Our community welcomed two International guests recently. Jeremy Dillion and Rob Aubrey, hailing from the south island of New Zealand, are spending the summer and fall at Rod and Krissy Jack’s place. The two young men are bareback and bronc riders and are competing in Canadian rodeos as well as working for Rod Jack’s fencing crew. We hope Jeremy and Rob enjoy their stay and have good luck in their rodeo competitions.
There is good news in Endiang as the café that was recently closed will be re-opening on July 2 under the management of Verla Buchwitz. We will have more details on hours of operation next week.
Rod and Lynnette Schellenberg and all of their family travelled to Manitoba to help Lynnette’s mother Joyce Mc- Caskill celebrate her 80th birthday.
We send get well wishes out to Irene Brooker who underwent surgery in the Medicine Hat hospital on Thursday. She is now home recuperating with the assistance of Velma Gore, Sonny’s cousin from B.C. We hope you have a speedy recovery, Irene.
Happy 65th birthday wishes go out to Sharon McCrindle who celebrated the special milestone on June 17. We hope you enjoy being on the government payroll, Sharon.
The Castor Rebels women’s fastball team is holding a reunion on June 28. Former players are asked to meet at the hotel in Byemoor between 4:30 and 5:15 p.m. and from there the remaining activities will commence. Several Endmoor girls played on the team and they are invited to join in the reunion.
Mark your calendars for a bridal shower for Heather Keith, bride-elect of Dustin Derrick, on July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Byemoor Hall.
Congratulations to Brian and Allison Tucker on the early but safe arrival of twin boys on June 18 in Edmonton. Luke Glen and Ethan Douglas both weighed between six and seven pounds and are also welcomed by big brother Brayden. Congratulations also go out to the local grandparents Glen and Theresa Tucker and great-grandma Mickey Tucker.
Congratulations also to Jordanna Christie and Jesse Bosma on the birth of their daughter Olivia Rene on June 19 in Stettler. Olivia weighed eight pounds one ounce. Congratulations to first-time grandparents Brian and Theresa Christie and to great-grandma Kate Woelk.
Dwight, Heather, Callie and Kai Tucker along with Tyson, Kary Lynn and Jace Keith are on a fishing trip to the Lac La Biche area.
Happy 60th birthday wished go to Rosemary Whymark on June 19. Barry surprised her with airline tickets to visit her sister in B.C.
There are some wedding anniversary milestones of note to mention.
We send congratulations Bob and Eileen Green who celebrated their 65th anniversary on June 23 and to Herb and Helen Gutsche celebrating their 60th anniversary on July 2. Dale and Florence Tucker are celebrating 40 years on June 29 and Barry and Rosemary Whymark their 42nd on June 30. Also, celebrating their 35th anniversaries are Les and Rosemary Stulberg on June 23 and Tom and Bonnie McCrindle on June 30.
We extend sympathy to the family of Verna (nee Groat) Nelson who passed away in Stettler on Friday at the age of 88 years. Verna was raised on a farm north of Endiang and her parents Peter and Elizabeth Groat operated a general store in Endiang for a number of years. Verna and her late husband Roy Nelson had six sons born to them. Verna’s funeral will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Heartland Chapel in Stettler. Our thoughts are with the Nelson and Groat families on the loss of this fine lady.
Keep in mind the 11th annual Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana is coming up on July 1 at the Endiang Riding and Roping Arena. The gymkhana starts at 11 a.m. and is a great way to celebrate Canada Day.
Canadian Trivia — A patent was issued in 1909 for a Canadian piece of hardware, the Robertson screw (square drive).