Carmody named senior-of-year

On Sunday evening, after the potluck supper and an afternoon of cards, games, and outdoor activities in conjunction with the 14th-annual Community Christmas Party and fun day, Freeda Carmody was recognized as La Vallee’s Senior of the Year for 2007.
This is no surprise to any of us who know the busy, active life that Freeda maintains.
Freeda is involved with the safety coalition, fundraising for the district handi-van, the Emo library board, and U.C.W., as well as being an excellent T.O.P.S. leader.
You also are likely to see Freeda out walking five-six miles a day or at Curves for Women in Fort Frances.
I’ve known Freeda for many years right back to teaching my two sons (now aged 29 and 24). And I can say without a doubt that Freeda is worthy of this prestigious award.
With her efforts and positive attitude, Rainy River District is a lot better place to live in.
Congratulations, Freeda, from your community!
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Fire destroyed the home of Phil Fraser overnight Sunday. Thankfully no one was hurt.
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Sympathy to Les and Rose Mose and family on the passing of Anna Mose. Your community has you in our thoughts at this sad time.
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The winner of Dev-Lynne’s gas draw for November was Erin Caul, who took home a two-piece crock pot set.
Be sure to enter your name in the monthly draw every time you purchase $25 worth of gas or more there.
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Last week’s card games at the Emo Legion were won by Doris Dyson. The low was taken by Roy Elias and Nicole Drennan.
Loraine Bullied won the draw.
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The next Bingo at the Emo Legion is slated for next Tuesday (Dec. 18). The next card games will be played there Sunday (Dec. 16) at 1 p.m. sharp.
The Emo Legion will hold its next 50/50 draw on Friday, Dec. 21.
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Congratulations to Michelle and Scott Mosbeck on the arrival of their son, Jack Thomas, who was born Dec. 6.
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A reminder that the Rainy River District Mutual Fire Aid Association is selling its cash calendars for 2008. These make great Christmas presents.
The calendars are available at the municipal office or from any fire department volunteer.
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A reminder, as well, that ice candles can be purchased from Maxine Hayes at 274-6049 or the township office at 486-3452. These are for the candlelight service that will be held at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Everyone will meet at the cemetery of their choice and place their candle at the location of their choice.
Deadline for orders placed at the municipal office is Monday, Dec. 17 and the candles must be picked up by noon on Dec. 21.
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The last Devlin card games saw the high going to Norbert Bragg and Jean Bragg while the low was taken by Bob McLean and Mary Lou Allan.
Cards will resume in January.
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Sincere sympathy to the family of Peggy DeGagne on her passing.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Just to let you know that I have entered the dragon part of my life. Part of me has stopped . . . and the rest of me is draggin’.

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