Wacky river cruise on tap

Once again, the popular VALA Follies are about to strut their stuff. This year’s theme is “The Wacky River Cruise.”
Several local talents will sing, dance, and entertain. The audience also will be wowed by four gentlemen making up an award-winning barbershop quartet from Winnipeg called Harlequin.
Also new to the stage this year is a group of ladies from Thunder Bay called “The Over 60, Sassy, Sexy Seniors.”
The show takes place on the evenings of Feb. 1-2, with a matinee also planned for the Saturday (Feb. 2).
To add some fun during intermission, there will be a pie sale and a Pampered Chef representative selling her products, with a percentage of the sales going to the Adult Learning Living Program.
A huge basket filled with fishing gear also will be available for people to purchase tickets on. And local artist Val Larson has a painting for people to try to win.
Be sure to get your ticket for one of the three shows this year, which are available at Betty’s.
Admission for adults is $16 for the evening shows and $13 for the matinee. Tickets cost $8 each for students and children.
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Sympathy to the family and friends of “Dado” Crowe. He will be sadly missed by the many lives he touched.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and Karen McTavish and their family at this time.
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Darcy Robson won the December gas draw at Dev-Lynne’s. He took home a Coleman’s cooler and built-in radio.
Be sure to sign up for the monthly gas draw every time you purchase $25 worth of gas or more there.
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Happy retirements are in order for two local people.
The first goes out to Janice Jewiss, who retired Dec. 21 from La Verendrye Hospital after 23 years of service there.
She and her husband, Paul, plan on doing some travelling and enjoying their families.
As well, Irwin Hughes retired from the paper mill in Fort Frances after 31-and-a-half years of service. He will try to get caught up on all the projects he’s put on hold while working.
Both Irwin and Janice enjoyed a celebration with family and friends in honour of their retirements!
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The Jewiss’ have been enjoying a visit with their daughter, Andrea, who was home from England since early December. In other news, Trista (Barker) and husband were honoured with a wedding reception Dec. 28 at the Emo Arena.
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I hope everyone had a great holiday season and now are back into the “swing of things.” If you have a news item, please call me at 486-0072.
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Robin’s 2¢:
An old man walked into a lingerie shop and bought a skimpy negligee, hoping it would put some spark into his marriage.
When he gave it to his wife, she said, “Oh, honey, it’s lovely,” but to herself she thought, “What’s this? We haven’t had sex in years.”
That night, the man asked his wife to slip into the negligee. She went into the bathroom and found that it was the wrong size.
His eyesight is so poor, she thought, I’ll come out naked, get into bed, and he’ll put his arm around me and fall asleep as usual.
Soon she walked out and her husband stared at her intently.
“Considering what I paid,” he remarked, “you’d think they would have pressed it.”

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