Thanks to Paulsen generosity, black steel bench will help commemorate the centennial of Endiang for many years

Endiang Enterprise

Endiang stock contractors Rod and Dwayne Schellenberg were busy the last couple of weekends taking their bucking bulls to rodeos at Dawson Creek, B.C. and then Trail, B.C.

Last summer when Endiang celebrated its centennial, a charming pavilion was built to commemorate the occasion near the stone cairn which had been built to mark the 75th anniversary of the community.

Recently Patrick Paulsen donated a steel bench he made as a school project to complement the centennial pavilion. The black bench has an inscription cut into the steel which reads –“100 Years among the Hills of Endiang – Our Home”. Patrick’s great workmanship is well worth stopping to see next time you folks are in Endiang. Patrick’s thoughtful generosity is greatly appreciated by our community.

Patrick, the son of Grant and Jacqui Paulsen, is an 18-year-old student from the Airdrie School in his graduation year. He is the great-great-grandson of Steve Walker, who homesteaded in this area in 1909.

The local floor curlers had their wind-up dinner at the Endiang Hall at noon on Monday followed by an afternoon of floor curling, the last until fall. They were also joined by former floor curling members.

Get well wishes go out to Blake Clausen, who is a patient in the Red Deer hospital. Hope you are well soon, Blake.

Congratulations to Jenna Gutsche and Cory Fischbuch on their recent engagement.

The grade 7 – 8 – 9 classes from the Byemoor School are off to Ottawa for a week long exchange. Principal Corey van Zandbergen accompanied the students and more details will be reported upon their return.

There were 10 floor curlers from Endmoor who traveled to Botha on Thursday for a funspiel, where all the players from the various communities are mixed; a great way to enjoy the company of new people. All enjoyed the Botha hospitality and the first place rink was skipped by Irene Brooker while Joe Knowles skipped the second place rink.

Recently the Byemoor South segment of the rural water line was completed and some farmers are now using water on that line. The Endiang North segment is progressing well and will be the next to be completed.

Imagine getting hail in April; seems unusual but we received enough hail on Saturday that the ground was white and the accumulations were still visible the next afternoon.

Birthday greetings go out to: May 6 – Ruby Hausher, Doreen Boehlke and Marilyn (Irion) Rappel, May 8 – Bill Smith, May 10 – Darla (Johnson) Borrowman, May 11 – Charleen Jones (her first), May 12 – Patsy (Smith) Burton, Betty (Ackerman) Ready and Kerri Gallagher.

Happy anniversary to Glen and Theresa Tucker on May 6.