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15 Monday, April 16, 2018Last Mountain Times c r o s s w o r d Copyright © 2017, Penny Press | ANSWER IN CLASSIFIED SECTION HOROSCOPE THE LUCKY SIGNS THIS WEEK: LEO, VIRGO AND LIBRA sudoku ANSWER KEY IS ON CLASSIFIEDS PAGE. ARIES You’ll definitely be surrounded by lots of people this week. Your friends will invite you to all sorts of goingson, each more action-packed than the last. Someone might try to get you to lose your cool. TAURUS Whether at work or at home, expect to have a lot of responsibilities end up on your shoulders this week. You’ll need to rethink your priorities and stop procrastinating if you want to get everything done. GEMINI You may find yourself spontaneously planning a magnificent voyage. You’ll get in touch with your spiritual side, and this will put you on the path to greater well-being. CANCER You’ll go through the whole gamut of emotions this week. Your family and friends will be there to help you navigate a complicated situation on the home front. Things should clear up quickly. LEO It’s always easier to get along with people with whom you aren’t involved emotionally. You may need to go a bit heavier on the discipline with your kids, who know exactly how to push your buttons. VIRGO You’ll have a lot of little details to straighten out. At work, there’s a significant promotion waiting for you just around the corner, but you’ll need to work on your negotiation skills to get the most out of what you’re offered. LIBRA If you’re single, expect love to come knocking at your door. It may even be an old friend. On the financial front, a considerable amount of cold hard cash will fall out of the sky. SCORPIO Your plans to move out of your current area will start to take shape. You’ll put the needs of your family before your own, even if your schedule for the next few days is already jam-packed. SAGITTARIUS You’ll feel compelled to treat yourself to a new car. Be reasonable: you wouldn’t want to put too much of a strain on your finances. Give yourself a few days to think about it, and the urge may disappear on its own. CAPRICORN You’ll be feeling unusually emotional this week. To restore harmony in your relationship, dedicate some time to a heart-to-heart conversation. This will help you get to know each other better. AQUARIUS You’re overflowing with vitality and feel ready to tackle all kinds of problems. Various situations have had you considerably worried for a while, and you’ll be happy to put them behind you. PISCES You’ll be more and more worried about a minor health problem. By taking the situation seriously, you’ll succeed in obtaining all the care you need, and you should be feeling better in no time. ARIES Take the time to review recent receipts, because a mistake probably slipped in somewhere. Your vigilance should pay off in the form of a hefty chunk of change. TAURUS Patience won’t be your greatest virtue over the next few days. Financial troubles will resolve themselves with time. The solution to your problems lies in letting water run under the bridge. GEMINI You need to get some rest. Once you’re feeling more relaxed, you’ll find the inspiration you needed to reach your professional goals. CANCER You’ll be in charge of a large group of people, and you’ll experience some wonderful moments together. Stress may tire you out; be sure to get lots of rest before the weekend if you don’t want to wind up stuck in bed. LEO You’ll find yourself in the boss’s chair this week, much to your own surprise. Whoever’s in charge will be needed somewhere urgently. Trust yourself and your leadership talent will shine through. VIRGO With a business trip looming on the horizon, you’ll find yourself doubting your abilities to communicate in another language. Things should go better than expected. LIBRA If you’re aiming for a career change, you’ll need to head back to class. Your patience and efforts will pay off eventually by relieving you of a tough financial situation. SCORPIO You aren’t usually the kind of person who hesitates before making a big decision, but this time you’ll take a few moments to weigh the pros and cons. And you’re right to do so: new information will be brought to your attention at the very last minute. SAGITTARIUS At work, you’ll find yourself in charge of emergencies and complaints. Luckily, your ability to smile in every circumstance will work wonders to relieve tense situations. CAPRICORN You’ll accomplish a brilliant feat in one way or another. You’ll be warmly applauded and placed on a pedestal of sorts. You may even save someone from a disaster. AQUARIUS If you have young children, they’ll be rowdier than usual this week. You’ll need to take the time to establish and explain new house rules if you wish to one day enjoy some peace and quiet. PISCES You won’t mince your words this week, and you’ll probably end up saying out loud what others dare not speak. You’ll have to get used to your new phone, as it’s a lot more complex than your previous one. Week of April 15 to 21, 2018 Week of April 22 to 28, 2018 Week of April 8 to 14, 2018 ARIES You’ll be feeling generous this week, and you may even save someone from a sticky situation. You’re a good listener; put those skills to use. TAURUS If you plan on moving soon, this week will be the right time to start making more concrete plans to that effect. You’ll eventually find the perfect place to call home — don’t give up. GEMINI You won’t mince your words this week, and you won’t beat around the bush when it comes to expressing your disagreement either. Those close to you will respect your opinions, even if they don’t always fully agree. CANCER If you want a fulfilling relationship, it would be a good idea for you both to step outside your regular routine. The thought of moving in together might cross your mind this week, if you don’t already share a home. LEO Finally, a bit of action — you need the stimulation. Someone will present you with a challenge to take on, and this will be a boon for both your career and your personal development. VIRGO Sometimes, you need to take a step back in order to move forward. This week, focus on finding balance, whether in your finances or your romantic life. You aren’t doing yourself any favours by staying passive. LIBRA Expect your number of clients to skyrocket this week for one reason or another, leaving you with more responsibilities — and more money in your pocket. Romance-wise, your partner or love interest will succeed in sweeping you off your feet, much to your delight. SCORPIO The universe will send you some sort of sign that will show you the path you need to follow in order to achieve your goals. You might begin to toy with the idea of starting your own business. SAGITTARIUS In an effort to broaden your personal and professional horizons, you’ll sign up for a class. This will have an unexpected effect on your life and overall happiness. CAPRICORN Emotions will run high this week, with tension so thick you’ll almost be able to grab it out of the air. If you’ve recently entered a romantic relationship, expect a clear sign of commitment from your partner. AQUARIUS Make sure to think twice before making a decision that could change your life and the lives of your loved ones. Your generosity will be contagious and you’ll spread joy wherever you go this week. PISCES A few changes to your diet will considerably improve your health. On the romantic front, a sincere discussion with your partner will keep conflict at bay and steer you toward a greater commitment. Week of April 1 to 7, 2018 THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: SCORPIO, SAGITTARIUS AND CAPRICORN THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: TAURUS, GEMINI AND CANCER THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: AQUARIUS, PISCES AND ARIES THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: LEO, VIRGO AND LIBRA ARIES If you really want to finance that project, all it’ll take is a trip to the bank to put you at the heart of the action. On the romantic front, expect your relationship to take an affectionate turn. TAURUS To surround yourself with harmony, you’ll need to make some compromises. At work, you may be tasked with organizing an event that will bring together a large group of people. GEMINI At work, you’ll have a lot of clients to serve, and some will be harder to satisfy than others. Luckily, you have a knack for making miracles in seemingly impossible situations. CANCER If you’re single, your popularity is about to skyrocket, and you may even experience love at first sight. Take things slow — you’d be wise to get to know the person thoroughly before making any grand romantic gesture. LEO You may finally find a buyer for your house. If you’ve lived there for many years, you may feel overcome by feelings of nostalgia, or even of regret. VIRGO You have what it takes to become a public figure. Your voice, your ideas and your opinions have the power to bring together large numbers of people. You’ll be listened to with great interest. LIBRA Complicated financial situations don’t exactly go hand in hand with romance. Make affection a priority in your relationship, even if you’re feeling somewhat preoccupied by other matters. SCORPIO You’ll start the week off with a desire to conquer the world. Don’t let your detractors make you lose your cool. SAGITTARIUS You’ll need to take a step back and re-evaluate your professional life. Your health preoccupations will lead you to a lifestyle that will greatly reduce your stress. You’re on the right track for a new beginning. CAPRICORN Your social life will be most active this week. Expect to be constantly surrounded by people as you attend the many events you’re invited to. Have fun, but try not to put too much of a strain on your pocketbook. AQUARIUS You’ll receive divine inspiration for your life’s next big project. Make the right decisions now, and you’ll be roundly rewarded come retirement time. Remember: the future is built one day at a time. PISCES You might spontaneously pack your bags and set out on a trip with friends. If your travels wind up more complicated than expected, especially when it comes to communicating with your group, don’t sweat it. Let go, and enjoy the ride. Whether at work or at home, expect to have a lot of responsibilities end up on your shoulders this week. You’ll need to rethink your priorities and stop procrastinating if you want to get everything done. GEMINI You may find yourself spontaneously planning a magnificent voyage. You’ll get in touch with your spiritual side, and this will put you on the path to greater well-being. CANCER You’ll go through the whole gamut of emotions this week. Your family and friends will be there to help you navigate a complicated situation on the home front. Things should clear up quickly. LEO It’s always easier to get along with people with whom you aren’t involved emotionally. You may need to go a bit heavier on the discipline with your kids, who know exactly how to push your buttons. VIRGO You’ll have a lot of little details to straighten out. At work, there’s a significant promotion waiting for you just around the corner, but you’ll need to work on your negotiation skills to get the most out of what you’re offered. LIBRA If you’re single, expect love to come knocking at your door. It may even be an old friend. On the financial front, a considerable amount of cold hard cash will fall out of the sky. SCORPIO Your plans to move out of your current area will start to take shape. You’ll put the needs of your family before your own, even if your schedule for the next few days is already jam-packed. SAGITTARIUS You’ll feel compelled to treat yourself to a new car. Be reasonable: you wouldn’t want to put too much of a strain on your finances. Give yourself a few days to think about it, and the urge may disappear on its own. CAPRICORN You’ll be feeling unusually emotional this week. To restore harmony in your relationship, dedicate some time to a heart-to-heart conversation. This will help you get to know each other better. AQUARIUS You’re overflowing with vitality and feel ready to tackle all kinds of problems. Various situations have had you considerably worried for a while, and you’ll be happy to put them behind you. PISCES You’ll be more and more worried about a minor health problem. By taking the situation seriously, you’ll succeed in obtaining all the care you need, and you should be feeling better in no time. tue over the next few days. Financial troubles will resolve themselves with time. The solution to your problems lies in letting water run under the bridge. GEMINI You need to get some rest. Once you’re feeling more relaxed, you’ll find the inspiration you needed to reach your professional goals. CANCER You’ll be in charge of a large group of people, and you’ll experience some wonderful moments together. Stress may tire you out; be sure to get lots of rest before the weekend if you don’t want to wind up stuck in bed. LEO You’ll find yourself in the boss’s chair this week, much to your own surprise. Whoever’s in charge will be needed somewhere urgently. Trust yourself and your leadership talent will shine through. VIRGO With a business trip looming on the horizon, you’ll find yourself doubting your abilities to communicate in another language. Things should go better than expected. LIBRA If you’re aiming for a career change, you’ll need to head back to class. Your patience and efforts will pay off eventually by relieving you of a tough financial situation. SCORPIO You aren’t usually the kind of person who hesitates before making a big decision, but this time you’ll take a few moments to weigh the pros and cons. And you’re right to do so: new information will be brought to your attention at the very last minute. SAGITTARIUS At work, you’ll find yourself in charge of emergencies and complaints. Luckily, your ability to smile in every circumstance will work wonders to relieve tense situations. CAPRICORN You’ll accomplish a brilliant feat in one way or another. You’ll be warmly applauded and placed on a pedestal of sorts. You may even save someone from a disaster. AQUARIUS If you have young children, they’ll be rowdier than usual this week. You’ll need to take the time to establish and explain new house rules if you wish to one day enjoy some peace and quiet. PISCES You won’t mince your words this week, and you’ll probably end up saying out loud what others dare not speak. You’ll have to get used to your new phone, as it’s a lot more complex than your previous one. more concrete plans to that effect. You’ll eventually find the perfect place to call home — don’t give up. GEMINI You won’t mince your words this week, and you won’t beat around the bush when it comes to expressing your disagreement either. Those close to you will respect your opinions, even if they don’t always fully agree. CANCER If you want a fulfilling relationship, it would be a good idea for you both to step outside your regular routine. The thought of moving in together might cross your mind this week, if you don’t already share a home. LEO Finally, a bit of action — you need the stimulation. Someone will present you with a challenge to take on, and this will be a boon for both your career and your personal development. VIRGO Sometimes, you need to take a step back in order to move forward. This week, focus on finding balance, whether in your finances or your romantic life. You aren’t doing yourself any favours by staying passive. LIBRA Expect your number of clients to skyrocket this week for one reason or another, leaving you with more responsibilities — and more money in your pocket. Romance-wise, your partner or love interest will succeed in sweeping you off your feet, much to your delight. SCORPIO The universe will send you some sort of sign that will show you the path you need to follow in order to achieve your goals. You might begin to toy with the idea of starting your own business. SAGITTARIUS In an effort to broaden your personal and professional horizons, you’ll sign up for a class. This will have an unexpected effect on your life and overall happiness. CAPRICORN Emotions will run high this week, with tension so thick you’ll almost be able to grab it out of the air. If you’ve recently entered a romantic relationship, expect a clear sign of commitment from your partner. AQUARIUS Make sure to think twice before making a decision that could change your life and the lives of your loved ones. Your generosity will be contagious and you’ll spread joy wherever you go this week. PISCES A few changes to your diet will considerably improve your health. On the romantic front, a sincere discussion with your partner will keep conflict at bay and steer you toward a greater commitment. To surround yourself with harmony, you’ll need to make some compromises. At work, you may be tasked with organizing an event that will bring together a large group of people. GEMINI At work, you’ll have a lot of clients to serve, and some will be harder to satisfy than others. Luckily, you have a knack for making miracles in seemingly impossible situations. CANCER If you’re single, your popularity is about to skyrocket, and you may even experience love at first sight. Take things slow — you’d be wise to get to know the person thoroughly before making any grand romantic gesture. LEO You may finally find a buyer for your house. If you’ve lived there for many years, you may feel overcome by feelings of nostalgia, or even of regret. VIRGO You have what it takes to become a public figure. Your voice, your ideas and your opinions have the power to bring together large numbers of people. You’ll be listened to with great interest. LIBRA Complicated financial situations don’t exactly go hand in hand with romance. Make affection a priority in your relationship, even if you’re feeling somewhat preoccupied by other matters. SCORPIO You’ll start the week off with a desire to conquer the world. Don’t let your detractors make you lose your cool. SAGITTARIUS You’ll need to take a step back and re-evaluate your professional life. Your health preoccupations will lead you to a lifestyle that will greatly reduce your stress. You’re on the right track for a new beginning. CAPRICORN Your social life will be most active this week. Expect to be constantly surrounded by people as you attend the many events you’re invited to. Have fun, but try not to put too much of a strain on your pocketbook. AQUARIUS You’ll receive divine inspiration for your life’s next big project. Make the right decisions now, and you’ll be roundly rewarded come retirement time. Remember: the future is built one day at a time. PISCES You might spontaneously pack your bags and set out on a trip with friends. If your travels wind up more complicated than expected, especially when it comes to communicating with your group, don’t sweat it. Let go, and enjoy the ride. significant promotion waiting for you just around the corner, but you’ll need to work on your negotiation skills to get the most out of what you’re offered. LIBRA If you’re single, expect love to come knocking at your door. It may even be an old friend. On the financial front, a considerable amount of cold hard cash will fall out of the sky. SCORPIO Your plans to move out of your current area will start to take shape. You’ll put the needs of your family before your own, even if your schedule for the next few days is already jam-packed. SAGITTARIUS You’ll feel compelled to treat yourself to a new car. Be reasonable: you wouldn’t want to put too much of a strain on your finances. Give yourself a few days to think about it, and the urge may disappear on its own. CAPRICORN You’ll be feeling unusually emotional this week. To restore harmony in your relationship, dedicate some time to a heart-to-heart conversation. This will help you get to know each other better. AQUARIUS You’re overflowing with vitality and feel ready to tackle all kinds of problems. Various situations have had you considerably worried for a while, and you’ll be happy to put them behind you. PISCES You’ll be more and more worried about a minor health problem. By taking the situation seriously, you’ll succeed in obtaining all the care you need, and you should be feeling better in no time. With a business trip looming on the horizon, you’ll find yourself doubting your abilities to communicate in another language. Things should go better than expected. LIBRA If you’re aiming for a career change, you’ll need to head back to class. Your patience and efforts will pay off eventually by relieving you of a tough financial situation. SCORPIO You aren’t usually the kind of person who hesitates before making a big decision, but this time you’ll take a few moments to weigh the pros and cons. And you’re right to do so: new information will be brought to your attention at the very last minute. SAGITTARIUS At work, you’ll find yourself in charge of emergencies and complaints. Luckily, your ability to smile in every circumstance will work wonders to relieve tense situations. CAPRICORN You’ll accomplish a brilliant feat in one way or another. You’ll be warmly applauded and placed on a pedestal of sorts. You may even save someone from a disaster. AQUARIUS If you have young children, they’ll be rowdier than usual this week. You’ll need to take the time to establish and explain new house rules if you wish to one day enjoy some peace and quiet. PISCES You won’t mince your words this week, and you’ll probably end up saying out loud what others dare not speak. You’ll have to get used to your new phone, as it’s a lot more complex than your previous one. You have what it takes to become a public figure. Your voice, your ideas and your opinions have the power to bring together large numbers of people. You’ll be listened to with great interest. LIBRA Complicated financial situations don’t exactly go hand in hand with romance. Make affection a priority in your relationship, even if you’re feeling somewhat preoccupied by other matters. SCORPIO You’ll start the week off with a desire to conquer the world. Don’t let your detractors make you lose your cool. SAGITTARIUS You’ll need to take a step back and re-evaluate your professional life. Your health preoccupations will lead you to a lifestyle that will greatly reduce your stress. You’re on the right track for a new beginning. CAPRICORN Your social life will be most active this week. Expect to be constantly surrounded by people as you attend the many events you’re invited to. Have fun, but try not to put too much of a strain on your pocketbook. AQUARIUS You’ll receive divine inspiration for your life’s next big project. Make the right decisions now, and you’ll be roundly rewarded come retirement time. Remember: the future is built one day at a time. PISCES You might spontaneously pack your bags and set out on a trip with friends. If your travels wind up more complicated than expected, especially when it comes to communicating with your group, don’t sweat it. Let go, and enjoy the ride. ACROSS 1. Simon ____ 5. Faucet 8. Decorates a cake 12. Gator’s kin 13. Liquid for frying 14. ____ and void 15. Land division 16. Crude mineral 17. Resist 18. That time 19. Monkey’s cousin 21. Seven-year ____ 25. Tests 29. Hershey’s forte 33. Policeman 34. Dustcloth 35. Honorable 36. Garden tool 37. Feel awful 38. Nab 40. Consecrated 42. Lively 43. Little child 45. Sinister 49. Info 52. Puzzling 55. Baseball number 56. Impresses greatly 57. Bossy’s comment 58. Questions 59. Dull 60. Entreat 61. Talk back DOWN 1. Scram! 2. Foot part 3. Yesteryear 4. Picturesque 5. As well 6. Diver’s necessity 7. Not guilty, e.g. 8. Catalog 9. Inkling 10. North Pole helper 11. Stallone’s nickname 20. Potato skinner 22. Burger garnish 23. Dull sound 24. Heavenly instruments 26. Feel great pity 27. “Paper ____” 28. Raced 29. Certain shellfish 30. Salute 31. Look amorously 32. Field cover 39. Laughing beasts 41. Stow 44. Mummy’s bed 46. Passport stamp 47. Pen fluids 48. Not as much 49. Bit 50. Drill 51. Hot brew 53. Buck’s mate 54. Hound Home on the Range, and in the Ranger I’m not a fan of technology. As I type this, my computer is replacing words incorrectly, capitalizing the first two letters in every sentence, and picking out grammatical errors that I truthfully do not see. You know what I think it is? It’s because it’s too new, and there’s not a single slotted screw that I can turn, grease zerk that I can pump on, or exposed circuit that I can visually bypass. Apparently an Acer laptop circa 2007 is just out of my realm of understanding. Anyone know if the sixties NASA computers are going to be put up for tender any time soon? I have a somewhat unused room in my house that one might fit in, and I bet it has stuff that I can at least hook a test light up to. I’m the same way with new vehicles. I can barely check the oil in them, let alone make an engine light go out. In fact, not too long ago I managed to bust the cheap plastic handle off of my oil dipstick. Flush with the tube, of course… As I type this, the snow is melting, and May long weekend is only around six weeks away. Some people tow campers, while some people drive motor homes. Me? I bounce back and forth between a tent and a motel room when I travel. If I were forced to step up my game, however, I think I’ve found a motor home that jives with my mechanical ability. Edsels are such a weird car. They’re unique, but they’re not necessarily stylish. They’re uncommon, but not overly desirable. They’re deluxe, but they’re not fancy. I saw a hot rod with an Edsel grille mounted in a custom shell once, and that made me appreciate their existence a bit more. Then, I saw this. A custom 1958 Edsel Ranger motor home that is hands down my favourite Edsel of all time. It looks like a four door sedan that that someone cut off between the doors. The back is a sixties camper, but I’m guessing the frame underneath is from an old dually work truck (the differential is, anyways). How good the work was done, I don’t know. I picture a lot of stick welding, and a design that is both overbuilt and under-engineered. Under the hood, a 390 v8 is backed by a C6 automatic. Inside, it’s pretty stock with the exception of a glorious pile of shag carpeting and a floor shifter. I assume the camper portion is stock, as well, but I can’t confirm that. What I can confirm, however, is that the camper is open to the driver’s compartment, so you just know that the shag carpeting goes all the way back. A patriotic mix of red, white, and blue paint covers the exterior, perfect for seeing all corners of North America. Although I’m not sure what it has for a fuel tank, I am however sure that it’s not big enough, as I noticed several gas cans wedged in the ladder out back. Whatever mileage this old gas guzzling pig gets is worth it, however, as I know for a fact that there are plenty of slotted screws and grease zerks to pacify me. Have a question or comment for Kelly? email it to: inbox@lastmountaintimes.ca and we’ll print Kelly’s response in an upcoming issue CAMSHAFT CORNER KELLY KIRK NOKOMIS Can we just leave the past behind and move on? Do we really need to resolve issues stemming from our childhood, or can we just leave the past and move on? The answer really depends on how much we are affected by our past. If we are emotionally whole and healthy, maintaining positive relationships with others, and are satisfied with our lives, then it is safe to say that past circumstances are not interfering with our adult functioning. On the other hand, if we often feel depressed, negative, anxious, unhappy and unfulfilled, and struggle in relationships with family, friends or co-workers, there is a high likelihood that past conditioning is unconsciously creating some of our present-day turmoil. If we do not explore that possibility, we continue to blame external circumstances for our misery. It is a little like blaming the print quality of the newspaper when, really, our glasses need cleaning. For the most part, we all deal with much of the same ‘stuff’ of life, but there is much variation in degree of resiliency each of us possess. Many factors play into this, however the most important one is our outlook, or perspective on life. Unless we have consciously developed one, our perspective may still be primarily based on conclusions we formulated as children. If our childhood was difficult, we may be living today with perspectives that are no longer accurate, and simply do not serve us. It does not help to replay the past tapes over and over, reinforcing our old beliefs. What is useful is to work with a trained helper, who can assist in reviewing the past through adult eyes, and reformulating conclusions in a way that empowers, rather than limits us. -Gwen Randall‐Young is an Edmonton author and award‐winning Psychotherapist. To obtain books, cds or MP3’s, visit www.gwen.ca