Today in High Prairie – November 24, 2019

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What’s Happening Today – November 24, 2019

Attend the church of your choice!

Grey Cup Day!

Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – November 24, 2019

Shelby Kasinec

Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – November 24, 2019

Andrea Sloan

Diane Sandul

Jason Malanowich

Karen Irla

Patti Halldorson

Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – November 24, 2019

1806 – William Webb Ellis, Inventor of Rugby

1864 – Toulouse-Lautrec, French Painter

1876 – Walter Griffin, Designed City of Canberra

1896 – “Lucky” Luciano, New York Gangster

1916 – Forrest J. Ackerman, Invented the term “Sci-Fi”

1940 – Paul Tagliabue, NFL Commissioner

1941 – Pete Best, Beatles Drummer

1945 – Bev Bevan, ELO Drummer

1950 – Damon Evans, The Jeffersons Actor

1957 – Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis Guitarist

1978 – Katherine Heigl, Grey’s Anatomy Actress

1980 – Beth Phoenix, WWE Wrestler

This Day in Local History – November 24, 2019

Nov. 24, 1957: The NPHL meets in Fairview and admits the High Prairie Regals for the coming season. Peter Beheils, of McLennan, is elected the league’s new president.

Nov. 24, 1967: J.B. Peyre is named High Prairie’s “Outstanding Farmer” by the FUA at their banquet. The award is presented to the farmer who, “had made a success in farming; pioneered to a certain extent and had contributed something other than material things to the community as a whole.”

Nov. 24, 1981: High Prairie’s first set of traffic lights is turned on.

Nov. 24, 1983: Imperial Oil’s plans to close Bob Jordan’s Kinuso bulk station are placed on hold following a public meeting.

Nov. 24, 1990: A Buchanan Lumber logging camp located on the Lubicon Lake Indian Band’s land is vandalized causing over $20,000 in damages.

Nov. 24, 1999: High Prairie town council hears Freson IGA is proceeding a with a $1.3 million expansion.

Nov. 24, 2001: The Bawlf Wildcats win the Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association 2A Men’s Volleyball Championships held in High Prairie. The host Chargers fail to win a match while the St. Andrew’s Saints win one of four matches.

Nov. 24, 2005: Lance Gauchier scores the 200th goal of his NPHL career as the visiting High Prairie Regals defeat the Manning Comets 12-5.

Nov. 24, 2007: Shane Flett wins the High Prairie Regals Frisbee toss for a record fifth time. This time he wins $1,205.

Nov. 24, 2007: Guy farmer and High Prairie resident Rene Stanley Dlugosz dies at the High Prairie Hospital at the age of 73 years.

Nov. 24, 2009: Blackstone premieres on APTN with East Prairie’s Roseanne Supernault, 20, starring in one of the roles.

Nov. 24, 2012: The High Prairie Regals win at Grimshaw 15-3 on the night the Huskies choose to retire the No. 7 of Glen Paul. It’s the largest margin of victory for the Regals in Grimshaw since at least the 1980s.

This Day in World History – November 24, 2019

1434 – River Thames in London freezes over.

1639 – 1st observation of transit of Venus.

1642 – Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovers Tasmania.

1655 – English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans.

1715 – London’s Thames River freezes over.

1759 – Destructive eruption of Vesuvius.

1835 – Texas Rangers formation authorized.

1859 – Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”.

1874 – American inventor Joseph Glidden patents barbed wire.

1903 – Clyde Coleman patents automobile electric starter.

1922 – Italian parliament gives Mussolini dictatorial powers “for 1 year”.

1932 – FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory opens.

1938 – National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball.

1950 – UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War.

1958 – Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community.

1966 – 1st TV station in Congo begins broadcasts.

1966 – 400 die in New York City due to smog.

1966 – “One Million Years B.C.” starring Raquel Welch, is released.

1971 – Dan [D.B.] Cooper parachutes from plane with $200,000.

1974 – SALT-2 treaty signed: US and USSR agree to limit nuclear weapons.

1979 – US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to toxic Agent Orange.

1981 – 1st air-launched cruise missile tested.

1985 – CFL Grey Cup: final CFL game played with 25-yard long end zone.

1989 – Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia.

1991 – US 75th manned space mission launched.

1992 – Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141.

1993 – End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood.

1993 – Two Brits, aged 11 years, convicted of the murder of boy, 2.

1995 – Ireland votes to end 58-year-old amendment on divorce.

2012 – Gangnam Style now most viewed Youtube video: 808 million views.

2018 – Taiwan votes against referendums to legalize same-sex marriage.

Today’s Horoscopes – November 24, 2019

Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – There might be one aspect of your nature that you ignore. You always need to be the one in charge in a relationship. It would be wise to change this. The planetary configuration can help you do that now. People will be much more receptive to your natural charms if you can change your controlling attitude!

Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Don’t let your emotions get the better of you today. If you can harness them, you’ll have the vital force of 10 people. You can be invincible. You can do whatever you feel like doing and no one can stop you. If you share this energy with others, they might end up feeling like you do – the best in your whole life.

Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Finally, today, you’ll know what it feels like to be in charge of things. You’ll even feel that you were born to do it. In any case, you’ll beautifully coordinate the day. You’re the maestro conducting a full orchestra. You’ll tell those around you what to do all day long. Isn’t it fun to feel such personal power?

Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Unlike other occasions, today you’ll display your true feelings. Even when you hide them they’re still there, deep inside you. You may think that showing your feelings is a sign of weakness, but today you’ll show the world that your heart isn’t made of stone, and you’ll let yourself go.

Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Your behaviour is about to improve your love life. You’re no longer hung up about your body. You’re no longer distracted by it during passionate moments. You’ll focus on and enjoy the here and now, and you won’t be lost in your thoughts like usual. You’re a new person about to experience the pleasures of life.

Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – You’ll have a lot of stamina in the weeks to come. Your energy will increase, thanks to the prevailing planetary transits. You thrive on your romantic desires and your creativity. You should try to stay in control of situations. Don’t let your or anyone else’s emotions take over your life.

Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – You’re a sensual person. You have a strong emotional force. Today that energy will increase and express itself vigorously. The people you encounter will be astonished by your power. You could easily seduce the entire world. Try to keep this energy under control. You could be thrown off balance and into a situation you might regret.

Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – You love to meet new people and talk to them, but you rarely get personally involved. You keep a certain distance between you and the person you’re talking to. Today you’ll wonder if you’re missing out on interesting experiences by controlling your emotions so tightly, or if your defenses are high for a good reason.

Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – You’ll probably feel a little lost today. You’ll have to come to a decision in the near future, and your life will be greatly affected by it. Should you listen to your desires? Should they be in charge of your life? Or should you try to rein in your feelings and take the more practical route? It’s something to think about.

Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Today you’ll change your approach to relationships. In the past, they were based on feelings, but now you’ll decide that they should be more rational. You might feel that this sudden change of attitude could detract from your happiness, but it could also lead to stronger, more stable relationships.

Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – You’ve decided to let yourself go. You’re tired of being a perfectly controlled person. You don’t want to restrain your urges anymore! Something in the air is different. You can express your needs freely. Talk to your partner about your desires. Your relationship can only benefit from your current frame of mind.

Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – The present planetary aspects could change your approach to life. Almost compulsively, you’ll need to deepen your relationships with the people you’ve recently met. You’ll probably be attracted to one of them, but be careful, as this person might not feel the same way about you. Look on the bright side. Why would you want to waste your energy on someone who doesn’t care about you?

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