Painting and fitness classes coming to Endiang

Fill a Christmas shoebox for children in need

Two different types of classes coming up at the Endiang Community Hall should be of interest to a number of people.

Boo-ty Classes begin on Nov. 16 and will run for a number of weeks following. It is fitness classes to music open to all ages. Classes go 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. each Thursday with instructor Kae-lynn Sorensen.

The first class is free to give people the opportunity to try it out and see if it is something they would like to register for. It’s sure to be a fun way to get out, be more active and get fit.

On Nov. 17, also at the Endiang hall, is Paint Night Party at 7 p.m. Hanna artist and instructor Sheila Taylor will teach the acrylic oil painting process step by step to produce your own fall-themed canvas painting. All supplies are provided and the cost is $45. Easels are available to the first 12 spots booked. No prior experience is necessary.

A reservation is required. Please phone Jodi Johnson at 403-579-2440 or text 403-740-9606 to register. It’s sure to be a fun evening and a great way to explore your creative talents.

Byemoor School is once again involved in the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child project to send shoe boxes filled with gift items for less-fortunate children around the world.

Community members are welcome to participate by filling shoe boxes available from the school or use your own shoe box. Also gift items may be left at the school for the students to pack into shoe boxes. Cash donations are also welcome to go towards shipping as it costs $10 per box to ship.

Folks are also welcome to join the students on Friday, Nov. 17 at the school gym from 2:15 – 3 p.m. as they prepare and pack the shoe boxes. Remember, it is more rewarding to give than receive.

Warren Jones recently traveled to Nova Scotia to visit his daughter, Charleen.

A tip of the hat goes to the Superfluity thrift shop in Stettler for its generous donation of $500 to the Byemoor School nutrition program. Thank you to Superfluity for your support of our community.

Mark your calendars for Byemoor’s Santa Claus Day and Craft and Bake Sale on Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Features pictures with Santa, Christmas trees from the 4-H club, Crafts and bake sale, raffles and concession. To book a table contact Rhonda at 403-579-2228.

Byemoor School students held their Halloween party at the school during the afternoon of Oct. 31 and were dressed in their finest costumes. That evening many little ghosts and goblins were out and about trick or treating despite the cool and snowy evening.

In other school news, the Byemoor School is hosting its annual Scholastic Book Fair on Nov. 21 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. and everyone is welcome. It’s a great opportunity to get some Christmas gifts too.

Byemoor Hotel was packed on Sunday with the first Country Christmas market. A dozen vendors showcased their wares to many interested shoppers. Shoppers were also treated to a large array of food. Each vendor donated a door prize and the lucky winners were Barry Stauffer, Dara Hallett, Jill Hayden, Winnie Paulsen, Sheila Buchwitz, Melody Swaren, Linda Kobi, Deanna Johnson, Marlene Wallace, Janet Campbell, Jayme Laak, Allishia Brenna and Doreen Nixon.

The market was so successful plans are to have another one again next year.

Sonny and Terry Gallant enjoyed a visit from Terry’s son Barry Stauffer from Montreal.

Happy 60th birthday wishes go to Dave Longshore. He celebrated his special milestone with a party at his home on Saturday evening.

Happy 40th birthday to Eric Smith. Eric celebrated his special occasion with a gathering on Saturday evening at the Byemoor Hotel.

Byemoor 4-H Beef Club members held their weigh day on Sunday at the Yates farm. The County of Stettler Agricultural Services department weighed the calves.

Several days of snow last week left a heavy blanket of the white stuff across the countryside. With the frigid temperatures we know it’s not going away and must resign ourselves to the fact we are dealing with an early and probably long winter.

Humour for the day — “I get more cleaning done in the 10 minutes before someone comes over than I do in a week.”

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