Annual hospital auxiliary fall tea, bazaar coming up

Dave Ogilvie

The Emo & District Hospital
Auxiliary will be hosting its annual fall tea and bazaar on Friday, Oct. 16 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Emo Legion.
Admission is $3 at the door.
There will be draws, baking, a white elephant table, fellowship, and more.
Any donations of baking would be greatly appreciated. Books, glassware, etc. also are needed for the white elephant table.
The auxiliary would like to give a huge thank you to the many groups, businesses, and individuals across the district for their continued support.
All monies raised this year will go to the new, much-needed X-ray equipment for the Emo hospital.
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The Emo Public Library will be holding a book sale during “Library Week” (Oct. 19-24).
If you have any books you would like to donate to the sale, please drop them off during regular library hours.
In related news, EPL staff would like to announce library hours for the winter. It will be open Mondays from 1-5 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (note new hours), Wednesdays from 1-5 p.m., Thursdays from 1-7 p.m., Fridays from 1-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The library will be closed on Sundays.
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The agricultural awareness group will be at the Clover Valley Farmers Market this Saturday (Oct. 10).
Come out and watch them build scarecrows, or become involved by building your own. Get ready for Hallowe’en by attending this event.
The purpose of this activity, and the group presenting the workshop, is to increase agricultural awareness in our district.
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The Hair and Body Care Shoppe and Suzie Hair Styling in Emo are participating in a program called “Styling for Life,” which is being sponsored by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, the Northwestern Health Unit, and the Ontario Breast Screening Program.
The purpose of this campaign, which will run until Oct. 31 across Northwestern Ontario, is to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to create a conversation between hair stylists and their customers.
If you are a female aged 50 and older, you are urged to call the Ontario Breast Screening program toll-free at 1-800-461-7031 to make your free mammogram appointment.
If you make the call before Friday, Nov. 13, your name will be entered into a draw for a $100 gift certificate to your favourite salon.
The call can give you peace of mind. Remember breast screening save lives.
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In related news, the “Run for the Cure” did not take place in Emo due to the fact the organization decided, once again, to confine the certified runs to the major centres such as Thunder Bay.
The Emo branch of the CIBC, however, contributed to the cause by selling “Run for the Cure” items and by holding barbecues, etc. during the summer months.
The staff and those who made purchases should be congratulated on raising an amazing $3,200!
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The Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition will be hosting a health fair on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Emo Legion.
The health fair will appeal to people of all ages, and the coalition currently is looking for organizations and businesses that provide programs and services related to health and well-being to set up displays.
There is no cost to set up a display, however, all exhibitors are being asked to provide a draw prize at their booth.
If anyone would like to set up a display at the health fair, contact Siobhan Booth at 482-2211 ext. 222.
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There is still time to enroll in the Emo recreation council’s “Saturday Morning Hockey” program.
The program, for children from Grades 1-4 who already can skate, will take place Saturdays from 8-9 a.m., beginning on Oct. 10 and running until March 13.
The purpose of the program is to teach basic hockey skills to the children while encouraging them to have fun (all children are required to wear full hockey equipment).
If you are interested in registering you child or require more information, contact Reta Dykstra (482-1241) or Lori Ann Shortreed (482-1002).
The cost for the program is $140 per child.
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Cadets will be starting their year on Oct. 14 at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
Cadets is a boys’ club for ages nine-15. Through Cadets, boys will be involved in activities such as exploring, merit badges, projects, camping, Bible studies, meeting new friends, hiking, games, and much more.
Meetings will be held bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.
The registration fee of $50 includes uniform, guide book, and subscription to the club magazine. Those interested are asked to register by Oct. 10.
For more information or to register, contact Ed Dykstra at 482-1241.
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The Chapple Heritage committee will be holding its annual fall stew supper at the Chapple recreation centre on Saturday, Oct. 17 beginning at 6 p.m.
Entertainment will be provided by Glen Hart and Friends, with all monies raised going to support the Chapple Museum.