Meota remembers fallen heroes

Meota News

The Remembrance Day program was received by a full house Monday morning with the following program opened by MC Joe Fransoo, who welcomed everyone. O Canada was sung then Lawrie Ward gave the opening prayer. A reading of “In Flanders Fields” was read by Maureen Campbell with a response by Linda Ard. Wreaths were laid honouring the fallen soldiers by Rob Fegan for the Village of Meota, Sherry Jimmy for the RM of Meota, by Tim Lafreniere for Metinota and by Vi Cardinal for the Province of Saskatchewan. Bob Zurowsky read the names of the fallen soldiers from both World Wars from this area that are on the plaques. Karl Caslor gave a fitting biblical reading, followed by a CBC-to-video presentation by Bob Zurowsky showing veterans being interviewed by school children. Last reading was by Irene Caslor. Grace was said and the singing of God Save the Queen closed the program. The presence of four members of the armed forces made the meaning of it all more realistic. This was followed by a wonderful luncheon and much socializing. Blessings go to the kitchen staff and her helpers and all who donated food.

The question – what does “D-Day” stand for. It was traditionally used for the date of any important military operation according to the National World War II Museum. The day before June 6, 1944, was known as D-1, days after that were D2, D3, etc.

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What a blast of winter we are having and it appears to be continuing for a while. The first ice fishing shack is already placed out in the usual area for good fishing. Whoever it is has more nerve than most folks; the lake has only been frozen over for a week or two.

Rain and snow Thursday night left a mess everywhere, but the roads were cleared in a matter of hours and now are dry again – a blessing until people get their winter tires on. 

There isn’t much happening with the village council now until spring as they are short a mayor and one councillor.

The winner of the quilt made and donated for funds for the hall by the local Meota quilters was Debbie Oborowsky. Congratulations.

Linda Ard attended the SaskTel Pioneer supper at the Lions Hall in Battlerford Nov. 7.   

Norwegian Whist was played at the Do Drop In Friday afternoon with four tables in play and one of Canasta, a nice gathering and fellowship. Winners were Albert Huys first, and tied for second were Faye Goll and Yvonne Macpherson and third was Vivianne Lesko.

My daughter Beth Wynne from Taber spent a week with me and partook in senior activities around. She also attended the craft sale in Medstead Oct. 2. On her way home she went by Lloydminster to spend the weekend with her nieces Lori and Shari Pearson and their families. They got a dump of snow Saturday night that we didn’t, so we were lucky there.

I have finally found the bridge reports for the last four nights, so will pass them on. Oct. 29 - Bernard and Lucille Gregoire first, Terence Dasilva and John Armstrong, second, Bob and Betsy Brown third. Oct. 31 - Jean Lowes and Fraser Glen, David Sharpe and Boyd Yahn. Nov. 5 - Lucille and Bernard Gregoire first, Bob and Betsy Brown second and Jane Groves and Margaret Dyck third. Nov. 7 Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen first and Mary Phelps and Gerry Craig second. A new method of reporting into the computer had most of us bluffed, but give us time to sort it out and it will get better. These games were all played in the Pioneer Hall in the city.

We hear of people going on cruises and trips and would appreciate some reports as other folks making plans could get important information from their experiences. On the other hand, those of us who are past doing such things would enjoy hearing your report. 

The Hobby Band entertained at River Heights Lodge again on Nov. 5 and were enjoyed so much with their familiar musical pieces.

Next Shuffleboard will be on Nov. 16.

Nov. 15 is the date for Saskia and Darrel in Edam sponsored by the United/Anglican church with tickets available from 397-2204 or 397-2847.

The Parish wide service for the United/Anglican Church will be in Mervin Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Marilyn Whelan will speak on Camp Okemo and a potluck lunch will follow.

Scott Woods is entertaining in Medstead Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Great music and step dancing.

Mervin is hosting a Soup and Sandwich Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the United/Anglican church.

The regular monthly meeting of the Do Drop In was held Nov. 8 with a good turnout of members. The new Minister responsible for Rural and Remote Health and Seniors is the Honourable Warren Kaeding. The SSAI President Dwayne Turcotte is requesting a meeting with him in regards to living in rural communities. Access to your own Health records is now available through MySaskHealthRecord account at www.eHealthSask.ca. Saskatchewan is leading the nation with the rollout of this program. You have to be over 18 and to register need a valid Saskatchewan Health card and drivers licence. Plans for a date to get together to decorate the hall for Christmas was made, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. The seniors will donate $25 towards the prizes at the Library Bingo Dec. 6. Seniors Christmas supper is set for Dec. 1 with members bringing a donation to the food bank, a non-perishable item or cash. Special people will be invited to join us for supper. Jasmine Wood from Glaslyn will sing for us this year. A list was set up as to what food each member would bring for the potluck supper, with the club buying the turkey and ham.

Rose Delainey was the only November Birthday person on hand to sing Happy Birthday to.

When Gloria and Eden came to Meota from Korea, they confided in a few of the residents of Meota that they really missed Korean food. They were so absorbed in learning about running a general store that there was hardly time to think about Korean cooking.  

That has all changed this year as we see that their passion for Korean food is becoming a reality. Gloria’s Kitchen is now open and features a wonderful variety of delicious Korean take out food such as: stir fried noodle with dumplings and vegetable (from sweet potato noodles); jjajang (noodles with vegetables, beef dumpling and an egg); hamburger steak, mashed potato and a salad; popcorn chicken with cubed potato with k-sweet sauce; Loco Moco with rice, salad and tea or soft drink; Korean curry with rice and a bun; Korean Barbecue with rice and a salad. The list goes on and on. Eden is photographing all this delicious food and posting it on Instagram. You can find it on Instagram under meota_general_store. Give Gloria and Eden a call 1-306-892-2022, or send an email to edenkim83@gmail.com OR stop in. Their kitchen is sizzling and the food is amazing!!

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