New homes going up at the lake

Meota News

First off we have been notified that the June noon meal at the Community Complex has been cancelled. The workers are all too busy. So see you in November for the next one.

A ton of effort and expense has gone into the removal of some sidewalk and four big old maple trees on first Street East where the sidewalk had become a hazard with the tree roots shifting and breaking it in many places. While the workers got permission from the village to do the work, so far that’s all they’ve got.

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Hope the many fathers in the area had a good day with their families. At least the rain in various places was a welcome gift from above.

A celebration of life for the late Beverly Sutton will take place, after the interment, in the Meota Community Complex on June 22 at 2 p.m. Bev passed away at the age of 57 in Okotoks, Alta., on Feb. 20. She was a music student of Junice Headley for eight years and Junice will play at the service.

The cement trucks have made several trips into the village and nearby areas this past week or two. While there are many places in the village for sale, some folks are still building new homes.

Duplicate bridge played in Meota June 10 saw top scores go to Gerry Fernandes and Jette DaSilva, Joyce Antoine and Mary Greenwald, Cletus Scherman and Catriona Winterholt. June 11 in the city saw top scores by Vern Iverson and Gerry Craig, Joyce Antoine and Jane Groves, Ron Inkster and Donna Scherman. June 13, in the city saw top scores by Vern Iverson and David Scharpe, Julie Moore and Jean Lawes, Mary Greenwald and Joyce Antoine.

Canasta June 14 in the Do Drop In saw top score go to Svend Christiansen and Arlene Walker with second by Cora Christiansen and Janice Morton and third by Eric Callbeck and Marion Ottas. Another nice sociable affair for folks who only meet every two weeks.

Gwen Lacerte is back home after spending nearly a month in Alberta with family.

The Do Drop In held their monthly meeting June 14 with 13 members present. Minutes and financial reports were given. Building repairs needed were discussed. Wednesday morning coffee will continue from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Do Drop In. Maureen handed out the tickets for the play we are going to at the Barn Playhouse, north of Saskatoon, June 23. All is in readiness for the trip by van. Convention news was reported by Vivianne Lesko regarding the resolutions, walkathon and speakers at the gathering June 5 and 6 at the Heritage Hotel in Saskatoon. There is a new toll free number, “211,” where one can get information on anything you are looking for, or be directed to where you can get it. Resolutions involved adding the shingles vaccine to the drug plan, cost of living for seniors hasn’t followed inflation and needs to be increased, need more geriatricians in the province, regulations re massage therapists qualifications and increase the pension income amount on income tax returns. The new provincial president is Dwayne Turcotte, replacing Pat Trask. The library reported 378 patrons between Feb.1 and April 30 and three new cards were issued. Books not circulating well are being removed to make room for new ones and will be for sale this summer. Thanks for the flowers in front of the hall to Maureen Campbell and to Linda Ard for those in the backyard. A tasty lunch closed the gathering with the next meeting date being Sept. 8.

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