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McKay takes crown at speech contest

Despite stiff competition, Crossroads student Keith McKay proved he could speak with the best them, taking top honours at the district speech contest last Tuesday at the Emo Legion.

His speech, “My Socks,” earned him first place while Ginna Faykes (Atikokan High School) took second place with her speech, “Suicide.”

Stratton woman to receive Ontario volunteer award

Stratton resident Riet Carnahan is among 20 individuals, groups, and businesses who will be receiving a 1999 Ontario Volunteer Award later this month in Sioux Lookout.

Carnahan, nominated for the award by Barb Duguay, co-ordinator of the Emo and Rural Home Support and Emo Meals on Wheels, has been an active senior volunteer in both of these programs for more than five years.