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The latest from Byemoor and Endiang

Byemoor/Endiang news for the week of Aug. 11, 2022

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Remember, the Byemoor Slo-Pitch Tournament is coming up on Aug. 19-21. The parade is on Sat., Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. The parade theme this year is “Blast from the Past” which should be a fun one to create parade entries with. Clubs, organizations, businesses and individuals are invited to entry in the parade, the more the merrier.

The Kids Carnival is set for Saturday, Aug. 20 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Byemoor Arena. Volunteers and sponsors are welcomed. Contact Rebecca Schofer via Facebook for more details.

Pancake breakfasts will be served on both Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Byemoor Hall. The slo-pitch tournament finals wrap up Sunday afternoon.

Congratulations to first-time parents Kendall and Kelsey (nee Keith) Andre of Medicine Hat on the arrival of their son Wade Douglas Andre. Wade weighed seven pounds three ounces. Enjoy your little bundle of joy.

Congratulations also to the local grandparents Brian Keith and Jodi Johnson and great-grandma Deanna Johnson.

Last week, a second hail storm struck the southern areas of the Byemoor and Endiang communities, following a similar path to the previous storm, but unfortunately taking out crops the first storm missed. Damage was extensive again.

Keep in mind the Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana is set to go on Friday, Aug. 12 at the Endiang Riding and Roping Arena. The gymkhana begins at 10 a.m. and admission is free.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Ken Schultz who passed away in Hanna on July 30. He was 86. Ken was a life-long resident of the Endiang community. He and his sister Jacky were raised on the farm of their parents Jack and Florence Schultz, south of Endiang.

Ken was a tremendous community supporter, volunteering for many years to help with various organizations and community events in the Endmoor area.

Ken married Eleanor Tucker and they raised two daughters Valerie (Val) and Kristy (Kris).

Our thoughts are with Ken’s wife Eleanor, daughters Val (Judy) and Kris (Dave) Mohl and their families, his sister Jacky (John) Chop and many other relatives and friends in their sad loss.

Ken will be sorely missed, and his passing leaves a big hole in the Endmoor community.

Byemoor Hutterite Colony was among the local colonies of the area that fully funded the purchase of a Phototherapy System to be used by the health care professionals at the Stettler Hospital to manage jaundice in newborn babies. The Donalda, Gadsby, Lone Pine, Silver Spring and Whitesands colonies were also financial contributors.

Sympathy is sent to the family of Gladys McLeod who passed away in the Red Deer Hospital on Aug. 4 at the age of 65 years. Gladys and her partner Doug Harrold moved to the hamlet of Byemoor a number of years ago and were active in the community.

Our thoughts are with Doug and Gladys’ family in their sad loss of this fine woman taken far too soon.

Gladys was well-liked and will be remembered for her cheery personality and friendly smile.

Happy Birthday wishes are sent to Gordon Groat celebrating his 80th birthday on July 30. Congratulations on your special milestone birthday, Gordon and best wishes for many more.

Humour for the day —

“We all know that mirrors don’t lie, just be grateful they don’t laugh.”