John MacDonald returned as mayor in last week’s election

Meota News

The voting is over and John MacDonald remains as our mayor. Councillors are Brandon St. Amant, Maurice Gauthier, Betty Johnson and Therese Ducharme. The candidates’ forum held last week may have helped some decide. It was informative.

The Do Drop In was the setting for their monthly meeting Oct. 28, followed by a potluck lunch. The Oct. 29 shuffleboard tournament was cancelled, a disappointment to many. The next time slot is Nov. 12, with a potluck luncheon, so hope we get going for the winter at that time. It will start at 10 a.m. Phone Linda at 892-2179 the day before to sign up.

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A card of appreciation was sent to Allie Raycraft for her 20 years of service on the library board representing the Village of Meota. She has resigned as of the end of the year.

The next seniors’ meeting will be Nov. 18, as our usual date of Nov.11 is Remembrance Day. Following the meeting and lunch we will decorate the hall for Christmas.

The Christmas potluck dinner will be held Dec. 4 at 5 p.m., with gifts for the food bank.

Council has passed a motion for parallel parking only on Main Street between 2nd Avenue and Beach Avenue to help protect new drainage in front of the Do Drop In. Signs will be put up in that area.

Nov. 11 there will be a service at 10:30 a.m. in the Meota Community Complex followed by a luncheon. At Livelong the service will be in the morning with a supper at 4:30 p.m. in the Livelong Hall. There will be supper at the Legion Hall in North Battleford

In Meota there will be Norwegian whist at 2 p.m. Nov. 11, followed by a potluck supper in the Do Drop In.

The week of Nov. 5-11 has been declared Veterans Week.

Contract bridge played at the Do Drop In on Oct. 24 resulted in top score by Gerry Craig. Second was Mary Greenwald. Duplicate bridge was Oct. 25 in Meota with top score by Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan. Tied for second place were Trudy Iverson and David Sharpe and Vern Iverson and Jean Beattie. In the city Oct. 27, top marks were by Lucille and Bernie Gregoire. Second were Vern Iverson and Gerry Fernandes and tied for third place were Linda Ard and Richard Groves and Julie and Glen Moore.

Christmas is coming and one idea for those folks who have everything is a copy of the Nolin-McMillan history book. There are still some available. Call Barbara Soloninko at 306-445-5429.

Albert and Carol Huys and Eric Callbeck and Gail Hilderson enjoyed a trip to Nashville, Tenn. from Oct.9-23. It was a three-day drive down and back. They spent their days in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Nashville and Dollywood. All went well and they had a good trip.

The Sons of Norway played Norwegian whist in Killdeer on Oct. 28 with four tables in play. Top mark was by Bev McCrimmon. Second high was Janice Morton and third was Eric Callbeck. A lovely lunch was served up by the hostesses Yvonne McPherson, Pat Chapman and Muriel Tebay. The Christmas supper for this group is set for Dec. 11 in the Do Drop In.

Linda Ard flew from Saskatoon on Oct. 13 to Birmingham, Ala., via Minneapolis, Minn. and Atlanta, Ga. Due to engine trouble they were more than an hour late arriving in Birmingham. That it made for a rush to get ready to attend the formal banquet of the Order of the Eastern Star. She attended all of their grand chapter sessions and four meals with her counterpart Mary Barrington of Rainsville, Ala. One evening friends took them out for supper and they drove around to see some of the countryside. It is hilly and, though the leaves were still green, it lacked the fall colors because of drought in that area. She met many nice people and plans to go again next year. Her trip home was delayed due to a thunderstorm in Minneapolis. She was an hour late arriving in Saskatoon on Oct. 17. Customs workers were nice coming and going, and she had good travel companions, so, all in all, it was a good trip.

Oct. 31 the Meota Lions Chorus entertained at the Edam seniors’ home. This was Halloween Day, so costumes and jokes were part of the fun.

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