World Day of Prayer held at St. Patrick’s

This year’s World Day of Prayer was held last Friday evening at St. Patrick’s Church, with churches from the local ministerial association all in attendance.
The service was written by the Women of Romania, and ladies of each church gave readings. A social hour followed.
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The annual Pro-Life tea and bake sale was held Saturday afternoon at St. Patrick’s parish hall in Emo, with scores of people coming out to support the cause.
Kitchen helpers were Brigitte Schulzki, Diane Vandenbrand, Marie-Ann DeGroot, Anne Veldhuisen, Christine Bethune, and Vicki Ikert. Servers were Sonya Schulzki and Jamie Vandenbrand.
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Emo and Area Hospital Auxiliary is planning a St. Patrick’s Day tea and bake sale Friday, March 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at hospital cafeteria. Donations of baking would be gratefully accepted.
Admission is $2 at the door.
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A St. Patrick’s Day supper, featuring chicken, meatballs, salads, etc., is slated Sunday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Emo. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for teens, and free for those 12 and under.
Come and celebrate the wearing of the green with us!
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Best of health to Gerry Allan after his surgery in Winnipeg last week. His wife, Jane, was with him while hospitalized. Fortunately, Gerry did not show any side effects and he was back at the Legion on Wednesday night playing cribbage.
Nice to see you back.
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The Barwick Community Church is banding together with Emo Calvary Baptist for a Good Friday service at 11 a.m. on March 29, with lunch to follow in the lower hall. Guest speaker will be Pastor Les Abbott from British Columbia.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Cribbage winners at the Emo Legion last Wednesday (Feb. 27) were Donna Shepherd and Elmer Haglin (high), with consolations to Molly Crozier and Joan Buttazoni.
Molly Crozier also won the door prize.
Don’t forget the cribbage and 500 games coming up Saturday, March 16 at the Legion.
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The Dorothy Brannan Memorial carpet bowling tournament is coming up March 14 at part of the “Wheels to Meals” program at the Emo Legion.
Stratton is being warned to polish up those trophies as Emo is out to reclaim them.
In related news, Donna Main from Com-Care will speak to the group about the service in the community while Wilma Sletmoen will speak on the new service being considered in the area.
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Bill Loney at Cloverleaf tells me they’re going to build a new store at the current Fairway location on Highway 11/71 starting this spring, noting there’s a lot of property there.
The Front Street store likely will be used for storage although they’re not sure of this.
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The local Sea Cadets held their regular workout and meeting last Wednesday (Feb. 27) at the Emo Curling Club. But sometime between Wednesday evening and Friday morning, there was a break-in there and some items were stolen.
Unfortunately, a program scheduled that had been scheduled for Saturday had to be cancelled because of no equipment.
Emo OPP was investigating the break-in.
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Due to tournaments, only two games were played in EDBMHA action over the past week.
The Sunset Country Ford Atom ‘AA’ Mustangs (Fort Frances) squared off against the Emo Thunderbolts and quickly gave the host team a lesson, skating home with a 4-1 victory.
Emo had taken the lead on a goal by Brian Wayash but Dayton Brown and Jordan Davis each tallied twice to rally the Mustangs to victory.
The second contest, the Emo Bulldogs beat visiting Canadian Tire (Fort Frances) 5-3. Tyler Hunter had opened scoring for Emo in the first, but Canadian Tire came with two of their own from Luke Leimenstoll and Kevin Tysz.
But the Bulldogs added three in the second by Erik Peterson, Craig McTavish, and Brian Vargas while Leimenstoll netted the visitors’ lone marker.
McTavish iced the win with a goal in the third.

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