Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE -

Ger­ald & Maryann Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

A large crowd of friends and neigh­bors joined Don and Carol Oster­gard at the Bad­lands Fa­cil­ity in Drumheller, last Satur­day, when they hosted a party cel­e­brat­ing their fifty years of mar­riage. Guests in­cluded their wed­ding party of fifty years ago as well as sev­eral for­mer em­ploy­ees who have been part of their very suc­cess­ful farm­ing op­er­a­tion over the years. The re­cent im­prove­ment in the lo­cal weather con­di­tions meant that some mem­bers of the farm­ing com­mu­nity were not able to at­tend but mes­sages of con­grat­u­la­tions came from friends both present and ab­sent. The “no speeches” re­quest went un­heeded as nu­mer­ous trib­utes were paid to the cou­ple and Don also spoke when he gave a very nice trib­ute to Carol. Fly­ing has been a big part of their life to­gether and he stated that there is no one who he would rather have as nav­i­ga­tor and co-pi­lot than Carol. Ben Armstrong pre­sented the cou­ple a plaque of recog­ni­tion from the County of Wheat­land and the cou­ple was also pre­sented with the tra­di­tion Dan­ish celebration cake, the “Kransek­age”. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Don and Carol and best wishes for many more golden years to­gether.

There are two events com­ing up in Novem­ber that Dalum folks are to be re­minded of, the first being the Christ­mas Fair which will be held at the com­mu­nity hall on Novem­ber 6 which, by the way, is the Sun­day that Day­light Sav­ing Time comes into ef­fect, and the Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice which will take place at the church on Fri­day, Novem­ber 11. This is the tenth time that Gun­nar Mortensen has or­ga­nized the Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice and he is once again pulling to­gether all the de­tails nec­es­sary to make it hap­pen. Another item to keep in mind is that dur­ing the se­cond week of Novem­ber an episode of “War Junk” fea­tur­ing Joan Sny­der and Joy McKee will ap­pear on the His­tory Chan­nel. The pro­gram will re­veal to the sis­ters, and oth­ers who have been wait­ing for the episode to air, some­thing about the ac­tiv­i­ties of their fa­ther dur­ing World War II; I will try to get more de­tails for next week.

It is a short col­umn this week and with farm­ers back in the fields, do­ing their best to com­plete the har­vest of 2016, we sim­ply hope for enough sunny days to let them get it done.

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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