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A large crowd showed up Friday to witness the unveiling of the Dance Fire monument, which coincided with the 70th anniversary of the tragic blaze that swept away 17 lives on Thanksgiving Day back in 1938.

Four families who lost loved ones that day were represented as speeches were given and “Amazing Grace” was played on the bagpipes by Jordan Manty.

Many folks enjoyed the luncheon at the Dance Hall after the ceremony, where many also pre-ordered the book on the Dance Fire written by Neil McQuarrie.

Hats off to all the organizers and volunteers who made this an event that will never be forgotten.

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Congratulations to Jim and Glenda Belluz on the birth of their granddaughter, Olivia Marie Belluz, to proud first-time parents Travis and Genevieve.

Olivia was born Oct. 9 and weighed in at eight pounds, nine oz.

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Weekly games of “500” will be played at the Devlin Hall beginning next Tuesday (Oct. 21) at 7 p.m. The cost is $5, which includes lunch.

This date has been changed from the original Oct. 28 date printed last week.

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A reminder that the Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual fall tea and bazaar this Friday (Oct. 17) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Emo Legion.

Admission is $2, and there also will be tables of baking for sale. Draws will make for even more fun!

Come out for fellowship and, most importantly, raise money to help support the Emo Health Centre.

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The Devlin T.O.P.S. group again this year will be choosing two Grade 8 students from Crossroads School to receive their community involvement award.

To be eligible, students must be physically active and show an interest in their community by volunteering or helping others.

If your child or grandchild does something that exhibits these qualities, contact Trudy Badiuk, Patti McDowall, or Freeda Carmody.

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Robin’s 2¢:

The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed way too unqualified for the job.

“Look, miss,” asked the foreman. “Have you any actual experience in picking lemons?”

“Well, as a matter of fact, yes,” she replied. “I’ve been divorced three times.”

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