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Vol. 1 No. 4:29 April 29, 2024

Everybody’s Talking


Stampede: Janice Woodland, a crossing guard at Alderman Jacobs Primary School in Whittlesey, England, saw six horses stampeding down the street straight towards her. Only moments before she had been guiding children across the street. She was frightened to see the horses coming toward her, but at the last minute she was able to guide them through an open gate and into a garden where they were confined until the police arrived. She admits that it was a shocking scene to witness, especially as some of the animals were rearing up. Woodland claims to have helped dogs and cats cross the street, but never horses.

Memory loss: A psychology professor from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana reports that walking through doors can cause memory lapses. According to Gabriel Radvansky, this happens because doorways serve as event boundaries and cause the brain to separate information. He explains that a decision made in one room is difficult to remember in the next room because it’s been compartmentalized. He tested his theory using experiments involving his students. Each time, subjects forgot more after walking through a doorway, or event boundary, which he claims impedes their ability to retrieve thoughts or decisions made in the first room.

Ambassador to Mars: No one knows if the planet Mars can sustain life, but if it’s ever discovered to be possible, then the state of Delaware is ready to promote political relations with the beings that live there. Delaware Governor Jack Markell has appointed Dr. Noureddine Melikechi as the “Ambassador to Mars.” Melikechi, vice president of research at Delaware State University, received this honour because of his work with NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory which is searching for life on Mars. Markell would like Melikechi to be ready to tell the Martians that Delaware has an excellent workforce and great research facilities, and that it would be a great state to settle in.

Wrong call: Pushpa Udenia is a teacher in a private school in Bhopal, India. She was a game show contestant who won big money, but in the process, lost her job. That’s because when she was stuck for an answer and opted to use her ‘call a friend lifeline,’ she allegedly chose the wrong person to call. Apparently, one of the people on her friend list was the father of the principal of the school where she worked. Udenia says because she didn’t call the principal’s father, he fired her from her job. “He didn’t say why I was removed, but the other teachers say he was angry that I didn’t call his father,” she alleges.

Quotable Quotes


“Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.”
– Carl Sandburg
“Life has, indeed, many ills, but the mind that views every object in its most cheering aspect, and every doubtful dispensation as replete with latent good, bears within itself a powerful and perpetual antidote.”
– Lydia H. Sigourney
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1. What was the name of The Lone Ranger’s horse?

2. Who was Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 1963?

3. In which sport would you wear an obi?

4. Who was the author of “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”?

5. What does post meridiem mean?

▼ Trivia answers at the bottom of the page! ▼

What’s Happening


April 2024

Lakers can drop off tree branches for free at the Waste Transfer Site from April 29 to May 4. Residential drop off only. For Waste Transfer Site hours and location, visit Town website.

Pub Trivia Night is coming May 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.! Join us at The Viewpoint Lounge (4823-49 Avenue) for an evening of trivia fun with friends. Build your team (max 6 players), then get ready for trivia fun. Our winning team from last month chose “Quirky Canadian Laws” for their category. Study up!

Frozen Homemade Perogies for Sale Thursday, May 9 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall (3932-46 St.) from 5 to 8 p.m. Cheddar & Potato, Cottage Cheese & Potato. 5 Dozen or 60 Perogies for $40; 2½ Dozen or 30 Perogies for $20. Open to the public – everybody welcome. For more info, call 403.782.5828.

Troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon may be for you. Call 403.346.0320 or email [email protected].

Pitch-In Week is just around the corner, from April 29 to May 5. Let’s rally for a communal cleanup on April 30 from 2 to 2:20 p.m. – Connect with a neighbor and take part in the 20-minute Makeover. Dial 403.782.1284 to sign up your squad. Remember, a team of five or more could snag a prize! Call to register your group for a park cleanup and enter the prize draw. Visit www.lacombe.ca/pitchin for details, or reach out to Tracey at [email protected]. Sign up now – prizes await!

Your Weekly Horoscope


Lucky numbers this week: This week’s odds favour Leo winners with the luckiest number being 13.

Aries (March 21 - April 20)

Big changes in management may have your life turned upside down. As strong as your exterior is, your interior may need some tender loving care. Lucky numbers: 2, 14, 16, 22, 31, 40.

Gemini (May 22 - June 21)

Your need to express your opinion may put you into a delicate situation. Perhaps a little backtracking is in order to help others understand. Lucky numbers: 16, 19, 23, 32, 41, 48.

Taurus (April 21 - May 21)

Tighter deadlines may need to be met. Your workload might increase, but your ability to multi-task should help you to get through this dilemma. Lucky numbers: 10, 13, 20, 23, 34, 39.

Cancer (June 22 - July 22)

Try to encourage others to envision a more positive perspective. Your compassionate nature will help you to appreciate their contributions.
Lucky numbers: 4, 16, 24, 26, 44, 46.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 23)

Get hold of your emotions. Use your head instead of your heart. Your deepest thoughts could tend to push you into many different directions. Lucky numbers: 5, 13, 25, 28, 34, 39.

Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

It may seem like your work is never quite finished. Perhaps your busy schedule should include a little more quiet time with loved ones. You deserve it. Lucky numbers: 11, 15, 28, 31, 35, 48.

Virgo (Aug. 24 - Sept. 23)

Be careful not to forget the important things. Some information may have been changed and you may need to revise your previous plans to include it. Lucky numbers: 16, 24, 32, 42, 47, 49.

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)

Many career opportunities may appeal to you. Research your options. More time and effort may be needed in order to find your dream job. Lucky numbers: 6, 15, 26, 35, 36, 45.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)

The stress caused by bad relationships may make you want to become a hermit. Don’t let the past interfere with finding your soul mate. Lucky numbers: 2, 4, 11, 13, 15, 30.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

You may have to play the waiting game. Others could be called upon to provide you with the information you need before you can continue your work. Lucky numbers: 8, 19, 22, 28, 32, 38.

Pisces (Feb. 20 - March 20)

Your sensitivity to others can be a gift, but often it can feel like a curse. Those who try to fool you could be in for a rude awakening. Lucky numbers: 5, 8, 18, 25, 28, 45.

Did you Know?


Famous grandpa: Jason Patric, known for roles in “Speed 2: Cruise Control,” “The Lost Boys,” and “Sleepers,” has another claim to fame as the maternal grandson of the great comedic actor, Jackie Gleason.

Ball song: Since 1908, baseball fans have been listening to the song “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” with words by Jack Norworth and music composed by Albert Von Tilzer.

Something blue: In Australia, male Satin Bowerbirds attract females by collecting and placing blue objects near their nests, including berries, flowers, and man-made items like pens or clothespins.

Leaplings: The chances of being born on February 29, the extra day that occurs once every four years, are one in 1,461. People born on that day are known as ‘leaplings.’

Big vibrations: The most powerful earthquake ever recorded occurred in Chile in 1960, measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale. Other notable earthquakes include those in Japan in 2011 (9.0) and Haiti in 2010 (7.0).

On the Lighter Side


England has no Kidney Bank, but it does have a Liverpool.

Teacher: “According to Archimedes, what happens when a body is immersed in water?” Student: “Usually the phone rings.”

Billy: “Boy, is my uncle rich!” Joey: “Well, how rich is he?” Billy: “He’s so rich he puts one of his suits away for the moths.”

You have reached middle age when all you exercise is caution.

CAT scan: searching for kitty.

The class is reading a book about anti-gravity. They just can’t put it down.

Sign on Optometrist’s Office: If You Don’t See What You’re Looking For, You’ve Come To The Right Place.

Trivia answers:

1. Silver

2. Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. Judo

4. Edward Gibbon

5. After noon

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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.