Big Valley, Byemoor Endiang News

Annual Elks’ Turkey Bingo set at the Big Valley Community Hall

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Kirk and Twila Buchwitz’s young boys — Ryder, Bronc and Colter — were out to the Pro Rodeo at the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, SK, last week. They competed in the Rank Mini Pony competition and placed with some of their rides. Way to go, boys.

Some of Thelma Keast’s Endmoor family travelled to Calgary on Nov. 25 to help her celebrate her 98th birthday. Best wishes for many more happy birthdays, Thelma. I wish to correct in last week’s column where I mentioned Thelma resided in Airdrie, she has now moved to Calgary. Sorry for the error.

Byemoor School hosted its annual Book Fair on Nov. 20 – 21 at the school library.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Brian Boehlke who passed away in Calgary on Nov. 25. He was 55 years old. Brian was the son of the late Donald and Betty Boehlke.

Our thoughts are with Brian’s sister Sandy Boehlke, his nephew Nolan (DeAnna) Groundwater, niece Brandy Groundwater and her daughter Annika in their loss.

A celebration of life was held for Brian in Calgary on Dec. 2.

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Byemoor School students attended the Performing Arts for Schools performance, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at Erskine School on Nov. 28.

The students travelled by bus, driven by Twila Buchwitz. The Performing Arts for Schools program receives funding from the County of Stettler Regional Recreation Board.

The annual Elks’ Turkey Bingo is set for Dec. 12 at the Big Valley Community Hall. This is a great way to support the good community work of the Elks and perhaps win your Christmas turkey.

Big Valley School is pleased to be hosting Trickster, a theatre group of artists in residence from Dec. 11-14.

The students will work with the group during the week and on Friday, Dec. 14 will present a performance at the Big Valley School gym at 7 p.m.

Everyone is welcome and food bank donations are accepted at the door.

As a token of appreciation, the staff and students of the Big Valley School invite all parents for a Christmas Breakfast on Friday, Dec. 21 at the school gym at 9 a.m.

Congratulations to first-time parents Kyle and Jordan (nee: Wasdal) Smith on the birth of their daughter Ronni Mae Smith in Red Deer on Nov. 27.

Ronni weighed eight pounds five ounces.

Congratulations to the grandparents Murray and Kim Wasdal and Doug and Mavis Smith and local great-grandmother Winnie Paulsen.

Christmas humour for the day — “When you stop believing in Santa Claus – you get underwear.”