By Les and Rosemary Stulberg
The second annual Country Christmas in Byemoor was on Nov. 4 at the Byemoor Hotel and has about a dozen vendors participating. It was a fun way to get the jump on your Christmas shopping and buy local.
Byemoor’s fall beef supper on Oct. 20 was enjoyed by about 240 people. Lucky winners of the door prizes included Roy Pals of Castor who won the grocery hamper. The two gift certificates were won by Gordon Jackson, Gadsby and Joan Grover, Big Valley.
We appreciate all who worked, donated and patronized the annual fundraiser for the Byemoor Community Hall.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Donnie Johnson who passed away on Oct. 20 at his home near Stettler. He was 72. Donnie grew up at Endiang, the younger son of Gunnar and Phyllis Johnson. He was active in the community with sports, 4-H and music, playing in a local band for many years. His enjoyment of music carried on throughout his life and he shared his musical talent with many. He and his wife Blanche farmed south of Endiang for a number of years where they raised their two daughters. They later relocated to an acreage near Stettler.
The funeral service was held in Endiang on Oct. 25 with interment in the Endiang Cemetery.
There were some local connections to the Stettler Business and Citizenship Awards this year. Mya Prehn, daughter of Brian and Erin (nee Kobi) Prehn was named the Youth Citizen of the Year. Mya is the granddaughter of Russ and Linda Kobi from Byemoor.
Stettler I.D.A. Pharmacy, owned by Wendy (nee Wasdal) Bignell and Amer Sharaf was honoured with the New Business of the Year award. Wendy grew up at Byemoor, the daughter of Dot and the late Art Wasdal.
The awards gala was held on Oct. 25 in Stettler.
Endiang floor curling club was off to another floor curling tournament two weeks ago. This time they sent two teams to Stettler to curl at the Hub.
Larry Hodgson from Melfort, SK, visited with his daughter and son-in-law Twila and Kirk Buchwitz and their four boys last week.
Our neighbouring community to the north, Halkirk, hosted its annual turkey supper on Nov. 4 at the Halkirk Community Hall.
A work bee at the arena in Byemoor was held recently to get the arena all cleaned up and ready to install ice.
Happy 65th birthday wishes are extended to two former Byemoor residents. Brian Hanning blew out 65 candles on Oct. 20 while Vicki Roberts celebrated her milestone birthday on Oct. 23. Enjoy being on the government payroll, Brian and Vicki.
We extend Happy 89th Birthday wishes to former Endiang resident Jim Carothers on Oct. 27. Have a great day, Jim.
Happy 95th Birthday wishes are sent to Olwin Pearson on Oct. 30. Olwin was a former Byemoor resident now residing in Stettler.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Pauline (nee: Camp) Paxman who passed away on Oct. 6 in Hanna. She was 94. Pauline was the daughter of Joe and Hilda Camp and grew up on a farm northwest of Scapa. She and her late husband Bill Paxman farmed in the Meadowlands district northeast of Hanna for many years.
The Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale is coming up on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Big Valley Hall. Admission is by Food Bank donation. For information on booking a table contact Andrea at 403-876-2064.
For those interested in fitness, a four-week session of Booty is planned at the Big Valley School gym on Oct. 24, Nov. 7, 14 and 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For further information or to register contact Kae-Lynn Sorensen at 403-740-9401.
The Big Valley Outriders 4-H Horse Club is in search of more members. If anyone is interested contact any member for further information.
Big Valley Learn to Skate is offering Pre-Canskate and Canskate programs every Thursday at the Big Valley arena. For program details contact Christy Rivett at 403-876-2819. Registration deadline is Oct. 29.
There is still time to enter a calf in 4-H if you are interested. Weigh-in is on Nov. 4 at the Stettler Auction Mart from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information contact Lorisa McAllister at 403-323-5000.
Humorous quote of the day — “At every party, there are two kinds of people — those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is they are usually married to each other.” Ann Landers