Devlin news

Robin McCormick

The Emo Legion will host a fish fry this Saturday (Jan. 31), with the menu also featuring salads, potatoes, desserts, and a beverage.
The meal will be served from 5-7 p.m., with admission being $12 for adults and $5 for children six and under. Take-out orders are available prior to 4:30 p.m.
The Legion ladies always put on a delicious meal. And chances are you’ll meet up with some folks you enjoying visiting with, so it’s an evening you won’t want to miss!
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A reminder that the next Bingo at the Emo Legion is scheduled for next Tuesday (Feb. 3).
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Sis Steele is comfortably settled into her new home (she moved in the first week of January).
Sis now lives very close to Crossroads School here in Devlin, making it easy for her two grandchildren to come visit.
Sis says she’s very happy with her new home and location.
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Sympathy is extended to Jean and Norbert Bragg on the loss of her father, Raymond Pearson, who passed away Jan. 22 in his hometown of Roseau, Mn. at the age of 90.
He will be sadly missed by Jean.
Our community is thinking of you at this sad time.
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Deep sympathy also is extended to the many family members and friends of Bob Woolsey, who passed away last week while on vacation in British Columbia.
Bob was a friendly, outgoing man who definitely could be called a “people person.”
I remember him making the phone rounds when my Dad and Bubs Hughes were still living, along with Norbert Bragg and Gerald Bullied, plus I’m sure others that he still called daily up until his passing.
He will be remembered for his love of laughter and happiness that he brought to so many people. He, too, will be sadly missed.
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And sympathy to Ann Jason from Pinewood on the passing of her only sister, Dot Beaton. She passed away Jan. 22 in Delia, Alta.
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Missy Nelson bravely competed in the annual “Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run” in International Falls back on Jan. 17.
She ran the 10-km distance in a time of 58 minutes and seven seconds, which was good enough for 10th place in her age group.
Congratulations, also, to Jake McTavish, who finished first in his division with a time of 45:36.
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The lucky winner of the Fort Frances Legion’s 50/50 draw held in January was Rosanna Tweedie, who pocketed $1,434.
Her husband, Earl, sold her the winning ticket.
Rosanna says she’s been buying Legion tickets for about 50 years and this is her first win ever!
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All district students will enjoy a P.D. Day on Friday (Jan. 30).
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A reminder that pre-natal classes will hold sessions March 3-31 and Sept. 1-29. Call the Northwestern Health Unit office in Emo (482-2211) for more details.

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Devlin News

As mentioned in last week’s column, the annual harvest supper is set to go this Sunday (Sept. 23) from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall.
This event is the main fundraiser of the year for Guthrie United Church.
Several volunteers work for three days to stuff turkeys, make pies, peel potatoes, and do everything else that goes along with providing folks with a traditional harvest supper.
Be sure to come out to the supper. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children aged six-12 (those five and under are free).
If you would like to volunteer, the church organizers would be grateful.
There is a lot of clean-up to be done after this event. Any high school students needing volunteer hours in order to graduate can contact Freeda Carmody at 486-3338.
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Another delicious meal coming up is the Dance fish fry on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 5-7 p.m. This will be the last meal served for the season at the Dance Hall, which is located 16 km up Highway 613.
The meal—consisting of fish, corn on the cob, salads, French fries, dessert, and beverages—costs $12 for adults and $6 for children.
Call 486-0108 for more information.
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Congratulations to Ross and Denise Donaldson on the birth of their son, Theodore Reginald Axel, on Sunday (Sept. 16). He weighed in at eight pounds, five oz.
Proud grandparents are Gale and Liz Donaldson and Tom and Shirley Morrish. This makes 11 grandchildren for the Morrishs and 15 for the Donaldsons.
The baby’s name is made up of great-grandfathers.
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A belated congratulations to Melinda and Colin Romyn on the birth of their daughter, Georgia Alice, back on Aug. 26. Mom and daughter were honoured with a baby shower Sept. 9, with several friends and co-workers attending.
I work with Melinda and had the treat of holding her adorable baby.
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Riley Tesarski was baptised Sunday (Sept. 16). Parents Brenda and Ian Tesarski along with godmother, Jaimy Monasterski, were part of the baptism at the Guthrie United Church.
Grandparents Pat and Gord Hyatt and Joanne and Mike Tesarski attended. Also taking part in this special day were great-grandparents, Joe and Marg Romas and GG Joe.
Several family members and friends enjoyed a gathering at Gord and Pat Hyatt’s home after the church service.
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There will be a seniors’ lunch at the Emo Legion on Sept. 20. Carpet bowling begins at 10 a.m., with a luncheon will follow.
The cost is $5 and everyone is welcome!
The Legion also will play P.H. cards on Sept. 23, beginning at 1 p.m. sharp.
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Contact Crossroads School (486-3329) if you can help out with the breakfast and hot lunch programs there.
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Another belated congratulations to Times’ reporter Heather Ogilvie on her marriage to Greg Latter. They were married Sept. 1.
The rural community wishes you all the best.
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Several district people drove to Walker, Mn. for the 25th-annual Walker North Country Races. About 700 participants took part in the 10k run/walk marathon, half-marathon and two persons’ marathon team relay, and kids’ fun run.
Fourteen-year-old Cristy Emond placed second in the age 10-15 division, covering the 10 km distance in 52 minutes. The first-place winner was only a minute and a few seconds over her.
Placing second in the 65-70 age division was Freeda Carmody.
Also participating, though not placing among the top three in their 50-55 division, was Neila Booth and myself.
Carol Booth finished the 10 km in the 60-65 age division. She also didn’t make the top three but all three of us were just pleased to finish. This is a difficult run with lots of steep hills over the last mile.
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I was informed that Riley Kellar and Ryan McDowell did an excellent job with their duties as the summer students for our municipality. Way to go, kids!
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It’s that time of year when “tour de Fort” presents its first show of the year. The Wilkinsons will perform tomorrow (Sept. 20) at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre in Fort Frances.
Passports for the 2007-08 season are still available by visiting www.tourdefort or calling Kim/Pat Cornell at 486-0072. There are five other performers throughout the coming months.
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I’d like to make a correction regarding my article about Aurora Wind Feeds. It was printed that the business is located in Stratton, however the correct location of this business is three miles north of Barwick on Barwick Road.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Robin’s 2¢:
When a grandson asked his grandma how old she was, she teasingly replied, “I’m not sure.”
“Look in your underwear, Grandma,” the grandson advised.
She thought it was an odd suggestion until he finished it with, “Mine says I’m four-six.”

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