Women’s health symposium set to go Saturday

Robin McCormick

The fourth Women’s Health Symposium is set to go this Saturday (May 8) at Fort Frances High School and the Townshend Theatre.
Running from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the day will be full of information, education, and pampering for women of all ages.
Speakers, exhibits, free health screenings, and interactive activities will allow participants the opportunity to learn about living well at any age.
Preventive medicine, family health topics, and ways to create a healthy mind, body, and spirit also will be part of the day’s agenda.
There also will be door prizes, giveaways, and a delicious lunch.
This definitely is a fantastic way to enjoy part of your Mother’s Day weekend. And if you’re not a mom, you’re still guaranteed to enjoy it.
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Sincere sympathy is extended to two families in our community.
To Nancy Allan and family on the passing of her mother, Betty Sivonen. She often was seen volunteering at the Legion with her energetic personality.
And to Cheryl Beadle and family on the passing of her mother, Florence Watson.
Florence’s passing will touch the lives of many as she was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and much more.
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The St. Patrick’s C.W.L. in Emo will hold a Mother’s Day tea and bake sale on Saturday (May 8) from 1-3 p.m. in the parish hall.
Tea, coffee, sandwiches, and dainties will be served, with baking, crafts, draws, and religious articles also to be available.
Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children aged five-10 (those under five are free).
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The Devlin slo-pitch league will hold its annual work bee this Saturday (May 8) beginning at 9 a.m.
There is some brushing to be done. If you have the proper equipment, please bring it along so the ball diamond can be in tip-top shape for the opening of slo-pitch season on Monday (May 10).
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Cards played at the Devlin Hall last week saw the high go to Mary Gavin and Norbert Bragg while the low went to Pat Busch and Jim Kellar.
The card games in Devlin are now over until the fall.
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The April 50/50 draw at the Emo Legion was won by L. Jewell, who pocketed $935.
Selling the winning ticket was Devlin’s famous ticket-seller, Lois Shine.
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Cribbage played at the Emo Legion last week saw Rene Kivell and Nicole Drennan take the high, with the low going to Agnes Waldeck and Mary Gavin.
Nicole Drennan also won the draw.
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The next Bingo at the Emo Legion will be held on Tuesday, May 18.
The next “Country Jam” there will go on Friday, May 14 beginning at 7 p.m.
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The annual T.O.P.S. #3019 Salad Supper is planned for May 31 at the Devlin Hall.
More information to follow, but be sure to mark this date on your calendar as this is always an event everyone looks forward to.
T.O.P.S. meets every Monday at the Guthrie United Church in Devlin.
The weigh-in runs from 5:45-6:50 p.m., with the meeting getting underway at 7 p.m.
Call 486-3338 if you have any questions.
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The T.O.P.S. Annual Recognition Days (ARD) was held at La Place Rendez-Vous in Fort Frances over the weekend, which attracted T.O.P.S. clubs from Northwestern Ontario.
About 225 women gathered to enjoy speakers, recognition for weight loss, and the crowning of the top “losers.”
The Devlin, Emo, and Fort Frances clubs were instrumental in organizing this event, and many positive comments were heard from visiting members.
Hats off to four members of our T.O.P.S. club who worked long and hard to make this event happen: Freeda Carmody, Trudy Badiuk, Linda Gill, and Rose Mose.
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Special events are taking place at all district schools to coincide with Education Week (May 3-7).
A reminder that May 17 is a P.A. Day for all students, and that May 24 (Victoria Day) also is a holiday.
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The Grade 6 class at Crossroads held its annual D.A.R.E. graduation today (May 5) at 11:30 a.m.
Meanwhile, the school’s annual speech contest goes this Friday (May 7).
Finally, the annual Crossroads family barbecue is planned for Thursday, May 20 from 5-7:30 p.m.
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Get well wishes are extended to Cecil Wilson, who is in hospital in Fort Frances recovering from a heart attack.
The district sends you wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
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Perhaps some of you noticed that I didn’t have my weekly column in the newspaper last week.
That’s because I spent almost a week in Ottawa. Iris Shute and I flew down to spend time with my sister, Nancy.
We had a great time and the flowers (especially tulips) were just coming out.
Ottawa is a beautiful place to visit, and it’s easy to see a lot of tax dollars are spent there.
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Happy Mother’s Day to all moms on Sunday (May 9).
Enjoy your day!
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Robin’s 2¢:
A man watching a playoff hockey game on TV kept switching channels to a romantic movie featuring a lusty couple.
“I don’t know whether to watch them or the game,” he said to his wife.
“For heaven’s sake, watch the couple,” his wife replied. “You already know how to play hockey.”