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The latest from Byemoor and Endiang

Byemoor/Endiang news for the week of June 2

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Endmoor Minor Ball Association has a great amount of renewed interest this year and has four teams of youngsters – Endmoor Gophers T-Ball, Endmoor Gophers Coach Pitch, Endmoor Badgers – 9U and Endmoor Badgers – 11U. The latter two teams are both in the Chinook Baseball League.

Game schedules are posted on the Community Bulletin Boards by the mailboxes in both Byemoor and Endiang and there will be a number of home games in June.

The Endmoor Minor Ball Association required a lot of new equipment to get the four teams up and running. They greatly appreciate the support of the Endmoor Recreation Board, Byemoor Community Club and Endiang Community Society and sincerely thank them for their generous donations.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Donald Gordon (Tick) Walker who passed away on May 18 at his home in Olds. He was 80.

Tick was one of eight children born to Fred and Margaret Walker. He was raised on the family farm at Endiang. Tick married Yvonne Schilling and they raised two children Lynne and Vince. After 49 years of marriage, Yvonne passed away in 2011.

Our thoughts are with Tick’s companion Ellen Wilton, daughter Lynne (Dave) Nixon, son Vince (Heather) Walker and their families, sister Betty Meier as well as many other relatives in their sad loss of this fine man.

At Tick’s request there will be no funeral service.

Byemoor 4-H Beef Club had a successful show in Stettler on May 23-24. Club Champion was shown by Cole Charbonneau while the Reserve Champion was shown by Addison Charbonneau.

Byemoor members excelled at the Stettler District Inter-club Show with these impressive results: Grand Champion Female – Addison Charbonneau. Addison exhibited both the Grand Champion yearling heifer and two year old while Rylee Charbonneau showed the Reserve Grand Champion two year old female.

Grand Champion Carcass Steer – Alerie Sorensen, Junior Showmanship – Alerie Sorensen, Reserve Junior Showmanship – Rylee Charbonneau, Intermediate Showmanship – Addison Charbonneau, Best Kept Junior Record Books – Alerie Sorensen, Reserve Junior Team Grooming – Rylee Charbonneau and Alerie Sorensen, Reserve Junior Judging – Rylee Charbonneau and Reserve Intermediate Judging – Addison Charbonneau.

Intermediate Award of Excellence was won by Addison Charbonneau and the Byemoor Most Dedicated Member Award was won by Colter Stirling.

Congratulations to all the members on the good work they did with their projects and a very successful sale with an impressive average price of $4.25 per pound.

Congratulations to the graduates of the J. C. Charyk High School in Hanna on May 20, including Daly Brooker and Darah Buchwitz with a local connection. Daly is the daughter of Marty Brooker and Cathlene Brooker and granddaughter of Irene Brooker and Al and Karen Copeland. Darah is the daughter of Garry and Michele Buchwitz and granddaughter of Dan and Verla Buchwitz.

Congratulations also to the graduating class of the Delia High School on May 27. Of local interest, Belle Stanger was among the graduates. She is the daughter of Robert and Holly Stanger and granddaughter of Russ and Linda Kobi.

Byemoor School Educational Society hosted a fun evening and retirement party for teacher Gwen Keith on May 27. The evening began with ball games on two diamonds, followed by a barbeque supper. After supper Byemoor School students presented a program to honour Gwen Keith, retiring this term after teaching in Byemoor for 33 year; the last years as principal. The students and staff gave many tributes to Mrs. Keith in the form of poems, memories, thank-you’s, songs and a slide show with many photos from her teaching career. They also presented Mrs. Keith with a beautiful quilt crafted by Jennifer Knowles which everyone had signed.

Gwen contributed an incredible amount to the school and the community and will leave last memories with many. She made learning fun and instilled a sense of respect, caring for one another and an eagerness to learn in her students. Enjoy your retirement Mrs. Keith and thanks for going above and beyond in those 33 years of educating.

Senior’s Week is being celebrated at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre in Byemoor on Tuesday, June 7 from 1 – 3 p.m. All seniors most welcome to come for coffee, fruit, goodies and socializing.

Thought for the Day —

“Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.”