to Aylmer’s downtown Christmas decorations this year were: MainStreet Aylmer -downtown merchants, Aylmer Area Community Foundation, Eastlink, Dr. D.W. Sinclair, Hamilton Ward & Cathers, Kim & Linda Black, McTaggart Armstrong Dewar & Owen, Showcase East Elgin Realty Brokerage, Hill’s Pharmacy, Goodwill’s Used Cars, Meridian Credit Union, Talbot Trail Physiotherapy, Order of Good Cheer, Aylmer Express, Rotary Club of Aylmer, Marg Sinclair, McFarlan Rowlands, Kinsmen Club of Aylmer,  Knights of Columbus Club, and Doyle & Prendergast.

Community Decoration Committee Members were:Diane Mott, Thom Polland, Jeff & Nicole Wiebenga, Kim & Linda Black, Jeneen Toth, Judi Wright, Dave Dykeman, Dennis Boadway, and Herm Schaap.

 

 

100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK 

 

AYLMER’S FIRST MOVIE THEATRE OPENS

 

(This is a report of the opening of the Gem theatre on John St. north uptown which apparently provided live theatre and silent films – a first – for Aylmerites.)

 

This is an account from the Express in December, 1912 of the opening of the Gem Theatre in town. (CLICK)

 

 

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TUESDAY, Dec. 11/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. -Malahide Council: Special Budget Meeting, 7pm

-Thu. -Bayham Council: Special ‘Councillor’ Meeting, 7pm

-Fri -Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

-Fri/Sat -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat. -Legion Pork Dinner;  6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Geldhof, Germanie;  of Delhi and formerly of Aylmer; passed away on Monday, in her 95th year. Wife of the late Maurice Geldhof (2010). Cremation has taken place. Arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Aylmer.

 

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS:

 

– December 4, 2012, Station #1,  Rush Creek Line, Medical Assist

– December 4, 2012, Station #3,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

December 4, 2012, Station #2,  Station #3, Glencolin Line, MVC

(*Single vehicle rollover, no injuries)

– December 5, 2012, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– December 6, 2012, Station #1, Calton Line, Burn Complaint

– December 7, 2012, Station #3,  Whittaker Road, Medical Assist

December 7, 2012, Station #2 , #3, Imperial Road, MVC

(*3 vehicle collision, persons transported to hospital for treatment)

– December 8, 2012, Station # 3  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

December 9, 2012, Station #2,  #1, #3, Temperance Line, Fire

(*Appliance fire, owner extinguished, smoke damage only.)

– December 10, 2012, Station # 2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist

 

 

 

MARK WALES: EAST ELGIN CROPS  

 

(OFA President and south Malahide farmer Mark Wales added these comments to last week’s report on this summer’s yields of some East Elgin crops:) – “The drought was really the driver on yields in 2012. Rainfall was extremely variable almost concession by concession. The timing of rainfall was equally critical. There was also extreme variablity within fields. Yields in East Elgin were better than originally anticipated due to the heat and the drought, but still are best described as extremely variable. Prices for grain crops have been at record levels which have helped offset any loss in yield.”

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

 

Another decorative home, also on Fourth Avenue. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“MALAHIDE COUNCILLOR RESIGNS”

 

Mike Phillimore, Malahide Councillor and EEC Complex Chair, has resigned, effective the first of January. He has accepted a position as a fulltime Firefighter in Red Deer, Alberta.  He was born near Mt. Salem and attended EESS.  He had previously worked at Sterling in St.Thomas, attended the Texas fire academy, and currently is a truck driver. He has been a volunteer with Malahide Fire Department. He has been a Councillor in Ward 3 for eight years and served on the EECC board for one year as Chairman.

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

Available for $5 at Pinecroft.

 

 

 

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MONDAY, Dec. 10/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

 

-Thu. -Malahide Council: Special Budget Meeting, 7pm

-Fri -Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

-Fri/Sat -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat. -Legion Pork Dinner;  6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00 

 

 

 

NO WIEBE CHRISTMAS DINNER?

 

John Wiebe of Springfield, whose family has sponsored a Christmas dinner for the community the past three years, said he is not putting on a meal this year because of an insurance issue. The Wiebe family had been serving their dinner at the Immanuel Christian School gymnasium just before Christmas and had made plans for this year’s turkey meal until two weeks ago. They were then informed by school officials that they now had to have insurance for such an event. Mr. Wiebe decided that they didn’t want to pay the insurance – he didn’t inquire but believed the fee would be about $200 – and cancelled their plans. The Wiebes served 160 last year – at no charge – and received $900 from supporters which they donated to Faith Mission. Mr. Wiebe said he hadn’t considered another venue for this year but suggested they may just put on a summer barbecue instead.

 

 

 

SPITS TAKE HITS

 

AYLMER – The Spitfires managed only one goal in two weekend games as they were blanked 7-0 in Norwich Friday and defeated 5-1 by Grimsby at home Saturday in Niagara Western Junior C hockey. Eric Nemeth notched Aylmer’s only marker against Grimsby. Their record is now 7-16-4. This week they travel to Paris Thursday, visit New Hamburg Friday and host Simcoe Saturday.

 

Period 1
GrimsbyPeter Shantz (Stuart Isnor, Colin Wierts) 7:13
Period 2
AylmerEric Nemeth (Kyle Dedecker, Matthew Reese) 1:04
GrimsbyAndrew Kolodzey (power play) (ZaK McQuade, Jordan McCarl) 4:05
GrimsbyAndrew Kolodzey (Peter Shantz, Cooper Naugoris) 13:57
GrimsbyColin Wierts (short handed) (Jacob Tuck) 14:17
Period 3
GrimsbyZaK McQuade (Stuart Isnor) 6:23

 

 

 

EESS STUDENT PROTEST 

 

Only a small group of student protesters were at the front of EESS at noon today although reports indicated a number of schools in TVDSB would have large student protests today in reaction to teacher job action in their dispute with the Ontario government.  (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

AYLMER COATS FOR KIDS

 

Northside Towing reported they collected about a half dozen coats for children during the recent Aylmer Santa parade. They sent them to the Mennonite Community Services store. St. Paul’s United Church also accepted coats during the parade and forwarded theirs to Summers Corners school.

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

This Fourth Avenue home is well decorated for the season. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, Dec. 7/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Derrick Drover: Worship and Carols;  Creekside Church (west end); 7pm

 

-Sat. -APAC Presents – Meaghan Smith; OTH Theatre, 7:30 pm (see ad)

-Sat.  -Straffordville Santa Parade, 10: am

-Sat. -Spitfires Hockey host Grimsby 7:30pm

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU.:

 

-Sr. G. VBall – EESS 3 Glencoe 1

-Sr. B. BBall – EESS vs WESS (no report)

 

 

 

OPP LOOKING FOR MAN (*NOW FOUND)

 

(From Elgin OPP) – (UPDATE – At 1pm OPP report the man was found by London Police. ) – “The Elgin OPP is looking for David Carson Huff, 41, of Chatham-Kent. This individual failed to return to the Regional Mental Health Care in St.Thomas, after being out on privileges on Wednesday, December 5th. Huff is described as: a white male, 187cm (6’1”) tall, weighing 101kg (223lbs), heavy set, short brown hair, brown eyes and a broad scar on the right side of his lower jaw. He was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket, blue jeans and a black shirt. He will likely be wearing head phones.”

 

 

 

AYLMER UNITED WAY

 

(Contributed by Janna Summers) – “(As well as the box lunch event noted yesterday), Aylmer’s United Way also has raffle tickets available $5 ea. or 3 for $10. First Prize is a pair of Toronto Maple Leaf tickets with an overnight stay in Toronto (whenever they play again!); second prize is a pair of tickets for Port Stanley Festival Theatre and lunch at Pinecroft and third prize is a United Way Gift basket worth $50. The Draw will be held January 10th.”

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Hillner, George Walter; of Tillsonburg and formerly of Vienna, passed away on Wednesday, in his 82nd year. Survivors include: wife Shirley (nee Scruton); sister Helen Chivers of Vienna; sister-in-law Arlie Barzo and Bill Gheysen of Vienna etc.. He was a private pilot and an amateur astronomer. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg, on Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service  will be held at Ostranders on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

THE SURVEY SAYS:

 

Q-Christmas Tree Up?

 

1.Artificial – Up already  52.73%  (29 votes) 

2. Artificial – Not up yet  21.82%  (12 votes)

3. Real tree – Up already  3.64%  (2 votes)

4. Real tree – Not up yet  22%  (12 votes)

 

Total Votes: 55

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

 

A new tourist sign for Aylmer and Malahide, designed by Candy McManiman a former EESS Art teacher, has been installed in the East Downtown Parking Lot. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

NO SYDENHAM RE-OPENING YET

 

From Aylmer Council on December 3: ” Councillor Barbour inquires about the progress being made on the Trillium project as most of the equipment has now been moved off Sydenham Street and asks when Sydenham Street will be re-opened. Mr. Dale, Director of Planning and Municipal Services advises that there is no definitive time frame as yet and he will advise Council further about this.”

 

 

 

NEW AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

 

“Historic Buildings of Aylmer”  On sale for $15 at:

Campbells, Pinecroft, Studer’s and Mary Jane’s.

 

 

 

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