“A great success”: final verdict on Endiang centennial

On Monday a final meeting of the Endiang Centennial Committee was held at the hall. The celebration was a success in every way, including financial. The final tally shows there is money left over and it will be used for community projects. Once again, thanks to all who helped in any way and to all who came home to Endiang. Without you, we couldn’t have had a party.

Rosemary Stulberg and her mother Dorothy Diprose flew to Vancouver on Monday to visit their uncle and brother, Dean Wallace, who is very ill. They returned on Wednesday.

Get well wishes go out to Sandra Keith, who is now home from the Drumheller hospital and to Bruce Woelk, who is a patient in the Hanna hospital. Bruce was in the Red Deer hospital as well, and continues to recuperate in Hanna. He appreciates the many visits he has had from family, neighbours and friends. We hope you both are on the mend soon.

A reminder for folks travelling west of Big Valley on highway 589, the bridge at Mackenzie Crossing is closed for repairs from Aug. 15 – 31.

Several folks attended the farm sale for Bill Baird on Thursday. Bill has sold his land to the Jones family, but will remain in the community and will continue to live on his farm.

Of interest to those wishing to access water at the truck-fills at the water reservoirs in Endiang and Byemoor, county ratepayers no longer have to pay a $100 deposit. Users are just required to get a PIN number from the county.

Keep in mind the Byemoor Fair is coming up on Aug. 21. Entries for the bench show will be accepted on Friday from 7 – 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 – 9 a.m. at the curling rink. Pancake breakfast runs from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the hall. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and supper will be served beginning at 4:30 p.m. The dance begins at 9 p.m. at the arena. On Sunday the pancake breakfast goes from 8 – 11 a.m. and the slo-pitch tournament runs all weekend. Hope to see you there.

Farmers continue to struggle with haying as the weather has been unco-operative, making for a drawn-out haying season.

Several folks from the district took in the Stettler Stampede on the weekend.

Birthday greetings go out to: Aug. 20 – Matt Tateson, Aug. 21 – Scott Johnson and Cliff Pruden, Aug. 22 – Ken Schultz (his 75th) and Bill Baird, Aug. 23 – Kim (Paulsen) Wasdal, Aug. 24 – Edwin Gutsche and Lynne (Duncan) Jones, Aug. 26 – Kelly Buchwitz.

Happy anniversary to Jim and Maureen Wasdal and Shawn and Jody Sunstrum on Aug. 23.

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