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Former district curlers qualify for provincials

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Congratulations to the Dylan Johnston rink that has qualified for the Northern Ontario provincial playdowns which start Feb. 7 in Little Current.

The rink features former district curlers Mike Badiuk at third and Travis Showalter at lead, along with Cody Johnston (second) and Chris Baird (fifth).

The district sends you all the best in this competition.

Lauren Hyatt and her newborn son, Chance, were honoured with a baby shower on Sunday afternoon at the home of his great aunt, Charlene McTavish.

Freeda Carmody recently was honoured on her 80th birthday. Several church members, T.O.P.S. members, and friends shared their well wishes with her.

Congratulations to Timmy VanDrunen and Rhonda Routledge on the birth of their first daughter.

Zia Katelyn was born on Friday, Jan. 5, weighing eight pounds, 10 oz.

The couple lives in Ridgedale Sask.

Proud grandparents are Tim VanDrunen and Daria Gagne.

The annual Betty Kellar Memorial card party, held Saturday at the Emo Legion, was well-attended.

The “500" portion was won by Wayne and Gloria Helliar while Melissa Strachan and Nicole Drennan were given the "skunk” title.

Don't forget that Friday, Jan. 26 is a P.A. Day for all schools in Rainy River District.

A reminder that La Vallee's landfill site is for township residents only.

There are specific areas designated for wood, tires, metal, and electronics. There also are bins for aluminum cans and plastic bottles.

Remember to sort your garbage accordingly.

Get well wishes are extended to Jason Mann, who broke his hip on New Year's Eve.

Jason has been dealing with health issues for quite some time. We only hope this latest setback heals quickly.

Robin's 2¢:

An Ontario poem

It's winter in Ontario and the gentle breezes blow at 75 miles an hour and 35 below.

Oh, how I love Ontario when the snow is up to your butt. You take a breath of winter air and your nostrils freeze shut.

Yes, the weather here is wonderful. So I guess I'll hang around.

I could never leave Ontario because I'm frozen to the ground.

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