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Vol. 1 No. 6:10 June 10, 2024

Everybody’s Talking


Brave Lady

Penny Palfrey, one of the world’s top open-water swimmers, has added another remarkable feat to her list of achievements. Although she fell just short of swimming 103 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, strong currents prevented her from reaching her goal. During her swim, Palfrey encountered sharks and suffered repeated jellyfish stings but remained undeterred. The Australian mother of three and grandmother of two has previously swum across the Strait of Gibraltar and from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman Island.

Disappearing Words

In Argentina, Eterna Cadencia has introduced books with disappearing ink. These books, called “El Libro que No Puede Esperar” (The Book that Can’t Wait), are sealed in plastic wrap and begin to fade once opened, disappearing completely within 60 days. This innovative approach has been popular, encouraging readers to complete the book quickly. The first batch sold out in just one day, ensuring that new, young authors are read.

Big Noise

In London, England, cyclists often use polite bells to alert others of their presence. However, with city traffic levels averaging 78 decibels, these bells may not suffice. Yannic Read has invented the Hornster, a bicycle-mounted horn that blasts 178 decibels—louder than a Concorde. This device, costing $8,000 USD, is designed for use only in life-threatening situations and aims to make drivers more aware of cyclists.

Math Marvel

Kara Koskowich, a 17-year-old graduate from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in Alberta, Canada, created a unique graduation dress from 75 pages of math homework. The dress, designed to look like an explosion, featured a tiered skirt with a peplum waistline. Kara’s innovative approach resulted in a one-of-a-kind, cost-effective grad dress.

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Quotable Quotes


“Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.”
– Martin Buxbaum
“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole clear glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”
– Andrew Carnegie



  1. Who was the Kentucky Derby winner in 1985?
  2. Michelangelo was born in which century?
  3. What does it mean ‘to park the biscuit’?
  4. Who wrote “Moby Dick”?
  5. Name the first man to fly solo around the world.

▼ Trivia answers at the bottom of the page! ▼

What’s Happening


 June 2024

Red Deer

Senior Drop-in Bowling

Date & Time: Every Tuesday and Friday at 10 a.m.
Location: Ambassador Bowling Centre, 5020 – 50 Street, Lacombe
Details: Seniors (50+) are invited to stop by for fun. $10 fee includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, coffee/tea, and snacks.
For More Information: Call 403.309.6387

Seniors’ Dance

Date & Time: Every Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Location: Red Deer Legion Branch #35
Details: Join the fun at the seniors’ dance.
For More Information: Visit the Red Deer Legion website.

Pokémon League

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 12, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: Red Deer Public Library Dawe Branch, 56 Holt St.
Details: Join other trainers for a fun afternoon of Pokémon activities! Our league promotes friendship, communication skills, and fair play. Registration is required. For participants under age 9, caregiver supervision is required.
For More Information/Reservation: Visit rdpl.org/events, call 403.346.4576, or email [email protected]

1913 Days Celebration

Date & Time: Thursday, June 13 – Sunday, June 16
Location: Various Locations in Town
Details: Mark your calendar for 1913 Days featuring a Scavenger Hunt, Farmer’s Market, Fire Hall Pancake Breakfast, Soap Box Derby, Penny Carnival, and more! Don’t miss the 1913 Days Parade on Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. The parade route starts at 43 Street, travels west down 47 Avenue, turns north on 50 Street, and heads east at Lakeshore Drive, ending at 44 Street.
For More Information/Reservation: Visit the Town website for complete details.


Nailed It! Paint Night

Date & Time: June 14, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Location: Kinsmen Room (LMC), Mary C. Moore Public Library
Details: For adults and teens. Compete with friends to recreate a painting using whatever painting skills (or lack thereof) you have.
Registration Fee: $15 per person; payment required ahead of program.
Registration: Register online, in person at the library, or by phone at 403.782.3433.

Intro to Gardening Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Location: Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260, Lacombe County
Details: Join Ellis Nature Centre and Sharon Wiebe for a free workshop covering gardening basics like no-till gardening, natural fertilizers, raised beds, and starting plants indoors. Ideal for beginners and those wanting to refresh their skills. Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure the workshop will run.
For More Information/Reservation: Email [email protected]


Your Weekly Horoscope


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

Aries (March 21 - April 20)

Take the time necessary to spark your energy level. You may be due to embark on a new journey in your life. Focus on those desires that are most important to you. Lucky numbers: 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39.

Gemini (May 22 - June 21)

Making decisions on future goals can be daunting. Realize that your positive attitude may enable you to get past any immediate setbacks. Lucky numbers: 11, 23, 27, 33, 34, 41.

Taurus (April 21 - May 21)

The awareness of your special talents may help you achieve some personal goals. Once you do, you could really start to feel some genuine satisfaction. Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 13, 22, 29, 32.

Cancer (June 22 - July 23)

More patience and diplomacy may be required of you. Good intentions could help you unlock the hearts of others in regard to compassion and human understanding. Lucky numbers: 4, 12, 17, 23, 34, 42.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 23)

Heartbreaking stories can be turned into positive lessons. You may need to reach deeper to help turn things around. Lucky numbers: 10, 12, 19, 24, 32, 46.

Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

Your creative talents are gifts to be shared with others. As well, your quick wit and friendly manner are sure to be appealing. Lucky numbers: 8, 14, 26, 29, 35, 44.

Virgo (Aug. 24 - Sept. 23)

To achieve your goal, you must be willing to become totally involved. Deep down you know that is what will be required of you. Lucky numbers: 5, 14, 22, 31, 37, 43.

Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Be very conscious of the hard work needed to keep you on track. An important message may arrive that strikes a perfect chord with you. Lucky numbers: 6, 13, 18, 25, 33, 48.

Sagittarius Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

Don’t be afraid to be in the spotlight. New ideas may increase your confidence. Be yourself, and others just might notice your unique talents. Lucky numbers: 8, 9, 14, 18, 19, 34.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)

You just might be able to pick and choose your own schedule. Your keen interest in theatre or dramatic works may help you to enlighten others. Lucky numbers: 2, 7, 13, 33, 42, 48.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

You may need more time to plan for your immediate future. Be sure to keep important dates and not let others distract you from your goal. Lucky numbers: 3, 14, 22, 28, 30, 46.

Pisces (Feb. 20 - March 20)

Some good news could be received on the home front. Take full advantage of all the exciting preparations. Your ideas most likely will be welcomed by those around you. Lucky numbers: 9, 13, 18, 19, 22, 24.

Did you Know?


Language logistics: The German language has 35 dialects, including High German, one of the most difficult to learn. German is one of the most taught languages and is spoken by 100 million people worldwide.

Spit it out: Although chewing tobacco is not smoked, it wreaks havoc on your health, just as smoking cigarettes does. For example, it can cause oral cancer, as well as cracked and bleeding gums.

Run for cover: Lightning bolts can be extremely fast and hot. They can travel at speeds of up to 210,000 kph (130,000 mph) and can reach temperatures of 30,000° C (54,000° F).

Big eggs: There is ample evidence that dinosaurs once lived on Earth. For example, large fossilized dinosaur eggs were found in China in the 1990s. They measure approximately two feet long and eight inches wide.

Seeing is believing: Today, scientists look at cells through microscopes all the time. However, before the year 1674, they did not. In that year, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek became the first to see a live cell using a microscope.

On the Lighter Side


If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, and drycleaners depressed?

What’s the problem with twin witches? You can never tell which witch is which.

Teacher: “Where is your homework?” Johnny: “Our furnace stopped working and we had to burn it to stay warm!”

Why doesn’t glue stick to the bottle?

How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but the light bulb really has to want to change.

Two grizzly bears in a supermarket: “Quiet in here today, isn’t it?”

Trivia answers:

1. Spend a Buck

2. 15th

3. To sit down

4. Herman Melville

5. Wiley Post

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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.