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2006 Images

Jump ball

Junior Muskie basketball player Taylor Meyers wrestled for the ball with two Beaver Brae Bronco players yesterday at Fort High. The play resulted in a jump ball. The junior Muskie hoopsters trounced the Broncos 25-13 to improve their NorWOSSA league record to 5-1.

—Alex Cruickshank photo

Running for a cause

Bill Michl, third from right, got some help from local runners Kimberly Chorney, right, Dan Loney, Vince Sheppard, Gaydonna Baker, and Lincoln Dunn (hidden) as they neared Emo on Friday afternoon. Michl ran the 60 miles from Rainy River to Fort Frances to kick off the “Just Imagine” campaign. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Seniors’ safety

Irene Vanderplaats, left, received a copy of the new seniors’ safety calendar from Gerri Yerxa, a geriatric mental health therapist with the local District Mental Health Services Older Adults Program, last Wednesday at Canada Safeway. Yerxa ended up giving out 200 of the calendars that day.

Generous donation

“Just Imagine” campaign chair Deane Cunningham, right, thanked Emo centenarian Maurice MacMillan for his $500 donation towards a CT scanner for the district—$5 for every year of his life. The donation was announced at a luncheon at the Emo Legion on Friday during the campaign’s kick-off, where local runner Bill Michl stopped on his 60-mile run from Rainy River to Fort Frances.

Reading buddies

St. Francis students Stacey Cridland (Grade 6) and Taylor DeGagne (Grade 4) read “Wait and See” by acclaimed Canadian author Robert Munsch together during the “Reading Buddy” program at the school on Thursday. The program pairs older students with younger ones to help each other with their reading skills.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Hallowe’en safety

Betty-Anne MacKintosh of Family and Children’s Services and Grace Silander, right, chair of the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition, visited a Grade 1 class at J.W. Walker School yesterday to show the students the free glow sticks they will be receiving next week to wear around their necks while trick-or-treating to make them visible to motorists.


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Runner welcomed

Bill Michl, second from left, was greeted with cheers just moments after completing his 60-mile “Run for the Scan” from Rainy River to Fort Frances on Friday. It was aimed to help jumpstart the “Just Imagine” campaign to raise $1.5 million for a CT scan at La Verendrye Hospital.


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