District girl captures singing contest

Kayla Lauzon, who is becoming a well-known singer in Rainy River District, competed in Thunder Bay last Saturday and Sunday and brought home the first prize—along with $250.
The event started Saturday with 13 contestants, which was narrowed down to five. Then on Sunday, the five performers were cut to three.
When the final song was sung and the judges made their decision, Kayla won the contest. Congratulations, Kayla!
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A reminder the launch of La Vallee’s centennial history book is slated for Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. For those who pre-ordered one, remember to bring along your receipt.
Books also can be purchased that night for $70 each. As well, the first copy off the press will be auctioned off.
A wine-and-cheese party will add to the festivities. Please R.S.V.P. to Joyce at 486-1153 or joycew@jam21.net
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After a very tight, nail-biting day of basketball, the Crossroads girls captured the silver medal at their invitational tournament held last Saturday (Feb. 7).
The St. Francis Sentinels eked out a 17-14 win to take home the gold medal.
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The next Crossroads parent council meeting is slated for tomorrow (Feb. 12) at 6 p.m. Everyone who is involved with the school is encouraged to attend.
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Cathy Pruys still could use volunteers to cut fruit at Crossroads each Wednesday morning. This is to allow students to enjoy a healthy snack if they happen not to take the time to eat before they leave home in the morning.
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The January gas draw at Dev-Lynne’s was won by Shawn Leahey, who took home a shop vac. Remember to register for a monthly prize every time you purchase $25 worth of gas there.
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A tea and bake sale will be held this Saturday (Feb. 14) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Emo Museum. A craft table also will be set up.
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The Rainy River Rural Safety Association meeting is set to go tonight (Feb. 11) at 7:30 p.m. upstairs at the Chappel municipal office. Coffee will be served.
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The Knights of Columbus in Rainy River are planning their third-annual ethnic supper this Sunday (Feb. 15) beginning at 5 p.m. in the parish hall of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church there.
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Congratulations to Jodi and Brad Holden on the birth of their first child.
Their daughter, Macy, will be greatly welcomed by grandparents, Sis Steele and Gary and Judy Holden.
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The Emo Legion will hold its next monthly Bingo on Thursday, Feb. 26. A cribbage and 500 tourney goes there Saturday, Feb. 28.
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The next regular meeting of the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association is slated for next Wednesday (Feb. 18) at 7:30 p.m. in Stratton.
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Entries for the annual gate sign contest are starting to come in to the La Vallee centennial committee. To enter, bring $1 to the municipal office or a committee member along with your name and address.
Some suggestions are historic farm name, business name, property owner name, and name and date of ownership.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, “Why is the bride dressed in white?”
“Because white is the colour of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life.”
The child thought about this for a moment, then said, “So why is the groom wearing black?”