Centennial choir begins rehearsing for Christmas show

Centennial choir begins rehearsing for Christmas show
This past Monday was the first practice of the Emo Centennial Choir as it gets ready for its annual Christmas chorale later this year.
The choir will be rehearsing every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. Director Renee Martin invites everyone to join.
If anyone has questions, contact Martin (482-3055) or organist Cheryl Low (482-2426 or 482-2471).
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Off Lake Covenant Church will be having its annual potluck supper/talent night fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 14 in the lower hall. The supper begins at 5:30 p.m., with the talent show at 7. Everyone is welcome.
Those wishing to participate in the talent portion are asked to contact Sonny (487-2270) or Ruth (487-2605) for more information.
This past Sunday, the congregation held a warm welcome potluck for Pastor Marty Johnson and his wife, Tina.
“It [was] long overdue,” noted Ruth Teeple. “It [was] a surprise and it was worth it. We enjoy their ministry with us.”
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion on Sept. 12 were Sis Woolsey and Gladys Allen (high), with consolations to Denis and Reine Kivell. Connie Hill won the door prize.
Last Wednesday (Sept. 19), the winners were Marian Larson and Larry Kellar (high) and Molly Crozier and Joan Buttazoni (consolation). Molly Crozier also won the door prize.
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Jeannie and Irwin Morphet have returned from their two-week visit with their daughter, Judy, in Toronto.
Although they did not see the Blue Jays play at SkyDome play, and are great fans of the team, they did watch them on TV at Judy’s apartment.
The Blue Jays did not do that well during their Toronto trip but Irwin was quite satisfied with the game on television. “We see more plays that way,” he remarked.
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An old friend of mine, Jim Witherspoon, left us this week. A sports-minded individual, he loved sports, especially in the ’70s when he coached both the ladies’ and men’s Whips in the Fort Frances fastball league.
That is when I really got to know Jim. Proud of his achievements, he would never miss a ball game with his team and they functioned perfectly.
As he coached and managed the ladies’ Whips, I was coaching and managing the Emo Dyn-o-mites. It was fun just to match our wits as the season progressed. It was a competitive league. Teams were talented, the games exciting and fast, and any one team could beat the other at any given time.
Games were played at Emo, Devlin, and Fort Frances diamonds.
These memories of Jim I will cherish as we both worked together to make the league fun for all. We practised excellent sportsmanship.

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