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The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association will be going door-to-door this Saturday (April 13) selling boat raffle tickets and collecting used books.

The boat was donated by Don and Tami Foster and Nestor Falls Marine as a fundraiser for the new Emo Express jerseys.

Tickets cost $5 each, with the draw to be made next Saturday (April 20) at the boat show in conjunction with “Spring Fever Days.”

The players and parents also will be asking for donations of used books for their book sale, which will be held at the Emo Arena during “Spring Fever Days.”.

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Hats off to the Emo & District Lions Club for its third-annual “Farmers’ Night” held this past Saturday at the Barwick Community Centre.

More than 200 people attended, and a delicious roast beef and chicken dinner was enjoyed by all.

Roughly 200 prizes also were given out to those attending while Telford Advent entertained the crowd with his auctioneer ability.

There also was a 50/50 draw, penny table raffle, and much, much more.

It was easy to see that a lot of hard work went into this event, and most already are looking forward to next year’s event.

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“Spring Fever Days” in Emo is quickly approaching (April 19-20), with the Emo Legion once again hosting its “Crafts Galore” both days starting at 10 a.m.

Come out and look for some unique gifts for upcoming showers, or treat yourself to a craft.

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Cheryl Burghardt was the lucky winner of the Emo Legion’s 50/50 draw for March, which was worth $1,351.50.

Adelia Guba sold the winning ticket.

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The Emo Legion is looking for donations from members for its penny table during “Spring Fever Days.” No item is too big or too small.

For more info, call the Emo Legion at 482-2250.

In other news, the next Bingo there will be held Tuesday, April 16 while the next “Country Jam” is set for Friday, April 26.

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A happy belated 40th birthday to Kim Clendenning (Belluz) for April 9.

Friends and family treated her to a surprise party at the Thunderbird Lodge on Saturday evening,

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The next accommodation review committee meeting for Crossroads School is set for Friday, April 26 at Northwest Bay.

Several people have made presentations to the committee, sharing their beliefs why Crossroads should remain open and the positive impact the school has on children from our area.

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Fire permits are required for burning as of April 1 (they cost $5 for seven days).

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Sympathy to the family and friends of Irene Stromness, who passed away last week.

Irene always will be remembered as a hard-working woman and will be sadly missed.

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Many of you will remember Sharon Lloyd (my cousin), who moved to Medicine Hat, Alta. about seven years ago.

Five years ago she married Victor Nickel, who sadly passed away Sunday after suffering from heart complications.

Your community sends you sympathy and prayers at this difficult time.

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Robin’s 2¢:

I have bad luck with men.

A man I was dating told me on the phone, “I have to go. There’s a telemarketer on the other line.”

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