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Hugging the post

Goalie Sara Trendiak was glued to the post in the Muskies’ game against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints on Saturday during their 10-team tournament here. Trendiak allowed just one goal en route to the 9-1 victory.

Early treat

This local cow girl received a Hallowe’en treat from an Emo store along Front Street on Friday as youngsters from the Ontario Early Years Centre there got an early jump on their trick-or-treating.

Piece of cake

Meghan Haehn of Fort Frances was all smiles yesterday as she received her free ’flu shot from public health nurse Myrna Cooper at Robert Moore School here. More ’flu vaccination clinics will be held at various locations across the district in the coming weeks.

‘Gotcha!’

Samara Payne showed off the apple she “caught” to her sisters, Tessa and Caileigh, on Monday during Hallowe’en activities at the Fort Frances Museum. A steady stream of children went to the museum on their day off from school to bob for apples, carve pumpkins, watch “A Night at the Museum,” and go on an archaeological dig in the dark, among other activities.

Pumpkin piñata

Jace Alexa, dressed as a Jack-o-Lantern, tried to break open the pumpkin piñata during a Hallowe’en party in the toddler class at the Fort Frances Day Care yesterday. Youngsters in the other classes also were dressed in costume as an early celebration of the spooky day.

‘Ewwwwwwww!’

Kenna Robertson, left, Angel McCormack, and Madyson Weir dared to put their hands into “mysterious” substances as Girl Guide Susan Stewart looked on yesterday during Hallowe’en activities at the Fort Frances Museum.

Run for Recovery

Runners and hikers headed out on the trail yesterday during the first-annual “Run for Recovery,” sponsored by Parents Against Illicit Narcotics and the Borderland Bicycle Club. Ten runners jogged through the 3.5-km course while 15 hikers took the long way, covering seven km through the bush to have fun while staying active and raise awareness about drug abuse in the district.

Face-off action

Muskie centre Lindsey Roehrig battled for the puck with Simone Benoit of the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints here Saturday afternoon. Roehrig contributed an assist to the Muskies’ onslaught as they dumped the Saints 9-1 en route to a first-place showing in their 10-team tournament.

Pumpkin Raffle

Hannah Anderson put her tickets in the pumpkin raffle at the Clover Valley Farmers' Market on Saturday. An assortment of beautifully-decorated pumpkins were up for grabs, with proceeds going to support the Riverside Foundation for Health Care. Saturday also marked the final farmers' market for the season, with the Christmas Store opening there in mid-November.

Story time

Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ defenceman MacKenzie York read a Hallowe’en story to students in Heather Bridgeman’s Grade 1/2 class at J.W. Walker School yesterday as his teammate and brother, Matthew, looked on. Several of the team’s players stopped by the school to share in storytime with the youngsters.