Christmas comes and goes at the lake

Meota News

We are surely getting some outstanding sunsets these days. Every night is different, all so pretty!

Chat and Chew had a turnout of 23 people Dec.19 when Linda and Lorna hosted the morning snacks, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The men love to get together to chat, and so do the women, so it is most interesting. The room was set up for the Wellness Clinic Thursday morning, the last one for this year.

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The new library hours for 2019 are Tuesday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday 2 - 6 p.m. One will soon get used to this.

The Great Wall of China is just over 21,000 kms long – compare this to the trans-Canada highway, which is just over 8,000 kms long.

The Duncan and Debbie Hemmerling family entertained Sunday afternoon at Harwood Manor, with all 10 of their children taking part. Their beautiful gospel hymns and messages were appreciated by all present. Duncan grew up south of Battleford and Debbie was a Funk girl, from near Glaslyn. This family spends a good portion of its time travelling and entertaining across Canada and the States.

The Valley View Fiddler entertained at Harwood manor Dec. 19, which everyone enjoyed. This was followed by a Chinese food supper at 5 p.m. Many residents had a friend or family member to accompany them.

Beulah Corbiel was happy to have her son Blair and Erna and their families come from Beaumont, Alta., for their “Christmas Day with Gramma” Dec. 22 at Harwood Manor.

The removal of an old cabin and some trees from near the boat launch took place Dec. 19. What a change of scenery in one day!

Karrie and Darren Nordell from Edam have had a great vacation to San Antonio, Texas, where Darren attended a conference. They did a lot of walking and exploring on foot – in five days they travelled 80 kms. They loved the food and scenery and had a totally awesome trip.

Duplicate bridge was played in the Pioneer Hall Dec. 18 with top scores in this order – Richard Groves and Cletus Scherman, Mary Phelps and Pat Zaychkowsky, Donna Scherman and Catriona Winterholt.

Linda Ard drove out to Leduc Nov. 19 where she spent three days with her niece Donna and Al Lambert before flying to Toronto, Nov. 26. The expected mode of travel from there to Hamilton was not available so she had to take a taxi (rather expensive, but she did have a couple big bags plus a couple small ones). In Hamilton she stayed with Walter’s niece Janice and her family enjoying a few relaxing days visiting before the wedding Dec.1 of Walters nephew Hans Ard and Lisa Mitchell. The trip back to Toronto was as planned, by ‘GO-bus’ and only cost $5.85 for seniors from Hamilton bus depot to Toronto Airport – much more affordable. It was a good trip all around arriving back in Edmonton Dec. 4, and home on Dec. 5.

The funeral for Wayne O’Quinn was held in Meota Community Complex Dec. 22 with the local lunch committee taking care of the luncheon following the service.

Christmas will be over when this paper goes out, so I hope everyone had a good one, and for 2019 I wish you all the best in the New Year. May good health be foremost and happiness next, and wishing you each the best. Just keep those news stories coming for your friends to enjoy. After Rose Delainey’s picture was in the December paper an old friend phoned her up and an old friendship was renewed.

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