‘By the Numbers’ enjoyed by many

I am constantly reminded of the many talents local youth display during school activities.
Once again, last Friday evening was no exception as I watched a Fort High production entitled “By The Numbers,” which was a musical revue that feature many country kids on the stage.
The comments all agreed that it was a wonderful evening of music. Congratulations to all students involved in the final success of this production.
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Another group of talented Fort High students will be out to “show their stuff” in Thunder Bay this weekend as the Muskie senior girls’ basketball team competes at NWOSSAA for the right to advance to the all-Ontarios.
Trish Smith, Rebecca Cornell, and Carley McCormick are three Devlin-area girls who make up this team. We wish you all the best!
Also, hats off to the coaches who put in many hours to get this team to this final competition for Northwestern Ontario.
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Crossroads principal Brian Love spoke with great pride in his voice as he informed me that the Grade 8 girls won the gold at a seven-team volleyball tourney in Fort Frances on Saturday.
The boys worked hard against tough competition and brought home the bronze.
In related news, Crossroads will host its annual boys’ tournament this Saturday (Nov. 22).
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The regional Bantam I volleyball championships will take place Saturday, Nov. 29, with action starting at 9 a.m. at St. Michael’s, St. Francis, and Robert Moore School in Fort Frances as well as the gym at Couchiching.
Boys’ and girls’ teams from many schools from across the district, plus Atikokan, are slated to participate.
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A reminder that report cards go home from Crossroads on Dec. 1.
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Many folks of all ages are anxiously waiting the Crossroads community rink to be ready for skating. The rink shack has been sided, and many other final touches have taken place.
I guess we just have to hope for cold weather. That might not be a popular wish for non-skaters, but oh well, you can’t please everyone all the time!
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A tea, bazaar, and bake sale will take place Friday, Nov. 28 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the United Church in Emo. There also will be door prizes and a white elephant table.
Admission is $2.
Meanwhile, the annual Christmas arts and crafts sale will take place Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Tables can be rented by calling Bobbi Morken at 482-1220 or 486-1264.
Chili and hotdogs also will be are available, with proceeds to assist the United Church Sunday School.
Also don’t forget the Emo Legion’s annual seniors’ Christmas supper is slated for Saturday, Nov. 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Finally, in conjunction with Holly Daze festivities in Emo, another craft sale is planned at the Emo Legion on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All tables have been purchased for this event, which means it promises to have a great variety of goods!
Soup, sandwich, and a beverage can be enjoyed for $5.
And the Emo C.W.L. will host its annual tea and bake sale, also featuring crafts, that same day (Dec. 6) at the parish hall.
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Barry Potter, a livestock specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, will speak with interested folks at the Morley municipal office in Stratton tomorrow (Nov. 20) starting at 7:30 p.m.
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The annual slo-pitch dance takes place this Saturday (Nov. 22) from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Devlin Hall. Age of majority cards required.
A special presentation will be made by the Kingsley Downs family, and a light lunch also will be served. Be sure to come out and enjoy a fun evening before the craziness of the busy holiday season starts!
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Robin’s 2¢:
Friends are like a good bra: supportive, always makes you feel good, lifts you up, and always close to your heart!