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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.

New citizen

Harry Steiner, originally from the U.S., was presented with his Canadian citizenship certificate from Citizenship Judge Arthur Miki during a ceremony at the Fort Frances Courthouse yesterday afternoon.

Paving the way

Contractors continued paving Central Avenue this morning. Crews started the work on Tuesday, and already have completed the 100 block of Church Street. The 100 block of Scott Street also will be paved, and a new brick sidewalk also is being installed on Central Avenue right now. Once the paving work is done, the road will re-open, with a second phase of work to begin in the spring.

Painful reminder

Members of the “Boobettes” (Sue Jones, left, Ginette Anderson, and Shawne Crowe) acted out some of the more primitive means of getting a mammogram throughout history at the Rainy River Breast Health Network’s “Luncheon of Hope” on Saturday.

Going up

Moving along right on schedule, the steel framework for the new biomass boiler building started going up today at the site located on Portage Avenue and Sinclair Street. In the next three to five weeks, the entire steel structure should be completed. The concrete for the stoker foundation, which the boiler will sit on, also will be poured today.

Flavour of Greece

Rob Barron, Laurie Hogan, and Rick Collette looked on as Fort High teacher Kelly Connor, who teaches the hospitality course there, poured a marinade during a cooking class last Wednesday at the high school.