“MARRYIN’ MARION MAY BOOST TOURISM IN BAYHAM!”
Pt. Burwell – Fishermen may not be the only locals practising the tieing of knots here next spring. Marion Rogers of Pt. Burwell has recently been hired as a marriage officiant for Bayham township. Marion, a retired teacher and theatre buff, and her husband moved to the village from Guelph two years ago. She had a friend in B.C. who had taken on a position as a town marriage commissioner and discovered that Bayham did not offer such a service. Marriage licences have to be purchased in Aylmer or Tillsonburg and only non-township officiants, outside of regular clergy, could perform the service. So Marion signed on with Bayham recently and took a course although the contract still has to be finalized. Marion hopes having such a officiant will help “stimulate tourism in Bayham”, attracting both local and distant couples and declared she “likes to see people married.”
EESS SPORTS = FOOTBALL
Friday Results (Oct 2) =
Sr. =EESS 14 Parkside 3
Jr. = EESS 27 Parkside 7
Next Games: Friday, Oct. 9 = Host Tillsonburg (Jr- 6 pm; Sr 8 pm)
“SEEN IN STEEN – A NUDIST!”
Aylmer – A woman walking along the pathway in Steen Park late Sunday afternoon spotted a man nude in the nearby woods and called police. Aylmer Police responded but the man was clothed when they arrived. They did not lay charges as the man was ‘known’ to police; he was reccommended for psychiatric help.
Aylmer Police Chief Bil Segui stated Monday that no suspects have been arrested in the “schools lockdown” incident on Sept. 24. Chief Segui said that the school reactions may have been “exaggerated” as the boys could only be guilty of trespassing. McGregor Public School also imposed a lockdown.
EESS SPORTS UPDATE – by Erin McCorkle
The Jr. Girls basketball team played in a round robin tournament at Holy Cross in Strathroy last week. The ladies won all three of their games. Come out Saturday October 10th to East Elgin’s Alumni Basketball game. Tip off is at 7:30pm. Admission is $2.00; half of the proceeds will go to the Organ Donation Society in honor of Josh Field. The Jr. Boys volleyball team defeated St. Joes and Arthur Voaden from St. Thomas last week. The Sr. Boys team also took on Arthur Voaden but was unsuccessful in bringing home a win. However the boys played St. Joes and came away with a 3-2 victory. The Varsity field hockey team played very well at a tournament in Goderich last Friday. Come out this Friday to East Elgin’s 7th annual homecoming football game under the lights. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (including one drink) and $10 for a family.