Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Ger­ald Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

The Ne w Year br ought w ith it a change in t he we ather and t he early da ys of J an­uary ha ve b een pleas­ant, al­low ing st udents and teach­ers t o en joy s ome out door fun b efore r eturn­ing t o cla sses. The Dr umheller ar ea buss es r es­umed t heir r outes on M on­day and p ost-sec­ondary st udents: Jay­den Nail who is at­tend­ing Univer­sity of S askatchewan a t Regina; Ka tie Jens en who is t ak­ing some pre-nurs­ing cour­ses in Ed­mon­ton; and Laura Jensen who is in her first year of Phar­macy, also in Ed­mon ton, ha ve all he aded back to their classes.

I saw, too late, that I had made a ty­po­graph­i­cal er­ror in last week’s col­umn. In m y r em­i­nis­cence of the Jens Jor­gensen fam­ily I w rote that f or man y ye ars t he f arm­yard ha s b een the home of C ary and C ar­men S chnei­der wher e it should ha ve r ead G ary and C ar­men. To make m y mis­take just a bit mor e c on­fus­ing it should b e noted that Reid and Sheila rais ed Kevin, Car­men and C ar­rie at the same lo­ca­tion. When t hink­ing of that fam­ily I c an’t help but men­tion what a tragic loss it was when Kevin w as k illed in a f arm ac cident in Novem­ber of 1985.

Church ne ws in­clude sar eminder that the An­nual G en­eral Meet­ing w ill t ake plac e a t t he church on Sun­day, Jan­uary 21.

There w ill b e a p ot luck lunch fol­low­ing t he s er­vice and t he meet­ing will be­gin af­ter lunch.

Birth­day g reet­ings t his we ek go t o S tella J ack­son, G aye B oe, Pauline Lund, Cher yl Blasetti (n. Ax­elsen), and t oaf el­low who spent m uch of his yout h a sso­ci­ated w ith t he D alum c om­mu­nity, L in­den H ol­men, who ha s f or many ye ars r es­ided in V ic­to­ria. Best wishes to all.

Get we ll g reet­ings go out to Pa uline Palle sen and Edit h Sun­t­jens who con­tinue to re­cover from re­cent surg­eries and who, I un­der­stand, are both do­ing well.

A f ew we eks ago I men tioned see­ing a Bald Ea­gle and won­dered if it was tak­ing its time in mi­grat­ing south­ward.

Well, it is still in the area, I have seen it ag ain from a clo ser view­point, and it is inde ed a mag nif­i­cent bir d. Anot her sigh ting w as that of a Golden Ea­gle which was perched on a r oad­side fence post where the morn­ing sun pro­duced a lustr ous r eflec­tion a s it pla yed upon t he golden f ringes of t he feath­ers which g ive c ause f or it s name. From a dis­tance the Golden Ea­gle ap­pears to be a drab, unin­spir­ing, brown bird but wha t a treat it is t o wit­ness its beauty at close range.

Fi­nally, a not e which st udents re­turn­ing t o t heir ma th cla sses may find r efresh­ing: “D ear Al­ge­bra, please stop ask­ing us to find your X. She is never com­ing back and don’t ask Y”.

You ma yc all 403-823-2036 with news items or email t o Ger­ald R as­mussen a t ger [email protected] magtech.ca.

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