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Good year for farmers’ market: vendors

With the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market having wrapped up for the season Saturday, the consensus among vendors indicates they had a good year there.

Ray and Evelyn Bragg of “Bragging Tackle” were busy selling homemade wood carvings and other trinkets from their table Saturday. But even though it was the final market of the year, it likely won’t be the last time they’ll be there.

Cattle sale goes over well

It was the first of its kind held in the district in a decade but those at Saturday’s “Top of the Line” cattle sale in Stratton seemed to be quite pleased with its return.

Only five out of 30 lots were passed out of the ring, with several consigners finding buyers after the sale was over.

4-H youths get together

Karry Hyatt spent her Saturday morning like any typical 12-year-old girl would—digging in the riverbank looking for bugs.

Hyatt was one of the 12 youngsters who participated in the Rainy River District 4-H Association’s junior youth conference in Emo last Friday and Saturday.

Nestor Falls teen aiming for record deal

If confidence is the key to success, then Kelly Moulik is going to go far.

The 18-year-old Fort High student from Nestor Falls is working on two demo packages, including one with her uncle Jim Peterik, who co-wrote and performed the ’80s hit “Eye of the Tiger” as part of the group, “Survivor.”

And Peterik believes her chances of getting signed are good, Moulik said.

Murillo man claims ‘Golden Hoe’ at pumpkin festival

Don Cronk’s smile was almost as big as his pumpkin Saturday after the Murillo resident grabbed top honours in the annual Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival at Hannam Park, taking home a $1,000 cheque and the “Golden Hoe.”

Cronk’s 554-pound pumpkin weighed in well ahead of Dr. Ewan Affleck’s entry from Rainy River, which fell just shy of the 500-pound mark at 498.