Fundraiser social slated Saturday

Don your cowboy hat and boots and have a great time down at an old-time country dance this Saturday (April 24) from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Emo Legion.
The dance is being sponsored by Bill Michl as a fundraiser so he can participate in the Arthritis Society’s “Joints in Motion” marathon.
Admission is $7 per person, which includes lunch and wacky auctions. Music will be provided by Atikokan band, “Silver Collection.”
See you there to enjoy an evening of fun and support the Arthritis Society at the same time.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (April 14) were Donna Sheppard and Lois LaBelle (high), with consolations to Ross and Mary Brooks. Jose Balcewich won the door prize.
The next cribbage/500 monthly card party is slated for Saturday, May 1 at the Emo Legion. Call the Legion at 482-2250 to sign up.
In related news, don’t forget the next monthly Bingo at the Emo Legion coming up Thursday, April 29. Doors open at 6 p.m.
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Attendance at the “Wheels to Meals” program last Thursday at the Emo Legion picked up, with 24 on hand. They enjoyed carpet bowling prior to their luncheon.
Most of the seniors are residents of the Golden Age Manor here in Emo and enjoy their weekly outing very much.
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Diane Mitchell, from the Canadian Diabetes Association, held a workshop on preventing Type 2 diabetes for parents at the Emo Toy Library last Tuesday and Wednesday (April 13-14).
The Northwestern Health Unit was at the ETL on Monday (April 19) to talk about the speech and language development of children, as well as answer any questions on the subject.
And public health nurse Ann Marie Vanderra will be at the ETL this coming Monday (April 26) from 10-11 a.m. to talk about baby care.
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From all indications, the Emo Community Choir’s presentation, “Halleluia! Now Be Joyful,” under the director of Renee Martin-Brown, was a big hit Easter Monday at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
The evening of Easter music and Scripture readings was very well-received by those on hand.
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A big thank you to those who supported the Emo Hospital Auxiliary’s “tag day” on Saturday in conjunction with Spring Fever Days.
I noticed auxiliary president Healther Oltsher and member Bernice Campbell set up in front of Tompkins Hardware, getting some protection from the brisk northwest wind.
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On Sunday, my wife, Adelia, and I had the honour to attend the baptism of our youngest grandchild, Erick Guba, son of Wayne and LeAnne Guba of International Falls, that was held Sunday morning after mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, officiated by Fr. Tom Meyer OMI.
After the service, everyone gathered at the Guba residence at 518 7th St. for a luncheon prepared by Wayne.
The couple now has five children, with their two eldest boys attending school and are quite active in the Scout movement. The eldest (David) also helps at St. Thomas as an alternate altar boy.
My wife stayed behind for the next three days to babysit while LeAnne is employed at the Falls tourist centre.
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The Rainy River District 4-H Association is holding a fundraising draw for cedar lawn furniture made by Kish Gon Dug. The draw will be made May 29 at 8 p.m. during the Emo Walleye Classic.
Tickets cost $2 each, with proceeds designated to support the local 4-H.
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Guest speaker for both worship services this past Sunday at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo was Rev. Richard Zekveld from the Transcona C.R.C. in Winnipeg.
Meanwhile, a reminder the GEMS achievement night will take place next Tuesday (April 27) at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The GEMS also will participate in the 10 a.m. worship service at the C.R.C. this Sunday (April 25).

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