Australian bull rider Cody Fraser captured the championship bull riding title at the well-attended Byemoor Bull-a-rama on Friday, April 21. Sponsored by the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society, the annual event had 20 competitors from across Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C., Montana and Paraguay vying for the title in Byemoor.
Two local girls participated in the opening ceremonies, Rej Jones was the flag bearer and Heidi Hebert sang O Canada. Announcing duties were capably handled by Dustin Edwards.
Lucky draw winners included Trey McGillivray winning the 50/50 and Rhonda Hutton winning the Ag. Society raffle, handcrafted and donated by Tanis Longshore.
A dance followed where folks kicked up their heels to the music of Dally Up and Dance from Hanna.
Endmoor Drop-In Centre hosted its annual Crib Tournament on April 20 with 32 players participating. Prize money was paid out to the top five placings. Winners were: 1. Lawrence Wilkie, Stettler 2. Doug Harrold, Byemoor 3. Phyllis Baker, Hanna 4. Winnie Paulsen, Byemoor 5. Tie, split between – Deanna Johnson, Endiang, Barbara Page, Delia and Donna Daniels, Hanna.
Lunch for the tournament was catered by Terry Gallant. Winners of the draws were Carol Sisley, Delia and Marj Sorensen, Hanna.
Our apologies to Clifford Wilkie who we prematurely aged by misreporting he marked his milestone 80th birthday. That is still a year away, sorry for the error, Clifford. You are still young.
Last week we reported the skyline had changed east of Endiang with the wind turbine project east of Sullivan Lake. The same is true for the area south of Byemoor and Endiang. Looking south they now have the wind turbine project along the Hand Hills in their view.
Byemoor School students have completed their swimming lessons at the Stettler Recreation Centre. A bus driven by Twila Buchwitz transported them.
Congratulations to the Byemoor School which has been awarded $5,000 through the Clearview School Division’s Community Incentive Support Program. The money will help fund a cement basketball area.
Byemoor 4-H Beef Club held a mock achievement day at the Byemoor Arena on Sunday, April 23. The event gets the calves familiar with a trip off the farm and the members get experience showing and grooming before achievement day.
The Stettler District 4-H Beef Achievement Day Show and Sale is coming up on May 22 – 23 at the Stettler Agriplex with four clubs participating. The heifer show is on the first day and the steer show and sale are on the second day.
Humour for the Day —
“Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving.”
“My job is secure, no one else wants it.”
“My wife asked me to do a list of odd jobs. She gave me a list of ten, so I did 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.”
“My wife and I had a huge argument about who would do the laundry. Eventually I folded.”