‘Castin for Cash’ another success!

Once again the Lake Despair Lodge’s “Castin for Cash” was a huge success.
Two suspenseful days ended with two Manitoba anglers–Terry McClymont and Jaret Horbaiuk took home the top prize of $5,000 on Sunday at the tournament.
The top weight for McClymont and Horbaiuk was a two day total of 24.86. 12.58 on Saturday and Sundays weight being 12.28 lbs.
The second place finish went to Ralph Galusha (my brother) and Pat Steele. Their total weight was only slightly behind McClymont and Horbaiuk with a combined weight of 2400 lbs.
Jon Evans and Gus McFadden took home third place with a combined weight of 23.54 lbs. Evans and McFadden netted the big bag of the second day with an impressive 13.12 lbs.
The husband and wife team of Jodi and Carrie Shypit had a total weight of 23 lbs. They placed 4th and pocketed $1,000.00.
Matt Redford and Jamie Krukowski earned $500 for catching the largest fish throughout the course of the weekend.
Anglers Terry Dolk and Ray Ducharme earned $500 for the big fish prize on Day 2 with a bass weighing in at 3.78 lbs.
Greg Swire and Dan Copenace won a new trolling motor courtesy of Pinewood Sports for coming closest to the hidden weight.
The hidden weight was chosen set prior to the tournament the set weight was 14.41. Swire and Copenace finished the two day competition with a combined weight of 14.64 lbs.
The $400 prize for the top team with an angler under the age of 15 went to Grant and Dylan Swire.
Jodi and Carrie Shypit rounded out the cash winners taking home $400, courtesy their finishing as top male and female.
Congratulations and a big “hats off” to Bill and Nell Godin for once again hosting the 6th annual “Castin’ for Cash.”
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Jean Bragg has something to cheer about. She was the lucky winner of $10,000 in the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s “Canada Day Cash Lottery” fundraiser raffle.
Way to go Aunt Jean!
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Wedding congratulations are in order for two local couples.
First to Travis Belluz and Genevieve Yvette. This happy couple was wed June 24 in Calgary, Alberta.
A reception will be held for them in Devlin in August.
The second wedding wishes go to Joey Payeur and Robin Kellar, they were married July 1 in Devlin.
Our community sends both couples all the best in their marriage.
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A happy 90th birthday wish to Madonna Morrish on July 16. Madonna will celebrate her birthday at a Come and Go Tea for family and friends.
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Last Wednesday’s card game at the Emo Legion was won by Darlene Bruce and Sis Woolsey. The low was taken by Ross and Marg Brooks. Gayle Thompson won the door prize.
There will be a “500” card game played this Thursday (July 13) at the Emo Legion.
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The next Legion dance will be held July 22, beginning at 8 p.m. with a live band.
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Neila Booth and Becky Chabot participated in a five kilometre run in Baudette, Mn., on July 1. Both girls were pleased and somewhat surprised with their ability to run (jog) the entire five K’s. Way to go girls!
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The Devlin Slo-pitch teams will be hosting a “Kingsley Downs Memorial Tournament” this week and into the weekend.
The games begin today and finish up Sunday (July 16). There will be beer gardens and a canteen.
Come out and enjoy some good games, food, drink, and socializing.
Robin’s 2¢:
A small town doctor was famous in the area for always catching large fish.
One day while he was on one of his frequent fishing trips he got a call that a woman at a neighbouring farm was giving birth. He rushed to her aid and delivered a healthy baby boy.
The farmer had nothing to weigh the baby with so the doctor used his fishing scales. The baby weighed 32 lbs. 10 oz.