Lenten lunches slated in Emo

Dave Ogilvie
Emo correspondent

The annual five-week “Lenten Lunch” worship series will be hosted by Knox United Church in Emo.
Come and enjoy a short worship service, followed by a soup-and-sandwich lunch for $4, at noon every Wednesday from Feb. 21-March 21.
The proceeds will be donated to the Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary and the church’s outreach project.
All are welcome to attend!

The Nor-West Animal Clinic in Fort Frances is holding a cattle information seminar this Thursday (Feb. 8) at 7 p.m. at the Emo Legion.
Some of the topics to be discussed will be pain management, calf scours, and coccidiosis.
Coffee and doughnuts also will be available.
An R.S.V.P. was due by Feb. 6 but space still may be open by calling the clinic at 274-7393 or e-mailing nor-westanimalclinic@outlook.ca

The next “Country Jam” at the Emo Legion will be held Friday, Feb. 16, with the musicians to start playing around 7 p.m.
All new musicians are invited to participate–just bring your own equipment if you have some.
Admission is $2, which helps the Legion keep the heat and lights on.
The kitchen will be open for snacks and, of course, the bar always is open for a refreshment or two.
If you like old-time country music, be sure to mark this date on your calendar.

Since Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917, members have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight, and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
Indeed, sight is one of Lions’ defining causes.
Through professional training, health-care system development, and widespread drug treatment distribution, Lions have gained worldwide recognition for their work to improve sight and prevent blindness.
Local Lions are in the schools again, screening the younger students for any eyesight problems. This service is free and confidential.
If the Lions discover your child is having difficulty seeing, you will be notified by the school.

Lions in Northwestern Ontario also have donated to the Lake Joseph transportation program.
The CNIB’s Lake Joseph Centre (“Lake Joe”) is a fully-accessible, lakefront facility in the heart of Muskoka that offers a unique blend of recreation and skills development in a safe, inclusive environment.
At Lake Joe, people living with sight loss and their families can enjoy the same summer pursuits as other Canadians: canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, swimming, sailing, and fishing, as well as the skills training, confidence building, and support offered by a community that understands living with sight loss.
If you know of an individual who would like to attend, contact a Lions Club as soon as possible.