‘Spring Gathering’ in works

A Rainy River District “Spring Gathering” is being planned for Saturday, April 5 and from the information that’s been shared with me, the evening sounds like it will be a lot of fun.
The event will take place at the Chapple recreation centre in Barwick, with tickets costing $10 each (that includes dinner and an evening of entertainment).
The dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by entertainment headlined by “Rhymin Diamond Doug Keith from Manitoba, who is dubbed a “Cowboy Poet” humourist.
Be sure to mark your calendar as this evening sounds like one you will surely remember.
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Congratulations to Mel and Lucille McDonald, who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on March 12. Family and friends honoured them with a surprise party last Saturday evening.
Your community hopes to see you enjoy another 25 years together.
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Cards were played at the Devlin Hall on March 11, with Agnes Waldeck and Don Kinnear taking the hight. The low went to Pam Bujold and Bob McLean.
The next card games there will be held March 25.
The cost is $5, which includes a tasty lunch.
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A reminder that Guthrie United Church in Devlin is holding a garage sale on Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. until noon.
Items would be appreciated and accepted from the Tuesday morning until Thursday evening the week of the sale.
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Then on Sunday April 13, Guthrie United Church will host a “Spring Fling” and auction. Organizers are looking for auction and penny table items (these can be dropped off at Greensides store).
Volunteers also are needed.
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Emo’s annual Spring Fever Days will be April 17-19 this year.
Many events and sales will take place over the weekend, including a poker walk-about, family fun days at the Emo Curling Club, and Peterbilt trucks and old-fashioned cars at Norlund Oil.
Crafts Galore once again will be held at the Emo Legion on the Saturday and Nestor Falls Marine will be at the arena with their annual boat show.
The weekend also will feature $1,000 in Emo bucks being given away, while most businesses will have in-house draws for prizes.
Plans for a parade of trucks and old-fashioned cars is in the making on the Saturday at noon.
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Last week’s card winners at the Emo Legion were Gail Thompson and Jean Steele. The low was taken by Jan Hyatt and Elder Jack.
Ron McQuaker won the draw.
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A reminder the Emo Legion will host a fish fry, featuring walleye, mashed potatoes, salads, veggies, baked beans, buns, and beverages, on Good Friday (March 21).
The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children six and under. Take-out is available prior to 4:30 p.m.
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There will be a “Scrap-a-lot” at the Devlin Hall on Friday, March 28 from noon to midnight and again Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
The cost is $20 for a full day and $10 for half day, with $5 off if you attend both days.
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The La Vallee/Devlin book committee is looking for information on families involved with the Dance fire in October, 1938. About 60 families lived in Dance at the time and there is not any information on roughly 20 of those.
Some of the families the committee is looking for information on are the Falloon, Holborn, and Kimball families who lived in Dance before the fire.
Any information on the first Dance Community Club Hall also would be appreciated.
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I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Easter weekend!
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Robin’s 2¢:
A husband says to his wife one evening, “I think maybe you should wash your clothes in Slim Fast.”
“Slim Fast?” the wife responded. “Why would you say that?”
“Well, you could afford to lose a few pounds on your hips,” the husband answered.
You will be sorry for that comment, the wife thought to herself.
The husband went to get this underwear out of the drawer the next day and found them covered with powder. “Why did put talcum powder on my underwear?” he yelled at his wife.
She smiled and said, “It is not talcum powder, but Miracle Gro.”

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