Byemoor School Christmas Concert on Thursday Dec. 21

Endiang’s Doug Johnson retires from recreation board after 28 years

Endiang’s Doug Johnson was recognized for 28 years of service by the County of Stettler Recreation Board on Dec. 4 as he has retired from the board.

Doug has faithfully represented the Endmoor Recreation and Culture Society for the Endiang and Byemoor communities at the county board for nearly three decades.

Doug was a county recreation board representative from the inception of the board.

Congratulations Doug on your recognition and thank for your dedication and a job well done. Eugene Nixon will become Endmoor’s rep on the board.

Endiang floor curling club held its Christmas party on Dec. 4 at the Endiang Hall. Folks enjoyed a lovely ham dinner with all the trimmings catered by Terry Gallant at noon. It was followed by a gift exchange and an afternoon of floor curling.

On Dec. 7 the Endmoor Drop-In Society hosted its annual Senior’s Christmas Dinner at the Byemoor Hall. About 90 seniors enjoyed a traditional turkey dinner complete with all the trimmings catered by the Byemoor Hotel. They then enjoyed the entertainment provided by the Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes from the Byemoor School and the comedian, Ole Ugly.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Lillian Grover of Olds who passed away on Dec 5, one day before her 74th birthday. Lillian and her late husband Lloyd Grover both were raised at Byemoor, Lillian the daughter of Jim and Evelyn Nixon. Our thoughts are with Lil’s family in their sad loss — her children Jim and Connie and their families, her sister Betty Keibel and brother Kenneth Nixon and other relatives and friends.

The Christmas Light-up in Endiang was held on the evening of Dec. 9. Decorations were lit up in the park area north of the hall and hot chocolate was served at the hall.

Justin Jones and Anton Stewart were recently to Palm Springs, California to attend a canola conference and hospitality hosted by Bayer.

Happy 65th birthday wishes are sent to Jim Wasdal, who celebrates his milestone birthday on Dec. 15. He had an early celebration with his family in Red Deer then they took him to Calgary, which included taking in the Christmas light display at the Calgary Zoo.

Byemoor Hotel has announced the Saturday pizza nights have been cancelled for Dec. 16 and 23.

Brad and Shellbea Paulsen enjoyed a trip to Las Vegas. One of the highlights was attending the Reba and Brooks & Dunn show at Caesar’s Palace.

Dale and Dee Green and their whole family enjoyed about five days at Fairmont, B.C. at the hot springs resort.

Keep in mind the Scapa Christmas Concert is set for Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Scapa Hall. Potluck supper goes at 6 p.m. with meat supplied. Entertainment welcomed for the program that follows. Bring a Santa gift for your children and enjoy the evening — it is open to all.

Byemoor School Christmas Concert is on Thursday. Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Byemoor Hall and all are welcome.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church candlelight Christmas service is on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. with everyone welcome.

Those wishing to get fit again following the Christmas feasting may be interested in Hooping in Endiang on Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Endiang Hall. Instructor is Carrie-Lyn MacDougall (nee Jones) who will demonstrate using a hula hoop for fitness and weight loss. Cost is $50 and includes the special hula hoop. For more information contact Carrie on her Facebook page.

Christmas Trivia

— How to say Merry Christmas around the world: Joyeux Noel, French; Buon Natale, Italian; God Jul, Swedish; Feliz Navidad, Spanish; Frohliche Weihnachten, German; Geseende Kersfees, Africaans and Mele Kalikimaka, Hawaiian.

— The first candy canes were made in 1670 by a German choirmaster to help children endure lengthy nativity services. They were white and shaped like a shepherd’s cane.

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