Off Lake church to hold supper

Off Lake Covenant Church is having its annual Christmas supper and program this Friday (Dec. 21). The supper begins at 6 p.m., with the program to follow at 7:30.
The Christmas Eve service at Off Lake Covenant will be held at 7 p.m. next Monday (Dec. 24) with lessons and carols. Everyone is welcome to come join in the Christmas spirit.
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Last Thursday, the coffee boys at the Emo Inn, including Mark VanHeyst, Neil Grant, Ralph Wolframe, Paul and Margaret Melanson, Len Jordens, and me, had our Christmas coffee/cake.
As always, the one-layer marble cake with ice cream delighted the group.
The remainder of the cake/ice cream was left behind for the Emo Inn staff for their kind appreciation towards the coffee gang throughout the year. A bouquet or roses to the staff—you’re great.
Usually during the year, the staff takes time to observe each one’s birthday with a decorated cake. The staff always serves the group with a big smile.
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Cribbage game winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (Dec. 12) were Darlyne Bruce and Gerry Allen (high), with consolations to Bill Birrell and Lyle Gill.
Jose Balcewich won the door prize.
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Upcoming tournaments at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre include ringette (Jan. 23-27), Novice hockey (Feb. 1-3), jamboree fun day (Feb. 16), Atom hockey (Feb. 22-24), and PeeWee hockey (March 1-3).
A reminder the Emo Cowboys’ liniment league hockey tourney is slated Jan. 18-20. And don’t forget the figure skaters’ annual ice show in March.
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The Borderland Racing Association is hosting a New Year’s Eve party, featuring music by Milestone, on Monday, Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre.
Tickets cost $15 per person, which includes a midnight lunch. Age of majority required.
For more info, contact Dave Allan (274-2693) or Romeo Duguay (274-4095), or visit
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Anyone interested in volunteering for the first-annual walleye tournament, being hosted by the Emo Community Chamber, can leave their names with the Village Variety cashier.
Village Variety proprietor Marlene McQuaker told me several interested parties have contacted her.
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A fundraiser for the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre is in full swing, with a designed sweater of your choice, knitted by Gail Patterson, being raffled off.
The draw date is Saturday, Jan. 19. Tickets cost $2 each, which are available at the arena counter and other locations around Emo.
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The CIBC announced the winners in its “Holly Daze” colouring contest were Cassandra Kuitunen (age four-six) and Rylee Mowe (age seven-nine).
There were no entries in the other age bracket, noted CIBC manager Bonnie Wilson.
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There have been quite a few inquiries as to why “Holly Daze” did not have a lighting contest this year.
Emo Chamber of Commerce president Colleen Venennchenko noted they decided to shelve it for this year. It could return for 2002 but they’re not sure of that.
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Peter Cain, principal at Margaret Avenue Public School in Kitchener, and son, Matthew, from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, were weekend visitors with Peter’s mother, Mary Cain.
Art and Ida Olsen also were visitors.

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