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    Box 66, 303 Fifth St., Rainy River, ON P0W 1L0 Ph. 807-852-3815, Fax. 807-852-1863, Email. [email protected] Vol. 22, No. 19 Wednesday, August 20, 2014Serving the Rainy River District for over 23 years! Read us on line at www.westendweekly.ca. Check out the pictures on line. They are so good!

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    229 Scott Street, Fort Frances 1-800-289-9917Proudly Serving the Entire Rainy River DistrictMelissa Wiebe274-6688

    Photographers showcaseFollowing a Monarch Habitat

    Workshop in Sioux Narrows,many who attended that courseare now helping to save theMonarchs. This one, found as aminiscule egg (only the size ofa pin head) under the leaf of aMilkweed plant, was firstraised as a caterpillar, the sizeof this small letter i . Overthe past month, that caterpillarwent through incredible trans-formations, until its emergencehere, as a butterfly! Only a fewseconds young, and still cling-ing to its chrysalis, it was bornas an ADULT butterfly onAug. 7th! Fascinating! It soonwas feasting on nectar flowers,to prepare for its long journeysouth, to overwinter in the inte-rior of Mexico. Lightweight,and on paper-thin wings, thisMonarch will soon begin aflight south, of over 2400miles, with no adult butterfly toguide it! Females born here in2014, should later lay hundredsof eggs in the spring of 2015,when they begin to fly northagain.but only if Milkweedcan be found! Milkweed is anabsolute MUST for all Mon-archs; they wont survive with-out it!

    Photo by Karen Andrews,Sioux Narrows

    Walter Bloedow274-6688

    Emo Fair packed with people having a ball

    By: Teresa HazelThe Rainy River Valley Agri-

    cultural Society once again puton a great three days of funduring this years 114th fall

    fair.Many hours of volunteer

    work happens for manymonths to ensure the Emo Fairgoes off without a hitch every

    year. From the Emo FairQueen pageant to stock carraces and from midway ridesto parades, with livestock con-tests, exhibition hall set-upand horse races all added in,

    the fall fair has something foreveryone.

    Congratulations to this yearsfeatured family, the Tom andShirley Morrish family whogrew up with the annual fairbeing a huge part of their lives.Their involvement with the fairtook on many roles from ex-hibiting their livestock, gardenproduce and baking to becom-ing involved as 4-H leaders andvolunteers. Their six childrenalso participated in the fair be-ginning back in the 1970s andcarried on the tradition ofshowing their 4-H calves,steers and Galloway cattle.Tom and Shirley put in count-less hours every year setting upthe exhibition hall at the farmprogress building and help withthe arduous task of clean-upafter the event. Their dedica-tion and love for kids and ani-mals is evident and they bothare committed to continuingtheir involvement for as longas time allows.

    Congratulations also to thisyears Emo Fair royalty thatsaw Kassidy LeDrew crowned2014 Emo Fair Queen. FirstPrincess was Elizabeth Allanand Joleigh Hayes was namedsecond princess. Mini-Kingwas Benjamin Latter and ReeceWiersema was crowned Mini-Queen.

    To those who took home redribbons for their exhibits in thefarm progress building, welldone and to the 4-H memberswho were awarded prizes fortheir livestock, good job. To allthe winners in the Beef andDairy Cattle Show and theHorse Show, great effort.

    There were also many inter-

    esting items at the Emo Arenawhere over 120 exhibitorsshowcased their products andservices.

    To those who came out toplay some dabber bingo or lis-ten to The Fugitives play theirbrand of Old Time Music onthe small stage, hope you hadfun.

    Whether you came out towatch the parade with its GoLocal theme on Saturday after-noon or headed over to theGrandstand to watch the ReaMemorial Stock Car Races, the

    family-centred fair was a lot offun. The delight in childrensfaces as they hopped on therides and played games at themidway was evident, and, ohyes, there was plenty of foodand refreshments - candy ap-ples, those yummy minidonuts, sno-cones and, ofcourse, corn dogs and fries!

    So, to all of the volunteerswho work hard every year tomake the annual fall fair hap-pen thank you. Your effortsare very much appreciated byeveryone!

    From l. Daelyn and Serena Teeple were joined by theircousins, Norah and Carmen Meeks who came in from Dry-den for the fair. They were sitting in the Grandstand waitingfor the parade to arrive.

    Emo Fair Queen Royalty 2014 Emo Fair Queen, KassidyLeDrew, Mini-Queen, Reece Wiersema and Mini-King, BenLatter.

    Ed Kennedy, Zone 72 Commander, Vernon Thompson, EmoLegion Branch #99 President, and Brian McCallum Zone 72Deputy Commander were ready to take the salute from themarching veterans as they entered the grand stand.

    Who wouldnt buy honey from this busy little bee?

    EMX Racers sponsored by John Gavel.

    Featured Family award to Tom & Shirley Morrish.

    Purchase with a Purpose Kirsty Sinclair displayed ethi-cally produced products from Morocco and Peru that shesells through a home-based business, One Earth.

    Under the B Proceeds from the dabber bingo at thefair is used to support local charities and organizations.

    Jayla Beckett enjoyed herfirst-ever Odd Dog at theEmo Fair. Its awesome,said the visitor from Cal-gary, Alberta.

    Keep Calm and Drink Tea- Valerie Lauzon showcasedthe products available fromSteeped Tea.

    John Rafferty, Member ofParliament was at the Exhi-bition Hall.

    Aiden McTavish plays witha tractor at the interactiveand kid-friendly AgricultureAwareness Booth.

    Julianna Donaldson helped Callahan LeBlanc make abeeswax candle Agriculture Awareness booth.

    Lots more pics on page 3 (thats our Teresa, yay!)

  • Page 2, The Westend Weekly, August 20, 2014

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    Legion Chat by Walter Wagner, Major Hughes Br. 54 presidentMoos by Kim Jo Bliss

    And another Emo Fair hascome and gone! It actuallymakes me kind of sad. It al-ways seems that once the Fairis over, Fall arrives ratherquickly. What a great week-end we had. Despite the crazyhot day on Friday (likely ourhottest day in 2014) it was awonderful weekend. I man-aged to get my cattle there,and made a few things for theexhibition hall. I hope that Imake enough in prize $ to paymy annual membership fee! Iam very proud of Maddie andMarlee they did such a greatjob with their calves. It isamazing how much they haveimproved and how much moreconfident they have become.Marlees heifer knocked herdown twice and I was worriedshe would be upset and quitbut she brushed herself off andkept going. Marlee ended up1st with her heifer and Maddie2nd. Shane met Marlee in thebarn and said gee that is toobad your heifer wasnt behav-ing she replied thats o.k.,he liked mine best! Charlieand Levi (the twins from Dry-den) did a great job showingtheir calves Charlie andLevi. Levi did give Levi a run

    for his money but he hungon tight despite his hat fallingright over his eyes.

    The 4-H classes went welland with the weather being abit cooler Saturday a.m. thecattle behaved very well. Wehad a wonderful group ofsteers. History was made withsisters Morgan and JessicaHaw with Grand and ReserveChampions followed by broth-ers Timothy and Leroy Rem-pel. Morgan and Jessica werealso our Grand and ReserveChampion showmen as well.A big thank you to all thathelped to make our 4-H Showand Sale such a great success!Special thanks to Telford Ad-vent for stepping in on shortnotice to sell our steers wecertainly appreciated this.

    The Rainy River HerefordAssociation sold every lastti