Barwick church to host banquet

Barwick Community Church will host its annual Christmas banquet this Sunday (Dec. 16), followed by musical entertainment featuring the Longnecker family.
Everyone is welcome, noted Pastor Leslie Abbott.
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A reminder a community Christmas Dinner will be held Christmas Day (Dec. 25) at 1 p.m. at Knox United Church in Emo. Rides will be provided.
Those wishing to donate items or their time can call Janet Loney (482-2585). Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP at the church (482-2835) so organizers can get a fix on numbers.
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After the morning worship service at Barwick Community Church, Leslie and Diane Abbott, along with Michael, Matthew, and Kathryn, were dinner guests of my wife and I.
From there, they left for the Floyd Georgeson home for an evening sing-song. About 40 people gathered for that occasion.
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This Sunday (Dec. 16), the congregation at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo will welcome Rev. David Zylstra of Princeburg, Mn. to the pulpit.
The past Sunday, the church choir participated in the service, singing “Redeemer Come.” Meanwhile, the second candle of Advent was lit by Henry and Thea Kaemingh.
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Fourteen people attended the Wheels to Meals Christmas dinner last Thursday afternoon at the Emo Legion. Following lunch, a sing-song was held, in which everyone heartily participated.
A gift exchange also took place.
The group now will break for the holidays, returning on the first Thursday in January.
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Bill and Julie Loney of here are grandparents. A daughter, Regan Grace, was born to John and Darlene Loney of Calgary back on Sept. 25. She weighed in at 8 lbs., 5 oz.
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There is heat in the stands at the Emo-LaVallee Community Centre. You now can sit comfortably and enjoy hockey games, ringette, and figure skating without freezing up.
The installation was completed last week and manager Tony Bliss is pleased with the addition, noting it gives the arena that extra enjoyment to the fans.
He has seen many improvements at the arena through the years.
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We extend best of health wishes to Bernice Campbell and Shirley Allen. We remember these patients and others who are going through trying times this Christmas.
They are expecting to spend precious moments with family members.
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Art Bonot is back home after a week’s stay in a Winnipeg hospital. His daughter, Denise Bliss, drove her father into Winnipeg and when he was released, his brother, Roger, drove him home.
Art is doing much better and just maybe this week he will join the coffee boys at Emo Inn. He will be enjoying Christmas with family members.
Wish you best of health, Art.

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