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Hot pursuit

Muskie running back Matt DePiero made a break from the Kelvin Clippers during their WHSFL showdown here Friday. DePiero’s rushes were few and far between, but still were the team’s best source of yardage during their 65-0 shellacking at the hands of the visitors.

Locally grown

Local MP Ken Boshcoff, right, and his legislative assistant, Doug Judson, showed off the main course—a trio of meat presentations, including French pork loin with smoked apple chutney, classic filet mignon with sauce bordelaise, and peppered escaloped of elk tenderloin—at the first-annual Rainy River District Harvest Dinner on Saturday night.

Afternoon snack

Jayden Bombay took a big bite of delicious dessert during the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiiliary’s tea Saturday afternoon at the New Beginings Fellowship Church here. The auxiliary also presented the Riverside Foundation for Health Care with a cheque for $29,000 that day.

At the controls

Jacob Grinsell, five, wondered what all those dials were for on the side of the fire truck Saturday morning at Canadian Tire. The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service was there to meet the public and promote “Fire Prevention Week.”

Hometown support

Re-elected MPP Howard Hampton got a big hug from his uncle, Allan Gustafson, as he made his way through the cheering crowd and bustling media to get to the stage and make his speech last Wednesday night at La Place Rendez-Vous here.

Storytime fun

With Hallowe’en on its way in a couple of weeks, children’s librarian Andrea Avis read the story “Winnie the Witch” by Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas during “Storytime” this morning at the Fort Frances Public Library. Aimed at children aged two-and-a-half to five years old, “Storytime” is a popular program, running twice on Tuesday and twice on Wednesday each week.

Rock on

Kathie Jackson rung in the new curling season yesterday with a throw on the straight and narrow during ladies’ Monday night twilight league play at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Sweet treat

Roberta Jeffery chose a dessert to go with her coffee during the La Verendrye Hospital auxiiliary’s tea Saturday afternoon at the New Beginings Fellowship Church. The annual event not only served as an occasion for people to chat over coffee and dainties, but enter raffles and buy baked goods. The auxiliary also presented the Riverside Foundation for Health Care with a cheque for $29,000.

Muskie girls tourney

Morgan Kruger tried to find a way around the tough St. Patrick’s defence in the Muskie junior girls’ final game of their weekend tournament. The squad won one and lost two as hosts, including a crushing 31-5 loss to the Saints.

Reaching out

Tyler Brusven tried to get a hold of Clippers’ running back Conor Stevenson during the visitors’ 65-0 rout over the Muskies on Friday afternoon. The 0-6 black-and-gold will try to end the regular season on a winning note this Friday versus the host Kildonan East Reivers.