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Blast from the past

“Marilyn Monroe,” a.k.a. chief librarian Margaret Sedgwick, left, and children’s librarian Andrea Avis were among the many people who fit right into the 1950s-theme at the “Rockin’ for the Library” fundraiser social Saturday at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. The event, which featured raffles, games, and lots of prizes, drew about 230 people of all ages.

First customer

Serving his first customer as the new owner of M&M Meat Shops here, Chris McKinnon waited on Royline Badiuk on Monday morning. McKinnon bought the franchise from Garth Donald and Judie Campbell, who first opened the business here more than a decade ago. McKinnon also will continue to own and manage Skates & Blades, which he has run for more than five years.

New pastor

Conrad Dueck, the new pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Emo, along with his wife, Lois, and their children, Lorianne, 11, Caleb, eight, Joseph, seven, and Stephen, five, met members of the congregation and community at large during a “meet and greet” tea there Sunday.

Making new friends

New friends Angelina Morris and Kenzie Begin played at the post office play station in the kindergarten classroom during the JK/SK registration at J.W. Walker School last Wednesday. The youngsters were invited on a tour of the school, stopping at such locations as the library, computer lab, office, and kindgarten classrooms.

Steady as a rock

Matt Johnson, of the Rainy River High School boys’ rink, delivered a rock yesterday morning during NorWOSSA curling action here. The Owls finished with a 3-2 record but it wasn’t enough to catch the first-place Muskies. The Muskie girls’ rink also finished in first in their division, with both teams now advancing to the NWOSSAA playoffs.

Masterful mime

Children’s entertainer Trent Arterberry portrayed a lion as he acted out a story at the Townshend Theatre last night during “The Bigg Show” as part of the Kids & Co. series. Teaching children to use their imagination, Arterberry showed off his comical story-telling, masterful mime, compelling music, and hilarious puppetry. The final show of the Kids and Co.

Sweeping hard

Ethan Jordbro, left, and Sean Murray, of the Muskie boys’ rink, swept a rock down the ice during NorWOSSA curling action here this morning. The locals blanked Queen Elizabeth High School (Sioux Lookout) 7-0. Standings as of press time this morning saw both the FFHS boys’ and girls’ in first place while Queen Elizabeth sat atop the mixed division. The final draw took place at 12:30 p.m.

Sweeping hard

Caylee Woolsey, left, and Christine Ruppenstein swept a rock down the ice Saturday afternoon during the annual Ladies International Bonspiel, which was held here over the weekend. Maureen Thomson defeated Colleen Scrimger for the ‘A’ title, Judy Bain of Kenora downed local rink Bonnie Broman for the ‘B’ crown, and Flo Chartrand upended Kris Sinclair in the ‘C’ final.

New owner

Showing off some cedar-planked salmon, Chris McKinnon got right to work behind the counter this morning on his first day as new owner of M&M Meat Shops here. McKinnon bought the franchise from Garth Donald and Judie Campbell, who first opened the business here more than a decade ago.

Rockin’ the library

Drawn to the dance floor by the irresistible rock ’n roll sounds of the “Sensational Hot Rods,” Borka Gauthier, left, and Margitta McLeod twisted and jived the night away at the “Rockin’ for the Library” fundraiser social Saturday at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. The event, which featured raffles, games, and lots of prizes, drew about 230 people of all ages.