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Bring your ID to vote

After a five-week campaign, voters finally will have a chance to make their voices heard with the arrival of election day today.

Polls in Rainy River District are open from 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., which coincides with the polls located in the riding’s Eastern time zone that are open from 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Winter coats wanted for drive

Associates of St. Marguerite du Ville is holding its annual winter coat drive.

They want clean, used winter coats in good condition for men, women, and children to be able to give away to the needy.

Those who want to donate coats can drop them off on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 1-4 p.m. at the Columbus Club (404 Scott St.)

Juniors bring home title

The Muskie junior girls’ basketball team participated in a tournament in Thunder Bay over the weekend.

They opened action with a tight game against Churchill, with the Muskies taking a 17-14 lead at halftime. But co-coach Dan Bird said foul trouble and turnovers turned the tide in Churchill’s favour as they went on to a 37-25 victory.

RRDFL hands out awards

The Rainy River District Fastball League handed out its end-of-season awards Friday in Big Grassy.

The big winner on the night was Big Island’s Jesse Tom, who tied for the home run king award with Rainy River’s Tony Armstrong (eight apiece), while also collecting the top shortstop prize and the Shane Jarvis sportsmanship award.

Exhibitors still needed for expo

If you run your own home-based business, there’s still room for you to sign up for the Home-based Business Expo taking place Friday, Oct. 17 at the Adventure Inn here.

Running from noon-8 p.m., the expo is sort of like a trade show, said Angela Halvorsen, one of the organizing committee members.

As of last week, about two-thirds of spots were still available, she noted.

Volunteer Bureau plans garage sale fundraiser

Local residents will have a chance to put their bargain-hunting skills to good use—and for a good cause—at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau’s garage sale this Saturday (Oct. 4) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

“There’s going to be bake sale items, five dollars a bag,” noted Debbie Bazylewski of the volunteer bureau. “So if anyone wants to pick up on some saving, drop by.

Muskie hoopsters win big

Both the Muskie junior and senior girls’ basketball squads dominated the first halves of their respective home-openers last Thursday against the Kenora Broncos and then coasted to lopsided 18-point victories.

The juniors improved to 2-0 in NorWOSSA play with a 35-17 win while the seniors evened their record at 1-1 after a 37-19 victory.