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DYS students usher in spring with concert

Donald Young School students and staff held their annual Spring Tea and Concert in the school gym, performing before an enthused audience of friends and relatives.

With spring in the air and an array of music presented, Jocelyn Matheson and Robert Galloway introduced each item on the program, which included several performances from the recent district music and drama festival.

Annual giant pumpkin festival taking shape

The organizing committee of the sixth-annual Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival, Northwestern Ontario’s pre-eminent pumpkin festival, is now planning the 2000 weigh-off.

The festival again proved to be very popular in 1999, attracting many people from as far away as Thunder Bay to Hannam Park in Rainy River, where 65 pumpkins were entered in the weight category.

Fairway store sold to Cloverleaf

The Fairway Store in Emo is closed for the time being to undergo renovations before it reopens under the Shop Easy franchise banner.

Fairway, which was owned by Emo Reeve Brian Reid, officially was sold to the Loney family, owners of Cloverleaf Shop Easy Foods on Front Street, with the signing of the cheque Monday.