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2009 Images

Wrapped up

Tyler Abma (centre) held tightly to the ball while being taken to the ground by a gaggle of Portage Collegiate Institute Trojans during the visitors’ 57-0 thumping of the host Muskies on Friday afternoon to close out their WHSFL season.

Powerful message

Dr. Carole Spread, a surgeon at La Verendrye Hospital, spoke about her personal experience with breast cancer during the biennial “Luncheon of Hope” at La Place Rendez-Vous here Saturday. The event, celebrating local breast cancer survivors, was presented by the Rainy River District Breast Health Network.

Spaghetti dinner

Bob Botsford, left, and Joe Gust were among dozens and dozens of people who enjoyed a spaghetti dinner yesterday afternoon at St. Mary’s Church here. The dinner, which also included a silent auction, penny table, quilt raffle, and entertainment, was a fundraiser for St. Mary’s Youth Group.

Silver showing

The Muskie junior girls’ basketball team out-hustled and out-manned the Superior Gryphons on Saturday en route to a 45-5 win in tournament play at the “Fish Tank.” The black-and-gold (2-1) ended up finishing second to Hammarskjold (3-0).

Paw prints

Solange Busch’s Grade 4/5 French Immersion class at St. Francis School checked out moldings of bear paws yesterday while visiting the town’s bylaw department at the Civic Centre. The students also stopped by the museum and courthouse as they learned about local government in conjunction with “Local Government Week” being celebrated across the province.

Haunted backyard

Members of the Muskie boys’ hockey team helped construct the haunted backyard behind Tess’ Kitchen this past Sunday and Monday. All trick-or-treaters are welcome to drop by on Halllowe’en starting at dusk.

Elder visit

Grade 3 students at St. Michael’s School were honoured to have Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa, elders from Couchiching First Nation, give them a talk about the culture and life of the early First Nations people. The students currently are studying the native people as part of the Grade 3 curriculum.

Glimpse of the future

The new Fort Frances Public Library and Technology Centre is taking shape, with all of the steel up and now the roof being built so work can continue inside the structure through the winter. The new parking lot, located to the south of the building, was paved earlier this week.