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The Grade 9 farewell was held on Thursday evening. Three Byemoor School students are graduating from junior high school in Byemoor.

The Grade 9 farewell was held on Thursday evening. Three Byemoor School students — Jesse Jack, Jesse Jolicoeur and Ally Walker —are graduating from junior high school in Byemoor and moving off to high school. We wish these girls all the best in their high school years. The students, along with family, teachers and friends, enjoyed a catered supper and program at the Byemoor Hall.

A nice turnout on Thursday came out for the coffee party at the Endmoor Drop-in Centre in recognition of Seniors’ Week. Area councillor Les Stulberg presented a fruit tray on behalf of the County of Stettler.

The Byemoor School students participated in track meets in Big Valley last week. The kindergarten to Grade 3 students competed on Monday. They were driven by Sandra Keith. On Tuesday it was the grades 4-6 students’ turn to compete. They were driven by Rosemary Stulberg.

Nolan and DeAnna Groundwater have returned from an enjoyable vacation to Spain. While there, they took in the AC-DC concert in Madrid.

Jack Hayden celebrated his 65th birthday with a beef barbeque at his farm on Saturday. He was joined by a large group of friends, family and neighbours. We wish Jack many more happy birthdays.

It was nice to see Jack’s mother, 90-year-old Ethel Hayden at the party. She was raised on the Waters’ homestead where Jack and Yvette live today. It is great that Ethel enjoys good health and is still very active.

Robert and Sheila Buchwitz, Kirk and Twila Buchwitz and Lane and Bobbi Buchwitz were to Calgary for the Oak Ridge Boys concert on Saturday.

We send congratulations to a former Endiang resident, Irene Duncan, on celebrating her 80th birthday. She was the guest of honour at a family celebration at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Wendy and Calvin Blauel at Stettler on Saturday. Best wishes for many more happy years, Irene.

Dale and Dee Green along with Gordie and Roxy Gallagher celebrated their wedding anniversaries with a camping trip to Aspen Crossing near Mossleigh on the weekend. Gordie and Roxy celebrated their 46th on June 6 and Dale and Dee celebrated their 35th on June 7. They were also joined by Doug and Lori Roberts.

Sandi Hodgson of Melfort, Sask. is visiting with Kirk and Twila Buchwitz and family.

Congratulations to Bill Hawkins, who was among the cadets recognized at the annual Ceremonial Review of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 572 in Coronation on Sunday.

Bill was promoted to Flight Corporal, was presented with the top Citizenship Award and also received a perfect attendance award. Congratulations to Bill on his outstanding achievements in air cadets. He has also qualified to attend an air cadet camp in Manitoba this summer. Bill is the son of Brandy and Ray Mappin.

Skip and Anita Mappin attended the Haustein family reunion in Nevis on the weekend.

Congratulations to first-time parents Mike and Ashley (nee Hayden) Omen on the birth of a baby boy in Calgary.

Congratulations also to the grandparents Jack and Yvette Hayden, Jill Hayden and great-grandma Ethel Hayden.

Ken and Eleanor Schultz have returned from a family holiday to Seattle, Wash. They were joined by Dave and Kris Mohl, Val Schultz and Judy Crawford. They took in a couple Seattle Mariners ball games and enjoyed tours of Safeco Stadium, the Boeing aircraft factory and Seattle harbour. It was an early birthday present for Ken, who celebrates his 80th birthday later this summer.

Prior to the Seattle trip, Ken and Eleanor also enjoyed a camping trip at Willow Creek Provincial Park west of Stavely with Jacky and John Chop.

Many areas continue to need rain badly. Doesn’t anyone remember the steps to a rain dance?

Chuckle for the day — “Vegetables are an important part of any diet. I highly recommend carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.”