Fall fair is here!

The slight feel of fall can be felt in the air and with that comes the annual Emo Fair. And from all reports I’ve heard, this fair promises to be filled with excitement and activity for all ages.
The Farm Progress Building once again will be brimming with activity, including the farm safety booth. It’s sure to educate and remind us about the importance of making safety an everyday practice.
Young people also can enjoy themselves at the Farm Progress Building during the special kiddies’ event—one being the cornmeal sandbox.
And if they tire of playing in that, they can decorate eggs. Small prizes will be given out.
The ever-popular 4-H market steer auction is slated for Saturday at 4 p.m.
A reminder the fair clean-up is planned for Monday (Aug. 19) at 6 p.m. A snack follows.
And to tie up my agriculture news, a work-bee is planned at the Stratton Sales Yard on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. For information, call Tom Morrish at 486-3622.
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There will be a new food booth at the Emo fair this year sponsored by the Devlin/La Vallee Centennial Committee. They will serve “beef on a bun,” complete with coleslaw, and coffee or water to drink.
Be sure to support our local food booth to raise funds for the upcoming centennial. It will be open this Thursday starting at 4 p.m., and again Friday and Saturday starting at 11 a.m.
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A happy 50th anniversary to Allan and Inez Anderson, who were honoured with a come-and-go tea Saturday at the Devlin Hall.
Your community sends you best wishes and blessings!
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In Devlin slo-pitch news, a reminder the final wind-up is slated Saturday, Aug. 24. This is a one-day event.
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The Robson family is feeling a great deal of relief these days as their son/brother/uncle, Shawn Robson, is home from Afghanistan. He is back in Edmonton and took part in the recent parade held to honour all the returning soldiers.
The soldiers are happy to be home, and started working half-days when they arrived. Prior to this, the soldiers would begin holidays immediately, however, a new program is being tried where the soldiers work half-days for a short time.
This is due to the fact it’s sometimes difficult for soldiers to come home from their busy structured life of routine to a day with no scheduled activities.
The United States is watching closely to see how this experiment works to help its soldiers with their extreme mental fatigue and stress injuries.
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Dev-Lynne’s July gas draw was won by Steve Galusha.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Two fellas are fishing in a boat under a bridge. One looks up and sees a funeral procession starting across the bridge. He stands up, takes off his cap, and bows his head.
The procession crosses the bridge and the man puts on his cap, picks up his rod and reel, and continues fishing.
The other guys says, “That was touching. I didn’t know you had it in you.”
The first guy responds, “Well, I guess it was the thing to do. After all, I was married to her for 40 years.”