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Feb. 13, 2017

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I was asked for what I look for in a relationship. Apparently ‘A Way Out’ wasn’t the right answer I don’t know where my PRINCE CHARMING is but I’m already prepared for our first fight because he is super late Quickest way to my heart you ask? Texting in full sentences and using proper grammar and spelling. I’m not joking. Like Dorothy I attract men who are brainless, heartless or cowards. Dating again after divorce? Its like high school except with stretchmarks and debt.

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Award winning guitarist Eric Harper creates a melodically entrancing unique sound. Harper is an exotic fusion of Rock and Flamenco; think Dave Matthews meets the Gypsy Kings. Eric co-composed the music for the movie “Inseparable” starring Kevin Spacey and directed by Dayyan Eng. His music has been placed in over 80 TV shows including “How I Met Your Mother”, “Top Gear”, “Kitchen Nightmares”, The Ultimate Fighter”, “Holidate”, “My Fair Wedding”, “Ghost Hunters”, “Burn Notice” and several others. Eric is the winner of multiple awards including: the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Award and the Guitar Mania Contest 2014, and a finalist in the Morton Gould Composer Award and the Lennon Songwriting Competition. Eric has performed all over the world in many countries including Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland, France, China, Israel, USA and Canada. He has performed with Multi-Grammy award winner KC Porter, Chinese Pop Sensation Cheng Lin, Santana Producer JB Eckl, Pop Sensation Andy Grammar and many others. Single tickets are $30 for adults or $5 for students. Tickets may be ordered via phone at 780-872-7400 (Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm) or online at This concert is the third of six great events within the 2016-2017 Lloydminster Concert Series.

If love is blind why is lingerie so popular?

Lloydminster Concert Series Association presents Eric Harper on February 16 at 7:30 pm at Vic Juba Community Theatre.

Get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted a whole day.

Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break. Believe the best rather than the worst. People have a way of living up or down to your opinion of them. Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship. The person you marry is deserving of the courtesies and kindnesses you bestow on your friends. Please hand this down to your children and your children’s children: the more things change the more they are the same. Jane Wells 1886


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Senior Hockey I was born and raised in Regina and was never exposed to one of the great hockey traditions in Saskatchewan until I played as a 21 year old, that being senior hockey. It seems every town in Saskatchewan big or small has a rink, a bar and a Chinese restaurant . The rink is the place to play games and a chance for the community to gather, meet and cheer on their home town team and talk about life and family, the local bar is the place the game gets reviewed and the next day at coffee row in the restaurant. The rivalry between towns can be intense and many a memory is recalled with fondness in later years. But for a spoiled city kid I was quickly introduced to how amazing senior hockey can be, whether it’s a team competing for an Allan Cup or just a small trophy calling yourself a league champion, the hardware is secondary, it’s the pride you feel for your town and for those packing the stands and cheering you on. My passion for senior hockey on the ice only lasted for 1 season as it took a back seat to my career , but that passion would later carry me into being part of a team behind the scenes. Through my 10 seasons of managing a senior hockey team there was always this sense of home when I walked into a rink, whether it be in St Walburg , Paradise Hill , Kindersley or Lloydminster there you always had those familiar small town hockey fans there for a night to enjoy some great hockey and for the older ones, reminiscing days gone by of teams that wore those jerseys many years ago. I was blessed to be part of a team with a remarkable tradition in the Lloydminster Border Kings. Long before 2 Allan Cup championships , the Kings were like many senior teams packing rinks and giving an opportunity for players to further their hockey careers before playing those beer league late night games. It’s been 5 years since the Border Kings second Allan Cup championship in 2007. Memories as general manager of that team are still fresh in my mind like it was just yesterday , but since then the Kings like many senior teams faced a long list of struggles and those struggles has seen the Kings unable to ice a team for the last 2 seasons . All senior hockey fans in Lloydminster are left with right now are the memories of those great teams . At the same time, on any given Saturday you can head North , South , East or West and find a rink, a hot chocolate and fans cheering on their home town team just like other generations have done. Greg Buchanan for The Weekly Bean

At St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Toronto, they have weekly husband’s marriage seminars. At the session, last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years. Giuseppe replied to the assembled husbands, “Wella, I’va tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all is, I tooka her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!” The priest responded, “Giuseppe, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here! Please tell us what you are planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary?” Giuseppe proudly replied, “ I gonna go pick her up.”

Q: What’s the difference between me and a calendar? A: A calendar has dates

Kissing is our greatest invention. On the list of great inventions, it ranks higher than the Thermos bottle and the Airstream trailer; higher, even, than room service. - Tom Robbins

What’s the difference between a $20 steak and a $55 steak? February 14th.

Once upon a time, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened to meet a frog in a pond. The frog said to the princess, “I once was a handsome prince until an evil witch put a spell on me. One kiss from you and I will turn back into a prince and then we can marry, move into the castle with my mom and you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children and forever feel happy doing so.” That night, while the princess dined on frog legs, she kept laughing and saying, “I don’t THINK so.”

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People ask me “Why are you single? You are attractive, intelligent and creative.” My reply is “I’m overqualified.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Never laugh at your wife’s choices. You were one of them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “More Marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “I want to spend the rest of my life trying to get out of debt with you” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Two antennae met on a roof, fell in love and got married. Their wedding ceremony wasn’t fancy. The reception, however, was excellent. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One day this frog was bored, so he decided to call the psychic hotline. The psychic asked the frog “what do you want to know?” “Tell me something about my love life”, said the frog. “In the very near future you are going to meet a very beautiful young woman”, said the psychic. “Cool, where – at a disco or a party?”, said the frog. “No”, the psychic replied. “Next month in her biology class!”

Things Not to Say on Your Valentine’s Date I really don’t like this restaurant that much, but I wanted to use this2-for-1 coupon before it expired. I used to come here all the time with my ex. I never said you NEED a nose job. I just said it wouldn’t hurt to consider it. Could you excuse me? My cat gets lonely if he doesn’t hear my voice on the answering machine every hour. I like clay. It’s mushy. I really feel that I’ve grown in the past few years. Used to be I wouldn’t have given someone like you a second look. And I won that trophy in the U of S belching contest. I know you said you don’t eat anything with a face. But a good butcher will cut that part off for you if you ask. It’s been tough, but I’ve come to accept that most people I date just won’t be as smart as I am.

Do skunks celebrate Valentine’s Day? Sure, they’re very scent-imental!

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We’re gearing up, once again, for one of downtown’s most exciting events …The 9th annual Summer Streetfest happens on Sat., June 24. This popular event is organized by Streetscapes, Arts Without Borders, and Lloydminster’s Outdoor Farmers Market. Streetfest is a great community event and we rely on your help to organize it. Local businesses and partners fund the event and community members volunteer their time and effort. We are currently recruiting volunteer committee members to help organize Streetfest, 2017. The committee typically meets once a month. This is a working committee so a couple hours of work each month outside of the meetings will be required. Currently we are recruiting for these sub-committees:  

Main Stage Assistant ‐ Open Market Coordinator ‐ Food Vendor Coordinator  If you are looking for a fun way to get involved in the community this is definitely it! Streetfest is an amazing event that offers the community an affordable family-friendly experience with lots to see and do…and eat! If you would like to be a vendor at Streetfest please contact us. Types of vendors we are looking for include:

 Food vendors/food trucks ‐ Non‐profits looking to get public exposure ‐ Non‐profits holding a bbq to fundraise   Sports clubs interested in providing an interactive game or activity   Clowns, children’s performers, mascots, face painters, art market vendors, farmers market vendors, etc.    *All downtown businesses are encouraged to set up side walk sales (contact Streetscapes to learn more).   Please notify Streetscapes if you plan to set up a side walk sale so that we can allow for the space in the event  layout.  

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Phil, a smart and handsome young man, dressed in the latest fashion, walked into this local pub. He noticed a woman gazing at him without blinking her big eyes. Phil felt flattered so he walked up to the woman and said in his deepest voice, ‘I’ll do anything you wish, beautiful lady, for just $10 but on one condition.’ The woman appeared to be trapped in the moment and asked as if in a trance, ‘What’s your condition?’ Phil answered, ‘Tell me your wish in just three words.’ There was a long pause, the woman opened her purse, counted out the money and handed it to the man along with her address. She then looked deeply into his eyes and whispered, ‘Clean my house.’ To all my single friends. If no one else loves you, I do. Happy Valentine’s Day! To all my friends who are commited: Happy Valentine`s Day!. and To all my friends who are single, Happy Independance Day This Valentine’s Day I’m going to do something I don’t normally do: remember it.

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How is your Soul? Is it well with your soul? Those are the 2 questions that I asked you in our last article together. I asked you if you are ok? I don’t mean simply are you ok on the outside. I mean are you ok on the inside? Is your soul ok? The deep dark place that no one sees, the place where no one knows about, are you ok in that place? Last time we talked about the importance of rest for our soul, and how the soul is at rest when it is in God our creator and how it is in rest in God’s creation which is nature. So today I want to talk to you about work. God shows us another environment where the soul is to thrive and that is work. I know for most of us work is what maybe drains our soul, not give life to our soul. When God speaks of this in Genesis 2:15 he is referring to service, he is referring to responsibility. For the soul to be healthy the soul needs responsibility. We are to be responsible for God’s creation. Well what did God create? He created the heavens and the earth, but his most important creation was humanity. We are to take responsibility for people. We are to love people and serve them, we are to help the poor we are to help those that are less fortunate than us. We are to help other men, we are to help other women, we are to help children. When we serve God’s creation of humanity it brings a lot of joy and health to our soul. It is why so many people say serving and helping others give us life. Who do you need to take responsibility for? Your spouse, your children, your church? Pastor Heath Jeffery

The bobcats are headed into the final three weeks of the busy AJHL regular season and are slated for three games in four nights; including two at home vs., Grande Prairie. On Wednesday the Bobcats are on the road in Bonnyville to take on one of the team’s biggest Viterra North Division Rivals in the Pontiacs. This will be the last meeting of the season between the two teams. At the start of the second week in February the Bonnyville Pontiacs were fourth in the north division with 64 points. Four full points behind third place Spruce Grove. On Friday and Saturday the Bobcats are hosting the Grande Prairie Storm at the Centennial Civic Centre. Both contests get underway at 7:30 pm., with pre-game on Real Country 95.9. The Friday and Saturday contest vs., the Storm are going to be the last time in the 2016-17 season that the two teams will face-off against one another. The Bobcats and Storm last met on Friday January 13th where the Cats dropped a tough opening weekend contest at the Revolution arena in G.P. Heading into the weekend home doubleheader versus the Storm the two teams each have two wins in the six game season series. The Bobcats last beat the Storm on Friday December 9, by a score of 3-2. ______________ On February 5th directly following an afternoon contest versus the Spruce Grove Saints, the Bobcats held their annual Skate with the Cats at the CCC. Take a look at the group shot below. The Bobcats would like to thank everyone who attended the post-game Skate with the Bobcats, and for the continued support we have received this season. We had a great time seeing everyone on the ice!

Time for Annual RRSP Review? Once you’ve started contributing to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and funded it with investments that are appropriate for your needs, you might think you’re in good shape and that your RRSP is now on “autopilot.” But that type of thinking can actually be counterproductive, because to get the maximum benefits from your RRSP, you’ll need to revise it over time to reflect changes in your life and in the investments that make up your plan. That’s why it’s a smart move to review your RRSP holdings annually — and when this year is winding down is as good a time as any to see what you’ve got, where you’ve been and where you might be headed. What should you look for when you review your RRSP? First and foremost, make sure you’re saving enough to help reach your retirement goals — or that you’re at least putting away as much as you can possibly afford. Next, evaluate whether your investment mix is still suitable for your individual goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. You might be surprised at how much your holdings can “evolve” without your having done anything to them. For example, during long bull markets, the value of your RRSP’s stock-based accounts may have risen substantially, and you might find that these accounts now make up a greater percentage of your portfolio than you had originally intended. As a result, you’re now taking on more risk than you’d like. Conversely, during a bear market, the percentage of conservative investments in your plan — such as bonds and other fixed-income vehicles — may grow to such an extent, relative to your stocks, that your RRSP may not be providing you with the growth opportunities you need to pay for the retirement you’ve envisioned. To prevent either of these scenarios, you may need to periodically “rebalance” your RRSP. Your life’s circumstances provide you with another reason to review your RRSP’s investment mix. When you begin your career, you may decide to invest more aggressively in your RRSP because you have many years to go until you retire. Consequently, you have time to potentially overcome the “down” markets that will inevitably occur. But as you get closer to retirement, you obviously have fewer years to make up for lost ground, so you might decide to lower your risk level by shifting some of your assets out of stock-based accounts into more conservative ones. Still, you could be retired for two or three decades, so you will still need some growth elements in your RRSP to help stay ahead of inflation. So, review your RRSP at least once a year and make changes whenever necessary — but don’t go overboard. By making the right moves at the right time, you can help ensure that your RRSP will be a key element of your retirement savings.

Oil a key factor in Wall’s speech to SUMA By Brian Zinchuk Saskatoon - The impact of the oil sector on the provincial economy and government revenues factored large in a speech made by Premier Brad Wall to delegates of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association convention in Saskatoon on Feb. 6. This was especially important as he explained how the province is now looking at a $1.2 billion deficit this year, and that, as a result, the municipalities would be getting less money. Wall said, “For nearly three years now, and sometimes I think we’ve lost track of just how long it’s been, for three years, we’ve been battered and bruised and buffeted by a stubbornly long down cycle in commodity prices. It’s been a perfect storm for Saskatchewan. It’s affected oil, significantly affected oil and the energy sector. But also potash, and also uranium, and that storm is still blowing a little bit. We aren’t out of it by any means.” “Government revenues have dropped precipitously in the last number of years. There is no immediate bounce back coming to the higher levels we would hope, on the resource side of the equation. Oil has recovered to some degree. Analysts, though, believe ceiling for that, at least now and for the mid-term, is about $60. That’s the ceiling. Because as the price increases, so will production. Shale oil in the U.S., has been a game-changer, for us.” He wanted to set expectations straight, saying, “I don’t think we should be on, or plan on, or won’t plan on $100 a barrel, $80 a barrel, or $70 a barrel any time soon. That’s the reality. But at least prices of oil are off their historic lows. We can’t say the same for potash. We can’s say the same for uranium. Those prices are still at historic lows, with little expectation that will change.” As a result, municipalities will be getting less money. (To see the full version of this story, check out

penned the following passionate missive: “I wake filled with thoughts of you.Your portrait and the intoxicating evening which we spent yesterday have left my senses in turmoil ... You are leaving at noon; I shall see you in three hours. Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return,for they set my blood on fire.”? a) Alexander the Great b) Napoleon Bonaparte c) Julius Caesar d) Benito Mussolini 4. A prominent, diminutive poet stated: “And now listen to me in turn.You have touched me more profoundly than I thought even you could havetouched me - my heart was full when you came here today. Henceforward I am yours for everything ....” Who was this Victorian? a) Elizabeth Barrett Browning b) Matthew Arnold c) Alfred, Lord Tennyson d) Christina Rossetti

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How Do I Love Thee? Famous Love Letters 1. Which “joyous” classical/romantic composer wrote: “My angel, my all, my own self. My heart is full of many things to say to you - ah! -- there are moments when I feel that speech is nothing after all -- cheer up -- remain my true, only treasure, my all as I am yours.”? a) Franz Schubert b) Niccolo Paganini c) Ludwig van Beethoven d) Giaochino Rossini 2. A Spanish-speaking painter, whose life began and ended in the Blue House, sent the following: “Remember that once you finish the fresco we will be together forever, once and for all, without arguments or anything, only to love one another.” Who was the amorous artist? a) Pablo Picasso b) Paquita Sabrafen c) Salvadore Dali d) Frida Kahlo 3. Which military, political and tactical genius, who literally seized his own crown,

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~ Monogamous relationships exist throughout the animal kingdom ~ It only takes up to 4 minutes to decide whether you like someone or not. ~ Cuddling releases natural painkillers ~ When two lovers gaze at each others’ eyes, their heart rates synchronize ~ Holding a loved one’s hand relieves pain and stress ~ Expressing gratitude towards people you love causes an immediate spike in your happiness ~ Dilated pupils show your dttraction to fomeone and makes you more dttractive ~ Love also causes a drop in serotonin, which is a symptom of OCD, causing you to be literally obsessed with your partner. ~ Couples who are too similar to each other are not likely to last ~ Romantic love eventually ends…only to be followed by committed love

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