Inaugural “Spirit of Endiang” supper in two weeks

Byemoor School gymnasium was filled for the school’s annual spring concert on Friday afternoon.

BYEMOOR/ENDIANG NEWS — Byemoor School gymnasium was filled for the school’s annual spring concert on Friday afternoon. The entertaining program was enjoyed by all attending. Great work, students!

The program also included the kindergarten graduation. Congratulations to Ava Gallagher, Charleen Jennings-Jones, Memphis Jones, Joslyn Stimson and Alerie Sorensen who are all moving into Grade 1 this fall.

Belated congratulations to the graduates of William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler on May 28. Special congratulations to the local girls Makayla Enns and Shayla Schilling, who were among the graduates. Good luck on all your future endeavours, girls.

Get well wishes are sent to Debbie Grams, who has been hospitalized in Red Deer and Edmonton. We hope you are feeling well soon, Debbie.

Byemoor students participated in the track meet held in Big Valley on Wednesday and Thursday.

Several municipalities from across the Central Zone 2 of the AAMDC (Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties) met at the Byemoor hall on Thursday. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the newly revised draft of the MGA (Municipal Government Act) and how it will affect rural municipalities. The information gathered will be presented at upcoming open houses hosted by the provincial government.

The ladies of the Byemoor community served a delicious roast beef-on-a-bun luncheon.

Congratulations to Carly Christie on graduating with distinction at the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. Great work, Carly.

Carly is the younger daughter of Brian and Theresa Christie.

Several folks from the Endiang Byemoor community took in the 100th annual Hand Hills Lake Stampede on the weekend. Congratulations to the Hand Hills community on this special milestone.

Keep in mind the Endmoor Drop-in Centre is celebrating Seniors’ Week with a coffee party on June 9 at 2 p.m. with all welcome.

Byemoor Playschool “Start-Right” program information and registration evening is on June 14 at 7 p.m. at the school library. Parents of pre-school children are welcome to come and ask questions.

A bridal shower for Jordanna Christie, future bride of Jesse Bosma, is set for June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Endiang Hall. Local ladies are asked to please bring lunch.

Dan and Verla Buchwitz are hosting the first annual “Spirit of Endiang” supper and evening of entertainment on June 19 at the Endiang Hall. A pulled pork tenderloin supper with all the trimmings begins at 5 p.m. Reservations are appreciated, by calling 403-579-2522 or 403-854-0521, but tickets will also be available at the door.

Anyone with a connection to Endiang is welcome and the Buchwitz’s wish to honour volunteers and all those who contributed to the community in any way with a fun evening. The program starts at 7 p.m. and will include some reminiscing of the community spirit as well as musical entertainment, with anyone bringing a musical instrument welcome to join in. There will be door prizes and a few other surprises.

Those driving past the Country Diner location will notice it is now gone. The diner, once a popular eating place west of Byemoor, has been closed for a few years following Doug and Judy Reeves retirement. The building has been sold and moved to Innisfail.

Farmers’ Day was once a longstanding tradition in Alberta held the second Friday of June. It used to be a provincial holiday, schools would close and farming families would gather and celebrate the agricultural community as a whole. Often times picnics, ball games, gymkhanas and such events would mark the occasion. It is too bad this tradition was dropped; farmers still feed the world.

Thought for the day “The sad part about getting old is you stay young on the inside, but nobody can tell anymore.”

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