The Byemoor Hotel has new owners. Joyce Campbell and Bruce Gallagher take over ownership of the hotel effective March 1. We wish Joyce and Bruce all the best in their new venture. We also wish Ron and May Carrothers well in their future endeavours. They operated the hotel for the past several years — thanks Ron and May for providing that service to the community.
We extend sympathy to the family of Lou Lohrmann who passed away on Feb. 7 at the age of 87 years. Lou and his late wife Carol were progressive farmers who were involved in the early importation of Simmental cattle from Europe. He was well-known in the Scapa, Endiang and Hanna areas. His funeral was held in Hanna on Friday. Our thoughts are with Lou’s daughters, Luann (Dave) Buchwitz and Pam (Brad) Schooler and their families in their loss.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Bernice Zeimer who passed away in Hanna on Feb. 14. She was 88. Bernice was a long-time resident of the Endiang community before retiring to Hanna. Bernice and her late husband Albert farmed east of Endiang near Sullivan Lake and were active members of the community.
Our thoughts are with her daughters, Linda (Bill) Smith and Brenda Zeimer and their families, as well as her sisters Carol Stulberg and Eva Ergang in their loss. By Bernice’s request there will be no funeral service.
Congratulations to Dallas and Taylor Rappel of Nightingale on the birth of their daughter Fallon Rae on Feb. 7. Fallon weighed six pounds five ounces and was born at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary. Congratulations also go to the grandparents Fred and Marilyn Rappel and great-grandmother Gail Irion.
The junior high students of the Byemoor School participated in the CARA curling bonspiel in Erskine on Thursday.
The floor curling club from Endiang sent two teams to the Valentine’s floor curling bonspiel in Halkirk on Thursday. Although they didn’t come home with the top prizes they did have a fun day and enjoyed the Halkirk hospitality.
Get well wishes go out to Winnie Paulsen who underwent some minor surgery last week in St. Albert.
Jim Stimson and Jodi Johnson, along with Joslyn, are home from a winter get-away to Phoenix, Arizona where they visited with some of Jim’s family.
The Valentine Dine and Dance in Byemoor was well-attended on Saturday evening. Folks enjoyed a splendid meal catered by local ladies and dancing to the music of Lori Blake. The grand prize draw of a $2,000 travel voucher was won by Kirk Buchwitz. By an amazing coincidence Kirk and his wife Twila’s names were the last two left in the draw, so either way they were going to get to travel. Congratulations to Kirk and Twila — enjoy your destination of choice.
Get well wishes are sent to Jeanne Sinclair who is a patient in the Rocky View Hospital in Calgary. We wish you a speedy recovery, Jeanne.
Congratulations to the curling team of Jim Krautt, Tyler Stulberg, Wes Jones / Allen Norlie and Dennis Turre on winning second in the A event at the Stettler men’s open bonspiel.
Cody and Dara Hallett enjoyed a break from winter with a vacation to Jamaica. Young son Rowen stayed with his grandparents Dale and Dee Green while his parents were away.
Happy 65th birthday wishes are sent to Lloyd Hausher on Feb. 18. He is celebrating his special birthday in Mexico. Enjoy those government cheques, Lloyd.
Word was received of the passing of Elsie (nee Delker) Burt at the age of 100 years. Elsie was well-known in our neighbouring communities of Scapa and Craigmyle. Our thoughts are with her family in their loss.
In Peewee hockey action, the team played in Alix on Saturday and won 3-2. On Sunday they played to a 4-4 tie in Daysland.
Thought for the day — “A clean house is the sign of a broken computer.”