By Rosemary and Les Stulberg
The district received a series of very welcome showers last week to total more than an inch of rain. Although too late for the hay and grain crops, it is definitely a boost to the pastures and greenfeed crops.
The 33rd annual Sullivan Lake West Ag. Society Fair is coming up on Sat. Aug. 15 in Byemoor. The 32-team slo-pitch tournament runs from Friday to Sunday with a food booth. The itinerary includes: Bench show exhibits are accepted at the curling rink on Friday from 7 – 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 – 9 a.m. Pancake breakfast runs from 7:30-10:30 on Saturday morning. Parade entry judging goes from 10-10:30 a.m. with the parade starting at 11 a.m. Children’s races are at 1 p.m. at the arena and mutton bustin’ follows at 2 p.m. The trade show and garage sale runs from 1 – 4 p.m. at the arena. The community roast beef supper catered by the local Ag. Society will be served at the hall from 4:30 – 7 p.m. The cabaret and dance goes from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. at the arena. On Sunday the pancake breakfast runs from 8 – 11 a.m.
For further information on the fair; trade show and garage sale contact – Denny 579-2529, parade entries – Dave 579-2467, volunteers to help with supper – Linda 579-2171 and volunteers to help with bar service at the dance – Rob 579-2228.
Julie and Mark Jones and family attended a family reunion at Clive on the weekend hosted by members of Bertha (nee Collins) Bible’s family. Bertha is a sister to Julie’s dad, the late Clarence Collins.
Congratulations to former Endiang residents Roy and Verna (nee Groat) Nelson who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in Erskine on the long weekend. Best wishes for many more happy years together.
Recent guests with Clifton and Mickey Tucker were Verna (nee Kenny) Wallace and her friend from Medicine Hat. The ladies were here for the Nelsons’ 65th anniversary and entertained at the program with their clog dancing.
The Endiang Hall was a busy place on the weekend as Shellbea Paulsen’s side of the family held their family reunion there. There were lots of campers and trailers parked around the hall and the guests enjoyed a weekend of great weather.
Get well wishes go out former Byemoor resident Bob Green who had a knee replacement at the Red Deer hospital and to Glenn Nixon a former resident of the Byemoor-Hackett area who is in the Stettler hospital with a broken leg. Gail (nee Pattinson) Fourie of Vancouver has been a visitor to our district with her sister Jean and Clayton Curry at Hanna. Gail had a chance to renew acquaintances with several of her former schoolmates and friends.
It was a busy weekend at the Schellenbergs as the twins Cole and Dayne were celebrating their first birthdays. Guests from a distance included Shelly’s sister Julie and her husband Chris from Scotland, her brother Brad and Lisa Hove and daughter Mary Lynn from Calgary and her dad Harvey Hove from Rich Valley. Also attending were Lynnette’s brother Marlin McCaskill and his children Shane and Alexa from Manitoba, brother Ron and Martina McCaskill, Stetson and Lacey, sister Glenda and Doug Maloney and Doug’s mom Phyllis and Heather and Clay Schellenberg.
George and Heather Loomer of Alhambra, AB were weekend visitors to Endiang to visit Lois Ballinger and family.
There is an important meeting coming up concerning rural water in the Endiang-Byemoor area on Tues. Aug. 18 at the Byemoor Community Centre. Beef on a bun will be served at 6 p.m. with the meeting following at 7 p.m. The engineers and officials from the County of Stettler will be on had to answer questions. All area ratepayers are urged to attend to get the facts on rural water servicing.
Birthday greetings go out to: Aug. 14 – Lorene Stulberg, Aug. 16 – Rod Grams, Sullivan Buchwitz and Rachael Yates, Aug. 17 – Troy Wilkie, Lindsay (Tucker) Bowness and Jaymie Wasdal, Aug. 19 – Tani (Schilling) Boss, Aug. 20 – Matt Tateson.
Happy Anniversary to Clifford and Lynda Wilkie on Aug. 18.