Breakfast to feature local speaker

Dave Ogilvie

The monthly meeting of the Men’s Breakfast buffet will be held this Saturday (Oct. 17) starting at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.
The guest speaker this month will be Don Ricci, a retired school teacher who demonstrates his passion for God by keeping very active.
Ricci serves his community in many ways, including in the area of economic development. On a number of occasions in recent years, he’s joined others in travelling to Guatemala to help the needy.
Join the group this Saturday for an excellent meal and an inspiring message.
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Chapple Heritage will be holding its annual fall stew supper at the Chapple recreation centre this Saturday (Oct. 17) beginning at 6 p.m.
Entertainment will be provided by Glen Hart and friends, with all proceeds going to support the Chapple Museum.
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The Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition will be hosting a health fair this Saturday (Oct. 17) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Emo Legion.
The health fair will appeal to people of all ages, with the coalition currently 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 organizers are asking all exhibitors to provide a draw prize at their booth.
Anyone who would like to set up a display at the health fair can contact Siobhan Booth at 482-2211 ext. 222.
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The Rainy River District Women’s Institute will be holding its “Pioneer Museum Fall Luncheon” on Friday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the United Church in Emo.
The cost of the meal, which will include a hearty soup, delicious sandwiches, dainties, and a beverage, is $7.
There also will be a bake table, with proceeds going towards the W.I. Museum in Emo.
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The next “Country Jam” will take place this Friday (Oct. 16) at the Emo Legion. Music and dancing will begin shortly after 7 p.m. and continue well into the evening.
If you haven’t been to a “Jam” yet, and you enjoy old-time country music, then mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend.
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The Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting its annual fall tea and bazaar this Friday (Oct. 16) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Emo Legion.
Admission is $3 at the door, and there also will be baking, a white elephant table, fellowship, and more.
There also will be two draws: one for a beautiful baby quilt made by Marg Ramsdale and another for a beautiful afghan made by Dr. Annette Caldbeck.
Any donation 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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Reynaldo Lopez, a member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), who is Northwestern Ontario as a member of the support delegation to the Grassy Narrows First Nation, north of Kenora, will be speaking at a potluck dinner at Knox United Church here in Emo.
The meal will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.
Lopez has travelled internationally in investigation and support of indigenous people.
He will be in the Emo/Fort Frances area from Oct. 18-20. For more information, call Dorothy Friesen at 274-0138.