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The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Becky Kowalchuk 403-823-9264

I love this spring weather es­pe­cially those days when there is no wind. Care­ful dig­ging around those lit­tle plants that are pok­ing through the ground, re­mem­ber we can get snow in May.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Bill Her­man of Drumheller, this week’s win­ners of the 300 Club Raf­fle draw which took place on April 9. Thanks for your sup­port and buy­ing a ticket.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Quinn (nee Lu­cas) and Travis Franke on the ar­rival of baby boy, Jaxon Lukas, born on March 30, weigh­ing in at 7 lbs 15 oz. Very proud first time grand­par­ents are Mitch and Danny Lu­cas. I’m sure Mitch will be wear­ing out the high­way to go visit and help out.

This Satur­day, April 16, is the busy day in the com­mu­nity and sur­round­ing area that we have been talk­ing about. The Mor­rin Ag So­ci­ety is host­ing the Chev­elle’s at the Bad­land Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity, Rum­sey is hav­ing their an­nual Spring Fling, and Delia will be wel­com­ing Brent Butt for the evening. No short­age of things to do that’s for sure.

Also on that date, the Ver­dant Val­ley Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety is fea­tur­ing a Hor­ti­cul­tural Work­shop from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Ver­dant Val­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Jim Hole, Al­berta’s Top Hor­ti­cul­tural Au­thor­ity is pre­sent­ing “Gar­den Myths” and Tim Schowal­ter a lo­cal Nat­u­ral His­tory Au­thor­ity with be pre­sent­ing in the morn­ing. Tick­ets in­clude lunch. To reg­is­ter con­tact: Pat at 403-3210210 or Toni at 403-321-0061. The event is spon­sored by the Ver­dant Val­ley Ag So­ci­ety and Star­land County.

Don’t for­get the next meet­ing for the Drumheller and District Ru­ral Crime Watch As­so­ci­a­tion is April 20 at Fre­son Bros. at 7:00 pm. They are look­ing for new mem­bers to help with cov­er­age of the area. For more in­for­ma­tion check the web­site, www. drum­crime­watch.com, or con­tact Dorothy Gwynn at crimewatch@star­land­county.com.

The Mor­rin School An­nual Alumni Vol­ley­ball tour­na­ment will take place April 30. If you are in­ter­ested in putting in a team please con­tact Amy Adams at 403-436-0096 or Katie Prim­rose at 403820-1652. You are re­quired to have at least 3 peo­ple who are Mor­rin School alumni on the team and you have to have two girls on the court at all times. There will be a con­ces­sion and a draw will be made up as soon as there are enough teams reg­is­tered.

The Bad­lands Search and Res­cue are hav­ing a re­cruit­ing ses­sion in Strath­more on April 23 from 1:00 – 5:00 at the Strath­more town fire hall. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend as they are look­ing for vol­un­teers to suit all po­si­tions not just field res­cue. They need ad­min­is­tra­tive and re­cruit­ment help as well. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Scott Camp­bell at (403) 324-3537.

April 10-16 is Na­tional Vol­un­teer week, it is our chance to rec­og­nize all the vol­un­teers that help to make our com­mu­ni­ties a bet­ter place. Many of the ac­tiv­i­ties that take place would not hap­pen with­out the tire­less ef­forts of vol­un­teers. Take a mo­ment to thank those vol­un­teers for their time and ef­forts. I would es­pe­cially like to thank those peo­ple who have stepped up and vol­un­teered at the new Mun­son hall over the past sev­eral weeks. The new build­ing is some­thing that we will all be able to en­joy for gen­er­a­tions to come and some­thing we can be very proud of. The next group of vol­un­teers I would like to rec­og­nize are those that as­sist ev­ery year on the sec­ond Sun­day in Septem­ber with the Di­nosaur Val­ley Half Marathon. Over 100 vol­un­teers as­sist each year to make the day go off with­out a hitch and of­fer their time and ef­forts for the 400+ par­tic­i­pants. Th­ese ef­forts have helped to raise over $85,000 which has to this point been do­nated to the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity.

The fi­nal group of vol­un­teers I will men­tion is those that help with our se­niors at the Sun­shine Lodge, Hil­lview, Con­tin­u­ing Care and Coal Banks. This group of vol­un­teers make the lives of our se­niors more en­joy­able and they are help­ing those that vol­un­teered in their day to make our com­mu­ni­ties what they are.

I could go on and on with ser­vice groups like the Mor­rin Lions, etc. but I’ll stop there and let you thank the vol­un­teers you know.

Thank a vol­un­teer and have a great week.

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