Muskie curlers advance to NWOSSAA

The Muskie boys’ and girls’ rinks will be travelling to Thunder Bay next week (March 5-6) to compete in the NWOSSAA curling playdowns, with the winners earning berths to the all-Ontarios.
Last week, the Muskie curlers competed in the NorWOSSA playdowns in Kenora, with both rinks advancing to the next level.
The Muskie boys’ rink is made up of Travis Showalter, David Kaun, Sean Murray, and Mike Badiuk while the girls’ rink consists of Jenna Enge, Megan Moate, and Kathleen Murray (the girls were forced to play with only three players as one of their team members was ill).
The boys captured first place in Kenora with a perfect 5-0 record. The girls, after a loss of their first game, rebounded to capture second place at 4-1.
Skip Ben Robinson also led the Muskie mixed rink to first place with a 5-0 record in Kenora. Unfortunately, there is no NWOSSAA competition in the mixed division.
The NorWOSSA playdowns also included teams from Ignace, Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Whitefish Bay, Atikokan, and Rainy River.
Best of luck to both Muskie rinks as they travel to Thunder Bay next week. Both Mike Badiuk and Jenna Enge are from Devlin.
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Report cards go home March 8, with March Break running from March 12-16.
And a reminder there will be an early dismissal on March 28 (1:40 p.m.)
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The next card games at the Devlin Hall will be held next Tuesday (March 6). The cost is $5, which includes lunch.

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Last week’s card games at the Emo Legion were won by Gerald and Lorraine Bullied while the low was taken by Miles Kinnear and Jane Allan.
The next two “old-time” Legion dances are set for March 3 and 17. Doors open at 8 p.m.
The Legion also will hold its annual Good Friday fish fry!
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Sympathy to the family and friends of Andrew Dilly. Many young people from our area, along with teachers and adults, knew Andrew and many have expressed sympathy over his sudden passing.
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Sympathy also to Mark Lafleur and family on the passing of his mother, Lucille, earlier in the month. Your community of friends and family is thinking of you at this sad time.
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If you happened to notice flames near the crossroad on Monday (Feb. 26), thankfully it wasn’t a fire that could cause harm to a family. Rather, it was what is referred to as a “designated burn.”
The old building, owned by Les Caul, was burned down by our local Devlin/La Vallee fire department for training purposes.
Hats off to our department for their concern with training and keeping our community safe!
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Robin’s 2¢:
Two little old ladies were sitting in church. One said to the other, “My, this sermon is going on forever. My butt is going to sleep.”
“Yeah, I thought I heard it snoring,” the other replied.