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Kick up your heels in Barwick!

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You can kick up your heels in Barwick this Saturday, Jan. 25 beginning at 7 p.m. This “Country Jam” always proves to be fun event, with a variety of musicians performing. The cost to attend is $5, which includes pop, water, coffee and snacks.

The next Emo Country Jam is scheduled for March 13 at the Emo Legion.

For all the Emo Walleye Classic anglers, the deadline for the early bird draw is Jan. 31. Contact the organizers of this event for more information or to register.

Congratulations to Chrysta (Cain) and Peter Somers on the birth of their first child Owen. He was born Sunday, Jan. 19, weighing 9 lb 6 oz. The ecstatic grandparents are Cindy Cain ( Herliman Monterraoza), Gary Cain and Kathy and Dennis Somers along with great grandmothers Freeda Carmody (the late Jim Carmody) and Anne Cain (the late Raymond Cain).

Freeda Carmody returned home Monday, Jan. 21 after being in the Thunder Bay Hospital, then a stop in Dryden to spend time with her daughter Penny. Our community wishes Freeda well wishes for a full recovery.

Sincere sympathy to the siblings, family and friends of Master Warrant Officer Sean Robson. He passed Jan. 6. Master Warrant Sean Robson served Canada for 32 years. He performed tours in Cyprus, two tours in Croatia and two tours in Afghanistan. The Military and especially the PPCLI were more than a career for Master Warrant Officer Robson. The PPCLI was truly his Regimental Family and always first and foremost in his heart. I've had the privilege of spending time with Sean. He was a kind, compassionate man. He will be greatly missed.

Sympathy to the family and friends of Norma Blight (Carruthers), who passed unexpectedly last week. I had the privilege of knowing Norma since my teen years and still saw her occasionally at auction sales. She was a great lady. Everything she did, whether in her career, home or appearance, she “gave it her all". That quality carried through with her family and friends. She was a woman "who will never be forgotten” by those who were fortunate to know her.

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