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Tall obstacle

Joe Hardy looked to unleash a ferocious spike over his opponent's hands during the Muskie junior boys' volleyball team's straight-sets win (25-7, 25-22, and 25-16) over the visiting Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action Thursday afternoon. The black-and-gold next will be in league action Oct. 16 when they host the Dryden Eagles.

Cooking bannock

Robert Moore student Chloe Allen roasted bannock outside of the Nanicost building on Thursday during the Seven Generations Education Institute's annual “Fall Harvest.” Students learned about indigenous culture, traditions, and lifestyle.

Breastfeeding march

Melissa Wilson of the Northwestern Health Unit, left, and Sarah DeGagne of the United Native Friendship Centre, right, were joined by Meghan Spooner, Susan Crans, Bryanna Taylor, Beth Paleczny, and their young companions during a walk Thursday to mark “World Breastfeeding Week" and support the right of children to breastfeed anywhere, anytime.

Fire safety day

Zac Beauregard watched and listened intently as Capt. Rob Dokuchie of the Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service showed him how a fire hose nozzle works Saturday morning during the fall Fire Safety Day at Canadian Tire. Firefighters were on hand to answer the public's questions, show them equipment and fire trucks, and hand out fire safety information. This is Fire Prevention Week (Oct.

Inspirational songs

The Mine Centre Singers held a special Gospel performance Saturday morning at the Rainy Lake Square. Despite the cool temperature, the young singers hit the high notes and delighted the small number of listeners in attendance. This was the second time the singers have performed at the Rainy Lake Square this year.

Safe and sound

Shelly Mallet, a Healthy Babies/Healthy Children worker at the United Native Friendship Centre here, properly installed a child car seat Friday morning during a free clinic at the Rainy River District EMS ambulance garage.

Bridge construction

The new international bridge between Rainy River to Baudette currently is under construction in a co-ordinated effort between the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Ontario Ministry of Transportation. The project, which started started in June, will replace the old bridge linking the two communities.

Big pumpkin

Kendra Trenchard showed off the 281-pound pumpkin she grew for the 20th-annual Giant Pumpkin Festival in Rainy River that took Saturday at Hannam Park. The youngster landed third place for the heaviest pumpkin in the junior category. She was awarded $100 for her handwork, tending to her giant pumpkin during the growing season.

Photo backdrop

Rainy River Giant Pumpkin Festival vice-president Donna Wolanicki, left, and president Valerie Leininger were all smiles on Saturday under the big tent at Hannam Park. They are seated next to two scarecrows that were donated by Riverview School. The local day care centre and high school also donated painted signs and decor to the family-friendly event.