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Letter to the Editor

JEAN MARTENS

It is with great sadness the family of Jean Martens announce her sudden passing on Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997.

She was born in Fort William, Ont. on June 7, 1921. She attended school in Fort William, and worked at the Canada Car there during the war.

Helping hands

Dear sir:

Quick reaction by a group of residents, fishermen and passers-by averted what could have turned into a major fire on Clearwater Lake on Thursday, Aug. 7 around 2 p.m.

Halfway there

To the editor:

While on the bus back to Winnipeg, my daughter, Stephanie, woke up and asked the question, “How much longer before we get there?”

I said, “We’re halfway there." She said, "Well then, I’ll count to see how long before we get there.” Well, she stopped counting at 1,100. She said that it took too long. And the trip was still two hours.

KATHERINE (KATIE) BLISS

Katherine (Katie) Bliss, 76, of Mine Centre, Ont., passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Katie was born May 15, 1921 in Insinger, Sask. to the late Nickolas and Mary Serediuk.

She was united in marriage on Sept. 11, 1946 to David W. Bliss in Mine Centre, Ont. In 1996, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

DOUG KELLY

Doug Kelly, 52, of Sabaskong First Nation, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Friday, Aug. 15, 1997.

He was born Jan. 23, 1945 in Sabaskong First Nation to the late Jim and Marion Kelly. Doug had lived all of his life in Sabaskong, and on Sept. 19, 1966 he was united in marriage to the former Lucille White.

ADRIENNE MCCULLOCH

Adrienne McCulloch, 65, of Barwick, Ont., passed away unexpectedly Aug. 9, 1997 while visiting in Grand Prairie, Alta.

Adrienne was a member of the Stratton United Church, where she helped with Sunday School when able.

Who’s leading who?

Dear editor:

From the article “Transit service here ready to roll" (July 16), it stated, "Meanwhile, Coun. Sharon Tibbs wanted to dispel rumours that council planned to cancel the handi-van service here.”

Favouritism abounds

Dear editor,

In comment to the article in last Wednesday’s paper, “Emo Speedway now forced to reduce driver payouts,” Sonny Ferris is complaining about low attendance in the stands and about the lack of interest surrounding the Emo Speedway.