Crib takes summer break

Even though the weekend precipitation made the district look like the middle of winter again, it was welcome moisture.

A number of fall and winter activities in the community are now wrapping up. A tasty potluck supper and the final crib meet of the season were held at the Endmoor Drop-in Centre on Tuesday evening. Top crib player of the year was awarded to Doug Harrold. He received a trophy for his win and has his name engraved on the big trophy that stays at the Drop-in Centre. Congratulations to Doug. Lawrence Wilkie came in second. Crib will resume again in October and is open to all interested players.

The Smear card club concluded their card games for the season on Wednesday afternoon at the Endiang Hall. The club plans to resume the card games again next winter.

The Endmoor floor curling club will wind-up their season on Monday at the Endiang Hall. More details on that next week.

Two teams from the Endmoor floor curling club participated in the 16-team bonspiel in Stettler on Thursday. Attending were the teams of Ken Schultz, Ernie Angel, Eleanor Schultz and Della Jones, also Dave and Carol Sisley, Eva Nielsen and Cliff Donald. Although the teams didn’t bring home any prizes they did enjoy socializing and the wonderful hospitality and meal provided by the Stettler club.

The 4-H mock achievement day planned by the Byemoor 4-H Beef Club for Saturday at the arena in Byemoor was cancelled due to the inclement weather. This trial-run gets the calves accustomed to the different surroundings and gives the members an opportunity to practice their showmanship and grooming skills.

The local 4-H club will be hosting the Stettler District 4-H Show and Sale in Byemoor on May 18-19. Mark your calendars for that and come out to support the young 4-Hers and see the results of their year’s work on their projects.

Happy 65th birthday greetings go out to Stan Wasdal. Family members from Endiang and Byemoor traveled to Calgary on Sunday to help Stan celebrate his special milestone birthday. They included Art and Dot Wasdal, Jim and Maureen Wasdal and Murray and Kim Wasdal. Enjoy those government cheques, Stan.

We send birthday greetings Dave Nixon Sr. who celebrates his 91st birthday on May 1. We wish you many more happy years, Dave.

A recent visitor with Brian and Theresa Christie was Brian’s brother Harvey Christie from Manitoba.

Congratulations to Jesse Jack on being selected to play in the Alberta Cup girl’s hockey tournament in Medicine Hat. Good luck, Jesse.

Keep in mind the provincial election is coming up on May 5. A polling station will be open at the Byemoor community hall from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. There will also be advance polls on April 29-30 and May 1-2 in Hanna and Stettler if you are away on election day. Be sure to exercise your right to vote to elect an effective voice for your community.

Coming Events:

May 9-10 — Mother’s Day Garden Tea from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., features High Tea by reservation (403-665-2431 or 403-854-1137) at Rhonda Munns’ gift shop, Endiang.

May 10 — Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast at the Endiang Hall from 9 a.m. – noon.

Chuckle for the day — “4 out of 3 people have trouble with fractions.”