SPOOKS AND SNOW — As trick-or-treaters head outside this afternoon and tonight

SPOOKS AND SNOW — As trick-or-treaters head outside this afternoon and tonight

Halloween bash lodges at Byemoor Hotel

Winter came early this year and hit with a vengeance last week — and no one that we talked to is impressed.

Winter came early this year and hit with a vengeance last week — and no one that we talked to is impressed.

The area got lots of the white stuff, and with the colder temperatures, it looks like winter is here to stay.

The Endmoor floor curlers sent three teams to Botha on Thursday for the floor curling tournament. Although they didn’t bring the prizes home, they had an enjoyable time socializing and curling.

Attending from this area were Ernie Angel, Jim and Shirley Bates, Jack and Vi Grams, Bob and Eileen Green, Bennie Kobi, Joan Morrison, Ken and Eleanor Schultz and Carol Stulberg.

Maureen Wasdal and her daughter, Mandy Pusey, Wilma Paetkau and her daughter Janean, along with DeAnna Groundwater, are home from Seattle, where they attended a Nucerity conference.

Sympathy is extended to the Hanning and Campbell families on the passing of Peggy (nee Campbell) Hanning on Oct. 21, at age 85.

Peg was a longtime resident of the Byemoor and Stettler communities. The funeral was held in Stettler on Saturday. Our thoughts are with the family in their loss.

A small crowd enjoyed the Halloween bash at the Byemoor Hotel on Saturday evening. Those who attended had a wonderful time and were decked out in some creative costumes.

Prizes for best costumes were awarded as follows: best dressed woman — Kate Woelk; best dressed man — Brian Christie; and best dressed couple — Rod and Debbie Grams.

The Endmoor Drop-In Society extends an invitation to present and former senior residents (65-plus) and their spouses of the Endiang-Byemoor area to attend a pre-Christmas dinner at the Byemoor Community Hall. The dinner is set for Thursday, Nov. 29, at noon, with entertainment by the Vision Country Gospel singers to follow.

If you wish to attend, call Mary at 403-579-2282 or Eleanor at 403-579-2344 by Nov. 21 to register, as numbers for the caterer are necessary.

The next coffee parties at the Endiang Hall will be held Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2. The get-togethers are Sunday mornings, from 10 a.m. until noon, with all welcome.

We are sad to report that the Country Diner will be closing its doors. Their last day of business will be Nov. 30. They will, however, still be available for catering and will still host private functions like Christmas parties.

Morris Lowis of Coronation gave Art and Dot Wasdal an heirloom with significant meaning to this community. His mother had recently received it from a woman in B.C.

An embroidered bedtop made by a local women’s group in 1932 features squares hand-embroidered by each of the women, with their names also included in the embroidery.

The names are Ella N. Davis, Virgie Wooden, J. Carmichael, L.A. Winkles, Mrs. F. Pottorff, Wynn Watson, Della Christensen, V. Echensfelder, Ella Bates, Mrs. D. Ferguson, Mrs. J. Jameson, Mrs. G. Schofield, Mabel Fultz, Edith Wade, Mary Morris, Clara Wasdal, Audrey M. Wade, E. Carless, C. McDougall, L.A. Babb, Mrs. H. Boss, Mrs. McCrindle, Mary Scott, Mrs. M. Keith, Mrs. A. Jackson, Mrs. E. Scott, and two others with just initials noted.

We hope all the little trick-or-treaters have a happy and safe Halloween — sounds like it will be a chilly one this year.

Remember to set your clocks back one hour when daylight savings time ends Saturday night.

Little-known fact — The first 20 African slaves were brought to the U.S. in 1619, to the colony of Virginia.