Byemoor Fire Chief shows students how fire trucks work

Treated to pizza by fire commissioner

Big Valley, Byemoor and Endiang news By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Congratulations to Byemoor School on winning a pizza party from the Alberta Government Fire Commissioner and Atco Electric at the school on May 10.

The students also enjoyed the educational instruction of the event, as well as a visit from two mascots — Sparky the Fire Dog and Louie Lightning Bug.

They were also fortunate to have Jim Wasdal, Fire Chief of the Byemoor Volunteer Fire Department bring a fire truck to show the students how it works.

Big Valley’s ball hockey tournament is set for June 2 at the Big Valley arena. It will feature a three versus three challenge and all levels are welcome. To enter call Garret at 587-988-2999.

Get well wishes are sent to Florence Tucker who has had an extended stay in the Hanna Hospital. We hope are home soon, Florence.

The next “Paint With Luann” class is on May 22 at the Endiang Hall at 1 p.m. Contact Luann Buchwitz on her Facebook page to register.

Byemoor School students are taking swimming lesson in Stettler, two days per week. Twila Buchwitz is driving the swimming bus.

Recently, Byemoor and Big Valley Schools were among the schools to have a visit from Ryan Hallett, assistant director of agricultural services with the County of Stettler. Ryan presented the agriculture in the classroom program to foster an understanding of agriculture in school children.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Jack Grams who passed away in Stettler on May 9 at the age of 87. Jack spent most of his life in the Endiang community where he and his wife Vi farmed and raised four boys. Jack and Vi retired in Stettler in recent years. Our thoughts are with Vi, his wife of 60 years, their sons and families in their loss of this fine man.

Sympathy is also sent to the family of Victor Erion who passed away on April 30 in Brooks. He was 86. Victor was raised in the Scapa district before locating in Brooks. Our thoughts are with the Erion and Buchwitz families in their loss.

Ladies mark your calendars for a couple of upcoming bridal showers.

There will be a tea and shower for Carly Anderson, bride-elect of Matthew Tateson, on May 26 at the Endiang Hall at 2 p.m.

On June 12 Kory Bremer, bride-to-be of Randy Schofer, will be honoured with a bridal shower at the Byemoor Hall at 7 p.m.

Supporters of the Byemoor and Big Valley 4-H Beef Clubs are reminded of a change of date this year for the annual Stettler District 4-H Beef Show and Sale. It used to be held the Tuesday following the May long weekend, however, the 2018 show and sale will be held in Stettler on June 5. Be sure to come out and support these young 4-H’ers.

We hope mothers everywhere enjoyed Mother’s Day on Sunday — your special day. Nobody is held in higher regard or more loved than moms. And moms are famous for their classic mom-isms. Here are a few — “Don’t cross your eyes or they will stick like that” – “Make sure you have clean underwear on in case you are in an accident” – “Because I said so, that’s why” – “Go ask your father” – “Stop fighting or I’m turning this car around” – “Just wait till your father gets home” – “If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you too?” – “Elbows off the table” and “Just scrape the burnt part off, it will be fine.”

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