Byemoor’s annual fall roast set

Big Valley Golf Society holds Annual Memorial Golf Tournament

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Mark your calendars for the annual Byemoor fall roast beef supper, set for Oct. 20 at the Byemoor Community Hall. Feast on a delicious roast beef supper with all the trimmings and desserts from 4 -7 p.m.

Seven excited little persons enjoyed their first day of kindergarten at the Byemoor School on Sept. 18. Those joining the class this year are Duncan Hebert, Briar James, Jace Keith, Addison Schofer, Tulsa Smith, Robbie Somerville and Brielle Sorensen.

Congratulations to Barbara Schilling who celebrated her 95th birthday on Sept. 17. Barb was a long-time resident of the Endiang-Halkirk area before retiring to Stettler. Congratulations on this special milestone, Barb and best wishes for many more.

Happy 91st birthday wishes go out to a former Byemoor resident, Dot Wasdal who celebrates her special day on Sept. 27. Dot is now retired in Stettler. Best wishes to Dot for many more happy years.

Nolan and DeAnna Groundwater have returned home from a trip to New York City. There they enjoyed the many sights and also took in a Toronto Blue Jays – New York Yankees baseball game at Yankee Stadium.

Dale and Dee Green, Gordie and Roxy Gallagher and Harvey and Theresa Hoskins took a break from the Alberta weather to enjoy some time in B.C. at Cranbrook and Osoyoos.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Edna Weich who passed away in Hanna on Sept. 14 at the age of 94 years. Edna was just 11 days from her 95th birthday. Edna and her late husband Reinhardt were long-time residents of the Scapa district where they farmed, raised five children and were active in the community and sports. Our thoughts are with Edna’s family in their loss.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is looking great after receiving a new coat of white paint this summer, done by painter Jurgen Kautz. Repair work on the steeple is now scheduled to be completed by volunteers.

There were 35 golfers come out for Big Valley Golf Society’s Annual Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 8. The team of Scott Schell, Sandra Schell, Dan Houle and Jenny Houle posted the best score. Profits will be shared with the Big Valley Cemetery and used to purchase equipment for the Kids’ Golf Club program.

Big Valley 4-H Beef Club held its re-organizational meeting on Monday, Sept. 24. If you missed the meeting and are interested in joining contact any member or leader of the club for details.

A retirement party is planned for the Saar family on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Big Valley Inn starting at 6 p.m. Friends and neighbours are invited to come to celebrate the new chapter in the Saar families’ lives. The Inn is featuring a roast beef supper from 6-8 p.m. for a nominal fee.

There is a meeting regarding the Big Valley Homecoming set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Big Valley Legion Hall.

Bingo fans will be happy to know Bingo starts on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Big Valley Community Centre. Early bird bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. with regular bingo at 7 p.m.

Big Valley School Awards Night is on Oct. 4 at the school.

The Big Valley Drop-In Centre schedule shows a number of events. Floor curling began on Sept. 6 and goes each Thursday. Cards are held at the centre every Monday and Friday evening at 7 p.m. Sunday crib games begin on Oct. 14.

Next meeting of the Big Valley Historical Society is on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Big Valley Train Museum.

Word was received of the passing of Les Usher on Sept. 9 in Edmonton at the age of 94 years. Les was born and raised at Scollard, south of Big Valley. He held a key role in the provincial 4-H program and was Deputy Minister for various Alberta government departments, plus had many other accolades during his career. Les maintained an interest in Usher Ranching at Big Valley and was instrumental in the development of the Rumsey Ecological Reserve on the former Usher Ranch lease land. Sympathy is extended to the Usher family in their loss.

Chuckle for the day — Humour seen on T-shirts: “Patience — What you have when there are witnesses.”

“My wife says I only have two faults — I don’t listen and something else.”

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