Guthrie Harvest Supper set to go!

The Guthrie United Church is set to go Sunday (October 2) at the Devlin Hall. This delicious meal of turkey, ham and all the fixings including homemade pie. The supper is served from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for 6-12 years old and children 5 and under eat free. Come out one and all to enjoy a meal, some socializing and support our local church.

The annual Naicatchewenin/ Northwest Bay Bass and Walleye fishing tournament takes place this weekend September 31 and October 1. This catch and release tournament has taken place for many years, bass is caught the first day with walleye the second. As of Monday eighteen teams had registered. Weigh-ins are at 4 p.m. both days. There will be a canteen available also a penny table. The anglers will be hosted to a delicious home cooked supper.

To make the event even better weigh scales have been donated from Witherspoons Sand and Gravel, along with a huge sized cheque to present to the winners will perks to the tournament.
There have been many celebrating events recently shared with friends and family.

Brittany Galusha and Marc Valentini were wed Saturday (September 24) a beautiful outside wedding was held on the waters edge of Rainy Lake.

Proud parents are Ted Galusha and Angela Galusha and Bob and Kathy Valentini.

Also celebrating a marriage Saturday was Gishelle Bonot and Jason Brandt. The couple wed in Stratton, a beautiful wedding was enjoyed by all attending.

Proud parents are June Bonot ( the late Brian Bonot ) and Larry Brandt and Kathy Brandt.

Recently married, September 17 was Sebastian Rittau and Lilly Williamson. A beautiful outside wedding was enjoyed by many.

Chris and Marilyn Rittau travelled to Simcoe Ontario to take part in their nephew’s wedding.

Happy parents are Martin and Adrienne Rittau and Dave and Joanne Williamson.

Chris and Marilyn took this opportunity to enjoy a two week holiday, enjoying visiting with family, the scenery and a well deserved holiday.

Also adding to the recent celebrations is the engagement of Tressa Galusha and Trevor Mason. The couple were engaged on September 17. Tressa also celebrated turning 30 that day.

Happy parents are Steve Galusha and Barb Roy. Trevor’s parents are Dwayne and Kim Mason. An August 2023 wedding is being planned.

Our district wishes all four couples many years of happiness and good fortune.

Ron Mctavish underwent knee surgery last week. Here’s sending him wishes for a speedy recovery from the district.

Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Doug Cross. He will be sadly missed by many, and always remembers with a great sense of humour, always time for a hello. One of those guys who was sure to bring a smile to your face.

Congratulations to Brookner VanDrunen and Everett Chojko-Bolec on the birth of their first child. Barrett Thomas was born August 22.

Extremely proud grandparents are Myrna and Greg VanDrunen and Mark and Cindy Chojko-Bolec.  

Also Ken and Laverne Desserre and Chris and Gordon Busch.

The next Emo Legion Beer and Burger will be October 7 and then again on October 21. 

The next Country Jam is scheduled for October 21.

Birch Point Camp held another successful fishing tournament over the weekend. Dale LaBelle and all his volunteers work hard and it’s always a guarantee everyone will have a good time. 

When the final weigh- ins were finished the top winner was Dan Tucker and Jason Cain with a weight of. 13.78 lbs. second place was Matt and Alyssa Goldamer weights totalled 13.76 lbs. third was taken by Devon Stromness and Brandon Kamm totalling a 13.65 weigh in.

Care and concern to the Phill, Maxine and family in the loss of their family run business. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

I’d like to wish John Pierce all the best on his retirement. I’m sure he will embrace this next stage of his life. May John, Penney and their family enjoy many happy times together.

I’d like to thank John for his support and direction he has given me over the last twenty plus years. He always encouraged me with my Devlin News plus asking me to do some of the Focus on Farming issues. John often would come up with suggestions for my articles and when I thought I wasn’t capable of doing them, he would often help with ideas for questions. Although I have no formal paper writing skills John always rooted for me. I’m so grateful for his help. He will be sadly missed by all at the paper as well as the entire district. Enjoy your final Friday this week John and always know your hard work, dedication, professionalism and kindness has truly made a difference in the lives of many.