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Santa and Mrs. Claus make the rounds through the crowded hall delivering Christmas cheer to diners at the 28th Community Christmas Dinner Dec. 25. Bill and Grace McIntosh are all decked out and ready for a fabulous turkey dinner on Christmas Day. Bill is 97 years old and may have been the oldest diner at the community event.
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The Long Sault Trio provides musical entertainment while the meal is served at Code’s Mill Banquet Hall. Left to right are Linda Marie Grenier, Dave Tilston and Victor Maltby.
Perth celebrates Christmas By AMY HOGUE
EMC News - Perth’s 28th Community Christmas Dinner saw more than 250 diners take part in a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Christmas Day. This annual
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EMC News - The record setting snowfall looked a lot nicer once it stopped last week, as these scenes around the area show. Above, a farm in Rideau Lakes Township is hidden among the pines, to the right, a back road scene from the Delta area, and above, these picnic tables at the EMC office were dwarfed in the banks of the white stuff. There is nothing but sunny skies with some periods of cloud through the weekend in the Smiths Falls area according to the Weather Network.
OPP caution winter motorists Drivers - please adjust your driving habits. Allow extra time travelling to and from destinations in winter and donâ€™t forget to slow down. Travel below the posted limit in winder driving conditions. Leave ample space between vehicles. Always assume road conditions will be slippery in winter. If your vehicle breaks down never stop on the roadway. If possible, park your vehicle well off the roadway and stay
in it until rescuers arrive. In a winter storm, vehicles do provide some shelter, especially if you have equipped your car with a proper survival kit. Travelling even short distances in a winter storm can be extremely dangerous due to the possibility of hypothermia and disorientation. It is recommended that stranded motorists stay with their vehicle until rescuers arrive. Use a cell phone to call for help and try to give an ac-
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