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Sam Odrowski

Fire service accepting applications

The Chapple, Emo, La Vallee & Alberton Fire & Emergency Service is running its annual recruitment drive up until this Sunday (Sept. 30).

The service currently is looking to fill five vacant positions in Alberton, two in Chapple, two in Emo, and two in La Vallee.

Chief Josh Colling encourages anyone in these communities with an interest to submit an application.

Blowing dry

Harper Gunderson blew through a straw to quickly dry the paint on her new masterpiece at Sunny Cove Camp last Friday during one of the arts workshops at the “I Am Awesome (And I Know It)” self-esteem retreat for girls aged 11-16. The group of 65 girls each participated in a series of arts and craft workshops during the retreat that ran from Sept. 20-23.

Legion honouree

Legion Ladies' Auxiliary to Br. #29 member Grace Angus shook hands with auxiliary president Alfreda Easton as she was recognized with a pin for her 60 years of service during an Honour and Awards Ceremony held Saturday at the Legion.

Legion award

Legion Ladies' Auxiliary to Br. #29 member Mary Holland received flowers and a 50-year pin from Legion membership chair Cindy Noble at the Honours and Awards Ceremony held there Saturday.

Girls' retreat

Those attending the annual “I Am Awesome (And I Know It)” self-esteem retreat for young women got in touch with their creative sides Friday afternoon during one of the arts-based workshops where they decorated tiles. The retreat ran from Sept. 20-23 and roughly 60 girls from across Northwestern Ontario took part.

New school progress

Construction crews were seen prepping gravel, putting foundation walls in, and preparing the construction site near St. Francis School for the new consolidated JK-Grade 8 Catholic school that is slated to be built for the 2019-20 school year. A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the project on Aug. 22 and work has been conducted ever since to ready the site.