Dalum Dis­patch

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

The An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing of the Dalum Fire Pro­tec­tion As­so­ci­a­tion was held at the fire hall last Tues­day evening with twelve peo­ple in at­ten­dance. Fire Chief Al­bert Jensen re­ported on the “Fire Ser­vice Mas­ter Agree­ment” which is a doc­u­ment de­scrib­ing the roles and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of all the fire ser­vice stake­hold­ers and which is be­ing pre­pared by the County of Wheat­land and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the fire de­part­ments within the county. It has been a long process but is near­ing com­ple­tion and Chief Jensen was happy to re­port that there has been great co­op­er­a­tion be­tween com­mu­nity and county rep­re­sen­ta­tives. He also praised Jim Laslo of Wheat­land County for his ded­i­ca­tion to the pro­ject and noted that the co­op­er­a­tion be­hind the scenes has led to greater ca­ma­raderie be­tween fire de­part­ments when they work to­gether on mu­tual aid calls. Mike Oster­gard re­ported on de­part­ment ac­tiv­ity dur­ing 2016 and that in­cluded re­sponses to 1 mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent, 1 oil spill, 1 pet res­cue, 1 smoke alarm and 1 grass fire for a to­tal of five calls, mak­ing it the qui­etest year on record. It should also be noted that the Dalum fire crew vol­un­teers its time and re­sources to pro­vide traf­fic con­trol for fu­ner­als held at the Beth­le­hem Lutheran Church and that ser­vice is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by both the griev­ing fam­i­lies and the gen­eral pub­lic. DFPA pres­i­dent Colin Jensen re­ported that the Fire Pro­tec­tion As­so­ci­a­tion is sched­uled for a casino in the first quar­ter of 2018 so those in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing should keep it in mind. Colin Jensen and Dwight Stock­all were both re-elected for an­other term on the Board of Di­rec­tors and in other Fire Ser­vices news, the County has im­posed a fire ban which will re­main in ef­fect un­til the dry pe­riod known as “wild­fire sea­son” has passed.

Many hands make light work and with that in mind church coun­cil pres­i­dent Lau­rie Reif­f­en­stein re­ports that the an­nual spring clean­ing at the church is sched­uled for Satur­day, April 22, be­gin­ning at 9:00 am. The work is not too stren­u­ous and the cof­fee break is ex­cel­lent.

A re­minder to those who wish to re­new a Dalum Com­mu­nity Hall As­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber­ship or be­come a mem­ber for the first time, the twenty five dol­lar fee may be paid at any time but if you wish to be el­i­gi­ble for re­duced rental rates you must be paid up by the end of April. Cheques may be mailed to Dalum Com­mu­nity Hall As­so­ci­a­tion, Box 2761. Rosedale, Ab. T0J 2V0.

The Dalum cen­ten­nial or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee has es­tab­lished a bank ac­count for the pur­pose of man­ag­ing the costs as­so­ci­ated with put­ting on the cel­e­bra­tion with fund­ing ini­tially pro­vided through do­na­tions by in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions. The His­tory Book Com­mit­tee has been squir­rel­ing away pro­ceeds of book sales to add to the ac­count and en­cour­age any­one who would like to help by pur­chas­ing a copy of “Re­flec­tions” to con­tact Ger­ald Ras­mussen or Olav and Rita Palle­sen.

Birth­day greet­ings this week go out to Perry Jensen, Cliff Chris­tensen, Arthur Chris­tensen, Edith Woods, (n. Ja­cob­sen), Ali­son Oster­gard, Dayl Poulsen and Derek McMil­lan. Best wishes to all!

You may con­tinue to call Ger­ald Ras­mussen at 8232036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­[email protected] ca.

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