By Dave Ogilvie
Orders for Emo spray park memorial bricks will only be accepted until the end of September.
Anyone wishing to purchase a brick should do so as soon as possible.
If the company can have them cut before the frost is in the ground, the bricks may be placed at the spray park this fall, otherwise the new bricks will have to be put in place in the spring.
The township and the spray park committee would like to thank everyone who have already purchased a brick.
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If you are finding the increase in the cost of energy hard to handle, then you are invited to check out a new program for northern residents.
The Northern Ontario Energy Credit is a new, permanent energy credit designed to help families and individuals in the North who face higher energy costs.
Residents of Northern Ontario who pay rent or property tax and meet income criteria are eligible for this credit.
The Northern Ontario Energy Credit provides up to $130 for eligible single people and up to $200 for eligible families, including single parents.
Eligible Northern individuals and families must apply this fall in order to receive the credit this winter. It will be delivered in two installments, one in November 2010 and one in February 2011.
In the future, the credit will be paid on a quarterly basis and the application will be part of your personal income tax return.
Information and applications can be found at this link: www.mndmf.gov.on.ca/northern_energy_credit/default_e.asp.
If you have any questions about the Northern Ontario Energy Credit, please call 1-866-305-1954.
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The next Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 1:30 in the Board Room. New members are most welcome. Membership is only $2.
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The Catholic Women’s League will be holding a garage sale at St. Patrick’s Church on Jessie Street, Emo, on Friday, Sept. 10 from 4-7 p.m. and again on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 8-11 a.m.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
There will be something for everyone. Come out, take home something special and support the C.W.L.
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“Encouraging One Another” is a new bible study being started at Coffee Break, an interdenominational women’s bible study group that meets at the Emo Christian Reformed Church each Wednesday morning from September through May.
The study begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee time and fellowship. No previous Bible knowledge is required.
Coffee Break also provides a nursery and a “story hour” for the babies and small children of the moms who attend.
Coffee Break starts this year on Sept. 15th, with a continental breakfast (coffee, muffins, fruit, yogurt parfait etc.) at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship, singing, games, and an introduction to “Encouraging One Another,” a Bible study for Women of Faith, which will begin the following Wednesday (Sept. 22).
All ladies are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend.
For more information, call Geneva at 482-2013 or Betty at 486-3735.
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The EDBMHA is looking for girls from Grade 2-7 who are interested in joining the exciting new All Girls Hockey Teams in Emo! Come and have a great time meeting new friends, learning some great hockey skills and having lots of fun!
Registration will take place next week.
They would love to have you join!
If you have any questions talk to Mrs. Hay at Sturgeon Creek School or call Lori Shortreed at 482-1002.
In related news the Emo/Devlin/Barwick Minor Hockey Association registration will take place on Sept. 15-16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Emo Arena.
To find out all the benefits and to learn more about fees, tournaments and scheduling give Lori Shortreed a call at 482-1002.
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The next “Country Jam” will take place at the Emo Legion on Friday, Sept. 17.
After a successful jam at this year Rainy River Valley Agricultural Fall Fair, the musicians are looking forward to getting back to their regular venue at the Legion. People of all ages are invited to come out for a fun-filled night.