A reminder that the Annual General Meeting of the Dalum Fire Protection Association is scheduled for 7:00 pm next Tuesday, April 11, at the fire hall. Although it has been a quiet year for the fire crew, Fire Chief Albert Jensen reports that the mutual aid agreement which exists between the neighboring communities has been very effective and beneficial whenever the fire departments have been called to action.
As a follow up to an item from last week, Judy Nelson tells me the information session concerning fentanyl and naloxone which Big Country Victim Services is facilitating on April 18 and which is directed toward emergency services personnel, has no more seats available for the general public.
The birthday list is short this week with best wishes going to former Dalum boy Ward Christensen who now makes his home in Calgary and with a very special greeting to Myrtle Holmen who marked 95 years on Tuesday. Her family will be hosting a celebration for Myrtle at the Jurassic Inn in Drumheller from two until four o’clock next Sunday afternoon.
A few local residents have taken some time off before things get busy on the farms and Tofino seems to be a popular destination. Laurie and Joan Reiffenstein as well as Troy and Amy Poulsen spent a few days on the west coast of Vancouver Island where Laurie and Troy had an unexpected meeting. As Harry Christensen has been heard to say, “Sometimes you have to go a long way to see your neighbors”.
The organizing committee for the Dalum centennial celebration which is planned for August of 2018 met on Tuesday evening. With just under a year and a half until that homecoming party takes place the ideas which have been discussed must now be fully developed. With that in mind, the committee is now asking for those willing to help with displays and activities to volunteer their names to Julie Eskeland or Gerald Rasmussen. More information concerning the committee and the event may be found on the Facebook page, Dalum Reunion 2018.
In recent days I have seen swans in the area as they advance in their northern migration, the chipmunks whose population surged after the disappearance of my outside cat have emerged from their hibernation and there is a definite touch of green appearing in the lawn but the most definitive sign of spring is the parade of motorhomes with small cars in tow which is now seen heading north on Highway 56.
With summertime activities just around the corner keep these words of internet wisdom in mind: “If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you”.
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