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?
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