Dinner theatre coming to Barwick

Milt Guba
This Week In Emo

A unique dinner theatre production is coming to Barwick on Oct. 23, complete with a portable professional theatre set and travelling kitchen.

The play, “An Ancient Splendor,” is making its way across Canada to promote the work of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

This one-of-a-kind event will take place at the Barwick Hall at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge but an offering will be taken to cover costs.

There also will be an opportunity to participate in an on-going commitment to financially support Bible Translation and Home Team Projects.

Reservations are requires. Call Ria Hettinga (482-3181) or Susan Peters (483-5577). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

A Chuckwagon fall supper is coming to Barwick this Friday (Oct. 12) at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children eight and under.

Dress western-style for a gala evening with guests, The Original Rainy Lake Highlanders Bagpipes and Blue Grass.

A craft sale, with lunch also to be available, is planned for Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Barwick Hall.

To book tables, call Crystal (487-1220) or Shirley (487-1277). The first table cost $10, with each additional one $5.

With Christmas fast approaching, don’t forget St. Patrick’s Christmas tea and bazaar slated Saturday, Dec. 1 at the parish hall. It will feature a bake table, penny table, crafts, religious articles, and other entertainment.

There also will be door a prize, and sandwiches and dainties available.

Shirley Allen tells me line-dancing at the Emo Legion is going great guns. The beginners’ program runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with the advanced from 7:30-9 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

For the last few weeks, I’ve wondered where our Variety Village artist, Laura McQuaker, has disappeared. She always was on the job designing store window pictures for Thanksgiving, Hallowe’en, or some other occasion.

So far, no one has followed in Laura’s footsteps although it’s likely her mother, Marlene, may just put her skills to the test.

I did find out Laura is attending Confederation College enrolled in a two-year Early Childhood Education program. She’s been a little homesick a couple of times but she does enjoy her classes.

Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (Oct. 3) were Elder Jack and Mary Gavin (high), with consolations to Gerald and Loraine Bullied. Elmer Haglin won the door prize.

A cribbage and 500 party is slated for this Saturday (Oct. 13) starting at 1 p.m. Call the Legion for more info.

The Emo Inn coffee boys had another birthday. This time around it was Leonard Jordens who was the guest of honour. He was given a birthday card signed by Art Bonot, Paul Melanson, Irwin and Jeannie Morphet, and Milt Guba.

He also was presented with a one-layer decorated cake, with Armin Mosbeck, Val Kellar, Nicole Drennan, and Jodi Steele singing “Happy Birthday.”

Later on Friday afternoon, he had family members bring greetings. We all wish Leonard the best for many years to come.

Recently, Paul and Margaret Melanson returned from a brief vacation to Moose Jaw, Sask., where they had visited with son, Ross, his wife, Cora, and their family.

Ross is working towards his Master’s degree this year. He and the family had visited here earlier in the summer.

Friends last week helped Karl Heisler celebrate his 70th birthday at his residence with a birthday cake. Karl, since retiring from DHO, has not been in the best of health.

About 40 ladies attended the Northwestern Ontario Baptist Women’s Retreat at Round Lake Bible Camp on Sept. 28-30. Topic of the retreat was “Renew Your Strength,” and the guest speaker was Mary Mitchell.

Besides having session with the guest speaker, the agenda also included a supper Friday, praise and worship Saturday, and leisure time consisting of card-making, floral arrangements, and scrapbooks.

Sunday wound up with breakfast, and a praise and worship session with the speaker. After lunch, every prepared to return home.

The arena is raffling a removable children’s slide as a fundraising project on Dec. 1. Tickets are available at the municipal office for $2 each or three for $5.

We extend special Happy Birthday wishes to John Bosma (93 on Oct. 13) and Irene Bosma (84 on Oct. 18), as well as best wishes to Nick and Ann Veldhuisen, who celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary Oct. 6.

During the morning worship service, most of the Veldhuisen families were here for this special occasion, including a sister and brother of Nick’s from the Netherlands.

The Veldhuisen families had a supper in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday evening.

Our former reeve and community old-timer, Maurice MacMillan, is celebrating his 95th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2-4 p.m. at the Knox United Church in Emo.

Let’s all get out and wish Maurice a healthy, cheerful day.

Maurice loves his carpet bowling at the Wheels to Meals every Thursday, I’m told. He would not miss it for anything–and he’s still able to get around with his reliable cane.