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Heat wave favourable for haying, not so for grain crops and pastures

Although haying is proceeding at a record pace, the dry conditions aren’t good for grain crops.

Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Byemoor/Endiang News

The heat wave we have been experiencing has made for favourable haying weather, with the hay crop being baled at record pace. However, the heat and dry conditions are damaging to the grain crops and pastures. Farmers are in need of a good rain, soon.

Speaking of haying, its so frustrating when you just get the hay raked and a whirl wind goes through and scatters it.

Ken and Eleanor Schultz invite all interested folks to their 35th annual pancake breakfast and campout weekend. Activities go on from July 21 to 23, at the Schultz farm south of Endiang.

On Saturday evening, July 22 there will be some spectacular fireworks along with campfire visiting, singing and music. Bring along a musical instrument if you wish and your lawn chairs.

On Sunday, July 23 is the 14th annual Great Endiang Balloon Race. Launch a balloon and see where it ends up. Sunday morning also features the pancake breakfast followed by a Frisbee Golf tournament. Dinner/supper is potluck.

Join with the Schultz family to celebrate Canada’s 150th, one more time.

We send 65th birthday wishes to Don Grover who celebrates this special milestone on July 18. Enjoy those government cheques, Don.

Derek Green and a buddy of his are on a safari in Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa. Sounds like a trip of a lifetime for the guys.

Several folks from the district are attending the Calgary Stampede and among them are Endiang’s Ken and Eleanor Schultz, who are Calgary Stampede fans extraordinaire.

This year marks Ken’s 75th year of attending the Calgary Stampede, while Eleanor’s visits are about 10 years less. Ken, who will be 82 in August, started attending with his grandparents when he was about six years old and since that time has only missed one stampede, the July their first daughter was born.

I’m not sure if this is a record, but it certainly is an amazing dedication to the sport of rodeo.

Dale and Dee Green enjoyed some vacation time in B.C. They did some mountain biking at Fernie and visited with Dee’s uncle at Flathead Lake, B.C.

The County of Stettler invites everyone to the grand opening of its new public works and agricultural services facility, located just south of Stettler on Highway 56, on Thursday, July 20 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The first 150 people interested are invited to plant 150 maple tree seedlings to create a maple grove to commemorate Canada 150 and the grand opening of the new complex.

Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society is looking for a person interested in being Parade Marshall to coordinate the parade at the Byemoor Ball Tournament on Aug. 19. Anyone interested in helping out can call Paige Jones at 403-876-2923.

Humorous Quotes — “I’ve had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn’t.” — Patrick Murray