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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.

STL planning Valentine party

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).