Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Ger­ald and Maryann Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

Af­ter strug­gling with health is­sues for so many years, yet per­se­ver­ing with strength and de­ter­mi­na­tion, life’s fi­nal rest came to Greg Nail when he passed away last Sun­day. A fu­neral for Greg will be held at the Beth­le­hem Lutheran Church of Dalum on Thurs­day at 2:00 pm, this week.

Barry Palle­sen has re­cently been ap­pointed to the Board of Di­rec­tors of the Rose­bud Gas Co-op and will serve as the rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the Dalum area. He fills the va­cancy which re­sulted from the pass­ing of Leo Jensen who was a long serv­ing board mem­ber on our lo­cal gas co-op and as­sumed a po­si­tion with the Rose­bud Co-op when the two sup­pli­ers merged a few years ago. As the rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the Dalum area cus­tomers, Barry may be con­tacted in re­gard to any prob­lems, con­cerns or ques­tions which should be pre­sented to the board.

Af­ter ten days at Cozumel, Mex­ico, where they en­joyed the wa­ter and warm weather at that Caribbean is­land, Mike and Ali­son Oster­gard re­turned home just in time to get a taste of the re­cent storm which dumped at least a half inch of rain fol­lowed by four inches of snow across the Drumheller area. Re­turn­ing from the Pa­cific coast of Mex­ico were the San­dum, Petersen and Poulsen group who also en­joyed a nice va­ca­tion.

One day last week we saw young­sters warm­ing up their arms by toss­ing base­balls about but that rite of spring must be put aside un­til later due to the re­cent snow­fall. The big lea­guers, how­ever, have be­gun spring train­ing and on March 2 our Cana­dian team, the Toronto Blue Jays, will play the first of their six­teen pre-sea­son games at Dunedin, Florida, with two more to fol­low in Mon­treal.

Only one cur­rent mem­ber of the com­mu­nity ap­pears on my birth­day list this week and that is Lionel Dun­calf who lives with his wife, Robin and their chil­dren, on what many re­mem­ber as the Tom and He­len Mortensen place; Happy Birth­day, Lionel. Sev­eral ear­lier mem­bers of the com­mu­nity in­clud­ing Arild Jensen Sr., Fer­rel Jensen (one of the early “fly­ing farm­ers”), Peter Ja­cob­sen and Al­fred Petersen had Fe­bru­ary birth­days and re­main in our mem­o­ries. Fe­bru­ary 22 was the 100th an­niver­sary of Hans Boe’s birth and we see that his grand­son, Mitchell Boe, is in the process of build­ing a new home at the orig­i­nal Chris Boe homestead; con­grat­u­la­tions, Mitchell.

Plan­ning for the Dalum cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tion will re­sume in March when the com­mit­tee will meet to work on some of the longer range plan­ning needed for that event which is sched­uled for the week­end of Au­gust 3 to 5, 2018. A date and lo­ca­tion for the meet­ing will be de­ter­mined and com­mit­tee mem­bers no­ti­fied in the very near fu­ture.

Sup­port­ers of the com­mu­nity hall are re­minded that the An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing of the Dalum Com­mu­nity Hall As­so­ci­a­tion is set for 7:30 pm on Tues­day, March 22. The cur­rent Board mem­bers have all served sev­eral terms and would be very pleased to wel­come some new faces to the ex­ec­u­tive. The Hall As­so­ci­a­tion is sched­uled to pro­vide vol­un­teers at Cen­tury Casino on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, April 6 and 7 and there are still a few po­si­tions to be filled, any­one who is will­ing and able to help by fill­ing one of two shifts may call Ger­ald Ras­mussen for more in­for­ma­tion.

You may con­tinue to call Ger­ald and Maryann Ras­mussen at 403-823-2036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@magtech.ca.

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