Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Ger­ald and Maryann Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

A crowd of nearly seventy guests joined Ed­ward and Carol Vogstad at their home near Syl­van Lake to help them cel­e­brate their six­ti­eth wed­ding an­niver­sary, last Thurs­day. Fine weather al­lowed for out­door vis­it­ing with plenty of room for in­door ac­tiv­i­ties in Ed­ward’s nice shop. Among the guests were Ed­ward’s twin brother, Ed­mund, and many friends who share a con­nec­tion to their Dalum roots. Thanks to Con­nie Hal­li­well for pro­vid­ing the photo. Tina’s mother.

The High­way 56 paving job which in­cluded the grade en­ter­ing the Red Deer River val­ley from the south as well as the sec­tion north of Drumheller ex­tend­ing to the Mor­rin cor­ner has been com­pleted and ap­pears to be of good qual­ity. The sur­face is smooth and even and the lumpy sec­tions of the south hill have been elim­i­nated. The mod­ern “post and cable” sys­tem of guard rail has been used and the ben­e­fits of this sys­tem are stated to be less se­vere crashes and fewer in­juries when con­tact does oc­cur. The posts are de­signed to break and the ca­bles flex, ab­sorb­ing the en­ergy of a crash and pre­vent­ing the ve­hi­cle from bounc­ing back into the road­way. When the bar­rier has been dam­aged it can be re­paired quickly and at a rel­a­tively low cost. An­other ben­e­fit in win­ter months is that snow drifts do not form on the road­way as is the case with the solid metal panel rails.

He­len Leon­hardt has sent a note in­form­ing us that the Ver­dant Val­ley Ag So­ci­ety has an­other event com­ing up on Satur- day, Au­gust 13. A draft horse com­pe­ti­tion, an an­tique auto and ma­chin­ery dis­play, as well as mu­sic and a late af­ter­noon sup­per are on the agenda. Those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing may call Lyle at 403-820-6779 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The grow­ing sea­son con­tin­ues and with the month of Au­gust the crops are en­ter­ing the ripen­ing stage. Blos­soms are dis­ap­pear­ing while many fields which were planted early are be­gin­ning to take on a golden hue. The hay crop is also plen­ti­ful this year but it is prov­ing to be dif­fi­cult to get it cut and baled be­tween rain storms with some of the forage lost due to re­peated soak­ings.

Birth­day greet­ings this week go to a former Dalum lady, Ruth Mur­phy (n. Vogstad) and to my grand­daugh­ter, Arowyn Ras­mussen; Happy Birth­day, girls.

You may con­tinue to call Ger­ald and Maryann Ras­mussen at 403-823-2036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@ magtech.ca.

Eleanor Jensen is home again after spend­ing al­most a month va­ca­tion­ing with Greg, Tina and their two chil­dren. The ma­jor­ity of their time was spent in Croa­tia where they vis­ited with

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