Homebodies - Did you hear the one about...

By Rita Friesen

Ed’s birthday was April 2, and he became accustomed to the wise ones saying –‘ one day away from being a fool!’ Those of you who got to know my beloved know that he had an unusual sense of humour. This column is dedicated to the jokes he told. Laugh if you like.

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My perspective - Always playing catch up

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

On March 24, 150 people died when an airplane en route to Düsseldorf from Barcelona crashed into the French alps. Shortly after the crash, investigators recovered the black box from the Germanwings plane and the recordings indicated that the plane was purposely crashed by the co-pilot. Investigators have said that the cockpit recordings clearly show that the pilot had been locked out of the cabin– he could be heard pounding on the door and yelling “Open the damn door!”.

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Right in the centre- Hope for the future

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

The Good Friday and Easter Sunday weekend has for 20 centuries provided a renewal of hope for mankind. Be it in times of prosperity or famine, in peace or in war, the Easter message is, if nothing else, a message of hope. 

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Homebodies - Are we entitled to smooth speedways?

By Rita Friesen

It is spring. Along with the gentle silver/gray pussy willows, the raucous cry of the ebony crow and the clean line of migrating geese, we have pot holes. The news has been reminding us that, once again, we have the opportunity to nominate a road, any road, for Manitoba’s Worst Road. 

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Faithfully Yours - It's all about grace

By Neil Strohschein

It’s happened several times in the past 2-3 weeks; sometimes by phone, sometimes in person. Someone pulls me aside and says: “Neil, have you heard about…” What follows is some news about a tragic event that has happened in the life of someone I know.

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