Barwick man wins Emo hospital auxiliary draw

Randy Booth of Barwick was the lucky winner of the picnic table and benches that the Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary was raffling off.
The set was generously made and donated by Percy Champagne and the Roseberry Runway. Special thanks to them for their support.
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Donald Young School here in Emo is collecting Campbell soup labels. The labels are then redeemed for educational resources ranging from books to computer equipment, cameras, sports equipment, and many other school-related items.
You can turn your labels into DYS until the end of the school year. As well, you can save them through the summer and then turn them in next year.
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A reminder that tickets are still available on the quilt which is being raffled off in support of a new handivan for the district. The winning ticket will be drawn June 28 at the Circle D restaurant here in Emo.
If you don’t have yours yet, be sure to stop in at Gillions’ Insurance office here to get one.
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The set of keys that was found May 14 during Emo’s Yard Sale Day are still unclaimed. If you have lost these, contact Ann Jane Anderson at 482-1524.
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Last Thursday (May 19), I attended the Borderland Community Orchestra’s concert at the Townshend Theatre in Fort Frances and I must say they were great!
That last performance, entitled “The Pirates of the Caribbean,” was unbelievable. It made me want to pick up an instrument and learn to play. The number of hours that must go into preparing for an evening like this has to be phenomenal.
If you missed this event, I recommend you be sure to catch the next performance.
Congratulations to all members of the orchestra, and to director Katherine Williams, on a job well-done!
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Barwick will be holding a community yard sale day this Saturday (May 28) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and everyone is invited to take part.
If you live in Barwick, you can set up your table(s) right in front of your home. For those who live in the country, a table can be set up in the parking lot of the community hall.
For those who live outside of Chapple, you can have your items sold out of the tailgate of your truck anywhere in Barwick or tables also can be set up in the parking lot of the hall.
The only request is that everyone, whether you live in Barwick or not, is asked to kindly make a donation of $10 to the Barwick museum. This can be done by contacting Kathy Nugent at 487-2184.
If you need a table or two, please inform Kathy as they will help to provide you with some.
If the weather does not co-operate, the sales will be held inside the community hall. Penny tables also will be set up there, with all profits going to the museum.
Anyone who would like to contribute to this also can contact Kathy (the township is hoping to have some people bring in some crafts and so forth).
The museum also will be having a yard sale on Saturday, so make the trip to Barwick and get in on some of the good deals sure to be offered.
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Also on Saturday (May 28), Friends of the Emo Public Library will be selling hotdogs for $2 each on Front Street between Green Leaf and Meyers Clothing, with proceeds going to the library.
Why not enjoy some lunch or a snack while taking in some sales or watching the anglers competing in the Emo Walleye Classic come in from the river.
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For those who love fishing tournaments, don’t forget about the inaugural International Falls bass tournament being held Aug. 26-27. It will use both Rainy Lake and the Rainy River (U.S. side only).
If you’re interested in competing, visit and fill out a registration form. Or you can contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-218 283 9400 or toll-free at 1-800-325-5766.
The entry fee is $500 (U.S.) per team.
Chip Lerr, host of TV’s “Fishing the Wild Side,” will be the emcee.
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Did you know?
The violinists who sit to the left of the conductor are called the first violinists and play most of the melody. Second violinists sit to the right and play the accompaniment.
What do an Erhu, a Pipa, and a Zheng have in common? They all are Chinese instruments. The Erhu has two strings and is played like the violin while the Pipa has four strings and looks like the guitar.
The Zheng is a larger instrument that can have up to 25 strings.