Forecast braces residents for major weather shift

Meota News

It’s lucky that we have the weather forecast or the sudden switch to winter would have been  a surprise. However we were forewarned and as ready as one can be for the change in weather. We must have received nearly a foot of the white stuff, which arrived in a rather sticky form, and stuck to everything it touched. The scenery is rather pretty, but so much to shovel! This time I have had some help in that department, all appreciated. Next is the drop in temperature, coming this week.

The Battleford Legion has put up banners to honour veterans of the past. They depict individuals, but I couldn’t find any of those on my drive around North Battleford last week, so maybe they are in the Old Town. Will try again another time. 

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Bridge was played in the Pioneer Hall on Nov. 3. Top score went to Bea Brutti and Vern Iverson. Second were Betsy and Bob Brown and third were Ron Inkster and David Sharpe. On Nov. 5, top score went to Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen. Second were Mary Phelps and Gerry Craig and third were Anna Marie Waldbillig and Eric Callbeck. 

Canasta was played at the Do Drop In Nov. 6, with three tables in play. Top score went to Bob Lesko and Linda Ard. Second were Marion Ottas and Arlene Walker and third were Gwen Lacerte and Jerry Duchscher. It was good to get out again and socialize, with coffee and Halloween candy.

The Meota Curling Club will begin putting ice in the rink in the middle of November. League curling will begin Dec. 1 and will carry on until the first week of March. The curling club has one recreational league that is composed of men’s, ladies’ and mixed teams. Games are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. So far there are 11 teams signed up for the season and the club is hoping to have 12 teams registered. If you are interested in signing up a team or want to be put on a team, contact Derek at 306-441-9257. If you don’t have time to curl full time, there is a sub list for those that want to curl periodically throughout the winter.

The November Meota Lions meeting will be held Nov. 12, in the Lions Club House in the Meota Community Complex.

The next meeting at the Do Drop In will be Friday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 p.m., but no luncheon after.

Walking is available in the Community Complex weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Pickleball is going on in the big hall, Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information call Betty at 306-441-8217.

Wellness clinics have been suspended until further notice. Care can be arranged by calling306- 446-6445. 

The transfer site is on winter hours, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The traffic Highway 4 last week consisted of many big grain trucks, along with the oil tankers. It was really busy with big units, along with the usual traffic.

I hope you were able to attend a Remembrance Day service near you, and spent time remembering veterans, those who returned and the many men and women who didn’t.

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