Chapple museum set to open

The Chapple museum—featuring new displays—is opening for the summer months this Saturday (May 1) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Coffee and doughnuts also will be served.
The museum will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in May and June, Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in July and August, and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in September.
Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help operate the museum. Coffee and doughnuts at the museum opening.
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Items too numerous to mention will be for sale this Saturday (May 1) at the Emo arena starting at 10 a.m.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (April 21) were Joan Buttazoni and Bill Birrell (high), with consolations to the Kivells. 23-hand winners were Nicole Drennan and Jan Hyatt.
Darlene Bruce won the door prize.
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Two-time Juno Award-winner Steve Bell will appear in concert this Friday (April 30) at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Fort Frances.
Tickets cost $10 in advance (available at Betty’s in Fort Frances, Cloverleaf ShopEasy in Emo, Precious Passages in Crozier, and KBHW Radio in International Falls) or $12.50 at the door.
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To celebrate 100 years in Canada, the Christian Reformed Church is setting up a cross-country bike tour for the summer of 2005 called “Sea to Sea with the CRC.”
Cyclists will ride for six days and rest on Sunday, with the entire 7,000+ km trek to take roughly 11 weeks.
At this point, organizers are not looking for a final commitment from people but rather potential involvement.
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Pastor Dan Vos and his wife, Lisa, tentatively will arrive in Emo the first week of May. He is slated to start his ministry at the Emo C.R.C. on May 9.
The parsonage is being revamped in anticipation of their arrival.
In the meantime, Pastor David Zylstra, from Prinsburg, Mn., will lead both worship services there this Sunday (May 2).
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Everyone is invited to attend the SCAP spring benefit concert coming up Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. Monies raised will go towards the expansion the SCAP project.
More info on this to follow.
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To mark Palliative Care Week (May 3-9), a special session entitled “Grief and Bereavement—Reaching Out,” hosted by the Rainy River District Palliative Care Program, will be held this Tuesday (May 4) at 7:30 p.m. at Knox United Church in Emo.
The guest speaker will be Jane Davidson from Kenora, who lost her son in a tragic accident. Two other speakers who also have suffered personal loss are slated to share their experiences, too.
The group looks forward to seeing you there!

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