Dalum Dis­patch

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

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.

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