Devlin duo tops walleye tournament

The ninth-annual Rainy River Walleye Tournament held Friday and Saturday saw Bill Godin and Ralph Galusha of Devlin take first place and the $15,000 grand prize.
The team was seventh after Day 1 of the tournament, but another good haul on Day 2 vaulted them into top spot.
The pair also took the title of “River Kings”—the award that goes to the team with the highest combined weight from both the RRWT and the Emo Walleye Classic, which Godin and Galusha had won back in May.
The team pocketed an extra $600 for this accomplishment.
I attended the weigh-in Saturday and, as in all tournaments, it was exciting. And once again I had the privilege of congratulating the two guys at winning their second tournament of the season.
Hats off to Rainy River for a well-organized tournament—there was ample good food, beverages, lots of spectators, an awesome emcee, and friendly people.
But perhaps the best part of the day was seeing my brother, Ralph, walk away with another “win” for something he loves—fishing.
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Another tournament just around the corner is Dale LaBelle’s Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic on Northwest Bay.
The annual event takes place this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 29-30), when 70 teams—hailing from Rainy River District, Northern Ontario, Manitoba, and the U.S.—will vie for the biggest catch.
There will be food booths and beer gardens to fill your appetite and quench your thirst. The weigh-ins are slated to start at 4 p.m. both days.
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A suggestion to end the day after attending the Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic is to drop by the fish fry at the Dance Hall on Saturday, where fish, French fries, corn, salad, and desserts will be served.
The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children aged six-12 (those five and under eat free).
The Dance Hall is located on Highway 613 about 16 km north of Devlin (signs will be posted).
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Once again the annual Harvest Supper, which was held Sunday at the Devlin Hall, was a huge success. About 350 people enjoyed a delicious meal.
Money raised will go to help Guthrie United Church with its expenses.
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Congratulations to Dave and Cindy Poirier on the birth of their son, Nicholas David.
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Congratulations also to Trista Barker and Bryden Russell on their engagement. Trista is the daughter of Joe and Lisa Barker while Bryden resides in Williams Lake, B.C.
The wedding will take place Dec. 14 in Langley, B.C.
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Last week’s cribbage games at the Emo Legion were won by Gerald and Lorraine Bullied. The low went to Gayle Thompson and Melanie.
Rudy Meyers won the draw prize.
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There will be a Bingo next Tuesday (Oct. 2) at the Emo Legion.
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There will be a P.A. Day this Friday (Sept. 28) for all district schools.
A reminder that school pictures will be taken at Crossroads for JK-Grade 4 on Oct. 11 and Grade 5-8 on Oct. 12.
As well, the Terry Fox Run at Crossroads goes tomorrow (Sept. 27). Please be sure to make a donation to any student or staff for this worthy cause, or even better, come out and join in.
Call the school (486-3329) for more info.
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Robin’s 2¢:
An elderly couple was sitting out on the porch enjoying a lovely evening when the man said to his wife, “I think I’m going to go in and get a big dish of ice cream. Would you like one, too?”
“Yes I would,” she replied. “But I’d like only one scoop, and I’d like some chocolate syrup on it. You better write that down because you know how forgetful you are.”
“I don’t need to write it down. I’ve got it. One scoop and chocolate syrup.”
“Yes. And put some nuts on it, too. Can you remember that?”
“Of course, I can remember that—one scoop, chocolate syrup, and nuts.”
“And put a cherry on top of that. Now, can you remember all that—you know how forgetful you’re getting.”
“I’ve got it, Martha! I’ve got it!”
For the next 10 minutes, she could hear him rummaging around in the kitchen, banging pots and pans and whatnot. Finally he showed up with two plates of scrambled eggs and bacon.
“See, what did I tell you?” she said, throwing up her hands. “You didn’t write it down and now you forgot the toast!”

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