Long-time resident passes away

It is with deep sadness that I send sympathy to not only the family and close friends of Bubs Hughes, but to the entire district on his passing Saturday at the Emo Health Centre.
Many of you will remember Bubs (Wallace) as a dedicated farmer and a member of our municipal council for many years, or perhaps his hard work and dedication to the Emo Legion.
However, I have a special place in my heart for Bubs and that is for all the special times he and his wife, Jean, had spent with my parents, Glen and Verva Galusha.
Often there were others in on their adventures (my mind lingers back to spunky Merle Bullied). They enjoyed trips to Nashville, many Legion dances, and just lots of good old-fashioned fun.
I pay tribute to Bubs for being part of some of the best times my parents ever had.
Bubs will be missed by many but never forgotten as a fine, well-respected man.
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Sympathy also to the family of Gaston Godbout, who passed away on Thanksgiving Monday at the Emo Health Centre. Gaston and his wife, Dorleen, had lived for many years in Burriss, raising their large family.
Gaston always will be remembered as a hard worker, family man, and one of the best and longest-standing champions of the annual loggers’ competition during the Emo Fair.
Even this past August, Gaston demonstrated skill and strength at the contest.
Gaston will be greatly missed by the many lives he has touched.
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A house, owned by Todd McLean and rented by Harv Broesky, burned in Dance over the weekend. Unfortunately, the family lost everything in the fire.
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A harvest supper, billed as a fundraiser for the district Women’s Institute museum in Emo, will be held Sunday, Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Local band “Highway 621” will entertain after the meal.
Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for children (those six and under are free). So come out and enjoy a great meal, get re-acquainted with friends you haven’t seen in a while, and perhaps meet some new ones.
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The Rainy River Federation of Agriculture’s annual fall supper is set to go Saturday, Oct. 22, starting with cocktails at 6 p.m. and supper at 7 p.m.
Rainy River First Nations Chief Al Hunter will be the guest speaker, with Paul Mistele, a member of the O.F.A. executive from southern Ontario, also slated to address the crowd.
The Rainy River Rural Safety Association will be performing a skit, as well.
Tickets are $15 each. Call Shirley Teeple at 487-2465 or contact any R.R.F.A. director.
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The photo club will hold a meeting Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Devlin municipal office. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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50th anniversary congratulations are in order to Nonie and Delbert Barker. They celebrated Oct. 1 at the home of their son, Keith, and his wife and family.
Best of wishes for many more years of happiness.
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Robin’s 2¢:
A newly-married college student being endlessly harassed by his in-laws was taking an examination in a psychology course. For several moments he puzzled over the question, “Give an example of mixed emotions.”
He thought for a moment, then proceeded to write, “Watching my mother-in-law drive my new Corvette off a 500-foot cliff.”