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Midway magic

Fair-goers enjoyed the bright lights, sweets, and fast rides last night at the Emo fairgrounds. Here, children enjoyed an evening swing as the sun set in the distance. The midway at the Emo Fair is open from noon to midnight today and Saturday. —Amanda Roy photo

Outta my way!

Friend and foe alike swarmed Pharmasave goalie Jeremy Nussbaumer (third from left) in the second half of the Borderland Soccer men’s semi-finals last night. The match went to the rival Domino’s team 1-0 in a shootout. Meanwhile on the other field, Emo blanked Gillons 4-0 on the back of two goals by Kevin Friesen.

Getting checked out

June Kowalchuk had her hearing aid adjusted by audiologist Brenda Tullio during a come-and-go tea at The Ear Clinic yesterday. Tullio’s business, located at 261 Scott St., was celebrating its first anniversary. —Amanda Roy photo

Tokens of remembrance

Family and friends of Neil Roy and Ben Klyne left tokens of remembrance—everything from flowers and hats to T-shirts and CDs—at a memorial set up at the site on Busch Road where the two Fort Frances teens were killed in a car accident on Friday morning. A joint memorial service was to be held today at the Fort Frances Memorial Sports Centre at 4 p.m.

Special delivery

Pitcher Bob Andy of the Sight & Sound Wolves pitched some of his hardest stuff in the first inning Tuesday night. After giving up a walk to his first batter of the night and then a double with two out in the inning, Andy settled in and retired the next nine batters.

Fair queen hopefuls

The six Emo Fair Queen contestants—Rebecca Mosbeck, left, Raylene Smith, Brittany Roen, Sairah Chabot, Chelsea Bragg, and Bridgette Thompson—posed together at the Lions Park in Emo on Thursday night during their “Meet and Greet” barbecue there. The competition wraps up tomorrow evening (Aug. 16) at 7 p.m.

Summer’s beauty

Margaret Lambert admired the beautiful star gazer lily on display during the Fort Frances Horticultural Society’s annual flower and vegetable show, this year entitled “Garden Creations,” on Friday at the old CN station.

All dressed up

The six Emo Fair Queen contestants—Brittany Roen, left, Chelsea Bragg, Raylene Smith, Rebecca Mosbeck, Bridgette Thompson, and Sairah Chabot—showed off their formal wear during the fashion show last night at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre. The winner will be crowned there Thursday evening following the entertainment portion of the competition. -Heather Ogilvie

Having a ball

Joel Ashworth of the Dominos team dribbled the ball upfield during the men’s finals yesterday in the annual “Ball Blast” tournament at the St. Francis Sportsfields. The team lost to the visiting Juventus club from Dryden 1-0 in overtime. Earlier that afternoon, Moncrief United from Kenora held off the All-Temps team from Thunder Bay 2-1.–Justin Holmes photo