Lots of haying and harvesting in Endiang

The district received its first hard frost on Thursday night. Sometimes that is what it takes to clear the weather, but judging from the rain that fell Sunday, it didn’t work this time. These are trying times for the farmers with lots of haying and harvest left to complete.

In regards to the story we ran last week of spoiling tomatoes, we have received several calls and it appears this is a common problem this year. The cool, wet summer has caused “late blight” in tomatoes, causing them to spoil and this can affect potatoes as well.

The district was saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Sandy Longshore on Sept. 14 at 91 years of age. Sandy was a life long resident of the Byemoor – Leo area and well known in purebred cattle circles, especially Hereford and Angus.

Our condolences to his family, Wayne, Don, Doreen, Dave and Murray and their families in their loss of this highly esteemed gentleman. His memorial service will

be held in Byemoor on Tuesday.

Kindergarten classes started on Tuesday and the class is made up of six little boys – William Brown, Ryder Buchwitz, Ty Claypool, Nash Dettmer, Tanner Tazer and Cade Wilkie.

More than 20 students from the Byemoor School are taking swimming lessons in Stettler after school for three weeks. The bus is driven by Rosemary Stulberg.

Congratulations to John Pogmore of Byemoor who won a new half-ton truck through a UFA promotion. Very lucky indeed, enjoy your new wheels, John.

Sympathy is extended to Herb and Helen Gutsche and family on the passing of Helen’s brother, Henry Fercho, on Sept. 12 at the age of 76 years in Cranbrook, B.C. Henry is survived by his wife Ann and three sons, Mark, Grant and John and their families. A memorial service will be held next Sunday.

Several ladies gathered at the Endiang Hall on Friday evening to shower bride-to-be Crystal Schellenberg with a wonderful assortment of gifts. Crystal and Will Oickle will be married in Stettler Oct. 9.

Jim Groundwater attended the wedding of his nephew Chad Knudson, son of Geraldine (nee Groundwater) Stimson, at Lacombe on Saturday. Chad and his bride Lindsey will be residing in Red Deer.

Congratulations to Roxy Gallagher who celebrated her 60th birthday with a gathering of family and friends at their home on Friday evening.

Clara Abram also celebrated her birthday last week when her daughter Alona Quaschnick took her on a little mother-daughter get away.

Congratulations to Dwayne and Shelly Schellenberg on the early arrival of a baby boy on Sept. 19 at the Red Deer hospital, a little brother for the twins Cole and Dayne. Congratulations to the grandparents Rod and Lynnette Schellenberg, as well.

Evening volleyball begins Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Byemoor school gym and will run every Tuesday. Remember to bring clean shoes for the gym.

Birthday greetings go out to: Sept. 26 – Patsy Gallagher and Jody Sunstrum, Sept. 27 – Dan Grover Jr. and Dixie (Boehlke) Ingram, Sept. 28 – Ashley Hayden and Gail (Loomer) Wigemyr, Sept. 29 – Theresa Tucker.

Happy anniversary to: Sept. 28 – Dave and Yvonne Groat, Sept. 29 – Lane and Bobbi Buchwitz and Tick and Yvonne Walker.

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