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Meota and District News: Sign up for shuffleboard Feb. 17

Jacquie Code named curler of the week.
Thursday was an early night at Meota Curling Club, as all three games on the schedule didn’t require the full eight ends. The Schmidt, Welford and Weber rinks needed only six ends to take care of business.

MEOTA — The bridge players met in the Pioneer Hall Jan. 31 with two and a half tables. Top score went to Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan. Second were Jeannine Beloit and Catriona Winterholt. Feb. 2 found two and a half tables again with top scores going to Catriona Winterholt and Donna Scherman followed by Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan. 

Don’t forget the snowmobile tally at the Vawn Hall Feb. 25. This project is to raise funds to upgrade their children’s playground - a real community effort.

The Rabbit Lake snowmobile rally is set for March 4. Watch for posters.

Norwegian whist was played in the Do Drop In Feb. 3 with high score going to Arlene Walker, second was Eric Callbeck and third to Carol Huys. The next gathering for whist will be Feb. 17, in Towers 2. Feb. 10 will see the monthly meeting for the seniors’ center group followed by canasta in the afternoon. Feb. 11 will find the next shuffleboard tournament happening in the Do Drop In.

Week 9 Recap

(By Derek Welford)

A refreshed and rejuvenated Randy Sharp team returned to action after their bye week in a rematch against the Dean Menssa team. Menssa, riding the momentum of their historic win last week, came into the game hoping to avenge their 11-6 loss back in December. After seven ends of back-and-forth action, Team Menssa found themselves down by two points. In an incredible showing of resiliency and determination, Menssa successfully pulled off a steal of three points in a shocking 8-7 win.

Colin Sharp and company are starting to find their rhythm, as they took down the Randy Orchison rink Tuesday night 9-7 to make that three straight wins.

Pat Becotte has quietly been having a solid year as his team continues with some excellent play, most notably Darrell Weber and Robert St Amant, who are having career best years. With recent pickup Al Collie at the trade deadline, Becotte is poised to make a deep playoff run. Their win against Darcy deMontarnel Tuesday night, 7-4, moves their record to 5-1-2.

Experience triumphed over youth as Kirsten Bru knocked down Kyle Doom 11-4 in their inter-generational showdown.

Thursday was an early night as all three games on the schedule didn’t require the full eight ends. The Schmidt, Welford and Weber rinks needed only six ends to take care of business. Wanda Weber, with her team of Gordon Moore, Steve Ackerman and Gwen Drury, took down the Lacousiere rink with a dominant 9-1 win. The Evan Schmidt team was firing on all cylinders as they dismantled Terry Tait, 8-2. The Welford rink handed Pat Mohr his second straight loss, with an 11-2 victory.

Long-serving member of the club, Jacquie Code, earns the Curler of the Week designation. Code has made countless contributions to the club throughout the years that include playing a key role in the club’s shift from corn to carbon fibre brooms as well as assisting the club in navigating through the unpopular transition of moving the ash trays off the ice surface to outside the building. Fast forward to modern day, the Silver Broom contending Bru rink is the recipient of her weekly contributions that include guards that perfectly split the center line, accurate ice reading and her extensive source of curling knowledge.