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Happy Birthday

This picture, taken in 1919, showed early local Salvation Army members, including Constance Smith, Annie Cooper, Elizabeth Cooper, and Edna Matice (back row), Helen Theirstein, Verna Smith, Ethel Cooper, Capt. Theirstein, and Mildred Vhrych (middle row), and Carol Baldwin, Ida Matice, and Leona Ek (front row).

Back to work

After a three week break crews are back to work at the Central Avenue construction site here. This week they’ve been digging up the road to install a new manhole. Crews are expected to start laying concrete in the second week of September.

Library party

oanna, left, Sara, Monica, Jessica, and Jacob Empey all successfully completed the Kiwanis-sponsored “Laugh Out Loud @ the Library” reading program by reading over 20 books at their own reading level. Over 200 kids participated in the reading program and a total of 90 kids achieved the highest honours by reading at least 20 books.

3-D shoot

Ben Wiersema took careful aim at a 3-D target—a black bear—during the Fort Frances Archers annual competition on Sunday. One group of archers did encounter a real bear in the trails on the Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club property during the shoot.


Mini-Queen Allison King and Mini-King Brett Schram posed with 2008 Emo Fair Queen Ashlee Nordstrom following their crowning during the annual fall fair on the small stage at the fairgrounds earlier this month. Four boys and three girls took part in this year’s competition.

NOVA helping local entrepeneurs

Percy Champagne, of Barwick, Ont., is NOVA’s “can do . . . has done” man on the ground in Nortwestern Ontario. NOVA is hosting seminars locally and across Northern Ontario to help local entrepreneurs identify, explore, and capitalize on opportunities in the “value-added” forestry sector.

Carlson diver

Molly Carlson, centre left, posed with teammate Rylee Mose, centre right, and Canadian Olympians Arturo Miranda, Alexander Despatie, and Jennifer Abel (left to right) during the Speedo Junior National Diving Championships in Thunder Bay last month.

Sabres' practice

Sabres’ camp prospect Taylor Jorgenson won the draw for Team White back to linemate Zach McCool during Sabres’ tryouts on Saturday. Jorgenson, from Fort Frances, showed enough to get offered a spot with the team for the 2008-09 SIJHL season.