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Meota and District News: Early start for farmers, gardeners

Swinging times at the golf course.

MEOTA — What a wonderful day to celebrate with all our worthy mothers. Not meaning to exclude anyone, as all have given us such great gifts. Spring is such a great time with the green grass spreading its welcome carpet and the trees showing off their new leaves. The greenhouses are busy with the prospect of new orchards and dazzling displays of beautiful flowers. The planting season seems to be early this year with many farmers out in the fields. A few locals have planted potatoes, onions and other hardy vegetables. A couple of people have gone all in and took their chances with fickle nature and planted everything.

A house foundation on second Avenue West is making steady progress. The foundations have been poured and gravel spread prior to basement walls being erected.

Annette Duhaime and her a cappella group  recently travelled to Edmonton to compete in the Western Canada competition. The group of 16 take their singing seriously and meet twice as week to train. They were happy to meet their objectives.

The Meota golf course is in full swing. The seniors meet weekly on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. The men's "pins and skins "will start May 16. Ladies’ league play will commence this week.

In seniors’ golf, Jack Day, Kent Morton, Lynn Boucher and Janice Morton shot a score of 40, tied with Bernie Gregoire, Gerry Goodheart, Marcell Duhaime and Lucille Gregoire . The Day team took home the money on a coin flip. A good time was enjoyed with good weather, great friends and the golf course in exemplary shape for this time of year.

Tuesday bridge winners were David Sharpe and Richard Grove. Second were Linda Killoran and Catriona Winterholt and third were Bea Prutti and Linda Ard. In Thursday bridge, Vern Iverson and David Sharpe were first. Second were Donna Scherman and Catriona Winterholt and third were Jean Lawes and Eric Callbeck. In B division, Annette Crozier and Cletus Scherman were frist. Second were Gerry Craig and Mary Phelps. Canasta HF winners were Albert Huys and Gail Hilderman. Second were Cora Christianson and Eric Callbeck. HKF winner were Lillian Sorenco and Arleen Walker and second were Linda Ard and Carmen Doiror.

Meota Lakefront Paddle and Sail

Meota Lakefront Paddle and Sail is excited to welcome back the Louisiana Hayride show June15 at the Meota Community Complex. The show will include tributes to Willie Nelson and Roy Oribison and special guest Shannon Risling as Patsy Cline. There will be songs by Johnny Cash, Elvis, Loretta Lynn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and more. There will even be a memorable performance by Elton John.

This was an excellent fundraiser for the club last year. Proceeds went to install windows in the clubhouse.

This year’s show will include a bar/concession and 50/50 draw. To obtain tickets call or text Caroline Van Ee at 306-260-2110 or Elaine Iverson at 306-892-2229 or online at General admission is $30. Reserved VIP tables of eight are $300 and include two bottles of wine and snacks. Reserved tables are available from Caroline only. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the show beings at 7:30 p.m.

The club is excited to kick off this season with Saturday morning drop-in coffee in June where information on the club and membership forms will be available. We are looking forward to a busy summer with club socials, sailing lessons, kayaking and more.

Sask Sail recognizes Meota Paddle and Sail facilities, volunteers and Jackfish Lake itself as among the best in the province. Check us out.