Big Valley, Byemoor and Endiang News

A cougar was spotted in a farmyard west of Byemoor

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

The floor curling bonspiel in Endiang on April 30 saw teams participate from Stettler, Botha, Big Valley, Halkirk, Castor and Endmoor.

The Botha team of Larry Church, Cheryl Kelm, Ada Church and Dorothy Diprose won the first event. Second event winners included Betty Campbell, Carol Sisley, Joan Morrison and Irene Brooker from Endmoor. This event wrapped up the season for floor curling in Endiang.

Byemoor was a busy place on April 28 when more than 80 motorcycle riders came through town. Byemoor was a stop on the “Blessing of the Bikes” poker run that originated from the Rosedale – Drumheller area. The event raised $1,500 for the Drumheller Salvation Army who operate the food bank. The Byemoor Hotel was very busy as many stopped for food and drink.

Slo-pitch enthusiasts take note; two upcoming slo-pitch tournaments in Big Valley are filling up fast but there is still time to enter.

The Big Valley Ag. Society 24-team slo-pitch tournament goes June 22-24, while the 20-team slo-pitch tournament hosted by the Big Valley Fire Department is slated for July 27-29.

Contact Chanse Stefanik at 403-741-9940 to enter in either tournament.

Congratulations to Jeffrey Barker and Aimee Landry who were married in Las Vegas on April 1. The newlyweds reside in Camrose. Jeffrey is the eldest son of Elaine and Max Ainsworth.

Byemoor School Grade 1-6 students enjoyed a trip to the Erskine School on April 2 to see “Very, Very Munsch.” It was a puppet performance sponsored by the County of Stettler recreation board in its Performing Arts for Schools program. Rosemary Stulberg was the bus driver.

Congratulations to Ken Schultz who was named top crib player of the season for the Endmoor Drop-In Centre’s crib club. Good pegging, Ken.

There will be a bridal shower for Carly Anderson, bride-elect of Matthew Tateson on May 26 at 2 p.m. at the Endiang Hall. Ladies please bring lunch.

Endiang Cemetery is in need of a caretaker for summer maintenance of the cemetery. Anyone interested may contact Terry Gallant at 403-579-2515 or Deanna Johnson at 403-579-2331 for more information or to apply.

Endmoor Gophers are gearing up for another exciting season of ball games in the T-ball, Coach Pitch or rookie levels. Parents interested in registering their children are asked to contact Bobbi Buchwitz with the names and ages of their child. Messages may be left on Bobbi’s post on Facebook on the Byemoor-Endiang Bulletin or by texting 403-741-8345.

Remember the Mother’s Day pancake breakfast coming up on May 13 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Endiang Hall sponsored by the Endiang Board of Trade.

Plan to attend the Mother’s Day weekend perennial plant exchange as well as sweets and beverages during Cattlemunns Ranching grand opening for the season May 11-13. If you don’t have a plant to swap you may bring a baked sweet to trade for a plant. Sweets and refreshments are by donation, which go to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church historic fund.

Also on the Mother’s Day weekend these events at the Byemoor Hotel, a BBQ steak supper on May 11 from 5-7:30 p.m. and musical entertainment by the duo Mark and Heather on May 11 and 12.

A cougar spotted in a farmyard west of Byemoor caused some concern among area residents last week but luckily the beast was taken care of before any harm came to any livestock, pets or humans.

Endmoor Floor Curling Club sent two teams to the Botha bonspiel on May 3. Congratulations to Brad Stiles, Doug Harrold, Ken Schultz and Joan Morrison on winning first in the second event. Also participating were Eleanor Schultz, Dave and Carol Sisley and Geri Wesa.

A change in format at the Stettler Independent will have this column carry news for Big Valley, Byemoor and Endiang. If folks from these communities have community events or other news of interest they would like included in the column please contact Les at or call 403-579-2403 or leave a private message on my Facebook page.

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