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Rivers Banner (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Rivers, Manitoba Gazette reporter volume Issue 24 serving the rapid City and Oak River areas for 91 years december history repeats itself photo by Sheila Runions Anna Hofer and a Small portion of her Angel Jinn a s Angel free by Sheila Runions Banner staff James and Anna Hofer have been in Rivers for almost four years now running Prairie Grain during that especially around people hear about Annas Angel because so Many people enquired about its origin and its she decided to hold an open House this during two hours one sunday 70 people or More came to her Lime to View this amazing it is Classy and elegant decorated Only with lights and a huge array of no no no Bells or just of them homers passion for Angels began eight years having a Christmas tree was always a de sire of but she didst want the Ordinary tree she was look ing for something i grew up without a Liv ing in the Hutt Erite says for years after we left the Colony and James and i were we still never had i wanted a special a Friend of mine was dying of cancer and she suggested i have an Angel were re ally her Favourite when she said it just clicked i knew right away that what i then i went Gung she Hofer admits most of the an gels Are gifts and that they come from All Over the she has Angels from new a and most parts of she has been told that people who know and those who Are searching for the Angel she Doest every Friend i have is forever shopping to find me an Angel i dont Ive had people Tell me its a goal of theirs to find one i dont theres even friends of friends i have never met looking for Lynn mad Den just came Home from Dau Phin with an Angel for me from her daughter and Ive never heard of her the its just so in so its just so Hofer agrees the Tion is a joint Effort Between her self and her she does not have a but he she sets up the tree and hear by Sheila Runions Banner staff in from our files a couple weeks it was reported that six Rivers businesses were Bro Ken into 25 ago on the last week of it has been said that history repeats itself and it would appear to be True in this Rivers town police were called to super Thrifty drug Mart on saturday afternoon 11 at 3 when they received a complaint of three Young were connected with the but Only one 19yearold male from bran Don is being he was pursued by drug store staff and police arrived immediately to apprehend and arrest this male who had crossed the the drug store is also this towns liquor outlet and that is what was this Man hid a couple bottles of alcohol under his but his trick was no the male was released on a Promise to appear before bran Don provincial court on he is being charged with Possession of stolen prop breach of probation and uttering ranges the she has bought very few James has bought James will spend literally to hang the Angels in front of the lights so they he loves to arrange them so they hang just James has a Favourite Angel i have a few favourites Given to me by Spe Cial friends at special Jamess Favourite is so its made out of White cardboard from a doughnut that All it just Plain White but its his its too difficult for Hofer to pick a Favourite but she has a Favourite i think my Favourite Story would have to be the times that James would come Home from trucking at 4 and Wake me up to show me four or five new Angels hed bought along his it was so exciting he did this to me More than i even had to take pictures of the tree so he could study it to see what i have and what i dont continued on Page 2 on sunday five businesses were broken into and various besides were the businesses subject to these crimes were Waymor Prairie Grain Rivers stans Iga and angles hair it is assumed the breaking occurred before 6 the bakery door was noticed ajar by John Ash at chief Michael we have a couple local suspects and a suspect vehicle were looking bakery owner Anna Hofer feels Ash May have scared the John always Calls hello every morning when he i think he May have scared them criminals because some of our things were left Lay ing our Jar of pennies was in the Middle of the floor it was either too heavy or they be bothered with they were in the process of disconnecting our but a bag of cd and a pair of slippers were left i dont know Why they didst take because that some they Mustoe been scared the thieves did walk away with about 170 Cash from the Turnbull says entry was gained to the bakery from a door which adjoins Waymor Agen entry to Way mors was gained by forcing the main doors open with a pry a very Small amount of Cash was Sto Len from the Hospital foundations lights of love Turnbull adds that the majority of files in Way mors were thrown creating quite a the Safe was untouched except for the removal of two decorative entry was attempted at Angies hair Salon gift shop but a Good Quality door and a Good Quality lock kept them out says entry was not even attempted at Iga because of the double automatic it would take too much the Coke machine which stands out Side the store had its hasp and lock pried off and then Cash Sto the amount of Coin in the machine is suffers greatest loss the Banner was the hardest hit in terms of items entry was again gained by pry bar and once the suspects made a general drawers were emptied with contents strewn but the filing Cabi net was left unlike Way one musical cd was As was the digital camera the paper uses and a six Inch Kirkland musical Snow Globe with revolving base As part of the businesses Christmas Decora manager of the Banner of Sheila is a Mem Ber of Rivers this group works the saturday night Bingo Selling break open the Box which contains the tickets and the Money raised on Satur Day was in the Banner of this Box was broken into with a pry bar and the Deposit bag with Money and was the Box will no longer be stored at the Cash from the Banner till was also except for one Nickels and with the camera valued at and approximately from it is estimated the collection from the Banner amounted to the Banner also has a lights of love collection but this Box surprisingly two stolen items from act have been the de posit Book and Cheque Book which were in the Deposit were found lying along the Flower Beds on the West Side of Rivers ukrainian Turnbull says the downtown blocks and garbage cans were checked but nothing else was he says the location of the Cheque and Deposit Book Only give a direction of which he assumes led to Iga and the scenes were left unmarred As much As possible to await the arrival of the went unit from this is the first breaking for the bakery in the three years that homers have owned the it is also a first for the which has been in business for six and half Way mors last breaking was about 20 years

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