KBHW plans annual ‘sharathon’

KBHW, the Christian radio station based in International Falls, has scheduled its annual “sharathon” for Aug. 7-9. Volunteers from both sides of the border will be on site to take pledges.
Anyone interested in helping out can contact Peggy Gustafson at 1-218-285-7398.
Upcoming programs being aired on KBHW include “The Last War” (the failure of the peace process and the coming battle for Jerusalem with guest David Allen Lewis) and “Your People Shall Be My People” (how Israel and Jews and the Christian Church will come together in the last days by Don Finto).
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (May 23) were Mollie Crozier and Joan Buttazoni, with consolations going to Don and Dixie Kinnear.
Mervin Hyatt won the door prize.
The Legion reminds everyone that its next monthly 500/cribbage party is slated Saturday, June 2 starting at 1 p.m. Supper to follow.
Call the Legion (482-2250) to sign up.
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Visiting with Reeve Russ Fortier last Thursday morning, I asked what the council was going to do with all the potholes on village streets as well as flower garden on Highway 11/71 inscribed with “Welcome to Emo.”
Russ said they are making rounds with the roads superintendent to look at necessary repairs, and that someone will be looking into the beautification program shortly.
Meanwhile, as everyone knows, Rainy River has flooded into Lions Park and it has reached the banks near Tompkins Hardware, making it dangerous for children to be near these areas.
The areas will be viewed by council to redirect water flow somehow.
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The Emo Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting last Wednesday evening. While president Colleen Vennechenko said they had a “few irons in the fire” at present although she was not at liberty to reveal just what as plans still need to be finalized.
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The community extends its sympathy to the Hazel Douglas family on her passing last week in Thunder Bay. Her funeral was held at Knox United in Emo last Friday afternoon, with Rev. Frances Flook officiating.
Interment followed in Emo Cemetery.
I remember both Elroy and Hazel at harness racing during the Emo Fall Fair. They also raced in the Manitoba circuit for years to come until retirement from the sport.
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Larry Keller, complaining about tightness is his chest, was taken by air ambulance to Winnipeg. Test results indicated he required triple bypass surgery, which took place Thursday morning at St. Boniface Hospital.
Fortunately, all reportedly went well and Larry is how on the road to recovery.
Take it easy, Larry, we are thinking of you every day.
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“It was a fun weekend,” reported Alyssa Kaemingh, who attended the youth gathering at Sunny Cove Camp with 110 others.
She said they had an awesome speaker in Kel Blom from Holland Mich., he challenged the teens to be bold in their faith. She also noted everyone met new friends, who they will be looking forward to seeing next year.
The weatherman also co-operated, allowing the young people to go swimming, which was refreshing.
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Elmer Irvine from Devon, England returned Sunday after having spent about a month here visiting with his sister-in-law, Alice Irvine, and Hazel while hospitalized at Thunder Bay Regional (McKellar) Hospital.
While here, Elmer had renewed old acquaintances. Asked if he will be returning, he replied it “depended on circumstances. We are getting older and it is getting harder to move about.”
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Paternal great-grandmother Mary Cain received double good news this past week. Her grandson, Kyle (Shannon) Mathers of Winnipeg, are the proud parents of a boy, Jierman Francis Byran, who was born Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at St. Boniface Hospital, weighing 8 lbs, 11 oz.
Meanwhile, Kurt and Jodi Mathers of Calgary, Alta. are the proud parents of a baby girl, Joslynn Isabella, who was born Friday, May 25, 2001, weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz.
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Happy birthdays to the following in June–Len Hettinga (2), Rita Byma (17), and Nick Veldhuisen (29).
Anniversary greetings go out to Ted/Ynske Kaemingh on June 6 (43th), Milt/Adelia Guba on June 14 (49th), John/Linda Esselink (47th) and Peter/Leona VanHeyst (39th) on June 15, Charlie/Rita Byma (54th) on June 18, Arend/Wilma Wielinga (40th) on June 23, Eltjo/Dorothy Wiersema (36th) and Richard/Geneva Veldhuisen (22nd) on June 25, and Jack/Ann Wielinga (30th) on June 24.
Others celebrating next month include Leo/Karen Vandenbrand (eighth) on June 5, Peter/Donna Ossachuk (11th) on June 23, Jan/Annie Van Rozen (20th) on June 26, Guy/Bev Arpin (ninth) on June 27, and Tim/Lori-Ann Shortreed (12th) on June 30.
To everyone, the warmest wishes for everything that can make your day a special joyful one.
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We welcome into our town Peter and Leona VanHeyst and son, Mark, who presently are living in the west end until the couple gets their dream house built on the corner of Front and Robert streets.
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Adelia Guba attended Memorial Day services at Williams, Mn. on Monday accompanied by her daughter, Ann Michl, and Rachel Carter. They gathered with congregational members at the Lutheran Church for dinner.

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