Campers are still coming in and going out through the middle of town. There were more empty camp spots this long weekend than usual, and with the cooler weather and rain, not exactly what campers want. Trailers with push-outs have been seen practically on the street - looks to be a dangerous plan.
The price of garbage tags in the village has increased from $1 each to $1.50 each.
Glass of any kind cannot be taken to the recycle center. That happened here and Orest had to remove each piece from the big bin by hand. It’s too bad there isn’t a place where one could leave unwanted items for others to pick up that could use them. There is one in Northern British Columbia that works very well.
The annual summer picnic was held at the farm home of Yvette and Brian McGown at Belbutte on Aug. 24, with 75 folks attending. They enjoyed a potluck supper and all the entertainment of the afternoon. Brian’s sister Marilyn McGown and Dick Scotton from North Battleford played their usual numbers, and others who played or sang were Emil Lamontagne form Shell Lake, Dale and Laura Budd from Meadow Lake, Brian Hiegh from Spiritwood and Brian McGown himself. This is a replacement of the old “end of the year” school picnics that we used to have in every community.
The Aug. 31 bake sale held at the United/Anglican Church was another success and all purchasers were appreciated.
Properties in Meota are slowly moving. There are several places on the market to choose from. One lakefront property ended up in a bidding war so brought a fair price, because lakefront lots are rare nowadays. We welcome new residents to our village and hope they take part in activities and enjoy their stay with us.
Duplicate bridge played in Meota Aug. 25 saw top mark go to Cletus Scherman and Catriona Winterholt, second were Vern Iverson and Joyce Luckey, third were Joyce Antoine and Linda Ard. Playing in the city Aug. 29 saw top mark go to Donna Scherman and Catriona Winterholt, second were Margaret Dyck and Jean Lawes and third were Linda Ard and Anna Marie Waldbilling.
Meota golf club championship was held Aug. 25.
Back to school Sept. 3 has families busy getting organized for a change in their lifestyle. The summer was so short and now it seems fall is here so we hope for a long fall season to get the crops and gardens off. Drive cautiously around all school buses. They carry our most precious cargo – our children!
Remember the Cody Duhaime Walk for Mental Health and Suicide Awareness being held Sept. 8 from the Do Drop In. It would be appreciated if folks stop in with a donation, if you don’t plan to walk, any time between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Or you can contact Sherry Doom at 306-441-2590 or Florence Bru at 306-892-4807 and have your donation added to the list. There is a website set up so folks can get all the information, where the money goes, a record from past years, how to get a pledge sheet and receipt and answers to any questions you may have.
There is also a 4x4 “Jeep” trail ride approximately 30 kms during the walk so there is an option for collecting pledges. The address for the Cody Duhaime Memorial Walk on computer is codyduhaimememorial.com/donate. This is an easy way for people to donate and saves paperwork and postage expenses. Cheques over $20 will receive receipts.
Visiting and working from Calgary are Carrie and Neil Sandstrom, my granddaughter, and, of course, we get to enjoy their company at day’s end. My daughter Donna Lambert is also on board and seeing that they get well fed.
While the farmers and holidayers didn’t appreciate the local cool, wet weather over the weekend, we have only to watch the TV reports of Hurricane Dorian to sit back and be glad it’s not here.