Ruth is back in business this week

Congratulations to Carly Christie on being named to the International Honour Society with a Phi Theta Kappa award

Congratulations to Carly Christie on being named to the International Honour Society with a Phi Theta Kappa award at the Medicine Hat College last Tuesday. Family members attending the presentation were Theresa and Jordanna Christie and Kate Woelk.

The Endiang-Byemoor community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sandy Gallagher and Stephen Mappin, both on March 27.

Sandy (nee Boss) Gallagher was a long-time resident of the Byemoor- Endiang area before moving to Red Deer. Sandy passed away in Red Deer following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 59. Sandy was a local school bus driver for many years. She will long be remembered for her cheery personality and infectious laugh. Our thoughts are with the Gallagher and Boss families in their time of loss.

Sandy’s funeral will be held in Byemoor on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the community hall.

Stephen Mappin was a life-long resident of the Byemoor community. He passed away in Calgary after a brave battle with cancer. Stephen was 64. His passion was farming and he operated a farm north of Byemoor until the time of his passing. He will be remembered for his quiet nature and love of the land. Our condolences go to the Mappin family at this difficult time.

Stephen’s funeral will be on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Stettler Funeral Home.

Debbie Grams along with her father Norm Kelly of Stettler travelled to Playa del Carmen, Mexico to join other family members for the wedding of Debbie’s niece and Norm’s granddaughter Shauna Schock.

Congratulations to first-time parents Cody and Dara (nee Green) Hallett on the birth of their son Rowen Allan Hallett on March 27 in Stettler. Rowen weighed seven pounds two ounces.

Congratulations also to the local grandparents Dale and Dee Green and great-grandparents Bob and Eileen Green.

Linda Kobi travelled to Australia during spring break to visit her son and daughter-in-law Kent and Tamlin Kobi and one-year-old grandson Riley.

While in Australia, Linda also celebrated her 39th birthday (again).

Patrons of Ruthie’s Roost anxiously waiting the re-opening of the café will be happy to know Ruth will be open for business once again on April 7. She was off work for six weeks, following surgery.

The peewee hockey team made a valiant effort in the provincial playoffs in Killam. They won their first game, but lost the next two games with close scores. Congratulations to the team on a terrific season.

They placed first in their league as well as capturing the zone seven banner. The players, coaches and parents appreciated all the fan support they received.

Happy Birthday wishes are sent to former Endiang resident Agnes Sorensen who celebrated her 91st birthday on March 30. We wish you many more happy birthdays, Agnes.

Keep in mind the Byemoor Bull-a-rama is coming up on April 18. The event includes a trade show, beef-on-a-bun, bull riding and dance. The Byemoor Hotel is also featuring a steak supper that evening prior to the bull-a-rama. Tables for the trade show may be booked with Dwayne Schellenberg at 403-579-0000.

Anyone wishing to purchase the 20th anniversary Byemoor Bull-a-rama T-shirts, which is a fundraiser for the Byemoor playschool, may contact Shelly Schellenberg at 403-579-0000.

A common topic of local conversation lately is that folks are becoming very weary of winter. March came in like a lion, with minus 40 temperatures. It went out in a similar fashion, looking more like the middle of winter than spring, proving the old adage (in like a lion, out like a lamb) wrong. Some people do say Canada only has two seasons — winter and July.