The district has been in the deep-freeze as of late, with temperatures dipping down to nearly minus 40 degrees. There was no school last Tuesday and again on Monday as the wind chill factor made it just too frigid.
The seniors’ dinner hosted by the Endmoor Drop-In Centre on Thursday at the Byemoor hall was attended by about 85 guests, all present or former residents of the Endiang-Byemoor community. All enjoyed the noon meal of a traditional turkey dinner followed by entertainment by the kindergarten and grades one – three classes of the Byemoor School and also by the Stettler Senior Singers, a group of 17 singers. Everyone enjoyed the day and even the weather co-operated.
Congratulations to Lloyd and Jake Walker and their three children whose spacious new home recently arrived in Byemoor. Hopefully it won’t take too long to get the utilities hooked up and such and they can move in soon.
Les and Rosemary Stulberg attended a luncheon in Stettler on Dec.3 hosted by the Stettler Independent for the correspondents and staff.
Lynnette Schellenberg along with Crystal, Dakoda and Will attended Heather and Clay Schellenberg’s Christmas concert in Lacombe on Thursday evening.
A bus load of students from our area travelled to a school dance at Erskine on Friday evening. Anita Mappin was the bus driver.
Byron and Linda Wilkie and family were to High River on the weekend to spend an early Christmas with Linda’s mother.
Dwayne and Shelly Schellenberg and boys spent the weekend with Shelly’s dad Harvey Hove at Rich Valley.
Eric and Maureen Smith have arrived home Saturday from a week-long vacation to Cancun, Mexico. The temperature change must have been quite a shock to the system.
Some of our local residents attended a Christmas-themed dance revue in Delia presented by the Tricia Hatch School of Dance on Saturday evening. Local girls Carly Christie and Jayme Laak were among those dancing, as was Russ and Linda Kobi’s granddaughter Belle Stanger.
The Wilkie families had their family Christmas on Sunday at Linda Hall.
Since Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, the Byemoor Land-fill Transfer Station will not be open that day, but will be open instead on Monday, Dec. 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The regular schedule will resume on Saturday, Jan. 2 and will be open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Brian and Theresa Christie, Bob and Janet Campbell and Dave and Lynne Nixon enjoyed a break from our frigid temperatures with a trip to Las Vegas.
The Byemoor School Christmas concert is on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Byemoor hall at 7 p.m. Contributions to lunch would be appreciated.
Breakfast with Santa in Endiang goes on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. There will be breakfast pizza, candy bags for the kids and photos with Santa. Tickets are available in advance only by calling 579-2458.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is having their Christmas candlelight service on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. and all are welcome to join in.
The Christmas Eve service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Byemoor is at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 with all most welcome to attend.
The Endiang New Year’s Eve Family Dance goes on Dec. 31 at the Endiang Hall with the doors opening at 8 p.m.
Birthday greetings go out to: Dec. 18 – Samantha Buchwitz, Dec. 20 – Lois Ballinger, Dec. 22 – Dolores (Ballinger) Pearson, Irene Brooker and Brian Keith, Dec. 25 – Nolan Groundwater and Jimilee (Carothers) Chostner.
Happy Anniversary to Blair and Kathy Trout on Dec. 19.