Soccer league to hold wind-up

This Saturday (June 18), the children’s “Kick it” soccer league will be having its wind-up tournament starting at 10 a.m. at Donald Young School here in Emo.
About 175 kids will be playing, with a large number of those coming in from Rainy River.
Everyone is invited to come out and cheer on these kids—and also have lunch while you’re there. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be on the barbecue, and cold drinks also will be available.
All proceeds from lunch will go toward the Emo Sportsfield.
After the games are finished around 2-2:30 p.m., ribbons will be awarded to all children who participated in the day’s events.
Good luck teams and I’ll see you there!
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Katherine Williams’ musical students will be having a year-end recital tomorrow (June 16) at the Baptist Church in Emo starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend, and everyone is invited to come out and listen to these budding musicians.
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The Emo Meals on Wheels for the handi-van would like to thank Donna Haglin for donating the beautiful quilt that was raffled off during the Emo Walleye Classic last month.
Her time and effort in getting everything in motion was greatly appreciated.
The lucky winner of the quilt was Donna Heyens.
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There are still four openings left for the Mini-King contest being held during this year’s Emo Fair. If your son is between age three and six, and you would like to enter him, please contact me at 482-2306.
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The Emo and District Hospital auxiliary will be holding its annual “Strawberry Social” this Friday (June 17) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the hospital. Help support the hospital while you enjoy your strawberries and ice cream for $2.
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Kick-start your summer at the community “Chirp & Perk” that will be held this Saturday (June 18) starting at 7 p.m. at the Knox United Church in Emo.
This event will feature great local entertainment, along with coffee and dessert, for a fee of $5 per person, with children five and under free.
This event, sponsored by the Emo Knox United Program Committee, is being held to help raise funds for the local Refugee Welcoming Committee.  The event has been sponsored by the Emo Knox United Program Committee.
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Did you know?
The Roman word for beard is barba, which gave us the term barber.
Early barbers cut hair and trimmed beards, but they also pulled teeth and practised medicinal blood-letting.
This last procedure, which was flourishing by the fifth century B.C., required the patient to expose his veins by squeezing a pole painted red to hide the blood stains and allowing the barber, who was always a man in those days, to make an incision in your wrist to allow the bad blood that was believed to have made the person ill.
The reason a barber provided this service was because hey were skilled with razors!
When not in use, the pole was displayed outside wrapped in the white gauze used as bandages, and it eventually became the trademark of the barber.
Of course, this procedure was found to be barbaric and is no longer performed.