Second barn concert set for Cornell Farms

Robin McCormick
Devlin correspondent

The second barn concert of the season at Cornell Farms in La Vallee will feature Pat Temple and the HiLO Players tomorrow (July 12) starting at 7:30 p.m.
Temple is well-known for his American music where Western swing meets hillbilly jazz. He has played everywhere across North America and in all sorts of venues.
Paul Caruso from Rainy River will be the opening act.
Caruso only played for his own enjoyment for years but since he retired in 2013, he now is a regular at many local music events.
Tickets cost $15 in advance, available from the Fort Frances Public Library, Tompkins Hardware, Cornell Farms, and online at, and $20 at the door.

Congratulations to Don Copenace and Greg Swire for winning the annual “Castin For Cash” bass tournament held Friday and Saturday out of Lake Despair Lodge.
Second place went to Zack McBride and Mike Wilson, followed by third-place winners Brian Gustafson and Brian White.
Hats off to Bill and Nell Godin for once again pulling off a successful tournament, as well as to all the anglers who endured the heat over the two days.

Congratulations to Rebecca Cornell and Kelsey Desnoyers, who were wed this past Saturday (July 7).
Proud parents are Kim and Pat Cornell and Michael and Carol Desnoyers.
Wedding congratulations also are extended to Jordan Davis and Stacy Brown, who tied the knot on June 30.
The happy parents are Mark and Karen Davis, and Vernon Brown.
Our community wishes both couples much happiness.

Jean Bragg has taken up residence in the Emo Health Centre as of Monday (July 9).
Be sure to stop in and say “hi” to Aunt Jean. She’s always up for a visit.

Sympathy to Patti and Tim McDowell on the passing of her father, George Sirotiak.
Your community sends along caring thoughts at this sad time.

The Nevin Bonot Memorial golf tournament, made possible by the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #99 in Emo, is planned for Saturday, July 21.
For more details or to register, call the Legion at 482-2250 or e-mail

The lucky winner of the Emo Legion’s 50/50 draw for June was Rhonda Hyatt Mckay, who pocketed $1,076.

Robin’s 2¢:
Marriage is about understanding what irritates your spouse and using it strategically.