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Hearing aid donation

Carter Kinnear, 11, had his hearing aid placed by Jackie McCormick of the Fort Frances Enhanced Hearing Centre yesterday while his mother, Tammy McNally-Kinnear, sat beside him. Jacques Fiset, top right, along with Ed and Val Rose from the Fort Frances Lions Club, were instrumental in the youngster receiving the hearing aid after providing a $2,050 donation.

Highlighting odd jobs

Service Canada Centre for Youth workers Dayna DeBenedet, left, and Jamie Petrin enjoyed a shady refuge from the blazing heat as they handed out information yesterday about the Odd Job Squad. Other events being held in conjunction with Odd Job Week include a “Odd Job-stacle Course” today, as well as manning booths in front of both Safeway and Canadian Tire on Friday.

50-year celebration

Tracey Wright brought out her two daughters, Karleigh and Mackenzie, as well as her little niece, Olivia Allen, to enjoy a sundae in celebration of 50 years of Dairy Queen in Fort Frances. The business, now in its third generation of Thomson family ownership, is running different specials all this week to mark the occasion.

Soccer wrap-up

The board of directors for youth soccer could not ask for better weather or more exciting soccer for their season finale wind-up held last Saturday at the St. Francis Sportsfield.

With the sun shining down, there were some last minute dramatics in the division five playoffs.

Patriotic sumo

Abby Tolen walked around the “Relay for Life” in a Team Canada sumo suit, while fellow members of her team, Rebecca Tolen, Jeremiah McCart, Gavin Payne and daughter, Katherine, and Tara Tolley joined her for the opening lap on Friday evening at Fort Frances High School. This year’s event raised over $54,000 for the fight against cancer.

‘Strawberry Social’

Cyndi Ward, right, with her kids, Reilly and Beth, enjoyed strawberry shortcake at the annual “Strawberry Social” hosted by La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary last Thursday. The popular event, which has been around since 1957, raised around $5,300 to help pay down the auxiliary’s pledge to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care towards the new CT scanner here.

Toughing it out

Angela Petsnick, left, Keira Chown and Steph Botsford ran the ladder as part of the “Tighter ’N Lighter” Fitness Challenge offered by Courtney Koval through Integrity Fitness. Sixteen women competed in the three-times-a-week at 6 a.m., four-week challenge. The individual with the best post-fit test result will win a $75 gift certificate for Energy Fitness and a personal training package.