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Manawaka Reads to feature Christmas dinner feeds 130 Bootleggers’ Chronicles By Cassandra Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press

The Margaret Laurence Home (MLH) in Neepawa is hosting its third event of the season, bringing in the 2020s with a celebration of the 1920s. On Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:00 pm, Brandon author Sherilyn Decter will be at MLH to talk about her prohibition-era book series, The Bootleggers’ Chronicles. Blair Chapman, MLH board member, explained that the evening will have a roaring ‘20s theme, to go along with the era of Decter’s books. “We’re going to have some decorations, there’s going to be food, prohibition style beverages– so no liquor.” Chapman added, “I know there’ll be some music, I don’t know if it’s going to be live music, but period music.” The evening will see Decter read from and talk about her novel series. The Bootleggers’ Chronicles are set in Philadelphia in 1924. The story revolves around a widow, Maggie Barnes, who lives in a neighbourhood infested by bootleggers and crime. In the first book, Innocence Lost, a friend of Barnes’ son disappears and it’s up to Barnes to find out what happened to the child, with the help of the ghost of a Victorian-era cop. “[Decter will] be reading and talking and answering questions– and we may have a couple of other fun things going on,” Chapman noted. After Decter does her reading and presentation, there

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Sherilyn Decter, of Brandon, published the first book of her Bootleggers’ Chronicles series early last year.

will be a break for eating, drinking and chatting with the author. “She is a self publisher, so if people have questions about that kind of thing, if there are budding novelists wondering about how you go about doing that, she might have some insight on that,” he added. Continued on Page 20

The report is in– the 2019 installment of the Neepawa Christmas Dinner was a success! The dinner was organized by committee co-chairs Cheryl and Jenna Beaumont and committee members Ann Mandziuk, Gladys Anderson, Diane and Murray Martin, Judy and Brian Elgert, Judy Gabler, Ginny Collins, Nancy Hunter, Genie Barnaby, John and Margaret Drinkwater and Elder and Sister Capps. In the Beaumonts’ report to the Banner & Press, a few improvements were noted. There were 30 door prizes this year– up from 17 in 2018– and tables were set to serve 100 people. An extra four tables were later set up, which allowed volunteers and additional guests to sit and enjoy their meals. In total, the committee served approximately 130 people. Entertainment for 2019 was presented by high school students Greta Wiebe, Charlie Strelzcik and Grace Ferguson. Additional assistance also came from students Richelle Forgue, who worked in the kitchen; Tavon deMay, Allison Beaumont and Claire Beaumont, who assisted with the coat room,

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served coffee and tea and helped with the door prizes. Commenting on this involvement, Cheryl Beaumont stated, “It is important that our youth volunteer at events like this to ensure that young people have the experiences to become leaders in our community. Then they will become the generous business people and adults of the community, because the experience of providing for others will be in their hearts.” Beaumont added, “The community was generous– we would like to thank the businesses and individuals that made the Town of Neepawa Christmas Dinner a reality. We were overwhelmed with the amount of donations and the number of people that were willing to volunteer.” With 2019 drawn to a close, planning for 2020 will begin. It appears that volunteers are eager to get involved, as Beaumont relayed that the committee has already been approached by a local group to create centrepieces to decorate the tables for the 2020 edition of the event. In closing remarks, Beaumont stated, “Jenna and I appreciated the committee members’ attention to detail. The day went off without any major issues.”

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Travelling with the New children’s book Neepawa Public Library a family affair By John Drinkwater Neepawa Banner & Press

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A Westman family combined their skills and experience to get a children’s book published. Brian Giesbrecht and his daughter, Diana Davidson, created a story about the friendship between a girl and her horse and published it with the help of Giesbrecht’s sister, Valerie Beckingham. Giesbrecht wrote and Davidson illustrated the story of Cole, the Little White Horse. The story is about Cole, who meets a girl named Sally. They become best friends and Cole even saves her life one day. Giesbrecht noted that the inspiration for the story came from real life. “The reason that I started on it, my wife had sent me a Facebook post of our neighbour’s tribute to her little horse, Cole,” Giesbrecht explained. “Our next door neighbour was a little girl named Alexa Kullberg and... she made this little tribute to her childhood horse, Cole, the little white horse. Which, I thought, maybe would make a good title for a story.” Giesbrecht has written political pieces before, but this was his first children’s book. “I just thought I’d write a kids’ story, for fun,” he said. He always tells stories to his grandchildren and reads them books, so he was able to get ideas from some of his grandkids’ favourite books. “I sort of used that as a bit of a template for this story, so it’s got a little bit of drama, a little bit of sadness and a little bit of adventure and then sort of ends up as sort of a combination of happy and sad.” “And then I thought, ‘Well, my daughter’s pretty talented, maybe she will illustrate this,’” Giesbrecht added. He noted that he didn’t expect Davidson to say, “yes,” as she has three daughters and a farm full of small animals that keep her busy. “But it just turned out

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Pictured are Brian Giesbrecht (left) and Diana Davidson (right), showing off their newly published children’s book, “Cole, the Little White Horse.”

that she was really wanting to do some art at that time, so that worked,” he said. With the story finished, Davidson started putting her talents into the book. “I kind of just read the story and then decided where I thought, ‘Oh, that would be a good place to draw,’” she explained. “It was nice, I just did it when I could.” Davidson admitted that she hadn’t really drawn since she was in university, so this project helped her get back into a creative mindset. “I loved art, I drew a lot more when I lived at home and I wasn’t adulting,” she said. “[This book] was a great thing. Now it’s gotten the wheels turning for more books,” Davidson added. As for the publishing process, Giesbrecht and Davidson agreed that Beckingham was mainly responsible for getting that done. “I didn’t have any big plans for this [story], but I mentioned it to my sister and my sister has actually written books and has had some published, so she happened to know quite a bit about the publishing end,” Giesbrecht explained.

“I feel kind of embarrassed about it, because I’m the one that took the least time; it took me about half an hour to write the story, but then it took Diana hours to draw, and then it took my sister even longer to put all of this together,” he added. “This is a good family project.” Giesbrecht and Davidson agreed there were a number of lessons that could be taken from the story. “We can be small and still be successful,” Davidson said. Giesbrecht added that one of the biggest goals was encouraging literacy in kids. “The idea that Sally went on to become a writer and giving kids the idea that yes you can read these stories, but you also have the ability to write these stories, too,” he explained. Continued on Page 18

The Cayman Islands was the first destination in a travel series organized by Neepawa Public Library. Jeff Bay, a frequent visitor to the islands, hosted a powerpoint presentation on Thursday, Jan. 9 to a small audience. Jeff was kept busy answering a wide variety of questions about the country’s food, culture, accommodations, etc. The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory, encompasses three islands in the western Caribbean Sea. Grand Cayman, the largest island, is known for its beach resorts and varied scuba diving and snorkelling sites. Cayman Brac is a popular launch point for deep-sea fishing. Little Cayman is home to diverse wildlife, from endangered iguanas to seabirds such as red-footed boobies. Bay mentioned that his next vacation will include Little Cayman. The evening’s program included a delicious selection of snacks and beverages. Debbie Unger, Neepawa Public Library branch supervisor, has introduced this short travel series to hear from fellow travellers who will inspire us with their stories and photos to help us choose a new travel destination. Future presentations are Thursday, Feb. 6: Danielle Hubbard (Director of Library Services, WMRL) - Alaska Highway. Thursday, March 12: Ineke Mack - Pieterpad Trail, Netherlands. Mark your calendars, you won’t be disappointed.

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can’t think of a time in my life when people were more unhappy with the state of the world. It seems that the Western countries are on the brink of war with some Middle Eastern countries, especially Iran. Within all that turmoil, Iran is severely at odds with other Middle Eastern countries. It is indeed a very messy situation. With the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane last week by the Iranian government, the horror of war came into many Canadian homes and indeed, to some extent, into all Canadian homes. Fifty-seven Canadians died on that plane. There is plenty of blame to go around. Some blame President Trump, some blame Iran and its leadership, some blame it on the fight for oil or the struggle for religious freedom. There are endless places to set the blame. I have written many times that if countries would truly become Christian countries, we would have a much different world. The problem is, countries can’t become Christian, only people can, only individuals can become Christians. Any Christian influence on a country’s behaviour has to come from people. Many beliefs and systems have been tried over the centuries. Certainly, many countries that claimed to be Christian committed atrocities against their own and against others. The Spaniards, just for one example, weren’t very nice to the people who lived in what is now the southern United States and further south. The English weren’t very nice in the Crusades. In more modern times, the Germans were horrible to the Jews. And during the 1920-1960 era, the Russians neepawa

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Ken Waddell weren’t nice to anyone, including their own people. To assign today’s troubles to the assassination of the Iranian general is understandable. However, that general was responsible for hundreds, perhaps thousands of deaths, deaths of citizens of his own country, of Iraq and of the United States. It has always both troubled and puzzled me that killing is seen as the answer to settling human conflict. It has always been that way and perhaps always will be, but is still very troubling. Over the years, I have become more of an isolationist. I think when Iran bombs Israel, that retaliation with force is justified. I believe when Iraq invaded Kuwait, it was necessary for western forces to fight back. That said, I think that each country should become as energy independent as possible. The U.S, and other countries, should likely get out of countries where they are neither invited nor welcomed. Canada has contributed in a disproportionate manner to peace efforts in many countries. We have done so for 100 years or more. Maybe it’s time to leave Iraq and Afghanistan. I don’t know with certainty, but it needs to be discussed. We certainly don’t need Middle Eastern oil or food.

Blessed by a hugely diversified geography, Canada has the luxury of hunkering in and only dealing with countries that either like us or ask for us to be involved. It would appear that Iraq and Iran really don’t like us, so perhaps we should take our cue from that and head home. That said, Canadians and Americans need to walk softly and carry a big stick, as the old saying goes. We need to have highly skilled, well equipped and action ready armed forces. And we also need to hope and pray they are never needed to fire a shot. It’s highly doubtful that Canada or the United States can be convinced of that strategy, but it would be nice if it happened. Nothing can be done to restore the lives and losses of the past few days, but another approach has to be tried. The Bible talks about beating the swords into plowshares. We have to do more than wistfully hope for that day. Disclaimer: The writer serves as a volunteer chair of the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association. The views expressed in this column are the writer’s personal views and are not to be taken as being the view of the MCNA board or Banner & Press staff.

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hat exactly does it mean to “cheat”? Last week, the Brandon Sun reported on a situation facing the second year class of Nursing students at Brandon University. Following concerns that a final exam last November had been “compromised”, the entire class was made to retake the test and punished for academic dishonesty. But as more details have emerged, the situation seems less clear cut. At its core, this story raises what might be a fundamental disagreement about MY what it means to PERSPECTIVE cheat. T he det a i ls are still coming out and I’m Kate certain this isn’t everything. In Jackman-Atkinson an editorial, the Br a ndon Su n even said that they Academic honesty haven’t reported doesn’t rest solely on everything they’ve been told, only the students. what they’ve been able to corroborate independently or through multiple sources. The story first came to light with coverage of a letter to the students from the dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. In it, they said there was strong evidence that a final exam in the Nursing faculty had been compromised by a number of students and the whole class would have to retake it. Students would also face a penalty– the highest grade they could achieve on the exam would be 70 per cent. That might not be all, the BU student handbook notes that those who commit Academic Dishonesty may have it noted on their transcript, which if it happens, could have severe implications for the students future plans in both education and work. It appeared that the students were in the wrong, but then, more information came out. On Saturday, the paper reported that they had been contacted by 14 people, including multiple students, as well as family and friends of students in the class. What these individuals told cast the story in a different light. Most of the sources said that the students had used a publicly available study guide, based on their text book, to prepare for the exam and that the instructor had pulled the exam questions from that study guide. Based on this reported information, I have to wonder about the school’s broad definition of “academic dishonesty”. To me, to cheat requires the knowledge that what you are doing is giving you an unfair edge. If true, the students didn’t know what they were doing would be giving them an unfair advantage, they didn’t know that the questions they were studying would actually be on their exam. It’s pretty clear that gaining access to a test before it’s given is wrong. But I think most would agree that using study guides is a valid and encouraged way to prepare for tests. Anyone who has put serious effort into studying for a test has used a multitude of resources to simulate the questions they might be asked. The instructor bears some responsibility to write tests that are fair and ensure that no students have an unfair advantage. Academic honesty doesn’t rest solely on the students. The University’s student handbook outlines the ways in which students can commit academic dishonestly, but does nothing to lay out the expectations of teachers or professors. A student can’t present someone else’s work as their own, but no such guidelines seem to exist for instructors. If this story is true, the exam certainly wasn’t made up of original work. The story isn’t over and I hope we see how it continues to develop, though this might be all we ever know. All of the 14 students, family and friends requested anonymity because they feared repercussions. The student union hasn’t made an official statement and the school hasn’t yet responded. The secrecy surrounding this situation raises a whole other set of questions about academic honesty and what we expect not just from students, but the institutions that educate them.

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or many years, my world was filled with letters, phone calls and requests from people asking me to make donations to the charities they represented. While I greatly admire the work done by charitable organizations, my resources are limited and I can only support one or two. So as each new year begins, I look at the world in which I live and decide which issues, causes and organizations I will support. This week, I will share the criteria I use in making those decisions. My criteria may work for you, or they may not. If they don’t, I hope you will come up with criteria that will help you make objective decisions regarding causes to support. My choices are rooted in my background and experience. My wife and I have each lost a parent to cancer– my father to leukemia, my wife’s mother to breast cancer. So for us, a yearly donation to an organization that funds research to find a cure for this disease is a

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Neil Strohschein no-brainer. We have chosen to support the Terry Fox Foundation by taking part in the annual Terry Fox event in our community. I do the walk. Kathryn paces me on her scooter and we hand in a healthy donation when we register at the event itself. It’s something we can do together and we plan to continue doing it. Two years ago, we adopted a rescue dog from one of our regional humane societies. As we are able, we give them a donation. But our greatest gift to them is giving the pet we adopted the most love and best care we can give and that is what we are doing. Finding a cause to support won’t be a problem for most of us. Choosing a

charity to support financially can be challenging. This is very much a private matter and you need to choose an organization you know you can trust and with whose financial policies, beliefs, goals and projects you agree. Take the time you need to make a wise decision. Then support your charity of choice as you are able. If your financial resources are limited, choose a charity that accepts nonmonetary donations. Donations to a food bank or used clothing bank are always welcome. So are gifts of time spent as a volunteer in a hospital, care home or in some activity at your church. Finally, there is one thing that we all can do. We can

be the eyes, ears, hands, feet, heart and voice of God in our communities. We can help heal the hurts and meet the needs we see around us. And we can speak up when necessary, using our voices to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. That is what God calls us to do– not just once, but many times– not just today, but every day. I like to begin each day with this prayer: “God, as this new day begins, I give myself to you as your servant. Open my eyes that I may see my world as you see it. Open my ears that I may hear when the needy cry for help. Let my heart be broken with the things that break your heart. May my feet be your feet, taking you to where you are needed most. May my hands be your hands, giving practical help to those who need your help. And may my mouth be your mouth, speaking words of comfort to those who are hurting; all in your name, all in your power and all for your glory. Amen.”

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henever I watch the news on television, my heart breaks and sometimes the tears flow. People are mourning loved ones who died in a plane crash. I see a lady standing beside what used to be her home. Now there are ruins, memories gone, livelihood diminished. Another picture shows people walking in waist deep water, because of flooding, holding just a few belongings above their head to keep them dry. An earthquake and aftershocks have ruined an island. Buildings have collapsed, people are missing. When I look in the Bible, the Word of God, I noticed that Jesus talks about these happenings already then. In Luke 13, Jesus tells us that there will be “wars and commotion” (verse 9). Verse 10 says “Nation shall rise against nation.” There will be earthquakes, famines and pestilences. There will also be persecution (verse 12). In verse 36, Jesus tells us, “Watch ye therefore, and pray always.” In Mark 13:35, Jesus says, “Watch ye therefore.” We do not know when Jesus will come back. Jesus’ words, spoken so clearly, will not pass away. Are we ready and waiting for His return?

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Rita Friesen than any meal served in a restaurant. Few of us could comfortably afford regular meals out, and so this shared, simple repast was better than we ever dared think. Memor ies were made, friendships forged. Years later, our home was still open to all who needed safety and caring. Our home was plain, the food plain, and yet, those who entered felt the warmth of welcome. There was the bunk house in the back yard, really plain! And yet, the gaggles and giggles of girls that camped out there! Then it became the fortress for the lads. We knocked before entering and entry they granted. Never anything fancy, the shelter it provided

appeared inadequate, but for their needs, it was a gift. My heart is warmed with the calls and cards from my extra children, the honourary grandchildren that love me, for offering simply respect, caring and affection. I did not see the gift in my hand, for to me, I had nothing to give. And then I ref lect on the gifts with which I have been blessed: the love, acceptance and respect that the neighbours of my childhood provided for me. That home was filled with family and there was room for me. The one night the beds were all filled, so we piled coats on the floor in the closet and slept there. The casual observer would

have seen poverty, I saw richness of heart. The quote made me think deep thoughts and light thoughts. We know from experience that sometimes children get more joy and entertainment out of the empty box than from the gift that was in it! A reminder not to judge the gifts I have to offer, offer what I have. “To someone, it may be better than you dare think.” Researching Longfellow, I came across his top 10 quotes. He was a New Englander, acquainted with nature and human nature. “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” Think about that for a minute. Accept what is, for some things, we can not change. And then, “Every man has secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” Doesn’t that cause one to pause? Wise man, that.

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ven at the best of times, the Canadian political process can be a little stupid. It just got a whole lot stupider recently, as the Wexit movement has officially become a federal political party. On Friday, Jan. 10, Elections Canada announced that Wexit Canada, as it will officially be known, is registered as a political party for future federal elections. If you’re curious about how Wexit received this prestigious status, let me walk you through the complexities. To receive federal recognition, you’re required to submit the names, addresses and signatures of 250 electors, who are members of the party and support the party’s application for registration. But don’t worry, though that may sound as though it’s super easy and barely even an inconvenience, there is more to it…You also need to provide a logo and the purpose of the party. It doesn’t matter what they look like, as long as you have them. For those of you blissfully out of the loop on this, the

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Eoin Devereux “purpose” of Wexit is for a portion of the prairies to declare independence from Canada and secede from the British Commonwealth. They wish to essentially end this nation as we know it. Elections Canada looked at this plan and not only approved it, but granted them tax and election expense benefits for their troubles. Are you seeing the stupid yet? Cut the fringe How the hell did we get to this point, where any group with a name, an agenda and a Facebook page could realistically be standing at a debate podium next to Justin, Jagmeet and whatever Ken doll the Conservatives serve up as their new leader? And I’m not just targeting

Wexit Canada here, though they are the tipping point for me. The legitimacy of the Bloc Québécois is pretty suspect in my mind as well. Why are the Bloc, who, un parti qui se bat pour le meilleur intérêt du Québec et du Québec à Ottawa, getting consistently invited to the English debate?! They fielded just 78 candidates in the last election, that’s a measly 23 per cent of the total available seats. Who were their candidates in Moose Jaw and Flin Flon!? Where is your plus one?

In a statement made after the confirmation of federal status, Wexit Canada leader Peter Downing said the plan is to nominate 104 candidates to federal

ridings in four provinces — Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. That equates to just 31 per cent of the country’s ridings. Sure, that’s better than the Bloc Québécois, but that’s still not good enough. Here’s how we clean up the field and eliminate some of these turbocharged tribalism fringe parties we’re dealing with. Every political party must run a candidate in at least 170 ridings. That’s 50 per cent of the seats in Canadian parliament, plus one. Problem solved! Let’s see how the Bloc’s ideas play in Prince Albert. Let’s find out how Wexit does in Trois-Rivières. It’s time to stop letting the regional fringe parties breathe in all the political air, because it’s suffocating the national conversation. Disclaimer: Column like I see ‘em is a monthy opinion column for the Neepawa Banner & Press. The views expressed in the article are the writer’s personal views and are not to be taken as being the view of the Neepawa Banner & Press.

ArtsForward asks for municipal grant increase By Eoin Devereux

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“We’re always just on the edge of closing our doors.” That was the grave assessment recently made by Ron Nordstrom, of the ArtsForward Cultural Centre, to Neepawa Town Council. The organization’s chair, along with ArtsForward manager R rain Pr ior, made a presentation to council on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Its purpose was to ask for additional support within the Town’s 2020 municipal budget. Last year, the local non-prof it organization received $10,000, plus a storefront grant of $400. This year, they are asking for $25,000. Losses adding up Nordstrom shared with

council ArtsForward’s finances for the last two years. In 2018, their income was $111,972 and the expenses equaled $122,539, a loss of $10,567. As for 2019, income was tabulated at $114,738, while expenses were $126,793. That came out to a loss of $12,055. Nordstrom noted that while ArtsForward has worked hard to attract new private and organization events to the facility, the year-overyear costs of operation are just starting to add up. “We’re not doing so well financially. In 2018, we lost [$10,567]. In 2019, we were down about $12,000 and our projection for this year is a loss of another $12,000,” said Nordstrom. “We have certain expenses, I mean, as you do with this building. A certain amount for upkeep,

we just have a ton of expenses. We’re doing the best we can to reduce expenses and increase income, but it does not cover the cost of operation and programming, let alone any potential expansion or programming or maintenance.” Volunteers keeping them afloat With 1.6 paid employees, the majority of projects at ArtsForward are advanced due to its volunteers whose work helps to minimize the expenditures as much as possible. Recent improvements, such as painting the board rooms, as well as cleaning and organization of the kitchen, basement and common areas were all done through the efforts of non-paid patrons. Nordstrom said they appreciate

that support, but they can’t rely on that type of aid to ensure long-term viability. Other things done to lower costs include renegotiating their mortgage, decreasing discretionary expenses and applying to all available support programs Continued on Page 19

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110 years ago, Tuesday, January 18, 1910 Quite a few people here [in Birnie] were struck with paralysis on Saturday night. Something must have got in the water! 100 years ago, Friday, January 16, 1920 The Thompsons have mumps, some other people have tonsillitis, and again some others have evening parties to make up the winter’s program. 90 years ago, Tuesday, January 17, 1930 A California physician who has made a study of wildlife declares that, since the advent of jazz, and especially radio jazz, many of the smaller birds are kicking their young out of their nests in every corner of the world. The birds are not multiplying, owing to the irritation which the Devil’s own music has on their delicate, sensitive nerves. Jazz promotes sex pressure and moral instability. Not e: W hy wa s jazz considered “the devil’s music”? In part, the answer is that jazz challenged the then-current norms of music. It sounded different, had a different structure and often included improvisation. The rest of the answer relates to the music’s origins– the people who invented it, originally played and were the primary audience for performances and the prominent prejudices against them. Jazz originates from the black communities of New Orleans, emerging in the 1900s. The music style blended elements from various traditions, including African and African American, religious, brass band and blues styles. Racist stereotypes played a key role in labelling jazz as the “devil’s music.” The prevalent prejudice towards black people was also prominent not only on a community level, but on a governmental level as well. Black people were banned from performing in many public spaces, especially at “white” clubs. This made performers’ options limited to areas such as Red Light Districts– home to brothels and bars. In New Orleans in particular, that area was Storyville, which the U.S.

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Navy would shut down in 1917, citing fear of dissipation and violence among sailors. This scattered jazz musicians, joining riverboat bands or moving to cities such as Memphis, Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. There, local styles would evolve. Despite the present challenges, jazz’s popularity grew. But not without the same growth in campaigns to censor the art form. Thomas Edison ridiculed jazz, a Cincinatti home for expectant mothers won a case to prevent construction of a theatre that would neighbor it, and would allow the playing of jazz, by convincing the court it was dangerous to fetuses; and many more similar statements were made, such as the one above this note. Come the 1920s, at least 60 communities across the United States enacted laws prohibiting jazz in public dance halls. Then, the prohibition comes into play. Gangster run nightclubs– “speakeasies”– not only allowed and hired black musicians, but also served alcohol and allowed the mixing of people. Black and white people, according to PBS, were able to mingle socially for the first time; and younger audiences from all classes were drawn in by the music and dancing, the latter becoming increasingly suggestive. This mixing of people and the widespread belief that jazz incites sexual activity caused critics to up-the-ante. One such effort was a crusade against jazz in 1921 by a group known as the General Federation of Women’s Clubs– The leader of which claimed that jazz originally accompanied voodoo dance to stimulate “half crazed barbarians” to commit “the vilest of deeds.” Regardless the evolution of jazz continued and its popularity grew. It later became known as one of America’s greatest contributions to music. Opposition faded as newer generations embraced swing, bebop and more. However, Jazz was still banned during the Cold War in some Eastern European countries well into the 1980s.

80 years ago, Tuesday, January 16, 1940 A mong t hose f rom [ R id i n g Mou nt a i n] accepted into the army are Mervin and Calvin Mc L au g h l i n , A r t hu r Buchanan, Bernard Kirk, Rod Cropley and Elmer Alexander in the P. P. C. L. I., Reg. Weare. Earl Cranda l l and Mer v in Buchanan in the K. O. C. H. and Jack Blowers into the Air Force.

70 years ago, Thursday, January 19, 1950 Neepawa will be the focal point of a new Hydro supply system when the new 115,000 volt transmission line from Parkdale to Neepawa is completed. 60 years ago, Friday, January 15, 1960 G e n e v a ( R e ut e r s) – Tuberculosis, while still widespread in some parts of the world, is on the way to being eradicated in some countries, notably in northern Europe. This was the conclusion reached by a committee of experts of the World Health Organization who met here to discuss the progress in the fight against the disease. 50 years ago, Thursday, January 15, 1970 Two silver spoons and a handful of charred silver coins are about all that Mr. and Mrs. Cy Timms, of Eden, could salvage Monday, after fire crept through their store and quarters Sunday night. Three build ings were completely destroyed by the blaze… Timms’ Confectionary, a vacant store and living quarters of John Rink and a welding shop, also owned by John Rink, were reduced to ashes by Monday morning…

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Top photo: This smouldering wreckage was all that remained of three buildings in Eden following a Sunday night fire in 1970. The buildings were the grocery store and home of Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Timms, and the store, home and welding shop of Mr. and Mrs. John Rink. The buildings were vacant at the time of the fire. Pictured right: Eden residents search through the ashes of the building struck by fire, looking for any items worth salvaging. A number of chickens, well-smoked but intact, were found in the freezer of the Timms building Monday morning.

Cause of the fire could not be determined. 40 years ago, Thursday, January 17, 1980 The New Year’s baby at the Neepawa Hospital has finally arrived! Taylor Roy Stewart Simon was born at 6:32 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, even too late for the Ukranian New Year, according to his mother. The 7 lb. 13 oz. (3,540 grams) first child of Marcia and Roy Simon has a second distinction he doesn’t know either: He is the son of the first baby born at the Neepawa District Memorial Hospital back in August, 1951. Roy was the first child for Ed and Odile Simon, now living in Neepawa. The first baby of the New Year receives a host of gifts. One hundred years is but a moment in history of most 20th century nations. In Manitoba, 100 years takes us back to our roots– the anchors of our present society. T h i s s u m m e r, t he

Wells’ family at Wellwood celebrated 100 consecutive years of ownership of farm land. This farm will be among the oldest in the entire province to remain in one family for a century. 30 years ago, Tuesday, January 16, 1990 No news isn’t good news for the 250 workers at Springhill Farms hog processing plant. Springhill workers have been waiting to hear that a buyer for the financiallytroubled operation has been found. But, they haven’t heard a positive word. Not yet, anyway. David Martin, assistant manager of Hutter ite Brethren Credit Inc., said a buyer could still be found before the plant’s closure on Feb. 28… Larry Campbell, chief steward of the plant’s United Food and Commercial Workers Union, said that many of the 50 workers who left when the closure was announced last September

have since returned to their jobs. He said slaughtering at the plant is proceeding as usual, with 2,300 hogs being processed daily… The plant was initially scheduled to close Dec. 14. But a couple of weeks after the closure announcement, workers were g iven a reprieve when Hutterite Brethren Credit delivered a notice of extension to the minister of Labor. 20 years ago, Monday, January 17, 2000 According to a story on the Agence France Presse wire, Stepan Kovaltchuk, 75, emerged from 57 years of living in his sister’s attic in remote Montchintsi, Ukraine, in September, having hidden first from the Nazis and later from Soviet military recruiters. He apparently was not aware of Ukranian independence and came out of the house only because his sister had just passed away.

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Things are getting sweeter over at Neepawa’s ArtsForward. In last week’s edition of the Banner & Press, readers learned that two new businesses were starting up in the licensed kitchen at the local gallery, and were acquainted with the first– Vego’s Kitchenette. This week, The Banner & Press offers information on the second business– Keyk Atbp. Keyk Atbp., which translates to Cake etc., is owned and operated by Karen Lazo Agcaoili. Through her business, Agcaoili offers cakes that are inspired by popular Filipino palettes, such as yema (white cake with custard filling and cheese on top), Ube (derived from the purple yam)– occasionally with coconut strings on top– mocha, chocolate, strawberry, Sans Rival (meringue cake with Italian buttercream and covered with cashew nuts) and Mango Bravo (layers of meringue, chocolate mousse, mango chiffon covered with whip cream and mangoes on top with a chocolate drizzle to finish it off). “I also make customized cakes, where a customer would just send me a picture of what they want their cakes to look like and then I make my version of it,” Agcaoili said. Agcaoili added, “I don’t use fondant to cover my cakes. I only use buttercream and smoothen it to make it look like it’s covered with fondant. Then, I use gumpaste or fondants to make small details or decorations.” Getting started Agcaoili revealed to the Banner & Press that she hadn’t originally intended to get into a life of baking. However, family experiences and fond memories from her childhood seemed to impress it into her mind, leading her life to end up on this path. “It’s like destiny has unfolded the path for me, and made me see that this is something I enjoy and see myself doing for good,” Agcaoili enthused. “At the same time, it keeps me inspired and creative. I’m just fortunate that I get to turn my creations into a business.” Prior to launching Keyk Atbp., Agcaoili would spend her downtime trying out recipes she saw on YouTube. Then, in 2014, she took formal lessons with a renowned pastry chef in the Philippines. This led to the starting of a small business, but

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was short lived due to plans to immigrate to Canada in 2015. One year later, Agcaoili took a food and safety course and began making cakes with friends and as gifts to new friends. This expanded through word of mouth, which then brought Agcaoili to begin posting the finished cakes online. All of this brought Agcaoili to the present. On Nov. 15, 2019 she had the necessary permits to begin selling her products. When asked about future plans, Agcaoili stated she simply hopes to share more of her products with everyone, becoming part of important memories for her customers

in that way. “I have a lot more to share– variations of cake designs and techniques,” said Agcaoili. “For me, a cake is not just the dessert you have at the end of a meal or what you blow or cut as part of a celebration, it is part of a great memory for my clients and a piece of art for me.” Providing closing remarks, Agcaoili urged people to help small businesses and local sellers by bringing them their patronage. Additionally, to not haggle with the price. “It takes a lot of time for us to make these. I don’t mass produce and make everything from scratch,” Agcaoili relayed. “As the

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the goal of “Advancing the Field” as Manitoba Ag Days will award a first and second place winner in each category. 3. Autonomous Agriculture is here with DOT making its inaugural appearance in Manitoba at Ag Days. 4. The Manitoba Social gets bigger and better while moving venues. The social will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 9 pm at the Victoria Inn. All funds raised from ticket sales will go directly to the

with 23 farms showcasing their latest genetics, plus five breed associations. 9. Growing the next generation for a career in ag tech. For the first time, Farm Femmes will be hosting AI Code Camps for youth ages 7 and up on Tuesday afternoon. For more information, please go to: https:// www.far mfemmes.com/ campregistration The camps are two hours in length and will be sure to intrigue the next generation. 10. Win one of three DJI Mavic Pro Drones with Manitoba Ag Days Innovation Challenge. Post a video on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #agdaysinnovation and tell us the biggest change or innovation your farm has seen in the last decade for a chance to win. 11. 50/50 draw will continue, with funds raised benefiting our Ag Days Gives Back Community Giving Program. Last year’s winner took home $12,778. Tickets can be purchased at the top of the ramp, Canada Room Hallway or from one of six mobile sellers. 12. Manitoba Ag Days Gives Back will announce this years’ recipients on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 12:30 pm in the FCC Theatre. Well over $260,000 has been awarded to support youth ag education and rural community infrastructure in Manitoba and Saskatchewan over the past decade. 13. Manitoba Ag Days’ Adventure with Ag In the Classroom will take place throughout the show with this year’s theme, “Agriculture– Think Global, Act Local”, highlighting a global perspective.

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fee or door charge. Murray Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Brandon is sponsoring the parking lot shuttle. The complimentary coat check will be available outside of the Kinsmen Arena, courtesy of Fusion Credit Union. 6. Our complimentary speaker program is jam packed with over 60 speakers, presenting in the FCC and MNP theatres. You can expect world class speakers on a variety of topics, including the latest in technology, weather, agronomy

and market outlooks, as well as topics on data and how it can be used to positively benefit the bottom line. 7. The annual Kick Off Breakfast will be held at the Canad Inn’s Roadhouse Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 7:30 am until 8:45 am, with a minimum $5 donation going to The Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba, sponsored by Canad Inns, The Great Western Roadhouse Bar and Grill and QCountry 880AM, 91.5FM. 8. Bull Cong ress is jammed packed again

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with 23 farms showcasing their latest genetics, plus five breed associations. 9. Growing the next generation for a career in ag tech. For the first time, Farm Femmes will be hosting AI Code Camps for youth ages 7 and up on Tuesday afternoon. For more information, please go to: https:// www.far mfemmes.com/ campregistration The camps are two hours in length and will be sure to intrigue the next generation. 10. Win one of three DJI Mavic Pro Drones with Manitoba Ag Days Innovation Challenge. Post a video on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #agdaysinnovation and tell us the biggest change or innovation your farm has seen in the last decade for a chance to win. 11. 50/50 draw will continue, with funds raised benefiting our Ag Days Gives Back Community Giving Program. Last year’s winner took home $12,778. Tickets can be purchased at the top of the ramp, Canada Room Hallway or from one of six mobile sellers. 12. Manitoba Ag Days Gives Back will announce this years’ recipients on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 12:30 pm in the FCC Theatre. Well over $260,000 has been awarded to support youth ag education and rural community infrastructure in Manitoba and Saskatchewan over the past decade. 13. Manitoba Ag Days’ Adventure with Ag In the Classroom will take place throughout the show with this year’s theme, “Agriculture– Think Global, Act Local”, highlighting a global perspective.

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Providing products, expertise, service, consulting and equipment Come see us at Ag Days Jan 21-23, 2020 at the Brandon Curling Club Locations at:

Neepawa, Rivers, Carberry, Minnedosa, Virden, Hamiota, Kenton, Brandon, Souris, Hartney and Shoal Lake

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Exhibitors bring in samples of their latest products, hoping to give producers an idea of what’s new in the industry and how they can get the most from their farms.

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Neepawa and Minnedosa celebrate Minor Hockey Day

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Much like Springfield and Shelbyville or Dog River and Wullerton, the towns of Neepawa and Minnedosa have a bit of a rivalry between them. Unlike those four fictional communities, however, our rivalry is a bit more courteous. That competition was on full display on Saturday, Jan. 11, as teams from Neepawa and Minnedosa Minor Hockey faced one another in four games at the Yellowhead Centre. The day also featured a free movie at the Roxy Theatre and a game featuring the Neepawa Farmers and the Minnedosa Bombers, from the Tiger Hills Hockey League.

Neepawa Natives continue to battle It was a hectic week for the Neepawa Natives, a s t h ey p l aye d f o u r games over the course o f s i x d a y s . Tw o o f those were at home at the Yellowhead Centre. First, Neepawa faced the Selkirk Steelers on Jan. 8. In that game, Konnor Carlson (top picture) and the rest of the team put up a good fight, literally and f iguratively, but fell 4-3 in a shootout. Then on Friday, Jan. 10, Eli Lieffers (bottom picture) led the way for the Natives, with a goal and two assists, to help Neepawa to a 4-1 win over the OCN Blizzard. The full story on those games can be read at the Neepawa Natives website.

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MJHL Standings (To Wednesday, Jan. 15)

Team

1. Steinbach Pistons 2. Winkler Flyers 3. Portage Terriers 4. Swan Valley Stampeders 5. Wayway Wolverines 6. Virden Oil Capitals 7. Dauphin Kings 8. Selkirk Steelers 9. Winnipeg Blues 10. OCN Blizzard 11. Neepawa Natives

Game results Friday, Jan. 10

Neepawa 4-1 OCN

First period 02:59 NEEP Bremner(5) ASST: Gudnason (2), Lieffers (21) PP Second Period 13:49 OCN Romaniuk (1) ASST: Commanda-Odjick (12), Willits (4) Third Period 00:33 NEEP Lieffers (15) ASST: Marshall (9), Mowbray (11) SH 16:02 NEEP Mowbray (4) ASST: Gillies (3), Gudnason (3) 19:03 NEEP Mariash (2) ASST: Lieffers (22) EN Scoring 1 2 3 Total PP OCN 0 1 0 1 0/7 NEEP 1 0 3 4 1/8 Goaltenders OCN - Cloutier 30/34 saves (L), NEEP - Davis 21/22 saves saves (W) Attendance: 397 at Yellowhead Arena

Saturday, Jan. 11

Swan Valley 2-0 Neepawa

First period 16:38 SWAN Maucieri (7) ASST: Sun (3), Beerman (25) Second Period No scoring Third Period 05:52 SWAN Lanthier (5) ASST: Cockburn (9) Scoring 1 2 3 Total PP SWAN 1 0 1 2 0/1 NEEP 0 0 0 0 0/7 Goaltenders NEEP- Davis 37/39 saves (L) STEIN - Rey 28/28 saves (W) Attendance: 311 at Centennial Arena

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Winnipeg 5-3 Neepawa

First period 11:03 WPG Sartor (20) ASST: Joss (30) 17:41 NEEP Connor Smith (5) ASST: Patrick (5), Carlson (9) 19:07 WPG Sartor (21) ASST: Joss (31), Gislason (1) Second Period 00:35 WPG Sartor (22) ASST: Vanderhooft (17), Gare (7) 12:15 WPG Foreman (12) ASST: McLeod (5) 18:13 NEEP Cam Morris (2) ASST: Gillies (4), Collins (2) Third Period 09:39 NEEP Lapointe (5) ASST: Connor Smith (5), Lieffers (23) PP 19:13 WPG Foreman (13) ASST: Sartor (36) EN SH Scoring 1 2 3 Total PP WPG 2 2 1 5 0/3 NEEP 1 1 1 3 1/2 Goaltenders NEEP- Green 27/31 saves WPG - Hatfield 35/38 saves (W) Attendance: 55 at RINK Centre

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42 42 40 42 43 41 42

40 42 42 42

30 27 28 25 22 22 20 18 16 13 8

L OT/SO PF

8 10 10 13 16 15 17

19 23 25 30

4 5 2 4 5 4 5

PA Pts

139 167 155 156 155 170 154

3 3 4 4

98 135 107 124 151 144 156

129 132 111 95

146 165 162 175

64 59 58 54 49 48 45

39 35 30 20

Points 1. Grady Hobbs (Daup) 2. Mikol Sartor (Wpg) 3. Hunter Cloutier (Vdn) 4. Tanner Andrew (Vdn)

G 28 22 25 25

Leading scorers (Natives)

G A Pts

Leading scorers (MJHL)

A 29 35 31 27

Pts

57 57 56 52

5. Nakodan Greyeyes (Daup) 17 35 52 1. Eli Lieffers 2. Bradley Marshall 3. Parker Malchuk Goaltenders 1. M. Lenz (Stein)

15 23 38 8 9 17 5 12 17

W 21

L SV% GAA 5 0.925 2.03

2. M. Foucher (Swan) 15 11 0.912 2.82 3. N. Moore (Port)

18

8 0.882 2.87

4. D. Luding (Wink)

19

7 0.905 2.96

5. L. Mitchell (Daup) 14 18 0.910 3.15 Minimum 20 games played in the MJHL season

Tiger Hills Hockey East 1. MacGregor 2. Gladstone 3. Cartwright

G W 16 9 15 8 15 8

4. Minnedosa 14 7 5. Neepawa 14 7 6. Pilot Mound 15 3

West 1. Boissevain 2. Killarney 3. Hartney 4. Wawanesa 5. Souris 6. Deloraine 7. Melita

G 15 15 15 14 14 14 16

L ETL Pts 7 0 18 7 0 16 7 0 16 7

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14 14 7

W L ETL Pts 15 0 0 30 12 3 0 24 9 5 1 19 6 7 1 13 6 8 0 12 4 9 1 9 2 14 0 4

ETL refers to extra time losses (Overtime and shootout losses)

THHL scoring Leading scorers (THHL) 1. Rylee Zimmer (Bois) 2. Devon LeBlanc (Bois) 3. Matt Varnes (MacG) 4. Jesse Toth (Glad) 5. Zeanan Ziemer (Bois)

G 20 32 16 18 15

Neepawa Farmers scorers G

Matt Lowry Robby Moar Lance Nugent

A 46 32 23 19 21

Pts

66 64 39 37 36

A Pts

11 6 17 5 10 15 6 7 13

Club 55 Bowling Jan. 10: Ladies’ High Single: Doreen Smith 202. Ladies’ High Triple: Barb Grumpelt 504. Men’s High Single & Triple: Don Denoon 278 & 681. Other Scores to Note: Lawrence Smith 153, 165; Muriel Porada 166, 154, 167; Doug Pettigrew 223, 211; Janice Absteiter 164, 157; Frank Porada 168, 160, 154; Jim King 164, 194, 192; Pauline Hails tone 173, 157; Darrell Gabler 150, 166; Carole LeBoutillier 153; Melvin Oswald 180; Bev Chapski 158; Gail McGregor 164, 187; Doreen Smith 160; Vivian Oswald 159; Liz Lychak 156; Barb Grumpelt 157, 160, 187; Len Pritchard 177, 219, 224; Don Denoon 215, 188.

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Farmers bowled over in a pair of games Tiger Hills Hockey League update

By Eoin Devereux

and Garett Rempel scored for Neepawa.

A pair of weekend losses have put the Neepawa Farmers in a very tough spot heading towards the end of the Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL) regular season. Recent defeats to the Gladstone Lakers and Minnedosa Bombers have dropped Neepawa from second place, all the way to fifth in the Eastern Division.

Bombarded by the Bombers Minnedosa got a measure of revenge over Neepawa on Saturday, Jan. 11, winning 3-0 at the Yellowhead Centre. That was a little bit of payback for the Bombers, who were bested by the Farmers back in November, at Minnedosa’s home opener. Russ Huyghe picked up a pair of goals for the Bombers, while Wyatt Rapsky had one. Cody Pollon proved to be unbeatable between the pipes for Minnedosa on the night, picking up the shutout for his fourth win of the season.

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Losing to the Lakers Johnny Beaulieu picked up a pair of goals and an assist for Gladstone in the Lakers’ 5-3 victory over the Farmers on Friday, Jan. 10. Josh Beaulieu, Sean Kubas and Dillon Smith scored the other goals for Carberry on the way to the win. Kyle McDonald, Riley Kolesar

Gladstone doubled by Deloraine Only 12 Gladstone players were able to make the

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Brad Lewis (#9) of the Minnedosa Bombers, flies into the Farmers’ net, during a THHL game on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Yellowhead Centre.

trip to Deloraine on Saturday, Jan. 11, for a game against the Royals. That depleted roster simply didn’t have enough to keep pace

for the full 60 minutes, eventually falling 6-3. Jory Geddes scored twice for the Lakers, while Dillon Smith added the other.

NACI Tigers back in action on the ice By Eoin Devereux

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The Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI) Tigers have returned to the ice for the second half of the Westman High School Hockey League season. The team played a pair of road

games over the weekend, with the first on Friday, Jan. 10 in Boissevain, against the Broncos. The Tigers may have feasted on little too much holiday ham and turkey over the Christmas break, as they started off a bit sluggish, in a 9-1 loss to the Broncos. Tristen Boersma

scored the lone goal for NACI, on a chance late in the first period. Konur Gork and Shane Byram assisted on the play. It would be a much better results for Neepawa on Sunday, Jan. 12 in McCreary, as they bested the Mustangs 6-1. The game statistics

were not available on the WHSHL website before the Banner & Press publication deadline. The Tigers will return home for a game against the Rivers Rage on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Start time at the Yellowhead Centre is set for 7:30 p.m.

Pair of Neepawa Natives selected for Showcase Pic tures from lef t to right: Neepawa defenceman Cooper Morris and forward Will Highet

By Eoin Devereux

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Neepawa Natives defenceman Cooper Morris and forward Will Highet will take part in the annual SJHL/MJHL Player Showcase. The Showcase, held every January in Regina, features the top 60 college eligible players from each league. A total of six teams will compete in the showcase event, with three teams from both the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. All teams are selected by the showcase coaching staff of their respective leagues, forming one 18U roster (Team Garbutt), and two 20U rosters (Team Belfour andTeam Zajac). Morris and Highet will both

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New manager of leisure for Carberry Andrew Istace.

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Wildcats beat unbeaten Badgers By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press Using a four-goal third period, Glenboro-Carberry-Baldur Wildcats defeated undefeated Sandy Bay-Gladstone Badgers 5-3 at Glenboro Friday, Jan. 10. The visitors tallied the only two goals in the opening period and were ahead 3-2 after 40 minutes.

Defenseman Brett Janssens scored the first two markers for the GCB guys and Johnny Meyers knotted the third, with Trey Settler and Bayley Creasy drawing assists. Creasy notched the winner with 10:37 left in the game. Meyers and Settler assisted on the play. Deegan Campbell scored an empty netter with 1:20 remaining. Ethan Winter had a goal

and an assist for the Badgers, who served six of eight penalty minutes. Gord Pohl was the winning Wildcats netminder. The Wildcats host Deloraine-Hartney Colts in Carberry Jan. 18 and then play Reston-Elkhorn-Melita-Pierson (REMP) Renegades Jan. 24 and Roblin Raiders Jan. 25, both games also in Carberry.

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The Killarney Stars took home the banner from the Bantam A Tournament of Champions that took place in Carberry Jan. 9 to 12.

By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press The K illarney Stars edged Swan Valley Stampeders 3-1 in the finals of the 10 team Carberry Bantam A Tournament of Champions Jan. 9 to 12. Killarney blanked Elkhorn Canadians 4-0 in the semis and Swan Valley nipped Neepawa Natives 3-2 to reach the finals. Wayway Wolverines captured the consolation event, with a 7-3 victory over Portage Terriers. O t he r t e a m s w e r e Thompson Kings, Estevan Bruins, Brandon Wheat Kings and host CarberryWawanesa Wildcats.  C on g r at u l at ion s t o host committee, Jordan

Here and there

By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press • Zoe Cupples, a Carberry Grade 12 student who plays hockey with the Neepawa midget girls, had a good tournament in Bottineau, ND on the weekend. They lost their final 3-2 after a shootout to Langdon, ND. Cupples, who plays centre, fired a hat trick and added an assist in a 6-0 opening game win. She had a goal and a helper in a 6-2 victory over Bottineau in the semi-finals. Zoe is also a fourth year hockey referee who officiated in five Bantam TOC games this weekend. The Neepawa midget girls also played an exhibition game in Miami on Jan. 12. • Strathclair’s Conor Geekie(15), one of Manitoba’s outstanding young athletes, was diagnosed with mononucleosis this week. He excels in hockey with the Yellowhead Chiefs AAA Midgets and is a

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Zoe Cupples, a Carberry Grade 12 student.

Winnipeg Ice prospect, but may now miss the chance to represent Canada at the Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland. He was also selected by Baseball Manitoba as the top bantam player in 2019. • Rick Sparling reviews some interesting articles on sports and bygone school days. Some class photos include Jim Scott, a young Grade 6 teacher in Nee-

pawa for three years in the early ‘50s. He left Neepawa to attend United College (University of Winnipeg now) in preparation for a career in the United Church ministry. Eight year stints were served in Eriksdale, Grandview, Portage and his “tree” parish (Poplar Point, Oakland and High Bluff). Jim liked to sing, dance, curl and play baseball. He coached the Little League baseball team, which became the first to have a home and home series with Vince Leah’s Kildonan all-stars. This was innovative and a great experience for everyone. Sparling was part of this initial experiment and did recommend that group for Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame consideration. In those days, a few communities hired talented athletes as recreation directors. Neepawa had two of the best from Winnipeg, Dick Guinan and Jimmy Bullock. Guinan is pictured

in the Yellowhead Centre when he was playing coach for the Manitoba hockey champions. • Tyler Crayston, Glenora farm boy and Baldur high school graduate, will be honoured at the annual Assiniboine Community College alumni banquet Thursday, March 26. Following high school graduation, Crayston completed a program at ACC before stints at CKLQ radio and Brandon University. However, it was as a Bobcats student service coordinator that he created an impeccable career for himself. He excelled as a volleyball and basketball announcer. Crayston revived a highly successful Wall of Fame program, which honoured Brandon University graduates for their successes in sports and community involvement. Congratulations to Tyler for his enthusiasm, dedication and hard work.

Polasek and Erin Hood (co-chairs); referee, Colin Knox; programs, Scott Baker; draws and schedule, Jordan Polasek; treasurersecretary, Erin Hood; and a large contingent of volunteers and sponsors for organizing a very successful 36th Carberry Bantam TOC, after an absence of one year. For local teams, Neepawa defeated Brandon 5-1 as Tarek Lapointe had two goals and two assists and Keegan Airey sank a pair in a 7-3 win over Thompson. Lapointe and Airey notched singles in a 3-2 loss to Swan Valley. Tyson Mikula got the third period winner.  Trey Dickson had a goal and two assists as CarberryWawanesa tied Elkhorn

3-3. Jesse Brown fired four goals and Nathan Elder recorded the shut out in a 9-0 victory over Portage. Griffin Anderson scored twice and Connor Martin had two assists, as Elkhorn edged the host 4-3. Foster Courier scored the winner. Tournament all star team– goal: Myles Ganske (Killarney); defense: Chase Floord (Estevan), Ashton Brandon (Wayway); forwards: Colton Barwick (Killarney), Tarek Lapointe (Neepawa), Foster Couvier (Elkhorn). M V P, Bran Brandon, Wayway. Killarney coach Dwain Stone, stated, “It was a very well organized tournament.” Killarney advances to Brandon TOC in February.

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Andrew Istace is the new Manager of Leisure Services, whose office is located at the Carberry Plains Rec Centre. Originally from Whitewood, SK, he commenced his duties Monday, Dec. 30. Some of his previous experiences involve most sports, including hockey, track & field, golf, baseball, lifeguarding and swimming, plus photography. He has been employed as an educational assistant and

is 12:00-1:00 pm), but like most people-persons and leaders, Andrew can be reached some evenings as well. His office telephone is 204-834-6623 and his email is rec@townofcarberry.ca. He does live right in Carberry. His parents and sister live in Whitewood, where his dad is a plumber. One of his challenges is to get people involved and he is open to suggestions for recreation activities in the area.

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Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the Neepawa Hospital boardroom (downstairs), Thursdays, 7:30 pm _____________________ Arden Hall, cap. 255. Park, camping and sports facilities, rink, curling ice, kitchen and lounge. Call 204-368-2202 _____________________ Drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous can help. Meetings on Sat at 7 p.m. and Tues at 7 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 221 Hamilton St. Neepawa

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ValleyView Ag is seeking a seasonal floater operator for the upcoming fertilizer season, along with a tender truck driver, to start early April. Floater operator will be required to operate newer model 8400 Terra Gators with a Raven Viper 4 monitored GPS. Applicant must have experience in this field and able to work long hours in peak season months. Truck driver: Tender truck driver must have class 1 license and able to work long hours. Full time employment is available for the right applicant. Text or call. 204-867-7113. Email robboyd109@gmail.com

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December 20, 1933 – December 7, 2019 Rose Marie Hampton (nee Turchinski), of Minnedosa, MB, passed away December 7, 2019, with family by her side ,at the Minnedosa hospital, at age 85.

Ron Gray; husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and community volunteer passed away suddenly at his home this week in Neepawa, Manitoba. Ron lived an honest and honourable life, supporting his family and serving the greater good of his community: 32 years on the Neepawa Volunteer Fire Department; making lunch and driving seniors to worship at St. James Anglican Church and his chairing the board for the Elks Lodge and their seniors residence. In the many tributes received since his passing, Ron has been described as being approachable and having an easygoing way. Friends also spoke of Ron having an impactful smile and said that he always spoke with honesty and candour. Ron met the love of his life, Joan, at a dance in Portage. Joan remembers Ron being tall and handsome and while he was not a good dancer when they met, she said he soon learned to jive and they enjoyed dancing together ever after. Ron was humble and possessed a quiet strength. He never uttered a word of complaint. He never asked for help, but offered it freely to all. He was immensely proud of his wife Joan, his son Bryan (and Dana), his grandson William (and Jourdan), and his granddaughters Taylor (and Ryan) and Hannah and his great-grandson Asher. He happily devoted weekends and holidays to spending time with them and supporting all their endeavours. An avid outdoorsman, Ron was a skilled hunter and fisher and enjoyed many a day on the water or in the bush with his dear friends. After years of teaching his son and grandchildren to enjoy and respect nature, Ron turned his camper southward to winter in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where he gained a whole new community of friends. Ron was born and raised by his parents, Wally and Ethel, on their farm west of Portage la Prairie. He moved to town at a young age to work and provide for himself. Ron worked with MTS and then joined the ICG gas utility, moving with his wife, Joan, to manage the Neepawa area in 1965. Ron's hard work and dedication to his company and quality service to clients was rewarded by his promotion to his being the district manager for a vast area of Manitoba. No stranger to hard work his whole life, Ron's greatest and final task was his tireless and constant devotion to his wife of nearly 55 years, Joan, as he cared for her at her side day and night while she was ill. His committed and selfless love will stand as as a wonderful example and inspiration for generations of his family to come. A memorial service to celebrate Ron's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the United Church, 475 Mountain Ave, in Neepawa, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Cancer Care, as both Ron's wife and granddaughter are cancer survivors.

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Rose, daughter of Clifford and Anne Turchinski, was born December 20, 1933 in the R.M. of Clanwilliam and raised on the family farm. On April 27, 1954, Rose married Elmer Hampton of Newdale, MB and settled on the Hampton farm. In 1959, they moved to Minnedosa and started their own business, VE Hampton Ltd., with Rose doing the books. They were blessed with five children. Rose enjoyed all kinds of sports: bowling, golfing, curling, etc. and when she could no longer take part in the sports she loved, she would watch them on TV. But her all time favourites where Red Hat ladies, travelling and dancing. Rose was predeceased by her husband Elmer and her parents Clifford and Anne Turchinski, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Pearl and Victor Hampton, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Irene and Ron Birch, and niece Beverly Lachance. Left to mourn her loss are daughters: LaVerne (Jerry), Anita (Bernard), Teresa (Rick); her sons: Floyd (Addy) and Adrian; brother John (Jean) Turchinski; 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and extended family. A family service was held at White's Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Elgin Hall officiating. The pall bearers were Floyd Hampton, Adrian Hampton, Stephen Wahoski, Michael Wahoski, Garett Hampton and Bernard Kasprick.

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1200 sq. ft. two bedroom apt. at 236 Mountain Ave. NS, NP, prefer 55 plus. $950 per month plus water and hydro. For more info, call 967-2157 or 476-4682 _____________________ 55 + apt for rent in Carberry. 3 bed, 2 bath, central air and vac, ensuite washer/ dryer, car shed included. No pets. No smoking. Available immediately. Reference required. Phone 204-5703800. _____________________ Apartment for rent. Bri-Mont apartments, 331 Mountain Avenue. Phone 204-2125014 _____________________ Large apartment for up to 4 people. Available immediately. Text or leave message 204-476-0263. _____________________ Looking for housemate to share half house. $430 per month rent plus half utilities. Call Ken 841-2037

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Notice NOTICE OF REGISTRATION OF PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE FOR GENERAL MUNICIPAL BY ELECTION MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH CYPRESS-LANGFORD Please be advised that a general municipal by election will be held on March 4, 2020 Prospective municipal by election candidates must register with the Senior Election Official (SEO) during the registration period before they may begin to accept contributions, incur expenses, fundraise or borrow money for their campaign.

For the office of councillor for WARD 3 : Between January 22, 2020 and January 28, 2020 at the Old Town Hall, 122 Main Street, Carberry during the regular hours of business. To obtain a registration form contact the SEO at 122 Main Street Carberry, 204-834-6616 Dated on January 9, 2020 Tricia Zander SEO (Senior Election Official) 204-834-6616

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The Gladstone Golf & Country Club would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our New Years Eve Supper. Due to your generous donations and support, our fundraising effort was a great success! A sincere Thank You to the following individuals, organizations and businesses: 521 Transport Ltd • Aaron Armstrong • Anderson Sand & Gravel • Armstrong Tent Rentals • B&B Sales • Barb Spriggs • Ben’s Auto Repair • Bob Cowan • Bonnies Hair Studio • Broadfoot Fraser Agencies • Browns Social House • Canadian Tire - Portage • Charlie Bee Honey • Chicken Corral • Christianson TDS • Clarke’s Gifts & Flowers • Dairy Queen • Daniel & Lucy Kinnear • Delmar Commodities • Dianes Hair Company • Farmery Estate Brewery • Foxon Agencies Ltd • Gardewine Neepawa • GCS • Giant Tiger - Neepawa • Gladstone Auction Mart • Gladstone Bakery • Gladstone Hotel • Gladstone Lakers • Gladstone Pharmacy • Gladstone Vet Clinic • GWB Auto Sales • Happy Rock Repair • Henderson’s Bed & Breakfast • Home Hardware Neepawa • Hunt Mechanical • Hume’s Electric • HyLife • ITC Parts & Service • John Halashewski • Kinda Pollard • Labatt’s Brewery • Lickity Splits • Loretta Hopkins • Macs Auto • Mazergroup • MarDee Enterprise • McDonalds - Neepawa • McLaughlin GM • MIG Insurance • Mountain Machinery • Mumzz Kitchen • Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone • NAPA Neepawa • NAPA Portage • Neepawa Banner & Press • Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op • Neepawa Tire Ltd • Nick’s Repair • Parrish & Heimbecker • Premier Financial • Premier FundEX • Reg & Penny Rogers • Rocky Mountain Equipment • Ross & Vivian Stewart • Safeway • Shoppers Drug Mart – Portage • Smile Pinoy Foods • Stephanie Douglas • Stride Credit Union • Sysco • Taylor Law Office • The Screen Door • Treasure Chest

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All nominations shall be made in writing and shall be signed by at least twenty-five voters, or NOT less than 1% of the voters (whichever is the lesser) of the authority or ward (as the case may be), but in all cases by at least two voters. Each nomination shall also be accompanied by the candidate’s declaration of qualification. Nominations may be filed in person at the above location, on the date and hours specified, by an agent, or by fax. To obtain a nomination paper, and / or candidate’s declaration of qualification, contact the SEO at the telephone number listed below. Nomination papers not accompanied by the required documents and not properly filed shall be rejected. Tricia Zander SEO 204-834-6616 Fax Number: 204-834-6619 Dated at 122 Main Street Carberry MB January 6, 2020

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NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY This is a new job opportunity for a motivated person who likes dealing with people and knows how rural communities work. Neepawa Access Community Television (NACTV) is seeking a:

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FOODS Meat Cutters/Production Personnel Our people, perseverance, integrity, and exceptional partnerships have led HyLife to becoming Canada’s leading pork producer and global exporter of high quality pork products. The growing demand for our pork in Japan and China means we need exceptional people to help deliver our company vision. We have expanded our Neepawa facility to increase our overall production by 15% and in turn created new jobs throughout the company. As a Meat Cutter/Production Personnel you will be a critical member of our team in the creation of our world class product. Our positions range from working on our slaughter production floor to shipping the final packaged product, with everything in between! With our wide variety of jobs, excellent people, and our drive for innovation you will certainly find a job that suits you! Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to: • Slaughter and eviscerate hogs for further processing • Harvest and package edible offal • Process pork carcasses into primal cuts • Butcher and package pork primal cuts into value added specifications for local, national and international premium markets • Carry out other tasks related to processing of meat for shipping to customers or storage • Sanitation

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Current starting wage is $14.85/hour plus $1.00 per hour perfect attendance incentive! Wage scale extends to $22.10 per hour We believe that our success is founded on the strength of our team. As such, we place a great deal of emphasis on attracting, developing and retaining good people, and consider every one of our employees to be a highly-valued member of the HyLife family. To that end, we are committed to providing a working environment that not only fosters personal growth, but also recognizes our employees’ contributions towards the common goal of our company’s success because of this HyLife has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies. If you have the qualifications and the passion to meet this challenge then we would like to explore your potential. Please apply online at http://hylife.com/current-opportunities/ or email to jobs@hylife.com or mail to PO Box 10,000, 623 Main St E, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0. We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted

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(5.75 hours per day) Previous applicants must submit a new cover letter and resume. In your application, please indicate which position you are applying for. These Educational Assistant positions will commence on a mutually agreed upon date. Successful candidates must complete a Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry check. Inquiries may be made to Rhonda Dickenson at 476-2388 or email rdickenson@bpsd.mb.ca Send application/resume including references by NOON, Monday, January 27th, 2020 to: Rhonda Dickenson Coordinator of Student Services Beautiful Plains School Division Box 700 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 TEL: (204) 476-2388 FAX: (204) 476-3606 EMAIL: bpsd@bpsd.mb.ca Only those selected for a short list will be contacted. Others are thanked for their interest now.

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Father and daughter publish children’s story together or Giesbrecht and at the Neepawa Banner & Press office. Giesbrecht said he’s also hoping to talk to Cole’s book store in Brandon and McNally Robinson in Winnipeg to get some copies on their shelves. “Once we re-

cover our costs, the proceeds are going to be devoted to charities,” Giesbrecht added. “The one is Brooke, which is an outfit that takes in mules and donkeys and horses that have been injured. And the other one will be literacy pro-

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got a title and this one’s called Langley the One Speed Pony,” Giesbrecht shared. He explained that Langley is a pony that was at an event he and his wife attended, where kids were learning to barrel race. Langley just walked along at one speed, so he was perfect for the children. “I don’t have the story yet,”

grams in the Westman area.” Davidson added that she will be giving some of the illustrator profits to a friend of hers whose child was just diagnosed with cancer. Both writer and illustrator were very enthusiastic about the process and they’re already thinking of starting a new project together. “I’ve

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full time Educational Assistant position. This position includes regular Educational Assistant duties, in addition to American Sign Language Signing duties for a student at Hazel M. Kellington School for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The successful applicant will follow the student as they move through the grades and continue the role at Neepawa Middle School then Neepawa Collegiate. ASL training or equivalent experience will be considered assets. The successful applicant will need to be willing to take the necessary and ongoing training in ASL. Educational Assistant and ASL Signer responsibilities will include but not be limited to: • facilitating communication with deaf/hard of hearing student and peers, the classroom teacher and other \ personnel in the school • working with individual students who may have behavior, medical or other special needs including supervision of students in settings outside the classroom. This Educational Assistant position is full time (5.75 hours per day) with the possible addition of noon duty. This position will commence on a mutually agreed upon date. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with 3 references. Successful candidates must complete a Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry check. Inquiries may be made to Rhonda Dickenson at 476-2388 or email rdickenson@bpsd.mb.ca Send application/resume including references by NOON, Monday, January 27th, 2020 to: Rhonda Dickenson Coordinator of Student Services Beautiful Plains School Division Box 700 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 TEL: (204) 476-2388 FAX: (204) 476-3606 EMAIL: bpsd@bpsd.mb.ca Only those selected for a short list will be contacted. Others are thanked for their interest now.

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Giesbrecht said, “I’m going to wait until [marketing for Cole, the Little White Horse] is done and then I’ll write it and I’ll see if Diana wants to illustrate.” Davidson noted that she already has an image of Langley in her mind and is ready to start illustrating once Giesbrecht has the story written.

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Continued from Page 3 Davidson and Giesbrecht are now working on getting the books more widely available. Right now, the book is available on Amazon. ca, directly from Davidson

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Neepawa Rec Hockey tries for a town takeover

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Thanks to the efforts of Blake Bennett and the membership of Neepawa Rec Hockey, the community was in the running for the Winnipeg Jets Town Takeover. The contest features the NHL club bringing alumni players to a rural town for a meet-&-greet and game viewing party. This year, the Jets asked for video submissions and opened up the voting to the public. While Neepawa did a tremendous job drumming up support, it just missed out recently on the final selection process. Congratulations, however, to everyone who was involved. As for the finalists, the towns of Beausejour, Dominion City and Stonewall made the final cut. Fans can vote for the winner online by searching Jets Town Takeover.

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Continued from Page 6 Neepawa Town Council asked questions regarding other options for increasing their revenue streams. Nordstrom replied by noting that like almost every arts related facility that exists, such as the Manitoba Theatre Centre and Royal Winnipeg Ballet, they rely heavily on funding and personal donations. “I go to the Manitoba

Theatre Centre to see the plays and in the 15 page [playbill] that I have, the last few pages are just filled with names of donors of a thousand dollars or more. That’s the kind of support the arts needs. Quite frankly, that’s the kind of support the Yellowhead [Centre] needs and it’s the kind of support the swimming pool needs. Because, if it were to make a profit or close the doors, the Yellowhead’s doors are

Members of the NACI Tigers varsity basketball teams played their season and home opener against the Minnedosa Chancellors on Thursday, Jan. 9. The boys squad (pictured) won its game 75-55. The varsity girls team, meanwhile, topped Minnedosa 32-26. The next home games for both varsity teams are scheduled for Feb. 4 against the Carberry Cougars. PHOTO BY EOIN DEVEREUX

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closed. The swimming pool is closed. What else? We’d have to close all those facilities because they can’t make a profit on their own. They need support from the corporate world, all levels of government and from individuals,” Nordstrom said. “Just as you can’t charge $800 a week for swimming lessons, we can’t charge the amount we need to make a profit.”

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More events planned BPCF annual Hat Auction set for Feb. 1 way of helping out, then I’ll prizes. The buyers who get back from the sale. By Kira Paterson for MLH this year Forty-five per cent of the the hats of the team that gladly do it,” he said.

Continued from Page 2 If anyone was wondering about the prohibition era, Chapman noted that Decter has a passion for that time period so she will have lots to say on that topic. Chapman encouraged anyone interested in the event to keep an eye on the Margaret Laurence Home Facebook page for more updates and details as the event nears. This event marks the halfway point for the 2019/20 season of events at the Margaret Laurence Home. The next event is scheduled for March 19. “That’s going to be our annual Canada CBC Canada reads evening,” Chapman noted. “That [event] is local people, presenting on one of the five books that’s been selected for the Canada Reads competition.” Chapman explained that this event is scheduled for just before Canada Reads starts on CBC, so it will help get locals familiarized with the books that will be featured. The last event of the year is set for May 31 and will feature another Westman author, Rebecca Jenkins. Chapman noted that Jenkins has been a guest at MLH before. “She was out a couple of years ago, and stayed in Neepawa and finished drafting her second novel at the [Margaret Laurence] House,” he explained. After finishing the book she drafted while in Neepawa, Jenkins returned to MLH for a presentation of the newly published book. “So May 31 we’re hoping we’ll be able to have a garden party,” Chapman said. “That’ll wrap up [the events] for the year.”

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Hockey lovers and community supporters alike can get behind an annual upcoming event. The Beautiful Plains Community Foundation (BPCF) will be holding their NHL Hat Auction at the Brookdale Community Centre on Saturday, Feb. 1. Jamie Denbow, a former board member of BPCF, is the chairperson of the auction and has been running it since 2014. “I think [BPCF] is a good organization for the community and if this is my

Denbow noted that the doors open for the event at 4:30 pm. Food will be served by the Brookdale United Church Ladies from the start and attendees will be able to enjoy an NHL game played by the Winnipeg Jets and the St. Louis Blues, starting at 6 pm. At the first intermission of the game, the main event will begin– the auction. Buying a hat at the auction is not just about getting a hat of your favourite team. Denbow explained that bidders are also vying for

wins the Stanley Cup, the team that loses in the Stanley Cup final, the last team knocked out of the second round of playoffs and the last team in regular season mathematically eliminated from a playoff run, will each win a portion of the profits from the auction. A new prize has also been added to this year’s edition. There will be an early bird draw, with anyone who bought a team hat from the auction being entered for a chance to win their money

profit raised from the auction will go into the BPCF Community Fund, the interest from which gets doled out annually to organizations in the area. “If you have any interest in sports and hockey, [this auction] is a great event to come out to and support the community in a fun way,” Denbow said. Anyone interested in coming to the event can get tickets from Gill & Schmall Agencies, or contact the BPCF office at 204-4762681.

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