Observation - November 17, 2017

Addy Oberlin
Neepawa Banner & Press

The winter season has arrived with snow and cold. There is no mistake and we are in it for the next few months. Living on the prairies we know that our seasons are distinct when we live in a farming community. If the seasons come together well with seeding, growing and harvest the farmers are very happy. This never changes.

Read more: Observation - November 17, 2017

Faithfully Yours - No freedom is greater than this

Neil Strohschein
Neepawa Banner & Press

During my years in Edmonton, I became good friends with a man who fought an on-going battle with depression. He told me it was worst in the winter months. From mid-November to mid-February, his apartment got very little direct sunlight. That was bad enough; but as he got older, other health problems kept him indoors a lot; and that just made matters worse.

Read more: Faithfully Yours - No freedom is greater than this

Observation - November 10, 2017

Addy Oberlin
The Neepwa Banner & Press

I remember when I was a child during WWII that my mother woke me up in the middle of the night and we listened to the humming of the rocket flying over. These rockets were meant to go to England, but they did not always make it.

Read more: Observation - November 10, 2017

Faithfully Yours - Remembering the “Walters”

Neil Strohschein
The Neepawa Banner & Press

Before his death a few years ago, Walter (not his real name) had a simple ritual that he followed every Remembrance Day. At 10:55 a.m. he would put on his military dress uniform and stand in his driveway, facing his garage. Before him were three flags—the Canadian flag, the Union Jack and the flag of the Royal Air Force, the branch of the military in which he served during WWII.

Read more: Faithfully Yours - Remembering the “Walters”

Observation - November 3, 2017

Addy Oberlin
The Neepawa Banner & Press

Do you have many friends? The past week, I was amazed to find out how many friendships I have formed in the last 20 years in the Swan River Valley. Even my children were surprised and did not think their Mom will be in a hurry to move closer to her kids. When we get in touch with people and do things together we are bound to make friends.

Read more: Observation - November 3, 2017