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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.

Bowled over

Sending a few bowling balls down the lane yesterday was Maggie Jean. The free afternoon of bowling at Plaza Lane was held to kick off National Bowling Week. Free bowling will be offered there again Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

Butterfly release

Betty Plumridge admired the Monarch Butterfly she released into the wild yesterday afternoon during the Rainy River District Palliative Care Program’s second-annual butterfly release at the Legion Park here. Nearly 20 people participated in the event. A butterfly release also was held in Rainy River on Saturday.

Library party

Tracy Hudson sat with her daughter, Sara, at the wind-up party of the Kiwanis-sponsored “Laugh Out Loud @ the Library” reading program. About 200 participants were challenged to read 20 or more books at their reading level to win the grand prize and an invitation to the taco-bag lunch party which was held at noon on Friday in the library basement.

First-time rider

Children, accompanied by their parents, climbed aboard for their very first school bus ride outside Robert Moore yesterday morning during the Rainy River District School Board’s annual “First Rider” program. Aimed at children beginning school this fall, the youngsters watched a short video on bus safety before leaving.

Library fun

Ashley Payne enjoyed some quality time with one of the guinea pigs at the Fort Frances Public Library earlier this week during “Story Time,” which is held there every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Bus changeover

Sandy Smith, owner of Caribou Coach Transportation Company Inc., welcomed aboard Muriel Kropelin, middle, of Thunder Bay early this morning, who was being seen off by good friend Elsie Hampton at the bus depot here. Caribou took over the Fort Frances-Thunder Bay route from Greyhound yesterday.