LaBelle’s bass tourney set for this weekend

Rev up the boat motor and hit the water. That’s what more than 80 anglers are set to do this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 29-30) for the annual fall bass tournament hosted by Dale LaBelle.
The weigh-ins start at 3:30 p.m. both days at LaBelle’s Birch Point Camp on Northwest Bay.
Teams from our area, including Sioux Narrows and Kenora, as well as from Manitoba, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, will make this year’s tournament the biggest ever.
There also will be food available at the lodge, plus a beer garden.
Good luck to all the anglers!
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After the bass tournament on Sunday, be sure to head to the Devlin Hall to enjoy the annual “Harvest Supper,” which runs from 5-7 p.m.
The always-delicious meal is prepared by many good cooks and volunteers serve it with big smiles.
The cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children aged six-12, and free for those five and under.
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There is a book for sale that covers the family history of the Ryan Hayes clan from 1825-2005.
For more information, call Maxine Hayes at 274-6049 or write Jean Hayes at RR#1, Tivertown, Ont., N0G 2T0.
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Best wishes to Wallace Hughes, well-known as “Bubs,” who has been in the hospital for a few days. The community hopes to see you out and about soon.
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Crossroads School is in full swing for the 2005-06 year, with the first big event being the annual cross-country run coming up on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Volunteers would be greatly appreciated. If you can help out, call the school at 486-3329.
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Crossroads also will be hosting the district chess championship, with almost 150 students expected to take part (the number of participants goes up every year).
The winners here advance to Thunder Bay.
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If anyone is cleaning out their flower gardens and have bulbs, plants, etc., Crossroads would appreciate them for its outdoor gardens. Call the school if you can donate any.
The school has been putting in many hours on its living gardens.
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The Emo Legion will hold a cribbage and 500 tournament this Saturday (Oct. 1). The cost is $12, which includes a supper, and those interested are asked to register by Friday.
Winners of the weekly card game last Wednesday at the Emo Legion were Gerald and Lorraine Bullied, with the runner-ups being Dennis and Renee Kivell.
Bill Birrell won the door prize.
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The Emo Legion held a 50/50 draw earlier this month. Deb Martin won the prize of $670, with Adelia Guba selling the winning ticket.
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Congratulations are in order for Beany (Bliss) and Brent Lowes, who were married this past Saturday (Sept. 24). The community wishes you many years of happiness.
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Robin’s 2¢:
A woman called her friend, Mae, on her 102nd birthday. “How are you going to celebrate?” she asked.
“My children are coming for the weekend,” Mae said happily.
“You must be looking forward to that,” the woman continued.
“Yes,” Mae replied, “but it’s a lot of work, washing the floors and making up their beds.”
“Why don’t you wait and have the children do it?” the woman suggested.
“Oh, no, I couldn’t do that,” Mae countered. “They’re in their 80s!”

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