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Byemoor Endiang news

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

The Ken and Eleanor Schultz family 40th annual Pancake Breakfast and Campout weekend was held July 15-17 on their Endiang farm. Folks enjoyed good weather on the weekend.

Saturday evening saw a campfire sing-along along with a fantastic set of fireworks at dark. Sunday morning campers, family, friends and neighbours gathered for the delicious pancake breakfast.

The Great Endiang Balloon Race was launched before noon with 100 tagged helium balloons released. They quickly rose and disappeared into the blue skies. A few years ago, two balloons were reported found in Ohio and Wisconsin about 24 hours after being launched.

A fun competition, the Frisbee Golf Tournament took place on Sunday afternoon.

It was great to see Ken Schultz, who has been in the Hanna hospital for the past two months, able to attend on Sunday and visit with friends and neighbours.

A big thank you is extended to Ken and Eleanor Schultz and family for their wonderful hospitality once again.

Byemoor 4-H Beef Club wrapped up the year with its awards banquet on Thursday, July 14 at the Endiang Community Hall.

A delicious roast beef supper was served and enjoyed by all. Emcee duties were capably handled by club president Colter Stirling. Club secretary Taytum Marshall gave a recap in review of the club’s busy year.

The awards presentations were given by club leader Suzanne Sorensen with the aid of assistant leaders. The club had another successful year and will start up again in the fall with new projects.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Betty Meier (nee Walker) of Greencourt, AB (in the Mayerthorpe area) on her unexpected passing on July 10. She was 77.

Betty was the second youngest of eight children born to Fred and Margaret Walker. She grew up on the family farm one mile north of Endiang.

Betty was active in the 4-H beef club during her youth. Before her passing she was the last remaining member of her siblings living.

Our thoughts are with her husband Herb, her daughters Laura and Janice and their families, her sisters-in-law Annetta Walker, Elsie Walker and Sena Walker, other relatives and friends in their sad loss.

The funeral service was held in Whitecourt on July 16. Betty will be remembered for her cheery personality, wit and always having a sparkle in her eye.

Redneck Wisdom for the Day —

“If you find yourself in a hole the first thing to do is stop digging.”

“Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.”

“Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.”