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2006 Images

’Tis the season

Chapple Reeve Peter Van Heyst was among those who rolled up his sleeve to get a ’flu shot from public health nurse Kathy Loney yesterday in Emo. Clinics are being offered throughout the district in coming weeks, with the next two being held at Robert Moore and Crossroads schools on Tuesday (Nov. 21) from 3:30-7 p.m. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Elvis sighting?

Maybe it was “The King,” or maybe not, but a suspicious-looking stranger was spotted Friday afternoon preening himself in his rearview mirror. What is known is that “The Comeback King Show,” a tribute to Elvis Presley, will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

Helping hands

Community volunteers spent Saturday moving precious artifacts of the Rainy River District Women’s Institute Museum to its new location on Tyrell St. behind the O.P.P. station. The artifacts will be stored there until renovations are complete.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Curling tips

Renowed Canadian curler, Guy Hemmings, gave Donald Young School student Elyssa Hughes some pointers last Wednesday afternoon at the Emo Curling Club after giving a talk at the school. It was just one of Hemmings’ many stops throughout the district last week on his “Rockin’ The House” tour.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Angry protesters

Debbie Zimmerman looked to solicit support from passing motorists Friday evening during a protest to save the condemned meat at Sunrise Meat and Sausage in Barwick. Hundreds of district residents came out for the demonstration, which also went all day Saturday.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Lest we forget

Silver Cross Mother Sadie Kowalchuk was escorted by Legion Br. #29 Sergeant-at-Arms Bob Bolland to lay a wreath at the cenotaph here during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony Saturday. The very well-attended service, which included various prayers and a recitation of “In Flanders Field,” was followed by a lunch at the local Legion. —Duane Hicks photo

Seeing the numbers

Taking a moment between congratulatory handshakes from members of the public, mayor elect Roy Avis checked out the municipal election results last night at the Civic Centre. Avis beat out Dan Onichuk 2,325 votes to 1,140.

—Duane Hicks photo

Remember them always

Retired RCMP Sgt. Ron Scofield saluted the cenotaph after laying a wreath Saturday morning during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Fort Frances cenotaph. The well-attended service, which included various prayers and a recitation of “In Flanders Field,” was followed by a lunch at the local Legion.

—Duane Hicks photo