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Run for Recovery

Runners and hikers headed out on the trail yesterday during the first-annual “Run for Recovery,” sponsored by Parents Against Illicit Narcotics and the Borderland Bicycle Club. Ten runners jogged through the 3.5-km course while 15 hikers took the long way, covering seven km through the bush to have fun while staying active and raise awareness about drug abuse in the district.

Face-off action

Muskie centre Lindsey Roehrig battled for the puck with Simone Benoit of the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints here Saturday afternoon. Roehrig contributed an assist to the Muskies’ onslaught as they dumped the Saints 9-1 en route to a first-place showing in their 10-team tournament.

Pumpkin Raffle

Hannah Anderson put her tickets in the pumpkin raffle at the Clover Valley Farmers' Market on Saturday. An assortment of beautifully-decorated pumpkins were up for grabs, with proceeds going to support the Riverside Foundation for Health Care. Saturday also marked the final farmers' market for the season, with the Christmas Store opening there in mid-November.

Seniors’ skit

Robin McCormick was one of the actors who presented the skit “Live, Love, and Laugh” during the second-annual Seniors’ Lifestyle Expo on Saturday at the Fort Frances High School. The humerous skit touched on a lot of health-related topics for seniors. Meanwhile, a variety of booths were set up in the small gym and a free lunch was offered. More than 200 people attended the event.

Pirate donation

Dressed as pirates, students from St. Michael’s School presented Fort Frances Public Library board chairperson Joyce Cunningham with a “treasure” this morning. The students in Paulette Romaniuk’s Grade 3 class and Tina Gurski’s Grade 2 class collected a total of $48.75 in coins to donate to the “Building for the Future” fundraising campaign for a new library here.

Story time

Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ defenceman MacKenzie York read a Hallowe’en story to students in Heather Bridgeman’s Grade 1/2 class at J.W. Walker School yesterday as his teammate and brother, Matthew, looked on. Several of the team’s players stopped by the school to share in storytime with the youngsters.

New citizen

Harry Steiner, originally from the U.S., was presented with his Canadian citizenship certificate from Citizenship Judge Arthur Miki during a ceremony at the Fort Frances Courthouse yesterday afternoon.

Paving the way

Contractors continued paving Central Avenue this morning. Crews started the work on Tuesday, and already have completed the 100 block of Church Street. The 100 block of Scott Street also will be paved, and a new brick sidewalk also is being installed on Central Avenue right now. Once the paving work is done, the road will re-open, with a second phase of work to begin in the spring.

Guest speaker

Jack Fafard spoke to students at St. Francis School yesterday about his experiences and work with the Casa Amparo Orphanage in Reynosa, Mexico. Later that day, students also heard from Fr. Pat Martin, who talked about mission work.

Painful reminder

Members of the “Boobettes” (Sue Jones, left, Ginette Anderson, and Shawne Crowe) acted out some of the more primitive means of getting a mammogram throughout history at the Rainy River Breast Health Network’s “Luncheon of Hope” on Saturday.