ONLINE EDITION

Welcome to the online edition of the Central Alberta Coffee News!

July 15th, 2024

“News To Be Enjoyed Over Coffee”

Delivering Smiles Since 1988

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 Alberta Golf Works

 

Vol. 1 No. 7:15 July 15, 2024

Everybody’s Talking

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Unusual work: Those looking for a career change might want to consider the job being advertised by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The agency is looking for crocodile response agents. This job involves assisting in the capture of wayward crocs, coming to the aid when there are human-croc conflicts, and recovering croc carcasses, among other uncommon duties. Experience is preferred, but not required for the job, which pays $25 an hour. According to Carli Segelson, a spokesperson for the commission, the danger is minimal because the successful applicant will receive thorough training.

Rev it up: Most young boys will mimic car sounds while they play, but Daniel Jovanov has taken it to a whole new level. The Sydney, Australia teenager calls his act “Human Car Sounds,” and his unique talent has won him standing ovations in Australia’s “Got Talent Show.” As well, his YouTube videos have gone viral. Jovanov has taught himself how to sound like the Red Bull Formula One car driven by Mark Webber, a rotary engine Mazda RX-3 drag racer, and the Holden Torana V8, to name just a few. Jovanov says he can do car impressions on demand – a unique talent, indeed!

Not a teddy bear: Most kids are used to snuggling up with a stuffed teddy bear at night, but in Hemel Hempstead, England, Alexander West had quite a different companion for the night. A baby fox had made himself at home in the boy’s second-floor bedroom. Alexander’s mom, thought that her son was joking when he ran to tell her there was a fox asleep in his bed. When she found out it was true, she was “absolutely shocked.” They figure the fox came inside the house when the youngster left the back door of their home open.

Incredible journey: Saroo Brierley was five-years old in 1986 when he got lost and eventually became a child beggar on the streets of Calcutta. He was rescued and taken to an orphanage, later to be adopted by a couple in Tasmania. Twenty-five years later, using today’s technology, Brierley was able to use satellite images on Google Earth – and his memory – to find the location of his home, zeroing in on images that he remembered from childhood. He was able to find his village of Khandwa, and amazingly, found his mother. Brierly says his mother was as shocked as he was when they met face to face.

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Quotable Quotes

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“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shovelling the walk before it stops snowing.”
– Phyllis Diller
“There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having a little misery and as much happiness as possible.”
– Samuel Johnson
“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
– Charles Kingsley

Trivia

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  1. Are more people farsighted or nearsighted?
  2. What is the average weight of the humpback whale?
  3. Density describes the mass of an object divided by what?
  4. Who was the leader of Italy during World War II?
  5. What kind of animal is an opossum?

▼ Trivia answers at the bottom of the page! ▼

What’s Happening

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 July 2024

Red Deer

Auditions for Red Deer Children’s Choir

Date & Time: Starting September 18, rehearsals on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Red Deer
Details: Children in Grades 2-5 are encouraged to audition to be part of the award-winning Red Deer Children’s Choir. The choir runs through until the beginning of May. It is $40 for the entire year, thanks to our benefactor Musicplay Online.
For More Information: Email Director Annette Bradley at [email protected] to set up an audition time ahead of September 18 or with any inquiries.

59th Annual Kiwanis Golf Tournament

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 23
Location: Alberta Springs Golf Resort
Details: Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Red Deer, this event includes various challenges, prizes, a Prime Rib Dinner, Silent Auction, and Awards Program. Golfers of all skill levels are welcome.
For More Information: Contact Gerry at 403.343.8813. Entry deadline is July 16.

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.

Lacombe

Try-It Program

Date & Time: Every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: City of Lacombe Kinsmen Aquatic Centre
Details: Dive into summer fun with activities ranging from the Junior Lifeguard Club to Water Baseball. Learn lifesaving skills, improve your strokes, or just have a ball in the pool!
For More Information: Sessions cost $6 per person or $15.50 for the whole family. Register today at this link or call 403.782.1278.

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

Music in the Park

Date & Time: Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Echo Stage, Lacombe Memorial Centre
Details: Enjoy performances by Blueprint on July 10 and Misery Mountain Boys on July 17. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets for a great atmosphere and wonderful entertainment!
For More Information: Visit lacombepac.com.

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.

Sylvan Lake

Senior Art Attack: Clay Petal Planters

Date & Time: Friday, July 19 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: Sylvan Lake Municipal Library
Details: Give it a try, and take home what you make. All you need to bring is yourself and your imagination! We provide the supplies and a small amount of guidance based on the project of the month. Free, but registration required.
For More Information: Sign up online at this link or call 403.887.2130. Visit the Library website for more info.

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.
For More Information: Visit rnrpremierevents.com.

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

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Lucky numbers this week: This week’s odds favour Libra winners with the luckiest number being 15.

 

This weeks edition is sponsored by:

 Alberta Golf Works

Aries (March 21 - April 20)

You could reap rewards for the generosity you extend to others now. A person in authority may present an opportunity which might benefit you.
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6, 23, 24, 26.

Gemini (May 22 - June 21)

Beautifying your surroundings in some way might be a great idea. You may be feeling more hospitable and want to share your comfort with close friends and family.
Lucky numbers: 22, 29, 33, 39, 42, 49.

Taurus (April 21 - May 21)

Warm feelings could flow between you and the opposite sex. You might find that your vision to create some excitement is stimulated. Romance and friendship may be in the air.
Lucky numbers: 1, 13, 21, 23, 31, 33.

Cancer (June 22 - July 23)

Use your ability to nurture others who need your help. Your intuition may seem strong and you could feel extremely sensitive and compassionate towards others.
Lucky numbers: 9, 12, 13, 24, 36, 44.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 23)

You may finally be able to visualize the steps necessary to fulfill your long-term goals. This could be a very good time to use good logic and to think strategically. Lucky numbers: 13, 15, 24, 25, 30, 35.

Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

Write down your thoughts to express through words or song what is in your heart. Your diplomacy and gentle manner may help people to respond favourably to what you have to say.
Lucky numbers: 4, 15, 18, 25, 35, 45.

Virgo (Aug. 24 - Sept. 23)

Try not to assess your self-worth on the basis of your current work. Find your self-confidence in order to gain more understanding of your career direction.
Lucky numbers: 13, 14, 27, 32, 37, 43.

Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

You could develop a powerful attraction to someone who charms and mystifies you. It’s important to express your deepest feelings to the ones you love.
Lucky numbers: 20, 26, 36, 46, 47, 48.

Sagittarius Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

You might need to lead with originality. You may be inclined to act on a dare. Follow your heart and you could make a startling discovery or breakthrough.
Lucky numbers: 16, 25, 32, 35, 39, 42.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)

You could discover some exciting facts. Situations may require your best diplomatic skills. Witticisms could easily trip off your charming tongue.
Lucky numbers: 6, 16, 20, 22, 26, 36.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

It might be time to tackle those hard jobs. You may feel that you are working alone, but you could find that you have a great team to support you.
Lucky numbers: 15, 21, 27, 28, 30, 34.

Pisces (Feb. 20 - March 20)

Cherish important relationships. Take this opportunity to revive your commitment and dedication to the affairs of your personal life.
Lucky numbers: 5, 14, 18, 39, 42, 47.

Did you Know?

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Calcium-rich: Calcium is an important nutrient for the growth and maintenance of bones and teeth. Foods high in calcium include cheese, sesame seeds, tofu, almonds, and dairy products. Dark green leafy vegetables, such as kale, are also good choices.

Pink and pricey: There is a famous and pricey diamond known as The Graff Pink. At 24.78 carats and sporting a gorgeous pink tinge, it was purchased for over $45 million by British billionaire Laurence Graff who is a jewelry dealer.

Look up: Clouds can help forecast the weather. For example, cirrus clouds can indicate that bad weather is coming, while sunny periods usually accompany cumulus clouds. Nimbostratus clouds indicate that rain is imminent.

Long lives: There are a few creatures that can live for a long, long time. An Aldabra tortoise is thought to have been about 250 when it died at the Calcutta Zoo. Deep-sea tubeworms, which dwell in the Gulf of Mexico, can also live for over 200 years.

On the Lighter Side

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Art Teacher: “Class, what do you get if you mix your Dad’s red paint with his white paint?”
Pupil: “You get in trouble!”

Babies have a lesson for us: A smile is possible even before you can hold your head high.

First Eskimo: “Where did your mother come from?”
Second Eskimo: “Alaska.”
First Eskimo: “Don’t bother, I’ll ask her myself.”

The easiest way to get a child’s attention is to sit down with the newspaper and look comfortable.

What do you call a one-eyed dinosaur? Doyouthinkhesaurus?

What do you get if you cross two young dogs with a pair of headphones? Hush puppies.

A sign that spring’s on the way: the garden tools peeping above the snow

Trivia answers:

  1. Farsighted
  2. 33 tonnes
  3. Volume
  4. Benito Mussolini
  5. Marsupial

This edition has been brought to you by Alberta Golf Works

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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.

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