Arthritis dance raises $500

Bill Michl’s recent old-time dance at the Emo Legion raised more than $500 towards his goal of participating in the “Joints in Motion” marathon for the Arthritis Society.
Thanks to the many Emo businesses for donating or helping make this fundraiser a success, as well as to “Silver Collection” for volunteering their time and talents to supply the music.
Bill also would like to thank his sisters, Margaret, Kathy, and Emilie, for organizing and donating prizes, as well as their hours of hard work.
Jennifer Galusha won the door prize (a $25 gift certificate to the Canasian Restaurant. There also were penny table winners too numerous to mention.
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Mrs. Irene Bosma had her daughter and granddaughter from Michigan as They left Saturday for the long drive home.
Irene’s daughter makes frequent visits here for a few weeks at a time.
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A “strawberry social” in honour of Nurses Week will be held tomorrow (May 13) at the Emo hospital cafeteria until 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to lend their support to our nurses.
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Nine tables of cribbage were played at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (May 5), with the winners being Lyle Gill and Raoul Cayer (high) and consolations to Donna Morrish and Adelia Guba.
Cayer had a 23-hander while Connie Hill won the door prize.
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I’ve been subscribing to the Yorkton Enterprise Weekly since 1948 and, by coincidence, the family of Alex and Helen Ivan of Yorkton had an ad in paper last week wishing their parents a happy 50th wedding anniversary.
I promptly got their address and phone number from my brother in Regina, who had the phone directory.
Although Helen answered the phone, I had to speak to Alex. I asked him, “Do you know who you’re speaking, too?” He replied, “Yes, Milton Guba.” After 50 plus years, he recognized my voice.
From there on, we talked about our families. Alex, retired from the CNR now 37 years, has three children, one living in Yorkton, another in Calgary, and a girl in California who just underwent liver transplant and is doing exceptionally well.
Alex also has a brother, a retired jeweller, in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask. Alex’s father, a old-time shoemaker/repair in Yorkton, and my father, a farmer in the Otthon Village, were exceptionally good friends, both coming from Hungary.
It is said this is a small world, true. But when you can remember someone over a 50-year period, it is something else.

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