Bethlehem Bound

By Sheila Runions

      Banner Staff


Rivers Baptist Church was used Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening for two showings of Bethlehem Bound, a comical pageant which tells the biblical Christmas story, with some modern twists. Marty was travelling with his wife Ramona, who was planning to audition at Bethlehem Star Search and become the next big name in entertainment.

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Holiday checkstop underway

By Tara Seel

      Media Relations Officer


This is certainly the time of year to be merry and bright, but don’t consume any holiday spirits before getting in the driver’s seat! Far too many people are still choosing high-risk behaviour and are driving impaired. This year in Manitoba 35 per cent of traffic fatalities (25 fatalities) have involved impaired drivers. These are completely preventable tragedies.

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Neepawa Natives and HOPE program collect toys

1-C-Toy-Drive-neepawa-NativesBy Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

Students at Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute, along with the Neepawa Natives are ensuring every child across the region has a very merry Christmas.

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Lily Festival is no more

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

By a 13 to 2 vote, the board of the Neepawa and Area Lily Festival passed a resolution to cease operations last Thursday evening. Despite optimism following a community meeting held in early October, board chair Brent Hunter said that the decision was made due to a lack of volunteers willing to sit on the organizing committee.

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Shop Hometown winners!


With the help of Kinley Thomson Chartered Accountants' Chase Critchlow, Neepawa Banner owner/publisher Ken Waddell and editor Kate Jackman-Atkinson drew the Shop Hometown prize winners today. We are pleased to congratulate grand prize winner Al Farquhar, second prize winner Richard Buchanan and third prize winner Carol Bray!!! The gift certificate winners will be getting calls shortly. Thanks to all the businesses and local shoppers for their support!