Faithfully yours - Another defining moment

By Neil Strohschein

Neepawa Banner & Press

Adjusting to the sudden death of a loved one or close friend is never easy. I know. I have been in that situation often enough to realize just how quickly and easily a life can be lost. All it takes is one unfortunate event and a life can be instantly snuffed out. A grieving family and community are left to ask “Why? Why did this person have to die; why this way; and why now?”

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Observation - Apr. 20, 2018

By Addy Oberlin

Neepawa Banner & Press

This past week we heard a lot about people able to hack in to our Facebook. We are warned to do this and not to do that.

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Observation - April 13, 2018

Addy Oberlin
Neepawa Banner & Press

It was impossible for me to watch the news on television and not get teary-eyed. Young lives and some family man’s lives were just snuffed out. Many are still in hospital and their lives might be changed forever. Such a tragedy. I also think of the driver of the truck. How will he manage? The rest of his life he will carry the memory of this accident. 

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Faithfully Yours - Embracing the inevitable

Neil Strohschein
Neepawa Banner & Press

I have written on this topic several times before, but I feel the need to address it again; so that those who can most identify with these comments will find words of hope and comfort in them. Let’s begin by facing an important fact. The last 30-40 years have not been kind to communities in rural Canada. Towns and villages that, at one time, were bustling centers of economic activity have been reduced to little more than bedroom communities.

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Observation - April 6, 2018

Addy Oberlin
Neepawa Banner & Press

What do you think tomorrow will bring? This week my mind wandered around the expression of time. About a year ago I started a trip down medical land that took time and energy to endure. A month ago a doctor’s visit had a very positive result. Time moves on. A week ago another doctor’s visit was like a release. His care for me was finished.

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