Bridge players fewer but still enthusiastic at the lake

Meota News

The problem sidewalk in front of the four-plex in Meota has been replaced by Thundercrete Concrete of North Battleford so hopefully the water will stay on the other side now. There had definitely been a low spot there. It is nice to have the sandbags cleared away.

Eileen and Gilles Bru had a nice holiday trip to Salmon Arm, B.C. recently.

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Reports from people attending the John Arcand Fiddle Fest this year indicate another successful event. They teach Métis fiddle classes, jigging, various musical instruments and so on. A group from Warman drove into the city and travelled on the shuttle bus out to the event for one day.

On the street in Lakeview an enterprising parent got some white sand from the beach and painted a crosswalk where children and adults were crossing the street often. Families had trailers on both sides of the street so lots of cross-traffic was going on..

Duplicate bridge played in the city on Aug. 13 found top score go to Ron Inkster and Margaret Dyck, then Catriona Winterholt and Richard Groves, then Gerry Craig and Anna Marie Waldbillig. Playing Aug. 15 saw top mark go to Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen, followed by Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan and then Donna Scherman and Catriona Winterholt. Attendance in the summer, with so much else going on, is down somewhat, but those that do go enjoy the game.

Two former ministers who served in the United Church in Meota area years ago have passed away. Rev, Allan Jonson (88) passed away in London, Ont., May 29. He officiated at the marriage of Walter and Mary Tait back in the late 1950s. Neal Whiting (91) was a lay minister who also served this area. He passed on May 25 in Calgary. He assisted in the wedding of Jane Tait and Ken Policha, also several years ago. 

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