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as devastating as bullets when flung by a mower’s powerful blades. Finally, wear enclosed shoes when operating a mower. Flip-flops and sandals leave your feet vulnerable, and tend to slip and slide on freshlymown grass. • In many states, spring is also known as flood season. Floods are vicious, unpredictable events, and your only defense is to be prepared. Experts recommend that anyone living in a flood plain have some form of flood insurance. And don’t wait too long; such policies take an average of 30 days to go into effect. Most standard homeowner policies do not cover flood damage. Since your home holds much of your personal and financial security, it’s vital to protect the investment. • If you use winter-specific tires on your vehicle during the colder months, now is a good time to switch back to all-season tires. Snow tires are crafted from a softer rubber compound than normal tires, so they’re illsuited for warmer weather. They’ll become noisy, they’ll wear out more quickly, and they’ll reduce your automobile’s fuel efficiency. It’s best to store snow tires in a cool, dark, dry place, such as the basement. • In most areas of the U.S., the underbody of an automobile driven over the winter tends to accumulate some combination of dirt, grime, dead vegetation, and road salt. Now that the weather has gotten a bit warmer, it’s time to give your car or truck a thorough bath. If you don’t have the time or energy to do it yourself, ask a car wash professional to give it a good bumper-tobumper and top-to-bottom scrubbing. Washing away the winter irritants will help not only to preserve your car’s paint job, but its overall resale value. • This is the season when felines begin to shed their winter coats. Use a comb to brush your cat daily, both to prevent hairballs and to reduce the amount of stray fur that ends up on floors and furniture. If you’re into “natural recycling,” take the fur that you remove from your pet comb and set it outside for wild birds to pick up and use as nesting material. (continued on page 4)

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Today, many of us manage our online communications with the same ease that we once used to handle the telephone. As the online-service and Internet world has grown, it’s become easier to forget how daunting, complicated, and just plain time-consuming the whole process was just a few years ago. • The earliest incarnation of what we now call the Internet was called the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, or ARPANet. The project was launched in 1969 to facilitate the sharing of data between research computers in different parts of the United States. At that time, only a few large research computers were scattered around the country. Engineers believed that these “brains” could solve problems more efficiently and effectively by maintaining a constant line of communication with one another. • The very first email was shot through cyberspace in the autumn of 1971. Ray Tomlinson, a computer programmer, tested a new application called “electronic mail” by sending a simple message from one computer terminal to another identical unit elsewhere in the same room. These devices hardly resembled the personal computers we use today; they had much more in common with the old Teletype machines once commonplace in newspaper offices. (continued on page 7)


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• Email abuse wasn’t far behind. The earliest documented “spam” email was sent in May 1978 by a marketing rep for Digital Equipment Corporation. DEC had introduced a new computer model, so a marketer prepared an email inviting a select list of potential customers to an open house event. The salesman wasn’t familiar with the technology, however, and he managed to send his message to just about everyone in the U.S. who had an email address at the time. • Who (or what company) took the very first dot.com Internet address? The first registered domain name was symbolics.com, registered on March 15, 1985. The company, which produced computer systems that utilized the Lisp programming language, went bankrupt a decade later. Shortly after Symbolics made WWW history, several universities jumped on the Internet bandwagon. On April 25, 1985, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Purdue, Rice, Rutgers, and UCLA each registered domain names for their respective schools. • What was the very first retail sale made online via World Wide Web technology? A printer? A mouse? A hard disk drive? No… a pizza. In August 1994, Pizza Hut began taking online orders at pizzahut.com to residents of the Santa Cruz, California area. (continued on page 10)


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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. FRIDAY NIGHT FAMILY BINGO: 7PM an evening of family fun at VFW Post 8245 in Huntington, AR. Snacks & drinks available at concession stand. Bingo profits returned to community in form of student scholarships, aid to local Veterans & families in times of need, donations to local Veterans and community members in need at Christmas, & other miscellaneous community projects. Friday Volley Ball at Christ the King Gym - 1920 S. Greenwood, Fort Smith. Fellowship of Christians plays volleyball every Friday night 6:30-10pm. For i nfo call 479-420- 7993 or 479-651-2452. 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 479926-0880. 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

International Adoption …. Children need families through Children’s Hope International, www. ChildrensHope.net. Contact Connie.Bailey@ ChildrensHope. net or 479-420-6484 for free meeting specifi cs and for adoption information. 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 EVERY FRIDAY - Story Time at Mountainburg Public Library - 9:30am - 1300 Hwy. 71 North. 479369-1600. www.crawfordcountylib.org. NOW - April 15, 2009 FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing of Federal, Arkansas and Oklahoma Income Tax Returns. Tax assistance is available at VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites: Grand Avenue Baptist Church, 3900 Grand Avenue, Fort Smith RSVP Center , 401 North 13th Street, Ft. Smith (Corner of Grand Avenue and 13th, red rock building) Monday, Wednesday , Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.- 3 p. m. Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Lavaca City Library, 104 South Davis Street, Lavaca Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Please bring the following with you: • Social Security cards for you, your spouse, and any dependents. • Proof of identification for yourself (driver’s license or military ID). • W-2 and/or 1099’s. from each employer. • A copy of last year’s tax return (if available). • Proof of account for direct deposit of refund (bring a check). • SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits. • All 1099 forms showing interest and/or dividends. • Unemployment compensation statements. • Information for other income (if any).

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• If itemizing-information (receipts, cancelled checks) for all deductions/credits (if any). • Dependent care (day care) provider information. Call 782-2525 for additional information or for assistance for home bound. March 19 - 20, 2009 Come celebrate the beginning of spring a little differently this year with a series of guided Vernal Equinox walks at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center where you can learn from an archaeologist and ask questions too. Each day there will be three walks at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., led by archaeologist & manager Dennis Peterson. Each walk will take about two hours & require a mile of easy walking. Mr. Peterson will tell about this unique prehistoric Native American mound site, the types of mounds, why they were created & why some of the mounds are lined up for the sunsets of the Solstices & Equinoxes. He will tell the history of the excavations, Native American ceremonies & stories, tales of the unusual happenings associated with the mounds & answer your questions. There is a small fee for this series of tours of $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. No reservations are required unless you are bringing a big group. For info.918962-2062 or email at spiro@okhistory.org.” March 21, 2009 - Have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny to support a worthy cause. Legacy Health & Rehabilitation’s Photo Fund-raiser starts Sat. March 21st, 10am-2pm. Each child taking photos will receive a Delicious surprise. Spring backgrounds are also available. Photo packages are $20.00 & include 1-8x10, 2-5x7’s & 9 wallets. 40 percent of ALL sales will go to the resident activity fund. L.H.R. is located @ 3310 North 50th Street. For info. contact Telesha McKinney-Activities Director- 479-783-3101. March 21, 2009 ‘SWEETHEART’S DINNER & TRIBUTE TO ELVIS” SHOW FEATURING ‘BRIAN LEE HOWELL’ as Elvis! Entertainment & Dinner

home:479-632-3785 cell:479-883-8961 janetnkk1@centurytel.net fund raiser to benefit the Clearinghouse Meals For Kids Backpack Program Fort Smith Senior Activity Center 2700 Cavanaugh Road Doors open at 6:00 pm/ Dinner served at 6:30 / Show at 7:30 pm Tickets: $30 per person Contact: Brandy Schalski at 7827183 E-mail: mustangbrandy@cox.net March 21, 2009 - : 22nd Annual Family Kite Day -Spiro Mounds/OK-9am-5pm- Free Admission- For information call 918-962-2062. March 25, 2009 - Elvis “G.I.” Haircut Day- Chaffee Barber Shop Museum-FREE- 1-4pm-haircuts first come. first served-for information call 479-7838888 March 28, 2009- Confederate Occupation of Fort Smith - Re-enactment-National Historic Site- FREE10am-3:30pm- For information call 479-783-3961 April 6,7,& 8 , 2009 - SPRING BOOK SALE on the patio in front of Boreham Library at UA- Fort Smith from 7:30a.m. until 5 p.m. Included in the sale are fiction & non-fiction books, audio-visual materials, periodicals & magazines. The three-day event is open to the public. For more information, contact library technician Dianne Werthmuller at 788-7200. April 18, 2009 - Battle of Fayetteville Re-Enactment, Headquarters House, 1888 E Dickson Street Fayetteville. Living history actors in costume reenact the battle. For information call 501-521-2020 May 8, 2009 - Poker Night hosted by The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterens of Foreign Wars post 8845 Fort Smith AR Friday May 8, 2009. Registration starts at 6:00pm and tournament starts at 7:00pm. Food will start at 5:00pm with cost being $3.00 per person. Buy in for the tournament will be $20.00. 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


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