Observation - Dec.23, 2017

By Addy Oberlin

Neepawa Banner & Press

Are you ready for Christmas? For many people Christmas it seems the most stressful time of the year. Baking needs to be done, presents are bought and wrapped. The decorations are up inside the house and outside. 

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My perspective - The most ridiculed

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Christmas is upon us, which means that so too is the season of sweets and baking. Last week’s Neepawa Banner & Press had a collection of seasonal recipes and no matter your taste — sweet or savoury, simple or extravagant— there’s a recipe out there. From cookies to truffles, mincemeat to bars and sausage rolls to cakes, everyone has their favourite Christmas treat.

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Right in the centre - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

For many newspapers it has not been a good year financially. I guess that is obvious as recent news came out that over 30 daily papers, including one in Winnipeg, have been shut down. Now, in fairness, those papers were owned by two large companies who decided that having one paper in a town has better chance at success than two so they closed a bunch of papers to make way for what they hope will be a successful single paper.

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Homebodies - One ringy-dingy…

Rita Friesen
Neepawa Banner & Press

Okay, some things are as funny as I remember them. The Carol Burnett Show with Tim Conway and Harvey Korman, the Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. Catch them on Youtube. Lily Tomlin, starring as Ernestine, the telephone operator-”one ringy dingy (snort), two ringy dingies (snort)!! Is this the person to whom I am speaking?”- triggered a whole series of memories. The party-line! It was a time before farm homes were entertained by television.

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Right in the centre - Surveying the scene

Ken Waddell
Neepawa Banner & Press

The Town of Neepawa is conducting a survey about the upcoming budget. They did it last year as well and it’s a good thing. Having served on Neepawa council twice and having attended countless council, community and committee meetings over decades of time, I can appreciate why the council is doing the survey. In one way or another, councils in all towns and RMs conduct surveys one on one or in the coffee shop or in this case with an actual survey. 

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