Today in High Prairie – January 5, 2020

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What’s Happening Today – January 5, 2020

Attend the church of your choice.

Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – January 5, 2020

Donald Gosselin

James Lines

Kristina Woodcock

Rose Bastien

Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – January 5, 2020

Leonel Plante

Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 5, 2020

1592 – Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal builder

1855 – King C. Gillette, Razor blade inventor

1859 – DeWitt B. Brace, Inventor of spectrophotometer

1882 – Herbert Bayard Swope, First to use term “Cold War”

1908 – George Dolenz, Count of Monte Cristo actor

1914 – George Reeves, Gone with the Wind actor

1923 – Sam Phillips, Founder of Sun Records

1931 – Robert Duvall, The Godfather actor

1938 – Juan Carlos I, King of Spain

1942 – Cliff Potts, Lou Grant actor

1946 – Diane Keaton, Annie Hall actress

1947 – Ted Lange, Love Boat actor

1949 – George Brown, Kool & the Gang drummer

1950 – Chris Stein, Blondie co-founder

1950 – John Manley, Canadian politician

1953 – Pamela Sue Martin, Dynasty actress

1954 – Bryan Hitt, REO Speedwagon rocker

1964 – Tracy Ham, Montreal Alouette

This Day in Local History – January 5, 2020

Jan. 5, 1967: High Prairie police chief Jacob Pete resigns.

Jan. 5, 1988: The newly-constructed Smoky River Ski Hill passes inspection and awaits snow to open.

Jan. 5, 2001: Four people die in a head-on crash 27 km east of High Prairie. Iva Willier, 42, James Andrew Fulton, 16, David James Fulton-Cardinal, 4, all of High Prairie, and Alex Kuchak, 79, of Westlock, all perish.

Jan. 5, 2002: High Prairie RCMP Const. Donald Vanderrick pulls a man from a vehicle seconds before its engulfed in flames thus saving his life.

Jan. 5-6, 2002: World curling champion Kevin Martin conducts a curling clinic at the High Prairie Curling Club.

Jan. 5, 2005: The year begins with South Peace News reporting the development of the Seal Lake road is vital to the area’s growing economy. The story would continue to evolve throughout the year.

Jan. 5, 2005: High Prairie’s New Year’s baby arrives as Faith Shea Holleis is born to Seigfried and Candace Holleis. The baby is born at 4:10 p.m. and weighs seven pounds, 14 ounces.

Jan. 5, 2005: South Peace News reports that Discovery Computers opens its doors in Riverside Plaza under the ownership of Sami El Sharkawi.

Jan. 5, 2006: An explosion at Grant Energy Maintenance results in one minor injury. An employee was pressure treating some pipes when a single pipe ruptured setting off the explosion.

Jan. 5, 2006: A minor spill at High Prairie UFA occurs. Fire department members clean the approximate 2,000 litres of diesel spilled after an employee was filling a truck and left to answer the phone.

Jan. 5, 2012: The M.D. of Big Lakes hires Suzanne Cailliau as its new agricultural fieldman.

This Day in World History – January 5, 2020

1554 – Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

1709 – Sudden extreme cold kills thousands of Europeans.

1757 – Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV.

1834 – Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell.

1841 – James Clark Ross first to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf.

1886 – “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde” published.

1892 – 1st successful auroral photograph made.

1903 – San Francisco – Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use.

1905 – Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter’s 7th moon.

1905 – National Association of Audubon Society incorporates.

1909 – Colombia recognizes Panama’s independence.

1925 – Nellie Taylor Ross becomes governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor.

1930 – Mao Zedong writes “A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire”

1930 – Gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet for the 1st time.

1933 – Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins.

1934 – National & American baseball leagues select a uniform baseball.

1940 – FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio: clear, static-free signal.

1945 – Pepe Le Pew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon.

1959 – Bozo the Clown live children’s show premieres on TV.

1959 – Buddy Holly releases his last record.

1969 – USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing [Venus].

1970 – Soap Opera “All My Children” premieres on ABC.

1971 – Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak.

1976 – Cambodia is renamed Democratic Kampuchea.

1982 – Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation.

1993 – Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident.

1998 – Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario.

2018 – Zabia bans shaking hands, sale of fresh food to prevent cholera.

Today’s Horoscopes – January 5, 2020

Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – A trip you wanted to take may have to be postponed, probably for financial reasons. You’ll want to make the journey in the company of someone who’s financially strapped right now. This could be disappointing, but remember that this is only a delay. You’ll be able to have your vacation at a later date. Don’t be afraid to start making the arrangements. By that time, your friend should have the money.

Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – The need to complete an important task could have you mustering a far higher level of self-control than you’re used to. Perseverance and determination could dominate your mood, and therefore you could accomplish wonders. However, be sure to take breaks occasionally, and remember to relax from time to time. Above all, don’t be so focused on your work that you forget to eat. Your work will only suffer if you neglect your body. Pace yourself!

Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – A business or romantic partner could be in a rather schizoid mood today. You’ll probably spend a lot of time together, and during the course of the day your friend could jump between enthusiasm and gloom. This could drive you crazy, as you won’t know how to respond. All you can do is make sure all attention stays focused on the issues at hand. This changeability should burn out by the end of the day.

Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Generally, you tend to be rather ingenious where work is concerned, but today you may feel that the fountain of innovation has totally dried up. No matter how hard you try, you probably won’t be able to muster any new ideas whatsoever. Chances are your biorhythms are low, and therefore your mind is working at a slower pace than usual. Concentrate on routine tasks today. By tomorrow your ingenuity should be back on track.

Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – A crisis of values may confront you today. Someone you care about might need you to do something for them that you don’t feel comfortable doing, and this could put you in a tough spot. You probably won’t want to do it, but your friend needs your help. Consider every possible contingency before saying yes or no. Reflect on how the results could affect both you and your friend. Only in this way can you really be fair.

Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Today you might feel a little gloomy without knowing why, and you could spend a lot of time trying to find a reason. There probably isn’t any concrete reason. It’s likely you’re simply responding to low biorhythms. This is, therefore, a great day to go for a workout. This way you can get the endorphins going and feel a lot better by late afternoon. Then you should actually feel like going out and having some fun.

Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – A close friend or love partner you haven’t seen for a while could finally make arrangements to see you. You therefore could spend much of the day in a great mood, looking forward to the encounter ahead. You’ll have a lot of fascinating information to share. It might be a good idea, however, to cut your visit a little shorter than you’d like and make arrangements for another meeting. Otherwise, you might get too tired.

Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – The house might seem rather empty today, as most of the other members of your household are probably out and about. This is, however, a good time for you to take care of some projects of your own you’ve been putting off. They might be tedious and rather boring, but think how good you’ll feel when they’re finally done! In the evening you might entertain some visitors. Enjoy your day.

Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Someone close to you might not be feeling very well, and you might feel the need to remain nearby and take care of this person. By all means do this. However, bear in mind that your empathic abilities are operating at a very high level today, and therefore you could actually experience some of their discomfort. Be sure to protect yourself psychically by keeping the white light around you if you want to avoid feeling ill yourself.

Aries [March 21 – April 20] – A goal you may have been working toward for a long time might still seem very distant right now. Therefore, today you could actually find yourself giving up on it. This doesn’t imply that what you want will never happen. In fact, sometimes letting go of a dream can actually cause it to manifest. Remember this when you start to brood on your lack of success so far. All is not hopeless!

Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – A member of your household may be having troubles, and therefore you might consider staying home from work in order to help them get through it all. Nonetheless, you have career responsibilities that you need to fulfill. Whether to stay home or go to work may be a difficult decision to make today, but be sure you weigh all possible factors. Probably your housemate will insist that all is well and send you to work.

Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – An important career concern could require considerable effort on your part today in order to enable you to advance whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish. At some point during the day, you may be plagued by doubts as to your ability to do this. However, don’t let this cause you to panic. All you need is to muster a little energy and stay focused on the task at hand. Believe that today you’re capable of accomplishing wonders.

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