Around St. Marys (Gallery)

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Nelda Oliver, right, was recently inducted as the National representative for International Inner Wheel, following Dona O’Brien from Flin Flon, Manitoba and Edna Blything from Cobourg, Ontario pictured on the left. Inner Wheel is the largest women’s service voluntary organization in the world and is active in 103 countries with 103,000 members in almost 4,000 clubs. Personal service is a top priority and members find many ways to carry out projects in their local communities. They provide help in hospitals, hospices, care homes, schools, entertain the elderly and lonely and offer help to needy children and the disabled. If you would like to know more about Inner Wheel, contact President of St. Marys June Cunningham or Nelda Oliver. The group is made up of spouses of Rotarians but welcomes other women.

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Ron Marriott of St. Marys grins through his flu shot, administered by Julie Chessell, at the clinic held Wednesday evening at the Pyramid Recreation Centre put on by the Perth District Health Unit. Over 100 vaccinations were administered in the first hour of the three-hour clinic. Another PDHU clinic is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12 at Woodland Towers, 643 West Gore Street in Stratford from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free flu shots are also available for adults and children over six months of age at family doctors’ offices and for adults and children over the age of five at local pharmacies.

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Joe Robson, of St. Marys, receives his flu shot Wednesday evening from Perth District Health Unit nurse Barb Van Roessel. Over 100 shots were administered in the first hour of the three-hour clinic at the PRC in St. Marys earlier this week.

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The three grandpas who enclosed the pavillion at Little Falls Public School, turning it into an outdoor classroom. Gerry Brockman, Paul Bender and Chris Sharpe. The students are Myles Clinton, Savannah Kompf, Lily Morlock and Gavin Lickers Mills. Mike Ebert donated the chalkboards which came out of St. Marys Central. The students thanked them by giving them Little Falls mugs and letters.

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Musician Kirk Sweetzir, back left, provided some live entertainment for the grand opening of the Emporium, at 153 Queen Street East in St. Marys, last night. Several dozen customers and well-wishers came out to examine the hand-crafted local wares for sale, ranging from wooden cutting boards to skin care products and pet treats.