Dalum Dis­patch

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

Within the dis­cus­sion con­cern­ing cli­mate change there is some­times con­fu­sion over the terms cli­mate and weather. In Alberta we have a cli­mate which of­fers a va­ri­ety of weather within our four sea­sons and that may be demon­strated by the dif­fer­ence be­tween last year when a wet fall held the com­bines hostage un­til a dryer Novem­ber, and this year, when the har­vest has al­most been com­pleted by the mid­dle of Septem­ber. Lo­cal farm­ers are pleased with both the quan­tity and qual­ity of their crops and bin space is once again at a pre­mium with some gra­naries be­ing emp­tied when prod­uct is hauled to mar­ket and then re­filled as work con­tin­ues.

Mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions across the prov­ince of Alberta are sched­uled for Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 16, and nom­i­na­tions for the elec­tion of can­di­dates are to be sub­mit­ted on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18. In Wheat­land County the lo­cal ju­ris­dic­tion of­fice will be lo­cated at the Wheat­land County ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing which is seven kilo­me­tres east of Stra th more, where can­di­dates may sub­mit their nom­i­na­tion pa­pers be­tween 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon.

The Drum hell er Ti­tans foot­ball team hosted Olds last Satur­day evening and de­feated the vis­i­tors by a score of 37 to 0 with an of­fense which com­bined a strong ground game and an­ef­fec­tive pass­ing at­tack. The de­fense did not al­low the op­po­nents to es­tab­lish much mo­men­tum and with the score mount­ing in favour of the home team sev­eral rook­ies which have been added to the ros­ter since the be­gin­ning of the school year were given an op­por­tu­nity to play for the first time.

Birth­day greet­ings this week goto sev­eral friends of the Dalum com­mu­nity in­clud­ing Wendy Ros­gen (n. Ras­mussen ), Su­san Adam(n. Dahl ), Strat­ton Peak, An­neHud­geon (n. Claus en ), Jacey Ras­mussen, and to a new mem­ber of the com­mu­nity, Iver Teskey, who will have five can­dles on his cake.

With in­ter­na­tional news dom­i­nated by hur­ri­canes, earth­quakes, ter­ror­ism and con­flict it seems that there is no room for good news but one item which ap­peared as a mi­nor story is of great im­por­tance to my fam­ily and so many oth­ers deal­ing with the present day phe­nom­e­non of the peanut al­lergy. Dr. Adelle Atkin­son, a clinic al im­mu­nol­o­gist at Toronto’s Hos­pi­tal for Sick Chil­dren, re­cently com­mented that there are new ways of ap­proach­ing the prob­lem and cited a re­cent study out of Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia, that has added to a grow­ing list of promis­ing treat­ments. The Aus­tralian study in­volved a group of 56 chil­dren, half re­ceiv­ing a placebo and the oth­ers be­ing treated with a mix­ture of a pro bi­otic bac­terium and a peanut pro­tein mixed in a starchy pow­der. The re­sults were en­cour­ag­ing with many pa­tients achiev­ing al­lergy sup­pres­sion last­ing four years af­ter the 18-month treat­ments had ceased. For those of us who grew up with peanut but­ter sand­wiches as a sta­ple lunch box item it is hard to un­der­stand how se­ri­ous that even ac­ci­den­tal con­tact with prod­ucts con­tain­ing peanuts can be but greater aware­ness has re­sulted in im­proved la­belling of prod­uct con­tents in re­cent years and con­tin­u­ing re­search such as that from Aus­tralia of­fers hope to those at risk.

Lou Holtz was a suc­cess­ful coach for sev­eral Amer­i­can col­lege foot­ball teams and in speech to a grad­u­at­ing class he of­fered the fol­low­ing ad­vice :“There is never a right time to do the wrong thing and never a wrong time to do the right thing”.

You may con­tinue to call Gerald Ras­mussen at 403-823-2036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@magtech.ca.

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