Big Valley Byemoor Endiang news

Endiang Community Society annual meeting set

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Byemoor School students travelled to Botha School on Jan. 11 to take part in Catch the Spirit Day in anticipation of the upcoming Canada Winter Games being held in Red Deer.

The day included a visit from the Winter Games mascot, learning about the upcoming games, plus taking in some fun activities following the assembly such as skating, sledding, snowshoeing and floor hockey.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Thelma Keast who passed away on Dec. 25 in Calgary at the age of 98 years. Thelma, the daughter of Andrew and Clara Wasdal, was raised on a farm south of Endiang. She married Bill Keast of Byemoor and they farmed most of their lives in the Farrell Lake area southwest of Byemoor. There they raised their family and were very active in the community.

Thelma will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Our thoughts are with her family.

When Josh and Jamie Harden’s two-year-old daughter Sadie faced serious illness last fall and spent weeks in an Edmonton hospital their family, friends, neighbours, the rodeo community and surrounding communities started an online benefit page which was met with overwhelming response.

Following Sadie’s recovery, the Harden family has donated back to the medical community the money they didn’t need. The Harden’s have donated $14, 560 to the Stettler Health Services Foundation and $10,000 to the Stollery Stollerific Program. Welll done Harden family.

Kent and Tamlin Kobi and their children were home from Australia to spend Christmas with Russ and Linda Kobi and family. They, along with Russ and Linda, also travelled to Vancouver to enjoy the sites and visit some family members.

Russ, his son Kent and grandson Riley Kobi also took the semi-final game between Russia and USA at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

The Kobi family returns home to Australia on Jan. 17.

Everyone is invited to the farewell potluck supper planned for Wayne and Lynnette Lilliedahl on Jan. 19 at the Scapa Hall at 6 p.m. The Lilliedahl’s lived in the former Scapa General Store building which they had renovated into a home. For more information contact Thelma Bossert at 403-854-2393 or Doris Nelson at 403-854-2452.

Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society is offering skating lessons at the arena in Byemoor beginning on Jan. 16 and continuing each Wednesday after for six weeks. Skaters must be at least three years old.

A reminder the annual Rural Crime Watch meeting is on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Senior Circle in Hanna at 7 p.m.

The annual meeting of the Endiang Community Society is coming up on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Endiang Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Several area folks have been travelling and enjoying destinations in warmer climates.

Dara Hallett, along with Cody’s mother Sandra Hallett and grandmother Joyce Barkley, enjoyed some vacation time in Hawaii with a visit to Maui for a winter get-away.

Friends of Betty and Angela Keibel will be interested to know they are enjoying a holiday to New Zealand to escape some Canadian winter.

Ryan and Jaclyn Gallagher enjoyed the warmth and sunshine of the Dominican Republic for a break from winter. Ryan was the bestman at a wedding there.

Crib winners at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre on Jan. 10 were – First — (tie) Jim Bates and Debbie Goeson, Second — Brad Stiles.

Get well wishes are sent to Vi Grams who recovering from surgery she had in the Red Deer hospital on Jan. 14. We wish you a speedy recovery, Vi.

We send Happy Birthday wishes to former Endiang resident, Herb Gustsche of Hanna, who celebrated his 93rd birthday on Jan. 8. Best wishes for many more, Herb.

There was a bridal shower held for Kora Zimmer, bride-elect of Dustin Houston, at the Big Valley Drop-In Centre on Jan. 5 where Kora was showered with many lovely gifts.

The family of Ross and Marion Annable invite family and friends to their 80th birthday celebration on Jan. 19 at the Big Valley Legion Hall. No gifts please.

Bible study hosted by Pastor Allan goes each Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Big Valley Library.

Remember Bingo is every Thursday at the Big Valley Drop-In Centre. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7 p.m.

Big Valley Artists Group presents Paint with Cheryl Paddie, a Calgary artist, on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Big Valley Train Station. Sign up with Rose at 403-741-9800.

Rumsey community invites its neighbouring communities to keep the date open for the Rumsey Centennial 1919-2019 set for July 12-14, 2019 in Rumsey. More info is available on their Facebook page Rumsey Centennial 2019.

Humour for the day — My mom as a mother – “Eat what you get and be thankful – end of discussion!”

My mom as a grandmother – “Do you want your pancakes shaped like hearts or stars, sweetie pie?”

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