Busy opening day at Byemoor Hotel

About 70 people descended on the hamlet of Endiang for the St. Patrick’s floor curling Funspiel on Monday.

The winning team from the St. Patrick’s Funspiel in Endiang. From left

The winning team from the St. Patrick’s Funspiel in Endiang. From left


About 70 people descended on the hamlet of Endiang for the St. Patrick’s floor curling Funspiel on Monday. Sixteen teams were made up of players from Botha, Castor, Delia, Drumheller, Endiang, Halkirk, Hanna, Round Hill and Stettler. In a funspiel the players from the various communities are mixed, so everyone gets to meet new people. Many were dressed in their finest green Irish attire for the occasion.

The winning team was made up of Hans Cluver, Stettler; Joan Morrison, Delia; Bob Boswell, Big Valley and Jean Jackson, Botha.

Traveling the farthest to the funspiel was Joe and Karen Hogg of Round Hill, north of Camrose. Joe and Karen (Knowles) Hogg grew up at Endiang and Byemoor.

Congratulations to Tyson and Kary Lyn Keith on the birth of their second son Boden James Keith on March 16 at the Drumheller hospital. Boden weighed nine pounds two ounces and is also welcomed by big brother Jace. Congratulations also go to the local grandparents Pat and Sandra Keith and great-grandma Mike Keith.

Jean Mappin had the top score at the Endmoor Drop-in Centre’s crib night on Tuesday while Doug Harrold placed second. The next crib meet will be on April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations to Endmoor’s Jack Hayden on winning the PC nomination at the vote in Hanna on Saturday with a decisive 66 percent of the vote. Jack’s name will now be on the ballot for the next provincial election.

A big congratulations is in order for the Big Valley-Byemoor Peewee Thunder hockey team on winning the gold medal at the Provincial D Pee Wee Tournament in Big Valley on the weekend. They defeated the team from Raymond in the final. The boys played hard and made their communities very proud. The team was the host of the tournament. Hats-off also goes to all those parents and volunteers who did an excellent job of organizing the successful event.

The Byemoor Hotel officially opened under the new management of Joyce Campbell and Bruce Gallagher on Friday. They were off to a busy start with Deanne Walker’s 18th birthday celebration at the hotel on Friday evening. On Saturday evening Jenelle Hassett, fiancée of Cliff James, celebrated her 30th birthday with a large gathering of family and friends at the hotel. The Saturday pizza night also saw more than 50 pizzas sold. Best of luck with your new venture, Joyce and Bruce.

The curling team of John Schofer, Eugene Nixon, Tyler Stulberg and Ken Gallagher from Endmoor participated in the Big Valley men’s bonspiel, which wrapped up on Saturday. They placed in the B event.

Sympathy is extended to the Duncan family on the sudden passing of Dewey Duncan on March 19 in Ontario. He was 52. Dewey was raised on a farm north of Endiang and was the second-youngest of Donald and Irene Duncan’s five children. Dewey attended school in Endiang and Byemoor and was active in the Endiang 4-H beef club. Our thoughts are with the family in their sad loss.

Happy Birthday wishes are sent to David Buchwitz who celebrates his 65th birthday on March 26. We hope you are enjoying being on the government payroll, David.

We also send birthday wishes to Agnes Sorensen, who is celebrating her 92nd birthday on March 30. Enjoy your special day Agnes and best wishes for many more.

Mark your calendars for the 21st annual Byemoor Bull-a-rama coming up on Friday, April 17 at the Endmoor Arena in Byemoor. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be beef on a bun served, a mini-trade show, bull riding and a dance.

Thought for the day — “A grudge is the heaviest thing to carry. Choose forgiveness instead.”