Dalum Dis­patch

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

Our fire­fight­ers were called out last week to as­sist at the scene of a ve­hi­cle fire east of High­way 56 on Sec­ondary Road 564. The Hus­sar crew also re­sponded along with vol­un­teers from the nearby Hut­terite colony who were quick to ar­rive with a wa­ter truck. While the ve­hi­cle was se­verely dam­aged and a small grass fire spread from the site where the over­heated ve­hi­cle burst into flames, no in­juries were re­ported.

Rita Palle­sen re­ports that the Drumheller Co-op con­tin­ues to spon­sor the “till tape” pro­gram which has dis­trib­uted funds to many lo­cal groups and char­i­ties and that the Dalum Friend­ship Club is once again ask­ing friends and neigh­bours to sup­port them with a do­na­tion of till tapes and re­ceipts from any of their Co-op trans­ac­tions. Re­ceipts from the months of Jan­uary to June are cur­rently be­ing col­lected by the club mem­bers. The lawns at the church, fire hall, and com­mu­nity hall are look­ing nice again thanks to an­other small but am­bi­tious group of vol­un­teers who came out last Thurs­day but there were not enough peo­ple or ma­chines to com­plete the work at the com­mu­nity park; that job will have to wait once more, as the grass grows ever longer.

Everly Nor­man, the newly ar­rived daugh­ter of Guy and Amanda Nor­man, was in­tro­duced to fam­ily and friends with a baby shower held at the com­mu­nity hall last Sun­day af­ter­noon. In at­ten­dance were Everly’s grand­moth­ers Carol Nor­man and Kathy Hagel, great-grand­moth­ers Inge­borg and Joy, and Aun­tie Star along with baby cousin Zoey.

Birth­day greet­ings this week go out to Phyl­lis Hutchin­son (n. An­der­sen), Pat Ras­mussen, Ray Chris­tensen, and to Roland Jensen who has al­ways held birth­days in high re­gard as he cel­e­brates num­ber 68.

It seems that my fruit trees are apol­o­giz­ing for their lack of pro­duc­tion in 2016 when a late frost spoiled ev­ery­thing. This year a “nor­mal” spring ar­rived slowly and steadily and has re­sulted in an abun­dance of blos­soms in the coulees and in my or­chard where the trees now show great prom­ise with plums, cher­ries and ap­ples ap­pear­ing in large num­bers on the branches. In the fields the crops are adding a fresh shade of green to the area and with rain pre­dicted for the com­ing days the new growth should get a good start to the sea­son. The veg­etable and flower gar­dens are start­ing to take shape and with that comes the task of weed­ing so it is im­por­tant to fol­low this ad­vice: “When weed­ing, the best way to make sure you are re­mov­ing a weed and not a valu­able plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground eas­ily, it is a valu­able plant.”

You may con­tinue to call Ger­ald Ras­mussen at 403-8232036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@magtech. ca.

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