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Vol 116, No. 41                                    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Meyers Lighthouse: our little town secret

Editor’s Note: Students from Gilbert Plains Collegiate will be writing and submitting stories about some of the main attractions in Gilbert Plains and stories on the local service groups in the community as well.
By: Kuirsten Cutforth
It started in 1997 with a log house. Robyn Meyer always wanted a small building along the side of the river adjacent to his property. His grandfather’s old home was the perfect building. They moved the 18ft by 24ft log house 5 miles to its present location. After the restoration of the log house ended in 1998, over the next several years Robyn worked on a weaved willow fence, a stone well with a functional pump on top, and a stone fire place. 
"He got the willow branches from trees along the side of the river," quoted Robyn's wife Reba.
"I taught myself how to do stone masonry by doing the fire place and well." Robyn recounts.
When Robyn finish the fence, well, and the fire place; he made a 40ft stone wall along the river bank. He was running low on building ideas, so he decided to build a play house for his grandchildren to play in when they came down to visit. 
"It was going to be a 2 story playhouse but it just kind of grew."
The first stages of the construction started in 



GPCI teacher, Mrs. Jody Smelski-Jubevill’s class will be submitting stories promoting local attractions and service groups in Gilbert Plains. To start these stories, the first one is about Robyn and Reba Meyer’s lighthouse, which is a major attraction in Gilbert Plains. 
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The Grandview Drop-In Centre hosted a day of Fun Games consisting of Cribbage, Whist and Shuffleboard as well as a lunch on Friday, October 21, 2016. Over 50 people were in attendance and participated in the games.
Photo by Jennifer Carniel

On the road to Reading Recovery

By Jennifer Carniel
Grandview School teacher, Tracy Grasby, has recently had an article she wrote called The Reading Recovery Intervention published in the Brandon University Journal of Graduate Studies in Education. Grasby was recently recognized for teaching for over 20 years in Mountain View School Division and has been working on completing her Master’s in Education, specializing in Special Education. The article was part of an assignment for Grasby’s Scholarly Writing Class.
“We had a leeway on topics and this was something I was familiar with,” explained Grasby. “It was also something I thought I could use the research for my personal benefit.”
Grasby became a Resource Teacher with Grandview School five years ago. When an opening for a resource teacher became available, she applied for it because she has a real passion to teach children to read. “I have a real love to help to teach kids to read,” stated Grasby. “I feel like I can make a difference.”
In 1984, the Reading Recovery originated in New Zealand, by educator and psychologist, Dame Marie Clay. It has been successfully implemented in several countries around the world including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and became introduced into Canada in 1993 in English and in 1998 in French.
The Reading Recovery program geared to help those students struggling to read. The program 

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