Gerald Rasmussen 403-823-2036
The recent storm which left several vehicles snow bound in the ditch es along Highway 56 offered a strong message that winter has arrived. The foul weather sent the last of the fowl heading south and following their lead was the annual migration of motor homes with little cars in tow. The heavy snow fall also enabled Wheatland County to lift the fire ban which ha s been in place throughout most of the summer.
Lars Nielsen, along with other leaders and parents, supervised an event for the First Drumheller Scouts at the Dalum hall last weekend. It was an “indoor/ outdoor” campout with some of the children sleeping in tents pitched inside the hall while a few of the hardiest participants spent Saturday night bundled up in thick sleeping bags within their tents which, atleast partially, resisted the chilly temperatures out on t he snow covered grounds. With the time change to Mountain Standard Time occurring that night those campers may not have appreciated the extra hour in bed.
Judy Nelson reports that she and Bob are home from a bus tour which took them south for almost three weeks. Include d on the itinerary were stop sat Branson, Missouri, which offers many attractions besides the popular musical shows and a visit to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, which continues to host crowds of Elvis Presley fans forty years after his death.
A reminder to D alum folks that two events taking place next Sunday, November 12, ar e the Christmas fair at the Dalum community hall and the Norman and Alic e Christensen anniversary party to be held in Hanna where that couple will celebrate their sixty years of marriage. Family and friends are invited to Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1002 – 3 street, at 2:30 p.m., to join them for a program beginning at three, with a lunch to follow. Norman and Alice request “no gifts, please ”, your presence is your gift.
The Senior Titans football season came to an end last Friday when the Can more Wolverines defeated them in their league final by a score of 20 to 7 at the field in Drumheller. In spite of the winter storm and poor conditions on the roads the Canmore squad was able to safely make the trip to the valley and were rewarded with the opportunity to continue in the provincial playoffs.
This week the birthday list includes Carol Urch(n. Christensen ), Allan Burskov, and former Dalum boy, Ivan Jorgensen who is a graduate of Nick le Springs School. This year Ivan will need a cake large enough to hold 80 candles and, in my opinion, not only is Ivan too young to be eighty but I am too young to have cousins that are eighty. Best wishes to all.
An event which has been popular in the past but which will not take place this year is the November 11 Remembrance Day service at the church at Dalum. For ten years Gunnar Mortensen was the person who brought together the people and the inspiration necessary to conduct the service but when no one stepped up to take over from him, at least for now, that event has been cancelled. This is an example of how one person does make a difference and those who have benefitted from Gunnar’ s efforts in the past should be thankful for his contribution to the remembrance of the many who have served in times of war and at times of peace. There are other Remembrance Day events in our area including the service which Pastor Dan conduct sin Hussar at 10:30 a.m. on November 11, ceremonies in Drumheller, and the national Remembrance Day services which are broadcast on television. Whether you attend a service in person, view one on television or simply pause privately to reflect on the sacrifice made by so many who have stood up against tyranny, please try to remember why November 11 is called Remembrance Day.
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