Dalum Dis­patch

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

The cold and snow we have had in re­cent days is part of a sys­tem which stretches across much of the lower re­gions of our Great White North. While some of our lo­cal beef pro­duc­ers have had a few early ar­rivals, oth­ers are well into the 2017 calv­ing sea­son and the weather has of­fered less than ideal birthing con­di­tions but it ap­pears that warmer weather is com­ing this week. Here on the prairies we claim to be able to cope with win­ter weather and smile with a sense of su­pe­ri­or­ity when we see news clips of cars slid­ing out of con­trol on Van­cou­ver streets but in a twenty-four hour pe­riod last week­end there were 218 col­li­sions on Cal­gary streets; that is one every seven min­utes and in­cludes the late night hours when traf­fic is light. Who’s laugh­ing now?

A re­minder that friends and neigh­bors of the San­dum fam­ily will be host­ing a bri­dal shower in hon­our of Shayla at the com­mu­nity hall, be­gin­ning at 7:00 pm on Satur­day, March 18. You may con­tact Karen McMil­lan for de­tails.

Birth­day greet­ings this week go out to four ladies for­merly of Dalum. Best wishes to Sandy Sinclair (n. Merkel), Brenda Sharp (n. Petersen), Eileen Peltier (n. Jensen) and Rose­mary Rosin (n. Vogstad).

With lim­ited in­ter­est I watched bits and pieces of the first half of the fifty first Su­per Bowl last Sun­day. At­lanta seemed to have no trou­ble con­trol­ling the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots so I had a big sur­prise when I took an­other look in the fourth quar­ter. With in­creased in­ter­est I then watched Tom Brady prove that he is as good as his fans say he is by de­liv­er­ing the great­est come­back in Su­per Bowl his­tory, tak­ing the game to over­time for the first time in Su­per Bowl his­tory and be­com­ing the only quar­ter­back to win five NFL cham­pi­onships. Lady GaGa put on a good half time show and there were a few en­ter­tain­ing com­mer­cials (they bet­ter be good at five mil­lion dol­lars for a thirty se­cond spot) but I will re­peat the opin­ion shared by many who are not in­ter­ested in foot­ball that “a real su­per bowl is a self-clean­ing toi­let”.

Valen­tine’s Day is next Tues­day and a good time for ev­ery­one to show those dear to you that you ap­pre­ci­ate and care for them. And, when life’s stresses weigh heav­ily upon you, keep in mind the adage: “A per­fect mar­riage is just two im­per­fect peo­ple who refuse to give up on each other”.

You may con­tinue to call Gerald Ras­mussen with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@ magtech.ca.

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