Family histories still being sought Second edition of La Vallee centennial book to be printed

The second edition of the La Vallee centennial book soon will be submitted for printing.
However, the committee of diligent workers still is searching for information on certain families. One of the families in question is the McMillians.
There is information on this family at the turn of the century (1904) but after 1912, the information can’t be tracked.
It is known the McMillians owned a sawmill and it was purchased by John McDonald (the father of longtime resident Mildred Lalond), but the committee would like to have further information.
Several pictures are at the hands of the committee and it would be great to fit the pictures with facts.
There also are others still to share their family history. Please get it to the La Vallee municipal office as it’s unlikely any information will be taken after the end of January.
Call 486-3452 if you can help with the McMillian history or any other family information.
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Congratulations to Jason and Jessica Tucker on the birth of their first child, Emma, who was born on Dec. 23.
Congratulations, as well, to Linda Booth on her recent retirement.
Linda spent her last 12 years working at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances. Prior to that, she worked at tourist camps and various jobs.
She plans to fill her hours doing quilting and arranging photo albums. She and husband, Tom, also will do some travelling throughout Canada.
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Ken Mason also is enjoying his recent retirement. However, his hours are quite busy helping son, Ryan, with his carpentry business.
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Other good news is that Ted and Ang Galusha, along with Brittany and Mason, once again have made their home in the country.
They moved into the former home of Dean and Bobbi Morken during the first week of January.
The Morkens have relocated to Sudbury, where Dean is employed in a mill and Bobbi is teaching.
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Last week’s card winners at the Emo Legion were Jerry Allan and Darlene Bruce. The low went to Rene Kivel and Adelia Guba.
The next card games will be played there this Sunday (Jan. 20) at 1 p.m.
The lucky winner of the Emo Legion’s 50/50 draw was Vivian Callaghan. She won $476, and also pocketed an extra $46.60 for selling herself the winning ticket.
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The Emo Legion will host a fish fry Jan. 26. Meals will be delivered to shut-ins at 4 p.m.
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An old-time dance is scheduled for this Saturday (Jan. 19) at the Emo Legion. The next Bingo there will be held Jan. 22.
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Jack and Jen Badiuk relocated to Winnipeg last week, where they are hoping to find employment and enjoy their life in a city. I’m sure Bob and Trudy will notice a much quieter home.
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District schools will have a P.A. Day on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
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A boys’ basketball tournament will be held Jan. 26 at Crossroads School in Devlin.
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The Crossroads breakfast program is looking for volunteers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The job takes about half an hour, and involves cutting fruit, delivering snacks to classrooms, etc.
If volunteers have young children, they can play in the gym under the supervision of the volunteers.
Call Nicole Robinson at 486-0557 if you can help.
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Don’t forget to buy your ticket at Betty’s for the VALA Follies production, “The Wacky River Cruise,” which runs Feb. 1-2 at the Townshend Theatre.
New this year is assigned seating.
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A happy 75th birthday to Norbert Bragg (Jan. 19) from your community of family and friends.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Ten men and one women are hanging onto a rope that extends down from a helicopter. The weight of 11 people is too much for the rope, so the group decides one person has to jump off.
No one can decide who should go until finally the woman volunteers.
She gives a touching speech, saying she will sacrifice her life to save the others because women are used to giving up things for their husbands and children.
When she finishes speaking, all the men start clapping.

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