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Next week, on February 21, many people around the globe will celebrate Mardi Gras. This issue of Tidbits will “laissez les bons temps rouler” (let the good times roll) as we explore this celebration. • The city most associated with Mardi Gras in America is New Orleans. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which begins the Christian season of Lent. It is also the last day of the Carnival season. “Carnival” season is a period of feasting and fun that always begins on January 6, which in Christianity is the Feast of Epiphany, following the “Twelve Days of Christmas.” While mostly celebrated in areas where Roman Catholicism is predominant, Epiphany is celebrated in other churches as well. • In New Orleans, parades happen for several weeks before Mardi Gras, but the largest and probably most famous happen on the last weekend before and through Mardi Gras day. There are about a dozen held in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day, with even more in the suburbs. • Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday and Lent are all important times for Catholics. Ash Wednesday is the first of 40 days (excluding Sundays) prior to Easter that make up Lent. Lent is a time of preparation for Easter, when the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated. turn the page for more!

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PARADES (continued): • Another term used for Mardi Gras is “Shrove Tuesday.” Shrove is the past tense of “to shrive” and means “to go to or make confession.” Mardi Gras is known as the day to party. In New Orleans, when the clock strikes midnight, Lent starts, and the party ends. Mounted police lead a parade of street cleaners, clearing and cleaning the city. • Historians believe that French explorers Iberville and Bienville held the first American Mardi Gras on March 3, 1699. After a very difficult journey down the Mississippi River, they landed about 60 miles south of New Orleans. They had a small celebration and named the area “Pointe due Mardi Gras.” Bienville also established “Fort Louis de la Louisiane,” which later became Mobile, Alabama. Many say that the first official Mardi Gras was held in Mobile in 1702. (During this time, before the Louisiana Purchase, Mobile was part of Louisiana.)

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• For many years, New Orleans and other French settlements of the South marked the Mardi Gras holiday with street parties, masked balls and lavish meals. When the Spanish took control of New Orleans, they abolished the rowdy celebrations. The bans were in force until Louisiana became a state in 1812. • Secret societies or clubs, called krewes, started forming as early as 1781. The first was the Perseverance Benevolent & Mutual Aid Association. Krewes started the parades as we know them today and keep them going. The krewes are private, non-profit organizations whose members plan and pay for their parades, costumes, throws and more. There are no sponsorships or city funds used. • By the late 1830s, there were processions of masked people with carriages and riding horseback. Newspapers started announcing the Mardi Gras events in advance. More krewes formed, and today there are more than 50 parades in the Greater New Orleans area. • On February 24, 1857, the Mistick Krewe of Comus, a secret society of businessmen, organized a torch-lit procession with rolling floats and marching bands. This began the parade traditions that persist today. The parade was followed by a ball for the krewe and their guests. • Today the elaborate, invitation-only balls for the many krewes begin when Carnival Season starts on January 6. Each krewe elects a king and queen and their court. They wear masks and are never officially revealed; except for Rex, who as the King of Carnival, is revealed the day before the parade. • The Krewe of Rex, organized in 1872 by a group of businessmen, came up with the idea to Continued on page 7

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• While most parades require crowds to simply watch and applaud when floats pass, Mardi Gras crowds work hard to catch “throws.” This tradition started in 1871. The most popular throws are beads, plastic cups and doubloons. Doubloons are aluminum medallions, like large coins, that depict the parade theme on one side and the krewe’s emblem on the other. The first medallions appeared in 1884, with the Krewe of Rex, and the start of doubloons like those given out today started in 1960 also with Rex. • The actual name for the Krewe of Rex is the School of Design. Rex, the King of Carnival, arrives by a boat that crosses the Mississippi River on the night before Mardi Gras. When Rex arrives, the Mayor of New Orleans presents him with the key to the city. • One of the most popular and “different” parades held dur-




official appearance as Zulus in 1909. The group started from a group of black men who belonged to a Benevolent Aid Society. These societies were the first forms of insurance in the black community where, for annual dues, members received financial help when sick and financial aid when needing to bury deceased members. • Zulus made a distinct impression on Mardi Gras crowds in 1909 by being totally different. They wore raggedy pants and had a quartet singing in front and behind their king. The king wore a “lard can” crown and carried a “banana stalk” scepter. • Another difference with the Zulu Parade is their unusual throws. Possibly as early as 1910, the krewe made their mark by throwing coconuts, known as “Golden Nuggets.” In the early years the coconuts were in their natural “hairy” state, but a few years later, the krewe started handing out beautiful painted and decorated coconuts. • In 1988, the Louisiana Legislature passed a law dubbed the “Coconut Bill” that excluded the coconut from liability for injuries arising from the Zulus handing out coconuts in their parades. • Louisiana is the only state where Mardi Gras is a legal holiday.


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Attorneys Morse & Associates........................................303-300-6684 Basement Finishing Seller Construction, Inc..................................303-514-7701 Cat Specialists The Cat Specialist...........................................303-663-2287 612 Atchison Way, Castle Rock Churches Center for Spiritual Living..............................720-851-0265 2301 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock Faith Life Fellowship......................................303-688-1888 17 S. Gilbert St, Castle Rock Diesel Repair Shop Douglas County Diesel...................................303-660-9986 1221 Caprice Dr, Castle Rock Environmental Services AAMREX.......................................................303-883-3750 Farm & Ranch Supply Circle B Farm & Ranch...................................719-481-6161 773-B Hwy 105 Palmer Lake HayCo.............................................................719-339-3525 Flooring Davinci Flooring.............................................720-232-4498 Gutters JPE Contractors...............................................303-663-8118 200 S Wilcox St., Castle Rock Hydroponics Stores Big Bloomz Hydro..........................................303-688-0599 1011 Caprice Dr, Castle Rock Natural Wellness Pharmacies ITC Compounding...........................................303-663-4224 651 Topeka Way #600, Castle Rock Piano Teacher Nancy “Bubbles” Horvath...............................720-344-4107 Transmission H&M Transmission.........................................303-663-5578 500 2nd St., Castle Rock Youth Sports DC Dolphins Basketball, Baseball, Cheer, Football, Softball, Volleyball................................................303-688-4011

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Explore the World of International Investments You’re probably accustomed to measuring the progress of your investments, and the overall condition of the investment world, by checking on indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average Cindy Rose and the S&P 500. And since these types of benchmarks focus almost exclusively on American companies, you might get the idea that the best investments are located right here in the United States. But that impression would be false — because there are, literally, a world of investment opportunities beyond the U.S. borders. In fact, as of the end of 2010, U.S. stock markets constituted less than a third of the total global stock market value, according to the World Bank. And you can probably just look around at the products you use in your daily life to identify many successful foreign companies. Why invest a portion of your portfolio internationally? Here are a couple of reasons to consider: Growth potential — The United States is a mature, highly developed economy. That doesn’t mean, of course, that we have no “upside” here. However, you can also find considerable growth potential in emerging markets — countries such as China, India, Brazil and Mexico that are characterized by younger, less mature economies. Diversification — The world’s financial markets are somewhat dependent on one another, but that doesn’t mean they constantly move in unison. In any given year, the U.S. markets may be down, but international markets might be doing better. Consequently, if during that year, you had invested only in U.S. companies, your portfolio may have taken a hit. It’s important to diversify your portfolio by investing in many different vehicles, but you can also boost your diversification through geography. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss.) While international investing can be beneficial, it does not come without risks. For one thing, when you invest overseas, you may encounter political instability, which could threaten the financial markets of a country or region. Conversely, financial problems, such as the European debt crisis, can result in loss of confidence in individual governments. Also, you might experience currency risk, which means that changes in the value of the U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies could harm the value of your investments. And in any given year, any market, foreign or domestic, may be down. Ultimately, you should probably limit your exposure to international investments to no more than 20% to 25% of your overall portfolio, with the exact amount, if any, depending on your situation — your goals, risk tolerance, time horizon, financial situation and other factors. You may also want add an international flavor to your portfolio by investing in quality U.S. companies that do a considerable amount of business abroad. In any case, given the more complex nature of international investing, you’ll want to consult with a financial professional before writing a check. Still, consider the international investment world. With a little exploring, you may discover some good possibilities out there.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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AFYONI BLACK BELT ACADEMY MARTIAL ARTS OPENS DOORS FOR SPECIAL CHILD SAFETY COMMUNITY EVENT Parker, Colorado – KARATE FOR KIDS! in PARKER has announced plans for a community Child Safety Open House scheduled for 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM , March 10,2012. The Open House is part of ATA Martial Arts’ worldwide initiative to help minimize the risk of child abduction through education. With active membership exceeding 350,000 worldwide and 1,200 schools in the U.S. and abroad, ATA is positively positioned to reach children and adults with the message of abduction prevention. As part of the safety campaign, ATA has partnered with AMBER to increase AMBER Alert notification via e-mail and personal communication devices. Once an AMBER Alert is issued, AMBER uses state-of-the-art technology to notify its subscribers of a missing child in a specific area.

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According to local ATA instructor Mr. Eddie Afyoni education is the key to child safety. “Children of all age, gender and race are vulnerable to child abduction. Through age appropriate instruction, awareness of warning signs and ID activities such as fingerprinting, collectively ATA schools around the world hope to have a significant impact on reducing the risk of child abduction and victimization”, says Mr. Eddie Afyoni.

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 On Feb. 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln poses for the first of several portraits by noted Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady. A relatively new art form, the photograph (or daguerreotype) showed a beardless Lincoln just moments before the future president’s historic speech at Cooper Union in New York City. On March 3, 1887, Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6-year-old Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing after a severe illness at age 19 months. Under Sullivan’s tutelage, Keller flourished, eventually graduating from college and becoming an international lecturer and activist.

Morgan & Dalton From Parker, CO Each Week, Tidbits of Douglas County catches readers with our paper. We will take a picture of them and place them in our Reader of the Week. Could you be next?

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On March 2, 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of children’s books, is born in Springfield, Mass. Geisel’s first book, “And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street” (1937), was rejected by dozens of publishers. On March 1, 1932, Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family’s new mansion in Hopewell, N.J. Days later, the baby’s body was discovered near the Lindbergh home. On Feb. 28, 1940, Mario Andretti, whose name will become synonymous with American auto racing, is born in Montona, Italy. He officially retired from racing in 1994 as the only driver to ever win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and a Formula One championship. On March 4, 1966, a John Lennon quotation that was ignored in England set off a media frenzy in America: “We’re more popular than Jesus now.” Bible Belt disc jockeys declared Lennon’s remarks blasphemous and vowed an eternal ban on all Beatles music. On Feb. 29, 1980, the iconic glasses worn by rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly, lost since his death in a plane crash in 1959, are found in Mason City, Iowa. The plane wreckage was strewn across snow-covered cornfields, and the glasses weren’t found until the snow melted in the spring. They were given to the Cerro Gordo County SheriffÕs office, where they sat filed away for the next 21 years in a sealed envelope.

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Two blondes were going to Disneyland. They were driving on the Interstate when they saw the sign that said Disneyland LEFT. They started crying and turned around and went home. FLORIDA OR MOON Two blondes living in Oklahoma were sitting on a bench talking, and one blonde says to the other, 'Which do you think is farther away... Florida or the moon?' The other blonde turns and says 'Helloooooooooo, can you see Florida ?????'

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AT THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE A gorgeous young redhead goes into the doctor's office and said that her body hurt wherever she touched it. 'Impossible!' says the doctor.. 'Show me.' The redhead took her finger, pushed on her left shoulder and screamed, then she pushed her elbow and screamed even more. She pushed her knee and screamed; likewise she pushed her ankle and screamed. Everywhere she touched made her scream. The doctor said, 'You're not really a redhead, are you? 'Well, no' she said, 'I'm actually a blonde.' 'I thought so,' the doctor said, 'Your finger is broken.'

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