La Vallee seeing several races in municipal election

Municipal elections will take place Monday, Nov. 13.
This year in La Vallee, we have some new names in the running and well as some who are seeking re-election.
Running for reeve is incumbent Emily Watson against former reeve Ken McKinnon. Vying for the four council seats are Jim Belluz, Freeda Carmody, Len McCormick, Dale Stamarski, Lucille McDonald, Brian Trimble, and Ross Donaldson.
And seeking to be the trustee for the Alberton/La Vallee area on the Rainy River District School Board are Glenda Belluz and Barb Everett.
There will be an opportunity for early voting on Nov. 4. Please remember to cast your ballot.
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Our local 4-H clubs are arranging a concert by George Fox (a very talented country music singer), who will entertain Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre in Fort Frances.
Tickets, which cost $25 each, are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts in Fort Frances, the Devlin post office, Tompkins Hardware in Emo, and the Country Corner Cafe in Stratton.
Opening for Fox will be Marlee Scott.
Fox was a 4-H member for much of his younger life. He often travels and performs at a discount price in order to keep 4-H as an opportunity for youth.
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Graham McTavish and Amy Collins were married in Blind River, Ont. (between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury) on Saturday, Oct. 14.
A large number of friends and family travelled to Blind River for the wedding, even though the going was difficult due to a winter storm.
Shawn and Tracy Hyatt, along with Charlotte and Stephanie Hyatt, had left at 4 a.m. on Friday but only had made it to Virginia, Mn. by7:30, so they made the decision to return home to Devlin/Emo.
Congratulations to Graham and Amy on their marriage. They will be honoured with a wedding reception in November.
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A fish fry was held at the Dance Hall on Sunday, when about 80 people enjoyed a delicious dinner.
The volunteers would like to thank all who came, and inform one and all that their next Dance supper will be in the spring.
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A happy belated 60th birthday to Susan Barker. She turned 60 on Oct. 6 but family and friends celebrated her special occasion over the weekend.
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A reminder that we turn our clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, Oct. 28.
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Watch for Bill Michl this Friday (Oct. 20), who is running from Rainy River to Fort Frances to kick off the “Just Imagine” campaign to raise money for a CT Scanner at La Verendrye Hospital.
If you are a runner and would like to show Bill your support, feel free to run along with him for a while.
Bill will stop for a reception at the Emo Legion around 2 p.m., before arriving in Fort Frances around 5:30 p.m. Please join the campaign committee to cheer Bill on.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last week were Darlene Bruce and Krista, with the low taken by Gayle Thompson and Connie Hill.
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There will be a Legion 50/50 draw this Friday (Oct. 20). Be sure to purchase a ticket if you haven’t already done so.
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In news at Crossroads, hot lunches for students began yesterday (Oct. 17).
A reminder that a school council meeting will be held there Oct. 24, with picture re-takes scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2.
Nov. 6 is a P.A. Day for all students.
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Friday the 13th certainly wasn’t an unlucky day for the volunteers and organizers of the spaghetti supper and auction to raise funds for Danielle LaVallee, Scott Witherspoon, and baby Camden.
Danielle was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year.
Folks got together and the fundraiser was in the making. Some 167 tickets were sold.
Bob and Linda Hamilton donated their Little Beaver Snow Park establishment for the evening while “North of the Trax” (Romeo Duguay, Geoff Gillon, Myron Hawrylak, and Lance Whalen, joined by Melanie Bodnar) performed many oldies but goodies.
There also was a Chinese auction and silent auction to make the evening more enjoyable and productive.
An awesome amount of about $5,700 was raised.
Danielle, Scott, and Camden live in Edmonton, where Danielle is undergoing treatment.
Hats off to everyone who helped with this in any way. I’m sure your efforts will be greatly appreciated!
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Congratulations to Kish-Gon-Dug Canada, of Northwest Bay, for earning a Northern Ontario Business Award.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Why men should not be secretaries!
A note on the refrigerator from husband to wife:
A call came in for you from Gyna Colleges that said your PABST BEER was normal.
P.S. I didn’t know you drank beer.

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