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Vol. 1 No. 4:15 April 15, 2024

Everybody’s Talking


Saving the world: Zoltan Kohari engages in a very different kind of volunteer work in his hometown of Dunajska Streda, Slovakia. Kohari dresses up as Batman and heads out each day to clean streets, help the elderly, and act as an extra set of eyes and ears for the police. Life hasn’t been easy for Kohari. He has spent time in jail, but now he just wants to do good for people and protect the environment. He doesn’t have a real job and lives in an apartment without water or electricity. He sets out from there each day to save the world.

Eating beer: People don’t normally eat beer, but if their beer is frozen solid and they are stranded in a remote area of the northern state of Alaska (US), there may be no other choice. Clifton Vial was glad he had a few frozen cans of beer when he landed his truck in a snowdrift and was stuck for three days. He ate the beer as a food source while he waited to be rescued. Vial was angry with himself for driving in a remote part of the state without the proper emergency supplies. Luckily, he had a sleeping bag in the truck and was able to run the motor occasionally to provide some heat.

Wild ride: A year-old bear cub had a story to tell his pals after he took a wild ride in the back of a dump truck in the Canadian west coast city of Vancouver, BC. Alex Desjardins, a conservation officer, reports being surprised to get a call saying a bear was in downtown Vancouver during rush hour. It had been eating garbage in a dumpster when the garbage truck came along and dumped the contents, including the bear, into the truck. The bear was peeking over the edge of the truck when passersby noticed it and alerted the driver to stop. The cub was rescued, examined, and released to the wild.

Throw the boot: The Golden Gumboot Festival is a quirky celebration held every year in Taihape, New Zealand. It has taken place since 1865 and was originally held on the first Tuesday after Easter, but now different dates are chosen each year. The reason for the festival is to celebrate gumboots, which are also known as rubber boots, wellies, gummies, and rain boots. A main activity of the day is the gumboot throwing contest where people try to break the world record for the longest throw. The winner receives a Golden Gumboot Award. Other competitions include the best-dressed gumboot and a dog barking contest. There are also fireworks, concerts, children’s activities, sheep racing, and more to be enjoyed.

Quotable Quotes


“A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.”
– Richard Whately
“She was one of those happily created beings who please without effort, make friends everywhere, and take life so gracefully and easily that less fortunate souls are tempted to believe that such are born under a lucky star.”
– Louisa May Alcott



1. What is Adam’s ale?
2. Who is known as the Patron Saint of beekeepers?
3. If you order Tako in a sushi restaurant, what are you ordering?
4. What is ranidaphobia?
5. What is the country retreat for US presidents?

▼ Trivia answers at the bottom of the page! ▼

What’s Happening


April 2024

Mary C. Moore Public Library invites you to register for its Spring Watercolour Night on April 23, for adults and teens. Register in person at the library or at lacombelibrary.com.

Prepare to indulge your senses in a vibrant celebration of creativity at the 2024 Encore Art Show in the Lacombe Memorial Centre (5214-50 Ave., Lacombe), taking place on April 26 (1-8 p.m.) & April 27 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The show features handcrafted fibre art, intricate wood carvings, paintings, ceramics, photography, and more!

The Cronquist House will be hosting a Fashion Show in conjunction with Second Hand Clothing Store on April 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. For more information, visit our website or call 403.346.0055.

GrammaLink-Africa’s Fabulous Fabric Sale will be held on April 20 at Gaetz Memorial United Church (4758 Ross Street, Red Deer) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fabric, yarn, and notions will be for sale. Admission is $2. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. For more information, call 403.347.2776 or email [email protected].

Count Yourself In! The Town of Sylvan Lake is conducting a Municipal Census starting April 15, and we need YOU to participate! Visit us online to learn more about how to submit your census! Door knockers will be delivered to your home with more information!

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library has new board games hitting its shelves soon! Place a hold through the library’s online catalogue, or stop by and see what else we have available. Over 100 games to choose from!

Your Weekly Horoscope


Lucky numbers this week: This week’s odds favour Scorpio winners with the luckiest number being 5.

Aries (March 21 - April 20)

A little rest may be required to recharge your batteries. New horizons will make themselves known. Try to keep a slower paced schedule.
Lucky numbers: 2, 15, 23, 27, 30, 37.

Gemini (May 22 - June 21)

Perhaps you need to take a more positive approach in dealing with your present situation. Negative energy will only take the wind out of your sails.
Lucky numbers: 5, 17, 29, 33, 34, 42.

Taurus (April 21 - May 21)

Get out and celebrate someone’s recent success. The warmth you feel inside when you support their needs will far exceed any expectations you had.
Lucky numbers: 21, 38, 42, 45, 46, 48.

Cancer (June 22 - July 22)

Spread some of that positive energy around. Something spectacular in your home life could happen. Whatever the cause, you’ll be at the right place at the right time.
Lucky numbers: 3, 12, 28, 33, 36, 41.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 23)

You may tend to roar when irritated. Try to take a more positive approach to the requests of others. You just may be able to find some common ground.
Lucky numbers: 13, 36, 39, 41, 46, 47.

Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

Your intuition is vital in order to gain some recognition in your field of expertise. Positive communication will prove to be beneficial.
Lucky numbers: 4, 18, 34, 38, 44, 48.

Virgo (Aug. 24 - Sept. 23)

Your strong passion for what you do will help you to complete your research. Utilize your analytical mind to find success.
Lucky numbers: 23, 24, 33, 34, 43, 44.

Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

If you play your cards right, your future may be right on track. Your sensitivity can help you to weed out those who do not share your best interests.
Lucky numbers: 5, 13, 16, 22, 26, 38.

Sagittarius Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

A relationship may bloom and make you feel on top of the world. If you take it one step at a time, you’re more apt to share a lasting bond of friendship.
Lucky numbers: 14, 15, 24, 25, 30, 45.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)

Your true strength lies within your network of friends and family. Past experiences may help you to tap into your true feelings and desires.
Lucky numbers: 2, 15, 22, 27, 35, 37.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

Get-togethers with family and friends might be just what you need. Someone may try to gain from your experience, but you know who you can and cannot trust.
Lucky numbers: 11, 17, 31, 37, 41, 44.

Pisces (Feb. 20 - March 20)

You may need to show your true colors by revealing a little of your creative talent. In doing so, others might soon start to understand you better.
Lucky numbers: 10, 14, 20, 24, 30, 34.

Did you Know?


Alternative OS:
Operating systems are the most important type of software used on computers. Windows and Macintosh have been the two leading operating systems over the years, but others do exist, such as Ubuntu and KDE.

Cockroaches are hardy creatures. Even if they lose their heads in an accident, a cockroach can stay alive for a week without it!

Damaged lungs:
Forests are sometimes called “the lungs of the earth” because they take in carbon dioxide and give out oxygen. However, forests are being destroyed every day. For example, it takes 75,000 trees to produce a single run of the Sunday New York Times.

Toilet symbols:
When early settlers were colonizing North America, many of them did not speak English. Therefore, hotels used a star symbol to indicate the men’s washroom and a crescent moon to indicate the women’s facilities.

Famous player:
Actor Richard Gere once owned a large collection of guitars. One of these instruments had an interesting past. It belonged to reggae musician Peter Tosh.

On the Lighter Side


Smile and the world smiles with you; snore and you sleep alone.

The bulls and bears aren’t dangerous on Wall Street—it’s the bum steers.

A lie travels round the world while truth is putting on her boots.

Which bird is always out of breath? A puffin.

Why were the early days of history called the dark ages? Because there were so many knights.

The best time to give advice to your children is while they’re still young enough to believe you know what you’re talking about.

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to begin with.

Jokes about German sausage are the wurst kind.

Trivia answers:

1. Humorous term for water

2. St. Ambrose

3. Octopus

4. Fear of frogs

5. Camp David

This edition has been brought to you by Central Alberta Vintage Auto Club

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Please note this issue was published sometime over the past 10 years. Jokes, Trivia, Stories and Quotes may be time specific or reference maybe made to events which are no longer relevant.