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What’s Happening Today – October 22, 2021
7:30 p.m. – AA meeting at HP Church of the Nazarene.
Today’s Birthdays – High Prairie – October 22, 2021
Today’s Birthdays – Faust – October 22, 2021
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – October 22, 2021
1807 – Magnus Huss, First to Use Word Alcoholism
1811 – Franz Liszt, Hungarian Composer/Pianist
1844 – Louis Riel, Canadian Metis Hero
1896 – Charles Glenn King, Discovered Vitamin C
1902 – Frank Spedding, Helped Build 1st Atom Bomb
1903 – Curly Howard, Three Stooges Actor
1920 – Mitzi Green, Little Orphan Annie Actress
1973 – Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariner
This Day in Local History – October 22, 2021
Oct. 22, 1969: South Peace News reports that Walker Apartments will soon be torn down in High Prairie to make room for the Royal Bank addition.
Oct. 22, 1969: Hubert Vallan, 18, of High Prairie, slips near the train tracks and loses his right foot after it’s cut off by a moving train near the station.
Oct. 22, 1971: A major fundraiser for the new swimming pool called Swimming Pool Splash is held at the Legion Hall.
Oct. 22, 1975: Norma Henry, 22, formerly of Enilda and living in Sherwood Park, is featured in a story competing for Miss Rodeo Canada. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Smith.
Oct. 22, 1979: Houssian and Barry Sharkawi open the Family Inn Restaurant in High Prairie.
Oct. 22, 1990: The High Prairie Recreation Board meets and formally agrees to send its bid in for the 1991 Alberta Northwest Summer Games.
Oct. 22, 1992: High Prairie celebrates the official opening of the $7 million Provincial Building and Moostoos Building.
Oct. 22, 1999: The extension of the High Prairie Airport runway is celebrated with a grand opening.
Oct. 22, 2001: Michelle Hanson-Cunningham begins her new job as family life co-ordinator at Brighter Futures.
Oct. 22-23, 2005: The High Prairie Quilt holds its 10th annual Show and Sale at St. Andrew’s School.
Oct. 22, 2008: Hendry’s Accounting celebrates its 25th year in business.
Oct. 22, 2009: Archie Grover is hired as the Town of High Prairie’s interim CAO until a full-time CAO is hired.
Oct. 22, 2010: Driftpile’s Kyle Willier and his brother, Sheldon Willier, receive the Lifesaving Medal of Merit from the Life Saving Society of Edmonton for saving the life of a man off Spruce Point Park June 28, 2009.
Oct. 22, 2011: Joe Deynaka passes away at the age of 78 years. He worked in the farming and lumber industries all his life.
Oct. 22, 2011: Peavine resident Clint Cunningham passes away at the age of 44 years. The journeyman plumber had a great love for all sports and was a star pitcher for Peavine.
Oct. 22, 2014: South Peace News reports on the construction of the new Lakeshore Regional Police building at Driftpile.
Oct. 22, 2014: High Prairie citizen Barry Sharkawi attends a town council meeting expressing concerns over drug activity at the High Prairie Skate Plaza.
Oct. 22, 2014: The M.D. of Big Lakes council decides it is willing to take a potential $28,000 loss on a land deal west of town. Previous plans for development fell apart and council decided to let its option to buy expire on Jan. 31, 2015.
Oct. 22, 2015: Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee is appointed Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs. The news pleases Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox and Big Lakes County Reeve Ken Matthews.
This Day in World History – October 22, 2021
362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne is destroyed in a mysterious fire.
794 – Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo [now Kyoto].
1721 – Tsar Peter the Great becomes “All-Russian Imperator”.
1797 – Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes first parachute descent from a balloon.
1861 – First telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed.
1877 – The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners.
1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb.
1884 – Greenwich Mean Time adopted worldwide, creating 24 time zones.
1897 – World’s first car dealer opens in London.
1906 – Henry Ford becomes president of Ford Motor Company.
1907 – Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey Circus.
1924 – Toastmasters International is founded.
1926 – J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini.
1934 – Bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd shot and killed by FBI.
1938 – Chester Carlson demonstrates first Xerox copying machine.
1939 – NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game.
1953 – Laos gains full independence from France.
1954 – West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
1962 – Cuban missile crisis occurs; US imposes naval blockade on Cuba.
1963 – 225,000 students boycott Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest.
1964 – EMI rejects audition by “High Numbers”; they become The Who.
1966 – USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around moon.
1975 – Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus.
1975 – Venera is first lander to return pics from surface of another planet.
1975 – World Football League disbands during second season.
1978 – Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope.
1979 – Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NYC for medical treatment.
1979 – Walt Disney World’s 100-millionth guest.
1981 – US national debt tops $1 trillion.
1988 – Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for record 26th time.
1991 – General Motors announces 9-month loss of $US 2.2 billion.
2005 – Most active Atlantic hurricane season on record: 22 storms.
2008 – India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
2008 – Google Play is launched.
2016 – AT&T buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion.
Today’s Horoscopes – October 22, 2021
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Good news about career success may have your home in an uproar. Visitors, particularly men and young people, could be in and out all day, and warm and loving calls could come periodically. You may want to do some work on your home, perhaps clean, decorate, or even minor repairs, but the interruptions may get in your way. Enjoy the company. You can always do what is necessary tomorrow!
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Celebrating coming milestones could have you running around paying visits, shopping, or consulting with others. You might have some interesting news to tell that others enjoy hearing. There might be some changes coming in your area. Perhaps new neighbours or businesses are moving in, or a get-together is planned. This promises to be a busy but satisfying day.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – You are swamped with paperwork regarding financial affairs. Bills need to be paid and cheques deposited. There may also be a legal paper of some kind to deal with. Basically, everything looks great regarding money, so this is certainly welcome. Your circle of acquaintances may widen. Tonight you may receive an invitation to a social event that you choose not to attend.
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Have you been thinking about working toward a career as a writer or teacher? If so, this is the day to start. Perhaps you need to sit down and start writing, or you want to take some courses to improve your skills. A number of communications from out of state or even distant lands could come your way from people with information that might change your life in some way.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Being around others should be especially gratifying for you today. Most people should be friendly, and you will enjoy their company. The downside is your psychic faculties are acute, so you might pick up some unsettling feelings from those you talk to. You are likely to find that many smiles hide turmoil inside.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – A group with which you have been involved could receive recognition for good work you may have spearheaded. Or a friend could receive some sort of public acknowledgment that reflects on you. Long-term goals may suddenly come together for you, winding up months of hard work, bringing you well-earned success and recognition.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – The current aspects indicate success. This might relate to your romantic life or to a creative project you have been working on for a long time. Whichever it is, it comes at just the perfect time when your enthusiasm and optimism are at a peak. You will be able to make the most of the fortunate event that comes your way.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Today might mark a milestone for you in the form of public recognition. Your clear, quick thinking and powers of observation have impressed others, and you could reap the benefits of your hard work. These events might encourage you to seek other methods of advancing yourself, perhaps by taking a few courses or moving where there are more opportunities in your field.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – A letter or phone call concerning potential positive changes in your financial situation could have your mind buzzing over possibilities for the future. You might be a bit worried about being able to make the most of this break, but your practicality should enable you to face it objectively and efficiently. There is no need to worry. Give it some thought and make your decision when it all comes through.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Someone you do not really know well may corner you at a social occasion and try to talk you into something. Get all the facts before you commit to anything. Your persuasive powers are high. If you have a project to pitch to someone, this is the day to do it, or at least map out your strategy. Success is strongly indicated for any project you start today.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Your writing and speaking abilities are operating at a high level today. If you have been thinking about pursuing either of these avenues, starting now gives you an advantage toward attaining success. Make a start and get your ideas down on paper, however rough they may be. The only downside is the stress that might result from the sudden stimulation.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Success in a creative field and possible public acknowledgment could come your way. Close friends and romantic partners will be very happy for you and might even throw a little celebration of some kind. Phone calls with congratulations may come from distant states or even foreign countries. This could be something you have been working toward for a long time, so relax and enjoy it.