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Escorted entrance

Emo Fair Queen candidate Ashley Richardson was escorted by her sponsor, Kim Cornell of Cornell Farms in Devlin at the Meet the Queen Candidates supper and fashion show at the Emo-LaValee Community Centre on Monday night. The new queen will be chosen tomorrow night. –Michael Hilborn photo

Beauty tips

Tammy Yerxa, an aesthetician with Nirvana Salon and Spa, showed Samantha Mueller and Jillian Berry the basics of nail care at the Fort Frances Public Library last Wednesday. Yerxa and her co-worker Rozanne Evans held a special class for girls aged 10 and up to teach proper nail and skin care.

—Melanie Béchard photo



Eight year-old Hunter Leishmen, foreground, needed a little back-up from Ian Kitt, also eight, after this whiffed shot. Leishmen, Kitt and about a dozen other youngsters were on the courts beside the Memorial Sports Centre last Thursday, honing their tennis skills as part of the ongoing youth sports camps. –Wes Gilbertson photo

Dragonfly art

This piece, entitled “Dragonfly Window” by Pam Cain-Hawley, is just one of the works by area artists now on display at the Fort Frances Museum. The work is part of the Rainy Lake Impressions’ 2005 exhibit, “The Dragonfly,” which features a variety of art mediums ranging from sculpture and painting to writing and photography. The exhibit will be there until Oct. 1. —Duane Hicks photo

African rhythms

African rhythms

The African Children’s Choir gave an energetic performance at Bethel Baptist Church on Friday evening. The choir is on a tour of North America to perform and raise money for various projects in Africa including schools and orphanages. The choir is made up of 24 children from Uganda, aged eight to 11. Each child has lost one or both parents to poverty or disease.

Warm welcome

Mayor Dan Onichuk introduced “Communities in Bloom” judges Marg Legris and Gail Reed yesterday at the barbecue hosted by th Fort Frances Lions Club. —Duane Hicks photo

Critical eye

Shirley Mutz of Devlin was judging the displays at the Fort Frances Horticultural Society flower and vegetable show at the Volunteer Bureau this morning. The exhibit is open to the public from 2-8 p.m. today. Admission is free. Coffee and refreshments are available and there will be door prizes as well. –Michael Hilborn photo

Skate Park Work

Contractor Ken Perry put the finishing touches on the concrete slab at the Kiwanis Skate Park yesterday. Crews have now completed phase one of the project, and the skate park organizing committee recently launched a fundraising drive to pay for the second and final stage of construction. –Wes Gilbertson photo

Senator Meeting

Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, left, and Ann Barrett, the director of passport services for the U.S. State Department, were in International Falls Saturday to hear what Borderland residents think of the country’s new passport policy, and to learn more about the impact the legislation may have on communities in this area. –Wes Gilbertson photo

Fun with sand

One-year-old, Kayle Falloon, enjoyed his time on the beach with his family last Thursday morning at Pither’s Point. —Emmanuel Moutsatsos photo