Howard Teeple and Leah Teeple, far left, along with Charlene McTavish, Neal Teeple, and Alex Teeple, were listening carefully and marking their cards during “Pillowcase Bingo” last Thursday in the Crossroads School gym. Winners received a handmade pillowcase with a gift certificate for the book fair, which also was being held that night as part of the Devlin school's Family Literacy Night.
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The Rainy River District campus of Confederation College handed out awards and bursaries during a ceremony last Tuesday morning. The awards recognized both academic achievement and community involvement. A small lunch for winners and attendees was provided afterwards.
Graeme Coats, Drew Windego, and Shay-lynn Whitecrow showed off their painted faces for Robert Moore School's winter carnival and fun day last Thursday. Unfortunately for the students, the bitterly cold weather meant the entire day had to be spent indoors and so many of the planned activities had to be changed.
Penny Shoemaker led a group of youngsters in a paper craft at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday afternoon as part of its March Break programming. Events continue today with Pokémon (cards or video game) at 2 p.m., with a musical “Storytime” for ages two-six slated for tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.
St. Michael's School students revealed their crime-fighting alter egos as they participated in “Superhero Day” this morning. All students were encouraged to dress up as their favourite superhero by donning their mask and cape.
Fort Frances Lions Club members Donna Lowey and Bonnie Penney spoke to Grade 1 and 2 students about the history and importance of the Canadian flag yesterday at St. Michael's School. After questions and the singing the national anthem in both English and French, each student received a flag and certificate saying they listened to the talk.
Local Métis community members, including Anne Marie Armstrong (foreground), taught jigging to students at St. Michael's School on Tuesday. The youngsters learned the steps and followed the instructors as they moved around the gym in time with the music. They also learned how to play the spoons, along with other information about the Métis culture and its music.
Ethan White and Harmony Yerxa delivered bags of popcorn to Olivia Allen and Sydney Kellar at St. Michael's School yesterday. The initiative was for a “Popping for peace” Lenten fundraiser at the school. More than 200 bags were made and sold for $1 each, with proceeds going to Development and Peace, an international Catholic organization.
After 30 years of ownership, Greg and Shelly Gustafson have passed The Great Bear onto new owners.
Jordan and Katie Stus officially took over the business on March 1 and are excited about the opportunity.
Katie Stus (nee Cuthbertson) grew up in the area and went to Thunder Bay to pursue her post-secondary education, where she became a licensed massage therapist.
Nestor Falls recreation committee member Howard Dodd said he was a bit exhausted come Monday, but that just meant the weekend was a success.
Dodd said the turnout was good—and the weather beautiful—for the 35th-annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival, which ran Friday to Sunday in and around the community.