Byemoor was lucky on county awards night

Byemoor School junior high students enjoyed a couple days of skiing with excellent snow conditions at Nakiska

BYEMOOR/ENDIANG NEWS

Byemoor School junior high students enjoyed a couple days of skiing with excellent snow conditions at Nakiska last Monday and Tuesday. Teacher supervisor Mrs. Gwen Keith and parent chaperone Rod Jack accompanied the students on the trip.

The attendance was one of the highest ever at the 38th annual County of Stettler Community Service Awards held Friday evening at Westwoods.

Congratulations to John and Carolin Schofer on being named the Stettler Dodge Community Service Award winners for 2015. John and Carolin have been longtime volunteers for many organizations in the Byemoor community.

Congratulations are also in order for Gordie and Roxy Gallagher who were recognized by the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society for their avid volunteerism. Gordie and Roxy have been strong community supporters for many years, assisting with many Endmoor organizations.

A salute to all the community service award winners and a special thank you to all the volunteers of our community who have made it the vibrant community it is today.

A strong contingent of Endiang-Byemoor residents attended the event in support of those being recognized. It was a lucky evening for several Byemoor folks who won no less than six of the door prizes.

Gordie and Roxy Gallagher were unable to attend the community service award presentations as they were in Arizona on vacation.

Congratulations to Stuart and Kayla Somerville on the birth of their second son Lachlan Joseph Letasy Somerville on Feb. 13 in Calgary. Lachlan weighed 10 pounds five ounces and is a little brother for Robbie. Congratulations also go to the local grandparents Rob and Laurie Somerville.

With the moderate weather on Sunday, it looks like March came in like a lamb. Does that mean we can expect it to go out like a lion, with a big snowstorm at the end of March?

It may not look like spring yet but it can’t be far off as gophers and geese have already been spotted.

Kyle and Janelle Sorensen along with Cody and Jaime Rausch enjoyed a holiday to Las Vegas, returning home on Sunday. Kyle and Janelle’s young son Ryland spent the time between his grandparents, Jim and Leanne Sorensen and Marlene Hanson.

Robert and Sheila Buchwitz enjoyed an extended vacation in Mazatlan, Mexico — a great way to shorten winter.

Happy 65th birthday wishes to Jill Hayden, who celebrated her special milestone on Feb. 25. Enjoy those government cheques, Jill.

Congratulations to Jack and Vi Grams who will be celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary on March 7.

Congratulations to the Endmoor Vipers girls’ hockey team on winning their playoff game against Leduc by a score of 5-2 on Sunday afternoon in Byemoor. The Vipers now advance to the next level of the playoffs. Way to go girls on an awesome game and good luck with the rest of the playoffs.

The Peewee Thunder team have been having good success in their first round of playoff games as well. They defeated Daysland 7-2 on Wednesday and won again on Sunday against Daysland 5-2. Good job guys! They now move on to the second round against Alix. First game will be on Wednesday in Delburne and then in Big Valley on Sunday at 3 p.m. Good luck peewees.

Mark your calendars for the Provincial Pee Wee “D” hockey playoffs on March 19-22, hosted in Big Valley. Opening ceremonies will be on March 20 at 5:30 p.m. Several players from Byemoor are on the Big Valley Peewee Thunder team. Be sure to show these young players your support.

Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour for daylight saving time on Sunday, March 8. Clocks will resume standard time again on Nov. 1.

Thought for the day — “Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”