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‘ManOMin’ conference set for May

The first ManOMin watershed conference is slated April 28-30, 2000, with hopes of it becoming a regular event in the future.

Jennifer Mercer, co-ordinator for the Rainy River First Nations Watershed Program, said the name of the conference has a double meaning.

First of all, ManOMin is an abbreviation of “Manitoba-Ontario-Minnesota.” But it’s also Anishinabe for wild rice.

Emo holds Remembrance Day service

Passing Canada’s legacy to the younger generation is the appropriate approach to Remembrance Day.

Students at district schools like Donald Young, Our Lady of the Way, and Sturgeon Creek marked Remembrance Day last Thursday with full honours,including observing a two-minute silence to remember those who fell in World War I, World War II, and Korea.

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.