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Howling at the Moon – Is the power in positive thinking or action?

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 […]

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 Jessica Azar At some time in everyone’s life, we are faced with internal battles that are beyond our own control. The thing is with these battles is that no one knows what battles each of us are faced with. In the past few months, my husband and I have tried not to pull our […]

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by Evelyn Couch When I read about the repeated amazing success of the Harrow Fair, I wondered what happened to Essex Fair. It was known as the Southwestern Exhibition for spectators, exhibitors, and race track fans. The prize list covered women’s handcrafts and the usual classes for horses and cattle. Among the advertisements that paid for its […]

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Letter to the Editor

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I would like to thank all the people who emailed, texted, commented online, called, or stopped into one of my stores to express their support after what happened on social media after last Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. The boycott that was called upon my stores was daunting and could have been devastating, however, the outpouring […]

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Opinion

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by Fred Groves The elephant in the Essex Council Chamber is getting bigger. Members of our representative group outright despise one of their own. A modern-day lynching is in the making and the person with the rope hanging precariously around his neck is Councillor Randy Voakes. The most recent attempt to stifle Voakes and try […]

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by Sylene Argent When I was in my younger years as an elementary school student, my class read the novel “Nobody said it Would be Easy” at one point. I do not remember the premise of the book at all, but over the years, I have found myself referencing the title often. The book’s title […]

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by Evelyn Couch The following is the continuation of last week’s ‘Progress in Essex’ The racetrack was removed and the area was developed for recreational grounds. Two sewage lagoons were established. The first apartment house was built in 1963. By the mid-seventies a high-rise apartment was built on Alice Street. Before the new Talbot Street […]

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by Sylene Argent Most individuals who know me, know I love music; specifically, rock. But, I also have appreciation for the time and effort musicians put into learning their craft, no matter what genre in which they choose to play. It was nice to attend all of the Tune up the Parks music series events […]

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by Evelyn Couch This is really my experience as the mother of young children. I was in the basement of our Woodstock home when I heard tiny fists banging on the door. It was the elder one of the two telling me that Eddie was stuck in muck. He was in the neighbour’s freshly plowed garden […]

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