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First meeting on Crossroads set


The first of four meetings on the future of Crossroads Public School will be held next Tuesday (Feb. 19) at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of these meetings is to consider the outcomes of the accommodation review called by the local public school board.

This is a very important meeting so please plan on attending.

In other school news, Crossroads will hold its winter carnival and Family Literacy Day this Friday (Feb. 15).

Call the school at 486-3329 for more information on any of the above topics.

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Congratulations to Gaydonna Martin on her recent retirement from the EMS.

She joined the volunteer service in 1989-1990, then was hired as a casual attendant in Fort Frances in 1992. In January, 2002, Gaydonna returned to the Emo detachment to work full-time with partners James O’Sullivan and Lucille MacDonald.

Gaydonna officially retired on Saturday (Feb. 9), and was feted with a combined retirement and 65th birthday party.

Many friends attended the party from various avenues of her life. Heartfelt speeches were given by family members and co-workers.

The community wishes Gaydonna all the best in her retirement.

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Come out and celebrate Family Day in Emo. Events will take place this Monday (Feb. 18) from 1-4 p.m. at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre.

A family skate will take place from 1-3 p.m., with shinny hockey and skating games to follow from 3-4: p.m. (helmets and gloves are mandatory).

Movies and games also will take place throughout the event.

The events are free and everyone is welcome to attend!

For more information, call Siobhan Booth at 482-2211 ext. 2.

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The next Bingo at the Emo Legion will be held on Tuesday (Feb. 19) while the next “Country Jam” goes there this Friday (Feb. 15) beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Cards played at the Emo Legion last week were won by Jean Steele and Gayle Thompson, with the low going to Roy and Esther Elias.

Agnes Waldeck won the draw.

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Sympathy to Marg McCormick, along with Cliff, Len, Brian, Tom, Leeann Arden, and Cheryl Hughes, on the passing of their daughter and sister, Marilyn Peacock, as well as to all her local nieces and nephews in the district.

Marilyn passed last Thursday in Coe Hill, Ont. after a lengthy battle with Lupus.

Your community is thinking of you all at this sad time.

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Robin’s 2¢:

Attourney: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?

Witness: Where am I, Cathy?

Attourney: And why did that upset you?

Witness: My name is Susan.

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