Booth captures Chamber award

Neila Booth walked away (or should I say pranced away with delight) on Saturday evening at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet.
She won the Customer Service award (individual).
Neila works at both Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and Gourmet Outfitters in Fort Frances. And this isn’t the first time she has been nominated for this prestigious award.
I had chatted with Neila throughout the week about the awards evening and she shared with me that she was quite sure she wouldn’t win as she felt the competition was very stiff.
Congratulations, Neila, from your community of friends and family. You deserve it!
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Angus Hyatt is home from hospital after a lengthy stay for a foot injury. Thankfully he is home on the road to recovery.
Get well soon, Angus.
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Babies here, babies there, babies everywhere. Over the past few days, three couples have had babies.
Brenda and Ian Tesarski (Hyatt) had their third child on Oct. 25. Their first daughter, Riley McKenzie, weighed in at nine pounds, 11 oz. She has two older brothers.
Proud grandparents are Gord and Pat Hyatt.
Meanwhile, Andy and Jackie McCormick (Bonot) gave birth to their first child, a son, Callum Brian Michael, who was born Oct. 28 in Winnipeg. Callum weighed at nine pounds, 14 oz.
Proud first-time grandparents are Brian and June Bonot and equally as pleased are second-time grandparents Len and Mabel McCormick.
And Todd and Tracy Greenier (Allan) gave birth to their first child on Oct. 29. Calin Edward Allan weighed in at nine pounds, 9 oz.
He is the first grandchild for Laurie Greenier and Glenda Greenier, and the fourth grandchild for Brian and Nancy Allan.
Congratulations to all three couples on the births of their children.
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A reminder of the Remembrance Day dinner at the Emo Legion coming up on Saturday, Nov. 11 starting at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10.
Reservations are appreciated by calling the Legion at 482-2250.
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Don’t forget the George Fox concert is coming up Nov. 24 at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets are $25 each, which are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts in Fort Frances, the Devlin post office, Tompkins Hardware in Emo, and the Corner Cafe in Stratton.
Proceeds from Fox’s performance will help 4-H clubs in our area.
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A reminder the municipal election takes place Monday, Nov. 13. There will be an opportunity for advance voting this Saturday (Nov. 4).
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In school news, don’t forget Monday, Nov. 6 is a PA Day.
Meanwhile, Crossroads School here in Devlin is looking for volunteers to help with its hot lunch program two days a week. Even if you can only help once a month, please call the school!
Parents, grandparents, and friends all are welcome!
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Belated wedding congratulations to Brian McCoy and wife, Dawn (Dickson), who were wed Oct. 7 at a service in Knox United Church in Fort Frances, followed by a lovely reception at La Place Rendez-Vous.
Dawn is from International Falls.
Congratulations to both of you from your community.
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Robin’s 2¢:
A little elderly lady stole a can of peaches. In court, the judge asked, “Did you steal the can of peaches?”
“Yes, your honour,” she replied.
The judge then asked, “How many peaches were in the can?”
“Six,” she responded.
“O.K.” said the judge “I’m going to sentence you to six days in jail—one day for each peach you stole.”
Just before the judge was about the put down his gavel, a little old man (obviously her husband) raised his hand.
“Do you have anything to say?” asked the judge.
“Yes,” he answered. “She also stole a can of peas.”

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