Family skating at the arena on Sunday

The vast improvement in the weather is much appreciated and enjoyed. What a difference a few days can make, with temperatures going from minus 40 to plus temperatures. Hopefully the weather will continue to be nice throughout the holidays.

The vast improvement in the weather is much appreciated and enjoyed. What a difference a few days can make, with temperatures going from minus 40 to plus temperatures. Hopefully the weather will continue to be nice throughout the holidays.

Local avid curling fans, Winnie Paulsen and Kim Wasdal, were to Edmonton to watch the Roar of the Rings, the qualifier for the Olympics and thoroughly enjoyed it.

We send out get well wishes to Debbie Grams, who is home from the Drumheller hospital and recovering from surgery. We hope you are on the mend and feeling well soon, Debbie.

Crib at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre was held on Tuesday evening and the best score was that of Bob Smyth with second going to Thelma Keast. That wraps up crib for 2009; the next crib meet will be on Jan. 5.

There will be a farewell pot-luck supper for Marilyn Boehlke, who recently moved from our community to Hanna, at the Endiang Hall on Friday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m.

Dean Ross and staff of the Stettler and Parkview Funeral Homes held their Christmas party in Endiang on Wednesday evening. About 30 guests gathered at Our Home Kitchen for a traditional turkey supper followed by a gift exchange.

Keep in mind the Christmas candlelight service at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. and the Christmas Eve service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m.

There will be a Family skating party at the arena in Byemoor on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. The S.L.W. Ag. Society will supply free hot chocolate and the concession booth will be open. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.

The Family New Year’s Eve Dance at the Endiang Hall goes on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. with all welcome.

Remember the Byemoor landfill transfer station will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 26 (Boxing Day) but will instead be open on Monday, Dec. 28 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Regular hours will resume once again on Saturday, Jan. 2.

The Endmoor Novice hockey team is hosting a tournament on Saturday, Jan. 2 at the arena in Byemoor. The games start at 9:30 a.m. and teams from Alix and Big Valley will be attending. Come on out and cheer on our future hockey stars.

Anyone interested in attending a referee clinic early in the new year, please let Denny know at 579-2529 as soon as possible.

The Hunt family was home to celebrate an early Christmas on the weekend. The family gathered at Jim and Maureen Wasdal’s place on Saturday and then to Lee Hunt’s on Sunday for breakfast.

Breakfast with Santa in Endiang on Saturday morning saw about 50 people enjoy breakfast pizza just before Santa Claus arrived from the North Pole. The children got to sit on Santa’s knee and get a candy bag and their picture taken with the jolly fellow.

Several friends and neighbours of Dale and Dee Green attended their annual Christmas party on Friday evening and enjoyed the hospitality of the Greens.

Twila and Kirk Buchwitz and staff of the Byemoor Store held their Christmas party Saturday evening in Endiang at the restaurant.

Congratulations to Nicole Keith and T.J. Devaleriola on their recent engagement. A wedding is planned for the fall of 2010.

Dara Green and Cody Hallet’s new home arrived on the Green farm on Thursday and was situated on Bob and Eileen Green’s former yard site. Congratulations, Dara and Cody, we hope you enjoy your new home.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the Endiang and Byemoor communities, as well as all the readers of our column from near and far, and the staff of the Stettler Independent a very Merry Christmas and an enjoyable holiday season with your family and friends. May 2010 bring good health, happiness and all things good to everyone.

Birthday greetings go out to: Dec. 27 – Codee Sorensen, Dec. 31 – Kay Dee (Munns) Harper, Jan. 2 – Sheila Buchwitz, Theresa Christie and Karin Boehlke, Jan. 3 – Dawn Walker, Jan. 4 – Steven Johnson and Shelly Schellenberg, Jan. 5 – Jim Groundwater and Wilma (Hunt) Paetkau.

Happy anniversary to: Dec. 29 – Bud and Rhonda Munns, Jan. 5 – Stuart and Kayla Somerville.

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