Rogers win fair draw

Donna Rogers was the winner of the Legion fun draw held during the annual Emo Fall Fair, pocketing $1,611.60. Lois Shine drew the winning ticket.
Meanwhile, Ed Cousineau was the lucky winner on the raffle of a bench at the Emo Community Centre.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (Aug. 25) were Winnie Jackson and Dixie Kinnear (high), with consolations to Dennis and Rennie Kivell.
Darlyne Bruce won the door prize.
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Go-kart racing at the Sudbury track is slowly drawing to a close for another season, with the annual awards night to follow. Thus far, racing has been going at a torrid pace, with all the participants jockeying for their final positions in the standings.
Last weekend, our grandson, Kyle, had a rewarding day, capturing first place in both the first and second heats and then narrowing snaring the checkered flag in the feature race. He’s now tied for first in his division.
“It has been a fantastic year,” he told us, adding it has not been a pushover and that every point was earned.
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Leah Gerber has welcomed a new brother into the family. Joshua John was born to Peter and Christelle (nee Nicolet) Gerber of Millarville, Alta. on Wednesday, July 24 at High River.
He weighed in at three kg.
Paternal grandparents are John and Marina Gerber of Emo while his maternal grandparents live in Switzerland. John and Marina spent a few days with their son and family to help out with the new arrival.
This makes five grandchildren for Marina and John to visit. Helen Taylor, their daughter, has three daughters of her own—Alyssa, Madeline, and Rachel.
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The Kendall Olsens received word this past week that his wife’s grandmother, who had 15 children and 62 grandchildren, had passed away in British Columbia.
His wife attended the funeral service.
Also, Molly Crozier received word that her mother had passed away at Virden, Man.
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Davis Viehbeck and fiancée, Rena, of Thunder Bay spent the weekend in the Nestor Falls and Emo areas. At Nestor Falls, they attended a wedding, and then visited with grandma, Veronica Viehbeck, and Aunt Gladys here as well as with other friends.
Davis has become an ardent fisherman. On many occasions, he had fished off the Lion’s dock with his father. Davis had worked with the Ministry of Natural Resources on several occasions.
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Recently, several ladies of the “Coffee Break” from here attended a conference in St. Paul, Mn. that attracted 900 women from more than 10 denominations in the U.S. and Canada.
Two groups were combined for the conference—the Christian Reformed Home Missions and First Group Evangelism.
Home Missions announced in 2000 that it was replacing the annual “Coffee Break” convention with the new conference to encompass a wider range of women’s ministries in the church.
The gathering also moved to a weekend format—a switch from the mid-week “Coffee Break” convention setup. That change, according to conference co-director Lois Hoogeveeen, enabled more women who work outside the home to attend.
The conference theme was “Where the River Flows,” taken from Ezek. 47: 1-12.
The conference was a culmination of two-and-a-half years of planning in which 11 teams and 60 leaders from northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota, South Dakota. and Minneapolis headed the effort.
“It was incredible to watch God answer prayers the entire two years of planning, and the event was more incredible that I could have imagined,” enthused co-ordinator Jayne Teraat.

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