By Les and Rosemary Stulberg
Must have been the jet lag, but we forgot last week to acknowledge and thank Eleanor Schultz for the great job she did of writing the Endiang news column for two weeks while we were in Europe. We appreciate Eleanor keeping the readers up-to-date on the local news.
The district is still waiting for its first good rainfall of the season. Generally most hay crops have been written off and crops and pasture are suffering badly.
The wild roses are in bloom, but with somewhat smaller blossoms than usual due to the drought. For the trivia buffs, Alberta adopted the wild rose as the provincial flower in 1930.
On Canada Day, the Endiang Riding and Roping grounds were packed with stock trailers, horses, holiday trailers and people of all ages for the 6th annual Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana. The spectators and participants alike enjoyed the perfect weather. A large tent was set up to provide shade and the riding and roping club operated a food booth. Jeremy Verhoeven did a great job of announcing the events. There were 114 entries in the gymkhana which wrapped up around 5 o’clock with presentation of awards in all the events. The high point winners were: Senior – Colt Peterson, Spondin; Junior – Kelsey Hallet, Big Valley: and Pee-wee – Raina Thompson. The evening ended with a fantastic set of fireworks and due to the dry conditions the Byemoor fire trucks were standing by.
Sylvia Gutsche was honored with a bridal shower on Thursday evening at the Endiang Hall where she was presented with a large assortment of gifts. Sylvia and Jim Wells will be married on July 25 in Calgary.
Corey Stulberg and Sherena Jewett of Red Water, AB were recent visitors with their relatives in the district Carol, Les and Rosemary Stulberg and Fred Gardner and Lee Hunt.
On Saturday afternoon, there was a graveside service at the Craigmyle Cemetery to bury the cremated remains of the late Jim Hogg who had passed away Dec. 31. Following that, family and friends gathered at the Endiang Hall for a fellowship luncheon and to remember Jim. Genevie (nee Hogg) Dean gave a eulogy of Jim’s life from his early days at Endiang to his final days at Calgary.
Congratulations to Candace Jones and Joey Boxma who were married in Byemoor on Saturday afternoon with the reception and dance following at the Byemoor Hall. Candace is the youngest of Mark and Julie Jones family. Congratulations to this fine young couple and best wishes for a marriage filled with happiness. The newlyweds will be residing in Stettler.
Dana and Elaine Hunt of Bowden were weekend visitors with Lee Hunt and Fred Gardner.
Edwin, Nola and Adam Gutsche, Steve, Melissa and Sam Hopkins, Emil, Norma, Andrew and Rebecca Gutsche and Peter and Leiana Hallard all of Calgary spent several days camping at Webber’s Corner.
Ken and Eleanor Schultz will once again be hosting their 27th annual camp-out and pancake breakfast at their farm on the weekend of July 17-19. There will be camping, the 6th annual “Great Endiang Balloon Race” launch, fireworks Saturday night, pancake breakfast on Sunday morning, Frisbee Golf and potluck supper on Sunday. The Schultz
family invites all their friends, neighbours and relatives to join them for any or all of the weekend activities.
Danny Grover Jr. and Tyler Stulberg participated in a slo-pitch tournament in Beechey, Sask. on the weekend.
Birthday greetings go out to: July 12 – Ken Gallagher, Larry Stulberg and Lorne Wallace, July 14 – Dave Groat.