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Creation story

Rosetta Skead helped paint a mural entitled “Creation Story” on the outer wall of the Circle Room at Fort Frances High School on Monday evening. The painting, designed by Roland White of Whitefish Bay, represents the story of Turtle Island and how the Ojibwe people believe the world was created.

Cul-de-sac work

Work on the Huffman subdivision cul-de-sac began this morning, although it will be a few weeks before it begins to take shape. Chief Building Official Travis Rob was on site, noting right now workers are tying in the water and sewer to Fifth Street East. Other crews are working on what previously was an open field, as pictured above.

Feedback positive for Emo Fair

“I think it exceeded our expectations in a lot of areas,” Krista Kellar, second vice-president of the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society, said about this year’s fall fair in Emo.

“With our truck raffle, we were able to raise some money to get some projects around the fairgrounds done that we’ve been putting off for years just from the cost perspective,” she noted.

Eager donor

Mark VanHeyst was in line an hour before the annual blood donor clinic opened yesterday at Fort Frances High School so he could be the first to give the “gift of life.” The two-day clinic wraps up today from noon-3 p.m. and again from 5-8 p.m. Canadian Blood Services’ goal is to collect 240 donations in all.

'Kraft' window display

Northwoods Gallery & Gifts decorated its front window in preparation for Sunday’s “Kraft Celebration Tour” festivities here, including a live broadcast of TSN’s SportsCentre beginning at 5 p.m. Many local businesses are decking out their windows in similar fashion while some are going a step further by holding food drives.

Library artwork

Cameron Cawston’s drawings are on display for the month of August at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, along with artwork submitted by two other local youths: Sydnee McLeod and Maggie LeMesurier.

Dragon ride

The dragon roller-coaster at the Emo Fair always is a hit with the youngsters, who lined up all evening Friday for their turn. The annual fair was filled with families enjoying the midway, games, food, exhibition hall, animals, and stock car races.

Young dancers

Many children came out for the Abinoojii Okogediwin Pow Wow, hosted by Weechi-it-te-win Family Services yesterday afternoon. Held at the Nanicost Pow-Wow Grounds, Grand Entry began at 1 p.m. with a meal wrapping up the enjoyable day at 5:30 p.m.

Badminton game

Cole Hammer got ready to serve the birdy during a badminton game yesterday afternoon at Pither’s Point Park. Community Living held a barbecue and game day to celebrate the end of their ‘Get Moving Challenege’ that they held over the summer for staff and service-users.

Open mic

Erin Gustafson, left, and Anne Jean sung “Say (What You Need to Say)” by John Mayer last night at the Fort Frances Public Library and Technology Centre’s “End of Summer Open Mic”. Approximately 60 people attended the event; watching many youths perform, drinking Smashing Tea, and entering contests sponsored by Bearskin Airlines, Cine 5, and Tim Hortons.