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Signs to promote local agriculture

You might call it a sign of the times.

The first of two signs promoting agriculture in Rainy River District was hoisted into place late last week just west of Fort Frances on a piece of land owned by Leon DeGagne.

The second sign is set to go up just east of Rainy River on one of Rudy Sinninghe’s fields sometime in the next week or so.

Choir celebrates fifth season

Christmas is coming and so is the fifth season of the Rainy River Community Choir, which stages its first of four performances tomorrow night.

“Music and Readings for the Christmas Season” opens at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bergland, then moves to Our Lady of the Way Church in Pinewood on Friday.

DYS looking to make the grade

While public school board trustees were presented with last May’s standardized grade three testing results just last night, Donald Young School already is working on how to make next year’s results better.

Across the district, schools saw students’ understanding in reading and mathematics decrease from the 1996-97 test results.

Emo named after Irish town

In Gaelic, Emo means “Edge of the Plain.” In English, it means “The Place our First Reeve was From.”

Alexander Luttrell was born Feb. 14, 1845 near Emo, Ireland (which is spelled Ioma in Gaelic). After the potato famine, his mother and father, with their eight children in tow, came to Canada and settled in eastern Ontario.

DYS holds Remembrance Day ceremony

Although inclement weather conditions cancelled Remembrance Day services in Emo, Devlin, Barwick, and Stratton, it did not stop the students at Donald Young School from holding their assembly last week.

The introduction and welcome was given by grade six teacher Lucinda Meyers, with Diana Redford acting as emcee.