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What’s Happening Today – September 12, 2021
Attend the church of your choice.
6:30 p.m. – EDSRC meets at Enilda Mud Bowl.
Today’s Birthdays – High Prairie – September 12, 2021
Today’s Birthdays – Faust – September 12, 2021
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – September 12, 2021
1575 – Henry Hudson, English Navigator/Explorer
1818 – Richard Gatling, Gatling Gun Inventor
1913 – Jesse Owens, American Olympic Athlete
1931 – Sir Ian Holm, Lord of the Rings Actor
1933 – Stafford Heginbotham, British Toymaker [Tebro Toys]
1937 – George Chuvalo, Canadian Boxer
1940 – Linda Gray, Dallas Actress [Sue Ellen]
1944 – Barry White, Love’s Theme Singer
1955 – Nina Blackwood, MTV Personality
1956 – Brian Robertson, Thin Lizzy Guitarist
1957 – Hawk, Legion of Doom Wrestler
1980 – Yao Ming , Chinese NBA Player
1981 – Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls Singer
This Day in Local History: September 12, 2021
Sept. 12, 1912: The Grouard News reports 120 miles of steel will be laid this season to Athabasca Landing from Edmmonton.
Sept. 12, 1912: A citizen writes Grouard village council complaining of the danger of unfinished buildings in town. He says it is time to form a fire brigade.
Sept. 12, 1914: The Grouard News reports 95 per cent of grading is complete and ready for steel and the track laying machine has arrived in Sawridge.
Sept. 12, 1914: The Diamond P steamer Grenfell is destroyed by fire near Dunvegan.
Sept. 12, 1945: High Prairie town council approves the construction of the first street lights.
Sept. 12, 1969: Larry Shaben is elected president of High Prairie Minor Hockey.
Sept. 12, 1973: Four windows at the High Prairie RCMP detachment are broken by vandals who leave before they are caught.
Sept. 12, 1973: The High Prairie Playboys win the men’s fastball league after defeating the Park Hotel Regals 10-3.
Sept. 12, 1977: The NPHL meets to organize for the coming season and vows to crack down on violence. Stiffer fines and longer suspensions are promised by league commissioner Clint Fystro.
Sept. 12, 1983: The first night of league bowling occurs at the recently-opened lanes in Enilda. In all, about 360 bowlers register for league play.
Sept. 12, 1987: A farewell dine and dance is held for Fred and Marg Dumont.
Sept. 12, 1990: Faust I.D. Councillor Albert Burger cites “mental stress” in the way the I.D. council deals with Alberta Transportation and leaves the I.D. meeting.
Sept. 12, 1990: Faust I.D. Councillor Albert Burger says a proposal for Faust incorporation doesn’t draw enough interest to proceed.
Sept. 12, 1992: REAC opens a paper recycling depot in High Prairie.
Sept. 12, 1993: Cody Clarke of Sunset House wins the boy’s steer riding event at the North West Rodeo Association finals in Chetwynd, B.C.
Sept. 12, 1998: High Prairie RCMP charge 14 adults after a successful undercover drug operation concludes.
Sept. 12, 2001: Caisse Horizon Credit Union opens its doors for business in the Moostoos Building in High Prairie under the management of Judy McAndrews.
Sept. 12, 2001: South Peace News reports on the completion of the new Heart River Dam.
Sept. 12, 2001: The M.D. of Big Lakes council votes 5-2 to block the sale of the John Kryzalka land to the Town of High Prairie. The decision pleases adjacent landowner Nick Shybunia but angers town council.
Sept. 12, 2001: The NPHL refuses an application from Sturgeon Lake to enter the league at its annual meeting.
Sept. 12, 2007: M.D of Big Lakes CAO Gilles Lussier tells council they made inquiries about the possibility of locating a nuclear plant in the M.D. A site by Lac Cardinal near Grimshaw is chosen.
Sept. 12, 2008: NAPA Auto Parts owners Wade and Michelle Zahacy celebrate their grand opening in the old Crazy Horse Saloon.
Sept. 12, 2009: Boondock’s Grill hosts the second of two dinners during the year. Connie Sabo’s belly dancers perform and an authentic Mediterranean meal is served to a sold out audience.
Sept. 12, 2009: Darrel Shewchuk is busy pouring the footings for his new building opposite Macleods True Value Hardware.
Sept. 12, 2010: The Enilda and District Society for Recreation and Culture decides to continue holding the farmer’s market after the local fire department withdraws it sponsorship.
Sept. 12, 2012: South Peace News reports that the popular Spirit Dollars program faces extinction. Later, the program is discontinued at the end of 2012. People with Spirit Dollars can still use them until June 30, 2013.
Sept. 12, 2012: South Peace News reports the popular Fire Chase, organized by the High Prairie Fire Department, is canceled for 2012 because of ongoing fire hall renovations.
Sept. 12, 2012: Commercial fisherman Kevin Bell tells the M.D. of Big Lakes council that the Lesser Slave Lake fishery is in bad shape.
Sept. 12, 2017: High Prairie town councillors express differing opinions on the proposed location of the Northern Lakes College Integrated Campus. Some councillors favoured waiting until the old hospital site was available – providing demolition started next spring – while others wanted to proceed on land by High Prairie Elementary School.
Sept. 12, 2017: High Prairie town council denies a suggestion to establish memorial scholarships for John Linteris and Montanan Blackwell, citing it is not their job.
Sept. 12, 2017: High Prairie town council hears it will cost about $1.267 million to provide water and sewer into the northwest area.
Sept. 12, 2018: South Peace News reports High Prairie Church of the Nazarene Pastor Brian Gilroy saying the Community Gospel Sing is cancelled after a four-year run.
Sept. 12, 2018: South Peace News reports on Enilda Mud Bowl’s 35th anniversary. The first night of league bowing was Sept. 12, 1983.
Sept. 12, 2018: The High Prairie Health Care Auxiliary holds its first donor fair to highlight the equipment they purchased for the High Prairie Hospital.
Sept. 12, 2028: Big Lakes County establishes a Service Bursary designed to encourage local students to return to the region to work after post-secondary schooling.
Sept. 12, 2019: The possible revival of Citizens on Patrol in High Prairie is discussed at a public meeting held by local RCMP.
This Day in World History – September 12, 2021
490 BC – Battle of Marathon: small Athenian force defeats Persian Empire.
1624 – First submarine publicly tested in London on the Thames River.
1759 – British soldiers capture the town of Quebec.
1848 – Switzerland becomes a Federal state.
1895 – First woman completes round-the-world trip on a bicycle.
1909 – World’s first patent for synthetic rubber granted to German chemist.
1910 – USA’s first known female cop appointed, Alice Stebbins Wells by LAPD.
1919 – Adolf Hitler joins the obscure German Worker’s Party.
1930 – Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits baseball’s last recorded bounce HR.
1933 – Dutch parliament accepts ban on uniforms.
1935 – Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph.
1940 – Four teens, following their dog, discover Lascaux Cave Paintings.
1944 – US Army troops enter Germany for first time.
1959 – “Bonanza” premieres on NBC-TV.
1959 – Luna 2 launched by USSR; first spacecraft to impact on the moon.
1970 – Soviet unmanned spacecraft Luna 16 launched to the moon.
1970 – Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for the first time at London.
1978 – Comedy “Taxi” premieres on ABC-TV.
1981 – “The Smurfs” animated cartoon series debuts.
1983 – Security guard Victor Gerena robs company of $7 million.
1988 – Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever [160 mph], devastates Jamaica.
1990 – Agreements allowing two Germanys to merge occur.
1994 – Parti Québécois wins parliamentary election.
2000 – Netherlands passes law allowing same-gender marriage.
2005 – Israel completes withdrawal of troops & settlers from Gaza Strip.
2005 – Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
2012 – Apple unveils its iPhone 5.
2012 – Excavators announce they may have found the remains of King Richard.
2017 – Monster fatburg weighing 130 tons found in sewers under east London.
2017 – Apple unveils premium iPhone X costing $999.
2018 – Oldest known human drawing – 73,000 years – found in South Africa.
2018 – 3,600+ children reported abused by Catholic priests in Germany.
Today’s Horoscopes – September 12, 2021
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Family members might discuss a possible vacation today, but everyone wants to go to a different place! Arguments could occur, taking all the fun out of the discussion. Perhaps you should draw straws! A better solution might be to make a list of all the ideas, give copies to everyone, and think about it. Discuss the subject again in a few days.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Today it may appear that a lot of people are arguing over very strange things. Usually, you can see both sides of a disagreement, but today you might wonder if there is any side to what you are hearing. Everyone is making mountains out of molehills. Distance yourself and do not try to mediate. You could upset everyone with your laughing!
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Tempers could be short in a group with which you are affiliated. What started as a meeting could end with disagreements. You might be tempted to chastise everyone, but that is not a good idea. You will not stop the battle, and everyone involved will resent whatever you do. The best solution is to leave. The group probably will not accomplish anything positive anyway.
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Today’s energy might be especially draining for you. Your tasks could require more effort than usual, and you could be exhausted by midday. This is not the day to prove anything. Work according to your own strengths at your own speed. You will probably accomplish more this way than by pushing yourself. Take care and you will still have energy for a great evening.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Old emotions could well up from your unconscious today. Your nerves could be on edge. You might even lose your temper on occasion. Stop and take a look at why you are upset. Consider what is coming up from the past and then release it. You will be amazed at how quickly you return to normal. You might be able to get some work done!
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Today you could visit a friend who is recuperating from an illness or injury. This person may be bored and antsy, and you should be prepared to hear all about the frustrations. Your friend needs a sympathetic ear, so listen. Someday you might want someone to do the same for you! Be supportive without agreeing with every complaint. Your friend needs company, not coddling.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – A debate over a controversial subject involving politics or social issues could take place today. You might find the subject fascinating and learn a lot, but you will be less comfortable when the conversation changes from a discussion to a quarrel. At that point, you may want to walk away. You are too sensitive, so do not worry about being rude.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Today you might be required to fumble through a lot of paperwork in order to locate certain information. This might be a drag, and you might not find what you are looking for in spite of it all. Before initiating another search, take a break. Get out in the fresh air and walk a few blocks. When you get back, do not be afraid to ask for help.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Tempers could be on edge in conversations between you and some of your close friends. Even you, who are usually very laid back and easygoing, might be tempted to snap at people. There is tension in the air and nerves are strained. Control the urge to lash out if someone says something insulting or otherwise inappropriate. You won’t want today’s stress to affect tomorrow.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Stress and strain could take their toll on you today. Your significant other might be in a foul humour. When the two of you get together, you might want to sit in companionable silence and not say much. Your beloved has had a rough day and is irritated at words and gestures that would be endearing at other times. You may feel a little tense, too. Single? Stay in and indulge in your favourite comforts.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Today you could spend a lot of time running errands. There might be delays due to circumstances beyond your control. You could experience that old mounting frustration. There is no use fighting the invisible foe. Accept the fact you may not be able to accomplish everything you had set out to do. Treat yourself to a quiet evening.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – A lot of energy might be expended on an artistic project you probably will not like. You could get halfway through and then toss it away. This could be disheartening as you could lament the time and effort lost. But this happens to all great artists. Go ahead and start over. Maybe this time you will accomplish what you want. Do not settle for mediocre. Go for the gold!