Today in High Prairie: November 13, 2022

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What’s Happening Today – November 13, 2022

Attend the church of your choice.

1:30 p.m. – Enjoy cribbage games at the HP Golden Age Centre, 4824-53 Avenue.

6:30 p.m. – EDSRC meets at Enilda Mud Bowl.

Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – November 13, 2022

1715 – Dorothea Erxleben, First Female German Doctor

1850 – Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island Author

1859 – Georg Knorr, Train Brake System Inventor

1926 – Don Gordon, Papillon Actor

1932 – Richard Mulligan, Soap Actor

1933 – Adrienne Corri, Doctor Zhivago Actress

1934 – Garry Marshall, Happy Days Director

1949 – Roger Steen, The Tubes Guitarist

1950 – Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo Sabre

1954 – Chris Noth, Law & Order Actor

1955 – Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple Actress

1967 – Jimmy Kimmel, American TV Host

This Day in Local History – November 13, 2022

Nov. 13, 1972: The High Prairie Fire Department receives an award from the National Fire Protection Association.

Nov. 13, 1972: Donald Fevang tells South Peace News he was “disillusioned” with events occurring in the education field, as his reason for resigning as an HPSD trustee. Ann Chemerenski and Larry Shaben submit their names for the vacant seat in the upcoming Nov. 22 byelection. Fevang also cites workload on the farm as a reason.

Nov. 13, 1974: Contractor Dennis Basarab breaks ground on a new store that would later be Red Rooster.

Nov. 13, 1975: The Alberta Liquor Control Board suspends the liquor licence of the Kodiak Lounge in Kinuso from Nov. 17-29.

Nov. 13, 1980: Sara Cardinal dies after being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street in High Prairie.

Nov. 13, 1985: South Peace News reports the newly-formed High Prairie Bingo Association is building a hall at the Stampede Grounds for dances, bingo and other social events. It is scheduled to open Jan. 5, 1986.

Nov. 13, 1985: South Peace News reports that two major figure skating competitions slated for High Prairie are moved to Peace River because of lack of hotel accommodations.

Nov. 13, 1988: The visiting High Prairie Regals give the Donnelly Cubs a rude awakening into the NPHL as they win 13-1. The Regals outscore the Cubs 12-0 and outshoot them 51-16 in the final two periods.

Nov. 13, 1990: Vincent Rice, 69, and wife Sally, 61, both of Kinuso, die when their car is hit by a tractor trailer 22 km east of Slave Lake.

Nov. 13, 1991: South Peace News reports parent councils at E.W. Pratt High School and Prairie River Junior High School are proposing to build a track and field facility.

Nov. 13, 1997: A crowd brawl halts the game in Spirit River between the Rangers and Lakeland Eagles.

Nov. 13, 1999: Randy and Crystal Winterburn celebrate the grand opening of R.J.’s Meats in High Prairie.

Nov. 13, 1999: Roger William Capot, 37, of Grouard, and Douglas Raymond Hansen, 34, of Sherwood Park, die after their Honda Accord slides through the intersection at Hilliard’s Bay and Highway 750.

Nov. 13, 2000: A federal election forum is held at the High Prairie Inn. Sparks fly when Liberal candidate Harold Cardinal calls Canadian Alliance candidate David Chatters “a right-wing nut.”

Nov. 13, 2001: Keeweetinok Lakes RHA chair Sharon Cox officially hands over her duties to new chair Marian Wolitski, of Wabasca.

Nov. 13, 2006: High Prairie’s Carmel Lizee is elected by acclamation to serve on the Holy Family Catholic Regional School Division board of trustees.

Nov. 13, 2006: M.D. of Big Lakes CAO John Eriksson wins the R.W. Hay Award given each year to a rural administrator for excellence in his job performance.

Nov. 13, 2006: Former Town of High Prairie Public Works Supt. Steve Blonsky passes away from cancer at the age of 66 years.

Nov. 13, 2008: Gift Lake Metis Settlement holds its annual Recognition Night and awards Larry L’Hirondelle Sr. with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dale Laderoute is awarded Community Member-of-the-Year.

Nov. 13, 2009: Erika Witt of Faust passes away at the age of 82 years.

Nov. 13, 2010: Eight High Prairie Tiger Taekwondo members win medals at the Tiger Challenge Taekwondo Tournament in Edmonton. In all, the Tigers win one gold, three silver and six bronze medals.

Nov. 13, 2011: East Prairie actress Roseanne Supernault wins her third major award after receiving the Best Supporting Actress Award from the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco for her role in Every Emotion Costs.

Nov. 13, 2014: Elizabeth Van Der Ploeg passes away at the age of 70 years. She worked as a bookkeeper for the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre.

Nov. 13, 2015: High Prairie’s Samantha Stokes wins the title of Miss Rodeo Canada in Edmonton at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, proving that dreams can come true.

Nov. 13, 2018: The Buchanan Family Foundation donates $240,000 to the High Prairie Healthcare Auxiliary.

Nov. 13, 2019: South Peace News reports that Blake Anderson, of Slave Lake, is sentenced to 15 years for the murder of Jeff Gladue on Jan. 14, 2017.

Nov. 13, 2019: South Peace News features the murals at the Days Inn, painted by artist Younger Caudron.

This Day in World History – November 13, 2022

1775 – American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal.

1789 – Ben Franklin writes, “Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes.”

1841 – James Braid begins study he eventually calls hypnosis.

1843 – Mt. Rainier in Washington State erupts.

1851 – Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked.

1907 – French cyclist Paul Cornu flies first helicopter [twin rotor].

1921 – US, France, Japan and British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty.

1940 – “Fantasia” animated film by Walt Disney is released.

1942 – Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18 in the USA.

1946 – First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud.

1950 – US wins first world championship bridge contest.

1952 – False fingernails are first sold.

1964 – Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor.

1971 – Mariner 9, first to orbit another planet [Mars].

1977 – Final Al Capp comic strip of “Li’l Abner” [1934-77].

1980 – US spacecraft Voyager 1 sends back first close-up pictures of Saturn.

1982 – Ray Mancini KOs boxer Duk Koo Kim, who dies 5 days later.

1985 – Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000.

1987 – First condom commercial on British TV.

1993 – 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka.

1994 – Sweden agrees to join European Union.

1995 – “GoldenEye”, 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan released.

1997 – The “Lion King” opens.

1997 – UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq.

1999 – “Toy Story 2” starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres.

2012 – Three Syrian tanks enter the demilitarized zone of Golan Heights.

2017 – Italy fails to qualify for World Cup [first time since 1958].

2017 – World’s earliest wine-making uncovered from 6,000 BC.

2017 – First Barbie doll to wear a hijab, modeled.

Today’s Horoscopes – November 13, 2022

Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Your immediate goals and wishes might suddenly appear to come together today, seemingly of their own accord. This might be strange, and perhaps a bit frightening, but your inner power is especially strong now, and your higher self is manifesting what you have worked long and hard to achieve. At times like this, it is important to remember those who helped you along the way. You will want to acknowledge them as well as yourself!

Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – If you have been working toward manifesting extra money in your life, you will probably see it happen today. Copious physical and emotional energy gives your inner power of mind over matter a special impetus, and you might see the results you have wanted in finance and other matters. Professional interests should also be going well, as well as any personal projects. Keep up the good work!

Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Obstacles you encountered in attaining your cherished goals could suddenly seem to melt away, clearing the way to make your dreams come true! This could involve physical health, plans for future travel and education, and self-expression. You could also feel especially passionate now, so a romantic evening with that special someone would be particularly enjoyable. You feel great, so look your best, too!

Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – A lot of activity could occur at home today! Perhaps you will have visitors or do some work on the house. Your intuition is particularly strong right now, and you could pick up too much of the thoughts and feelings of others, even strangers. You will probably be most in tune with your family. Take care to guard your thoughts. Today you might find that whatever you think of could actually manifest!

Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Whatever goals you have been trying to reach may finally become reality today! Finalizing everything could involve a lot of running around in the car and meeting with other people, but you are likely to feel exhilarated all the same. Powerful people could prove to be of valuable help to you. As a result, matters should be going very well right now. Make the most of it!

Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Events over which you seem to have no control seem to be coming together to make things happen for you! You might find this a bit frightening, but do not let it get to you. Go with the flow. You have worked hard for what is happening today, and you deserve to enjoy the results. The exhilaration you feel could manifest as abundant physical energy. This could be too much of a good thing. Do not overdo!

Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Your energy is probably high today, almost to the point where you feel you might be able to run a marathon! Seriously, you are probably thinking in terms of getting out of town for a while. Exercising or participating in solo sports could also be appealing. You might direct some of this energy into creative projects. Take care not to overdo it. You could still get too tired!

Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Your inner power is probably at an all-time high! You should be feeling especially confident. You are likely to have a stronger influence on others than usual. You could exercise the power of mind over matter. You could think of something only to have it happen at some point during the day. Today you should guard your thoughts and be careful what you wish for. You just might get it!

Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Some fascinating conversations with friends, relatives, and others close to you could take place today, bringing new ideas your way! You have both the physical energy and the inner power to make things happen, so you should make the most of it. Carefully consider your needs and aspirations and formulate a plan of action to make them a reality. The results might surprise you!

Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Your career and financial goals should be within your grasp! Both your physical energy and inner power are operating at their peak, making this an ideal day to make clear plans. Also, if you have been working to improve your health, you might see some definite results. If not, this is a great day to start a new health and exercise regimen. Go to it!

Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Today you are likely to feel like the powerful creature you are! Your physical energy is high, and you look and feel great. Your intellect is sharp, so if you indulge in any kind of learning process, you will benefit greatly. Your creative energy is also high, so it is a good day to work on artistic projects. In the evening, you will feel especially romantic, so plan an intimate encounter with a special someone!

Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Your intuition should be very high right now, as is your power of manifestation. Today you need to try to curb your thoughts and only think beautiful things, because you might find whatever you think about seems to manifest! Some powerful dreams and visions can open up new lines of intellectual exploration for you that can have a potent effect on your immediate future. Go to it!

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