Many vacationers return from hot beaches

The floor curling club in Endiang sent two teams to the bonspiel in Castor last Monday.


The floor curling club in Endiang sent two teams to the bonspiel in Castor last Monday. Participating were Irene Brooker, Cliff Donald, Ken and Eleanor Schultz, Dave and Carol Sisley, Carol Stulberg and Mickey Tucker. They reported a good time.

Jack Hayden from the Byemoor-Endiang community is one of the nominees for the PC candidate for the Drumheller-Stettler constituency. A vote in Hanna on Saturday, March 21 will determine which of the three nominees will get his name on the ballot as the PC candidate for the next provincial election.

Anyone wishing to take part in the process of selecting the PC candidate may vote at the Hanna Community Centre from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday. It is the only place to vote in the Drumheller-Stettler constituency. Memberships are available at the door.

We send get well wishes to David Buchwitz who is recuperating from the surgery he had at the Royal Alex hospital in Edmonton. We hope your recovery is a speedy one, David.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Margaret Willis, who passed away on Feb. 23 in Stettler. She was 94 years of age. Margaret was one of 12 children of Jack and Olga Ritchie, who operated a hardware store in Endiang in the 1940s and 1950s. When the Ritchies left Endiang, they moved to Erskine to operate another hardware store. Of Jack and Olga’s large family, Gary Ritchie of Calgary is now the only surviving member. A memorial service for Margaret will be held at a later date.

The County of Stettler will be holding a series of town hall meetings throughout the county next week beginning with Byemoor on March 23 at the community hall at 7 p.m. The meetings are intended to update ratepayers with information first-hand on county issues and to hear ratepayers’ views and concerns and answer any questions they may have.

A number of local residents have enjoyed some time away to warmer climates lately.

Lyle and Shannon Knowles and Dave and Lynne Nixon enjoyed a week in Hawaii through a Ford promotion.

Kirk and Twila Buchwitz enjoyed a vacation in Mexico. They won a trip of their choice at the Valentine’s Dance in Byemoor and chose Mexico. Twila’s mother Sandi Hodgson from Melfort, Sask. and Kirk’s parents Robert and Sheila Buchwitz looked after the children while Kirk and Twila were away.

Nolan and DeAnna Groundwater enjoyed a winter break to Las Vegas last week.

Dale and Dee Green looked after their grandson Jackson Bennett while his parents Jonathan and Delaine Bennett were holidaying on Vancouver Island.

Keep in mind the provincial Peewee D hockey tournament is coming up in Big Valley on March 19-22. Opening ceremonies will be on March 20 at 5:30 p.m. The host team, the Big Valley Thunder, has players from both Big Valley and Byemoor, so be sure to come out and support these young hockey players.

Don’t forget Byemoor Curling Club’s mixed bonspiel is scheduled for March 25-28. Be sure to get your entries in soon for the last bonspiel of the season in Byemoor. Entries may be phoned to Eugene Nixon at 403-579-2460, John Schofer at 403-579-2488 or Justin Jones at 403-579-2585.