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Making Puzzle

Marie Saunders, along with Cole, Sharon, and Tayla Trimble, all worked together to assemble a puzzle at Crossroads School’s “family gathering” last Wednesday night. Kids were allowed to play with puzzles or games at their leisure.

Pinning the nose

Corbin Riches pinned the nose on the reindeer last week during the “Kids Being Kids” program’s Christmas party at the Sunset Country Métis Community Hall. The free program, which runs from 9-11 a.m. every Monday and Thursday, features toys and games for kids, and an opportunity for parents, caregivers, and children to meet one another and interact.

Muskies vs. Broncos

Muskie forward Matt Beck battled for the puck in a face-off against Rocky LaBlanc of the International Falls Broncos on Friday night at the Ice for Kids Arena. The boys earned a 4-0 victory but the Muskie girls’ squad fell 3-2 to the visiting Broncos earlier that day.

In your face

Muskie forward Zach McCool collided with the International Falls Broncos’ goalie Friday night after scoring the second goal in the first period. The black-and-gold went on to a 4-0 win.

‘Topped out'

Known as “topping out,” a Christmas tree, which is lit up at night, was placed on the steel structure at the future biomass boiler. It is a tradition that signifies that the building has reached its maximum height—and is considered a major milestone in the construction of a project.

Christmas procession

Acting out “Las Posadas,” a traditional Mexican candle-lit procession symbolically commemorating the cold and difficult journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter, Fr. Wayne McIntosh, dressed as Joseph, led a group of children and adults, as well as “Bessie” the donkey, around the downtown area to search for a room at a local “inn” on Friday evening.

King ringer

Doing his part to help out in his community, 2007 FITS Mini-King Jace Dittaro, four, rang the bells for the Salvation Army Christmas kettle program at Wal-Mart on Saturday afternoon. The annual campaign wraps up today.

‘Deck the halls . . .’

Contest judge Marlene McQuarrie took notes as Janet Lambert of the physiotherapy department showed off her department’s “Christmas Around the World” door at La Verendrye Hospital on Friday. The door won “Most Creative” in the annual door-decorating contest there while OR was named “Most Traditional” with its “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem about “Dr. Mac” and a Christmas Eve delivery.

‘Topped out’

Known as “topping out,” a Christmas tree, which is lit up at night, was placed on the steel structure at the future biomass boiler. It is a tradition that signifies that the building has reached its maximum height—and is considered a major milestone in the construction of a project.

Christmas procession

Acting out “Las Posadas,” a traditional Mexican candle-lit procession symbolically commemorating the cold and difficult journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter, Fr. Wayne McIntosh, dressed as Joseph, led a group of children and adults, as well as “Bessie” the donkey, around the downtown area to search for a room at a local “inn” on Friday evening.