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Meota and District News: Lake frozen but no ice shacks yet

Parking area being developed near boat launch.
The scenery is changing at the boat launch, in Meota. Trucks hauled loads of poplar trees out of town last week while a machine was working away at cleaning up the shore area down by the boat dock. They are clearing the low land west of the boat dock, making way for parking for the trucks and trailers.

MEOTA — There was another waterline break, this time on 1st Street just west of the post office Nov. 20. This was quickly repaired in a day so those affected were not without water for long. These episodes remind us of the luxury of having running water on tap. Younger folks will not appreciate this as we older folks do.

At the Pioneer Hall in the city the bridge players didn't play on the usual Tuesday, but gathered on Thursday, Nov. 24, with two and a half tables in play. Top score went to Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan and second were Gerry Craig and Mary Phelps. 

Three tables of card players gathered at the Do Drop In in Meota on Nov. 25 to play Norwegian Whist. Topping the scoreboard was Joyce Luckey followed by Albert Huys and Stella Rendle. This is always a nice social event with senior folks meeting to visit.

A time of excitement took place in Taber, Alta. when 20 ostriches got loose from a farm near the town. They were all over the streets and causing much confusion to drivers. The RCMP were the “cowboys” who helped round them up and get them home.

There's a machine working in the boat dock area clearing land to be used for parking of trucks and trailers after boats have been launched. There were trucks hauling trees to the dump last week, for a day or more. This must be parks that are doing the work and they may be building a second dock, too. I will get more info as the work progresses. 

There is some activity going on out on the lake, but haven't seen any shacks out there yet. There are snow machines with guys fishing and some activity with net fishing, also. The lake has frozen over very rough, which will make all action harder, such as building the road out to the fish shacks.


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