A glimpse into winter at the lake

Meota News

It seems winter is trying to move in and naught we can do about it if it gets serious. We just have to take it one day at a time. Some more crop was taken off in the recent milder spell but there’s still lots of canola out in swaths.

Duplicate bridge was played in the city Tuesday, Oct. 22, with top score going to Bob and Betty Brown, followed by Norma Asmus and Jeannine Beloin, and Ron Inkster and Al Blais. There was no report for Friday evening games.

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Our winter birds are not too active yet, while up at Beauval they are seeing a variety at their feeders – both pine and evening grosbeaks, chickadees, juncos, blue jays, red polls and the odd magpie and still have one robin. Do you suppose that climate change is sending these birds further north to winter where it is cooler? 

Congratulations go out to Joyce Carriere in Spiritwood on her 40th anniversary as the village librarian. A tea is being held this Friday afternoon in her honour, at the library.

Arlene Walker was the recipient of a volunteer award from Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism for her volunteer work with Norwegian culture and heritage. She received a box full of a variety of items with her certificate.  

The Hobby Band entertained in the North Battleford library Oct. 23.

The flu clinic was held in the Do Drop In Oct. 22 and was well attended. Having the same available in local drug stores eases the demand for clinics, but they are appreciated by many who don’t drive. etc.

The next afternoon sitting for Canasta is Nov.1 at the Do Drop In at 1:30 p.m. sharp.

The Sons of Norway held a gathering at the lawn bowling building Oct. 25 with a good turnout of folks. They spent the afternoon playing Norwegian whist then enjoyed stew and pie supper. This raises money for the basic foundation of the group. Top scores in whist were Vern Iverson, then Lorna Pearson, Bev McCrimmon and Bob Lesko. It was a nice social time together.

The fall supper at Glaslyn was well attended by around 300 people and they were not disappointed with their meal. It is also a time to meet up with friends you don’t see often enough. The drive home in a snowstorm was the usual slow going process but no one was driving carelessly.

The new snow gave me a chance to try out the leaf blower and it does do a nice job after the snow scoop takes off the surplus first.

This is the time of year that the snowbirds start heading south. I think most of the ducks and geese and water birds have taken off for southern climates, now that the little sloughs are becoming frozen over. It is time to go!

Now the question is, “Have we had Indian Summer” or are there better times ahead? Walk-Walk begins Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. and will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Community Hall. It is a great 45-minute cardio exercise program. Come and have fun and walk three miles. Everyone is welcome. For more info call Elaine at 306-317-7746.

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