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T' Winnipeg Symfony Orkester made spirits brite Saturdee nite wiff its annual producshun o'Han'el’s Messiah, trumpetyun' t'fack t'festif' seesen is here an' n' full glery.
A mixt generashun audyince o'1,647 could be n' no bett'r han's thun thems o'legendree British cunducter an' musicologist Jane Glov'r, who lt a balanct quartet … Reat t'res

T' furst weekend o'Lancast'r-Lebanon Leegue gurls’ baskutbul acshun is n' t'books, an' fer local teems capturt tip-off tournament champyunships.Pekwea Valley (Tulpehocke tip-off), Lancast'r Kuntry Day (Cougars’ own tip-off event), Nerthern Lebanon (Vikings’ own tip-off event) an' Elizabethtown (Beers’ own tip-off event) wuz t'weekend’s big winners.T' furst full week o'acshun feetures … Reat t'res

It wuz a busy Saturdee n' L-L Leegue gurls’ baskutbul acshun, wiff all 26 teems involvt n' eethur Day 2 o'tip-off tournamants roun t'area, er playyun' n' nonleegue games. Fer leegue teems won tip-off tournament champyunships. Here’s a roundup, plus sum notables …

TULPEHOCKEN TIP-OFFPekwea Valley 64, Tulpehocke 46 — … Reat t'res

Willyum C. Irvine, 95, o'Luth'r Acres, Lititz, fermerlee o'Efrata an' Lancast'r, passt away un Frydee, Decemb'r 6, 2019. Born n' Harrisburg, he wuz t'sen o't' late Charles an' Bertha (Wood) Irvine.Bill is survivt by his'n biddy, Barbara (Beidl'r) Grat'r, o'Lititz. He wuz prectt n' deeth by his'n furst biddy, Nancy … Reat t'res

BOYS PREP Baskutbul=
Alleghany 63, Covington 56
Annan'ale 68, Anacostia, D.C. 38
Blue Ridge Skool 82, Amelia Academy 46
Charles Citee Countee High Skool 90, New Kent 63
Christyinsburg 117, Stuarts Draft 76
Edisen 63, W.T. Woodsen 62
Falls Church 73, Rock Ridge 66
Ferest Park 79, Veritus 71
Grace … Reat t'res

MOUNDRIDGE – Raymond Ratzlaff, 94, o'Moundridge passt away Saturdee, Decemb'r 7, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge, Kansus.
Raymond RatzlaffMOUNDRIDGE – Raymond Ratzlaff, 94, o'Moundridge passt away Saturdee, Decemb'r 7, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge, Kansus.He wuz born un April 19, 1925 n' Montezuma, Kansus ta Joe an' Anna (Koehn) Ratzlaff.Raymond … Reat t'res

Lynchburg 90, Eastern Mennonite 51TC Thack'r scert 24 points un 10-o'-12 shootin, Cody Lang addt 13 points, an' Lynchburg ust sizzleeun' shootin ta hamm'r Eastern Mennonite at Turn'r Gymnasium.

T' Hernets (6-4, 2-1 ODAC) shot 55% an' recerdt 20 assists un 36 made field goals.Josh Whelun scert 12 points fer … Reat t'res

Calhoun Countee, Fl. (WTVY) – Fer famblies gut un earlee Christmus gift thishere year. Nerth Flerida Inlan' Long Term Recovery Group an' Mennonite Disast'r Response giftid bran' new homes ta Jacksen an' Calhoun countee famblies. These famblies have no uther place ta turn.

Jacksen Countee recovery efferts. (ZUMA Press)

Nerth … Reat t'res

It wasn’t a walk n' t'park, but one lifelong hik'r hus put togeth'r a book a'lookin at all t'rails n' Waterloo Region.  

“It wuz a slew o'a'walkin, but I luved it.” sez Nicola Ross, t'auther o'‘Waterloo, Wellington an' Guelph Hikes: Loops an' Lattes.’

N' hern book, Ross sez she aims … Reat t'res

Erick Ambtmun looks roun t'new locashun o't' Edmonton Mennonite Cantre fer Newcomers an' a'ken’t stop smileeun'.”If'n I wuz new ta Canada an' I walkt through thems doers, I’d reckon these folk must knoe whut thay’re a'doin,” sez Ambtmun, t'cantre’s executif' dierektor. “We jes feel like we finallee have a space … Reat t'res

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