The little trick or treaters enjoyed nice weather on Halloween this year. For a change they didn’t have to cover up their costumes with parkas and snowsuits, making for a more enjoyable evening. The nice weather came to a halt however, as the district woke up Sunday morning to a heavy blanket of wet snow. Hopefully, it will still all melt as we don’t want to endure another early winter.
Congratulations to Lenard and Rebecca Schofer on the birth of their son Maverick Leonard Schofer on Oct. 27. Maverick weighed seven pounds 15 ounces and is also welcomed by big sister Addison. Congratulations also to the local grandparents John and Carolin Schofer and great-grandparents Len and Betty Schofer and Helen Steen.
Following an organizational meeting on Tuesday, the Byemoor Curling Club has planned its opening bonspiel. It is set for Nov. 13-15 and is open to all teams. It doesn’t matter if the teams are all men, all women or a mix of each. Entries may be phoned in to Eugene Nixon at 403-579-2460, Justin Jones at 403-579-2585 or John Schofer at 403-579-2488. Entry fee is $140 per team — sounds like a fun way to kick off the season.
Mark and Julie Jones, along with Greg and Deb Herzog of Delia, arrived home on Thursday following a week-long holiday. They enjoyed various points of interest in B.C., Idaho, Washington and Montana.
Farmers and ranchers of the district have been in the midst of weaning and selling calves during the past few weeks and that will continue in the month to come. They are enjoying record prices as the cattle market has never been stronger.
Mark your calendar for Santa Claus Day in Byemoor on Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The event features craft and bake tables, Christmas tree sales and pictures with Santa. Now is the time to book the tables to market your wares. Call Twila at 403-579-3755 a.s.a.p. to book.
With the weather like it is, it might be a good time to curl up with a good book to read. One suggestion is “Into the Abyss” by Carol Shaben. Carol is the daughter of former MLA Larry Shaben. He survived a plane crash in northern Alberta in 1984 that killed six of the ten passengers aboard, including NDP leader Grant Notley. Carol writes the story of that tragic event and tells how it transformed the lives of the survivors and forged deep bonds among them. The book is available at the Stettler Public Library.
Of local note, Larry Shaben was raised at Endiang, the son of a pioneer business family who opened one of the first grocery and general stores in the new town of Endiang. That building currently houses Ruthie’s Roost café. The Shabens also operated a similar business in Byemoor.
Happy birthday wishes to Al Copeland who celebrated his 75th birthday and to Olwin Pearson on her 91st birthday, both on Oct. 30.
Happy wedding anniversary congratulations go to Ervin and Ruby Hausher who celebrated 66 years together on Oct. 24 and also to Lorne and Marlene Wallace celebrating their 35th on Nov. 3 and Gus and June Mattheis marking their 45th milestone on Nov. 14. Congratulations to all and best wishes for many more happy years.
The Endmoor Vipers girls’ hockey team played Camrose in Byemoor on Saturday. It was a close game but the Camrose team got the 4-2 win. On Sunday, they played Leduc in Byemoor. The visiting team won 5-2. Next game for the girls is in Byemoor on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. against Lacoka.
The atoms Swordsmen played on Saturday to a 6-3 win against Blackfalds.
The Byemoor minor hockey teams are all organized for another season. The mites, novice, atom and pee wee teams are all combined with Big Valley. The home games and practices will be split between both arenas.
Some upcoming games are: Nov. 8 — Atoms at 1 p.m. and Peewees at 3 p.m. in Byemoor. Nov. 15 — Peewees at 3 p.m. in Big Valley.
Thought for the day — “A person who feels appreciated will almost always do more than expected.”