The Byemoor School students, staff and some parents enjoyed their year-end trip to Deer Valley Meadows near Alix last Tuesday. The students had a great time on the zipline, giant slip and slide, rock wall climbing and had a short soccer camp. The staff at Deer Valley Meadows commented how well behaved the students were. They wrapped up the day with ice cream treats.
Anita Mappin was the bus driver for the trip. The money raised through the hot lunch program on Fridays paid for the yearend trip. Many thanks go to all the parents who helped with the lunch program.
The school doors closed on Wednesday for the summer. We hope everyone has a wonderful summer vacation.
Bob and Eileen Green celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in Red Deer. Congratulations to the Greens on reaching this special milestone. We wish this fine couple many more happy anniversaries together. Bob and Eileen were longtime residents of the Byemoor community before retiring to Stettler.
Les and Rosemary Stulberg attended the Cher concert in Calgary on Wednesday to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. The concert “Dressed to Kill” was Cher’s farewell tour and as the name of the concert implies she had a different costume for every song. It was a fantastic production. Cher is 68 and can still sing as good as ever.
The Byemoor 4-H Beef Club held its awards dinner on Thursday evening at the Byemoor Hall. Congratulations to all the members on another successful year. The club celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. 4-H is a very worthy program, hopefully the club can operate for many more years so more members can benefit from the life-long learning skills achieved through 4-H.
Bill and Linda Smith spent a few days in Great Falls, Montana last week.
Dale and Dee Green spent some time in B.C., arriving home early last week. Dee and her sister Cheryl visited with relatives at Osoyoos while Dale and some friends went salmon fishing at Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
We send congratulations to Ben and Phyllis Starling on their 60th wedding anniversary. They celebrated the special milestone with a social at the Botha hall on Saturday afternoon. The Starlings have lived their entire married life in the Hackett district and are well known by many in a wide radius. We wish Ben and Phyllis many more happy years together.
Friends of Darlene (nee McCrindle) Webb will be happy to know Darlene is home following more than six months in the Red Deer hospital. It is nice for Darlene’s family to finally have her home. We send best wishes to her for a complete return to good health.
Ruthie’s Roost café in Endiang re-opens for business on July 2 under the management of Verla Buchwitz. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 5-8 p.m. on Sunday. The business will also feature the Country Attic antiques. We wish the Buchwitz’s well in their new venture.
Some local ladies joined in on the Castor Rebels women’s fastball reunion on Saturday when they met at the Byemoor Hotel. They enjoyed much laughter and reminiscing.
Ken and Eleanor Schultz are once again hosting their annual camp-out weekend on July 18-20 with everyone welcome to attend. The pancake breakfast and balloon race goes on Sunday.
Keep in mind the bridal shower coming up for Heather Keith, bride-to-be of Dustin Derrick, on July 12. The shower will be at 7 p.m. at the Byemoor hall.
Canadian trivia — Arthur Sicard of Quebec invented the snow blower in 1925.