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Ag Days sees high attendance

The fourth annual Ag Days is being hailed a success by its organizers, with more than 60 people in attendance both Friday and Saturday at the Barwick recreation hall for the trade show, seed fair and lecture series.

The trade show was packed with exhibits, ranging from farm equipment, to elk breeders, to local businesses and service groups.

Family set to open up shop

Larry Allen said opening up an antique and gift shop wasn’t an overnight dream but more like a nightmare not knowing if it was going to thrive or be nothing more than another well-thought out idea.

“But we’ll never know unless we get both our feet wet,” he reasoned.

4-H looking for exchange students

Two more teens are needed to fill out the roster of local 4-H’ers bound for Olds, Alta. this summer on an exchange program funded through the federal government.

Kim Jo Calder, a club leader with the Rainy River District 4-H Association, said anyone aged 14-18 who was interested had to sign up by the end of this week, plus hand in their $174 registration fee.

Bull sale draws large numbers

The benches around the auction ring at the Stratton sales yard were packed Saturday, with 13 of the 19 bulls up for bid finding buyers at the 20th-annual Rainy River Bull Evaluation Centre’s sale.

A Charolais bull raised by Wayne C. Meyers fetched the highest bid at $2,200. The next highest went to a Black Angus bull raised by Bob Irvine for $1,850.