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The latest from Byemoor and Endiang

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Byemoor Bull-a-rama was back following a two-year absence and it packed the Endmoor Arena in Byemoor with a full-house crowd on Friday, April 15.

Sponsored by the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society, the event drew 25 bull riders from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and B.C. as well as Brazil, Paraguay and Australia.

Cody Coverchuk of Meadow Lake, Sask. had the winning ride and claimed the 2022 Byemoor Bull-a-rama championship along with the Champion Coat donated by Stettler Agri-Centre.

Announcer was Dustin Edwards, O Canada led by Jenn Bunney, flag bearer was Rej Jones, judges were Dustin Tompkins and Russell Friend, safety man was Jim Berry, and stock contractors were ENO Bucking Bulls, Flying High Rodeo and Vold Rodeo Co. The bull fighers were Travis James and Cantrell Gravelle and the chute boss was Tanner Girletz.

Greg Gallagher was the lucky winner of the 50/50 draw sponsored by the Endmoor Minor Ball Association.

A family dance followed with music supplied by Daly Up and Dance of Hanna.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Dallas Rappel of Strathmore who passed away on April 3 at the age of 36 years, following a short battle with brain cancer.

Our thoughts are with his wife Rachelle, his three young daughters Fallon, Brynn and Avery, his parents Fred and Marilyn Rappel, grandmother Gail Irion, sister Shawna (Tim) Young and family, brothers Chris (Dawn) Rappel and Rob (Susan) Rappel and their families, other relatives and friends in their extremely sad loss.

Dallas spent his early years in Endiang when his father Fred Rappel was the principal at the Endiang School. He loved his family, being with friends, camping, golfing, hunting, barbecuing and time spent at home with his girls. Dallas will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.

Happy Birthday wishes are sent to Mac Sinclair of Stettler who recently celebrated his 96th birthday. Mac is well-known in our area as his wife Jeanne (nee Walker) was from Endiang originally. Best wishes for many more, Mac.

Private Hunter Maginn, son of Rob and Rhonda Maginn of Byemoor, was deployed along with a group of Canadian soldiers to Poland on April 15. All the Canadian soldiers are in our thoughts and prayers for a safe return from their mission.

Parents with pre-schoolers are urged to register them as soon as possible with the Byemoor School for the Kindergarten or the Start Right Playschool programs.

Those in Playschool can now be registered with Mrs. Buchwitz for Kindergarten this fall. Registrations can be made online from the school website. School tours can be arranged for those new to the school. There will be a Kindergarten practice day in June.

Keep in mind the following up-coming events:

April 23 – Community Garage Sale at the Endiang Hall from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on May 8 – Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast at the Endiang Hall from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Humour for the Day —

“Laughter is the best medicine. Unless you have diarrhea.”

“One little boy asks the other, How many wives can you have? The other little boy replies, Sixteen – four better, four worse, four richer and four poorer.”

“Police have confirmed that the man, who tragically fell from the roof of an 18 floor nightclub, was not a bouncer.