“Alpha” comes to Emo

“ALPHA”—a 10-week opportunity to explore the validity and relevance of the Christian faith for our lives today—will get underway Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
Described as a practical introduction to the basics of Christianity, with loads of opportunity for debate and discussion, the style of ALPHA is informal, friendly, and non-pressured.
The first evening will begin with a free dinner, followed by a talk. Those interested in attending also are asked to invite along friends or acquaintances.
It is low-key, friendly, and fun—and it’s supported by all the main Christian denominations. In fact, more than two million people worldwide already have found it to be a worthwhile experience.
For more info, you can visit ALPHA’s Web site at www.alphacanada.org or call 1-800-743-0899.
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A reminder Emo council has passed a motion re its policy on congratulatory plaques.
It is birthdays at 80 years, plus every five years, after that and anniversaries at 50 years, plus every five years after that.
Anyone celebrating any of the above milestones is asked to contact the municipal office in advance.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (Sept. 18) were Gerald and Loraine Bullied (high), with consolations to Kay Bragg and Lyle Gill. Bill Birrell won the door prize.
A reminder Bingo night at the Legion goes tomorrow (Sept. 26), with doors opening at 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, the cribbage and 500 monthly party returns Saturday, Oct. 5. Call the Legion for more info.
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Art Bonot, who is hospitalized at the Emo Health Centre, had a restless time recently. The family was called in, and it did not look good.
Fortunately, he was himself by Sunday afternoon and steadily improving. By this past Wednesday, he was breathing on his own again. Quite a scare.
On Monday, Art was flown to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg for more tests. We are hoping all turns out for the best. Nevin Bonot and Denise Bliss are with him.
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The children of Nick and Ann Veldhuisen invite you to join them in celebration and praise to God for His goodness in granting their parents 50 years together.
here will be a come-and-go open house at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 3-6:30 p.m. Tea and luncheon will be served.
No gifts, please, just your presence.
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A reminder renowned Christian singer Annie Herring will perform in concert this Friday (Sept. 27) at 7 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls.
Admission is $3 at the door, and a free-will offering also will be taken up for Herring’s ministry.
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The community garage, craft, and bake sale held on the arena ice surface last Saturday was very well-received and supported.
Arranged by arena manager Tony Bliss and helper Linda Carmody, the sale featured many valued products for the home, ranging from a $1,500 half-ton to glassware, baked goodies, and much more.
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Our 50th wedding anniversary has come and gone. Adelia-Marie and I wish to say thanks to everyone who attended from near and far and shared with us this day, which we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.
It only comes once in a lifetime, and it will be fully cherished.
Thank you for the numerous greeting cards and those who had brought gifts, and especially to the Loerzels for the beautiful centrepiece on the head table.
To our immediate family, who had planned this for more than a year, there were surprises in people who came and joined in the fellowship. A remarkable day it was.

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