Crossroads School was a hub of excitement last Friday as the grade five and six classes hosted the Calvary Elementary Christian School from Wayzata, Mn. (southwest of Minneapolis).
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Visiting the Stratton Toy Library, I discussed different programs with Sandy Shrumm, who was looking after the day’s activities while co-ordinator Patti Nordin was engaged with other matters.
Shrumm did indicate that because their Wednesday after-school program has become a great success, the toy library will have to revert to the following changes.
The Emo Hospital Auxiliary executive was quite pleased with the attendance and support it received from people during its fall tea/bake sale Friday afternoon at the Emo Legion.
President Dorothy Haines beamed over how well organizations responded in volunteering their services.
With October two-thirds over and winter fast approaching, farmers in the district are battening down the hatches.
Gary Sliworsky, ag and rural rep with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs office in Emo, said people are busy tying up loose ends before the snow sets in.
After spending 39 years behind the wheel of a school bus, Norbert Bragg was given a hearty farewell at a retirement party last Saturday at the Emo Legion.
About 90 people sat down for a dinner in his honour, which was followed by entertainment provided by “Highway 621” from Bergland and some square dancing, a few of which Bragg called himself.
Things are looking brighter in Emo these days as the river level climbed about 20 inches above the municipality’s water intake with all the recent rain.
It had been only two inches above the intake.
The Ontario Clean Water Agency has filter and chemical experts coming to Atikokan’s water treatment plant to see what went wrong in its system after the Northwestern Health Unit issued a “boil water” advisory there last week.
It’s also conducting a “wet well cleanout” to see if that will prevent the Cryptosporidium bacteria from showing up in future water samples.
Those attending a recent meeting to discuss possible strategies to attract more tourism to Emo and the surrounding area came up with some very interesting results.
CSSM rep Mark Mast reported a successful summer season for area Bible camps.
“Once again, God has blessed us with a very rewarding summer,” said Mast, in his 12th summer of ministry in the Rainy River District. “There are many testimonies of individuals who had experienced the Lord in a meaningful way.”
With a successful kick-off to their “buy a brick” campaign, the Rainy River Hospital fundraising committee wants to “strike while the iron is hot” and keep things in high gear.