Nestor Fransoo celebrates 80 years

Meota News

The monthly Community Complex luncheon for January is set for Jan. 18, so come on out and visit with your neighbours and enjoy a home-cooked meal.

Chat and Chew continues at the Do Drop In on Wednesday mornings 8:30 – 11 a.m.

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The jam sessions continue at the Do Drop In so you’re welcome to drop in and listen, have a coffee and enjoy.

After another snowfall of six inches or so the Snow Angels have been out doing their good deeds over the weekend. So nice to see the community work together.

Shuffleboard is Jan. 12. Did you get your name in? The number to call is 892-2179.

The Meota quilters have space for another interested person or two to join them and learn how to or continue their craft. They have a room in the Community Complex and meet regularly. Numbers to call are Mavis at 306-892-2058, Vi at 306-892-2552 or Irene at 306-892-2558.

The Meota Snowmobile Rally date is Feb. 2. Watch for posters or call Gloria at 306-441-0999.

The building of the new workshop and carport at Warren Iverson’s has come along nicely with periods of warm weather on his side, making for better working conditions.

In the December Senior paper, columnist Elinor Florence talks of a scrapbook her mother, June Light of the Battlefords, made between 1939 and 1945. The Star Weekly featured their front pages with colorful illustrations to boost the country’s morale using patriotism, sentiment and humor – truly works of art. Elinor has ceased writing her monthly column in the Senior paper to dedicate her time to her third novel.

Duplicate bridge played in the Pioneer Hall Dec. 29 placed top spot to Bea Prutti and David Sharpe, second were Mary Phelps and Gerry Craig and third were Catriona Winterholt and Donna Scherman. Playing in the same place Jan. 3 tops were Cletus Scherman and David Sharpe, second Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan and third were Donna Scherman and Catriona Winterholt.

An added surprise for Beulah Corbiel before Christmas was the arrival of her son Marcel along with Blair and his family. It was an exciting time for ‘Mamere.’

Do any Meota old-timers remember when Robert Willhoft, from Moose Jaw, came to town for one week to teach farmers how to update their rural sewage and plumbing systems in their farm homes? He taught classes in many small provincial centers. He is still working in plumbing and heating at 84 years of age.

A come and go tea was held Dec. 22 at the Do Drop In honouring Nestor Fransoo on his 80th birthday. Present were: his wife Kathy, their daughter Patty and Dean Letendre; their daughter Anne and Sheldon Craig and son Connor and daughter Kimberley; their son Karl and Vanessa and their sons Tyler and Nick; Nestor’s sister Liz Dick and nephews Chris and Cameron; his brother Joe and Judy Fransoo; and a nephew, Gerard Fransoo. There was a variety of dainties for their guests to partake of and visiting was active. Following the tea, the family stayed on to enjoy a supper prepared by Nestor’s former neighbour Linda Ard. Lots of pictures were taken and lots of stories shared to make it a memorable day for Nestor.

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