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RESTAURANT – WORLD PREMIERE
Restaurant. Wisdom says
that everyone has the same
“Are you ready to
number of hours in a day,
order?” Everyone can place
but Mallory must have a
that question and has
way to stretch these in
replied, perhaps, with,
order to do all that she has
“We’d like a few more minchosen to accomplish.
utes”. Or maybe you will
Her musical has 11
admit that you’ve been irrisongs, all in three-part hartated by the long wait for
mony. There are some 22
the waiter or waitress to
actors singing, dancing,
make it to your table. “It’s
and taking the audience
about time,” you’ve snarled
into the drama that Mallory
and regretted the attitude
reveals. She has worked as
later. There are so many
a server nearly seven years
openers and so many reaand knows that a restaurant
sons to talk to your server
is a veritable smorgasbord
while eating your meal. You
of stories. Another writer
might have your mouth full
recognized the potential for
when the cook comes
theater in a restaurant.
along and asks how you
Albert Camus wrote, “All
like your meal. “Not now,”
great deeds and all great
you want to say.
thoughts have a ridiculous
A restaurant is a spebeginning. Great works are
cial world and there are
often born on a street cormyriad
interactions
ner or in a restaurant's
between staff and cusrevolving door”.
tomers. This setting is well
While Mallory did not
known to one ambitious
Who doesn’t love a night out at a restaurant?
want to reveal the complete
Medicine Hat woman, and
plot in our chat, there is an
has inspired her to write a
sure that everything is believable, intriguing synopsis of the plot. The
musical. Consider how ambitious she continues to work as a waitress central character, Ivy, a server in the
such a project is. She had to con- at a local restaurant. She takes her restaurant,
has
encountered
ceive a plot, write the dialogue, research seriously.
enough adversity over years of
design the stage setting, write the
People who know Mallory say working the tables. She finds that
music and the lyrics for the music, that she is a dynamo. Go back to the food industry is permeated with
decide on a cast, and that’s only your grade nine science and you will a total lack respect for its workers. In
what is obvious.
remember that a dynamo is a fact this attitude extends not just to
Mallory Stewart had worked on machine for converting mechanical customers, but also to managers
the idea for a number of years, gave energy into electrical energy, or and society as a whole. Her frustrait a rough shape, then fine-tuned briefly a generator. In addition to her tion simmers and then boils. The
this one and a half hour production. work at the restaurant, she has two result is nothing short of revolution –
At some point she proposed that the preschool children as well as a hus- to teach everyone a lesson. In thinkMedicine Hat Musical Theatre Com- band, and is worship director at her ing for herself she chills all that
pany produce it, and the board church. She even has a small band energy vowing to exact revenge. As
agreed. Now, with the full backing of called the Sweet Nothings. In spite the saying goes, "Revenge is a dish
this company she is directing her of all these responsibilities she has that tastes best when it is cold".
own theatre project. And to make written the play she named simply
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FOR SALE: Kenmore dryer,
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FOR SALE: Away from the wall
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526-7697
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FOR SALE: Colt sp1, AR15,
223 cal. 2 scope’s, 500 rds.
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Ross rifle M-10 303, collector
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FOR SALE: Remington 700
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Surprising information has been released by
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The MRI and Ultrasound is graded as being almost no
radiation. X-rays for the teeth/mouth are low if you only
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reason to put my body through that potential abuse.
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Hunting
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FOR SALE: Black & Decker
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FOR SALE: Browning X bolt
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scope $1350. Weatherby 338
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x 40 Bushnell Elite scope
$850.00. Phone: (403) 5024502
FOR SALE: 92 Wilderness
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barrel, 28 ga over/under. 12 ga
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3”.
Saskatchewan
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FOR SALE: Readers digest
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Phone: (403) 527-0124
FOR SALE: Target Topper
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oars, asking $600.00 obo. Roof
rack cross rail 48” asking
$150.00 obo. Phone: (403) 5274639
FOR SALE: Antique farm
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FOR SALE: 4 month old female
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FOR SALE: Brother photostat
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526-8791
FOR SALE: Barbecue used
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FOR SALE: Collection of
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FOR SALE: As new, Shop rider
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Real Estate
FOR RENT: Wellington
condo 3rd floor, street view, 1
bedroom plus den, 646 sq. ft.
Phone: (403) 527-9303 after
6pm.
Liaisons" actor
39. Space between 2
points
41. Arbitrageur
42. 3rd or 4th Islamic
month
43. Assistance
44. Manuscripts (abbr.)
45. In a way, soaks
46. Synovial knee
syndrome
48. 2nd cervical
vertebra
49. State of sudden
fright
50. Snakelike fish
51. Each of 4 Hindu
ages
52. Point midway
between S and SE
CLUES DOWN
CLUES ACROSS 13. A spontaneous
1. Centralized mailing
compartment
4. Small argument
8. Latin for "hail"
9. Semicircular
headdress
10. Hole plug
12. Primp
motivation
14. Don't know when
yet
16. Portable computer
screen material
17. Conform
19. Yoruba
20. Wings
Greg’s
9. Yearly tonnage
(abbr.)
11. Clan division
14. Referee declares
15. Rampart
18. "Big" actor's initials
19. Noah's boat
20. Diarist __ Frank
22. Luminous celestial
ring
23. Famous motor club
24. 007's creator
27. A timely blessing
28. UTHealth (abbr.)
29. Roman Helios
31. Check
32. Making of a wornout vicious horse
33. Wife
34. An alternative
35. Spanish unit of
1. Relating to New
Guinea
2. Carry to excess
21. Tar Hill State
3. Alms solicitor
25. Hard, durable wood
4. Title of respect
26. Pallid
5. Spanish saffron
27. Pabir language
dish
29. Not crazy
6. Betel palm genus
30. Word element
7. Petter ____,
meaning ear
Nordic
31. Hill (Celtic)
combined
32. "Dangerous
skier
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Miscellaneous
FOR SALE: OMC camping
barbecue, 20,000 BTU, folding
legs and full 20 lb. propane tank,
works well, $100.00. Phone:
(403) 594-2123
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Services
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
SERVICE: Servicing all
makes and models of small
engines as well as ATV’s,
snowmobiles,
UTV’s,
motorcycles,
generators,
snowblowers, lawn and
garden equipment and much
more. Affordable rates and
guaranteed work. Phone:
(403) 952-1371
COMPUTER TECH: House
calls up till 9pm. Free
diagnosis of your computer.
Lowest rates. Seniors rates.
Will teach you the basics.
Will
pick-up
of
old
computers. Virus removal
and data back-up. Free pickup and delivery for repairs.
Phone: 403-928-2700
BASIC
INCOME
TAX
RETURNS: Done for $35.
Free pick up and delivery. H
& R Block trained. Senior’s
rates available. Phone: 403928-2700
HOUSE CLEANING: I do
house cleaning, reasonable
rates,
many
years
experience. Phone: (403)
526-5816
BUCKY’S
CONCRETE:
Driveways, sidewalks, patio
& garage pads, curb & posts,
retainer walls, tear-out &
replace driveways. Free
estimates. Phone Wayne:
(403) 580-7973.
HOME
RENOVATIONS:
Home
improvements,
maintenance & renovations,
licensed and fully insured.
No job too small! Call Mike
Phone: (403) 504-7772.
Mark’s Towing
Auto Wrecking & Metal Recycling
Used Auto Parts
Free Scrap Car Removal
Free Scrap Metals Removal
We pay $25 - $1000 for scrap cars
Deliver your scrap vehicles and scrap metal to our yard at the
junction of Hwy 41 & Hwy 41A and receive EXTRA CASH. We take old
batteries, radiators, stoves, scrap bikes and steel pipes for recycling.
Ph: 403-581-0454 or 403-548-5576
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Services
Lethbridge
SMALL
JOBS
HANDYMAN:
Small
household jobs including
drywall repairs and painting,
also fence repairs & painting.
Phone Allen (403) 527-3956
Bob 403-527-4638 leave
message.
FOR SALE: 1999 Saturn
Sport 4 door Sedan. 1.9L, 5
speed. Air/tilt/cruise. Power
windows, locks & mirrors.
CD player, tack, trailer hitch.
Inspected. Good tires &
windshield. $2,550.
Call
(403) 328-5713.
TOSHIBA LAPTOPS: $175
for dual core. Tech Certified,
6
months
warranty.
Computers starting at less
than $100. Desktops, $150.
Anti-virus and MS Office
available for only $30 more. I
am a Tech. Trades welcome.
Free pick-up and delivery for
repairs. Phone: 403-9282700
WANTED
URGENTLY:
Gold, Silver, Coins, and
Stamps. Gold and Silver
Jewelery, even broken. We
pay TOP prices. Have cash,
will travel. Call us last at 403752-3099. Don’t be afraid to
leave a message!
WILL DO: Will do income
tax, small fee $25.00, also
small
business.
Phone
Agatha: (403) 581-0481
GREENLEAF
TREE
TRIMMING: Spring is here.
For all your tree trimming
needs. We specialize in
pruning fruit trees, cedars
and hedges. Contact the
branch manager for a free
estimate. Phone: (403) 5295109
Wanted
WANTED: Would like to contact
someone to build a 8 x 12 deck
in Lethbridge Trailer Park.
Phone: (403) 527-5158
WANTED: Looking for older
musicians for oldtimers rock ‘n
roll band for work at local jams,
call Mac Phone: (403) 504-5300
WANTED TO BUY: New or
used Danby Compact Laundry
system. Phone: (403) 527-7695
FOR SALE: 2007 Honda
Accord EXL6. Excellent
condition. Black leather
interior, moon roof, tinted
windows and includes winter
tires.
Well
maintained.
$9,500. Phone: (403) 3314656
FOR SALE: 81 Dodge 4x4,
360, 4 speed. All mechanical
new or rebuilt. Has safety,
only 70K on work. Complete
or parts. Also Dana Diffs 4
85 Dodge 1/2 4x4. Phone:
(403) 320-6802
FOR SALE: 3 and 4
wheeled scooters - used.
Great
shape,
1
year
warranty,
free
delivery.
Phone: (587) 220-2759 or 1800-318-6000
FOR SALE: 1 acre fenced
yard, 3,000 sq. ft. Brand new
heated
steel
building.
Rented with tenant. 5
minutes from tow, Stewart
Siding
Industrial
Park.
REDUCED TO $270,000.
Phone: (626) 543-0415.
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ADULTS $20 YOUTH $16 CHILDREN $12
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* Carpet, Upholstery, RV
* Emergency Water Removal
* Bio Recovery
* Truck Mounted Service
* Deodorize, Scotch-Guard
* Tile & Floor Maintenance
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Office: 403-952-1248
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Excavating of
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residential,
commercial,
industrial,
agricultural
& hauling of
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403-526-5269
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LAWSON
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MEDICINE HAT
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64 Carry Drive SE
Medicine Hat
Phone 403-526-8198
Tandem Gravel Truck
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Blake
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Penner
Chad
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403-580-7280
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Quality Service Since 1972
Locally Owned & Operated
Rob Lawson
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Line Exposure - Electric, Gas, Phone • Pipeline
• Catch Basins • Environmental Clean-up
• Piling Holes • Trenching • Cattle Guards
• Snow Removal & Plowing
• Debris Removal & Cleanouts • Basements
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• Power Rakers • Aerators
• Roto Tillers • Lawn Rollers
• Yard & Landscaping
• Vacuum Sales & Service
• Commercial Cleaning Products
• Much Much More!!!
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Canadian April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Bite-Size Budgerigars - 1979
CBC Radio interviewed a Mrs. Fiona
Curtis of Willowdale, Ontario who operated a wholesale food business from the
basement of her house, supplying highend gastronomical shops with frozen
budgerigars. Before freezing them, she
stuffed them with a mixture of chestnut,
squid, onion, and bread, and then cooked
them. She noted that one ate the entire
budgie, including the bones, and insisted
they were "quite delicious," although she
conceded they needed "a lot of spice."
She hoped eventually to expand her
business to include gerbils as well.
Canada Buys Arizona - 1988
NPR's All Things Considered revealed
that the Reagan administration had
decided to sell the state of Arizona to
Canada. Money from the sale would help
reduce the national debt, and Canada, for
its part, as the Canadian ambassador to
the US explained, was eager to acquire a
warm-water port "and this was the best
we could do."
Former governor of Arizona Bruce
Babbitt, who had recently dropped out of
the race for the presidency, had been
offered the job of running the new
province. He had accepted the position,
saying it was apparent that Canada had
"greater faith in my ability to lead."
However, the sale was going to cause
possible complications in the world of
professional football, since the St. Louis
Cardinals had been scheduled to move
to Phoenix. But the NFL forbid teams
from locating outside the country, and
Phoenix was now going to become a foreign city.
Road Warmers - 1989
BMW Canada ran an ad in the Globe
and Mail announcing a new addition to
its luxury cars: road warmers. Pivoting
convex lasers mounted in front of each
wheel would melt ice and snow on the
road as the car was being driven. Turbo
fans would then remove excess moisture
from the road. According to BMW's press
release, this invention would "virtually
eliminate the need to clear your driveway during winter." The advertisement
assured readers that road warmers
would eventually become standard on
all new BMWs, but until then dealers
would install them on older models free
of charge.
Interview With President Carter 2001
Michael Enright, host of the Sunday
Edition of the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation's radio program This Morning, interviewed former President Jimmy
Carter on the air.The interview was about
softwood lumber, since Carter had
recently written an editorial piece in the
New York Times criticizing Canada's
heavily subsidized lumber industry. However, the interview took a turn for the
worse when Enright began telling Carter
to speed up his answers. Then Enright
asked, "I think the question on everyone's
mind is, how did a washed-up peanut
farmer from Hicksville such as yourself
get involved in such a sophisticated
bilateral trade argument?"
Carter seemed stunned by the insult.
Finally he replied, "Excuse me? A washedup pig farmer? You're one to talk, sir. Didn't you used to be on the air five times a
week?" The tone of the interview did not
improve from there. Carter ended up calling Enright a "rude person" before he
hung up. Enright then revealed that the
interview had been fake. The Toronto
comedian Ray Landry had been imper-
sonating Carter's voice.
The interview generated a number
of angry calls from listeners who did not
find the joke funny. But the next day the
controversy reached even larger proportions when the Globe and Mail reported
the interview as fact on its front page
under the headline "Wood chips fly over
lumber." The editor of the Globe and Mail
later admitted he hadn't realized the
interview was a hoax because it was "a
fairly strange issue and a strange person
to choose as a spoof."
Personalized Tires - 2003
Dunlop Tires announced the introduction of personalized tire treads:
"For hundreds of years people have
been monogramming their clothes, and
there's certainly no shortage of personalized license plates, so why shouldn't they
be able to add a personal touch to their
tires too?' said Ian McIntosh, General
Manager of Advertising & Marketing Services, Dunlop Tires (Canada).
Dunlop Ident-a-Treads are the product of more than a decade of top-secret
work at the company's remote Canadian
research and development facility in
Serit Polnud, NWT. Researchers at the
Serit Polnud lab created the new, ultra
malleable and highly adhesive tires by
combining sticky sap from Canadian
maple trees with traditional rubber compounds. Dunlop Ident-a-Tread tires are
available with initials, symbols, designs or
logos engraved onto the tire treads, combining superior traction and handling
with unique style."
The Canadian Autobahn - 2004
BMW Canada ran an ad urging Canadians to petition their local Member of
Parliament to support the creation of a
Canadian Autobahn. This roadway would
be an "auxiliary highway system that
links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in a
manner that benefits high-performance
automobiles." BMW Canada revealed
that it had already surveyed the country
to determine where such an Autobahn
might best be placed.
Sleeper Cabins - 2008
Canadian airline WestJet announced
it would be converting overhead compartments on its planes into sleeper cabins:
WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced
that on April 1, 2008, sleeper cabins will
be introduced onboard its existing fleet
of 73 Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft. These sleeper cabins can be
booked on all of WestJet's existing flights
for a nominal incremental fee of $12...
"The overhead compartment has traditionally been a place where guests
have placed their carry-on baggage.
Given that the overhead bins on our fleet
are among the most spacious of any airline, we made the decision to offer sleeper cabins in that space."
Helium-Lightened Planes- 2011
WestJet announced a "new state-ofthe-art money saving feature" aboard its
flights. It was introducing "air mixed with
helium in the ventilation system to lighten the weight of the aircraft."
Helium is approximately 85 per cent
lighter than nitrogen, which accounts for
80 per cent of the air we breathe. With a
maximum takeoff weight of more than
150,000 pounds, adding helium to the air
mix will provide fuel savings of approximately three to four per cent on board
WestJet’s Boeing Next-Generation 737s.
This will, in turn, allow WestJet to pass the
savings on to its guests.”
~hoaxes.org
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Why is April 1 a day to celebrate foolishness?
Holidays are celebrated for all sorts of
reasons. Some honor
heroes, others commemorate religious
events, but April 1
stands out as the only
holiday that celebrates
foolishness. April Fools'
Day, or All Fools Day, is
an odd celebration
with a strange history.
What other holiday
asks us to play tricks
and dupe our unsuspecting friends and
acquaintances?
There's
some
uncertainty
about
when and where thisbizarre
tradition
began, but the most
accepted explanation
traces April Fools' Day
back to 16th century
France. Up until 1564,
the accepted calendar
was the Julian calendar, which observed
the beginning of the
New Year around April.
According to The
Oxford Companion to
the Year, King Charles
IX then declared that
France would begin
using the Gregorian
calendar, which shifted
New Year's Day to January 1.
Not
everyone
accepted this shifting
of dates at the same
time. Some believed
that the dates should
not be shifted, and it
was these people who
became the butt of
some April jokes and
were mocked as fools.
People sent gifts and
invited them to bogus
parties. Citizens in the
rural parts of France
were also victims of
these jokes. In those
days, news traveled
slowly and they might
not have known about
Today in France,
the shifting of dates people who are fooled
for months or years. on April 1 are called
These people also Poisson d'Avril, which
literally means the
April Fish. One common joke is to hook a
cardboard fish to the
back of a person. What
a fish has to do with
April Fools' Day is not
clear. Some believe
that the fish is tied to
Jesus Christ, who was
often represented as a
fish in early Christian
times. Others say the
fish is related to the
zodiac sign of Pisces,
which is represented
by a fish, and falls near
April. It's interesting to
point
out
that
Napoleon earned the
endured being made Poisson d'Avril monfun of for celebrating icker when he married
the new year on the Marie-Louise of Auswrong day.
tria on April 1, 1810.
THE
NATIONAL
FLOORING
It's probably no
coincidence that April
Fools' Day is celebrated at the same time
word for hilarity and
hilarious, which mean
great
merriment.
Today, Hilaria is also
There's no clear
connection between
the modern observance of April Fools'
that two other similar
holidays are celebrated. In ancient Rome,
the festival of Hilaria
was thrown to celebrate the resurrection
of the god Attis. Hilaria
is probably the base
known as Roman
Laughing Day. In India,
the Holi festival celebrates the arrival of
spring. As a part of
that festival, people
play jokes and smear
colors on each other.
Day and these two
ancient celebrations,
which lends most historians to accept the
French explanation for
how April Fools' Day
developed.
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The Origin of April Fool’s Day
In 1708 a correspondent wrote to
the British Apollo magazine asking,
"Whence proceeds the custom of
making April Fools?" The question is
one that many people are still asking
today.
The puzzle that April Fool's Day
presents to cultural historians is that it
was only during the eighteenth century that detailed references to it (and
curiosity about it) began to appear.
But at that time, the custom was
already well established throughout
northern Europe and was regarded as
being of great antiquity. How had the
tradition been adopted by so many
different European cultures without
provoking more comments in the
written record?
References to April Fool's Day can
be found as early as the 1500s. However, these early references were infrequent and tended to be vague and
ambiguous. Shakespeare, writing in
the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, made no mention of
April Fool's Day, despite being, as
Charles Dickens Jr. put it, a writer who
"delights in fools in general."
Many theories have been put forward about how the tradition began.
Unfortunately, none of them are very
compelling. So the origin of the "custom of making April Fools" remains as
much a mystery to us as it was back in
1708.
Renewal Festivals
Almost every culture in the world
has some kind of festival in the first
months of the year to celebrate the
end of winter and the return of spring.
Anthropologists call these "renewal
festivals." Often they involve ritualized
forms of mayhem and misrule. The
wearing of disguises is common. People play pranks on friends and
strangers. The social order is temporarily inverted. Servants might get
to order around masters, or children
challenge the authority of parents and
teachers. However, the disorder is
always bounded within a strict timeframe, and tensions are defused with
laughter and comedy. The social order
is symbolically challenged, but then
restored, reaffirming the stability of
the society, just as the cold months of
winter temporarily challenge biological life, and yet the cycle of life continues, returning with the spring.
April Fool's Day has all the characteristics of a renewal festival. For one
day forms of behavior that are normally not allowed (lying, deception, playing pranks) become acceptable, and
yet the disorder is bounded within a
strict timeframe. Traditionally, no
pranks are supposed to be played
after 12 o'clock noon of the first. Social
hierarchies and tensions are exposed,
but hostility is defused with laughter.
For as long as people have been
speculating about April Fool's Day,
they have noticed the similarities
between it and other springtime
"renewal" festivals. Many historians
have theorized that April Fool's Day
evolved directly out of some such festival practiced in ancient times. A
direct connection between April
Fool's Day and any of the Roman-era
festivals seems unlikely, though it is
quite possible that the tradition
evolved out of a medieval festival held
around the time of the Vernal equinox
(such as the New Year's festivals at the
end of March, as discussed above).
Nevertheless, there is no agreement
about which festival the tradition of
April Foolery developed out of. Below
is a list of some of the festivals that
have most frequently been suggested
as its forerunners.
The Saturnalia
The Saturnalia was a Roman winter festival observed at the end of
December. It involved dancing, drinking, and general merrymaking. People
exchanged gifts, slaves were allowed
to pretend that they ruled their masters, and a mock king, the Saturnalicius
princeps (or Lord of Misrule), reigned
for the day. By the fourth century AD
the Saturnalia had transformed into a
January 1 New Year's Day celebration,
and many of its traditions were incorporated into the observance of Christmas.
Hilaria
In late March the Romans honored the resurrection of Attis, son of
the Great Mother Cybele, with the
Hilaria celebration. This involved
rejoicing and the donning of disguises.
Holi
Further afield in India, there was
Holi, known as the festival of color,
during which street celebrants threw
colored powder and water at each
other. This holiday was held on the
full-moon day of the Hindu month of
Phalguna (usually the end of February
or the beginning of March).
Festival of Lud
Northern Europeans observed an
ancient festival to honor Lud, a Celtic
god of humor.There were also popular
Northern European customs that
made sport of the hierarchy of the
Druids.
Feast of Fools
The medieval Festus Fatuorum
(Feast of Fools) evolved out of the Saturnalia. On this day celebrants elected
a Lord of Misrule and parodied church
rituals, often in extremely blasphemous ways. The Church condemned
the custom, but had little luck eradicating it despite frequent decrees forbidding it. It endured from the fifth
century until the sixteenth century.
Regional British Festivals
Some festivals practiced in
regions of Britain during the Middle
Ages have similarities to April Fool's
Day. Hoke-Tide (or Hock-Tide) was celebrated around Easter. Men and
women would stop strangers of the
opposite sex on the roads and tie
them up, only untying them in return
for money, which was to be used for a
pious purpose. Various rowdy games
would also be played. Shig-Shag (or
Shick-Shack) Day was observed on
May 20. Celebrants placed sprigs of
apple oak in their hats or lapels. This
was supposedly done to demonstrate
loyalty to the monarchy, since Charles
II was said to have hidden in an Oak
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Cromwell. However, the tradition
probably had roots in pagan tree-worship customs. Anyone not wearing the
oak might be accosted and mocked,
but only until noon. After noon the
obligation to "have shig-shag" ceased.
Mythological Origins
Scholars in the eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries, suspecting April
Fool's Day to be of great antiquity,
occasionally tried to locate its origins
in ancient mythology. Such theories
never found wide acceptance, but
they're included here since they were
so often raised in discussions of April
Fool's Day.
Roman Mythology
In Roman mythology Pluto, the
God of the Dead, abducted Proserpina
and brought her to live with him in
the underworld. Proserpina called out
to her mother Ceres (the Goddess of
grain and the harvest) for help, but
Ceres, who could only hear the echo of
her daughter's voice, searched in vain
for Proserpina. Some scholars theorized that the fruitless search of Ceres
for her daughter (commemorated
during the Roman festival of Cerealia)
was the mythological antecedent of
the fool's errands popular on April 1st.
Christian Mythology
It was once popular to christianize
April Fool's Day by locating its origin
in Biblical traditions. For instance, the
tradition was attributed to Noah's mistake of sending a dove out from the
ark before the flood waters had subsided (thereby sending the dove on a
fool's errand). A second story suggests
that the day commemorates the time
when Jesus was sent from Pilate to
Herod and back again. The phrase
"Sending a man from Pilate to Herod"
(an old term for sending someone on
a fool's errand) was often pointed to
as proof of this origin theory.
National Origin Theories
There are theories of the origin of
April Fool's Day specific to Great
Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, and
France. None of these theories offers a
compelling
explanation of
the day's origin.
However, it is a
sign of the
cross-cultural
nature of the
tradition that
four different
countries
should attempt
to take credit for
it.
France
The French
origin theory
(the calendarchange hypothesis) was discussed above. It
alleges that the
custom originated when King
Charles IX reformed the calendar,
moving the start of the year from April
1 to January 1. People who continued
to celebrate New Years on April 1 were
mocked and had pranks played on
them, thus initiating the custom of
April 1st foolery. This has become,
worldwide, the most popular theory
of the origin of April Fool's Day,
despite its flaws.
The French also have a theory that
traces the origin of the custom back to
the abundance of fish to be found in
French streams and rivers during early
April when the young fish had just
hatched. These young fish were easy
to fool with a hook and lure.Therefore,
the French called them 'Poisson
d'Avril' or 'April Fish.' Soon it became
customary
(according to
this theory) to
fool people on
April 1, as a way
of celebrating
the abundance
of foolish fish.
The French still
use the term
'Poisson d'Avril'
to
describe
April Fool's Day
pranks.
They
also
observe
the custom of
giving
each
other chocolate
fish on April 1.
Great
Britain
British folklore links April
Fool's Day to the town of Gotham, the
legendary town of fools located in
Nottinghamshire. According to the
legend, it was traditional in the 13th
century for any road that the King
placed his foot upon to become public property. So when the citizens of
Gotham heard that King John planned
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refused him entry, not wishing to lose
their main road. When the King heard
this, he sent soldiers to the town. But
when the soldiers arrived in Gotham,
they found the town full of lunatics
engaged in foolish activities such as
drowning fish or attempting to cage
birds in roofless fences. Their foolery
was all an act, but the King fell for the
ruse and declared the town too foolish to warrant punishment. Ever since
then, according to legend, April Fool's
Day has commemorated their trickery.
Germany
On April 1, 1530 a meeting of lawmakers was supposed to occur in
Augsburg in order to consider various
financial matters. Because of time considerations, the meeting did not take
place. But numerous speculators, who
had bet on the meeting occurring, lost
their money and were ridiculed.This is
said to have been the origin of the tradition of playing pranks on April 1.
The Netherlands
On April 1, 1572 Dutch rebels captured the town of Den Briel from
Spanish troops led by Lord Alva. This
military success eventually led to the
independence of the Netherlands
from Spain. A Dutch rhyme goes: "Op 1
april / Verloor Alva zijn Bril." This translates to: "On April 1st / Alva lost his
'glasses'". "Bril" means glasses in
Dutch, but is also a pun on the name
of the town, Den Briel. It is claimed
that the tradition of pranks on April
1st arose to commemorate the victory
in Den Briel and humiliation of the
Spanish commander.
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(MS) April Fool's Day
is a day when people
play pranks on unsuspecting friends, coworkers and family members.
The history of April
Fool's Day, or All Fools'
Day, dates back to sixteenth century France
and the reform of the
calendar under Charles
IX, when the Gregorian
Calendar was introduced and New Year's
Day was moved from
April 1 to January 1. Back
then, word did not
spread nearly as quickly
as it does now, and some
people didn't find out
about the date change
until several years after
it was initiated. As a
result, some were still
celebrating the New
Year on April 1, and the
rest of the population
ridiculed those people
who were not in the
know. And they were
sent on pranks called
fool errands. These
pranks were also known
as
poisson
d'avril, which
means
April
fish, because a
young fish is
easily caught.
Eventually the
April
pranks
spread outside
of France into
other areas of
Europe, and different countries
developed their
own names and
variations
of
pranks.
In present day North
America, April Fool's Day
is celebrated with jokes
and pranks, some of
which have actually
fooled the masses. Over
the years, certain pranks
have stood out as monumental April Fool's Day
hoaxes. Here's a look at
some of those more gravity. It would result in
a strange floating sensamemorable pranks.
• In 1976, British tion on Earth. The BBC
began to receive
hundreds of phone
calls from people
having said they felt
the
gravitational
effects.
• Discover magazine reported in
1995 that a new
species of animal
was found in Antarctica. It was called the
hotheaded naked
ice borer. These animals were purported to have bony
plates on their
that
would
astronomer
Patrick heads
Moore announced on become burning hot
BBC radio that, at 9:47 from numerous blood
a.m., a once-in-a-lifetime vessels underneath. The
event was going to hap- animal could bore
pen. He said that Pluto through ice at high
was going to pass speeds. The magazine
behind Jupiter and cre- received more mail for
ate
a
momentary this story than any story
decrease in the Earth's in the history of the publication.
• In 1998, Burger
King printed a full-page
advertisement introducing the "Left-Handed
Whopper," which was
specially designed for all
of the lefties. The condiments were rotated 180
degrees for the benefit
of left-handed customers. Thousands of
customers headed into
Burger King to get the
special burger.
• It was reported in
1998 that the Alabama
state legislature had
voted to change the
mathematical value of pi
from 3.14159 to the "Biblical value" of 3.0. News
spread quickly over email, and the Alabama
legislature began receiving hundreds of calls
from angry protestors.
• In 1992, comedian
Rich Little impersonated
the voice of Richard
Nixon to announce
Nixon's new candidacy
for
president.
The
announcement included
audio clips of Nixon
delivering a candidacy
speech. Listeners flooded National Public
Radio's telephone lines
to express outrage.
• In 1977, British
newspaper
The
Guardian published a
seven-page supplement
on San Serriffe, supposed to be a small
republic consisting of
several
semi-colonshaped islands in the
Indian Ocean. The two
main islands were called
Bell
Corporation
announced they had
purchased the Liberty
Bell and were renaming
it the Taco Liberty Bell.
Protesters called the historic park in Philadelphia
where the bell was located.Taco Bell revealed the
joke a few hours later.
White House press secretary Mike McCurry
added to the prank by
announcing the Lincoln
Memorial had also been
sold. It would be known
as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial.
• Only one TV station
broadcasted in Sweden
in 1962 and did so in
black and white. The station's technical expert
said that, thanks to new
technology,
viewers
could convert their TV
sets to color reception by
pulling a nylon stocking
over the TV screen.Thou-
Upper Caisse and Lower
Caisse. Phones rang with
eager people trying to
find out more information about the idyllic
spot. Only a few realized
everything about the
republic was named
after printer's terminology.
• In 1996, the Taco
sands of people fell for
the prank.
•A Sports Illustrated
journalist made up a
story about a new rookie
pitcher who would be
playing for the Mets in
1985. The pitcher's name
was Sidd Finch, and he
could reportedly throw a
baseball 168 mph with
pinpoint accuracy. Surprisingly, Sidd Finch had
never even played the
game before. Instead, he
had mastered the "art of
the pitch" in a Tibetan
monastery under the
guidance of the "great
poet-saint Lama Milaraspa". Mets fans fell for the
prank and the magazine
was
flooded
with
requests for more information.
• In 1957, the BBC
news show Panorama
featured a story that a
mild winter and elimination of the spaghetti
weevil
enabled
a
bumper spaghetti crop
by
Swiss
farmers.
Footage of Swiss peasants pulling spaghetti off
of trees was released,
and hundreds were
taken in by the prank.
Many called the BBC asking how they could grow
a spaghetti tree for
themselves.
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April Fools Through the Ages
Bickerstaff’s Predictions (1708)
An almanac released by Isaac Bickerstaff in February 1708 predicted that a rival astrologer, John Partridge, would die on March 29 of that year. On March
31st Bickerstaff released a follow-up pamphlet
announcing that his prediction had come true. Partridge was dead.
Partridge (who was still very much alive) was
woken on April 1st by a sexton outside his window
announcing the news of his death.
Washing the Lions (1857)
"Please to Admit the Bearer and friend, to view the
ANNUAL CEREMONY OF WASHING THE LIONS on
Wednesday, April 1st, 1857."
Pranksters handed out these cards on the streets
of London to unsuspecting out-of-towners. The joke
was that there was no lion-washing ceremony at the
Tower of London. By 1857, there weren't even lions at
the Tower. Versions of this prank had been regularly
perpetrated since the 17th century, making it the oldest April Fool's Day joke on record.
Calling Dr. Lyon (1920)
The Los Angeles Times reported that the Selig Zoo,
in east LA, was swamped by calls on April 1. "Messages
were left on various temporarily vacated desks in town
and requests were made over phones to the unwary to
ring up Dr. Lyon, Mr. Bear, Mrs. Fox, Miss Wolf and the
Widow Campbell. Several people even were trying to
locate certains Miss Cats. The only animals which
escaped attention during the day were Mr. Hippopotamus, Mrs. Rhinoceros and Miss Elephant, who are too
big to answer calls, over the wire anyhow." [Los Angeles Times, Apr 4, 1920.]
April Fool Experiment (1940)
Radio comedian Don McNeill staged experiments
in the lobby of Chicago's Merchandise Mart to test
whether people would still fall for some of the oldest
April fool gags. He discovered that 20 of the first 25
people who saw a bill fold lying on the floor stooped to
pick it up, only to have it yanked away. In addition,
McNeill set up an aquarium with a sign "Invisible Peruvian fish." He asked spectators to estimate the length
of the fish. Fifty-six of the spectators turned in written
estimates.
Skyforest Orange Trees (1950)
Residents of Skyforest, near Lake Arrowhead in
Southern California, staged an elaborate prank. Twenty-five of them, led by cartoonist Frank Adams, crept
out during the night and strung 50,000 oranges along
a one-mile section of the scenic Rim of the World highway, making it appear that the region's pine and cedar
trees had suddenly grown fruit. The oranges were leftovers from the recent National Orange Show in San
Bernardino. [The Independent Record (Helena, Montana), Apr 2, 1950.]
Atomic Sub in Bedford (1960)
The Pennsylvania Bedford Express ran a photograph on its front page of an atomic submarine floating in the Raystown River. The paper was subsequently
flooded with calls from its readers: "Was there really a
sub in the river? Where is it now? Has it left yet?" The
image was created by a Gazette photographer who
superimposed a picture of the sub onto a picture of the
river. The Raystown River is only three feet deep in the
Bedford area. [Syracuse Herald-Journal, Apr 2, 1960.]
Dutch Elm Disease Infects Redheads (1973)
BBC Radio interviewed a "Dr. Clothier" about the
government's efforts to stop the spread of Dutch Elm
Disease. Dr. Clothier described some recent discoveries,
such as the research of Dr. Emily Lang who had found
that exposure to Dutch Elm Disease immunized people
to the common cold.
Unfortunately, there was a side effect. Exposure to
the disease also caused red hair to turn yellow.This was
attributed to a similarity between the blood count of
redheads and the soil conditions in which affected
trees grew. Therefore, redheads were advised to stay
away from forests for the foreseeable future. Dr. Clothier was actually the comedian Spike Milligan disguising
his voice.
Rat Fur Coats (1980)
The South African Johannesburg Star ran a story
exposing an illicit ring of rat furriers. It said the police
had raided a sewer where the ratters were breeding a
special strain of imported Irish rats and selling the pelts
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coats smelled fishy, they were probably made of rat fur.
As a result of the story, furriers were besieged with calls
from worried customers. After receiving complaints,
the Star reminded its readers that the story had been
run on April 1st.
Stonehenge To Move (1991)
The Daily Mail reported that on account of the
"gradual slowing of the earth's rotation" the heel stone
at Stonehenge had become out of line with the sun on
Midsummer's Day. As a consequence there were plans
afoot to dismantle the monument and re-assemble it
"on another site of similar prominence."
However, where to re-assemble it had become the
source of controversy. The Ancient Society of Cosmologists wanted to re-assemble it on Mt. Snowdon. However, a Tokyo consortium had offered 484 billion yen to
move it to Japan, saying it would "enhance Japan's status as the Land of the Rising Sun when re-sited on top
of sacred Mount Fuji."
Viagra For Hamsters (2000)
The Independent reported that Florida researchers
had developed a Viagra-like pill to treat sexually frustrated pets, including hamsters.Veterinarians were said
to have greeted the news with derision, but the article
pointed out that there are few things as sad as a pet
suffering from feelings of sexual inadequacy, noting
that "It's not unknown for a guinea pig to sit in its cage
thinking, 'I haven't had sex for months. Am I so unattractive?'"
Owners were instructed to grind the pills up and
sprinkle them in the pet's food. Laying some newspaper down on the floor once the pills began to take
effect was also advised. The pills were to be marketed
under the brand name Feralmone.
Cheeteau Perfume (2014)
Cheetos, a brand of cheese-flavored, puffed cornmeal snack made by Frito-Lay, announced the launch
of a perfume — Cheeteau. Taglines described it as "a
wafting whiff of pungent desire," "dangerously
cheesy," and "Unpasteurized. Unapologetic. Unavoidable."
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(MS) Warmer
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recharge energy
levels. Upon the
arrival of spring,
homeowners
dust off their todo lists and
charge
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But before
homeowners
can get started
on renovation
projects, many
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up over the winter. Spring is a great time to dive
into spring cleaning projects and ready a home for
a season of renovation and remodeling.
Getting started on spring cleaning can be a tad
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while and people have negative feelings about
spring cleaning. But in spite of that initial lack of
enthusiasm, respondents said they felt happy and
more organized once they finished their spring
cleaning. Establishing a plan and setting reachable
goals can make spring cleaning a lot less daunting.
• Set aside several days for spring cleaning. A
long weekend is a great time to do some spring
cleaning, as having consecutive days to clean will
reduce the chances you grow distracted.
• Make a list and purchase all of the supplies
you will need. Again, this will help you stay on
course, rather than going out to the store to pick up
cleaners or organizational systems.
• Try to set reasonable goals. Even if you hope to
clean the entire house, stick to the one or two
rooms that are most desperate for your attention.
Divide each task into a series of steps so when you
complete each step you will feel proud that you’re
making progress.
• Create your musical playlist. A playlist full of
your favorite songs can provide some inspiration
and energy to push you through the spring cleaning when your enthusiasm starts to wane. The
music also may take
your mind off of the
work ahead and help to
pass the time.
• Start from the top
and work downward.
Follow a logical cleaning order. Begin by
dusting away cobwebs
and lighting fixtures.
Clean light switches
and walls. Empty closets
and then restock them
in a more organized
fashion. Leave the furniture and flooring for
last, as dirt and dust
may accumulate on furniture and flooring as
you clean other areas of
the home.
• Be prepared to bid
adieu to some of your
stuff. Have a few trash
bags at the ready. Reorganize items you won’t
be keeping into separate piles, with one pile
for items you plan to
donate and another for
those items you will discard. Donate what you
can and promptly put
the remainder of the
items at the curb for
pickup.
• Stay fed and
hydrated. Cleaning can
be physically and emotionally
exhausting.
Take breaks to fuel up
on food and always
have a refreshing beverage close by.
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stimulation of root development as it creates more room for the
roots to reach. For hard compact soil or heavy traffic lawns
(children playing or dogs) this is a yearly must.
A regular scheduled fertilizer program is essential to a lush,
green, healthy lawn. Healthy lawns are always more weed
resistant reducing the need for blanket use of pestidices,
keeping the environment beautiful and as healthy as possible.
For more information on these services including responsible
weed management, call Pepper’s ProGrass Services.
What draft beer
R you?
Beer was invented about 8,000 years ago and
since then the brewing process has changed
very little. Beer enthusiasts know that
sometimes finding the right brew can be a labor
of love. While there are beers ranging from the
palest ales to the richest stouts, finding the right
fit can still be difficult. However, there is
something to be said for a beer that is
constructed to perfectly fit an individual palate.
At Ryder S Roost we
have 3 drafts on tap.
First
we
have
Canadian - Hockey
Fans. Second we have
Pilsner - Football
Fans. Third we have
Coors Light - Baseball
Fans. Come to Ryder S
Roost and Introduce
Yourself to 1 of us!
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RESTAURANT – WORLD PREMIERE
Continued from Front Page
Many people have said this,
including Godfather Don Corleone. Mallory’s ending has to
be a chilling ending. Actually,
the first act, she says, lulls the
audience into expectations of
“happy ever after”. Her musical
will have a twist to change
those expectations.
I’ve summarized all that
without having witnessed a single scene. I saw George Best
working on the choreography
of three actors, including Rhys
Parks who plays Ivy. Rhys is a
CLASSI-
bit of a phenomenon whose
voice and acting belie her
youth. Carolyn Freeman was
another of the three-part harmony group in that vignette,
singing, “The customer is
always right, shut your mouth
and put a smile on your face”.
Both novice and expert
members of our local talent
take major responsibilities in
this production. Samantha Frelick, an actor who is now vocal
director is one example of a
debutante in that arena. The
beautiful set is the work of
Linda Gordon, experienced
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FOR SALE: 2006 Saturn
Ion. 4 door, 2.2L. 5 speed,
standard, tilt, power door
locks, tack, CD player. New
windshield & new front axles.
$4,650. OBO. Phone: (403)
328-5713.
FOR SALE: 2004 Dodge
Grand Caravan. Air, tilt,
cruise, DVD, PW, PL & power
back windows. Inspected.
Asking
$4,250.
OBO.
Phone: (403) 328-5713.
and skilled.
Linda has said that the
chance for members of the
troupe to take various roles as
crew or cast is a philosophy of
the Medicine Hat Musical Theatre.
Mallory is the first example
of a playwright rising out of the
ranks. The outcome of her
degree in drama and music
from Bishop’s University is
Medicine Hat’s gain.
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Lethbridge
Lethbridge
WANTED: Early 90’s or late
80’s Yamaha DT 50cc
Enduro. Any condition.
Phone: (403) 892-1443
FOR SALE: 81-88 Dodge
4x4 parts. Lots of rebuilt
parts, also 2 Dana front &
rear diffs with 2 new ball
joints.
Phone: (403) 3206802
MEADOW
LAKE
TIMESHARE FOR SALE!
$4,500.Here is your chance
to purchase a Deeded
Timeshare
Ownership
(never expires) at a bargain
price (sells for over $15,000
US)!!! This is a One
Bedroom Suite with One
Bathroom (Deeded as Unit
1113; Week 8; Sleeps 6) with
FIXED WEEK 8 OR utilize
the 64,500 RCI Points
associated
with
the
ownership at the Meadow
Lake Golf and Ski Resort, an
RCI Resort, located in
Columbia Falls, Montana.
Your usage is ANNUAL with
maintenance fees billed
quarterly in the amount of
$175
($700
annually).
Please call: (403) 394-4562
with any questions.
KNIFE
MAKING
CLASSES,Registration/Tool
s/Equipment/Info - Phone:
(403) 308-2483 or Email:
[email protected]
FOR SALE: 2006 Saturn
Vue - White, AWD, loaded.
175,000 km. Great condition.
$7,300. OBO. Phone: (403)
308-9110
FOR RENT: 3 acre yard. 5
minutes from town at
Stewart Siding Industrial
Park w/2 bedroom mobile
home for office. 1,200 sq. ft.
heated shop & 2,500 sq. ft.
canvas quonset w/dirt floor.
Available December 1, 2014.
$1,000/month + utilities.
Phone: (626) 543-0415
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Brought To You By:
Police Service
Traf f ic T ip of
the We ek
The Medicine Hat Police
Service would like to remind
you that:
Did You Know???
The only people exempt
from wearing their seatbelt
while operating a motor
vehicle are taxi drivers
while the taxi is carrying a
passenger and the operator
of a bus that is part of a
municipal transit system.
Leo Frey
It’s easy
to get into
a Ford
403-529-2777
Every day’s a FREY day!
Lethbridge
FOR SALE: 2007 Arctic Cat
Quad 650 H1. Only 1600 km.
Willing to trade up to 2000+
Yamaha V-Max motorcycle.
Asking $5,200. OBO. Phone:
(403) 381-7538
LOOKING FOR: Reloading
Equipment, Powder, Bullets,
Etc. Phone: (403) 381-3275.
2 - 1967 PONTIACS FOR
SALE: 1 - 4 Door & 1 - 2
Door. Phone: (403) 795-0287
FOR SALE: 2005 Chev Impala.
4 door. Great shape. Asking
$4,000. OBO. Call John for more
info: (403) 330-6654
PARTING OUT - A large
selection of vehicles. New
units arriving daily. U pull and
save. Airport Pick A Part, 1st
left South of the Lethbridge
Airport. Cash paid for scrap
cars. Phone: 403-380-3035
FOR SALE: 2007 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited. It has
new tires all the way around
and has been kept up on
maintenance. It runs very
well and is a ton of fun! Call
or text any questions, very
cool vehicle. $10,900 but I
am willing to entertain any
reasonable offer. 403-3291333.
Classified advertising
April 4th issue - deadline 12 noon,
Tuesday, March 31st
Display advertising
April 4th issue - deadline 3 pm, Tuesday, March 31st
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Good Friday, April 3rd, 2015.
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advertising and other material printed by or distributed by the Medicine Hat or Lethbridge
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advertiser agrees that the liability of the Shopper, or its employees for damages or costs
arising out of errors in printing or insertion of advertisements or other material is limited to
the actual amount paid for the space used by that portion of the advertisement containing the
error or the actual cost paid to have the advertisement or any other material inserted in the
Shopper. Notice of error is required before the second insertion. The Shopper will not be liable
for any other claims of damages for not printing or non-inserting of any advertisement or
other material. NOTE: Files can be e-mailed, however The Medicine Hat Shopper will not accept
responsibility for colour inconsistencies. E-mailed files must be accompanied by an electronic
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COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY
LONGFELLOW HALL - is
holding their Reverse Raffle
Dance on March 28, doors
open at 9:00pm. Dance to
Phoenix.For more info call 403529-7432
MEDICINE HAT & DISTRICT
FOOD BANK ASSOCIATION Mark Miller from Limitless
Success, will be doing a free
presentation on Tuesday
March 31st at 7pm at Whiskey
Creek Pub 937 13 Street SW,
Medicine Hat. Bring a notepad
and pen for 60 minutes of
informative information you
will not want to miss. A food or
cash donation is all you need
to get into the seminar.
LIFETREE CAFE- Presents –
How to Be True to Your Faith
(without being jerk) - Hillcrest
Church Coffee House, from 78pm Wednesday, April 1st,
2015. 3785 - 13 Ave SE. Coffee
provided. All are welcome.
Free. Check our Facebook
page: Lifetree Cafe- MH or visit
lifetreecafe.com for more info.
REDCLIFF LEGION LADIES
AUXILIARY BRANCH #6 –
Meet the first Wednesday of
every month in the Royal
Canadian Legion, Broadway
Avenue, at 7:00pm. New
members and volunteers are
always welcome. If you wish to
become a member, please call
the branch at 403-548-3601 in
the afternoon or evening. Next
meeting is April 1st, 2015.
BUSINESS
MEN'S
FELLOWSHIP - invites you,
your family & friends to the
Medicine Hat Lodge April 2nd
at 6:30pm to hear Trevor Baker
speaks and sings Live Country
Gospel Music. Meal Price
$15.00 limited seating call
early to book your seat. For
more information call Russ
403-529-5267 or Mike 403527-8439.
REDCLIFF LIONETTES – Meet
the third Wednesday of every
month in the Redcliff Library at
8:00pm. New members are
always welcome. Next meeting
is April 15th, 2015.
THE
MEDICINE
HAT
INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM Will be featuring a new display
from now through the end of
March. The Green Machine/
What is the Green Machine?
Riparian Areas! The areas of
lunch green vegetation along
rivers, lakes, creeks wetlands
and streams. Bring the kids
down to play the Riparian
Game and challenge their
puzzle building skills. For more
info about the display, contact
us on the Nature Line 403-5296225.
JEST TOASTMASTERS - a fun
way to learn to relax and have
fun speaking in public. They
meet every Thursday evening
at 6:30 at Medicine Hat
College. Contact Lynn at 403529-5377 for further info.
AJ'S LOAN CUPBOARD Lends medical equipment
such as electric beds, wheel
chairs, walkers, etc. to residents
of our community. (Donations
keep us going). We are also
seeking several Volunteers to
assist in serving our clients,
familiar with computer
software, entering data,
maintenance and janitorial
duties. Approximately 10 - 12
hours/week. Phone us at 403580-5580 or visit us at 749 14th
ST. SW. Office hours Monday to
Friday 10am - 2pm.
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In With the New.
Do it all this year with the Classifieds!
Get fit without
the monthly gym
membership.
Learn
something new.
Redecorate
on a shoestring.
Take your career to
the next level.
Trade in your car
for more MPG.
Make extra money.
Find love.
Clear out your space.
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AUTO / RV
SHOWCASE
How to protect your car's resale value
(MS) Few drivers start thinking about resale value
when driving a new car off of the dealership lot for the first
time. Still enamored with that new car smell, drivers can be
excused for not thinking of resale value as they put the
pedal to the metal and speed off in their brand new ride.
But it's never too early to start protecting a vehicle's
resale value, especially if you hope to recoup as much of
your vehicle investment as possible when the time comes
to sell your car or trade it in for a newer model.The following are some ways motorists can protect the resale value
of their vehicles from the moment the dealer tosses them
the keys.
· Don't overlook looks. Looks can be deceiving, but
new car buyers who eventually plan to sell their vehicles
should do all they can to keep the car looking as new as it
did the day it was first driven off the dealership lot. Much
like homeowners benefit when selling a home with curb
appeal, a car that looks good gives buyers the impression
that it was well taken care of. But a dirty car or one with
lots of dings and dents is a red flag to preowned car buyers.
· Keep a clean interior. New car owners typically
maintain some strict rules with regard to food and beverages in their vehicles. After all, no one wants their brand
new car to succumb to stains or spills. But the longer drivers have a car the more lax they tend to become with
regard to allowing food and drinks into their cars, and that
can ultimately hurt the resale value of the vehicle. Maintain a clean interior whether you just bought the car or
have driven it for a few years. Much like an impressive exterior leaves a lasting impression, a clean interior that has
not succumb to coffee stains or muddy boots is more likely to impress buyers than a car with an interior that has
seen better, cleaner days.
Resale value may not be foremost on the minds of
new car owners, but the earlier buyers begin to factor
resale value into their car-care routines, the more they will
benefit down the road.
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Lethbridge
RESULTS CARPET &
UPHOLSTERY
STEAM
CLEANING:
SPECIAL
OFFER - 3 Bedrooms, 1
Hall, 12 Stairs $100. END
OF
MONTH
SPECIAL
OFFER - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Hall
$75. Call Today! (403) 8497841.
FOR SALE: Green, full size,
Ford truck topper, $200. OBO.
Phone: (403) 393-2444 or (403)
320-7335.
FOR SALE: 1982 Class A
32’ Vanguard motor home.
102,500 km. Generator, air
conditioner, furnace, central
vacuum, 4 piece bath,
sleeps 8, micro, awning. Top
of the 1982 line. Must be
seen! $6,500 OBO, or will
consider trade for 24’ - 26’
travel trailer. Phone: (403)
738-4733.
FOR SALE: 1974 VW Sun Bug.
80% restored. Asking $3,500.
OBO. Might look at some trades.
Phone: (403) 381-7538
FOR SALE: New & used
stair glides plus porch lifts.
Great
shape!
Free
installation and delivery.
Phone: 1-800-318-6000 or
(587) 220-2759.
FOR SALE: 85 Dodge short
box truck. V8 auto. 4 new
tires, battery, muffler, pipe &
more. $1,800. OBO. Phone:
(403) 320-6802
FOR SALE: 2006 Chev
Uplander minivan. Lowered
floor, (wheelchair van).
42,000 ks. New tires.
$28,800. Phone: 1-800-3186000 or (587) 220-2759.
FOR SALE: Large mail box.
Phone: (403) 752-4099
FOR SALE: Old, Model 555,
Massey Ferguson Tractor &
12 ft. Cultivator, $1,200/both.
Phone: (626) 543-0415
ATTENTION
STAMP
COLLECTORS: Jim Miller of
the
Stamp
Connection
Collection - Will be at Big
John’s Books, 315 - 10
Street South, Lethbridge.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 from
10am-4pm to buy and sell
postage stamps. We are
actively
looking
for
collections to purchase.
www.murraychev.ca
Sun City Automotive
WE SPECIALIZE IN
HONDAS, NISSANS &
DURAMAX TRUCKS
Ryan Falardeau
Owner / Operator
Bay 1 - 900 Highway Ave NE
Redcliff, AB
PH: 587 289-1239
Fax: 587 289-1549
[email protected]
CONSTRUCTION
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE:
All in good running condition.
2005
Hyundai
whl.
Excavator w/twist bucket &
digging
bucket;
1997
Caterpillar D4 Dozer; 1970
Champion Grader; 1985
762B John Deere Elevating
Scraper; 2003 IHC 7200
Series Crew Cab truck
w/deck; 48’ Lode Maxx 5th
wheel tridem trailer. Contact
Tom at (403) 308-9065
BRONZE SCULPTURES
FOR SALE: Last four made
by Corne Martens - One is
w/Arab Mare, Colt & Stallion.
One is Longhorn Bull,
Pronghorn & Two Cowboys
Chin Waggin. For more info
phone: (403) 330-6636
FOR SALE: 16’ Aristocrat
holiday trailer w/toilet & new
fridge, $1,500; 1 Horse Trailer,
$1,200; 175 Yamaha Trike, new
tires, $1,200. OBO. Phone:
(403) 553-4551
STOP PAYING TOO MUCH
FOR . . .Your mobility
products, scooters, power
wheelchair porch lift & stair
glides. Call for the Best Price
&
Service.
21
years
Experience. 1-800-318-6000
or 587-220-2759.
3-1-1 Liquids Rule
3-1-1 for carry-ons.
Liquids, gels, aerosols,
creams and pastes must
be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or
less per container; must
be in 1 quart-sized, clear,
plastic, zip-top bag; 1
bag per passenger
placed in screening bin.
The bag limits the total
liquid volume each traveler can bring.
Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby
formula/food and breast
milk are allowed in reasonable
quantities
exceeding three ounces,
and they don’t have to
be in the zip-top bag.
Declare these items for
inspection at the checkpoint. TSA officers may
need to open them for
additional screening.
If in doubt, put your
liquids, gels, aerosols,
creams and pastes in
checked baggage.
Inbound international flights
You may now carry
liquids more than 100 mL in your carry-on bag if:
You are traveling internationally into the United
States with a connecting flight;
• they are in transparent containers;
• you bought them at a duty-free shop, and
• the store packed them in a secure, tamper-evident bag.
If your liquids are not in a secure, tamper-evident bag, you must pack them in your checked bag.
If the liquids alarm during screening, we will
need to screen them further.
~www.tsa.gov
DeJong’s Tours
UPCOMING 2015 Tours
MOOSE JAW
April 13-15 & April 27-29
3 Day Trip - Cost $189.00/person dbl.
CRANBROOK CASINO
May 11-13
3 Day Trip - Cost $165.00/person dbl.
MOOSE JAW
May 18 - 21
4 Day Trip - Cost $285.00/person dbl.
Includes transportation, 3 nights’ accommodation
at Mineral Spa, $60.00 cash back,
$20.00 food vouchers, and entrance to the spa.
We now accept Visa and MasterCard.
For any bookings of the above trips, call
1-866-362-5416
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COEUR D’ALENE CASINO
9 days Starting at $489.00
April 25, May 9
7 days $559.00
May 9 & Sept 12
6 days $489.00
April 15 and Oct 7
4 nights in Las Vegas,
The Golden Nugget or TheD,
2 in Wendover, 2 in Helena, 5 to 6
meals, Slot Play and side tours, The
Golden Nugget - fun book $140.00,
TheD - $20.00 in food coupons
Includes: 4 nights in Deadwood
at the Mineral Palace, 1 in Great Falls,
1 in Regina, 5 breakfasts, Wine &
cheese reception, slot & blackjack
tournaments, optional Keystone,
Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse.
Optional Casino Regina Package
$10 Slot Play, $5 food coupon
Includes: 2 nights Kootenai River
Casino, 2 x $5.00 meal coupons
3 night Coeur d’Alene Casino
$35.00 Slot Play,
$45.00 Food & Bev Vouchers
LAUGHLIN, NV
12 days $679.00
April 27, Oct 5
Includes: 6 nights in Laughlin,
3 in Wendover, 2 in Helena,
9 meals, $21 Slot Play and side tours
LAUGHLIN, NV
9 days $529.00
Oct 3
Includes: 4 nights in Laughlin,
2 in Wendover, 2 in Helena,
7 meals, $14 Slot Play and side tours
WENDOVER, NV
7 days $349.00
May 3, June 21
Wendover Nugget
Includes: 2 nights in Helena
w/3 meals, 4 in Wendover with side
tours. The Nugget includes:
4 buffets, $28 Slot Play +
DEADWOOD SUMMER
SPECIAL
7 days $595.00
June 6, July 11, Aug 8
Includes: 4 nights in Deadwood
at the Mineral Palace, 1 in Great Falls,
1 in Regina, 5 breakfasts, Wine &
cheese reception, Badlands National
Park, World Famous Wall Drug Store,
D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery, Crazy
Horse, Mt Rushmore, Trial of Jack
McCall, slot & blackjack tournaments,
Optional Casino Regina Package
$10 Slot Play, $5 food coupon
TEMPLE GARDENS
MINERAL SPA & CASINO
MOOSE JAW
4 days $339.00
May 31, June 28, July 26
Includes: $20 Meal & $60 Slot Play,
city tour, optional day tour to Regina
NORTHERN LIGHTS CASINO
Prince Albert, SK
4 days $299.00
April 12 and Sept 20
Includes: $85 Casino package,
3 breakfasts, optional day trip to Dakota
Dunes Casino with $10.00 Slot Play
RIVER ROCK
RESORT & CASINO
CASINOS OF WINNIPEG
6 days April 26 $589.00
Includes: $25 meal coupons,
1 breakfast, up to $105 Slot Play,
tour the Canadian Mint, visit
South Beach Casino with lunch
Includes: 1 lunch, $20 in Slot Play
$30 food & beverage, city tour,
Granville Island, and Historic Stevenson
6 days June 7 $464.00
CASINO OF THE ROCKIES YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL KOOTENAI RIVER INN & CASINO
Bonners Ferry, ID
PARK & DEADWOOD, SD
4 days $339.00
May 24, Aug 30
10 days Sept 10 $1,039.00
St. Eugene Resort
Includes: 3 nights St. Eugene Resort,
1 lunch, $15 Meal vouchers, $30 Slot,
Optional side trip to Ft Steele Heritage
Town and Kimberley the
Bavarian Village
Includes: 9 nights, 8 breakfasts, Historic
Virginia City, Quake Lake, Old Faithful
Geyser & Visitor Center, Buffalo Bill
Scenic by-way, Dam & Visitor center,
Bighorn Scenic by-way, Shell Canyon
& Falls, Devils Tower, Wine & cheese
reception, Badlands National Park,
World Famous Wall Drug Store,
D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery, Crazy
Horse, Mt Rushmore, slot & blackjack
tournaments, Optional Casino Regina
Package, $10 Slot Play, $5 food coupon
See our NEW and
improved website at
www.a-startours.com
4 days $339.00
May 11 and Sept 28
Includes: $15 meal coupons, 1 lunch,
50% off day spa coupon,
and shopping trip to Spokane
YELLOWSTONE
NATIONAL PARK
5 days June 25 $559.00
Includes: 2 nights in Helena, 2 in
Yellowstone, 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners,
Virginia City, Quake Lake, Yellowstone
National Park w/Old Faithful
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careers
Career Planning - An Overview
Not so long ago,
when most people
stayed in the same line
of work for a lifetime,
“career” was another
word for “job.” In today's
changing world, it's
more accurate and helpful to think of your
career as the sum total
of all your work, learning
and life roles. Planning
your career has evolved
into an ongoing work in
progress and an important skill to have.
Career planning is the
lifelong process of
continually
• thinking about
work and create new
ones. Career planning
prepares you to manage
change in positive and
rewarding ways.
Building on what you
have
Because career planning is an ongoing
process that involves
both life and work, it
helps you build on what
you already have, such
as
• your employability
skills. Also known as
transferable or soft skills,
these are fundamental,
personal and teamwork
skills you need to suc-
ed decisions and at all
stages of your career,
whether you are choosing a new career direction, going back to
school or planning your
retirement.
Step 1: Know Yourself
Identifying
your
vision, values, interests,
skills, traits and abilities
will help you decide
what you want from
your next career move:
• If you’re choosing a
new career direction,
which of your core values do you want it to
embody?
• If you're looking for
your values, needs and
preferences
• exploring the life,
work and learning
options available to you
• ensuring that your
work reflects your personal priorities
• adjusting your
plans to manage the
realities of the work
world
Planning based on priorities and realities
If you’re like most
people, your priorities
will change throughout
your lifetime. Think
about what has been
important to you in the
past and what might be
important in the future.
For example, how might
your work and life
change if you have children or when your children leave home? Career
planning will help you
ensure your plans reflect
your priorities at every
stage of your life.
These days, you
probably won’t find one
type of work that will
remain unchanged or
continue to satisfy your
priorities until you retire.
Rapid shifts in technology, society and the economy will continue to
eliminate some types of
ceed in every workplace.
No matter what type of
work you choose to do,
your employability skills
will travel with you.
• your specific skills
and interests. Technical
skills that you develop
through work or on your
own can become the
basis for successful selfemployment. Talents,
hobbies and recreational activities can lead you
in new directions. For
example, skills that you
develop now as a volunteer can apply later to
paid employment or
even your own small
business venture.
• your feelings about
your work and life. If you
are bored with your job
or it looks like the work
you’re doing now might
not have much of a
future, career planning
can help you figure out
how and when to make
changes. If you’re passionate about one of
your interests or hobbies, career planning
could help you turn it
into a small business.
Using the four career
planning steps
The four career planning steps are useful for
all kinds of career-relat-
new challenges at work,
which of your skills or
interests could help you
develop and advance?
• If you’re considering going back to
school, which type of
program would make
the most of your positive traits?
Step 2: Explore
Options
Explore
your
options, discover new
ones and gather infor-
mation about them.
What choices do you
have? What does each
alternative involve?
• If you’re choosing a
career direction, find out
about the occupations
that interest you and
then talk to people in
those fields. Can you get
direct experience by volunteering, working parttime or job shadowing?
Look for related possibilities while you explore
the ones you have
already identified.
• If you’re considering going back to
school, talk to people in
the occupations that
interest you. Ask them
how they acquired the
skills and knowledge
they need and which
training options are
most respected by
employers.
Step 3: Get Ready
Evaluate
your
options and decide
which ones are best for
you at this stage of your
life. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative? Consider the
challenges you may face
and how you can handle
them.
Step 4: Take Action
Develop a plan to
make your option a reality. Identify the shortterm and long-term
steps you need to take
and tie them to specific
dates. Identify things
you can do to stay motivated. Then, take the
steps!
The career planning
Early childhood
educator needed
Full time
Salary $11.00
- $17.62/hour
Education is an asset however
will provide on the job training
Please submit your resume to
Andrea Coulombe at
Building Blocks Childcare Centres
either via fax (403) 527-7710 or
email ([email protected])
process is a practical
way to manage ongoing
changes in your life and
work. Building on what
you already have and
thinking
realistically
about your priorities,
you can continue to use
the four career planning
steps to create a satisfying career path.
~alis.alberta.ca
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We are looking for growth oriented
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and thrive in a competitive environment.
We
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complete
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If you are just such an individual, and
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