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Omission

An article in yesterday's Times omitted a name.

Ashley Payne should have been included as a member of the Muskie girls' curling rink that won silver at the NorWOSSA playoffs earlier this week.

The Times regrets any disappointment or inconvenience this omission may have caused.

Lakers snap losing streak

The Fort Frances Lakers made sure not to go on another lengthy slide.

And with only 11 games left in the regular season, it's best to stop the bleeding now.

Jaedin Ness scored twice to lead the Lakers to a 6-3 win over the lowly Minnesota Iron Rangers last night in Hoyt Lakes that snapped the squad's six-game losing streak.

Pair of teams top night

How I set Your Mother and Kiss My Pass both garnered the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action Thursday night.

The Volley Llamas were right behind, nabbing four points.

Scared Hitless and Bumping Uglies each grabbed three while Take A Hit earned two.

Duck and Dive and Safe Sets both were skunked.

Inaugural ice-fishing derby a success

The Rainy River Recreation Centre hosted its first annual ice-fishing derby on Saturday (Feb. 10), which drew 153 registered participants.

The derby featured a 50 percent payout, with the other 50 going towards youth programming at the centre.

Prizes (both cash and donated items) were given to the top four participants for walleye, northern, and the kids' division.

Bantam Leafs finish fourth

The Fort Frances Bantam 'AA' Leafs finished in fourth place at the 16-team SCHEELS 15U tournament held in Fargo, N.D. on Feb. 2-4.

After going 3-0 in round-robin play, the squad faced off against the Winnipeg Twins in the semi-finals.

The Twins exploded for four goals in the second period en route to an 8-2 drubbing of the Leafs.

Hospital auxiliary plans luncheon for March 12

The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary executive held its first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in the hospital boardroom.

Social director Diane Glowasky advised the quarterly luncheon will be held at Knox United Church here on Monday, March 12.

Tickets will be available for purchase starting Feb. 23 at the hospital gift shop, Pharmasave, and Shoppers.

Venom tops at 'showcase'

Talk about a close one.

The Fort Frances PeeWee Venom almost let the game slip through their fingers but stayed composed to claim the gold medal with a 3-2 win over the Dryden B&B Blazers on Sunday at the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's PeeWee and Bantam “Showcase” at the Ice For Kids Arena.