LaBelle team wins ladies’ bonspiel

Congratulations to Judy LaBelle and her team of Nancy Evans (third), Diane Bonot (second), and Trudy Badiuk (lead) for capturing the 54th Fort Frances Ladies’ Bonspiel on Feb. 23-25.
The team has played together many times and have finished in second place. But finally taking first place feels great!
Badiuk and Bonot are Devlin residents while Labelle lived many years in Burriss.
Way to go, girls—and I hope your skill will allow you to repeat as champs next year!
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March Break runs March 12-16, with report cards going home this Friday (March 8).
And a reminder that all Rainy River District schools will have an early dismissal on March 28 (1:40 p.m.)
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The Emo Legion will host the provincial cribbage tournament this Saturday and Sunday (March 10-11). Teams will compete from both Winnipeg and Ontario.
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The Emo Legion will be hosting an evening of karaoke this Friday (March 9). The evening starts at 7:30 p.m., with the last song being sung at 11 p.m.
Chicken wings and pizza will be for sale, and a pig draw will take place later in the evening. There also will be designated drivers available to ensure everyone gets home safely!
Come out and enjoy the evening of local singers, great food, and lots of laughs.
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The next Legion Bingo is set for Tuesday, March 13 while the next “old time dance there will be held Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m.
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Last Wednesday’s card games at the Emo Legion were won by Adelia Guba and Rene Kivell while Judy Kozachenko and Esther Elias had the low.
Roy Elias won the door prize
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Sympathy to Pam Cyr and all her family in the passing of Rod Cyr.
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Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour (spring forward) before you go to bed this Saturday (March 11).
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The February gas draw at Dev-Lynne’s was won by Paul Jewiss, who took home a set of poker chips.
Be sure to register for the March draw every time you purchase $25 or more worth of gas there.
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Congratulations to Steve and Amy Laroux (Vandrunen). Amy gave birth to their first child, a boy, Logan, on Saturday, March 3. Grandma Dee Gagne made it to Thunder Bay in time to see her first grandchild.
Grandpa Tim Vandrunen also is sure to be excited. Equally ecstatic is first-time great-grandma Lill Vandrunen.
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Tracy Hyatt and Ellen Chojko-Bolec both attended the annual conference for 4-H leaders. The five-day conference and workshop was very enjoyable to the ladies.
Because of poor weather conditions, the ladies made it home Tuesday instead of their original time of Monday.
Tracy also is happy that 10 4-H members from Rainy River District will travel to New Brunswick to experience their lifestyle. Then 10 New Brunswick 4-H members will travel here to learn our way of living in a rural area.
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Tracy was a busy lady upon her arrival home as she hosted a baby shower for Graham and Aimee McTavish. Baby McKenna was honoured by a well-attended shower of family and friends.
Grandma Collins and Steph (Aimee’s mother and sister) attended the shower and then left afterwards to drive home to Blind River.
The shower was enjoyed by all with great food, conversation, and lots of pink, pink, pink!
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Although I wasn’t able to talk to Brittney Hayes directly about her competing in “Canadian Idol” in Winnipeg, I did speak briefly to her brother and he informed me that she made it to the celebrity judges’ round.
I’m hoping I will have the opportunity to speak to Brittney this week to hear about her experiences there.
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There will be a dinner and auction held March 31 at the Devlin Hall to show love and support for Arie and Audrey Borger.
Arie fell off a roof last summer and the accident eft him with many health problems. The family is trying to set their home up in Thunder Bay so Arie can spend time there.
A turkey and ham supper (with all the trimmings), and entertainment, will make up the enjoyable evening, along with an auction. The cost to attend is $15/person or $25/couple.
Donation items also would be appreciated. Call Kim at 487-9914 or 482-1002 if you would like to donate an item.
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The Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a “Shamrock Tea” on Thursday, March 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Admission is $2, which includes door prizes.
Come and enjoy tea and dainties with family and friends. Baking donations also would be appreciated.
All proceeds will be used by the Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary for their many good works!
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Robin’s 2¢:
A teenage girl came downstairs dressed to go to the mall in short shorts and spaghetti-string top. Seeing her attire, her father objected and a fight broke out.
Her mother stepped in and reminded her husband that when they were young, she had dressed the same way.
“Yeah!” he said. “Well, if you remember right, I had something to say about that, too!”
“Yes, dear, you did,” she responded. “You asked me for my phone number!”

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