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Christmas 1980 Memories– Almonte Gazette


by Susan Fisher reporter 1980 Almonte Gazette

Christmas is a very special lime of year, and one that conjures up a flood of memories of Christmases gone by. Most particularly it is a time of year lor sharing warm wishes with acquaintances and friends. So in this holiday spirit the staff of The Gazette would like to share a few memories of our past Christmases with our readers.

Linda O’Connell was one of a large family and the excitement! I remember getting up in the wee small hours of Christmas morning with my brothers and sisters and sitting on the stair steps to watch the clock. Six am was the magic hour when her parents got up and the present unwrapping could begin.

Being from a Catholic family, Angus Mantil remembers the custom of going to midnight mass on Christmas eve. After mass, the family came home and enjoyed their presents right then After the excitement of all the unwrapping, a snack of homemade turkey maybe, and then to bed.

Don Runge has fond memories of the Christmas where he spent on a kibbutz in Israel He and a carload of friends took a trip to Jerusalem on Christmas eve. Don remembers stopping along the way in the middle of the desert on that cold, clear night Being so far away from any sort of Christmas as commercialism was very beautiful, he felt.

Barbara Shenstone recalled a Christmas as when her family was living in Cairo, Egypt. She worried quite a bit about whether Santa would find them in that strange country, and was so concerned for the plight of his reindeer in such unaccustomed hot weather.

Susan Fisher has memories of an extra special treat around the long table at her grandmother’s house. At the Christmas meal the children were allowed to have gingerale in their wine glasses and that was the only time of year ‘junk food’ like soft drinks were allowed.

Allison King remembers large family parties of 10 or more people on Christmas eve. In fact, one Christmas the turkey was so huge her mother couldn’t fit it into the oven.

Doug Lorimer remembers the days before electric tree lights when the family Christmas tree was illuminated with candles. Because of the danger of fire, the candles were lit only for a brief moment while everyone admired the tree.

Bev Dodd also went to midnight mass on Christmas eve with her family Being just a little girl and as it was such a late night, Bcv has memories of falling asleep during the service.

Kerrine Lyons and her family went to her grandparents house after all the presents had been unwrapped. She remembers a great crowd of 10 or 40 aunts, uncles and cousins sitting down to lunch there After all that excitement, the rest of the day was a bit of a let down.

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The Day After Halloween in Almonte –1979

The Day After Halloween in Almonte –1979

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada02 Nov 1979, Fri  •  Page 43

1979— Ottawa Citizen

ALMONTE Officials from Arnprior to Pembroke say senseless destruction is fast becoming a new valley sport. Chronic vandalism of the type seen in Almonte Halloween night is reaching epidemic proportions, especially in towns without a local police force. In Pembroke, police Sergeant Versil Young said a report and slide show is being prepared by police on the subject an attempt to graphically illustrate the thousands of dollars damage done in recent months. “We’re investigating one case where vandals broke into a house under construction. We think the damage is about $5,000. They did $1,000 to $1,500 damage to the doors of the house alone. And then they threw paint all over the stained wood exterior.” The report blames parental indifference, citing cases of tire-slashings, rocks through windows, a vehicle pushed into a river and other instances of damage to homes. Smaller towns and villages depending on the Ontario Provincial Police for protection are also experiencing sharp rises in vandalism, and extra constables are being hired on weekends in some communities. Other communities outside the Upper Ottawa Valley, however, say they have vandalism in hand. “We have a problem, but . . it is not of major proportions,” said Kemptville Mayor Harry Coulter. Vankleck Hill Mayor Aurele Fournier and Carleton Place Mayor Ted LeMistre echoed Coulter’s statements.

“Vandalism here is a very minor problem,” said LeMaistre. We have good co-operation between police and teenagers.”

Fournier said there is “really nothing serious” in Vankleek Hill, adding everyone knows everyone else and people work “for the good of the community.”

But in Almonte today the intersection of Mill and Bridge streets bears post-Halloween battlescars of 200 masked teenagers who pitched rocks, paint, bottles, pig manure and eggs at the storefronts. A bulldozer had to be used to remove what one policeman called “one hell of a mess.” “There is really nothing serious here,” saidTom Baker is considering boarding up his store next Halloween or “clobbering the kids responsible.” He has to replace two large windows and the door at his combination jewelry and florist shop.

He shakes his head in wonder at the police and parents who condoned the annual event to the extent that they watched the rampage from cars parked nearby. The conclusion of the kids interviewed in the school yard? “A great time was had by all.” Baker and his business neighbor George Charos who closes his restaurant early every Halloween and flees the neighborhood say they haven’t actually filed a complaint with the local OPP detachment Concedes Charos: “We depend on the town” for business.

According to Almonte High School vice-principal J.L. Bridge, none of the rabblerousers are his students. Bridge didn’t go near the downtown area Wednesday evening. Handing out candy to the children in his subdivision was a “beautiful experience,” he said. Several students milling around high school corridors Thursday openly admitted that although the uproar may have been “a little extravagant at least it was something to do.”

Students say everyone contributed to the event-farmers made their pig manure and chicken heads available and young people poured it into baggies so it could be hurled. For most of the yougsters interviewed, the real problem is boredom. “We don’t have a pool and we don’t have a theatre; and there is a $1 cover charge to eat at the Superior restaurant,” said one student “If we only had a bowling alley, or something …”

Jack Mundcn, who heads the OPP detachment agrees: “The municipality should be providing something else for the youth to do.” He said the best the police officers can hope to do is contain all the activity “if we dispersed the crowd it would move into the suburbs.” “They are all wearing masks. You can’t arrest them, or charge them with disturbing the peace. The law says you can only ask them their names, you can’t ask them questions unless parents or a lawyer are present Mundcn said the appointment of another police officer is imminent “but even if we had 10 cops ‘-would you get out of your car in that crowd?”‘

CLIPPED FROMThe Sun TimesOwen Sound, Ontario, Canada02 Nov 1979, Fri  •  Page 14

Your description of the town of Almonte on Halloween last was one of the examples of irresponsible journalism that leads people to lose all trust in the printed page. It may sell papers in Ottawa, but it does little credit to your paper in this Valley town. There were not 400 masked rowdies on main street! The police tell me there were 73 at most and not masked rowdies. There were no hordes of parents cheering them on to further destruction: in fact the streets were clear by 11 p.m., and the police report one of the quietest Halloweens on record.

There were some of the traditional hijinks of that particular night a bonfire in the middle of the street (carefully watched by members of our fire department), and the throwing of eggs. There was damage to four store windows, and that is certainly not acceptable but I would point out that this was all localized to one part of main street. The rest of the town was quiet, with no reported incidents.

Rev. Harry H. Brown St. Paul’s Anglican Church Almonte, Ont.

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada17 Nov 1979, Sat  •  Page 7

Almonte Gazette November 1,1979

A handful of irresponsible youths managed to give Almonte an enormous black eye in the Ottawa press last week as a result of damage caused on Halloween night. The usual Halloween shenanigans such as egg throwing and the lighting of a bonfire at the corner of Mill and Bridge streets got out of hand about 11:30 Wednesday night when windows were smashed in four Mill Street businesses and paint was splattered on at least two store fronts. 

A crowd of youths, estimated at its peak about 11 o’clock at 50, quickly scattered following the window breaking incidents and the scene was practically deserted when police showed up moments later. And so ended a night of Hallowe’en vandalism that was widely reported by an Ottawa newspaper and a television station. Town Clerk, Bob France even received a telephone call Thursday from a Halifax radio station inquiring about the reports of damage.

Even though the reports were blown way out of proportion, it does not diminish the seriousness of the situation. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. Windows, including plate glass were broken in Baker’s Jewellery and Flowers, the former Milady Beauty Salon next door,Morton’s Variety and the Superior Restaurant. 

Baker’s and the Superior always seem to be in the line of fire and the owners are totally frustrated over the endless stream of vandalism to which they have been subjected. An 18-year-old was charged Monday with willful damage inconnection with one of the incidents, according to Almonte O.P.P. No names have been released as similar charges are pending against other persons. 

All officers of the Almonte O.P.P. detachments were on duty Halloween night, along with members of the Almonte Fire Department who were called out on seven occasions to extinguish fires. 

The most serious of these destroyed a barn at the farm of Clarence Timmons at Lot 27, Concession 12, Ramsay Township. Also lost in the blaze were 1200 bales of hay and disc harrows. The alarm came in about 11:20 Wednesday night. Old tires were set on fire at various points in town and firemen extinguished a blaze that was started in the front seat of an older model car parked at the back of Smithson Motor Sales on Mill Street. A wooden garbage bin, apparently removed from the back of a Mill Street building, added fuel to the tires and other refuse that created the bonfire on Mill Street. 

Youths began gathering at the “pool room corner” about 7:30, as they almost always do on Hallowe’en, in anticipation of the battle of eggs, tomatoes and other missiles that get thrown at almost everything that moves in that area on Halloween. 

Strangely enough, all of the damage and mess was confined to one small area. Most of the other businesses on Mill Street were left untouched. One thoughtful person even brought several bags of hog manure as ammunition this year. Much of it found its way into police cars, fire trucks and store show windows before the night was over. 

The Fire Department vehicles didn’t escape unscathed. An egg striking one of the trucks removed paint and lettering from a door and an auxiliary tanker owned by Drummond Bros, and loaned to the Fire Department was bombarded, resulting in a cracked windshield. Damage was estimated at $400. Town work crews were on the job early Thursday morning cleaning up the mess.

Visitors to the Fairview Manor… 1979

November 28,1979 Almonte Gazette Page 1

A local teenager has been charged in connection with the vandalism that occurred in downtown Almonte last Halloween night. Charged with causing wilful damage is Steven Arthur Maynard, 18, of 132 Queen Street. Police say the charge arises out of an incident Halloween night in which paint was thrown on two Superior Restaurant windows. 

In addition to the usual Halloween hijinks this year, such as egg throwing and the lighting of a bonfire at the corner of Mill and Bridge Streets, windows were smashed in four Mill Street businesses and paint was splattered on at least two store fronts. It was reported at this month’s town council meeting that it cost the town $170 to have the Hallowe’en mess, left behind by the approximately 150 young people who congregated at the pool room corner, cleaned up. 

The 170 dollars does not include the cost of repairing those store fronts damaged during the Halloween madness. The damage was estimated at about $2,000. The Almonte Lion’s Club have set up a committee to look into the possibility of holding a major dance next year on Halloween night to give the teenagers something to do for excitement other than standing on the street corner. The president of the Lion’s Club, Carl Sadler, said the club would like to make it a town project involving other local  groups and organizations. He said the club will need the support of the other organizations to be able to afford a good drawing band to attract the teenagers.

The spirits of Halloween roamed freely in Almonte this week, but for the most part they were the spirits of youth and goodwill. The half-anticipated destruction that took place last year, in which store windows were broken, a car burnt, and an unruly mob tyrannized Mill Street, never materialized. Apart from a few isolated incidents of soaped windows, paint splashed on cars, this Halloween was one of the quietest Almonte has seen for several years. Five members of the Ontario Provincial Police were on duty that night, with two police cars cruising the town. Corporal O ’Connor, on duty in the police station that night, did not receive any requests for assistance. Four firefighters also remained on duty at the fire station, while others also cruised the town Some incidents of vandalism were reported, however. 

The window in the door of the L C B O outlet on Queen Street was broken, to the tune of about $175. Someone kicked and damaged a storage shed at Becker’s on Ottawa Street. Police said the damage, which was repairable, was not serious. The front window of the house owned by Almonte high school principal Douglas Kilpatrick was also broken, at an estimated cost o f $165. The front window of Baker’s

Jewellery store on Mill Street was also cracked. Several youths caroused around town, tossing eggs and apples, and sawdust. 

A number of small bonfires were lit, and at the corner of Mill and Bridge streets, a small group lit smoke bombs made of saltpeter and sugar. Meanwhile, the community dance, featuring the rock band *Metagenesis, entertained about 350 youngsters throughout the evening at the arena hall. Sponsored by the Lions and Civitan clubs, the town o f Almonte, and the Business and Professional Association, the event was organized by high school student Cherri Campbell. It remained the centre of activity for most of the evening, breaking up finally about 2 am. November 1980

*METAGENESIS were a Canadian Hard Rock quartet formed in Arnprior, Ontario in 1971. Read more here.. click

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CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa JournalOttawa, Ontario, Canada03 Nov 1898, Thu  •  Page 2

People of Our Town — Mary Jenkins 1980

People of Our Town — Mary Jenkins 1980

Mary B Jenkins has lived in Almonte for eight years Things have not been easy years for the young mother of two, transplanted from the shores of Massachusetts and who still misses the sounds and smells of the sea, but Mary Jenkins has in many ways made her plate.

Others this summer will show their pleasure and loyalty to Almonte during the hectic ten days of celebrations planned for Homecoming week August  10, but Mary Jenkins has chosen a more personal way to pay tribute to her adopted town. For the past few months Mary has been exercising the vocation that brings her more satisfaction than any other – the vocation of artist She has produced a series of pen and ink drawings depicting 40 local landmarks, both old and new.

These have been printed as hasty note stationary and are now on sale in eight local stores Mary hopes they will appeal not only to the passing tourist, but also to local residents to whom the scenes are as familiar as daily life. Mary Jenkins’ style is not strictly realistic; on the contrary, she sketches how she sees the world about her with a great deal of feeling the cards at the same time are evidently drawn with their function in mind, they are highly decorative and nostalgic.

Mary Jenkins has strived to include all the standard landmarks that we think of in connection with Almonte; the old post office, the townhall, the Auld Kirk, and all the local churches But she has also drawn subjects that, while familiar to us, we might not have considered artistic material. Mary’s decorative touch however, has formed even such mundane sights as the arena and the newer public schools, into warm pieces o f nostalgia.

The mixture of new and old is very satisfying. Views that stand out are, for instance, of the Dalai Lama Bakery, The Almonte Gazette office, the Hub, the Superior Restaurant These views make many common sights in Almonte seem worth preserving and appreciating.

“The drawings were my way of saying thank you to the town ol Almonte, my way of doing something for the people,” said Mary in an interview last week Mary Jenkins lives with her husband, a mathematical genius, she says, and her two children, in a house the couple designed themselves Robert Jenkins is also an arnst; he paints abstract paintings and has shown them in galleries in Ottawa. 

The Jenkins came here when Robert was hired to work in applied math for Ihe federal government they had met in New Haven. Connecticut, at an exhibition Mary Jenkins says there are many types of art she would like to do. She has worked timing maps and other graphic works, making prints, and is even now designing decorations lor next Christmas She is also drawn to literature, and a few years ago wrote a regular column called ” Inner thoughts” for ihe Carleton Place Canadian, which she also illustrated with line drawings. Today the Jenkins arc devout Christians, a faith they have found has changed their lives and seen them through many spiritual hard times.

All illustrations Mary Jenkins Almonte Gazette 1980

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October 13, 1977 George W. Raeburn of Lake Ave East— Artist and C. P. R. Man

The Female Artist from Carleton Place That Never Went Viral

The Squeaker Election — November 1980 Carleton Place

The Squeaker Election — November 1980 Carleton Place img.jpeg  - Lady Luck to decide who's mayor By Bob Marleau... November  1982 Melba Barker is out to prove once and for all nice gals don’t have to finish last or even in a tie. Two years ago, when voters here were asked to choose their new mayor on the basis of style and personality, the battle ended in a dead heat. Barker and Allan Code each received 1,007 votes, forcing a lottery type showdown in which Barker was awarded the chain of office by the luck of the draw. Squaring off again, Barker and Code agree voters will have to make their decision in terms on style not issues. But both predict the electorate shouldn’t have any trouble picking a winner this time around. “The present mayor has had two years to prove what she could do for Carleton Place” says Code. “She’s been a nice lady but she hasn’t got the job done.” “I’m flattered he would even go that far,” replies Barker. “But I’m running on my record and I’m confident that if people look at the accomplishments they’ll support me.” Barker, a housewife and mother, lists improved streets and sidewalks, new police facilities, a swimming pool and playground among her achievements. Code says he could do an even better job by taking a more aggressive approach in attracting new business and industry. “Sometimes, niceness doesn’t work,” he says. “I just feel that with my leadership and experience, I’m the best person for the job.” A car dealership owner with 13 years experience on council, Code says he would work to restore good relations between the town and its downtown merchants, a relationship he claims “soured” under Barker during the mainstreet revitalization project. Barker acknowledges the project had a disruptive effect but says the mainstreet improvements will pay off. I In addition to the mayorality race, the town’s other two top municipal jobs are on the line. Brian Costello, who sucessfully made the jump from council to deputy reeve two years ago, is trying to move another step up by challenging veteran Bruce Sadler for reeve. And Ormond Giles, unseated in 1980, is running against incumbent councillor Trudi Dickie in an attempt to regain the deputy reeve-ship. In addition to council and school board races, voters will be asked in a referendum whether they favor disbanding the town’s old park board so a single authority can be established to look after all recreational matters.

The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
03 Nov 1982, Wed  •  Page 3 Lady Luck will decide this town’s next mayor Monday, when a name is drawn out of a hat, ending the vote deadlock discovered by a judicial recount Wednesday. County court Justice John Ma-theson spent nine hours recounting the votes cast Nov. 10 for Melba Barker and Allan Code, and declared a dead heat. Each polled 1,007 ballots, the first tie for the mayor’s job in the town’s 161-year history. Barker, 32, was initially declared the winner election night, with a slim majority of 1,012 votes to 1,005 for Code. Outgoing Mayor Ted LeMaistre finished third, with 332 votes. An error discovered the next day changed Barker’s victory margin to four votes, dropping her to 1,009. Code applied for a judicial recount. During Wednesday’s recount. Justice Matheson discovered two extra votes for Code and two less for Barker, setting the stage for the draw, as set forth under the Municipal Election Act. While the two tied candidates have two days to decide whether to seek a judicial recount by the Supreme Court of Canada, both indicated Wednesday they are prepared to try their luck. The Municipal Election Act directs that the names of the tied candidates be written on separate pieces of equal size paper and placed in a box. The name drawn is the winner’s. Barker, a two-term council member, would become the first woman mayor in the town’s history should her name be drawn. “I’ll be glad when it’s settled,” she said from her home late Wednesday. “It has been a suspenseful situation and I certainly was hoping it wouldn’t be that way (a tie).” Code, 48, a 13-year council veteran, was less than enthusiastic about the draw. He doubted he’d seek a Supreme Court recount. Town clerk and chief returning officer Keith Morris said there is no alternative to the draw. CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada20 Nov 1980, Thu  •  Page 2 Luck will decide what the voters didn’t when a draw is held tonight to pick the town’s new mayor. The names of Melba Barker and Allan Code will placed in a hat with Lanark County warden Lyall Binglcy to draw the winner. The draw will take place at 7.30 in the auditorium of the town hall. The unusual procedure became necessary when a judicial recount showed each candidate deadlocked with 1,007 votes. Ted LcMaistre, the incumbent mayor, finished a distant third in Nov. 10 municipal elections.

The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Nov 1980, Tue  •  Page 3 It’s time for perennial Carleton Place mayoral candidates Melba Barker and Allan Code to put their rivalry aside. We’d like to see them exchange friendship rings.

Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 03 Jan 1983, Mon,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 3
To Leonard Echlin, reeve of Lanark Village: The resources to retain the offices of a certain provincial ministry in its natural location. For Allan Code, who lost the job as mayor of Carleton Place by the luck of the draw: A winning book of Wintario tickets. For Melba Barker, who won the job as mayor of Carleton Place by the luck of the draw: A losing book of Wintario tickets. To Tom Cossitt, the Conservative MP for Leeds who’s been having trouble getting the government to answer his questions: Three copies of the book “Success Through Transactional Analysis.” For your favorite elementary or secondary school teacher threatened with losing hisher job because of declining enrolment: A weekly increase in the birth rather than bank rate.

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 15 Dec 1980, Mon,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 3
CARLETON PLACE (Special) Allan Code, who lost out to Melba Barker in the now famous draw for the mayor’s chair, still doesn’t know if the town will be picking up the tab for his lawyer’s fee for the official recount that preceded the draw. Code said the bill for $750 should be paid by the town since it was an error in tabulation that forced the recount. Barker said she considered her lawyer’s bill her responsibility and she will be paying for it herself. Both contenders were advised to have lawyers in attendance at the recount, which was presided over by County Court Judge John Matheson. Code said he has already paid the lawyer’s fee and he has written to the judge, who will make the final decision on who is to pay the cost, but he has yet to receive an answer.

The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Jan 1981, Tue  •  Page 4 In 2010 Wendy LeBlanc became Carleton Place’s second mayor. Former mayor Melba Barker held the position for 11 years, beginning in 1980. Since 1919 when Carleton Place had their first mayor, Dr. Preston (we had reeves before that) there have been only 8 women in municipal power. relatedreading

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Workin’ My Way Back to 1980- 1981 CPHS




Check out the CPHS Reunion Facebook page and the Carleton Place High School Alumni Facebook page

CPHS Clothing from the Time Worn Display at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum



















1967 Carleton Place High School Grads.. Name them?

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School–Prom Tickets

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School –Hurdis–isms

Doo Wah Diddy Diddy —The 1964 Royalty? Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Who Were These CPHS Students? Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School — Wava McDaniel Baker

Straight Outta Carleton Place High –Teachers 1963

The Improved Stereo Remix of 1963 –Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

If You Ever Smoked in the Boys Room—– Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

1963 Rule of Thumb for a Strong Physique — Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

The History of Mom Dancing –Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Dissecting a Rat- Straight Outta Carleton Place High School


Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News


1980 Statistics for The Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital


1980 Statistics

The Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital had 111 (79 full time) staff with 40 nurses servicing those who came for medical help

There were 38 patient beds- maternity department had 4 beds plus 6 bassinets and 4 beds for pediatrics

During the last year of 1979, 6,312 people were looked at where 4,659 were out-patients and 1,673 were in-patients.


The Emergency dept had 4,682 people come through in 1979 alone.

The lab performed 58,688 tests in 1979.

There were 311 operations in the hospital’s operating room and 327 surgical day-care one day operations

At the end of the hospitals last fiscal year in 1979 out-patient income equaled $154,073 and the hospital also received $30,584 for net differential in the case of semi private or private room

From 1950 until 1980 there were 3,562 births inside the hospital walls.


Historical Fact

Did you know that in 1910 Hospital building proposals were discussed at a Carleton Place town meeting and abandoned.  The cost of erecting and equipping a suitable hospital was estimated by a provincial official at $1,000 a bed, and maintenance costs at under $5,000 a year.

Photos from the Carleton Place Carleton Place Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum