‘Wild Turkeys’ set to perform at Cornell Farms

Robin McCormick

Cornell Farms is hosting their last barn concert for the season this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Wild Turkeys (a group of five brothers) hail from the icy shores of Sault Ste. Marie. Their music is filled with sizzling hot music and song, and lots of pickin’ and grinnin’. This group of cowboys provide a fun stage presence and energetic sound.
They have recently been coined as “swamp-stomp country.” They come armed with fiddles, mandolins, guitars, bass, harmonicas, a tin can percussive suitcase contraption and melodic four-part harmonies.
The Turkeys win over the hearts and ears of audiences everywhere.
They have shared the stage with artist such as the Cowboy Junkies, Prairie Oyster, Washboard Hank and Creaking Tree Strong Quartet.
Performing prior to the Wild Turkeys are the Ivalls (Heidi, David and Mathew) come to us from Rainy River. The family trio enjoy making music anywhere from singing to the moon, bands, choirs, duets, singing around a camp fire, or at the kitchen table.
They are best described as folk musicians. With an acoustic approach, they perform many well-known tunes and introduce original materials by Matt.
Bring your spoons and mason jars.
Tickets are available at Fort Frances Public Library, Cornell Farms (486-36477) or Greensides Store in Devlin.
Hope to see you there.
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The first-annual North West Bay Fall Walleye Classic takes place Oct. 23.
The entry fee is $250. The prizes will be determined by the amount of teams entering.
A supper will be included in the $250 entry fee on Friday evening for all fisherpersons.
Registration is at 7 a.m. and the boat launch will be at 8 a.m. Canteens will provide food for all folks in the event.
Contact Gary Adams (486-0396), Dennis Smith (486-0096), Glenn Smith (486-9647) or e-amil: nfnwalleyefallsclassic@live.ca
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There will be a pig roast at the Dance Community Hall on Sept. 13. This is to celebrate the Hall’s 70th year (1939-2009).
A complete roast pork meal will be served. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children (six-12 years), free for children under five.
The Dance Community Hall is 17 km north of Hwy. 613. Signs will be posted.
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Molly Carlson is off to the Pan Am Games in Calgary this week. She has made the Canadian Junior National Diving Team.
She will compete in the 3m dive.
Those who wish to follow the events and results can do so online at www.diving.ca.
Molly’s parents are Kathleen Cuthbertson and Jason Carlson, and proud Grandma is Pam Carlson.
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Congratulations to Erin Woodgate and Travis Wood. The couple were united in marriage Aug. 29.
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Congratulations are also in order for Christine Badiuk and Taylor DeGagne. The couple will wed this this Saturday (Sept. 12). Christine is the daughter of Ken and Kelly Badiuk
Your community of family and friends wishes you all happiness in your married life.
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Further congratulations go to Tyler and Kim McQuaker on the birth of their first child—daughter, Jennifer Lauryn.
Proud grandparents are Ken and Kelly Badiuk and Brent and Linda McQuaker.
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Jean and Norbert Bragg travelled to Rousseau, Minn. to attend Jean’s granddaughter’s wedding. Jody and Scott Sandstrom were wed Aug. 29.
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The lucky winner of the August gas draw was Tanner Ward. He took home a tool set. Be sure to enter Dev-Lynn’s free monthly gas draw every time you purchase $25 worth of gas or more.
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Carol and Jack Booth have just returned home from an enjoyable visit to Nashville and Branson.
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The next bingo at the Emo Legion is Sept. 22 followed by bingos on Oct. 13 and Oct. 27. Doors open at 5:30 p;m. First 48 Bonanza numbers called at 6 p.m. Early Birds starts at 6:45 p.m. Regular games start at 7 p.m.
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The winners of last Wednesday’s cards was Rudy Meyers. The low went to Ester Elias. Rudy also won the weekly draw.
The Legion will be holding “500” card games weekly starting Sept. 10. Games begin at 7 p.m.
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The next country jam at the Emo Legion is Sept.18 beginning at 7 p.m.
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Robin’s 2¢
A husband and wife were watching “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” while they were in bed.
He turned to her and said, “Do you want to get passionate?”
“No,” she answered.
The husband said, “Is that your final answer?”
She didn’t even look at him, simply saying, “Yes.
So he said, “Then I’d like to call a friend.”