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• He Pingping of China is twenty years old and is currently the world’s smallest man. He stands at just twenty-six inches (seventy-four centimeters) and weighs only fifteen pounds (seven kilograms). • The largest American flag is 505 ft (153.9 m) long, 225 ft (68.6 m) wide and weighs 3,000 lbs (1,360 kg). • The longest covered bridge is the Hartland Covered bridge in Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada. It spans the St. John River, opened in 1901 and measures 1,282 ft (390 m). • What is the longest anyone has stood on one foot? Seventy-six hours and forty minutes, as proved by Arulanantham Joachim in Sri Lanka in 1997. • The largest millipede on record belongs to Jim Klinger of Texas. His African giant black millipede measures 15.2 in (38.7 cm) long and has 256 legs. • The world’s longest canal is the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. It is 5,885 ft (1,794 m) long and was begun in 486 B.C. • In 1403, 3,000 Chinese scholars began work on an encyclopedia. It took four years to finish and, at the time, was the world’s largest encyclopedia. It had 11,095 volumes and 22,811 chapters. • The oldest tree currently standing is a Great Basin Brittlecone Pine in California. It is named after the Biblical character of Methuselah and is estimated to be about 4,800 years old. • There is an older tree – well, root system. The current tree isn’t ancient, but its root system is estimated to have taken hold in Sweden approximately 9,550 years ago after the last ice age. It was discovered in Swedish scientists in 2004. • The world’s longest fingernails belong to Shridar Chillal of India. His thumbnail alone is over four feet long! He’s been growing his nails since 1952 and his hand is permanently disfigured from the weight of them. (continued on page 4)


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her 175th birthday back in 2005. Harriet died in 2006, just shy of her 176th birthday and is estimated to have hatched before the Civil War back in 1830. • The longest wall in the world? This one’s easy - it’s the Great Wall of China! But do you know how long it really measures? It stretches and winds over 3,768 mi (6,000 km) across China, is 25 ft (7.62 m) tall and is up to 30 ft (9.14) thick in some sections. • The world’s longest snake ever found was a python in Indonesia. It was found in 1912 and measured over 32 ft 9.5 in (10 m). • The world’s tallest man-made structure hasn’t even been finished and it already holds a world record! The Burj Dubai skyscraper in Dubai towers a whopping (continued on page 12)

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My yellow Carolina jasmine which has just finished blooming needs pruning badly. It is on a nine foot wrought iron arbor built for it. The underside of the vine looks dead. The outside is beautifully green. My question is how far should I have it pruned --all the way back to the original vine? The original plant has three vines from the original stump each of which are about 1 1/2 inches each in diameter. The person who has pruned it in the past has, for the last season or so, pruned it back about 12” t 15” of the green part. “Carolina jasmine or Carolina jessamine – (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a prolific grower. Prune it as hard as you think is needed to keep it in bounds until next year after bloom. You don’t want to continually prune the plants throughout the season or you end up with fewer flowers the following spring. As with all spring blooming plants, this one sets its flower buds in late summer/early fall. Prune only once a year after bloom. I would consider staggering the pruning cuts to encourage new growth at various heights. Pruning only at the top causes the upper vine to shade out the lower portions, which results in no foliage. Staggered pruning heights should help to get the underside full as well. I live in central Arkansas. Which ground cover fills in the best and is most resistant to weeds? “Resistance to weeds has a lot to do with how dense the groundcover is and whether it is growing in sun or shade. While you are establishing any groundcover, weeds and grass will be more of an issue. They are also always worse in the sun than in the shade. Rapidly spreading groundcovers for sun include Mazus, liriope, Asiatic jasmine and sedums. In the shade I like Ajuga, lysimachia (creeping Jenny), small leafed variegated ivy, pachysandra and mondo grass. Make sure whichever plant you choose that you prepare the site well, removing as much weed and grass debris as possible prior to planting. Mulch after planting to help prevent weeds, but monitor weekly until the groundcover has filled in. Hoeing out the weeds as they appear is much easier than trying to control them once they are firmly ensconced into the groundcover.


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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) 6509660 or you can e-mail us at info@ The Deadline is Tuesday at 5 pm for ads that will run the following week.

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You might have known that this country is composed of over 3,000 islands or that it’s highest peak is Mount Fuji, but get ready to stretch your brain as Tidbits takes you around the globe to learn about the country of Japan. • If you ever read about the National Diet of Japan, they aren’t talking about the food! The Diet is Japan’s bicameral legislature. On that note, did you know that the word diet is also defined as a legislative assembly? • The Japanese call Japan “Nippon” or “Nihon” meaning “the sun’s origin” and is the origins of the phrase “land of the rising sun.” • Ever seen the YKK imprint on the zipper of your jeans? It’s the initials of a Japanese Company! Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha (or Yoshida Kogyo Co., Ltd.) was founded in Japan in 1934 and is the world’s largest manufacturer of zippers today. • In June of 2001, Japanese farmers impressed the world with their ingenuity upon displaying their square watermelons to the public. Grown in glass boxes, these cubic fruit store better in the refrigerator and were considered quite the novelty. You might not like the price, though. In 2001, the square watermelons were selling for around 10,000 yen, which is approximately $82 a piece! • Did you know that the Atari logo is a stylized representation of Japan’s Mount Fuji? • Since we’re talking about Mt. Fuji – did you know that it is privately owned? The uppermost portion of the peak belongs to the Shinto shrine Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha. • One last fact about Mt. Fuji – it is also an active volcano! Don’t worry though - the last eruption was over 302 years ago in December of 1707.

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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

Please go to our web page to view our available pets Sallisaw, OK for Eastern Division (918) 775-7172 Oklahoma City, OK for Western Division (405) 943-9419 Good dog Carl needs a good home. Carl loves people and gets along well with other dogs. Carl has lots of hugs and kisses to give.

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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 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 @ 479-883-8693, 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 479996-2742 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>. 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-

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Contact ANGEL PAWS LOW COST SPAY NEUTER CLINIC 479-652-0580 Dogs$40  Cats $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) 7829554 or 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 479-471-0019 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month. Mother’s of Preschoolers meets from 9:3011:30 am at Grand Ave. Baptist Church, 3900 Grand Ave. Fort Smith, to enjoy fun, food, and fellowship with women of similar

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goals and challenges of being a great mom. Childcare is provided. For more information call 479-926-0880. 2nd Wednesday - PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORKING group meets at Furr’s, 5707 Rogers Ave., Ft. Smith , RSVP, For additional information contact Meredith Milam , 479-629-5747 or pwnfortsmith@ 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 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. May 23, 2009:Parade: Pioneer Days-Van Buren Main St-1pm-FREE-local riding clubs- 479-474-0990 May 23, 2009 - Festival: Crawford County Arts and Crafts-Lake Lou Emma City Park-

home:479-632-3785 cell:479-883-8961 Van Buren--thru 25th -FREE-starts at 8am each day- 479-474-8322 OPENING IN JUNE, ANGEL PAWS LOW COST SPAY ~ NEUTER  CLINIC, 520 Main Street, Arkoma, OK, DOGS $40 (up to 100 lbs.), CATS  $30, Shots - $8, Contact Shearon Allen at 479-652-0580, for appointment. May 27, 30& 31- The Academy of the Arts at UA-Fort Smith in partnership with the Young Actors Guild is presenting five performances of “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Director Dwight Curry & his creative team have more than 60 students in the cast, representing Fort Smith, Van Buren, Greenwood, Poteau & Panama. The show is slated for 7p.m. May 27 & for 2 & 7 p.m. on May 30 & 31 in UA Fort Smith’s Breedlove Auditorium. Admission is $15. Tickets are available at For more information, contact Dr. Rosilee Walker, at 788-7546, or the UA Fort Smith Box Office at 788-7300. May 28, 2009:Music: Concert in the ParkRiver Park Amphitheater-8pm-FREEsponsored by FS Parks and Recreation479-784-2368 May 29, 2009:Event: 2009 Miss Rodeo Old Fort Days Pageant-thru 30th-Kay Rodgers Park-TBA- 479-806-4914 June 12, 2009 - Burkhart Family will be playing Gospel Music at the Sunshine Cafe. Hwy 59 N in Natural Dam, AR, 6 - 8pm. All sit-ins welcome! June 26 & 27, 2009 - Mt Magazine International Butterfly Festival. For information contact Paris Area Chamber of Commerce at 479-963-2244 or www.

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