Update on ‘Connections’

Many people have enjoyed the local history book, “Connections” (copies are available at the La Vallee municipal office).
Well, some of you may have heard rumours that a companion volume is in the works. If all goes as planned, that will become a reality!
Due to the timeline and space restrictions, some family histories and other historical items of interest were not included in the original “Connections.” As well, information was not submitted in time.
Since the publication of “Connections,” the committee has been working steadily and a great deal of material has been collected. If your family was not included in “Connections,” make sure they will be in this edition.
This book also will contain the history of Dance Township, which was incorporated in 1905, including the devastating Dance fire. We believe this will be the first time this has all been presented in one volume (giving all due credit to Lillian Kellar’s extensive writing about Dance).
Anyone wishing further information, or to submit family information, is asked to contact committee members Maxine Hayes (274-6049), Freeda Carmody (486-3338), Joyce Witherspoon (486-1153), Liz Donaldson (482-3334), or Lisa Pitkanen (486-0108).
The deadline is Dec. 31 so don’t wait to submit family stories, pictures, and documents!
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Our community has been full of special happenings lately.
On Oct. 4, Lisa and Les Junkula welcomed a baby girl into their family. McKenzie Dawn is the first granddaughter for Joan Hughes (Lisa’s mom).
John has eight grandsons, so I’m sure pink will be a welcome colour in the family.
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More good news: Beckie and Justin Booth are the proud first-time parents of a baby boy, Alexander Nicholas, who was born Oct. 10. Proud grandparents are Tom and Linda Booth and first-time grandparents, Wendy and Ray Crowe.
Also sharing in this special event are first-time great-grandparents, Betty and Mihlan Cawston.
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Elaine and Irwin Hughes won the Fort Francese Kiwanis Club’s “Trip of the Month” draw back on Oct. 1. The trip was to New York, however, the couple can change their destination.
They are considering Alaska or the East Coast.
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Graham McTavish recently won a draw, organized by the Fun in the Sun committee, of a trip to Minneapolis to a hockey game or $1,000 in cash. He decided on the cash.
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Cards will be played at the Devlin Hall this coming Tuesday (Oct. 23) beginning at 7 p.m. The cost is $5, which includes lunch.
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Cards played at the Emo Legion last week were won by Gail Thompson and Deb Martin. The low went to Adelia Guba and Rena Kivel.
Ross Brooks won the draw.
A reminder that 500 is played every Thursday at the Emo Legion.
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Some Crossroads students will be competing at the Mid-Canada cross-country run in Thunder Bay on Oct. 20.
And a reminder the school will hold its Remembrance Day Services on Nov. 9.
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And finally, a reminder the next P.A. Day for district students is Monday, Oct. 29.
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Robin’s 2¢:
A husband, proving to his wife that women talk more than men, showed her a study which indicated that men use (on the average) only 15,000 words a day, whereas women use 30,000 words a day.
She thought about this for a while and then told her husband that women use twice as many words as men because they have to repeat everything they say.
Looking stunned, the husband said, “What?”

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