Keast family feasts on provincial farm award

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The Keast family celebrated the 100th anniversary of their farm with an open house Saturday afternoon at the farm. MLA Jack Hayden was on hand to present the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award, a bronze plaque, on behalf of the provincial government.

The farm, located in the Wolf Hill-Farrell Lake area southwest of Byemoor on the SE 1-34-18-W4, was originally homesteaded by Jacob and Jane (nee Mohr) Keast in 1911. The pioneer couple had three children — Elizabeth, Connie and Bill.

It was Bill and Thelma (nee Wasdal) Keast who took over the family farm. They raised their three children here — Dona, Les and Twyla.

Thelma Keast, who will be 91 in November, continues to live on the farm, as she has done for the past 71 years. She now receives the help of her grandson Stacey Keast.

Congratulations to the Keast family on celebrating this special milestone.

They were joined by many family, friends and neighbours throughout the afternoon.

Darcy Tucker was a guest judge on the TV program, “Battle of the Blades,” in a few recent episodes. Darcy is a former Endiang resident and former NHL player with the Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche.

Brandy Groundwater and her daughter Annika have left our community and moved to Lacombe. Brandy has employment in Ponoka. We wish them well in their new location.

The Endmoor hockey draft group gathered at the home of Bruce and Kate Woelk last week to get their draft organized for the new hockey season.

Lynnette Schellenberg along with her daughter Crystal Oickle and children Dakoda, Jack and Alexandria, spent a week in Manitoba visiting with Lynnette’s parents.

Congratulations to Greg Gallagher and Samantha Grainger, who were married Saturday in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the groom’s parents, Gordie and Roxy Gallagher, near Byemoor. The reception and dance were held in Hanna. We wish the newlyweds all the best in their future life together. They will reside in Hanna, where both are employed.

Lee Hunt attended the funeral of her aunt Peggy Sanke at Veteran on Sunday. We extend our sympathy to Lee and family on their loss.

The Endmoor Drop-In Society will start the crib games at their centre for the fall and winter season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Crib games will be held twice a month on Tuesdays, although dates might vary occasionally. You don’t have to be a senior to join in the games. All are welcome to attend.

The Endmoor Drop-In Society is looking for new members. If you are 50 years or older, you are welcome to join. Come see what the centre has to offer. You might be surprised at the benefits that come with being a member.

Thought for the day — Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead.

— Les and Rosemary Stulberg

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