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Local speaker fills in at men’s breakfast


The men’s breakfast group held its monthly gathering at the Emo Legion this past Saturday (Sept. 20), where slightly smaller group enjoyed a great breakfast.

Unfortunately the guest speaker, Ken Wilson, had to return quickly to Thunder Bay to attend to a family emergency.

Local speaker and breakfast organizer, Phil Friesen, admirably took Wilson’s place, telling the men about his childhood in Mexico and how, since that time, God has been working in his life.

The next breakfast meeting will be held on the third Saturday of October. Doug Barron of Barwick is scheduled to be the guest speaker.

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Just a reminder that the Emo Public Library board meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

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The final “Concert in the Barn” will take place this Friday (Sept. 26) at 7:30 p.m. at Cornell Farms.

The featured artist this time is TNile (Tamara Nile), whose music has been described as banjo-fuelled acoustic rock. She recently was awarded the title of “best new/emerging artist,” and was nominated for the Best Contemporary Vocalist award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

She has played to sold-out venues in Canada, Alaska, Germany, and Denmark.

Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

More information about TNile visit

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Border Concert tickets for the 2008-09 series still are available at the usual locations across the district or from Border Concert directors.

This year’s series, consisting of five shows, begins this Friday (Sept. 26) at 7:30 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium over in International Falls.

Since it is a Friday, make sure you leave enough time for possible delays at Customs.

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The 3:16 Club will begin its after-school program next Wednesday (Oct. 1) from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Emo.

The program, which runs each Wednesday, features crafts, games, snacks, and a Bible story.

It is for students from senior kindergarten to Grade 5.

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Finally, the second-annual Rainy River District Harvest Dinner will be held this Saturday (Sept. 27) at the Devlin Hall. Todd Moxham of CATER 2 U, a locally-owned cooking and catering company, will be this year’s chef.

The main entrée will be none other than the 4-H Grand Champion market steer from this year’s Emo Fair, raised by Kerry Hyatt.

The beef not used for the meal then will be auctioned off by Telford Advent.

Tickets can be purchased from Jeannette Cawston or Gary Sliworsky at the OMAFRA office in Emo, at Greensides in Devlin, or from Kim-Jo Bliss at the ag research just west of Emo.

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