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District runners excel at meet


Several local runners excelled at the 46th-annual Mid-Canada Elementary School Run held Saturday at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.

Although school are permitted and encouraged to bring teams of eight to this annual event, district runners ran as individuals.

In the girls' race, Alexia Gate of Nestor Falls School finished first with a time of 11:53.

Caryss Kehl of Atikokan was a solid fourth while Leah Seguin of Donald Young School came ninth. Reese Kehl, also of Atikokan, came 45th.

In the boys' race, Jack Wood of Riverview School came third while Randy Wood from there came 19th.

Congratulations to all the runners who took part in this cross-country event (my apologizes to anyone who took part but were not mentioned in this report).

Organizers of this annual run are hoping to see more runners from Rainy River District participating next year.

For more information on next year's run, e-mail or visit

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There's still time to get a ticket for the Emo and District Lions Club's annual “Hunters' Night” dinner on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Barwick Hall.

“Happy Hour” will run from 5-6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner consisting of wild meat, fish, and all the fixings.

There also will be cash bar, a penny table, and a gun raffle.

Tickets cost $20/each, which are available from all Lions members and at local businesses. They also can be purchased directly from Joanne and Kent Ogden (274-1946) or Jodi Pellerin (487-1648).

Proceeds will go towards Lions' projects throughout the district.

Make sure you don't miss this year's “Wild Meat Night.”

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Last week's “Country Jam” at the Emo Legion was a great success as those on hand enjoyed an evening of old-time country music and dancing.

The next “Jam” will take place on Friday, Nov. 17. Be sure to mark it on your calendar and join your friends for a great evening.

New musicians always are welcome. Please bring your own equipment and plan on setting up around 6:30 p.m.

Dancing will follow at around 7 p.m.

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The Emo and District Lions Club will be taking part in the annual “Polar Plunge” into Sand Bay on New Year's Day.

A number of jumpers will be representing the club. Be prepared to have club members approach you for a donation.

Please consider giving generously as all money raised will go towards Lions' projects in the area.

The Lions who are jumping into the freezing waters of Rainy Lake believe in making the world—and our local communities—a better place to live.

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