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Beatles rehearsal

Fort High students Melissa Fletcher (as Clarabell Little) and Robert Stevens (Sgt. Paprika) worked on a scene for the upcoming Muskie Theatre production of “The Beatles Slept Here.” The play, which tells of the comedic happenings at the Penny Lane Hotel, runs this Thursday-Saturday (Dec. 3-5) at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

Trip draw

Christmas came early for Walter Laing of Fort Frances, who is heading to Hawaii after his ticket was drawn this morning for the Kiwanis “Trip of the Month” draw for December. Andrea Turgeon of International Travel Services, left, drew the ticket as Kiwanis president Angie Korzinski looked on. Some tickets for the 2010 draw still are available at ITS and Dr. Lidkea’s office.

Leading the blind

Janelle Ball helped a blindfolded Ryann Scott through an obstacle course yesterday while students in Cynthia Donald’s Grade 4/5 class at Robert Moore School celebrated the birthday Louis Braille (inventor of braille) and experienced what it is like to be blind.

Safety blitz

Tammy Crowe inspected Peyton Avis’ car seat Friday afternoon in the Canadian Tire parking lot during a safety blitz. Under supervision from a Transport Canada instructor, trainees from several agencies did the inspections. OPP Cst. Anne McCoy, a certified car seat inspector, organized the blitz and will be holding another one in the spring.

Christmas cookies

Jillian Calder and her cousin, Jake McKinnon, were among the children who decorated cookies at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday afternoon. The museum will be the site of the BIA’s annual “Cookies and Cocoa with Santa” this Saturday (Dec. 5) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lindberg tournament

Fort Frances Canadians’ forward Chris Bobczynski corralled the puck during his team’s first game at the third-annual Gus Lindberg Memorial Midget ‘AA’ tournment held this weekend at the Memorial Sports Centre. The Canadians opened with a 5-0 win against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints but then lost their next three, including 6-3 in the consolation round against the Wayzata Junior Gold team.

Scottish celebration

Playing “Scotland the Brave,” pipe major Dr. Bruce Lidkea of the Fort Frances Highlanders piped in the haggis, carried by Jacob McIntosh, on Friday evening during the St. Andrew’s supper at St. John’s Anglican Church. Gord McTaggart addressed the haggis, after which those on hand enjoyed a traditional Scottish meal. Today is St. Andrew’s Day, who is the patron saint of Scotland.

Santa visit

Raegan Woodgate, nine, had her photo taken with Santa on Saturday at Wal-Mart during his first stop in Fort Frances. Money collected from the photos was going towards a local charity.

On strike

CN Railway locomotive engineers took to the picket line here Saturday morning, joining some 1,700 engineers who have gone on strike across the country after talks with the company came to an impasse just before midnight Friday. The company used qualified supervisors and managers to keep trains running over the weekend.

'Mattress man?'

Drivers passing by Central Avenue yesterday may have seen this friendly “mattress man” mascot on the corner promoting a sale now going on at Lowes Furniture and Appliances, located just west of Fort Frances on Highway 11/71.