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New storybook trail featured at the Flats By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press There’s a new activity coming to Neepawa that will get kids active and reading at the same time. A storybook trail is being created at the Flats for families to enjoy. The Town estimates it will be ready as early as Monday, July 18. A storybook trail is a series of outdoor signs, each with pages from a book. The idea is for people to start at the first sign, then follow the trail and read the book as they go. Neepawa’s trail starts at the entrance of the Flats, where the parking area is located, and goes around the perimeter of the Flats. This project came together with the efforts of three local organizations. Director of recreation services for the Town of Neepawa, Nicole Cooper, explained that the storybook trail got started through a grant the Town received. “Last fall, I got a grant through the Assiniboine Parent Child Care Coalition North Region for $1,300 to have some kind of literature activity for kids in town,” she stated. “So


Several local organizations came together to make the storybook trail at the Flats a reality. Pictured, from left: Neepawa Public Library supervisor Debbie Unger, Neepawa Men’s Shed members Colin McNairnay, Gary Oman and Brad Mummery, Town of Neepawa recreation directors Nicole Cooper and Heidi Nugent.

I chose to do a storybook trail, which consists of 18 signs put up in a location where kids can come from sign to sign, do a little bit of physical activity and read a

book and get out with their families.” Cooper noted that she had gotten quotes from some manufacturers for the construction of the signs

on which the book pages would be posted and they were upwards of $26,000 to get all 18 done. So she reached out to the Neepawa Men’s Shed group to see if

they would be interested in doing it. “They were more than willing to figure out something. So I basically gave them the idea and they took

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it and ran with it and they did everything from start to finish for the whole manufacturing of the signs,” Cooper said. Continued on Page 17


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It’s kind of easy to forget sometimes that not every community in Canada even has a local cable access station anymore, let alone one that’s still thriving like NACTV in Neepawa. We are, it seems, that rare exception to the rule. One of the important people we have to thank for that is Ivan Traill. Traill, 90 years old, passed away in June. Commemorations for the man poured in after the community learned of his passing from all walks of life. Before his time as station manager, Traill was a well regarded local teacher, who moved up the ranks to ultimately become principal at Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI). As well, he was part of the formation of the Viscount Cultural Centre ( Now known as ArtsForward) and Margaret Laurence Home. On a more global scale, Ivan, through the efforts of his wife Pat, were well known for supporting global initiatives, such as the International Inner Wheel leadership program in India and Turkey. As a couple, they also travelled the Brazilian Amazon and supported immunization projects in Belize. In many different avenues, Traill was a well known and well regarded individual, even before the formation of NACTV. The leader and the face of NACTV For many people, however, it was Traill’s commit-

Saved the station many times Current NACTV board member and family friend Don Walmsley concurred with many of the statements from Bennet regarding Ivan’s impact locally. Walmsley added that he saw first hand over the years, the passion and commitment Traill had for keeping the channel afloat. “[In the early 1980s] the station was struggling, really struggling. It had no sources of income. We were trying to make things go, through grants, fundraisers, that kind of thing. And



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Ivan Traill was instrumental in ensuring NACTV remained a part of Neepawa for nearly four decades.

I ended up doing an article in the paper, laying out just how perilous the situation was,” noted Walmsley. “It was Ivan, who was the first to respond. He would not [let the station close]. He became more involved and when he no longer had other work, he was the man and he kept it going. NACTV would not be here today if not for his efforts in those early years.” Walmsley said that while Ivan’s efforts to make deals and search for support was tireless, his passion for creating original programs

about local events and personalities was just as strong. “There are so many stories, local stories, that would not have been told if not for him. Ivan made programs about everything, created a huge archive of video footage that’s a part of the station to this day. He was creative, thought outside the box and was a defender [of NACTV],” said Walmsley. Legacy lives on through the station Though Ivan Traill has not been an active part of

the operation of NACTV for a little over six years, his fingerprints remain upon its day-to-day mindset: that sharing local stories, no matter how large or small, matters. “The truth is, television stations like this are critical and even more so today, because it gives you local perspective,” Walmsley noted. “Ivan was a community person, and a big part of that local perspective will be passed on and continue on because of Ivan Traill.”



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ment to Neepawa’s Community Access Television Station (NACTV ) that stands out as a crowning achievement over the last 40+ years. Starting in 1977, Ivan first served as a volunteer for the fledgling cable access channel, before later taking the reins as the station manager. Traill would remain in that capacity until 2016, when he decided to step down. In a program recently broadcast on NACTV, current board chair and personal friend of Traill, Dave Bennet talked about just what Ivan meant to the channel. “Ivan was a pillar of our community and was the heart and soul of our station since its inception in 1977, until he retired in 2016. Working strictly as a volunteer for all those years, he single-handedly was the leader and the face of NACTV,” said Bennet. “He will be sadly missed by all of us at NACTV and our viewing audience.”


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Margaret Laurence scholar makes stop at author’s home read the books.” At one of the conferences in California that McCormick Coger attended, they had a special session about Margaret Laurence. “We had a wonderful, special session on her. And at the end, there were people who proposed that we form a Margaret Laurence Society. So they asked me to be president and also publisher, because we thought a Margaret Laurence Review and newsletter would be wanted,” she recalled. So, from 1991 to 2010, McCormick Coger was the editor of the Margaret Laurence Review. The newsletter was sent out to subscribers, including many Canadian universities. To fill the yearly publication, she received information and perspectives from international experts, examining Laurence’s works, as well as telling the story of the author’s life and history. During that time, she also put together her book, which was published in 1996.

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A recent visitor to the Margaret Laurence Home in Neepawa was more than just a fan of the author. Greta McCormick Coger is a retired English Literature professor who was one of the founding members of the Margaret Laurence Society and editor of the Margaret Laurence Review, a yearly newsletter about the author and her works. She also wrote and published a book called New Perspectives on Margaret Laurence: Poetic Narrative, Multiculturalism, and Feminism. McCormick Coger came all the way from Tennessee for her recent visit to Manitoba. She grew up in Cardale, MB and was here for a cairn unveiling in the community and to visit her niece, who lives in Brandon. While in the area, she decided to come and visit the Margaret Laurence Home to see how it has changed since she was last here in the museum’s early years. Although she grew up in Manitoba, McCormick Coger noted that she didn’t discover the local author until she was living and working in Africa. Margaret Laurence had also lived in Africa for a number of years and had based some of her works around her experiences there.

Love what they’ve done with the place PHOTO BY KIRA PATERSON McCormick Coger also noted that the Greta McCormick Coger, a retired English Literature professor and Margaret Margaret Laurence Home has had many Laurence scholar, visited the Margaret Laurence Home in Neepawa recently. changes since she was last here. Pictured above, she is holding the first edition of the Margaret Laurence Review, a “This [home] is great and there are many newsletter from the Margaret Laurence Society that she published for many years. new improvements and additions and disthat Laurence’s works resonate with all types of people, plays of many books. Not only more of her own books, but because they deal with different family dynamics and a downstairs, all the historic things,” she expressed. “And whole range of economic situations. Laurence an international figure the audio tour is excellent.” “She wrote as though it was poetry,” McCormick Coger McCormick Coger has been to countless literary McCormick Coger has quite the passion for the Neepawa conferences and conventions where she’s met Margaret enthused, noting that Laurence’s poetic use of language author, so she’s glad that the heritage of the local icon can Laurence scholars from all over the world. She stated reached people’s emotions. “I just think people have to be preserved.

Immigration Advisory Council hosts consultation in Neepawa By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press Members of the province’s Immigration Advisory Council (IAC) were in Neepawa on Monday to get a local perspective on the topic of immigration, more specifically, how Manitoba can attract and retain more immigrants. MLA Jon Reyes, minister of Education, Skills and Immigration, was at the meeting in the Neepawa Library. He presented an overview of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) as well as some figures and statistics on how many immigrants come to Manitoba and where they typically settle. One figure of note was that just under 30 per cent of immigrants to Manitoba settle outside of the city of Winnipeg, a number Reyes said he hopes to increase in the coming years.

Many suggestions made The main purpose of the IAC meeting was to hear from the community about what local residents think would improve the immigration process and experience for potential foreign workers. Several representatives of different local organizations made presentations, including Don Walmsley, executive director of Neepawa Immigrant Settlement Services (NAISS), Brian Hedley, deputy mayor for the Town of Neepawa and Lindsay Hextall, HR director at HyLife. Walmsley listed a number of points that he believes could make the process smoother and more appealing for potential immigrants. He noted that more pre-arrival services are needed to help immigrants prepare for such a big change and to help them

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better understand what to expect when coming to Canada. He also suggested that the provincial bodies involved communicate more directly with rural communities to help identify the needs and opportunities that exist outside of Winnipeg. Walmsley was among several who stated that credential recognition is also a huge obstacle for many newcomers to Canada, as a large contingency of immigrants have training and experience in certain fields of work, but find it very difficult to get their degrees and certifications

from their home countries recognized by the Canadian government. In response to the concerns over credential recognition, Reyes noted that the IAC is hoping to work with the regulatory bodies that oversee this topic. While he explained that the regulations are important to ensure a safe workplace and that employees are trained to Canadian standards, there are many improvements needed and he will be working with the regulatory bodies to streamline the process and make credential recognition more accessible.

Need for training centre To help retain workers in the rural communities, Walmsley, and many others at the meeting, suggested more investment into training centres outside of the province’s larger cities. He stated that there is a need for places where individuals can enhance their skills to be able to get higher paying jobs without having to leave the rural community they’ve settled in. Deputy mayor Hedley echoed that statement, not-

ing that the Town of Neepawa has expressed interest in hosting such a facility, if the Province would consider it. He added that there is a need to get more workers into a variety of positions quickly. He cited the construction of the new hospital in Neepawa, stating that they will be needing trained health care workers to staff the facility once it’s completed and they would like to see the opportunity presented to local residents to be able to take those positions. Continued on Page 6

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One is never too old… to plant another tree!

Finding the truth T in an electronic world


number of years ago, the term citizen journalism emerged. With the internet, web sites, web blogs, Google and Facebook all developing it became increasingly evident that a tidal wave of information was coming our way. The citizen journalism concept was that “everybody” could add to the story or stories. It has happened. Everyone can add to the narrative about any topic, at any time of the day or night and from anywhere in the world. It is a good thing– sort of. The good news is that there is a lot of information now available from anyone, anywhere and at any time. It’s also the bad news or the down side of the previous sentence as well. We are inundated with so much information that we can’t possibly process it all. We probably shouldn’t even try. A wise man, actually one of my sons, says that we were never intended to take in all this information and carry its weight on our shoulders. He’s correct. It becomes mentally impossible. I suspect that this era’s tsunami of information is a leading cause of stress and mental illness. It’s not that many years ago that news, both good and bad, took a long time to travel across the country or around the world. Now it’s instant and in massive quantities. During my early childhood in the 1950s, the news sources were an occasionally turned on radio (had to save the batteries you know, they cost money), a local weekly newspaper and possibly a weekly farm newspaper. By the late 1950s and into the 1960s, we had TV and an often turned on radio (Hydro was cheaper than batteries). President Kennedy’s assassination rocked the world almost instantly. When Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King were killed, it was almost instantly known. Now, violent neepawa

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acts are shown live, bringing an even higher level of horror to our lives. On a smaller news scale, everything from a person’s latest breakfast treat to their newest pet video is made available instantly and world-wide. Some people say Facebook is for old people. In our world, it’s a love-hate relationship. On one hand, it helps us stay in touch with family and friends as well as giving us news leads on local stories. On the the other hand, social media in general, and Facebook in particular, have lulled people into believing that if they put their event on social media, it’s free and effective. Well, it is free, but it may or may not be all that effective. If a person gets a couple of hundred hits on Facebook, that’s all well and good. A newspaper’s reach is in the 1,000s. Another problem is how does one sort through all this stuff? Some of it being relevant, some irrelevant and unfortunately, in the case of many political stories, totally false and misleading. Much of what is on Facebook or any social media is not verifiable, not accountable. The most recent dust up between Tesla’s Elon Musk and Twitter has actually done us all a favour. Musk challenged Twitter to verify what percentage of their accounts are robots, effectively fake accounts connected to no one. The robot accounts aren’t actual people viewing data or

seeing the ads. Just as the name implies, they are robots. You can’t really blame Twitter, as there is no real way they can answer Musk’s challenge. They had no intention of verifying their robot count as they never needed to do so. At least not until Musk challenged them. Twitter and all other social media can be phoney as a three dollar bill. That’s the key difference between social media and newspapers. Newspapers are generally fairly accurate. Locally owned community papers are highly accurate. If they stray from the truth intentionally or in error, the readers know who to call to set things straight. Trust me, I have been on the receiving end of those calls on a few occasions. Fortunately, it has only been a few occasions. So, while it is good to have a wider based citizen journalism active in our laptop infatuated, phone infested world, accuracy is still of utmost importance. You can use electronic media, and we all do, but beware of believing everything you see or hear. Especially the electronic versions. People used to say “Get it in writing” and it’s still true. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this column are the writer’s personal views and are not to be taken as being the view of the Banner & Press staff.

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aking a lesson from Mr. Bergen, a gentleman that raised his family in the Stephenfield district way back in the 50s, I planted an apple tree. Mr. Bergen was the father of one of my father’s friends, a farmer, an immigrant who was fluent in the German language, and a man with unlimited interest in all of life. In real time, he was probably as old then as I am now, but to my mind, he was old! We conversed well, he in German and I in English, both if us having enough knowledge of the other’s dialect to understand, but not speak. He had planted an apple tree in the decaying stump of a maple. He saw the questions in my eyes, and elaborated– he would probably never get to eat the apples of that tree, but his children and grandchildren would. All three generations enjoyed those apples, for the wizened old farmer had endurance. The apple tree in my back yard has an enormous wound, and despite care, it is slowly dying. I picked up a Prairie Magic apple tree, originally designed by Mr. Drysdale of Neepawa. My logic is that coming back home, it should feel comfortable enough to prosper. Getting into the swing of things, I picked up a Valiant grape plant as well. This week, I will be planting a Trail crab apple, for the Prairie Magic is not self pollinating. The Trail is a childhood memory. The neighbours, the Bill Thiessen family, had one of these in their orchard. And then, while farming at Homewood, there was a Trail in the garden. Come harvest time, the men would pick an ice cream pail of apples before heading out to swath or combine. The pail always came back empty. So good, so crisp and sweet. My back yard is getting full, but oh so beautiful. Last year I purchased a gooseberry bush, two Saskatoon bushes and six golden raspberries from the greenhouse here in Neepawa. Every one of them made it through the winter, and though I will have to wait a bit for fruit, they are looking really good. That is also where I picked up the Prairie Magic and the Valiant. I had to look further afield for the Trail crab. I was despairing of finding one, a goodly number of “sold out” accompanied nursery catalogues. My sister asked me if I had tried Aubin’s Nursery, in Carman. I had not. They have them in stock, and will shrink-wrap it so I can transport it in the car with no damage to the plant. My goal is to find a Beta grape, just because I still have room for another plant! And the strawberry plants I purchased last year from Parkview Greenhouse has supplying us with the most delicious berries! I have them netted against the birds, for we have nests all over the back yard. I caught one little rascal slipping under the net, so I anchored it more firmly! We have fenced the back yard, leaving ample space beyond the fence for whatever. If I keep this planting up, we may have to move the fence!


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saac Newton was born in 1643. He died in 1727 at the age of 84. Historians have called him a “natural philosopher.” He believed that there were natural laws that govern how different objects interact with each other and he set out to discover what they were. He observed these interactions and kept detailed notes of what he saw. From these notes, he developed what scholars have called “Newton’s Laws of Motion.” Most people will be familiar with Law Three– “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” These words have come to mind frequently over the past few weeks, as we are facing the harsh realities of life in a postpandemic world. Over two years have passed since t he f irst COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. But COVID-19 is still with us. It has now been added to the growing list of diseases that can attack any one of us at any time. COVID-19 boosters, f lu shots and other immunizations will

be standard fare for most of us for a long time to come. Domestic travel is the latest issue to draw our attention. High fuel prices impact us all, especially those who must commute to work. Travelling by air? Be prepared for long lineups, lost luggage and the possibility that your f light may be canceled because of staff shortages at airports. The same challenge faces those who must renew their Canadian passports and, so we are being told, for the same reasons. But for most of us, the pressing challenge is coping with the escalating cost of living. Canada’s inf lation rate is the highest it’s been in a long time. Most of our income is spent on the things we need (food, clothing, shelter and transportation). There is very little left for entertainment,

vacations or comfort items for our homes. So it should come as no surprise that residents on both sides of the CanadaUS border are telling their governments that they want change and they want it now. They are tired of rising prices, higher taxes and fewer, poorer front-line services. They resent what they see as government intrusions into their private lives through things like vaccination and mask mandates, etc. They want a permanent end to these and all other measures that, in their view, are unreasonable and unnecessary limits on personal freedoms. These mandates and restrictions were tolerated for a while. But now we are seeing the equal and opposite reactions to those measures and others

that have been imposed (or threatened) since. People are voicing their displeasure and taking to the streets to let governments know they are not happy. No one knows how long this will continue. But we can be sure that as long as people keep pushing back against government restrictions, and as long as governments keep pushing to control people’s thoughts and actions, the tensions between the two will continue to escalate. And it will only be a matter of time before the tension erupts into violent confrontation with the authorities. The good news is that none of these things need to happen. God offers hope, help and healing to all. And this is where we, as people of faith and believers in Jesus Christ, will play a pivotal role. God will ask us to do four things: “Humble ourselves, pray, seek his face and turn from our wicked ways.” (See 2 Chronicles 7:14.) We hold the key that will unlock the healing our nation desperately needs. It’s time we started using it.

and pick her up again. Now she graduated with the highest marks. I also recognized an other girl. Her mom would be so proud of her and she will take training to follow in her mom’s footsteps. Well done.

Then there is my sweet little egg girl. Faithfully, she came every week. Now she has graduated and it looks like she is following in her dad’s footsteps. A couple of weeks ago, a family from Neepawa dropped in for a visit. The family had been a pastor in the church in Swan River that I attended. Now he is a pastor in a church in

Neepawa. I also have a friend here who grew up close to Swan River. We are building memories wherever we go. It is hard to understand how small our world is, but God, our Creator, is with us and sees us everywhere and brings us together unexpectedly. God is good and greatly to be praised.

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h is week, I received the paper and looked at all the pictures of the graduates. I remember when one of the girls was born and in elementary school, her parents would take her there


Do not be like Festus (Acts 26:24)

When Apostle Paul was arrested for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, he was interrogated many times by Jewish and Roman authorities. In Acts 26, Apostle Paul was brought before King Agrippa and the Roman governor of Judea, Festus. The apostle of Gentiles shared the good news before those two rulers in love, humility and boldness. Did they enjoy the message? Not at all! On the contrary, they got very angry at Paul. There is a reason why the secular world thinks that Biblebelieving Christians are mad. The Bible-believing Christians preach a message that the world thinks is both very offensive and just foolish (I have to say that, because nowadays many people who claim to be Christians do not believe in the inerrancy of the Scripture). Atheists (people who say that there is no God) are zealous against something in which they do not believe, yet the ordered universe is a clear evidence of the existence of God Creator. Yet atheists think that they are wise and the Bible-believing Christians are fools. It happens because biblical Christianity threatens to take away everything that gives them pleasure. The Bible clearly teaches that the gospel of Jesus Christ is only offensive to the proud. If sinners humble themselves and confess their sins, Jesus suffering on the cross will make sense. 1 Corinthians 1:18– “For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God”. After hearing Paul preaching the good news to him and King Agrippa, the Roman governor Festus said in a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind! Your great learning is driving you mad!” (Acts 26:24) I pray, hope and believe that you are not a person like Festus. Time is short. The world is in a big mess. People are dying in their sins without any hope for a bright future. Repent of your sins and believe wholeheartedly in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to receive the gift of eternal life. Romans 10:9– “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”. Pastor Vlad Makyeyev Neepawa, MB

Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs down to some of the residents in town that Have no respect for their neighbours and insist on yelling and screaming to all hours of the night. Jim Suski Neepawa, MB Thumbs down to the low-life who stole the new garden hose from 110 Legion Place in Gladstone, MB. Carole Diebel Gladstone, MB

Thumbs up to the hard working community members who have helped to prepare for the Birnie Memorial Park Centennial Celebration this coming Saturday, July 16. The park is looking great. Well done! Norma Somers Neepawa, MB Thumbs down to the thief who stole the pile of gravel from the north end of the Rosedale Farm Trail. You have sabotaged the efforts of a small group of volunteers who maintain the trail and who were using the gravel to repair rough terrain on the trail. Shame on you! Norma Somers Neepawa, MB

Thumbs down– I wonder how the private company RF NOW, which is laying cable in the ditch along Highway 16, is allowed to slow traffic down for 4-6 km. Since they seldom move more than 200 metres a day, it would be logical to restrict traffic for only 1 km of the highway. There are numerous access roads where they could park their extra equipment when not being used. Muriel Gamey Neepawa, MB Would you like to send a thumbs up or thumbs down to an individual or group in the community? Please send it our way. Submissions must include a name and must be under 100 words. We want to hear from you! In person: 423 Mountain Ave. Neepawa By fax: 204-476-5073 By email:


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Wanting a light supper meal? I’m a huge fan of Greek Salad, with its fresh veggies and tangy feta. I find this pasta salad perfect for a complete meal or a side dish. Homemade breadsticks may sound intimidating, but are easy to make and they make a great addition to this salad. Spinach rotini salad 3 cups tricolour rotini Dressing: 1 medium red pepper, diced 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cucumber, sliced into thin, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice half-moon slices 1/3 cup olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 Tbsp. honey 3/4 cup sliced black olives 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley 2-3 cups washed baby spinach 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper 1/4 - 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped or more to taste 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. For al dente pasta, reduce cooking time by 2 minutes; drain well. Dressing: combine the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Whisk until blended. In a large bowl, toss the pasta with the dressing. Then add the red peppers, cucumber, onion, olives, tomatoes, spinach, basil and feta cheese and toss. Enjoy. Bread sticks

Topping: 1 Tbsp. oil 2 Tbsp. butter 1/2 tsp. powdered garlic powder 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash Parmesan cheese In an electric mixer with the dough hook, mix together the water, yeast, sugar, salt and one cup of the flour. Continue adding flour until the dough just clears the sides of the bowl; knead for about five minutes. It should be soft and slightly sticky. Transfer dough to a greased bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow to rest until double in size, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 400° F. Spread the oil onto large, rimmed baking sheet (about 11x17”). Punch dough down and turn onto a floured work surface. On a lightly floured countertop, pat the dough into a long rectangle. Cut the dough into 1-inch wide by 7 inch long strips with a pizza cutter or knife. Place apart on the oiled baking sheet. To the butter add the garlic powder and Mrs. Dash. Brush on the tops of bread strips. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Let rise for 20 minutes. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. 1 1/2 cups warm water 1 Tbsp. instant yeast 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt 3 to 4 cups flour

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Continued from Page 3 Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke, who was also in attendance at the meeting, noted that she has had some discussions with the local school division about a training centre, so it is something that the province has been considering.

More support needed for growing population Amanda Naughton-Gale, director of services for the local Salvation Army branch, noted that if the province and the town want to bring more people into the community, they need the services and resources to be able to support more people. She noted that housing is already a huge challenge for many newcomers, especially those looking for single accommodation.

Naughton-Gale added that use of the food bank services has been dramatically increasing over the last couple years as well, suggesting that there are people falling through the cracks. While community growth is good and many people are predicting that Neepawa may become a city in the near future, she stated that the community will not be equipped to deal with the challenges of such rapid growth without additional support. As for when the results of these community consultations may be implemented, Reyes noted that the IAC report is required to be finished before the end of this year. Once the report is presented to the Legislature, they will be able to look at a timeline for policy implementation.

‘What if you could?’

By Rita Friesen Neepawa Banner & Press

Lynne Harley, life coach and speaker, from Camrose, Alberta, has been inspired to write a book, challenging people of all ages to wonder and ponder –‘what if you could?’ Promoting her book, to be released July 19, Lynne is biking across much of the prairies. She stops when she wants to, travels as far as the spirit moves, always engaging in conversation with people she meets. And always the topic includes mental wellness. ‘Transforming Mental Wellness” a Canadian organisation highlighted at youcouldtour is the inspiration for Lynne’s journey. The work,, was founded by a couple that lost a son in death by suicide. Lynne and her family have been touched by such deep grief as well, and so many people with whom she speaks– in high schools, in coffee shops and restaurants or in homes, also have a story to tell. Some of the statistics are staggering. Seventy per cent of symptoms related to anxiety and despair appear in childhood. The organisation’s goals are that through mentoring, educating and empowering youth, the cycle had be broken. Twenty-five per cent of all youth deaths in Canada are attributed to death by suicide. The name of the organisation reflects this– Transforming Mental Wellness– positive, empowering and life giving. The book is written in rhyme, with impressive, colourful illustrations, the


Lynne Harley is biking across the prairies to promote her book, which releases July 19. star a caterpillar on it’s life journey. It encourages us to act like a butterfly while still in the cocoon; when we live a vision it is no longer a dream, but a goal. We are reminded that life is not an “either/or” choice, but a “yes/and” choice. Lynne is formulating her bike tour as it progresses. For now, the goal is to be

in Quebec by Sept. 6, when she will be honoured to officiate at her son’s wedding. So far, only two nights have been spent in her tent, other nights hosted by folks she has met, or friends of a friend. It was delightful and inspiring to speak with Lynne, one who is following her call, making a positive difference in our world.


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Carberry’s Youth in Philanthropy helping to fund community spaces

Submitted Carberry Area Community Foundation The Grade 10 Carberry Collegiate Youth in Philanthropy 2022 group did outstanding work this year! Ca rber r y a nd A rea Community Foundation gave the YiP students $2,000 to grant to local community projects. The g roup resea rched lo cal needs and decided that their goal this time around was to focus their support on spaces where people can be together and enjoy one another. In addition to the funds provided by the Community Foundation, the YiP students held their own fundraiser to provide additional support to their

projects of choice. The students worked on organizing a fundraising raff le for many weeks and thanks to their perseverance and personal donations and the generosity of residents and businesses, the YiP group raised an additional $1,628! The students were proud to provide $300 to Carberry Plains Community Centre for special lighting for the new roller rink! This is a great new initiative at CPCC, using the arena surface during the off season. The Community Foundation awarded CPCC a Spring 2022 grant of $1,500 to help support the purchase


The Carberry Youth in Philanthropy group (pictured above) were recently presented with a grant of $2,000 to give to local projects of their choosing. The group was also hard at work doing their own fundraisers (pictured below), which made an additional $1,628 available.

of rental roller skates. The other project the Grade 10 Youth in Philanthropy g roup chose to support will also be a valuable addition to the community.

A new outdoor classroom/communit y pergola will be constructed at Carberry Collegiate, on Second Avenue. During the day, this structure will serve as an outdoor learn-

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ing space, and a place to unwind during lunchtime and breaks. After school hours, the pergola will be available to be enjoyed by community members of all

ages– a place to gather and enjoy the company of others. The plan is to put the structure up in late August or early September. In addition to the $1,700 YiP grant and $1,628 YiP fundraising income, this project is being funding by a grant Carberry Collegiate received as part of Carberry and Area Community Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Draw. Congratulations to the YiP students and staff for all of your hard work this year. Thank you to Carberry Collegiate for supporting this endeavour, and to the community for your contributions!

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110 years ago, Friday, July 12, 1912 Geo. N. Hindson has resig ned h is posit ion in the land titles office to accept the general agency for northwestern Manitoba of the Federal life assurance company, with headquarters at Neepawa. W.T.Barr,ofWainwright, and John Barr, of Calgary, are visiting the parental home in Neepawa. 100 years ago, Friday, July 14, 1922 Decorators are at work in the old dining room of the King Edward hotel getting it in readiness for use as a billiard room. Tables are to arrive shortly. War memorial unveiling ceremonies were carried out in Neepawa yesterday under most favourable circumstances and in a most impressive manner to the entire satisfaction of all concerned and the public as well. The monument now stands out in bold relief– a silent reminder of our obligations to humanity; an appeal for justice and right. Miss Gladys Poole left on Tuesday for Fort Frances, where she will continue her studies for admission to the field forces of the Salvation Army. 90 years ago, Tuesday, July 12, 1932 Eden: There was a good attendance and a good time at the swine club dance at Denoon’s barn on Friday night. Excellent music was supplied by the Chorneyko Bros. orchestra. McCreary: The McCreary troop of the M a n itoba Hor s e a r e looking forward to an enjoyable outing at Ochre Beach the latter part of this month. 80 years ago, Thursday, July 16, 1942 A farmer resident of this district, Mr. T. John Common, passed away on Friday, July 3, at the city hospital in Larimore, N. Dakota, where he had been ill for seven months. Mr. Common was born at Galt, Ontario and was in his seventy-third year. He came west in 1896 and resided in the Stoney

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Creek district until 1905 when he went to Inkster, N. D. where he made his home.

70 years ago, Thursday, July 17, 1952 The outdoor movies shown each Sunday evening at Riverbend Park by the Neepawa and District Junior Chamber of Commerce are becoming more popular each week. Last Sunday, it was estimated that more than 100 cars were at the grounds, with many youngsters and adults seated in front of the cars. Ideal weather and a large crowd made the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Hallboro School a decided success. 60 years ago, Friday, July 13, 1962 A r ra ngement s for teaching staff for next term were completed Monday by the Neepawa school board, when it engaged a teacher for the proposed “ungraded class”, which it has tried to organize here for the past two years. Mrs. Rosa Mar y Browning, whose mailing address is Gladstone, was formally hired by the board at its regular meeting Monday. She is taking special training this summer to qualify for teaching the class. Parachuting for fun is a unique sport that got a start in Neepawa this summer. It


People of all ages enjoyed this tug-o-war during the Neepawa Chamber’s Sun n’ Fun Days on Mountain Ave. in 1982. This activity took place after some rooster races and a waterball contest. The tug-o-war had been sponsored by Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op Ltd.

has attracted considerable interest and is likely to draw much more. The 25th gathering of the John Boy McCracken descendants was held at Rotary Park on Sunday, July 8 with 58 attending. 50 years ago, Thursday, July 13, 1972 M c C r e a r y : Wor k officially commenced this week on the Opportunities for Youth project of creating a tent-trailer overnight camping area paralleling No. 5 Highway at the sout her n approach to McCreary. Land for the project is being transferred to the Rural Municipality and

the Village of McCreary by donor Albert Fletcher and the area will be named Fletcher Park. 40 years ago, Thursday, July 15, 1982 Horses may be allowed in some areas of Neepawa, if town council next month approves a new conditional use by-law. T he second a nnua l edition of the Sun ‘n’ Fun Days was very successful in all aspects, said Chamber of Commerce president Frank Naaykes in an interview. He said the events were well attended and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Most of the events are planned for next year. He said there will be a few changes in format to some events and will be scaled down somewhat, as it will be incorporated into centennial celebrations. Twenty-five years ago, Riding Mountain resident Steve Emery found a French medallion in his yard, along with some French coins. By coincidence, the present ow ner of t he house, Victoria McMahon Andrews is a descendant of the man pictured on the medallion.

30 years ago, Monday, July 13, 1992 Manitobans will save almost $2 million on the cost of prescription drugs as the result of the addition of 600 generic drugs to the Manitoba Drug Benefits and Interchangeability Formulary. 20 years ago, Monday, July 15, 2002 Prices may have changed over the past 40 years, but

one thing hasn’t. From its official opening on June 12, 1962, Neepawa’s Agassiz drive-in has been known for its great food and great ice cream… Helen Poole, who opened the dr ive-in w ith her husband, Carmen, 40 years ago, said she can remember selling ice cream cones for 15 cents.

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By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press A smash hit event is returning to Neepawa this summer. The second annual Riverbend Maker’s Market has officially been scheduled for July 22 and 23. Last year’s event brought in 38 different vendors and just over 1,000 patrons, making it the weekend place-to-be. This year, Market coordinator Kelsey Wilson says they are looking forward to building upon the success of the previous festivities. Neepawa Tourism has expanded upon the experience by adding a musical component. The inaugural Rockin’ the Riverbend concert has been lined up to coincide with the Maker’s Market. With the addition of music, Jeff Desender, organizer and label executive for Frozen Fire Studios,


The Riverbend Maker’s Market was a notable success when it was first held in 2021 by Neepawa tourism. A variety of vendors showcasing their talents, craft related or otherwise, were a huge draw. This year, it’s returning in conjunction with Rockin’ the Riverbend for a musical flair.

says this year’s Market should be quite special. “I believe adding the live music element to the Riverbend Market adds

another flair and draw to an already creative event our town has that pertains to the arts as a whole,” Desender enthused. “This will

be one of the bigger events musically that our town has done in years and, adding it to the market that had an awesome turnout last year,

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helps plant seeds for what could become an annual event for Neepawa Tourism, Frozen Fire Studios, Badlands Promotions and The Riverbend Market.” Desender added, “Talking to severa l people around town, a lot of

inhabitants have been missing live music events in the community. The Lilly Festival, for example, used to have live entertainment, vendors… You name it. We can’t wait to have an arts-based events like this in our community, after a hiatus of a few years.” The Maker’s Market portion will be Friday, July 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rockin’ the Riverbend will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, with performances from Mavis Rowe, Mitch and D.B. and The Deadbeats; and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday with performances from Midnight Renegade, LunchMoney, Seventh String and Indigo. The first 45 minutes of Saturday’s Rockin’ The Riverbend portion will also be dedicated as an open mic opportunity for anyone interested in music to be able to play their original or personal favourite songs.

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Neepawa mayor Blake McCutcheon congratulates Neepawa Banner & Press publisher Ken Waddell on receiving his Lifetime Membership Award from the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association. Ken and his wife Christine have been publishing since 1989 and the Neepawa Banner & Press dates back to 1896. The Neepawa Banner & Press is the oldest business in Neepawa.

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Cornell claims 2022 NGCC Senior Open

By Banner Staff Neepawa Banner & Press 2022’s edition of the Neepawa Golf & Country Club’s Senior Open was held on Monday, July 11. This year’s event saw Ron Cornell of Brandon win the Championship Flight, shooting a four-over-par round of 76. A pair of former NGCC Senior Open champions just missed out on claiming victory, as the 2018 winner Darren Maginel and 2019 champ

Don Schmall, f inished in second and third place, respectively. A special congratulations, as well to Dale Rowley, who during the event sunk a hole-in-one on Hole #4. The next notable competition this season for the Neepawa Golf & Country Club will be the Ladies 50+ Tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 3. It will be quick ly fol lowed by t he Neepawa Titans Classic on Aug. 5. The club will then play host to a Westman Junior Tour stop on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

2022 NGCC Senior Open Flight Results Championship Flight Ron Cornell 76 Darren Maginel 77 Don Schmall 78

Fourth Flight

Don Evenson 94 Rick Wiens 94 Neil Kommer 94

First Flight

Dean Adams 86 Andy Fletcher 86 Wayne Dillabough 86

Fifth Flight

Allan Schoemperlan 96 Dean McConnell 96 Kerry Burdy 96

Second Flight

Dave Spiess 88 Tom Takvam 88 Rob Buchanan 88

Sixth Flight

Terry VanBenton 99 Dave Chyzyk 99 Kevin McMillan 99

Third Flight

Ernie Kuharski 91 Lorry Broatch 91 Allan Snessby 91

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Gary Marshall 106 Shawn McCucheon 107 Kevin Sumka 107

Recent NGCC Senior Open Champions 2021: Troy Sambrook (Brandon) 2020: Clay Wyborn (Hamiota) 2019: Don Schmall (Neepawa)

2018: Darren Maginel (Clear Lake) 2017: Dave Soroka (Neepawa) 2016: Jim Franklin (Winnipeg)

Plumas Pirates defeat Portage, secure a place in SCBL playoffs By Eoin Devereux

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The Plumas Pirates have ensured their place in the playoffs, after a pair of wins over the Portage Padres. First, Plumas dominated on the road, winning in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, July 5, by the score of 13-4. Nathan Braun led the way for Plumas at the plate with a 3-for-5 effort, which included three runs batted in (RBI). Teammate Zach Yandeau also had a big game, going 2-for-4 with four RBI and a pair of stolen bases. Riley McBride picked up the win on the mound for Plumas, with a seven inning effort, that included four strikeouts on the evening.

The Pirates would follow that up the very next night with a 3-2 win at home over the Padres. In this much closer contest, Brady Walker of Plumas, was just 1-for-3 at the plate and drove in a pair of important RBI. McBride, meanwhile, was 2-for-4. With these recent results, Plumas finished off the regular season in third place with a 4-4-0 record. Plumas Pirates would hit the ball diamond one more time with a benefit game against the Neepawa Cubs on Friday, July 8. The match-up was in support of the daughter of Plumas Pirate Justin Walker, who has been diagnosed with a form of cancer.

Santa Clara Baseball Teams 1. Carberry Royals 2. Neepawa Cubs 3. Plumas Pirates 4. Portage Padres


7 4 2 1 8 5 3 0 8 4 4 0 1.0 7 3 3 1 1.0

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J. Moffatt (Port)

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N. Stephenson (Npa) 28 13 12 3 N. Braun (Plum) 20 8 5 5

Minimum of 15 at bats (AB); H - Hits; R - Runs; RBI - Runs batted in; AVG - Batting average

SCBL Pitching Stats W L IP BB SO Player (Team) J. Moffatt (Port) 2 1 24.33 14 33 D. Creasy (Car) 2 0 7.67 3 7 J. Wickens (Npa) 2 0 14.00 4 9

G. Rempel (Npa)

1 2 17.10 16 14

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Delaloye looking forward to the challenges Junior and Amateur Championships will provide By Eoin Devereux

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The next few weeks are going to be extremely hectic for Neepawa’s Hayden Delaloye, as the teen golfer competes in a pair of important tournaments. The first of these events was the Golf Manitoba Junior Boys Championship, which was held at the St. Charlies Country Club in Winnipeg from July 13 to 15 (Editor’s note: This three day event was completed just after the Banner & Press publication deadline). In t he 2021 Jun ior Championship, Delaloye secured a top-15 finish in the overall standings, and while he hopes to improve on that result this year, he knows it’ll be a challenge. “I’m looking for a top-5 finish. I think that’s a realistic goal. Last year, my first two rounds weren’t what I’d hoped for, but I finished off [the tournament] with a round of 74, which was decent,” said Delaloye. “[This year] it’ll be tough. There are some very skilled golfers that’ll be there. I’ll just have to the play the course smart. Play it short, hit the fairways and hope for the best.”


Hayden Delaloye, of Neepawa, is preparing for a pair of major golf tournaments over the next two weeks. First, he will play in the Golf Manitoba Junior Boys Championship on July 13 to 15. He’ll follow that up with playing in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship July 21 to 23.

Next up after the Junior Championship will be the Nott Autocorp Men’s Open Amateur Championship. That too will be held in Winnipeg, though it will be played at the Elmhurst Country Club on July 21 to 23. Delaloye stated in preparation for both tournaments, he has been working on his short game, specifically putting. “I’ve been working on a new putting strategy with

my coach. I think it’s been working out pretty good and I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes.” Don’t shut us out! Send us results from your games so we can keep everyone up to date on our local teams!

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Above left picture (from left to right): Honour Roll - Neveah Witherspoon, Annette Sippel, Natalie Clark, vice-principal Ryan Robson, Andee Nikolaisen, Luke Robson and Amy Desrochers. Above right picture (from left to right): Principal’s Honour Roll - Denisse Macapagal, Cadence Lavergne, principal Bruce McCallum, Matthew Salyn and Celia Boganes.

By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press Thirty-four students graduated from Carberry Collegiate Monday, June 27, with principal Bruce McCallum, as master of ceremonies. Greetings and congratulations were given by Jason Young, superintendent, Stuart Olmstead, mayor, and RJ Waugh staff after graduate Andee Nikolaisen sang O’ Canada. Scholarships worth $42,500 were handed out, along with another $25,000 in institution

entrance awards. Valedictorians Luke Robson and Matthew Salyn were elected by the class. Salyn was recipient of $7,700 in awards plus a University of Manitoba entrance scholarship. Graduating students who qualified for the Honour Roll (85 per cent +) were Natalie Clark, Amy Desrochers, Andee Nikolaisen, Luke Robson, Annette Sippel, Nevaeh Witherspoon, while four more joined the Principal’s Honour Roll (90 per cent +), Celia Boganes, Denisse Macapagal, Cadence Lavergne, and Matthew Salyn.

• The Carberry Ag Society enjoyed three beautiful sunny days for their first Fair & Races in three years followed by a huge, rainy downpour. One of the popular, unique events was the 7th Potato Truck Pull ,which saw 19 teams of 10 members compete against the time clock. This year, the event raised $206,123.25 for CancerCare Manitoba, which brought the seven year total to $865,941.72 for a great cause. One women’s team participated, and Team Dawson was the fastest team with a time of 18:45 and won the trophy.

• The new head custodian in the Carberry schools is Paul Natuk and the new assistant head custodian is Cynthia Wood. • The RM of Deloraine-Winchester and the Swimming Pool Board decided not to open the local pool this summer. The pool, built in 1980, requires renovations and an engineering assessment. • Two golf legends, Al Greer (94) and Jack Gowanlock (96) participated in the official opening on July 1 for the Glenboro Golf & Country Club’s 100th anniversary celebrations. Greer, formerly from

Spy Hill, was a baseball star with the Holar All-Stars, who were inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame in North Battleford. • Jill Officer, 2014 Olympic gold medallist and six time Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion, has accepted the role of high performance director with CurlManitoba. She replaced Connie Laliberte on July 1, who retired after holding the position since 1985.

Pierson Bruins Yellowhead’s Conor Geekie selected to Hockey Hall by Arizona Coyotes in 2022 NHL Draft By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press Jordy Douglas, former Winnipeg Jet and Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame director, has informed the Pierson Bruins (1953-61) that they will be inducted in the Dynasty category Oct. 8. The Bruins won the South West League, which varied from 6 to 15 teams, and were always prominent in the provincial playoffs. One of their best years was 1954, when they won provincial B and AB championships and lost their final game to the Dauphin Kings, four-time Western Canada champions. Hockey historians will recall some of their leaders, goalie, Glen Murray, defenseman, Allan “Butch” Lee, and centre Barry Edgar. The team was nominated twice, 2010 and 2016, but unfortunately, now, most of the players have passed away. However, some of the

family members are excited about this small community’s historic occasion. A small committee has been set up for any hockey supporters of the Pierson Bruins who are interested in this Hall of Fame induction banquet, which is held every two years. Committee members include Bob Lee (Bill Lee’s son) 728-3227, Barb Lee (Allan’s wife) 522-3706, Laura Jean Campbell (Allan’s daughter) 522-5288, Barry Edgar’s daughters, Janie McNish 761-0854 and Lori Jones 634-2304. Contact them for information on banquet tickets and hotel rooms by Aug. 1.

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Conor Geekie, who turned 18 on May 5 and graduated from Strathclair School in late June, was selected eleventh by the Arizona Coyotes in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal July 7. Geekie (6’3” and 190 lbs) scored 24 goals, plus 46 assists, had 49 penalty minutes, and had an excellent plus-minus of 46 in 63 games with the WHL’s Winnipeg Ice. In a telephone interview from Montreal, Conor’s mother, Tobi, stated, “Our family was very excited, proud, and relieved when his name was called eleventh. We did not realize that there would be such a large crowd of relatives and families present. The Bell Centre was extremely boisterous.” In conclusion, Tobi mentioned that Winnipeg had 14th pick, but she knows Arizona

has warmer winters than Manitoba. Conor will go to training camp, but likely will play with the Ice next winter. His brother, Morgan (24) plays in the NHL with the Seattle Kraken. His middle brother, Noah (22), is a southpaw pitcher with Okotoks, Alberta in the Western Canadian Baseball League and with Emporia Sate University. Conor plays baseball with Oak River in the South West Baseball League (SWBL).


Conor Geeki, of Strathclair, MB was selected 11th overall in the 2022 NHL Draft by the Arizona Coyotes.

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Obituary Olive Elizabeth Elliott

1935 – 2022 Olive entered into rest at Neepawa Hospital on June 28, 2022 at the age of 87 years with family by her side. She was born in the Springhill district on May 4, 1935 and lived there until her father passed in 1938 then the family moved to a farm east of Eden. Olive took her schooling in Eden then went on to become a teacher. On October 27, 1956 she married Bruce Elliott and they moved to the farm southeast of Eden. She then worked for a time as a telephone operator in Neepawa. When Bruce passed in 1999 she moved into a house in Neepawa then to Kinsmen Kourts for the past eight years. Olive was involved in the Eden church, teaching Sunday school, 4-H, UCW and the curling club in Eden. After moving to town she worked with Palliative Care for a number of years. Olive is survived by son Ron, daughter Noreen (Ken) Farough, grandchildren Carla (Aaron), Kevin (Sara), Jaclyn (Jeff) and great grandchildren Addisyn, Ethan and Kaleb. Also by sister-in-law Joan Pierson as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother in 1982 and father in 1938. A private family service took place July 7, 2022 at Riverside Cemetary with Rita Friesen officiating. A come and go celebration of life was held at the home of Ken and Noreen Farough following the service.

Joseph Mitchell

April 19, 1929 - July 7, 2022 Joe passed away peacefully in the afternoon of July 7, 2022 with his wife Agnes at his side. Unfortunately, Joe was predeceased by his eldest son, Brent, in June 2021. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Agnes, daughter Donna (Robert) Yanke, grandson Derek; grandsons Brendan and Michael Mitchell; daughter Shelley Mitchell(Richard Muller), grandson Tyler Mitchell (Chelsea) great grandchildren Berkeley and Vaughn; son Scott(Christa) grandson Luke; granddaughter Hayley Gentry (Clayton) and great granddaughter Grace; and granddaughter Erika Mitchell. Joe was born in Winnipeg, raised in Portage la Prairie and worked for Manitoba Telephone System for 38 years. It was in Winnipeg that he met the love of his life Agnes. Together they moved to Erickson and settled in Neepawa where they raised their children spending many happy summers at Clear Lake in their cabin in the old campground. Joe will be remembered for the twinkle in his eye, his dry wit, nicknames he had for friends and willingness to help anyone or fix anything when asked. His garage was chock full of tools and anything he thought he might need in the future including his personal hardware store of boxes upon boxes of screws, nails, nuts, bolts, etc. at the ready to tackle any project. The family would like to thank Doctors Wiebe, Cram and Tariq and special thanks to all the staff at Country Meadows for their excellent care of Joe particularly Marsha and her team. Condolences and tributes may be directed to White's Funeral home in Neepawa. Instead of flowers friends may want to contribute to Beautiful Plains Community Foundation in Neepawa.

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Obituary James Richard (Jim/JR) McMurray

James Richard (Jim/JR) McMurray passed away peacefully at Neepawa Health Center on July 9/22, with family by his side. He was born on Nov. 9/33 at Piney, MB, although he always used to claim he was born in a haystack near Piney. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Effie. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters: Cathy Ford (Angus) of Neepawa; Deanna Nicholson (Pat) of Brandon; and his son Rick McMurray (Maria) of St. Andrews, MB. He enjoyed his many grandchildren: Ryan (Corrie), Kyle, Aydra (Jesse), Adam (Katherine), Jaella (Josh), Scott (Patricia), Mitah, Hayley (Reagan), Quinn (Wade). Left behind to hear stories of Grandpa Jim are his great grandchildren: Stella, Rapunzel, Bowen, Valor, Arianna, Jacob, Wesley, Elle and Maya. He came from a very large family of 17 and leaves behind 4 sisters; Shirley, Pat, Linda and Carol. Jim was predeceased by his infant daughter Diane; great grandson Zdeno; parents Harold and Edna; sisters Dorothy and Lorraine; brothers Lorne, Gordon, Wayne, Alan, Don and Bill, as well as siblings who passed while very young. Jim spent most of his working years in the agricultural industry in Napinka, Hartney and Neepawa, after working on the railroad and running the Napinka Co-op. He enjoyed his semiretirement with janitorial duties at different locations in Neepawa (He kept the Neepawa Court House and the Masonic Temple in top shape for several years). He also enjoyed looking after the Osborne Units and their tenants for many years. He had many great stories of chatting with the residents and was mail delivery person for a few of them. Jim and Effie enjoyed curling in their younger years and following it on -TV in later years. He also enjoyed watching the Blue Jays. He was active in coaching baseball in the 1970's when Rick played. They spent many years buying and renovating homes for rental and resale. Jim spent many happy years tending to his horses at the Cameron farm and followed the escapades of his three brothers and one nephew on the Chuck wagon/Chariot circuit. In later years Jim enjoyed floor shuffling at Prairie Oasis in Brandon and loved spending time with his family. Always quick with a sarcastic joke, Jim never missed an opportunity to slip one in, even up to the day before his passing. Jim's calm and quiet demeanour will be greatly missed and always remembered by family and friends. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, a memorial donation can be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Canadian Mental Health Assoc., Brandon. As per Jim's request, a private graveside service will be held in Neepawa. White's Funeral Home, Neepawa, is in charge of arrangements.



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Continued from Page 1 The grant money was used to pay for the materials and the Men’s Shed donated their time and work for free. Colin McNairney, one of the members of the Men’s Shed, explained that they are a group of senior men who get together and create things while socializing with one another. Men’s Sheds is an international organization, with independent local chapters all over the world. The group is funded by grants and donations from the community and the projects they do serve the community in a variety of ways. “We don’t seem to run out of community projects, they keep on coming,” McNairney stated. “Projects like this one here are great for us, because we can take them six months in advance... And we can go

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Professional steer wrestler Justin Miller, formerly of Neepawa, has returned to competition at the 2022 Calgary Stampede. In 4 days of competition, Miller’s results were as follows (Editor’s note: The lower the score, the better the results for the competitor): July 8 Score - NT; July 9 Score - 8.7; July 10 Score - 4.7; July 11 Score - 3.8. The strong final few days resulted in Miller moving into fifth place in the overall standings.

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Norgate history– Part 2

Rail, mail and general business in the village By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press


Left: These folks were waiting for the train in 1925. Granger’s store can be seen in the background. Pictured are, starting in the back from left to right: Ethel, Harold and Mrs. J. H. Moore, Mrs. Hills and Dorothy and Mrs. Granger. Middle: Les and Marjorie Hills. Front: Murray Moore, Georgina McGillivray and Ross Granger. Right: Dan’s Groceries, a grocer for the village of Norgate. This was just one of the handful of shops available in the village.

him– the office being located in his store. There were no specified time periods available in the McCreary Milestones and Memories book for either of their careers as postmaster. However, those following them were: J. H. Moore, 1908 to 1922; F. H. Granger, 1922 to 1947; Dan Masymic, for just a few months after Granger (using his own store) and then John and Helen Sul, 1947 to 1971. The Sul family operated the post office from their home until services ceased. Village businesses The Norgate village had five businesses within its lifetime as a community. Unfortunately, not all of their histories were written to include their names within the

McCreary Milestones and Memories (MMM) book. One was owned and operated by J. J. Moore, located west of the railway tracks on the south side of the road. He and his son J. H. Moore operated it until 1922 before selling it to F. H. Granger. Granger operated it until 1947, when it was again sold to new owners– Pete and Mary Zalizniak. A while later, in 1954, the business was destroyed by fire and never rebuilt. A second business, operating for an unspecified period of time, was owned by Dan Maksymic. It was located west of the town’s church, in what was formerly the home of J. McGillivary. A man by the name of John Dobinsky purchased it from McGillivary, then later sold

Neepawa Legion declares golf tourney winners

it to Jack McMillan. One business agricultural types may find interest in is the Case tractor dealership, which was owned by Gordon and Earl Jensen from 1935 to 1938. It was operated from the Norgate Farm and, although the dealership itself wasn’t around for very long, the farm was still around in 1987. At that time, it was owned by Peter and Janet Kopytko, one mile east of Highway 5. Another business was owned by Pat and Jean

Robinson. Located at the northeast corner of Highway 5 and 19, Pat and Jean ran their shop from 1938 to 1946. Monica Lambkin took up the torch after them, purchasing the business and running it until it closed its doors in 1968. That business is what had become known as the Lambkin Corner Store. The final operation discussed in the MMM book was a store and filling station located across Highway 19 and to the south of the

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same junction. It was built and operated by Mary and Charles Willey from 1965 to 1979. An individual hailing from Winnipeg, named as Mrs. Kopetka in MMM, purchased and operated it for one more year. Once that year-long ownership concluded, it was sold to Bert and Barbara Larwood. The Larwoods closed up shop in 1985, marking the end of the last business to exist in Norgate. More stories from Norgate will be published in a future edition.

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Railways revolutionized transportation “in the old days”. Much like Neepawa once had a railway station, Norgate also had its own in those bygone days. The first train went through Norgate on Sept. 1, 1903. The availability of this sort of service allowed farmers to order freight cars, load their grain and ship it directly to the Lakehead. Eventually, in 1917, the Federal Grain Company even built an elevator at Norgate. The elevator operated until its closure in 1963, when it was sold to the Hutterite colony at Riding Mountain. But grain wasn’t the only thing moving by rail. Mail was an item people in the wee village of Norgate eagerly waited for at the train platform. Mail would come from the south on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from the north on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The trains eventually stopped coming, with the last visit having been on Dec. 10, 1979. The tracks were removed in the summer of 1980, but postal services remained a while longer. Malcolm McGillivary was the first postmaster, with J. J. Moore following after

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Prairie Mountain 204.476.2287 272 Hamilton St. Neepawa EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED

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The winners of the Neepawa Legion Golf Tournament were Shannon and Tanya Plett, Rob Cameron and Desi Plett.

TIME TO TAKE THE PLUNGE! The inground pool is up and running! Come and have a look! This home is looking for a new family to enjoy its many amenities. Up to 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. 2 shops and of course the pool. 28 Adams Ave.

Lesley Skibinsky 204-476-6999

MLS# 202215310

Looking for that next adventure? This property has potential for a variety of uses. Cattle, u-pick, market garden, home business in the 44x80 shop. Or rent the land and just enjoy the updated 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 storey century home.

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2020 PRICING DEAL! 156 acres of D4 soil near the town of Riding Mountain with a 2,800 sq. ft. heated shop and a lovely renovated 1,700 sq. ft. home. $550,000



4H Beef Clubs hold fat stock show and sale The Neepawa and Area 4H Beef Club

held their Achievement on July 4th, 2022. We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping us get prizes for the winners. We couldn’t have done it without you. A huge thank you to our club executives this year President: Madisyn Robertson Treasurer: Quinn Sawchuk Vice President: Carson Baker Club Reporter: Sveinna Bjarnarson Secretary: Sveinna Bjarnarson Scrap Book: Ashley Dyke Project Books: Clover buds: 1st Kooper Jury 2nd Sadie Sawchuk

Judging: Clover buds: 1st Kooper Jury 2nd Sadie Sawchuk

Junior: 1st Averi Jury 2nd Summer Sawchuk 3rd Morgan Dyke

Intermediate: 1st Sveinna Bjarnarson 2nd Keegan Dyke 3rd Quinn Sawchuk 4th Jason Schultz

Senior: 1st Madisyn Robertson 2nd Eric Schultz 3rd Carson Baker 3rd Shelby Dafoe 4th Ashley Dyke

Juniors: 1st Averi Jury 2nd Summer Sawchuk 3rd Morgan Dyke

Intermediate: 1st Sveinna Bjarnarson 2nd Quinn Sawchuk 3rd Keegan Dyke 4th Jason Schultz

Senior: 1st Madisyn Robertson 2nd Eric Schultz 3rd Carson Baker 4th Ashley Dyke 5th Shelby Dafoe

We would like to thank Shawn Birmingham for judging. Tom and Alana Madsen for being the ring people. Jody Jury for announcing. Wendy Baker for being the show clerk. Our show marshal Amanda Bradshaw. Our head leaders Shelley Bjarnarson and Dalyse Robertson, and Lynn and Brad Oshanyk and Doug and Brenda Hodgins for cooking us supper for after the show. McDonald’s of Neepawa for sandwich coupons. Dairy Queen of Neepawa for dily bars PHOTOS BY KIRA PATERSON

Area 4H Beef Club members took the chance to show off their cattle at this year’s Fat Stock Show and Sale at t h e N e e p a w a A g Complex on Wednesday, July 6. Pictured above: Club members showing their heifers listened for the results from the judges. Left and below: Some of the cattle at the show in their grooming chutes while the club members were cleaning and grooming them for the competition.

Grooming Senior: Intermediate: Junior: Clover buds: Sponsored By Sponsored By Sponsored By Sponsored By Neepawa Tire Jury Farms Taylor Law Patterson Comfort Electric 1st Madisyn Robertson 1st Sveinna Bjarnarson LLP (Shawn Nugent) 2nd Eric Schultz 2nd Quinn Sawchuk 1st Morgan Dyke 1st Kooper Jury 3rd Carson Baker 3rd Keegan Dyke 2nd Averi Jury 2nd Sadie Sawchuk 4th Ashley Dyke 4th Jason Schultz 3rd Summer Sawchuk 5th Shelby Dafoe Overall Groomer Sponsored By Brad and Lynn Oshanyk and Doug and Brenda Hodgins: Madisyn Robertson Showmanship Senior: Intermediate: Junior: Clover buds: Sponsored By Sponsored By Sponsored By Sponsored By Shur Gro Neepawa Tom and Alana Madsen Orv’s Appliances Northstar Seeds 1st Madisyn Robertson Family 1st Summer Sawchuk 1st Kooper Jury 2nd Eric Schultz 1st Quinn Sawchuk 2nd Averi Jury 2nd Sadie Sawchuk 3rd Carson Baker 2nd Sveinna Bjarnarson 3rd Morgan Dyke 4th Ashley Dyke 3rd Keegan Dyke 5th Shelby Dafoe 4th Jason Schultz Champion Show person Sponsored By Rainkie’s Sewage: Madisyn Robertson Overall Members Clover bud Kooper Jury

Junior Averi Jury

Intermediate Sveinna Bjarnarson

Senior Madisyn Robertson

Yearling Heifers Yearling Heifers Split #1 Yearling Heifer Split #2 1st Madisyn Robertson 1st Carson Baker 2nd Quinn Sawchuk 2nd Sveinna Bjarnarson 3rd Keegan Dyke 3rd Sadie Sawchuk 4th Shelby Dafoe 4th Eric Schultz 5th Summer Sawchuk Champion Yearling Heifer Sponsored By Pedersen Farms: Madisyn Robertson Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer Sponsored By Creekside Cattle Co (Dekoning Family): Quinn Sawchuk Two Year Old With Calf At Foot 1st Sveinna Bjarnarson 2nd Eric Schultz Champion Sponsored By Hardrock Land & Cattle Co. (Robertson Family): Sveinna Bjarnarson Reserve Champion Sponsored By Deja View Farm- Dave, Amanda, Eric and Jason: Eric Schultz Supreme Female Madisyn Robertson Market Steer Market Steer Split #1 Market Steer Split #2 1st Morgan Dyke 1st Madisyn Robertson 2nd Kooper Jury 2nd Sveinna Bjarnarson 3rd Summer Sawchuk 3rd Carson Baker 4th Quinn Sawchuk 4th Keegan Dyke 5th Jason Schultz 5th Averi Jury 6th Eric Schultz 6th Ashley Dyke 7th Sadie Sawchuk Champion Market Steer Sponsored By Randy and Shelley Bjarnarson Family: Madisyn Robertson Reserve Champion Market Steer Sponsored By Foggy Mountain Farms (Sawchuk Family): Morgan Dyke Progeny Steer 1st Carson Baker 2nd Sveinna Bjarnarson 3rd Eric Schultz Champion Progeny Steer Sponsored By JAS Red Angus: Carson Baker Reserve Champion Progeny Steer Sponsored By Christianson TDS: Sveinna Bjarnarson Overall Champion Steer Sponsored By Jury Farms: Madisyn Robertson High Gainer Sponsored By Neepawa Home Hardware Our high gainer for the club goes to Madisyn Robertson her steer was gaining 3.1 pounds a day. Best Family Pair Sponsored By Gork Farms: Madisyn Robertson

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Tech opens at 8 am Driver’s meeting at 10:30 am Spectator gates open at 10 am Racing from 11am to 5 pm

Registration $80 Pit Crew & Spectators $10 Children under 12 free Rain Date July 24th

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