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Annual horse show trots into Cottam

   by Sylene Argent With a parade, pancake breakfast, chili cook off, vendors’ market, a kids’ zone, and horse show to enjoy, there were plenty of reasons to head out to Ridgeview Park on Sunday as the Cottam Rotary Club hosted the annual Cottam Horse Show and Fall Festival. Dan Levy, Cottam Rotary Club’s President, […]

by Sylene Argent It is often said there is power in positive thinking, but is there more power in thought or action? When I really thought about it, I came to conclude that you really need both. We can be the most positive people on the face of the earth, or we can be people […]

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by Adam Gault Friends, family members, and band alumni, going back decades, packed Migration Hall in Kingsville this past Saturday night to attend a special dinner and concert hosted in honour of the Kingsville Essex Associated Band’s 80th anniversary. Over the past 80 years, the marching band has taken part in a wide-variety of parades and events in […]

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 by Sylene Argent Members of the Essex Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 201) kicked off its annual Legion week celebration on Sunday with a wreath-laying ceremony and service at the Essex cenotaph. Branch President Wes Garrod thanked everyone for coming out to participate in the event. The Essex Legion, he said, is not […]

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by Evelyn Couch There is little reason for me to write about the refurbishing job on the Hicks store. Fred Groves gave us the information in the Essex Free Press of September 7. I had the opportunity of talking with Mr. Hicks many times as a reporter, and was on the third floor when Dodson and Habkirk sold […]

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by Sylene Argent Staff appointments Essex Council announced two changes in staffing at the meeting, and later moved correlating bylaws to make the positions official. Essex’s acting CAO Donna Hunter, who has worked for the Town since 2002, was officially appointed the Town’s CAO. Hunter was hired on to be the Treasurer. She has held […]

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submitted to EFP The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Essex County is pleased to announce the hiring of four auxiliary members to the positions of Provincial Constable. “As the largest OPP Detachment in the Province, the importance of our Essex County OPP Auxiliary Unit is paramount. Essex County Auxiliary members perform close to 10000 hours […]

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submitted to EFP This past weekend, over 70 hockey teams from all over the province descended on Essex for the 40th annual Earlybird Tournament. The Atom Minors began the tournament on Thursday night with a game against local rival, Amherstburg. Essex opened the scoring four minutes in, on a fine effort by Owen S.  Amherstburg tied it […]

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by Sylene Argent The Knights of Columbus Councils of St. Mary’s Maidstone and Holy Name of Jesus joined forces to host a pasta dinner on Sunday evening to raise funds to purchase new coats for area children in need. The seventh annual dinner, hosted inside St. Mary’s hall, had a great turn out of patrons […]

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by Adam Gault With summer vacation having come to an end, staff members and students at Holy Name Catholic Elementary School are ready to get back to business to ensure everyone can take part in another successful school year. With enrollment up for the 2017-18 school year, Holy Name has welcomed five new staff members, […]

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