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Violet Annie May “Tootsie” McCallum (nee McFayden), 86, of Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008.

She was born Jan. 4, 1922 in Fort Frances to Frederick and Ethel McFayden.

In May, 1941, Violet received her diploma from Loney’s Hairdressing signed by Edna M. Loney. She enjoyed hairdressing, and kept it up as a hobby many years after she became a homemaker.

Election messages

Students in Solange Busch’s Grade 5 class at St. Francis School have been busy learning about politics during this federal election. Cameron Turriff (upper left), Alyssa Chiasson, Jordan Bruyere, Maddie Sanders, Ian Jodoin (lower left), and Maggie Jean showed off the posters they made about the different parties in the running.

St. Francis votes

Logan Morrisseau was one of many students who cast a ballot yesterday at St. Francis School as part of the nation-wide “Student Vote” program. Votes from students across the country will be tallied and the results released alongside the real ones Tuesday night.

Sabres collar Ice Dogs

The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres weren’t about to make the same mistake twice.

Leading by three goals after 40 minutes against the visiting Dryden Ice Dogs on Tuesday night, the Sabres didn’t let it slip through their grasp like a similar three-goal lead vanished in an 8-5 home loss to the Fort William North Stars back on Sept. 26.