Local history records ‘winter that wouldn’t end’

There was a tie for the top spot at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre’s crib meet last Tuesday.

There was a tie for the top spot at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre’s crib meet last Tuesday. Thelma Keast and Ruth Ratcliffe (Fowler) had identical scores to tie for first, while the next best score was posted by Mickey Tucker for third place.

The district received about three more inches of snow on the weekend to lengthen the six months of winter we’ve already had, even more.

The winter of 2012-13 will go down in the record books as the winter that wouldn’t end.

Like they say — Canada has two seasons — winter and July.

Supporters of the Byemoor Curling Club worked at the casino in Red Deer last Thursday and Friday. Thanks goes to the volunteers who helped out.

More than 70 floor curlers descended on Endiang on Monday to participate in the Fun Spiel. Names are drawn from a hat and players from different communities are mixed together to play on 18 teams.

The theme of this year’s Fun Spiel was “hat day,” so players donned their favourite or most unusual hat, just for fun.

The community was deeply saddened to learn that Clifton Tucker, a lifelong resident of Endiang, passed away in Red Deer on April 7. He was 84.

Clifton’s family homesteaded at Endiang more than 100 years ago. In his younger years, he was active in sports and never lost interest in baseball and hockey. After a career in farming, he retired and remained in our community until his passing. He will be missed by all who knew him.

We extend sympathy to his wife Mickey; his sons Dale (Florence), Glen (Theresa) and Lee (Christine); his sister Eleanor (Ken) Schultz and their families. Our thoughts are with the family in their sad loss.

Sympathy is extended to the Hunt family on the passing of Ruth Hunt, a former Endiang resident.

Ruth died on March 27 at Maple Ridge, B.C. She was 92. She and husband Rev. Dick Hunt lived on the Ribstone Ranch at Endiang in the 1940s and 50s. They left our district sometime after Dick became a minister. They also lived in Stettler when he served the Anglican Church there.

Our thoughts are with Rev. Hunt and his family during their time of loss.

Keep in mind the Byemoor Bull-a-rama is coming up April 19 at the arena. Doors open at 5 p.m., with beef on a bun served at 6 p.m. and bull bustin’ beginning at 7:30.

There will be a trade show from 6 to 10 p.m. A dance is scheduled for 9:30 p.m.

The Byemoor Hotel hosts a steak supper that evening and children are welcome in the hotel until 8 p.m.

The Chevelles come back to Byemoor on May 4 to present the popular music of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets are advance only and will not be sold at the door. They are available from any minor hockey parent.

Call Rhonda Maginn at 403-579-2228 for more information. Proceeds go to the Endmoor Minor Hockey Association and the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society.

Thought for the day — If a black box in an airplane is indestructible, why can’t they make the whole plane out of it?


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