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The annual Rainy River District Fair is being held Aug. 16-18 at the Emo Fair Grounds.

The venue includes many old favourite; agricultural and 4-H events, stock car races, Fair Queen and Mini King and Queen Contests, loggers’ events, the exhibition hall, and much more.

Come out to enjoy this district event.

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Congratulations to Barb Shute on her recent retirement from the Rainy River District School Board.

Barb worked as an E.C.E. for 25 years, mostly in the Devlin schools. She was honoured with a celebration from her staff and a party with friends and family on July 29 at her home.

The community sends her all the best on her retirement.

May you enjoy your time relaxing and surrounded by the people whom are important to you.

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Congratulation to Erin and Travis Wood (Woodgate) on the birth of their first child, Liam Arthur.

He was born July 18, weighing four pounds, nine ounces.

Liam arrived home Aug. 7 after spending some time in Winnipeg.

Proud grandparents are Lori and Bill Woodgate and Diane and Glen Wood.

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My family enjoyed a reunion on Aug. 4 in Loman, MN. The celebration was held for the Fearings (my mother’s family).

Several family members attending from Minneapolis, International Falls, and Devlin, along with my sister, Nancy, from Ottawa. A memorable day was held with much reminiscing, looking through pictures and as always, enjoying many family favorite foods.

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Sharon Nickel (Lloyd) is visiting the area until Aug. 19.

If you would like to reconnect with her, she can be contacted at 486-0072.

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Robin’s 2¢

I recently heard a woman say, it’s not celulite; it’s my body’s way of saying, “I’m Sexy.... in Braille.”

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