Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS - Ger­ald and Maryann Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

That ter­ri­ble dis­ease, can­cer, has taken an­other val­ued mem­ber of our com­mu­nity. With no re­spect for his phys­i­cal or per­sonal strengths it stole Wag­nar Learke from his fam­ily last Satur­day. As was his wish, Wag­ner was able to re­main at home as long as he could and spent only his last week in hospi­tal at Strath­more. Funeral Ser­vices for Wag­nar Learke will be held at the Beth­le­hem Lutheran Church at Dalum at 2:00 pm, on Wed­nes­day, June 1. Our deep­est sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to Mar­i­ann and Vicki who, along with his many friends, mourn his pass­ing.

The wet weather which ar­rived over the Vic­to­ria Day week­end prompted Wheat­land County of­fi­cials to lift the fire ban which had been in place dur­ing the pre­vi­ous dry spell. With more rain fall­ing this week, the “wild fire” sea­son which is usu­ally part of the spring time tran­si­tion from a brown to a green land­scape is now unof­fi­cially over. While April show­ers bring May flow­ers it is May rain that brings the grain!

There was a good re­sponse by vol­un­teers to cut the grass at the Dalum com­mu­nity cen­ter last Wed­nes­day with some folks get­ting a good start on the work dur­ing the af­ter­noon and sev­eral more com­plet­ing the job that evening. Mod­ern self-pro­pelled mow­ers cover a lot of ground in a hurry and the edg­ing trim­mers do a nice job around build­ings and ceme­tery mon­u­ments. While the equip­ment has changed since the days when a fleet of small mow­ers was used, the spirit of co­op­er­a­tion con­tin­ues and the re­sult is an at­trac­tive area which demon­strates care and re­spect for the face of our com­mu­nity.

For those who plan to at­tend the Friend­ship Club Spring Tea, this is a fi­nal re­minder that it will take place at the Dalum Com­mu­nity Hall to­mor­row, June 2, at 2 o’clock in the af­ter­noon.

As hap­pens from time to time, a quan­tity of tea tow- els and dish cloths seem to be miss­ing from the com­mu­nity hall. Any­one who may have taken them home to be washed is asked to please re­turn them or get in con­tact with a board mem­ber for pick up, as they are needed for up­com­ing func­tions. Your Board mem­bers are: Jerry Nor­man, Perry McMil­lan, Amy Poulsen, Pauline Palle­sen, Jim Eske­land and Ger­ald Ras­mussen.

Pauline Palle­sen re­ports that if you have a cell phone which uses Telus as a provider and are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing “ser­vice” is­sues please con­tact Telus. They are want­ing to hear from as many peo­ple as nec­es­sary in the area who are hav­ing phone is­sues. The Dalum area has been flagged as a trou­ble spot and the more in­put to the prob­lem the sooner it will be ad­dressed. So if you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing prob­lems like dropped calls, no ser­vice, emer­gency call­ing only, or no net­work con­nec­tion, please let Telus know.

The Face­book page “Dalum Re­union 2018” which was re­cently cre­ated to raise aware­ness of the Dalum cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tion which will be held over the long week­end in Au­gust, 2018, is show­ing early in­ter­est with sev­eral views and “likes”. As prepa­ra­tions con­tinue there will be more his­tor­i­cal photos and notes posted as well as in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to plan­ning for the event. Birth­day greet­ings this week go out to for­mer Dalum folks Con­nie Gil­roy (n. Palle­sen), Gregg Jensen, Judy Walker (n. Ras­mussen), and Roland Jensen.

It seems that too much of the news we get from tele­vi­sion is bad and as some­one re­cently opined: “They be­gin the evening news with ‘ Good Evening’, then pro­ceed to tell you why it isn’t.”

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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