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Abattoir issue reaches turning point.

It’s either sink or swim for building a new kill plant when the abattoir steering committee presents its information on the subject March 23 at Our Lady of The Way School in Stratton at 7:30 p.m.

The committee has spent the better part of the past year finding facts and figures on how much it would cost to build and operate a new abattoir in the Rainy River District.

Good omen or bad?

Not everyone is enjoying the unseasonably mild weather these days, with many district farmers wondering if this early thaw is the harbinger of another dry year.

Kim Jo Calder, manager at the Emo Research Station, said all the snow has melted in the fields although there has been very little run off from the thaw.

4-H hand out awards

Laura Zimmerman and Greg Hartlin each walked away with a little cash from the annual banquet of the Rainy River District 4-H Association held Feb. 6 at the Devlin Community Hall.

Zimmerman won the DeGagne Award ($100 and a trophy) as the calf club member who accumulated the greatest number of points during the last three years.

Brown given seniors’ award

Evelyn Brown was honoured as 1997 Senior of the Year for La Vallee in recognition of her dedication to the community.

A very quiet person by nature, but someone who loves people, Brown visits the sick and shut-ins in the hospital or their homes, taking along baking. She also volunteers and donates for the hospital auxiliary.