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Trade show

Shane Carriene and Sasha Galbraith of Revco Carpet here displayed the different products and services it provides on Saturday afternoon during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's annual Business and Community Expo at the curling club. Besides carpet, the local business carries an array of other renovation essentials, such as paint, blinds, bathtubs, sinks, and fireplaces.

Rainycrest party

June Caul, Diane Maxey, Lu Neilson, and Verena Zucchiatti enjoyed a Las Vegas-themed party yesterday during Rainycrest's annual volunteer appreciation lunch. Elvis played in the background as those on hand lined up to grab some grub. Games such as “Plinko" and "Spin to Win” also were set up for people to try their luck.

Author aims to make Bible more relatable

After six years of writing, local author Sara Kellar recently published her second book: a collection of short stories and poems entitled “Full of Words.”

The anthology is composed of Biblical re-tellings and allegories, each with a devotional thought following it, she said.

Her goal with the book was to make the Bible more relatable, Kellar explained.

Flag talk

Flora Danylchuk of the Fort Frances Lions Club handed out Canadian flags to eager Grade 1 students at J.W. Walker School this morning. She then gave a brief presentation on why the flag is an important symbol in Canada before the class sang “O Canada.”

Exam time

Grade 12 students buckled down to take their Exercise Science exam yesterday during the first day of exams at Fort High. Exams continue until Thursday, which will followed by a P.D. Day on Friday. The second semester then begins Monday (Feb. 2).

Christmas dance

Fort High students Sam McKinnon, left, Kassidy LeDrew, Danielle Hammond, Nicole LePine, and Lauren Vold posed in front of the “North Pole” sign during the annual semi-formal dance there last Thursday. The theme was called “The Island of Misfit Toys.”

Healthy futures

Sydney Johnson, Kaily Greengrass and Holly Nixon tried their hand at the various exercise equipment that personal trainer Shannon Jackson had at her booth at the “Healthy Futures Fair” held at Fort Frances High School last Wednesday. The program is set up to raise awareness about certain genetic and environmental diseases and disabilities that teens may develop as they grow older.