Lemonade for Leukemia

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Photo by Kira McCormick-Adema
From left: Amaya Cox, Arabella Wilson, Prestyn Phinney, and Chey Cox standing with their lemonade stand for Leukemia on Aug. 17, They raised $171 dollars for the cause and are very happy about how their third summer selling lemonade went.

 

A senior’s story - Reta Harper

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Wayne Hildebrand
The Neepawa Press

“Getting an education in the 1930’s was not as important as it is today,” Reta reflected. “We had a large family. Education was not the priority. I remember my dad saying, ‘We have a large family to do the work.’ Children did not have all the after school activities like they have today. It was a different time. Early in life we were taught to work:  housework, milking cows, chores and looking after little ones with no modern conveniences. Aside from not having extra money, my father generally regarded other activities as wasted time. After Reta Harper told me some of her life story, I thought her work ethic lessons probably helped her through her life.

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Helping, one paw at a time

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By Kate Jackman-Atkinson
The Neepawa Press

Three days after graduation, Emma Gerrard packed her bags and travelled half-way around the world to help some four-legged friends in need. This summer, Gerrard, of Neepawa, spent a month volunteering at Rescue Paws, an animal rescue in Hua Hin, Thailand, about three hours south of Bangkok.

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1987: It’s monster tomato time in Neepawa

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The old C.N.R Rundhouse being torn down where the chicken corral now stands.

Cecil Pittman
The Neepawa Press

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Henry Lepp: A tale of seven Chevelles

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photo courtesy of Henry Lepp
The first (1965) and last (1970) of Henry Lepp’s 454 cu in Chevelle SS.

By Ben Castle
The Neepawa Banner

The Chevrolet Chevelle
The Chevrolet Chevelle was a mid-sized car produced over three generations, between 1964 and 1978.  It was a contemporary rival to the Ford Fairlane and Plymouth Belvedere and was available with a series of in-line six cylinder and V8 engines.  Based on the GM A-body platform, the Chevelle was available in sedan, coupe, convertible, station wagon and pickup (El Camino) body styles, with some production taking place in Oshawa, Ont. and Sainte-Therese, Que.  Higher-end models were also badged as Malibus in Canada, which is the nameplate that took over in 1978 and still exists to this day as Chevrolet’s mid-size sedan offering.   

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