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What’s Happening Today – December 2, 2019
HP Community Band meets in PRJH School Band Room from 6-7:15 p.m.
Triangle PTA monthly meeting at Triangle Hall at 7:30 p.m.
AA meets at the HP Church of the Nazarene at 7:30 p.m.
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – December 2, 2019
Kalli Alexis Gladue
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – December 2, 2019
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – December 2, 2019
1678 – Nicolaas S. Cruquius, Drained Haarlemmermeer
1863 – Charles Ringling, American Circus Owner
1875 – Frank Reicher, King Kong Actor
1906 – Donald Woods, True Grit Actor
1906 – Peter Carl Goldmark, Developed LP Record
1908 – Robert F. Simon, MASH Actor
1910 – Robert Paige, Son of Dracula Actor
1915 – Randolph Hearst, US Newspaper Publisher
1917 – Ezra Stone, Henry Aldrich Actor
1917 – Sylvia Syms, Hello Dolly Jazz Singer
1940 – Gerry Cheevers, Boston Bruin
1940 – Constance Booth, Fawlty Towers Actress
1944 – Cathy Lee Crosby, Coach Actress
1946 – Gianni Versace, Italian Fashion Designer
1960 – Rick Savage, Def Leppard Bassist
1973 – Monica Seles, Tennis Pro
1978 – Nelly Furtado, Canadian Singer/Songwriter
1981 – Britney Spears, Baby One More Time Singer
1983 – Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packer
This Day in Local History – December 2, 2019
Dec. 2, 1913: R.H. Potts drives his 10-horsepower Cadillac to Peace River Crossing from Grouard in only eight hours.
Dec. 2, 1914: Peter Tomkins is elected president of the Grouard Curling Club.
Dec. 2, 1961: The High Prairie Progress reports that Alberta’s Minister of Highways, Gordon Taylor, says Highway 2 will be paved from Edmonton to Donnelly Corner. However, he did not say when.
Dec. 2, 1973: Myler Savill’s High Prairie rink wins the Falher Opening Bonspiel.
Dec. 2, 1978: The Prairie River Raiders boy’s volleyball team wins the 4T Peace zone title defeating Peace River and Valleyview.
Dec. 2, 1985: High Prairie Mayor Fred Dumont says work on a new AVC Campus for High Prairie should begin next year.
Dec. 2, 1997: Discovery astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason visits E.W. Pratt High School.
Dec. 2, 2000: Brian Bliss’ High Prairie rink qualifies for its second straight Alberta Senior Men’s Curling Championships after winning Districts at Fairview.
Dec. 2, 2008: The M.D. of Big Lakes agrees to hire a second peace officer at its interim budget meeting; however, the decision is later reversed at its May budget meeting.
Dec. 2, 2008: The M.D. of Big Lakes agrees to hire a foreman at its interim budget meeting. Better service is promised by Supt. Len Racher.
Dec. 2, 2009: A boy wields a knife during an attempted robbery at Kinuso Family Foods. He later pleads guilty to theft under $5,000 and possession of a weapon in High Prairie youth court Dec. 14.
Dec. 2, 2011: The annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet nets a profit of about $15,000.
Dec. 2, 2014: J.B. Wood resident Chuck Bissell carries a jar around for the past month and raises $719.27 during the Movember campaign.
Dec. 2-3, 2016: The E.W. Pratt Lady Chargers win the Tonesha Walker Memorial Basketball Tournament after defeating the Valleyview Hillside Cougars 45-39 in the final. The men’s team places second after losing the final to the Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons 63-62.
This Day in World History – December 2, 2019
1697 – St. Paul’s Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, consecrated.
1802 – Britain sells Suriname to the Netherlands.
1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of France in Paris.
1867 – Charles Dickens gives his 1st public reading in the USA.
1899 – US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them.
1901 – King C. Gillette begins selling safety razor blades.
1907 – Canadian world heavyweight boxing champ Tommy Burns retains title.
1908 – Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two.
1909 – National Hockey Association is formed in Montreal; later the NHL.
1927 – 1st Model A Ford sold, for $385.
1929 – 1st skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking.
1933 – Fred Astaire’s 1st film, “Dancing Lady”, released.
1941 – Japanese Marshal Admiral Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor.
1952 – 1st human birth televised to public on KOA-TV Denver.
1958 – Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg.
1959 – Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus.
1960 – Louis Leakey discovers 1.4 million year old Homo erectus.
1961 – Fidel Castro declares he’s a Marxist & will lead Cuba to Communism.
1969 – NHL announces two new franchiaes: Buffalo and Vancouver.
1971 – Soviet space probe Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars.
1971 – United Arab Emirates declares independence from UK.
1976 – Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba.
1982 – 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted.
1988 – ESPN airs its 10,000th edition of Sports Center.
1990 – First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany.
1990 – 1st time 12 people in space at the same time.
1994 – Cruise liner Achille Lauro sinks off the coast of Somalia.
2012 – 9 people are killed after 30 cars are trapped in Japanese tunnel.
2013 – China launches its first moon rover mission.
2014 – Stephen Hawking says Artificial Intelligence a “threat to mankind”.
2017 – Egyptian lawyer says women wearing ripped jeans should be raped.
Today’s Horoscopes – December 2, 2019
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Be careful about blaming yourself for something you aren’t responsible for. Maybe you influenced someone to act a certain way and now that action is backfiring negatively. Remember that everyone makes his or her own decisions. Ultimately, you aren’t responsible for decisions that someone else makes, regardless of any advice you may have given him or her.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – You’re at an emotionally climactic time, and your feelings are erratic and perhaps unmanageable. Don’t feel pressured into making logic out of anything. Your job is to take a deep breath and relax. Remember that life is an exciting adventure full of twists and turns. Erratic, roller-coaster emotions are a reminder of that. Enjoy the ride.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Don’t box yourself into a corner and shut out everything around you except your immediate concerns. The more you isolate yourself and insist that you don’t need anyone else’s help, the more frustrated and sad you’ll become. If you’re lonely, scared, or angry, admit this to yourself and others. Extend yourself outward instead of drawing further in.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – You’re likely to take things to heart a bit more than usual. Dramatic changes in your environment and attitude will keep you on your toes. The wonderful thing about this is that you’ll gain a great deal of insight and understanding of other people. You’ll be more aware of other people’s feelings and perspectives, helping you make more educated decisions in your affairs.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Unexpected people, especially women, will surprise you with what they say. Your mother may bring up an issue that you hadn’t even considered. Perhaps your emotions get stirred when you recall something that a significant woman in your life said. Your feelings are bouncing from your heart to your head and back again. Take the feelings into account, but don’t let them dominate your decisions.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Today you want things done your way and your way only. Your mood is quite stubborn and others would be foolish to think they could change your mind about anything. You’re the only person allowed to have that job. The truth is that you may change your mind several times today, and that’s fine. Just don’t expect anyone else to keep up with you!
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – You may run up against a brick wall early today. Things should ease a bit by evening. Remember that the harder you push against that wall, the more your head will pound, the more bruised your shoulder will become, and the more energy you’ll expend. You’ll be surprised at how easy things get when you step back. You’ll see that you can go around the wall without charging through it.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – You may feel like a racehorse crammed in the starting gate. You’re stuck in a small spot, stomping your feet, and anxiously waiting for the starting bell. You may feel powerless since you have no control over when the gate will open. Be patient. Don’t waste all your energy fidgeting. The gate will open soon enough and you’ll be up and running.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Your mood will be up and down and back and forth over the course of the day. You’re riding high from the past couple days, and you feel more bonded with the people at your side. You feel a nurturing love from someone who’s keeping your heart happy and your mind at ease. Toward the end of the day you may feel that people aren’t as sincere as they seemed at first. Stay on guard.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Be careful about opening your mouth in situations in which it isn’t appropriate. When the conversation lags, you feel it’s your duty to pipe up. By doing so, you may launch the conversation onto an inappropriate topic. You may want to say something just so you can shift the focus to you. The better choice is to allow the silence to sit peacefully.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Get organized in the morning because later you’re going to be more scattered. If you start with a solid plan for how to tackle the day’s tasks, you’re more likely to accomplish everything. If you don’t remain strong and on task, other people will take advantage of your generous nature. You could end up doing more favors than work.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – There may be a frenzy of activity around you, but you’ll be able to handle it. Your charm will get you through any door. You should be able to juggle many things at once, and others will look to you for support. You’ll have a level head and calm demeanour and handle things diplomatically and honestly. Don’t be surprised if things get more insane as the day wears on, but this shouldn’t faze you.