Long-time Safeway worker set to retire

Norval Beadle, after 30 years of dedicated faithful service with Safeway in Fort Frances, will be calling it a day come Wednesday, Jan. 29 with mixed emotions.
Norval has actually 47 years of service in the merchandising business, having worked for 10 years with one store and seven years at another.
“I have a niece who will be celebrating her birthday the same day, so we will combine the retirement/birthday and make it one big festive time,” said Norval.
When shopping at Safeway, finding where everything was located was never any trouble. You’d just ask Norval and he would take you right to the spot.
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I express my sincere apologies to Larry Arch and family in an error I had made in last week’s column. It was his brother, Harry, who has passed away, not Larry.
I read the column carefully, but Larry your name kept sticking in my mind. My apologies again. Forgive me, we all make errors, but this one was not called for.
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The family of Willard and Joyous Wilson arrived home safely after attending the funeral for their son, brother, and uncle, Gary Wilson, which was held Tuesday, Jan. 7 in Marathon.
Gary was just here about a month before for a visit with relatives.
Gary and his wife, Pam, have two grown children—one works in Sault Ste. Marie while the other attends school in Toronto. I had associated with Gary while he was here through the minor hockey program when the arena first went into operation.
A dedicated individual, he was dependable and available, and quite a hockey player himself.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (Jan. 8) were Darcy and Liz Jack (high), with consolations to Denis and Renee Kivell. Elmer Haglin won the door prize.
Cribbage winners at the card party last Saturday were Darlyne Bruce and Gerry Allen (high), with consolations to Wes and Joan Buttazoni. In 500 play, Bill McCready and Nick Mutz took top honours, with consolations to Sylvia Beadle and Mary Clinker.
In related news, a fish fry will be held at Legion in Emo on Saturday, Jan. 25 starting at 4 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for those under 10 years.
Don’t forget the next Legion Bingo is slated for Thursday, Jan. 30, with doors opening at 5 p.m. The $250 jackpot must go.
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The annual general meeting of Legion Br. #99 in Emo was held Friday, Jan. 10, highlighted by the election of officers for 2003.
Returning as president are Jane Allen, with Herb Johnson as first vice-president, Jacqui Hunsperger as second vice-president, and Kay Nickel as secretary-treasurer.
The directors include Lucille McDonald, Lois Shine, Peggy Johnson, Myles Kinnear, and Ralph Wilson. The Sergeant-at-Arms is Jerry Allen.
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This Sunday (Jan. 19), guest pulpit speaker at both worship services at the Emo C.R.C. will be Dr. Bill Hogen from Edina, Mn.
In other news, the pulpit search committee has 10 ministers on their list currently being looked at. It is a long road ahead which, at times, can be difficult.

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