Dalum Dis­patch

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

With Au­gust com­ing to an end and another school year be­gin­ning there are un­mis­tak­able signs that fall is rapidly ap­proach­ing. The leaves are los­ing their ver­dant lus­tre with shades of yel­low and brown tak­ing over and young birds which have made their rapid trans­for­ma­tion from egg to avi­a­tor are gath­er­ing into flocks in prepa­ra­tion for their in­au­gu­ral south­bound flight. Com­bines which are busy in the fields leave the fra­grance of threshed grain hang­ing in the air and it ap­pears that the dry weather was not as hard on the crops as had been feared with wheat and bar­ley pro­duc­ing good yields of high qual­ity grain. All man­ner of gar­den pro­duce is ready to be picked and pre­served in­clud­ing the zuc­chini which seemed such a frail and del­i­cate plant with its leaves droop­ing over the edge of a gar­den cen­tre bas­ket but which has the abil­ity to grow so well and with such pro­duc­tiv­ity that the gar­den­ers gen­eros­ity is lim­ited only by the chal­lenge of find­ing enough peo­ple to take the stuff.

Another sign that fall is near is the be­gin­ning of the Ti­tan’s foot­ball sea­son. Dalum boys Ethan Dun­calf and Eric Jensen are mem­bers of the se­nior team which played an ex­hi­bi­tion game against Pincher Creek last Satur­day and the Drumheller team looked good as they de­feated the vis­i­tors by a score of 32 to 0. Both teams were in need of more play­ers with many of the boys forced to play both of- fence and de­fence but a few more play­ers usu­ally join the ros­ter when the school year has be­gun. The pro­gram for in­ter­na­tional stu­dents at Drumheller adds to the school pop­u­la­tion and there are usu­ally a few of those who join the team. The Ti­tans have added more pass­ing plays to their game plan this year and the aerial at­tack was very ef­fec­tive against the Pincher Creek de­fense. In a los­ing cause one of the vis­it­ing play­ers made a catch which any pro­fes­sional would be happy to have on his “high­light reel” and, I might add, it was nice to see good sports­man­ship dis­played by both teams dur­ing and af­ter the game.

I at­tended the Randy Bach­man con­cert with hun­dreds of other fans of the ven­er­a­ble Cana­dian mu­si­cian and it was easy to see that if there had been a se­niors dis­count it would have knocked quite a hole in the gate re­ceipts. Rob Shapiro, key­board player for “Hey, Romeo”, re­ceived a warm wel­come from his home­town fans as part of the open­ing act which was fol­lowed by Bach­man pre­sent­ing hit af­ter hit, bring­ing back decades of mem­o­ries from as far back as the mid1960s when he and Bur­ton Cum­mings gained in­ter­na­tional suc­cess with their band “The Guess Who”. Suc­cess con­tin­ued for both Bach­man and Cum­mings as they pur­sued sep­a­rate ca­reers and both con­tinue to keep busy af­ter all th­ese years. There were sev­eral Dalum folks present on a beau­ti­ful Satur­day evening at the Pas­sion Play am­phithe­atre which is so well suited to such a per­for­mance and for a cou­ple of hours we “old timers” were young again, be­liev­ing that age re­ally is just a state of mind.

There has been more ac­tiv­ity at the com­mu­nity hall, partly in prepa­ra­tion for the cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tion to take place next year. Work on the camp kitchen has now been com­pleted and it is hoped that the park will be used by those who are trav­el­ling to the cel­e­bra­tion with a trailer or mo­torhome. It had been de­cided to pur­chase enough ta­bles and chairs for the hall so that there are enough in both the base­ment and on the main floor to elim­i­nate the need to move them up and down ac­cord­ing, to de­mand, and the ad­di­tional pieces have now been de­liv­ered. The ex­tra seat­ing will be of use when the Satur­day evening ban­quet is held at the fire hall.

The birth­day list is a bit longer this week with greet­ings go­ing to cur­rent and for­mer Dalum folks in­clud­ing Amanda Peter­son (n. Vogstad), David Chris­tensen, Paul Teskey, Hal Turner, Troy Poulsen, Jardi Clark (n. Vogstad), Shawna Joy Van Horne (n. Sny­der) and Su­san Boe (n. Mortensen). Best wishes to all.

In clos­ing, some hum­bling words from the in­ter­net: “If you think you’re a per­son of some in­flu­ence, try or­der­ing some­one else’s dog around”.

You may con­tinue to call Ger­ald Ras­mussen at 403823-2036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@magtech.ca.

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