Annual Boxing Day bonspiel in works

Dave Ogilvie

The annual Boxing Day bonspiel is being planned by the Emo Curling Club for Dec. 26.
Breakfast will start at 8 a.m. with the curling to follow at 9 a.m.
The entry fee for this year’s event will be $40 per team, which includes breakfast. The canteen also will be open all day long.
Anyone interested in taking part in this year’s bonspiel should sign up at the curling club on Wednesday or Thursday evening.
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The Emo Legion will be hosting this month’s men’s breakfast meeting this Saturday at 8 a.m.
The featured speaker will be Dan Holen of Baudette, Mn., who has worked for the U.S. federal government for many years. As a director of the Farm Service Agency, he’s administered various farm programs in the Baudette area.
Dan and his wife, Kathy, have enjoyed being involved in various youth programs during the past 30 years. They began with youth coaching, which led to a Christian athletic group and recently a high school Bible study.
Since Christmas is almost here, why not bring a friend? A gift of a $10 buffet breakfast probably would be greatly appreciated.
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The Emo Centennial Choir presented an evening of Christmas music and readings, entitled “On That Night in Bethlehem,” this past Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church.
Director Renée Martin-Brown, accompanist Lisa Vos, and the choir worked for many weeks to prepare for the evening.
The choir would like to thank their guest musicians, Katherine Williams, Diane Veldhuisen, and Dean Lindstrom, along with everyone who attended Friday evening, for making the concert such a great success.
They also would like to thank the Christian Reformed Church for donating the use of their church, and for serving dainties and beverages following the performance.
Monies raised from this year’s performance have been donated to the Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary.
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The Emo seniors’ carpet bowling group gathered for their annual Christmas party. Along with a few games of bowling, the members exchanged presents and sat down to an excellent buffet meal.
Organizer Molly Crozier also handed out a gift of notepads which featured a picture of last year’s gathering.
Len and Maria Hettinga, who were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, were given a card to honour the occasion.
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Members of the Fort Frances Lakers’ hockey team were on hand bagging groceries at Cloverleaf in Emo on Friday from 4-6 p.m.
The players also took turns ringing the Salvation Army bells, as well as signing up shoppers for a chance to win free tickets to their next game.
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One week is left for anyone wishing to place bids on their favourite baby in the “Beautiful Baby” contest at Meyers Clothing here in Emo.
Funds raised will go to support the Emo spray park.