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Chatty grads

Ayla Anderson, left, and Kaylee Johnson-Luoma chatted it up during their graduation ceremony from the United Native Friendship Centre’s “Head Start” program. Around 15 kids graduated, which was held in conjunction with the UNFC’s alternative education graduation.

Speed demon

Declan Webb, left, tried to burst to the outside past Ethan Gould and Peyton Avis (in grey) during the Division 1 youth scocer wind-up yesterday evening. Shawn Wyder was there to back him up. After a rainy afternoon, Mother Nature finally let up enough so the youngsters could have their wind-up. The Squirts wind-up goes tonight at the St.

‘Head Start’ grad!

Charity McMahon, with the United Native Friendship Centre’s “Head Start” program, handed a diploma to Joel Calder at their graduation ceremony Friday at the Townshend Theatre. About 15 youngsters graduated, which was held in conjuction with the UNFC’s alternative education graduation ceremony.

Flippin’ burgers

Madisyn DeGagne, left, Kayle Koval, and Sue Hanson helped out at the “Relay for Life” fundraising barbecue on Friday at M&M Meats—despite the best efforts of Mother Nature to blow away the tent. The group went in with hopes of raising of $500 for the 12-hour relay that gets underway this Friday evening at Fort Frances High Schol.

Exam time

Jenna Wilson got help from teacher Duane Roen during her Grade 9 academic science exam this morning in the Fort High gym. Students began exams yesterday and will write them until Wednesday, when school is officially out for the summer.

Lifetime honours

Marjorie Stuart received a local Life Membership from Susan Robertson, on behalf of the La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary, at its annual general meeting Monday afternoon at Rainycrest. Also honoured were Faith Adair, Sam Harcus, Cal Robertson, Maureen Blair-Leighton, Lois Makarenko-Witherspoon, Millie Ward, Doris Dennis, Margaret Rogozinski, and Dino D’Agostini.