Endiang and Byemoor seniors honoured

Annual Christmas dinner

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Endmoor Drop-In Society honoured Endiang and Byemoor senior citizens with its annual Christmas senior’s dinner on Dec. 12 at the Byemoor Community Hall. More than 100 seniors enjoyed a delicious traditional turkey dinner at noon prepared by the Byemoor Hotel.

Byemoor School kindergarten to Grade 4 classes delighted the audience with a short Christmas program before the featured entertainment, Classic Country Gold, hit the stage. The musical group drew wonderful reviews from the appreciative audience.

Congratulations to Gary and Dolores Pearson who have just moved into their brand new home in Stettler. Gary and Dolores have retired from their farm located between Byemoor and Delia. We hope your new home and location brings you much enjoyment, Gary and Dolores.

Dale and Dee Green and their family – Derek, Jonathan and Delaine Bennett and their boys Jackson and Nathan and Cody and Dara Hallett and their boys Rowen and Deacon, enjoyed a family holiday to Fairmont Hot Springs in B.C.

Dave Nixon was honoured with a surprise 60th birthday party at the home of his son and daughter-in-law Gregg and Tara Nixon near Okotoks last weekend. He was joined by many family and Endmoor friends. Dave and Lynne had just returned home from a vacation to Hawaii and the surprise party was indeed a surprise.

Jack and Yvette Hayden enjoyed a Hawaiian holiday to the island of Maui. Sadly the greatness of their holiday was over-shadowed by coming home to finding their home and farm had been robbed.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Vanita Mathers who passed away on Dec. 10 at the age of 80 years. Vanita (nee Kenny) grew up at Endiang and Byemoor, the daughter of Ralph and Myrtle Kenny.

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She married Otto Wasdal and they raised a family of three sons. Following Otto’s passing Vanita later married Clarence Mathers.

A celebration of Vanita’s life was held in Hanna on Sunday, Dec. 16.

The Thursday crib meet at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre was won by the ladies, with Eleanor Schultz posting the top score and Gladys McLeod was second.

Sympathy is sent to Penny (nee Morlock) Mottus and family on the passing of Penny’s husband Tom Mottus on Dec. 9 at the age of 68 years. Tom passed away at their home at Morningside following a battle with cancer. He had three children and four grandchildren. Our thoughts are with Penny and her family in their sad loss.

Congratulations to Jeff and Amy Barker of Camrose on the birth of their daughter Bailey Loretta Kathleen Barker on Nov. 28. Bailey is a little sister for Nick and James.

Also, congratulations to the local grandparents Max and Elaine Ainsworth.

Happy 92nd birthday wishes go out to former Endiang resident Lois Ballinger who celebrates her special day on Dec. 20. Lois is now a resident of Points West Living in Stettler. We hope you enjoy your day, Lois.

Congratulations to Endiang’s Karyn Tateson on being named grand prize winner of the County of Stettler calendar photo contest. Karyn had two photos make the calendar.

The church in Endiang hosted a Christmas Carol Party at the Endiang Hall on Dec. 16.

On Dec. 31 is Bringing Back New Year’s with the entertainment of Six Finger Fritz at 9 p.m. at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall.

We wish to take this opportunity to wish the editor and staff of the Stettler Independent and all the readers of our column from near and far a very Merry Christmas. May the season be happy and bring peace, love and joy. Take the time to slow down and enjoy the simple things. We hope the New Year brings good health and happiness to all.

Christmas humour for the day — “Sign on a jewelry store – Diamonds work better than mistletoe.”

“Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.”

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