Good yields reported from brisk harvest

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ENDIANG

The last Wednesday for the landfill transfer station to be open will be Oct. 5. After that date, winter hours will be in effect, with the station open only on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hats off to Sonny Gallant for keeping our local landfill transfer station so neat and tidy.

Congratulations to Jesse and Tomi (nee McCrindle) Turnbull on the birth of their first baby, daughter Leila Daphane, on Sept. 21. Leila weighed seven pounds and was born at the Stettler hospital. It’s interesting to note Tomi was a bridesmaid at the Hayden-Oman wedding Saturday and a new mom the following Wednesday. Congratulations as well to the local grandparents, Tom and Bonnie McCrindle of Byemoor.

With the great fall weather and above-average temperatures we’ve had this month, the harvest is wrapping up in the district in record time. Many farmers are done and others nearly done, with good yields reported.

Ray and Clara Abram have moved to an acreage near Hanna. Clara, though, will be working at the Endiang post office until the end of October. We wish the Abrams well in their new location.

Several students of the Byemoor School are taking swimming lessons in Stettler for three weeks. They travel by bus driven by Rosemary Stulberg.

Rod and Lynnette Schellenberger were recently out of the country attending a bucking bull and horse sale in Wyoming, Mont. They also stopped at Yellowstone National Park on their way home.

Dixie Jones, future bride of Curtis Zorn, was honoured with a bridal shower Friday evening at the Byemoor hall, where she received many useful gifts. Dixie appreciated the array of gifts and in lieu of thank you cards will be making a donation to the Byemoor Community Hall. Curtis and Dixie will be married Oct. 7 at Nakoda on the Lake Lodge, near Morley, Alta.

Remember the gigantic garage sale coming up Saturday at the restaurant building in Endiang. The sale runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

There will be a bridal shower for Krystal Stulberg, bride-elect of Bud Stoutenberg, on Oct. 3 at the Endiang Hall at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome and ladies are asked to please bring lunch.

A grass fire on Brian Keith’s farm (the former Nill farm) burned a few acres before being brought under control by volunteers and the Hanna fire department last week.

Clifton and Mickey Tucker, along with Jack and Gladys Groat and Bob and Eileen Green of Stettler, recently spent a few days fishing at Blood Indian. Although the fishing wasn’t spectacular and despite a severe storm, they still managed to have an enjoyable time.

Many local rodeo fans enjoyed the Hanna indoor rodeo on the weekend.

Thought of the day — Some days you’re the dog, some days the hydrant.

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