District Lions plan perogy fundraiser

Dave Ogilvie

The Emo and District Lions Club, along with the Voyageur Lions from Fort Frances, will be making perogies on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo starting at 8 a.m.
A dozen perogies will be selling for $5.
Anyone wishing to order perogies, and support the work of the Lions in our communities, can do so by phoning Joanne at 482-2729 or 275-8133 or Joyce at 274-3979, or by contacting any Lion member.
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The Emo Hospital Auxiliary would like thank all the workers, donors, businesses, the Emo Legion, and everyone who attended this year’s fall tea for making the annual fundraiser such a huge success.
Thanks, especially, to auxiliary members Lois Shine and Joan Buttazoni for their hard work.
About 145 people attended, with more than $2,000 being raised towards auxiliary projects.
The door prize from Cloverleaf was won by Eloise Camirand.
Other winners included Armin Mosbeck and Glenna Morand (runners donated by the Hair and Body Care Shoppe), Sharon Johnson (pumpkin basket donated by Glenna Morand), Carol Burnell (gingerbread man donated by Connie Woods), Carol Burnell (stepping stone), Tami Burnell (slow cooker donated by Tompkins Hardware), Bernice Campbell (snowsuit donated by the Thread Shed), and Tabea Loewen (wooden candle holder from Gillons’ Insurance).
The auxiliary’s ongoing draw, which is a bride doll, will be drawn Dec. 8. Tickets are still available at the hospital cafeteria.
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The men’s monthly breakfast, which was held Saturday at the Emo Legion, was well-attended by men from across the district.
Bruce Christopherson, station manager for Psalm 99.5 in International Falls for more than two decades, told those on hand about his experiences and trials while working there.
Early in the morning of July 18, the 650-foot transmitting tower for Psalm 99.5 collapsed during a violent thunderstorm.
The station, which was founded 28 years ago through donations by Borderland residents who wanted a Christian radio station in this area, has gone through many trials and tribulations over the years, but has rebounded each time.
This summer was no different.
Thanks again to generous donations from listeners on both sides of the border, the tower is well on the way to being ready to broadcast by the middle of November.
Next month’s men’s breakfast will be held on the third Saturday of the month (Nov. 20).
The special guest speaker will be a 54-year-old grandfather from Winnipeg, who recently broke the Guinness World Record by cycling from Vancouver City Hall to Halifax City Hall in 13 days, six hours, and 13 minutes.
The purpose of this trip was to raise money for the rescue and rehabilitation of Kenya’s orphaned and abandoned children. 
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A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held this Saturday (Oct. 22) at 5:30 p.m. at the Millennium Hall in Stratton for George and Michael Rempel to help them with ongoing medical expenses.
George is suffering from a bout of skin cancer while Michael has tremendous headaches.
The meal will consist of spaghetti, salad, homemade bread, and plenty of excellent desserts. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children.
Donated goods also will be gratefully accepted for the bake sale table.
If you have any questions, would like to volunteer, or buy tickets, call Beth Petkau (482-2983) or Alice Rempel (483-5803).
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The next show in the Border Concert Association’s 2011-12 season will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls.
The concert—featuring Richie Lee and the Fabulous ’50s—will transport everyone back in time.
Lee is a Buddy Holly sensation. He has been performing and dressing as the rock-and-roll icon since he was seven years old.
Now at age 20, he is a skilled musician and great singer with a voice that is amazing. He looks and sounds just like Buddy Holly!
Season passports, which cost $45 for adults, $95 for a family (two adults and school-age youth), and $10 for students (with school ID), will be available at the door.
With five concerts remaining in the series, it is still an excellent deal.