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Meota News: Enthusiasm high as shuffleboard returns
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Earning top scores at a Do Drop In shuffleboard tournament were Eric Callbeck, Linda Ard, Randy Bercht, Gail Hilderman, Judy Schmidt and Nestor Fransoo.

MEOTA ‑‑The snow and rain we had Monday night left a layer of ice on the vehicles and everything outside. It took me over an hour to get my car cleaned off, and that was with some help by a neighbour. The roads were hazardous, to say the least. Thursday morning saw the world done up in pretty hoar frost, but it didn't last long.

The Meota Curling Club will begin putting ice in next week in preparation for the upcoming season. The club offers two nights of league curling that begins in the first week of December on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It's a recreational league that is open to everyone of all skill levels and the club is always looking for more curlers. Those wanting more information, or to sign up as an individual or team, can contact Derek at 306-441-9257. 

The outdoor skating rink started getting flooded Nov. 17 and it is hoped it will be ready to be skated on this week. The Meota recreation board (ADRA) maintains the ice surface. 

Meota ADRA is sponsoring two nights of open gym at the community hall this winter. Adults are welcome Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Floor hockey, volleyball and basketball are some of the activities that could be involved. There is a $2 drop-in fee. Youth activities will be available Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no fee for Wednesday night. 

A shuffleboard tournament at the Do Drop In was keenly looked forward to after being put on hold for two years. While 29 people registered to play, cancellations brought that number down to 19 by Saturday morning. Some folks played only two of their three games before leaving, so it ended up with many substitute players filling in, making it impossible to name a winning team. However, everyone enjoyed the day and top single scorers were named. They were Linda Ard and Eric Callbeck tied at 68 points, Randy Bercht tied with Cora Christiansen with 60 points and Gail Hilderman had 59. While these games were being played by four people each time, others were watching them or playing cribbage, Sequence or Chit Chat. Nestor Fransoo organized the event with help from Arlene Walker and it was no easy task to keep score, with team members changing and people coming and going all day.

Flooding is not only happening in British Columbia, but also in Miami and Australia, so lots of places are messed up with too much rain. When our turn comes, we know it will be snow, which we have learned to handle, much easier than water, except that my snow scoop from the back door disappeared on Saturday while I was at the hall. Hope whoever borrowed it will return it.

Bridge was played at the Pioneer Hall Nov. 18 with three tables in play. Top score went to David Sharpe and Vern Iverson. In second were Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen.

Nov. 19 saw five tables at the Do Drop In playing canasta. Top score went to Vern Iverson and Albert Huys. A close second were Joyce Luckey and Bev McCrimmon and third were Arlene Walker and Gwen Lacerte. It was nice to have folks from town out that we hadn't seen for a long time. 

Horn scoring will take place in Mervin Hall on Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. by Turtle River Wildlife Federation. Purchase your 2022 membership and be entered to win an ice fishing package.

Flu shots are available on a walk-in basis at the Glaslyn Hall Nov. 25 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and at Edam Community Center on Dec. 3, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. COVID shots are available at this time. Let the nurse know if you're interested at

My granddaughter, Jordan Calladine, who is taking her fourth year of training to be a lawyer at the University of Saskatchewan, was presented with a $20,000 scholarship. We are so proud of her and her achievements.

We have lost some of the "winter folks" who have headed south again. They will be missed at our activities and we hope when they return in the spring there will not be problems at the border.