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A reminder that Emo’s community garage sale day will be held this Saturday (June 6).

Tables are available for rent at the Emo curling club for $10 each, which can be booked by contacting the Emo municipal office at 482-2378 on or before Thursday (June 4).

Private garage sales also will take place at the following locations in and around Emo: 25 Charles St., 102 Emo Rd., Scrap-A-Lot, 11 Queen St., 41 Walker St., 7 Birch Pl., 29 Hannah, 8954 Highway 602, 70 King St., 28 King St., Knox United Church, 652 Emo Rd., 6032 Highway 11/71, 80 King St., 12 Cherlen Bay, 13 Florence St., 23 Adelaide St., Tompkins Hardware, and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Most sales will open from 8 a.m. until noon.

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The children’s centre at the 2009 Emo Walleye Class, which was open Saturday afternoon, attracted a large group of enthusiastic young people.

One activity that attracted older kids was the “Guitar Hero” computer game. Although there was no formal competition, friends competed head to head, obviously practising for next year’s “Guitar Hero” Challenge.

Other activities at the centre were face-painting, a colouring contest, numerous crafts, and a fish pond.

A healthy snack of fresh fruit and vegetables was supplied by the Rainy River District Healthy Communities Coalition.

All the participants had a great time, and still were busy when the Saturday afternoon weigh-in began.

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Jane Allen, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #99 in Emo, would like to thank everyone from across the district who purchased tickets in their raffle.

The winning tickets were drawn Saturday evening following the final weigh-in of the Emo Walleye Classic.

The winners are as follows:

1st prize—Yamaha snowmachine and four-wheeler package, donated by Tompkins Hardware and Yamaha—Robin McQuaker (Stratton)

2nd prize—Trolling motor, courtesy of Nestor Falls Marine—Larry Hagen (Fort Frances)

3rd prize—One day “catch and release” fishing trip, True North Outposts—Henry Petkau (Emo)

4th prize—$1,000 worth of groceries, Cloverleaf Shop-Easy Foods—Deb Westover (Barwick)

5th prize—Woods freezer and frozen food package, Green’s Furniture and Greensides General Store–Darlene Smith (Devlin)

6th prize—John Deere hedge trimmer, DeGagne Equipment—Lisa Loney (Winnipeg)

7th prize—BMX bike, Skates & Blades, Bikes & Boards—Tracy Gibson (Fort Frances)

8th prize—Acer laptop, courtesy of Wal-Mart—Dave Christiansen (Fort Frances)

9th prize—Husqvarna grass trimmer supplied by Borderland Esso—Aaron Heerema (Emo)

10th prize—$250 Petro-Canada gas from Norlund Oil—Vern Thompson (Emo)

Thanks again to everyone who purchased tickets, and to all the merchants that generously donated prizes to this year’s raffle.

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The Emo and District hospital auxiliary will be holding its 22nd-annual “Strawberry social” on Friday, June 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Emo hospital cafeteria.

Admission this year is $3 at the door.

Tickets for three draws (all costing $1 each) will be available during the social. An afghan, made by Dr. Annette Caldbeck, and a baby quilt, made by Marg Ramsdale, both will be drawn in October while a planter and plant made by Percy and Jackie Champagne will be drawn during the “Strawberry Social.”

Everyone is invited to attend, have some tea and coffee, visit with friends, and enjoy some strawberry shortcake!

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Residents are invited to join Emo Country Club members in the common room of the Golden Age Manor as they learn about Sweden!

The “tour” will take place this Thursday (June 4) at 1 p.m. There is no cost to attend, and refreshments will be served.

Don’t forget to bring your Country Club passport!

For more information, contact Siobhan Booth at 482-2211.

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Congratulations to Richard Visser (Street Stocks), (Dwayne Pihulak (WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds), and Greg Ferris (WISSOTA Modifieds) for their feature wins at the Emo Speedway on Saturday night!

Racing resumes this Saturday (weather permitting), with kids’ bicycle races and “Dash for Cash” slated during intermission.

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