Several Safeway employees say farewell

Last Wednesday morning while shopping at Safeway in Fort Frances, clerk Marion Lowes told me that Friday would be her last day after 11 years with the company.
“I am looking forward to retirement,” she said with a jolly smile and twinkle in her eye.
Actually, I did not know what was in the works at Safeway until I read the article in Friday’s Daily Bulletin that outlined the changes. I had known most of the 19 employees leaving and to them I say thanks for everything you did in helping customers.
You are going to be missed.
I caught up with Norval Beadle, who said, “At 62, I am just hoping to have a normal healthy life.
“It is hard to get away from your employment after 30 years,” he added. “There are numerous memories of happiness with the staff and management, they were always good to us.”
Norval said he was just looking forward to his niece’s birthday on Saturday with family members and his retirement party. “I am hoping it’s going to be a great event with lots of sharing and much more.”
Norval originally comes from Burriss, north of Devlin, and actually was born in his grandmother’s house.
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Even though it was bitterly cold, about 190 people (including take-outs) turned out for a fish fry at the Emo Legion last Friday.
It was a great evening of entertainment, with scores of people having come from Fort Frances and as far west as Stratton.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (Jan. 22) were Agnes Waldeck and Jane Allen (high), with consolations to Don and Dixie Kinnear. Donna Morrish won the door prize.
The next cribbage/500 tournament is coming up there this Saturday (Feb. 1).
The Emo Legion also wants everyone to know the montly Bingo is slated there tomorrow (Thursday). Doors open at 6 p.m., with the Bonanza numbers being called at 6:30.
The jackpot must go.
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A seniors’ Valentine tea, sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League at Our Lady of the Way, is planned Friday, Feb. 14 at the Stratton seniors’ centre starting at 1:30 p.m.
All seniors are invited and welcome to attend.
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“Just say I am one year older,” noted Elroy Douglas at his birthday party held last Wednesday morning (Jan. 22) at the Emo Inn.
Neil Grant, Mark VanHeyst, Jeannie and Irwin Morphet, Val Kellar, and I were on hand for a piece of the decorated one-layer marble cake.
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The Back to God Hour, which used to be on CFOB (now B-93 FM) at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays, has been moved to 7:30 a.m.
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Word was received by relatives Monday that Julie Hora, a retired CNR roadmaster, had passed away unexpectedly. Mr. Hora’s sister, Veronica Viehbeck and her daughter, Gladys, left the same day for Winnipeg.
Julie used to be a frequent visitor here because of health reasons concerning his legs. He was not able to travel lately, keeping close to home.
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Mark Mast of the CSSM was the pulpit guest speaker at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo last Sunday evening.
Guest speaker for both services there this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. will be Rev. Bill Tuininga from Covenant C.R.C. in Winnipeg.
Coffee Break continues every Wednesday at the C.R.C. This past week, Bible study was based on “Grace—It’s Amazing Lesson.”
That same night, the Cadets held their regular meeting at the church. The GEMS had their gathering Tuesday at 4 p.m., which included Bible study and singing.

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