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Woman gearing up for trip to India

A “Taste of India” benefit dinner and concert was held at Calvary Tabernacle on Sunday so the congregation could bid a fond farewell to Jennie Christopherson as she prepares to leave Oct. 24 from Winnipeg for a six-week missionary journey to India.

Her visit will include stops in Calcutta, New Delhi, Madras, Madurai, and Sri Lanka.

Bridge concrete not up to snuff

The Ministry of Transportation has penalized the company contracted to work on the Seven-Mile and Bears Pass bridges after tests showed the concrete wasn’t as strong as originally planned.

Ray Kriscuinas, head of MTO’s structural section in Thunder Bay, said the concrete strengths were “marginally lower”—five percent—than those in the project’s original design.

Ontario Library Week coming

Emo Public Library will be celebrating Ontario Library Week on Oct. 15-19.

An annual opportunity for Ontarians to celebrate the contribution made by public libraries to the lives of millions of people across this province, this year’s theme is “Ontario Public Libraries, For Your Information.”

Strong cattle sale rounds out year

Cattlemen were hoping for a strong sale to close out 1998 at the Stratton sales yard, and it seems they got what they wanted.

More than 1,300 head of cattle, mostly calves, went through the auction ring there Saturday. Prices were strong, staying well over $1/lb. for the most part, with many lots selling between $1.10-$1.15/lb.