A bright young girl recognized

Congratulations to Jesse Jack on receiving the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society’s community youth award.

Jesse Jack

Jesse Jack

Agricultural Society vice-president Twila Buchwitz presented Jesse with the award at the society’s meeting last week.

Usually this award would have been presented at the County of Stettler’s annual community service award presentations (held this year at Westwoods) but Jesse was unable to attend that function.

Jesse is passionate about her community and is a multi-talented young girl.

Jesse taught skating lessons at the arena in Byemoor and choreographs the dance routines and helps her mother teach dance at the local dance club.

She has sung O Canada at many functions and excels in the 4-H club.

Jesse is President of the Byemoor School students’ union and is an honour student. She has won numerous school awards including citizenship.

Jesse’s talent for the arts has her heavily involved in dance, piano, singing and acting. She has many awards from music festivals and a dance scholarship from the Hanna Music Festival. She played the main character in Stage Hanna’s production of “Oliver”.

Jesse is also a gifted athlete and plays with the Endmoor girls’ hockey team. She has been invited to play AAA midget girls’ hockey with the Central Alberta RAGE team and has aspirations to play on the Olympic women’s hockey team one day.

Jesse has also found time to make an environmental-related video for You Tube. In addition to the many activities already in her busy life Jesse still makes time to volunteer with community and school events and helps out on the family farm.

The 21st annual Byemoor Bull-a-rama was well attended on Friday evening. It is the longest running bulls-only rodeo event in Canada. Of the 30 bull riders participating, eight were fortunate to make qualifying rides. Ponoka cowboy Tyler Pankewitz won the top bull riding spot with a combined score for two rides of 168.5 points. He was awarded the championship jacket from The Byemoor Store.

Jesse Jack sang O Canada and Tyson Pietsch was the announcer. Three bull riders from Australia as well as riders from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta made up the list of contestants.

The 50/50 draw was won by Les Walker and the cowboy boots donated by Brahma Boots and Tom’s Boot, Stettler were won by Winnie Paulsen.

The evening’s events were rounded out by a mini-trade show and dance and the steak supper at the hotel, which was also well attended.

Special thanks go out to all the patrons, sponsors, organizers and volunteers for making the bull-a-rama a success once again.

Sympathy is extended to the Mike and Sharie Boehlke family of Lac La Biche on the tragic death of their 19- year-old son Blayne Boehlke. Blayne died on April 17 as the result of a vehicle accident earlier in the week. Our thoughts are also with his grandmother Marilyn Boehlke and other family members in their heartbreaking loss.

It is that time of year again when orders are being taken for the Byemoor School community calendar. The proceeds from the calendar sales go towards the bussing of the school children for swimming lessons in Stettler.

People purchasing calendars can put their family’s birthdays and anniversaries on it and there is room for advertising as well. Contact Twila at The Byemoor Store at 403-579-3755 to order.

Keep in mind the Mother’s Day events coming up at Endiang. A pancake breakfast will be held at the Endiang Hall on May 10 from 9 a.m. until noon. It is sponsored by the Endiang Board of Trade and proceeds will go towards beautification of the hamlet.

A Mother’s Day Garden Tea is being held at Rhonda Munns’ gift shop south of Endiang on highway 855 on May 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day. High Tea by Nilgiris Tea House is by reservation only. Call Rhonda at 403-665-2431 or 403-854-1137 to reserve.

Bernice Clausen is hosting a bridal shower at her home on April 29 for Brandi Newsome, bride-elect of Raymond Mappin. The shower is at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome.

Chuckle for the day — “They asked me why I don’t have tattoos … so I told them, have you ever seen a Ferrari with bumper stickers?”