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Vol. 1 No. 6:24 June 24, 2024

Everybody’s Talking


Baby Talk: Mother gorillas use a form of non-vocal motherese with their babies, similar to how humans use baby talk and gestures. German researcher Eva Maria Luef, from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, observed western lowland gorillas using touch, stroking, and light slapping to communicate with their young. These repeated gestures show that the older gorillas understand the infants’ immature communication skills.

High Tech: To combat corruption in a notorious department, the Bolivian government has equipped customs officers with high-tech pens featuring hidden voice recorders and micro-cameras. Customs director Marlene Ardaya explains that the pens will be active during working hours, with random checks ensuring compliance.

Costly Rental: A mishap in Chicago saw a driver lose control of a rental BMW, causing it to crash into a Jaguar and a Mercedes in a parking garage. Fortunately, no one was hurt, including Vicky Baftiri, who was almost hit by the flying BMW.

Really Old: New dating techniques have revealed that some European cave art, such as a faint red dot in El Castillo, Spain, is over 40,000 years old. Dr. Alistair Pike from Bristol University believes it to be Europe’s oldest dated art. Professor Joao Zilhao suggests Neanderthals might have created the art, although this theory remains unproven.

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Quotable Quotes


“One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears – by listening to them.”
– Dean Rusk
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
– Plato
“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower



  1. What is a jetted pocket?
  2. What instrument did Glenn Miller play?
  3. Who wrote: “To err is human, to forgive divine.”?
  4. What is chionophobia?
  5. Which grow upwards, stalactites or stalagmites?

▼ 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.

Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party

Date & Time: June 28, 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Red Deer Public Library, Timberlands branch, 300 Timothy Dr.
Details: A free day of fun for all ages to kick off the 2024 Summer Reading Club.
For More Information: Visit the library website or call 403.346.4576.


Blacksmith Workshop Series

Date & Time: Ongoing in 2024
Location: Lacombe Museum
Details: The Blacksmith Workshop Series is back for 2024!
For More Information: Email [email protected] or call 403.782.3933.

Pup Art Fundraiser

Date & Time: July 14 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Location: Lacombe Performing Arts Centre
Details: Join us as our favourite pooches get the chance to release their inner artists, creating original abstract paintings. 12 x 16 canvas: $30; 9 x 12 canvas: $25.
For More Information: Visit lacombepac.com/events for details and to register.


Artists on the Avenue Outdoor Art Show and Sale

Date & Time: June 29 to July 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
Location: 74 Johnson Avenue, Markerville
Details: 15 artists will be showcasing unique handmade arts and crafts.
For More Information: Visit ArtistsOnTheAvenue.com or call 403.438.0914.

Sylvan Lake

Name that Tune Charity Fundraiser

Date & Time: June 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Viewpoint Lounge
Details: A night of music, fun, and philanthropy hosted by the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library.
For More Information: Visit the library website for complete details.


Your Weekly Horoscope


Lucky numbers this week: This week’s odds favour Pisces winners with the luckiest number being 4.

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)

Try to keep your personal plans to yourself. Stop the conversation and insist on ground rules. Travel may be on the agenda. Lucky numbers: 6, 11, 26, 31, 36, 41.

Taurus (April 21 - May 21)

Communications could become intense. Power and manipulation can be important issues. This may be a good time for research of any kind. Lucky numbers: 10, 28, 32, 38, 40, 42.

Cancer (June 22 - July 23)

Give yourself some time to be inspired and to rediscover the world of make-believe. Reality will be back soon enough, so let your imagination fly. Lucky numbers: 7, 17, 22, 27, 37, 47.

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)

You could be seen as a little overly emotional right now. Your confidence level will increase once you start to feel more at ease with yourself. Lucky numbers: 3, 5, 8, 19, 25, 31.

Virgo (Aug. 24 - Sept. 23)

This might be a creative time for you. Past experiences could prove where your true talents lie. You may need to keep moving and to have exciting projects to work on. Lucky numbers: 22, 24, 27, 32, 34, 37.

Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Perhaps you have your mind set to take action. Though impulsive and daring, luck could be on your side. The results of your behaviour should prove favourable. Lucky numbers: 10, 12, 20, 22, 30, 32.

Sagittarius Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

Your inventiveness could work on your behalf. Take your fresh and original ideas to the right people. You may be able to sign a lucrative contract. Lucky numbers: 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 26.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)

Communicate your ideas and insights to find others who are like-minded. Your magnetism could lead you to many new social and professional networks. Lucky numbers: 2, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

Help people to see things from a better perspective. You may be able to settle your differences without giving up your individuality or beliefs. Lucky numbers: 17, 28, 29, 37, 48, 49.

Pisces (Feb. 20 - March 20)

You may feel more impressionable and open now. On the other hand, you might feel far less precise and clear mentally. Your psychic sensitivity may be heightened. Lucky numbers: 4, 21, 26, 39, 42, 48.

Did you Know?


Long Stay: It is believed that dinosaurs lived on Earth for a period of 160 million years. They made their first appearance about 230 million years ago at the start of the Late Triassic Period, then disappeared about 65 million years ago at the end of the Late Cretaceous Period.

Old Teen: When he died at age 82 in 2012, Dick Clark was known as “the world’s oldest teenager.” That is because he always had a youthful appearance. He created and hosted American Bandstand, a weekly televised musical program, appealing to teens, which ran from 1957 to 1987.

Keyboards: The piano is one of several keyboard instruments. Others include the accordion and the organ. A less well-known example is the soft-sounding clavichord, which has horizontal strings that are struck by brass pins.

Glory Be! A glory is an optical phenomenon that has the form of a rainbow-like circle of coloured light that is created when individual water droplets scatter light backwards. They can often be seen from airplanes, and the shadow of the plane usually accompanies the glory.

On the Lighter Side


Financier: “Young man, you’ve asked me for a dollar every morning for the last six months. Why don’t you just hit me up for a hundred dollars and get it over with?”
Panhandler: “It seems imprudent to put all one’s begs in one ask it.”

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.

Dogs make poor poker players. Whenever they get a good hand, they wag their tails.

The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.

A mother asked her son and daughter what they were going to do at school that day. “We’re having a quiz on the moon,” said her daughter.
“Are you going to let her go?” asked the little boy.

What’s the most popular holiday wine? “I don’t like Brussels sprouts!”

Trivia answers:

  1. Moose
  2. Sedimentary
  3. Fugu
  4. Telegraph
  5. John Muir

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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.