The district was in a heat wave last week with temperatures in the 30 – 35 degrees C range which broke records for high temperatures in September across the province. However, temperatures did cool for the weekend.
School has resumed for the new term at Byemoor with an enrolment of 44 students (36 in grades 1-9, 4 in kindergarten and 4 in pre-kindergarten) and the staff this year includes: Principal Corey Van Zandbergen, teachers Gwen Keith and Derrick Hatch, secretary-librarian Linda Kobi and teacher aides Shelly Schellenberg and Sue Rausch.
School bus drivers are Deanna Johnson, Rosemary Stulberg, Sandra Keith and Anita Mappin.
Off to Stettler for their first year of high school are Carly Christie, Kreanne Carlgren, Kacie Paulsen, Grace Sorensen, Michelle Walker, Jayme Laak, Aaron Enns and Kelsey Sacuta.
Stuart Somerville, who taught the past couple of years in Delia has accepted a teaching position in Hanna.
Jim and Maureen Wasdal, along with their daughter Mandy Wasdal of Red Deer and Maureen’s sister Barb and Bill Paetz of Eckville, enjoyed a weekend of camping at Ya Ha Tinda.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Dave Nemetz, who passed away on Aug. 31 at the age of 78 years following a courageous battle with cancer. Dave was a long-time resident of the Byemoor district and more recently of Stettler. He was one of 10 children born to Charlie and Ada (nee Jones) Nemetz and farmed most of his life in the Byemoor area. Our thoughts are with his sisters and brothers: May MacLean, Shirley (Bill) Mappin, Carl (Rosemarie) Nemetz, Larry (Ellen) Nemetz, Ruth De Neve and Sharon Nemetz (Lorne). The funeral service was held in Byemoor on Friday.
Kirk and Twila Buchwitz and boys were to Melfort, Sask. for the funeral of Twila’s uncle who passed away at the age of 71 years following a battle with cancer.
Congratulations to Art and Dot Wasdal who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3. We wish this fine couple many more happy years together.
Belated congratulations are sent to Justin and April (nee Mappin) Aspden of Alix on the birth of their daughter, Soley Faith, on July 29. Also congratulations to first-time grandparents, Skip and Anita Mappin.
A reminder to all those in the Endiang – Byemoor area: if you haven’t returned your rural water survey to the county yet, remember it is due Sept. 15. If you want water now or think you or someone at your location will need water in the future, declare an expression of interest now so the engineers can plan the line routes and pipe sizes.
Keep in mind the Endmoor Minor Hockey Association meeting coming up on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. at the arena. For further information or if you are unable to attend please call Ryan Dettmer at 579-2529 or 741-6292.
Lynne Nixon has returned from a trip to Hamilton, Ont. and New York City. She visited her twin nieces Bridget and Brittany Walker in Hamilton, where she was then joined by her mom Yvonne Walker and sister-in-law Heather Walker for a trip to New York City where they enjoyed the many sights, famous landmarks and some Broadway shows.
Jenna Longshore is now living in Germany near Hamburg where she is going to school. She is also playing hockey on a girl’s team in Hamburg. Good luck Jenna with your studies.
Some local folks participated in the Labour Day weekend slo-pitch tournament at Gadsby.
Congratulations to a former Endiang resident Walter Schuler who celebrated his 85th birthday with a come and go social in his honour in Stettler on Sunday. We wish you many more happy birthdays, Walter.
The school students at Byemoor are having a Terry Fox Run on Sept. 18 and will be looking for support for it.
Birthday greetings go out to: Sept. 11 – Shalene Grover, Sept. 13 – Gary Groat, Sept. 14 – Alicia (Stulberg) Scheerschmidt and Terri (Coulthard) Simpson, Sept. 15 – Clara Abram and Debbie Woelk, Sept. 16 – Kris (Schultz) Mohl, Sept. 17 – Barbara Schilling.
Happy anniversary to Arny and Debbie Tateson on Sept. 12.