Rainy Lake is still rising—and today matched its 1974 level at 339.197 m (1,109.57 ft.)—but it may crest next week if there is no significant rain.
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The Emo Beef Club had its first meeting Wednesday, May 9 at the research station in Emo. It was attended by 11 kids—some new to the beef club and some veterans.
An election of officers took place and then we discussed options on how to go about this year’s club.
Whether you call them forest tent caterpillars or army worms, they are beginning to march by the millions across roads, into backyards, and onto buildings.
“Somebody has to sweep the doorway before I can go out,” noted Joyce Strachan, whose back lawn of her Eighth Street home is carpeted with the bugs.
With another school year winding down and summer vacations on the horizon, Bible camps are preparing for a full scale of activities.
As employees head into day 19 of their strike, there still are no talks slated between Association of Community Living workers here and their employer.
“It’s status quo, there are no talks scheduled,” said Alanna Barr, executive director of the Fort Frances and District Association of Community Living.
The countdown to the centennial of Fort Frances in 2003 is on! May 27 marked 100 weeks until the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the community on April 11, 1903.
The Fort Frances centennial planning committee has launched a contest for a logo and slogan to use in promoting 2003. On Canada Day, the winning entries will be announced.
Emo Legion Br. #99 hosted the district Decoration Day banquet last Saturday (May 26).
Branches from Zone 7 were on hand, including host Emo, Fort Frances, Rainy River, Keewatin, Oxdrift, Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Hudson, Igance, and Ear Falls.
Story Hour, Playgroup, and the Kids’ Craft Club soon will be wrapping up activities for another year at the Emo Toy Lending and Resource Centre.
The Story Hour windup party is slated for Tuesday, June 19 from 10 a.m. until noon at Lions Park. Parents are welcome join in the fun.
Chapple is preparing to hold a flea market on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barwick Hall.
To book a table(s), call Jackie (487-1222) or the municipal office (487-2354). The cost is $10 for the first table and $5 for additional ones.
The Friends of the Fort Frances Public Library held its monthly meeting May 17.
Special thanks was given by chairperson Jean Boileau to Ruth Caldwell, Wendy Agar, Barbara Marr, and everyone who helped to make the Fort Frances Public Library’s “open house” a great success.