Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


WEDNESDAY, July 18/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Blood Donor Clinic; St. Thomas Timken Centre -12:30pm-7:30

-Vogeljoy; Free Concert; 6:30; Old Town Hall Theatre

 

-Thu. – TriCounty Fastball – Hickson at Pt. Burwell, 8pm

-Thu. – Bayham Council, 7

-Fri. – Aylmer Farmers Market, 4-8 pm, Bandshell Park

-Sat. – Legion Steak BBQ; 6 pm; $12; Advance Sales only

 

 

OBITUARIES 

 

-Harder, Helena; of Straffordville; on Monday; aged 53.  Survivors include: husband John Harder; children Martha Harder, Johnny Harder (Anna), David Harder and fiance Maryann, and Lisa Harder. She was born in Tillsonburg. Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer 2-4 and 7-9 pm Thursday. Funeral  at the Old Colony Mennonite Church on Friday, 2:00 pm.

 

-Burwell, Hercules Dwight;  of Tillsonburg;  on Sunday July 8, in his 75th year;  Survivors include: wife Diane (Walker) Burwell; son Kevin (Lynn) of Aylmer, etc. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Ball Haven “The Retreat” 54141 Maple Grove Line Bayham, on Sunday, July 22 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

 

 

ELGIN HEAT ALERT CONTINUES

 

Still in effect today is the fifth heat alert of the summer  which was  issued for Elgin  by the Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh.  It began Sunday and is based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada that humidex levels will likely climb beginning Sunday with readings reaching into the low forties. It is predicted that the heat and humidity will peak on Wednesday.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER RESULTS

 

Tues: – Aylmer FC (10-1-2; 1st) 3 Mt. Brydges 2

Tues: – Shedden 2 Aylmer Rampage (4-9-1; 7th) 1

Thur. – West Elgin (10-0-1; 2nd) 6 Aylmer Rampage 0

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

DROWNING AT PT. BURWELL 

PT.BURWELL – Elgin OPP is currently investigating the death of a twenty four year Langton man after he disappeared while swimming in front of the West Beach here. The incident occurred at approximately 7:28 pm on the 21st of July, after the 24 year old male went missing while swimming with two other male relatives. The three were swimming approximately 100 m. off shore when they began having difficulties swimming back. Two of the males managed to make it back to shore safely with the assistance of two other males. The 24 year old male however could not be located. Members of the public, police, fire and the Auxiliary Coast Guard conducted a search and at approximately 8:45 pm the body  was located by emergency personal. Attempts were made to revive the male; however he was pronounced dead at the Tillsonburg Hospital. Police have identified the victim as Herman TEICHROEB.

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

 

Last Week’s results:

 

Innerkip 9 Straffordville (6-8) 1

Burgessville 8 Pt. Burwell (2-13) 1

Straffordville 5 Pt. Burwell 3

 

 

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TUESDAY, July 17/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Southwest Soccer: Aylmer Rampage host Shedden (7pm, EESS)

 

-Wed. – Blood Donor Clinic; St. Thomas Timken Centre 12:30pm-7:30pm

-Wed. – Vogeljoy; Free Concert; 6:30; Old Town Hall Theatre

-Thu. – Bayham Council, 7

-Fri. – Aylmer Farmers Market, 4-8 pm, Bandshell Park

-Sat. – Legion BBQ

 

 

AYLMER CHILD KILLED AT CAMP

 

(From Norfolk OPP) – PORT RYERSE - Two-year-old Charity Klassen of Aylmer died after being struck by a vehicle at Triple C Bible Camp in Port Ryerse about 10 am Saturday. (The camp is located just south of Simcoe on Lake Erie – Saturday was Family Day at the Triple C (Christ Centred Camping) facility.) Police say the child was treated at the scene by Norfolk County paramedics before being transported to Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe where she succumbed to her injuries. As a result of the investigation no charges are being pursued under the Criminal Code of Canada or the Highway Traffic Act.

OBITUARY:

Klassen, Charity Mariah;  of Aylmer;  on Saturday, aged  2 years. Survivors include: Parents Darrell and Helen (Boldt) Klassen; siblings  Seth, Devon and Jedidiah;  grandparents Tom and Mary Klassen and Nancy Boldt etc.  Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday from 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Open Bible Baptist Church, Hacienda Rd. Thursday,  at 1:00 pm.

 

 

KRISTEN McCORD WINS ONTARIO TITLE

 

(Contributed) – Kristen McCord of Aylmer, daughter of Tammy and Dennis McCord of Pt. Burwell, won the Miss Ontario title, a prelude to the Miss Canada Globe Pagaent, held July 6-9 in Toronto. Competitions included: walk, interview, skills to hair and make up application,  swim wear and evening gown categories. Kristen will now compete in the  Miss Canada Globe pageant in Toronto August 19-26. Kristen will hold the title of Miss Ontario for a one year reign regardless of the outcome at the Miss Canada event.

 

 

ELGIN HEAT ALERT

 

Still in effect today is the fifth heat alert of the summer  which was  issued for Elgin  by the Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh.  It began Sunday and is based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada that humidex levels will likely climb beginning Sunday with readings reaching into the low forties. It is predicted that the heat and humidity will peak on Wednesday.

 

 

EAST ELGIN CORN SUFFERING

 

Peter Johnson, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture cereal specialist, reports that the corn crop in East Elgin is in a precarious position. He noted that the weekend rain was heavier in West Elgin and the corn crops are “awesome” there. But there was little moisture in the east end – which has been the story for three weeks. “Things were going like gangbusters until June 20 and then it has been slipping significantly”, he said.  Especially for the corn on sandy soil with poorer water retention. Some corn there – about 15% – is beyond the point of no return.  “We have had too dry a July and too many days over 32 degrees which is critical for corn. It has been drier than average this summer. And it didn’t help that we had little rain in the spring – about 40 percent of normal precipitation. The heat and the dryness have been a strong one-two punch in the Aylmer area”,  he added.”

 

 

OPC 50TH CEREMONY

 

A number of previous instructors and employees were present at the OPC 50th anniversary ceremony last Thursday in the drill hall at the College. A feature was a recruit parade inspection by Ontario Minister of Energy Chris Bentley. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

PET SHOW NEXT SATURDAY

 

(Contributed) The 5th annual Pet Show, hosted by Elgin Feeds Country Store and Helping Paws Rescue, will take place next Saturday July 28th, from 11:00-3:00 at the Kinsmen Pavilion on Chestnut Street. Activities include face painting, pet portraits, games, dog nail clipping, dog games like sack race, obstacle course and musical sit, and a BBQ  with lots of prizes. All  proceeds go to Helping Paws Rescue.

 

 

FARMERS’ MARKET HAD GOOD START

 

Organizer Mary Jane Lampman said Friday night’s first Farmer’s Market – at Bandshell Park – drew six vendors and a “very good” crowd. It will run Friday evenings all summer.

 

 

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MONDAY, July 16/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Richmond Water Meeting, 7pm; Bayham Council Room

-Aylmer Council; 3:30

 

-Wed. – Vogeljoy; 6:30; Old Town Hall Theatre

-Thu. – Bayham, Malahide Councils

-Sat. – Legion BBQ

 

 

TWO CHILDREN DROWN AT PT. BURWELL

 

(From Elgin OPP and the Toronto Star) – Port Burwell – Two siblings drowned but a third was rescued from the main beach (east) here around 4pm Friday afternoon.

David Harder 7 and his sister Lisa, 10, of Glen Meyer, were swimming with 6 other family members  when they disappeared beneath wavy waters. A 19 year old family member managed to rescue a nine year old sibling who also was in difficulty.

The Elgin County OPP Marine Unit, Bayham Fire Department, Oxford County EMS and Elgin County EMS responded to the scene. One child was found quickly. But the second child was not located for an hour after a human chain was formed. They transported both children to Victoria Hospital in London by air ambulance.

Police said they could not swim and were not wearing lifejackets.

 

 

VOGELJOY FREE CONCERT WED.

 

(Contributed) – The local childrens’ entertainment group – Vogeljoy – will present another free show: ‘The Magic Piano’ with Special Guest Abigail from Kitchener on Wednesday at 6:30 at the Old Town Hall theatre. She will be bringing you music from Lord of the Rings. The Magical Piano will be there to amaze you with fun and music.  Of course our Penny Game will continue as your child has the chance to win $50.40!  All you have to do is answer 7 questions correctly.)

 

 

ANOTHER ELGIN HEAT ALERT

 

The fifth heat alert of the summer has been issued for Elgin  by the Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh.  It began Sunday and is based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada that humidex levels will likely climb beginning Sunday with readings reaching into the low forties. It is predicted that the heat and humidity will peak on Wednesday.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Ward, Ronald Ray;  at Chateau Gardens Aylmer (formerly of Chatham) on Thursday, in his 81st year. Survivors include: wife Joyce (Holditch) Ward; children   Beverly Perry (Barry Anderson) of Straffordville, Susan Brown (Hugh) of Aylmer,  Cathy Ward (Dave Stradeski) Aylmer etc. He was born in Bayham. Visitation was yesterday;  the funeral service will be held at Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer today at 11:00 am.

 

-Howey, Samuel Hugh; of Straffordville; on Wednesday, in his 31st year. Survivors include: parents Diana & Douglas Howey; aunt Susan (Kevin) Morrell, of Aylmer etc. The funeral was held Saturday at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY:

 

Among agenda items to consider:

-Public meeting and Discussion on rezoning of 353 Talbot St. west to allow for construction of a 4-storey, 16-unit apartment building

-Discussion on reconsideration of rental fees at Palmer Park Bandshell

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS:


– July 9, 2012 – Station #1,  Bank Street, Medical Assist
 

 – July 11, 2012 – Station #2,  Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– July 11, 2012 – Station #2, Conservation Line, Alarm Malfunction

– July 12, 2012 – Station #1, Bank Street, Medical Assist

– July 12, 2012 – Station #4 ,#1, #2 and #3, 48913 Yorke Line, Fire

(*present for 6 hours, farm workshop)

– July 13, 2012 – Station #2,  #1, VanPatter Line, Fire

(*wheat stubble, present for 2 hours)

– July 15, 2012 – Station #2,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

 

 

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FRIDAY, July 13/12

 

THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish today.

 

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THURSDAY, July 12/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30-7:30pm (see ad)

-TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell at Straffordville, 8:30

-Ontario Police College 50th – Ceremony – 1:30 pm – Drill Hall

 

-Fri. – Farmers Market at Bandshell Park – 4-8 pm

-Sun. – Spanish Church service – 6:30 pm – Palmer Bandshell

 

 

HAY WAGON RUNS OVER CHILD IN MALAHIDE

 

(From Elgin OPP) – Elgin OPP are investigating after an 18-month old child was run over by a hay wagon yesterday around 11:30 am on a Glencolin Road farm in north Malahide.  A hay wagon that was being manually pushed backwards ran over the girl with one of its rear wheels.  The child was transported by ambulance to St.Thomas hospital and  later transferred to a London hospital where she remains in serious condition. (*The incident occurred on an Amish farm – the wagon was empty at the time)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

FORMER AYLMER DEP. POLICE CHIEF DIES:

-Lamoure, Wayne Clarence;  on Tuesday, in his 65th year. Survivors include: wife Theresa Marie Lamoure; sons Joel Lamoure and wife Susan, Matthew Lamoure; all of Aylmer etc. Wayne retired as Deputy Chief of the Aylmer Police after 28 years of service. He was a volunteer at Chateau Gardens and at Peacekeeper Park Lake Whittaker. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, at 1:30 pm.

 

 

GOOSE-POOP GONE THANKS TO LOCAL AREA

 

(From: ‘Inside Halton’) – “The Town of Oakville’s Parks and Open Space Department implemented its annual goose relocation program, recently –  sending 865 of the waterfowl to a conservation area in Aylmer (the Wildlife Sanctuary next to the Ontario Police College.)  The Town’s Director of Parks and Open Space Chris Mark said the action is successful in removing the bulk of the birds along Oakville’s waterfront for the summer months when residents want to use the town’s parks the most.

“Prior to the roundup, we are sweeping the parks (for goose droppings) two or three times a week, we’re hosing down pathways two or three times a week, we’re hosing down our docks in our harbours every other day just because of the amount of goose poop.”  He also said no goose has ever been hurt, as extreme care is taken to make sure the birds are safe.

Once the geese are loaded onto the trucks, they are taken to the Aylmer Wildlife Sanctuary where they stay for six to eight weeks until they have regrown their flight feathers. At that point the geese disperse. Removing the geese from Oakville’s waterfront is not cheap — it costs between $4,000-$5,000 annually.”

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK

 

SCHIPPER FARMS DAIRY OPEN HOUSE

AYLMER – “Schipper Dairy Farms, on the east side of Springer Hill,  east of Aylmer, will display their new state-of-the-art milking parlour and barn this Saturday from Noon to 3 pm in an Open House organized by the Elgin Dairy Producers. Harry and Grace Schipper and their son Darryl this past winter completed a new dairy barn with extensive computerized milking facilities and a Bedding Master system which automatically prepares cow manure for animal bedding. It is believed to be the first in Ontario to have this. The Schippers, who have been at this site since 1978, milk 200 Holstein and Jersey cows three times a day. There is no charge and there will be free chocolate milk and ice cream.”

 

 

ELGIN TOURISM CONTEST

 

(Contributed) – “Elgin – St. Thomas Tourism announces a Share Your Experience contest. The contest encourages visitors and residents to share their Elgin – St. Thomas experiences for the chance to win $1,000 in Elgin County and St. Thomas Downtown Dollars to be used at participating businesses.

Have you visited an Elgin – St. Thomas winery, beach, restaurant, artisan, or heritage site? Do you have a favourite event or spot in Elgin – St. Thomas? If you have a photo, video or want to write about a positive experience you’ve had, Elgin – St. Thomas Tourism wants you to share it. Fill out the form at www.elgintourist.com/shareyourexperience and upload your story, photo or video. The contest is open to all visitors and residents of Elgin – St. Thomas who are 16 years of age and older. The Contest runs from July 1st until Sept. 4th and Elgin – St. Thomas Tourism will use a draw to select the winner when the contest closes.”

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, July 11/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thur.- Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30-7:30pm

-Thur. – TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell at Straffordville, 8:30

-Fri. – Farmers Market at Bandshell Park – 4-8 pm

-Sun. – Spanish Church service – 6:30 pm – Palmer Bandshell

 

 

LYONS SUSPECT WAS INTOXICATED

 

(From Elgin OPP) – The OPP have located the suspect in Monday’s alleged attempted abduction of an 8-year old boy at the Lyons Trailer Park. They have determined that he was under the influence of alcohol; he had lost his dog and was legitimately looking for help from the boy. No criminal charges will be laid.

 

 

OPC 50th CEREMONY THURSDAY

 

(Information from Angela McGonigle, Business Adviser at the OPC) – The Ontario Police College, Aylmer, will hold a special ceremony tomorrow to celebrate 50 years of operation. The opening of the OPC was actually announced on July 12. 1962. Thursday’s  event will begin at 1:30 pm in the Drill Hall – the public is invited. Key speakers will be Chris Bentley, Ontario Minister of Energy, and Steve Tanner, Kingston, President of the Ontario Chiefs of Police. Current recruits will have a March On and will be inspected by Minister Bentley. There will be a Pipe Band and a video on the history of the OPC. A time capsule will also be unveiled, although not sealed until contributions have been finalized from the current class. A reception will follow. The OPC is also planning a fall event which will include an Open House.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Harp, Donald; of Aylmer;  on Monday, in his 84th year. He was born in Aylmer. Visitation at Kebbels Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, at 1:00 pm

 

-Hartoon, Dorothy;  of RR5 Aylmer; on Tuesday, in her 80th year. Survivors include: daughter Darlene Patterson of RR2, Aylmer etc. She was a member of Malahide United Church and formerly worked at Imperial Tobacco. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday  at 11:00 am.

 

-Vincent, Rose; of Tillsonburg, formerly of Vienna; on Tuesday, at the age of 87. She was born in Hungary.  Survivors include: daughter Julia (Bruce Taylor) of Straffordville etc. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Verhoeve Funeral Home Tillsonburg from 2:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m. on Friday. A Memorial Service will be conducted in the Chapel, Friday at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

BERRIES GOOD; CORN SOON

 

(Crop Update from Dick Saarloos of Berryhill Farms) – “Strawberries were about 85% of the average; we are presently picking raspberries which seem to be an average crop as well. Tree fruits however are much lighter with crops that will not exceed 15% of average. Sweet corn looks good and will be available for the weekend.”

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER

 

Tues. – Aylmer FC (9-1-2; first) 4 Aylmer Rampage (4-7-1; 7th) 2

 

 

EESS REUNION NOW FOR ’60s TOO

 

(Contributed) – “Registration forms have been rolling in from all over Canada and the U.S. for the EESS ‘70s Reunion on Saturday, August 4. We are now accepting your registration if you are from the 60’s too. Cost is $50 a person; $90 per couple.

Program:

8:30am – Sign in at EESS

10:00am – Opening Ceremonies at EESS

11:00 – 4:30 – Games and Music: Bandshell

6:00pm – Social: Saxonia Hall (Dinner at 7pm; Dance to follow)

Visit us at: www.eastelginhigh.com to register on-line or at Or at http://amtelecom.net/~rmeharg/Index.html to print registration.

Drop off to:Mary Beth @ 178 South St. W., Aylmer, On N5H 1S3  or call Heather 519-773-8280 or 519-773-2200 evenings.

 

 

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TUESDAY, July 10/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Southwest Soccer: Aylmer Rampage vs Aylmer FC; 7pm; EESS

 

-Thur.- Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30-7:30pm

-Thur. – TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell at Straffordville, 8:30

-Fri. – Farmers Market 4-8 pm (see story)

 

 

ABDUCTION ATTEMPT IN LYONS

 

(From Elgin OPP) – Elgin OPP are investigating an apparent abduction last night of an 8 year old boy at the Lyons Trailer Park on Imperial Road. Apparently a man in his late fifties to early sixties approached a boy between 7:45 p.m and 8:15 p.m. and asked for assistance in locating his dog. The suspect then grabbed the boy by the shirt but his grandmother intervened.  The man fled the scene in a yellow car – he is described as a white male, wearing a green collared short sleeve shirt with three buttons at the top, khaki shorts and a brush cut with a flat top.

 

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC THURS. IN AYLMER

 

(Contributed) – This summer, as you enjoy extended daylight and rising temperatures by the pool, someone in Canada is in need of blood. Most often,it takes more than 1 donor to save a hospital patient’s life.Together, we can save the life of a hospital patient so they can return home and enjoy the summer with their family and friends. BLOOD DONORS NEEDED for the Clinic at East Elgin Community Complex – this Thursday,  2:30pm – 7:30pm.  Many appointment spots remain open.  120 donors are needed to meet hospital demand. Call 1-888-2-DONATE or visit www.blood.ca to book an appointment.  Walk-ins and new donors are needed.

 

 

LOCAL BEACHES STILL GOOD

 

(From Elgin Health Unit) – “The water at the following beaches – Springwater, Pt. Bruce, Pt. Burwell – is tested weekly for the presence of high levels of bacterial contamination  As of July 6 , these beaches did not post a high level of bacterial contamination.”

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

The fifth floor of the new Apartment Complex at John and Sydenham is now taking shape (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

AYLMER FARMERS’ MARKET FRIDAY

 

An Aylmer Farmers’  Market will be revived for this Friday said organizer Mary Jane Lampman. It will feature six produce vendors and will run from 4 to 8 pm at the Bandshell Park. She plans to continue it every Friday during the summer.

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL UPDATE:

 

Mon. – Harwood 4 Straffordville (5-7) 1

Last Week – Pt. Burwell (2-11) 4 Tillsonburg 2

Straffordville 10 Oxford Ctr 4

Oxford 9 Pt. Burwell 2

Sweaburg 2 Straffordville 1

 

 

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MONDAY, July 9/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Harwood, 8:30

 

-Thurs. – Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30-7:30 (see ad)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Lienerth, Elfrieda, of Woodbridge and formerly of Aylmer, on Friday, in her 93rd year. Wife of the late John Lienerth (1988).  She was born in Romania. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church Aylmer. Visitation at Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.; funeral service on Tuesday at 11:00 am.

 

-Stoyles, Rose, of Guysborough, on Friday, in her 69th year. Survivors include:  son Raymond Stoyles Jr. and the late Cindy Stoyles of Straffordville, etc. Rose was a member of the Straffordville Lioness Club. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Monday, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Liturgy for Rose will be held at Ostrander’s on Tuesday,  at 11:00 a.m.

 

-Sanders, Richard MacLaney, of Tillsonburg, on Saturday, at the age of 86 years.   Survivors include:  sister Wanda (Bob) Bell of Aylmer. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg, on Tuesday, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00- 9:00 p.m. The Funeral  will be held at Ostrander’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, at 1:00 pm.

 

-Keillor, Joseph (Harold) (Little Doc) Harold of Aylmer, on Monday, in his 86th year. Survivors include: wife Rhoda Keillor; son Allan Keillor, wife Sandra of Aylmer; etc.  Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to an informal “Drop In“  at 10 Gerard St., Aylmer on Saturday, July 21st from 1pm to 4pm.

 

 

LIBRARY DESIGN COMMITTEE UPDATE:

 

(Report from the June meeting of the Library Design Ad Hoc Committee by Chair Peter Barbour) – “The Mayor gave his report about leasing third party space and noted that the County is not in favour of this type of arrangement. Staff was asked to seek out any funding or grant programs for libraries and their perimeters while the Museum was asked to do the same.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT 

 

– July 3, 2012 – Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist 

- July 4, 2012 – Station #4, 12709 Imperial Road, Burn Complaint

– July 5, 2012 – Station #4, Dorchester Road, Medical Assist

– July 6, 2012 – Station $4, Yorke Line, Medical Assist

– Jul 6, 2012 – Station #4 , Station #2, Imperial Road at Avon Drive, MVC

(*two vehicles, one person extricated, injuries unknown, major vehicle damage.)

– July 9, 2012 – Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

 

 

PARADE NOT ON TV YET

 

(According to this information from Even Phillips, Assistant Producer at Eastlink, last Saturday’s 125th Parade in Aylmer isn’t ready for airing for some time yet.) -”Part of the parade was recorded to air as part of the Aylmer 125th anniversary show, but the show is still in the process of being edited, and an air date is yet to be determined.  Feel free to check in with us again in a of couple weeks.”

 

 

NEAR DROWNING AT LAKE WHITTAKER

 

(Canadian Press) – Harrietsville - An 11 year old boy was rescued from drowning Saturday morning at the pool at the Lake Whittaker Conservation Area southeast of  here. The boy’s brother noticed he was in trouble swimming and called for help and the lifeguard immediately dove in to save the boy. When the boy was brought on deck,  a woman helped the lifeguard perform CPR until volunteer firefighters arrived. The boy was taken to hospital and later was reported in good condition.

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL LAST MONDAY:

 

-Re-request from the Township of Malahide to freeze wages at the East Elgin Community Complex: Council respectfully denies the request from the Township of Malahide.

-Re-request for waiver of fees for the use of Kinsmen Park, Optimist Park, and the Bandshell, by the East Elgin Secondary School “That 70′s Reunion” group:  Council authorizes the waiver of fees.

 

 

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FRIDAY, July 6/12

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THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish today.

 

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THURSDAY, July 5/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-TriCounty Fastball – Pt. Burwell hosts Oxford Ctr., 8pm

-Bayham 7pm; Malahide 7:30 – Councils

 

-Frid. – TriCounty Fastball – Pt. Burwell hosts Ayr, 8 pm

 

 

HEAT ALERT UNTIL SAT.

 

The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued the fourth Heat Alert in 2012 for Elgin County. Based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada temperatures are expected to climb into the low and mid thirties combined with a humidex advisory on Wednesday and is likely to last into late Saturday. There is also the possibility that the Air Quality Index for the Elgin County area may change from moderate to poor on Wednesday, thereby exacerbating the situation. The Alert will be in effect beginning Wednesday until Saturday.

 

 

AYLMER-MALAHIDE MUSEUM – NEW EXHIBIT

 

(Contributed) – The Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives  presents a new exhibit from July 17 to Sept 29 – “A Walk Down Talbot Street – Present to Past” (a 35 year history of Aylmer’s main street businesses). The exhibit is open Tues. – Fri.  9-5, and  Sat. 11-4.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER TUES.

 

-Aylmer FC 6 Glencoe 1

 

 

ELGIN TOURISM GRANTS ANNOUNCED 

 

(Contributed) – “St. Thomas Tourism is pleased to announce that the Community Festival and Event Partnership Program grant recipients for 2012 have been chosen. Events receiving grants for 2012 included: Port Stanley Harbour Fest, Rosy Rhubarb Festival in Shedden, and Straffordville Watermelon Fest. Applicants selected best met the Elgin-St. Thomas Tourism Marketing Plan goals of increasing the number of people that visit the area, increasing the duration of their stay, and increasing the money that they spend while in Elgin-St. Thomas.”

 

 

MORE 125TH PICTS:

 

Horse and Wagon tours of Historic Aylmer homes, sponsored by Elgin County Tourism, were popular during Aylmer's 125th weekend events. (kb) (CLICK)

 

This Pioneer Family Cutout was a busy stop at the Christian Reformed Church supper on Thursday during the 125th Celebrations. (kb) (CLICK)

 

The Elgin Quilt Trails Committee made Quilt presentations - for local barns - to East Elgin Mayors in a ceremony at the Parkette south of the Library Thursday. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

LOCAL BEACHES GOOD

 

(From Elgin Health Unit) – “The water at the following beaches – Springwater, Pt. Bruce, Pt. Burwell – is tested weekly for the presence of high levels of bacterial contamination  As of June 25, 2012, no beaches are posted as a result of high levels of bacterial contamination.”

 

 

EECC DAY CAMP STARTS MONDAY

 

(Contributed) – The annual Day Camp program at the EEC Complex starts Monday, July 9 for next week and then goes  July 16-20; and July 23-27. It’s from 8:00am to 5:00pm daily and is $20/day/child. Participants must register in advance for camp. They will participate in games, activities, crafts, skating, roller skating, and outside play.”

 

 

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