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Emmanuel students attend convention

Students of Emmanuel Christian Academy in Fort Frances earned several medals at the Regional Junior Convention hosted by Portage Christian Academy on Feb. 3-4 in Portage La Prairie.

About 100 students aged seven to 12 from nine schools competed in a multitude of events in academic, athletic, art, musical, and platform categories.

Cattle scale ready to go

All that’s left to do now is remodelling the interior after the new ring scale at the Stratton sales yard received the federal stamp of approval last week.

“We have a sticker on it and she’s all ready to go,” said Peter Spuzak, president of the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association.

Foster Care

With more than 25 children already in foster care in Rainy River District and their numbers growing, Family and Children’s Services here is hoping an informational forum Feb. 14 will expand the pool of new families who can accommodate the needs of district children and teens.

Students stage talent show

On Friday afternoon, Donald Young School students gathered for an assembly in the gym to watch a talent show, with parents in attendance.

Principal Nancy Fretter congratulated all the students who took part. “They had done so well in their performance,” she noted.

Students who performed received blue or red ribbons.

4-H hooks up with high schools

High school students needing to get their 40 hours of community service in order to graduate have a new option to consider—joining 4-H.

The Rainy River District 4-H Association will be starting up “community involvement clubs” this month for students at both Rainy River and Fort Frances High Schools.

4-H facing change

A number of radical changes taking place for 4–H in Ontario, which encompasses about 9,000 youngsters and 2,000 adults, were outlined during Friday night’s annual awards banquet.