MONDAY, Nov. 30!/09


Aylmer – A 34-year old Vienna woman was charged with 2 counts of assault following an incident outside EESS last Wednesday around 12 pm.  According to Aylmer Police,  there had been ‘ongoing disputes’  between two East Elgin females before another argument ensued at the back of the school off St.Andrew St. at lunch hour Wednesday. In this episode, the mother of a 16-year old got out of her truck in the school parking lot and came over to a group of  girls and grabbed a 14-year old from Bayham , pulled her hair, threw her against a fence, pushed her down and kicked her.  An 18 year old Aylmer female who assisted the victim and began walking her to the office was then accosted by the woman and punched. School video surveillance cameras aided in determining the charges. The woman later discovered her vehicle had been scratched several times with a sharp object while the incident was ongoing – no video evidence was available for this . Aylmer Police were in the halls briefly on Thursday to “establish a presence”.

SUNDAY SPITS HOCKEY –   “Simcoe 7, Aylmer 4”

Simcoe – Simcoe (15-3-2)  scored 6 goals in the second period; SOG – Simcoe by 46-29;

Goals = Vandepoele (Roloson), Mullins (Vandepoele), Donovan (Lamb), Mullin (Pfohl, Mugford)

Next Games – Aylmer (7-10-2) hosts Norwich Saturday at 7:30 and travels to Paris on Sunday afternoon.


Aylmer – On November 27, at 710 pm, an unknown female robbed the Shopper’s Drug Mart, Aylmer. The female brandished a knife and made off with several bottles of Oxycontin pain medication. She fled on foot and was seen running through the rear parking lot. She was white, in her 20’s, tall and thin. She wore a BRIGHT YELLOW FLEECE coat with a black purse & a scarf over her face. She had dark coloured gloves and dark blue skinny jeans. ANYONE WITH INFO IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE AYLMER POLICE OR CRIME STOPPERS 519-631-8477 .




(Information supplied by Dr. Don Robinson, Chairperson of Toy Drive)

Q-What kinds of items are you accepting?
A-We accept NEW or LIKE NEW  toys suitable for children from infants to age 14 ,books , games , puzzles are welcome items . Stuffed toys are also a popular item . We are also happy to get “CASH DONATIONS” to help us with the purchase of toys.

Q-How many years for this? What work does the club have to do?
A-The toy distribution by the Aylmer Optimists started in the early 1960’s . The list of helpers is a long one as this is a popular project for our members and requires a good deal of help.

It starts in August with the purchasing of toys for December delivery . Advertisements are prepared (both , TV local channel and Aylmer Express ) . The jobs are : picking up the “toy order” and the donated toys , receiving toys and gifts from local groups , inventorying toys , purchasing , advertising , setting up the toys in our club hall for the selection process (mid-December) , putting batteries in the electronic toys and testing them , repairing any good giftable toys , wrapping boxes to carry the toys , packing the toys ( a team of 4 people does this ) , delivery on Dec 23rd of the boxes . Fund raising takes place with the collecting of money on the main street , Dec 11-12 and Dec. 18-19 . A good many ladies here in town knit scarves , hats and mittens for us to include with the boxes , while others give us toiletries to go in the boxes suitable for the older children.The names of the families that receive the toys are supplied to us by “Christmas Care”. We only know the age and sex of each child to preserve their privacy.

Q-Where can they be delivered/ phone number?
A-Gifts may be dropped off at ; Waydan Auto Repairs ..114 Talbot St.E.,  Oswell Chiropractic Clinic..420 Talbot St., W.;  ICS Courier Services..5-300 Talbot St.,W.  And by calling Optimist Dave Dohnt …519-773-8474. The last day for us to collect any gifts for distribution is Wednesday Dec. 16. We will be packing the toys on Monday Dec.21st.


“NEXT H1N1 CLINIC IN AYLMER – Tuesday, Dec. 8; 1-7 pm”




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