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Freckles’ Adopt a Pet – October 18, 2017

Freckles and The Progress Review encourage potential pet owners who are loving and responsible to consider adopting a pet from the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
Idgie is about 18 months old and was brought to Cedar Bend after her owner could no longer take care of her. Her adoption fee is $5.
For more information about adopting a pet, contact: Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Highway, Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887
cbhsadoption@mchsi.com  –  www.cedarbendhumanesociety.com

Meditations – October 18, 2017

By Christopher Simon
JOY:  Jesus,Others,Yourself
“The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.”  ~ Proverbs 10:28 NIV
One of my fondest memories of my mother is receiving her handwritten notes, which always had a little doodle at the bottom of the page where she would write the word JOY in all capital letters, and then in small letters she would fill in Jesus, Others, and Yourself. In my younger and less spiritual days, I would sometimes poke fun at this pious addition to her letters, but in my mind my mother always exemplified the simple joy that comes from a true devotion to Jesus and others. My mother is one of those simple souls who really does love Jesus and tries to serve others, almost always putting others before herself. Her faith gives her a joyful presence that wouldn’t be possible without it. 
There is something to be learned from the fact that deeply spiritual people often have a deep and abiding joy. Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama are both exemplars of the joy that comes from a simple faith and the devotion to a life of serving others. 
Don’t forget to serve yourself though. You matter just as much as everyone else and God did not create any of us to be someone else’s doormat. 

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 18, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Decorated Wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library.  Items will be available before Thanksgiving and proceeds benefit the community by purchasing equipment, furniture and programs at the library. Order your fresh greenery for the holidays at the library, or online at https://www.theprogressreview.co/fresh-greenery-for-the-holidays/. The deadline to order is Thurs., Nov. 2.
Preschoolers will learn about and practice fire safety, and catch the butterfly display when Story Time visits the FFA Historical & Ag Museum Fire Station on Thursday, October 19. It all starts at the library at 10:30 AM.
8 AM Monday morning coffee at the library is a great place to meet friends. Drop in.
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, by John Krakauer, is the October Book Club selection. Read the book and join this group on Monday, October 23, at 1 PM for the discussion.
You are invited to join local author Gary Lee Martinson at the library on Wednesday, October 25, at 6:30 PM for a book talk and signing featuring his newly released book, Allerton and Axtell, The Rush.
On October 26, at 10:30 AM, adorable costumed preschoolers will parade to La Porte City businesses and trade a trick for a treat at Story Time Trick-or-Treating. We will march through downtown rain or shine.
Create Halloween crafts Thursday through Tuesday, October 26-31. Kids can creep into the library for make and take craft projects available during regular library hours. 
Bring any craft project you are working on; scrapbooking, stamping, jewelry making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, embroidery, etc., and join other crafty people at the library for Hawkins’ Handcrafters. This group meets on Thursday, October 26, from 1-3 PM. 
The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Tuesday, October 31, from 1-6 PM. Anyone clad in costume will get a treat when they stop at the library on Halloween.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 11, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel
Decorated wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. Items will be available before Thanksgiving and proceeds benefit the library. Order your fresh greenery for the holidays locally!
Preschoolers will delight in stories and activities for the upcoming holiday and have a spooky good time. Story Time howls about Halloween on Thursday, October 12, at 10:30 AM. 
Bring your own craft to Hawkins’ Handcrafters from 1-3 PM on Thursday, October 12. This is the perfect time for some stitching and crafting. 
You need to try Color and Connect. Coloring for adults is fun and creative therapy. Join us on Tuesday, October 17, from 6-8 PM. 
The library is showing the movie Deep at 4 PM on Wednesday, October 18. To keep his colony safe, a mischievous octopus takes a sassy shrimp and nervous anglerfish on an epic undersea odyssey to find help – and a little fun, too. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 32 min.
Story Time will visit the FFA Historical & Ag Museum Fire Station on Thursday, October 19, for Fire Safety Week. Preschoolers will learn about and practice fire safety, and catch the butterfly display as well. It all starts at the library at 10:30 AM.
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, by John Krakauer, is the October Book Club selection. This work takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. Beginning with a double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Read the book and join this group on Monday, October 23, at 1 PM for the discussion.
You are invited to join local author Gary Lee Martinson at the library on Wednesday, October 25, at 6:30 PM for a book talk and signing featuring his newly released book Allerton and Axtell, The Rush.

Meditations – October 11, 2017

By Christopher Simon
Look for the Helpers
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”  ~ James 1:27 NIV
Fred Rogers, the creator and host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, reported that his mother had once said that whenever something horrible happens, something tragic or catastrophic, to always look for the helpers. They may be on the sidelines, or even behind the scenes, but they will always be there, and this gives us reason for hope. 
No matter how many times we see these horrific terror attacks which kill innocent people, among them often children, we will see the helpers rushing to the scene to do whatever they can. 
Natural disasters are the same. People from around the world will offer their time and money, and often their very lives to help others, and this should give us hope for humanity. 
Despite our pettiness, our pugnacious tendencies and our downright depravity, most of us want to be decent human beings, and one way we can be decent and good is by helping our fellow human beings in need. 
You don’t have to look far for someone who needs your help. The next time you are tempted to write off humanity as vile and totally depraved, look for the helpers, and consider being one yourself.

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