An ambitious crew came out to the cemetery last Saturday morning and not only trimmed the overhanging brush which had been obscuring graves on the west side but also cut back the overgrowth along the northern border.
The chain saws fell silent when Joan Reiffenstein appeared with coffee and a chocolate cake, fresh out of the oven, which was greatly appreciated by the workers. Thanks to all who gave of their time in maintaining that place which is cherished by those whose loved ones remain there.
Some months ago I reported that three Christensen brothers and their wives would celebrate Diamond wedding anniversaries this year and following Leonard and Glory and Arthur and Gail, it will be Norman and Alice hosting a party to celebrate their sixty years together on November 12. Formerly of Dalum, the couple has farmed in the Hanna area for many years and they invite friends and family to join them at the Redeemer Lutheran Church which is located at 1002 – 3 street West, in Hanna, on the second Sunday in November.
The party will get started at 2:30 p.m. with a program at 3:00 and lunch to follow. The couple states “no gifts, please, your presence is our gift.”
November activities at the Dalum community hall include an indoor campout by the Drumheller Scouts and Cubs troop, the Christmas fair which will take place on Sunday, November 12, a general cleaning and inventory count which will take place following a board meeting on the morning of November 15, and the “Grinch Tree” project which Stephanie Holmen is planning for November 28.
Stephanie reports that several ladies have already signed up for that craft activity but there are more spaces still available and that she may be contacted for more information. It should also be noted that with cold weather coming. Dalum folks are asked to keep an eye open for the red lights located in the west windows of the hall and at the pump house; when lit they indicate a low temperature situation which requires immediate attention.
Following a recent meeting of the Dalum Centennial organizing committee, an information brochure has been completed and distribution to current and former Dalum residents is now underway. The information sheet will be shared by various means and may be found on the Dalum Reunion 2018 Facebook page. It is not too soon for those planning to attend the 2018 event to reply to dalum100@ outlook.com with an expression of interest.
The Senior Titans football team had a successful trip to Cochrane last Friday where they defeated the Bow Valley Bobcats by a score of 21 to 0.
The Titans had limited success with their passing game in the first half but the Cochrane defense was not able to control the running attack in the second half of the game.
The only significant injury was to a Dalum boy, Jared Duncalf, who re-injured a knee but the team is in generally good health going into the league final against Canmore. That game has been re-scheduled to take place in Drumheller on Friday evening, November 3, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
A special birthday greeting this week goes to Ingeborg Koustrup who celebrates 90 years. Others blowing out candles include Cameron Vogstad, Danielle Chiurka (n. Vogstad) and Irene Zimmer (n. Boe). Best wishes to all.
Daylight Saving Time reverts to Mountain Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, and for many Albertans they hope that there will be no return to DST. Whether one forms an emotional or a practical opinion on the matter there are strong feelings on both sides of the argument.
For those who claim to work from dawn to dusk the time of day would seem to be irrelevant but those who want to make use of evening daylight for recreational activities the extra hour of sunshine is welcomed. Of course, while golf and ball games benefit from DST, drive-in theatres which were once common forms of summer entertainment lost popularity when it took an extra hour for night to fall. Still, there is an element of truth in opinion expressed by a Native American who stated “Only the white man would think that he can make a longer blanket by cutting a piece off one end and sewing it on the other”.
You may continue to call Gerald Rasmussen at 403-8232036 with your news items or e-mail to germar70@magtech. ca