The IODE Award presents an award to the top student in one of the core subjects. This year it was given to the top student in LA for grades 6-9. Pictured left to right is: Elpha Senft

Will a TV star come out of our district?

Many will remember earlier this year when six-year-old Mia Prehn auditioned for a spot on the popular television show “Dragon’s Den.”

Byemoor/Endiang News

Many will remember earlier this year when six-year-old Mia Prehn auditioned for a spot on the popular television show “Dragon’s Den.” The young entrepreneur was selected to make her pitch at a taping of the show in Toronto. It is now known the episode featuring Mia will air on Nov. 12. Mark your calendars and see if Mia is successful in her quest. Mia is the daughter of Brian and Erin (nee Kobi) Prehn of Stettler and the granddaughter of Russ and Linda Kobi of Byemoor.

It was the ladies’ turn to shine at the crib night at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre last Tuesday. Vi McCarty posted the top score while Deanna Johnson placed second. Next crib meet will be on Nov. 4.

The local floor curlers were in Botha on Thursday for a floor curling bonspiel. Enjoying the Botha hospitality were the teams of Ernie Angel, Mickey Tucker, Helen Gutsche and Eva Nielsen as well as Herb Gutsche, Dave and Carol Sisley and Della Jones.

We send get well wishes to Ken Schultz who is recovering from a surgery at the Red Deer hospital last Wednesday. Hope you are on the mend now and feeling well, Ken.

Congratulations to Lorissa Schilling and Danny McAllister on their recent engagement.

Doreen Nixon and Lorene Stulberg along with Kenneth Nixon and Becky Nixon of Stettler enjoyed the Carroll Baker concert at the Century Casino in Edmonton on Thursday.

Congratulations to Erin (nee Kobi) Prehn on being named Stettler’s female citizen-of-the-year at an awards night in Stettler on Thursday. Erin was raised at Byemoor and is the daughter of Russ and Linda Kobi.

Doreen, Becky and Eugene Nixon attended the funeral of Ted Diamond at the Stoney Lake Community Centre near St. Paul on Friday. Ted lost his life at age 49 in a motor vehicle accident. Ted’s wife Debra Ann is the daughter of Ann Schuler. Our thoughts are with the Diamond, Schuler and Nixon families in their tragic loss.

The Byemoor hall was filled with family, friends and neighbours on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 80th birthday of Shirley Campbell. The social was hosted by Shirley’s children — Joanne, Joyce, Betty, Bob, Randy and Dennis — and their families. There was a large birthday cake and food galore for guests to enjoy. Congratulations to Shirley on her special milestone and best wishes for many more happy birthdays.

Jack and Yvette Hayden, Rick Laak, Tom and Bonnie McCrindle, Luke and Tania LaRose, Jim and Maureen Wasdal and Les and Rosemary Stulberg were among those attending “An Affair for the Heart of Alberta” in Stettler on Saturday evening. The gala was a fundraising event for the Stettler hospital.

The Endmoor girls’ hockey team played in Maskwacis (Hobbema) on Saturday winning 14-2. They played a home game in Byemoor on Sunday against Lacoka (Lacombe-Ponoka combined team) with a score of 5-3 in favour of the visiting team.

Mixed adult volleyball is held at the Byemoor school gym every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. and is open to all who wish to participate.

A baby shower is planned for Nash Sorensen on Nov. 1 from 1-3 p.m. at the Big Valley school gymnasium. Nash is the new son of Chad and Melitta Sorensen.

Rhonda Munns’ gift shop on highway 855 south of Endiang opens for the Christmas season on Nov. 1. The shop features unique gifts for Christmas or all-occasion, many with a country flavour. Many folks are anxious to see Rhonda’s new gift selection. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. five –days-a-week, Wednesday through Sunday.

Thought for the day — “Slow down— happiness is trying to catch you.”