Students from Byemoor School and Big Valley School are pictured with their exchange twins from a school in Cornwall

Exchange students complete their stay

Various family gatherings were held on the weekend to celebrate Father’s Day. We hope all the Dads had an awesome weekend.

Various family gatherings were held on the weekend to celebrate Father’s Day. We hope all the Dads had an awesome weekend.

The new kindergarten class of Kalel Grams, Rowdy Jones and Kai Tucker had a test-run last week. If the boys liked it, we are sure they will be back in the fall.

The Cornwall-Byemoor exchange students continued to have a busy time with activities. They travelled by chartered bus to Banff on Sunday and to Drumheller on Monday where they toured the Royal Tyrell Museum and other sights in the badlands. On Tuesday the students journeyed to Edmonton to visit West Edmonton Mall and sights of the capital city. They were driven by B. J. Smith.

Wednesday saw the group tour Big Valley, Circle Square Ranch and the local Hutterite Colony, driven by Anita Mappin. They also had a farewell barbecue at the Byemoor hall that evening to mark the completion of the exchange. Some students from the Big Valley School were also involved in the exchange.

The Grade 9 farewell was also included in the Wednesday evening event. Billy-Joe Hawkins, the only Grade 9 student, was bid farewell. Good luck in high school, Billy-Joe.

The Cornwall students headed home early Thursday morning with B. J. Smith driving them to the Calgary International Airport. They were accompanied by the local host students to say their goodbyes. It was a busy but successful exchange between Ontario and Alberta schools.

The Byemoor Grade 5-6 class spent Wednesday to Friday at camp at Circle Square Ranch north of Halkirk. They were joined by other Grade 5-6 classes from across the Clearview school division.

The full moon that occurred on Friday the 13th was a bit of a rarity. The next time a full moon falls on a Friday the 13th will not be until August 13, 2049. Full moons that occur in June are called Honey Moons.

Friday, June 13 was also Farmers’ Day —while it is not celebrated to the extent it once was — it is still a day to honour the contributions of farmers. Farmers’ Day may have been celebrated unofficially prior to 1945 but it became an official day to recognize farmers in Alberta by government resolution in 1945. Years ago, Farmers’ Day was marked by community or school picnics, ball games, rodeos, sports events and dances. In some towns businesses closed for the day and school was let out so everyone could participate. Hopefully, the farm families who put the food on our tables will continue to be appreciated and acknowledged.

Friends and family of Jordan Wasdal attended a stagette party in her honour at Sylvan Lake on the weekend. Jordan and Kyle Smith will be getting married in Byemoor on July 5.

Remember entries for the 11th annual Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana on July 1 in Endiang are being accepted on June 26 from 8-10 p.m. Call Bobbi at 403-579-2432 or Twila at 403-579-2173 to enter.

We send get well wishes to Lynda Wilkie who is a patient in the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. We hope you are well and home soon, Lynda.

Irene Brooker and Mickey Tucker were in Hardisty on Sunday. They met Patsy Gallagher and Velma Gore at Ernie and Brenda Ziegler’s place. Velma had spent two weeks with Patsy at her home at Tulliby Lake in northern Alberta. Velma accompanied Irene and Mickey back to Endiang to continue her visit here.

Canadian Trivia — Daylight saving time was first introduced in Canada in 1918 to help boost war production.

BYEMOOR/ENDIANG NEWS

 

Just Posted

Red Deer will officially be the home of the Canadian Finals Rodeo

CFR has potential to bring in an economic impact of $20-30 million

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

What to do after online accounts are hacked

Facebook, email and other accounts hold vital information

PETA picking wrong bone with meat tax

Science shows vegetarian diet doesn’t lessen cancer risk

Rumsey Coyote Derby promises a lot of fun

Rumsey 4-H kids heading to beef congress

Erskine Professional Motocross Athlete appears in Edmonton

Chad Bauman performs as part of ‘Ground and Gravity’

Suspected Toronto serial killer targeting gay community arrested

A 66-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in disappearance of two Toronto men

Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page, to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Canadian band to get top honours at 2018 JUNO Awards

B.C. out of the running for Amazon’s next headquarters

Toronto is the only Canadian city left in the running despite the province backing Metro Vancouver’s bid for new Amazon headquarters

Post interest rate hike debt tips

What to do about your debt and mortgages after the interest rate hike

Foreign workers sleeping in Alberta Burger King basement

Alberta Health Services said its inspectors found foreign workers sleeping in the basement of the Lethbridge restaurant

Court application halts release of bread price-fixing documents

Bread price-fixing documents won’t be unsealed Thursday, Loblaw says

Pharrell and N.E.R.D to headline NBA All-Star halftime show

11-time Grammy winner Pharrell and his hip hop-rock band N.E.R.D. will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles

Heritage Minister wants zero tolerance for harassment in entertainment industry

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly had two meetings to discuss harassment in the film, TV and theatre worlds

Most Read


Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.