World Day of Prayer held at the lake

Meota News

The program for the World Day of Prayer held in the Do Drop In on March 1 was a success with many taking part in the agenda as prepared by the women of Slovenia. It started out with a video showing their beautiful countryside and telling the history of their country and their struggle for better living conditions for the women. Stories of various women and their struggles for a better life were interesting and singing between stories made for a delightful evening. Most people found the event to be uplifting. The mission of the committee preparing the program this year is to empower Christians to pursue justice, peace and reconciliation by standing together in prayer and action. The readers this year came from several different denominations and ranged in age from teenagers to seniors. The event in Meota was well attended considering the cold weather. Many thanks go out to all who helped with readings, music, video presentations and food.

A report from an Edam resident told of being in Vancouver when they had their snowstorm and the problems endured by people who didn’t have snow tires. Even the buses couldn’t make it uphill so travelling was very chaotic and funny to our people because they made out fine with their snow tires.

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While on this topic the fact that it snowed in Las Vegas for the first time since 1937 is a record. The pictures of snow on the cactus were different, for sure.

The Scotties’ women’s curling is over for this year and, while the Silvernagle team only came out with a bronze, they made Saskatchewan very proud of their efforts. They made many fine shots and are to be commended for their results.

Action has resumed behind the telephone office in Meota so many are hoping their cell service will improve as a result of another tower gone up.

Duplicate bridge played in the Pioneer Hall Feb. 26 found top score go to Mary Phelps and Jim Fraser, second high were Catriona Winterholt and Etta Weisner, third were Cletus Scherman and Richard Groves. Feb. 28 saw these scores in order – Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen, then Donna Scherman and Catriona Winterholt and third Jeannine Beloin and Mary Greenwald.

On my walk to the beach the other day I was happy to see deer tracks here and there, made me feel more at home than ever.

The Meota library will be holding a book signing and reading by Louise Cadrin on April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Will try to find more info about this.

I enjoyed the company of son Brad and Kelly last weekend, always welcome.

Sure enough, some of those Eurasian doves are still here through the coldest of winters, They are cute out my window as only their heads show up but I guess they are not so popular around the farm yards.       

Three tables of Norwegian whist had a pleasant afternoon at the home of Arlene Walker March 1. Highest scores in order were Eric Callbeck, Janice Morton, Pat Chapman and Carol Huys. Arlene had a tasty lunch after with socializing the main item.

March 8 will be the next seniors meeting followed by a potluck luncheon – these are always great! March 14 is the date set for Meota seniors to join the Edam group for an Irish stew dinner and social afternoon. Evening of March 8 will find many back at the hall for Canasta. Do come early so tables can be organized.

Next shuffleboard is set for March 9. Come and have some good fun and good food.

Mark your calendar for March 15 for the monthly noon meal at the Community Complex, a great Irish stew meal with biscuits, Caesar salad and desserts.           

In 2004 the United Church Pastor Pat Ribey and Maureen Campbell observed there was a need in the community for some sort of organized club geared towards young girls. Maureen surveyed some local families to find out where the need actually was. With the help of Susan Demchuk a group of girls was assembled for May and June. With the success of this two-month trial, a regular schedule was established. The girls would meet at the United Anglican Church every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. September through November and January till March. The club focuses on self esteem, socializing, community service and learning by doing. Currently there are eight girls, nine years and older attending from Meota and surrounding area. The club is supported by volunteers from the community who donate their time and various talents. Susan Demchuk, Lynn Joseph and Tanya Rowe-Gausauge are currently overseeing the group.

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