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Area cattlemen gearing up for year-end sale

This Saturday should mark the final sale of 1998 at the Stratton sales yard and indications are the year will end on a high note.

Peter Spuzak, president of the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association, said yesterday he’s expecting almost 1,000 head of cattle to move through the auction ring this weekend, matching the numbers at the yearling sale there earlier this month.

Local firefighters attend conference

Leo Pruys, Shawn Hyatt, Gary Victor Hughes, Allan Empey, and Bill Enge all participated in “Fire Con ’98” over the weekend, which offered specialized training in all aspects of firefighting.

They drove down Thursday and returned home after the Sunday workshops. In order to get a certificate for this conference, you must adequately pass a test.

Emo tapped for winter water supply

Freeze up could spell disaster for Emo’s water supply and that has council there looking at its options tonight to nip the problem before winter hits.

Any decision could depend on the price tag the solution comes with. But with freeze up normally in November, the municipality is hoping to do something fast.

Local 4-H’ers ‘go for the gold’

Eight district girls are out to prove they know all there is to know about 4-H when they head to Bruce Mines (near Sault Ste. Marie) for the regional “Go for the Gold” competition Saturday.

A sort of “Reach for the Top” in 4-H, it pits teams against each other in a knowledge quiz with questions based on any of the hundreds of projects in 4-H.