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What’s Happening Today – September 25, 2019
Free Play at HP CRC Office 10 a.m.-noon.
CRC Bright Beginnings at Girouxville at 10 a.m.
Storytime for Kids 0-5 Yrs HP Library 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Baby & Me at HP CRC Office at 1 p.m.
CRC Parent n’ Tots at Kinuso at 1 p.m.
Stronger Together Family Night at HP CRC Office at 6 p.m.
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – September 25, 2019
Today’s Local Birthday – Faust – September 25, 2019
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – September 25, 2019
1764 – Fletcher Christian, Bounty Mutineer
1832 – William Jenney, “Father of the Skyscraper”
1843 – Melville Bissell, Carpet Sweeper Inventor
1929 – Barbara Walters, American Newscaster
1933 – Ian Tyson, Canadian Singer/Songwriter
1939 – Joseph Russell, Slip Sliding Away Singer
1944 – Michael Douglas, Jewel of the Nile Actor
1947 – Cheryl Tiegs, Sports Illustrated Model
1949 – Anson Williams, Happy Days Actor
1951 – Mark Hamill, Star Wars Actor
1952 – Christopher Reeve, Superman Actor
1961 – Heather Locklear, Dynasty Actress
1968 – Will Smith, Men in Black Actor
This Day in Local History – September 25, 2019
Sept. 25, 1962: High Prairie town council approves an $11,000 tender to construct a 20 x 40-foot wading pool.
Sept. 25, 1971: HPE principal Ken J. Singleton helps deliver the baby boy of Pauling Sherington in the High Prairie Providence Hospital parking lot.
Sept. 25, 1985: South Peace News publishes the results of a community survey taken in 227 households in July. Priorities of the town include better recreation facilities, a covered swimming pool and a tidier town.
Sept. 25, 1991: South Peace News reports renovations are complete at IGA on the new deli and restaurant.
Sept. 25, 1994: Brian Thomas Halcrow, 30, of Grouard, dies after he falls from a truck and is hit by a second truck near the Highway 2 and Highway 750 intersection.
Sept. 25, 1996: The M.D. of Big Lakes unveils its new flag.
Sept. 29, 1996: Dustin Calliou, 9, of Sucker Creek dies of leukemia in an Edmonton hospital.
Sept. 25, 1997: The High Prairie Recreation Board agrees to install individual seats in the Sports Palace but the plan is eventually scrapped.
Sept. 25, 2000: Buchanan Lumber breaks ground on its hot water system heating facility to replace the controversial beehive burner. The system will handle all waste from the mill.
Sept. 25, 2000: High Prairie town council hears they owe just under $18,000 to the MITAA Centre in back rent due to a bookkeeping error.
Sept. 25, 2000: Curtis Roe and Maria Sloan bill High Prairie town council $250 for salt damage to their garden causing loss of vegetables.
Sept. 25, 2000: Premier Ralph Klein visits High Prairie to hear the concerns of 150 invited guests.
Sept. 25, 2000: A boy pleads guilty in High Prairie youth court to drunk driving after being stopped with three times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.
Sept. 25, 2005: High Prairie COP organizer Brian Holmberg is named president of the Alberta COP program.
Sept. 25, 2007: Kristy Fudali starts Lunch Express from her High Prairie home. The business delivers lunch to businesses in town.
Sept. 25, 2017: Sgt. Warren Wright begins his job as High Prairie RCMP S/Sgt.
Sept. 25, 2017: Big Lakes County denies a request to forgive a $1,500 fine to the Triangle Pioneer Threshermans Association for not getting a proper development permit for their stage.
This Day in World History – September 25, 2019
1340 – England & France sign disarmament treaty.
1492 – Crewman on Pinta sights “land”.
1513 – Vasco Nunez de Balboa 1st European to see the Pacific Ocean.
1780 – Benedict Arnold joins the British.
1829 – Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar.
1844 – Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international.
1878 – Dr. Charles Drysdale warns against the use of tobacco.
1911 – Groundbreaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park baseball park.
1915 – Battle of Loos begins: 85,000 die from chlorine gas.
1924 – Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 mph.
1926 – Henry Ford announces an 8 hour, 5-day work week.
1926 – NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings.
1926 – Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada.
1939 – Andorra and Germany sign a treaty ending WWI.
1954 – Francois “Doc” Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election.
1956 – 1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation.
1966 – Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1.
1973 – 3-man Skylab 3 crew make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days.
1974 – Report: freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying ozone layer.
1975 – Jackie Wilson suffers heart attack, lapses into 9-yr terminal coma.
1976 – Montreal Expos last game at Jarry Park.
1990 – Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience.
1992 – Opening of Main-Donau canal linking North Sea and Black Sea.
1992 – US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle.
1992 – Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents.
1997 – Britain’s Andy Green sets jet-powered car record of 714 mph.
2015 – Singapore closes schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution.
2017 – 92% of Iraqi Kurds vote in favour of independence.
2018 – US fashion company Michael Kors buys Versace for $2.1 billion.
2018 – Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, resign.
Today’s Horoscopes – September 25, 2019
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Some misunderstandings could cause confusion in the home. Your intuition and insight should defuse the situation, especially since you’re more diplomatic than usual. You could also have an artistic inspiration, perhaps a new project that could be very important to you. It could be important to your career or it could open up new opportunities for you.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Social events you attend today could put you in touch with some fascinating people. A new acquaintance could become a close friend. These individuals may be highly educated in a field that interests you or from other states or countries. Conversation should be stimulating. Any information gleaned could serve you well for a long time. Writing, teaching, and publishing matters come to the forefront.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – You generally like to think of yourself as a practical and down-to-Earth person. Today you might depend on intuition more than usual. People around you might seem to be acting peculiarly, and your insight could give you hints as to their true motivations and how to deal with them. Relations with colleagues could especially benefit from this. Follow your heart!
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Emotions could run high among those close to you. It might seem like everyone is in a bad mood! In your own relations with them, your friendly nature and social skills will calm them down and keep them on an even keel, at least when you’re around! Social events may keep you busy. You could make some valuable contacts.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Your warmth, sensitivity, and understanding in your relations with those you care about are heightened. You should feel especially well, as your health is good. You want to get out and be social with friends and family. If there are no outings planned, don’t hesitate to be the instigator. Everyone will have a wonderful time, and your company will be greatly enjoyed.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Matters of romance, love, and marriage should go very well for you today. You should feel especially warm and supportive. Intimate conversations come easily to you. Make certain before you speak that you’re expressing your thoughts in the right way. There’s a danger your partner might misinterpret your words. You don’t want any upset, however temporary, to mar your day!
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Communication between you and a family member could be difficult today. Your warmth and understanding might give this person the courage to tell you what’s on his or her mind. You might feel adventurous, so you and a romantic partner could decide to go out on the town and kick up your heels tonight. You’re both looking and feeling good. Have a great time!
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – A welcome letter, phone call, or perhaps visit could come from a lover or close friend bringing interesting news. Your creative energies are bubbling over, so you might want to try writing, music, drawing, or painting. You might send some letters, place a lot of phone calls, or make a lot of short trips in your neighbourhood, maybe to libraries or bookstores.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Good news regarding money could have you thinking in terms of freshening up your home. You might want to do some painting or add some small decorative touches like art or houseplants. You might even want to shop for some new furniture. This promises to be a lot of fun, so get family members to do it with you.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – A visit from a relative or neighbour early in the day could put you in a fantastic mood. Perhaps this person has some interesting news, encouraging words, or maybe a gift. Listen and enjoy, but beware of idle gossip. Some of what you hear is unlikely to be true, so it’s best to keep it all to yourself. In the evening, go out on the town!
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Your inspiration and imagination are soaring today. You may want to try an artistic project of some kind. You could be pleasantly surprised at the results. Your intuition is also high, and your understanding of those around you is greatly increased. Don’t be afraid to act from instinct. This is one of those days when it should win out over rationality and logic!
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – You look gorgeous and feel especially sociable today. Don’t be surprised if you either host a social event or decide to attend one to which you’ve been invited. You’re always a congenial companion, but today more than ever your enthusiasm is high. People will want to enjoy your company. You may also have some interesting information everyone will want to hear.