Stratton Christmas dinner set for Dec. 11

Dave Ogilvie

Residents aged 50+ are invited to the Stratton seniors’ annual Christmas turkey dinner on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Millennium Hall.
The cost of the meal is $15/person, with entertainment to follow. Tickets are available at the Corner Café in Stratton.
Donations also will be accepted for the food banks in Rainy River, Emo, and Fort Frances.
Volunteer drivers are needed for the seniors who would like to come but will not drive themselves in bad weather.
Seniors wishing rides should phone before Dec. 1 so the committee can co-ordinate rides. Contact Inge Scheibler (487-2237) or Gladys Jolicoeur (483-5478).
Come and enjoy a “Christmas Country Celebration.”
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The next Healthy Communities Coalition’s “Country Club” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 1-3 p.m. in the common room at the Golden Age Manor in Emo.
Everyone is invited to attend to learn about Western Australia as the 15th stop on our around-the-world tour.
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The community garden project sponsored by the Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition has come to an end for this season.
It successfully produced a variety of vegetables which were harvested by area residents.
The coalition would like to thank the “Best Start” hub for assisting with planting and row markers, the Municipality of Chapple for supplying and filling the water tank, and all of those who helped plant, care for, and clean up the garden.
Special thanks goes to Richard Visser for so generously providing the plot of land which makes the garden possible.
Watch for more information in late winter and early spring when planning for next year’s garden begins.
For more information, call Wilma Sletmoen at the Northwestern Health Unit (482-2211).
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The next men’s breakfast meeting will take place this Saturday (Nov. 20) at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.
Men from across the district are invited to attend the $10 buffet and listen to this month’s featured speaker, Dan Warkentin from Landmark, Man.
Although he has farmed most of his life, Warkentin always has had the heart of an evangelist, leading many to faith in Christ.
Come and listen to him share stories of the amazing work of God in the lives of other people.
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Many people from across the district attended the Remembrance Day supper hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #99 in Emo.
On prominent display was the beautiful “poppy quilt” donated to the Legion by Gail Govier of Emo.