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This month’s men’s breakfast held Saturday (Feb. 21) at the Emo Legion was very well-attended.

The guest speaker for the morning was Wayne Toews from Vermilion Bay, who spent nearly 10 years in India and also about the same amount of time in England before returning home to be a pastor of a small church.

He spoke about the troubled economic times we are facing and about the many, many people who recently have lost their jobs in the north. Our district, like the rest of the country, is facing the daunting task of rebuilding the economy.

In the meantime, Toews challenged those in attendance to reach out to their neighbours in faith and love, and to offer them hope, words of encouragement, and financial assistance as they face the difficult times ahead.

Next month’s breakfast meeting will be held on Saturday, March 21. Be sure to mark it on your calendar—and plan on bringing a friend.

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Donald Young School’s annual musical is set to go!

The cast and crew of “Seussical the Musical” will be staging three concerts for the general public tonight through Friday (Feb. 25-27) at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for children.

The students, under the direction of Katherine Williams, have been working extremely hard for the past few weeks and, by all accounts, this year’s performance will be as good, if not better, than the school’s previous musicals.

No doubt all three performances will be well-attended, so plan on arriving well before 7 p.m.

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Emo youth soccer will be holding registration for the upcoming season on Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Emo arena.

This year’s program is for boys and girls in JK-Grade 8, and will run every Tuesday and Thursday starting April 28 at the Emo Sportsfield.

Registration costs $25/player, with late registrations (at $30/player) only being accepted if there still are spaces left.

Volunteers and coaches are important parts of making this soccer program a success, so please consider how you can help!

For more information, contact Lori Shortreed at 482-1002.

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The winner of this month’s Legion 50/50 draw was Tim Vanderaa, who pocketed $465.

The money raised by the Legion is going to Tamarack House in Thunder Bay, which is the regional lodge for cancer patients..

Tamarack House is a “home away from home” for these patients and their families.

Thanks to the Emo Legion for its donation to such a worthy cause and to those who bought tickets.

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A seniors’ Games Day is being held at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo on the third Monday of each month at 2 p.m.

Come out and enjoy board games, sequence, marbles, Mexican train, etc. Everyone is welcome!

For more information, contact Nick and Hilda Schryveskof (482-1679) or Ralph and Jacquelyn Hunsperger (482-2051).

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Healthy food boxes once again are available at the Northwestern Health Unit office in Emo.

Order and pay for your box on the first Thursday of each month, then pick it up on the third Thursday at Country Lane Foods. Each box costs $25, plus a deposit of $5, which will be refunded when the box is returned.

This program is open to all—and is great for anyone wanting to eat healthier. It is a deal for people who find it difficult to eat enough vegetables and fruit or to get out to grocery shop.

If you think the box may be too big for you alone, simply split it with a friend.

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Alberton’s rec committee is putting on a winter fun day at the Millennium Skating Rink on Saturday, March 7 from 1-4 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and spend an afternoon with family and friends skating or sliding on the terrific slide hill the rec committee built.

Coffee, hot chocolate, hotdogs, and marshmallows will be served free of charge until they’re gone.

For more information, call rec secretary Beth Logue at the municipal office on Tuesday (274-6053) or after hours at home (274-1258).

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