Seniors host lunch for Hobby Band

Meota News

An appreciation buffet luncheon was set out for the Hobby Band folks, some spouses and friends after their morning practice Jan.29 in the Do Drop In. It was offered by the Meota seniors in appreciation of the band using the hall regularly. This is where they do their planning for the times they go out and entertain in various places, mostly in seniors’ residences. Sharon spoke and returned their appreciation of being able to use the hall and store their equipment there.

A birthday party was held in Edam’ s Enriched Manor for well-known pioneer Frank Poole Feb. 1, on the occasion of his 95th birthday. Frank is a happy resident at the manor. Frank’ s youngest son Leslie and his wife Cheryl came from Red Deer, Alta. and brought with them their great-granddaughters, Molly Gassor from Calgary and Abbygale Poole from Blackfalds, Alta. There was a great turnout of well wishers. Frank was feeling good and enjoyed and appreciated every visitor who came.

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A police sign in Ontario reads, “Everyone who hates speeding tickets, raise your right foot.”

Snow fairies have been at work in Meota. The fellows with their little Bobcat machines get a lot of satisfaction helping Rob keep our streets and some sidewalks clean. Getting around on foot or by vehicle is just so much easier when this work is done. Thanks, guys.

The next shuffleboard is set for Feb. 15. Call Linda to get your name in the draw. It’s a lot of fun and a great social day, with a nice lunch at noon. 

The next ADRA meeting is Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

The RCMP turn 100 years old this year. On Feb. 1, 1920 the RCMP was created through the merger of the NWMP and the Dominion Police (established in 1868 to enforce federal laws).

The Northern Bus Service between Prince Rupert and Prince George, B.C. has been given another year of life, until March of 2021. It has been running for one year already. The people in that northern area really do need the service.

There’s a non-profit organization in Palmer, Alaska that is making crocheted wigs, or hats, for children who have lost their hair to chemo treatments. Different styles, some with long braids, are cute and the child wearing them gets that feeling of confidence back that they have lost with the loss of their hair. They have made 2,500 already and there will always be a need. Magic Yarn Project information is available at

Duplicate bridge was played in the city Jan. 28 with top scores going to Betsy and Bob Brown. In second were Norma Assmus and Catriona Winterholt. On top of the Jan. 30 game were Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen with Ron Inkster and Albert Blais second.

 School break runs from Feb. 15 to 23.

 The snowmobile rally at Vawn is on Feb. 22. See posters for more information.

Edam is holding one of the first Telemiracle fundraising events on Feb. 12, offering beef on a bun from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their seniors’ center.

The next Canasta event is Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m. followed by a potluck supper at the Do Drop In.

 Norwegian Whist was played here Jan. 31 with top scores going to Bob Lesko, Arlene Walker, Jack Stewart and Rita Peterson. Snacks and a social period followed. Norwegian Whist will be played at the Action Now Center in the city Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. 

 The next Do Drop In meeting is set for Feb. 14 followed by a potluck luncheon.

 My daughter Joyce Rowland spends her winters in New Zealand. This year she visited three places she had not been before, visiting shirttail relatives — Napier, Ekathuna and Palmerston North. At one of these places she watched the shearing of the sheep and the working dogs bringing them in. Also there she watched the hostess gather a swarm of black honeybees. That night she experienced her first earthquake. It rated a 5 and shook the bed enough to waken her. The hostess went to her to see if she was OK and all was well. She even went back to sleep. Now I’m waiting for news of her travels as she booked an Asian cruise from Feb. 1 to 14.



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