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• If you have to get plastic products, make sure they are recyclable. There are many different types of recyclable plastics, all designated by numbers on the packaging. Find out which types your local recycling center can process and try to purchase only those kinds. • Did you know a treadmill gives of approximately two pounds of carbon-dioxide in a thirty to sixty minute workout? • Replace that treadmill or stationary bike with the great outdoors. Walking or riding in the park saves energy and gym fees – what’s more, it’s a breath of fresh air! • Take that workout even greener – buying a used bike, sneakers made with recycled rubber, reusable water bottles and organic cotton work out clothes are a start! • Combine your workouts with your daily routine. Walk or ride your bike to the post office or the pharmacy. • Think about what you want before you open the refrigerator door. Studies show that opening the door and standing with it open accounts for 17% of the refrigerator’s total electricity use each year. • Want more of a reason to recycle? Try the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on for size, a swirling mass of garbage in the Pacific ocean made up of two smaller halves, the eastern lies between California and Hawaii and the western lies between Hawaii and Japan. • It is not a solid mass, but more like a plastic soup – which makes it hard to gauge the exact size. It is estimated to weigh nearly 100 million tons and cover an area nearly twice the size of the continental United States. • Here’s another way to keep your plastic out of the landfills and the oceans: take reusable shopping bags to the grocery store and skip the plastic bags. • Sixty-eight pounds of clothing and textiles are thrown out per person each year in America alone. Donate those old clothes to GoodWill or The Salvation Army. (continued on page 4)

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• The United Nations Environment Program estimate that 46,000 pieces of plastic were in each square mile of our oceans in 2006 alone. • Plastic debris kills more than 100,000 marine animals each year. • In 2005, two million tons of plastic water bottles ended up in landfills. • Speaking of water, studies show that often times tap water is more highly regulated than bottled water, as it must pass municipal water system testing for harmful content in the water. The National Resources Defense Council found that approximately 25% of bottled water is really just tap water. • Twenty million tons of electronic wastes are thrown out each year! • Recycle your old electronics! Electronic devices may contain toxic materials. Keep them as long as possible and recycle them when you’re done. • Fourteen million Americans use public transportation daily. 855 million gallons of gas are saved each year by choosing public transportation.

• Have to have a car? While buying a Hybrid is a step in the right direction, consider buying used first. You will save the energy it would take a company to manufacture a brand new car and there are already some great cars out there that get that desired 35 mpg. • Buying fresh food from your local farmer’s market saves packaging, processing and shipping waste – it also keeps money in the local economy! • Take the extra time to search out green and organic products when shopping. Chances are if you want it, someone makes it organic and green – even fingernail polish!

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Whether it’s your mom, your teacher or your trainer, everyone tells you to get in those five to six servings a day - but what’s the real dirt on fruits, vegetables and other garden favorites? • Playing music to plants? There’s a book all about it! The Sound of Music & Plants by Dorothy Retallack showed that the easy-listening genre actually promotes growth in plants, while it seems Rock and Roll hastens evaporation and a need for water. • Heard about sprinkling wood ash in your garden? Wood ash contains potassium, which helps plants flower. • Tomatoes are high in the carotenoid lycopene. Carotenoids are thought to help lower the risk of cancer. • Lycopene is also found in grapefruit and watermelons. • Potatoes and tomatoes are consumed more than any other fruit or vegetable in the U.S. • In 1893, the Supreme Court ruled the tomato a vegetable even though it is genetically a fruit. What was the reason for the hearing? At the time, there was an import tax on vegetables, but fruits were tax-free. • What does organic really mean? Organic products are grown or made using no pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, synthetic fertilizers, etc. A government official must inspect farms before the USDA can certify them organic. • Cool as a cucumber? Research shows that cucumbers are on average 20º cooler on the inside than out. • The word asparagus comes from the Greek asparagos, which means “sprout” or “shoot”. • Garlic was an ingredient used in embalming in Ancient Egypt. • Yams are not the same thing as sweet potatoes – but what’s the difference? Yams are generally sweeter than sweet potatoes and have a darker, almost bark colored skin, whereas sweet potatoes have a light, yellow-orange skin. Either way, they both make tasty dishes!

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“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” It was over 200 years ago that President Thomas Jefferson made this statement and although our world has changed dramatically in the way we live and work and play, one thing has not changed; the power of positive thinking. We’ve heard it from many famous people – positive thoughts bring positive results. Perhaps we hear it so often because it is true. Perhaps these famous politicians, philosophers, athletes, and entrepreneurs tell us to develop positive attitudes because that it what launched their careers and successes. Think about it - - would Thomas Jefferson be famous if he hadn’t become president, or written the Declaration of Independence, or been an inventor? Would he have drafted one of the finest manuscripts in humanity if he had held a negative attitude? It’s all about our attitude. The business owner who just sits and complains that no one is spending money because of the recession will soon go out of business or at the very least will just exist until the economy picks up. Those who take the opportunity to grow their business during an economic lull will reap the benefits. Their business will flourish when the economy recovers because they decided to find the silver lining in the economic cloud. Think you can’t afford to advertise your business? You can’t afford not to get the jump on your competitors. Tidbits has one of the largest readerships & distribution networks of any publication in this area BUT also one of the lowest ad rates. Reach our 22,000+ readers for as little as $15/week. New advertisers get the 5th week FREE! Pick up the latest free copy of Tidbits at one of our many locations in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma (see list at www.tidbitsarok.com). Call (479) 650-9660 or email info@tidbitsarok. com for, no obligation, additional information.


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I have what I have been told is algae in the yard and grass will not grow where this stuff is. There is also what could be mold on the dirt where the grass will not grow (the dirt looks black on top). What can I do to get rid of the algae and the other problem? Algae can accumulate on the soil if conditions are right for it. Usually heavy, poorly drained or compacted soils in the shade or low spots are areas where algae will grow. It can start off green and slimy and dry to a black mess. While you can kill algae, it will simply grow back if you don’t solve the reason you have it. Try aerating the soil, solving drainage issues and making sure water is flowing out of the soil, not puddling in one area. Once you get these conditions improved, the grass should grow, as long as you have ample sunlight. My question is just the opposite of the article in your March 28 column in the DemGaz. The previous owners of our house had liriope alongside the house, the patio and as “borders” to some flower beds. How do we kill liriope that is sprouting up in our lawn? All of the sprouts aren’t coming up just from “runners”; the sprouts are scattered about. Roundup doesn’t seem to work. We have St. Augustine grass, if that makes a difference. ”Good luck! There is nothing that will kill liriope that won’t kill your St. Augustine. Actually, the St. Augustine would be easier to kill than liriope in any situation! Liriope can spread from rhizomes as well as from seed. If you have the clumping form versus the running form, I would say you have seedlings. Deadheading the plants after bloom to prevent seed set can help long-term, but in the present situation, digging it up roots and all is probably your only solution.

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Germany is an ancient European country that’s the birthplace of some of our favorite things – from familiar music to delicious foods and beverages. Get those craniums ready for some Tidbits about Germany! • Berlin is the capital for Germany, which is officially titled The Federal Republic of Germany. • Germans annually consume an average of 30 gallons (113 liters) of beer per person. • The tallest church in the world is Ulm Cathedral and is located in Ulm, Germany. It is 530 ft (161.5 m) high. • The Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes in Thuringia, Germany are the most colorful caves in the world according the Guiness Book of World Records. • V’s and W’s are treated a bit differently in German. V’s are pronounced as F’s and W’s are pronounced as V’s. A Volkswagen would be Folksvagen in German. • The largest beer festival in the world is held each year in Munich, Bavaria in Germany. • Bavaria has the oldest brewery in Germany. Weihenstephan Brewery is still in operation today and was originally funded by Benedictine monks in 1040. • Germany went from several smaller states to one unified country in 1871. • German inventor Felix Hoffman was the chemist behind Bayer’s first aspirin tablet in August of 1897. • Germany is slightly smaller than Montana. • As of June 2008, Germany has a population of over 82 million people. • Germans call their homeland Bundesrepublik Deutschland, or Deutschland for short. • World-renowned German Albert Einstein never learned to drive a car. • Einstein won the Nobel Prize in Physics back in 1921. • After his death, Einstein’s brain was weighed at 3.289 pounds, or 1,492 grams. The average brain weighs approximately three pounds, or 1,3001,400 grams. (continued on page 10)


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Boomer. 1 year old, neutered, male, beagle/heeler mix.  Would make a very good watch dog & plays well with other dogs, as long as they eat separately. Is not leash trained or house trained, but with a little work Boomer will make someone a wonderful companion. Humane Society 479.783.4395

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(Free, non-commercial listings, 2–3 wks notice please e-mail or US Mail only: info@tidbitsarok.com or P.O. Box 73, Greenwood, AR 72936) Mother Earth’s Community Garden, downtown Fort Smith at the corner of North 9th & D Streets is open for gardening. There are few garden plots available if anyone is interested. Your only cost is what you do with you individual bed. We show free movies, have all kinds of cook-outs. We are one big family. If this is something you think you would be interested in, you can preview thegarden at mecgarden.ning.com April - October - Greenwood Farmers Market - Friday Mornings 7 to 10 am & Saturday Mornings 7 til Noon. For Inforomation contact Doug Kinslow 479-996-2742

NEED HELP? Arkansas residents can find services such as food & clothing banks, physical & mental health resources. Also info on Medicaid, Medicare, ARKids First, finding a job, transportation assistance, support for elderly & disabled as well as children, youth & family services. Dial 2-1-1 on your phone or visit their website <http://www.arkansas 211.com/>. This is a joint operation of the Public Service Commission & United Way. 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month. Mother’s of Preschoolers meets from 9:30-11:30 am at Grand Ave. Baptist Church, 3900 Grand Ave. Fort Smith, to enjoy fun, food, and fellowship with women of similar goals and challenges of being a great mom. Childcare is provided. For more information call 479-926-0880. Saturdays - “The Way” Recovery Group, 5pm. at Calvary Baptist Church, 2301 Midland Blvd., Ft. Smith. A 12 step meeting for those suffering or recovering from drug/alcohol addiction. This meeting approved by Sebastian County Drug Court. (479) 782-9554 or jcismyhp@sbcglobal.net Tues & Thurs - Adult Education - 2 week session meets Tues & Thurs. Sessions restart every 3rd week - FREE COMPUTER CLASS - Fun! Begins at the beginning,

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learn only what you need to know to enjoy computer internet, e-mail, documents. Small classes, relaxed, stress free, 1 on 1 help. Crawford County Adult Education Center, 605 Alma Blvd. Circle, Van Buren. For Info. call 479-471-0070 N.E.W. Thrift Store, Stonewood Village. Mon - Fri 9:30 - 5, also 1st & 2nd Sat of each month. Donations Welcome. Great Bargains for your Buck! April 18, 2009 UA Fort Smith’s Alpha Lambda Zeta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, will collaborate with Music Fort Smith, a local non-profit organization, to host “Spring BEAT” from 1-10 p.m. at Music Fort Smith, a stage & field located at corner of N. 4th & D streets in Fort Smith. It will feature the rock beats of local bands Barefoot Brigade & The Trees. In addition, select guests will read literary selections of Beat poetry, including Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl.” Speakers will tie in Earth Day by talking about the environment & explaining the greenhouse, gardens & animals in the neighborhood of Music Fort Smith. Individuals who want to display art, speak or play at the open mic should register with Jacqulyn West, chapter secretary, at jharpe01@uafortsmith.edu or 479-357-9369. APRIL 18, 2009, 9 a.m., Rider’s For Christ, Monthly Trail Ride, Cedar Lake, Heavener, Okla, For more info call Stan @ 479-883-3485, www.rfcpo.org or call David Archer @ 479-639-2570 or Marty Davis @ 918-647-3328 April 20, 2009 4 P.M. Kids of all ages are invited to the Fort Smith Public Library to enjoy a special presentation of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids, presented by The Young Actors Guild, in conjunction with UAFS Academy

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of the Arts. This production of the Young Actors Guild’s traveling show of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids is directed by Nancy Mathis; admission is FREE at the Fort Smith Public Library.For info contact Robin Benham – rbenham@fortsmithlibrary.org or 783-0229 April 21, 2009 - Prospective adult students will have an opportunity to hear about UA- Fort Smith & what it has to offer during upcoming College Preview events on campus, scheduled for April 21 and May 13 held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Boreham Conference Center, room 101 in the west end of the Baldor Technology Center.College Preview is geared to the adult student who is considering going to college & for those who have attended college in the past & want to return. Pre-registration is required. To sign up or obtain more information, call Lori Oliver-May, coordinator of the Office of Adult Returning Students,479788-7319. April 23 & 24, 2009 - The UA Fort Smith Symphonic Band & the River Valley Community Band will combine to present music from around the world. Chuck Booker, conductor of both bands, will be joined on stage by Nan Raphael, former piccolo soloist with the U.S. Army Field Band in Washington, D.C., & three music professors at UA - Fort Smith Leighnora “Prissy” Buchanan & who will conduct one number on the program; Alexandra Zacharella, trombonist & conductor; & Dr. Ryan Gardner, performing on the trumpet. Raphael will also conduct a master class, slated for 4 p.m. April 22 in Breedlove 105, which is open to all young flute or piccolo players. Admission to the concert, is by Season ticket, or individual tickets are $6 and are available at www.uafortsmith.edu.

home:479-632-3785 cell:479-883-8961 janetnkk1@centurytel.net For more information, call the UA Fort Smith Box Office at 788-7300. April 24, 2009 - Relay for Life 2009 - 6pm - 6am UA Fort Smith. For more information contact Meredith Milam at mmilam@afcu.org or call 479-471-0203 or 479-629-5747 April 25th,2009, 9am - 5pm, (rain or shine), 1st Annual Charity event and Poker Run for Childrens’ Emergency Shelter. Hosted by BAD BIKES Breakfast Club & Problem Child Riders, Entry fee $10.00. Dir.: From Ft. Smith, cross Garrison Bridge, right on 64D, 1 mi on right or from I 40 take Dora exit, go 2 miles south, on left. More info - (918) 875-3200 May 2nd through October each Saturday Tahlequah Farmers’ Market 8am - Noon (or until sold out) First Lutheran Church (Across the street from Wal-Mart, and behind Reasors) 2111 Mahaney Avenue Tahlequah, OK 74464 For more information call Jane Corbin 918.316.4572 May 9, 2009 - 4th Annual Archaelogy Day at Spiro Mounds, 3 miles east of Spiro,OK on highway 9/271 & 4 miles north on Lock & Dam Road.From 9 am to 5pm . Learn more about the past and about artifacts from professional archaeologists. If you have arrowheads, pottery or other artifacts you would like identified or to learn more about, this would be a great opportunity. For information call Dennis Peterson 918-962-2062. May 9, 2009 - Civil War Re-enactment, Mt. Ida Courthouse Square. Costumed Actors portray the muster of the 4th Arkansas Infantry Company F in 1861. For information call 870-867-2723 May 16, 2009 - Saturday, May 16, 2009 Join us for games, food & fun for the whole family; including your well-mannered, leashed dogs. First Lutheran School,2407 Massard Road,11:00a.m. - 2:00a.m. Proceeds benefit Southwest Service Dogs. SWSD is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that works with children to raise, train and provide dogs for people with disabilities at no charge. Southwest Service Dogs, 4500 S 16th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901www.southwestservicedogs.org email: swsd@ att.net479/646-0886 May 22 - November 22 - South Logan County Farmer’s Market - 7 am -noon Wednesday & Saturday. Veteran’s Park Highway 10 east, Booneville, Ar. For information about joining the South Logan County Farmer’s Market as a vendor, call 479-675-2666.


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