Our area had very little snow leading up to Christmas, but any worries of not having a white Christmas were alleviated on Christmas Eve when the district received a dump of the fluffy white stuff. Endiang-Byemoor folks definitely had a white Christmas.
Byemoor School Christmas Concert delighted a full-house crowd on Monday, Dec. 19 at the Byemoor Hall. Kindergarten to Grade 9 classes presented the play “The Grumps of Ring-a-Ding Town” which delivered a true-to-life message — grumpy people kill community spirit. They also sang some favourite Christmas carols and had the traditional finale of the Nativity followed by the arrival of Santa Claus.
Winners at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre’s crib meet were “all in the family” on Thursday, Dec. 22 when Ken Schultz posted the top score and his wife Eleanor Schultz played to a second place finish. The next crib meet will be on Thursday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m.
Endmoor Vipers girls’ hockey team made the draw for its fundraising raffle at their game in Byemoor last weekend. The lucky winner of the cooler of Christmas cheer was won by Deb Jones of Endiang. Deb was very happy with the win and would like to thank the club for drawing her ticket — lucky number 13.
David and Margie Eager of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia are spending more than two weeks with their daughter and family — Paige, Adam, Rylee, Rowdy and Memphis Jones — at Byemoor. They were able to take in the children’s Christmas concert as well as other events.
We extend sympathy to the family of Hazel (nee Walker) Duncan on her passing on Friday, Dec. 2 at the age of 73 years. Her funeral was held in Calgary the following Friday on Dec. 9.
Hazel was the daughter of Fred and Margaret Walker and was raised just north of Endiang. Her husband Harry Duncan predeceased her in January 2015. Our thoughts are with the Duncan and Walker families in their loss.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church was filled to the rafters for the annual candlelight Christmas service on Friday, Dec. 23. Pastor Colin Millang led the service and per tradition one verse of Silent Night was sung in German.
Lunch and much visiting and fellowship followed the service.
Byemoor Hotel will be taking a break during the holidays with its Saturday night pizza, but pizza night will return again on Jan. 7.
Rod and Krissy Jack, along with their girls Jesse, Sydney and Emma, spent Christmas in Nova Scotia with members of the Jack family.
Dates to rememberDec. 30 — Family Fun Skate, 4-8 p.m. at Byemoor Arena.Jan. 3 — Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society AGM at 7:30 p.m. at the arena.Jan. 5-7 — Ladies Curling Bonspiel at the Byemoor Curling Club. Phone entries to Carolin Schofer at 403-579-2488.Jan. 10 — Ladies Calving Clinic at the Byemoor Hall. Call 403-742-4441 to register.
Happy New Year to all. We hope 2017 brings good health and happiness to everyone.
New Year’s trivia“The first New Year’s celebration was 4,000 years ago, celebrated by the ancient Babylonians.”
“Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball was first dropped in 1907. The tradition has continued every year since, except 1942 and 1943 because of war restrictions.”
“The traditional New Year’s song, Auld Lang Syne, means “times gone by.”