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Soaring success

Both of local artist Cher Pruys' paintings, “Show Time," above, and "P 51's," not shown, were juried into the American Society of Aviation Artists' 2019 International Aerospace Art Exhibition. The show will be held from May 6-Oct. 31 at the National Museum of The USAF in Dayton, Ohio.

Setting screen

TJ States of the Revco Renegades looked to dribble around the stout defence of Chris Wall of the BDO Ballerz during the first half of his squad's 59-47 win in the Fort Frances Men's Basketball League final last Tuesday night at Fort High. States netted 12 points in that one to help pace the Renegades to their first-ever league title.

Paramedic visit

Oliver Urieta and Malcolm Daley of the Rainy River Association of Professional Paramedics gave the Tween Club at the Fort Frances Public Library a demonstration of their ambulance—and its siren—yesterday afternoon. The two paramedics were on hand to allow the Tween Club to see some of their equipment in action, and gain a better understanding of emergency medical services.

Piano division

Grace Kooistra performed “Peace Country Hoedown” by composer Christine Donkin at the Townshend Theatre this morning as part of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts. The piano division of the festival will run until Thursday, with the vocal and drama divisions to follow in the coming weeks.

Recital finale

Dancers of all experience levels took to the stage one last time after performing the finale in Dancemakers School of Dance's recital, “Twenty Years of Unforgettable Memories,” on Friday evening at the Townshend Theatre. This event marked the dance school's 20th year, with each dance number being a flashback to a past recital starting with the first one in 1999.

Unusual catch

A local fisherman pulled a three-headed walleye from an undisclosed location on Rainy Lake last month. The fish, weighing in at 3.5 lbs, was caught using a “Lucky Strike” lure and put up quite a fight. Needless to say it was very difficult to pull up the hole as one head or the other kept catching on the sides.

Showing its stripes

A very rare “zebra” moose was spotted browsing along Highway 502 early yesterday morning. As seen in comparison to its dining companion, this moose is considerably larger than average. An MNRF biologist contacted by the Times confirmed that these magnificent animals (Alces alces striated) can grow to be at least a third larger than regular moose.

Science fair winner

Grade 8 Robert Moore student Tatum Ronmark placed third in the regional science fair at Fort High on Saturday for her project on “Nature vs. Nurture." She looked at whether talking to plants can effect their growth and found that talking positively to plant helps them grow.