MEOTA — The crops are coming up and the world is turning greener every day. The first cemetery bee was held May 26, The following are the next dates for volunteer workers to tidy the cemetery up: Friday, June 10; Saturday, June 25; Monday, July 11; Tuesday, July 26; Wednesday, Aug. 10; Thursday, Aug. 25; and Friday, Sept. 9. The start time is set for 9 a.m. In the event of rain, the bee will be held the following day (unless it's Sunday). All help is appreciated and it takes about an hour as the village keeps the large areas mowed.
Meota Hobby Band was back making music on Tuesday morning with active musicians and a few support staff. There will not be practice at the Do Drop In June 7 as too many could not attend, but June 14 is a go. They are still wanting new musicians who would enjoy a morning of music. They do have a lot of fun as well as serious sounds.
The Pioneer Hall was the scene of bridge players again Tuesday and Thursday. They had four tables on Tuesday. Top score went to Linda Ard and Vern Iverson. Second were Joann and Rudy Wiens and third were Jane Groves and Cletus Scherman. May 26 there were three tables and top score in section A went to Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen. Second were David Sharpe and Vern Iverson. In section B the teams tied for first and second were Betty and Garry Groves along with Anne Crozier and Cletus Scherman.
My daughter Joyce Rowland was out from Alberta and took part in the seniors' golf on Thursday morning. We watched two groups of pelicans as they soared in formations resembling the Canadian Snowbirds. I had the fun of driving her golf cart and enjoying nature but didn't see any ducks, which we usually did. The ponds were a little low on water but the greens were good.
There were four tables of canasta players May 27 in the Do Drop In. Top score went to Gwen Lacerte and Arlene Walker. Second were Eric Callbeck and Vern Iverson and third were Joyce Rowland and David Ottas.
I got in touch with my cousin in Ontario following the terrible storm that went through near them. They got the edge of it but nothing too serious was damaged at their place. However, she was telling about damage done by gypsy moths for the last couple of years that damaged spruce and oak trees, stripping them of their leaves. This year they are leafing out again so everyone is happy to see the greenery again.
A celebration of life for the late June Sutton will be held Saturday, July 9 at 2 p.m. at the Meota Community Complex. Please join the family for a time of remembering. June passed away Oct. 28, 2020 but because of COVID this had to be postponed.
The Meota Golf Course held their annual spring scramble May 28. The weather was fantastic and the 102 golfers that showed up to participate in the event couldn't have been happier. The winning team this year was the Moe Flink team coming in at eight under par. The team consisted of Moe, Colton Foster, Cody and Jen Cadrain, Noah Flink and Mitchel Cook. Pin Prize winners were: ladies' long drive Ashley Zyznomirski; men's long drive Levin Floen; men's long putt Ricky Moccasin; and ladies' long putt Wendy Kaye.
There is a huge fuel tank being set up across from the hotel, which I understand will be offering diesel fuel, premium gas and regular gas.