THURSDAY, Jan. 28/10

*****

OBITS:

Bill Ferguson,   Wallacetown,   in his 68th year;   on Jan. 27;   husband of Jean;   Visitation at Kebbels Funeral Home Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm;   Funeral at Kebbels Saturday at 11 am.

-Stephen Bobbett, California,  in his 58th year;  on Jan. 15;  son of Greta Bobbett of Aylmer;   Funeral was at Kebbels yesterday.

“AYLMER COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS   ‘Dearly Departed’   BEGINNING NEXT WEEKEND” (contributed)

When:   Thurs-Sat Feb 4-6 8:00pm;    Sun Feb 7 Matinee 2:00pm;    Thurs-Sat Feb 11-13 8:00pm

-At the Aylmer Old Town Hall Theatre, 38 John St S; Tickets: $15 adult $10 student

-Tickets available from The Prime Ingredient, Campbells Book Supplies, Aylmer Video, or tickets@aylmertheatre.ca

-Info: (519) 773-3372

Synopsis:   In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Following the sudden death of the family patriarch, firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount. Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity in the family car. Their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk food. Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.

Photo take at rehearsals for Dearly Departed. From left: Julianna Thompson, Sue Evert, Laurie Deven, Sandi Loponen and Kathryn Thompson.

“AYLMER’S JULIE TANGUAY LEAVES AS FIRST FEMALE CHAIR OF ONTARIO TRUCKING”

(Reprinted from Ontario Trucking Association, Jan. 19)

“The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is announcing today that Julie Tanguay, former president of L.E. Walker Transportation, St. Thomas, which was sold to MacKinnon Transport, Guelph, last year, has stepped down from the OTA chair; a post she has held since November 2008.

In a statement released today, Tanguay said: “I do not want the recent changes in my business circumstances to become a distraction for OTA and I am therefore stepping aside as the OTA chairperson, effective immediately. I want to thank all of those members who have supported me through this time. Being the chair of OTA is a great honour and I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity. OTA is an incredible organization that I will continue to support and be involved with in the years ahead.”

David Bradley, OTA president, thanked Julie Tanguay for her years of service to OTA. “I know how difficult a decision this is for Julie. She was a terrific chairperson and is a true leader. She has been a beacon of common sense and responsible trucking throughout her career and I have no doubt will continue to be so.”

The OTA board elections for the 2010-12 term, will take place as scheduled this autumn with a new chairperson elected at the association’s annual general meeting in November. In the interim period, the OTA Nominations Committee, endorsed by the OTA Executive Committee, has installed Mark Seymour, president of Kriska Transportation, Prescott, and immediate past chairman of the association, as Acting Chairman.

L E Walker Transport filed for bankruptcy in December and its assets were purchased by MacKinnons earlier this month.

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