Nov. 11 a time to remember

Robin McCormick

This Tuesday (Nov. 11) is Remembrance Day and let’s hope all Canadians take time to remember the many, many people who lost their lives in war.
And also remember those Canadians who are still in countries where they are trying to make a difference while helping their fellow human beings to have a better quality of life.
Rural areas will pay tribute to our fallen veterans beginning with a service at 10 a.m. at the Devlin Hall, followed by cenotaph services in Devlin (11 a.m.), Emo (11:45 a.m.), Barwick (1:45 p.m.), Stratton (2:30 p.m.), and Manitou Rapids (3:30 p.m.)
In between, there will be lunch at the Emo Legion, with the annual Remembrance Day dinner being held there starting at 5:30 p.m.
Cost for the dinner is $10 each.
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Students and staff at Crossroads School here in Devlin also will honour our war dead next Tuesday. Those in Grades 4-8 will attend the service at the Devlin Hall, then all the students will be at the Devlin cenotaph at 11 a.m.
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’Flu shots will be given at Crossroads School on Monday, Nov. 17 from 3:30-7 p.m.
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The winner of the October gas draw at Dev-Lynne’s was Robert McCormick, who took home a deep fryer. Be sure to enter the monthly draw every time you purchase $25 or more of gas there.
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Crossroads School will host a boys’ volleyball tournament this Saturday (Nov. 8) and then a girls’ one on Saturday, Nov. 15.
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Last week’s card winners at the Emo Legion was Jerry Allan while the low went to Jean Steele.
A reminder the Emo Legion will host its next Bingo on Tuesday, Nov. 18.
The winner of the last 50/50 draw at the Emo Legion was Patti McNally, who pocketed $612. Adelia Guba sold the winning ticket.
The Legion’s next 50/50 draw is slated for Friday, Nov. 21.
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“Holly Daze” at the Emo Legion is planned for Saturday, Dec. 6 (not Nov. 29 as was printed last week).
Tables can be rented for $10. Call the Legion at 482-2250 to reserve yours today.
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The next card party at the Devlin Hall is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 18 starting at 7 p.m. The cost is $5, which includes lunch.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Two men went bear hunting. While one stayed in the cabin, the other went out looking for a bear.
He soon found a huge one, shot at it, but only wounded it.
As the enraged bear charged towards him, he dropped his rifle and started running for the cabin as fast as he could.
He ran pretty fast, but the bear was just a little faster and gained on him with every step.
Just as he reached the open cabin door, he tripped and fell flat. Too close behind to stop, the bear tripped over him and went rolling into the cabin.
The man jumped up, closed the cabin door, and yelled to his friend inside, “You skin this one while I go and get another one!”