What terrible weather some places got last week – a tornado in Alabama, a foot of snow in northeastern United States and the earthquake in central Alberta. We got some more snow, but that’s not a big problem. If March came in like a lion, it will be like a lamb this week, and maybe longer.
On the weather channel, they showed a “snow devil,” which I have never seen. It is like a summer whirlwind with snow twirling around. This would be very interesting to see.
Marion Ray, wife of the late Allister Ray of Prince, passed away March 6. Her funeral was held in the Meota Community Complex on March 12. Marion had been living in River Heights Lodge in the city.
Ronald Edgar Sproxton of Prince Albert passed away Feb. 17 and his wife Alice Marion Sproxton passed away March 4. Their daughter Lefa flew home twice from Yuma to take care of their business. No service is planned at this time, but a family celebration will be held at a later date. Now she is enjoying their last touch of summer before returning in April to Meota. The elder Sproxtons lived in Chitek Lake for many years.
The annual and monthly meetings of the Do Drop In were held March 8. The annual regional meeting of SSAI will be held in Cut Knife on April 11, with registration from 9:15 to 10 a.m. and a cost of $10 for lunch. The 2019 Walkathon runs from April 1 to May 15 – and actually it is an “activity report” as other physical activities are counted as well, such as dancing, gardening etc. The new shelves have been installed and look very good. A report from the library show activities have increased by four per cent and the librarian would like people to express their appreciation to our councillors for a safe library space. The seniors here are invited to go to Edam for their annual St. Patrick’s Day lunch and activities on March 14. Let Gwen know if you plan to attend. On April 6, there will be a reading and signing at the library with Louise Cadrin and her book. On March 12, there will be a speaker at the Do Drop In on the subject of bullying. All are welcome to attend. The annual meeting took place with Shirley Gies taking nominations and drawing up the slate of officers. The only new one added on the board is Vivianne Lesko. Other executive members stay the same. More information is being sought regarding the playhouses and their summer programs. A tasty luncheon was partaken by all and enjoyed.
Duplicate bridge played in the Pioneer Hall in the city March 5 found top score by Bob and Betty Brown, followed by Jim Fraser and Catriona Winterholt and then Ron Inkster and Donna Scherman. On March 7, top score went to Joyce Antoine and Mary Greenwald, then Margaret Dyck and Joyce Luckey and third were Julie Moore and Jean Lawes.
Canasta was played at the Do Drop In on March 8 with three tables in play. Top score went to Lillian Sorenco and Dave Ottas, second were Marion Ottas and Lorna Pearson and third were Barbara Soloninko and Paulette Neale. This is always a nice social evening, with folks from Edam and the Battlefords joining the locals.
Shuffleboard was played in the Do Drop In on March 9 with 19 players enjoying the day. Top score went to Jack Stewart and Ken Schmidt, then Nestor Fransoo and Lorna Pearson, then Rose Delainey and various partners, and finally Laura Montgrand and Svend Christiansen. The stop at noon to enjoy two pots of soup and salads, open buns and various goodies and several deserts was great as usual. The next tournament will be held April 13, so get your name to Linda before April 10.
There was a good turnout of about 50 local folks and a couple from North Battleford at the pancake and sausage supper held at the Do Drop In on March 5. The tables were nicely set up and the men did the cooking, with gals waiting tables. They were set up buffet style with various condiments to add as desired. Again the social part is enjoyed as much as the food, well served together. It was sponsored by the United/Anglican church. Walter Tait took care of the registry. Thanks go out to others who also helped also. It was a job well done.