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Teeing off

Jimmy Spruce watched his drive head down the fairway of the first hole at the Kitchen Creek Golf Course during the Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ golf tournament Saturday morning as Sabres Colin Spencer, second from left, and Nick Knutsen, third from left, looked on.

Fastball heroics

The Barwick Blue Knights mobbed shortstop Vaughn Wilson, left, after he stole home in the eighth inning of the RRDFL final last night to beat the visiting Sight & Sound Wolves 3-2.

Catch the melon

Domi Allan, left, caught a oiled-up honeydew melon tossed by Dillon Allan yesterday afternoon during a “Family Fun Day” at Sunny Cove. Parents and children alike came out for lunch and played games all day at the first-annual event, which was put on by United Native Friendship Centre’s UMAYC and Circle of Life Centre staff for clients in numerous programs.

School registration

Jessica Cousineau, centre, received her course timetable and locker assignment from secretary Nancy Taggart this morning during the first day of registration at Fort Frances High School. Students can pay their fees and pick up their timetables until 3:30 p.m. today, as well as between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Bass champs

Karl Howells of Fort Frances, left, and Dale LaBelle of Devlin hoisted the International Falls Bass Championship trophy on Saturday after winning the third-annual tournament. It was a steady climb to the top for the team, who placed third in 2005 and then second last year.

100 years of history

Operational manager Doug McTavish was busy cooking up burgers and hotdogs yesterday in preparation for the 100th anniversary celebration at the Fort Frances Jail. About 100 invited guests came out to the event.

Virtual destination: Winnipeg

Arlene Georgeson of Curves for Women lead a group of local residents in a series of exercises at Lions Park last week. The group is participating in a “virtual walk to Winnipeg”—a five-week program where the participants exercise in various ways so that by the program's end, they'll have exercised the equivalent distance as if they'd walked to Winnipeg. The program wraps up Sept. 1.

Young riders

These youngsters anxiously boarded a school bus this morning—some without their parents—to learn about riding the bus safely. The “First Rider Program” was held twice today at Robert Moore School to help the very young first-time school bus riders with any concerns they may have about riding the bus once school starts.

Talking education

Local early childhood educator Rae Ann Wood, left, and Fidelia Torres, coordinator for the Best Start program in Toronto, discussed options that could be explored for early childhood education.

Teaching teachers

Acclaimed writer Ruth Culham put on a presentation for local teachers during the annual Rainy River District School Board’s “Summer Institute” Tuesday at Fort Frances High School. The presentation, “Traits in Action,” was to be provide the educators with valuable writing assessment and skill-building knowledge. District students will be back to school Sept. 5.