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Up for bid

Heather Oltsher, right, and Joyanne Tolen admired a pillow which was up for bid in the silent auction Saturday afternoon during the “Mama's Gone Country Chic” fundraiser at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre. This year's spring fundraiser luncheon raised just over $9,200 for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care.

Country chic #7

Linda Esselink, left, and Ynske Kaemingh took their chances while playing the pie roulette operated by Betty DeGagne “Mama's Gone Country Chic” fundraiser on Saturday at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre. About 125 women attended the event.

Country chic #6

Randi Roth, left, bought an arm's-length of tickets for the watch and necklace draw from RBC volunteer Michelle Elias at the luncheon on Saturday afternoon. Elias was joined by fellow RBC volunteers Courtney Yatchuk and Dana-Lynn Begin. RBC donated $1,000 to the Foundation for the event through its “Day of Service” program.

Second newcomer event here lauded

Moving to a new community can be difficult, especially when immigrating there from another part of the world.

To assist those who are new to Fort Frances get better acclimated to the community, the Valley Adult Learning Association (VALA) hosted their second official “Newcomer Meet and Greet” at the Plaza Lanes bowling alley here last Friday.

School name contest closed

In the story 'School name on board's agenda' in yesterday's Bulletin, it was reported that the Northwest Catholic District School Board would be accepting submissions from the public until April 26 in regards to the naming contest for the new K-8 consolidated school.

North Stars even SIJHL final with Miners

The Thunder Bay North Stars' trio of Jacob Brown, Keighan Gerrie, and Ryan Mignault collected a combined nine points to help their sqaud upend the Red Lake Miners 5-2 on Sunday night in Game 2 of the SIJHL's Bill Salonen Cup Final at the Fort William Gardens.

With the win, the North Stars evened the best-of-seven set at 1-1 heading into Game 3 tonight at the Cochenour Arena.

Carlson nabs pair of honours

Florida State Seminole student-athletes gathered last Wednesday for the 25th-annual Golden Nole Awards banquet, which is hosted by the Student Athlete Advisory Council (S.A.A.C.).

The event honours the contributions made in the community and also recognizes those student-athletes that go above and beyond to display leadership on and off the field while striving to live unconquered.