Crib and floor curling take seasonal break

The crib match at the Endmoor Drop-in Centre on Tuesday saw Gladys McLeod post the best score while Brad Stiles was in second place.

Byemoor/Endiang News

The crib match at the Endmoor Drop-in Centre on Tuesday saw Gladys McLeod post the best score while Brad Stiles was in second place.

Brad and his wife Rita live on the former acreage of Cliff and Juanita Pruden, near the Chain Lakes.

Crib has wrapped up for 2014 and the first meet of 2015 will be on Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The Endmoor floor curlers held their last session of floor curling for the year on Dec. 15. They will resume again on Jan. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Endiang Hall.

Both the crib and floor curling groups welcome anyone who wishes to participate to join them in the New Year. All ages are more than welcome; you don’t have to be a senior to play.

The Byemoor School Christmas Concert was well-attended and enjoyed by all on Thursday evening. It was evident the students and their teachers put in a lot of effort to produce a most enjoyable concert. The program included a variety of Christmas-themed recitations, skits, dances and songs.

Many grandparents and family members from outside our community were in attendance to watch their little ones perform.  Santa Claus made an appearance at the conclusion of the program and the youngsters got to sit on his knee and tell the jolly fellow their “wish list” and each got a traditional candy bag. The evening concluded with snacks and beverages.

Hats off to all involved for a job well done.

Ben and Phyllis Starling have travelled to Switzerland where they will spend Christmas with their daughter Melanie and family.

Eric and Maureen Smith along with their young daughter Tulsa returned home Dec. 13 from an enjoyable vacation to the Hawaiian Island of Maui.

Miles and Lynne Jones returned home on Thursday from a stay in Yuma, Arizona to spend Christmas with their family. They will return to Yuma in the New Year to escape some more of the Canadian winter.

The Byemoor School children spent part of their last day of school on Friday sledding and tobogganing at Dew Hill, on the former Bob Walker farm.

Something to mark on your calendars is Byemoor will be hosting the North Central Minor Hockey Association’s All-star bantam midget tournament at the Endmoor Arena on Jan. 10. Games are at 1p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Be sure to come out and support our local players from the Endmoor Vipers girls’ hockey team.

Congratulations to Leaha Medland and Jason Paquette on the birth of their son William Michael in the Drumheller hospital on Dec. 18. William weighed six pounds 7 ounces. Congratulations also go to the local grandparents Marianne and Garnett McLearn, great-grandparents Dan and Verla Buchwitz and great-great-grandfather Nat Buchwitz.

Ruthie’s Roost café hosted its customer appreciation on Saturday. Customers were royally treated to a complimentary turkey supper. Thanks to Verla and Dan Buchwitz and helpers for their kind gesture.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Lois Ballinger. She celebrated her 88th birthday on Dec. 20. Best wishes for many more, Lois.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish the editor and staff and all our readers from far and near a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy the best the season has to offer and have a safe and happy holiday. May the New Year bring you good health, happiness and prosperity and be a year to remember.

Also, a special thank you to all those who contributed news for our column — your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Christmas trivia

“Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in 1895. The idea for using electric Christmas lights came from an American, Ralph E. Morris. The new lights proved safer than the traditional candles.”

— “Hallmark introduced its first Christmas cards in 1915, five years after the founding of the company.”


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