Strange weather makes side roads treacherous

Meota News

What crazy weather we’re having – snow then rain and so on. The main highways are clear, but the side roads are skating rinks, so take it cool and plan ahead.

The Anglican/United Church’s Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper Feb. 25 is being held in the Do Drop In from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is: adults $7, children $5 and families $2. It’s always good to see the men in their aprons at work.

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On the back page of the February senior paper is a story by Gerda (Fast) Bruner from Canwood. Do you remember the jamborees that Harold Anderson hosted every year in Battleford around 2000? The fiddle players and others were accompanied by Gerda’s son Trent on the keyboard, and what a show they all put on. Harold Fast, at Spiritwood’s Hog Enterprises, is her brother.

Joyce says New Zealand terrain is similar to Drumheller, hilly and dry in places then lush and green in others, and mountains along the west coast of the south island. They fertilize and spray for weeds only when necessary, by plane. Thistles are their worst weed.

Volunteers are being sought in our village. The chorus group is looking for anyone who enjoys singing and the Hobby Band needs more members and hope newcomers to the village will come forth to help keep these enterprises active. Chorus practice is 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and the band plays every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Come and have a coffee and see what’s going on at the Do Drop In. Contact Lawrie Ward or Linda Ard for information.

Ninety per cent of Canada’s evening grosbeak population has been lost since 1970 as reported by Wildlife Magazine. As climate changes they end up going further north where they are running out of food.

Duplicate bridge played Feb. 4 saw Betsy and Bob Brown win over Margaret Dyck and Albert Blais. There was no game Thursday. When the snowbirds get back action will pick up.

Rabbit Lake is holding their snowmobile rally March 7. Watch for posters.

Six tables played Canasta in the afternoon, Feb. 7 at the Do Drop In. Top score went to Rita Peterson and Janice Morton. In second were Tracy Esquirol and Paulette Neale and third were Nestor Fransoo and Arlene Walker. This was followed by a potluck supper with every variety of food you could think of; most delicious. Three tables played again after supper, so more nice socializing ensued.

The Westerdam Cruise ship, quarantined for Coronavirus, has had no one become sick. So, though they hung around the harbour at Tokyo hoping to disembark, they were not allowed to. So they cruised around waiting for directions of what to do. They noticed the ship picked up speed Saturday and when the captain spoke to them he said they had two destinations available and would know Monday afternoon where they were going. They have labelled this trip as the “Corona Cruise to Nowhere” then changed that to “Corona Cruise to Somewhere” and Monday will know where. Their troubles may not end there depending if New Zealand has closed their ports of entry, too. In the meantime they are enjoying their extended cruise, but the scenery hasn’t changed from day to day from white caps and sea gulls and one freighter. They have lots of food on board and are being treated well with lobster suppers and entertainment of all kinds. They are not suffering at all and making the most of the situation.

The Westerdam Cruise ship, quarantined for Cronavirus, has had no one become sick. So, though they hung around the harbor at Tokyo hoping to disembark, they were not allowed to. So they cruised around waiting for directions of what to do. They noticed the ship picked up speed Saturday and when the captain spoke to them he said they had two destinations available and would know Monday afternoon where they were going. They have labelled this trip as the “Corona Cruise to Nowhere” then changed that to “Corona Cruise to Somewhere” and Monday will know where. Their troubles may not end there depending if New Zealand has closed their ports of entry, too. In the meantime thye are enjoying their extended cruise, but the scenery hasn’t changed from day to day from white caps and sea gulls and one freighter. They have lots of food on board and are being treated well with lobster suppers, entertainment of all kinds. They are not suffering at all and making the most of the situation.

 

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