Byemoor/Endiang News. FILE PHOTO

Byemoor Street project completed

Streets were ready for parade and ball tournament visitors.

Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Byemoor/Endiang News

Byemoor drainage project and street improvements are now complete and the hamlet looks pretty spiffy. County of Stettler began an immense drainage project late last year to correct drainage issues that plagued the hamlet. The drainage project included the installation of concrete swales and considerable ditching.

The streets also underwent substantial grading and melding with the drainage project. All the streets in the hamlet then had an oil product applied to control dust or muddy conditions.

The arena parking lot was also surfaced with an oil mixture and the Drop-In Centre parking lot is to be soon done as well.

Byemoor’s streets looked splendid and were ready for the ball tournament and parade.

Another Byemoor slo-pitch tournament is in the history books and it was once again a tremendous success. Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers who contributed so much hard work to achieve this feat.

Byemoor was a sea of holiday trailers, motor homes, campers and tents packing every available space. Folks from various places in Alberta descend on the hamlet each year for this popular event. It has been a long-standing summer tradition in Byemoor that brings families together to play ball and enjoy camping and visiting with friends and family and to have a lot of fun.

There were fireworks on Friday night, Aug. 18, and were enjoyed by many.

A good parade on Saturday was well received by the many folks who lined the streets. Children were tossed an ample amount of candy along the parade route.

The pancake breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday morning were also popular.

Children were entertained at the Kids’ Carnival at the arena on Saturday afternoon with many activities and a petting zoo.

Saturday night saw a large crowd dance the night away to the music of Sound Source at the arena.

The 30-team tournament wrapped up on Sunday afternoon. The Dirt Bagz team from Camrose-Wetaskiwin captured the A event over the local team, Crude Crew, comprising the Gallagher family.

B event winners were the Upper Deckers team, entered by Dwight and Heather Tucker of Endiang. They won over the Stettler team, One Hit Wonders.

In the C event, The Wacky Wasdals, another Endmoor family team, won over the Almost Heros team, entered by Danny Grover of Big Valley.

D event champs were the Half Sox team, a Wilkie family entry, winning over the Rednecks team, entered by Dave Nixon. Both these teams were local.

Our district is experiencing an early harvest with harvesting operations getting underway before the middle of August. The hot, dry summer advanced crops quickly this year. Hopefully, the good weather will last to allow farmers to get their crops into storage in good condition.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of David Buchwitz who passed away on Aug. 17 in Red Deer at the age of 67, following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. David was a life-long, highly-regarded resident of the Endiang community who will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with David’s wife Luann, sons Kelly (Bobbi) Buchwitz and Dwayne Buchwitz, his three grandsons and other family members in their sad loss.

David grew up on a farm east of Endiang, with parents Nat and Alvina Buchwitz and brothers Danny and Robert, and farmed there the rest of his life. He also enjoyed spending time at his acreage near Pigeon Lake. David’s life will be remembered at a memorial luncheon at the Endiang Community Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. with interment in the Endiang Cemetery.

Jim Wasdal participated in the Provincial men’s 55-plus hockey championships in Calgary on Saturday, Aug. 12. Jim’s team won the bronze medal in the 65-plus division. Congratulations Jim.

Kent Kobi from Australia, son of Russ and Linda Kobi, was home for a short visit. He was able to catch up with many family and friends at the Byemoor ball tournament.

Krissy Jack and her family had their speciality coffee concession at Global Fest in Calgary. This spectacular fireworks exhibition was all Canadian this year.

Quote for the day: “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” — Zig Ziglar

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