Devlin harvest supper welcomes all

There’s many sure signs that fall is upon us—with one of them being the annual harvest supper in Devlin.
Every year, the congregation of Guthrie United Church cooks, sets tables, decorates, and does much more to put forth a harvest supper for all to enjoy.
This year, the supper will be held Sunday, Sept. 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids aged six-12 (those five and under eat free).
Be sure to mark this on your calendar because along with great food, you’re sure to enjoy an evening of visiting, story-telling, and a good time.
Funds raised help to keep the Guthrie United Church operating smoothly.
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The winner of September gas draw at Dev-Lynne’s was Albert Ellman. He won a $75 gift card for “The Gap.”
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There will be an “old-time” dance this Saturday (Sept. 15) beginning at 8 p.m. at the Emo Legion. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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The next bingo at the Emo Legion goes Tuesday, Sept. 18. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
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Last week’s card games at the Emo Legion were won by Gerald and Lorraine Bullied while the low was taken by Elder Jack and Mary Gavin.
Gerald Bullied also won the draw prize.
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500 will be played at the Emo Legion tomorrow (Sept. 13) at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per person.
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Scott Galusha and LeeAnn Shattler left for North Bay on Saturday, where Scott has just been employed by Vortex. This company has a three-year contract with Bombardier building waterbombers for fighting fires.
Scott is apprenticing to complete his aircraft structural technician trade.
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Jackie Badiuk left Devlin on Sept. 4 for about a three-week visit with her sister, Jenn, in Brisbane, Australia.
Jenn has been in Australia since January and will return home in December.
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Wedding congratulations are in order for Cristy Beadle and Shawn Leahy, who were married this past Saturday (Sept. 8).
Cristy was raised in Devlin, and is the daughter of Terry and Cheryl Beadle.
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Last Friday, Neila Booth, Freeda Carmody, Beth Brown, and I (all from our Devlin T.O.P.S. club) took part in Tom Bruyere’s eighth-annual “Walk for Dialysis.” Also walking with us was Natasha King (a friend of Beth’s family).
The 20-mile walk saw about two dozen walkers take part. The event was well-organized, with the walkers being treated very well with coffee, cold drinks, fruit, and other healthy snacks.
Our small group of five raised about $1,000 for the event. Pledges raised by walkers will go to the local renal dialysis program at La Verendrye Hospital.
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School’s back for the 2007-08 year and Crossroads is looking for a small committee of parents interested in assisting to deliver a healthy hot lunch program and a healthy assortment of treats for the breakfast program.
Call the school if you can help at 486-3329.
The school hopes they can have hot lunches and a breakfast program available by the first week of October.
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Crossroads’ open house will be held Sept. 20.
Nickel Day for Terry Fox is Sept. 24, Dime Day is Sept. 23, Quarter Day is Sept. 27, and the Terry Fox Run itself is Sept. 27.
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A reminder there is a P.A. day at all district schools on Friday, Sept. 28.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Due to the rising frequency of human-bear encounters in B.C., the MNR is advising any persons who use the out-of-doors in a recreational or work-related function to take extra precautions.
They advise outdoorsmen to wear little noisy bells on clothing as to give advanced warning to any bears that might be close by so you don’t take them by surprise.
It’s also advised by MNR that anyone using the out-of-doors to carry pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear.
Outdoorsmen should be on the watch for fresh bear activity, and be able to tell the difference between black bear droppings and grizzly bear droppings.
Black bear droppings are smaller and contain lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear droppings have bells in them—and smell like pepper spray!

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