Crossroads Tornadoes win the gold

Crossroads School hosted a basketball tournament last Saturday (Jan. 31) with five teams participating. And when the final game was played, the host team had earned the gold.
The Atikokan Voyageurs took home the silver while the St. Francis Sentinels (‘A’ team) picked up the bronze. Congratulations, boys!
Crossroads will host a girls’ basketball tourney this Saturday (Feb. 7). Volunteers are needed to work in the canteen.
Speaking of volunteers, Kathy Pruys could use some help with the “nutrition program” at Crossroads on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Call the school (486-3329) if you can help out at the basketball tourney or with the nutrition program.
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If you’re looking for a night off from cooking, be sure to mark this Sunday (Feb. 8) on your calendar.
Crossroads students will be holding a spaghetti supper that day from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Emo Legion in order to raise funds for their Toronto trip.
The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for those 10 and under. Advance tickets are available by calling Trudy (486-3301), Marie (486-3755), or Sheri (486-3535).
Tickets also can be purchased at the door.
Take-out orders will be available by calling 482-1135 between 2-4 p.m. on Sunday.
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There’s been a change regarding the Rainy River District safety association’s annual meeting. It is now going to be held next Wednesday (Feb. 11) at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapple municipal office.
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A book signing of the centennial books is slated Feb. 28 starting at 7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Books will be handed out to the many folks who ordered them.
This event will be even more enjoyable as wine and cheese also will be served.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Two local fishermen fly to Alaska for a fishing trip. They hire a bush pilot and rent a boat, rods, and tackle. But after two weeks, they only caught one small salmon.
“Bill,” Bob says. “Do you realize this lousy fish cost us $2,100 each?”
“Wow, replies Bill. “It’s a good thing we only caught one.”