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Contact: Jody Shea Box 260 Crescent, IA 51526 Volume 11

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Email: Cell: (402) 968-5484 Fax: (712) 545-9143


Crescent Suffers a Great Lose!

Submitted by Val Jacobsen

On February 16th, 2011, Crescent lost one of its “finest”. Henry Schmidt passed away at his winter home in Queen Valley, AZ. Henry was born on December 19, 1939 in Council Bluffs. He graduated from BeeBeetown High school in 1958. Henry worked on the family farm growing up and continued to enjoy the farm and its activities, many times driving up to visit and view during the picking and planting seasons. Shortly after moving to the Crescent area, in the early 1970’s, Henry was co-owner and operator of Schmidt Brothers Gas Station –currently Todd Meyer’s station, making it somewhat of a family tradition since Tammy,

Henry’s daughter is married to Todd Meyer. Henry married Joyce on December 16, 1977. Henry learned how to cook during a 6 month stint in the Army Reserves. He discovered a real liking for it and continued to expand his knowledge and expertise by cooking and bartending for the Crescent Lounge. In 1983 the opportunity arose for him to have his own diner – Henry’s Diner opened on November 16, 1983. Even though Henry and Joyce retired in 2005, retreating to AZ when the weather turned cold, Henry “kept his foot in the door” and the boys, Dale and Duane leaned on their dad for his experienced insight. Continued

T o Connect or Not to Connect That was the question raised at the city budget meeting February 19th.

Since 2001, the city of Crescent has paid a fee for the work involved in producing this newsletter. Now Crescent, like most cities, is looking for ways to cut costs. At the budget meeting held on the 19th, an hour-long discussion ensued over the Connection and whether or not to keep it in the budget. They agreed that the newsletter is vital to our community and they want to see it continue, but concluded that since most town newspapers are privately-owned, cutting the Connection is inevitable. The good news is that in an effort to help keep it going, the council approved continuing the support of the newsletter through the rest of 2011. At that time the newsletter will become privately-owned by the editor. We have a very strong and wide-spread reader base who look forward to each issue. That was evident by the response we received when subscribers were asked to give us feedback before the meeting. Therefore, over the next several months we will be working towards becoming self-sufficient. There are basically a couple ways of doing that... 1) Advertising: We will be campaigning for more advertisers. Our goal is to gain ten new yearly advertisers so if you own a business and would like to advertise, please call the number above. Also, if you currently advertise and would like to increase your ad size, that will help as well. 2) Distribution: Currently, 800 copies are mailed for free to every address in the 51526 zip code. To cut mailing and printing costs we’re hoping to convert more readers to the email version which will remain a free service. In closing, we’d like to thank the city council and attorney for recognizing it’s importance in keeping our community “connected” and agreeing to extend it’s support through 2011.

Welcome New Advertiser...Bear Den Trading Post!

Issue 2

In This Issue... Page 2.................. City Council Minutes Page 3.............Community Bulletin Board Time Out Page 4 ..Thank You Readers & Advertisers Page 5................. What’s Up at CECC? Websites Worth Their Salt Southern Pork Barbecue Local Independent Consultants Page 6 ............. Question of the Month Pott. Co. Sheriff’s Report We Need Your Help! Page 7................... From the Scrapbook PCCF Announces Grant Page 8 & 9.........................Advertisers Page 10....................Intelligence for Life Useless Knowledge Subscription/Advertising Info

Don’t forget to Spring Forward one hour on March 13th.


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Contact Numbers Mayor Maryalice Leggio 545-3398 (

Councilman Bob Anderson 545-3373

Continued from cover...

Henry was a man of faith and member of St. John Lutheran Church in Honey Creek. Henry was a past member of the Crescent Optimist Club. Henry’s love for his family, church and the restaurant did not stop there, he made sure he had plenty of time to also enjoy golfing with the boys from Neola, playing cards with the coffee guys from Henry’s, with his favorite card game being Cribbage. Henry cheered for the Green Bay Packers (he was ecstatic about the Super Bowl outcome this year!) and the Iowa Hawkeye’s! One little tidbit that most may not have known about Henry and may surprise some was his interest in Sudoku. According to his children he got hooked on the puzzles about 3 years ago. Henry was known for his dry sense of humor – think of him driving on his Hawkeye Golf cart with his beautiful spiked gray hair blowing in the wind (with a little help from his cap). Henry is survived by his wife, Joyce, of 34 years, children and spouses, Dale Schmidt (Sara) of Council Bluffs, Diane Schmidt (Tucker O’Hara) of Crescent, Tammy Meyer (Todd) of Honey Creek, Tracy Belk (Bob) of Omaha, Duane Goodhart (Terrena) of Underwood, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; brothers, Fred Schmidt (Barb) of Missouri Valley, Gary Schmidt (Cherry), of Kansas City, MO.


Councilman Daryl Clark 402-658-0657 (

Councilman Elvis Jacobsen 545-3215 (

Councilman Patrick Morgan 227-0083 (

Councilman Chuck Stokes 545-9085 (

City Clerk Mary Martin 545-3981 (

Park Board Jim Campin 227-0040 (

Message Board Ron Olson 545-3267 (

Crescent Fire Dept. Non-Emergency 545-3730 (

Crescent Elementary 545-4492


Submitted by Mary Martin, City Clerk.      

City Council The City of Crescent is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Minutes from February 7th, 2011 Council Meeting...THE CRESCENT CITY COUNCIL met in regular session in the Crescent Community Hall at 7:00PM pursuant to the law. Mayor Leggio called the meeting to order. The following Council members were present: Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Clark. Stokes, absent. MOTION BY JACOBSEN, seconded by Anderson to accept consent agenda. Anderson, Morgan, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. CHANGE ORDER #1 submitted for approval. This is for the maintenance facility and is a credit of $5626.00. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Clark to approve change order #1. Anderson, Morgan, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. Jim Campin reported for the park board. The board has been going over needs for the park, and will be working on a grant for IA. West Foundation in April. There has been some discussion with Council Bluffs Recreation regarding possibly having ½ of league games in CB and other ½ in Crescent. Now that research has been done, flyers, etc. will be going out to Crescent School for children interested in playing. The last IWF grant mandated that it be used for field equipment and the fieldmaster has been purchased but is being held at Odeys until Crescent has a place to store it. This is at no charge. The board has looked into and approved leasing a tractor specifically for the park use only. New information has come to light regarding loans at 0%. This new information will go back to the park board before any decisions are made. GALEN BARRETT/FIRE CHIEF reported that January had 18 calls and as of Feb. 7th, already 6 calls. Several members are completing training on various courses. OLD LINCOLN HWY. DRIVEWAY topic was discussed. Ron Olson submitted several requirements from IDOT. Different regulations such as visibility limitations, width, angles. Council stated that there should be a minimum of 18” in diameter culvert; the driveway should be at least 16’ wide and 6” concrete. Permit holder is responsible for all drainage and maintenance. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Clark to approve driveway. Anderson, Morgan, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. Due to Stokes absence the maintenance report was given by the Mayor. SNOW REMOVAL and working on the snow plow and blades were the priority. It was asked when the speed limit signs north of town are going to be changed. The maintenance man has been in contact with the county regarding this. BUDGET WORKSHOP is scheduled for Feb. 19th, 2011 @ 8:00AM. JODY SHEA discussed with the Council about whether her pay for the Connection would be cut out of the budget. There was much discussion in regards to this matter. She submitted responses to support the connection to the council. BLOODMOBILE scheduled for Feb. 26th, 2011 from 8AM until noon here at the Community Room. PLANNING COMMISSION meeting scheduled for Feb. 14th, 2011 @ 6:00PM. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Morgan to adjourn the meeting. Anderson, Morgan, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. MEETING adjourned at 8:12pm.

Local Announcements

Community Bulletin Board

Happy Birthday!

Crescent Optimist Club: First Thurs. at 7pm at Comm. of Christ; third Sat. 7am at Henry’s. City Council Meetings: First Monday of every month unless holiday—April 4th Planning Committee: Second Monday of the month following the city council meeting.

Fred “Slim” Hein celebrated his 90th birthday on March 1st. Fred was born in Dunlap, Iowa on March 1, 1921. A private birthday celebration dinner was held with his family. Please shower him with your cards and good wishes at: P.O. Box 178, Crescent, IA 51526.

A New Addition

Val Jacobsen of Crescent will be submitting “local interest” articles for future Connections. She is a talented writer and enjoys being involved in the community. We look forward to sharing her submissions with you. If you have a suggestion for a topic, please let us know.

Atta Boy! Crescent resident, David Athey of Boy Scout Troop 550 in Council Bluffs passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on October 10, 2010. His Eagle Scout Service Project was to repair the entrance fence to the Hazel Dell Township Cemetery. Many in the Crescent area donated cash, donated supplies, use of equipment and volunteered labor. His Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be March 27, 2011 at 2 PM at Emanuel Lutheran Church on 2444 N. Broadway. A reception will follow the ceremony.

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Time Out! Local Events and Happenings

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Join Us St. Patty’s Day Thursday, March 17th $6 Green Pitchers!

You’re Invited

Come join the Echoes for a fundraising event being held at The Pizza Ranch in Council Bluffs (3505 Metro Drive - behind Sam’s Club near Super Target) on Monday, March 21st from 5-8. Enjoy great food and fun while Echoes supporters clear your tables for seconds. This is a fundraiser to help offset travel expenses, tournament fees, and other softball related activities for the 12U Echoes Thunder. Your hostess will be Bailey Clark (a Crescent resident and pitcher/1b for the Thunder) the coordinator of this fundraiser. We hope to see you there – and we aren’t kidding when we say great food.

Think of giving not as a duty, but as a privilege. —John D. Rockefeller

Firebarn   Breakfast 3rd Sunday of Every Month­­. March 20th Proceeds benefit CVFD

The Mile  Away Hall & Tavern

Saturday, March 12th Kate & the Big Boys • SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES NOW FORMING

Sunday...6’s Coed Monday...Open 4’s Tuesday...Women’s 4’s & 6’s Wednesday...4’s Open Thursday...6’s Coed Friday...6’s Coed $50 league fee • $25 forfeit fee $6 weekly ref fee INDOOR BAG LEAGUES Monday - Thursday $50 PARTY PACKAGES UPSTAIRS FRIDAY NIGHTS 9pm-1am For more info visit: www Become a Fan on Facebook!

Hitchcock   Nature Center

KinderNature: Scales & Tails • March 20, 2011 • 1:30 p.m. Feel reptile scales, including snake skin and turtle shells, take a matching turtle walk and create a box turtle. This pre-school program is designed for children ages 3-5 and their parents. This unique program is full of hands-on learning, a story, craft, and outdoor exploration. Program fee: $4.00 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge located at the Nature Center.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! To our loyal readers and advertisers.

When the council requested feedback from the community regarding the Connection, our readers and advertisers came through with flying colors. Needless to say, we were thrilled to received 75 letters in 48 hours. Here’s just a few of the great responses we received... When we first purchased land here, we would come out once a week. I would stop at the corner store and check for the Connection. One of the ladies in the store finally told me that it was published once a month and I didn’t need to check every week! Then if I got there and found the paper was gone...I was bummed and had to find someone with a used copy to borrow it from. It really does keep us informed as a community and is a great vehicle to spread the updates so important to keep us connected. ---- We look to the Connection for the upcoming events, to learn about the updates from the city council meetings, as a resource for the businesses in and around Crescent, as well as other interesting tidbits of information about Crescent’s residents and events. As a relatively new business in the Crescent community, we knew from the very beginning that the Connection was one of the publications where we would invest our limited advertising dollars. The Crescent Connection has always been proactive in helping us promote our business, and we value the exposure as much (or more) as we do other print ads in papers such as The Daily Nonpareil and The Omaha World Herald. We fully endorse the supporters of The Crescent Connection in their efforts to retain this indispensable asset. ---- My husband and I moved to Crescent about 2 1/2 years ago and were delightfully surprised at the nice Newsletter that came to our home. We now look forward to getting it for several reasons: It lets us know what is coming up in the community as far as activities; it keeps us up-todate on the council meetings and what is happening in our community; we contributed to the Veterans’ Monument and would not have known about this if we had not received the newsletter; it makes us feel a part of a community. When it comes we read it before opening any of our other mail. It has had some very valuable information in it for us especially being new in Crescent.

What a useful tool the Connection is for the community. I would really hate to see it go. There is no “welcome wagon” type business here. With all the new families moving into the area they can pick up a copy around town or get it in their mail to find out what Crescent has to, eating establishments, etc. This will help keep business in Crescent also. The events section also works good for us. This is a growing community and the Connection has been a good source of information to let people know what’s going on. ---- The Connection was instrumental in paving the way for a smooth transition for me to a new city! When I moved to Crescent 6 years ago, I didn’t know a single person let alone, know anything about the great community of Crescent. I chose Crescent because of my strong desire to belong to a safe and growing community. The Connection really opened my eyes to what a great community I was now a resident of. With this monthly publication I was able to see such a clear picture of what it had to offer and even more importantly, what I could be a part of. I was so excited to see some of the great organizations and committees that were a part of Crescent. I learned about the Optimist Club, Fall Festival Committee and more. I only learned about these opportunities after reading the Connection. I had no idea at the time but with the help of this newsletter, I have developed lifelong relationships with many residents. ---- We use the advertising section to “buy local”. Would hate to not have the Connection. ---- Often times the details covered in the newspaper lead to achieving better community spirit. A newspaper shares interesting/positive information in addition to achievements and updates on the progress and setbacks. Our newspaper - Our Connection! An inexpensive way to connect. If you can’t make to a meeting or event, you can still read about it. The Connection is available to all in Crescent

and many others outside the town who want to be kept informed. The Connection focuses on the good things and sends a message to our own and our surrounding communities, that we believe in Crescent - therefore we want/do print our stuff - we don’t rely on Omaha or CB to report our news and events - we do it ourselves. ---- As a citizen of Crescent who has no computer, how am I to know what is going on in Crescent without this paper? I enjoy all the items from reading the minutes of the city council to the Useless Knowledge. Let’s keep the paper going. -----

The Crescent Connection newsletter has been extremely helpful with announcing the monthly pancake feeds for Crescent Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary. These announcements in the newsletter have helped increase customers attending and knowing the dates of future pancake feeds. I feel without the Crescent Connection newsletter that sense of community would dissolve and Crescent would go back to being a town of isolated individuals. -----

We TRULY use the Crescent Connection to stay connected to the community. Since we don’t have children in school, it is a way to learn about activities, local businesses, and local residents. We strive to keep our dollars in Crescent whenever we have a choice and try to support local activities whenever possible. We look forward to receiving the Connection and would hate to see it discontinued. We urge you to reconsider and continue to fund this excellent service to our community.

W hat’s Up at CECC?

Submitted by Linda Brewer

February has Valentine’s Day to celebrate, which is OK. It has cards from your friends and some suckers and M&Ms. But, this year at least, it also has Chinese New Year; the Year of the Rabbit. The preschool kids found out it is a fun celebration, as well. There are dragon and lion parades,” good luck” foods and symbols, and kites to make. Everyone got a paper telling them what their birth year makes them; the year of the rooster, year of the dog, etc. and what that means for their fortunes. While no one around here celebrates the Chinese New Year, that we know of, it is good for kids to see different cultures and traditions. YouTube makes that easier to experience and more real in that they can see real celebrations in China and in the U.S. The preschool class also read some classic fairy tales; Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood, Three Pigs, etc. We all assume kids know those classics. But that’s not necessarily true. Television and more “modern” books often take the place of reading fairy tales and nursery rhymes. There are lots of cultural references to things in fairy tales that kids need to get. How would you know what the “big bad wolf” is if you hadn’t read The Three Little Pigs? And watching Disney movies isn’t the same. Besides it’s a good excuse to make and eat porridge, gingerbread houses and gingerbread men. We also made puppets and had our own puppet shows, and told our own fairy tales at the flannel board. The school-age kids have had two scheduled days off, Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day. We tried to schedule a field trip to the Durham Museum for Presidents’ Day, but that didn’t work out. So we had our own lessons about Lincoln and Washington. For MLK Day, we read some books and went to the internet. We all, justifiably, have concerns about the internet and our kids. But it does have many good aspects. It allows the kids to see the “I have a dream” speech and some of the civil rights protests. You can take virtual tours of the White House, Mount Vernon and the Lincoln Museum. It can be a great learning tool. We still have a few full-day and preschool openings. If you are in need of quality, reasonably-priced child care for children ages two and up, contact us. You may call, e-mail, or, better yet, drop by for more information. And we are still looking for someone to add to our staff. So if you might be interested in part time work at our center, please give us a call. You must be 18 years of age, and, of course, have an interest in working with children. Websites Worth Their Salt! Here’s a site full of wonderfully designed greeting cards, invites, announcements, stationary and more. You pick the designs then personalize them with your photos. The quality is top notch and most orders ship in 2 days! If you like history, you’ll love this site. It’s the History Channel’s website and it’s full of informative articles, video clips, trivia, photos and more. If you missed an episode of Pawn Stars, you can watch it here! You can also sign up to receive a daily email describing a history-making event that took place on that day. It’s fun and educational! If you’re always looking for new ways to entertain your kids or grandkids, log on to this website for a wide array of ideas. There’s a section for crafts, games, cake decorating, recipes and places to explore. There’s also how-to video clips!

Southern Pork Barbecue It’s a great way to serve a few people or many. 3-lb. boneless pork loin roast, trimmed 1 c. water 18-oz. bottle barbecue sauce 2 t. Worcestershire sauce 1 to 2 T. hot pepper sauce 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed 1 t. salt 1 t. pepper 8 hamburger buns, split Garnish: deli coleslaw Place roast in a slow cooker; add water. Cover and cook on high setting for 7 hours, or until tender. Shred meat; return to slow cooker. Stir in sauces, sugar, salt and pepper; cover and cook on low setting for one additional hour. Serve on buns, topped with coleslaw. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Reprinted from Gooseberry Patch, Ready, Set, Eat.

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Question of the Month?

This is a new addition to the Connection. Each month we will ask readers to send back their answers to our Question of the Month. This month’s question... Name a book you’ve read in the last 6 months that you would highly recommend? Sheila Sturm...The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett Helen Williams...Making Waves (Lake Manawa Summers), Lorna Seilstad (Local Author) Janeta Fong...Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson (Set in Southwestern Iowa: An account of the generations and life in this little town during and following the Civil War into the twentieth century; so believable and carefully written I looked for the town on a map of Iowa.) Jody Shea...Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman Heather Swinarski...Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay (Sad but very well written) Linda Brink...Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog, by Ted Kerasote Brian Shea...River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard Sandy McManigal...The Hole In Our Gospel, by Richard Stearns Kristina Becker-Duroe...Battlefield of the Mind, by Joyce Meyer Brian Lustgraaf...A Corporate Tragedy, by Barbara Marsh (The rise and fall of International Harvester Company) Sandra L. Rowe...Known and Unknown, by Donald Rumsfield Val Jacobsen...The Confession, by John Grisham Janice Salz...The Winter Garden, by Kristin Hannah Deborah Kraft...61 Hours, by Lee Childs Lance Sulentic...The Bible Kathy Sindelar...Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks Cindy Shea...Getting Naked by Patrick Lencioni (Business topic about shedding the three fears that sabotage client loyalty) Next month’s question... What sound do you enjoy hearing the most during the Spring season? Call: (402) 968-5484 or Email:

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Pott. County heriff’s Report


Submitted by Chief Deputy, James Matthai.

On 01-05-11 at approximately 3:48 PM Deputy Winchell was dispatched to the 26000 block of Ski Hills Loop for a burglary report. Upon arrival Deputy Winchell met with the victim. It was reported that two rings and a watch were taken from the residence sometime during the day on 01-04-11. On 01-31-11 at approximately 7:53 AM Deputy Haven was dispatched to the 15000 block of Lime Kiln Road for a theft report. Upon arrival Deputy Haven met with the victim. It was reported that 3000’ of copper wire, 10 metal cord ends and 6 plastic high end cord ends were stolen. On 02-11-11 Deputy Pattee was dispatched to the 200 block of East Welch regarding a report of suspicious activity. The caller did not wish to be seen but reported a white Honda Accord with NE plates stopping at different locations while occupants of the vehicle approached several residences.

Help Support Crescent Elementary!

Crescent Elementary and Crescent PTO collect several items throughout the year as a way of fundraising. Funds from these collections help support programs and events for our staff, students, and families. They help sponsor our May Field Day, Symphony field trip, year-end field trips, books for our library, school equipment, and other enrichment events. Collection Points: Crescent School or Peoples National Bank (Crescent only) Fundraising Items: • Box Tops – Collected year-round ( has participating product listing) • Super Saver Receipts – Collected from Sept 1 - March 30 (date & amount needed on receipt) • Hy-Vee Receipts – Collected from Sept 1 - Dec 31 (date & amount needed on receipt) Collection has been completed for Hy-Vee this year, but we will collect again starting Sept 2011. • Labels for Education – Collected year-round. Log onto for participating product listing. Questions: Julie Newby 545-3079 Thank you for your support of our local school!

Clip & Save!

You helped us raise over $400 in this collection cycle for Box Tops and over 10,000 points for Super Saver receipts! We are reprinting this “Clip & Save” as we have added a new program. It’s one more way for us to make our school better. Thanks again for all your efforts! —Crescent Elementary School and Crescent PTO

From the

Scrapbook of Evonne Allen

Pottawattamie County Community Foundation Announces Community Grant Opportunity

Foundation Seeks Innovative Community Grantees

When you were born, God said “Yes!”

The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation (PCCF) is accepting grant applications for its Spring 2011 round of grants due by March 15. PCCF is a non-profit community foundation established as a partnership of rural and urban citizens dedicated to improving the lives of all residents of communities in Pottawattamie County. Awards are intended to support the programs of non-profit organizations in Pottawattamie County doing good work to improve the lives of our county’s residents. PCCF encourages non-profit organizations within Pottawattamie County to contact the foundation for more information or visit the PCCF website at and download a community grant application. Grant applications are to be submitted to the PCCF office no later than March 15, 2011. PCCF awards grants in two cycles with due dates of March 15 and September 15 each year. An organization can only receive a grant once per year. All nonprofit organizations benefiting Pottawattamie County are encouraged to apply. Contact: Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, 536 E. Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Phone: 712-256-7007. Web: For more information about this topic, please contact Dawn Hovey by calling 712.256.7007, or e-mail Dawn at

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From The John Tesh Radio Show


Intelligence for Your Life • Teach your kids about money. At age six: Buy them a piggy bank. This is the age when children learn habits that last a lifetime—like brushing their teeth. So, start giving them a small weekly allowance, under the condition that they save a portion in the bank. Make sure it’s a clear bank —so they can actually see how fast the money piles up! • Workout mistake. Focusing on how many calories your burning. Those displays on exercise machines are supposed to motivate you to sweat, but they could be motivating your to eat. For example, knowing that you used 300 calories on the treadmill might make you feel like you “earned” dessert. Keep track of what you eat, not what you burn. • Volunteer opportunity. Adopt a pet. With so many homes in foreclosure, experts estimate there are more than 1.2 million dogs and cats in need of a new home! Luckily, there are rescue organizations to help adopt one of these pets—on a temporary or permanent basis. Check out to find a rescue facility in your neighborhood.

Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath.

seless Knowledge

Stuff you didn’t think you needed to know...and probably don’t. After the Popeye comic strip started in 1931, spinach consumption went up by 33 percent in the United States.

Fidel Castro was once a star baseball player for the University of Havana in the 1940’s.

Mickey Mouse’s ears are always turned to the front, no matter which direction his head is pointing.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after thirty-eight minutes.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

In Australia, the number-one topping for pizza is eggs. In Chile, the favorite topping is mussels and clams, In the United States, it’s pepperoni.

Three Mile Island is only 2.5 miles long.

Organized crime is estimated to account for 10 percent of the United States’ national income.

Every citizen in Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.

The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing more than a million people.

Because metal was scarce, the Academy Awards given out during WWII were made of wood.

A manned rocket can reach the moon in less time than it took a stagecoach to travel the length of England.

The tip layer of a wedding cake, known as the groom’s cake, is usually a fruit cake so it will last until the couple’s first anniversary, when they will eat it...or regift it.

The bark of a redwood tree is fireproof. Fires that occur in a redwood forest take place inside the trees.

Boxing is the most popular sport to create a film about.

Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.

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