Congrats are in order

Congratulations to Trista Barker (daughter of Joe and Lisa) and Bryden Russell, who were wed Saturday in Langley, B.C.
They will be honoured at a reception later this month.
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Congratulations, as well, to Jamie and Caylee Woolsey on the birth of their first child. A baby boy was born Dec. 7.
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The United Church in Emo is hosting a community Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) beginning at 5 p.m.
The menu will consist of mouth-watering tourtieres (pork and beef pies), hot apple cider, and cheesecake (a full meal).
Donations would be welcome, with proceeds going to its Mission and Service Fund.
For more info, call Gwen Curtis (482-2410) or Janet Lowney (482-2585).
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Last week’s card games at the Emo Legion were won by Gerald and Lorraine Bullied while the low went to Agnes Waldeck and Deb Martin. Darlene Bruce won the draw.
A reminder there will be an old-time dance at the Emo Legion on Dec. 29.
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An evening of cards, pool, and board games will be held New Year’s Eve at the Emo Legion beginning at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per person.
Food will be provided, as well as designated drivers.
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The last day of classes for district students is this Friday (Dec. 21), with the first day of school after the Christmas break being Monday, Jan. 7.
A reminder there will be a P.A. Day on Jan. 30.
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Don’t forget about the candlelit cemetery service planned for 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve at local cemeteries.
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If you are looking for a gift for someone, how about a 2008 cash calendar from the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association? They are available at the municipal office or from any fire department volunteer.
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Jen Badiuk has returned home from her 11-month visit to Australia. She is busy working at Shoppers in Fort Frances, however, I’m hoping to do a story on her travels in the new year.
Welcome home, Jen, from your community.
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A reminder the La Vallee landfill site will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.
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I’d like to take this time to wish everyone a blessed holiday and all the best in 2008.
I have the great joy of having my family all home, plus the new experience of a granddaughter in our home.
I will return in January with my Devlin News thanks to all my readers!
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Robin’s 2¢:
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December, while female reindeer retain their antlers until after they give birth in the spring.
Therefore, according to every historical rendition depicting Santa’s reindeer, every single of them from “Rudolph” to “Blitzen” had to be a girl.
We should have known—only women would be able to drag a beer-bellied man in a red velvet suit around the world in one night and not get lost!

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