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Browsing for books

Richard Dubuc looked over the rows and rows of books for sale last Thursday during the local Alzheimer Society’s second-annual book sale at Revco Carpet. The book sale, which ran Thursday through Saturday, brought in $2,332.09, including a generous donation of $1,000 from one local individual. Proceeds from the book sale are going towards a special wheelchair for Rainycrest Home for the Aged.

Hot sellers

OFSAA committee member Dale Cooper was selling passes to the OFSAA boys’ hockey tournament last night during the Muskies’ game at the Memorial Sports Centre. OFSAA 2006 will take place here and in Emo from March 22-26. Prices range from $35 for a package deal, which gets you into every game, or $15 for a day pass. Remaining passes will be for sale Friday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Feb.

Sunrise Country?

This colourful sunrise, seen over Rainy River this morning from the La Verendrye Parkway, was a reminder of why people love to live in the Rainy Lake area. —Duane Hicks photo

Scott winners

The Krista Scharf rink (Fort William Curling Club) admired their first-place trophy after the final of the 25th-annual Ontario Scott Tournament of Hearts that wrapped up here Saturday night. Scharf nipped Janet McGhee 7-6 to advance to the national showdown in London, Ont. at the end of the month.

Leader of the pack

Krista Scharf watched her rock during a 9-2 win over Janet McGhee yesterday afternoon in the final draw of the round-robin. With the victory, the Fort William Curling Club rink secured first place and a rematch against McGhee in the #1 vs. #2 game tonight at 7:30.

—Jenni Condon photo

Book lover

Deena Christian perused all the books for sale this morning during the local Alzheimer Society’s second-annual book sale at Revco Carpet (950 Fifth St. W.). The book sale will continue tomorrow from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and again Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds from the book sale will go towards a special wheelchair for Rainycrest Home for the Aged. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Know thy enemy

Mike Francis, a Forest Health Technician with the MNR, explained the ins and outs of the jack pine budworm infestation to Bruce Hamilton last Wednesday at an information sessions held at the Adventure Inn. –Heather Ogilvie photo

Colourful bunch

Marion Humphrey, left, Nita Mills, Winnie Rousseau, and Brigitta McGreevy were among those sitting at the table of the local chapter of The Red Hat Society, also known as the “Red Hat Rippers,” at Sunday night’s benefit dinner. The dinner raised around $23,000 for district families in need of medical assistance—a total which included a $5,000 donation by the Legion Ladies Auziliary Br. #29.

Down memory lane

Shaw Cable programming director Randy Thoms, foreground, recorded Gord McTaggart as he shared some of his family history with museum curator Pam Hawley during a taping of “Gathering Our Community Story” last Thursday at the museum. The new Shaw Cable TV program, which features interviews with many familiar local residents discussing the town’s history, will begin airing Feb.