“We’re in pretty good shape, folks.”

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Neepawa Access Community Television (NACTV) held its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The event featured a catered dinner and live auction, which gave the night a much more celebratory feel. It turned out that once the year-end financials were announced, there was actually a reason to celebrate.

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Looking back - 1978: Discovery Train comes to Brandon

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Photo courtesy of Banner & Press archives. Folks from Neepawa and area flocked to join the crowd in Brandon surrounding the Discovery Train. The train remained for three days before continuing on its way.

By Cassandra Wehrhahn

Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago, Tuesday, October 27, 1908

The Canadian mile record for an auto was lowered to 1.08 on Saturday by C. Power of Winnipeg.

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Gladstone 4-H Handi-workers start up for fall

By Morgan Campbell

Gladstone 4-H Handiworkers

The first meeting for the Gladstone Handi-Workers 4-H club was held on Sept. 27 7:00pm at the United Church annex. Twenty-two members attended the first 4-H meeting of the year and about a half a dozen leaders. Head leader Kynda Pollard stated that 26 members enrolled so far. Some of this year’s 4-H projects include Smart Sitters, sewing, photography, crafts around the world, Cloverbuds, wood burning, wood working, and foods.

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Help H.O.P.E. “Scare Away Hunger”

By Kailyn Hanke


Did you know that 12.1 per cent of Manitoba homes face food insecurity every year? Well, NACI’s H.O.P.E. group is here to help this Halloween night.

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Almost $3,000 raised for mental health

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Submitted photos. Left: Diane Martin (right) presented a cheque to Charmaine Brown, staff person with Project 11, on Sept. 28. Right: Diane Martin presenting a cheque to superintendent Jason Young, Oct. 11.

By Cassandra Wehrhahn

Neepawa Banner & Press

It has been confirmed recently that Miles for Mental Health collected a total of $2,800 this year, which committee member Diane Martin states is twice as much as last year. From the $2, 800 figure, $2, 300 has been donated directly to Project 11, a mental wellness organization that teaches positive coping skills, focussing of the mind, increasing self-awareness, and how to build positive relationships; and $500 to the Beautiful Plains School Division (BPSD). All proceeds will be used to provide training in Project 11 workshops and programs, and/or to provide BPSD students with Project 11 programs.

Next year’s event will take place on Aug. 25.