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Horseshoes, anyone?

Wouldn't it be a shame to see the horseshoe pits at Point Park go unused this July 1? The Fun in the Sun committee thinks so, too, and is hoping a willing individual or group would like to organize a horseshoe tournament on Canada Day. Anyone interested is urged to call Cynthia Donald at 274-3384 or contact the committee through its Facebook page, “Fun in the Sun committee.”

Kiwanis cleanup

Six members of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club joined with six employees of the Royal Bank of Canada on Saturday morning to clean discarded garbage from the riverbank around the lower river boat launch ramp. Several family members also helped so many bags of cans, bottles, and wrappers were picked up and placed in the handy garbage receptacles.

Gerber at work

Martha Gerber was smiling on her last day of work at Safeway here at the end of April because it was the beginning of a new stage in her life. She will wed a Swiss man this summer before heading to live in Switzerland—the country where Gerber was born and emigrated from when she was five years old.

Crossroads party

Adriana Lesk, Jada Boshey, Serena Cousineau, and Monica Empey struck a silly pose for the “Fish Fry Finale” at Crossroads School in Devlin on Thursday. The event, which also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the school, featured a slideshow presentation of years past, as well as baseball, jigging, Bingo, and draws.

On patrol

The local chapter of the Bear Clan Patrol walks the streets around town often, not just to look for used needles but to ensure residents are kept safe. Here they can be seen patrolling in the north end. They sport electric yellow vests and Bear Clan Patrol patches.

Needle haul

The Bear Clan Patrol was contacted earlier this month to respond to a call from a resident who needed help cleaning a rental home. These are just some of the needles and other paraphernalia that were found inside. The Bear Clan carefully puts these needles into sharps containers, which they then drop off at the Northwestern Health Unit office for safe disposal.

Soap box champ

Marie-Mai Langevin of Fort Frances had fire coming off her four wheels as she sped her way to the Super Stocks division title at the Dakota Soap Box Derby in Valley City, N.D. over the weekend.

Generous donation

The Lenten project at Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton this year was sewing touch quilts for the local Alzheimer Society. The students, cut, sewed, and embellished these quilts to donate them to people struggling with dementia in our area. The Alzheimer Society is absolutely delighted to accept these quilts and distribute them to families who have a loved one with dementia.