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Meota and District News: Do Drop In hosting films March 6

Jordan Sitter named Meota Curling Club player of the week.
Free fishing brought a few additional anglers out onto the ice Feb. 18.

MEOTA — Sorry to not have had much in the way of news last weekend but we had no Wi-Fi in the Edam Manor from Friday to Wednesday morning, Feb.22.

Mark your calendar for the Rabbit Lake Snowmobile Rally March 4 and watch for posters for more information.

A local World Day of Prayer service will be hosted/organized by Meota United Anglican Church at Meota Do Drop Inn, Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. (previously published time was incorrect)

Bridge was played in the Pioneer Hall Feb. 21, with three tables in play. Top score went to Donna Scherman and Albert Blais. Second were Barb Mitchell and Dave Creegan. Feb 23 found two and a half tables with top score tied and going to Catriona Winterholt and Donna Scherman and Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen.

Canasta was played Feb. 24 with top score going to Gwen Lacerte and Marion Ottas. Second were Lorna Pearson and Dave Sayers and third, Arlene Walker and Gordon Cline.

Feb. 18 was Free Fishing Day so there were more fishermen out on the lake than usual.

While the snowbirds in Yuma, Ariz. are not getting drifting snow they have been getting drifting sand. Not sure that would be very nice either. We expect our coldest weather may be behind us, and if not any more should not last long. We are noticing that the days are getting longer, with sunrises and sunsets, adding interest to each one.

The United/Anglican Church services for March, April and May begin at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Hyman sing at the Turtleford Good Shepherd Church March 12 is at 3:30 p.m. with a potluck lunch to follow.

Films will be shown at the Do Drop In on Monday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m.

The first, “Brown Enough,” follows four people of Southeast Asian descent and their life experiences with racial discrimination, especially by those of their ethnicity unaware of the effect their language has. The feature film is “Kingdom of the Polar Bears.” As the Arctic changes faster than ever, a team of polar bear guides follow the bears on the sea ice of Hudson Bay. They will document the secret world of bears, a mysterious and disappearing realm that is the bears' key to survival. Life on the ice is a critical time for the bears.

The manor presented Jack Stewart with a decorated birthday cake at noon Saturday and sang Happy Birthday to him. It was a nice surprise and we all joined in sharing the good chocolate cake, after. 

I have a new phone number with my move from Meota to Edam — 306-397-7778, but my address and email remain the same. Looking for someone to take over this little task, of gathering local information for the paper. There are still folks that don’t have Wi-Fi and so still like to read local news in the paper and see the odd picture. 

Meota Curling Club Week 12 Recap

(By Derek Welford)

Game of the week was the Wanda Weber and Evan Schmidt matchup Thursday night. With two ends left to play, Schmidt found himself down 8-5 and needing a spark to get going. The Brightsand native didn’t have to look far as it was in his front end. A rousing speech by assistant team captain Darrell McCarthy at the break followed by two great shots by second Damon Schaefer was just what the team needed, as Schmidt was able to manufacture a five-point score. Limiting Weber to one in the final end, Schmidt held on to a 10-9 dramatic comeback win which also featured the season debut of Al Doom in place of Lloyd Malenfant.

The clock struck midnight on Derek Welford's improbable Cinderella run as his team's undefeated season came to an end. Zane Lacousiere required only six ends as his team annihilated the Welford rink, 9-1.

The Meota curling rink will be accepting tenders to extend the scoreboards after Kirsten Bru took out the Dean Menssa team 13-1.

Kyle Doom rallied his team of Kyla Custer, Jordan Sitter and Breanne Stevenson to come back from an early deficit to win 6-4 against the Randy Orchison team.

Class was in session Tuesday on sheet two as Randy Sharp taught his brother Colin Sharp a thing or two with an 8-1 curling clinic, as Randy Sharp avenged his January loss.

Huguette Johnson was promoted to skip duties and brought in Don and Martina Johnson in substitution of Pat and Brenda Mohr Tuesday night in a matchup with the Gil Cadrin rink. The power of four Johnsons combined on one curling team was not enough to overpower the Cadrin-Cole team, as they fell 8-3.

Even though he was missing Robert St. Amant, Pat Becotte orchestrated an 8-6 win over Terry Tait to get back into the win column.

Player of the week can be found on the Kyle Doom rink, as Jordan Sitter’s impact and contribution to his team is more then deserving of the weekly honour. In his first year in the league, his curling prowess has transformed from a beginner to a seasoned veteran in the matter of weeks and is one of the leading candidates for rookie of the year.