Homebodies - A day well spent

By Rita Friesen

As I completed the last trek of the day with my four footed friends - three laps around the tear drop drive – the day had passed before me as a slow Power Point presentation. It was good, really quite great. In the morning I carefully spot treated a couple of white pieces of apparel and hung them outside to dry. Cleaned, well, tidied, my bedroom. It had become a catch all, and had caught a fair bit. I tried changing the placement of the furniture, but ended up, after a thorough cleaning, putting everything back where it came from. Spent a bit of time trimming the lilacs. I used to do that in one fell swoop but this year, well, there wasn’t any rush and so over a three day period I snipped and clipped away at them. Did get the debris all transported to the burning pile. Broke for a bowl of soup with friends. Friendship, rest and back to work.

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Not so silent E - Neepawa Natives turn draft into must see TV


(L to R) Eoin Devereux of the Neepawa Banner and Cody Buhler of Portage Online served as analysts for the MJHL draft.

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

The problem with being the first ever to attempt something is that you could also be the first ever to fail at it. Fortunately for the Neepawa Natives, that’s a burden they won’t have to bear when it comes to the 2015 MJHL bantam draft. 

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My perspective - Time to tell the world

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Driving through Manitoba on the Trans Canada Highway, you could be forgiven for thinking that there isn’t much to Manitoba.  Except for a few sections, it’s a lot of wide open, flat prairie. Even Manitobans, who know that there is more to our province than wide expanses of flat, can get caught up in thinking that there isn’t much here. 

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Right in the centre - What is being asked of us?

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

The following verses are listed in The Bible as The Great Commission. Matthew 28:18-20 states, “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’”

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Batter up

By Vern May

Minnedosa & Area Community Development Corporation

Have we lied to our kids? Passing down the wisdom that was given us in our formative years, were we just extending the life of a myth? I have no qualms in sharing with the readers of this column that if it isn’t true that “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game” and I was deliberately misled, I’m going to be angry.

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