Craigmyle Car­di­nal

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Bev Bergman 403-665-2492

It is a won­der­ful thing to watch a co­he­sive com­mu­nity group in ac­tion. For a num­ber of years, the Craigmyle His­toric So­ci­ety has taken on the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the older chil­dren’s cloth­ing sec­tion of the twice an­nual Hanna Ladies Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary Rum­mage Sale. Two faith­ful mem­bers of the CHS have taken on the re­spon­si­bil­ity of or­ga­niz­ing CHS work­ers for this event. This year nei­ther of these two mem­bers was avail­able to work at the event. De­spite that, the CHS team forged ahead and pulled off their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties bet­ter than they ever have, uti­liz­ing and ap­pre­ci­at­ing the vol­un­teer ef­forts of a num­ber of non-mem­bers. Just proof pos­i­tive that the re­spon­si­ble mem­bers of the CHS may re­spect their lead­ers, but re­ally do not need them! What a great or­ga­ni­za­tion to be part of!

The Hanna Rum­mage Sale was a bus­tle of sort­ing, wash­ing and or­ga­niz­ing on Thurs­day and Fri­day in prepa­ra­tion for the on­slaught of ea­ger shop­pers on Satur­day. The Ladies Aux­il­iary is to be com­mended for the con­tribu­tions they have made and con­tinue to make to the Hanna Hos­pi­tal and Hanna Long Term Care Cen­ter. How­ever, this group is di­min­ish­ing in mem­ber­ship largely due to the fact that orig­i­nal mem­bers are suc­cumb­ing to that in­evitable in­flic­tion called “old age.” This group is look­ing for new mem­bers with new ideas. If any faith­ful read­ers are in­ter­ested in con­tribut­ing to or have ques­tions about the Hanna Ladies Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary, please call Glo­ria Hut­ton at 854-2417. The work this group does in this com­mu­nity is in­valu­able!

Do not for­get about the next pan­cake break­fast com­ing up this Sun­day, May 7 from 9:00-11:00 am in the Craigmyle Church base­ment. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a fine break­fast at a rea­son­able price while catch­ing up on the lo­cal news.

Tues­day, May 9 is the eve- ning of the an­nual Craigmyle His­toric Meet­ing (that great or­ga­ni­za­tion rec­og­nized at the be­gin­ning of this col­umn). The meet­ing will be held in the Craigmyle Church base­ment be­gin­ning at 7:00 pm. All folk in­ter­ested in be­com­ing part of this com­mu­nity group are en­cour­aged to come out and see if this might be a fit for you (prom­ise: you will not be asked to take an of­fice). Fol­low­ing the an­nual meet­ing, a reg­u­lar CHS meet­ing will take place ad­dress­ing is­sues such as the June 1, Hand Hills Beer Gar­den con­ces­sion; the June 4 4-H con­ces­sion; the planned Casino event; re­silient floor­ing is­sues; and a re­port on sid­ing restora­tion. Both meet­ings should be con­cluded by 8:30.

Best wishes go out to Colleen Lit­tlechild who is cur­rently a pa­tient in the Hanna Hos­pi­tal. Colleen, know that your com­mu­nity is on your side and wish­ing you the very best.

I had the plea­sure to wit­ness a most en­dear­ing mo­ment this past Fri­day when I went to the hos­pi­tal to pay Colleen a long over­due visit. While I was there, Don­nette Mam­mel, who is cur­rently look­ing af­ter Colleen’s “teacup size” dog, Zoie, came for a visit with Zoie in her car­rier. When Don­nette and the car­rier first en­tered the room there was quite a bit of chat­ter go­ing on and Colleen did not re­al­ize that her most cher­ished friend was there. At this point, Colleen joined in the con­ver­sa­tion and Zoie heard her friend’s voice. Now, the pre­vi­ously silent Zoie be­gan a soft and plain­tive whine. Don­nette took Zoie out of the car­rier; Zoie spot­ted Colleen and all three pounds of her be­came a run­ning in the air, wrig­gling ball of fur try­ing to es­cape Donette’s clutches. Don­nette set her on the foot of Colleen’s bed; she im­me­di­ately bounded up to her friend’s face; licked and danced around for awhile; then set­tled down on Colleen’s chest where she lay very peace­fully and ap­pre­cia­tively for the du­ra­tion of her visit. Thank you, Don­nette, for this visit which was such a spe­cial mo­ment for both Zoie and Colleen. I feel so priv­i­leged to have wit­nessed it.

Birth­day Greet­ings go out to Mike Meyer on May 6; Heather Stern on May 7 and Mark Hunter on May 10, Have a great day!

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