Flora and fauna flourish at the lake

Meota News

The lights on the exteriors of buildings left on every evening these days attract millions of fish flies. While they don’t bite, they are so thick they are in clouds. I hope they don’t stay active very long. Places like the Credit Union were a mess with them on Sunday, indoors and out, as was our front doorway on the four-plex.

The Baltimore oriole showed up to enjoy the orange I had set out for him. I drove a nail through half the orange on a block of wood I had on hand, and with the only nail I could find in my stuff. So my effort paid off and I was happy. There are many goldfinches coming to the feeder steadily, another beautiful bird. Sunday a yellow-shafted flicker stopped by for a drink. The hummingbirds are busy little guys this time of year, too, and always thirsty.

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A dead moose was left on the side of the road north of town Sunday morning, so someone must have had a mishap with a vehicle. It was out near the pulse plant, along Highway 4.

Duplicate bridge will be played Monday afternoons in the Do Drop In in Meota, through the summer months, at 1 p.m.

The story about a child needing surgery from ingesting a piece of wire from a barbecue brush makes one realize how dangerous they are to use cleaning the grill. There must be safer ways of cleaning them.

The first cemetery bee of the year was held May 28 with a good turnout of workers. When everyone pitches in, a big job is suddenly doable. Linda took coffee out, as usual.

The Meota Lions Chorus entertained at Lady Minto Health Center in Edam, May 27. Only 10 Lions showed up but they did a good job and were appreciated. They are going to continue through the summer as they so enjoy their jam sessions every Tuesday morning from 10 to noon at the Do Drop In, and anyone is welcome to join in, or come and listen.

Duplicate bridge played in the Pioneer Hall May 29 saw top score go to Mary Phelps and Gerry Craig, then Joyce Antoine and Vern Iverson, and third were Donna Scherman and Ron Inkster. May 31 games at the same place saw top scores go to David Sharpe and Vern Iverson, Loeann and Rudy Wiens and third to Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen.

The SaskTel building in downtown Meota has had a fresh coat of paint and looks very chic.

From the local Meota Golf Course comes the result of the Innovation Credit Union Spring Scramble. The winning team with a score of 12 under par 60 were Dave Page, Kelly Page, Nichole Page, Keanu Foulds, Logan Cook, and Dillion Ecold. Men’s closest to the pin - Colin Sharp, and ladies closest to the pin was Charlene Shutra. Long putt awards on all nine holes were: 1 Brent Belland; 2 Bert Benoit; 3 Lucille Gregoire; 4 Bernard Gregoire; 5 Shane Sigstad; 6 Chris Korosi; 7 Celine Comfort; 8 Kelly Page ;and 9 Pat Delainey.

The Meota Curling Club nine-hole scramble/ silent auction is on Saturday, June 8. The Meota Combines Hockey Club fundraiser is Saturday, June 15. Both events are open to the public. Call the clubhouse at 306-892-2200 for details.

Canasta was played May 31 at the Do Drop In with three tables in play. Top score went to Arlene Walker and Donna Lambert (Leduc), Paulette Neale and David Ottas, Terry Neale and Evelyn Dutton. Next game will be June 14, and anyone with time and interest to play is welcome. We start at 7 p.m. and end up with coffee and cookies.

New regulations have banned smoking in both Disneyland and Disneyworld, much to the chagrin of many folks who believe their rights are being denied.

Did you vote for CAA ten worst roads in our province in 2019? While our roads are safe around here we do complain about the cut-across road at the foot of Jackfish Lake, but it’s not designated as a highway. The worst ones I know of are from Spiritwood to Chitek Lake and from Rabbit Lake to North Battleford.

Some flowers have been planted in the little park across from the RM Office and are being watered, so hope they do well.


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