Austin show supports family cancer battle

By Miranda Leybourne

The Neepawa Banner

The first annual Austin Toy & Collectible Show & Sale is happening at the Austin Community Hall on Sat, Apr. 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bill Reimer, one of the people who helped to think up and organize the event, says he’s very excited to show off his immense collection of farm toys. He and 17 other collectors will have two tables each to display their collectibles, and some of the items will be for sale. Reimer says collectors from all over the southern part of the province will be in attendance, including from communities such as Steinbach, Winkler, Winnipeg and more. There will also be food and refreshments.

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Homebodies - Embracing technological advances

By Rita Friesen

The Neepawa Banner

The times they are a changing. There was a time when I carried a pocket size day minder with me, the Reader’s Digest one was my favourite – loved the monthly layout and space for notes. Well, I have embraced technology. My trusty cell phone, out dated by most standards, is my go-to. It now holds my appointments, my telephone numbers, my fitness goals and attainments and my games. All that in one little package. I am doing okay with it. Know how to enter events, scroll ahead for months and months, and prevent most double booking. I have not mastered split screen so am not certain if I could actually be in dialogue and check availability. That’s fine, for I know how to text the caller and verify details after the conversation has been completed. 

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Community event honours excellence, volunteerism

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Each year, the Neepawa Rotary Club recognizes outstanding Rotarians and community members at their annual Paul Harris Night, but for 2017, they have something a little extra special planned.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation and in honour of the milestone, this year’s banquet will offer a full slate of inspirational speakers and community members.

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Inaugural Ag Expo a success


By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

An event put together by the Neepawa Natives aimed to thank the region’s agricultural  community for their ongoing support. But after it was all said and done, the first annual Neepawa Ag Expo ended up seeing the farming sector giving back to the team, and in a big way.

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Spring has sprung at the Neepawa Library


Neepawa Public Library

It’s the end of another long winter and at Neepawa Library, we’re glad to see people popping in to look at gardening books and home improvement magazines. We haven’t seen many April showers, but surely the May flowers will be showing themselves soon!

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