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Rickford announcement

Riverside Health Care hosted local MPP Greg Rickford at La Verendrye General Hospital for a public press conference on Thursday. Rickford announced the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care would be providing Riverside with $62,000 in one-time funding for the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF).

'100 Days'

Grade 1 students at St. Michael's School's shared big smiles Friday as they sported handmade eyewear in celebration of their 100th day of school. Students celebrated the milestone by making crafts, posters, and pieces of art. Students at Robert Moore School celebrated their "100th Day on Friday, as well.

50th anniversary

A large crowd of family and friends gathered Saturday at the home of Kim Jo Bliss to help her parents, Louise and Tony Bliss, celebrate their 50th anniversary. The Emo couple, whose actual anniversary is Jan. 25, marked the occasion with a trip to Nashville, where they enjoyed an NHL game between the Winnipeg Jets and Predators as well as a Jeannie Seely concert at the Grand Ole Opry.

Fibre finalist #2

“By The Lamps Glow," a rug-hooking piece made by Debbie Ballard was awarded first place in the "Best Pattern Design” category of the Fibre Art Festival. All 26 pieces submitted for the exhibit now are on display upstairs at the museum.

Learning about literacy

Rayden Copenace of Riverview School in Rainy River added his thumb print to the painting created by artist Shawna Grapentine yesterday as part of Literacy Day activities there. The painting portrays a tree with the “Seven Grandfather” teachings at the roots, incorporating both French and Ojibwe languages and the students' thumbprint leaves in a rainbow of colours.

Getting creative

Sam Busch got creative during an abstract flow painting workshop, led by Patti Tinkess-Fletcher, held Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre. There still are some spots open for the next workshop—silk tie/scarf painting with Cher Pruys—set for Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1-3 p.m.