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The latest from Byemoor and Endiang

Byemooor/Endiang News for the week of July 7

What a difference a year can make!

The Endmoor community is receiving a lot of rain this year compared to last year’s drought.

Another 2 inches fell last week and the countryside never looked greener.

All the moisture was welcomed by farmers; unfortunately, the extra water was too much for the Endiang Riding and Roping outdoor arena to bear.

The saturated ground was extremely sloppy and not safe for horse nor rider so the Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana scheduled for July 1st had to be postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

All was not lost however; the junior members of the Endiang Riding and Roping Club staged a horse parade around the hamlet of Endiang on the afternoon of July 1st. There were some very young riders on their ponies as well as older kids and adults.

Debbie and Blaine Goeson kindly set up a free ice-tea stand with complimentary treats along the route for the parade participants and spectators to enjoy. Thank you to Debbie and Blaine for your generosity.

That evening, the Endiang Riding and Roping Club hosted a wiener roast and the fireworks performance went ahead at dark.

Kristy Smith has returned to her home in Fleet, England following a three-week stay with her parents Bill and Linda Smith. She also was able to visit other family members and friends during her stay.

This is from the Ken and Eleanor Schultz family — they will be holding their annual camp out and pancake breakfast weekend on July 15, 16 and 17, 2022 at their farm south of Endiang.

At Ken’s request, that regardless of his condition, this get-together continues this year and as a family tradition into the future. So the family asks that your please join them for part or all of that weekend to help them honour his request.

The Schultz family began this popular community event 40 years ago, in 1982, and it has continued since. In addition to the camping, there’s been a pancake breakfast, Frisbee-golf tournament, Balloon Race, fireworks and more.

Ken Schultz has been battling illness and has been in the Hanna hospital for more than a month. We’re thinking of you Ken and send positive thoughts your way.

Richard DaBell was the guest of honour at a surprise 70th birthday party at the Byemoor Hotel on Thursday.

He was happy to have his sister Sue and brother-in-law Steve visit from England and help him mark his special occasion. Best wishes for many more happy birthdays, Richard.

Richard purchased the former Dave and Betty Nixon home in Byemoor and has been active in the community since arriving here.

The recent rains have crops and grass looking lush and a healthy green. On the downside, the mosquitoes have hatched in hoards. However, most farmers would agree, its better to have too many mosquitoes opposed to too many grasshoppers.

Humour for the Day—

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito in the room.”

“When you really want to slap someone, do it and yell, “Mosquito!!”

“Why can’t mosquitoes suck fat instead of blood, then I’d sit outside and eat donuts.”

“Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes when he had the chance?”