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2018 Images

'Day Break'

Local artist Cher Pruys' painting, “Day Break, along with "Fall Splendour" (seen on A1), has been selected for inclusion in the ASAA 2018 International Aerospace Art Exhibition to be held in Palm Springs, California later this year. "It's such an honour to be included with the best aviation artists in the world," Pruys told the Times.

Books galore

Mary Martinson eyed up some of the titles available at Revco Carpet during its annual fundraiser book sale on Saturday. The sale, which started last Wednesday and ended up being extended through Monday, raised $1,200 in support of the Borderland Judo Club, the Muskie track-and-field team, and the local Alzheimer's Society. There are quite a few books left over in good condition.

Owls skip

Rainy River Owls' skip Mackenzie Jolicouer was zoned in on where she wanted to put her shot during her rink's 8-3 win over Bill Crothers SS at the OFSAA curling championships Thursday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Muskies return

The Muskie girls' hockey team was welcomed back by their loyal supporters Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the Memorial Sports Centre here. The black-and-gold had just returned after finishing fourth at the OFSAA 'A/AA' championships in Timmins last week to wrap up an impressive season.

Barron book

“Ritual Lights” is the first-ever poetry collection by Fort Frances native Joelle Barron, who now resides in Kenora. —Submitted image

Hanging medal

Muskie boys' skip Chris Silver, who is in Grade 12, bowed his head so he could receive his hard-earned gold medal to cap an excellent high school career. Silver led the black-and-gold to the title at the OFSAA curling championships with a 6-3 win over Widdifield (North Bay) on Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Voyageurs sweepers

Griffin Garuk, right, and Isaac Strom of the Atikokan Voyageurs looked to sweep a shot down the ice during their rink's 11-3 win over Crestwood Preparatory College at the OFSAA curling championships Thursday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The squad went 1-4 in Pool 'A' play to fail to advance to the championship round.

Owl pride

The Fort Frances Enhanced Hearing Centre was decked out in blue and gold to show its support for the Rainy River High School Owls at last week's OFSAA curling championships at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Audiologist Jackie McCormick not only was an Owl herself but remains an competitive curler to this day, claiming silver at the world mixed curling championships back in October.

Watching shot

Muskie boys' skip Chris Silver looked on hopefully as teammates Owen Riches and Jason Bazylewski went hard on their brooms to get his stone down the ice during Fort High's 11-4 loss to Aldershot HS at the OFSAA curling championships last Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. But the black-and-gold rebounded with seven-straight wins en route to capturing the gold medal.

'Fall Splendour'

Local artist Cher Pruys' painting, “Fall Splendour," seen here, as well as a second painting, "Day Break," recently were selected for inclusion in the ASAA 2018 International Aerospace Art Exhibition to be held in Palm Springs, California later this year. The planes depicted in both photos belong to the Northwest Flying Inc. in Nestor Falls.