911......these numbers which often strike fear into us at the best of times, have taken on a new significance as the numerical date representation of the terrorist attack on the USA September 11. The first edition of the 2001 - 02 BMC Eagle was just hitting the mail boxes and the e-mail wires when news reports of the devastation in New York City and Washington, DC started being broadcasted. Canadians watched on television (or listened to radio) to descriptions of the horror and tried to make sense of it all - there are no easy answers. Blaming it on resurgent anti-American feeling throughout much of the world, while understood at some levels, is no means justification for the callous and wanton disregard of innocent lives, We hope that the United States takes a very long look at all repercussions before enacting what we hope is a very measured and thoughtful response. This corner has been very critical of the current occupant of the White House; suffice to say his “cowboy mentality” does not provide one with a sense of comfort, and it is hoped that he is surrounded by advisors with a better grasp of the big picture. Hopefully, at the end of the day, the people of Afghanistan are able to have a government that represents the majority of that nation’s population.
The Brookfield Men’s Club kicked off their 65th season with a September meeting and welcome a strong turn out. The October edition will see The Men’s Club play host to by the Brookfield Fire Department on Monday October 15 at the Fire Hall. We welcome all men of the greater Brookfield area to attend the meeting.
Who said weddings were meant to be held in June? Lovely ceremonies abounded in September as three popular local couples said their I do’s....in Hilden Nate McCallum wed Lisa Taggart in a beautiful backyard ceremony; Nate and fellow groomsmen Jon Soehl, Jamie Reid, Joel Campbell and Josh McCallum were resplendent in their kilts and sandals...in a beautiful park in Sydney River, BMCer Rob Bezanson took Joelle Broussard’s hand - this happy couple then hosted a reception at the Fire Hall allowing the local citizenry to give them their best wishes...the Matheson and Buott families were united when Peter (John and Lynn’s youngest son) married Gerry and Faith’s youngest daughter Debbie. BCA Secretary Hilary Sears exchanged vows with Wayne Paquet on the Fundy Shore at Moose River. We wish all the happy couples the best of luck in the future.
The Brookfield Men’s Club wishes to thank the following who have made our load much lighter in recent months. In additions to generous cash donations from Don MacNeille, Robert Henderson and Bobby Roop, sizable donations were also received from the Brookfield Fire Department and the All Around the Circle Senior Citizens Club. Donations of services were also kindly received from Forest Glen Greenhouses (proprietors Lee and Judy Thompson), helping make the Ed Creelman Park more beautiful with floral arrangements, Robert Putnam for providing address labels, and Lafarge, who very generously underwrites the costs of publishing The Eagle. Without the kind support of individuals and community minded businesses such as these, the Men’s Club row would be much tougher to hoe - we thank you very much.
Former BFD Fire Chief Blaise Watson stood with mouth agape as wife Linda delivered twins - a boy and a girl...Kevin (Bumpus) and Ceila Fisher also welcome a baby boy to their brood...while Dwayne and Andrea (Brenton) Geldart delivered a baby girl, a granddaughter for Sandra and Jerry Brenton.
Belated congratulations to Trish Toole who won a Dr. Jane Norman scholarship for study in Early Childhood Development and Charles DeBay who was the Lieutenant Governors award winner at spring graduation ceremonies at SCHS...Adam MacDonald was named as the Provincial Host for 4-H festivities and Bruce and Janice Leck’s children won honors at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition for woodworking and raising goats. Seldon and Lee Nelson traveled to Ste.Foy, Quebec where Lee played in an elite Pee Wee hockey tournament. The Brookfield Junior High Bobcats girls soccer team easily won a tournament in Annapolis Royal, and are 7-0 to open the season. The Brookfield Golf Club, under Captain Victor Penny, eked out a 12 ½ - 11 ½ victory in the third annual Shaw Challenge Cup with Fox Hollow Golf Club. The matches could hardly have been any tighter, the Club’s winning team consisted of Dan Dean, Dave Thornham, Mike Robinson, Mike Henderson, Mannie Withrow, Eugene Thorne, Mike Penny, Derek Meek, Greg Armour, Paul Campbell, Mike Hippern, Kurtis Gillis and Barry Daniels. Also on the golf course, Verly Grant aced the ultra-difficult number 15 hole - a terrific achievement as this is regarded as one of the toughest Par 3’s in the entire Province. It was obvious from this that Verly is well on the way to recovering from her hospital stay. Others who had not been well included Freda Brenton, John MacIasac, Ed Harvey and John Robar.
George Toole spent time in Germany on Lafarge business while Stena Cooke went to England. Shirley DeBay traveled to Calgary while Daisy Hingley made another trip to Ottawa to visit Chris and Lisa and her granddaughter. Speaking of Ottawa, the federal infrastructure program whose dollars would allow construction of a much needed new sewage treatment plant seems to be moving with molasses like speed - we would encourage residents to write or e-mail our MP Bill Casey e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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