Three fires strike district last week

Robin McCormick
Devlin correspondent

Three fires hit our area over the past week.
Gerri Mutz lost her home last Thursday. Our community would like to send her thoughts and prayers as she struggles with the immense loss of her beautiful log home, plus all the belongings and memories a family acquires over many years.
That same day, a fire occurred on Roy Street in Emo, causing intense damage.
Meanwhile, on the afternoon of Aug. 10, Bruce and Marilyn Bellamy had a fire on their property and a small building was lost.
While speaking with Bruce, he told me this building was used for research and storage.
Our rural firefighters, the OPP, and other emergency response people, plus volunteers, are appreciated for their assistance at these times.
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Happy 60th birthday wishes to Donna Romyn, who hit this milestone on Friday (Aug. 18).
A birthday celebration was held with family to share this happy event with her.
Meanwhile, Jean Bragg will turn 80 this Saturday.
Happy birthday to my Aunt Jean. I hope your day is filled with love and laughter.
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The Emo Fair has come and gone once again but the weather definitely co-operated this year.
The 2017 fair queen was Star Martin, with Janelle Allan being named First Princess and Reece McQuaker as Second Princess.
The mini-king and queen were Kylan Fernandez and Emma Ray Pattison.
And after the last axe was thrown, this year’s champion logger at the Emo Fair was Jason Caul.
Vaughan Wilson and Darryl Desserre tied for safe logger while this year’s rookie logger was Gus Hagen.
Many other events during the fair also were a great success, including the agriculture events, 4-H, and the exhibition hall. The list goes on.
I’d like to thank everyone who volunteers, attends, and is involved with the Emo Fair in any way.
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Meagan Beacham and Rick Thomas welcomed a beautiful baby girl on Friday, Aug. 18.
Layla Claire Thomas, who arrived seven weeks early and weighed in at three pounds, 14 oz., currently is in the NICU in Brandon, Man.
Our community sends best wishes and prayers to Layla.
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Robin’s 2¢:
The oldest computer can be traced back to Adam and Eve.
Surprise, surprise! It was an Apple but with extremely limited memory.
Just one byte. Then everything crashed.