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.

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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.

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Faithfully Yours - Knowing everything won’t change anything

Neil Strohschein
The Neepawa Banner & Press

October 26, 2017 was a day to which conspiracy theorists had long looked forward. That was the day when, according to legislation enacted 25 years earlier, all documents regarding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy were to be released. As the day approached, the question on everyone’s mind was: “What, if anything, will we learn about this tragedy that we don’t already know?” As it turned out, not much.

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Faithfully yours - Prayer changes people. Changed people change things

By Neil Strohschein

Neepawa Banner & Press

Several years ago, a North Dakota farmer organized a gathering in the middle of one of his wheat fields. Joining him were many of his friends, his neighbours and some of their friends—so it was a fairly large group. Clergy of all faith traditions were there as well. This was not a protest meeting. This was a prayer meeting—and that’s what caught the attention of a CNN reporter.

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Observation - October 20, 2017

By Addy Oberlin
Neepawa Banner & Press

It is with a heavy heart that I write the column this week.

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