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Chapple heritage supper all set to go Saturday

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The Chapple heritage fall supper, this year featuring stews, salads, and homemade bread and pies, will be held this Saturday (Oct. 25) at 6 p.m. in the Barwick Hall. Entertainment will be provided by Glen Hart and Friends.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children eight and under, with proceeds going towards the upkeep of the heritage museum in Barwick.

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The Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary held its annual fall tea and bazaar on Friday (Oct. 17) at the Emo Legion. About 130 people from across the district enjoyed an afternoon of sandwiches, dainties, tea, and coffee while visiting with friends.

The auxiliary would like to thank the groups who helped this year with donations of sandwiches and dainties, and those who helped serve. They also would like to thank the businesses and individuals who donated to the penny table, the craft table, and the white elephant table.

The baked goods also were appreciated.

The auxiliary would like to give special thanks to Bernice, Wilma, Karen, Mary, Chris, and Adelia, as well as all of its members, for their support and extra effort in making this year’s fall tea a total success.

The winners of the various prizes included Gladys McLean (door prize), Jaycee Sheppard (child’s door prize), Marilynn McDonald (Black Forest cake), and Parker from Winnipeg (quilt).

The proceeds from this year’s tea totalled $1,970.57. The money raised will go towards a special project, which has yet to be finalized, at the Emo Health Centre.

The crib quilt made by Marg Ramsdale, as well as the tea and salad set donated by Cis McComb, will be drawn later in the spring. Tickets for these items are available in the hospital cafeteria.

In other news, auxiliary memberships for 2009 are now available for $2.

The auxiliary are looking for more members. If you are interested, give Chris Hartry a call.

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The Rainy River District Women’s Institute is holding a Pioneer Museum fall luncheon this Friday (Oct. 24) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Emo.

They will be serving soup, sandwiches, and pie. There will also be a bake table and a craft table.

Come out and support the drive to build a new W.I. Museum in Emo.

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The Emo Public Library is celebrating Ontario Library Week from Oct. 19-25. Please drop by this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for dainties, a beverage, and some free draws.

A ribbon- and cake-cutting ceremony also will take place on Friday (Oct. 24) at 2 p.m. to celebrate the automating of the library’s borrowing system.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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The monthly meeting of the Men’s Breakfast Club was extremely well-attended this past Saturday as several newcomers joined the regular members to enjoy another fantastic breakfast at the Emo Legion.

The guest speaker was Doug Barron, who spoke on the topic of “Pain and Suffering.” Barron’s account of his three years of continuous headaches, and his uplifting message of hope, gave those on hand much to think about.

The next regular meeting of the group will be Saturday, Nov. 15. Mark it on your calendar—and plan to bring a friend.

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Men’s basketball will continue Thursdays from 8-9:30 p.m. at Donald Young School in Emo. If you really enjoy basketball, or just need to get some exercise, then come out and give it a try.

Players of all abilities are welcomed.

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The official opening of the new CT scanner will be held tomorrow (Oct. 23) at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Cake and coffee also will be served, and everyone is welcome to attend.

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The directors of the Border Concert Association would like to reminder members of the upcoming concert. The Graffe String Quartet, with pianist Michiko Otaki, will perform at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls next Monday (Oct. 27) at 7:30 p.m.

Be sure to leave yourself enough time to cross the bridge.

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If you have an area event planned for the near future, a great way to advertise it is on the Fort Frances Times’ website.

Simply click on “Area Events,” which is in the “Quick Links” section on the right-hand side of the webpage. Then follow the directions to add your event to the monthly list of upcoming ones.

Not only will your event be well-advertised, but you also will be aware of everything else that is happening across the district.

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