Remembrance Day services slated

Robin McCormick

Remembrance Day services will be held across the district tomorrow (Nov. 11).
A church service will be held in Barwick at 10 a.m., followed by cenotaph ceremonies in Barwick (11 a.m.), Stratton (11:45 a.m.), Devlin (1:45 p.m.), Emo (2:30 p.m.), and Rainy River First Nations (3:15 p.m.)
A Remembrance Day luncheon also will be held at the Emo Legion starting at 12:30 p.m.
A free-will offering will be taken up.
The Emo Legion then will hold its annual—and always enjoyed—Remembrance Day supper beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The cost to attend is $10 each.
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The Emo Legion once again will host a craft show in conjunction with “Holly Daze” on Dec. 3-4.
This is a way to check out local crafts and ideas for Christmas gifts, as well as maybe even finding something for yourself.
Tables are available to rent at a cost of $10 each.
For more information, call the Legion at 482-2250.
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The winner of the Emo Legion’s 50/50 draw for October was Brian Allan, who pocketed $977.50.
The ticket was sold by Nancy Allan.
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Cards played last Wednesday at the Emo Legion saw the high going to Adelia Guba and Joan Buttazoni, with the low taken by Nicole Drennan and Connie Elias.
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Sympathy to the many friends and family of Merle Bullied.
A feisty, strong-willed woman who loved to have a good time, Merle touched the lives of many and will be sadly missed.
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Cards played at the Devlin Hall last week were won by Doreen McKay and Jim Kellar, with the low going to Bev Bond and Dwight Becker.
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Robin’s 2¢:
One Sunday, the minister told his congregation the church needed some extra money, so he asked the people to prayerfully consider giving a little extra in the offering plate.
He said that whoever game the most would be permitted to pick out three hymns.
After the offering plates were passed, the pastor glanced down and noticed that someone had placed a $100 bill in the offering. He was so excited that he immediately shared his joy with the congregation and said he’d like to personally thank the person who had placed the money on the place.
An elderly lady in the back shyly raised her hand. The priest asked her to come to the front and slowly she made her way to the pastor.
He told her how wonderful it was that she gave so much. In thanksgiving, he then asked her to pick out three hymns.
Her eyes brightened as she looked over the congregation and said, “I’ll take him, him, and him.”