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What’s Happening Today – January 10, 2020
Prayer Shawl Knitting at HP St. Mark’s Church at 10 a.m.
HP AA meets at the HP Church of the Nazarene at 7:30 p.m.
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – January 10, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – January 10, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 10, 2020
1800 – Lars Laestadius, Founder of Laestadianism
1841 – George Melville, Polar explorer
1864 – George W. Carver, Peanut expert [studier]
1883 – Francis X. Bushman, Sabrina, Ben-Hur actor
1904 – Ray Bolger, Wizard of Oz actor
1908 – Bernard Lee, James Bond movies actor
1908 – Paul Henreid, Casablanca actor
1917 – Jerry Wexler, Coined “rhythm and blues”
1927 – Lee Philips, Peyton Place actor
1938 – Frank Mahovlich, Montreal Canadien
1938 – Willie McCovey, San Francisco Giant
1942 – Jim Croce, Time in a Bottle singer
1944 – William Sanderson, Newhart actor
1945 – Rod Stewart, British singer
1948 – Donald Fagen, Steely Dan vocalist
1949 – George Foreman, American boxer
1949 – Teresa Graves, Laugh-In actress
1951 – Kathleen Bradley, Price is Right model
1952 – Scott Thurston, Motels guitarist
1952 – Pat Benatar, Love is a Battlefield singer
1961 – Janet Jones, Flamingo Kid actress
1964 – Brad Roberts, Crash Test Dummies singer
1981 – Jared Kushner, Donald Trump advisor
This Day in Local History – January 10, 2020
Jan. 10, 1913: The election for the Village of Grouard may be by acclamation after Mr. Scovel drops out of the race and Oliver Travers’ nomination is contested.
Jan. 10, 1914: The Grouard News reports that work on a bridge at Heart River is proceeding rapidly.
Jan. 10, 1914: Roy S. Burns writes in a Grouard News editorial that a compromise between the Town of Grouard and the ED&BC railroad proves unsatisfactory to the company. “If railways at their discretion pass up towns as they please it is high time the government took a hand and compelled them to enter recognized centres,” writes Burns.
Jan. 10, 1914: The Grouard News reports High Prairie’s Jim Babkirk defeats Basil Duscette of Fall River in less than three minutes in a boxing match at Grouard’s Hub Pool Hall. The bout is attended by 350 people.
Jan. 10, 1971: Fred Dumont announces his intention to seek the Socred nomination at the upcoming convention at Kinuso Feb. 22.
Jan. 10, 1979: The Kinuso curling rink opens.
Jan. 10, 1979: An explosion in the mice population causes problems at Prairie River junior high school.
Jan. 10, 1984: Fire destroys the home of Perry and Connie Brust eight miles southwest of town.
Jan. 10, 1996: South Peace News reports HPSD receives $1.88 million for upgrading, of which $1 million is earmarked for High Prairie Elementary School and replacement of the east wing.
Jan. 10, 1996: The HPWINS committee begins a Kick Butt stop smoking campaign.
Jan. 10-11, 2003: High Prairie hosts a tremendously successful Beef Congress.
Jan. 10, 2005: A boy is told he could go to jail for life after pleading guilty in High Prairie youth court to breaking into a home and stealing Christmas presents.
Jan. 10, 2011: Economic opportunity is everywhere, Shane Pospisil tells the Town of High Prairie’s economic development pursuit committee. Pospisil works for Edmonton’s Nichols Applied Management and conducted a $75,000 study of the region.
Jan. 10, 2016: Jesse Prestly Laboucan, 20, turns himself into High Level police after being charged with the murder of Ryan Joseph Ellefson, 20, on July 29, 2015.
This Day in World History – January 10, 2020
1429 – Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain.
1839 – Tea from India 1st arrives in UK.
1863 – 1st underground railway opens in London.
1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
1901 – Oil discovered at Beaumont, marking start of the Texas oil boom.
1920 – Inauguration of the League of Nations held in Paris.
1928 – Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky.
1932 – “Mickey Mouse” comic syndicated.
1932 – “Pete the Tramp” cartoon strip by C.D. Russell begins.
1944 – 1st mobile electric power plant delivered in Philadelphia.
1949 – RCA introduces 45 RPM record.
1951 – 1st jet passenger trip made.
1951 – UN headquarters opens in Manhattan, NY.
1956 – Elvis Presley records single “Heartbreak Hotel.”
1958 – Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire” reaches No. 1 on UK charts.
1967 – PBS-TV begins as a 70-station network.
1969 – Sweden is the 1st Western country to recognize North Vietnam.
1980 – Last broadcast of “The Rockford Files” on NBC.
1981 – John Severin sets 100-mile unicycle speed record, 9 h, 21 m.
1984 – Clara Peller 1st asks, “Where’s the Beef?” in Wendy’s commercial.
1990 – China lifts martial law imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre.
1991 – Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans.
1994 – Ukraine says it will give up world’s 3rd largest nuclear arsenal.
1995 – “Late Late Show” with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 a.m.
1997 – 4,000th episode of “Entertainment Tonight.”
1997 – Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits.
2015 – 72 people are killed after mass poisoning using crocodile bile.
2018 – Jeff Bezos [Amazon] becomes the second man worth over $100 billion.
Today’s Horoscopes – January 10, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Today you might be feeling a little out of sorts, and most likely will want to stay home. Crashing in front of the TV seems a lot more tempting than going out socializing. Friends, however, may try to talk you into partying with them. Don’t let yourself be talked into anything you don’t feel like doing. Make your friends understand that you’d best relax tonight, and that you can go out with them another time.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – A close friend or love partner might be feeling a little blue, and could therefore ring you up wanting a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. You’ll be of great help to this person this way, but don’t let your friend distract you from other things you need to do. You may have errands to run, people to see, tasks to take care of. Give your friend as much time as you feel is appropriate, then make your excuses.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Are you going out shopping today? If so, expect at some point to be confronted with a wonderful luxury item you’d give your eyeteeth for but can’t really justify purchasing. Don’t be impulsive, but don’t hold back unnecessarily either. Will you really enjoy the item? Or is it something you’d look at for a while, then put away or ignore? Do what you want, but be sure you know what that is! Think about it!
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Are you expecting visitors? If so, you might go into a panic because your house isn’t as spotless and beautiful as you would like it to be. You might be tempted to take broom, mop, and pail and whip through the place like a cyclone! Don’t try to do too much. Your guests won’t care if the unused back bedroom is messy or not. You’ll want to have enough energy to enjoy their company. Take care!
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – You’re probably looking pretty good, but emotionally you might not feel very attractive. This could be one of those days when you look in the mirror and think you’re seeing Frankenstein’s monster. This is a great day to pamper yourself a little. Go for a haircut and a massage, and take a sauna or Jacuzzi while you’re at it. Treat yourself to a fruit smoothie at the local juice bar. You’ll feel better! Enjoy!
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Intellectual or spiritual concepts that you’re trying to grasp may seem a little elusive. Don’t try to push yourself too hard to understand them today; you’ll only confuse yourself that much more. You’re not losing it; your mental biorhythms are simply low. Instead, look at something else for a while, and let the information churn around in your subconscious. It may hit you tomorrow and you’ll want to cry, “Eureka!” Be patient with yourself.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – If you’re involved in a creative project, your imagination might seem to have deserted you. You might rack your brain trying to think up new ideas but draw a blank every time. Perhaps this isn’t the best day to work on your project. Sometimes we need a break from our work to maintain the quality of it. Do something else for today. Tomorrow you’ll be back to normal.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – A friend may ask for your assistance with regard to finances in some way. It’s nothing major, but it might involve a choice that your friend needs to make. Don’t try to make the decision for him or her, but do point out enough facts to enable them to realize exactly what’s best for them. This way your friend will be sure he or she thought up the idea. Your wisdom will definitely be appreciated!
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – A close friend or love partner may not be returning your calls, and your insecurities could well get the best of you, causing you to think your friend doesn’t care anymore. Don’t fall into this trap. Your friend is probably surrounded by a lot of demanding people who need assistance, and therefore isn’t phoning anybody else. Be patient, distract yourself, and give your friend another call tomorrow. The response should be more immediate then!
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Do you have a date tonight with someone special? If so, expect some delays. You might get tied up with doing your daily errands. This could be frustrating both for you and your partner, but you’ll eventually touch base. Don’t get so upset over the delays that you’re in a bad mood when you meet. This won’t help at all! Just hang in there and you’ll still have a great evening.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Overindulgence in food or drink could have you feeling a little under the weather today. Therefore it will be difficult to focus on anything that needs your attention. Perhaps you just need to take it slowly so as to recoup your energy. Do just enough to keep your conscience clear, but don’t wear yourself out. Get a good book, a cup of tea, then sit on the couch and relax.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – A love partner may be away, causing you to have to put your passions and desires – not to mention the need for your friend’s company – on hold. Don’t let this catapult you into a lousy mood. If you’re artistic, throw all your energies and passions into creative work. If you’re athletic, go play a game of tennis or racquetball. Time will pass more quickly that way until your partner returns. Hang in there!