Conference call set with education reps

All interested are invited to participate in a teleconference call with Alberta education minister Jeff Johnson at Byemoor School

The Smyths emerged as the top crib players at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre last Tuesday. Eileen Smyth posted the best score of the evening, while husband Bob placed second. The next crib meet will be Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society sponsors a snowmobile poker rally Jan. 20. The rally starts at the arena in Byemoor at 10 a.m. and the last hand must leave no later than 12:30 p.m. Anyone who can help with the rally is asked to call John Schofer at 403-579-2248.

Word was received of the passing of Kay Connors in Red Deer just after New Year’s. Many will remember when Kay lived in Endiang in the former Adelaide Donald house. Our thoughts are with her family in their loss.

Ruthie’s Roost in Endiang is hosting a performance by Jim Peace, western singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, on Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Ruth at 403-579-2522.

A pair of young Byemoor women got a little more excitement than they needed on Saturday afternoon. Kary Lyn Keith and Rebecca Schofer were having lunch in the restaurant in Airdrie, where the armed standoff between two robbery suspects and the RCMP occurred. They were held up for more than four hours before the ordeal ended peacefully.

Several women from the community turned out at the Endiang Hall on Friday evening to honour Janelle Derr with a bridal shower. The future bride of Kyle Sorensen, along with her bridesmaids, opened up many gifts from the well-wishers. Kyle and Janelle will be married in Stettler on Feb. 16.

If you missed Ben Crane in concert when he was in Endiang, you are in luck. Ben Crane and his daughter Jessica are coming to the Scapa Hall for a performance Feb. 9. The western singer, songwriter, cartoonist and Leanin’ Tree artist was well-received when he performed in Endiang last month. Tickets are available for $20 at the UFA and Willow Creek in Hanna or by calling Doris Neilsen at 403-854-2452 or Peggy Sauter at 403-854-4672.

Bill and Linda Smith picked up Kristy Smith and Claire Hamilton at the Calgary airport Saturday. Kristy and Claire are visiting from England and plan a three-week stay.

In school news: All interested folks are invited to participate in a teleconference call with Alberta education minister Jeff Johnson and Alberta School Council president Brad Vonkeman to discuss priorities of the Alberta education system. The call takes place Jan. 22 at the Byemoor School library, from 7 to 9 p.m. Contact Rhonda Maginn or Twila Buchwitz for further information.

The Clearview school district is working on a draft calendar for the next three years. The draft calendar can be viewed on the Clearview website and any concerns or feedback can be directed to local trustee Rhonda Maginn at 403-579-2228.

The Byemoor School mixed basketball team played its first game against Donalda and lost 40-16. Better luck next time, guys.

In hockey news: The Swordmen, the Byemoor-Big Valley atom hockey team, played Sylvan Lake on Saturday in Big Valley and posted an 11-2 win. On Sunday, the atoms played their first provincial playoffs game against Alix and won 4-2. Good job, guys.

The Swordmen are hosting a hockey tournament in Big Valley this weekend. Their first game is Friday at 6 p.m. against Camrose. T

he Endmoor mites host their tournament Saturday at the Byemoor arena. The first game is against Delia at 10 a.m. Consort and Big Valley are also in the mite tournament. Be sure to come out and show your support for our young hockey players at those tournaments.

Alberta trivia — The smallest municipality in Alberta is the Village of Gadsby.