Evening of ‘holiday cheer’ set

Robin McCormick

Treat yourself to the “Sounds of Holiday Cheer” as the Borderland Children’s Choir performs this Saturday (Nov. 14) at 7 p.m. at Knox United Church in Emo.
Admission is $10/person and $25/family.
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Another sure sign that the Christmas season is upon us is the annual “Holly Daze” festivities in Emo, including the craft sale at the Emo Legion on Dec. 4-5.
You can rent a table for $10 (call the Emo Legion to reserve yours at 482-2250).
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The Emo Legion’s annual Christmas supper is slated for Saturday, Nov. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The cost is $10 each, with tickets available at the Legion.
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Last week’s card party at the Devlin Hall saw Shirley Mutz and Rudy Meyers take the high while the low went to Sylvia Beadle and Bob McLean.
The next card games will be played there on Tuesday (Nov. 17).
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Local residents are grateful to the federal and provincial governments for their contributions through the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative, the Build Canada Fund, and the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, which has allowed our municipality to replace the Black Bridge on La Vallee Road South, rebuild both Cain and Pyne roads, and insulate the Emo/La Vallee Arena.
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The Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association has its 2010 cash calendars on sale now.
They are available at the La Vallee municipal office or from any fire department volunteer.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Lying on his deathbed, the rich, miserly old man calls to his long-suffering wife.
“I want to take all my money with me,” he tells her. “So promise me you’ll put it in the casket.”
After the man dies, his widow attended the memorial service with her best friend.
Just before the undertaker closed the coffin, she placed a small metal box inside.
“Surely you didn’t put the money in there,” her friend said in horror.
“I did promise him I would,” the widow replied. “So I got it all together, deposited every penny in my account, and wrote him a cheque.
“If he can cash it, he can spend it.”