Smyth back home from African expedition

Winter, winter, winter and more winter — when is spring ever going to come? And where is global warming when you need it?

Winter, winter, winter and more winter — when is spring ever going to come? And where is global warming when you need it?

Congratulations to first-time parents Tyson and Kary Lyn Keith on the birth of their son Jace Cameron on March 13 at the Drumheller hospital. He weighed in at eight pounds 14 ounces.

Jace is now the sixth generation of the Keith family to live on the Keith farmstead.

Congratulations also to the local grandparents Pat and Sandra Keith and great-grandparents Mike Keith and Bill Baird.

Tanya Smyth is home from a month-long vacation to Africa. She visited her mother and her sister and family in Tanzania. Her sister just recently had a baby, so Tanya was able to get acquainted with the newest addition to the family.

The flight to Africa is a long one — 18 hours going over and was longer on the return.

Crib at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre on Tuesday saw Mary Wilkie post the top score while Thelma Keast had the second-best of the evening. Next crib meet will be on March 26.

A large contingent of folks from Endiang and Byemoor attended the County Community Service Awards in Red Willow on Friday evening.

Congratulations to Doris Schilling on receiving the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society community service award and to Deanne Walker on being the first recipient of the Endmoor Recreation Board’s youth award.

The Byemoor mixed curling bonspiel wrapped up on the weekend. Besides the local teams, participants were from Castor, Halkirk and Rumsey.

Winners were: A Event — 1. John Schofer, 2. Justin Jones. B Event — 1. Travis Cawiezel, 2. Lorissa Schilling. C Event — 1. Krissy Jack, 2. Tom McCrindle, 3. Marcus Herd, 4. Lorne Wessen.

The Byemoor Curling Club winds up the season with a review of the year and some just-for-fun curling on Thursday at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Congratulations to the Swordmen atom hockey team on its silver-medal win at the provincial playoffs in Consort on the weekend. It’s a great way to end the season, boys.

Agnes Sorensen will be celebrating her 90th birthday on March 30. An open house in her honour will be held at the Stettler United Church C.E. wing from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome, but no gifts please.

Be sure to get your tickets for the Rod Erickson concert, featuring Shiloh Sharrard and Jesse Fowler, in Endiang on March 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Ruthie’s Roost or by calling 403-579-2522 or 403-585-8379.

Keep in mind, the Byemoor Hotel will be hosting a breakfast on Easter Sunday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Mark your calendars for the Byemoor Bull-a-rama on April 19. The Byemoor Hotel will also be holding its steak supper that day. More details to follow closer to the date.

For country music fans and small-town supporters — Bashaw is trying a second time to land Small Town Saturday Night for their community. It features a concert headlined by Chad Brownlee. Bashaw is the closest community to us among the finalists. You can google their video and vote online.

Humour for the day — An extended warranty lengthens your coverage to the day just before your appliance breaks.