‘A Simple Christmas’ set to go on Sunday

Robin McCormick

The Emo Ministerial Association presents “A Simple Christmas”—a time to hear the Christmas story and sing some favourite carols—this Sunday at 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church.
A free-will offering will be collected, with the funds to be split between Tyler Romyn and Mathew Beacham.
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Sympathy to the family and friends of Mark Donaldson, who passed away suddenly on Nov. 29.
This was such a tragic loss to Mark’s family and friends.
Although I was away and not able to attend the funeral, I have been told by people present that the service pointed out the remarkable, caring, loving person that Mark was.
He brought much entertainment to his classrooms in high school, and had a special place in his heart for all his nieces and nephews.
A phrase I’ve often heard is “The strength of a person can be measured by the way they’ve touched others”—and Mark definitely did this.
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Cards played at the Devlin Hall last week saw the high go to Don Kinnear and Yvonne Kellar while Beatrice Meyers and Jim Kellar took the low.
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The November 50/50 draw at the Emo Legion was won by Danielle Shine, who pocketed $642.50.
Her mom, Lois, earned $64.25 for selling the winning ticket.
The next 50/50 draw will take place Dec. 31, so be sure to purchase a ticket from one of the many loyal card-sellers for the Emo Legion.
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The next Bingo at the Emo Legion is set for Friday, Dec. 17.
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Cards played at the Emo Legion last Wednesday saw Joan Buttazoni and Darlene Bruce take the high while the low went to Elaine Altbauer and Rudy Meyers.
Joan Buttazoni also won the draw.
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Gell well wishes for a speedy recovery are extended to Nell, who had a knee replacement performed at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances on Monday (Dec. 6).
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Robin’s 2¢:
One day, a grandmother was out and the grandpa was in charge of his granddaughter.
The granddaughter, who was only two-and-a-half years old, had been given a little tea set as a gift and it was her favourite.
Grandpa was in the living room engrossed in the hockey game when his granddaughter brought him a little cup of “tea,” which was just water.
After several hours and lots of praise for such yummy “tea,” the grandmother returned home.
The granddaughter made her wait in the living room to watch her bring a cup of tea for grandpa—and then watched him drink it up.
Then she said (as only a grandmother would know), “Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach is the toilet?”