Get ‘summer active’ this Friday

SummerActive 2001, a joint effort of the Emo-La Vallee Heart Health Coalition, Northwestern Health Unit, and Emo rec council, invites you to walk, run, or bike out to the proposed new sports field north of the Emo Cemetery this Friday (May 25) at 7 p.m.
“Join in the scavenger hunt, enter your name for a prize, and see the plans for the proposed new sports field,” noted Gerd O’Sullivan and Carrie Baker.
Refreshments will be provided.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (May 16) were Jane Allen and Gladys Allen, with consolations to Ron McQuaker and Jan Hyatt.
Don Kinnear won the door prize.
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Beautification efforts soon will be underway in Emo as plants will be transplanted around Front Street, the Emo Public Library, and Highway 11.
The Emo Horticultural Society has accomplished its desire to improve the village’s image over the past few years.
But keeping Emo spic-a-span takes much work by everyone. Of late, Linda Carmody and Tony Bliss have spruced up Emo Lions Park and cutting grass in the cemetery, as well as other areas of town property.
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Visiting the Manitou Rapids band office, Chief Jim Leonard directed me to the building housing sturgeons in their spawning stage. It is quite an operation from one stage to another.
Meanwhile, the ball diamond is up and running now that the fencing is in place.
And I am told they are going to start having pow-wow’s shortly although the pow-wow area must be first rebuilt, including the seating area.
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It was Gideon Sunday at Emo Christian Reformed Church and the congregation welcomed the Andrew and Cornelia Gerber family to the morning worship service.
Andrew spoke about the work Gideon’s has accomplished locally and on the international scene. Pastor Gerald VanSmeerdyk based his sermon topic on Gideon’s presentation, “Spreading God’s Word.”
The theme song was “From Ocean to Ocean.”
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The Emo Ministerial Association is sponsoring Day of Hope Counselling Services, which will present a seminar on strengthening our relationships through communication.
The seminar is entitled “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. What they are? How do you speak them?
This seminar, which is slated for Tuesday, May 29 from 7:30-9:45 p.m. at Calvary Baptist in Emo, is a great way to find out how to better relate to the love of your life, your children, or even a best friend.
You are invited for an evening of refreshments, instruction, and entertainment. A free-will offering will be taken.
Recently, Pastor Bill Versteeg preached a sermon at the Emo CRC about the importance of speaking the truth in love. This seminar will be a great follow-up.

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