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Thanksgiving meal

Grade 3 students Chad Smith, left, and John Bruyere enjoyed vegetable soup during a Thanksgiving meal Friday at Huffman School here. Students from all grades had worked together to prepare the soup the day before, as well decorate the gym for the special occasion. Bannock was provided by Couchiching First Nation.

Generous donation

Student council members at J.W. Walker School yesterday helped Capt. Angel Sandoval load up donations for the local Salvation Army’s food bank. Students at the school brought in plenty of food over three days to help fill the food bank in time for Thanksgiving.

Race to the finish

Eight-year-old Morgan Haw, a Sturgeon Creek student, led the district’s Grade 4 girls in her cross-country race—the first of the day—at Crossroads School in Devlin yesterday. Schools from across the district sent students from Grades 4-8 to Crossroads to compete in races, broken down by age and gender.

World record walk

Fort Frances Fire Chief Gerry Armstrong, left, Community Services manager George Bell, and town CAO Mark McCaig were three of the 115 walkers who joined in the “World Record Walk” here yesterday. They gathered at the Sorting Gap Marina at 11:30 a.m. and walked to Rainy Lake Sports and Tackle and back.

Moose Face-off

Toronto Marlies forward Darryl Boyce lost this face-off to Mike Vigilante of the Manitoba Moose during their exhibition showdown Friday night at the Ice for Kids Arena here. Boyce lost the battle but won the war, scoring two goals en route to the 5-3 victory by the Marlies.

Promoting breastfeeding

Angela Aucoin, winner of the local Northwestern Health Unit’s “Breastfeeding Star” photo contest, and her three-month-old son, Jarrett, received a framed copy of her winning photo from public health nurse Miranda Sigurdson on Monday. Oct.

Arts and crafts

Ethan Langyel made a dream catcher at the United Native Friendship Centre’s Aboriginal Head Start program booth last Thursday during the Family and Children’s Services children’s fair at Robert Moore School.

Senior's Expo

Sandy Skirten, right, district co-ordinator of the District Mental Health Services Older Adults Program, offered information to seniors and caregivers last Wednesday during the inaugural 55+ Seniors’ Expo in Emo. The event was deemed a success, with more than 60 seniors from the surrounding communities stopping by to check it out.

Running start

About 30 participants braved the wet, windy weather Sunday afternoon to make the five-km trek for the CIBC “Run for the Cure.” Women, men, and youngsters walked and ran along the riverfront from the Sorting Gap Marina to Seven Oaks and back for the annual fundraiser, which locally brought in $2,859 for breast cancer research.

Getting a facelift

Extensive scaffolding has been erected around the local CIBC as a construction crew prepares to start restoring the building’s crumbling exterior. Depending on the weather, work will continue until mid-November and then resume in the spring. The scaffolding, some of which was first put up this past April as a safeguard against falling debris, will taken down during the winter months.