District woman off to Jasper

Jen Badiuk is entering a new chapter in her life. She has moved to Jasper, Alta., where she started working at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on May 16.
Jen recently finished her schooling at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, where she took a course on hotel management.
Her parents, Bob and Trudy Badiuk, drove Jen to Jasper. Trudy said it’s beautiful there.
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Liz Donaldson was honoured at a 70th birthday party last Friday (May 20) at the home of Guy and Kelly (her son and daughter-in-law) in Fort Frances.
It was great to see Liz surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Her big smile showed it all, and the sparkle in her eyes told us all that she has been blessed with a rich, full life.
Happy belated birthday, Liz, from your community!
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There’s only a few days to go before the annual Emo Walleye Classic. Besides the excitement of the launches and weigh-ins, three suppers also are planned at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre.
First, a fish fry, hosted by the Devlin community rink committee, will be held this Thursday (May 26). The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children.
A spaghetti supper, organized by the Calder ladies, is slated for this Friday (May 27). It costs $10 for adults and $6 for seniors/children. Then the local 4-H association is hosting a prime rib dinner on Saturday (May 28).
Tickets for that cost $15 a plate.
Good luck to all anglers fishing in the tournament!
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The annual T.O.P.S. Salad Supper is slated to go next Monday (May 30) at the Devlin Hall. There will be several types of salads, buns, baked beans, and beverages.
Door prizes will be drawn, and tickets also will be sold for a food hamper, a beautiful piece of stained glass, plus a lot more.
The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children six-12, and free for those five and under.
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A warm welcome is extended to Dr. Heather Gunn-McQuillan and Jarrod McQuillan, who recently moved to La Vallee. She is employed as a veterinarian with the Nor-West Animal Clinic in Fort Frances while and he will be working in Emo as a registered dietitian starting in August.
We hope the couple enjoys our community and district.
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Crossroads School’s annual family barbecue is slated for June 16. A rummage sale also will be held that evening to raise money for the “Living Classroom.”
If you have donations of clean resaleable items, please get them ready for drop off at a later date or call the school at 486-3339 for more information (ask for Mrs. Kowalski or Ms. Maxwell).
The La Vallee Volunteer Fire Department also is planning on making the evening extra special with water games while the “Challenger” will be on hand for anyone who would like to check their fire preparedness in a simulated fire situation.
In related news, 50/50 tickets are going home with Crossroad students so be sure to purchase one. Some 3,000 have been printed, so the winner could take home $1500.00.
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There will be a Wado Kai tournament at Crossroads School this Saturday (May 28). And don’t forget the Grade 8 graduation ceremony will be held there June 22.
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The Emo Legion’s 50/50 draw held Friday evening (May 20) was won by Rainy Loyie, who pocketed $436.00. Lois Shine earned $43.60 for selling the winning ticket.
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Lois had a big disappointment over the past week. She was set for surgery on her knee but had to cancel because she came down with bronchitis.
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Don’t forget about the 100-mile plus club, which is a walking and biking program sponsored by the Emo-La Vallee Healthy Community Coalition (a partnership program through the Northwestern Health Unit).
Call Cora at 482-2211 for more details.
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Robin’s 2¢:
After enjoying a nice meal out, a woman and her husband discovered they had locked their keys in the car. The man insisted he could open the door with a wire hanger, so he went back to the restaurant to get one.
After a few tries, he got the door open and they climbed in.
As they were ready to drive off, the husband stuck the hanger under his seat and said with a smug grin, “Now if this ever happens again, I’ll have one handy!”