Congratulations to the Pallesen family which added a new member on May 17 when Jenny and Travis Doyle became new parents with the arrival of their daughter, Ali Marie, at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. Proud grandparents are Barry and Pauline Pallesen with Olav and Rita acquiring the title of great-grandparents to the little girl.
The Dalum Community Hall Association was among the many community organizations in Wheatland County to be presented with a cheque at the County office last week. Two grant applications which had been submitted to the Community Enhancement Regional Board had been reviewed and approved with a total amount of $ 8,200.00 allocated to Dalum. The Money is greatly appreciated and will be used to install a new metal roof on the picnic shelter in the Centennial Park and to assist with the payment of operating expenses such as insurance and utilities.
The May long weekend which celebrates Victoria Day broke from tradition by delivering good weather with campers, farmers and gardeners all enjoying the sunshine. Here in Dalum some farmers have finished seeding with many others almost done and hope for a good year rises as the fresh green growth emerges in the fields.
The weather forecast calls for showers on Wednesday and cloudy skies on Thursday and if it is not too wet the first community grass cutting of the season will take place on Thurs- day evening. While Paula Hendrickson has been keeping the church yard well-groomed, the park, the community hall grounds and the fire hall grounds all need some attention. It is customary to begin work at about 7:00 pm but volunteers may put their mowers and trimmers to work at any time which is convenient.
The birthday list this week includes several current and former Dalum residents. Best wishes to Jr. Jensen, Julie Eskeland, Kathy Vooys (n. Poulsen), Rita Pallesen, Barney Craig, Norman Burskov, and to Rick Suntjens who shares a birth date with Queen Victoria who was born 198 years ago on May 24.
On May 15 I attended the annual Salvation Army volunteers’ appreciation dinner where supporters of the many services which the “Army” offers were treated to a meal for their efforts. The Christmas Kettle campaign, “Stuff the Bus”, summer camp, and the food bank program are just a few of the programs which benefit from the help of volunteers. Among those acknowledged for the time and effort contributed was Gary Toft who not only offers his own time but has gained a reputation for rounding up extra help when it is needed during the busy times of the year.
Daisy, the “wag-o-matic”, adds a lot of life to my home. She is pretty good at letting me know what she wants and when she wants it and I continue to be confused by the fact that I can lose an argument to a ten pound dog who doesn’t speak a word of English.
You may continue to call Gerald Rasmussen at 403-8232036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger[email protected] ca.