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Emo council is hoping to encourage people to recycle, and eliminate the abundance of plastic shopping bags at the local landfill site, by providing residents with reusable shopping bags.

Stop in at the Emo municipal office to pick up your free reusable bag (one per household).

In related news, the Emo landfill hours will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting Oct. 1.

Remember to sort your items at the site (i.e., tires, electronics, plastics, metals, and wood products, which includes cardboard and paper).

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The Emo Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating 25 years of contributing to the local health centre with its annual fall tea and bazaar, which is set for Friday, Oct. 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Emo Legion.

Admission will be $3 at the door.

Donations of baking, crafts, and white elephant items would be greatly appreciated by the auxiliary.

Tickets for a lovely bird feeder made by Arend Wielinga, which can be seen at the hospital cafeteria, cost $1 each, with the draw to be made during the tea.

Auxiliary members are extremely grateful for the district’s support over the years and hope everyone will come out to this year’s event

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The Emo Curling Club will hold its annual general meeting and registration on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the curling rink.

The club also will hold a fundraising garage sale this Saturday (Sept. 29) from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the rink.

Donation pick-up can be arranged by calling 482-2608 or 482-3247 (leave a message). Drop-offs can be made on Friday (Sept. 28) from 7-9 p.m.

Tables also are available for rent for $10 each.

Meanwhile, a fundraiser dance in support of Emo Curling Club projects, featuring the well-known local band “Centre-Line,” is planned for Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Emo Legion (age of majority only).

Tickets cost $10 at the door, and hot food will be available.

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The Township of Emo is looking for a Zamboni operator/labourer for the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre (winter) as well as a labourer for the Emo Cemetery/Parks (summer).

Applications may be picked up at either the Emo or La Vallee municipal office.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m.

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Singer-songwriter Rodney Brown will be launching his new CD, “Songs of Fort William,” at a special concert on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.

Accompanied by music director Arthur Post and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Brown’s new CD details the legacy of the Canadian explorers, fur traders, country wives, voyageurs, and First Nations’ peoples at the North West Company’s headquarters on the Kaministiquia River.

This is a concert that should not be missed.

Tickets cost $30-$45, which are available through the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium box office (www.tbca.com) or from Brown, who can be contacted directly at 1-807-344-1057 or via e-mail at rodney@rodneybrown.ca

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A reminder that the Emo and District Lions will be handling the recycling for the “Charity Recycling” program in front of the Cloverleaf Store in Emo.

Funds raised from this month’s recycling will go toward local projects by the Lions Club.

Please consider dropping off your pop cans, beer cans, and plastic milk jugs at Cloverleaf and your cans at Dev-Lynne’s.

Not only will you help to extend the life of the Emo landfill, but you also will be helping to fund worthwhile projects.

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Chapple Heritage will hold its fall supper on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barwick Hall.

Tickets cost $15 each, which can be purchased from any member of the heritage committee (Bill and Emily Clink, June Wheatley, Glen and Karen Jackson, Steve and Joan Both, Heather Oltsher, or Rilla Race).

Seating is limited so if you’d like to attend, be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible.

For more information, call Rilla at 487-2655.

The evening will feature the entertaining sounds of Jesse Grandmont (violin), grandson of Bill and Emily Clink, accompanied by Jesse’s father, John Grandmont (guitar).

So put on your best western duds and join them for an evening of food and fun!

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