Hope everyone is keeping warm these extremely cold days. It does give your vehicle a test, for sure, as well as ourselves for endurance. That cold wind moved the snow around so again the job of clearing the streets and walks was on.
Ten members of the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles, riding to raise money for breast cancer research, stopped in Meota for their afternoon lunch break Feb. 3. They had trouble north of here so arrived at 5 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. They were hosted in the big hall by Debbie Oborowsky, treated to coffee and home made doughnuts provided by Pearl Hawkins of North Battleford. Because only a few locals turned out to meet and greet them, the extra doughnuts were given to the group who surely appreciated the gift. They were a cold and tired group from their travel from Meadow Lake that day and anxious to get to town and shut it down for the night. As they travel southward we hope they hit some warmer weather, but it doesn’t look good in that regard. It is most unfortunate to be so cold for their journey.
There was a good turnout for the Chat and Chew at the Do Drop In last week when 21 folks showed up to visit over morning coffee.
Duplicate bridge played Jan. 29 in the Pioneer Hall in the city found top score going to Bob and Betsy Brown, second were Etta Meisner and Lori Stack, third were Gerry Craig and Pat Zaychkowsky.
The January birthday party held in Harwoood Manor was nice with seven residents having birthdays last month. The youngest was Beulah Corbiel at 84 and the eldest was Helen Munn at 98. Congratulations to all of them. The music by Don Gill and a lady singer was enjoyed as was the nice cake and strawberries.
Norwegian whist was played in Towers 2 on Feb. 1, with four tables in play and a cribbage board for the two extra folk. Top score went to Faye Goll, followed by Judy Walker, Janice Morton and Joyce Luckey. A tasty lunch and social hour was enjoyed.
We are happy to hear Ken Tucker has moved into Caleb Village where he will be well fed and has many friends to share his time with.
Sorry to see the sign on the new garage downtown that is closed as of Jan. 31. Another sign of the winter slowdown in a resort village, which seems inevitable.
The Meota and District Lakeside Golf Course is holding their Annual General Meeting on March 3 at 2 p.m. at the Meota Curling Rink, and is open to the public. Mark your calendar.
The Vawn Snowmobile Rally is set for Feb. 23 at the Community Hall, with registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information call 306-821-1330.
The Rabbit Lake Snowmobile Rally is set for March 2. Watch for posters.
Medstead’s Telemiracle Smorgasbord sounds pretty tempting as for $20 one can get their fill of Asian cuisine at the local Hometown Grocery Store on Feb. 13. This is also Medstead’s café, so over the noon hour do your bit to support Telemiracle and enjoy a different from usual feast.
Condolences go out to the family after the sudden passing of Joe McMurphy Feb. 1 in Edam. He would have been 75 on the 17th of this month. This is a real shocker and loss, to the community.
Your cell phone has already replaced your watch, camera, calendar and alarm clock – don’t let it replace your family. Research is showing that the too early use of any of these tools is not beneficial to a child’s learning process, so should not be used as “baby sitters” to keep a child amused for hours.