Two Christmas concerts next week

The Christmas season is upon us, even though it may not look like it outside.

The Christmas season is upon us, even though it may not look like it outside. Warm Chinook winds last week melted the little snow we had. It is looking like we are in for a brown Christmas perhaps.

A good crowd attended Santa Claus Day in Byemoor on Saturday. Many went home with baking, crafts, gift ideas or a Christmas tree.

Santa arrived from the North Pole around 2 p.m. and the youngsters got to get their photos taken with him as they described what they wanted for Christmas.

The 50/50 draw of $125 was won by Harvey Kassian of Stettler. He generously donated it back to the Byemoor hall.

The door prize was won by Mia Gallagher, young daughter of Greg and Samantha Gallagher of Hanna.

Eight-year-old Rylee Jones sold her homemade bracelets at Santa Claus Day and donated all the proceeds ($183) to the Children’s Wish Foundation. You have a generous heart, Rylee.

On Sunday, members and guests of the Endmoor floor curling club gathered at the Endiang hall for their annual Christmas dinner. They enjoyed a delicious ham dinner catered by the Byemoor Hotel then finished the afternoon off with floor curling. Santa also made an appearance and rumour has it that it was a female version.

Remember Byemoor School Christmas Concert is on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. with all welcome.

The Scapa community Christmas Concert will be held on Dec. 19 beginning with a potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. (meat will be supplied). Any additions to the program are most welcome. Contact Thelma Bossert for further information at 403-854-2393.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Christmas service is on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in the candlelight service at this historic country church.

Crib night at the Endmoor Drop-in Centre last Tuesday evening saw Eleanor Schultz post the top score for the third consecutive time. Appears you are on a roll, Eleanor perhaps you should consider a trip to Vegas. Deanna Johnson posted the second best score of the night. Next meet is on Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Get well wishes go out to Garnet McLearn recovering from triple-bypass heart surgery in the Foothills Hospital in Calgary and to Agnes Sorensen in the Stettler hospital. Your friends are thinking of you both and wish you a speedy recovery.

Herb and Helen Gutsche moved into the Hanna Lodge last week where they would be happy to welcome visitors. We wish Herb and Helen all the best in their new home.

Doreen Nixon and Evelyn Walker arrived home last week from a month spent at Apache Junction, Arizona. They reported the weather a little cooler than normal.

Happy 50th birthday wishes go out to Rod Yates on Dec. 7 as he celebrates half a century. Enjoy being the big Five O, Rod.

Those who watch the television program Heartland may be interested to know the wildlife officer who appeared on the Sunday night episode was played by Christopher Hunt. The Calgary actor is the son of the late David Hunt who was youngest member of the Hunt clan from Endiang.

Christmas trivia The Poinsettia is native to Mexico. The first printed reference to a Christmas tree was in 1531 in Germany.


Just Posted

Seasonal road bans for the County of Stettler declared for Monday

Road bans go into effect Monday, March 25 at 1 p.m.

Supporters rally for Jason Kenney as UCP leader stops in Red Deer

Kenney promises equalization reform, stopping ‘Trudeau-Notley’ payroll hike, trade, economic mobility

Stettler’s Christ King Church a spectacular structure

Great submission to history book committee on Stettler’s Catholic church

Don’t leave ice huts on lake: County of Stettler

Anglers reminded to remove ice huts from lakes prior to April 1

What are you fertilizer requirements for spring?

Soil tests are still best way to determine levels at beginning of season

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Judges on Twitter? Ethical guidance for those on the bench under review

Canadian judges involvement in community life are among issues under review

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

Fierce house cat spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Most Read