Plenty of activities underway across district

Interim tax bills have been mailed out and are due February 28. There are many ways to make payments, contact the Municipal Office at 486-3452 for further information. 

Senior of the Year Nominations are being accepted at the Municipal Office. Every year the Township of LaVallee nominates a local individual as “ Senior of the Year. “ 

The Senior of the Year must be a resident of out Township, be 65 or older and someone who has made our community a better place to live through volunteering their time etc. if you would like to nominate someone, send the Municipality your nomination with a brief description as to why you think this person deserves the award and a bit about how they made the our community a better place. Nominations must be received at the Municipal Office no later than Friday, March 31st. 2023.

Knox United Church is still not ready for worship services as renovations are still going on. At least until the end of February services for both congregations will be held at Guthrie United Church in Devlin at 9:45a.m.

April services are as follows:

April 2– Palm Sunday services by Ralph Fluit in both churches 

April 6– Joint MaundyThursday Services and communion in Devlin 

April 7– joint Good Friday by Knox in Emo 

April 9– Easter Sunday services by Barb Miller in both churches 

April 16– services by Guthrie in both churches

April 23– services by Knox in both churches

April 30– services by Peggy Mason in both churches.

World Day of Prayer 2023 Taiwan Held at St. Patrick’s Church in Emo.

Friday March 3 at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Congratulations to Rebecca Cornell and Kelsey Desnoyers on the birth of their first child. Remy Gordon Desnoyers Cornell was born February 14th weighing 9lbs. 14 ozs. 

Fun fact. Rebecca and the A1 heifers were due to give birth at the same time February 21st. Even the competitor Rebecca won that race. 

Proud grandparents are Kim and Pat Cornell and Michael and Carol Desnoyers, great grandparents Gordon and Jeannine Cornell , Earl and Joeanne Clysdale, and Sonya Wright.

Another little farmer in the making!

Sending congratulations to Katie and Dustin Mowe in the birth of their son Logan, he was born February 13. Proud grandparents are Jim Mowe, Norm Racine and Joan Laviolette. The community sends you all the best as your family grows.

Sending get well wishes to Gail Hyatt Gail had a bad fall, requiring stitches. She was also air ambulances to Thunder Bay with heart issues. The Dudu sends you all the best for a full recovery.  

There will be a Beer and Burger night this Friday February 24 at the Emo Legion beginning at 5 p.m. The popular meat draw will take place during the event. A Country Jam will follow at 7 p.m.  As always several other events take place at the Legion weekly please contact the Legion at 482-2250 if you require more information.

A reminder that the Emo Walleye Classic takes place May 25,26 and 27 this year. If you require any information call Colleen at 276-4128.

Robin’s 2 cents

Mildred, the church gossip and self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several members did not approve of her extra-curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told Frank and several others, that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing!

Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn’t explain, defend or deny. He said nothing.

Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred’s house…walked away…and left it there all night.