Petty Officer 2nd Class M.J. Nyberg, of the 144 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (Fort Frances), stood silently at the Emo cenotaph Monday during Remembrance Day ceremonies there. Services also were held at the other cenotaphs across the district, followed by a supper at the Emo Legion.
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Lt(N) Dawn Gray, left, the newly-appointed Commanding Officer of the 144 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Fort Frances, signed the “Change of Command” certificates along with Area Cadet Officer Capt. Chris Johnston-Brown, centre, and outgoing CO Lt(N) Terry Newman, CD, during a ceremony in Emo last Tuesday. The corps, for kids aged 12-18, meets Tuesday evenings at the curling club in Emo.
After 44 years in the business, “Mel’s Well Drilling” is changing hands and owner/operator Mel Jack is retiring.
Last Thursday, family and friends from across the district gathered at Mel’s shop for a barbecue to congratulate him on his retirement and to meet the new owners of the business.
Participants of this year’s “Gleek Week” musical theatre camp struck a pose at the end of one of their routines during a rehearsal yesterday. The one-week camp, directed by Renée Martin-Brown and choreographed by Trevor Barker, will hold a final production called “Spread The Love” at the Townshend Theatre this Friday at 5 p.m.
Family and friends gathered at the Golden Age Manor for a “come-and-go” tea last week to honour the 100th birthday of Cecelia McComb of Emo. She received flowers and gifts from the local hospital auxiliary and Knox United Church in Emo, as well as messages of congratulations from Queen Elizabeth II, the Governor General of Canada, and the Premier of Ontario.
The 43rd-annual Manitou Rapids fish fry held Friday was popular yet again this year, as evidenced by the long lines of people seen here waiting to get a fresh walleye dinner.
Vern Thompson bravely had his hair and beard shaved off Saturday to raise money for “Cuts for Cancer” during Spring Fever Days in Emo. Supporting Tamarack House, which is used by so many people from the district, should be a concern of everyone and Thompson would like to challenge more people to get involved in this worthwhile cause next year.
A large crowd gathered at the Barwick Hall on Saturday for the Emo & District Lions Club’s third-annual “Farmers’ Night.” Everyone who attended enjoyed a fantastic meal and went home with a least one prize. Monies raised from the evening, the auction, and the penny table will go to support Lions’ projects in the district.
The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association held its annual awards banquet on Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m. upstairs in the Emo Arena.
President Joe Bodnar welcomed and thanked everyone for coming to the year-end celebration.
Following grace, offered by Rev. Frances Flook, everyone quickly lined up for a fantastic pot-luck meal served up by the Taylors.
Misty River Alternatives, the health food and supplement store in Emo, has relocated from its Front Street store to the former Hair and Body Care Shoppe on Highway 11/71 at the west end of the village. Owners Mary and Naomi Martin will be carrying a number of new products so be sure to stop in at their new location.