New reservoirs inaugurated

Marking the inauguartion -  (L-R) Councilors Blake Chapman (Stettler)

Marking the inauguartion - (L-R) Councilors Blake Chapman (Stettler)

Thanksgiving turned out to be the coldest on record. Many of the leaves on the trees were still green when they froze on the trees and instead of being glorious shades of yellow or orange are now lovely shades of ugly. The district was covered in a white blanket of snow for a few days.

On Friday afternoon the official opening ceremonies of the new water reservoirs and treatment facilities in the hamlets of Endiang and Byemoor was held at the Endiang Hall. Officials from the County of Stettler, Starland County, MPE Engineering and the honourable Jack Hayden, MLA and Minister of Infrastructure as well as local residents were on hand for the opening.

The Endiang reservoir was named the Ken Keibel Memorial Water Reservoir and Treatment Facility in memory of the late Ken Keibel, who was the local councillor when this project was initiated and Ken was a strong supporter of seeing the Endiang – Byemoor communities receive a secure supply of safe drinking water.

Many of Ken’s family were present to see the new facility dedicated to his memory, his mother Alice Keibel, brothers Allan (Kathleen) Keibel and Gary (Shirley) Keibel, and sister June (Gus) Mattheis.

Get well wishes go out to Bob Walker, who has been a patient in the Red Deer hospital and to Irene Petrussa who has been hospitalized in Edmonton and Stettler for the past month. Hope health improves for you both.

Endiang resident, Marty Brooker, who custom builds guitars has another feather to add to his hat. On the weekend, he presented Canadian recording artist Mike Gouchie with one of his custom-made guitars at the Red Deer show. Marty’s craftsmanship is highly sought after and his workshop is full of guitars in various stages of construction. Congratulations Marty, we wish you continued success.

Country music fans, Clifford and Lynda Wilkie, Winnie Paulsen, Marty Brooker, Shirley and Betty Campbell and Donnie and Blanche Johnson took in the George Jones concert in Red Deer on Thursday.

Les and Rosemary Stulberg and Wilbur and Peggy Stewart were among those attending the Premier’s Dinner at the Capri Centre in Red Deer on Thursday.

Jim and Maureen Wasdal and Russ and Linda Kobi were in St. George, Utah last week where Jim and Russ were participating in a slo-pitch tournament at the Huntsman World Senior Games, an international event involving 37 countries. Russ played with the Calgary Blazers and Jim played with the Camrose Oilers. Congratulations to Jim and his team on winning gold in the D division. The venues were world-class and it was a very enjoyable experience all around.

Family members of the late Millie (Jones) Morphet gathered at the Byemoor Cemetery on Oct. 10 for the burial of her cremated remains. Millie, who passed away Aug. 21 at Oliver, B.C., was buried beside her first husband Vern Jones. A fellowship luncheon followed at the Endiang Hall. Our sympathies to the Jones families.

Belated congratulations to Jeff and Stephanie (nee Mappin) Yule of Cluny on the birth of their second daughter Taylor Leslie, on Aug. 28; a sister for Payton. Congratulations also to the grandparents Stephen and Kathy Mappin and great-grandparents Les and Ethel Howlett.

Belated congratulations also to Lou and Carrie (nee Jones) McDougal of Calgary on the early arrival of their second daughter Kyara Cage on Sept. 13; a sister for Arya-Lyn. Congratulations to the grandparents Miles and Lynne Jones and great-grandmas Irene Duncan and Anna Jones.

Terry Gallant and Sharon McCrindle went to Hanna on Saturday for the 101st birthday celebration for their aunt, Dorothy (nee James) Grott. We wish you many more happy years Mrs. Grott.

Miles, Lynne and Justin Jones and Adam, Paige, Rylee and Rowdy Jones were to Calgary on the weekend for the second birthday party of their granddaughter / niece Arya-Lyn McDougal.

The next church service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Byemoor will be on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Bob and Eileen Green will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house at the Stettler Rec. Centre from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Birthday greetings go out to: Oct. 23 – Trevor Coulthard and Connie Mohn, Oct. 25 – Alf Woelk, Oct. 27 – Jack Groat and Jim Carothers, Oct. 29 – Lloyd Walker and Lorna Schilling.

Happy anniversary to: Oct. 24 – Ervin and Ruby Hausher (their 61st) and Jack and Gladys Groat (their 55th).