Mud Lake City festival a hit

Well, Betty and Wayne Salchert pulled off an awesome weekend as hundreds of people came to listen and watch a large number of bands.
Several people line-danced, along with a variety of other dancing.
This event took place at Mud Lake City, located on Boxalder Road south of Devlin—an ever-growing popular place to be.
Antique cars also were on display there Sunday afternoon, including several cars from Atikokan.
The Salcherts deserve a big round of applause for all the work an event like this takes. From all reports I’ve heard, everything was top-notch (even the weather co-operated).
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Two Devlin slo-pitch players—Kristi Witherspoon and Kim Belluz—helped make up the team of 12 female players which captured first place in a one-day slo-pitch tournament Saturday at Couchiching.
Other members of the team included Christine Ruppenstein, Cheri Woolsey, Missy Kawulia, Vanessa Hebert, Vicki Labbe, Candy Greengrass, Sheri Armstrong, Krista Ballard, Char Ellwood, and Tracey Roen.
The team earned $700 for their efforts. Witherspoon also picked up the MVP award for her effort during the championship game.
Congratulations to the entire team!
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A reminder the annual yearling sale at the Stratton Sales Yard is booked to go Aug. 31 starting at 9 a.m.
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Fort Frances High School looked busy Tuesday morning as students from Grade 11-OAC registered and picked up their timetables.
Grade 10 students were there today (Wednesday), with Grade 9 students scheduled to register tomorrow (Thursday).
Classes resume next Wednesday (Sept. 4) for all students.
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Robin’s 2¢:
During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the pastor with an unusual offer.
“Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to the part where I’m supposed to promise to ‘love, honour, and obey’ and ‘be faithful to her forever,’ I’d appreciate if you’d just leave that out.”
He passed the minister a $100 bill and walked away satisfied.
On the day of the wedding, when it came time for the groom’s vows, the pastor looked the young man in the eye and said:
“Will you promise to obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life, and swear eternally before God and your lovely wife that you will not ever even look at another woman, as long as you both shall live?”
The groom gulped and looked around, and said in a tiny voice, “Yes,” then leaned toward the pastor and hissed, “I thought we had a deal.”
The pastor put a $100 bill into the groom’s hand and whispered, “She made me a better offer.”

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