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Many, many people (of all ages) are saddened by the sudden passing of Russ MacDonald. Although only 35 years old, he had touched lives and was respected by many.

There was no doubt he gave it his all as a father, son, and brother.

As I listened to people reminisce about Russ, it became obvious he also was highly-respected in his career as a millright and journeyman ironworker. One could tell at his funeral, the many pews filled with co-workers, that he made a day's work better because of his work ethic and personality.

As tears were wiped by his pallbearers (friends from his youth), one could feel the impact Russ had on many lives.

Sympathy to all, especially his family and close friends. May your many special moments and memories of Russ carry you through the difficult time ahead.

Sincere sympathy, as well, to the family and friends of Cecil Ogden, who will be sadly missed by all.

We are holding you in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

The family and friends of Chris Galusha also are grieving at this sad time in his sudden passing.

The district is holding you close to their hearts during this loss.

St. Patrick's Church in Emo will host its annual St. Patrick's Day roast beef supper on Sunday, March 17 in the church hall.

The delicious is always amazing, with the cost being $15 for adults and $8 for kids aged six-12.

Advance tickets only will be sold.

Congratulations to Sue Jones and her dog, Nikita. Nikita finished 2018 ranked as the #1 Bernese Mountain Dog in Canada for Rally Obedience.

This is a great accomplishment for both Sue and Nikita considering Nikita was re-homed to Sue at 18 months of age.

A reminder that kindergarten registration at Crossroads School here in Devlin will be held tomorrow (Feb. 28).

A “pillowcase Bingo” and Scholastic Book Fair will be held next Thursday (March 7) at Crossroads.

Play Bingo with your children for a chance to win a homemade pillowcase and some new books for your family.

Then Crossroads will hold “Literacy Day” activities on the following day (March 8).

Don't forget that March Break for all students in Rainy River District runs March 11-15.

Robin's 2¢:

It's like winter is mad and keeps storming out, then coming back and yelling, “And another thing. . . .”

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