Steak before Bull-a-rama on Friday

The Endiang Mother’s Day pancake breakfast is back. The Endiang Board of Trade will be hosting the breakfast this year.

It will be held at the Endiang Hall on Sunday, May 10 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Be sure to mark your calendars for this event and treat Mom.

The Byemoor Hotel is hosting a steak barbecue at the hotel on Friday, April 17 before the Bull-a-rama. Steaks will be served from 4-7 p.m. Come out and enjoy some Alberta beef at its best.

Plan to take in the Byemoor Bull-a-rama on Friday evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. and will feature beef on a bun, a mini trade show, bull bustin’ at 7:30 p.m. with a dance to follow. The stock contractor is Big Country Rodeo and Lori Blake will be supplying the music.

Miles and Lynn Jones are home from Arizona, where they spent a good share of the winter.

We send birthday greetings to a pair of former residents of our community on their special milestones. Ella (Sorensen) Kisser celebrated her 83rd birthday on April 14 and Betty Nixon marks her 93rd birthday on April 15. Best wishes for many more happy occasions, ladies.

Mya Prehn, granddaughter of Russ and Linda Kobi, has been a busy little girl. The seven-year-old was in Toronto last week for a couple of live TV interviews, one of which was on CH Morning Live. Her parents, Erin and Brian Prehn, accompanied her to Toronto. Mya followed that with a radio interview on 660 News Radio, Calgary later in the week. The interviews were follow-ups to her healthy lunch program, Lunch Apeel, which she launched on the TV show, Dragons’ Den.

We extend sympathy to the family of Dale Nichols, who passed away on April 9 at the age of 71. Dale lived south of Gadsby but was well-known in our community as well. Our thoughts are with his wife Wilda and children Jared Nichols, Corina Derr, David Nichols and Denise Jacobson and their families. Wilda (nee Morlock) Nichols was raised at Byemoor and her mother Phyllis (nee Cole) was raised at Endiang. The funeral for Dale will be held on April 18 at 2 p.m. at the Stettler Funeral Home.

Ruthie’s Roost café in Endiang is temporarily closed until further notice. It likely will be open for business again in early to mid May. Watch for more details closer to that time.

Congratulations to Kent and Tamlin Kobi of Sydney, Australia on the arrival of their daughter Keira Mary born on April 10 in Australia (but April 9 in Canada). Keira weighed 3.4 kg (about seven and a half pounds) and is a little sister for big brother Riley.

Congratulations also to the local grandparents Russ and Linda Kobi. Linda traveled to Australia to help the family and will arrive home this week.

Congratulations to Nolan Groundwater on being the lucky winner of round trip airfare and hotel accommodation for two to Spain. The trip includes tickets to attend an ACDC concert in Madrid at the end of May. Way to go, Nolan.

Carol and Rosemary Stulberg and Art and Lucy Gutsche were among those attending the 60th wedding anniversary celebration for Rick and Erma Marquart. The celebration was held in Castor on Sunday. Best wishes to the Marquarts for many more happy years of marriage.

At the Endmoor Drop-In Centre crib meet on Tuesday evening the top score went to Doug Harrold with Lawrence Wilkie second. Next crib meet will be on April 21. It is the last one of the season and will begin with a potluck supper at 6 p.m. with cribbage to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Chuckle for the day — “Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”