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4-H looking for exchange students

Two more teens are needed to fill out the roster of local 4-H’ers bound for Olds, Alta. this summer on an exchange program funded through the federal government.

Kim Jo Calder, a club leader with the Rainy River District 4-H Association, said anyone aged 14-18 who was interested had to sign up by the end of this week, plus hand in their $174 registration fee.

Bull sale draws large numbers

The benches around the auction ring at the Stratton sales yard were packed Saturday, with 13 of the 19 bulls up for bid finding buyers at the 20th-annual Rainy River Bull Evaluation Centre’s sale.

A Charolais bull raised by Wayne C. Meyers fetched the highest bid at $2,200. The next highest went to a Black Angus bull raised by Bob Irvine for $1,850.

Golf course to capture flood water for irrigation

An off-line pond capturing flood water from the spring run-off and heavy rainstorms could be the answer to the irrigation needs of Kitchen Creek golf course without upsetting its neighbours.

Greens committee chair Rick Payne said the golf course has given up any plans for drawing water directly from the creek, noting the water flow through there is too low during most of the year.

Dam to be removed, two wells capped at Kitchen Creek

Strong concerns raised during a public information session last week has convinced the executive board at Kitchen Creek Golf Course to remove the rock dam near the edge of its property by Kehl Road.

Greens committee chair Rick Payne, who attended the session last Wednesday at the Crozier Hall, brought the concerns forward to the executive Monday night.

Métis youth program funding to expire soon

“Pointing kids in the right direction—which way do you want to go?” is the motto of the “Youth United” program run by the Sunset Country Métis.

But the program—which began in October on a six-month basis with funding by the Métis Nation of Ontario and Human Resources and Development Canada—may have nowhere to go itself when its funding runs out at the end of this month.