Today in High Prairie – January 6, 2020

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What’s Happening Today – January 6, 2020

HP Community Band meets in PRJH band room at 6 p.m.

AA meets at the HP Church of the Nazarene at 7:30 p.m.

Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – January 6, 2020

Ron Rose

Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – January 6, 2020

Adam Hoyt

Delaine Labby

Hailey Tatjana Wolff

Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 6, 2020

1367 – Richard II, King of England

1745 – J-E Montgolfier, 1st pioneer balloonist

1822 – Heinrich Schliemann, Rediscovered Troy

1854 – Sherlock Holmes, Fictional detective

1874 – Fred Niblo, Ben-Hur producer

1878 – Carl Sandburg, American poet

1903 – Francis L. Sullivan, Oliver Twist actor

1911 – Billy Sands, Phil Silvers Show actor

1913 – Loretta Young, Farmer’s Daughter actress

1914 – Danny Thomas, Danny Thomas Show actor

1924 – Earl Scruggs, Ballad of Jed Clampett writer

1928 – Capucine, What’s New Pussycat? actress

1933 – Fred L. Turner, CEO of McDonalds 1977-2004

1935 – Nino Tempo, Deep Purple vocalist

1944 – Bonnie Franklin, 1 Day at a Time actress

1944 – Van McCoy, The Hustle musician

1945 – Pepé Le Pew, Cartoon character

1947 – Ian Millar, Canadian dressage rider

1953 – Malcolm Young AC/DC guitarist

1955 – Rowan Atkinson,Mr. Bean actor

1957 – Nancy Lopez, American golfer

1959 – Kathy Sledge, We are Family singer

1971 – Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer

1978 – Tara Spencer-Nairn, Corner Gas actress

This Day in Local History – January 6, 2020

Jan. 6, 1954: The Peace River Stampeders and Fairview Monarchs tie 3-3 marking the first tie in NPHL history.

Jan. 6, 1971: South Peace News reports two building plans are submitted to the town, one for a 17-unit motel with lounge and dining, the second for an apartment building.

Jan. 6, 1972: A fire destroys a home owned by M. Dlugosz and occupied by Helen Emard and four children. It is believed the fire began in the kitchen.

Jan. 6, 1980: A rink skipped by Faye Stewart wins one of the zone berths in ladies curling and advances to districts in Spirit River.

Jan. 6, 1981: High Prairie School Division adopts the use of the strap.

Jan. 6, 1982: High Prairie’s Henry Ledig wins $10,000 in the Western Express.

Jan. 6, 1984: Babs and Clayton Bates opens Tags gas station.

Jan. 6, 1985: Grade 1 Kinuso school teacher Cindy Jenkins is killed in a car crash near Morinville.

Jan. 6, 1985: Peter Keay’s rink wins the second qualifying round in the Junior Men’s Playdowns held in Falher.

Jan. 6, 2003: A pioneer of the Little Smoky region, Ivy May Cunningham, passes away at the age of 92 years.

Jan. 6, 2005: Peace Country Health’s medical officer of health closes J.B. Wood Extended Care Unit to prevent the spread of influenza.

Jan. 6, 2005: High Prairie and area mourns with the rest of Alberta after hearing about the death of Lieut.-Gov. Lois Hole from abdominal cancer.

Jan. 6, 2010: High Prairie Councillor James Waikle pitches a curbside recycling program. He says the plan is a “long-term goal” of his and something that will not happen soon.

Jan. 6, 2011: Alvin Meneice is dealt a perfect 29 cribbage hand at Pleasantview Lodge. His opponent is Peter Kushner.

Jan. 6, 2013: Gordon Herman Lee passes away at the age of 80 years. The former Fish & Wildlife officer worked in many communities and loved the outdoors.

Jan. 6, 2014: Richard Froese joins the South Peace News staff as a reporter.

Jan. 6, 2016: South Peace News reports that the June 11, 2014 derailment near Faust was caused by poor track conditions.

This Day in World History – January 6, 2020

1494 – The 1st Mass in the New World is celebrated at Hispaniola.

1605 – The 1st edition of Don Quixote is published.

1681 – 1st recorded boxing match occurs.

1838 – Telegraph system first demonstrated by Alfred Vail.

1898 – 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine occurs.

1912 – Alfred Wegener presents theory of continental drift in Frankfurt.

1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin her work among poor.

1930 – 1st diesel engine automobile trip completed.

1931 – Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.

1936 – Barbara Hanley became Canada’s 1st female mayor.

1946 – Vietnam holds its first-ever general election.

1951 – Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes.

1967 – “Milton Berle Show” last airs on ABC-TV.

1971 – Berkeley chemists announce 1st synthetic growth hormones.

1975 – “Wheel Of Fortune” debuts on NBC-TV.

1980 – The beginning of the first GPS occurs.

1992 – US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants.

1994 – Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding’s bodyguard.

2000 – The last Pyrenean ibex is found dead after being crushed by a tree.

2013 – The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout.

Today’s Horoscopes – January 6, 2020

Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Travel in the company of a close companion might be looming over the horizon. In fact, you might be leaving pretty soon, and you’re probably growing excited. Some surprising developments could come up during the course of this journey, and thus it’s likely to shape up to be more than a simple vacation. Make sure you look your best, don’t hold back on what you want to do, and have fun.

Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – An unexpected lucky break could come your way today – something you would never have expected in a hundred years. It could seem like a dream come true, yet it could disrupt your life in some way. You might find yourself facing a choice: go for it and change your entire way of life or let it go and take the risk that another great opportunity might never appear. Who said life was easy? Think about it!

Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – If you aren’t currently romantically involved, today you could meet someone who shows a lot of promise. Work might be involved in some way, and it’s also possible this person has been living in your neighbourhood for a long time. A friend could introduce you to each other. You’ll probably spend at least an hour talking, and will probably make arrangements to meet again.

Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Some kind of unexpected shakeup could take place today, and you could find yourself suddenly being offered more money or responsibilities. This might be just the break you’ve been waiting for, but it could take you so much by surprise that you might ask for time to think about it. Don’t think for too long, however, because they might give the break to someone else!

Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Today you might attend at least one festive social occasion, and therefore you may meet some very interesting people in unusual professions, such as film or TV. Expect to hear some bizarre stories, some of them true, others that are clearly exaggerated. Out of all this friendly banter and tale telling, however, you could acquire some useful information. Make a note of it so you’ll be able to remember it later.

Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Your level of health and physical well-being is likely to be very high, and thus you’re probably glowing. As a result, you might find those around you pay more attention to what you’re saying than they usually do. You’ll also find that your mind is especially sharp, and you’re apt to be exceptionally quick on the uptake. Therefore, you might absorb a lot more from what you hear than you normally do. Make a note of it!

Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – You might be feeling especially adventurous today. The same old streets and buildings in the same old town might suddenly seem to be closing in on you. Therefore, you might just grab a close friend or significant other, hop in the car, and take off for the mountains or the ocean. You probably need a break. You’ve been working very hard and probably could benefit from some time in open country. Go for it!

Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – An intense dream or vision could result in a spiritual breakthrough of some kind, and you might spend much of the day in a bit of a daze, trying to make sense of it. You might see if you can find a few books on the subject, because all signs suggest that reading could bring a lot of useful information your way today. You might also want to write down an account of your experience.

Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – You’re apt to be in a very joyous mood today, and it’s going to show on your face. This isn’t going to go unnoticed by the people you meet. You could make some new friends, and, if you aren’t currently romantically involved, you might actually meet an interesting potential love partner. This person is apt to be very polite and polished, not to mention smart! Be cordial, be nice, and enjoy your day.

Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Today you might host a gathering of people interested in psychic or metaphysical matters. A very special guest could give a talk or lead a discussion group. This could be fascinating for everyone present. You’ll gain a reputation as a wonderful host, even though all you really do is pass out cookies and pour the coffee. You, above all, should have a great time and enjoy talking with your friends. Have fun!

Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Writing may be one of your main focuses for today. You have a lot of information to impart to anyone who might be interested in what you have to say. You could try your hand at a magazine article or perhaps fiction or poetry. However, even if all you write at this time is a letter to your cousin, what you say will undoubtedly be bright, gripping, and certainly very interesting. Go to it!

Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Professional interests continue to expand, and you’re managing to keep very busy. Your income is rising, and you could be achieving a certain prominence in your field. Nonetheless, you could be looking for new opportunities. The field you’re in now may not be one that you want to continue for the next 20 years. This is therefore a good day to put out a few feelers and test the waters. You might be surprised at the opportunities out there.

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