The green leaves which had been ambushed by two early winter storms and left frozen to branches not yet ready to let them fall were sent flying by strong winds last week. Now scattered across the countryside they will be invested in nature’s renewal next spring. With each passing season there is hope for the next but those October winds brought with them more moisture and for several local farmers the hope of completing the harvest this fall is fading. The snow flurries of last Sunday evening caused more frustration for Ian Guldberg who states he has started on his last field four times.
Having often driven past the building site of the Wheatland Crossing School during its construction prior to opening about three years ago, I finally had an opportunity to visit the facility last weekend. The occasion was a girls’ volleyball tournament in which my granddaughter, Jacey Rasmussen, and her Delia Bulldogs were participating and where they won the silver medals in their only set loss to a team from Olds. Well done girls. Students at Wheatland Crossing come from Hussar, Standard, Rockyford, Gleichen, as well as some from Siksika Nation, and it is obvious from the atmosphere they are proud of their school. I had a chance to chat with one of the teachers and he was very enthusiastic about the facility and the programs they offer. It appeared the volleyball tournament itself was well organized with games taking place right on schedule so, well done to the organizers, too.
The Dalum Community Hall Association is hosting what we hope will be an “after harvest” pot luck supper and social evening on Friday, November 22, with everyone in the community welcome to attend. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. with supper to begin about 6:00 p.m. For more information, watch for a community email or contact a Hall Board member.
Former Dalum girl Dorothy Stone (n. Christensen) is a supporter of the Danish Canadian National Museum at Dickson and she reminds me of the annual “Julestue” fair at Spruce View; to learn more about that and other museum activities you may go to the website at “thedanishcanadianmuseum.com”.
Birthday greetings this week go to Jo Ann Cunningham, Cameron Vogstad, Danielle Chiurka (n. Vogstad), Irene Zimmer (n. Boe) and to my daughter, Jill. Best wishes to all.
For those who remember, the semi-annual chore of resetting clocks will take place before going to bed on Saturday night. Those who forget will make the change when they find themselves late for activities on Sunday. It is 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, when time falls back one hour to the Mountain Standard setting but since the recent election
I have heard a few westerners comment they would like to go back even further; perhaps to a time when Margaret Trudeau might have been convinced to practice birth control.
You may continue to call Gerald Rasmussen with your news items at 403-823-2036 or e-mail to rasmussenger[email protected] gmail.com.