With a successful kick-off to their “buy a brick” campaign, the Rainy River Hospital fundraising committee wants to “strike while the iron is hot” and keep things in high gear.
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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.
The fall—and perhaps spring—spawn may fall victim to the low water levels but the Ministry of Natural Resources doesn’t feel it will have a devastating long-term effect on the fish population.
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.
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.”
The Morson Tourism Association held its sixth-annual “Steak Dinner and Dance” at the Morson Community Hall last Saturday night.
Held to help raise funds for the printing and distribution of a brochure promoting the Morson area and all it offers, about 60 people were on hand for the event.
At 88 years of age, still enjoying good health and going strong, Marg McLeod celebrated her birthday quietly on Sept. 29 at her King Street residence.
A few friends and relatives visited to wish her many more years of good health and happiness.
Just four pounds first and second place but it was enough to give Wayne Both of Barwick top honours at the fourth-annual Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival on Saturday.
Both’s prize-winning pumpkin weighed in at 742 pounds, just ahead of former festival champ Sheldon Mose of Stratton, whose entry tipped the scales at 738 pounds.
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.
The final fundraising drive for the new Rainy River hospital started out in high gear Friday night when more than $50,000 was raised at the kick-off dinner.
Of the $1.25 million required as the local share, only $300,000 remains to be raised.
The new hospital is scheduled to open April 21, 1999.