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‘Adopt an Angel’

Jacquee Loerzel, children’s mental health co-ordinator at Family and Children’s Services, left, and June Caul put up the Christmas tree and began hanging about 110 angel ornaments for the “Adopt an Angel” program on Friday afternoon.

Early Christmas gift

Randy Thoms of Shaw Cable, right, presented Denise Audette, executive director of the Volunteer Bureau, with $1,000 in gift certificates for Safeway Canada yesterday for the annual community Christmas supper. The money was donated by the Fort Frances Community Television board.

Learning GIS

Grade 9 students Matt Mutz, left, Cody Caul, and Micha Gerber checked out the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) computer software used by the the Ministry of Natural Resources yesterday during the GIS Day demonstrations at Fort Frances High School.

–Heather Ogilvie photo

Crease scramble

Fifth top goal-scorer in the NorWOSSA boys hockey league, Muskie player Josh Sigurdson (#7) scrambled at the net with rival team, the Red Lake Rams, during their season opener here Friday night. The Muskies ended up holding off the resilient Rams to win 5-2. —Jenni Condon photo

In Flanders Fields

It was obvious how much practice time these local elementary students put in when they began the Remembrance Day service at the Fort Frances cenotaph on Friday morning by reciting the very familiar “In Flanders Fields,” which they all knew by heart.

–Jenni Condon photo

Young participant

Emily O’Connor of Our Lady of the Way School laid a wreath on behalf of the Grade 3/4 students at the Stratton cenotaph during Friday’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

–Heather Ogilvie photo

Stuck in the potty

Members of the Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary performed a hilarious skit to the song “Seven Old Ladies Got Stuck in the John” during “A Magic Moment in Time,” a USO-type show at the Legion Friday night. The Auxiliary put together the show, which featured local singers and dancers, to mark the Year of the Veteran. Nearly 200 people packed into the Legion hall to see the show.

Lest we forget

Lest we forget

Silver Cross mother Louise Judson, assisted by Sgt-at-Arms Glen Westover, was the first to lay a wreath during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Fort Frances cenotaph on Friday morning.

—Jenni Condon photo

Silent vigil

Local Sea Cadet PO2 Hannah Firth paid her respects to those lost in the war at the Remembrance Day memorial held at the Fort Frances Cemetery. —Jenni Condon photo