Ver­dant Val­ley Eye Opener

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - He­len Leon­hardt 403-823-9823

Amanda Hem­ming is fin­ished her sec­ond year of Medicine at the Univer­sity of Al­berta. She is home for a few days be­fore she leaves on June 1 with two other U of A Med stu­dent class­mates for Taipei, Tai­wan where they will be work­ing for a month in the emer­gency ward of one of the big­gest hos­pi­tals in the world. This will be an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and learn­ing op­por­tu­nity. She is then go­ing to spend two weeks hol­i­day­ing in Viet­nam. Go safely Amanda.

The sym­pa­thy of the com­mu­nity goes to Con­nie and Der­rick Wil­son, Dalan and Avril on the pass­ing on Fri­day, May 27 of Con­nie’s fa­ther , John Grif­fith, of Drumheller but for­merly of Rum­sey. Our sym­pa­thy to his wife Laura and the rest of the fam­ily. Funeral ser­vices were held on Tues­day, May 31 at the Rum­sey Hall.

An­other mes­sage of sym­pa­thy from the com­mu­nity to the Heiliger fam­ily at the sud­den pass­ing of Anne’s brother Eric Moeller of Gabri­ola Is­land, BC at the age of 66. Anne and Al­lan have gone out there to be with the fam- ily. Our sym­pa­thy to Eric’s mother, Car­rie Moeller, and to niece Christina and Kevin Ku­vaja and sons Alexan­der and Matthew. Funeral ser­vices will be held in Dalum at a fu­ture date.

The Ver­dant Val­ley Ag So­ci­ety met on Thurs­day, May 26. We are do­nat­ing $1000 to the Red Cross for Fort Mac fire re­lief, and pro­vid­ing fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to the Drumheller District 4H Ex­change trip and to Jared Dun­calf who is go­ing on a hu­man­i­tar­ian trip to Do­mini­can Repub­lic and Haiti this sum­mer to build a house and school. The Ag So­ci­ety and Women’s In­sti­tute are putting entries in the Hand Hills Stam­pede Pa­rade on June 4.

Best wishes to two com­mu­nity grads of DVSS, Michael Dun­calf and Matt McDougald who cel­e­brated grad­u­a­tion on Satur­day, May 28. Con­grat­u­la­tions to you both and we will hear more about your fu­ture plans soon. Hope you had a great grad. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the grads and best wishes.

On the week­end of May 27 to 29, nine­teen mem­bers of our fam­ily gath­ered at the Sil­ver Creek Lodge in Can­more to cel­e­brate my spe­cial birth­day. We had a wonderful week­end of fun, food and fam­ily vis­it­ing and cel­e­brat­ing. Sun­day morn­ing we con­clud- ed with brunch at the Banff Springs Ho­tel. Our grand­son Cur­tis also cel­e­brated his 31st birth­day on Fri­day and his son (our great grand­son) Parker was there for the week­end. I am all cel­e­brated out.

I have re­ceived some announcements to pass along. Starland County road crews are do­ing road widen­ing and re­fur­bish­ing on Range Road 18-2 and ask lo­cal res­i­dents to use a dif­fer­ent road if pos­si­ble to avoid de­lays and travel prob­lems. This road work will be go­ing on for the next 6 months.

Ev­ery­one is all geared up for the 100th an­nual Hand Hills Stam­pede this week­end – June 3 – 5. See you there! Then on Mon­day, June 6, the Drumheller District 4H Beef Show and Sale takes place in the Delia Arena. This in­volves three clubs – Delia, Hes­keth - Orkney and Rum­sey - Row­ley. So it is a busy week­end for the mem­bers, par­ents and lead­ers. Good luck ev­ery­one!

Be­lated birth­day wishes to Cur­tis Leon­hardt, Mar­cia Poland and Shelby Poland on May 27, He­len Leon­hardt and De­van Dekeyser on May 31. Happy birth­day this week to Anne Heiliger on June 2, Brenna Grieve on June 3, Val James on June 4, Jasper Jensen on June 5 and Stacy (Thomas) Le Blanc on June 8.

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