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Tween yarn club

Ryleigh Tucker showed off the yarn creation she made at “Tween Club" at the Fort Frances Library Technology Centre yesterday. The club used yards of yarn, cardboard discs and glue to create pom-poms and other fibrous figures. The "Tween Club” meets at the library each Monday from 4-5 p.m. until June 17, and is open to kids aged nine-12.

'Hope Alive in Me'

The Fort Frances Choraliers brought the sweet sounds of Easter-themed songs to a large group of residents at Rainycrest's Hallett Hall on Saturday afternoon. The theme of this year's Easter cantana was “Hope Alive in Me,” and following the Rainycrest performance, the choraliers sung at the Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls on Sunday.

'Career Day'

Mrs. Sieders' and Mrs. Wood's classes at St. Michaels School shared some smiles last Thursday on “Career Day” where students throughout the school wore outfits depicting the jobs they want to work when they grow up. Some students dressed up as professional hockey players while others put on costumes representing doctors and teachers.

Trade show

The 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadets were selling for their meat and BBQ draw at their booth during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's Business & Community Expo on Saturday at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The funds raised from the draw will be used to offset the cost of sending five of the air cadets on a trip to Europe later this year to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

'Country Chic'

Chantal Derendorf, left, Jaana Georgeson and Sheri Georgeson chose where to put their tickets at the penny table during “Mama's Gone Country Chic,” this year's spring fundraiser luncheon for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, which was held Saturday upstairs at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre.

Classic rivalry

It was all a matter of who was going to retrieve the ball first as the Muskie and Rainy River Owl girls' soccer teams renewed their rivalry on Thursday afternoon in exhibition action at Fort High. The black-and-gold prevailed in both games, with the girls' squad winning 2-0 and the boys eking out a 3-2 decision over the visiting Owls.

Instrumental division

The Fort Frances High School Grade 8 Band, led by Jody Bonner-Vickers, performed this morning for the final day of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts. The afternoon and evening instrumental sessions today will conclude the adjudicated portions of the festival. The annual highlights concert will take place next Tuesday (April 30) at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

Future site

Stakes have been planted to mark out the dimensions of the new OPP detachment set to be built at 200 McIrvine Road. The $18-million building is expected to be built by the fall of 2020. Funding for the project comes from the provincial government's commitment of $182-million to help replace aging police infrastructure.

Sampling fudge

Marcy Loveday watched as Myla Perreault tries out some homemade fudge at the “Oh For FUDGE Sakes!” table at the Easter Market on Saturday. The annual market, held at the Copper River Inn, saw dozens of vendors set up to sell their goods to those who were looking for that special Easter treat or gift.