Weather puts a damper on events at the lake

The posters are out for the Mayfair plays to be held Feb. 22-24. They are related plays, Navy Bean Soupand Casserole Casanova. The tickets for the plays are available from Lorna Lavalee at 306-445-0651 as well as others listed on the poster.

Starting Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 10:15 - 11 a.m. at the Meota Library is a new program called Little Listeners - Meota Library’s Storytime.

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How many remember when Battleford, under the management of Harold Anderson, held annual jamborees bringing in the top fiddle players, pianists and other musicians from across Canada? Well, April Verch is coming to the Dekker Center Jan. 25, one of the regulars with the jamboree who not only plays the fiddle but also step dances and sings.

Get well wishes go out to Gail Scorgie from the Meota Family Hair Shop who is recuperating following surgery. Hurry it up, Gail, we’re missing you!

Duplicate bridge played Jan. 15 at the Pioneer Hall saw top scores go to Margaret Dyck and Jim Fraser, Mary Phelps and Gerry Craig and then Bob and Betsy Brown. On Jan.17 top marks went to Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan, second Mary Phelps and Gerry Craig and lastly to Jim Fraser and Jean Lawes.

Thursday, Jan. 17, the temperature at Sucker Lake, north of La Ronge read -41 degrees. No school that day for sure.

Have just learned that my friend in Calgary was lucky enough to have her family gather “fare and company” for her so she could attend the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, last fall. She was delighted no end. Her granddaughter went with her and they had a great time.

The January monthly noon luncheon was held in the Community Hall on Jan. 18 with a fair attendance, considering how cold it was. There were six kinds of soup to choose from, all reported as “good,” and most folks tried at least two. There were also open-faced sandwiches with salmon or egg toppings. This is always a nice time out to enjoy your mid-day lunch with your neighbours.

There has been some movement of residents in the Killdeer apartments - Muriel Tebay has moved to a ground-floor apartment to avoid the stairs where she was and Ann McConnell has moved from her apartment there to River Heights Lodge. We wish them happiness in their new surroundings.

The article about Ida Ryhorchuk on “living with dementia” is well worth the read. It is so complicated and diverse and worrisome but this is very informative to help any of us to understand, as it becomes more common with our aging population.

At the Meota Catholic Church on Jan. 13, Father Peter introduced his friend from Nigeria - Marcallinus Saaondo. He was interesting and was made most welcome.

Back in the 30s there was no money for matching team ball shirts, so one year Robin Hood Flour Mills donated 15 new flour sacks to the Kew Gardens School, east of Lac Vert, and the mothers sewed them into matching ball shirts, and of course they were known as the “Robinhooders.” The children were proud and happy wearing them.

Condolences go out to Judy Fransoo and family on the loss of her mother Helen Weier at Christmas time. Her service was held in Saskatoon Dec. 31.

An afternoon playing Norwegian whist took place at the home of Arlene Walker in Meota, Jan. 18, with three tables in play. It was a nice afternoon with all enjoying visiting and the lovely lunch she set out. Top scores went to Faye Goll, Vivianne Lesko, Linda Ard and Carol Huys. It was nice that folks from town braved the cold to join us.

A mistake in the seniors meeting last week where I said the Snowmobile Rally was Feb. 3 instead of 2, sorry, folks for that blunder. As the week before headline stated it is the 2nd of Feb.

The Meota Lakeshore Lions held their after-Christmas supper at the Do Drop In on Friday, Jan. 18. Lion members and their spouses as well as members of the Meota Lions Chorus attended. The turnout wasn’t as great as expected, mostly because of the extremely cold weather. The Christmas decorations were still up so they pretended to still be in the festive season, even using the Christmas tablecloths. Everyone enjoyed a tasty meal complete with an abundance of desserts as usual.

Tom Schwab, District Governor of Lions 5SKN District, was present and spoke about Lionism and their involvement with the guide dog program. He presented new member Lloyd Ward with his pin and membership certificate. Several members received certificates for their years of membership in the club. Certificates were given out for attendance to Robert Delaire for 15 years and to Ewald Schenker for 10 years. Not present to receive their awards were Larry Clarke for 35 years, Fred St. Marie for 15 years and Lyle Neckling for 10 years.

They are always looking for new members so come on out to a meeting on the second Thursday of the month at the Lions room, at 7:30 p.m. For more information call Lawrie Ward at 306-441-8801 or 306-892-2517.

Linda Ard spoke on behalf of the chorus members explaining how the Lakeshore Lions sponsored the chorus for many years. They entertain at nursing homes and senior facilities when possible, and are always looking for more singers to join with them for fun and satisfaction. Call Linda at 892-2179 for info.

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