Local boys did well in minor hockey games

Many local residents have been glued to their television sets these past two weeks watching their favourite events of the Winter Olympic Games hosted by Vancouver.

Well done- First event winners of the Byemoor ladies’  bonspiel (left to right) Eugene Nixon

Well done- First event winners of the Byemoor ladies’ bonspiel (left to right) Eugene Nixon

Many local residents have been glued to their television sets these past two weeks watching their favourite events of the Winter Olympic Games hosted by Vancouver. The national pride shown by Canadians has been resounding as the Canadian athletes brought home a record-breaking number of gold medals. From coast to coast our country has united in a sea of patriotic red and white. It makes one proud to be Canadian.

Congratulations to Sonny and Terry Gallant who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last week by spending a few days away at Red Deer and Camrose. Best wishes for many more happy anniversaries.

Nat and Alvina Buchwitz have moved into the Hanna Lodge from their home in Hanna. We hope the Buchwitzes enjoy their new location.

Gordie and Roxie Gallagher have returned from a vacation to California where they met up with Doug and Lori Roberts.

Get well wishes are sent to Judy Reeves who recently underwent a hip replacement at the Camrose hospital. We hope you are on the mend and well soon Judy.

The community extends sympathy to the Webber and Boehlke families on the passing of Minnie (nee Boehlke) Webber of White Rock, B.C. on Feb. 19 just nine days short of her 92nd birthday. Minnie was born in Endiang, the second youngest of 16 children of Endiang pioneers Reinhold Sr. and Wilhelmine Boehlke. She married Jack Webber, also from Endiang and they had two children Dennis (deceased) and Patricia. Minnie is survived by her daughter Patty Behling of Abbotsford, B.C., two grandchildren Jason Behling and Shelly (Aaron) Eastwood, one sister Augusta (Bill) Burt of Creston, B.C. and many other relatives and friends. Our thoughts are with the family in their loss.

The men’s and ladies’ joint curling bonspiel wrapped up in Byemoor on Saturday evening with a banquet, awards presentations and entertainment.

In the ladies’ bonspiel the results were: 1st Event – 1. Peggy Freeman, 2. Betty Primrose; 2nd Event – 1. Marylin Norlie, 2. Doreen Nixon; 3rd Event – 1. Carolin Schofer, 2. Sandra Johnson, 3. Krissy Jack, 4. Jennifer Graham. First out was Grace Sorensen.

In the men’s division the results were: 1st Event – 1. Kent Holowath, 2. Rod Moench, 3. Dave Nixon Jr.; 2nd Event – 1. Dan Fowler, 2. Eldon McCrindle, 3. Allan Norlie; 3rd Event – 1. Richmond Ranch, 2. Eugene Nixon, 3. Ryan Dettmer, 4. Miles Jones. First out were the rinks of Dean Jones and John Schofer.

The Sullivan Lake Agricultural Society wishes to announce their regular meetings will now be held the second Tuesday of each month with the next meeting scheduled for Mar. 9 at the arena.

Congratulations to Erin Grams and Dustin Weinzierl on their recent engagement.

In hockey action at our local arena on Saturday evening, the Castor Bantams defeated the Stettler Bantams 4 – 1. Local lads Cody Keith and Tristan van Zandbergen play for the Castor team.

On Sunday the Endmoor Novice team hosted a team from Coronation. The locals handily won with a score of 7 – 3. Way to go young hockey players.

Sunday guests with Irene Brooker and Marty were Ernie and Brenda Ziegler of Hardisty and also Roxy and Gordie Gallagher. Ernie and Brenda were celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary.

On Sunday afternoon members of the 4-H beef club held their public speaking competition at the Byemoor School. Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to those advancing to the district speak-offs in Erskine on Mar. 14.

The next meeting of the Endiang Centennial Committee will be on Thursday, Mar. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Endiang Hall.

Birthday greetings go out to: Mar. 5 – Ray Gutsche and Sylvia (Gutsche) Wells, Mar. 6 – Bonnie Somerville (her 18th), Mar. 8 – Grace Sorensen, Angela (Keibel) Nicholls and Bonnie McCrindle, Mar. 9 – Rod Schellenberg, Susan (Hunt) Armstrong and Harold Hunt, Mar. 10 – Frank James.

Happy anniversary to Jack and Vi Grams on Mar. 7.