Les and Rosemary Stulberg
Ken and Eleanor Schultz’s annual camp-out weekend was enjoyed by many. A fantastic set of fireworks awed the crowd on Saturday night, July 22. Sunday morning saw the family serve up pancakes and sausage for their 35th annual pancake breakfast.
A hundred helium balloons, with Canada 150 on them, were released in the 14th annual Great Endiang Balloon Race. All balloons were tagged and it will be interesting to find out how far they will travel and who launched them.
Sunday also featured the Frisbee Golf Tournament, which is always fun.
Winners were: First – Jerry Durant, Calgary and Harley Inglis, Airdrie; Second – Jeff Crawford, Calgary and Travis Stulberg, Stettler; Third – Jim Wasdal, Endiang and Dano McCoy, Hanna.
The honest-golfer award (consolation prize) went to Hayden Barr of Cold Lake and Eleanor Schultz.
Jim Wasdal offered a ride in his airplane in a draw, and it was won by Doreen Nixon. Doreen enjoyed a half-hour flight over the Endmoor district.
Many thanks go to the Schultz family for their wonderful hospitality, making for a great weekend.
Congratulations to Chad and Melitta Sorensen on the birth of their daughter Temperance Louise Sorensen on July 7. Her birth date was 7-7-17; hope those sevens are lucky for you, Temperance.
Temperance weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. She is also welcomed by big brother, Nash.
A donation was made to the Stettler Museum consisting of old records from the Bye Moor (in 1913 Byemoor was written as two words) and Success school districts as well as vintage agricultural photographs and Justice of the Peace records from Byemoor. Staff missed getting the donor’s name, so if anyone knows who it is please contact the Stettler Museum at 403-742-4534 or Les Stulberg 403-579-2403.
Visiting with Skip and Anita Mappin family is Anita’s sister Marlene Haustein-Csordas from Geneva, Switzerland.
Some former Endmoor classmates enjoyed a get-together at St. Ann Ranch near Trochu this past weekend. Those enjoying the friends’ reunion were Peggy (Ackerman) Byatt and Audrey (Ackerman) Noel from Victoria, B.C. as well as Shannon (Ballinger) Knowles, Maureen (Hunt) Wasdal, Sue (Hunt) Armstrong, Florence (Mappin) Tucker and Brenda (Crawford) Jones from Alberta.
Ray Wesenberg of Edmonton stopped by the Byemoor Hotel on Friday, July 20. His father, William Wesenberg, operated the hotel in the 1940s. Ray was impressed on how well the hotel has been maintained and how much larger the bar area is now. He said the family left Byemoor when he was a child, 69 years ago, and he hadn’t been back since.
Don and Wanda Wilkie hosted the Wilkie-Riddell family reunion at their ranch on July 14-16. The late Dorothy Wilkie was formerly a Riddell. About 67 folks enjoyed the family get-together, with much visiting and reminiscing. Family came from Vancouver, Coquitlam, B.C., Calgary, Airdrie, Hardisty, Stettler and Halkirk, as well as locally.
Word was received of the passing of Ellen Fridulin in Red Deer on June 30. She was 97. Ellen and her husband Ernie Fridulin operated a butcher shop in Byemoor in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It sat just west of the Byemoor Hotel. The Fridulins relocated to Rumsey where they farmed until 1972, before moving to Sylvan Lake.
Some Endmoor folks attended the grand opening of the County of Stettler’s new public works shop and agricultural services facility on July 20. The building is practical, yet modern, designed to serve the ratepayers for generations to come.
Hot and dry conditions are persisting in our area. Crops are deteriorating and grassland is turning brown and crunchy. Rain is badly needed – does anyone know to perform a rain dance?
Thought for the day: “Remember, don’t insult the alligator until after you cross the river.”