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Speaking out

Labour representative Steve Boon spoke during a public meeting yesterday at the Memorial Sports Centre, which was hosted by the Ontario Forestry Coalition. He encouraged residents to send a message to the McGuinty government opposing the Endangered Species Act.

OFSAA action

The Muskie girls’ soccer team battled host Jean Vanier to a 1-1 draw in their opening game at the ‘AA’ all-Ontarios in Collingwood this morning.

Spring scrimmage

Players prepared to do battle during the Muskie football team’s spring scrimmage on Friday. Students from Grades 8-11 hoped to make a quick impression on coaches before training camp opens for real in August.

Let’s dance!

The Elite classes of Fort Dance Studio showed perfect technique while practising their Highland number, “Danny Boy,” on Saturday in preparation for their ninth-annual Core and Elite division recital, “Let’s Dance,” which is set to hit the stage this Saturday (June 14) at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. TIckets are available at Betty’s and also will be available at the door.

Budding stars

Under-12 soccer participants Conor McManaman, front, and Hunter Leishman worked on their ball-handling skills during a practice at the St. Francis Sportsfields on Saturday afternoon.

Beautiful voices

The African Children’s Choir performed Friday evening before a packed house at Bethel Baptist Church here. The choir, made up of orphaned children from various parts of Africa, tours the world raising money that enables the children to continue their education and build awareness to the plight of the African people.

Muskie fundraiser

Lauren Gurski, a member of the Muskie girls’ soccer team, served up food to hungry players, parents, and members of the community yesterday evening at the Emo Youth Soccer League. The barbecue was a fundraiser to help the team offset the cost of participating at OFSAA in Collingwood next week. Following the meal, the Muskies volunteered their skills as guest coaches for the various teams.

Portfolio Day

Sara Sobkowicz and her mother, Sheila, spent some time together in the Robert Moore gym on Thursday during the school’s third-annual Portfolio Day. She read through her daughter’s work in awe of her writing skill, imagination, and obvious talent.

Safety re-designation

Alberton Reeve Mike Hammond looked on as Emo Coun. Gerd O’Sullivan signed an agreement to officially re-designate her municipality as a “Safe Community” last Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Check this out

Paul Jewiss showed off one of the fish he and teammate Mike Graham had caught during the final weigh-in of the Emo Walleye Classic on Saturday afternoon at the Emo/La Vallee Arena. The pair finished in eighth spot with a combined two-day weight of 16.18 pounds.