The Page – August 10, 2016

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And so, with sadness, aching joints, tummies full of midway food, beverages and candies, we bid farewell to all the rodeo, rides, cowboys and cowgirls, dance and excitement of another High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo.
Quite a show and we enjoyed it all, from Tuesday’s parade and fireworks to the wrapping up ceremonies Wednesday.
Here’s a Tip of The Page Hat to all the volunteers locally who make the show happen. Well done, and see you next year!

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Coming up next on the local summer agenda is the Sucker Creek Powwow this coming Saturday and Sunday. Take in all the activities. Everybody is welcome!

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Well, we had to laugh at the jokester who alluded to American president candidate Donald Trump’s private jet being ‘Hair Force One’.
This of course, is reference to the standing order that any airplane, not just one of the two big 747s we see most of the time, including the movies, carrying the real American president automatically uses the Air Traffic Control call sign Air Force One.
We are confident ‘The Donald’ loved this.

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Speaking of Trump, the latest anti-Trump media storm, courtesy of our national CBC, is all about Trump getting ready for chow on his private jet. Trump is outfitted with knife, fork, napkin, plush leather seats, and a bucket of KFC fried chicken.
The media spin is, this is how the rich identify with common folk. No fingers for Trump!
Meanwhile, the same media delighted in showing Democratic convention people, including Hillary and Bill Clinton awestruck by balloons in some really nice photographs.
Yup, just common folk we all is!
And people used to say how slanted Fox News is.

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Blue-green algae has arrived at Pigeon Lake in southern Alberta. The algae bloom is a natural happening as water warms and the plant multiplies.
Alberta Health Services says people who come in contact with the algae blooms, or swallow water contaminated by the algae, may experience skin irritation, a rash, a sore throat, red eyes, swollen lips, fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
The symptoms are often more pronounced in children and usually appear within one to three hours of exposure. They disappear in one to two days.
Blue-green algae appears like scum, grass clippings, fuzz or globs on the surface of water, says AHS.
Locally, alerts have been issued this summer for Devonshire Beach and Winagami Lake. We will probably see the same thing in coming weeks as the normal algae in our lakes multiplies and blooms.

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Three fellows from Edmonton are out golfing with one of the local club pros on the High Prairie golf course.
First guy tees off and hits a dribbler about 60 yards. He turns to the pro and says, “What did I do wrong?”
The pro says, “Loft.”
The next guy tees off and hits a slice smack into the driving range. He asks the pro, “What did I do wrong?”
The pro says, “Loft.”
The third guy tees off and hook a slice into the pond. He asks the pro, “What did I do wrong?”
The pro says, “Loft.”
As they’re walking to their balls, the first guy finally speaks up. He says to the pro, “The three of us hit completely different tee shots, and when we asked you what we did wrong, you answered the same exact answer each time. What is loft?”
The pro says, “Lack of Freaking Talent!”

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A photographer was preparing the couple for the perfect wedding photo.
“Have you ever modeled?” he asked the blushing bride. Her cheeks instantly turned red.
“No, I haven’t,” she said. “But I always thought …”
The photographer interrupted her.
“I meant him.”

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The teenage boy had an assignment where he had to interview a veteran about the Second World War. Luckily, his father served in the Philippines
“Did you ever kill anyone?” asked the boy.
“Probably. I was the cook,” he said.

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