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Meota and District News: Ice fishing shacks removed

Snowbirds welcomed back to lake country.
It’s getting time to dig out the bedding trays and start some of this year's flowers.

MEOTA — We are experiencing a bit of nostalgia as we see the last of the ice shacks being removed from Jackfish Lake for the season. With binoculars, we see the structures safely on shore as a result of the efforts of the last group of fishermen to dig their shelters from the frozen lake surface.

A recent trip to Saskatoon revealed many fields bare of snow. Hopefully, adequate moisture will be there for spring planting. We also saw a few geese, gophers and a couple of magpies.

We would like to welcome back more of our snowbirds. Gerry and Louise Goodheart and Bernie and Lucille Gregoire. They were able to escape temperatures as forecasted this week in Yuma of plus 27 to 31C. A bit of a variant to come back to - 7 to 10 C.

A recent rush at our department store saw a large mobile rack of seedlings being bought up in a couple of days. It’s getting time to dig out the bedding trays and start some of this year's flowers.

Activities for this week have slowed down with the Easter break. In Tuesday bridge, Fraser Glen and Bea Prutti were first. Second were Vern Iverson and Linda Ard,  third were Gerry Craig and Bernard Gregoire and fourth were Eric Callbeck and Lucille Gregoire.

In Canasta, HF winners were Cora Christianson and Gail Hilderman. HKF winners were Dave Sayers and Gwen Lacerte. Second were Marion Ottas and Lillian Sarenco, third were  Stella Rendle and Arleen Walker and fourth were Dave Ottas and Eric Callbeck.

Congratulations to our Canadian champion women’s curling team. Team Homan became world champions with their 7-5 win over a strong Switzerland team. Good luck to Brad Gushue and his team as they take on the world’s best curlers in men’s competition.

A big congratulations to our new editor-in-chief, Miguel Fenrich who recently took over the reins of the News-Optimist and added this achievement to his publishing of two books. Great to see one of our local boys making good.