AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:
-Thu. – Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils
-Thu. – EESS Hosts Boys Volleyball vs. WESS
-Fri. – EESS Football – Sr. Host Woodstock StMarys, 8 pm
(*No Jr. game scheduled as yet)
-Sat: – Doors Open East Elgin
-Sat. – Sept. 29 – Hazardous Waste Depot/ Club 7 Paper Drive
EESS SPORTS TUES.
JR GIRLS BBALL – CECI 34 EESS 33
SR GIRLS BBALL – EESS 57 CECI 25 (Season Opener)
-Chalk, Agnes Marie; of Guelph and formerly Aylmer, on Friday, in her 92nd year. Survivors include: sister Ruth Hazel Newland etc Agnes was an elementary school teacher in the Aylmer area for many years. Cremation has taken place; a family memorial service will be held later. Arrangements through Kebbel Funeral Home.
-Arseneault, Shelly Annette, of St.Thomas on Septmber 8, in her 56th year. Survivors include: mother Audrey and Bob Habkirk of Aylmer, sister Jobbie Peloquin and husband Scott of Aylmer etc.. The Funeral was at Kebbels Funeral Home on September 11.
-Underhill, Joanne; of Sarnia, on September 7, in her 51st year. Survivors include: parents Marvin and Margaret (Gunstone) Underhill of Port Burwell, sister Teri Widner and husband Mark of Aylmer etc.. Arrangments were through Kebbels Funeral Home, a private family funeral service was held.
-Ross, James Travis “J.T.“; of St.Thomas, on Sept. 5; in his 79th year. Funeral arrangements were through Kebbels Funeral Home; the service was on September 8.
-Loewen, John T.; of Aylmer, on September 4, aged 51 years. Survivors include: wife Susan (Bartsch) Loewen; children John Loewen and wife Crystal, Nancy Boverhof and husband Brendan and Ben Loewen all of Aylmers etc. The funeral service was held on September 07. Arrangments were through Kebbel Funeral Home.
A READER WRITES: (Reprint from Aug. 31)
“Is the petitioner (re-Petition at Aylmer Council recently concerning Library expansion) Councillor Vandermeersch’s wife? Is the Councillor going to say he had no knowledge of this petition, I hope he didn’t sign it. I know politicians are always saying they don’t discuss any topics with their partners.” (Dave Ward, Aylmer)
A READER RESPONDS
“In answer to Mr. Ward’s question, not only did I know about it (the petition) and sign it, I encouraged Irene and everyone else involved in this petition to garner as much support as they could. I am unsure why this would upset Mr.Ward unless it is his position that I gave up my rights as a citizen (and a husband) when I became a councillor. That would be an interesting twist of the political crank but not one I would subscribe to.
Believe it or not, I do indeed value Irene’s input and have said so many times. She has often shown more common sense than I and, therefore, is a valuable resource for me. I will continue to seek her guidance and will openly discuss all matters before council with her except those forbidden me by confidentiality. I trust no one thinks this petition or any other petition should be kept secret from anyone, councillors included. Maybe I’ll ask Irene for her opinion. (Councillor John Vandermeersch)
AYLMER POLICE REPORT
(Information from Chief Andre Reymer)
-On Sept. 6 around 1:30 pm a 26 year old Springfield woman was charged with careless driving after her westbound vehicle was in collision with another vehicle which bumped into two others on Talbot St. between Elm and St Andrew. There was minor damage to all but the offending vehicle which had to be towed. There were no injuries.
-London Police recently arrested a 22 year old Denfield man in connection with a sexual assault on a 15 year old girl at a Myrtle Street residence in Aylmer in November.
-A 28-year old Aylmer motorcyclist was charged with impaired driving on Sept 9 around 9pm. He was also charged with driving without a drivers licence, insurance and headlights.
DOORS OPEN EAST ELGIN ON SATURDAY
(Revised list) – The third annual Doors Open East Elgin will be held this Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. There is no admission cost. Venues open for touring include: AYLMER – Aylmer Baptist Church, Aylmer Police Station, Steelway in Aylmer, Aylmer Parks Walking Tour; MALAHIDE – Shelley McVittie Art Studio, Ontario Police College, GayLea Dairy Museum, South Dorchester Hall, From the Meadow, Farmtown Canada, Rush Creek Wines; BAYHAM – Heritage Herbs, St. Lukes Anglican Church in Vienna, the Masonic Temple in Vienna, Pt Burwell Marine Museum, Pt. Burwell Library, Pt. Burwell Wind Centre, and Vienna Edison Museum. Check the East Elgin municipal websites for more information.