Bulls beat cowboys

A large crowd attended the 20th annual Byemoor Bull-a-rama on Friday evening.

Dave and Betty Nixon celebrated multiple milestones at a social held in their honour at the Stettler Legion on Saturday. The milestones included the couple’s 68th wedding anniversary

Dave and Betty Nixon celebrated multiple milestones at a social held in their honour at the Stettler Legion on Saturday. The milestones included the couple’s 68th wedding anniversary

A large crowd attended the 20th annual Byemoor Bull-a-rama on Friday evening. There were 32 bullriders in the bull busting competition with the bulls winning over the cowboys in many of the rides.

Kyle Loudon, an Australian cowboy, was declared the champion bull rider of the night with an 85-point ride. He received the championship jacket sponsored by The Byemoor Store.

Aughtum Wilkie of Big Valley won the “Name the Bull” contest with her submission of “Buckington.”

Cole Schellenberg of Endiang was the proud winner of the bicycle in the Easter egg hunt during intermission. Jim and Gwen Keith donated the bicycle and Lorri McLeod of Cooperators Hanna supplied the Easter eggs and candy.

The lucky 50/50 winner was Terri Mappin of Byemoor.

Endiang’s Ken Gallagher took home a brand new pair of cowboy boots in the raffle sponsored by Boulet Boots and Tom’s Boots of Stettler.

Fifteen sponsors have been with the Bull-a-rama since it started 20 years ago. Their support was recognized with a plaque presentation made by Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society president Dwight Tucker.

Many folks, especially the younger set, enjoyed the dance that followed with the music of Lori Blake.

Thanks go out to all the volunteers who made the bull-a-rama a success.

Congratulations to Dave and Betty Nixon on their milestone celebration held at the Stettler Legion on Saturday afternoon. They were joined by many family and friends to mark their 68th wedding anniversary, Dave’s 90th birthday and Betty’s 92nd birthday.

The Nixons were longtime residents of the Byemoor community and now reside at Points West Living in Stettler.

Guests enjoyed a nice program, luncheon and much reminiscing.

We wish Dave and Betty many more happy years together.

Winners of the crib night at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre last Tuesday were Lawrence Wilkie – first and Mickey Tucker – second. The crib season will wind up on April 29 at 6 p.m. with a potluck supper and final round of crib. Presentations will be made to the season winners at that time. Crib will resume again in the fall when new members will be welcomed.

Get well wishes go out to Don Grover who underwent hip replacement surgery in Calgary this week. Hope you are home and on the mend soon, Don.

Many folks were either travelling or had guests in for Easter celebrations. We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend despite the cooler than normal weather.

Quote for the day: “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” – Mark Twain

BYEMOOR/ENDIANG NEWS