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Do Drop In reopens with card games, buffet supper

Meota News
summer rural scene
Photo by Louise Lundberg

The weather stays so hot but is cooler than a week ago, however without rain the crops will not recover and the worst fears ‑ a crop failure.  ‑ will be witnessed.

July 16, activities at the Do Drop In reconvened hosted by the Sons of Norway. The afternoon was the scene of Norwegian Whist. This was followed by a tasty cold buffet supper. The day wrapped up with an evening of canasta card playing.

The winners in the afternoon whist were: first- Arlene Walker; second - Janice Morton; and tied for third - Nestor Fransoo and Lillian Sarenco. The winners at canasta were: first - Lillian Sarenco and Dave Ottas; second - Nestor Fransoo and Cora Christiansen; and third - Terry Neale and Bev McCrimmon. Some of the crowd changed when two couples left for an evening of dancing in Lloydminster, another activity that is happening again.

Kayakers are welcome to join the group who go out at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday from the sailing club building. Interest in this sport has increased this summer with some great leaders.

The bridge results for the afternoon of July 13, played at the Pioneer Hall, show top score going to Margaret Dyck and Fraser Glen. Second were Joann and Rudy Wiens and in third place were Ron Inkster and Albert Blais. Thursday evening, at the same location, had top score go to Gerry Craig and Donna Scherman. Second went to David Sharpe and Vern Iverson.

A correction regarding the cemetery report last week: while the cemetery had interments as early as 1912, the land was donated to the village in May of 1921 by Maude Tobey.

The flowers around town are surely doing well, with watering of course, but they seem to like this heat. Another round of coping with the fish flies is on this week, however a spray of Konk and the doorways at least can stay free of them. Times like this we appreciate the double doors in the four-plex.

My granddaughter Lori Pearson and her three daughters from Lloydminster spent the afternoon with me Sunday. This was so nice, as those little ones grow so fast and I hadn’t seen them for a while. I think most folks in the village had company on the weekend as the lake is pretty appealing in this hot weather and I’m sure the water must be warm.