Long-time resident passes away

Sincere sympathy is extended to Don McTavish and his children as they go through the extreme hardship of losing their wife and mother, Shannon.
Shannon suffered a long bout of illness before her passing last week.
I’ll always remember Shannon for the wonderful sewing. I remember her children always had the best Hallowe’en costumes.
She definitely was a talented lady, along with being a kind person, and will be sadly missed by everyone.
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A family reunion recently was held as three Rissman sisters and many of their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other family members and friends spent Thursday to Sunday enjoying each other’s company, along with great food, reliving days gone by, and just good old-fashioned fun.
There are three sisters remaining of the original eight children. They had not all been together with family since 1990 when their sister, Lillian, passed away.
Events included a meal at Emily Lang’s, a barbecue at Chane Rissman’s, a get-together at Birch Point Camp, a big pot-luck at Aleta and Allan Jerry’s, and a dinner and horse rides at the home of Harold and Karen Kellar.
Emily informed me a lot of pictures were taken, and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.
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Last week’s Devlin slo-pitch results saw Village People over Good Vibrations (July 16), Blue Zones tie the Jokers (July 17), Upnorth beating Variety Pack (July 18), and Brew Jays over River Rats (July 19).
There will be a baseball meeting this Sunday (July 29) at 7 p.m. at the municipal office.
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Best of luck to all the bass fishermen over the weekend, especially Ralph Galusha and Pat Steele.
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A 4-H fun day is being held this Sunday (July 29) at 1 p.m. at the Emo fair grounds for all 4-H beef clubs.
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Robin’s 2¢:
This one goes out to all my fellow picketers!
A salesman was trying very hard to sell a young couple a new freezer. “And,” he concluded, “you’ll save enough money on grocery bills to pay for the freezer in no time!”
“Yes, I know,” the woman replied. “But we’re still paying for the washing machine that saves on laundry bills and the mortgage on the house that saves us rent.
“I’m sorry, but we just can’t afford to save any more money right now.”