Farm value workshop coming up

Dave Ogilvie

The Rainy River Federation of Agriculture is hosting a two-day workshop, entitled “Growing Your Opportunities–Quest for New Farm Value,” on Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Emo Inn, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m.
Ontario farm business owners, entrepreneurs, and advisors will share lessons learned and best practices to engage participants in evaluating new product and service ideas, as well as steps to successfully bring them to market.
If you have an idea for a value-added product, then this is a workshop you should really attend. You can learn to put your unique ideas into action using the seven-step value-added development process.
If you would like to register or need more information, contact Angela Halvorsen at or call her at 274-3276. The cost is $75 and registration is limited to 25 participants (pre-registration is required).
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A country music jam is being planned for this Friday (Jan. 16) starting at 7 p.m. at the Emo Legion. Anyone who likes to sing or play country music, from beginners to professionals, are invited to take turns performing songs while others accompany them.
No practice or planning will be necessary. Rather, the entire evening will be an impromptu country music experience.
Come to sing, play, or just listen. Families and children are welcome.
Anyone wishing to join in is asked to call Charlene at 483-5839 for more information.
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The Emo Recreation Council is still looking for more participants for their Saturday morning hockey program for children from SK-Grade 4 who can already skate. All participants are required to wear full hockey equipment.
The program will start this Saturday (Jan. 17) if enough children sign up. The purpose of this program is to teach the players the basic hockey skills and to have some fun. The cost is going to be approximately $75 depending on the number of participants. It is not too late to join.
For more information or to register please contact Reta Dykstra at 482-1241.
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This month’s men’s breakfast ($10 buffet) will be held Saturday (Jan. 17) at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion, with the guest speaker being Joe Orr, the pastor of Off Lake Covenant Church.
Pastor Joe and his wife were new to this area when they arrived about a year ago. Having lived much of their lives in South America, this was quite a change.
All men are invited to attend, bring a friend, and listen to Pastor Joe as he shares his heart with us.
Hope to see you there!
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The Borderland Racing Association is looking for your help in designing a logo for the 55th anniversary of the Emo Speedway, which hosted its first-ever race on July 30, 1954.
Some 13 cars and more than 2,500 fans were on hand for that opening night—and it became an instant hit.
The association wants to celebrate the anniversary by having the public create a logo to be distributed among drivers, fans, volunteers, and sponsors. The contest will be open until Feb. 22 at 11:59 p.m. (CST).
Submissions can be digitally-created (Using Photoshop or other graphic editor) or hand-drawn.
For digital entries, e-mail them to with the attachment included. File formats accepted should be high-quality, high-resolution.
For hand-drawn entries, mail them to the Borderland Racing Association, P.O. Box 633, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0 (attn: Logo Contest Entry). Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number with the logo art.
The winner will receive a season pass to the Emo Speedway for 2009 ($125 value), with the winning entry to be announced during the last week of February.
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Moms, aunts, and grandmas are invited to take part in a worldwide movement of women who meet and pray for their children and the children’s school.
A new group, following a prayer structure created by “Moms In Touch International,” recently has been formed in Emo and will be meeting on a regular basis to pray for the children of the area and the school system.
If you are interested in participating in this group, it will be meeting on the first and third Thursday of each month from 2-3 p.m. (times and dates can be changed to suit the needs of the members).
If you would like to sign up or require more information, call Lois Dueck at 482-9981 or e-mail her at
Information about the international organization can be found at