Sure signs of spring coming up

Robin McCormick

Without a doubt, it’s been a long, cold, snowy winter. But take heart, that’s bound to improve.
One sure sign of spring is registration for Emo youth soccer, which takes place next Monday and Tuesday (March 9-10) from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre (arena).
For boys and girls from JK-Grade 8, registration costs $25/player. Games will be played Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Emo Sportsfield starting on April 28.
The second sure sign of spring is that we set our clocks ahead one hour before going to bed this Saturday night (March 7) to usher in Daylight Savings Time.
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Sympathy is extended to Bev Bond and her children, David and Melissa, and their families and friends on the passing of Peter Bond last Thursday.
He will be remembered as a dedicated and caring math teacher at Fort Frances High School who influenced many a student to work hard and pursue their education. In fact, he continued his love of teaching after retirement by tutoring many students in our district.
Peter will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Freeda Carmody, who had surgery Monday in Winnipeg.
Hope to see you out walking soon!
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The winner of the February gas draw at Dev-Lynne’s were Nolan and Bryce McDonald.
Be sure to register for the monthly draw every time you purchase $25 or more of gas there.
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Cribage winners at the Emo Legion last week were Darlene Bruce and Jerry Allan.
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Cards were played last Tuesday (Feb. 24) at the Devlin Hall, where the high was taken by Ken McKinnon and Mickey McKinnon while the low went to Jim Kellar and Beatrice Meyers.
Cards will be played every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall beginning this week. The cost is $5, which included lunch.
Come out and enjoy—and maybe even get your name in the paper!
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Hats off to the students, teachers, and many volunteers for their dynamic performance of “Seussical the Musical” last week at Donald Young School in Emo.
I enjoyed the production immensely, including the acting, costumes, and stage design.
Congratulations to all on a great job!
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A wedding social in honour of Adam McCormick and Sis Wilson will be held this Saturday (March 7) from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Emo Legion.
Music will be provided by Dan Jones, and a lim service is being offered.
Tickets cost $7 in advance (by calling Carley at 486-0072 or dropping by the Devlin post office) and $9 at the door.
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Crossroads’ student council is pleased to announce that their school will be participating in the “Vow of Silence” campaign sponsored by the Free the Children youth organization, which works to inform people of social justice issues affecting youths around the world.
The annual “Vow of Silence” campaign is held in March because in March of 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, revolutionizing global communication and making it easier than ever for people to share ideas and express opinions.
However, despite the ease of communications, some children throughout the world, including here in Canada, are silenced by starvation, poverty, and lack of schooling.
By becoming involved, Crossroads students will make a statement that these conditions are unacceptable, choosing to use their silence as a visible form of protest.
Students are encouraged to raise donations through pledges.
Monies raised will help to fund sustainable solutions to these issues through Free the Children’s school building, alternative income, health care, and water and sanitation projects.
Please donate to this worthy cause.