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Remembrance Day

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The Reston Recorder will be closed  Monday, November 11 to observe Remembrance Day.

Service at the Willow View

Reston United Church will be holding a Remembrance Day Service on Monday, November 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Willow View PCH, led by Marianne Olfrey. Everyone is welcome.

Get the Shot, not the Flu!

There will be a Flu Shot Clinic in Reston at the R.E.S. on Tuesday, November 12 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Call 1-877-646-3888

Battle of the Blades

 Ice dancer Kaitlyn Weaver and retired NHLer Sheldon Kennedy have triumphed as the winning pair of CBC-TV's Battle of the Blades. Weaver and Kennedy were revealed as the winners of the revived competition series on Thursday's season 5 finale, which aired live from Ryerson University's Mattamy Athletic Centre — historic site of the former Maple Leaf Gardens — in Toronto.

 With their win, the duo has raised a total of $100,000 for their chosen charity: Canadian Tire Jumpstart, a national group that provides financial assistance to kids in need so they can access sports and physical activities.

25-year-old woman from Brandon, pronounced deceased on scene.

 Westman RCMP report a serious accident Friday morning near Deleau. At approximately 10:30 a.m., November 1, RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 2, near Highway 254, in the RM of Sifton.A car travelling east on Highway 2, crossed into the westbound lane and collided with a westbound semi. The driver and lone occupant of the car, a 25-year-old woman from Brandon, was pronounced deceased on scene.  The driver of the semi, a 27-year-old male, was not injured.

Barney Fife

 His mother was 40 years old when Jesse was born. Jesse grew up in a very rough home in Morgantown, West Virginia. Jesse’s father, who was mentally ill, was a violent man and was abusive to Jesse. At 13, his father died leaving his mother to take care of him and his brothers. At the time, things weren’t easy for Jesse and he didn’t think life held much hope for him. While Jesse had his struggles, he had dreams too. He wanted to be a ventriloquist and he found books on ventriloquism. He practiced with sock puppets and saved his money until he could get a real ventriloquist dummy. When he was old enough, he joined the military. The military recognized his talents and placed him in the entertainment corp. He toured the western Pacific Islands as a comedian as part of a G.I. variety show called "Stars and Gripes.” It was there he was able to share his talents with fellow soldiers. In 1946, he discharged with rank of Technician Grade 5, which was the equivalent then of a Corporal. During his military service, Jesse was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with 4 bronze service stars), Army Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Badge (with an M1 Carbine) and Honourable Service lapel pin. Through his military service, Jesse gained confidence and found that he had a talent for making people laugh. In spite of his early struggles, Jesse became one of the best-loved characters of all time. For it was Jesse...Jesse Don Knotts who brought us Barney Fife!

Just for Laughs

I hate it when I think I’m buying organic vegetables, but when I get home they’re just regular donuts.





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