Today in High Prairie- September 1, 2019

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What’s Happening Today – September 1, 2019

Attend the church of your choice.

Golden Walleye Classic at Shaw’s Point.

Today’s Local Birthday – High Prairie – September 1, 2019

Katherine Gauthier

Mavrick Sutherland

Today’s Local Birthday – Faust – September 1, 2019

Brendon Campiou

Brent Irla

Gerda Matin

Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – September 1, 2019

1453 – Johann Rachelbel, German Composer

1795 – James Bennett, New York Herald Publisher

1985 – Engelbert Humperdinck, Hansel & Gretel Author

1875 – Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes Author

1923 – Rocky Marciano, Boxer

1927 – Tommy Evans, Drifters Singer

1931 – Boxcar Willie, King of the Road Singer

1933 – Conway Twitty, Country Singer

1939 – Lily Tomlin, 9 to 5 Actress

1946 – Barry Gibb, Bee Gees Singer

1957 – Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine Singer

1961 – Bam Bam Bigelow, WWF Wrestler

1971 – Jimmy Snuka, Wrestler

1982 – Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian Figure Skater

This Day in Local History – September 1, 2019

Sept. 1, 1905: Alberta becomes a province.

Sept. 1, 1914: Grouard merchant A.B. Cote and John Joncas charge RNWMP Const. Cassin with shameful treatment of a prisoner and insults beyond the indulgence of human nature. They charge Cassin was drunk along with Grouard telegraph operator E.F. Hoyt.

Sept. 1, 1914: It costs $24 to have auto passenger service to Grouard from Grande Prairie. Scheduled service occurs each Wednesday.

Sept. 1, 1953: A trade school for the boys is established at Joussard’s St. Bruno Mission by J. Claveau.

Sept. 1, 1954: A home economics division for the girls is established at Joussard’s St. Bruno Mission by Alice Charrois.

Sept. 1, 1962: The High Prairie Progress reports the High Prairie recreation board announces midget flag football teams have been formed in High Prairie and McLennan.

Sept. 1, 1966: Enrolment at St. Bruno Mission School in Joussard drops as no high school classes are taught at the school this year. High school students are transferred to High Prairie.

Sept. 1, 1967: For the first time ever at St. Bruno Mission School in Joussard, there is no teaching from the Sisters of Providence.

Sept. 1, 1970: Alberta Vocational Centre-Grouard opens.

Sept. 1, 1970: A new addition to High Prairie St. Andrew’s School opens for classes.

Sept. 1, 1972: The first 50 people are given free corsages at the Eaton’s grand opening in High Prairie. Marie Savill is manager of the store, located between Bill’s Sporting Goods and Norms Jewellery.

Sept. 1, 1977: Speed limits in Alberta change into kilometres per hour from miles per hour.

Sept. 1, 1977: Elmer Anderson clubs a grand slam to lead the High Prairie Playboys to an 11-6 win over the Peavine Rangers thus completing a sweep of the High Prairie Men’s Fastball League title.

Sept. 1, 1978: The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre opens in the Vanderaegen Building.

Sept. 1, 1979: Former Mayor Fred Dumont starts his new job as AVC supervisor.

Sept. 1, 1987: Joel Lizee opens J.L. Photography in the Riverside Plaza.

Sept. 1, 1987: Ray Hassenstein builds Riverside Plaza and opens Prairie Cleaning and Dry Cleaning.

Sept. 1, 1988: Denise Sauvageau purchases the House of Fashion from Irene Kruger.

Sept. 1, 1990: Murray Johnson closes the doors at Merner’s IDA Drugstore.

Sept. 1, 1994: Ken Matthews takes over as manager of Richard’s Lumber after Willi Bose retires.

Sept. 1, 1994: Marla Willier purchases Pat-Ce’s from Cecile Banchand.

Sept. 1, 1995: Bob Doyle opens High Prairie Industrial Supplies.

Sept. 1, 1997: Holy Family and North Peace Catholic school divisions join to become Holy Family Catholic Regional Division No. 37.

Sept. 1, 2001: Stanley and Marie Poon take over ownership of Highland 18 Restaurant and rename it Peking Restaurant.

Sept. 1, 2005: Sucker Creek celebrates the opening of a museum at the Treaty 8 House.

Sept. 1, 2005: The Grouard 86’ers win the High Prairie Men’s Fastball League title with a 6-5 win over the Whitefish Lake Hawks.

Sept. 1, 2007: Smiling Coyote General Store opens for business in Peavine under the ownership of Peter and Lorraine Dube.

Sept. 1, 2007: Former Northern Lakes College president Dan Vandermeulen accepts a similar post at Nunavut College in Iqaluit.

Sept. 1, 2008: Laura Poloz begins her new job at HPSD superintendent.

Sept. 1, 2010: Peavine Metis Settlement opens its new day care.

Sept. 1, 2013: The first powwow in Sucker Creek in over 20 years concludes and attracts over 2,000 people.

Sept. 1, 2013: High Prairie Christian Centre founder George Lagore returns to town to help the church celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Sept. 1, 2014: Pastor Brian Gilroy begins a new job as pastor of the High Prairie Church of the Nazarene. He comes to town with his wife Kim and two children, Jeshuah and Judeah.

This Day in World History – September 1, 2019

1535 – French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga [Montreal].

1715 – King Louis XIV of France [Sun King] dies after a reign of 72 years.

1752 – The Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia.

1804 – Juno is discovered. It’s one of the largest main belt asteroids.

1858 – 1st transatlantic cable fails after less than 1 month.

1859 – R.C. Carrington & R. Hodgson make 1st observation of solar flare.

1859 – A solar superstorm affects electrical telegraph service.

1878 – 1st female telephone operator starts work [Emma Nutt in Boston].

1905 – Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces.

1906 – Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time.

1911 – M. Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km.

1914 – St. Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd.

1914 – Last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity.

1922 – NYC law requires all “pool” rooms to change name to “billiards”.

1923 – 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo and Yokohama, killing 142,000 people.

1926 – Turkey allows civil marriage.

1939 – Adolf Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill.

1939 – Physical Review publishes 1st paper to deal with “black holes”.

1939 – Switzerland proclaims neutrality at the outbreak of WWII.

1945 – VJ Day, formal surrender of Japan to end of WWII [Sept. 2 in Japan].

1949 – 1st network detective series – Private Eyes – premieres.

1950 – 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines.

1962 – United Nations announces Earth’s population has hit 3 billion.

1969 – Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution.

1974 – Fastest flight from New York to London: 1:54.54.04 seconds.

1975 – All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh.

1975 – Gunsmoke goes off the air.

1977 – 1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold.

1978 – Last broadcast of “Columbo” starring Peter Falk on NBC.

1979 – LA court orders Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask.

1979 – Pioneer 11 makes 1st fly-by of Saturn, discovers new moon, rings.

1980 – Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay due to illness.

1983 – Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia & is shot down by Soviet jet.

1985 – US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland.

1987 – Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium.

1995 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland, Ohio.

2006 – Luxembourg 1st country to move to all digital TV broadcasting.

2015 – Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have had an abortion.

2015 – Google changes its logo, biggest redesign since 1999.

2018 – Funeral of the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin in Detroit.

Today’s Horoscopes – September 1, 2019

Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Some paperwork might need attention today. You may also be on the phone a lot. Communication should be clear, open, and honest, so you’ll accomplish exactly what you need to. An intimate and loving conversation could take place between you and a close friend or lover who might follow up with a visit to your home.

Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Physically, you feel strong and energetic. This is a good day to look into expanding your horizons. All signs point to personal and career success. Some surprising communications from friends or neighbours could bring fascinating information your way. You’ll know just what to do with it. Follow your instincts!

Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Ingenuity and practicality lead to success now. Something may be accomplished that has meant a lot to you, and you should feel particularly satisfied with yourself and maybe even a little excited. A lot of comings and goings could take place in the home today, with visitors and family members popping in and out. Stay centered.

Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – You might put a lot of effort into the appearance of your house. Some people you’d like to impress could visit your home tonight. You should be especially intuitive now, so don’t be surprised if you anticipate what they’ll say before they say it. Make it work for you! Success through entertaining and the astute use of intuition are highly indicated.

Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – A group you’re affiliated with could meet somewhere in your neighbourhood. Though you’re usually more sensitive and intuitive than others, today you could be feeling especially so. Expect a lot of phone calls and visitors. Don’t be surprised if you can read their minds! Artistic and creative interests could also be important to you now.

Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – This is a period when your business and financial interests continue to fly high. You may feel disoriented at times, as everything seems to be happening at once. Yet all you can do is go with the flow. You’re on a roll! Matters involving friendship and love also are changing rapidly, mostly for the better, though you might leave some longtime companions behind.

Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – As career and money matters continue to advance, your self-confidence is high and your mind is very positive. You should continue to attract good fortune. Expect more pleasant surprises and sudden breaks this month. You’ll attract new friendships based on shared spiritual values, and old friendships should solidify even more. Life is treating you well.

Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Your ESP continues to expand, and you sense what friends are feeling without their saying anything. Don’t be surprised if one is hiding some repressed anger! The chance to travel may come up unexpectedly, and you could be in a quandary about going. Consider it carefully. If it’s feasible, go for it. This isn’t the time to hold back.

Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – The execution of contracts and other legal documents looks favorable now. You might consider going into business, perhaps in a partnership with some friends. This looks good, but there’s a chance that one of them has been keeping things from you, and this might make you angry. Honest communication is necessary in order to succeed at a new enterprise.

Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Everyone is likely to be making demands on you right now, which can have you in a dither. A career success could be offset by an upset with a partner over a miscommunication. This should be worked out, but it might take the wind out of your sails if you let it. It would be a good idea to derail any upset before it runs you down. Invite your partner out to celebrate!

Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – This should be a fortunate day including love, career, money, and health. Plans for a trip might finally materialize, and a long-awaited solution for a niggling health concern could manifest. You should feel very enthusiastic and optimistic about your future. You might even be daring enough to take a few more chances than usual. Go for the gold, and don’t be surprised if you actually get it!

Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – If you’ve been expecting a settlement of some kind, today it might finally come or show signs of coming soon. This is a great day to invest in a home, land, or property. It’s especially necessary to read the fine print before signing anything. Your mind might be a little foggy. Anything you have to do could require a little more concentration than usual.

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