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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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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 @ 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 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

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.

Contact Angel Paws at shearonallen1@cox.net if you would like to arrange a visit with Sir Charles. .

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, email, 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. 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 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,

Imogene.

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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,479-788-7319. 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. 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

home:479-632-3785 cell:479-883-8961 janetnkk1@centurytel.net 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 April 27 & 28, 2009 - The UA Fort Smith Chorale & the UA Fort Smith Women’s Chorus will bring classic choral music to the stage at 7:30 p.m. in BreedloveAuditorium at UA- Fort Smith.The Season of Entertainment 28 concert, which includes professional orchestra personnel from the region,will showcase works from W.A. Mozart 7Michael Haydn. Admission is by Season 28 season ticket, or individual tickets are $6 &are available at www. uafortsmith.edu. For more information, call the Box Office at 788-7300. 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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