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Vol. 1 No. 7:01 July 1, 2024

Everybody’s Talking


Floating Home: Those who yearn to own a luxury yacht might want to think again. An Austrian entrepreneur, Gabor Orsos, is offering a small, man-made floating island called Orsos Island for $6.5 million. Though not yet built, the island will measure 65.6 feet by 120.7 feet and be environmentally friendly with solar panels and wind generators. It won’t have an engine but can be towed and anchored anywhere. The island will sleep 12 and provide 1,200 square yards of luxury living space.

Unique Church: In Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, a new church shaped like an igloo has opened. This is not the first igloo-shaped church for the community; the first, built in 1970, was destroyed by arson in 2005. The new $8-million St. Jude’s Anglican Cathedral seats 420 people and has maple pews. Rev. Ron McLean enjoyed seeing the new church rise from the ashes of the old one.

Not So Funny: Members of the Sheetal Jogging Association in Mumbai, India, gather for laughter yoga, singing, and exercise. However, their laughter bothers a nearby resident, and an Indian court has ordered the club to be quieter. Normally, members clap, sing, and laugh as part of their routine. Despite club president Sadanand Ghate’s insistence that they are doing a good thing, police say they must be quieter.

Watch Your Mouth: In Middleborough, Massachusetts, shouting profanities in public is now an offense. Police have the discretion to determine what constitutes bad language and can issue $20 fines. The ordinance was enacted after a complaint about a group of youths using loud profanity, making people uncomfortable.

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Quotable Quotes


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
“It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.”
– Whitney Young, Jr.



1. What do you fear if you have sciophobia?
2. Which sculptor created the statue of David?
3. What name is given to wild animals hunted for food in Africa?
4. In the nursery rhyme, what was it that Jack Sprat could not eat?
5. Which city had the first traffic light?

▼ 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.

German Days

Date & Time: July 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 38167 RR280, Red Deer County
Details: Join us for a fun day of everything German – German food, German drinks, and games for the whole family. Come and find out what our club is about!
For More Information: Call 403.343.1744 or email [email protected].

Down to the River To Play

Date & Time: July 7 at 11 a.m.
Location: Canada 150 Square (210, 5589-47 St.)
Details: Part of the free Capstone “Sounds Like Sunday” concert series. The free concert will feature Dixieland and pops with a river theme.
For More Information: Call 403.598.3843 or email [email protected].


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

The Sylvan Lake Open Water Swim

Date & Time: Saturday, July 20 at 12 p.m.
Location: Sylvan Lake
Details: Perfect for triathletes wanting to practice their 2km race pace the week before Calgary 70.3 or Ironman Canada. Featuring a 4km, 2km, 500m and kids’ swim.
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Sylvan Lake Municipal Library Summer Program

Date & Time: July 2 through August 24
Location: Sylvan Lake Municipal Library
Details: Join us at the Library this summer for challenges, crafts, games, and prizes!
For More Information: Visit the Library’s Facebook page or website for complete programming details.

Your Weekly Horoscope


Lucky numbers this week: This week’s odds favour Virgo winners with the luckiest number being 6.

Aries (March 21 - April 20)

Valuable communication skills may help get your message across on physical, spiritual, and emotional levels. Lucky numbers: 11, 25, 36, 39, 46, 49.

Gemini (May 22 - June 21)

Use your wit to display your charm. You could come across as being quite clever once you put new energy into the groundwork for a new adventure. Lucky numbers: 12, 29, 32, 35, 42, 45.

Taurus (April 21 - May 21)

You could be feeling generous and want to lavish your loved ones with gifts. Happiness and a wish to share your good fortune with others may be more important to you now. Lucky numbers: 1, 8, 12, 25, 37, 44.

Cancer (June 22 - July 23)

Your most constructive efforts will most likely be successful when you join forces with others on a common goal, project or creative interest. Lucky numbers: 8, 28, 36, 38, 46, 49.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 23)

Your magnetic energy may seem high. It might be time to initiate some new creative projects. Your goal may be to achieve the love and approval you might feel that you deserve from others. Lucky numbers: 5, 16, 19, 33, 39, 41.

Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

Find a compassionate ear for your security needs. Lucky numbers: 22, 27, 32, 37, 42, 47.

Virgo (Aug. 24 - Sept. 23)

You may be in a philosophical mood. Your visions may not always be practical, so give them the test of time to see if they can be turned into reality. Lucky numbers: 6, 14, 17, 21, 27, 31.

Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Your wish to care for others may seem to be your top priority. As long as you respect their wishes, the transformations that occur could have a beneficial effect. Lucky numbers: 21, 35, 38, 41, 45, 46.

Sagittarius Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

You might be able to make some effective changes in your work environment as others may accept your ideas. Seriously research any contracts that may come your way. Lucky numbers: 4, 13, 23, 29, 43, 44.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)

If you have the need to do something very diverse from your daily routine, it may be time to go beyond the bounds of ordinary life and explore your outer limits. Lucky numbers: 14, 18, 24, 28, 35, 38.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

It may be a good time to make a decision or present your case. As new ideas come forth, you should be able to express your thoughts well, especially if you feel very clear and perceptive. Lucky numbers: 26, 29, 36, 39, 46, 47.

Pisces (Feb. 20 - March 20)

You may suddenly decide to act on some idea you have. Don’t jump to conclusions too rashly or say anything which you may later regret. Lucky numbers: 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 24.

Did you Know?


Green Fruit: Michoacán, Mexico, is famous for growing the most avocados in the world. The city of Uruapan has large facilities for exporting avocados globally.

Super Expensive: An original “Action Comics #1,” introducing Superman in 1938, sold at auction for $2.16 million.

Splash! The Malaysian kingfisher, native to South Asia, is known for its efficient fishing dives, inspiring Japan’s bullet train design.

Insanely Fast: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt holds the world record for the 100-meter dash, finishing in under ten seconds with a top speed of 48 km/hr.

On the Lighter Side


If all the world’s a stage, where is the audience sitting?

What do you call an unemployed jester? Nobody’s fool.

Control to pilot: “What is your height and position?” Pilot: “I’m five feet eight inches and I’m sitting down.”

Who earns a living driving his customers away? A taxi driver.

Teacher: “I said to draw a cow eating some grass, but you’ve only drawn the cow.” Jimmy: “That’s because the cow ate all the grass.”

A young boy lost contact with his mother in a busy shopping mall. Finding a policeman, he asked: “Could you help me find a lady who’s here without a little boy who looks like me?”

Do whatever you can to keep a smile on your face. If you can’t lift the corners, let the middle sag.

Trivia answers:

  1. Shadows
  2. Michelangelo
  3. Bushmeat
  4. Fat
  5. London, England

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