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April 22, 2024

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Retired flavours: Ben & Jerry’s, renowned for its offbeat ice cream, adopts a unique approach to discontinued varieties with their “Flavor Graveyard.” Located at the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, Vermont (U.S.) and also pictured on a dedicated page on the company’s website, the Graveyard features granite headstones with epitaphs honouring the legacy of “dearly depinted” flavours. The Graveyard started in 1997 with only four flavours but now lists 35 like Wavy Gravy, Dublin Mudslide, Economic Crunch, and Holy Cannoli. The Flavor Graveyard attracts visitors from across the world, allowing ice cream enthusiasts to pay respects to retired recipes. Recently, the flavour What a Cluster was laid to rest with an actual ceremony.


Furry heirs: One wealthy woman in China seems to love her pets more than her three children. The Shanghai woman, with the surname Liu, has an estate worth $2.8 million and wrote a will to leave her fortune in the care of a local veterinarian appointed as the will administrator. The vet is responsible for the care of her pets. The woman was motivated to make the unusual choice because she claimed her offspring seldom contacted her and didn’t visit or care for her when she became ill. Liu had wanted to leave her money directly to her pets, but that was illegal.

Big find:A diamond about the size of a candy gumdrop was discovered by a French tourist visiting the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas (U.S.). The man had experience panning for gold and searching for ammonite fossils, so he knew how to go about things. He rented a diamond hunting kit from the park and set to work. A recent rain had washed away dirt and uncovered heavy rocks, leaving minerals and diamonds lying near the surface and making the search a bit easier. He intends to have the brown, 7.46-carat rock cut into two diamonds, one for his fiancée and another for his daughter.


Lost wallet: A Chicago woman who lost her wallet during a visit to Arizona had it returned, 29 years later! A man from Mesa, Arizona (U.S.), was diving and kayaking in the Salt River not far from the Goldfield Mine in Apache Junction. He was with six family members when he found the wallet, about 15 feet (4.5 m) below the surface. Spending time on the water is the family’s favourite pastime and they often find rings, jewelry, and fishing rods. But this time they were glad to see that the wallet included a driver’s license, which allowed them to search online for the owner, and eventually return the wallet to her.

Quoteable Quotes

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“If we could be twice young and twice old, we could correct all our mistakes.”

—Euripides

“The action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.”
—Francis Hutcheson

What’s Happening

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April 22, 2024

Event Name: Railway City Men's Shed

Event Date : 05/30/2024
Event Location: St. Thomas
Event Time : 11 am - 1 pm
Details: Information session on the launch of Railway City Men's Shed at the Alma Meeting Room CASO Station. Discover a place to connect, a community to belong to & friendships that make it all worthwhile.
Contact: Rob McKinnon
Phone : 519-591-8896
Email : robmckinnon@live.ca

Clean water issues.

On Tuesday, May 14,2024, the Probus Club of Strathroy and Area will be hearing from a representative of Trojan Technologies to address the club on the topic of clean water issues. The meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. and end 11:30 a.m. at the Gemini Sportsplex in Strathroy. Visitors are welcome. There is no charge. For further information, contact strathroyprobus@gmail.com

AIR CADETS TAG DAYS. May 9, 10 and 11

Please donate to our local Air Cadet Squadron (#3 Strathroy) when you see them! 100% of the funds raised go towards supporting activities for our youth, ages 12-18. www.striker3.ca

Event Name: Edisonfest

Event Date : June 1
Event Location: Vienna Ontario
Event Time : 9 AM - 5 PM
Details: Free day except for food purchase, Aboriginal dancers, face paining, bouncy castles, The Science Guy, Vendors
Contact: Diane Soper
Phone : 519-550-0848
Email : dsoper81@hotmail.com

Event Name: Garden expert Paul Zammit

Event Date : 05/01/2024
Event Location: ELCC (arena) Watford
Event Time : 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Details: $5.00 admission. Door prizes
Contact: Karen or email us
Phone : 416-483-7265
Email : hortsoc@brktel.on.ca

Event Name: Native Plant Talk

Event Date : 04-24-24
Event Location: St.Thomas
Event Time : 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Details: Free Admission to hear expert Rick Gray talk about 'Native Plants' at CASO Station, 750 Talbot St. Door prizes, seed and summer bulb exchange, and refreshments.
Contact: Richard Cartwright
Phone : 519-521-9343
Email : dominionday@hotmail.com

Event Name: Quarter Auction

Event Date : 05/08/2024
Event Location: St. Thomas
Event Time : Doors 6pm Event 7pm
Details: 10+ Vendors, Raffle Table, 50/50. $5 (1 paddle) Extra $2. Bring your quarters!
Contact: Central United
Phone : 519-631-3503
Email : myorganizedchaos@yahoo.com

Trivia

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  1. Fictional character James Bond briefly was married to “Tracy”—T/F?
  2. The game cribbage is played with a board, pegs, and _____.
  3. In which city can you visit the Prado art museum?
  4. A brachialis is a tendon, ligament, or muscle?
  5. This ancient Greek physician is called the father of western medicine.

Trivia answers at the bottom of the page!

Your Weekly Horoscope

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Aries

(March 20 – April 19)

aries

Have you not been entire - ly truthful about some - thing, either to yourself or to others? Now may be a good time to correct the situation and put it behind you. Lucky numbers: 4, 13, 14, 20, 43, 45.

Taurus

(April 20 – May 20)

Taurus

The potential exists, early in the week, for you to uncover an opportunity. This may come to you out of the blue or may require you to take a leap of faith. Lucky numbers: 1, 11, 32, 35, 37, 44.

Gemini

(May 21 – June 20)

Gemini

Are you having trouble making a choice about something important? The answer may become apparent if you use your belief system to examine the situation. Lucky numbers: 13, 16, 18, 28, 40, 48.

Cancer

(June 21 – July 21)

Your head and heart may be out of sync at the end of the week. Try not to let the dissonance nega - tively impact you, since this phase could pass in a few days. Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 22, 37, 43, 46.

Leo

(July 22 – Aug. 22)

Leo

At the start of the week, your unconscious may reveal information that may be upsetting to your self image. How can you integrate rather than fight this insight? Lucky numbers: 1, 3, 8, 24, 41, 46.

Virgo

(Aug. 23– Sept. 22)

Virgo

Your natural work and communication style may be “slow and steady wins the race.” But this week, the energy might help you pick up the pace with success. Lucky numbers: 2, 12, 23, 30, 32, 47

Libra

(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Libra

Your feelings may be particularly intense early in the week. Is an under - lying issue begging for a resolution? How can you use these emotions to facilitate change? Lucky numbers: 10, 18, 21, 26, 30, 45.

Scorpio

(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Scorpio

If you set new goals during your birthday month, this may be a good week to consider completing projects that support those objectives. Lucky numbers: 11, 13, 18, 25, 27, 38.

Sagittarius

(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20)

Sagittarius

A few weeks ago, you may have experienced a challenge to your belief system. If needed, the energy at the end of this week could help you support your beliefs. Lucky numbers: 9, 15, 17, 26, 31, 37.

Capricorn

(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19)

Capricorn

If you have been working hard and are running out of steam, hang on for a little bit longer. At the end of this week, help may be on the way for a few days. Lucky numbers: 15, 16, 39, 42, 43, 47.

Aquarius

(Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Aquarius

Are your endeavours out of sync with your highest ideals and values? Now may be a good week to forge a new path that gets you back on track and in alignment. Lucky numbers: 16, 18, 19, 33, 38, 39.

Pisces

(Feb. 19 – March 19)

Pisces

Translating ideals from the ethereal realm onto this plane can be a chal - lenge for Pisces.The ener - gy this week may help you, so try to take advan - tage of it. Lucky numbers: 3, 10, 12, 13, 21, 33.

Lucky numbers this week: This week’s odds favour Taurus winners with the luckiest number being 11.

Did You Know...

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Hawaiian dessert: Anyone visiting Hawaii (U.S.) should try its famous Haupia pie. This decadent, layered dish starts with a pie crust, usually followed by coconut and chocolate pudding, topped with whipped cream.

Peace prize: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is better known as Mother Theresa. Born in 1910 in what is now North Macedonia, she became a nun at 18 and worked in the slums of India, which earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

Waiting for visitors: During Canada’s 1967 centennial, the town of St. Paul, Alberta, celebrated by building the world’s first UFO landing pad. No extra-terrestrial visitors have been sighted, but thousands of humans have taken a look.

Indoor plant: Indoor gardeners might want to try growing a bamboo plant. These attractive plants like indirect light and don’t need much water. Avoid using water with fluoride and chlorine. Bottled is the best choice.

Crispy snack: A traditional Portuguese dish is bolinhos de bacalhau, also called pastéis de bacalhau. These are fritters made with cod, potatoes, onions, eggs, parsley, and spices, then deep fried.

On the Lighter Side

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Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Uriah. Uriah who? Keep Uriah on the ball!

Why did the farmer plow the field with a steam roller? He wanted to grow mashed potatoes.

People say I look better without my glasses on. But I just can’t see it.

Paul Revere always carried a handkerchief. He was, after all, the town crier.

Customer: “I suppose you call this modern art?”

Art Dealer: “No, it’s a mirror.”

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