Mud Lake City entertains over 500

The seventh-annual Mud Lake City Music Fest on Sunday (Aug. 20) was another huge success.
Although showers dampened the area Sunday morning and again Sunday evening, the afternoon conditions co-operated to make the day a sheer delight.
Approximately 500 folks signed the guest book, however it’s likely that far more attended.
The shuttle service as well as golf carts were busy throughout the day, many folks shared that this was their first time to attend, but said they would surely be back next year.
Approximately 30 performers entertained; there were a few new acts.
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Carol and Alyson Booth are both in England. Carol and Alyson are enjoying family while there. Alyson is singing at her cousin’s wedding.
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Congratulations to Dale LaBelle and his fishing partner Karl Howells, for their third place finish at the International Falls Bass Championship.
Doug McBride and Tom Forstrom finished up in 23rd place.
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Welcome new neighbours on Cemetery Rd., Jason and Jessica Tucker. We hope you enjoy your small unique community.
Congratulations to Shawn Connon and Juanita Hunter; they were wed on Saturday. This newly married couple resides in Devlin.
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Betty Salchert shared with me that there were volunteers this year that were greatly appreciated.
Hats off to the Salcherts for once again putting on a great day of entertainment, Mud Lake City is a day of great music, reconnecting with long time friends, making new friends, and just a day that makes life worth living.
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The Wednesday card game at the Emo Legion was won by Darlene Bruce and Pat Hyatt. Runner-ups were Rena and Dennis Kivell.
The next Legion dance is Sept. 17. Be sure to attend the next Legion Bingo Sept. 13.
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Melanie (Bragg) and Dan Jones were guests of honour at their wedding reception (Friday). They were married earlier this summer.
I had a chance to talk with Joey Payeur (our former FF Times sports reporter) and his fiancé, Robin Kellar. They have set their wedding date for July 1, 2006. The wedding will be in Emo.
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The Healthy Living Food Box program is running in Emo. The Emo-La Vallee Healthy Communities Coalition would like to remind everyone about what a great time saving and budget friendly program this is.
For $20/month you can get a box loaded with fresh and healthy, in season fruits and vegetables. You will also find whole grain products (such as pasta and rice) and canned goods in the box.
Orders can be placed on the first Wednesday of each month at the Northwestern Health Unit or at the Emo Food Bank. Boxes will be packed and ready for pick up at Cloverleaf Shop-Easy on the third Wednesday of each month.
For more information, you can call Cora at the Northwestern Health Unit office in Emo at 482-3705.
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Robin’s 2¢:
At a wedding my husband, Kirby, and I attended, the groom got choked up and shed a few tears. I leaned over to Kirby and whispered, “Why didn’t you cry at our wedding?”
“I would have,” he replied, “if I’d known what was in store for me.”

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