BYEMOOR/ENDIANG News — A large crowd enjoyed the Byemoor Bull-a-rama on Friday evening. The bulls proved a little too tricky to ride for many of the 30 bullriders. The contestants haled from Australia, Mexico, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec.
In the final go-round, it was Eric Isabelle from Quebec that won the championship with an 85 point ride.
Judy Buchwitz won the cowboy boots donated by Tom’s Boot in Stettler and Kristina Jones won the trade show door prize. The 50/50 draw of $540 was won by E. Lefebve.
The Byemoor Hotel was busy too with its steak barbeque, serving over 100 steaks.
A good-sized crowd attended the Charlie Ewing and The Queen’s Cowboys show in Endiang on Saturday evening. Endiang’s B.J. Smith was the organizer, emcee and one of the cowboy poets. He and Robbie Robertson are both retired RCMP officers and Robertson also entertained with cowboy poetry.
The singing acts included Perry Jacobson, a retired Banff National Park warden and Charlie Ewing, a Stavely, Alberta rancher. Their original material had a cowboy and western lifestyle flavour.
Robert and Sheila Buchwitz returned home Wednesday from an enjoyable two-week stay in Mazatlan, their second visit to Mexico this year.
Some local women tried their luck on Saturday at The Price is Right game show held in Calgary at the Grey Eagle Casino. Those going included Roxy Gallagher, Patsy Gallagher, Velma Gore, Krissy Jack, Nadine Hein, Kelly Kingcott, Jaclyn Gallagher and Samantha Gallagher. They didn’t win big, but had lots of fun.
Our district has had a number of out-of-province guests lately.
Lindsay Jennings’ mother, Linda Jack of Truro, Nova Scotia is spending a week and a half with her family.
Bob Maginn of St. Thomas, Ont. is a guest of Rob and Rhonda Maginn and Hunter. Rob’s father will be spending about a month here.
Anna Byatt and her son from Victoria, B.C. were visiting friends in our district. Anna is the daughter of George and Peggy (nee Ackerman) Byatt.
The Endmoor Drop-in Centre crib meet last Tuesday saw Doreen Nixon post the top score, while Lawrence Wilkie was second.
We send get well wishes to Ken Schultz, who is recovering from surgery last Thursday at the Drumheller hospital and to Florence Tucker, a patient in the Hanna hospital. We hope you both are on the mend soon.
Shannon Knowles and Lynne Nixon along with a friend Lynne Dupuis enjoyed a trip to Victoria, B.C., where the flowers are already in full bloom. They also caught up with a couple of Shannon’s school chums, Peggy (Ackerman) Byatt and her husband George and Audrey (Ackerman) Noel and her husband Murray.
We send happy 65th birthday greetings to a couple of former Byemoor –Endiang girls — to Linda (Nixon) Norlie on April 24 and to Ann Schuler on April 28. We hope you both enjoy being on the government payroll now.
Keep in mind the bridal shower for Samantha Huskinson, bride-to-be of Tyler Stulberg, on Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. at the Endiang Hall. Local ladies are asked to please bring lunch.
Remember the Mother’s Day pancake breakfast at the Endiang Hall on May 8 from 9 a.m. until noon. It is sponsored by the Endiang Board of Trade and proceeds will go towards purchasing flowers for the hamlet.
Thought for the day — “Good things come to those who wait. But better things come to those who work for it.”