VBS to run next week

Vacation Bible School’s “Son-creek Junction–A Gold Mine,” is ready to roll at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo on July 23-27 from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
The final program is slated Friday, July 27, to which everyone is welcome to view the crafts assembled and watch music and skits presented by the children.
The scene is based on a colourful site of an old west town set in the heart of gold country.
Ages JK through grade six are welcome to register between 8:30-9 a.m. on Monday (July 23) for the one-week program. The co-ordinators are Michelle Marinaro, Betty Esselink, Wilma Kooistra, and Cheryl Hellinga.
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Attention parents! Are you tired of listening to your kids telling you they’re bored? Then why not send them to playground activities at the Emo Curling Club?
One, it will save the cost of a sitter, and two, get rid of that headache you’ve had for the summer.
Activities include mini-Olympics, haunted house, treasure hunt, sports, and games from 9 a.m. until noon for those aged four-eight and frm 12:30-3:30 p.m. for those aged nine and up.
Cost is $2 per day. This is a five-week adventure that runs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (July 11) were Bill Birrell and Rudy Meyers, with consolations to Opal Mann and Agnes Waldock.
Larry Kellar won the door prize.
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With about 40 people on hand, Nick Schryvershof celebrated his 75th birthday at his residence in the Meadowlands sub-division.
Nick’s wife, Hilda, a retired nurse from La Verendrye hospital in Fort Frances, was a splendid hostess, making sure everyone was served cake, ice cream, and strawberries plus dainties.
The party actually looked like a senior citizens’ gathering except for a couple of younger ladies, who joined the occasion to give Nick a glowing birthday party.
It was his day so why not?
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David Hartnell and friend, Marg Douglas, en route to Thunder Bay from the Baudette and Williams area, stopped at our house and took us out for dinner at the Circle D Restaurant as a belated 49th wedding anniversary celebration.
David and Marg had spent the winter months at their retreat in Arizona. They’ll visit with Marg’s children in Thunder Bay and Nipigon.
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Peter and Vicki Cain from Kitchener are here visiting with his mother, Mary, until the end of July, mostly relaxing at the Cain’s summer retreat at Clearwater.
The children could not make the trip due to summer employment.
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Mrs. Lorna Reid from Colling-wood and daughters, Alana and Cathy, presently are visiting in the area as guests of Mrs. Del Baker over at the Golden Age Manor.
They also are renewing acquaintances with their many friends, as the family lived here for many years. I had the opportunity to cover Cathy’s wedding.
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Doug and Cora Young, the former minister at Guthrie United in Devlin and Knox United here in Emo, are in the vicinity visiting with friends.
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Lois and Chuck Moss from Pontiac, Mich. are back in our community visiting with the Meyers families, spending most of their leisure time relaxing in the Clearwater Lake area.
The couple make their way here every year if at all possible.
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Mrs. Donna Morrish celebrated her 85th birthday at the residence of her brother, Frank (Renee) Dumeney, at Bear’s Pass.
Attending the occasion were Donna’s daughter, Helen, and friend, Linda, from Fruitvale, B.C., son, Robert from Cranbrook, B.C., daughter, Rheta Jeffery of London, Ont., Aurilla and Brian Mac-Donald, her daughter and family from Dryden, a niece, Rosemary and her daughter and family from Thunder Bay, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Donna thanked her family and friends for all the cards and gifts she received. “I had a nice time, it was wonderful,” she noted.
Her husband, Reg, was able to be present to enjoy the day before returning to Fort Frances.

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