By Les and Rosemary Stulberg Byemoor/Endiang News
A Byemoor couple are the proud parents of Stettler’s New Year’s baby. Congratulations to Jonathan and Esther Waldner of the Byemoor Colony on the birth of their daughter Mariah Jane Waldner on Jan. 4. Mariah weighed five pounds two ounces and is a little sister for Eva Joanne.
Congratulations also to the grandparents George and Dora Waldner.
Congratulations to Byemoor School teacher Rich Martel and his bride Andrea Garcia who were married in Edmonton on Dec. 30. The ceremony was at St. Paul’s Catholic Parish and the reception at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.
Andrea is from Mexico; her parents don’t speak English so there was a Spanish translator at the wedding. The weather was cold even by Canadian standards so the Mexican and Brazilian guests found it unbelievably cold. Gwen Keith and Linda Kobi from Byemoor were among the guests. The newlyweds are residing in Stettler. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage Rich and Andrea.
Endmoor Drop-In Centre crib winners for Dec. 28 were Eleanor Schultz, first and Mickey Tucker, second. On Jan. 4 it was Ken Schultz with the first place win and Mickey Tucker captured second again. Remember, crib goes every Thursday at 1:30 and is open to all.
Of interest to those who enjoy playing the card game “Smear”, starting on Jan. 9 the Endmoor Drop-In Centre is hosting Smear games every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the centre and all are welcome.
Floor curling resumed at the Endiang Hall on Monday following the Christmas break. Floor curling goes every Monday at 1 p.m. in Endiang and anyone interested is welcome to join in.
Congratulations to Bob and Eileen Green on the addition of another great-grandchild to their family. Proud first-time parents Danny and Ashley Brown of Erskine welcomed the early arrival of a baby boy James Ray Brown on Dec. 30 at the Stettler hospital. James weighed five pounds 12 ounces. Congratulations also to grandparents Neil and Deneen (Green) Brown.
Sympathy is extended to Adam and Paige Jones and family on the sudden passing of Paige’s uncle Wes Eager of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia on Jan. 2 at the age of 67 years. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
We also extend sympathy to the family of Muriel Hayes who passed away in Red Deer on Jan. 4. She was 88. Muriel was raised in the Leo district, one of 12 children born to Ellis and Mary Riggins. She married Bud Hayes of Byemoor.
Our thoughts are with her children Ken (Cheryl) Hayes, Marlene (Don) Roberts, Lori (Craig) Jensen and their families and other relatives. Two sons Greg and Dave predeceased Muriel.
Muriel’s funeral service will be held on Jan. 19 in Red Deer.
Rob and Hunter Maginn enjoyed a snowmobiling excursion to the Fernie, B.C. area during the holidays.
Happy 65th birthday wishes go out to Don Wilkie. Don celebrated his special milestone on Jan. 6. Congratulations Don and enjoy being on the government payroll.
New Year’s humour —
— May all your troubles last no longer than your New Year’s resolutions.
— My goal for 2018 is to accomplish my goals of 2017, which I should have done in 2016, because I promised them in 2015 and planned them in 2014.