Many lucky winners during Spring Fever Days

Spring Fever Days, held last Thursday to Saturday in Emo, once again was a success. The streets and businesses were full of folks of all ages from near and far.
The three lucky winners of the “Emo Bucks” were Clifford Waldner (pocketing $550), Gilbert Heinz ($275), and Jamie Veldhuisen ($275).
Many in-store draws also were held, with many fortunate winners.
Hats off to the business people, plus residents and all others, who make Spring Fever Days something people look forward to year after year.
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Speaking of annual events in Emo, the Emo Walleye Classic is coming up May 29-31. There are still spots available for two-person teams to compete.
The Emo “Walleye-dol” competition will take place on the Friday night only (May 30). This is a change from last year’s contest, which was held over two nights.
Organizer Laurel Mose is looking for contestants to compete. Call her at 482-1426 if you are interested or have any questions.
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Emo “Meals on Wheels,” in conjunction with the EWC, is holding a raffle with a prize total $25,995.95, including the top prize of a 2008 G3 Angler V167C console boat with 2008 custom C3 trailer, 2008 Yamaha F50TLRG motor, PD Minnkota trolling motor, and Eagle Cuda 168 fish locator supplied by Tompkins Hardware and Yamaha Motor Canada (total value $19,070).
Tickets cost $10 each, with the draw to be made Saturday, May 31 at the Emo arena.
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Although the Emo Fair seems like a long time away, the fair queen committee is looking for contestants. If you’re interested, call Sis at 274-8444.
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A reminder that fiddler Scott Woods and family will be performing their awesome show on Mother’s Day (May 11) at 7p.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances.
Tickets are available at Fort Frances General Supply.
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A group of people in Burriss (the Arlene Rea/Julie Lutz area) are planning a block garage sale on Friday, May 2 from noon-8 p.m. and again Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Last week’s Wednesday card winners at the Emo Legion were Ron McQuaker and Merv Hyatt while the low was taken by Ester Elias and Jan Hyatt.
Jerry Allan won the draw.
“500” is played every Thursday at the Emo Legion, with games beginning at 7 p.m. The cost to participate is $5.
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The next Emo Legion Bingo is slated for Tuesday, April 29 (doors open at 6 p.m.)
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Sandy Beadle was honoured with a 50th birthday party. Happy birthday, Sandy, from your community of friends, and family
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A reminder that fire permits are required for burning. They cost $2, and can be purchased at our local municipal office.
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St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Emo will hold its annual spring tea and bake sale on Saturday, May 3 from 1-3 p.m.
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children 10 and under.
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Donald Young School in Emo will host a chess tournament Friday, May 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All district schools have been invited to attend.
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Education Week runs April 28-May 2 throughout the district.
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Corssroads School here in Devlin will hold its next school council meeting on Friday, May 9 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Robin’s 2¢:
A Department of Highways employee stopped at a farm and talked with an old farmer. He told the farmer, “I need to inspect your farm for a possible new road.”
The old farmer said, “OK, but don’t go in that field.”
The Highways employee replied, “I have the authroity of the La Vallee municipality to go where I want. See this card? I am allowed to go wherever I wish on farm land.”
So the old farmer went about his chores.
Later, he heard loud screams and saw the Department of Highways employee running for the fence while close behind him was the farmer’s prize bull.
The bull was madder than a nest full of hornets—and was gaining on the employee at every step.
The old farmer called out, “Show him your card!”

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