MEOTA — The rain Sunday morning left some treacherous places for walking, so out came the cleats, and out folks went, as it was such a lovely day for walking. The ice melted some on the pavement but one had to be careful. The beautiful hoar frost is our reward for being patient and not seeing the sun for days on end.
The film shown at the Do Drop In Monday afternoon proved to be most interesting. It portrayed how a family lived off the land for one year. The three teenagers even managed with no sugar or supplies from the store.
The bridge players had two and a half tables on Jan. 17, with top marks going to Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan followed by Etta Meisner and Bea Prutti. On Thursday afternoon they had two and a half tables again and top score went to Catriona Winterholt and Donna Scherman, with a tie for second place going to Albert Blais and Linda Ard and Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen.
This is the time of year for snowmobile rallies: Pinegrove Hall Feb. 18; Chitek Lake Feb.18; Vawn Community Hall Feb. 25; Leoville Feb. 25; and Rabbit Lake March 4. North Bend Hall is holding a cutter rally Feb.18 and the Turtleford Lions seventh annual fish derby is March 4 at Turtle Lake at South Bay Motel Parking Lot.
Norwegian Whist was played in Towers 2 Jan.20, with three tables in play. High score went to Arlene Walker, second was Stella Rendle and third was Bev McCrimmon. Again, it was a nice gathering of friends over coffee and socializing.
Several local residents received Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee medals for their contributions to their community. The medals were presented at the Western Development Museum Jan. 19. For the Battlefords and Cut Knife-Turtleford Constituency with more than 50 presented. Congratulations to each recipients
Meota Curling Club
By Derek Welford
Curling's ultimate pursuit continued in Meota with seven games as the season-long battle for the Silver Broom passed the half-way mark.
Don Johnson took over the reins of the Colin Sharp team against the Dean Menssa rink Thursday night. Highlight of the night found Lonnie Alm throwing a beautiful draw to the four-foot for one point in the final end facing three opposing rocks. Unfortunately, it was far too late as the Johnson-led rink won 12-5 and overshadowed Alm's glimmer of brilliance.
Pat Mohr, along with his team of Dale Johnson, Huguette Johnson and Brenda Mohr continue their winning ways as they came out on top in a close battle with the Schmidt rink. It was a true test of resiliency and character, as they battled back from an early deficit to win 7-6.
Darcy Demontarnel and her rink are back in the win column where they are accustomed to be, with a strong and complete team performance over Kyle Doom, winning 8-4.
Langemeade icon Zane Lacousiere gave the Bru rink all they could handle but came up short 7-5. No shortage of points in the Orchison-Welford match, as the Welford rink came away with a 10-8 victory. Pat Becotte scored three points in the final end to come back and win 9-7 over Randy Sharp and Gil Cadrin took down the Weber rink 8-1 in their matchup.
Curler of the Week is third Karen McCaffery. A vital component of the experienced and accomplished Demontarnel rink, McCaffery flies under the radar as her consistent and accurate shot making comes as an expectation. Catching the attention of the watchful eyes of the league’s statisticians, McCaffrey’s shooting performance Tuesday night had significantly exceeded the slam’s shooting average and undoubtedly earned her the week’s prestigious award.