Dalum Dis­patch

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

The week­end rain which had been pre­dicted did not amount to much and sev­eral lo­cal farm­ers were able to cover some ground be­fore con­di­tions de­te­ri­o­rated to the cloudy and cool weather which has be­come so fa­mil­iar to us this sum­mer. A look at the long range fore­cast by En­vi­ron­ment Canada in­di­cates more of the same through­out Septem­ber and for those who place their trust The Old Farmer’s Al­manac the news is not much bet­ter.

Park­ing lot grad­ing at the hall grounds is done on a vol­un­teer ba­sis with Al­bert Jensen, Mike Oster­gard and Don Petersen all of­fer­ing their help when­ever it is needed. Last week when two loads of gravel were de­liv­ered, Don once again re­sponded with his Bob­cat and did a fine job of fill­ing and lev­el­ling where sum­mer rains had done some dam­age. Well done, Don.

Last Fri­day evening the Se­nior Ti­tans of the Drumheller foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion staged their home opener un­der the lights at Ti­tans Field where they met a strong team from Taber. The Taber squad took an early lead with speedy run­ning backs able to ad­vance the ball down the field and a strong de­fen­sive line held the Drumheller boys to lim­ited gains. The Ti­tans came back with a touch­down in the sec­ond quar­ter but too many penal­ties by the home team hin­dered their progress un­til a strong ef­fort in the fi­nal minutes but that was not enough to save the game with the vis­i­tors win­ning by a score of 23 to 12. Cam­rose will visit Drumheller next Satur­day af­ter­noon at 4:30 pm when the theme for the game will be “Sup­port the Troops”. Two of the Drumheller coaches are mil­i­tary vet­er­ans and are pro­mot­ing the event with pro­ceeds from a five dol­lar ad­mis­sion fee go­ing to­ward the “Wounded War­riors” cam­paign and to an­other char­ity to be an­nounced at the game.

Birth­day greet­ings this week go out to for­mer Dalum boy Bruce Ras­mussen who has been a res­i­dent of Ver­non, B.C. for many years and to Mar­ilee Allerd­ings (n Vogstad) who re­cently vis­ited friends and rel­a­tives in Al­berta be­fore re­turn­ing to her home at the west coast.

Gary and Val Toft along with Julie Eske­land are look­ing af­ter a com­mu­nity list for “bride-to be” Jill Ras­mussen who will marry Kenny Glover at Dalum on Oc­to­ber first. The Tofts can be reached at 403-823-9298 and Julie at 403-823-5283. Julie is also in charge of the com­mu­nity list of Pas­tor Dan Hen­drick­son who will be hon­oured on the oc­ca­sion of the twenty fifth an­niver­sary of his or­di­na­tion on Septem­ber 25.

Six mem­bers of the Friend­ship club chose the golf club res­tau­rant in Drumheller as the lo­ca­tion for their sum­mer lun­cheon meet­ing last Thurs­day when they re-con­nected af­ter their var­i­ous sum­mer ac­tiv­i­ties. This was a so­cial meet­ing and busi­ness items were de­ferred to a later date.

With the sum­mer R.V. traf­fic past its peak we are now see­ing the school busses and grain trucks which mark the be­gin­ning of the fall sea­son. With har­vest un­der­way there is also plenty of farm equip- ment mov­ing on coun­try roads and it bears men­tion­ing that we should all pay close at­ten­tion to our driv­ing. The prob­lem of dis­tracted driv­ing is a grow­ing con­cern and I note that re­cent sta­tis­tics from On­tario show that in 2016 there have been twice as many traf­fic deaths re­lated to dis­tracted driv­ing as com­pared to drunk driv­ing … is that phone call or text mes­sage re­ally so im­por­tant that you will risk your life to an­swer it?

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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