Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society to host AGM on Jan. 3

BYEMOOR/ENDIANG NEWS -- Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society is sponsoring a free Family Fun Skate on Friday, Dec. 30 from 4-8 p.m.

BYEMOOR/ENDIANG NEWS — Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society is sponsoring a free Family Fun Skate on Friday, Dec. 30 from 4-8 p.m. at the arena in Byemoor. Everyone is welcome to join in this community gathering for a great time with complementary beef on a bun and hot chocolate served.

Another Christmas is upon us, and we would like to take this opportunity to wish the readers of our column from far and near, as well as the editor and staff, a wonderful and blessed Christmas with your families and friends. May your journeys be safe and we hope the holidays are happy and memorable. Take the time to relax and enjoy the spirit of the season, spending time with those who matter most and not forget those in need.

As the year draws to an end, it is a good time to reflect and appreciate all the good things we enjoyed in 2016 and are thankful for. We wish everyone a Happy New Year — may 2017 bring good health and happiness for all.

With 2017 right around the corner, there are a number of events to mark on your new calendars.

Keep in mind the annual general meeting of the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society is on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Endmoor Arena in Byemoor. Your attendance is important.

The Ladies Curling Bonspiel at the Byemoor curling rink has a new and earlier time slot. It will be held from Jan. 5-7. Be sure to get your team registered with Carolin Schofer at 403-579-2488.

Of special note to women interested in adding to their calving knowledge, there will be a Ladies Calving Clinic on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Byemoor Hall. Presentations will be made by Dr. Tamara Quashnick, the Stettler Veterinary Clinic and Alberta Farm Animal Care. Registrations can be made with the County of Stettler, one of the co-sponsors of the event, by calling 403-742-4441.

Crib at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre on Thursday, Dec. 15 saw Jean Mappin post the top score while Shirley Bates achieved the second best score of the afternoon.

Get well wishes are sent out to Lee Hunt in the Drumheller hospital. Also, to Allan Walker, who recently had heart by-pass surgery in an Edmonton hospital. We hope you are both on the mend soon.

Buck and Rhonda Hutton, Rob and Rhonda Maginn and Byron and Linda Wilkie, along with their families, returned on Sunday from a vacation to the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos. They immensely enjoyed a break from the bitter Canadian winter weather.

Sympathy is extended to Tyson and Kary Lyn Keith and their boys Jace and Boden, on the passing of Kary Lyn’s uncle Douglas Boden of Camrose. He passed away on Dec. 15 at the age of 59 years. Our thoughts are with the family at this time — we are sorry for your loss.

Dale and Dee Green enjoyed a gathering at Banff with their family. The occasion was to mark Dale’s 60th birthday.

Remember St. Peter’s Lutheran Church candlelight Christmas service is on Friday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. with all welcome.

Birthday wishes are sent to Nolan Groundwater and Jimilee (Carothers) Ayotte celebrating Christmas birthdays on Dec. 25.

Christmas trivia — “The poinsettia is native to Mexico and was cultivated by the Aztecs. Contrary to popular belief, the poinsettia plant is not poisonous.”

“The tradition of decorating gingerbread houses during the Christmas season has its origin in Germany.”