Endiang-Byemoor residents join events in neighbouring villages

Stormy weather on Saturday was a reminder this long winter isn’t done with us yet.

Stormy weather on Saturday was a reminder this long winter isn’t done with us yet.

The community is cheering on local men — Ron Caruthers, Eldon McCrindle, B. J. Smith and Jim Wasdal — as they participate in the Alberta 55-plus Winter Games in Calgary. They will be competing in the men’s hockey categories. Good luck, guys!

Thelma Keast had the top score at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre’s crib night on Tuesday, while Irene Brooker posted the second-best score. Thelma, at 92-years-old, showed the young whipper-snapper seniors how it is done. Good job, Thelma. The next crib night will be at the centre on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations to Harley and Joni Hutton on the birth of their son, Clay Robert Hutton, on Feb. 6 in Drumheller. Clay weighed in at eight pounds one ounce.

Congratulations also to the grandparents Bob and Janet Campbell and Les and Linda Hutton.

Joe and Beth Knowles returned home Thursday from a wonderful family vacation to California. They were accompanied by their three daughters (Loretta, Carmen and Deanna) and sons-in-law and their nine grandchildren. The group enjoyed such sites at Disneyland, Universal Studios, Newport Beach and Sea World.

The two family members celebrating their birthdays while on vacation, included Carmen’s 40th birthday and Deanna’s husband, Glenn.

An equine-related trip took Ruth Fowler to Toronto for most of last week. Ruthie’s Roost café was closed in her absence.

We send birthday greetings to a former Endiang resident, Karen Copeland of Hanna, who celebrated her 70th birthday on the weekend with family and friends. Karen and her husband Al operated the Endiang Teahouse at one time.

Several folks from the district took in Saturday night entertainment at neighbouring communities — the Ben Crane concert in Scapa and the seafood supper and comedy night in Halkirk — reporting a good time.

Gordie and Roxy Gallagher arrived home on Sunday from an enjoyable time in Jamaica. They were accompanied on the trip by their daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Trevor Kingcott of Hanna. B. J. Smith drove Roxy’s school bus in her absence.

Congratulations to the Swordsmen atom team on winning its league game against Sylvan Lake, 7-0, on Saturday in Byemoor.

Curling enthusiasts be sure to get your entries in for the Byemoor men’s and women’s bonspiel on Feb. 25 to March 2 by calling Eugene Nixon at 403-579-2460.

Kyle Sorensen and Janelle Derr will be married in Stettler on Feb. 16. They invite friends and family to their open wedding dance at the Stettler community hall that evening.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all on Thursday — be sure to remember the special people in your life.

Humour for the day — The only problem with being punctual is that there is rarely anyone there to appreciate it.


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