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Cloverleaf achieves ‘builder status’

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The Emo spray park committee would like to announce that between Sturgeon Creek and Donald Young Schools, the students brought in $246,814.21 worth of receipts, which results in a donation of $8,638.50.

The junior/senior kindergarten and Grade 4/5 classes won the pizza party at Sturgeon Creek, as did the Grade 1 and Grade 4/5 classes at Donald Young (they are planning the parties for this Thursday (June 18).

When the school’s amounts were added to the receipts collected around town, the grand total worked out to be an amazing donation of $10,000 from Cloverleaf, which gives the grocery store “builder status.”

The committee would like to thank Cloverleaf, the schools, the students, the parents, and everyone else who dropped their receipts into the buckets around town.

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Roughly 140 people attended the annual Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary’s “Strawberry Social” this past Friday (June 12). A total of $445 was taken in at the door, including $105 in donations.

The lovely planter and plant, donated by Percy and Jackie Champagne, which was won by Gladys Jolicouer, which raised an additional $72 for the auxiliary.

The gift basket door prize, donated by Chris Hartry, was won by Millie Ward of Fort Frances.

Auxiliary members would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who set up and worked at the social, to all the businesses that placed take-out orders, and to everyone from across the district for continuing to support the efforts of the hospital auxiliary.

They also would like to thank the cafeteria staff for once again volunteering their services.

The auxiliary wishes everyone a great summer, and hopes to see you at their annual fall tea and bazaar slated for Oct. 16 at the Emo Legion.

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The Emo Ministerial Association’s annual picnic, held this past Saturday (June 13), attracted possibly the largest crowd it has seen since the tradition began a few years ago.

Members from the churches in the Emo area enjoyed an afternoon of great weather, fantastic food, fellowship, and outdoor activities at the Emo Sports Field.

Thanks to everyone who attended, and to those who provided the food.

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The men’s breakfast group will be holding its next montly $10 buffet this coming Saturday (June 20) at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.

The guest speaker will be Don Thiessen from Steinbach, Man., who describes himself as “kind of a regular guy.” He loves to read, do carpentry, music, and perhaps most of all he loves teaching. Between Providence College and Steinbach Bible College, he has taught for 25 years.

Currently, Don is director of the Berean Schools, focusing on ministry training in the church.

The men of the district are invited to come out for another great breakfast, and be sure to bring a friend!

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Just a reminder that the Stratton Seniors’ Friendship Club holds a monthly potluck dinner at noon on the third Thursday of each month.

Membership in the club for 2009 is $5 for anyone who is 50+.

Card parties are held each Monday at 1:30 p.m., and the club also holds a number of exciting events each month. Everyone is welcome.

For more information or to purchase a membership, contact Beth at 483-5410.

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This Friday (June 19) will mark the first “barn” concert of the season at Cornell Farms, located on La Vallee Road North one mile north of Highway 11/71.

The opening concert, organized by Katherine Williams and John Dutton, is being billed as “A Concert of Excellence” and will feature many well-known local musicians.

Tickets, which will cost $5 each, are available at the Fort Frances Public Library, Clover Valley Farmers’ Market, Greensides Store in Devlin, and Cornell Farms.

It definitely will be a fantastic way to start the summer!

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This summer, the Rainy River District Women’s Institute Museum in Emo will be offering various programs for children aged six-12. There is a small charge of $3 per day/child, which will cover the cost of materials and a small snack.

You must pre-register your child/children.

The program will run Mondays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., with the exception of Wednesday, Aug. 5 due to the civic holiday.

Topics will include Path of the Voyageurs (July 6), First Nations (July 13), Way of the Pioneers (July 20), Spinning Wheel/Woolens (July 27), In the kitchen (Aug. 5), and Old-Time Games/Fun Day (Aug. 10).

For more information, contact Sheri Stamarski at 482-3391 or 486-3535.

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