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October 2007
Vol. 17 Issue 2


We cordially invited all gentlemen of the area to join the Brookfield Men's Club on Monday, October 15 at 7:30 PM for their monthly meeting. This month's meeting will be a treat as the BMCers are being hosted by the Brookfield Fire Department at the new Fire Station - this invariably makes for an interesting program, and even more delicious lunch than usual. Feel free to drop in and be greeted by the new Executive - at the September meeting Larry Harrison was elected to the Presidency, with Austin Ross serving as Vice President. Returning to the Secretary and Treasurer positions were Terry Henderson and Bob Lawrence, respectively.

We are happy to report that David and Kim Monk of Edmonton are the parents of a beautiful baby girl; look for grandparents Maxine and Laurie Monk of Burrows Drive to head west soon! Meanwhile, first time grandparents Dan and Lexie Stewart are bursting with pride over new addition Claira, born to daughter Lyndin Stewart. In Hamilton, Ontario, former Middle Stewiacke resident Fred Rutherford and his wife Peggy - celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, Fred is brother to Don and Lewis Rutherford and half brother to Bill and Jerry Stewart. Kally Best of Brentwood happily accepted Chad Schrader's engagement proposal. It was very nice to see Angela Nelson, daughter of Barb and the late Eric, come home to be married to Tomas Beran. The happy couple live in Calgary. Thanks to Warren Lindsay for a kind donation to the Eagle's cause.
Globe trotters included Don and Jean Hamilton, who visited Ireland and England and Myrna and Gordon (Gully ), Matheson, who embarked on another one of their "house trading" adventures. This time their swap took them to the antipodes of New Zealand and Australia. Andrew and Jill Sears and Mike and Brenda Henderson, on behalf of the International Olympic Committee, inspected past Olympic venues of Munich and Garmisch - Partenkirchen in the Alps of Germany, as that area considers bidding on the 2018 Winter Olympics. While on the trip the foursome stopped at Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, Austria, and attempted a melody midst the lively street music scene, but the locals quickly told them they were one brick shy of a load vocally (you do the math!!). Kelsey Campbell has relocated to Toronto, hoping to pursue a career in dance, of which she has an abundance of talent. Delbert and Shirley Comeau spent Thanksgiving in Toronto with his son Bill's family. Beth Maguire made a shopping trip, on behalf of Stanfield's to New York City - in the end, was it a demonstration of naiveté (thinking she could get from Manhattan at 5 PM on a weekday to JFK Airport in time for 6:30 ); or was the chance of a missed flight and one more night in the Big Apple too appealing?


Ray Carter had knee replacement surgery, and Joan Campbell has been seen dragging around a
foot encased in plaster. In Halifax, Geordie Dickey, son of Jim and Donalda Dickey has been hospitalized with the mumps, which has seen his temperature skyrocket to above 105 F. If you are in the at risk age group, (largely thought those born between 1980 and 1990), it would be prudent to arrange for your inoculation.


Visitors to our fair burg included Jeff Cameron's parents, Susan and Ken Loveland from Dutton, Ontario who came to see their new grandson...Marg Sutherland's daughters were home - the delightful Karen Davis, Marilyn Fallon, and Charlene Fraser always brighten things up in Brookfield. Another sunny face we were happy to see home was Elaine (Ross) Healey of Wasaga Beach, Ontario visiting her siblings Shirley Comeau and Austin Ross, and assorted nieces and nephews. Randy and Betty Roop's daughters and respective spouses (Pam and Sherry, Steve Olmstead and Jay Ovsenny) were delighted to get home, not only for Thanksgiving, but to help their parents celebrate their 35th anniversary, and for their friend Angela's wedding. Nice to see several members of Wayne and Jonathan Woolfitt's family in town to visit - they included Wayne's brothers Ben from Toronto, and Kim and wife Marlene from Alberta, as well as Jonathan's sister Katherine and her husband Graham from England. It was very interesting to listen to these connoisseurs of all things ovine, as their family has a rich tradition in sheep farming. Any questions regarding wool as a fiber, or the value of mutton and lamb as a delicious food choice was quickly answered!


We were saddened to learn of the sudden passing in Riverview, New Brunswick of Bruce Morrisey, husband of Irene (Carter) Morrisey. Hilden native Bruce was quite a basketball player in his day at South Colchester High, in the late 60's and early 70's, and we grieve for Irene, as well as parents-in-law Betty and Ray Carter, and all members of the family. Maxine (Boutilier) Deyarmond, a contemporary of Bruce's at South Colchester High, and former resident of Brookfield, died in Eastville. Herb MacFarlane's mother, Mrs. Dorothy MacFarlane died. Shirley(Hamilton)Harrison's husband Roy Harrison passed away in Sheet Harbour and Arthur Peck's mother, Shirley died in Truro. Elaine Forsyth's mother, Lorraine Saunders, passed away. Dot Hughes, Clare's wife and sister-in-law to Cauline Watson died. The Eagle expresses the community's sympathies to those who have lost loved ones.

At the recently concluded Nova Scotia High School Athletic Golf Championships held at Penn Hills Golf Course outside Shubenacadie, two South Colchester Academy golfers distinguished themselves. Alex Fleming carded a 79 and Riley Giffen fired a nifty 81 - remember these two young men are in Grade 10 and 9 respectively, playing against mostly grades 11 and 12s. Other members of the SCA Wolves team who went to Regionals in Antigonish were Cody Locke and Charlie Fleming; with only the latter graduating, the Wolves future on the links look promising. Alex Fleming continued to gather honors throughout the summer as he finished third in the Nova Scotia Golf Association's Juvenile (16 and under) championship and attended the Atlantic Future Links Tournament as well, and also won the BGC Match Play Crown.
Mike and Dane Henderson won the Low Gross title for the second division in the NSGA's Family Classic Tournament in Annapolis Royal. The Brookfield Golf Club repatriated the Shaw Cup, bringing it home by defeating Fox Hollow Golf Club of Stewiacke 14.5 to 9.5 in the 9th Annual Interclub match play competition. While Mike Weir was making an awesome showing on the television inside, at the BGC it was reported that all the viewers were out on the balcony watching the Shaw Cup drama unfold. Team members include: Steve Locke and Andy Peters who each posted 3- 0 records, Richard White, Darrell Penney, Scott Labrador, who aced the ultra-difficult #15 hole during the competition, Mike Henderson, Ted Sodero, Mike Penny, Robert Putnam, Derek Meek, Cory Sutherland and Dan Dean. The win gives Brookfield a 5-4 series lead over Fox Hollow. The 21st Annual Brookfield Lotta Truck Festival grand prize winner was Allan MacLean of Happy Valley, Labrador. He chose the $110,000 first prize over the Freightliner. Paulette Chiasson of Timberlea, Douglas Creelman of Fall River, Murray Davis of Hantsport all won their choice of vehicles or cash.
The Mud Bog at Pleasant Valley Motocross was a massive success and the Cooke family are hoping it will become more than an annual event. We must thank all for the amazing success of the Terry Fox Run. This years event surpassed $32,000 in funds raised for cancer research (up over $2,000 from last year) and is indeed a remarkable sum. Many people worked very hard to make it happen- there were 296 participants, 76 volunteers, and 26 morale- boosting supporter in the Special Terry's Taxi's. Audrey and Hugh Carter's picturesque property at the top of Carter Road leading to Carter Falls gleamed in the sunshine. Afterwards a delicious BBQ followed at Ed Creelman Park, with top notch entertainment provided by local group Heartbeat, which showcased the musical talents of Russell and Sandra MacCallum, Barb Schofield and Jim Yorke. Top fund raiser of the area, who else but Wayne Woolfitt, led the walkers carrying the Terry Fox flag, followed by many of Terry's Team members (who are cancer survivors) behind them came bikers, walkers, the Junior B Elks Hockey Team, runners, strollers, dogs etc!
Amanda (Walters) Cornelius has opened her new business, Creamery Brook Stables, opposite the school's soccer field. Contact Amanda for more on fine equine boarding and care.
There is a report circulating that a raucous "Elvis" party was held recently at Shortt's Lake...rumors suggest the decor and music was fabulous, Herb McCallum was unparalleled as a dancer, and Susan VanTassell displayed an all-encompassing knowledge about everything Elvis, right down to the size of his.........shoes!
The Brookfield Junior Elks have started their season in the Nova Scotia Junior B Hockey league - they can be found at home in the Sportsplex most Tuesday evenings at 7:30 - watch the Sportsplex or at the Pharmasave, Bakery, Clover Farm or Tim Horton's for postings. Come and support the Elks; they provide a great chance for locals to play a high level of hockey. The Brookfield Curling Club will be having its Open House later in October; watch for details. Junior and Little Rock curling will start the first week of November for ages 7 and up. Further notification will be posted throughout the schools. Adult curling is available on 5 evenings a week to fit anyone's schedule, as well as at least one morning session - stop in and enjoy the surroundings at the continually evolving BCC. With the start of hunting season fast approaching, it is time for all to get their Brookfield Elks Sports Draw tickets. This year's raffle prize list is fantastic featuring a GMC ton truck, an ATV, Sobey's $2000 gift certificate, or cash equivalents for the prizes. The Grand Prize draw will be held at a Junior Elks game in early November, so get your tickets soon. This is the principal fundraiser of the year for the Brookfield Athletic Association which provides support and facilities to many different activities and athletes in the community.
The BAA also has launched the very popular NHL weekly hockey pools - for only $2 you can test your knowledge against your friends and reap some handsome rewards. Contact any member of the Elks ball or hockey organization for more information or tickets, which are also available at Roop's Esso or online via the community website.
It is expected the Brookfield Men's Club will again lead the street patrol on Halloween - volunteers are welcome to join the men for a few hours of fresh air starting at 9 PM on the 31st at the United Church. We have been very impressed with the support and respect the youth have given not only this group but the community at large over the past number of Halloweens and hope it continues.
The Christmas season really kicks off in Brookfield with the Christmas Home Tours which draws folks from near and far. Homes are still needed for the tours to proceed on November 30 and December 1. If you are interested in showing your decorated home, please call Donna at 673-2591 or Judy 673-2427.
The hoped for sewer line extension for Highway 2 North (beyond Whidden Road) will be on the agenda at Colchester County Council on Thursday October 11 at 7 PM. It is hoped a large presence of community support will be a factor towards a positive outcome to this important issue to all Brookfielders.


Mothers in the area who are looking for ways to stretch their food budgets might like to check out the cooking sessions beings held at Knox United Church. Epiphany Kitchen begin October 16 at 9 a.m. And will be held on the third Tuesday morning of each month. Healthy meals and snacks will be prepared by the participants to take home. Childcare and transportation is available and there is no charge to participate. Call Joanne at 673-2227 for more information or to register.


Enjoy the beautiful early fall weather; see you at the BMC - Monday October 15, 7:30 PM at the Fire Hall

The Eagle

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