The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN -

The Ver­dant Val­ley Ag So­ci­ety met on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 28, at the Com­mu­nity Cen­ter with 14 mem­bers present. At the re­cent provin­cial con­fer­ence of Al­berta Agri­cul­tural So­ci­eties we won a free one year bronze level mem­ber­ship to the AFAC (Al­berta Farm An­i­mal Care) or­ga­ni­za­tion. This group or­ga­nizes and im­ple­ments ex­cel­lent work­shops and sem­i­nars such as Large An­i­mal Emer­gency Res­cue or Women’s Calv­ing Clin­ics. The mem­ber­ship en­ti­tles us to dis­counts and free re­sources on the hu­mane han­dling of farm an­i­mals and they offer schol­ar­ships for post sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion. We will be or­der­ing dol­lies for mov­ing tables and chairs in the Out­back Build­ing. Dis­cus­sion was held on fu­ture im­prove­ments to our fa­cil­ity. Gerri Shad­lock re­ported on the Ru­ral Crime Watch meet­ing. The group is seek­ing a pres­i­dent. The Ver­dant Val­ley Ag So­ci­ety has been asked to host the Re­gion 2 meet­ing on the Al­berta Ag So­ci­eties on April 29.

Ron and I got away for a hol­i­day in Ari­zona last week. The weather was per­fect be­ing 87 in Phoenix on Fri­day when we re­turned and twenty de­grees cooler in eastern and north­ern Ari­zona where we stayed at Pine Top Re­sort. We vis­ited the Painted Desert and the Pet­ri­fies For­est and other parks and ar­eas.

Lynn Hem­ming and Dan Hird were hon­oured at a re­tire­ment party on Fi­day, March 10. Th­ese two teach­ers, who started teach­ing at the same time at the Drumheller Com­pos­ite High School, both re­tired this year af­ter thirty some years of teach­ing. Best wishes to you both on your re­tire­ment.

Be­lated birth­day wishes to Tan­nis James on Fe­bru­ary 23, Mal­colm Hunt on Fe­bru­ary 25, Eu­nice Wil­son on Fe­bru­ary 26, Lionel Din­calf, Ja­son James and Matthew Ku­vaja on Fe­bru­ary 28, Carly Lehne on March 1, Ty Lehn on March 2, Lo­gan James on March 5, Con­nie Wil­son on March 8, Raine McDougald on March 9, David Keirle on March 10 and Hunter Booth on March 15.

Best wishes on your wed­ding an­niver­sary to Dale and Suzanne Sands on March 10.

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