It’s good to be back

I’m not sure if anyone noticed, but I did not have any Devlin news in the Fort Frances Times for the past two weeks. That was due to the fact I was on a holiday to Jamaica.
I had a wonderful time spending a week in Jamaica—the people there are very kind and love Canadians. The weather was around 85° F, which sure beat the temperature here.
I spent the week with good friends Bob and Betty Grynol and Suzie and John Grynol.
While checking into our resort, I realized just what a small world it is when I saw Cheryl and Cliff Hagin, as well as Don and Tammy Foster, staying at the same resort.
Those two couples also spoke very highly of their time in Jamaica.
Upon returning home, I just got my luggage unpacked when my daughter, Carley, and I headed for Thunder Bay last Friday (Feb. 29) to attend a wedding the following day.
Trevor Clinker (son of Ernie and Linda) married Robin Lepere (Robin and her family are longtime friends of ours). The wedding and reception were beautiful and a lot of fun.
However, the luggage is unpacked one more time and I’ve gone back to work this week. And all I can say is “It’s good to be back.”
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A Shamrock tea and bake sale, sponsored by the Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary, will be held next Friday (March 14) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Emo Health Centre cafeteria.
Admission is $2 at the door.
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Another day to mark on your calendar is Saturday, March 15, when the W.I. Museum and Emo Public Library are hosting a supper at the Emo Legion.
Advance tickets, available at Tompkins Hardware, Cloverleaf, and the library or the municipal office in Emo, cost $15 for adults and $8 for children aged 10 and under.
There also will be a silent auction and penny table.
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Alf Benjamin won the Dev-Lynne’s gas draw for February. He took home a phone and answering machine set.
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Congratulations to Angela and Harold Gibson on the birth of Maccie Grace on Thursday, Feb. 28. Angela is the daughter of Gord and Pat Hyatt.
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A Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Morley municipal office.
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The card games held Feb. 28 at the Devlin Hall saw Sis Woolsey and Ernie Tibold taking the high while the low went to Yvonne Kellar and Norbert Bragg.
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Fern Hyatt is home from the hospital and recovering nicely after undergoing surgery last week. We wish you a continued recovery, Fern!
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The card games held at the Emo Legion last week were won by Agnes Waldeck. The low went to Donna Sheppard and Ester Elias.
Cards will be played there again this Sunday (March 9) at 1 p.m. sharp.
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District students will be enjoying their March Break next week (March 10-14).
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Report cards go home with Crossroad School students on Thursday, March
A reminder there will be no school on March 21 (Good Friday) and March 24 (Easter Monday).
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Daylight Savings Time arrives this Sunday (March 9) so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.
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Congratulations to Sharon Lloyd and Vic Nickel, who were engaged on March 1 in Medicine Hat, Alta.
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Robin’s 2¢:
The five stages of a female’s life:
1. To grow up
2. To fill out
3. To slim down
4. To hold it in
5. To hell with it!

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