Observation - November 23, 2017

Addy Oberlin
Neepawa Banner & Press

The other day I was listening to a DVD with marching band music.

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Farm Credit Canada supports Handi-Van

Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has contributed some financial support to Neepawa’s Handi-Van service. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, FCC relationship management associate Theresa Francis presented Handi-Van chair John Pottinger, with a cheque for $1,500. Each year, FCC supports notable community causes and capital projects in Neepawa, Minnedosa, McCreary, Brookdale, Carberry and other communities.

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Local ballerina shines on big stage

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Rapunzel Ford of Neepawa performed in the travelling production of the Moscow’s Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Brandon on Monday, Nov. 20. Ford performed as the sleigh child (pictured).

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press
Auditioning for a major stage production such as the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker would be a nerve-racking endeavour for even the most experienced performers. But for five-year-old Rapunzel Ford of Neepawa, it was just another chance to dance.

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Neepawa approves fire hall construction

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File photo. An artist’s rendering of the proposed fire hall, which was unveiled earlier this year. 

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

By March 2019, Neepawa will have a new fire hall. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Neepawa Town council formally approved the construction of the proposed 10,000-square-foot structure, which will be built on the former C.N. property, near Mill Street. 

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Homebodies - Button jars and junk drawers…

Rita Friesen 
Neepawa Banner & Press 
 
Remember grandma’s button jar? An eclectic collection accumulated over a lifetime, sometimes handed down from generation to generation. It was from a time when we wore out our clothing. The buttons were carefully snipped off and reused.

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