Faithfully yours - Make everyday Valentine's Day

By Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

Store owners, florists and candy suppliers beware! Your stock is about to dwindle to nothing. St. Valentine’s Day is coming and from late afternoon Feb. 13 through noon Feb. 14, procrastinators from every corner of our community (mostly male) will be coming your way looking for cards, flowers and candy for those they love.

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Faithfully yours - The great equalizer

By Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

Had they lived, they would be in their late 50s today. But they didn’t. Their lives were lost when a fire destroyed their home. Their funeral was the first of many I have conducted in the last 40 years. It is firmly etched in my memory because of the tragedy that took two precious lives.

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Faithfully yours - A most precious gift

By Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

The past 18 months have given me an opportunity I never thought I would have. I’ve been able to step away from active involvement in organized religion (the church) and take what I hope is an honest look at its strengths and weaknesses. 

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Observation - Jan. 27, 2017

By Addy Oberlin

The Neepawa Banner

The news releases on television were all geared to the newly elected president of the United States. There were many interviews and the pros and cons were discussed in great length. This person has now been inaugurated and will rule the United States for the next while.

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The night before Christ came

By Evan Asselstine

For the Neepawa Banner

There is nothing I hate worse than wet feet.  Cold wet feet are the worst.  When your feet are wet, it seems every part of you feels it and when your feet are cold it seems to take forever to get warm.  My favourite way to get warm is to get nice and close to a warm fire and let the heat of the fire sink in and warm me to my very bones.

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