Beever pitches no-hitter


By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Loyal readers will be familiar with the name Scott Beever of Rivers, and his success on the baseball diamond as a player and pitcher. He has competed in five provincial championships, four Western Canadian championships, two national championships, a Western Canada senior championship and two Canada Cups. On Aug. 7 Scott pitched the opening game of the annual Western Canadian Junior AAA championships, this year hosted in Winnipeg. A teammate with Elmwood Giants since 2011, that first game which saw them clean the board with a 3-0 score, was truly a team effort.

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Identify individuals

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Gaye Loree spent part of her summer travelling down memory lane while going through her mother’s storage chest. The late Eunice Gill (nee Joiner) saved two framed photographs which are causing Gaye to investigate the reason her mother kept them. Eunice left no information with the picture of two girls and Gaye has asked plenty of family and friends — to no avail.


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Rivers MYJC Season wrapping up

By Andrea Futrell

Youth Engagement Leader, Rivers MYJC

As summer begins to slowly wind down, so does the program at Rivers Manitoba Youth Job Centre (MYJC). There are a number of people to recognize for their support throughout our successful season — the sponsoring committee (Town of Rivers) and the numerous employers, both businesses and homeowners, who placed job orders this summer. Your participation in the job referral service provides youth and students in our community the opportunity to gain work experience and an income!

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Three tree tours

By Donna Morken

Rivers Banner

This summer the board of Manitoba Hydro Forest Enhancement Program stopped in Rivers to take a look at the latest tree planting projects they have supported. The projects included trees planted in the school yards and around Riverdale Community Centre. The program is sponsored by Manitoba Hydro’s vice president of the Transmission Business Unit. 

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Wildlife wish welcomed

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

It will be 10 years this October since Sam Henry of Oak River district passed away, and four years next month that his wife Doris died, yet their love of the land continues. Nearly 30 years ago they began learning about MWF Habitat Foundation’s Habitat Trust. A non-profit charity which is dedicated to the preservation of habitat; it was established to receive, hold, maintain and manage upland and wetland habitat in perpetuity. Run by volunteers and fundraisers, administrative director Larry Milian explains, “We can’t do everything all at once; we do it when time and money allow.”*

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