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Meota and District News: Chilly ride raises $4K for Vawn playground

Committee gears up for mud volleyball in July.

MEOTA — Spring is getting closer by the day, but we still have to cope with some cold days. The sun is brighter and the days longer, so every minute makes a difference.

The bridge players met Feb. 28 at the Pioneer Hall with three tables in play. Top score went to Anne Crozier and Albert Blais. In second were Catriona Winterholt and Richard Groves. Meeting again on March 2, with three tables, first and second were tied by Mary Phelps and Eric Callbeck along with Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen.

Norwegian Whist was played at the Do Drop In March 3, afternoon, with three tables. First was Linda Ard, second Arlene Walker and third was Lillian Sorenco.

It was a chilly day March 4 when 45 riders helped raise over $4,000 for the Vawn playground equipment. The many donations really added up and the community appreciates every penny. Their next event will be mud volleyball to be held July 8. Mark your calendar.

Everyone is welcome to the next bingo to be held at the Edam Seniors’ Hall March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

World Day of Prayer was held in the Edam Manor March 3, at 2 p.m. The material was prepared by the women of Taiwan. About 25 people attended. Program leaders were Elaine L’Heureux, Charlotte Greening, Darcy deMontarnal and Vicki Morin. Melanie Biggart provided the music and sang a solo. Lunch was prepared and served by the staff at the manor.

March 4: an afternoon of “fun and games” was held in North Battleford in the Towers. It was sponsored by the Sons of Norway. With a good turnout participants took part in various games — shuffleboard, crokinole, pool, tile Rummy, Sequence, Yahtzee and cribbage. There were games that many had not played, in years, which made it a challenge. Of course, the potluck supper was outstanding. It always is. Yvonne McPherson won the door prize, a beautiful miniature rose plant. Plans are already underway to host another such day.

Week 13 Recap

Randy Sharp and Gil Cadrin were in a tight contest Tuesday night. Big end for the Sharp rink in the seventh putting up four scores to go ahead by one point. With the hammer, Cadrin scored one and the game ended in a 6-6 draw.

Zane Lacousiere and Terry Tait met up Thursday night in a matchup that found the Langemeade icon coming in hot after big upset wins over the Becotte and Welford rinks and hoping to keep things rolling. Terry Tait had other plans, as Tait came out firing on all cylinders with an 11-0 landslide victory as the white flag came out after four ends.

The Pat Becotte and Derek Welford rinks clashed in a Thursday night tilt which was highlighted by the return of Trent Lafreniere to the Welford rink and Robert St Amant exhibiting a great tan. Becotte came out of the gate strong with a 7-0 lead after three ends. With Welford scoring one point in the fourth, shakings hands was deferred to the sixth, as Becotte won 7-3 in front of a large gathering of curling enthusiasts.

Pat Mohr and Darcy deMontarnel played Tuesday night in a match where the first time Rule 8.8 was enacted from Curling Canada’s Rules of Curling 2022-2026 version. Speculation around the arena is that deMontarnel's rock could have picked up a piece of straw, as Don Johnson’s curling pants also double as his cattle-checking pants. Pat Mohr scored one in the sixth end and the final result ended in a 7-2 Mohr win.

Evan Schmidt’s four-point score in the sixth end propelled him to an 8-7 win over the Dean Menssa rink. Wanda Weber made a pivotal shot in the seventh that proved to be the difference maker, as she doubled up on Orchison 8-4. Kyle Doom and Kirsten Bru were all tied up heading into the final end, but Bru scored four in the final to win 9-4.

Curler of the week can be found throwing lead stones on Tuesday nights for the Randy Sharp team. Dani Sharp earns the week’s highest honour for exceptional curling performance that has been exponentially increasing each and every week. A first-time curler, Dani’s play and steadiness under pressure strongly correlates to the team’s recent success, as they are unbeaten in three of their last four games.