|Issue 4||Friday September 5, 1997|
Last issue of Lives and Times
This is the last edition of Lives & Times for a while, but hopefully not forever. The federal government through the National literacy Secretariat gave QUILL Network enough money to produce four issues of this newspaper. It's hard to believe we are at number four already! There is a group trying to get money from other sources, so hopefully it won't be long until the publication is rolling of the presses once again.
For now, I would like to say thanks to all the readers who took the time to let me know what they liked and didn't like about the paper. The feedback was always helpful and everyone was very supportive. I would also like to thank all the educational groups who helped deliver the papers to the students. Mostly, I would like to thank the people in all the communities who worked with me to bring you the stories.
I learned so much about this area and the people while working on the project and it was all very impressive. I learned about Emu farming, Wiarton Willie, Elvis's fans and much more. What struck me the most was the community spirit. Whether people were fighting to keep their hospitals open or working to plan a event, everyone worked together. The most interesting thing I learned was that every little town and village, from St. Marys to Wiarton, as a story to tell. It was fun taking the time to hear these stories and pass them on to you.
This project made me realize even more than I already knew that we are all lifelong learners. No matter where we go or what we do there is always something new to learn and when we open our hearts and minds to that idea life can be very exciting! Good luck to everyone on their journey of lifelong learning!
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Wiarton Reporters write about summer in their town
The following stories were submitted by the "Mary Street Reporters" from Wiarton. They were reporting about some of the things that happened in their town over the summer.
By the Mary Street Reporters
Dear Lives & Times,
Greetings from Mary Street in Wiarton. A lot has been happening in our town this month. On July 22 the Kelly Miller Circus set up a big tent in Blue Water Park. A lot of people came to see the clowns, horses, elephants, jugglers, acrobats and sharpshooters.
On July 12 and 13 the Wiarton Keppel Airport had an airshow. Over 10,000 people saw jets and old fashioned aircraft do tricks in the sky. People were thrilled to see a Jet Truck race at over 300 miles an hour.
Wiarton Community Living has been busy. About 15 players have formed a baseball team. They practice at Wiarton Public School and played in a tournament in Owen Sound. Seven people from Life Skills have been looking after Mar Park. They cut the cut the grass and keep the picnic area clean.
Recently, several people went to Tobermory and took an excellent trip on the Glass Bottom Boat.
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