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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.

Hydro project

Brad Houghton, left, and Blair Beadow looked over a map of the area where the Namakan River hydro development project will be built during an open house last night at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Parking faux pas

While the sidewalk may be a little difficult to see when it’s covered in snow, that’s no excuse for motorists to park on it when visiting the Fort Frances Community Clinic. The town bylaw department has reported giving out tickets at this location to those who park on the sidewalk, but that still doesn’t seem to stop some people. A parking ticket will cost you $20.

Registration passport

Grade 8 student Cherstin Whatley instructed Angelina Morris and her older brother, Logan, on using their “passport” during the JK/SK registration at J.W. Walker School yesterday. The youngsters were invited on a tour of the school, stopping at such locations as the library, computer lab, office, and kindergarten classrooms.

Tax talk

Julia Verhoeven, with the Canada Revenue Agency, instructed volunteers on what’s new with 2007 tax returns yesterday at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau. As of March 1, low-income families, the disabled, and the elderly who want help filing their income taxes can just bring the applicable forms and information to the Volunteer Bureau’s office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

State of emergency

Capt. Joe Bobczynski, left, looked on as Sgt. Larry Indian of the Treaty Three Police checked out a phone to be used during a mock emergency yesterday afternoon at the Civic Centre.