Last noon meal of the season at the lake

Meota News

The rainwater collected last week was a horrible brown colour that I have decided must be from the smoke in the air. It was a shocker to see how awful it looked, but it’s still soft water.

The gentleman in the picture last week at Edam Manor who painted his ‘Pet rock’ was Max Olding. He’s good at taking part in activities going on there.

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The dead animal by the Pulse Plant last week was a big bull elk, not a moose, as reported to me.

Mark your calendar for the June noon meal at the Community Complex, last for the summer until November.

Louise Cadrin will be back in Meota from June 29 to July 4 for anyone wanting to see her. She lives in Vancouver and writes children’s books.

Fifteen people turned out for the first cemetery clean-up day at the Idylwild Cemetery, north of Bapaume. They came with mowers, clippers, hedge trimmers, rakes and so on and left with it looking pretty neat and tidy.

Another former Spiritwood resident has passed away in Calgary, Laura (Mitchell) Cave passed on June 5. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Duplicate bridge was played Monday in Meota at the Do Drop In with high scores in order - Vern Iverson and Eric Callbeck, Margaret Dyck and Maureen Campbell, and third were Cletus Scherman and Catriona Winterholt. They played in the Pioneer Hall in the city June 4 with highs in order - Betsy Brown and David Sharpe, Vern Iverson and Gerry Craig, Marlene Brydges and Donna Scherman. June 6 found them back in the city with high scores by Margaret Dyck and Jean Lawes, Vern Iverson and David Sharpe, Cletus Scherman and Anne Crozier.

Doesn’t your house get quiet when the power goes off as it seems to do more often lately?

This couple in northern B. C. were doing up their chickens and as they worked back and forth across the yard the odd feather would drop. The tree swallows soon appeared and started to pick them up, often within a foot or so from a person. They took them to line their nests and when they tried to take a bigger one with a stiffer end into a birdhouse, they had trouble getting it in first try, but eventually did. Once they had all they could use, they quit – most interesting and fun to watch.

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