Tornado scary, but didn’t do harm

The tornado sighting east of Endiang last Wednesday caused lots of excitement in the district.

This photo of the Endiang tornado was taken by Jim Wasdal at about 2:30 p.m. on July 13 on his farm east of Endiang.

This photo of the Endiang tornado was taken by Jim Wasdal at about 2:30 p.m. on July 13 on his farm east of Endiang.

BYEMOOR/ENDIANG NEWS — The tornado sighting east of Endiang last Wednesday caused lots of excitement in the district. The warning of the Endiang tornado came across on several radio and television stations. Luckily there was no damage reported. Many Endiang folks received phone calls, text messages and emails from family and friends across the province, checking in to see if everything was okay.

The storm dumped more than two inches of rain in the hamlet of Endiang, with lesser amounts around the district.

It’s been a wet week and on Friday evening the skies opened up in areas near Byemoor, dropping three and four inches of rain in places. More rain on Sunday continues to delay haying operations.

Congratulations to Jordanna Christie and Jesse Bosma who were married in Niagara Falls, Ontario on July 19. Jordanna is the older daughter of Brian and Theresa Christie of Endiang.

Jordanna and Jesse along with their family extend an invitation to family, friends and neighbours to attend an open house and dance at the Byemoor community hall on July 23 at 8 p.m. to celebrate the wedding.

Keep in mind the antique and collectable auction sale in Endiang on Saturday, July 23 for Dan and Verla Buchwitz. The sale will be held in the former Ballinger’s Garage location and begins at 10 a.m.

Ken and Eleanor Schultz’s campout weekend goes this weekend as well. Fireworks on Saturday evening and pancake breakfast, Great Endiang Balloon Race and Frisbee golf tournament on Sunday, with all welcome.

Doreen Nixon and June Mattheis traveled to Chilliwack, B.C. to spend some time with Rick and Kimberlei (Mattheis) Dool and family.

Gordie and Roxy Gallagher, Wayne and Patsy Gallagher, Dale and Dee Green and Doug and Lori Roberts enjoyed a camping trip to Moose Jaw, Sask. They took in many historic sights like the underground tunnels of the Al Capone era, as well as museums, casinos and the mineral springs. They also visited Medicine Hat.

Several rodeo fans took in some of the Calgary Stampede, which was one of the soggiest on record. Among the fans were Endiang’s Ken and Eleanor Schultz, long-time stampede goers. This is the 74th Calgary Stampede Ken has attended. He first attended in 1939 and since 1942 has attended every year but one. Eleanor also has an impressive attendance record, attending only about 10 less than Ken.

Congratulations to Kourtney Schilling and Mark Forrester, who were married on Saturday at the farm of the bride’s parents, Morris and Lorna Schilling. The reception and dance was held in Stettler.

We wish this fine young couple all the best in their married life. The newlyweds will be residing in Halkirk.

We send birthday greetings to a former Endiang resident, John Kisser of Stettler, on the occasion of his 85th birthday on July 19. We wish you many more happy birthdays, John.

Les and Rosemary Stulberg were accompanied by Dorothy Diprose of Stettler to Calgary on Sunday for the 50th anniversary celebration of Rosemary’s cousin Bill and Lorna Diprose.

Humorous definitions “Father the banker that nature provides.”