Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - DRUMHELLERWORKS.COM - Ger­ald Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

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”.

You may con­tinue to call Ger­ald Ras­mussen at 823-2036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@magtech.ca.

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