A number of past and present Endiang and Byemoor residents attended the Red Carpet Premiere of the Jersey Boys movie in Stettler on Friday evening, July 11. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the movie stars Michael Lomenda, who was born and raised in Stettler. Michael and his parents Mark and Jan Lomenda were present at the gala and visited with everyone. It was a fun event and it does one’s heart good to see a young, local talent succeed in the entertainment industry and make it on the big screen.
An interesting side note to our community is Michael Lomenda is related to Margaret Sacuta. Michael’s mother Jan and Margaret are second-cousins —their McLeod grandfathers were brothers.
We send birthday wishes to Ernie Petrussa who celebrated his 85th birthday on July 14. Congratulations on reaching this milestone, Ernie — we wish you many more.
The community extends sympathy to Sam and Lena Stahl and family of the Byemoor Colony on the tragic loss of their 13-year-old son Steven in a farm-related accident. Our thoughts are with the family in their loss.
Ken and Eleanor Schultz hosted their 32nd annual pancake breakfast and camp-out weekend at their farm south of Endiang on the weekend. There were a few less campers this year. Rain on Saturday evening delayed the fireworks, but they were well worth waiting for. Nice weather resumed on Sunday for the pancake breakfast.
The 11th annual Great Endiang Balloon Race followed breakfast with participants releasing about 50 tagged helium balloons. They were last seen heading in a south-easterly direction.
The afternoon saw participants enjoying the Frisbee golf tournament. Winners were: 1. Judy Crawford and Darcy Limpert, 2. Jeff Crawford and Audra Limpert, 3. Rhonda Sedgwick and Kyle Mohl. The hard-luck award went to Kai Tucker and Jacky Chop. The winners all received a tub of ice cream.
Everyone was treated to ice cream treats and a pot luck supper concluded the weekend. Thanks to Ken and Eleanor for their wonderful hospitality once again.
Congratulations to Irene Brooker on becoming a first-time great-grandmother. Ella Dawn was born on July 17 at Lloydminster to Courtney Ziegler and Matt Metula. She weighed six pounds four ounces. Proud grandparents are Ernie and Brenda (nee Brooker) Ziegler of Hardisty.
We extend sympathy to the family of Walter Schuler who passed away on July 19 in Stettler. He was 89. Walter was a longtime resident of the Endiang district before retiring to Stettler. He and his late wife Ella farmed southeast of Endiang where they raised their three children — Ann, Doreen and Andrew. They were active community supporters.
Walter’s funeral will be on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Stettler Funeral Home. Our thoughts are with his family in their loss.
A potluck supper is planned for Marguerite Cattanach and Barry MacAuley at the Scapa Hall on July 27 at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Keep in mind Petrussa Farms’ 100-year farm celebration is coming up on July 26 at the farm southwest of Byemoor. The Petrussa and Jones families invite everyone to join them in celebrating the farm’s centennial. Plaque presentations are at 2 p.m., supper at 5 p.m. and a dance and fireworks later in the evening.
Remember the Byemoor Hotel hosts its Sunday morning brunch at the hotel on the last Sunday of the month.
There will be a bridal shower for Carrie Somerville at the Endiang Hall on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Women of the community are asked to please bring lunch.
Maureen Wasdal, Florence Tucker and John Schofer attended their 40-year high school reunion at Buffalo Lake on the weekend. They were in the 1974 graduating class of William E. Composite High School in Stettler.
Alf and Betty Woelk of Calgary visited with Kate Woelk last week and they travelled to Hanna and took their uncle Ed Glubrecht out for lunch. Ed will be 99 in August — he still drives and enjoys excellent health. He jokingly says he attributes his long, healthy life to never being married.
Les and Rosemary Stulberg had a visit from cousin Craig Morlock of Saskatoon last Thursday. He was out for his annual visit to the family farm at Delia and to take in his high school reunion at Hanna.
We send happy birthday wishes out to former Endiang resident Ervin Hausher, celebrating his 89th on July 23.
Canadian trivia — James Lewis Kraft introduced processed cheese in Canada in 1915.