Recognition at retirement

By Sheila Runions

      Banner Staff


In 1973 Dave Allen of Rivers became a member of Branch No. 75 Royal Canadian Legion and a year later, he began working at the weekly bingos. After 40 years of service, Dave announced his retirement so at a Wednesday event earlier this month, he was given a beautiful watch.

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Reports of fog and ice across Westman


By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

Manitoba Highways is advising drivers to be cautious.

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Library Corner - Dec 22

By Sherri Dziver



As the year 2014 comes to a close, how wonderful it is to report that Prairie Crocus Regional Library has been a busy place! Remember last week’s column when I encouraged holiday giving to your local library? There is still time to make that donation and receive an official charitable receipt.

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Managing holiday stress and holiday blues


By Greg Gibson

      Prairie Mountain Health


In the film Meet Me in St. Louis Judy Garland sang the line, “Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light. From now on our troubles will be out of sight.” Unfortunately, many people struggle with heavy hearts and numerous stressors over the holidays.

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Ladies Legion Auxiliary


By Lisa Smith



The regular monthly meeting of Rivers Legion Ladies Auxiliary was held Dec. 1; 28 members attended. Before the meeting we enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Shelly Moms Kitchen. Members also brought nonperishable food items for Riverdale Harvest and a few toys which were given to Christmas Cheer.

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