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• Tea as we know it is about 5,000 years old. Legend has it that a Chinese emperor discovered a good cup of tea in 2737 B.C. when some tea leaves off the tree into his pot of boiling water, producing a pleasant aroma. Tea became popular in Europe during the 1600s and was brought to North America by the colonists. Britain’s Duchess of Bedford is said to have created the traditional afternoon tea around 1840, when she needed a pick-me-up to combat what she called “that sinking feeling.”

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• While white tea skips the steps of processing (the leaves are just steamed and dried), green, black, and oolong teas all go through a series of steps. It starts with withering, when the tea leaves are spread out and dried in a warm environment, which makes them pliable. A rolling machine is next, twisting the leaves in order to release the flavorful natural oils. Some more expensive grades of teas are rolled by hand, resulting in a higher quality. The leaves then undergo an oxidation process, when they are spread out in a cool room. At this point, the tea leaves are still green, but as they take in oxygen they gradually turn darker. The darkening can be stopped by heating. Green tea is not oxidized, oolong tea is oxidized for a short time, and the dark black tea oxidation process, which takes about three hours, is uninterrupted. The chemical reactions that take place during oxidation are what alters the leaves’ color and flavor.

• While a cup of tea does contain caffeine, it doesn’t compare to the amount found in coffee. A cup of tea has about 40 mg. of caffeine compared to coffee’s 110 mg per cup. The lesser-processed green tea has even less caffeine than black leaves. But if you want a higher caffeine level in your tea, sip yerba maté, which has about the same amount as coffee. It’s made from the leaves of a South American rain forest holly tree, and contains 24 vitamins and Continued on page 6

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• Herbal teas, also known as tisanes, aren’t really tea at all. They come from the roots, stems, and flowers of other plants. There are numerous types of tisanes, depending on what part of the plant they come from. Mint, verbena, and lemongrass varieties are leaf tisanes, while chamomile, hibiscus, and lavender are flower tisanes. Cinnamon is a considered a bark type, while ginger, Echinacea, and chicory are root tisanes.

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• More of tea’s many medicinal and health benefits are being uncovered every day. Green tea seems to be especially healthful. It is high in the amino acid theanine, which has been shown to reduce stress and improve mental concentration. It may also increase the body’s immune system and antioxidant powers. Lab testing indicates that catechins, a type of antioxidant, inhibit the growth of cancer cells and may help reduce the breakdown of cartilage. A recent university study indicated that tea has more potent antioxidants than 22 fruits and vegetables that were tested. Scientists say drinking green tea might also even help prevent tooth decay! And a study in the Netherlands has shown that those who drink catechin-rich tea are 50% less likely to die of heart disease.

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• Tea is not just for drinking! On the outside, green tea can help with inflammation. Soothe your puffy eyes with a soaked, chilled green tea bag. The same will work for insect bites. Keep mosquitoes away by smoothing the skin with damp tea leaves. Black tea bags have been proven beneficial in removing plantar warts. It’s the acidic tannin present in tea that shrinks the wart, just by placing a cooled bag on the wart for 15 minutes three times a day. • Tisanes also have medicinal qualities. If you have an upset stomach, try sipping peppermint tea, since peppermint relaxes the muscles that give you stomach cramps. The antiinflammatory properties of licorice root can reduce the swelling of a sore throat. It’s also well known that chamomile tea is a relaxant and is a natural sleep aid.

• And it’s not just the human body that reaps the benefits of tea. It’s a great fertilizer for your roses! Watering both indoor and outdoor plants with cool leftover brewed tea gives them a boost of nutrients. You can also stir brewed tea leaves into your garden soil. • Tea experts warn not to use an aluminum teapot to prepare a tisane. Because aluminum is a reactive metal, they claim that it can react with certain plant types, and the result can actually be toxic.

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• Beatrix sent The Tale of Peter Rabbit to six publishers, all of whom rejected it. She paid to have the book privately published, ordering 250 copies which sold immediately. The little volume caught the attention of the publishing firm of Frederick Warne, a company of three brothers who agreed to publish it if Beatrix would re-draw the pictures in color. The firm released 8,000 copies of Peter in October, 1902, and by 1903 had sold over 50,000 copies. Cont’d on pg 10

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“LONGMIRE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON”: In the week when the modern Western series - based on Craig Johnson novels - begins its second A&E Network round, this set of freshman episodes introduces Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, a tight-lipped, troubled Wyoming sheriff. He has very close competition as he bids to keep his job while continuing his mission to solve crimes, which occur quite regularly in his jurisdiction. Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica”), Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”) and Lou Diamond Phillips also star. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentary; deleted scenes; photo gallery. *** “RED WIDOW: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON”: Recently aired on ABC, the melodrama about a sudden widow (Radha Mitchell, “Pitch Black”) forced into her slain husband’s mob life comes to DVD. She determines that continuing his activities is the only way she can ensure the safety of the rest of her family, though that turns out to be no guarantee, as she repeatedly finds out. Goran Visnjic (“ER”), Rade Serbedzija, Jaime Ray Newman and Lee Tergesen (“Oz”) also star. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentary; deleted scenes; outtakes. *** “LORE”: A recipient of several international awards, this drama features a notable performance by young Saskia Rosendahl as the title character, one of several children of a Nazi couple taken prisoner at the end of World War II. The siblings set out for their grandmother’s house, and en route, Lore comes to realize the meaning of what has happened to her family and her country. DVD extras: theatrical trailer; two “making-of ” documentaries; deleted scenes; alternate ending; panel discussion. ***

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Farewell and thank you for your support over the last 12 years. We are saddened that Silver Star Salvage is no longer going to be able to serve the citizens of Moose Jaw in keeping our landfill free of waste metal. We thank the City of Moose Jaw Landfill staff for all of their hard work and dedication over the past 12 years. They helped us give birth to, and to grow the Landfill Recycle Program. It is a well functioning program we created, with significant local impact. In 2001 Silver Star Salvage approached the City of Moose Jaw Engineering Department and City Council with a proposal to recycle all the metal that was going to the landfill. It took a year of consultation with the city to put an agreement in place. Everyone ultimately agreed that it was a good idea to recycle metal that was being buried. It took a lot of hard work, dedication, and marketing to educate people to recycle metal, that doesn’t biodegrade. Since 2002 Silver Star Salvage has recovered several tons of scrap metal from the landfill that would have been buried. It was a win – win situation saving the landfill and its life expectance along with giving back to our community. As a dedicated local business, started and grown right here in our community, Silver Star Salvage donated proceeds from the Landfill Recycling Program back into community programs and charities on a monthly basis. This was over and above our contract to pay funds directly to the City of Moose Jaw in order to carry out the program. May 7, 2013 Silver Star Salvage received notification that we will NO LONGER be recycling your metal out of the landfill. A large company from Ontario has been awarded the contract until 2016. The company has no office in Moose Jaw, and does not seem to be directly taxable by the City, but was able to obtain a business license for $350/year to do business in our city. We recognize that this Ontario Company is just doing business. It followed all of the rules in submitting it’s tender. They overbid Silver Star Salvage by $10/ ton. The City will be able to collect an extra $1300 per year by contracting out to this transient business. We have placed two calls to the Mayors office, with NO REPLY!! We had hoped that the City would support local business in the way that we local businesses and citizens support Moose Jaw. Without all of us, who pays for infrastructure, road repair, the new hospital, Mosaic Place, the field house? How much does $350/ per year from a transient business help fund the needs of our city. And how much can we rely upon transient businesses employing people, making donations and support local charities and programs? Should you wish to support us in this, and express your opinion on this matter to the City of Moose Jaw, call 306-694-4400 or email from the City website we would be grateful. Cal, Mel and the staff at

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IT’S TEE TIME! Fore! Look out as Tidbits presents a few facts about the tools necessary for a good golf game. • The ancient Romans played a game similar to golf as we know it, but the modern game of golf was developed in Scotland in the 1400s. The first written record is that of a ban of the sport by King James II in 1457, calling golf a distraction to learning archery, which was necessary for national defense. • The official rules of golf state that a golfer’s bag may contain 14 clubs. A typical player will carry a driver, two woods, seven irons, three wedges, and a putter. The putter has earned the nickname “the money club” because it is the one used to tap the ball into the hole. The first clubs were made entirely of wood, followed by wood shafts with iron heads. In the 1920s, steelshafted clubs came into play. Shafts made of fiberreinforced composite materials were introduced in the early 1970s.

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• The earliest golf balls were probably made of wood. Golf balls in the early 1800s consisted of thin leather pieces stuffed with feathers. Those that were very tightly packed flew the farthest. More than 5,000 patents have been granted for various forms of golf balls since 1900. Those little indentations on the ball are called dimples and were first used about 100 years ago. Players discovered that damaged balls flew farther than new ones, so companies began manufacturing balls in different shapes trying to increase the distances. One ingenious fellow studied the ball’s path, and came up with the current dimpled idea. Today’s regulation golf ball has 336 dimples. • An official golf ball should not weigh more than 1.62 oz., and must be at least 1.68 inches in diameter. • There are about 32,000 golf courses worldwide, with close to 20,000 of those in the United States. The country of Singapore has one course every 10 square miles, giving it the record for the highest

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• Moose Jaw Band City Band rehearses from 7:15-8:45pm at the Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Legion. Anyone who plays a brass or reed instrument is welcome to join. For more information please call 306-693-6262. • Men’s Adult Floor Hockey Located at the 15 Wing base gym. The cost is 3 dollars, and you must use a plastic bladed stick. You can either bring your own stick or they are available at the gym. • Sea and Navy League Cadets Parade Night from 6:30-9pm. Located at 1215 Main St. N. Children aged 9-18 welcome. More information available by calling 306-692-6289 or 306-691-0384. • Teen Wellness Clinic Public Health Services located at 107-110 Ominica Street West, Moose Jaw. Open Monday 2:00-5:00pm.

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• Cosmo Jam Session Come join the fun at the Cosmo Centre! Dance with your favourite partner or just listen to the great music! Every Tuesday from 9:30-11:00. Cost: $2. • Teen Wellness Clinic Public Health Services located at 107-110 Ominica Street West, Moose Jaw. Open Tuesday-Friday 2:00-4:00pm. • Moose Jaw Art Gallery Open from noon to 5pm in Crescent Park. • Postpartum Depression Support Group if you are a new mom who is overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, anger, guilt, and sadness, join with others who are going through the same struggle and find a place of support, encouragement, and information to assist in your recovery. From 10:00-11:30am at the Strong Start Family Centre (679 Hall St. W.) Free child care is provided. • Grandmother’s Meeting Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers will meet at Rosewood Apartments (140 High St. E.) from 1:30pm-3pm. Please come to the side door facing High St. As part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation we are a charitable group and fundraise to help orphans in Africa. Many orphans are being raised by elderly grandparents for their parents have been killed. We welcome new members and you don’t have to be a parent or grandparent to join. • Moose Jaw Youth String Orchestra Registration is Tuesday evenings from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at 436 Langdon Crescent. No experience is necessary, ages 5 to 18 years. Instruments are available to rent. • Synchronized Swimming Synchro swims every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm. WE offer beginners classes as well as masters programs and are always

welcoming new swimmers. Please Contact Amanda at 306-6945658 for more information. • Central Collegiate High School Multicultural Day Central High School would like to invite the public to the school to experience the culture of many nations from around the world as represented by Central’s diverse student body. It will run from 6-7:30pm. For more information please call Cal Carter at 1-306-690-5832.

Wednesday May 29th

• Production of ‘The Mikado’ The Summer Stage in Caronport presents “The Mikado”, a musical comedy, directed by Ron De Jager. Performances take place at The Landing in Caronport each night at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults and are available at the Briercrest Bookstore and at the door. • Moose Jaw Art Gallery Open from noon to 5pm in Crescent Park. • DIY Magnets Join us at the Moose Jaw Public Library at 6:30pm to create your own unique word magnets that can be fashioned into poems on the fly! All materials will be supplied. For ages 10-18. No registration required. • Big Country Toastmasters Big Country Toastmasters is an organization dedicated developing public speaking skills in a safe, supportive environment. Meetings are run with a set schedule, and are generously peppered with encouragement, humour and information. Contact Lorna Arnold for more information at 306693-8739.

Thursday May 30th

• Production of ‘The Mikado’ The Summer Stage in Caronport presents “The Mikado”, a musical comedy, directed by Ron De Jager. Performances take place at The Landing in Caronport each night at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults and are available at the Briercrest Bookstore and at the door.

Friday May 31st

• The Production of ‘Anne of Green Gables’ The Summer Stage in Caronport presents Anne of Green Gables, directed by Ron De Jager. Performances take place at The Landing in Caronport each night at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults and are available at the Briercrest Bookstore and at the door. • Spring Fashion Show Spring Fashion Show from 1:30pm to 3:30pm Tickets are $5.00. For more information please call 306-694-4223 or buy tickets at front desk 510 Main Street North

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• Not Your Grandmother’s Knitting Circle for Teens Whether you are new to knitting or are already a knitter, whatever your skill level – come down to the Library on Saturday mornings and join our Teen Knitting Group. For those who haven’t knit before, supplies will be available to get you started. If you’re already a knitter, bring along a project or two. Starts at 11am in the Young Adult Department of the Moose Jaw Public Library. • Rib Night & Silent Auction Rib Night & Silent Auction to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society to support people battling the disease in Moose Jaw. Tickets are $12. Contact Crystal for more information at 306630-1000. • Wood Show & Sale Moose Jaw Wood Crafters Guild invites you to a Wood Show & Sale located at the Union Centre (1402 Caribou St. W.) from 9am4pm. • The Production of ‘Anne of Green Gables’ The Summer Stage in Caronport presents Anne of Green Gables, directed by Ron De Jager. Performances take place at The Landing in Caronport each night at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults and are available at the Briercrest Bookstore and at the door. • Bridge Tournament From 9:30-3:30p.m. Muffins & coffee in the a.m. & hot lunch at noon. Tickets are $12.50 per person. Please pre-register before Friday, May 31st @ 3:30p.m. For more information please call 306-694-4223. • Marie Donais Calder – Book Launch Calder will be reading from her latest book in the “Other Side” series. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and a signing will follow the reading. Everyone is welcome, admission is free. Join us at the Moose Jaw Public Library at 3:00 pm.

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Soaps Continued from pg 11 Viki and Clint over the latest news about John. Todd decided to share the details of his plan with Blair. Matthew got advice from an extremely unlikely source and intended to take his relationship a step further. Blair and Tea collaborated to figure out where someone may be. Coming: Bo follows his new lead. SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER: Suspecting that Amy is hiding her true feelings from him, Ricky confronted her about whether they will have a future together. It was Amy’s turn to erupt when she found out just how far Ben is willing to go in order to win her back. Everyone

gave Ethan some much-needed advice about his love life, and he came to a decision regarding whether he and Kathy should be together. Coming: Who stays together and who doesn’t is revealed on the series finale. VAMPIRE DIARIES: On a rebroadcast, Elena found it hard to cope with the extreme mood swings that were part of her transformation into a vampire. After arguing with his brother about what is best for Elena, Damon decided to help her in his own way without telling Stefan. Stefan realized that Connor Jordan, a stranger in Mystic Falls, is a dangerous vampire hunter. Coming: Connor’s presence in town sparks violence.

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