Today in High Prairie: October 24, 2021

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What’s Happening Today – October 24, 2021

Attend the church of your choice.

Today’s Birthdays – High Prairie – October 24, 2021

Lance Halldorson

Brogan Severson

Brenna Kachnic

Sarah Rederburg

Elyse Rederburg

Today’s Birthdays – Faust – October 24, 2021

Brook Twin

Todd Fillion

Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – October 24, 2021

1632 – A. van Leeuwenhoek First to Observe Bacteria

1817 – H. Mège-Mouriés, Inventor of Margarine

1890 – Chicago Mainbocher, Red Cross Uniform Designer

1930 – Jiles Richardson, “The Big Bopper” Musician

1939 – Murray Abraham, All the President’s Men Actor

1946 – Jerry Edmonton, Steppenwolf Drummer

1954 – Wang Jianlin, Dalian Wanda Group Founder

1985 – Wayne Rooney, Manchester United Great

1986 – Drake, Canadian Rapper

This Day in Local History – October 24, 2021

Oct. 24, 1912: Mr. P. Tomkins is elected president of the newly-formed Grouard Curling Club. About 25 attend a meeting in the Western Hotel to form the club.

Oct. 24, 1959: Terry Anderson of High Prairie is elected NPHL president succeeding Paul Mercier of Grimshaw at the league’s organizational meeting.

Oct. 24, 1966: High Prairie town council signs a contract to install artificial ice at the Sports Palace.

Oct. 24, 1969: An open house is held to welcome Harold Kjemhus as the new Esso Bulk agent in High Prairie.

Oct. 24, 1973: A car driven by Leonard Kruger, of High Prairie, collides with a school bus driven by Mrs. G. Smith, of Enilda, nine miles south of Grouard. No children were on the bus, no injuries occurred. No fault is reported.

Oct. 24, 1978: Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park is officially born by an Order in Council.

Oct. 24, 1981: The E.W. Pratt Lady Chargers volleyball team wins a tournament in Edson by winning eight straight games over four matches in the playoff round.

Oct. 24, 1983: Yvonne Hendry opens Hendry’s Management and Accounting Services beside the Elks Hall.

Oct. 24, 1987: General Service Garage holds a grand opening celebration under the new owner, Don Charrois.

Oct. 24, 1989: Paul Henry Giroux, 41, and Emile Russell Giroux, 43, die in a head-on collision north of High Prairie.

Oct. 24, 1991: High Prairie provincial court orders murder suspect Gordon Wright, 28, to undergo a psychiatric assessment in the murder of Joanne Margaret Giroux, 20, Oct. 19.

Oct. 24, 1992: Atikameg wins the boy’s title and Prairie River the girl’s title at the Charles Dumont Memorial Volleyball Tournament at St. Andrew’s School.

Oct. 24, 1994: Citizens in the I.D. vote 664-89 in favour of incorporation effective Jan. 1, 1995.

Oct. 24, 2001: The Town of High Prairie receives a $47,000 grant to promote economic development.

Oct. 24, 2001: Ken Killeen is elected reeve of the M.D. of Big Lakes defeating Craig Bissell.

Oct. 24, 2006: The cabin being built at the Sports Palace parking lot for the cabin lottery is transported to its new home in Joussard.

Oct. 24, 2007: South Peace News reports former High Prairie resident Ryan Zahacy designs the winning entry in the Globe Design a Shoe competition.

Oct. 24, 2009: High Prairie Scorpions Taekwondo Club members Edwina Ayles, Julia Isaac, Keana Duchesneau, Melissa Isaac and Chantelle Billings win medals at a meet in Sundre, AB.

Oct. 24, 2011: The end of an era occurs as Greyhound ceases to offer passenger service from High Prairie.

Oct. 24, 2011: High Prairie town council fires CAO Chris Parker and pays him three month’s salary or $25,416.51. Parker was hired May 20.

Oct. 24, 2012: South Peace News publishes a special eight-page section to recognize Jeff and Mary Burgar’s 40th anniversary as owners. The supplement is published without their knowledge.

Oct. 24, 2012: The M.D. of Big Lakes re-elects Alvin Billings to serve as reeve for the coming year.

Oct. 24, 2012: The M.D. of Big Lakes decides to continue its wolf bounty program until the end of 2013.

Oct. 24, 2012: High Prairie deputy mayor Michael Smith proposes that public members be allowed to sit on the High Prairie and District Regional Recreation Board.

Oct. 24, 2012: High Prairie Councillor Wayne Forrester questions the hours worked by CAO Keli Tamaklo.

Oct. 24, 2012: High Prairie town council scraps its public works committee, finance and personnel committee, and the protective services committee at is organizational meeting.

Oct. 24, 2012: Jillian Payne receives several awards for being the top Grade 12 academic student at E.W. Pratt High School during the 2011-12 school year at the awards banquet.

Oct. 24, 2012: Marie Zylla passes away at the age of 78 years. She and her husband, Pastor Mike Zylla, served High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church for over four years from 1957-61.

Oct. 24, 2013: Maureen Butterfield is presented with a jacket for being an Alberta finalist in the Canadian Curling Association’s Volunteer-of-the-Year award.

Oct. 24, 2013: The managers at Mac’s Store are dismissed because of breach of contract, says a company spokesman.

Oct. 24, 2019: An elated Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn reports that money is set aside in the provincial budget to operate the renal dialysis unit in High Prairie.

This Day in World History – October 24, 2021

1648 – Treaty of Westphalia signed, Switzerland’s independence recognized.

1836 – Earliest US patent for a phosphorus friction match occurs.

1851 – William Lassell discovers Ariel & Umbriel, satellites of Uranus.

1857 – World’s first soccer club, Sheffield FC, founded in England.

1861 – First US transcontinental telegram is sent.

1881 – Levi P. Morton drives first rivet in Statue of Liberty.

1889 – Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League.

1901 – Anna Taylor is first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

1903 – First trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes [Lou Dillon 1:58.1].

1908 – Billy Murray hits the charts with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”.

1911 – Orville Wright remained in the air 9:45 seconds in plane.

1926 – Harry Houdini’s last performance at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.

1931 – Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion.

1938 – US forbids child labor in factories.

1939 – Nylon stockings go on sale for first time in Wilmington, Delaware.

1948 – Bernard M. Baruch introduces term “Cold War”.

1949 – Construction begins on the United Nations headquarters in New York.

1958 – USSR lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam.

1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis occurs.

1963 – KRO shows first episode of Bonanza.

1964 – Zambia, formerly Northern Rhodesia, gains independence from Britain.

1970 – Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

1989 – American televangelist Jim Bakker sentenced to 50 years for fraud.

1992 – Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves to win 88th World Series.

2003 – Concorde makes its last commercial flight.

2009 – First International Day of Climate Action occurs.

2013 – Argentine Presidential Election tie occurs; runoff triggered.

2017- Dog doping scandal confirmed by officials of Iditarod dog race.

Today’s Horoscopes – October 24, 2021

Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Intense, vivid dreams spark your mental processes. You could wake up wondering why you dreamed what you did and what it has to do with what is going on in your life. Dream books can be helpful. What do the symbols mean to you? The symbols, or even the story itself, could set in motion a mental chain of events resulting in a new project of some kind. Make the most of it!

Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – A phone call from a partner could have you suddenly playing the role of salesperson. You might have a project you want to pitch, you might need to sell your way of doing something, or you might actually have to sell a product. Whichever it is, you are likely to succeed. You are especially quick and expressive today. Your powers of persuasion are high.

Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Money and creativity are successfully joined today. You might make money from a completed project, or you could receive some money to finance a project. Others might share in your efforts, but you are the mind behind the whole thing. Your intellectual powers are particularly strong. You are better than usual at expressing your ideas.

Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Today you are likely to be especially sharp. Your intellectual powers are operating at a high level. A wealth of new ideas may come to you from all sides, without and within. You are more talkative than usual and want to share your ideas with others. Optimism and enthusiasm define you today.

Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – You may feel inspired to make certain changes in your home. Your imagination is especially acute, so it is easy to visualize how the rooms will look afterwards. You could seek others’ opinions, too. Now you need to sell your family on the idea. Do not worry – you can do it! Your persuasive powers are at an all-time high.

Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – You may want to take a more judicious approach to your shopping sprees. Try spending the afternoon looking and trying on but not buying. That way, you will have time to reflect on whether or not you really want and need the items. This could help cut out a lot of impulse spending. Your wallet will be fatter and happier.

Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Today you have a quick intellect and intensified persuasive powers. Acute mental powers are joined with personal power to bring about career and financial success. Any projects you start or complete today are destined for success followed by public recognition of some kind. This is a great omen for your future.

Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Your intellect and way with words have served you well in the past. Now all signs indicate you will progress more rapidly toward your goals. Advancement is definitely on the horizon. You might decide to increase your marketability by signing up for a course of some kind, perhaps an advanced degree. All systems go!

Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – If you have been considering writing or teaching, today is the day to get started. Your imagination is intense, you are inspired, and your way with words is sharper than usual. You could also sell anything. If you want to pitch a project to someone, do it now. Many ideas may be running through your mind. It would be a shame not to set them down on paper.

Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Contact with a lot of friends may take place today. Invitations to social events could come your way. Your relationship with your friends is congenial. You could be introduced to new friends. Some of the people you meet could be from distant states or foreign lands or involved in unusual occupations. This could prove an exciting, stimulating day.

Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Today’s intense celestial energy will help you make progress toward your goals. Your mind will be quick and receptive and your writing and speaking abilities especially acute. You might feel you could sell anything to anyone if you wanted to. Make the most of this intellectual power. Start new projects now. If you do, success is more than likely.

Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Your creative impulse should be high today. You might decide to try some writing. You may have a particular subject in mind to write about. You could also take a class in a subject that interests you, or do a little research on your own. You might consider some long-distance travel for pleasure as much as for learning. The sky is the limit!

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