Library promoting summer reading

The Emo Public Library once again is promoting its summer reading program sponsored by the TD Financial Group.
The program is open to all children aged nine-12, noted EPL librarian Shirley Sheppard, and this year’s theme is “Reading Around the World.” Children are asked to register at the library and start reading.
You can read about places, food, games, and how other people live around the world. Read where your grandparents or even where your parents or friends may have come from.
Bring in recipes from other countries, and report on your favourite country. Prizes will be awarded at the end of August.
For more info, call the EPL at 482-2574.
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Shirley Sheppard is back home from Georgetown, Ont. after having spent two weeks with her daughter and son-in-law, Dawn-Marie and Andrew Danylchuk, their daughter, Regan, and new arrival Wendy Sophia, who was born two days before Grandma’s arrival.
Shirley also was on hand to celebrate Regan’s fourth birthday on May 29.
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A potluck luncheon after the Tuesday evening Bingo games at Chapple Hall wound up things for the season, with about 30 people attending. Bingo will start up there again in the fall.
For now, everyone is wished to have a enjoyable vacation for the summer months, stated one organizer.
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Our grandson, Todd Michl, graduated from Rainy River High School with the 2002 class. We say well done, Todd!
During the ceremony, he received several bursaries, including the proficiency award for Grade 12 in math (sponsored by the Lions Club), the Confederation College entrance scholarship, and Legion Br. #99 at Emo bursary.
Todd will be enrolled at Confederation College in a two-year computer technician course this fall. He already has made a trip to Thunder Bay to look over the facilities.
He will be staying at the college dorm.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion for Wednesday, June 19 were Darlyne Bruce and Kay Bragg (high), with consolations to Agnes Waldeck and Jane Allan. Josie Balcewich won the door prize.
Winners for Wednesday, June 26 were Lois LaBelle and Adelia Guba (high), with consolations to Donna Morrish and Nicole Drennan. The door prize winner was Darcy Jack.
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During our visit to Warroad last Friday, Adelia and I had the opportunity to run across the former CNR dispatcher at Thunder Bay, Jack Anrionuk, and his wife.
After leaving the CNR, Jack operated car-washes for a number of years. Selling that business, he entered the printing field.
The couple was enroute to Winnipeg to help their son and wife celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. I had not heard from Jack for more than 15 years so it was a welcome visit.
Jack asked me to convey a big hello to other railroaders in the area he worked with.
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The Christian Reformed Church invites all children in our community to join them at Son Canyon River adventure July 8-12 at the church. It will run daily from 8:55 a.m.to 12:15 p.m., with a closing program planned for the Friday evening.
“This year’s VBS promises to be an adventure your children will never forget,” said Wilma Kooistra, one of the two co-ordinators.
For more info, call Wilma (482-1983) or Michelle (482-2649).
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A week spent at Bowman, N.D. taking care of three of four grandchildren was a welcome task for Adelia and myself.
Wayne, Leanne, and son, David, were attending the Triangle Y Camp near Garrison, N.D. with 120 other North Dakota Webelo scouts.
It also was the first time for me to see our youngest grandchild, Ashley, who now is past one year. It was not long for her to recognize her grandparents.
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The Christian Reformed Church here is welcoming its interim summer pastor, John Jongsma and his wife, Marie. He will be in the pulpit this Sunday (July 7) until September.
The church council at CRC is looking for a permanent pastor. They have one in mind but I’ll not leak this out at this present time.
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The annual district fall fair is closing in fast. Slated Aug. 15-17 at the Emo Fairgrounds, events are getting prepared for the throng that will be in attendance providing the weatherman co-operates.
The Pro-Life booth will operate on the Friday and Saturday, most likely in the Agricultural Building (arena). The committee is looking for donations of pies and anyone willing to help out at the booth.
For more info, contact Diane VandenBrand (483-5443) or Brigitte Schulzki (482-2253).
Another attraction is the St. Patrick’s Bingo Booth. Anyone able to help out at the booth on the Friday and Saturday of the Emo Fair is asked to contact Denise Donaldson (486-3486).
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Congratulations to John and Josephine Vandenbrand on their 50th anniversary. The family was just arriving for a family dinner Sunday at the Emo Inn to celebrate this event.
May God’s richest blessing continue to bless both you and your families.

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