Be sure to enjoy Spring Fever Days

Emo Spring Fever Days will be here to enjoy once again on April 17-19.
This is an annual event dating back many years. I remember as a kid going to Spring Fever Days with my family and things haven’t changed as far as fun in Emo goes.
The merchants, organizations, and residents offer great sales, free draws, and much more. And you’re sure to run into some folks to visit with that you haven’t seen for a long time.
Don Foster will be there with his boats on display.
As always, the Emo Legion will host its “Crafts Galore” on April 18-19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in conjunction with Spring Fever Days. Lunch can be purchased at this event.
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The Rejuvenate Fitness Centre in Emo is holding its second-annual 5K walk/run this Saturday (April 19) at 1 p.m. on Front Street. There is no entry fee, and a reminder that bicycles will not be allowed.
Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy some exercise during Spring Fever Days.
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Another event being offered is the garage sale in the basement of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Emo this Friday and Saturday (April 18-19) from 8 a.m.-noon.
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The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is holding a photo health card session at the Emo Health Centre on Thursday, April 24.
Call 1-800-465-5067 if you require a new card.
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The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will be holding its annual spring sale on Saturday, April 26 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn.
For information, call Clayton Teeple at 487-1465.
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A reminder that Valdy will perform this Saturday (April 19) at the Townshend Theatre in Fort Frances. Tickets cost $15 in advance (available at Betty’s the UPS Store, the Devlin post office, Cloverleaf, and Rainy River Drugs) and $18 at the door.
This event is presented by the Muskie Sports Association
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Congratulations to Daniel and Alyssa Hettinga (nee Kaemingh) on the birth of their daughter, Karmin Grace, on April 2.
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A reminder that Monday, April 21 is a P.A. Day for all district students.
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Last week’s card results at the Devlin Hall saw Jean Galusha and Jim Kellar with the high while the low was taken by Mary Lou Allan and Bob McLean.
Cards will be played at the Devlin Hall on Tuesday, April 22 (this will be the last until the fall).
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Sympathy to the family and friends of Lynda Allen. Your community is thinking of you at this sad time.
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I’d like to take this opportunity to make two corrections to my last week’s news. The first being that it was Betty McTavish who retired in February, not Betty McTaggart as printed.
The second being that Nathalie Donaldson’s mother’s name is Denise, not Diane as printed.
I apologize for these mistakes.
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The next meeting of the “chem-free” grad committee is Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the FFHS lLibrary.
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Scott Woods and family will be here Sunday, May 11 (Mother’s Day) to present another enjoyable concert at Knox United Church in Fort Frances, beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at Fort Frances General Supply.
Scott is an excellent entertainer and has won “Fiddle Entertainer of the Year.” It’s a great way to spend Mother’s Day.
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The La Vallee/Dance book committee has a picture of nine men in baseball uniforms, given to us by Anna Watson, who thought the year of the picture was 1923 and the only person named is Per Mickelson.
The team is “Unions.”
Can anyone tell us the names of the other team members or anything else about this team.
Any name suggestions for the new book?
We will be pre-selling the new book during Spring Fever Days in Emo for about $60. The “Connections” book will be available as well for $70.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, “Why is the bride dressed in white?”
“Because white is the colour of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life,” the mother replied.
The child thought about this for a moment, then asked, “So why is the groom wearing black?”

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