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‘The cat came back . . .’

Lori and Tom Neufeld, also known as “LuLu and the TomCat,” performed for kids and their parents at J.W. Walker School last night as part of the Kids & Co. season. The Neufelds, from Roland, Man., performed a number of songs for their audience, including “The Cat Came Back.” The next Kids & Co. show will feature “Cake and I Scream” on Feb. 19 at the Townshend Theatre.

‘Parade of Lights’

Alyssa Penner, front left, and Marrissa Kinnear, front right, as well as Ericka Heil, back left, Amy Penner, and Emily Heil, waved from the West End Motors float Saturday evening during the 49th-annual “Parade of Lights,” organized by the local Business Improvement Association.

Preparing for the rush

Lisa McPherson was busy getting ready for the lunch rush at Mark’s Merky Waters Fish & Chips this morning at 328 Scott St. Owner Mark Nugent’s restaurant has been doing well since it’s opening about a month-and-a-half ago. Their hours are Monday to Wednesday 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10:30 a.m. -8 p.m., and Saturday noon-8 p.m.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Brushing technique

Amy Wilson-Hands, a health educator with the Northwestern Health Unit, showed six-year-old Dakota Medicine the proper way to brush his teeth yesterday at Rainy River First Nations’ 10th-annual health fair. Held in conjunction with National Addictions Awareness Week, the fair offered draws and refreshments, as well as a potluck dinner and entertainment that evening.

All the right moves

“Elvis Presley” (tribute artist Daylin James) wowed the audience with both his amazing voice and uncanny moves during last Wednesday night’s fundraiser concert at the Townshend Theatre. The electrifying “Comeback King Show,” which also featured special guest “Patsy Cline” (Shirley Hanslip), netted about $3,000 for the local skate park.

Top racer

Curtis Kamm finished atop the points standings in the modified division this season. The Borderland Racing Association wrapped up the season with its annual awards dinner held at the Devlin Hall on Saturday.

—Alex Cruickshank photo

Anxious moment

Tyler McDonald closed his eyes and waited to get his ‘flu shot from public health nurse Tracey Rae on Thursday during a clinic at Donald Young School in Emo. Clinics are now being offered throughout the district, with the next ones slated at J.W. Walker School and the Nestor Falls Community Centre tomorrow (Nov. 23) from 3:30-7 p.m.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Getting ready

Troy Calder of the Fort Frances Power Corp. installed a snowflake light for the Business Improvement Association yesterday on the 200 block of Scott Street. The FFPC volunteered to get the decorations up in time for the 49th-annual “Parade of Lights” this Saturday. The parade starts at 6 p.m.

—Duane Hicks photo

Bird’s-eye view

Fort High students Dominique Frenette, and her sister, Linnessa, got a closer look at an aerial map of Fort Frances last Wednesday afternoon during the second-annual Geographical Information System (GIS) Day open house there.

Present and future

The Muskie girls’ hockey team held an open house last night at the Memorial Sports Centre for anyone—particularly young girls—to get a feel for what it is like to play on the Muskie squad. Cake was served and a draw was held for the right to be an honourary Muskie at tonight’s game against the Kenora Broncos. The action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. at the ’52 Canadians Arena.