Craft sale planned at Barwick Hall

A craft sale will be held this Saturday (Nov. 23) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Barwick Hall. It will feature Christmas crafts, gifts, collectibles, and much more.
There also will be penny table draws and a canteen, with proceeds towards the Barwick playground fund.
For more info, contact Crystal (487-1220), Shirley (487-1277), or the Chapple municipal office (487-2354).
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After a successful “Crafts Galore” sale last weekend, the Emo Legion is planning a second on Saturdsay, Dec. 7 to coincide with the annual “Holly Daze” festivities hosted by the Emo Chamber of Commerce.
Soup and sandwiches will be available.
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An old-fashioned Christmas tea also is slated Saturday, Dec. 7 at the W.I. Museum in Emo.
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A reminder the Treadways, one of the couple’s who starred in TV’s “Pioneer Quest,” will be the guest speakers this Friday (Nov. 22) at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo, sponsored by the local Christian Parents’ Association.
Cost to attend the dinner and presentation is $25 a plate, or $10 to listen to the presentation only.
The event promises to be an exciting evening for everyone attending.
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St. Patrick’s CWL Christmas tea and bazaar will take place Saturday, Dec. 14 from 1-3 p.m. in the parish hall. Of course, there will be plenty of homemade baking, crafts, religious articles, and the always exciting penny table.
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A tribute to the “King!” An Elvis dance is slated Friday, Nov. 29 from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Barwick Hall. Admission is $5 if you dress in ’50s style or $6 if you don’t.
Age of majority is required to attend the dance, which is being sponsored by Chapple Recreation to raise funds for kitchen equipment.
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Every Friday, four turkeys and teddy bears for children, along with other draws, will take place at Roseberry Runway on Highway 11 in Barwick.
The facility has been remodelled with pine shelves and the interior repainted. “It gives the place a living mood,” noted owner Jackie Champagne.
Most of shelves were built at home, and the store was closed for three days last weekend so they could be installed. There are sections throughout for different items, easy to access, and there’s a gift section clearly in view.
“It is an easier workplace now, bright, a big change for customers,” said Champagne.
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A reminder the annual seniors’ Christmas party, hosted by Legion Br. #99 in Emo, will be held Sunday, Dec. 1.
Without the generous support from the business sector and individuals, this party for roughly 300 seniors from Stratton, Barwick, Manitou, Nestor Falls, Emo, and Devlin would not be such a huge success.
Donations have been coming through and dropped off at the branch. Receipts will be issued for all donations made. If you have any questions, call the branch at 482-2250.
Tickets for the Christmas party can be obtained by contacting Adelia Guba at 482-2513.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (Nov. 13) was Gerald and Loraine Bullied (high), with consolations to Rennie and Dennis Kivell. Gladys Allen won the door prize.
Don’t forget the next monthly Bingo at the Emo Legion goes next Thursday (Nov. 28) while the annual Betty Kellar Memorial Crib/500 party is slated Saturday, Nov. 30.
Contact the Legion (482-2250) for more details.
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The annual Christmas Chorale, which was a big hit for number of years and later renamed the Emo Centennial Choir, will not be held this year.
It is too late to have a replacement at this stage, but there still will be church and school concerts throughout the district during the upcoming Yuletide season.
Too bad a good thing has gone down the tubes. It brought the church congregations and community together twice a year—at Christmas and Easter.
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Our 13-hour trips to Bowman, N.D. are now over and it is a blessing. Son, Wayne, and his family have moved to International Falls, where he has a position at the Falls Memorial Hospital.
It’s closer for all family engagements and we once again can watch our four youngest grandchildren tear apart the Christmas wrappings to find their gifts.

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