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“BlaNk” So what do you do when your mind is just a blank and it is time to write a Ravings!!! A number of things are going on, but are still a little too fresh at this point to write about. They need to simmer and stew a bit before serving up to the public. Many years ago (nine maybe) I was able to use a brilliant article by an Australian writer on how to get your adult children to move out of the house. It was very witty and funny as heck!!! Unfortunately, getting good substitute writers to fill in for you is pretty hard to do. That Musings lady has offered to fill in from time to time, but I wouldn’t want her stuff printed anywhere. So ... out of desperation I called upon my best friend to see if he might be able to help me out and being the good boy that he is … he said WOOF!!! So here he is!! Hi there, my name is The Jet, and I belong to a wonderful man called Mikie. I also live with a strange little old lady, who has this even stranger liking for three fat creatures that I have to share the house with. Mikie is my best friend ‘cause he doesn’t like those fat creatures either!! Mikie is so wonderful because ... “Hey that’s not a full dish” ... “You got to put more food in there than that!!!” “ You could stand to lose a few pounds yourself!!” If he wasn’t my best friend, why, I would gladly chew his leg off. Even when they are on a diet, the fat creatures get three meals a day and I only ever get two!! What about that, big shot friend??” Although, Mikie is a real tight wad with the kibble, he does regularly take me for walks in the woods. I love walking in the woods!! “Hey slow poke ... why are you stopping and just looking at trees?? I have squirrels to chase and I can’t just hang around in one place while you snooze!!” I’d just leave and go off on my own, but the coyotes might get him. More importantly, the coyotes might get ME!! The kibble police can look after himself!! The other nice thing about Mikie is that in the winter time he likes to light fires. Don’t worry ... if the kibble doesn’t improve the Fire Marshall is definitely getting a call. I just love sitting right in front of the stove with a blazing fire going. I am so happy that I even let one of the fat creatures share some of the space. “Hey Mikie ... the fire is dying down ... get over here!!” My best friend Mikie would be just about perfect if it wasn’t for the Strange Lady and the Fat Creatures!!! “Thanks Jet”. The end!! 800

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“Thank you dearly for accepting our request to help those nine desperate students. Thank you many times. Please send our gratitude to Hampton and your board of directors”. Sam Mncina, Head Teacher, Peak Central High School The Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership has committed to pay high school fees for nine additional students this year. 2012 will be a challenge as fees for this year have increased substantially because of additional expenses for the food program at schools; increases in the price of materials like books and stationery; and reduced government assistance. Nevertheless, the Partnership has committed to pay 100 percent of the necessary fees for all the students we selected this year. We will continue to support all the students remaining from last year and, since some have graduated and a few dropped out, a number of new students. The criteria we use to select new students are threefold: need; academic ability; and dedication. Unfortunately there are still many who meet these criteria but whom we are unable to support. John Lovett recently wrote to me about 14-year old Nonjabuliso Dlamini who came to him with tears in her eyes because she cannot attend school. She has proven herself to be an excellent student in primary school (grade 1-7) but there is nowhere for her to live close to our high schools in Piggs Peak. John tells us “Her mother has died, her father has disappeared and she lives with her grandmother some twenty kilometres from Piggs Peak and who already has five other children whom she is struggling to support.” “Children like Nonjabuliso, without the opportunity of an education, are condemned to a life of poverty. They are especially vulnerable to abuse or at best being taken advantage of because of their dependency on any handout. These are all God’s children and their lives and futures are in our hands.” “Mark, I despair for these kids. I lose sleep as I strive to find solutions for them. I just want you to know how difficult it is to face children like this every day. I am certain you would find it just as hard as I do.” For more information or to make a donation, please visit our website www.hamptonpiggspeak.ca or call me, Mark Bettle, at 832-0003. 110

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The Hampton Senior’s Resource Centre is the place to find most things that you would enjoy. Monday mornings from 9:30am to 1:00pm the Monday Morning Craft Group is there with most any craft you would want to do or to learn - come and quilt or learn to quilt, crochet, knit or rug hook. They enjoy a nice lunch and fellowship as well, Visitors are always welcome. On Mondays at 1:00pm the Swedish Weavers are there and you can help or learn to do this very attractive craft. Monday evenings at 8:00pm the Hampton Hoedowner’s square dance group are there; if you square dance dome and join them, if not, drop in and watch the fun that they are having. Lunch is served at the end of the evening. Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Bridge players are there and if you would like to join them call Barry Kilpatrick at 832-5701. Wednesdays at 7:00pm “Auction 45” players are there, why not join them. Thursday mornings at 9:30 the Craft Shop down in back is open again, come and bring your own craft or help with one there. At 10:00am musicians gather at the Centre and there is an enjoyable two hurs of singing and playing until 12:00noon when you can have a nice home cooked dinner ($5/non-members and $4/members). The first Thursday of each month is Pot Luck. Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00pm “Open Mike” has started again, Come and join them, or come and listen, the price is $2. If you would like to rent the Centre call 832-7871 and leave a message and your call will be returned. If you are having a birthday or anniversary this month your friends send “Best Wishes”, anyone ill or in hospital we all say “Get Well Soon” your friends miss you. Submitted by Mary Long. 113

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Peninsula Branch #62 Royal Canadian Legion has need of a Legion Manager. This position requires a self-starter to take responsibility for the planning, development and facilitation of events that will promote our Legion and its mission statement. Duties will include “opening and closing” responsibilities, bar audits and other tasks as requested by the Legion’s Management Committee. Problem-solving abilities and computer skills are necessary requirements. This is a part-time position (20 hours a week) with the possibility of it leading into a full-time one. If you think you have the skills necessary to ll this position, please forward a letter of interest and/or resume to: The President Royal Canadian Legion Branch #62 1356 Rte. 845 Clifton Royal, NB E5S 2B9 Or submit by email to: rclpeninsulabr62@bellaliant.net Closing date for submissions of interest will be February 15, 2012 Linda Dupuis Secretary cherpets1@gmail.com

On January 19th the president of the Hampton Senior’s Resource Centre, Lawrence Furlong, presented a cheque for $1,000 to Janis Titus for the Hampton Food Basket.

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Guest, Barry Ogden will present information on the Marco Polo Project of Saint John at the Peninsula Heritage Meeting on Thursday, February 16th 7:30 pm at the John Fisher Memorial Museum in Kingston. Barry’s presentation will follow a brief business meeting of the organization, with social time & refreshments wrapping up the evening. The public is invited to join us for this meeting, or any Peninsula Heritage meeting, which are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month from February to June, usually at the John Fisher Memorial Museum, which is located in the basement of Macdonald Consolidated School. Further information may be obtained by contacting the museum at 763-2101 or call Beth at 763-2453. 117

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To the residents of the Springfield Local Service District – the Belleisle Home & School Association receives and disburses on a yearly basis “the Springfield LSD Recreation Funds”. Local residents and community groups within the Springfield LSD may apply for funding for recreation purposes only. Written applications, specifying how the funds would be used, must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, February 29th 2012 and mailed to: Patricia Bingham, Treasurer, Belleisle Home & School, 3085 Route 124 Kars, NB E5T 0A7. For further information call 485-5937. 133

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A Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held at the Kingston Parish Hall on February 21st from 4:00-6:00pm. Cost for the supper is $7.50/adults and $4/children 12 and under. The supper menu includes: sausages, baked beans, rolls, tea/coffee, dessert – and lots of fellowship. See you there. 411

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The Annual General Meeting of the Hampton Soccer Club will be held on Wednesday, February 15th 7:30pm in the Ossekeag Room, Hampton Arena. The agenda for the meeting: Presidents and Officers Reports; Treasurers Financial Statement; 2012 Priorities; Election of Officers. The Hampton Soccer Club has a need for many committee members, soccer experience is not necessary. Help us build a better community thru sport. 135

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The Wade Blanchard team from Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club won the top prize of $800 at the 11th Annual Gordon Floyd Memorial Open Cashspiel, which was held on January 14th & 15th at the Hampton Curling Club. Blanchard and his team of third Don Ritchie, second Jim Knox and lead Bill Ayles defeated Peter Case in the final 6-4 on Sunday afternoon. Other results from the championship round: “A” Consolation – Heidi Hanlon10, Phil Barry 5; “B” Section – Peter Myers 7, Andrew Wallace 2; “C” Section – Don McNab 9, Klaus Klausen 4; “D” Section – Marlene Vaughan 7, Bruce Kennedy 6. There was a draw to the button competition that 14 curlers qualified for and in the final round Ellen Brennan covered the button to win a General Electric Wine Chiller. Special thanks to co-chairs Gordon Foster, John Barnstead and the volunteers of the Hampton Curing Club. 406

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Community Breakfast at the Barnesville Presbyterian Church (1257 Rte 820 Barnesville) is held the third Saturday of each month from 8:00-11:30am. The next breakfast will be held on February 18th. The menu includes: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, bake beans, toast, coffee & juice (or) French toast, bacon, sausage, fruit, yogurt, muffin, coffee & juice. Cost for the breakfast - $5/adults; $3/children, preschoolers eat for free. Take-outs available by calling 832-7790. Everyone welcome.
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On saturday, February 11th there will be a lunch, silent/live auction and a bake sale at the Rothesay Baptist Church (Vincent Road) in Quispamsis from 2:00-5:00pm. This event is being held in support of Cole Sleep, age 2½ from Hampton, who was diagnosed with Leukemia. 409

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In November and December members of Theta Master sold tickets on a large pickle and jam basket to raise money for the Hampton Food Basket and to give a resident at the Dr. Snow Centre a large bag of much needed items for Christmas. We also donated funds to the HHS Breakfast and Lunch Program. We raised $795 and the winner of the basket was Rita Allaby of Passekeag who was thrilled with her prize. In November Theta Master donated 45 pairs of mitts and hats to the children at the Dr. Leatherbarrow Primary School and in December pancake mix and maple syrup was donated to the Food Basket for its clients at Christmas. During the year we collect boxes of cereal at our meetings and have delivered 30 boxes a month to the Hampton Food Basket. 132
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The Villa Madonna will be hosting a Pancake Supper from 4:006:30pm on Shrove Tuesday – February 21st. Cost for the supper is $7/adult, children 5 & under eat for free. The supper menu includes pancakes with pure maple syrup, sausages, beans, homemade brown bread, beverage and dessert - warm ginger bread with whipped cream. For more information call Villa Madonna 849-5125. 410

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David Bernard Beckwith, husband of Norma Marie Beckwith, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, December 27 at the Dr. V.A. Snow Nursing Home. Born 1928 in Saint John he was the son of the late Arthur William and Gladys (McCluskey) Beckwith. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by brothers John, Arthur and Paul Beckwith and sisters Pauline Lavalle, Lillian Beckwith and Marjorie Garnett. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by sons David Hazen Beckwith (Doreen) of Fredericton, Terrance David of Moncton; daughters Nancy Beckwith of Rothesay, Jane Lemon (Bob Murray) of Nauwigewauk and Susan Tracey of Edmonton, AB; brother Edward Beckwith (Beatrice) of Hammond River; sisters Judy Cashol of Bloomfield, Dorothy Beyea (John) of Quispamsis, Gladys Farhnam (Douglas) of Upper Golden Grove and Lorraine Gray (Fred) of Saint John; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. By David’s request there will be no visitations or funeral service. Donations in memory of David made to the Dr. V.A. Snow Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are under the care of Fundy Funeral Home, Saint John (646-2424), fundyfuneralhome.com.

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The Saint John Community Suicide Prevention Committee Presents:

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The death of Margaret Lorna Colpitts 96, wife of the late Herbert Colpitts of Norton, occurred at the Sussex Health Centre January 20, 2012. She was born July 29, 1915 in Mercer Settlement, the daughter of Ira and Edna (Thompson) Mercer. She is survived by Daughters; Edna (Jim) Chown, Shirley McLeod, Barbara (Rick) Dennison & Linda Colpitts & Sons; Bill (Treva) Colpitts & Hallie (Janet) Colpitts. 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and eight great great-grandchildren, Sister Ruth King, Brother Harry and Lawson Mercer, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Annie, Sarah & brother Robert Mercer.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Sherwood Funeral home, Norton, where visitation was held. Funeral service January 23rd at 11:00am from the Norton Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Wayne Murphy and Father Peter Bagley. Special memories shared by grandchildren; Chris, Kathy, Lisa, Ann Marie & Lorna. Music was rendered by Shirley Hall and Daren McGinnis. Interment in Riverbank cemetery in the spring. A Special thank you to doctors, nurses and staff of the Sussex Health Centre, also to Sue McFarland and all the extra mural nurses for their special care. In lieu of individual thank yous, a donation will be made in her honor to the Extra Mural. The family of the late Margaret Colpitts would like to thank everyone for all the kind thoughts and deeds done for us during our time of sorrow. Always remembered and much appreciated.

Mary Folkins of Waterborough, NB, widow of Joseph Folkins, passed away January 17th, 2012 at Bobby’s Hospice, Saint John. She was born in Hampton, daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (Clark) Coleman. She is survived by one daughter, Rita Dease of Shubenacadie, NS; three sons, Raymond Folkins (Danielle), Chelsea, PQ, Richard Folkins (Faye), Saint John, Allison Folkins (Lynn), Quispamsis; one sister, Theresa Duffy, Fredericton; one brother, Murray Coleman, Toronto, 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son George; daughter Ann (Collier); brothers, Daniel, David, Dennis, James and sister Nora. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Whites Cove, NB. Rev. Paul Erzoah-Bebodu officiated. Readings were by son, Richard Folkins and granddaughter, Megan Folkins. The Urn was carried by grandson, Josh Folkins. The arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (832-5541), Hampton. The family would like to express appreciation to Bobby’s Hospice, Saint John and Reid’s Funeral Home, Hampton, for their care and concern during this difficult time. Special thanks go to the Women’s Institute as well as the many friends and neighbours who offered support in numerous ways. reidsfh. com. 102

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The Southfield United Church (814 Rte 865) will be holding a Smelt Supper (optional ham) on saturday, march 3rd from 4:006:00pm. Cost for the supper is $10/adults, $5/children under 12. To assist with parking issues, two pick-ups will be offered – one in Norton and one in Sussex. Please phone 839-2326 or 839-2132 to place your orders. 808

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Belleisle Regional High School is starting a new semester with the loss of a good friend and custodian, Donnie Parlee - our thoughts are still with his family. Our school is also busy finishing exams. Yippee! Basketball Season will be wrapping up soon and play offs will be coming right along. Mr B and the community are excited to inform you that Chauncey O’toole, while playing for his Ospreys, captured a victory over the Newport Dragons on January 27th - the score was 26-21. The School would also like to thank Potash Corp. NB for their generous donation of $50,000 - WOW! - towards our playing field complex. Thank you to Janice Bates for organizing a donation which supplied the new NHL Hockey nets for ball hockey. Our new school play rehearsals are in full force with Director Lewis - rehearsals are happenings all over the place for Stay Tuned for The Wizard of Oz! Thank you to all those who support the breakfast club - we continue to meet and greet our students with breakfast. Remember everyone is welcome! Grade 12 students are reminded that college and university applications are coming up - scholarships, scholarships!! Our Co-Op program begins soon where our students will be out in the community learning and practicing new skills to assist them with their future plans. We are also planning for February 29th - which is National Pink Day. We also want to make recognition to our past students who are attending post-secondary institutes and gone on to fulfill great dreams! Rugby season is right around the corner get ready! Who will be the next Chauncey O’toole! Belleisle Elementary School is busy busy busy! Belleisle Elementary School Mission Statement “Our BES community believes in success for all.” Information Night At Belleisle Regional High School For Grade 5 Parents. Information will be provided on two of the programs available at the Grade 6 level: English Prime Program and the Late French Immersion Program on Friday, February 17th at 7:00pm (snow date February 21st at7:00pm). Friday, February 17th - there is no school as it is a Professional Development Day for Teachers throughout the District. The Hampton Rotary visited our school with the Program “Purple Pinkie” which is for the ratification of polio. On Wednesday, February 29th during the day we will also be celebrating National Pink Day and that evening you are invited to Celebrate what is AWESOME at BES. Wow, we all have been busy out here in Belleisle. Crystal Gray, Guidance Counsellor, BRHS/ BES. 139

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Please join at Sussex Baptist Church for an evening of music and fellowship on sunday, February 12th at 7:00pm with special guests: Janet Vanderlaan, Cyril MacNeil, Marti & Rob Trafton, Trudy Ricker, St. Marks Church Group, Leon Daigle, Harold Price and the Baptist Men’s Group. Freewill offering goes to Sussex Transition House. 519

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The Rotary Club of Hampton recently welcomed a new overseas exchange student, Madelaine Healey, from Australia. Maddie will be attending Hampton High School and will be living in the community for approximately a year. Her first host family are Kim and Warren Tompkins, whose daughter, Baillie continues to have a great year as our club’s outbound exchange student in Germany. Baillie will return home this coming summer. Right now we are still busy with our Purple Pinkie for Polio project, a combination of public awareness and a fund raising project. This past December, some of our members spoke to the children of the Norton Elementary School and soon after went back to the school and painted the childrens’ pinkie fingers purple in return for a donation of one dollar per pinkie. The dollar represents the cost of immunizing one child somewhere in the world against polio and the colouring of pinkie fingers is how the persons immunizing the children ensure that a child does not receive two vaccinations. At the Norton Elementary School, some ninety children contributed $134. On January 16th and 17th, three members of our club spoke to about 180 students at the Belleisle Elementary School and raised $250 for polio eradication. During late January, we will present the program for the second successive year at the Hampton Elementary and the Dr. A.T. Leatherbarrow schools. In early February we will be at the Hammond River Valley Elementary School. We have started the year with two excellent speakers: Jennifer Gendron, of Lifestyles Health & Fitness Studio, spoke to us about her business and Anne Scott told us of how she came to write a book and all that is involved in getting it into print. We are also preparing for another of our trivia nights. This is now the third year for a very popular evening of fun and fundraising. The date is saturday, march 24th. We are again looking for teams of up to eight competitors, who will square off against each other. Each team pays and entry fee of $200. The Prizes are as follows: 1st prize is a Rotary donation of $1,000 to the charity of the team’s choice; 2nd is a Rotary donation of $500 and 3rd is a donation of $250. Once again the emphasis will be on several categories of general trivia. Rotarian Peter White and his spouse, Lisa, have been working hard preparing the questions. As in past years, light refreshments will be served to the competitors. The bar will be open and there will be a silent auction with proceeds going to Rotary projects. Why not gather a team from your workplace, club, family, church, or friends. Information on how to apply will be available from any Rotarian.
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The traditional perspective on funerals caused anthropologist Margaret Mead to remark years ago, “When a person is born, we rejoice. When they are married, we celebrate. When they die, we pretend nothing happened.” However, many Canadians today are reinventing funerals by creating uniquely personalized services to celebrate life. Personalizing a funeral is key to making it meaningful. It can mean anything from assembling photo/memory boards to collecting mementos to display at the visitation and funeral service, selecting a casket in a favourite colour or asking those gathered to share memories. Not satisfied with traditional funerals, Baby Boomers in particular have chosen to exert their individuality. More than a trend, this shift toward personalized, more meaningful funerals signals people’s efforts to truly celebrate the life lived, rather than death. Our Funeral Directors can help you plan an event that captures the spirit of the person, and brings meaning to everyone who attends.
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Eric Thorsen, former president of the Belleisle Valley Recreation Association, recently presented to Marcia Crossman, Principal of the Belleisle Elementary School, and Lori Wall, Principal of the Belleisle Regional High School, a cheque each for the amount of $1941.11. These funds represented the balance of the now closed outdoor rink account. 124

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The Parenting Children Course starts on sunday, February 12th from 5:308:00pm at the Belleisle Community Center, 1648 Rte 124 Springfield. This brand new five-week course includes a meal, video presentations (with lots of interviews with other parents, experts and kids) and small group discussions (groups of twofive). Topics include building strong foundations, meeting our children’s needs, setting boundaries, teaching healthy relationships and our long term aim as parents. The Parenting Course is for any parent or caregiver of children up to 10 years old, whether all is going well or they are facing challenges. Cost: $15, plus a freewill offering to cover meal costs. Offsite childcare is available. For more information: relationshipcentral.org/parenting-children-course. To register contact the parentingcoursemidland@gmail.com or call Becky at 485-8102. 146

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Step into history with the Kings County Museum! In honour of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the KCM is hosting a Snowshoe March, on sunday, February 12th at Elmhurst Outdoors. Participants will follow a 1 kilometer beginner snowshoe trail where they will learn about New Brunswick’s role in the War of 1812. The legendary 104th New Brunswick Regiment marched on snowshoes from Fredericton to Kingston, Ontario – a distance of 700 miles – to help defend Canada from American invasion. They encountered harsh winter conditions but succeeded in reaching Kingston in just 52 days without losing a single man on the trail. Come learn their heroic story! Space is limited, pre-register by calling the Kings County Museum at 832-6009. Cost is $8/ person (trail) or $14/person (trail + snowshoe rental). 518
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Singles and Friends will be hosting a dance on saturday, February 11th at the Chinese Commerce Centre, 24 Coburg Street in Saint John (former Knights of Columbus or Kent Theatre). Doors open at 8:30 and music by DJ Norman Boucher starts at 9:00pm-12:30am. Dance is open to anyone over the age of 19 and in most cases is a 35-year plus crowd. Admission is $5/ members and $7/non-members. Check info line at 696-1914 for update if weather is nasty. For more info on our group phone 696-1914 or e-mail Royal CaNaDIaN legIoN #76 singles696-1914@live.ca. 520 1935 Rte 121, Norton NB Mondays - 45’s at 8:00pm. Tuesdays - Double crib at 8:00pm. Wednesdays – House darts at 8:00pm. FeeD a HUNgRy stUDeNt at HHs Thursdays - Dabber Bingo, Jackpot $1,000 in Members of the “Feed-a-Hungry-Student 50#’s or less & building. Jackpot starts at $350 in committee at Hampton High would like to take 51#’s and/or consolation prize $100. Doors open this opportunity to thank all those people who have at 6:00pm, Bonanza game starts at 6:30pm sharp. Bonanza - a donated to this program and helped to make it such building jackpot in 52#’s and/or consolation prize $100. We a success. also have wild #’s in some of regular bingo games. 40+ people The Feed-a-Hungry-Student fund was established we have a second chance on five of our regular games. Come & in 2009 by the Parent School Support Committee at support your charity event. Starts at 7:00pm sharp. A portion Hampton High and enables select students, who would otherwise of our Norton Legion Bingo and our Raffle 50/50 preoceeds to hungry, to eat breakfast and lunch. By donating to this fund, are donated to the Belleisle Community Pool fund. The more you are working together with the school to reinforce to these people who play – the more we donate. students that they are valued members of our community. Are you a veteran who does not receive a pension or health The program, this year, has helped over 18 students daily. If care benefits? It does not matter how long you served. For more you would like to contribute to the fund donations are accepted information contact Gordon McKenzie, Service Officer RCL at the school office and tax receipts are available for donations #76 at 432-0779. over $20. To rent the Legion Hall please contact Dorothy Hutchinson at Thank you again to our community for their generous support. 433-2488 or Gordon at 432-0779/849-1601. 502
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Destination Marketing Lunch & Learn - join us for a lunch hour filled with exciting information, tips, advice and inside secrets from award winning Marketing leader Jennifer Jackson. Jennifer will lead us through the highlights of Destination Marketing and help set us on the right path to work together to make our hometown of Hampton ‘the place to be!’ This Lunch & Learn will be held at The Vintage Bistro & Lounge on Wednesday, February 22nd at 12:00noon. You are welcome to bring your own lunch, or you can chose from the menu. Please visit hamptonareachamber.com or phone the Vintage at 832-1212 for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Belleisle Creek Seniors will be holding Card Parties at the Belleisle Creek Hall on Saturday afternoons starting at 1:30pm. All welcome. 513

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Teams will once again take to the ice next month for the Annual Hampton Curl for Cancer. The event, held to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick, will take place on saturday, February 11th at the Hampton Curling Club. The public is welcome to join in a day of fun, food and fundraising to help in the fight against cancer. Come to the club and enjoy the action and entertainment while cheering on your favourite team. An estimated two in five Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The funds raised by the curlers in the Hampton Curl for Cancer will go towards cancer research, prevention initiatives and support programs for people living with cancer in New Brunswick. For more information, to make a donation or to register your team, please call Bob MacDonald at 832-3253 or Bob Adair at 849-3159. Space is limited, so hurry and register your team today. The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. Join the fight! Go to fightback.ca to find out how you can help. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333. 144

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COUNCIL MEETING The next regular meeting of Town Council is Tuesday, February 14th at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. This meeting is opening to the public. Letters and requests to appear before Council must be submitted to the Town Clerk by noon on Friday, February 10th. Correspondence and requests to appear may be emailed to megan@townofhampton.ca, delivered to the Town Office during regular business hours or mailed to the attention of the Clerk to Town of Hampton, 27 Centennial Road, PO Box 1066, Hampton, NB E5N 8H1. For further information, please call 832-6086. WINTER SAFETY Children must not tunnel into and play in snow banks along sides of the streets and roadways. A child playing inside of a snow bank cannot be seen by our snowplow operators and could easily be buried and/or injured by the wing of the plow during snow clearing operations. Additionally, prior to skating on outdoor ponds, rivers, and streams, parents and guardians are reminded to check the ice and accompany children to ensure their safety. Please note that the Town maintains Dutch Point Park for the fun and enjoyment of our residents but it is unsupervised. The park contains a small pond that is approximately three feet deep. MOTORIZED VEHICLES Please be advised that motorized vehicles are not permitted in any of the Town’s public parks other than on the roadways and parking lots. BOOKING THE LIGHTHOUSE RIVER CENTRE The Lighthouse River Centre is a multi-purpose rental facility located on the banks of the Kennebecasis River at 1075 Main St. It is the place to book your business meetings, community gatherings, small wedding receptions, environmental workshops and arts & culture awareness events, just to name a few possibilities. The main level of the Lighthouse River Centre features a rental facility that is equipped to comfortably seat and serve 80, and is ready to host your event. The Centre still has a few weekend dates open for 2012. Please call Cathy at 832-6096 to arrange for a viewing.

WINTER PARKING BAN Reminder that the Winter Parking Ban is in effect. There is no parking on Town streets and sidewalks nightly between midnight and 7 a.m. This is a dangerous practice and impedes snow removal operations. Vehicles may be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense and the owner shall be liable for a fine. This parking ban remains in effect until the end of April. STREET LIGHT OUTAGES If there is a street light that has burnt out in your neighbourhood, NB Power would like to know about it so that they have it repaired or replaced. Please report this problem by calling their customer service department at 1-800-663-6272 or by using the online form available at the NB Power website: www.nbpower.com/html/en/outages/report/streetlight.h tml PROPERTY OWNERS The Town of Hampton recommends that due to the open winter we are experiencing, all property owners should locate and mark their cellar (perimeter)drain and keep an eye on it so that it does not freeze up. A cover of spruce boughs or other protective covering would be recommended. MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS The next municipal election will be held on May 14th, 2012. Residents interested in becoming candidates are encouraged to visit the Election New Brunswick website at www.electionsnb.ca for information on becoming a candidate. Nomination papers are also available on the Elections NB website. In addition the Department of Local Government also offers useful information on the role of Municipal councils. DOG TAGS Did you know that all dogs are required to be registered with the Town with a valid dog tag annually? Losing the family dog can be a stressful ordeal for both the owner and the dog. Valid municipal dog tags allow for quick and easy identification of dogs if they become lost or stray. All residents should have a 2012 dog tag by March 31, 2012 in order to be in compliance with the Town’s Dog Control By-law. Tags may be purchased at the Town office during regular office hours for a cost of $15.00.

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The Act of Covenanting for Rev. Dr. Philip G.A. Griffin-Allwood and Hampton United Pastoral Charge and Saint John Presbytery of the United Church of Canada took place at Hampton United Church on Sunday afternoon January 8. Prebytery Chair Gordon Lebel was Presider, and the Rev. Kathi Zwicker delivered a sermon of inspiration. Children of the Sunday School brought joy to the occasion with song and dance. The choir’s special musical selections were led by Choir Director Cheryl Bezanson. Following the solemn Promises of the New Minister, the Pastoral Charge and of Presbytery, symbols of the ministry (Bible, water, apron, towel and basin, guitar and puppet, bread and wine) were presented to Dr. Griffin-Allwood by families of the congregation. A reception in the church hall was catered by the HUC Unified Board. All are welcome in our community of faith. 140

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Locally, the Parkinson’s Support Group holds meetings in Sussex on the second Thursday (next meeting February 9th) of each month at 2:00pm in the Heritage Room of the Kiwanis Nursing Home. Everyone welcome. For more information please contact Max Lutz at 433-3330 or Leona Gionet at 433-5342. 517 The Cadet Corps 140 Peninsula RCACC will be holding its 2nd Annual Spaghetti Supper on saturday, February 11th from 4:00-6:00pm at the Moss Glen Legion on the Kingston Peninsula. Cost is $8/adults and $5/children. All welcome. Take-outs available by calling 763-2009. Thanking you for your continued support. 407

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in December. There are also some new activities, particularly the annual ski club which takes place every Tuesday for the group of skiers and snowboarders who signed up. These ski days, as well as the annual class trips to Poley Mountain for all the grades, will provide plenty of winter fun for all attending. This January also signified the beginning of the annual chess club, where students learn how to play chess and prepare for the chess tournament later this year. The wrestling team is another team sport that started before Christmas and continues this month. This team, coached by Mr. and Mrs. Coughlan, usually practices twice a week, and involves lots of fitness exercises and strength training. Also, the grade six classes attended an anti-bullying presentation by Anne Scott on January 23rd. Everyone was invited to wear blue that day in support of anti-bullying. It had tremendous results with lots of people wearing blue. There’s no doubt about it. January was a fun and exciting month. Douglas Brenton is a Grade 8 student at HMS. 114

By Douglas Brenton The past month at HMS was rather busy as everyone worked to get back to their regular schedules. Students could no longer sleep in, teachers got back to their lesson plans and all the clubs and activities, such as basketball, band and strings, picked up where they left off

Breakfast will be held the second Saturday of each month 8:00-10:00am at the WI/Seniors’ (Hall, 2117 Rte 820) in Upham. Come and enjoy a really filling breakfast with your friends and neighbours for only $6/ person, $20/family - or have just toast and coffee for $2. Presented by the Anglican Parish Churches of Upham. For more information contact 8327253. 507

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(2) Succeeding generations of Col. Thomas Spragg’s family continued at Hatfield Point. His son, Elijah Spragg was born in Fishkill NY in 1768; his wife Elizabeth Drake, was born three years later, in Harlem NY – their marriage date is unknown to me. The two joined Thomas Spragg’s removal from New York to Saint John to Hatfield Point. Both died in Hatfield Point – Elijah November 9, 1837; Elizabeth October 1, 1821. Elijah’s second marriage was to Anne Susan Gray. They were married November 9, 1828; she died at Hatfield Pint September 23, 1892. (3) John Drake Spragg was born at Hatfield Point in 1793; a child of his father’s first marriage. John was a farmer. His wife, Nancy Ann McDonald (she was known as Ann), was born in New Brunswick in 1795. John and Ann were married May 19, 1824. John died at Springfield June 19, 1871 (July 1, 1870 in another source). Ann’s death occurred after 1871. When John lived in Springfield in 1861 he was a “farm proprietor”; four years later he was a “woodboatman” at Belleisle. They had 10 children – five boys, five girls; the seventh child was William. (4) William A. Spragg was born in New Brunswick in 1834, but his time in Kings County was punctuated with absences. In 1847 he was living in Maine, and later lived for a time in Wisconsin and Illinois. At the age of 27 he and his wife Hannah (nee Hannah A. Allen), their daughter Anna I. Spragg and father-in-law (Francis Allen) seemed to be in Springfield, Kings County. By 1862 William appears to be in Nevada where it is noted he discovered the Excelsior Mine. Hannah, who was born in this province in 1838 married William, December 21, 1859 in New Brunswick. William and Hannah had four children; it is through the second child, Ella Jane, that this line continues. For some reason my information usually show Ella Jane’s surname as “Sprague”, not “Spragg”. (5) William’s daughter, Ella Jane Sprague, was born at Hatfield Point March 6, 1862. She seems to have had none of her father’s wanderlust, remaining in Hatfield Point throughout her life. Her husband, Charles Knowles Nobles, was born in the same community four years earlier – April 20, 1858. Charles was a farmer; they were both of the Baptist faith. Charles and Ella Jane Nobles were married January 21, 1881. They had nine children. It is through Harry, their second child who was also their second son, that we will continue this line. Ella Jane died January 29, 1943 at Hatfield Point and is buried at the Bayview Cemetery, in that community, as are several of her ancestors. Charles died at age 77 years on June 17, 1935. Part II to be continued. 127

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The KV Irving Oil Vito’s Rangers hosted the very successful 20th Annual Irving Oil Challenge Cup at the aplex last spring. The team wanted to thank everyone for their support by giving back to the communities their players are from. Mathieu Savidant, a member of the Host Team recently presented Hampton P.R.O. Kids representative, Sue Gerow, with a $1,000 donation so youth in Hampton will be able to participate in recreational activities.
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It’s Golf Canadian Style - HSE proudly presents the 10th Annual Snow Golf Championship on saturday, February 18th, hosted by Midland Meadows Golf Course in Norton, in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation. In 2011 HSE Snow Golf raised over $20,000 for the Children’s Wish Foundation of New Brunswick. For many the tournament has become a tradition and for others it has become a new way to experience both winter and golf. No matter your ability you’re sure to have a great time, so dig your clubs out of the garage and get your team of four together for a round of golf you’ll never forget. For more information on rules and registration check out snowgolf.ca. 814

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Hampton Alliance for Lifelong Learning (HALL) is excited to o er programs this February to accommodate the early learners (0-5 years old) in your family.

Playtime Learners Preschool

Hampton Alliance for Lifelong Learning (HALL) is excited to o er programs this February to accommodate the early learners (0-5 years old) in your family. We are still accepting children ages 3 and 4 years old. Enroll your child to start in February. Classroom is located at Hampton Elementary School. Space is only available in the Monday/Wednesday class. 9:00am -11:30am, $90.00 per month. Registration is required.

Music FUNshop

Saturday, February 25th, 2012, 10am -11:30pm, Location will be in at Hampton Community Center in the Ossekeag Room. Come and discover the world of introducing music to your child. This FUNshop is available to families whose children are entering kindergarten in fall of 2012. This is a FREE FUNshop. Pre-registration is required.

“Celebrate Baby” Series

This 12 week series for Mom or Dad and baby, is an interactive program that will focus on a variety of topics. Some of the topics include baby rst aid and CPR, music, massage, baby sign language and nutrition. Some of the sessions may have a small fee. “Celebrate Baby” Series runs on Tuesdays, as of January 31, 2012. Please come and join us. This is a great way to meet other moms and have fun learning ways to grow and develop with your baby. Registration is required for all of the above programs. Register at HALL at 832-5665 or come in to register Monday and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm at 978 Main Street, Hampton (located in St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church) or email us at haforll@nbnet.nb.ca. For more information please visit our website at www.hamptonalliance.ca.

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Congratulations to the Hampton Mini Boys basketball team who were the 2011 Champions, taking home 1st place in their division at the 22nd Annual Dave and Bridget Kean Basketball Tournament December 27th-30th. The theme was “Hoop it up on the Holidays!” and that is exactly what Hampton did, as our Junior Mini teams competed, and our Bantam Boys came home with a 2nd place title to boot. Well done Hampton! 56 House Teams participated in over 116 games in four days, the Millrats also came out to support the tournament checking out some of the final games and awarding medals to the kids. 130

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The University of New Brunswick has granted entrance scholarships to recent graduates of Belleisle Regional High School for study in the 2011-12 academic year. Both of the recipients will be attending classes on the university’s Saint John campus. Scholarship recipients are: Chelsey Emma Brown, science, UNB Saint John Campus Scholarship, $5,000; University of New Brunswick Saint John Primrose Scholarship, $5,000; Jarret Hooper, arts, Ward Chipman Founder’s Scholarship, $500; UNB Saint John Campus Scholarship in Arts, $1,000. The university and its donors are pleased to provide financial support to students through the granting of scholarships. For information about contributing to a UNB scholarship program, please contact Marion Williams of the Office of Development and Donor Relations at 506-648-5989. For more information about taking courses at UNB Saint John go to tellmemore@ unbsj.ca or call 1-877-753-6763. 137

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Hampton Soccer Club Annual General Meeting
Time: 7:30pm Date: Wednesday, February 15 Location: Ossekeag Room, Hampton Arena Agenda: Presidents and Officers Reports Treasurers Financial Statement 2012 Priorities Election of Officers The Hampton Soccer Club has a need for many committee members, soccer experience is not necessary. Help us build a better community thru sport.

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1032 Main Street Please note the following activities that are held at the Hampton Branch #28. Mondays - the General Meeting is held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Tuesdays – The Lions Club of Hampton hosts their weekly Bingo, which begins at 5:30pm. Wednesdays - Come join our “Afternoon Seniors”. Why not come with a friend and share an afternoon of Bingo and have supper served to you. Sundays – Brunches are held every second week. The Brunches are now served from 10:00am until l:00pm. A 50/50 draw is offered. A ‘free’ breakfast is also given. See you all in the New Year 2012. Comrades, your Membership Cards are now available for 2012 at the Branch. For Hall Rentals, please contact 832-4633 or 832-7886 and leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. If you are a veteran or a spouse of a veteran and feel you are entitled to assistance from Veterans Affairs Canada, please contact our Service Officer, Bob Jones, at 832-9899. 106

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The School District 6 DEC will be holding its monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 8th at the District Office, 70 Hampton Road, Rothesay, beginning at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome! 804

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The Quality of Life Initiative, a community group, is sponsoring a presentation by Hampton Water First on Shale gas in New Brunswick. This presentation will take place at Central Kings Recreational Centre, 110 Titusville Road in Upham at 7:30pm on tuesday, February 7th. 811

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The Church of the Ascension ACW is sponsoring their Annual Pancake Supper at the Anglican Church Hall in Apohaqui on saturday, February 18th from 3:30-6:00pm. The menu includes: pancakes, sausages, homemade beans, brown bread, pickles and layer cakes for dessert. Cost for the supper is $7/adults, $3.50/ children 6-12 and pre-schoolers eat for free. Everyone welcome. 806

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The University of New Brunswick has granted entrance scholarships to recent graduates of Hampton High School for study in the 201112 academic year. Each of the recipients will be attending classes on the university’s Saint John campus. Scholarship recipients are: Jessica Mary Baxter, Clifton Royal, arts, Ward Chipman Founder’s Scholarship, $500; UNB Saint John Campus Scholarship in Arts, $1,000; Daniel Stewart Blake, Hampton, chemical engineering, William and Lois Paine Founder’s Scholarship, $1,500; Amanda Leigh Boudreau, Passekeag, science, William and Lois Paine Founder’s Scholarship, $1,500; Malcolm Rainer Harlon Briggs, Hampton, business administration, Ward Chipman Founder’s Scholarship, $500; Alyson Barbara Jane Brown, Kingston, science, William and Lois Paine Founder’s Scholarship, $1,500; Benjamin Jean-Claude Chiasson, Hampton, science, UNB Saint John Campus Scholarship, $5,000; Briana Cowie, Nauwigewauk, arts, William and Lois Paine Founder’s Scholarship, $1,500; Alumni Entrance Scholarship, $1,000; Jeffrey Hazen Cummings, Bloomfield, science, William and Lois Paine Founder’s Scholarship, $1,500; Avalon Larah Diggle, Clifton Royal, arts, William and Lois Paine Founder’s Scholarship, $1,500; UNB Saint John Campus Scholarship in Arts, $1,000; Shelby Rae Glendenning, Hampton, arts, Governor Thomas Carleton Scholarship, $1,000; UNB Saint John Campus Scholarship in Arts, $1,000; Donovan Law, Passekeag, engineering, Governor Thomas Carleton Scholarship, $1,000; Emily McGuire, Nauwigewauk, nursing, Ward Chipman Founder’s Scholarship, $500; Rachel Ellen Perry, Hampton, arts, Ward Chipman Founder’s Scholarship, $500; UNB Saint John Campus Scholarship in Arts, $1,000; Nicolas Marc Robichaud, Lakeside, science, Governor Thomas Carleton Scholarship, $1,000; Dustin Boyd Thorne-Curtis, Clifton Royal, science and computer science, Governor Thomas Carleton Scholarship, $1,000. The university and its donors are pleased to provide financial support to students through the granting of scholarships. For information about contributing to a UNB scholarship program, please contact Marion Williams of the Office of Development and Donor Relations at 506-648-5989. For more information about taking courses at UNB Saint John go to tellmemore@ unbsj.ca or call 1-877-753-6763. 136

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The Kings County Historical & Archival Society, Inc., will hold its next meeting on saturday, February 25th at the Centennial Building, 27 Centennial Road, Hampton, starting at 2:00pm. The subject of the meeting will be the History of Rothesay. All are welcome to attend. 803

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The Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation will host Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and former International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, Sheila WattCloutier, at their upcoming Annual Human Right Forum, on Wednesday, February 15th. Working with global decision makers for over a decade, Watt-Cloutier offers a new model for 21st Century leadership. She treats the issues of our day - the environment, the economy, foreign policy, global health, and sustainability - not as separate concerns, but as a deeply interconnected whole. She maintains that every decision, whether environmental, political or economic, has a profound effect on those far from the corridors of power; and to understand this connection is vital to building a sustainable world. Currently a visiting scholar at Mount Allison University in Sackville NB, Sheila Watt-Cloutier normally resides in Nunavut. She is the recipient of numerous global awards and honourary degrees and remains connected to her life’s work through activism and advocacy which includes membership as Commissioner on the Civil Society Commission on Arctic Climate Change led by the Aspen Institute. This free Annual Human Rights Forum will take place at the Hampton Middle School at 7:00pm, followed by refreshments and an opportunity to talk with Ms. Watt-Cloutier. The Annual

HUmaN RIgHts FoRUm IN HamPtoN Human Rights Forum is a tribute to the legacy of Hampton born

John Peters Humphrey, the original authors of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation will also be presenting their Annual Human Rights Award. The Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation is charitable organization committed to providing an ongoing tribute to John Peters Humphrey by educating individuals of all ages about his life and accomplishments; and about human rights issues. For more information please contact: Anne McTiernan (Board Member, Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation), 8320366 (H) or 634-6270 (W), amctiernan@nb.cancer.ca. 812

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Sunday 10:30 am Worship & Kingdom Kidz (ages 2-11) Youth Classes (ages 12-18) 6:30 pm Evening Service Monday 7:00 pm Women in Touch Prayer Group (1st Monday of each Month) Wednesday 7:30 pm Family Night - Adult Bible Study Kidz Zone (ages 4-12) U-Turn (ages 12+)

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A smile cost nothing, but gives so much. It enriches those who receive it, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it. A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in business, and is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and it is nature’s best antidote for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. ~ BJ.Morbitzer. CC02

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We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all who responded to the accident on Ketchum Rd, January 12, 2012 that claimed the life of Gail Coggan. The commitment and dedication of Hampton’s First Responders, Fire Department, RCMP and Reynolds towing will never be forgotten. Each of you spent many hours in the extreme conditions of the accident site, placing yourselves at risk while doing your utmost for Gail. You will always be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. Stephen & Clare Coggan

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Curtis Joseph (Joe)
In loving memory of a dear son who passed away February 6, 2011 In our hearts your memory lingers; Always tender, fond and true. There is not a day dear son, We do not think of you. Always remembered.

MUSINGS
By Debbie Hickey
Fat Cats
Is there anyone who doesn’t love Garfield? You know, the big orange cat whose motto in life is “All I do is eat and sleep. Eat and sleep. Eat and sleep. There must be more to a cat’s life than that. But I hope not.” Well, I have three cats, and though they may not have Garfield’s attitude two of the three are definitely a mite, well, tubby. Not huge, but certainly overweight. They have never had lasagna, but being indoor cats they do not get a lot of exercise. Plus we have normally free fed all of our cats. The dry cat food and lots of fresh water stay out all the time and are refilled whenever empty. This has worked well for previous cats, but obviously is not the correct process for these ones! I have often wondered how I could reduce the food intake for one or two cats without starving the other and have never come upon a workable solution, or at least not one that didn’t have me policing each cat so as to ensure no one eats two meals while someone else gets little or nothing. But . . . I now have a plan. After much research on cat foods - protein levels, weight control vs not, etc - and some pondering, I started a new feeding regime. No more food out all the time. There are now three meal times, and only three meal times, and at all other times the food is put away out of the reach of little paws. The dish goes down for a half hour when I get up, a half hour at supper time and another half hour at bedtime. They can eat all they want during those time periods, but when the timer goes, the dish goes! Wisely, I started this on a workday so that I did not have to listen to the pitiful cries of a starving cat. Smudge has always been VERY vocal when the food dish even begins to approach empty, so a missing food dish definitely warrants complaint. Loud and often! Within a few days, however, even she seems to have adapted and while there are still moments of distress they are dwindling. And not because she is prostate, weak from hunger, but because she has learned it does no good. It has only been a couple of weeks, too soon to tell if it is going to result in any weight reduction. Crossing my fingers. Meanwhile for all you non-morning people who hate to get up: “I’ll rise, but I won’t shine.” ~ Garfield. 801

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Thank You
The family of the late Kenneth Lutes wish to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all who attended the visitation & celebration of his life. A warm thank-you to Father Arnie Hachey, Father Peter Bagley, Sandra Hayes for their love & support during this very trying time. Also special thanks to the pallbearers, Al Smith for providing the musical selections, and the beautiful reception provided by the Sacred Heart Ladies. Thank-you to those who sent mass cards, flowers & numerous donations, especially local 2262 in Kenny's memory. During such a difficult time the support from our relatives, friends, and the community is very much appreciated.

Elizabeth, Nova Lee, Dana

Marchbank Curtis Joseph (Joe)
In loving memory of a dear nephew & cousin who passed away February 6th 2011. No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, And only God can tell us why. Forever in our hearts, Aunt Barb, Uncle Clifford & Cousins Hampton Herald - February 7, 2012 28

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Lowther, accomplished dog wrangler. $100/full day. Telephone after 6pm 506-654-7874 or katfisher2010@hotmail.com. WE JOSEPH L. KANE and spouse, citizens of Canada and Kingston, Kings County, New Brunswick, by Registered Deed, lot number 0159566 and heirs and successors to a Grant of Land registered as number 9098, with charter by Her Royal Majesty Queen Victoria, year 1871 and granted by the New Brunswick Court of Chancery, registered at the New Brunswick Forestry Building, Fredericton, have had our rights infringed upon, contrary to the Queen, the Court and the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms of Canada. seRVICes oFFeReD NEED A DRIVE TO Moncton? I leave early each day Monday to Friday. 832-3810. HANDYMAN SERVICES, repairs, maintenance and light renovations. 30 years experience. Roger’s Renovations and Repairs 650-1660. WEDDING OFFICIANT - plan unique ceremony celebrating love & commitment; when, where, how you wish. Book now for best dates. Janet 847-9833. REGISTERED FOOT CARE NURSE is now accepting clients. Offering foot care in the comfort of your own home in Hampton & surrounding areas. For professional foot care & details, call Shirley at 832-2126. Covered with most insurance plans. BRIAN’S MAINTENANCE & Home Repair, carpentry, kitchens, bath, painting, ceramic tile, electrical etc. Over 20 years experience. Free estimates. Call Brian 839-2296. HaUl aWay of junk cars, trucks, tractors and farm equipment. Small fee for appliances and small scrap. Drop off site 54 Backland Road, Kingston. 763-2933 or 333-9067. HERITAGE UPHOLSTERY. Residential, commercial, recreational, restyling and customization. Trust your furniture to the professionals. The most training and experience in the Kennebecasis. Serving you for 30 years. Offering project classes. 849-8008. MARITIME RIGGING & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES. Complete line of traction chains, wire rope, chain, netting, H.D tarps. Authorized Action Truck & Car Accessories dealer. Call 832-1198. Day/Evenings Mon-Sat. BUyINg JUNK CARS, trucks, travel trailers, motor homes, farm machinery. I pay you cash. Call 721-4255. RITE WAY CLEANERS now has openings for residential and commercial cleaning. We offer de-cluttering, organizing and will clean your house from top to bottom. For a free estimate call Fallon, 832-3894. KEN BROWN ELECTRICAL Inc. Your electrical service company for all your home & business needs. For your solar & wind power solutions, call or email Kim at (506)839-2877, kimbrown@ nb.sympatico.ca. HENDERSON OVERHEAD DOORS - Laforge. Sales and services of overhead doors, operators and weather stripping of all models. Phone 485-2151. VILLAGE UPHOLSTERY & REFINISHING - Craftsmanship. RV’s, boat covers, recovering & restyling repairs. HD foam, T-Trailers, caning, seagrass, canvas. 832-7870. DAVE’S LIGHT TRUCKING & Cleaning Service, junk, garbage, construction & roofing materials, demolition, brush, decks, small moving jobs. 7 days a week. Also picking up unwanted vehicles. 8323982 or 653-0026. HOUSE CLEANING. Come home to a clean house, dust, vacuum, mop and more. For more information call Frances 832-4263.

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