Community Christmas party set to go

Robin McCormick

The Township of La Vallee’s 18th-annual community Christmas party and fun day is set to go this Sunday (Dec. 11) starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Devlin Hall.
Come early in the day and bring along your sleds, cards, cribbage boards, or any other games you may wish to play.
A potluck supper then will be served at 5 p.m., so be sure to bring your favourite dish.
As well, Santa will pay a visit with goodies for all the kids.
Volunteer help is needed to assist with the annual Christmas party. This would be a great way for high school students to earn the community service hours needed to graduate.
Students are needed to help with the kiddies’ corner, cleanup, and general assistance.
To sign up, call 486-3452 during office hours.
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The Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association’s cash calendars for 2012 are on sale now.
They make a great Christmas gift, and are available at the municipal office or any fire department volunteer.
In related news, the La Vallee volunteer fire department will be doing smoke detector inspections in the next couple of weeks. Make sure yours are working.
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If you have ordered an Emo/La Vallee Community Centre calendar, you can pick it up at the municipal office.
There also are a few available for purchase for $10 each.
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Sincere sympathy is extended to family members of Wendy Buechler (Logan), who passed away suddenly on Monday, Dec. 5 of a heart attack.
Wendy’s funeral is set for Friday in Winnipeg.
Wendy grew up in our district and will be remembered by many, although she has lived in Winnipeg for some time.
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Cards played at the Devlin Hall last Tuesday saw the high go to Yvonne Kellar and Ken McKinnon while Beatrice Meyers and Bob McLean had the low.
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The Emo Legion held its 50/50 draw on Nov. 25 and the lucky winner was Judy Cochrane, taking home $1,315.
Joan Buttazoni sold the winning ticket, earning $131.50.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last week were Gail Thompson (high) and Jean Steele (low).
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The Emo Legion will host the “Country Jam” performers on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) for an evening of good old-time music.
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Congratulations to Carl Schaum and Heidi Trihey, who were honored with a couple’s shower on Saturday (Dec 3) at the home of Carl’s mother, Margrit.
Many friends attended and a delightful evening was enjoyed by many.
The couple will wed Jan. 1 in Baudette, Mn.
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The FFHS Travel Club, in conjunction with Lowey’s Greenhouse and Market Garden, is offering beautiful Christmas poinsettias for $12 each.
Vouchers will be redeemable for one six-inch poinsettia. Plants can be collected from Lowey’s or The Christmas Store up until Dec. 24.
Contact any club member or Susan DeGagne (at for more information or your vouchers.
Tickets also are available at the Devlin post office.
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The Muskie Christmas artisans’ show will take place this Saturday (Dec. 10) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the FFHS cafeteria.
There will be baking, local artists, home-based businesses, and much more on display.
For more information, call Mrs. Shack or Mrs. Richardson at 274-7747.
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Robin’s 2¢:
A company hosted its annual Christmas dinner party for all employers and everyone was encouraged to bring their children.
All during the sit-down dinner, one co-worker’s four-year-old daughter stared at the man across from her.
The girl could hardly eat her food for staring. The man checked his tie, felt his face for food, and even patted his hair in the place but nothing stopped her from staring at him.
He tried his best to ignore her but finally it was too much for him.
“Why are you staring at me?” he asked the girl.
Everyone at the table had noticed her behaviour and the table went quiet for her response.
“I just want to see how you drink like a fish,” she replied.