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Sam Odrowski

Solemn remembrance

Provincial representative Troy Kadikoff laid a wreath at the annual Remembrance Day ceremony held Sunday morning at the Fort Frances cenotaph. About 150-200 people came out to show their respects for those who served our country. See more photos A6.

Laying wreath

Dave Taggart of the Canadian Border Services laid a wreath during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony held yesterday morning at the Fort Frances cenotaph. About 150-200 people braved the chilly weather to attend the ceremony, which saw close to 30 wreathes and crosses being laid. Similar ceremonies were held at cenotaphs across the district.

Musical revue

Fort High student Brianna Eldridge belted out “House of the Rising Sun" by Georgia Turner and Bert Martin during the school's annual fall musical revue that ran from Thursday to Saturday. With the theme being "Shade of Yellow and Sunshine,” the show featured a series of songs and choreographed performances based on the colour yellow and the sun.

Almost complete

Crews managed to finish laying the first layer of asphalt for the overpass construction on Tuesday and Wednesday but line painting for the roadway likely will be delayed until next year due to the recent cold and wet conditions. Temporary reflective stickers will be put on the asphalt instead.

Talking water

Craig Miller, environmental superintendent for the Town of Fort Frances, yesterday gave a presentation on the process of treating raw lake water at the town's treatment plant for a Grade 8 class at St. Francis School. The class then toured the plant this morning, led by Miller and the senior water treatment plant operator Randy White.

Poppy fund aids local veterans

The Fort Frances Legion Br. #29 kicked off its annual poppy campaign on Oct. 26 and has been canvassing at local stores, banks, and other areas around town.

Funds raised go directly into the Poppy Fund, which helps to support any local veterans and their relatives.

“The Poppy Fund is the trust fund that is set up for the vets,” noted Legion office manager Veronica Davis.

'Jurassic' trunk

Darren and Chantal Derendorf of Gold Star Taxi took won first place in the “Brightest" category at the annual "Trunk-or-Treat" event that took place last Wednesday at the Fort Frances Public Library parking lot. The display was decked out in "Jurassic Park”-themed decorations and provided a prehistoric feel to the young trick-or-treaters who stopped by.

District farms given funding

Local MPP Greg Rickford doled out funding for four district farms during the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture's annual dinner and meeting Saturday night at the Millennium Hall in Stratton.

Some $44,500 was earmarked for Delton Martin's cattle operation in Stratton while $43,500 went to Allen Jolicouer to purchase a tractor for his cow/calf operation in Barwick.