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Hawkins’ Happenings – November 14, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Your fine total will be reduced by $2.00 for each item brought in during Food for Fines Month. Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during November. This is an easy way to delete those fines and help the community.
On Thursday, November 15, at 10:30 AM, preschoolers read about Thanksgiving at Story Time. Enjoy tales and activities sharing adventures of turkeys and pilgrims. There will not be Story Time on Thursday, November 22, due to the holiday.
The holiday wreaths and garlands you ordered will be ready for pickup at the library on Monday, November 19. Thank you very much to the individuals and businesses making purchases to support us!
Gobble up crafting fun on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19-21. Free make and take Thanksgiving crafts can be created at the library.
The library has copies available of the book, Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich. Pick one up and join the Book Club group discussion on Monday, November 19, at 1 PM.
Color and Connect is Tuesday, November 20, from 6 to 8 PM. We have pictures, bookmarks, pencils and pens, or bring your own. Relax. Chat. Be creative!
Incredibles 2, is the movie playing at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, November 21. Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. Rated PG, animation/action/adventure, plays 1 hr. and 58 min.
Hawkins Memorial Library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 21, and remain closed all day on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will open again at 9 AM on Saturday, November 24.
Get this on your calendar! Santa Claus and Christmas crafts for the kids are in the library on Saturday, December 1, for our Home for the Holidays celebration. Santa Claus arrives at 11:30 AM and visits with children until 1 PM.

Meditations – November 14, 2018

By Pastor Mike Ashman,  Zion Lutheran Church, Jubilee
Dear Friends,
This past Sunday, we celebrated All Saints – giving thanks to all who have witnessed God’s love to us. We lit candles. We told stories. Tears were shed. But in the end, we are people who trust in the promise given to us at baptism of life and life eternal. Jesus tells the people at Lazarus’ tomb – unbind him and let him go – so we also are able to return to God our loved ones trusting in those promises that whether we live or die, we belong to God.
But I sometimes consider that we limit this concept of sainthood to a chosen few who have lived with unwavering faith and courage. The biblical term of a saint comes to us as one chosen by God. If we look through our Bibles, we find that God chooses people like Jacob who tricked both his brother and father. We see Moses trying to beg his way out of a leadership role because he stammers. We have Peter who all too often has a little too much initiative, but also as the one who denied knowing Jesus three times.
God chooses everyday ordinary people to be extra-ordinary lights in a world that all too often would rather stare into the darkness: a small child being held by a parent with eyes glimmering makes people stop and wonder; the teenager who has been blessed with God’s presence who makes friends with the new kid; a young man who loves his grandma so much that he would move heaven and earth to give her the care and attention she needs. These are the ordinary saints that populate our world and our community. Their light shines in a cold, dark world to give us hope – the hope that has only one true source.
Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Freckles’ Adopt a Pet – November 7, 2018

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.
Hi I am Duncan, an adult (about 15 months old) male, medium size American Staffordshire Terrier mix canine. I do know how to sit and people here at Cedar Bend think I am sweet, affectionate, happy, cuddly and an energetic kind of guy. My adoption fee is $190, which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, worming and microchip. Stop in and visit!
For more information about adopting a pet, contact: Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Highway, Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887.  –


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