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Second-annual harvest dinner all ready to go

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Rainy River District’s second-annual harvest dinner will be held 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 raised by Kerry Hyatt. The beef not used for the meal will be auctioned off by Telford Advent.

Tickets for the dinner, which cost $25 each, can be purchased from Jeannette Cawston or Gary Sliworsky at the OMAFRA office in Emo, or from Kim-Jo Bliss at the ag research station just west of Emo.

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Guthrie United Church will be holding its annual harvest supper on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children aged six-12 (those five and under are free).

Come out for a fantastic meal and enjoy a visit with some old friends.

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The next monthly men’s breakfast meeting is set for this Saturday (Sept. 20) at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion. A buffet will be served at a cost of $10 per person.

The guest speaker this month is Ken Wilson from Thunder Bay, who has travelled extensively for many years sharing the Gospel with all kinds of groups. He is a very gifted speaker, and loves communicating the Good News with people of all ages.

Men, if you have not yet attended a meeting, please consider this to be your personal invitation. Come out, have a great meal, and listen to Ken’s message.

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The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association is in need of some adult referees for this season. If you can donate some of your time, call Shane MacDonald at 482-2785.

A referee clinic is being held this Saturday (Sept. 20) at 8 a.m. for those who are interested.

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Mary Gavin, this year’s Senior Citizen of the Year in Emo, was honoured at an afternoon reception in the Golden Age Manor attended by family, friends, and community residents. Members of Emo council also were on hand to present Mary with a plaque in appreciation for the contributions she has made over the years to the community.

The room literally was overflowing as she accepted the plaque from deputy mayor Gerd O’Sullivan.

Tea, coffee, and cake was enjoyed by all as everyone took turns congratulating Mary.

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