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Yummy pancakes

Landyn Gesic, left, along with Jamie and John Gesic and Louann Windego, enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes and sausages this morning at Robert Moore School. The gym was full of families taking in the breakfast, which was held in conjunction with Education Week.

Co-op display

Brittany Galusha concentrated while working on a hairstyle for fellow student Jackie Lawres during yesterday’s co-op display day at Fort High. She did her co-op placement at local hair salon, “A Little Off The Top,” and was showing off her newly-learned skills. There were many interesting displays this semester, including ones featuring demonstrations, costumes, and props—even live animals!

Spring surprise

Pinewood Sports & Marine co-owner Al McTaggart could only grin and bear it Saturday morning thanks to a little surprise from Mother Nature. While the 30 cm of snow may have put a damper on the tail end of Pinewood’s annual spring boat show, the business will continue the sale through this weekend to make up for it.

Volunteer appreciation

Auxiliary members Joan Gustafson and Sharon Plourde enjoyed coffee and cake as the Rainycrest volunteer appreciation luncheon wound down Thursday afternoon. The theme was “Hats Off to Volunteers,” and prizes were awarded to many who donned colourful hats.

Round ’em up

From the sales ring, cattle were returned to the outdoor pens Saturday during the spring sale in Stratton. With a winter storm blasting hard outside, 1,424 head of snowy-backed cattle were put over the scales and under the auctioneer’s hammer between 9:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.

‘Gift of life’

Gary Esselink of Devlin was among the first distict residents to give the “gift of life” during the first day of the Canadian Blood Services spring donor clinic at the Fort Frances High School. The clinic, which ran last Wednesday and Thursday, saw a total of 411 residents donate 362 units of blood.

Cozy igloo

Four-year-olds Aurora Hutton, left, and Keira Strickland played in an igloo Hutton’s father, Tristan, built for them over the weekend at their Emo Road residence. It took him about three hours to build it, but the kids lost interest after, oh, about 10 minutes—until it was all done, of course, said Aurora’s mother, Penny.

Fairy tale

Students at St. Francis School performed the play, “Holkapolka,” yesterday for a group of youngsters yesterday afternoon. A second performance was held this morning, while the final show, which is open to the public, taking place this evening at 6:30 p.m. The fairy tale mystery is being staged in conjunction with Catholic Education Week.

Bargain hunters

Melissa and Robin Archie checked out an electronic drum kit during the local air cadet squadron’s garage and bake sale Saturday morning at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market building. Despite the nasty weather, the sale still drew some bargain hunters out that morning.

Raising awareness

Dwayne Hunking and his son, Everette, received tags from Rainy River District Breast Heath Network members Jan Gustafson and Shawn McCaig at Wal-Mart here Saturday morning. Network members handed out tiny pink ribbons to raise awareness of breast health, as well as to remind women of all ages to make an appointment for a breast exam.