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.