AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:
-Aylmer Council, 7 pm
-Thur.-EESS Hosts Boys, Girls Soccer
-Thu. – Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex
EESS SPORTS THURSDAY:
-GIRLS SOCCER – EESS 7 AVSS 0
-Robert “Bob” Thomas Greenside, of Aylmer, on Friday, aged 93 years. Survivors include: partner Anny Moerman of Aylmer etc. Robert served in the Canadian Armed Forces in World War II and was a member of the Aylmer Legion. A funeral mass arranged through H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home will be held today at 2:30 p.m.
-Bishop, Ronald Albert, of St. Thomas, on Saturday, in his 74th year. Survivors include: wife Marie (Martin) Bishop; daughter Deborah (Tom) Huber of Aylmer etc. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. A private family service will be held on Thursday afternoon. Cremation has taken place.
-Morse, Andrew Robert, of Tillsonburg, on Friday, age 34 years. Survivors include: wife Courtney (Partlo) Morse and daughter Ryan; parents Bill and Susan (Abell) Morse of Brownsville; brother Willy and Judy Morse of Port Burwell; etc. Visitation at Ostranders, Tillsonburg on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at St. Paul’s United Church on Saturday, at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place.
-Hayward, Mary, formerly of Pt. Burwell, on May 4, at the age of 91. She was a member of the Trinity Anglican Church, Port Burwell and Pt. Burwell Legion. Visitation today from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOME, Tillsonburg. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, Port Burwell.
NEW HOURS AT BLOOD CLINIC THURS.
The Blood Donor Clinic at the EEC Complex this Thursday will have new hours – now open from 2:30 to 7:30.
Q – “HOW DID THIS DUCK CROSS THE ROAD?”
(AYLMER) – A Tillsonburg woman, who was returning home from Aylmer after writing a wildlife rabies test at the MNR, got a firsthand wildlife experience on Talbot St. east this morning. Stacey Riley was driving east on Talbot about 10 am when she noticed a mother duck with 14 babies in tow about to cross the highway near Elgin from south to north. She stopped and used her umbrella to guide them safely across and then, concerned they might return, guided them along Elgin north to Water Street. However, at Water one duckling fell into a sewer through a manhole cover. So while a neighbour phoned the Aylmer Works Department for help, she kept an eye out as they wandered back and forth on – yes that was – Water Street. Aylmer Works employees Bill Berry and Dave Ellis arrived and fished the duckling out of the sewer with a net. Then they walked over to a Victoria St. north residence where another neighbour had cornered the brood in the backyard and reunited the pack. In her panic, the mother then stepped on the little one but it – for the second time – survived. Then several neighbours directed the expedition down to Catfish Creek behind Victoria St. Neighbours were mystified as to how the duck family – assuming they had nested by the creek – had got safely across Talbot initially.
MALAHIDE CHEMICAL SPILL
(From Elgin OPP) – The OPP had several county roads shut down and some area residents left their homes as a precaution after receiving a report of a small chemical spill in a field around 5 pm Saturday. The incident occurred in the area of 8075 Carter Rd. Malahide. Police investigation revealed that a 55 litre tank of Chloropicrin 100 which is a liquid soil fumigant had fallen off a tractor and spilled while being spread in a farmer’s field. The chemical quickly dissipated into the atmosphere and therefore posed no danger. Malahide Fire Service responded and quickly had the area cleaned up with the application of water. No one was injured in the incident. Roadways were re-opened around 6:00pm.
HEALTH UNIT WARNING ON PERTUSSIS
(Contributed) – “Elgin St. Thomas Public Health is advising the public about another wave of pertussis, or whooping cough cases since early April. An increase in reported cases is being seen in other communities in Canada.
Pertussis is a respiratory infection caused by bacteria. It presents a serious health risk to children less than one year of age and pregnant women. Pertussis begins with cold-like symptoms like a runny nose and fever, but develops into persistent coughing spells that can last for up to two months. Adults may have less severe symptoms, but can pass the illness on to others, especially infants who are most at risk for serious complications.
Immunization is the best protection against pertussis. Children between four to six years of age who have not yet received their regular booster vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, polio and pertussis should schedule this immunization with their doctor or through Elgin St. Thomas Public Health. Adults between 19 and 64 years of age who were not immunized against pertussis as an adolescent may also need a booster dose.”