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• The duck-billed platypus is venomous! • Kangaroos cannot walk backwards. • A hippopotamus can open its jaw so wide that an eight year old could stand up in its mouth. • A sloth can turn its heads 270º. • The Chinese Giant Salamander can grow to the length of an average human! • The Gardiner’s Seychelles frog is the world’s smallest frog. It measures less than half the length of its name when typed. • Elephants cannot jump. • The Mekong Giant Catfish is the largest scale-less freshwater fish in the world. It lives in the Mekong river system in Asia, which spans through the countries of Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. This endangered species can grow up to 650 lbs (295 kg), can live up to sixty years and can reach up to 10 ft (3 m) long. • Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one.” • The ostrich’s eye measures two inches (five centimeters) – the largest of any land animal! • While it resembles a small bear, the wolverine is actually part of the weasel family.

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Adults were originally as much of an audience of fairy tales as children – which might explain some of the not so savory early fairy tales. Tidbits gives you some merry and impish facts on some of our favorite Happily Ever Afters. • The name fairy tale was probably first given to these fantastical folklores by Madam d’Aulnoy, a writer known for her fairy tales, in 1697. • Conte de fées literally means fairy tale and is the name Madame d’Aulnoy gave her stories. • Folklore and fairy tales can be found in cultures and countries all over the world. They are hard to exactly trace because most fairy tales predate their written versions and were often been passed down orally long before being compiled – such as the case with the Brothers Grimm. • One of the oldest written fairy tales is thought to be “The Tale of Two Brothers” from Egypt in 1185 B.C.. It is preserved on the Papyrus D’Orbiney, which is currently housed in the British Museum. • Many fairy tales were later rewritten to be more suitable for children. The Grimm Brothers’ “The Juniper Tree” is one that is commonly edited down as the original involves cannibalism. • Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in 1785 and 1786, respectively, in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1812 they published eighty-six German fairy tales titled Kinder-und Hausmarchen. There are approximately 200 of the Grimms’ fairy tales in all, including the familiars like “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rapunzel” and “Snow White.” • The Grimm version of “Snow White” is the version Disney chose for the basis of the 1937 film. • There are a few key differences between the Grimm and Disney versions. In the original tale, the evil queen tries to kill Snow White three times. First, as a peddler, she gives Snow White stay-laces and then laces her up so tight that she faints. She then tries to kill her as a different peddler who offers a poisoned hair comb. The third attempt is still the poison apple.

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Being a Credit Counselor means that I talk to people all the time about discerning between wants and needs. Needs will make themselves known. We do not have to look through a catalog or store window to find a need. Those are wants. Most of us have our basic needs met, and we have an awful lot of our wants. Surprisingly, that can lead to discontent. At our core we are problem solvers. So if we don’t see a problem to solve, we tend to do nothing. We have trained ourselves to respond. We now have to train ourselves to be proactive. Many people become stagnant because they are no longer facing daily crisis’s. If you take a mental inventory and decide that there is really nothing that you want to do, or anywhere you want to go, ask yourself what you want that is not tangent. Do you want world peace, a cure for cancer, shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry, education for those in need, companionship for the lonely, safety for those in harm’s way? You may not have the answer for these causes but you can be a part of the solution. Making a budget will hi light the problem areas in your finances and taking a look at your daily calendar will show you how you are wasting your time. We all have the same twenty four hours a day, why do some people accomplish so much more with their time than others? Because procrastination is as dangerous as a no limit credit card. There are a lot of needs right now due to not only the recession but to natural disasters such as storms and floods. Donating your time and needed items will help the recipients but it will also help you realize that you are needed and that you can do something that makes a difference. Most of us have come to realize how fast time passes and how valuable it is. When we were looking for a career, we were told to do something that we would do whether we were paid for it or not, that might not have been possible a few years ago, but what is stopping you now? You do have a skill or talent, you can make a difference and you are needed. If you need help with creditors or creating a realistic budget and setting attainable goals, Call Lynn at Credit Counseling Advocates, for a free counseling evaluation. 3103 Alma Hwy. Van Buren, AR 479-410-1700 or 888-745-4481.


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I live in Searcy and I have a variety of grasses such as Bermuda, zoysia, and St. Augustine in my yard. I also have wild violets that I have been unable to kill. Can you tell me what to use to kill them and the time of the year to use it. Manor(metsulfuron) is an effective violet control herbicide in bermudagrass, centipedegrass, St. Augustinegrass and zoysia-grass, but can be hard to find and calibrate for small lawns. Lawn care companies can be used to apply this product. Triclopyr in Weed B Gone chickweed, clover and oxalis killer is also a good product, but only can be used on Bermuda and zoysia grass, and timing is important. I would use caution right now, since the lawn is just greening up. It is much safer on cool season grasses or used in the fall or winter months when the violets get active. 2,4-D + 2,4-DP products will provide partial control. Use caution when spraying this product on St. Augustine--make sure whatever formulation you buy is labeled for your lawn grasses. We need a plant “screen” to obstruct an ugly building. We planted several Leyland cypress trees last summer to achieve this. Do they require any special attention? Are they prone to any disease? I’ve noticed some Leyland cypress used in a landscape and several of the branches are dead and in some cases, 1/2 the tree is dead. Do you have a favorite plant to use as a living screen? Leyland cypress plants can be hit and miss in Arkansas. I have seen some wonderful plants, yet I have seen even more that begin getting the brown branches scattered throughout with branch canker disease. Make sure they are planted in a well drained site and have ample room around them for air flow. Some better choices in my opinion are: Nelly R. Stevens holly, Lusterleaf holly, one of the smaller leafed magnolias--Little Gem or Brackens Brown Beauty, improved cherry laurels, and cryptomerias. Green giant arborvitae is another fast growing large evergreen.

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ROMANIA

Romania, and Transylvania in particular, often brings forth images of vampires, gypsies and other mystical, old world beings. This week Tidbits gives you the facts behind the myth as we take you to Romania. • The capital of Romania is Bucharest, which is also the largest city in Romania. • A native of Bucharest is a Bucharester. • A large portion of Romania’s border with Serbia is formed by the Danube river, the longest river in Europe. • In the Middle Ages, Romania was divided into three principalities: Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania. • Romania is bordered by Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria and Serbia. • Romania is slightly smaller than Oregon. • As of 2008, Romania had an estimated population of over 22 million. • Romanian Henri Marie Coanda invented the world’s first jet powered aircraft. • Transylvania comes from the Latin words trans and silva which mean across/beyond the black forest. • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) was set in Transylvania, Romania, and popularized the association of that area with vampires. • Dracula was originally named Count Wampyr, but Stoker was inspired and changed the named to Dracula, which literally means son of Dracul. • The wooden churches of Maramures are a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site. They are located throughout Romania and are anywhere from 300-400 years old. • Bran Castle, often referred to as Dracula’s Castle, is a national monument and landmark of Romania. • Bran Castle is owned by Archduke Dominic of Austria, known as Dominic von Habsburg, an architect of New York, son of Princess Ileana of Romania. (continued on page 10)


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Private Party ads are $3.50 per week for the first 10 words and 25¢ for each additional word. Business ads are $4.50 per week for the first 10 words and 25¢ for each additional word. Mastercard & Visa cards are accepted, including both credit or debit. To place an ad, call (479) 650-9660 or you can e-mail us at info@tidbitsarok.com The Deadline is Tuesday at 5 pm for ads that will run the following week.


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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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1st Tuesday - Disabled American Veterans & Auxiliary of Alma -regular meeting at 7pm & potluck dinner at 6pm on Highway 64, between Alma & Van Buren across street from the Kopper Kettle Candy Store 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 3rd Tuesday -VFW Post 8245, Huntington, Arkansas All veterans of foreign wars are cordially invited to attend. If you are not a member and would be interested in joining, please call Gary Greene @ 479883-8693, or Lloyd Byrd @ 479-414-1789. 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

Charlie is a little male chihuahua about a year old. He has been completely vetted. Charlie is very full of himself and loves to play with the other dogs. He loves everybody.

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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, 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! 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.

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May 2, 2009 - Riders for Christ Annual Kid’s Roundup Starts at 10:00am at Thompson Ranch , Highway 83, Monroe, OK across from P.J.’s Convenience Store. For more information call David at 479-639-2580 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 7, 2009 1st Thursday each month - Riders For Christ- 7:00 pm at Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship, Monroe, OK. for info call David Archer 479-639- 2570 or Marty Davis 918-647-3328. Website: www.rfcpo. org Email: mdavis33@alltell. net May 8, 2008 - 6-8pm -Gospel music by NEW CREATION 6-8pm at Sunshine Cafe on Highway 59 in Natural Dam. AR.

home:479-632-3785 cell:479-883-8961 janetnkk1@centurytel.net May 13, 2009 - PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORKING group meets at Golden Corral, 1801 S. Waldron Rd. , Ft. Smith , RSVP, Foradditional information contact Meredith Milam , 479-629-5747 or pwnfortsmith@cox.net May 15, 2009 TINA TURNER TRIBUTE CONCERT, with Connie Garrett a renowned Tribute Artist! Benefits Pets Haven Animal Rescue, , 7:00 pm, Arkansas Best Corp Performing Arts Theater $30 in advance, $40 at door. Presented by Team At Work For All Charities. More info @ (479) 782-7183 or email: mustangbrandy@cox.net. Tickets by credit or debit card online at: www.teamatwork.myevent. com or Dillard Brake & Muffler, 5300 Towson, Doug’s Eastside Convenience Store, 9017 Rogers & Ft Smith C. of C., 612 Garrison. 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 16, 2009 - Riders For Christ Monthly Trail Ride For information see www.rfcpo.org or call Stan at 479883-3485 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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