‘Day of Encouragement’ training planned

The Lake Superior Day of Encouragement invites you to a day celebration and training–featuring workshops for deacons, elders, pastors, caregivers, and youth and worship leaders–on Saturday, Sept. 29 starting at 10 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
The theme is “One In Christ” (Ephesians 4:3), presented by Roy Berkenbosch.
The workshop is sponsored in part by Diaconal Ministries of Eastern Canada and Classic Lake Superior, with the active support of ministries and agencies of the CRC in Canada and the U.S.
Cost is $40 per person, which includes refreshments and lunch. Contact Richard Veldhuisen for more information.
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Dawn Nyborg, administrative secretary at KBHW in International Falls, said the radio station had raised $128,204 in faith promises during its recent “sharathon.”
“It is neat to see God working in amazing ways,” she said.
Memorial gifts steadily are coming in and for those wishing to donate on-line, KBHW has a new link on its Web site. Feel free to check out the Web page at www.kbhw.org.
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Br. #99 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Emo is celebrating Legion Week on Sept. 17-22. A seniors emergency awareness/CPR seminar, presented by Jan Judson of the Emo Ambulance Service, is slated tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m., followed by seniors’ lunch (cost is $5).
On Sept. 22 at 6 p.m., the long-term service awards banquet will be held at the Legion hall. Tickets cost $6 advance, and they only are available at the club room.
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Louise Wood of Dickenson, N.D. returned to her home earlier this week after having been here for a period of time visiting with her parents, Garnet and Violet Hands, at the Golden Age Manor.
Violet had surgery at La Verendrye hospital and is now home doing much better. Better health in the future, Violet. We’re thinking of you!
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Ken and Carol Seburn of Flin Flon, Man. recently visited in our area during the Emo fall fair, stopping over in Winnipeg en route home to attend a 40th wedding anniversary celebration and family reunion for Carol’s cousin and wife at their ranch at Oak Bank, Man.
About 100 relatives came together, noted Carol, adding different family members took part in readings, singing, etc.
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If it wasn’t enough losing his mother, Sylvia Olsen, Alf Olsen had another problem to correct surgery to his hip in Winnipeg.
Funeral services for Sylvia was held Monday and then on Wednesday, Alf was under the knife in Winnipeg. His wife, Shirley, accompanied him.
I understand the surgery went okay. Now it’s the recovery period.
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Sharla-Rae Olsen, having been here visiting her parents, the Paul Olsens and attending her grandmother’s funeral, has returned to her studies at the University of Manitoba, where she is enrolled in the four-year doctor program.
“I have two more years left,” added Shara-Rae.
It would be nice to have her practice right here in Emo when she graduates–a home town girl with her roots in the community.
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Anyone wishing to use the weight room at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre must first contact the Emo municipal office or arena manager Tony Bliss for permission.
A new combination lock has been installed and you require a specific dial number. Best idea I’ve heard for a long time.
The facility was not properly used and was open to the public for use without any supervision. It seemed everyone was walking in whether they were there to use equipment or not.
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My wife and I visited with Donna Morrish at La Verendrye hospital, where she had been admitted last Tuesday (Sept. 11) with a mild heart attack.
On our visit the following day, Donna was much better and hoping to be released in the next few days.
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With the acts of terrorism in the U.S., Adelia and I had concerns on our son, LeRoy’s, safety and travel between Los Angeles and Minneapolis. LeRoy, with Health Partners Information Services in Minneapolis, was on a training seminar.
He phoned us Friday that he was safely back home.
Neil Grant had the same thoughts about his nephew, who is a fireman, and his niece. He also received a phone call that all was well with them.
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The U.C.W. are having their rummage sale this Friday (Sept. 21) from noon to 2 p.m. at the church hall. Pie/coffee, plants, miscellaneous articles, etc. will be available.
Cost for a paper bag is $2.
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On Sunday, Rachel Gallinger celebrated her 85th birthday with a party at the Emo Legion. There was a good turnout on hand to help in wishing her a grand day and many more healthy years.

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