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All about April National Humor Month International Guitar Month Keep America Beautiful Month Lawn and Garden Month National Poetry Month National Pecan Month National Welding Month Records and Information Management Month Stress Awareness Month Sexual Assault Awareness Month Weekly Celebrations: Week 1 Library Week

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From http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/april.htm Week 1 Read a Road Map Week. Week 2 Garden Week Week 3 Organize Your Files Week Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week Week 4 National Karaoke Week April, 2014 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days: 1 April Fool's Day 1 International Fun at Work Day 1 International Tatting Day 2 Children's Book Day 2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

2 Reconciliation Day 3 Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day - we know your decision 3 Tweed Day 4 Hug a Newsman/ Newswoman/Newsperson? Day 4 National Walk to Work Day - first Friday of month 4 Walk Around Things Day 4 School Librarian Day 5 Go for Broke Day 6 Plan Your Epitaph Day - a little morbid if you ask me

7 Caramel Popcorn Day Most likely created by a popcorn maker, or an Ecard company. 7 No Housework Day! 7 World Health Day 8 All is Ours Day 8 Draw a Picture of a Bird Day 9 Name Yourself Day 9 Winston Churchill Day 10 Golfer's Day 10 National Siblings Day 11 Eight Track Tape Day - do you remember those?


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control. I cannot and God can. I I called the Florida abuse hotline think I’ll let Him, Her, It do it. In situations such as this, I would last week. ((800) 962-2873) It wassuggest if asked the following: n’t my first time. You see I’m a social worker and sometimes, be- Calm down, take a breath. If you are going to let God take care of it recause of being a social worker, I member these things. am required to. (https://www. The Universe loves you. Has socialworkers.org/pubs/code/default.asp) shown that it cares deeply for you, in Even though I have a masters degree in social work, they would many ways throughout your short lifetime. not take action on my call. So I That same power loves your put it in God’s hands. I do realize grandchildren too. Love is watching that there are some things I cannot P A GE 1

Herstory—News about Wimmin, Women and Wymin. Leotins Giurgiu—Dairy farmer in Rasca Pies, Romania. “I’m planning to donate more than 80 gallons because God helped me to raise my daughter and my children by self. So I can save some milk for orphans.” She is passing on the gift that she received in the form fo a cow she name Ruji in March of 2012. The milk she donates is turned into cheese, yogurt and other products that are delivered to a dozen orphanages in Culj-Napoca. She gives the milk she doesn’t donate to the orphans to her five children, her six grandchildren and her mother-in-law. Elvvy Musikka -one of a handful of

Americans legally using governmentsupplied marijuana who were not affected by the March ruling. A judge in 1988 ruled Musikka`s use of pot was a medical Mission Statement—To entertain and

educate others. We welcome input and encourage you to be part of this endeavor. “Live, Laugh, Learn and Dance and Let Grandma/Grandpa smoke pot,” is our motto. We at LCN Again! Support cannabis and hemp, medical and recreational and organizations who advocate toward that end. Pls check out our ebook: The Big Wave https://www.smashwords.com/ books/view/366817

necessity and acquitted her of drug possession. ``I would be blind if I didn`t smoke,`` she says. Photo: Elvy holds her can that she gets every month containing 300 joints. Living in Florida, Elvy Musikka bought the Reefer Madness story, hook, line and sinker. As her already bad eyesight continued to deteriorate, she endured prescription pharmaceutical drugs which had uncomfortable side effects, but little effect on her glaucoma. Turning to ever more desperate measures, Elvy agreed to undergo a risky surgery on her better, right eye. The operation left her blinded in that eye. Only then did she consider suggestions to try using marijuana to reduce the buildup of inner eye pressure. To her grudging surprise, she found that it seemed to work.

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over them and blessing them, the same as it has you. Don’t you have some other business to tend to? What did It put you on earth for? That would be a better and more productive use of the precious few years you have left. Let go and let the higher power of this world do what it plans to do. Play your part...that is all you really can do. Rejoice that you are still here playing your part. Play it Big! 'Brownie' Mary Rathbun

Heroic caregiver who defended her medicinal cannabis distribution and helped change California Law. "I know from smoking pot for over 30 years that this is a medicine that works. It works for the wasting syndrome; these kids have no appetite; but when they eat a brownie, they get out of bed and make themselves some food. And for chemotherapy, they eat half a brownie before a session, and when they get out, they eat the other half. It eases the pain. That's what I'm here to do." She was arrested three times for her crime of being a Good Samaritan who took great personal risks to bake up and deliver free medicine for people with AIDS. She also inspired the formation of the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club. When she died in 1999, a memorial was held in the streets of San Francisco.

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Groups / Public Service TAKE A BIRD UNDER YOUR WING at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, FL32751 (407/644-0190) This is one of the premier raptor rehab facilities in the nation. It specializes in top-of-the-food-chain predators and scavengers: hawks, kestrels, falcons, owls, kites, ospreys, caracaras, vultures and eagles. The center receives between 500 and 600 injured or orphaned birds annually. Since it opened in 1979, more than 8,000 birds have been treated at the center; more than 3,500 -including 206 bald eagles -- have been re-

leased back into the wild. Some birds that can't be released are kept on display. When the center reopens this summer after a major expansion project, Project Wingspread, it will have more than 70 birds of 21 species with whom humans can go eye-to eye. Outside will be a butterfly garden, an urban wetlands demonstration project and a boardwalk and gazebo from which people can get a look at the new and improved flight area for recuperating birds. The Center holds an annual Baby Owl Shower each Spring - people bring in

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baby gifts such as blankets and money for the little owlets. The Adopt-aBird program is a major source of fundings for the Center. This program allows individuals to become adoptive parents of specific permanently injured birds with contributions helping to offset the cost of food and care.. Adoptions start as low as $35 and include an adoption certificate, color photo, bio and species info, free admission to the Center and a subscription to the Florida Raptor News. http://fl.audubon.org/ audubon-center-birds-prey

Cannabis Corner from Get Growing Now: by Danny Danko

place on a recently integrated basketball tem. He married a white woman against the will of he parents and others, and with her by his side he entered a life of professional basketball that eventually led him to the European league in Belgium. Allen began to grow food alongside Belgian farmer friends, rediscovering his love for the land. When his basketball career ended, his family moved to Wisconsin, just outside of Milwaukee. Growing Power, Allen’s urban farming organization, was born after he saw a foreclosure property that included several greenhouses in the middle of Milwaukee. He bought the property and used it to grow good food for the surrounding low-income community. He taught kids from the local YMCA

to grow food, and he offered jobs o older youth. It was through Heifer International that Allen began using worms as a source of organic fertilizer. Those worms became a bedrock of his operation, enabling Allen to produce rich soil from which he could grow thousands of puns of vegetables on a small plot of land He received the 2008 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship for is innovation in small-scale and urban farming. Allen invites us all to join in. “We are changing the food system block by block, hoop house by hoop house,” Allen writes. “Join us. Pick up a shovel, get your hands dirty, and lets begin.” http://www.growingpower.org/

SEXING -How to tell whether your horny plant is male, female or hermaphrodite. The flowering process for both males and females begins when plants are exposed to compete darkness for 12 or more continuous hours per day. outdoors, the sun's diminishing rays in early autumn force cannabis to bloom. indicas will show sex sooner than sativas, so be patient with the longer-flowering varieties. HERMAPHRODITE - When a plant shows both male and female flowers, it's considered a hermaphrodite and should be

immediately removed from the garden. Whether you use these for cooking, making bubble hash or tossing into a compost pile, get rid of them as soon as you discover them. MALES -A week or two into flowering, when males truly begin to show, they'll look like a miniature bunch of bananas hanging down as they slowly beginning to swell with pollen. You have less than

a week to remove the males from your garden at this point. FEMALES -Female flowers begin to show as bracts at the various bud sites that occur at branch nodes and tips. Two white hairs (stigmas) will emerge. The bracts gradually swell, becoming covered in a "resin" made up of glandular trichomes-the tiny THC-containing crystals that glisten like diamonds in the light.

Will Allen, a hoops champion, urban farmer extraordinaire and founder and CEO of the organization Growing Power. Allen embodies the just-do-it attitude of a sports sensation, not waiting around until all of the grants come in and every element is in place. Allen’s mother from sharecropping in South Carolina to what she hopped would be a better life in Maryland. Allen’s father, an illiterate man who “was good at reading things besides words” - hunting, fishing, building and farming. Allen helped his father on the farm, “growing food, by necessity, before I was 10 years old.” He grew tall and discovered basketball just before high school. He played through college, where he received threatening letters from the Ku Klux Klan because of his


Affirmations for the Moment...

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Ode for Moms—Be glad that she nags you. She is doing the best that she knows how. Encourages you or maybe she doesn’t, guides you, even when you don’t want it. Her voice will stay with you even after she is gone, and she will leave you one day. Until then, look for the good, cherish each word, each look, each smile, each touch. It is gone too soon. “Whenever something went wrong when I was young - if I had a pimple or if my hair broke - my mom would say, 'Sister mine, I'm going to make you some soup.' And I really thought the soup would make my pimple go away or my hair stronger.” -Maya Angelou “What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?” -Louisa May Alcott “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” - Oprah Winfrey

Live, Laugh, Dance, Learn and Let Grandma smoke pot.

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“I just didn't think that God would give it to me like that.”

Dear Aunt Jeannie , sometimes I like to wear make-up and sometimes I like to work on cars. Can I still be a proper lesbian? Ans. Of course!

Zai Pits or Zay, is made on

land which is not very permeable. Zai are holes dug approximately 80 cm apart to a depth of 5 to 15 cm, with a diameter of between 15 and 50 cm . Zai improve infiltration of the captured runoff. The holes are deepened each winter. Improvements in the traditional pits by the addition of fertilizer and organic matter (compost) have resulted in dramatic improvements in yield. The Zay technique is used in Mali, and in

Ruben Studdard said that he did not know God would make his musical success happen the way that it did. Be careful what you ask for! Marvin Gaye was his inspiration for The Nearness of You, which is on his new albm which reatres Donnie Hathaway’s daughter Laya Hatthaway. He goes on tour in April. …(con’t from pg.1) 11 National Submarine Day 12 Big Wind Day - Winnie the Pooh’s favorite day!http:// disney.wikia.com/wiki/

Home and Garden Burkina Faso in the Yatenga and Niger provinces where locally it is called Tassa. The holes, filled with runoff water, extend favourable conditions for infiltration for as long as possible after runoff events. In case of too much water, such as during a storm, the debris placed in the pits as compost soaks up the excess water easily, effectively storing the water and creating a damp environment around the plants. It A_Rather_Blustery_Day 12 Russian Cosmonaut Day 13 Scrabble Day 14 International Moment of Laughter Day 14 Look up at the Sky Day 14 National Pecan Day 15 Titanic Remembrance Day 16 National Librarian Day 16 National Stress Awareness Day 17 Pet Owners Independence Day 18 International Juggler's Day 18 Newspaper Columnists Day 19 National Garlic Day 20 Easter Date varies 20 National 420 Day 20 Volunteer Recognition Day 21 Dyngus Day-http://www. dyngusdaybuffalo.com/

is important to make sure that the holes are correctly dug and that the debris is evenly placed in each hole. The holes must be checked each winter, they must be filled with organic matter as required. Zai improve groundwater recharge. Zai also limit the volume of runoff and, hence, the extent of soil erosion. We’d love to see pics of your Zai! 21 Kindergarten Day 21 Patriot's Day - third Monday of the month 22 Girl Scout Leader Day 22 National Jelly Bean Day 23 Take a Chance Day 24 Pig in a Blanket Day 24 Take Your Daughter to Work 4th Thursday 25 World Penguin Day 26 Hug an Australian Day 26 National Pretzel Day 26 Richter Scale Day 27 Babe Ruth Day 27 Tell a Story Day 28 International Astronomy Day 28 Great Poetry Reading Day 29 Greenery Day 30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day 30 National Honesty Day


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