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RRVAS kick-off dinner coming soon


The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society will hold a fundraising kick-off dinner in support of its new building project on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Emo/La Vallee Arena.

Cocktails are at 5 p.m. (cash bar), followed by dinner at 6 p.m. featuring roast pork, potatoes, beans, coleslaw, homemade buns, apple crisp, and ice cream.

An auction and penny table to follow.

Tickets cost $25 each, which are available from RRVAS board members (a list is available at

Tickets also are available at Fort Frances General Supply and Wilson's Business Solutions.

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Congratulations to Glenda Belluz and Charlene McTavish on their recent retirements.

Glenda no longer will be driving the big yellow school bus after having a bus run for 31 years. She said “she will miss the kids.” And as many students noted, she was the best!

May you retire taking many lasting memories with you and knowing you were much more than of a bus driver but a support and example to many.

Charlene, meanwhile, was employed for several years at H&R Block.

May both you ladies enjoy this next chapter in your life!

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Happy birthday to Gary Esselink, he hit the big “6-0” on Aug. 23.

A birthday celebration was enjoyed with family.

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It is with great joy that I announce a new baby boy to our family.

Carley McCormick and Brent Romyn had son on Aug. 31 and Harlan Daniel already is loved by many.

Grandparents Darryl and Charlene Romyn and great-grandma, Nellie, along with myself plus a large extended family, are happy to welcome this adorable addition.

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Robin's 2¢:

Being cremated is my last hope for a smoking hot body.

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