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Get rid of your winter blues


This Friday night (Jan. 26) will be an excellent opportunity to get rid of your winter blues—and enjoy some local talent at the same time.

The Borderland Community Orchestra will be performing a “pops” concert at the Emo Legion starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Proceeds will go to help the Emo Public Library and the Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary.

  •  • • Another event happening this Friday night is “A ‘Broad’ View,” featuring Canadian TV icon Dini Petty, at the Townshend Theatre in Fort Frances starting at 7:30 p.m. Petty will tell her story, sharing with you her journey of self-discovery through great times, good times, and painful times—and even moments of terror. Hearing her story is perhaps just what you need to get you motivated, to set new goals, or maybe just to be more content with what we have. Tickets cost $20 each, with proceeds going towards to the Fort Frances Museum renovations.
  •  • • Just around the corner is the famous VALA variety show, which this year will take place in Las Vegas. Just some of the acts slated to perform are Bing Crosby, Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra, Tina Turner, Patsy Cline, and The Blues Brothers. Shows will be staged at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Townshend Theatre in Fort Frances. Tickets, which are available at Betty’s, cost $12 for the matinee and $15 for the evening show for adults and $8 for children (both shows)
  •  • • Last week’s card winners of the Emo Legion were Gerald and Lorraine Bullied, with the low going to Doris and Grenfield Dyson. Gayle Thompson won the door prize.
  •  • • The next old-time dance at the Emo Legion will be held Saturday, Feb. 3. In other news, the Emo Legion will host a walleye fish fry on Monday, Feb. 19 from 4:30-7 p.m. Take-outs can be purchased prior to 4 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children six and under.
  •  • • Ian and Neila Booth, along with Stan and Anita Anderson, have just returned from the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. They were able to share a beverage with Ron and Charlene McTavish, who were just checking into the Grand Palladium Hotel and Resorts there. Several other Devlin/La Vallee folks are soon heading off to the warmer climes for a mid-winter break.
  •  • • Don’t forget this Friday (Jan. 26) is a PA Day.
  •  • • The Crossroads girls’ basketball team will be hosting a tournament on Saturday, Feb. 3. The boys travel to Atikokan on Feb. 5, then the girls will make the trip there Feb. 6. Best of luck to all the basketball players, as well as their coaches and volunteers.
  •  • • Crossroads will be holding a fashion show on Friday, Feb. 16. Feel free to call the school at 486-3329 for more information.
  •  • • Paul Jewiss, who was employed at the Fort Frances mill for more than 20 years, was honoured at a retirement party Saturday night at La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel. About 80 people attended, with several roasting and toasting the guest of honour. Congratulations, Paul, from your community!
  •  • •Robin’s 2¢: Husband: “I’m going to spread some manure on the lawn.” Daughter (whispering to her mother): “I wish you could teach Dad to say ‘fertilizer’ instead of that awful word ‘manure.’” Mother (whisper): “Let’s leave well enough alone. It took me 25 years to get him to say ‘manure.’”
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