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Busy weekend ahead in Devlin


Some people may think life slows down once September rolls around. Well, that’s definitely not the case in Devlin this weekend, which boasts a long list of activities to suit anyone’s taste.

The annual Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic, hosted by Dale LaBelle’s Birch Point Camp on Northwest Bay, runs this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 27-28). More than 60 teams have registered this year.

Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer on your favourite team.

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The second-annual Rainy River District Harvest Supper is set to go at the Devlin Hall this Saturday (Sept. 27). A mix-and-mingle is scheduled from 5-6:30 p.m., followed by a great five-course dinner featuring local foods catered by Todd Moxham.

A local string trio also will perform.

Tickets for the harvest dinner cost $25 each, which can be purchased from Jeannette Cawston or Gary Sliworsky at the OMAFRA office in Emo or from Kim-Jo Bliss at the agriculture research station just west of Emo.

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For those who might not get their fill Saturday night, the annual Dance fish fry is slated for Sunday, Sept. 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the Dance Hall. The meal will consist of walleye, French fries, salads, desserts, and beverages.

Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children aged six-12 yrs. (those five and under eat free), with proceeds going towards the cost of upkeep of the Dance Hall.

This will be the last meal of the season there so come on out and enjoy!

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If music is your “cup of tea,” why not take in the TNile concert in the big barn at Cornell Farms this Friday (Sept. 26) beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $12 in advance (available at Fort Frances General Supply and Greensides here in Devlin) and $15 at the door.

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Les Caul, who organized the trail ride held on Sept. 13, would like to thank everyone who took part and made donations. Some 54 riders took part, and $365 was raised for Emily Smith to help out with her medical expenses.

Les said this will be a yearly event, and hopes it’s bigger and better next year.

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Our community sends get-well wishes to Angus Hyatt, who suffered a heart attack last week and is in Thunder Bay receiving medical care.

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A benefit dinner and dance for Dennis Mutz and family is planned for Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Emo Legion.

The turkey dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dance with music provided by Lisa McPherson. Rides will be provided home to Fort Frances.

Tickets cost $15 each, which can be purchased at the Devlin post office.

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Last week’s cribbage winners at the Devlin Hall were Jean Steele and Gayle Thompson while the low went to Rudy Meyers and Mary Gavin.

The draw was won by Donna Sheppard.

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The next Bingo at the Emo Legion Bingo is slated for Oct. 7.

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Crossroads school council will hold its first meeting of the 2008/09 school year next Wednesday (Oct. 1) at 6 p.m. Snacks and refreshments provided, and everyone is welcome to attend!

In other news, Crossroads will have school pictures done on Wednesday, Oct. 8 for SK-Grade 3 and again Thursday, Oct. 9 for JK and Grades 4-8.

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This past Saturday (Sept. 20), Freeda Carmody, Neila Booth, Trudy Hughes, Carol Booth, Missy Nelson, and I all finished the annual 10K run in Walker, Mn.

Missy turned in a great time of one hour and nine seconds. Placing third in her age group (70+) was Freeda, who brought home a medal for her time.

All six of us enjoyed the run!

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