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Nicholas Donaldson

Blind curling

Children enjoyed “blind curling” on Saturday afternoon during the 35th-annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival. A sheet was hung up halfway down the ice, which forced participants to guess where the rocks were and where to throw the next one. The results always were a surprise.

Great Bear owners

New Great Bear owners Jordan and Katie Stus posed with their daughter, Brielle, in front of the Stix & Stones brand clothing that also is new to the Highway 11 business. The couple officially took over on March 1 but they have been working there for a few months learning how to run the business.

District 4-H association hands out annual awards

The annual 4-H awards night was held Friday at the Millennium Hall in Stratton.

Almost 40 district 4-H members were on hand, along with more than 80 parents, siblings, and guests.

Following a meal prepared by Gary and Colleen Jolicouer from the Country Corner Cafe in Stratton, the awards for 2016 were handed out to local 4-H members and volunteers.

World Day of Prayer

“Am I Being Unfair to You?” was the topic of this year's World Day of Prayer service held at the Church of the Holy Spirit here Friday. The service featured readers sharing women's stories about hardships in The Philippines and a reflection on the similar non-denominational gatherings held all over the world.

Cribbage action

The competition was formidable at the annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival cribbage tournament Saturday. The tournament began at 11:30 a.m. and ran until mid-afternoon, with Pat and Mel Borgen from Baudette, Mn. coming out on top to win two $75 Dalseg's gift cetificates and $40 in cash.

Car crash

Emergency personnel worked to clean up after a two-vehicle collision on King's Highway near West End Motors around 9 a.m. yesterday. There was no word from the OPP as of press time whether anyone was injured or if charges were laid.

Trip draw

Shannon Jackson pulled a name for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip-of-the-Month” draw yesterday morning at International Travel Services as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. Roy Taylor was the lucky winner of a trip to New York City.