Fishin’ for fish in all the wrong places

We ran across a rather humorous item on the Internet the other day.

We ran across a rather humorous item on the Internet the other day. Apparently, some so-called experts believe there are fish in Spiers Lake.

The fishing report stated, “Fishermen will find a variety of fish, including northern pike, walleye and yellow perch here. So grab your favourite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Spiers Lake.”

As locals know, the shallow, alkaline lake located southwest of Endiang never has had fish in it, and never will.

Gordie and Roxie Gallagher’s manufactured home has arrived and been set on their lot in Byemoor.

Dale and Dwight Tucker, Codee Sorensen and Lloyd Hausher spent a few days at Lac La Biche on a fishing trip. While there they had supper with the Mike Boehlke family.

Another former Endiang resident, Scott Johnson, was also at Lac La Biche, getting in some moose hunting.

The crib meet at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre on Tuesday evening saw Doug Johnson place first, while Dot Wasdal was second. The next crib night will be on Nov. 6.

On Wednesday, Terry Gallant, Art Gutsche, Doreen Nixon, Winnie Paulsen, Ken and Eleanor Schultz, Marlene Wallace and Les Stulberg travelled to Calgary for the grand opening gala of the Webber Academy’s performing arts centre. They were the invited guests of Dr. Neil Webber, the academy’s founder and president.

Neil was raised at Endiang and the Webber family were long-time residents of the community. His siblings — Roger, Loretta, Theresa, Charlie and Mary — also attended the gala.

It was an honour for the local residents to be included in the event, to enjoy the hospitality and the La La Brooks concert. The private school and its newly opened performing arts centre are very impressive.

The Endiang Hall was nicely decorated in an autumn theme for the bridal shower for Melitta Walgenbach, future bride of Chad Sorensen. The Friday evening shower was well-attended and Melitta was showered with many gifts. Chad and Melitta will be married in Stettler on Nov. 24.

Belated birthday greetings go out to a former Byemoor resident, Herb Knowles, on the occasion of his 80th birthday on Oct. 13. He marked the special milestone earlier in the summer at a Knowles family reunion.

Art Wasdal landed a good-sized rainbow trout at Boehlke Pond on Saturday. He didn’t measure it, but said it was a big as the Stettler paper and about six inches deep.

About 280 patrons enjoyed the tasty roast beef supper in Byemoor on Saturday. Eleanor Schultz and Bernice Clausen were the lucky winners of the raffles.

Get-well wishes go out to Helen Gutsche, who underwent back surgery in Calgary on Monday. We wish you a speedy recovery, Helen.

A “Halloween Bash” is planned at the Byemoor Hotel on Oct. 27, starting at 8 p.m. There will be prizes for the best costumes.

The 4-H drama club held their first meeting last Monday as they re-organize for the upcoming year. They could use additional members for the production they are planning and invite more to join. The next meeting is Nov. 5 and more information is available from Anita Mappin at 403-579-2395.

The 4-H beef club met last Tuesday and members are all set to go for another year. Weigh-in day is on Nov. 4, and they welcome new members. For further information contact Greg Jackson at 403-574-2359.

The next Sunday morning coffee parties at the Endiang Hall will be held on Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2.

There will be no coffee get-togethers on Oct. 28 or Nov. 25 as the Byemoor Hotel hosts their breakfast buffets the last Sunday of the month. As well, on the last Sunday of the month, the Country Diner hosts a turkey supper from 4 to 7 p.m.

Also, there will be no coffee party on Dec. 9 as that is the Endmoor floor curling club’s Christmas party at the Endiang Hall.

The Big Valley-Byemoor atoms played against Bashaw on Sunday in Big Valley. Congratulations to the team on their 8-3 victory.

Dale and Florence Tucker attended a Pheasant Festival with Lloyd and Audrey Hausher at Brooks on Friday.

Les and Rosemary Stulberg attended the 50th anniversary celebration of Rosemary’s cousin Mick and Marg Chambers at Morrin on Saturday. They were accompanied by Bob and Dorothy Diprose of Stettler. The Bixbys provided the musical entertainment.

Little-known facts — An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

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