Walleye derby looking for volunteers

Emo’s first-ever walleye tournament coming up May 30-June 1 on the magnificent Rainy River is getting a lot of attention of late—even if the event is still three months away.
I’m told a few spots remain open. If you’re interested, call Colleen (482-2171) or Dale (482-3093).
They both also said volunteers are required. If you’re a high school student who needs your 40 hours of community service, this is for you. Those interested can leave your name with Marlene (482-1247).
More info also is available by calling Carrie (482-2234), Donna (482-2594), or Ed (482-1480).
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I got one name wrong in my article last week on the Valentine’s supper at the Christian Reformed Church. Although I know the person real well, it should have read Bonnie Woolsey instead of Hunsperger.
Sorry for this error.
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A workshop organized by the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario is being held tomorrow from 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church. Guest speaker is CFFO past president Bob Bedgood, who lives and works on his farm near London.
This will be a day of encouragement and fellowship. Come out and also meet your local CFFO board and members.
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The annual 4-H awards banquet is coming up this Friday (March 1) at the Millennium Hall in Stratton. Those wishing to attend must register with Kim-Jo (482-2863) by today (Feb. 27).
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A reminder that everyone is you are welcome to attend World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 1, 2002 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 7 p.m. Emo Ministerial churches involved are Calvary Baptist, United Church, Christian Reformed, St. George’s Anglican and the host church, St. Patrick’s.
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The annual Pro-Life tea and bake sale will be held this Saturday (March 2) from 1:30-3 p.m. at St. Patrick’s parish hall in Emo. Everyone is welcome.
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St. Patrick’s CWL also is raffling off a cross-stitch framed picture by Catherine Leek at their parish supper Sunday, March 17. Tickets are available for $2 each or 3/$5 from any CWL member.
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Tony Bliss was out at the Atom hockey tournament last weekend promoting ticket sales on a Maple Leaf Gardens seat being raffled off as another arena fundraiser.
Wife Louise is satisfied Tony is coming along slowly but surely from his recent hernia surgery in Winnipeg.
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Our eldest coffee buddy at the Emo Inn, Paul Melanson, became one year older on Saturday, Feb. 16. We had a birthday party and in attendance were Mark VanHeyst, Neil Grant, and Ralph Wolframe.
A one layer decorated cake was presented to Paul, who also received several humorous cards and a gift or two.
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We are grateful to see Kathy Kaemingh up and around after her back surgery. She thanks everyone for their kindness before and after surgery, for sending cards, and especially their thoughts and prayers.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion on Feb. 13 were Josie Balcewich and Connie Hill (high), with consolations to Sis and Moma Woolsey. Door prize went to Mervyn Hyatt.
Winners last Wednesday (Feb. 20) were Gerald and Lorraine Bullied (high), with consolations to Joan Buttazoni and Molly Crozier. Kay Bragg won the door prize.
A reminder the next Bingo at the Emo Legion goes tomorrow (Feb. 28). Doors open at 6 p.m.
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Art Bonot earlier this month had visited in Winnipeg with relatives and his sister, Isabelle Beaudry, who was a patient in St. Boniface hospital.
Unfortunately, Art had just arrived back home Tuesday when he received a phone call saying his sister had passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.
Relatives from here, Fort Frances, and Rainy Rainy attended the memorial service Saturday afternoon at Green Acres Funeral Chapel.
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Our heartfelt sympathy to the families of John Yuill, who passed away at the Ottawa Heart Institute earlier this month. This news brought sadness to friends and relatives both here and at Red Rock.
Several from here and Fort Frances attended the funeral service at St. Peter’s Church in Red Rock this past Thursday.
I remember the fine conversations I had with John and his wife, Alphild, when they made trips here to attend the late Helen Bowman’s birthdays.
The last visit I had with them was at Mrs. Bowman’s funeral in Fort Frances a few years ago.
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More sad news. Relatives here received word that Glenn Ewald had passed away Feb. 17 at Smithers, B.C. Ann Veldhuisen, Helen Cates, and some members of the Ewald families attended the memorial service last Thursday (Feb. 21) at the Bulkley Valley Christian Church there.
He had been born in Atwood to Daniel and Ethel Ewald, being the eighth of 11 children. He and his late wife, Dinie (nee Kaemingh), had lived at one time across the road from us in what is now the residence of Mary Cain.
Glenn’s stories will long be remembered by many of us—a bit tall but they were exciting and usually based on truth. I best remember Glenn as a curve ball artist in his baseball playing days.
Surviving him are his second wife, Thea, six children and 25 grandchildren, one sister, six brothers, many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.
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Carol and Arnold Kaemingh and family have as their guest for another month her mother, Tina DeGroot, of Lethbridge, Alta. She also will be visiting with her son, Theo DeGroot, and family while here with friends.
Have a happy holiday while here Tina. It’s great to have you.

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