Life Returns to Normal

Well after a two week holiday and absence from my weekly column I’m back, and happy to report my son and his new bride had a beautiful wedding (of course, I’m a bit prejudiced). Everything went smoothly with everyone and everything at their best.
The gorgeous red and gold leaves that blanket southern Ontario only enhanced the decor and pictures. Thanks to all my readers who have asked about the wedding and to my friends and family who made the trip to share the day with Travis and Sara.
A special thank you to all the hunters who I’m sure gave up the opening day of moose hunting season with some regret. However a large moose replica was at the reception which guests had to hit with a bow and arrow in order to get Travis and Sara to kiss during the reception. Hopefully this helped with the pain of not hunting.
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Flu shots will be given at Crossroads School on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 3:30-7 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. Everyone welcome!
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The municipal election is Nov. 10, 2003 with an advanced poll being held Nov. 1. Voting takes place at the municipal office.
The Crossroads Community Rink is complete, and work on the rink shack is taking place.
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The September Dev-Lynn’s gas draw was won by Bill Cain, he took home a power pack.
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Another lucky winner was Thelma Lee who pocketed $701.50 at the Emo Legion Friday evening (Oct. 17) after winning the Legion 50/50 draw. Her son, Terry Lee, sold her the winning ticket.
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Crossroads students along with the help of council members are going to be cleaning up the river this Thursday (Oct. 23). Hats off to you all for your good deed.
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The R.R.F. Agriculture annual meeting is at the Emo Legion Saturday (Oct. 25). The social hour begins at 6 p.m., with supper at 7 p.m. A meeting will take place after the meal with a guest speaker discussing cattle. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any directors.
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A happy belated birthday to Carol Booth who was honoured with a birthday party (Oct. 4). The party was a surprise and took place upon her arrival home from the east coast.
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A P.A. Day takes place with both high school–elementary school Monday, Oct. 27.
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School photos take place at Crossroads School Thursday and Friday (Oct. 23 & 24). Pre-schoolers can have photos taken at 9 a.m.
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Good luck to all runners from Crossroads that will be participating at the Legion Mid Canada Cross Country challenge Saturday, Oct. 25.
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Another group of skilled students travel to Thunder Bay Saturday to compete in the Skylark Northern Ontario Chess Championship. This takes place Oct. 25 at the Prince Arthur Hotel. If they win in Thunder Bay, the students will travel to Kapuskasing in July.
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Crossroads hot lunch program needs volunteers to assist with this worthy cause. Please contact the school at 486-3329 or Sherry at 486-3538.
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Robin’s 2¢:
For all my friends who like to visit the casino occasionally.
In Las Vegas, a lady was having a bad day at the roulette table.
Down to her last $50, she exclaimed: “What rotten luck! What in the world should I do now?”
A man standing next to her suggested, “why don’t you play your age?” He walked away, only to rush back moments later when there was a great commotion at the roulette table. The lady was on the floor, with the croupier kneeling over her.
“What happened?” he asked.
“I don’t know,” the croupier replied. “She put all her money on 29. When 46 came up, she just fainted.”