Hospital auxiliary to host fall tea

The Emo Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual fall tea, bazaar, and bake sale this Friday (Oct. 18) from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Emo Legion. There also will be a bake and penny table, door prize, and fun for everyone.
All are cordially invited to come out and support this local effort.
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The district Women’s Institute Museum in Emo will be closing next week after a successful summer taking care of the artifacts and tourist information centre.
The girls employed there had a great time meeting tourists on their way to their fishing spots and talking about the various items/articles on day.
The museum will hold its closing tea this Monday (Oct. 21) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Soup and sandwiches will be served, and there will be a sale of crafts and baking.
A quilt draw also will be held.
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St. Patrick’s CWL will hold a rummage and pie sale next Wednesday (Oct. 23) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the parish hall. Fresh homemade pies and coffee will be available.
Come one, come all.
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This past week, the former Dyson home across from the Circle D Restaurant here in Emo received heavy smoke and water damage.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday evening (Oct. 9) were Darcy and Liz Jack (high), with consolations to Doreen Kiesel and Alice Kellar.
23-hand winners were Elder Jack and Mary Gavin, with Nicole Drennan taking home the door prize.
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A craft sale is coming up Nov. 30 at the Barwick Hall, noted Shirley Dumas, chairman of the local playground committee.
“Thus far we have not done much towards this project,” she said, adding it is coming along at a slow pace.
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Talking to Gordon Meyers at the Emo Inn, he has improved considerably and is now focusing on moving into the Golden Age Manor at the end of October.
Gordon has come a long way in his health and it’s nice to see him come out for coffee break with the gang.
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Speaking of the coffee gang at the Emo Inn, the final birthday party occurred this past Friday morning as Len Jordens turned one year older.
Mrs. McGuire and Laura McQuaker presented Len with a decorated one-layer cake and sang the “Happy Birthday” song. There were five candles that Len had to blow out, which he did with no problem on the first try.
Attending the party were Margaret and Paul Melanson, Ralph Wolframe, Neil Grant, Mark VanHeyst, and myself.
Len’s birthday actually was Saturday but since he and wife, Mary were visiting in the Melville, Sask. area, we just patiently waited for his return home.
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Readers from the elders at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo have taken over sermon readings while the pulpit committee takes charge looking for a permanent pastor.
This Sunday (Oct. 20), Pastor Gerald VanderHoek from Pease, Mn. will be the guest speaker at both services (the morning service is at 10 a.m., with the second service at 1 p.m.)
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Emo Figure Skating Club’s executive for 2002-03 sees Dianne Nordstrom returning as president (482-1269), with Donna Hyatt as vice-president, Patty McNally as secretary, and Sandie Drennan as treasurer (482-1916).
Rounding out the executive are Lisa and Sean Latimer (test chairmen), Jenni Krause (Skate Canada rep), Nancy Wilson (media rep), and Josee Potvin (pro coach).
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Andrew and Dawn-Marie Danylchuk and their children, Regan and Wendy, were guests of her parents, Vince and Shirley Sheppard, until last Wednesday (Oct. 9).
They have since returned to their home in Georgetown, Ont.
While in the area, the family also visited with his relatives in Fort Frances while Dawn-Marie attended the recent benefit social in honour of Susie Stafford at the Emo Legion.
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Shirley Bell attended the funeral of her sister, Phyllis Kerr, who passed away recently in Sutton, Ont. just seven days after her 70th birthday.
Among those she left behind were her sisters, Lil, Dorothy, Florence, and Shirley.
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On the bright side, Shirley Bell had something to cheer about when her daughter, Dorothy (nee Morrison), and husband, Alex Gamie (nee Morrison), had a lovely daughter born to them.
Abby Ruth, a sister for brother, Colton, was born Oct. 3 at La Verendrye hospital in Fort Frances, weighing seven pounds, nine ounces.
This is Shirley’s seventh grandchild, plus two great-grandchildren. Other proud grandparents are Darlene and Cecil Fletcher.
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In speaking with former Chapple reeve Cecil Wilson about his health, he said he will be heading to Winnipeg, accompanied by his wife, for a revaluation and possible surgery in the near future.
We wish Cecil the best in health.
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At KBHW Radio in International Falls, the staff is preparing another blitz as a drop-off spot for your shoebox gift to “Operation Christmas Child,” run by the Samaritan’s Purse.
They must have your shoebox no later than Nov. 18.
Also at KBHW, October is Clergy Appreciation Month and Clergy Appreciation Sunday was held Oct. 13.
KBHW is giving listeners the chance to honour their pastor by writing something about him/her that is helpful to the congregation/community. Call 1-218-285-7398 for more details.
Thanks again to Rick and Sandi Wallestad with Island View Resort on Pelican Lake in Orr, Mn. for their gift of a week’s vacation that will be awarded to the winning pastor.
A random drawing of the winner will be made at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

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