Manitou fish fry slated Friday

The 32nd-annual Manitou fish fry is coming up this Friday (May 17) at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre just west of Barwick.
A plaque commemorating the national historic significance of the centre will be unveiled in a ceremony getting underway there at 1:30 p.m.
Those attending are reminded to wear warm, comfortable clothing, especially given our unseasonably cool weather so far this spring.
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Rainy River Pro-Life is raffling off a riding tractor and trailer, with tickets costing $1 each (available through the pro-life group and at various businesses).
The draw will be made Aug. 17.
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Former local Ag and Food rep Dan Rose and his wife, Ruth, presently are visiting in our area, fixing and preparing their retreat for the summer months when they’ll be making another trip down here.
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Peggy Gustafson of KBHW Radio in International Falls said they had a successful mini-Sharathon and that gifts continue to come in.
The total amount to date is now $27,038, Gustafson said, which brings the year-to-date faith promise total to $190,888. KBHW thanks their faithful family of listeners who have responded to the fundraising call.
Letters from listeners also keep pouring in, which is an encouragement to the station staff.
KBHW staff also urge listeners to join them for “Open Line” each weekday at 8 p.m.
“I believe it is the two-way communication that makes KBHW different from the many sources of Christian media we have available to us today,” noted station manager Bruce Christopherson.
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Emo’s summer T-ball and slo-pitch action started last Tuesday (May 7) and runs through June 13.
T-ball and squirt league coaches include Tom Jackson and David Kaemingh (Red Sox), Jamie Mann (Braves), and Grant Meyers and Karen Koomans (Expos). The umpire is Jason Kellar.
Coaches for the intermediate division include Jo Bragg (Mariners), Carol and Arnold Kaemingh (Angels), Carrie Baker (White Sox), and Michelle Marinaro and Shane McDonald (Mets).
The umpires are Cindy Kellar and Debbie Carlson.
Coaches for the senior schedule include Jade Allan and Robert Galloway (Twins) and Sue Herman and Joe Galloway (Giants). The umpire is Quentin King.
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Our Lady of the Way recently celebrated Catholic Education Week in various ways, with this year’s theme being “Beacons of Hope.” On Thursday, OLW had a half-pint basketball game with some staff members joining in.
In other news, provincial testing for Grades 3 and 6 is being all this week.
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The Healthy Communities Coalition wants to encourage you and your family to get involved in “SummerActive 2002,” a province-wide contest running May 8-June 21 that awards great prizes for being physically active.
To participate, get moving and then register your physical activity on the SummerActive Web site at
Make this summer rewarding and fun. Active living, healthy eating, and living smoke-free all are part of a healthy lifestyle.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (May 8) were Jane Allen and Agnes Waldeck (high), with consolations to Gerald and Loraine Bullied. Darlyne Bruce won the door prize.
Don’t forget the next monthly Bingo at the Emo Legion goes Thursday, May 23. Doors open at 6 p.m.
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The congregation at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo last Sunday welcomed guest minister Pastor Jim Dekker from the Hope CRC in Thunder Bay, who led both worship services.
The guest speaker this Sunday will be a retired minister Rev. John Boonstra, who presently is serving 1st CRC in Thunder Bay, who are without a pastor.
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In a phone conversation with my grandson, Kyle Guba, in Sudbury, another go-kart racing season is underway and he had a grand day, winning the first and second heat as well as the feature.
Kyle also will be racing at Barrie in June.
The track at Sudbury is asphalt, as are most tracks in the area.

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