Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Ger­ald and Maryann Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

Rain, a few show­ers, more rain and then an­other two inches of rain; with all that mois­ture the crops con­tinue to look great and the hay is ready to be cut. As soon as the fore­cast shows dry weather ahead we ex­pect to see bales ap­pear­ing in the ditches and across the grass­lands. The weather did co­op­er­ate on Thurs­day when an­other good crew of vol­un­teers came out to cut and trim at the church, fire hall, com­mu­nity hall and park. A few were ner­vous about the pos­si­bil­ity of evening show­ers and got some of the grass cut ear­lier in the day while the af­ter sup­per crowd fin­ished the job with time to spare be­fore the next pre­cip­i­ta­tion ar­rived.

I hear from Pas­tor Dan that six­teen chil­dren at­tended Sum­mer Va­ca­tion Bi­ble School last week. In­cluded in the ac­tiv­i­ties was con­struc­tion of ta­ble top vol­ca­noes which were ac­ti­vated on the fi­nal evening. It must have been an ex­plo­sive con­clu­sion to the event as some of the vol­ca­noes were en­er­gized by the tra­di­tional bak­ing soda and vine­gar mix­ture while a few were pow­ered by the more ex­treme process of com­bin­ing Men­tos candy and diet Coca Cola. At last re­port the church and the chil­dren were all still stand­ing.

Best wishes to Ed­ward and Carol Vogstad who mark sixty years of mar­riage on Wed­nes­day, July 20, and who invite their friends to join them for an af­ter­noon cof­fee party at their home near Syl­van Lake on Thurs­day.

Birth­day greet­ings this week go to Es­ther Nielsen who cel­e­brates num­ber 96, to a set of twins, Flem­ming Peters and Ebba Dyck, to Myr­tle Pen­telchuk (n. Chris­tensen), and to Jenny Doyle (n. Palle­sen), best wishes to all.

We have had the plea­sure of see­ing Moun­tain Blue­birds in our yard this sum­mer and I am re­minded of the many bird­houses built by Ray Hum­mel of East Coulee. Ray placed scores of nest­ing boxes on fence posts through­out the area and they seem to have had a pos­i­tive ef­fect on the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion of this species. The male is very eye catch­ing with its bril­liant blue plumage while the fe­male is less colour­ful and mod­estly shows a slate grey back with a speck­led grey and white un­der­side and only a hint of blue along the wings un­til she takes flight, dis­play­ing a beau­ti­ful shade of pow­der blue across the wings, back and tail. Mr. Hum­mel is not pro­duc­ing as many bird houses th­ese days and does not get out to the coun­try as of­ten now but we grate­fully en­joy see­ing the re­sult of his past labours.

The Al­berta Sum­mer Games were held at Le­duc last week­end and among those par­tic­i­pat­ing from our area were mem­bers of the Se­nior Ti­tans foot­ball team who were part of the Zone Two “Big Coun­try Badgers” team. Rep­re­sent­ing the Ti­tans as de­fen­sive coach was Ken Fournier; line­backer, Mar­shall John­ston; and cor­ner­back, Raiden Ki­pling. The Badgers played three games over the week­end with one vic­tory and two losses. While win­ning is the de­sired out­come of a con­test, the over­all ex­pe­ri­ence of par­tic­i­pat­ing in such an event was very re­ward­ing and Raiden re­ports that it was a lot of fun from the team build­ing and prac­tices right through to the fi­nal game.

Good ad­vice to all par­ents comes from Amer­i­can au­thor, H. Jack­son Brown Jr. who stated: “Live so that when your chil­dren think of fair­ness, car­ing and in­tegrity, they think of you”.

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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