Ruth of Ruthie’s Roost will be missed

With recent rain showers and the weather finally warming up, the countryside is greening up beautifully.

With recent rain showers and the weather finally warming up, the countryside is greening up beautifully. A great reward for the long winter we endured.

Krissy Jack’s school of dance is presenting its spring dance recital on June 1 at 7 p.m. at the Byemoor Hall. All are welcome, so be sure to come and support the young dancers as they show the results of what they learned in dance this year.

We regret to report Ruthie’s Roost will be closing its doors on May 30. Ruth Ratcliffe has accepted a position at Bragg Creek in her equine training profession. We wish Ruth the best of luck in her new endeavour and thank her for the years of friendly service she gave the community. The café was an important asset to the Endiang community and will be dearly missed, as will Ruth. She contributed in so many ways to our community. She also brought a great deal of good country music entertainment to town.

Hopefully, someone will take over the operation of the café as it is for lease. More information can be obtained by calling Ruth at 403-585-8379.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Cliff Jones who passed away in Stettler at the age of 87 years. His funeral was held last Wednesday in Stettler. Cliff was the last remaining child of the John and Harriet Jones family to pass away. Cliff was born shortly after the Jones family came to the Byemoor district in 1926. He was raised at Byemoor and he and his late wife Muriel farmed there until moving to Galahad. They raised a family of five children. Cliff later retired to Stettler. Our thoughts are with the Jones family in their loss.

Congratulations to local students Leslie Campbell-Gallagher, Alex Keith and Dakota Newsome, who were among the graduates of the William E. Hay Composite High School graduation in Stettler on the weekend. Congratulations also to a former Endmoor resident Justin Fleischhacker, who also a member of the large graduating class of 2014. There were 137 students in the graduating class. We wish all the graduates the very best in all that they do in future years.

We extend sympathy to Wes and Karen Gutsche and family and the Miller family on the passing of Karen’s uncle Ronnie Miller in Hanna at the age of 77 years. His funeral was held in Hanna on Friday. A number of folks from Endiang attended the funeral. Our thoughts are with Ronnie’s family in their time of loss.

Kate Woelk attended the wedding of her nephew Matthew McCleary and his bride Melissa Lambert in Medicine Hat on the weekend. Kate was in Medicine Hat for about 10 days prior to the wedding to help with the preparations.

Guests with Carol Stulberg for lunch on Sunday were four of her nieces — Brenda Zeimer of Vancouver, Janie Martin of Calgary, Judy Mulgrove of Stettler and Linda Smith of Endiang — along with Les and Rosemary. All enjoyed a great afternoon of visiting.

Humour for the day — “The first rule of holes: If you are in one, stop digging.”