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Race against time

Aquanaut Caitlin Sande took part in the club’s time trials last Thursday. Fourteen of the club’s competitive swimmers competed against the clock for the first time this season at the Memorial Sports Centre pool.

—Alex Cruickshank photo

‘That’s a wrap!’

Dylan Ossachuk volunteered to be “mummified” in toilet paper by Jordan Bruyere, left, and Shanleigh Fryer during the Fort Frances Public Library’s Hallowe’en party on Saturday afternoon. Kids showed up in costumes and made Hallowe’en crafts, bobbed for apples, played games, and enjoyed some snacks. —Melanie Béchard photo

Be prepared

Pharmacist Edwin Bruyere of the Fort Frances Clinic Dispensary showed John Pohanka how the new emergency information vials now available at the clinic dispensary work Saturday at the Fort Frances Seniors’ Coalition’s inaugural lifestyle expo.

‘Know when to hold ’em . . .’

A group of people played Texas Hold ’Em poker at Plaza Lanes this past Monday night. The players are part of a newly-formed league who each week compete for gift certificates and earn points towards the overall standings. The points will be used to seed the players come the tournament championship in early December. —Alex Cruickshank photo

All dressed up

Youngsters were strutting their stuff during the “Mother Goose” program at the Fort Frances Public Library this morning. The kids—from newborns up to 18 months old, were decked out in Hallowe’en costumes to sing songs and learn lap rhymes with their caregivers. —Melanie Béchard photo

Jump ball

Junior Muskie basketball player Taylor Meyers wrestled for the ball with two Beaver Brae Bronco players yesterday at Fort High. The play resulted in a jump ball. The junior Muskie hoopsters trounced the Broncos 25-13 to improve their NorWOSSA league record to 5-1.

—Alex Cruickshank photo

Running for a cause

Bill Michl, third from right, got some help from local runners Kimberly Chorney, right, Dan Loney, Vince Sheppard, Gaydonna Baker, and Lincoln Dunn (hidden) as they neared Emo on Friday afternoon. Michl ran the 60 miles from Rainy River to Fort Frances to kick off the “Just Imagine” campaign. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Seniors’ safety

Irene Vanderplaats, left, received a copy of the new seniors’ safety calendar from Gerri Yerxa, a geriatric mental health therapist with the local District Mental Health Services Older Adults Program, last Wednesday at Canada Safeway. Yerxa ended up giving out 200 of the calendars that day.

Generous donation

“Just Imagine” campaign chair Deane Cunningham, right, thanked Emo centenarian Maurice MacMillan for his $500 donation towards a CT scanner for the district—$5 for every year of his life. The donation was announced at a luncheon at the Emo Legion on Friday during the campaign’s kick-off, where local runner Bill Michl stopped on his 60-mile run from Rainy River to Fort Frances.

Reading buddies

St. Francis students Stacey Cridland (Grade 6) and Taylor DeGagne (Grade 4) read “Wait and See” by acclaimed Canadian author Robert Munsch together during the “Reading Buddy” program at the school on Thursday. The program pairs older students with younger ones to help each other with their reading skills.

—Melanie Béchard photo