Fall Bass Classic a success

Once again, the Fall Bass Classic at Birch Point Camp proved to be a success. Although the weather was unco-operative, the anglers managed to finish the two-day tournament.
Winning first place—and the $5,000 top prize—were Alex Keszler and his son, Darrell, with a weight of 39.56 pounds.
Ted and Louise Stewner (a husband-and-wife team) came in second while third place went to Wayne and Dean Howard of Emo and Kenora, respectively.
The Howards were just behind the Stewners with a 39.26-pound total, just four/100ths of a pound out of the runner-up spot.
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Elva Selman won the September gas draw at Dev-Lynne’s gas draw. He took home a coffee maker.
Be sure to register for Dev-Lynne’s gas draw every time you purchase $29 worth of gas or more there.
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Crossroads School will host a district chess tournament this Friday (Oct. 5).
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Several students from Crossroads are taking part in Fall Harvest Days at the Nanicost building in Fort Frances this week.
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A baby shower was held in honour of Miranda Mason and her son, Owen, on Monday (Oct. 1). Several family members and friends attended.
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The fish fry held at the Dance Hall on Sunday (Sept. 30) was well-attended, with many folks enjoying a great meal and hospitality.
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The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will hold a yearling sale this Saturday (Oct. 6) beginning at 9 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn.
For more information, call sales barn manager Clayton Teeple at 487-1465.
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Last week’s card games at the Emo Legion were won by Rudy Meyers and Joan Buttazoni. The low was taken by Gayle and Melanie Thompson.
Donna Sheppard won the draw.
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A reminder the next Bingo at the Emo Legion is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Cards will be played there Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m., with 500 being played at the Emo Legion every Thursday at 7 p.m.
The next 50/50 draw at the Emo Legion will take place Friday, Oct. 19.
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There will be a 90th birthday celebration for Irene Bosma this Sunday (Oct. 7) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
Friends and relatives are welcome.
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Robin’s 2¢:
The local minister was paying a visit to “Granny,” a woman in her late 80s.
Just after he was seated in the living room, she received a phone call and got involved in a lengthy conversation.
There was a dish of peanuts next to the chair and the minister began nibbling on a couple of them. Before he knew it, he’d eaten nearly all of them.
When Granny returned to the room, he apologized and said he’d bring her some more peanuts the next time he visited.
Granny got rather quiet and seemed uncomfortable. “What’s the matter?” the preacher asked.
“Well, I hate to tell you this, but those were chocolate peanuts someone gave me, and since I can’t chew the peanuts anymore, I just suck the chocolate off them.”

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