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Half-shaved head

Roxanne Marsh, a local Wal-Mart employee, had her head shaved during the 10th-annual “Cuts for Cancer” event, held in conjunction with “Spring Fever Days,” at the Hair and Body Care Shoppe in Emo on Saturday. She raised more than $400 in pledges, which Wal-Mart planned to match, bringing the event total to nearly $10,000. Proceeds were going towards Pam Carlson and Barb Forbes.

Garbage cleanup

Grade 5/6 students Cory Nordstrom, left, along with Colton Craig and Patrick Mills, cleaned up the school grounds at Crossroads on Friday as part of their Earth Day activities.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Holding a pose

Chanelle Matthews, a rhythmic gymnast with the Fort Frances Gymnastics Academy, demonstrated a few moves from her free routine Monday after competing in Winnipeg over the weekend. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Donation relay

Cst. Jared Meeks of Treaty Three Police, left, and Tammy Jack, career promotion co-ordinator for Pegamigaabo School, loaded up boxes of donated books and movies for the school at Big Grassy First Nation. The donations came from the Ontario School of Masonry in Gravenhurst and were shipped to Fort Frances free of charge by Taylor International.

Swirling colours

Katie Pearce displayed her ribbon routine yesterday at the Fort Frances Gymnastics Club after she and fellow rhythmic gymnast Chanelle Matthews took part in a meet in Winnipeg over the weekend. —Heather Ogilvie photo

‘Lava and Bones’

Children’s performers Mortal Coil put on their show “Lava and Bones” at the Townshend Theatre last night as part of the Kids & Company series. The show wrapped up the 2006/07 season. The Kids & Company entertainment series kicks off again Oct. 22 with The Blues Berries. —Melanie Béchard photo

Drug abuse talk

Brian Brattengeier, from the Thunder Bay OPP Tri-force Drug Unit, spoke to Grade 7/8 students at J. W. Walker School on Friday afternoon to teach them to make the right choice when it comes to drugs. He, along with a former drug user, also spoke to students in Atikokan and Mine Centre. —Heather Ogilvie photo

‘Cuts for Cancer’

Blake Morken, of Devlin, grinned as his hair was shaved away on Saturday during the annual “Cuts for Cancer” event, held in conjunction with Spring Fever Days, at the Hair and Body Care Shoppe in Emo. About $10,000 was raised through pledges and by haircuts that day, with the proceeds going to Pam Carlson (Morken’s grandmother) and Barb Forbes. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Getting into the spirit

Sylvia Meades, front row left, and Pam Oliver, and Marlene Yuill, back row left, Caren Fagerdahl, Lori Ring, Diane Clifford, and Jane Trivers of the Church of the Holy Spirit came dressed according to the theme at the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s “Old Bags Lunch” at the Fort High cafeteria on Saturday.