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The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Patty Steen 403-368-3820

What a soggy week­end. The ball tour­na­ment al­most got can­celled but everyone agreed that Al­ber­tans are a hardy lot and used to all kinds of weather so why not take a chance. It turned out be a real mixed bag of weather. The Ag So­ci­ety worked re­ally hard on Fri­day to pump the wa­ter off the di­a­monds and rake and dry the shale as much as pos­si­ble be­fore the first games started that evening. On Satur­day, the weather re­ally cleared up with the sun com­ing out and get­ting quite hot and muggy by midafter­noon. On the sched­ule there were to be two games at 8 am on Sun­day morn­ing but the four teams de­cided to get those games out of the way in the evening since the weather was co­op­er­at­ing. Drew Tol­man took one on the chin for his team as he was pitch­ing, as a line drive headed back to the mound at such speed that he had no time to put up any de­fense and it hit him just off cen­ter of his chin, dis­lo­cat­ing his jaw. He headed off to Three Hills emer­gency to get that set back into place while the teams de­cided that they had enough for the night and called the game. Drew was back later that evening to re­as­sure everyone that we hadn’t heard the last from him, thank good­ness. Sun­day games played out well un­til the fi­nals started when the skies opened up and dumped an­other inch of rain onto the di­a­monds con­clud­ing the tour­na­ment for this year. The teams that were headed to the play-offs agreed to split the wins as the op­tion to play was go­ing to be im­pos­si­ble. The A fi­nal­ists were Nuke and the A Bombs – Dustin Sen­gaus’s team from Rum­sey against Swingers and Dingers – Dy­lan Hous­tan’s team from Big Val­ley. The B Fi­nal­ists were Yank Deez – Dal­las Mor­gans’ team from Trochu vs Titts­berg Feel­ers – Jackie Watts team from Rum­sey. The C Fi­nal­ist were Raxx and Saxx – Owen VanDorn’s team from Three Hills vs Pretty Well Dick­ered – Cass Map­pins team from Big Val­ley. I know everyone who at­tended would like to send out a big thank you to the or­ga­niz­ers, Drew Tol­man and Derek Kry­w­cun for all the work they put in prior to and dur­ing the week­end. Also, I know there were a few grate­ful campers who ap­pre­ci­ated Derek’s gen­eros­ity when he drove his trac­tor into town to help drag them up onto dry land so they could get go­ing home to clean up. The rest of the Ag So­ci­ety crew needs a big round of ap­plause for the clean­ing up through­out the week­end.

I would like to send out an­other big thank you to the shy guy who keeps our cor­ner sign look­ing so nice. Sean Penner has done an amaz­ing job at keep­ing the cor­ner neat, bright and vis­i­ble along with some beau­ti­ful flow­ers to draw your eye as you ar­rive at our lit­tle vil­lage. He was wor­ried that he was bet­ter off keep­ing a low pro­file so he didn’t cause any trou­ble but I as­sured him that everyone was cu­ri­ous and pleased with his work so would re­ally like to see it con­tinue.

Lastly, the S.T.A.R.S Ride is quickly ap­proach­ing so if you would like to get a pledge sheet and sign up for the ride please con­tact Joann Rich­mond, Rob Rich­mond, Ernie God­dard for more in­for­ma­tion. It will be held on Sun­day, Au­gust 7.

Have a great week.

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