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Byemoor-Endiang news

News for the week of June 15, 2023

Remember the Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast is coming up on Sun, June 18 at the Endiang Community Hall. Breakfast is served from 9 – 11 a.m. Treat Dad on his special day before heading out to your day’s activities.

Congratulations to Shayla (nee Schilling) and Todd Starling on the early arrival of their twin girls born on May 29 in Red Deer. Rory Gene weighed four pounds 10 ounces and Andy Rena weighed five pounds 11 ounces.

Also, congratulations to the grandparents Morris and Lorna Schilling and Malcolm and Cindy Starling.

The Nixon Family Reunion was hosted by Dale and Carol Nixon at their place near Stettler on the June 2 – 4 weekend. It was attended by 165 family members who enjoyed a weekend of reminiscing, visiting and meeting the newest members of the latest generation.

All were descendants of the late Jack and Christena Nixon who farmed a number of years at Byemoor and had 10 children; six boys – Jim, John, Glenn, Vern, Dave and Harold Nixon and four girls – Ruby (Graham), Mary (Carmichael), Alice (Clayton) and Amy (Bates). Today, Jack and Christena have over 1,000 descendants.

Tim Bates and his family from Chile came the furthest for the reunion.

Easton Scheerschmidt had the opportunity to travel with other football players of the Alberta Selects to participate in the Northwest Showcase. Their tour included the Western Oregon University in Corvallis, Oregon and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where the boys demonstrated their skills with a number of recruiters present. Easton’s dad Cody Scheerschmidt accompanied him on the five-day trip.

Senior’s Week was recognized in Alberta from June 5 – 9 and in Byemoor was celebrated on June 6 with a well-attended gathering at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre. Councillor Les Stulberg presented a fruit tray on behalf of the County of Stettler and sweets from him and Rosemary. Many thanks to all our seniors for the many contributions they have made to our communities and continue to make.

This is a fitting quote regarding seniors – “Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.” – John Hoeven.

There will be a bridal shower in honour of Traci Kruisselbrink, bride-elect of Warren Jones, on Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Byemoor Community Hall. Ladies, please bring lunch.

Congratulations to Hayden Scheerschmidt and his fellow football players on Team Alberta on their victory at the Border Bowl 2023 in Aberdeen, Sask. on June 10. They won over Team Saskatchewan in the six-a-side football all-star game.

Mark your calendars for the 20th annual Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana coming up on July 1 at the Endiang Riding and Roping Club’s outdoor arena in Endiang. More details will follow.

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary wishes are sent to Wendy (nee Duncan) and Calvin Blauel of Stettler on June 9. Congratulations on your special golden milestone and best wishes for many more, Wendy and Calvin.

Humour for the Day —

“If you want a stable relationship, buy a horse.”

“I thought growing old would have taken longer.”

“I know they say money talks, but all mine says is goodbye.”

“It was an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers.”