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Making a move

More than 140 students from across the district participated in the Rainy River District Schools Chess Tournament on Friday at Crossroads in Devlin. A number of the players qualified for the Northern Ontario Schools Chess Championship, which will be held Oct. 20 in Thunder Bay.

Student vote

Robert Moore School students Josh Liggins, right, along with Thomas Onichuk and Matt Cheetham, helped to run the student vote today. Youth in Grades 4-8 there, as well as at Fort Frances High School, are participating in the student vote, which is taking place across the province. Results will be made public on Thursday. The real provincial election is being held tomorrow.

Thanksgiving craft

Madeline Jones made a turkey out of construction paper Saturday morning at the Fort Frances Resource Program/Ontario Early Years Centre. The centre offers activities every Saturday as well as on most weekdays.

Thanksgiving market

Residents perused over the local vegetables available at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market here Saturday. The Thanksgiving market, which also was open on Thursday, featured perogies, cabbage rolls, pies, and pickles to add to any Thanksgiving feast.

Thanksgiving meal

Grade 3 students Chad Smith, left, and John Bruyere enjoyed vegetable soup during a Thanksgiving meal Friday at Huffman School here. Students from all grades had worked together to prepare the soup the day before, as well decorate the gym for the special occasion. Bannock was provided by Couchiching First Nation.

‘Bits of Broadway’

Daylin James performed his “Bits of Broadway . . . and More” show, as well as “The Comeback King,” last night at the Townshend Theatre before a small but enthusiastic crowd. Proceeds from the show are going to the local skate park. James will be back in town again in December to perform a Gospel show.

Generous donation

Student council members at J.W. Walker School yesterday helped Capt. Angel Sandoval load up donations for the local Salvation Army’s food bank. Students at the school brought in plenty of food over three days to help fill the food bank in time for Thanksgiving.

Race to the finish

Eight-year-old Morgan Haw, a Sturgeon Creek student, led the district’s Grade 4 girls in her cross-country race—the first of the day—at Crossroads School in Devlin yesterday. Schools from across the district sent students from Grades 4-8 to Crossroads to compete in races, broken down by age and gender.

World record walk

Fort Frances Fire Chief Gerry Armstrong, left, Community Services manager George Bell, and town CAO Mark McCaig were three of the 115 walkers who joined in the “World Record Walk” here yesterday. They gathered at the Sorting Gap Marina at 11:30 a.m. and walked to Rainy Lake Sports and Tackle and back.

Moose Face-off

Toronto Marlies forward Darryl Boyce lost this face-off to Mike Vigilante of the Manitoba Moose during their exhibition showdown Friday night at the Ice for Kids Arena here. Boyce lost the battle but won the war, scoring two goals en route to the 5-3 victory by the Marlies.