Craigmyle Car­di­nal

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Bev Bergman 403-665-2492

We help­lessly watch our land­scape burn­ing up day by day. Pour­ing wa­ter on lawns, veg­etable gar­dens, flower beds and con­tain­ers al­most seems fu­tile.

A fire that started last Thurs­day af­ter­noon, ap­prox­i­mately 14 miles north-west of Craigmyle, proved to be a chal­lenge for lo­cal fire­fight­ers. A half ton truck, driv­ing across dry fields, stopped in an ap­proach at which time the heat from the en­gine ig­nited straw and dried grass ma­te­rial which had ac­cu­mu­lated in the chas­sis of the truck, set­ting both the truck and the sur­round­ing pas­ture land on fire.

The Craigmyle Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, the Blue Sky Hut­terite Colony, Star West and a good num­ber of lo­cal farm­ers re­sponded as quickly as pos­si­ble to fight the fire. The fire was even­tu­ally con­tained, but not be­fore it had burned ap­prox­i­mately one square kilo­me­ter of pas­ture land in­clud­ing lengths of fence line.

Our lo­cal Fire Depart­ment was on scene for eight hours, miss­ing the Star­land Vol­un­teer Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Night planned for all vol­un­teer fire fight­ers in the county.

The Craigmyle Fire Depart­ment was back on duty early Fri­day morn­ing to de­ter­mine and ex­tin­guish any sur­viv­ing hot spots. Con­fi­dent that all was well the fire depart­ment re­turned to the ham­let un­til the mid af­ter­noon when they re­ceived a call from the tow truck op­er­a­tor, as­signed to tow­ing the now burned out half-ton, who ob­served more smoke and smol­der­ing ma­te­rial at the site.

We, as Craigmyle and area res­i­dents, need to give a spe­cial thank you to our vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers. They are on duty 24-7 to help fight fire in our com­mu­nity. This is a vol­un­teer depart­ment, so many give up hours at work to help ex­tin­guish lo­cal fires.

A HUGE THANK YOU to the vol­un­teers of the Craigmyle Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment!

The Craigmyle Civic Cen­ter was bustling with ac­tiv­ity this past week­end when the Schafer fam­ily met for a mini fam­ily gath­er­ing. Ap­prox­i­mately 30 im­me­di­ate fam­ily mem­bers of Linda (Schafer) Bryant; Gail (Schafer) Olm­stead and Rick Schafer en­joyed the quiet and peace­ful­ness that Craigmyle has to of­fer. Fam­ily came from Fort Ma­cleod to Gull Lake and Al­berta points in-be­tween, in­clud­ing one out of coun­try guest from Cut Bank, Mon­tana. All en­joyed re­lax­ing and “catch­ing up” with each other.

The re­cent Craigmyle His­toric So­ci­ety meet­ing dealt with a num­ber of per­ti­nent is­sues. Fur­ther dis­cus­sion re­gard­ing the restora­tion of the His­toric Church ex­te­rior en­sued and Su­san was in­structed to con­tact Cham­bers Restora- tion to see if a mock up could be done yet this sum­mer.

It was de­cided to or­der a min­i­mum num­ber of stain­less steel in­su­lated cof­fee mugs with the Craigmyle His­toric So­ci­ety logo for re­sale as a fundraiser and a pro­mo­tion for this or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The ever so pop­u­lar Pump­kin Fest date has been moved from Septem­ber 15 to Septem­ber 22 as the CHS chose not to have an event on the same week­end as the Donna Grif­fith Me­mo­rial Fam­ily Rodeo.

Plans were fi­nal­ized for the con­ces­sion for the Bye­moor Ball Tour­na­ment on Au­gust 17, 18 and 19. If any good read­ers can vol­un­teer time for this event please con­tact Linda at 665-2427 or Bev at 6652492.

The Craigmyle pan­cake break­fasts will re­sume in the fall, begin­ning with the Oc­to­ber break­fast on Oc­to­ber 7 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Please note that there will NOT be a break­fast in Septem­ber.

Birth­day greet­ings go out to Karen Ir­win and Joy Bjorn on Au­gust 24; Wally Stern on Au­gust 27; Keven Min­chau on Au­gust 28 and Leah and Sarah Meyer on Au­gust 29. Happy An­niver­sary to Sean and She­lagh Olm­stead on Au­gust 22 and Brent and Debi Olm­stead on Au­gust 27.

Have a great day!

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