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Sweeping hard

Third Reese Jones (left) and lead Kurt McGuire, both in Grade 9 at Fort High, swept a rock shot by second Cole Turcotte during the fifth end of their eventual 7-4 win over the Rainy River Owls in a NorWOSSA exhibition bonspiel yesterday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Ojibwe carols

Students from St. Francis School performed a number of Christmas carols in Anishinaabemowin for the seniors at Rainycrest yesterday afternoon as a way to give back to the elders in the community in the Ojibwe language. Students had been busy practising the carols with the help of Mrs. Jourdain, Mrs. Bruyere, and Mrs.

Stuffing a cruiser

Sheila McMahon, executive director of the United Native Friendship Centre here, was busy stuffing an OPP cruiser with donated food items at The Place on Saturday during the second-annual “Stuff a Cruiser” event, hosted by the local OPP.

We scored!

Anthony Brian Petten of the South End Jr. Stars raced over to celebrate with his teammates after a point shot by David Maxfield eluded West End Bruins’ goalie Felix Quisses during the third period of the final of a Midget ‘A’ tournament Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. In the end, though, it was the Bruins who took home the title by defeating their Thunder Bay rivals 3-1.

Season for Song

The Fort Frances Choraliers, under the direction of Diane Maxey, performed this year's Christmas cantata— “Mary, Did You Know?”—before a full house yesterday afternoon at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The concert also featured individual songs performed by David Miller, Amy LaFroy, and Pauline and Zach Jolicouer while Mitchell Riordon narrated.

Free-throw attempt

Senior Muskie Colton Craig lined up for a free throw Saturday afternoon during the squad’s convincing 51-24 romp over the International Falls Broncos in the final game of the black-and-gold’s home tournament over the weekend at Fort High. The Muskies went 4-0 en route to capturing the title.

Artisans’ show

Bobbie Jo King was hard at work Saturday afternoon in the Fort High cafeteria as she knitted up a scarf during the Muskie Christmas Artisans’ Show. A variety of local vendors offered their goods up for purchase during the event, which was hosted by the black-and-gold’s cross-country runners.

Driving in

Senior Muskie Will Anderson drove towards the basket against the Baudette Bears during the opening game of Fort High’s home tournament last night. Anderson led the team with 15 points as the black-and-gold emerged with a 36-31 victory.

Successful supper

Ashley Morrison and her daughter, Khloe, certainly seemed to be enjoying their spaghetti dinner during a benefit for local resident Samantha Pearson yesterday at the Fort High cafeteria. The dinner, which also featured a penny table, raffles, and a cookie walk, drew upwards of 300 people and cleared about $9,000 after expenses.

Ooey gooey fun

Jenna Bailey had fun with object painting yesterday evening at Robert Moore School during an “Ooey Gooey” play date and dinner hosted by the staff of “North Words” and the Rainy River District School Board.