Fun weekend in Byemoor only slightly touched by rain

Byemoor was a busy berg on the weekend with the annual slo-pitch tournament and kids’ fair activities.

Young contestants lined up to go at the pie eating contest at the Kids’ Fair and Ball Tournament at Byemoor on the weekend.

Byemoor was a busy berg on the weekend with the annual slo-pitch tournament and kids’ fair activities. There was a sea of holiday trailers parked around the ball diamonds, near the school and at various locations around the hamlet.

A light shower Saturday morning broke in time to allow the many spectators lined along the parade route to enjoy a small, but good parade. Youngsters enjoyed scrambling for a generous amount of candy tossed along the route.

Parade winners were: Most Unique Entry — 1. Rod Miller with his Tubmobile. Youth — 1. Byemoor 4-H Beef Club, 2. Brown brothers (Kingston, Kingsley, Rogen and Aden) float Honker Konkers, Byemoor — the goose hunters’ paradise. Organizations — 1. Sullivan Lake Agricultural Society with guest rider Roan Heck, National War Amps Safety Ambassador. Municipal — 1. Town of Stettler, 2. County of Stettler. Antique tractors — 1. Ryan Gallagher (1942 Case), 2. Gregg Nixon (1950 Minneapolis-Moline), 3. Daniel Brown (1961 Ford). Classic Cars — 1. (tie) Charlie Usher (1955 Dodge Royale) and Malcolm Fischer (1958 Buick). Horse riders — 1. (tie) Emily Brown, Sydney and Emma Jack and Owen and Aughtum Wilkie.

The skies opened up on the Saturday afternoon ball games. The rain made for soggy ball diamonds and drenched players but didn’t dampen their spirits too much. The tournament was made up of 31 teams from Big Valley, Botha, Byemoor, Craigmyle, Drumheller, Endiang, Gadsby, Hanna, Meeting Creek, Red Deer, Rumsey and Stettler.

The kids’ fun fair drew several young participants at the arena in the afternoon. Activities included sheep riding, chicken catch, greased pig catch, pie eating contest, colouring contest, roping, ring toss, money pit and mini-slide and play area for the little ones and games to amuse the younger set.

The dance and cabaret was well attended Saturday night.

The slo-pitch finals wrapped up Sunday afternoon with the winners being: A Event — Upper Deckers (Dwight Tucker team, Endiang) winning over the Bleacher Creatures (Richmond team, Rumsey). B Event —Jack Fencers (Cody Keith team, Byemoor) over the Half Sox (Casey Wilkie team, Big Valley). C Event — Linda Hall (Jamie Muhlbach, Botha) over the Wolf Pack (Rachelle Atterbury, Stettler/Gadsby). D Event — Pitches Be Crazy (Dylan Houston, Big Valley) over the Rednecks (Dave Nixon, Byemoor).

Many thanks goes to the organizers and volunteers whose hard work throughout the weekend made for another successful ball tournament and fair —and show-cased our small-town community spirit.

Birthday greetings are sent to Ethel Hayden who turned 90 on Aug. 12. Ethel (nee Waters) was raised in our community on the Waters homestead where Jack and Yvette Hayden live now. A family celebration was held in Calgary on the weekend to mark the special milestone. Ethel enjoys good health and remains very active. We wish her many more happy and healthy years.

We extend sympathy to the family of Ed Simpson on his passing on Aug. 8 at Drayton Valley. He was 88. Ed, his wife Bettie and their children Jane, Ron and Tim came to Endiang in 1964 when Ed accepted the position of agent at the Searle grain elevator. Ed is survived by his daughter Jane Kobi (Doug Carmichael), son Tim (Joanne) Simpson, eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, other relatives and friends. Our thoughts are with the family in the loss of this fine gentleman.

A local band has a new name and a new look. Marty Brooker and Terri Simpson, now known as Red Squared, play classic country and country rock from the 1970s and 80s for all occasions. We are told the Red Squared name came about because one is a red-head and the other a redneck. Formerly their group was known as Marty & Company, but now the new band is a duo. Anyone wishing to book the band may contact them at 403-579-2136, 403-741-8657 or at redsquared@gmail.com.

Lorene Stulberg was the guest of honour at a birthday party held Friday night at their farm to celebrate her 50th birthday. Among the guests were former classmates Carmen Davis and Susan Maetche. Happy Big Five-O Lorene.

Former Endiang resident Kristy Smith from Aldershot, England arrived to spend a three-week visit with her mother Linda Smith, sister Tammy Burns, other relatives and friends. Her dad Bill is working away this summer in the Lac La Biche area. Linda picked Kristy up at the Calgary airport Sunday afternoon. Welcome home, Kristy.

Marlene Wallace, along with her sister Sylvia Wells of Calgary, returned home Thursday from a trip to Las Vegas.

Kirk and Twila Buchwitz enjoyed a week of camping in Saskatchewan and also took in the wedding of one of Twila’s cousins on the weekend.

BYEMOOR/ENDIANG NEWS

 

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