Devlin T.O.P.S. celebrating 25 years of success

Perhaps the most outstanding credit that can be given to T.O.P.S. #ON3019, a weight loss and control group based in Devlin, is its consistency with a large number of members over the past quarter-century.
Both men and women make up this fun-filled club, with members travelling from Fort Frances, Nestor Falls, and surrounding areas.
This coming Monday (April 11) is a special night for the Devlin T.O.P.S. club as it celebrates its 25th anniversary at Crossroads School, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and wrapping up around 9:30.
The T.O.P.S. club would like to extend a cordial invitation to all past members to attend. Come out and see old and new faces, look through photo albums, share members’ successes, and encourage those who may need it.
T.O.P.S. members hope to see you there!
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday were Gerald and Lorraine Bullied, with the runners-up being Ester Elias and Judy Kozachanko.
Bill Birrell took home the door prize.
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A reminder that Emo Spring Fever Days are coming fast (April 14-16).
This weekend always proves to be fun-filled, with great sales, free draws, and a lot of visiting with folks who have been hibernating all winter.
Those in Emo organizing this event put in a lot of effort, so be sure to show up and enjoy all the activities.
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The March gas draw at Dev-Lynne’s was won by Gene Lake (a toaster oven).
Be sure to register for the April draw every time you purchase $25 worth of gas or more there.
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The Rainy River Federation of Agriculture’s spring dinner is set for April 22 at the Emo Legion. Speakers will be part of the evening, however, there won’t be a dance this year.
Call Shirley Teeple (487-2465) to register.
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The first cattle sale of the year is slated for Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m. at the Stratton sales yard.
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“Ag Day” will take place this Friday (April 8) from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Barwick Hall.
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A first-aid course set for April 11-12 is ready to go, but confirmation is necessary. Call Kim Jo at 482-2863.
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The NorWest Animal Clinic is holding a “Horse Information Day” on Saturday, April 16. Call Dr. Dan Pierroz (274-7393) for more information.
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Congratulations to the Muskie boys’ hockey team for their awesome effort at the all-Ontarios in Windsor last week. They certainly opened a few eyes by advancing out of their pool—considered by many as the toughest of the four there—before being eliminating in the quarter-finals by the St. Michael’s Double Blues.
The whole area is proud of the Muskies. You put our district on the map!
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If you didn’t see the V.A.L.A. Follies show when it was staged earlier this year in Fort Frances, an encore performance is slated for this Saturday (April 9) at 7:30 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls.
Part of the proceeds will go to the Valley Adult Learning Association’s literacy program.
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Here’s a sure sign of spring. The Devlin slo-pitch association is hosting a dance May 7 at the Devlin Hall, featuring a live band (age of majority is required).
In related news, the association is looking for one more team for this season. Call Tanya McKinnon (274-7436) if you’re interested.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Guy, accompanied by girlfriend, to video-rental clerk: “Do you have anything where the hero talks about his feelings while blowing stuff up?”

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