Sunday, August 2, 2015

Breakfast to feature local guest speaker

The next men’s breakfast meeting will take place this Saturday (Jan. 21) starting at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.
This month’s $10 buffet, which costs $10, will feature guest speaker Steve Toriseva of Emo.

Toriseva, who loves the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, earns his living doing what he enjoys most.
He works for Babe Winkelman, helping to produce the “Good Fishing” and “Outdoor Secrets” television shows.
These shows feature stories about the adventurous life of the people who enjoy hunting and fishing in the great outdoors.
Toriseva also is involved with Border Country Outfitters located just north of Emo.
Sharing and integrating his faith with his work is his delight, and he would love to tell you about it.
Toriseva will be showing a short video production that will illustrate the work he does and the life he lives.
Come, enjoy the breakfast buffet with other men of the district, and be blessed and inspired as he shares his story.
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It’s still not too late to get tickets for the second-annual Emo and District Lions Club’s “Robbie Burns Supper,” which is being held this Saturday (Jan. 21) at the Emo Legion.
Cocktails and a social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with the roast beef supper being served at 7.
Tickets, which are limited to 156, cost $25 per person. These can be purchased at Cloverleaf in Emo and Dr. Lidkea’s office in Fort Frances, or from Lions Club members.
The evening will feature the toast to the haggis, some Scottish poetry written by Burns, a memorial to the famous poet, a Scottish dancing demonstration, and some dinner music.
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Throughout the year, Lions, Leos, and other volunteers in Northwestern Ontario and northern Minnesota collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centres (LERCs).
LERC volunteers then clean, sort by prescription strength, and package the glasses.
Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries, where they will have the greatest impact.
Glasses and hearing aids can be dropped off at the Emo Inn, the Emo Clinic, or the Emo Public Library.
Please help the Emo and District Lions contribute to this worthwhile cause by dropping off your donations before the end of January.
Your donations will be taken to the Lions’ mid-winter convention in Grand Rapids, Mn. and presented on behalf of the people of the district.
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About 100 people attended the second meeting of the Donald Young School pupil accommodation review committee, which took place there last Thursday night (Jan. 12).
Tom Mosbeck, Anthony Leek, and Katherine Williams each submitted excellent oral presentations outlining why the school is important to our community and the students.
Interested members of the community still are invited to submit written or oral presentations outlining their concerns for the future of Donald Young School.
You can do so by contacting the board office or going online to the board’s website ( and clicking on ‘accommodation review’ on the left-hand side of the page.

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