Ball diamond clean-up set

The annual Devlin ball diamond clean-up has been scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at 9 a.m. Please come out and help clean the diamond if you can.
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The next meeting of the “chem-free” grad organizing committee will take place May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Fort Frances High School library.
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Sixteen members from the Devlin ON3019 TOPS group travelled to Thunder Bay on Friday to attend the annual A.R.D. (annual recognition days). The event was held at the Victoria Inn and close to 400 members overall attended.
Several members from Fort Frances were on hand, as well as those from all over Northwestern Ontario. Awards were given out to our members, plus our club.
Winning division awards were Marie Major and Ruth Siemens. Lois Caul received recognition for perfect weight charts the past year while Josette Vargas received her 10-year KOPS pendant.
The Devlin TOPS club, meanwhile, received third-place recognition for the largest weight loss per member in our area.
All those attending had a great time.
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St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Emo will hold its annual spring tea and bake sale this Saturday (May 3) from 1-3 p.m.
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children 10 and under.
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There are still spots available for the annual Emo Walleye Classic, which takes place May 29-31 this year.
The Emo “Walleye-dol” singing competition will be held on the Friday night (May 30). Organizer Laurel Mose is looking for contestants, so call her at 482-1426 if you are interested in taking part.
As well, tickets are being sold on a boat, motor, and trailer package, as well as other prizes, to raise funds for “Meals on Wheels.” Tickets cost $10 each, which are available at several businesses.
The draw will be made May 31 at the Emo/La Vallee Arena.
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Renowned Canadian fiddler Scott Woods and his family will stage a show on Mother’s Day (May 11) at 7 p.m. at the Knox United Church in Fort Frances.
Tickets cost $15 each, which are available at Fort Frances General Supply and Sight & Sound.
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Last Wednesday night’s card winners at the Emo Legion were Elder Jack and Mary Gavin, with the low going to Adelia Guba and Gayle Thompson.
Esther Elias won the draw prize.
Meanwhile, the men’s high was taken by Norbert Bragg and women’s high by Adelia Guba at the card party played last Thursday (April 24).
The low went to Bob Woolsey and Marilyn McDonald.
A reminder the Emo Legion’s next 50/50 draw is set for May 23.
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The Devlin Hall was the place to be on April 22 to play cards. The high was taken by Kenny McKinnen and Gertie Bujold while the low went to Dennis Allan and Pat Busch.
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Organizers of the annual Emo Fair queen contest are looking for contestants. Contact Sis at 274-8444 for more information.
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A block garage sale will take place in the area of Arlene Rea/Julie Lutz in Burriss on Friday, May 2 from noon-8 p.m. and again Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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A chess tournament is planned for Donald Young School in Emo on Friday, May 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Students from all over the district will be competing.
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Crossroads School here in Devlin will hold its next school council meeting on Friday, May 9 starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Despite the winter weather conditions Saturday, the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association’s annual spring cattle sale attracted a large turnout of buyers.
The price the cattle sold for was considered adequate by the sellers.
The sale did start a couple hours late, but once it did get underway, the day went off without a hitch.
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George Hyatt is back in the hospital.
Our community of family and friends sends him get well wishes and also happy birthday for today (April 30), when George turns 75 years old.
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Robin’s 2¢:
The farmer takes a shortcut through his orchard to a nearby pond, carrying a bucket to bring back some fruit.
Once he gets to the pond, however, he sees two girls skinny-dipping. They see him and immediately drop below the water.
“We’re not coming out until you leave!” shouted one of the girls.
“I didn’t come to watch you swim naked,” said the farmer, holding up the bucket. “I’m just here to feed the gators.”

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