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Oktoberfest games

Maria Sanders, left, tested her skill at the bottle cap toss while Tammy Kellar tried out the ring toss yesterday evening during a meeting of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s special events committee in preparation for its “Oktoberfest” party coming up Oct. 4 at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium.

Tough eating

Eating Jell-O proved to be much more than a jiggly undertaking yesterday as Grade 10 students from Fort Frances High School participated in the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) program at La Verendrye Hospital. Challenged to eat lunch with limited physical abilities, the goal was to impress upon the students the effects of serious injuries.

Causeway work

As work continues on the Noden Causeway, the overlay on the westbound lane is scheduled to be placed tomorrow and Wednesday (Sept. 23-24). During the placement of the overlay, traffic will be reduced to 10 km/h over the structure, controlled by flaggers and a pilot vehicle, to prevent the fresh concrete from being adversely affected by vibration.

Golf wrap-up

Alton Pollard admired his putt on the ninth green of the club championship yesterday at Kitchen Creek. Pollard carded an 82 in the seniors’ division but Terry Martinson claimed the low score in the 50+ class with a 76.

Office opening

Local residents Fred Whitehead, left, Larry Wood, and Jean Richards helped NDP candidate John Rafferty cut the ribbon Saturday to officially open his campaign headquarters here. Located at 517 Mowat Ave. (across from Green’s), the office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1-6 p.m. on Sundays.

Beautiful, unique girls

Brianna Clinker (clockwise from left), Shailyn Loyie, Alanna Walsh, Emily Hyatt, Danielle Jean, and Hailey Clendenning showed off their smiles—and their fingernails—during the manicure and pedicure session of the “Beautiful Unique Girls” beach party hosted by St. Mary’s Church on Saturday night. The girls came together for an evening of music, discussion, friendship, and fun as the B.U.

Babies and books

Kim Williamson had a big laugh as Joelle McKinnon checked out her daughter, Whitney, during the start of a new Mother Goose program at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday. Among those also taking part were Rae-Ann Wood with her son, Christopher, and Heather Latter, who was there with her newborn daughter, Alexis.

Special reader

Students at St. Francis School got a treat yesterday as they read “The Hockey Sweater” with Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ forward Dan Usiski. The goal of the team’s reading sessions this week was to introduce students to positive role models.

Look what I can do

Grade 4 French Immersion student Joleigh Hayes, left, showed off a poster with things she has learned from her teacher, Mme. Busch, to her mother Lisa George, and sister, Annelise, during the open house and meet-and-greet at St. Francis School yesterday evening.


A garbage truck, looking to pick up the dumpster at Mohawk, got caught on the canopy while passing through yesterday morning. It appeared the truck’s forks had been up, which caused the vehicle to be above the clearance height. Repairs still were being done this morning at Mohawk, which had to shut down its gas services during the work because it posed a safety hazard to customers.