Arena cleanup wrapped up

A cleanup, painting, and odd repairs were completed at the Emo Arena this past Friday by employees Linda Carmody and Norm Cain.
Arena manager Tony Bliss, still recovering from recent surgery, made an appearance to make sure all work has been completed.
The ice was taken out March 25, with all winter activities completed.
The arena is now ready for Spring Fever Days later this month (April 18-20), the annual Emo fall fair in August, and other activities that may be scheduled.
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This past week, Village Variety proprietor Marlene McQuaker was preparing her store for Spring Fever Days, using her artistic skills in sketching spring symbols on the front windows.
Marlene always has excellent artistic ideas to implement when it comes to different occasions like Christmas, Easter, etc.
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The Gideon’s annual banquet is slated Friday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Red Dog Inn in Fort Frances. Cost is $22.50, which and may be paid upon arrival, but reservations are required by April 21.
Those interested can contact Gordon Meyers (482-2800) or Clare Brubacher (274-2009).
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Students at Donald Young School plan to celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Other upcoming activities include “Jump Rope for Heart (Friday, April 26), Education Week (April 29-May 3), and a book fair (May 1-2).
Maureen Ricard, with the school board’s program support staff, was at DYS on March 22 and April 2 to provide training to Mrs. Mose and Mrs. Olson in the Developmental Reading Assessment program (DRA).
EQAO training for Grade 3 teachers took place April 2 and April 5. Training for Grade 6 teachers is slated April 23 and April 26.
Walter Rogoza, from the program support staff, will be working with teachers and students for half-day sessions on numeracy (math).
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St. George’s Anglican Church in Emo is pleased to announce that, God willing, Rev. F. Eileen Bragg will be ordained a priest at a service this Sunday (April 14) at 4 p.m. by the Rt. Rev. David N. Ashdown, Bishop of Keewatin.
All are welcome to a reception afterwards at 6 p.m. at the Emo Legion.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday were Darlyne Bruce and Jerry Allan (high), with consolations to Donna Morrish and Adelia Guba.
Sis Woolsey won the door prize.
A reminder a Cribbage/500 party is slated this Saturday (April 13). Contact the Legion for more info. Bingo is on the agenda there Thursday, April 25 (doors open at 5 p.m.)
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Surprise! A decorated cake was served after the morning worship service at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo in honour of my 75th birthday (April 8). That wife of mine is full of surprises and she can keep it tight-lipped.
On Saturday evening, we had a family birthday supper at our residence with my daughter, Ann Michl, and her family on hand. Those homemade computer birthday cards sure can be designed in whatever way you wish.
To my family and the family circle of the CRC congregation, a big thank you for sharing my 75th with me. It only comes once in a lifetime, and you make the most of it.

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