Sea Cadets hold annual review

Dave Ogilvie

The 144 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Fort Frances held their annual ceremonial review Saturday at the Emo Legion.
This year’s reviewing officer was Dr. Bruce A. Lidkea of Fort Frances.
Also on hand were Lt.(N) Terry Newman CD, CI Tanya Barron, Lt.(N) Dawn Gray, and Area Cadet Officer Lt. (N) Colleen Hurley CD, as well as members of the Navy League (Emo Branch), Comrade Jacquelyn Hunsperger of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #99 in Emo, Graham Matheson representing the Matheson family, Sgt. Davis of the Fort Frances OPP detachment, and friends and family of the cadets.
After the official march past and the inspection of the corps by Dr. Lidkea, awards and promotions were presented to the various cadets by members of the official party.
Lt.(N) Dawn Gray thanked all the sponsors for their contributions to the operation of the group, the parents for supporting the program, and the cadets for their hard work and dedication over the past year.
Following the formal portion of the afternoon’s activities, everyone was invited to stay for cake, coffee, and other refreshments.
Anyone interested in joining the 144 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps should contact one of the officers or a member of the Navy League before it resumes its activities in the fall.
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Those on hand at the concert Sunday evening at the Emo Legion were treated to another marvelous presentation by Manitoba-based band “Country Blend.”
Nearly 100 people attended the concert to listen to a “Tribute to the Legends of Country Music.”
The five talented musicians performed selections from the music of Dolly, Patsy, Loretta, Kitty, Jeannie, Jim Reeves, Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, the Statler Bros., and Willie Nelson, to name just a few.
Profits from the concert, organized by the executive of the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society, will go towards making improvements to the Emo fairgrounds.
The executive thank everyone for attending and supporting the fair board, and “Country Blend” for returning to Emo for another fantastic concert.
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The Emo Fair Queen committee is looking for mini King and Queen contestants for this year.
Contact Mary Croswell (487-1105) or Sis McCormick (482-2284) for more information.
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The Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual “Strawberry Social” this Friday (June 8) from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Admission is $3 at the door and everyone is welcome.
Please come out to support the auxiliary’s fundraising efforts.
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The “Aging at Home Survey” for older adults closes June 22. It is important to hear from people who live in all communities within Rainy River District, as well as from those who have diverse financial interests and needs.
This includes people who have a need for rent subsidy, interest in paying market rent for a unit, or owning a unit.
It also includes hearing from people who already have decided what to do in their next life stage.
Caregivers are encouraged to complete surveys for aging parents or assist them with the process, either online or with paper copies.
Our district has a small population compared to cities like Toronto, so it is important to explore an innovative, cost-effective way to meet the current and future needs of our older adults.
Responses to the survey will help to do that. Each one counts.
You can complete the survey online for yourself at (if you are over age 45), help family, friends, or clients to complete their survey, or circulate this message to the folks in your address book who live in Rainy River District.
Copies of the survey also can be obtained by contacting Erma Armit, chair of the Assisted Living Action Group (A.L.A.G.), or Robert Schulz, chair of Seniors & Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) .
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Emo will be holding a “Give Away Day” this Saturday (June 9), which is a great opportunity to find a new owner for those reusable unwanted items.
Just place a “Free” sticker on your unwanted items and place them at the end of your driveway.
Residents are responsible for removing any of their own leftover items.