Dalum Dis­patch

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

The Grey Cup game re­sulted in a loss for Cal­gary and a vic­tory cel­e­bra­tion in Ot­tawa where fans had waited forty years for an­other cham­pi­onship. With that be­hind us and the cal­en­dar page about to turn to De­cem­ber, the rush to­ward Christ­mas has be­gun. Those get­ting busy with prepa­ra­tions in­clude the many vol­un­teers who help The Sal­va­tion Army with the Food Bank pro­gram and the Christ­mas Ket­tle cam­paign. Gary Toft is once again the vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tor for the food bank pro­gram and he had a crew sort­ing do­nated items last Mon­day, after bags upon bags of gro­ceries had been gath­ered dur­ing the re­cent “red bag” evening which took place in Drumheller. “Ket­tle” Vol­un­teers are needed for many times and lo­ca­tions dur­ing the Christ­mas sea­son so anyone wish­ing to help is en­cour­aged to call The Sal­va­tion Army at 403-823-2215.

Among the pre-Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties is the an­nual Tree of Hope cer­e­mony which will take place at the hos­pi­tal in Drumheller on De­cem­ber 11. This event has taken place an­nu­ally for sev­eral years and is both a memo­rial to those loved ones who have passed away and a fundraiser for the Pal­lia­tive Care Pro­gram at the health care cen­tre. Those wish­ing to sup­port and par­tic­i­pate in the event may spon­sor pink or teal col­ored bulbs which dec­o­rate a Christ­mas tree lo­cated at the fa­cil­ity. For more in­for­ma­tion you may call Linda Ames of the Drumheller Area Health Care Foun­da­tion at 403-820-7890.

A re­cent note from Edith Woods, younger sis­ter to the late Harry Ja­cob­sen, in­forms me that for­mer Dalum girl, Tr­ish ( Ja­cob­sen) Wentzel, is re­cov­er­ing from a rather ma­jor surgery. Get well wishes go out to Tr­ish with the hope that she will soon be at home again, in Hanna.

Even with ice cov­er­ing the lo­cal ponds there are still some geese to be seen in the area. There are also great num­bers of hawks do­ing their best to re­duce the mouse pop­u­la­tion but I sus­pect that the ar­rival of the first ma­jor snow fall will be the sig­nal which sends th­ese strag­glers south for the win­ter.

Birth­day greet­ings this week go out to Dale An­der­sen and Brian Boe who are re­spon­si­ble for burn­ing quite a few can­dles and that causes me to won­der what the NDP en­vi­ron­men­tal watch dogs might have to say about that non­re­new­able en­ergy source. Per­haps Brian and Dale are more con­cerned about their own “non-re­new­able” en­ergy lev­els; best wishes, guys.

You may call 403-823-2036 with news items or email to Ger­ald Ras­mussen at ger­mar70@magtech.ca.

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