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What’s Happening Today – January 16, 2020
Play & Learn at HP CRC Office at 10 a.m.
CRC Baby & Me at East Prairie at 1 p.m.
Free Play at HP CRC Office 6-8 p.m.
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – January 16, 2020
Sophia Addison-Cree Desjarlais
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – January 16, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 16, 2020
1853 – Andre Michelin, French tire manufacturer
1874 – Robert Service, Cremation of Sam McGee author
1887 – John Hamilton, Superman actor
1901 – Frank Zamboni, American inventor [Zamboni]
1907 – Alexander Knox, Canadian actor/author
1917 – Carl Karcher, Carl’s Jr. hamburger chain founder
1932 – Dian Fossey, “Gorillas in the Mist”
1932 – Jim Berry, Berry’s World cartoonist
1935 – A.J. Foyt, American racing driver
1937 – Bob Bogle, Batman Theme guitarist
1942 – Bill Francis, Dr. Hook rocker
1943 – Ronnie Milsap, American country singer
1944 – Jim Stafford, Spiders & Snakes singer
1948 – Cliff Thorburn, Champion snooker player
1952 – King Fuad II, Last King of Egypt
1959 – Sade, Smooth Operator singer
1969 – Roy Jones Jr., American boxer champ
1973 – Josie Davis, Charles in Charge actress
1974 – Kate Moss, English supermodel
1984 – Jared Slingerland, Canadian musician
This Day in Local History – January 16, 2020
Jan. 16, 1915: The ED&BC railroad reaches McLennan.
Jan. 16, 1963: Ernie Fortier is elected president of the High Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
Jan. 16, 1963: Bill Robinson is elected president of the Faust Community League.
Jan. 16, 1979: The High Prairie Recreation Board asks the High Prairie Lions to build a play area in town south of the day care centre. A fence would stop children from falling into the river.
Jan. 16, 1980: The Lesser Slave Lake Women’s Treaty Council is established.
Jan. 16, 1983: The Harlem Comedy Clowns basketball team entertains a good crowd in High Prairie and defeats the Stray Cats 71-63.
Jan. 16, 1985: The Alberta government gives $3 million to HPSD for school expansions at Kinuso and Donnelly G.P. Vanier.
Jan. 16, 1989: Bob Guertin begins his job as High Prairie’s recreation superintendent.
Jan. 16, 1991: High Prairie Hospital administrator Len Hough says the board is faced with tough decisions including possible bed closures due to budget cuts.
Jan. 16, 2002: Marigold Enterprises attains certification from the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Northwest Alberta Community Board for meeting provincial standards.
Jan. 16, 2002: High Prairie RCMP Staff Sgt. Dan McNaughton says crime stats indicate that the town needs three more police officers, not cutting two as High Prairie town council plans.
Jan. 16, 2008: South Peace News reports that Alberta Health and Wellness Minister Dave Hancock announces the High Prairie Hospital will have space for a CT Scan, renal dialysis and cancer treatment. The decision was reached Nov. 19, 2006 but not announced until the previous week.
Jan. 16, 2012: Timothy Joseph Napier, of East Prairie, suffers a heart attack and passes away at the age of 52 years. The truck driver co-owned the East Prairie General Store with his wife, Carrol.
Jan. 16, 2013: The Lesser Slave Lake Watershed Council unveils its Integrated Water Management Plan at a public meeting at Smitty’s Restaurant.
Jan. 16, 2014: Gift Lake School is temporarily closed by Northland School Division due to poor air quality.
This Day in World History – January 16, 2020
27BC – The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian.
550 – Gothic War [535-552]: The Ostrogoths conquer Rome.
1493 – Christopher Columbus leaves New World and sets sail for Spain.
1547 – Ivan IV the Terrible, 17, crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow.
1581 – English parliament passes laws against Catholicism.
1793 – French King Louis XVI sentenced to death during French Revolution.
1832 – Charles Darwin lands in Cape Verde islands aboard HMS Beagle.
1868 – Refrigerator car patented by fish dealer William Davis, in Detroit.
1877 – Colour organ [for light shows] patented, by Bainbridge Bishop.
1889 – 128°F at Cloncurry, Queensland [Australian record].
1909 – British explorers David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole.
1911 – Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east.
1920 – 1st assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris.
1936 – 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track.
1938 – 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall [Benny Goodman].
1939 – Daily newspaper comic strip “Superman” debuts.
1941 – US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor.
1945 – Adolf Hitler moves into the Fuhrerbunker, his underground bunker.
1951 – World’s largest gas pipeline opens [Brownsville Texas to New York].
1963 – USSR’s Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb.
1969 – Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space.
1970 – Muammar Gaddafi takes over rule of Libya.
1973 – NBC presents 440th & final showing of “Bonanza”.
1974 – “Jaws” by Peter Benchley is published by Doubleday.
1980 – Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession.
1981 – Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, assailants even take his gold teeth.
1985 – “Playboy” announces end of stapling centerfolds.
1986 – 1st meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
1989 – USSR announces plan for 2-year manned mission to Mars.
2005 – Adriana Illiescu, 66, becomes the oldest birth mother in the world.
2016 – 1st ever flower grown in space – a zinnia – aboard Space Station.
Today’s Horoscopes – January 16, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Dreams and visions might give rise to the desire to be especially artistic and creative today. Ideas for new artistic projects could be popping in and out of your head all day, and you might go into a panic doubting you’ll ever have the time to make any of your ideas a reality. At this time, you can only write down whatever pops into your head in order of your own preference. Then work with each in turn.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Successes over the past several weeks, along with an increase in money, might give rise to the desire to improve your living situation. You might have doubts, however, as to how best to go about doing it. Should you move or should you simply remodel? Should you move close by or to a different area? It’s best to simply list the pros and cons of each option and then consider them all carefully. You don’t have to decide right now.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Stress from whatever work pressures you’ve been experiencing might cause you to feel a bit under the weather. Yet you’re probably unwilling to take some time off because you’re too concerned about finishing what you’re doing in a timely manner. It’s important to remember you won’t finish it at all if you exhaust yourself. Move slowly and steadily, take time out to relax a little, and all will go more smoothly than you think.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Blocks and obstacles that you may have reached with regard to your projects might cause you to wonder if you have what it takes to get them done at all. This is OK, but don’t get caught up in doubting your abilities. Step back, be objective, and work out the most practical and efficient ways to get past the obstacles and attain the results you want. Don’t let your insecurities get the best of you.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Although almost everything in your life seems to be going well, today you just might find yourself in a bit of a panic. You might have a temporary fit of fear that your luck won’t last. However, this is most likely due to your deepest insecurities flaring up. Don’t read too much into it, and don’t pay any attention to the doubts expressed by others. Believe in yourself, continue to work hard, and keep moving ahead.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Today you might find yourself at a loss as to how to proceed with a particular task or project in which you’re involved. There might be a number of options open to you, all workable, and this could prove confusing. If all options are efficient and practical, don’t agonize over your decision. Flip a coin if you have to! Success is strongly indicated if you don’t stress yourself out in the process.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Something may be troubling a family member, and this person doesn’t seem inclined to talk about it. Your intuition seems to be temporarily blocked, so you can’t figure it out for yourself. Don’t try; it’s probably buried too deeply within the other person. Make it clear you’re there if needed and then allow this person to go his or her own way. Don’t let this situation cause you to doubt their need and respect for you.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Today you might feel as if you’re living in a fog. Some interesting but puzzling news may come your way today. It might be information of such a bizarre nature that you find it difficult to accept, yet your source could be more than reliable. Conversations with others might seem vague and uncertain, as those around you aren’t really feeling all that communicative. You might have to rely on intuition to discern how they’re feeling.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Unexpected premonitions and gut feelings might prove too strong for comfort, especially if they sense upcoming events that aren’t all that pleasant. These feelings are sent to you not to worry you or cause upset but to give clues as to how to deal with the possibilities. You may also have to deal with your own self-doubt. Dig in, do what you can, and assure a positive outcome. Remember, it’s possible to spin straw into gold!
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – A goal you’ve been working toward for a long time and in which you’ve placed a lot of hope and confidence, may suddenly seem in doubt today. This doesn’t mean it’s dead in the water by any means. It only means that for now you just need to work a little harder and rebuild your faith in it. Tomorrow your doubts could well be a thing of the past. Work hard and hang in there.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – A partner or colleague might be going through some changes right now, causing you to wonder if you have a future with this person. It might appear you’re moving ahead while this person is lagging behind. This could be just a temporary condition, so take care not to jump to any conclusions at this time. Offer your assistance and do what you can, then let the person work things out. This may pass in a few days.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – At this time you might be in the space where you tend to doubt concepts and attitudes that you’ve accepted all your life. You generally tend to be a service-oriented person, and today you might want to help out someone close to you. Yet this person may have deeply buried issues that only he or she can deal with, and therefore might give the appearance of being unappreciative. Rest assured that this is not the case.