Big Valley Byemoor Endiang News

Sled rally had 58 snowmobiles participate, carrying 122 hands

By Les & Rosemary Stulberg

Top poker hand at the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society Poker Rally on Sunday, Feb. 24 was won by Ryan Gallagher while the second-best hand belonged to Dennis Turre. Congratulations Ryan and Dennis.

The snowmobile rally left the Byemoor Arena and made a loop northeast of Byemoor, east through the Endiang district then back west to Byemoor. The rally had 58 snowmobiles participate, carrying 122 hands. Although the day was cold it was fortunately sunny and calm.

The two jackets donated by Heartland Marine and Motor Sports, Erskine were raffled then won by Will Blagen and Eugene Nixon. Doreen Nixon was the lucky winner of the 50/50 draw.

In total the event raised approximately $1,200 for the Ag. Society.

A big thank you goes out to all the participants, sponsors, volunteers and organizers for making the rally successful.

The gospel group, Potter’s Clay Quartet, will be entertaining at the Scapa Hall on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Come out and enjoy some Sunday afternoon entertainment. Lunch is provided. For tickets call Thelma Bossert at 403-854-2393 or Doris Nelson at 403-854-2452. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Members of the Endmoor Drop-In Centre as well as others from the community enjoyed taking in the dinner theatre performance of “Jack of Diamonds” in Castor. It was a hilarious comedy presented by Castor Little Theatre.

The Endmoor Mites hockey team played a game against their mothers on the weekend in Byemoor. Appears the moms need to go back to training camp. Congratulations Mites on your win.

We send birthday greetings to Ervin Bossert who celebrated his 87th birthday on Feb. 24 and best wishes for many more, Ervin.

Get well wishes are sent to Bob Green who is a patient in the Stettler hospital.

We welcome Wayne Gallagher Jr. back to the community. He purchased Rod and Krissy Jack’s acreage south of Endiang. Little Wayne is no stranger to the community as he was raised here. The Jack’s have moved to Stettler. We wish the Jack family all the best in their new location.

Remember to turn your clocks one hour ahead for Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 10; otherwise you will be an hour late for everything.

Big Valley golfers remember the annual general meeting of the Big Valley Golf Course Society is on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Big Valley Legion Hall.

For anyone interested in forming a Youth Drop-In in Big Valley there is a meeting coming up on Wednesday, March 20 at the Big Valley E-Free Church at 7 p.m.

Be sure to get your tickets for Rosco on Saturday, March 30 at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall. The evening features a rib dinner, comedy and musical entertainment by Rosco and a silent auction. The event is sponsored by the Big Valley Historical Society and tickets are available from any member or ATB and Boardwalk Bistro.

A Go Fund Me fundraiser has been started for four-month old Lincoln Banziger and his parents Martin and Amanda Banziger of Big Valley as Lincoln is dealing with a serious health condition requiring surgery. He is in an Edmonton hospital and anyone interesting in helping out this young family with the many associated costs may check out the link

Humour for the day – “I am so glad I learned about parallelograms in school instead of how to do taxes. It comes in really handy during parallelogram season.”

“Of course I talk to myself — sometimes I need expert advice.”

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