Lots of activity in December

Nat Buchwitz was the guest of honour at a luncheon on Tuesday at Ruthie’s Roost café as family and friends gathered to celebrate

Byemoor/Endiang News

Nat Buchwitz was the guest of honour at a luncheon on Tuesday at Ruthie’s Roost café as family and friends gathered to celebrate his 93rd birthday. Nat was a long-time resident of the Endiang community before retiring to Hanna. We wish Nat many more happy birthdays.

Get well wishes go out to Irene Brooker and Dolores Pearson, both recovering from surgeries last week. Irene had shoulder surgery in Medicine Hat and Dolores had knee-replacement surgery in Calgary. Best wishes to both for a speedy recovery.

Sympathy is extended to Jim Stimson, Jodi and Joslyn on the passing of Jim’s mother in Brooks. Our thoughts are with the Stimson family in their loss.

Ken and Eleanor Schultz, Mickey Tucker and Carol Stulberg took in the entertainment “Robyn and Friends” at the Delia community hall on Saturday evening.

We send anniversary greetings to a former Endiang couple Wayne and Patsy Gallagher who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30. Congratulations on this special milestone Wayne and Patsy and best wishes for many more.

Don’t forget Santa Claus Day this Saturday in Byemoor from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please note the change of time for Christmas tree sales, they now go on sale at 12 noon. Craft tables and a bake sale along with pictures with Santa are at the Byemoor hall.

December is a busy month for everyone and our community is no exception. Following are the upcoming events:

Dec. 2 & 16 – Crib at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre

Dec. 4 – Seniors’ Dinner in Byemoor

Dec. 6 – Santa Claus Day in Byemoor

Dec. 13 – Endmoor Floor Curling Christmas party in Endiang

Dec. 14 – Calgary Fiddlers’ Christmas Concert in Endiang (tickets available at Ruthie’s Roost café or the Byemoor Store)

Dec. 19 – Byemoor School Christmas Concert.

The novice hockey team made a good showing at the hockey tournament in Trochu on the weekend. On Saturday they posted a 13-1 win over Crossfield. Dakota Vetter won the Heart and Hustle award while Ray Musgrove was named MVP.

In their second game on Saturday they defeated Kneehill with a score of 13- 7. Gracie McMullin won the Heart and Hustle award and the MVP honours went to Cash Buchwitz.

The game on Sunday was a close one, but in the end Edmonton won 7-5. Kingsley Brown was awarded the Heart and Hustle and Nate Hutton was named MVP. Congratulations to all the team on games well-played.

The novice team’s next game will be in Byemoor on Dec. 6.

There were a few Grey Cup celebrations around the area. Calgary Stampeders and West Division fans were delighted with Calgary’s win in a game that could have went either way in the last minutes of play.

Christmas trivia — “The candy cane is a popular symbol of Christmas. The predecessor of the candy cane made its appearance in the 16th century when food items were used as decorations. At that time the candies were straight white sticks of sugar candy. In 1670 the choirmaster of the Cologne Cathedral had the candy bent in the shape of a Shepherd’s cane and passed them out to children. The candy cane made its way to America in the 1800s but they were still all white. It wasn’t until the early 1900s the familiar red stripes were added.”

 

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