Observation - May 26

Addy Oberlin

The Neepawa Banner

Many thoughts are crossing my mind. This computer is just as slow as I am to get going in the morning. It is nice to see the sun is up and shining when I get out of bed.

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Faithfully yours - How much is enough?

Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

As promised in their campaign, Manitoba’s government has introduced legislation that limits pay increases for government employees. This is one element in an overall plan to reduce the rate of increase in the provincial governments annual expenditures. The other is to look for efficiencies in the system—something that, in my view, may be much more difficult to achieve.

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Observations - May 14/2017

Addy Oberlin

The Neepawa Banner

This weekend we celebrate a day where our mothers are shown they have a very special place in our life.

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Faithfully Yours - Traits that must be reborn

Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

In 1992, Canadian author (and self-confessed freethinker) William Gairdner released the first edition of his book “The War Against the Family.” It was updated in 2007, but the central theme remained the same. In his book, Gairdner argues that to establish absolute control over society, governments must first undermine and ultimately destroy every institution that they perceive to be a threat. Their primary target, according to Gairdner’s book, is the family.

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Homebodies - And when I feel afraid...

Rita Friesen

The Neepawa Banner

I whistle a happy tune? Doesn’t quite do it for me! The source of our fears change over the years, as does our manner of dealing with them. It’s cute to watch a young child meet their own shadow for the first time. This grey and moving thing is mocking and evasive, can’t make it stop or go away, it follows wherever the body goes. Shadows don’t scare me any more. As I gently age – actually I am railing against the advancing years- I draw comfort from a phrase found in Psalm 23, “Even when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” Death is but a shadow, I love that image.

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