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Harvest supper coming up soon

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Once again, Guthrie United Church will host its annual harvest supper on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 5-7 p.m.

The meal is always delicious, with this year’s menu consisting of turkey, ham, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salads, buns, and lots of mouth-watering desserts.

The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children aged six-12 (those five and under are free).

Come out and enjoy a feast—and help support the local church.

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Another great meal you’ll want to enjoy is the Dance fish fry supper, featuring walleye, French fries, salads, and desserts, coming up Sunday, Sept. 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the Dance Hall.

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

This is the last supper for the season, so come out to eat, mingle, and have a great time.

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

There will be a turkey dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dance featuring music provided by Lisa McPherson. There also will be rides home to Fort Frances.

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

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Don’t forget the 55+ seniors’ expo takes place next Wednesday (Sept. 24) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Emo Legion. The day will involve lunch and refreshments, entertainment, draws, prizes, and gift bags.

Call 487-9914 to arrange for a free ride.

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Several anglers were among the 36 teams that competed in the annual Crow Lake Classic tournament in Nestor Falls over the weekend.

Finishing in first place were Dan Kelly and Dennis Mandamin of Sioux Narrows, followed by our own Paul Jewiss and Mike Graham in second place and Bill Godin and Pat Steele in third.

Congratulations to our local anglers.

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Speaking of fishing tournaments, the Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic hosted by LaBelle’s Birch Point Camp is coming up Sept. 27-28. More than 60 teams are registered, including some coming in from Manitoba and even Missouri.

There will be a beer garden Saturday evening.

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

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The next Bingo at the Emo Legion is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Last week’s card winners at the Legion were Darlene Bruce and Rudy Meyers, with the low going to Ester Elias and Judy Kozanchenko. The draw was won by Jan Hyatt.

A reminder there will be an “old-time” dance at the Emo Legion this Saturday (Sept. 20) starting at 8 p.m.

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Crossroads School will hold its annual Terry Fox Run on Thursday, Sept. 25.

In other events at Crossroads, the annual open house and Scholastic book sale is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the school council meeting is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. (snacks and coffee will be provided), and the hot lunch program begins Tuesday, Oct. 7 (order forms will be sent out next week).

Crossroads also will host the district cross-country run on Wednesday, Oct. 1 and the district chess tournament on Friday, Oct. 3.

In other news, don’t forget Friday, Sept. 26 is a PA Day for all district students.

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A junior soccer tournament is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Donald Young School in Emo.

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T. Nile (Tamara Nile) will be performing Friday, Sept. 26 at Cornell Farms beginning at 7:30 p.m.

She has many awards to her name, including “Best New/Emerging Artist” and “Best Contemporary Vocalist” at the Canada Folk Music Awards. She has performed to packed houses and sold out shows in Canada, Alaska, Germany, and Denmark.

Tickets cost $12 in advance (available at Fort Frances General Supply, Greensides, and the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market) and $15 at the door.

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Congratulations to Ken and Randi McCormick on the birth of their daughter, Kali Megan, on Sept. 5. Proud grandparents are Len and Mabel McCormick.

I’m sure they’re “in the pink” to have a little girl in the family after three sons and two grandsons.

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Get well wishes are extened to Bob Bosma from family and friends. Bob suffered from a heart attack last week while in Chicago, where he underwent surgery before returning home on Sunday (Sept. 14).

Bob is likely to require further surgeries.

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Robin’s 2¢:

My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table.

My wife asked, “Do you know her?”

“Yes,” I sighed, “She’s my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn’t been sober since.”

“Gosh,” said my wife, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?”

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