Out of Helen's kitchen - Pork Parmesan

Helen Drysdale
Neepawa Banner & Press

On cold winter days I like to cook my supper in the oven. It helps the house feel warm and cozy and gives it a lovely smell.

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Homebodies - Bored? Only slightly…

Rita Friesen
Neepawa Banner & Press

Sitting there on the big black chair, a dog on my lap and another at my feet, I realized that it was half past dog bath time. My dogs smelt, well, doggie. Miss Daisy in particular is scissor shy. It takes the concentrated assistance of a dog whisperer to clip her nails and trim the tags. Baths she is okay with, a shower, really. Henry Hoover stands moderately well for a hair cut, not enjoying, just enduring. It is too early to really give them a short cut, but the feathers on their feet already bring salt from the roads and it will only get worse with spring.

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Charity Box-a-thon ready to go a few rounds

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Baner & Press

BOXE Neepawa Combat Sports and Fitness Club has scheduled a charity Box-a-thon for Saturday, Feb. 10. Club owner and operator Derek Pearson said the money that’s raised from the event will be split equally between the Boxing Club and Neepawa and Area Palliative Care. “In terms of how it will support the club, the money will go towards the purchase of some new equipment. Some new heavy bags, things like that.

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Survey says…

Town of Neepawa releases pre-budget survey results

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

The priorities of the average Neepawa taxpayer are a little bit more clear, thanks to a recent budget survey. The Town of Neepawa recently unveiled the results of a questionnaire asking for ratepayers’ thoughts and suggestions on the 2018 budget. The survey had been available online on the town’s website. In total, 156 people filled out the survey, which averages out to a 3.3 per cent participation rate among the town population (as per the results of the 2016 Statistics Canada Population Census).

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New preschool program launched in Neepawa

Miranda Leybourne
Neepawa Banner & Press

A brand new program for young children and their caregivers launched in Neepawa on Feb. 1. Wiggle, Giggle & Munch is a free parent-child program that focuses on physical activity and nutrition for children ages five years old and under. It will include games, songs, crafts and snacks, and is being put on by the Town of Neepawa’s Recreation Services on Thursday mornings until Mar. 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at ArtsForward.

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