By Les and Rosemary Stulberg
Endmoor Drop-In Centre hosted a successful Crib Tournament on Nov. 10 in Byemoor with 34 players participating.
Winners were: First – Blanche Johnson, Stettler. Second – Donna Daniels, Hanna. Third – Connie Whiteside, Erskine. Fourth – Betty Gall, Hanna. Fifth – Steve Buckley, Castor. Lucky draw winners were Lillian Kirtley of Stettler and Kay Kingcott of Hanna. All enjoyed a tasty lunch served up by Terry Gallant.
The Church of Endiang will host its annual Shoebox Packing Party on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Endiang Community Hall basement. There are a number of ways to participate. Folks can bring along enough items to pack a shoe box (boxes provided) or donate bulk items of soaps, facecloths, crayons, socks, snacks, toys, etc. and help pack boxes. For those who can’t attend but want to participate, it costs $10 to ship a shoebox, donations of cash or cheque payable to Samaritan’s Purse, are also welcome. Donations of $20 or more are eligible for tax receipts.
Everyone is welcome and the Church of Endiang is serving pizza from the Byemoor Hotel afterwards. This event is such a wonderful way to help less fortunate children from around the world make their Christmas a little bit brighter.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Ken Hayes who passed away on Oct. 25 in Calgary at the age of 88 years. Ken was raised in the Byemoor community, one of seven children born to Jack and Lena Hayes. He married Jeanette Donald of Endiang; they raised three sons and enjoyed a marriage of 67 years together.
Our thoughts are with Jeanette and her family, as well as the Hayes and Donald families in their loss.
Condolences are sent to Robert and Sheila Buchwitz and their family on the passing of Sheila’s sister Marion (nee McDonald) Laviolette on Nov. 7 in Calgary. Marion was 78 years of age. Our thoughts are with all of Marion’s family in their sad loss.
Byemoor School held a Remembrance Day service at the school on Nov. 8.
The students did a wonderful program and were assisted by the musical talents of Karyn Tateson. It is so important not to forget the contributions made by the men and women in the services, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Congratulations to Henry (Skip) and Anita Mappin on their 50th wedding anniversary. They celebrated their special milestone on Saturday, Nov. 11 with a social at The Hub in Stettler, where they were joined by many family and friends. We wish you many more happy years together, Skip and Anita.
A cougar has been spotted in the Endiang area. Definitely something the local folks will have to keep an eye out for.
Byemoor 4-H Beef Club is hosting an online fundraiser. Bidding opens on Nov. 18 and closes on Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. Watch for the Byemoor Beef Auction Fundraiser 2023 on Facebook to see the items and to bid. Donations are welcomed. Contact Suzanne Sorensen or Maureen Smith for more details.
Scapa’s Country Christmas Market is set for Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Scapa Community Hall. It will be an excellent opportunity to find some Christmas gifts. Lunch will be available. Donations are being accepted for the Hanna Food Bank. For more information contact Crista at 403-854-0181.
Thought for the Day —
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton