Classic country, comedy entertain Endiang crowd

Congratulations to Agnes Sorensen on the celebration of her 90th birthday.

Agnes Sorensen

Agnes Sorensen

Congratulations to Agnes Sorensen on the celebration of her 90th birthday. A well-attended social was held in her honour in Stettler on Saturday afternoon.

Agnes lived in the Endiang district for 89 years, before moving to Paragon Place in Stettler last year.

We wish you many more happy birthdays, Agnes.

A good-sized crowd enjoyed the Rod Erickson concert, featuring Shiloh Sharrard and Jesse Fowler, at the Endiang Hall last Saturday evening.

It was a nice mix of entertainment, featuring classic and new country tunes, yodelling and comedy.

Rod is a seasoned entertainer, while Shiloh and Jesse are fresh, young entertainers in their early 20s.

The event was hosted by B.J. Smith and Ruth Fowler. We are fortunate to have them in our community, and benefit from all the entertainment they have brought to town.

A number of families in the community had Easter guests over the long weekend. We hope everyone enjoyed the special season with their families.

Last Tuesday evening at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre crib meet, it was the men’s turn to shine. Ken Schultz pulled off the best score of the evening, while Clifton Tucker came in second.

Congratulations to Yvette Hayden on receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal. Yvette was recognized for her longstanding contributions to her country and her community in the NWT. Jack and Yvette were in Edmonton for the presentation a few weeks ago. Ten years ago, Jack had received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal.

Winnie Paulsen shortened her winter with a three-week vacation in Arizona. She stayed in the Phoenix area with her sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Dick Moore. Winnie said she enjoyed taking in many spring-training baseball games.

The Big Valley Swordmen, the provincial atom D silver medallists, held a windup party at the Byemoor arena last Thursday evening. A hockey game with the Swordmen versus the Dads ended in a 17–17 tie. A potluck supper and more skating concluded the evening — and a fantastic season.

Congratulations to Russ and Linda Kobi on the birth of their new grandson, Riley Reed Kobi, in Australia. Proud first-time parents are Kent and Tamlin Kobi. Riley was born March 30 in Australia, which was March 29 in Canada. He arrived a bit early and weighed six pounds. Linda flew to Australia to meet the newest member of the family.

Jim, Gwen and Alex Keith, along with Byron, Linda and Cade Wilkie, enjoyed an island vacation to Turks and Caicos, during the spring break. They returned home Saturday.

Something to keep in mind — the local landfill transfer station will switch to summer hours, effective April 3. The transfer station will be open on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A water well workshop sponsored by the County of Stettler is slated for April 11 at the Byemoor hall. The management workshop covers groundwater, water quality, well protection, basic maintenance and how to do water sampling. It runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., is free of charge and lunch is provided. Those interested in attending are asked to pre-register by calling Kevin at 780-672-4765 by this Thursday.

The Chevelles are coming back to Byemoor on May 4 at the Byemoor hall. They are sponsored by the Endmoor Minor Hockey Association and the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society. The tickets are $300 per table (10 people per table). Tickets will not be sold at the door, but are available from any Endmoor minor hockey parent, or by calling Rhonda Maginn at 403-579-2228 or Rhonda Hutton at 403-579-2135.