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Buying a ticket

Kerry Zucchiatti sold Bill Gushulak a ticket for the “Building for the Future” elminiation raffle at Fort Frances General Supply yesterday morning. The tickets, which cost $50 each, are on sale there, as well as at the Fort Frances Public Library and the Memorial Sports Centre. A maximum of 1,000 tickets will be sold, with 20 prizes eligible to be won.

Library plans

With about 40 local library supporters looking on last night at the Civic Centre, John Knox of Chamberlain Architects presented town council with slides of updated conceptual drawings of the new Fort Frances Public Library. If all goes to plan, construction on the library site, which is located next to the Memorial Sports Centre, will begin this spring.

In front of net

Muskies Matt McLellan (#24) and Riley Caul attempted a play in front of the net on Friday during a game against the Red Lake Rams. The black-and-gold earned a 5-1 victory, and on Saturday beat the Rams 11-2.

Curling finals

Bert Seguin, playing for the Mitchell Seguin rink of Dawson, delivered a rock yesterday during the finals of the 49th annual Northern Ontario Fire Fighters Curling Championships here. The team was beat out by last year's champs, the Tim Nordin rink of Rainy River, who will be heading to the nationals in Richmond, B.C . March 26-Apr.4

Another winner

Canada Safeway assistant manager Ryan Hood yesterday presented Andrea McNabb with the diamond tennis bracelet she won in the Canada Safeway’s “Texas Hold ’Em “ contest. McNabb is the second local resident to win a $4,500 bracelet in the contest. Overall, a total of 460 bracelets were available to be won. The odds of winning one in the contest were one in 31,500.

Counting apples

Christian Brow-Rose, left, and Sarah Larson, Grade 1 students at St. Michael’s School here, counted and pasted 10 apples “up on top” just like in the Dr. Seuss story. And since the students were celebrating the 100th day of school, they put the apples together to make 100.

Book browsing

Dolores Eyolfson perused the rows upon rows of books for sale this morning at the local Alzheimer Society’s annual book sale fundraiser at Revco Carpet here. The popular book sale will run today and tomorrow from 9-5:30 p.m., and again Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Just fill a bag with books and make a donation.

Can Can Gals

The Can Can Gals of Koochiching flirted with the lonesome loggers from the Rainy Lake Saloon while onboard the “Wacky River Cruise” during the opening night of the VALA Variety Show. Performances ran Friday night and twice on Saturday on the Townshend Theatre stage here.

Jackie McCormick

Audiologist Jackie McCormick, recently joined the health unit, she is an example of this positive trend of more and more young people who have grown up in the area, went away to school and are returning to the area to work.