Recipients of the 2018 Little Valley Jamboree


Submitted photos. Above: Brody Hall, with his family and LVJ committee members Glen Birnie and Tammy Levandoski.

Little Valley Jamboree (LVJ) recently presented cheques to its three 2018 recipients. Funds raised from admissions to LVJ are donated to different special needs children every year. This year, each family received $12,500 to put towards medical expenses and therapies for their child.

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Chase the Ace prize won


Photo by Eoin Devereux. Pam Birch found the Ace of Spades from the ten remaining cards. The ace was found during the second intermission of the Neepawa Natives game on Saturday, Oct. 20 against Selkirk. Pictured: Neepawa Natives board member Kevin Cook presents the cheque to Birch for $11,790.

“We’re in pretty good shape, folks.”

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Neepawa Access Community Television (NACTV) held its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The event featured a catered dinner and live auction, which gave the night a much more celebratory feel. It turned out that once the year-end financials were announced, there was actually a reason to celebrate.

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Looking back - 1978: Discovery Train comes to Brandon

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Photo courtesy of Banner & Press archives. Folks from Neepawa and area flocked to join the crowd in Brandon surrounding the Discovery Train. The train remained for three days before continuing on its way.

By Cassandra Wehrhahn

Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago, Tuesday, October 27, 1908

The Canadian mile record for an auto was lowered to 1.08 on Saturday by C. Power of Winnipeg.

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Gladstone 4-H Handi-workers start up for fall

By Morgan Campbell

Gladstone 4-H Handiworkers

The first meeting for the Gladstone Handi-Workers 4-H club was held on Sept. 27 7:00pm at the United Church annex. Twenty-two members attended the first 4-H meeting of the year and about a half a dozen leaders. Head leader Kynda Pollard stated that 26 members enrolled so far. Some of this year’s 4-H projects include Smart Sitters, sewing, photography, crafts around the world, Cloverbuds, wood burning, wood working, and foods.

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