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CAPITOL HILL BEACON OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA APRIL 18, 2013,

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35th Annual Arts Festival Oklahoma Call for Entries


Calling all artists. Applications for the 35th annual Arts Festival Oklahoma (AFO) are now being accepted for the 2013 festival, set for August 31 through Sept. 2 on the grounds of Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC). A celebration of visual, performing and culinary arts, the Labor Day weekend festival will include more than 100 visual artists, a broad range of on-stage entertainment, a variety of food booths, and a children's tent with hands-on arts and crafts. Visual artists interested in entering work in this year's festival should see the details below: All artists must apply online at www.zapplication.org Application deadline: Monday, May 20, 2013 Jury fee: $25 Booth fee: $275-$650 No commission Estimated attendance: 25,000 +

Eat Fish, Live Longer

David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, to Read to Children

Seniors older than 65 who have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood benefit from reduced mortality risk, specifically 4 from heart disease, according to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Washington. The 16-year study gathered information on three specific types of fatty acid: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is related to lower risk of death from heart disease; eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which is linked to lower risk of non-fatal heart attacks; and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), which is associated with lower risk of stroke death. The study concluded that adults with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood: --reduce their overall mortality risk by as much as 27 percent; --lower their risk of dying of heart disease by 35 percent; For artists new to AFO, more information can also be found by --can extend their lives an average of 2.2 years. clicking the link here: "Information for Artists". Visual artists from This can be accomplished, the study said, by increasing the level Charles Rohla, Ph.D., assistant professor and pecan specialist, of fatty-acid foods (fatty, oily fish) from little or none to a moder- demonstrates proper grafting technique on a young pecan tree. all over the country will gather to display and sell their collections ate amount, about two servings per week, or an average of 400 mg Grafting pecan trees in the early growing stages imparts desirable of pottery, sculptures, paintings, photography, glasswork, jewelry, traits to a tree such as uniformity, disease resistance and cold har- woodwork and many other handmade crafts. per day. For more information, please visit the AFO website at www. Some researchers have declared the study faulty, however, be- diness. occc.edu/afo, or contact the OCCC office of Cultural Programs by cause it didn't specifically address the consumption of fish. It also calling (405) 682-7576. excluded participants who took fish oil supplements and concentrated on the levels of fatty acid in the blood. If you're curious about this study, ask your doctor if it would be appropriate for you to add one or two servings of fish per week to your diet. The types of fish classified as "fatty" include cold-water ARDMORE, Okla. The an orchard should be propagatalbacore tuna, trout, salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel. Other Samuel Roberts Noble Founda- ed to a proven cultivar by graftways to get omega-3 include eggs, walnuts and canola oil. tion will host a Pecan Grafting ing or budding," said Charles Matilda Charles regrets that he cannot personally answer reader Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to Rohla, Ph.D., assistant profesThunderKatz presents "Catquestions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever pos- 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, at sor. "The attention to detail in A-Palooza," Allbreed Champithe Noble Foundation Pavilion. a tree's establishment years imsible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com . onship and Household Pet Cat This hands-on workshop will proves the possibility of early (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Show provide participants an opportu- and enhanced production in a The weekend of April 27-28, nity to hone their skills by work- new pecan orchard." ThunderKatz, an Oklahoma ing with experts to graft young This workshop is offered at no City based cat club will host pecan trees. There will also be charge, but preregistration is retheir 17th Annual Championtime for individuals to interact quired. For more information or ship AllBreed and Household Twice winner of the Pulitzer at which time the reading will with the Noble Foundation's to preregister, please visit www. Pet Cat Show, where nearly Prize and National Book Award, soon start. Press will be allowed horticulture consultants to ask noble.org/agevents or contact 200 cats will compete for titles questions one-on-one. Jackie Kelley at 580.224.6360. David McCullough will be at in at 8:45am. awarded by The International "Pecan trees being planted in the Southern Oaks Library readCat Association (TICA). ing to second grade classes from The show is open to the public Oklahoma City's Parmalee Elefrom 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both OCFD mentary School. Shilling Community Center the small sum of $3.00 a class. days at the Centennial BuildFriday, April 19, 2013 at 539 S.E. 25 Street, are offer- Sorry men but the class is for Firefighters ing, 608 Kiamichi Place, at the 8:45am ing "Zumba" dance classes two women only. Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Southern Oaks Library day a week til May 23, 2013. If you have any question or to Participating in in Oklahoma City. This year's 6900 S. Walker The classes are every Tuesday enroll please call 631-2466. theme is "Cat-A-Palooza," all Unique Training Oklahoma City, OK 73139 and Thursday, at 6-7p.m. for things related to cats! McCullough will be reading Show admission, is $5 for Oklahoma City Fire DepartHorton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Pr ri 11 adults, children 12 and under ment (OCFD) personnel will Seuss. a are free. participate in training utilizing McCullough will be in town One of cats breeds in show. By Deborah Keith buildings slated for future dea_ to speak at the Literary Voices TM molition at the site of the new fundraiser on Thursday, April Maps 3 project park. This is AARP and the 18, 2013 to benefit the Library a unique opportunity for over Endowment Trust. The library 850 Fire Operations Person- USPS Team will open to the public at 9am nel to train inside commercial Up to Fight structures with various types of building construction. Lottery Fraud in The training will reinforce our strategies and tactics on the fire Oklahoma ground in a safe learning enviIn a move aimed at stopping a ronment. scam that commonly targets seTraining will encompass the niors, AARP and the U.S. Postal following firefighting skills and 500 each in honor racks Inspection Service are teaming tactics: Convenient news racks are at Rapid Intervention Teams up to combat foreign lottery Sing-A-Long fraud, according to AARP State (RIT) - saving a firefighter who Grill on the Hill President Marjorie Lyons. Wednesday 10:00 a.m. becomes lost or trapped 322 W. Commerce Coordinated fire attack and Foreign lottery scams are ventilation The Senior Nutrition Large area rope-assisted typically marked by a few hallmarks including stacks of mail Program 5 days a week Southwestern Plaza search techniques inviting the recipient to play an Thermal imaging cameras SW 61 and Western Capitol Hill United offshore lottery, calls from mys(TIC) Methodist Church, Breaching walls and forcible terious phone numbers claim123 S.W. 25 Suggested entry on locked commercial ing the recipient has "won the Jamaican lottery" are common structures donation $1.50 Ventilation on unusual types threads. The catch is that in both instances, the "winners are re56th and S. Penn of roofs quired to pay the foreign taxes" Oklahoma City Fire DepartHave fun playing board ment Training, Between SW 5 up front and in cash. games, checkers, dominos, & 6 and between Robinson and Harvey and Commerce etc. Dance to The moral of this story is simHarvey, 8:00 a.m. to Noon and a live Country CAtzoi 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day ple, Lyons said. If it sounds to & Western band. Excellent good to be true, it probably is. April 11, 12, 24, 25, & 30, t1 -7 Meal We don't want anyone, espeCall for 2013 Suggeste Reservations. May 15, 16, 21, 23, 28, & 29, cially our seniors, falling prey to 124 W. Commerce Donation this all-too-common practice 232-3967 2013 Call 232-4151 for hours $150 According to the Federal June 11, 12, & 13, 2013 Back issues are kept for several Trade Commission, prize scams Check out the new lake record blue catfish caught at Lake months. alone could be costing older Eufaula on March 20. 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