Weather takes bite out of calving season

Another blast of winter with a dump of heavy, wet snow on the weekend had farmers and ranchers working around the clock

Another blast of winter with a dump of heavy, wet snow on the weekend had farmers and ranchers working around the clock to save new-born calves from the elements. Still, some calves were lost.

We hope our urban counterparts appreciate all the hard work that goes into putting food on their tables.

The Endiang Community Society will hold its annual meeting April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Endiang Hall. All folks interested in the operation of the hall are encouraged to attend. There will be election of officers as well.

The Hans Cluver of Stettler skipped the winning team at the Fun ’spiel last Monday in Endiang. Others on his team were third Ann Mulford of Castor, second Willy Ritchie of Castor and lead Eileen Green of Stettler.

There were 72 floor curlers participating from 10 communities, including Drumheller, Delia, Hanna, Castor, Halkirk, Botha, Stettler, Big Valley, Byemoor and Endiang. Every player went home with a prize.

Brenda Zeimer of Vancouver is spending a month visiting with her sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bill Smith, and other relatives in the area. Brenda is on her way home from spending the winter in southern Texas.

Mickey Tucker has her cousin, Velma Gore of Westbank, B.C., spending time with her.

Word was received of the passing of Tena (nee Somerville) Schmidt at Wetaskiwin on April 12. She was 90. Tena was raised at Endiang, the daughter of pioneers H.P. and Norma Somerville. Her late husband, Dallas Schmidt, was an Alberta MLA for years.

Even though Tena has been gone from our community for more than 65 years, she has kept in touch with her longtime school chum Agnes Sorensen, also 90, for all those years.

Sympathy is extended to the Schmidt and Somerville families in their loss.

Happy Birthday to Fred Gardner, who celebrated his 82nd birthday on Saturday. Best wishes for many more to come, Fred.

Happy 91st birthday to former Byemoor resident Betty Nixon. We hope you enjoyed your special day, Betty.

Local families took in the dance recital in Hanna last Saturday as part of the Hanna and District Festival for the Performing Arts. Members of the Byemoor Studio of Dance participated and many proud parents and grandparents were spectators, despite less than ideal weather conditions.

Keep in mind the Byemoor Bull-a-rama is Friday at the Byemoor arena. Doors open at 5 p.m., bull bustin’ begins at 7:30, with a dance at 9:30 p.m. Beef on a bun will be available. Check out the mini-trade show.

The Byemoor Hotel is hosting its steak supper on Friday in conjunction with the Bull-a-rama. Note children are permitted in the hotel until 8 p.m.