Dalum Dis­patch

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

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

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