Seniors enjoy theatre trip to Mayfair

Meota News

The World Day of Prayer is being hosted by the United/Anglican Church in the Do Drop In on March 1 at 7 p.m. The program was prepared by the Women of Slovenia, one of the smallest countries in Europe. This is open to all people of all denominations. Shrove Tuesday’s pancake and sausage supper will also be held at the Do Drop In on March 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., open to everyone.

The annual meeting of the Meota Golf Club is set for March 3 at 2 p.m. in the curling rink.

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The next shuffleboard tournament will be March 9. Keep the date open and contact Linda at 306-892-2179 before the 15th to take part.

Canasta was played at the Do Drop In on Feb. 22 with four tables in play. The top score went to Bev McCrimmon and Lillian Sorenco, second were Marion Ottas and Barbara Soloninko and third Melanie Reid (St. Paul, Ata.) and Lorna Pearson.

Duplicate bridge played at the Pioneer Hall in the city Feb. 19 found top score going to Bob and Betsy Brown, second were Roland and Trudy Verret and third were Cletus Scherman and Richard Groves. There were 14 players turned out. They are really missing the snowbird players who have gone south. Feb. 21 found top score going to Donna Scherman and Eric Callbeck, second Fraser Glen and Jean Lawes and third to Robert Iverson and Linda Ard.

Latest reports from our Yuma snowbirds tell of the surprise snowfall they got along with much cooler temperatures than usual. It was down to 5º C degrees, really cool for there. Like here, the temperature will go up eventually, as we know.

We know grandmothers have bragging rights, well, so do great-grandmothers! Jacob Sandstrom, second son of Carrie (Lambert) and Neil Sandstrom of Calgary, brought home two silver medals in the skiing competitions in Red Deer last week. He came second in slopestyle on Wednesday and second in big air on Thursday. To be second best in Canada is quite an accomplishment. Jake will be 19 in July, so is looking to the future for more excitement.

The 19th year of putting on dinner theatres in Mayfair was another outstanding success. It was a full house for the noon dinner on Sunday and what a great play they presented! Such laughter once a year is so good for the soul. Live theatre beats the television all to pieces. Because it is not professional, little things like getting your lines mixed up just adds to the comedy of it. The Sunday afternoon crowd was pleasantly impressed with the performance of each character and I’m sure the Thursday and Friday evening crowds were likewise happy with the events. Lorna Lavallee of Davidson Manor in North Battleford organized a bus from Lloydminster to drive a load from the city to Mayfair on Sunday. There were 51 folks on board and travelled on Highway 40 then turned north to Mayfair, taking a little longer, but an easier road to drive. It was Lorna’s birthday that day so the crowd sang Happy Birthday to her before the play began. A birthday card was passed around and many folks signed it for her and she was given a birthday cake, too. After intermission there was an impromptu act on stage between Lorna and “Fred,” much to the delight of the audience. On the way home on the bus she cut her cake and shared it with the passengers which I considered to be the “icing on the cake” at the end of a beautiful day.

My daughter Beth Wynne from Taber, Alta., has spent nearly a week with me, taking part in any activities going on in my life. It’s been a great time and much fun, even with the cold weather.



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