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Forcing a fumble

The Maples Marauders beat the Muskies 7-0 here on Friday afternoon at Fort High. The Marauders lone touchdown came when Adamo Ranieri fumbled the ball after being tackled by Bowes and Steve Boileau, seen here, and ended up recovering it in the end zone. —Emmanuel Moutsatsos photos

Tea for four

Bill Liggins, left, and John Rafferty provided service with a smile as they passed a plate of dainties to Dorothy Wepruk, front left, and Iris Kopchuk. The four had tea together at Rainycrest Home for the Aged’s Tea and Bazaar last Wednesday.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Knocked over

A 75-foot white spruce fell on Bob Gadd’s house in Crozier last Wednesday, knocked over by high winds. The huge tree caused a leak in his roof. Two other towering spruces in his yard were also felled by the elements that morning. Gadd planted all the trees back in 1953, and remarked Thursday he never thought he’d live so long as to see them grow so tall. —Duane Hicks photo

New councillor

John Albanese, left, made his declaration of office as he was sworn-in as councillor by Mayor Dan Onichuk during yesterday evening’s council meeting. Albanese, who served on council from 1985-91, was appointed last month to replace the late Coun. Struchan Gilson. Coun. Albanese also was appointed to all the boards and committee formerly sat on by Coun. Gilson. —Duane Hicks photo

Sealed deal

Michelle Pruitt of Kansas City, Mo signed the documents for a five-year exclusive marketing and distribution deal with district furniture company Kish Gon Dug Canada during a ceremony last Friday at Naicatchewenin First Nation as Tony Marinaro, director of operations for Kish Gon Dug Canada, looked on. —Duane Hicks photo

Watch and learn

Volunteer firefighter Bob Whitburn, far right, of the Fort Frances Fire Dept. demonstrated how to use a common fire extinguisher to put a burning pool of a mix of gasoline and diesel fuel Saturday in the parking lot at Canadian Tire. Firefighters, with a little help from mascot Sparky, were there to kick off “Fire Prevention Week” (Oct.

Stone soup?

Maddi Bruyere, Grade 2, Fawn Perrault, Grade 3, and Kevin Metke, Grade 3, all lent a hand yesterday cutting carrots and celery and peeling potatoes in preparation for Huffman School’s Thanksgiving Feast, held this afternoon.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Felled giant

A 75-foot white spruce fell on Bob Gadd’s house in Crozier yesterday, knocked over by high winds. He’s still waiting for the damage to be assessed, but the huge tree has at least caused a leak in his roof. Two other towering spruces in his yard were also felled by the elements yesterday.

For a good cause

Over 40 participants walked, ran, rode bikes and in-line skated over the starting line at the Sorting Gap Marina Sunday afternoon during the local CIBC’s “Run for the Cure,” a fundraiser in the fight against breast cancer. They went to Pither’s Point and back.

Muskie pride

Hundreds of Fort High students showed their Muskie spirit during the annual Homecoming pep rally on Friday. It proved to help as the black-and-gold beat the Dryden Eagles 11-0 later that afternoon to give them their first victory of the season and put them in the playoff hunt.

—Emmanuel Moutsatsos photo