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.
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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.
Chronic care patients now at the Emo hospital will be guaranteed beds in the newly-renovated long-term care facility, the Community Care Access Centre said yesterday.
Dave Murray, regional CCAC executive director, said the decision was made to offer some peace of mine for families with relatives there right now.
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.
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.
Rainy River District 4–H’ers had plenty to be proud of in 1999 and that fact shone through at the annual awards banquet last Friday evening in Emo.
In addition to the usual awards, there were several notable achievements of provincial distinction.
Mine Centre School held school spirit week last week. Each day had a different theme, and staff and students were encouraged to dress according to the theme for the day.
The Stratton Toy Library has scheduled a pre-school Valentine party, featuring a treasure hunt, games, and snack, for Thursday, Feb. 10 from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
Those interested are asked to pre-register and also get a list of names for a Valentine card exchange. Also let them know if you’d like to participate in the box lunch (adult or child).
A Devlin woman who was up in arms over plans to close the Emo hospital for at least six months for renovations is more conciliatory this week after speaking with the CEO of Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc.
Alberton councillors were content at their monthly meeting last Wednesday night to let La Vallee send in its request to the province to do a financial impact analysis for the two communities if they opted to amalgamate.