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Local pastor speaking at men’s breakfast

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The next men’s breakfast will be this Saturday (Dec. 20) at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.

The usual $10 buffet this month will feature Pastor Conrad Dueck as guest speaker. He and his wife, Lois, and family moved into our community within the past year to become pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.

Conrad has a great heart for ministry to children and seniors, and all ages in between. He is prepared to share a message that is especially appropriate for the season.

The meal is always fantastic so come out, bring a friend, and meet with other guys from across the district.

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The Sunlight School of Dance will be offering three new sessions, in various dance forms, for all ages.

The winter session will be held from Jan. 13-24 and Feb. 3-March 14, with the Spring Break session running from March 16- 21. The regular spring session will follow from March 24-May 16.

The school will hold an open house for registration on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 1-3 p.m. at the Emo curling club. Registration forms can also be picked up and returned to the Emo municipal office.

For more information, contact Juliana at 482-3371.

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The Emo spray park project only has $15,000 to go—with the committee getting ready to begin construction this spring.

There is still time to support this worthwhile project by purchasing a 4”x8” memorial brick for $100 or an 8”x8” for $300.

Brick order forms are available on the website (www.emospraypark.ca) or from the Emo municipal office (a tax deductible donation to support the construction of the park will be issued by the office).

If you would like to make a donation, contact Lincoln Dunn at 482-1548.

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The annual Christmas Eve candlelight ceremony at the Emo Cemetery will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at dusk.

If you are interested in purchasing candles for a loved one, you may buy one for $5 at the Emo municipal office or Tompkins Hardware.

The deadline for the sale of candles is this Saturday (Dec. 20).

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The Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary has a new project for the Emo Health Centre: to raise enough money to assist in the purchase of a cardiac heart monitor.

Costing roughly $14,000, the Emo Centennial Choir recently made a donation of $523.26, which was raised at its Christmas performance.

If anyone would like to make a donation to the heart monitor fund in memory of a loved one, or as a gift for a family member or friend, contact Chris Hartry at 487-2556. Tax receipts will be issued.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in joining the hospital auxiliary, the cost is just $ 2 a year (contact Chris for this, as well). Everyone is welcome to join.

The auxiliary also is in need of volunteers to assist in the hospital cafeteria from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. If you are interested, contact Wilma at 482-2217.

The hospital auxiliary would like to thank everyone for the support they have received from an extremely caring community.

Season’s Greetings to each of you and all the best for 2009!

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The local Right Relations Circle will be hosting a potluck feast, entitled “Getting to Know Our Neighbours,” tomorrow (Dec. 18) at 6 p.m. at Knox United Church here in Emo.

Everyone is welcome to attend; just bring a dish to share.

For more information, call Janet at 482-2585.

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A community Christmas dinner again will be held starting at 1 p.m. on Christmas Day at Knox United Church in Emo. An enjoyable afternoon is planned with a variety of entertainment and everyone is welcome.

Donations of time, talent, food, and money also would be appreciated.

If you would like more information, or if you’re planning to attend, contact Janet Loney (482-2585) or Sylvia Hyatt (482-3789 or 482-2659). Meals will be delivered upon request and rides provided.

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