Devlin a busy place

Who says small communities aren’t full of fun activities?
Devlin/La Vallee sure proves that to be untrue as several events are happening here in the next month.
The first is an art show and sale at Crossroads School on Thursday, May 3. The students have been doing paintings with Fort Frances Museum curator Pam Hauley.
Many awesome watercolour paintings have been made by the students.
The students have made two prints each—one to sell and one to keep for themselves.
The minimum price will be $5 per print, however, extra donations would be appreciated. Come out and see the kids’ work. Everyone is welcome.
A reminder that Crossroads also will conduct a spring festival on May 3.
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The Devlin United Church ladies will host a spring tea, also featuring a bake sale, crafts, and auction, this Sunday (May 6) from 2-4 p.m.
The cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children, with those five and under being free.
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Once again the Devlin/La Vallee rink committee will host its annual fish fry on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13).
This is always a well-attended event that provides a delicious meal—and you’re sure to see lots of folks you haven’t seen in a long time.
The cost is $13 for adults, $6 for children aged six-12, and free for those five and under.
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Many folks from our community attended the wedding of Tanya Redford (daughter of Barb and Alf Redford) and Mike Raimondi on Saturday, April 12 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg.
Congratulations to Tanya and Mike on their marriage.
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La Vallee is now accepting applications for summer student labourers. Duties will include cemetery mowing, ballpark mowing, landfill site clean-up, and building maintenance.
A driver’s licence will be considered an asset and applicants must be at least 15 years old.
Application forms can be picked up at the municipal office during office hours and must be submitted no later than noon on Friday, May 4. The anticipated start date is the week of June 25.
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Be advised that summer hours at the La Vallee landfill will take affect on Tuesday, May 1. Hours of operation from May 1-Oct. 31 are Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-8 p.m.
Be sure to bring your landfill card with you. If you don’t have one, stop by the municipal office to get a replacement.
Please note that access to the wood pile and scrap metal pile requires the assistance of the attendant.
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The March gas draw at Dev-Lynne’s was won by John Craig (an electric wok).
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Trudy and Bob Badiuk were honoured with a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party back on April 7 at the Devlin Hall. A delicious meal was served and several pictures were displayed.
Trudy’s daughter, Jackie, did an excellent job as the emcee, with Tom Beck and Ken Badiuk sharing a few words of special wedding moments and congratulations.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make the party as I was in London, Ont. However, I did share a telegram of special moments and a few marriage related stories.
Bob and Trudy’s daughter, Jen, also wasn’t able to attend as she is still in Australia. Jen is doing great, working hard, and enjoying her time “down under.”
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The next Emo Legion 50/50 draw will be held this Friday (April 27). If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, be sure to pick one up.
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It’s good to be back from my travelling. I had a great visit with my son and daughter (Trav and Sara) in London, Ont. The weather certainly wasn’t great but great shopping malls made up for it.
My visit to Lauflin, Nev. also proved to be a great holiday, with several folks from Rainy River District also making the trip.
I gambled $50 and lost $50—oh well, could be worse.
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The annual “Cuts for Cancer” event held Saturday in conjunction with Spring Fever Days in Emo raised close to $10,000, which is going to Pam Carlson and Barb Forbes.
Pam’s four grandsons (Blake and Eric Morken and Jordan and Conner Carlson), along with her son, Jamie Carlson, all had their heads shaved for the cause!
Pam informed me she is doing well. She has some “tired days” but vowed she will fight this—and I believe she will!
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Robin’s 2¢:
An elderly couple went in for their annual check-up, with the wife staying in the waiting room while her husband went to be examined.
The doctor, kibitzing with him, asked, “Sam, how’s your love life?”
“The first time is great,” Sam replied. “But the second time, I start to sweat something terrible.”
The doctor, surprised, said, “The second time? At your age? At 85? That’s remarkable.”
Later while examining the wife, the doctor said to her, “I have to ask you this. Your husband mentioned that he sweats during the second time of your love-making.”
“He wouldn’t lie to you,” responded the old woman. “In January, it’s cold. In July, it’s hot!”