District father-son duo selected as contest finalists

Dave Ogilvie

Murray and R.J. McDonald have been selected as one of the two finalists in a Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s contest, “Cattle Showcase,” which celebrates the generations working together on the farm!
They now need everyone to help them become the winners of this exciting contest.
The winning family receives a new cattle squeeze from Morand Industries Ltd., as well as a full-page ad and a feature article on their cattle operation in the “Canadian Cattleman” magazine.
People wishing to assist this father-and-son duo can do so by voting at www.agcanada.com/content/Cattlemen.aspx
The voting page not only features pictures of Murray and R.J. showing their cattle, but also mentions the 4-H’s involvement in the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s annual fall fair here in Emo.
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The next men’s breakfast meeting will take place this Saturday (Aug. 21) starting at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.
Guest speaker this month will be Johnny Tucker from Alabama, who spoke last year at the annual CSSM canoe trip.
He is back again for the trip, but will attend the men’s breakfast before rushing to catch up to the canoeists.
This man, with his youthful spirit, has preached and proclaimed the Gospel for close to 50 years.
Bring a friend if you can, and be blessed and enriched.
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The Salamander Theatre Company from Ottawa will be performing “Romeo and Juliet” at Cornell Farms in La Vallee this coming Monday (Aug. 23) beginning at 7:30 p.m.
A barn may seem like an odd place to stage a Shakespearean play but the group’s performances throughout Northern Ontario will take place both indoors and out, in fully-equipped theatres, Holy Cross Ruins, arts centres, high schools, and yes, even in a barn.
Six actors will perform this famous play in a special 70-minute condensed version of the original love story.
This production has been called “real Shakespeare for real people.”
Tickets cost $15 in advance­—available from the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, Greensides Store in Devlin, the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market, and Cornell Farms (486-3477)—and $18 at the door.
In related news, the Salamander Theatre, thanks to funding from Theatre Ontario and the Ontario Arts Council, also is offering a workshop for young people aged 10-16.
It also will be held at Cornell Farms earlier Monday from 3-5 p.m.
The cost is only $10 per youth. Call 486-3477 to register.
The actors also are hoping to be billeted with people who are interested in the performing arts.
If you are willing to open your home to members of this group, call Cornell Farms at 486-3477.