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Dave Ogilvie

Silent vigil

Sgt. Courtney Sinclair, of the 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, stood in silent vigil during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Emo cenotaph on Friday. Ceremonies also took place in Devlin, Barwick, Stratton, and Rainy River First Nations, with a Remembrance Day lunch and dinner held at the Emo Legion.

Hunters' dinner

Aurora Cupp, the proud owner of a new rifle, couldn’t stop grinning as Emo and District Lions Club president Jodi Pellerin presented her with the prize. The gun raffle was just one of the popular activities at the club’s third-annual “Hunters’ Night” on Saturday in Barwick.

Branching out

Blake Carlson of Sight & Sound AVU showed off their new eMobility location in Emo. Offering up mobile devices, accessories, speakers, and much more, the store, located inside the Emo Inn, is open Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to serve residents in the west end of the district.

Emo deck

Thanks to all the Emo and District Lions—and one relative—who came out to help build the Lions Clubs International Anniversary project: an observation deck opposite the Golden Age Manor. It is hoped this gift to the community will be well-used by residents for many years to come.

Loggers' event

Kelvin Caul and his daughter, Jenn, competed again this year in the “Jack and Jill” two-person cross-cut event during this year’s annual loggers’ competition at the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s annual fall fair in Emo. The competition was fierce but in the end, Jason Caul was declared this year’s champion logger, dethroning his father, Kelvin, who won the title last year.

Practice makes perfect

Participants in this year’s “Gleek Week,” a local musical theatre camp run by Renée Martin-Brown, rehearsed one of their numbers yesterday at the Emo Legion. The group will move rehearsals to the Townshend Theatre stage here tomorrow, where they’ll present their final performance, called “Stay Tuned,” to the public this Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Winter carnival

Aynsley Teeple took part in the mini-putt activity at Sturgeon Creek’s annual winter carnival on Friday. The students were divided up into teams named after animals and birds, which took part in various activities inside the school and out on the playground. From all indications, everyone had a great time.

Family day

The Fuhrer family, along with many families and friends, enjoyed a fantastic pancake-and-sausage breakfast upstairs at the arena in Emo on Monday morning. Other Family Day activities there included a photo scavenger hunt, photo booth, skating, a movie, and other crafts and games.

Winning ticket

Doug Switzer of Sioux Lookout, winner of the side-by-side and trailer courtesy of Just4Fun Sports, proudly displayed his winning ticket as he admired his prize Saturday during the Rainy River Walleye Tournment. Gary Gamsby of Stratton won the second prize (four-wheeler) while Aaron Calder of Emo took home the third prize (generator).