Wasdals’ 40th anniversary marked in style

The Endiang Hall was filled on Saturday evening for Jim and Maureen Wasdal’s 40th wedding anniversary celebration.

The Endiang Hall was filled on Saturday evening for Jim and Maureen Wasdal’s 40th wedding anniversary celebration. A family supper was followed by an open house and dance, attended by many family, friends and neighbours. Marty Brooker and Terri Simpson provided the music.

Congratulations on this special milestone to Jim and Maureen and best wishes for many more.

Audrey (nee Ackerman) Noel of Victoria, B.C. was a weekend visitor to our community and took in the Wasdal’s 40th anniversary party. Audrey was one of the bridesmaids from 40 years ago.

Endiang had international visitors on the weekend when a couple from Holland, Archie Verhoog and Susan Sie visited. They first came to Endiang to learn horsemanship skills, and have visited a few times since. They are back in Canada once again, and took in the Wasdal 40th anniversary, as they met Jim and Maureen on one of their earlier visits to Endiang.

A bridal shower is planned for Caitlyn Keith, bride-elect of Tyler Dickson, on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Byemoor Hall. All are welcome and contributions to the lunch are appreciated.

Friends of Lois Ballinger will be interested to know she will soon be welcoming visitors at her new location at Points West Living care facility in Stettler. Lois becomes a resident there on Sept. 9.

Cheryl (nee Joiner) Davis of Hope, B.C. along with Marilyn Boehlke of Hanna were Sunday visitors with the Stulberg family. Cheryl’s grandparents Matt and Verna (nee Bailey) Joiner were early pioneers of the Endiang district. The Joiner homestead was where Carol Stulberg lives today.

Cheryl’s uncle Creighton Joiner and father Howard Joiner also farmed this land for a time. After the Joiner family left the Endiang district they moved to Saskatchewan and later relocated to B.C.

Cheryl was in search of her roots, having heard her father speak of Endiang many times. She has gained quite a lot of knowledge on the Joiner side of the family and is in hopes to learn more of her Bailey relatives.

Our district received another inch of rain on Friday. The countryside looks beautifully green for this time of year, when you would expect everything to be drying up.

Congratulations to a local ball team on winning the Hanna slo-pitch tournament on the weekend. With the recent rain, the Hanna tournament experienced the same muddy conditions as the Byemoor tournament did the week previous. Among those on the winning team were Ryan Gallagher, Dwight and Heather Tucker, Jonathon and Raelynn Knowles, Dusty Wasdal and Mike and Nadine (Gallagher) Hein.

Thought for the day — “We don’t stop laughing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop laughing.”