Nominations sought for ag award

The annual Bill Gibson Award is presented at the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture’s spring dinner to the member judged to have contributed a significant volunteer effort towards the betterment of agriculture in Rainy River District.
The recipient can be nominated by any RRFA member. Please mail in your nomination by March 31, or call 852-3645 or 275-7500 (cell phone).
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The annual Rainy River District pro-life tea and bake sale is slated for this Saturday (March 27) from 1-3 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Emo.
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Stratton Recreation will present its first-annual variety show on Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Stratton Hall and the orgnaizing committee is looking for anyone who would like to perform.
If you can sing, dance, tell jokes or stories, play an instrument, or whatever, they’re looking for you. This is a great opportunity for anyone—young or old—to gain experience performing in public.
For more info or to register, call Jody Jolicouer (483-5498) or Ruth Brett (488-5360) before April 24.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (March 17) were Jose Balcewich and Connie Hill (high), with consolations to Granville and Doris Dyson. Roy Elias won the door prize.
The next monthly Bingo at the Emo Legion goes tomorrow (March 25), with the doors opening at 6 p.m. The jackpot is $250.
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Belated birthday greetings to Ted Kaemingh, who celebrated on Friday, March 12. The family was together for the occasion when Ted Kaemingh Jr. and family came in from Thunder Bay for the weekend.
The only ones missing were Christine and family, who are living in Switzerland.
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Also birthday greetings also to Thea Kaemingh, the organist at the Christian Reformed Church here in Emo, who celebrated her big day last Thursday (March 18)
As well, happy 34th anniversary greetings to Simon and Helen Crans for Saturday, March 20. May God bless each and every one of you graciously.
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Nineteen people attended the “Wheels to Meals” activities at the Emo Legion in Emo last Thursday (March 18). Carpet bowling once again was the highlight prior to lunch.
The same will apply this Thursday (March 25).
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A cross has been placed in the sanctuary entrance at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church as well as on the altar at the Christian Reformed Church as a symbol of Lent.
The word Lent comes from an old English word meaning lengthen and has to do with the lengthening days of spring. The word also has come to mean preparation.
The 46 days of Lent are a time for us to prepare for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
During this time of Lent, believers prepare for Easter by reliving, through Scriptures, God’s redemptive history. Lent is a time for renewing commitments to Christ and repenting acts of disobedience. It also is a time to focus on the disciplines of spiritual growth.
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The monthly men’s breakfast saw 39 in attendance at the Emo Legion last Saturday morning, where they listened to guest speaker Larry Arch of International Falls.
Larry is well-known in this district, having led worship services at Fort Covenant Church and Off Lake Evangelical Covenant Church in the past. He also is a noted speaker at various community functions.
I had met Larry through the late Earl Swanson, who pastored for several years at Off Lake and Fort Frances Covenant. He was quite a fisherman, going on many trips with Pastor Swanson when he was still alive.
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Johannes (John) Scheibler told me Saturday morning that a meeting of the Christian Heritage Party is slated for this Friday (March 26) at 7 p.m. at Donald Young School in Emo.
John said he was a local candidate for the party in the next federal election.
Guest speaker for the evening will be assistant CHP leader David Reimer. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Don Muilenburg, associate pastor at Savage C.R.C. in Minnesota, was guest speaker for both worship services at the Emo C.R.C. for the fourth Sunday of Lent.
Alicia Boven took part in the service by doing the reading, “The Promise to David.” The children’s message was given by Wilma Kooistra.
Organist Marie-Ann DeGroot and flutist Diane Veldhuisen led the congregation in the hymn singing.
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Daniel Vos has accepted the local C.R.C.’s call to be their pastor.
There are still processes to go through (i.e., immigration and remodelling the parsonage), otherwise everyone is waiting for their arrival, which is expected around June.

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