Byemoor curlers clash with Brier’s best

The Byemoor Curling Club hosted its annual men’s and women’s curling bonspiel last week.

The Byemoor Curling Club hosted its annual men’s and women’s curling bonspiel last week.

Winning the men’s first event was the Danny Brown rink of Erskine. The second event winner was the Miles Jones rink of Byemoor. The J. D. Johnson team of Halkirk won the third event.

The women’s first event was won by the Marjorie Kiemele rink of Rumsey. Byemoor’s Carolin Schofer and her team won the second event. Third event winner was the team of Betty Campbell of Byemoor.

Congratulations to Steven and Carla Johnson on the birth of their daughter, Alaina Marie, at the Drumheller hospital on March 6. Alaina weighed six pounds and 10 ounces and is a little sister for Lincoln.

Congratulations also to the local grandparents, Doug and Deanna Johnson.

Three teams of local floor curlers participated in the bonspiel at Castor last Monday. Congratulations to the team of Ken Schultz, Ernie Angel, Carol Sisley and Vi Grams for taking home a prize.

Also participating were Shirley Bates’ team of Bennie Kobi, Carol Stulberg and Jack Grams and Irene Brooker’s team, Dave Sisley, Jim Bates and a Castor curler who filled in for one of the local curlers who couldn’t make it.

All reported a good time enjoying the Castor hospitality.

Rosemary Stulberg spotted a gopher one day last week while driving the school bus. Rather early, considering the amount of snow we still have. He might need to carry a snow shovel with him.

Congratulations to former Byemoor resident Lydia Morlock, who celebrated her 92nd birthday last Saturday. Lydia lives at the Heart Haven Lodge in Stettler. We wish you many more happy birthdays, Lydia.

A note to those who attended Kyle and Janelle Sorensen’s wedding in Stettler last month. Someone grabbed the wrong coat and left a men’s black winter dress coat, size XXL, by mistake.

The brand name is Kenneth Cole New York. So folks, could you please check your closets and see if you have a similar coat there that isn’t yours. Call Kyle at 403-741-7074 to exchange.

Some of the local curling fans took in the Brier in Edmonton last week to enjoy Canada’s best men’s championship curling.

Students enjoyed a break from school on Thursday and Friday, as the teachers attended a teachers’ convention in Edmonton.

Rod Erickson — singer, songwriter and yodeller — appears in concert at the Endiang Community Hall on March 30 at 7 p.m.

He is a top 10 MGM recording artist who has performed with such greats as Tammy Wynette, Marty Robbins, Bill Anderson, Mel Tillis, George Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.

The concert features special guests Shiloh Sharrard and Jesse Fowler. Both are up-and-coming artists in their early 20s.

Erickson and Sharrard are U.S. entertainers and Fowler is the son of Ruth Fowler at Ruthie’s Roost.

The show promises something for all age groups. Tickets are $20 each and available at Ruthie’s Roost or by calling 403-579-2522 or 403-585-8379.

In hockey news, congratulations to the Big Valley-Byemoor Swordmen on winning the Zone 7 atom D banner. They now advance to the provincial championship this weekend in Consort. Byemoor-area boys on the team include Hunter Maginn, Rhett Walker, Gage Hutton and Robin Schipper. Good luck, boys!

The Endmoor mites wrapped up their season with a game against their parents in Byemoor on the weekend. The team never lost a game all season. Way to go, guys!

The Vipers girls’ bantam team played against Winfield in Byemoor on the weekend, winning 4-2. Congratulations, girls.

Coming events: Byemoor mixed curling bonspiel runs this week at the Byemoor curling rink.

The Byemoor Bull-a-rama will be held April 19 at the arena. St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday.

There are only two kinds of people on St. Patrick’s Day — those who are Irish and those who wish they were.

Humour for the day: What do you call an Irishman who keeps bouncing off of walls? Rick O’Shea.