Honour our veterans on Remembrance Day

Honour our veterans November 11, with Remembrance Day.

Throughout our district there are people to be remembered for their dedication to our country. Some have long passed and some are still among us.

There are many ways to pay tribute to our war heroes. Cenotaph services will be at the Devlin cenotaph at 11a.m. The following cenotaphs will have services: Emo 11:45, RR First Nations Manitou 1:30p.m., Barwick 2:00 p.m., and Stratton 2:30 p.m.

There will be a freewill luncheon at the Emo Legion Branch #99 on Remembrance Day at 12:30 p.m. A supper will be served at the Legion at 5p.m. Advance tickets only, the cost is $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for children twelve and under. All Covid restrictions apply. Call the Legion at 482-2250 for more information. Tickets for the supper can also be purchased at Tompkins Hardware.

Happy to report Holly Daze will be taking place this year Friday December 3rd. and Saturday December 4th.

There will be the traditional parade on Friday night with fireworks. The Emo Legion will host its Friday and Saturday Crafts galore at the Legion. The Legion will offer its traditional, yummy soup and bun luncheon both days ( December 3 and 4 ) proof of vaccinations must be shown to dine in.

As always there will be great sales events, lots of socializing and just good old fun. Happiness that we are getting back to normal!

Happy 80th birthday wishes to Shirley Morrish. Shirley turns 80 on November 11. Her son Joel will be coming home from British Columbia. I’m sure all the family will make this a memorable event for Shirley. Our community sends her well wishes and May you enjoy many more years of a fulfilled life.

A belated 65th. birthday to Pat Clysdale Cornell. Pat turned 65 on October 11. A well deserved celebration was held, Along with Pat’s family that live here and long time friends Scott and Colleen Fawcett, Rebecca and Kelsey from St. Mary’s Ontario, and Doug and Janet from Alberta rounded out the celebrations.

A happy 40th birthday to Kerri Loughrey and Kendra Bodnar (Halvorson). They celebrated this milestone on Friday, November 5. The twins enjoyed a family supper, plus a surprise girls gathering on Saturday at the home of Shannon Kuchma. (November 6) with long time friends traveling from Winnipeg and Dryden.

A happy retirement to John Lepine who has made the decision after eighteen years with the MNR and turning sixty seven in December. John and fellow workers were honoured at a luncheon on Friday (November 5th).

The volunteers of the annual Loggers Contest are extremely pleased to hear this as John will be voluntold that he will now be the “Chief Judge” every year!

Robin’s 2 cents

On his 50th wedding anniversary Henry Ford was asked his formula for a successful marriage life. He replied that it was the same formula that made his automobile successful – stick to the same model.