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Stratton toy library makes changes

Visiting the Stratton Toy Library, I discussed different programs with Sandy Shrumm, who was looking after the day’s activities while co-ordinator Patti Nordin was engaged with other matters.

Shrumm did indicate that because their Wednesday after-school program has become a great success, the toy library will have to revert to the following changes.

Auxiliary tea well supported

The Emo Hospital Auxiliary executive was quite pleased with the attendance and support it received from people during its fall tea/bake sale Friday afternoon at the Emo Legion.

President Dorothy Haines beamed over how well organizations responded in volunteering their services.

Atikokan searching for source of bacteria problem

The Ontario Clean Water Agency has filter and chemical experts coming to Atikokan’s water treatment plant to see what went wrong in its system after the Northwestern Health Unit issued a “boil water” advisory there last week.

It’s also conducting a “wet well cleanout” to see if that will prevent the Cryptosporidium bacteria from showing up in future water samples.

Bible camps had successful summer

CSSM rep Mark Mast reported a successful summer season for area Bible camps.

“Once again, God has blessed us with a very rewarding summer,” said Mast, in his 12th summer of ministry in the Rainy River District. “There are many testimonies of individuals who had experienced the Lord in a meaningful way.”