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Pair stand out in the crowd

There is one in every high school, sometimes even two.

You know them. . . they are well-known, well-liked, well-educated, and win the awards. And at last week’s FFHS Recognition Night, two such deserving students stood out in the crowd—Chad Canfield and Shaunna Cuthbertson.

Rainycrest gets approval for interim beds

Administrator Kevin Queen received word late last week from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care that Rainycrest Home for the Aged here would be reallocating 21 beds to interim status.

“It’s a break. It takes a lot of the pressure off the loss,” he said, referring to the loss of 21 beds Rainy River hospital and the future loss of 12 to Emo hospital sometime in 2001.

‘The Byrd’ flying home to kick off hospital fundraiser

Radio personality John “Byrd” Kempf will be returning to Fort Frances to help launch the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s “Care Close to Home” fundraising campaign June 15-16.

“Teresa Hazel gave me a ring . . . we went to school together a long time ago,” Kempf said today from Philadelphia, where he’s the morning show host for rock station WRDX.

Spanning a full week, “Fun in the Sun” committee member Laurie Beadle said this year’s summer celebration will be bigger and be

“After seeing what happened at the Seattle protests, you have to wonder what could be happening down there.”

That’s the feeling of one local woman whose husband, an officer with the Fort Frances OPP, joined several others from the district in Windsor this week to help keep the peace at the Organization of American States conference.

Fun in the Sun boasts more events

Spanning a full week, “Fun in the Sun” committee member Laurie Beadle said this year’s summer celebration will be bigger and better than any in recent memory.

“There’s a lot more events,” she enthused Tuesday. “We have more marching bands in the parade, and there’s lots of things for kids, and families in general, to do.

“After all, our theme is ‘Just for Kids,’” she added.