Seniors set to enjoy annual ‘tour of lights’

Robin McCormick

The Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Health Communities Coalition once again will be hosting a “tour of lights” for seniors tomorrow (Dec. 2).
This is a free bus tour to view the Christmas lights around Emo.
Pick-up will be at the Golden Age Manor and Queen Street Manor at 6 p.m.
Coffee and hot chocolate then will be served at these locations after drop-off.
If someone living in the town of Emo would like to take the tour, but isn’t about to get out, arrangements can be made for bus pick-up at home.
To arrange for this, or for any other information, contact Wilma Sletmoen at the Northwestern Health Unit office in Emo (482-2211).
Thanks to Kenny Fisher for graciously providing the free bus service.
It also would be appreciated if town residents could make a point of having their Christmas lights lit at this time to make a good showing for the tour.
• • •
The Crossroads school council would like to support a staff luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 1:25-2:25 p.m. to show their appreciation to Crossroads staff for the time and energy they give to the children on a daily basis (from class instruction to sports, concerts, clubs, and personal commitment).
This event is one way to say thanks and Merry Christmas to the staff devoted to the students.
The school council is looking for volunteers to help supervise students for about one hour on that day.
Teachers will have activities planned for the students which will keep them engaged.
Call school council chair Jack Kellar at 486-1105, or the school at 486-3329, if you can lend your time by tomorrow (Dec. 2).
• • •
The St. Patrick’s C.W.L. Christmas tea will be held this Saturday (Dec. 4) from 1-3 p.m. at the parish hall.
Admission is $3.
There will be baking, religious articles, and much more, as well as several draws.
Come out and enjoy your afternoon.
• • •
Sympathy to the family and friends of Patsy Hughes, who passed away Nov. 23.
She will be sadly missed by her five sons and their families.
Patsy was my dad’s sister and I can remember her in her younger years. She loved to tease and laugh, and often was involved in the many practical jokes pulled on people.
You realize how life is changing as you realize Patsy is the 12th sibling to pass, with four remaining.
• • •
A reminder to sign up for the draw to win $300 in free gas at Dev-Lynne’s when you purchase $25 or more of gas there.
• • •
The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Emo/La Vallee Community Centre (arena).
Memberships for the year may be bought for $10.
• • •
Robin’s 2¢:
During a visit to her doctor, Mrs. Jones asked him, “How do you determine whether or not a person should be put in an old age home?”
“Well,” he replied. “We fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a tea cup, and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub.”
“Oh, I understand,” said Mrs. Jones. “A normal person would use the bucket because it’s bigger than the spoon or the tea cup.”
“No,” said the doctor. “A normal person would pull the plug.
“Do you want a bed or a window?”