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Dash for the Stash at Hawkins Memorial Library

Local residents are encouraged to compete in the 2016 DASH for the STASH, an investor education and protection program and contest taking place March 15-May 15, 2016 at Hawkins Memorial Library. One statewide winner will be chosen in a random drawing of eligible participants who logged the correct answer for all four posters. The winner will receive a $1,000 contribution to an existing or new Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for 2016. The DASH for the STASH program is being launched by the Iowa Insurance Division and the nonprofit Investor Protection Institute (IPI).
The DASH for the STASH contest is played much like a scavenger hunt. But instead of collecting objects, individuals collect information about saving and investing and leave answers to quiz questions. To enter the contest, individuals visit a participating library or other location where a set of four investor education topic posters (and one rules poster) are displayed. Contestants read each poster and then access the quiz question for each poster.

UMS Band Students Shine at NEIBA Solo Ensemble Contest

Several Union Middle School Band members participated in the NEIBA Solo Ensemble Contest on March 10, 2016. The contest was a great success.
Red ribbons and “Excellent” ratings were awarded to 6th graders Mae Deaton on alto saxophone solo, Jocelyn Gates on clarinet solo, and Gabe Hanson on trombone solo, 7th graders Emma Deaton on clarinet solo, and Clayton Loeb on trumpet solo, and 8th grader Aubrey Schmidt on trumpet solo. Blue ribbons and “Superior” ratings were awarded to 6th graders Josef Schmitz on alto saxophone solo, Carlie Spore on baritone solo, Haven Ellsworth on flute solo, Gabriel Jesse on clarinet solo, Alexis Nosko on flute solo, Zian Seuser on tuba solo, Elle Hookham on trumpet solo, and Tristen Prouse on flute solo, 7th graders Alex Hall on alto saxophone solo, Tyson Fleshner on snare drum solo, Jacob Hill on snare drum solo, Kylea Neuendorf on alto saxophone solo, Sarah Roberts on flute solo, and Marcus Albertsen on trombone solo, 8th graders Rachel Kline on flute solo, Leah Kaufman on flute solo, Carlie Hoppe on alto saxophone solo, and Rachel Hellman on clarinet solo. One performance was chosen for the “Highly Superior” rating and awarded a gold ribbon. This honor was earned by eighth grade flute player Teagan Prouse for her performance of “Offertoire” by Johannes Donjon. Bill Livingston judged the contest and Mary Aschenbrenner was the contest piano accompanist.

Kindergarten Roundup April 22

La Porte City Elementary School will hold a Kindergarten Roundup on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 9-11 AM for students attending Kindergarten during the 2016-17 school year. There will be no school for current kindergarten classes on April 22.
An informational packet is sent to parents of prospective kindergarten students in March. This packet includes paperwork that needs to be completed and returned to the school prior to the Kindergarten Roundup date.
Students entering kindergarten in August must be five years old on or before September 15, 2016. The list of students eligible to attend kindergarten that the school has on file for the 2016-17 school year is listed below. Parents with a child who will be five on or before this date are asked to please contact the school office at 342-3033 if their child’s name is not on the list or if they did not receive the Kindergarten Roundup information packet.
2016-17 Kindergarten Students La Porte City Elementary School: Jack Abrahamson, Jace Bechthold, Phineas Beermann, Isabella Bistline, Kinley Bowling, Jeorjia Brustkern, Macy Burgart, Wesley Cox, Adyn Dunkelberger, Laura Dutler, Peyton Engel, Maddox Fifield, Delanie Frost, Brooklynn Garcia, Ethan Gardner, Gabe Gasco, Kaiden Good, Emmie Griffin, Ethan Grimm, Hannah Grote, Haylee Grote, Remmi Hager, Garrett Hemsath, Jamie Hickok, Kenley Hoover, Samantha Joens, Blake Kaalberg, Anderson Karr, Finley Keegan, Fletcher Keegan, Macy Kinsinger, Austin Kirby, Xavier Medhaug, Marley Merchant, Taydom Mitchell, Liam Northland, Andrew Nottger, Arden Oberhauser, Jewel Paine, Brayven Potter, Parker Rasanen, Mia Michael, Olivia Schildroth, Madilyn Schmitz, Isabella Scott, Huck Skram, Tucker Smith, Morgan Stocks, Mason Stroh, Linkyn Vaughn, Darrius Wallace, Avery Weber, Taryn Zeien

Freckles’ Adopt-A-Pet – March 23, 2016

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.
I would win the award for the noblest dog award if we had one! My name is Quinn and I’m a handsome, sweet, gentle boy. I’m great with other animals, I love people, and I have a knack for making people fall in love with me! I’m about 2 years old, current on vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm tested, and started on flea/tick prevention. P.s… bring a tennis ball when you come to visit! You will be my instant best friend!
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

Hawkins’ Happenings – March 23, 2016

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Due to no school, there will not be Story Time on Thursday, March 24.
Any library card holder can borrow the eBook autobiography American Sniper, by Chris Kyle, when you visit www.laportecity.lib.ia.us. This Big Library Read selection is available until Thursday, March 31, through BRIDGES.
Drop in and make Easter egg magnets, an Easter basket, color pictures and stamp cards for the holiday, Wednesday through Saturday, March 23 – 26.
Celebrate National Sewing and Quilting Month by joining other stitchers for Hawkins Handcrafters on Thursday, March 24, 1-3 PM. We welcome all types of handwork.
Open Season: Scared Silly is the movie on Friday, March 25, at 1:15 PM. Elliot, Boog and all of the beloved woodland creatures are back in a brand new comedy adventure. Rated PG, Animation/Adventure/Comedy, plays 1 hr. 24 min.
Join the discussion on Monday, March 28, at 1 PM of The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama. This novel is the March Book Club selection.
Warmer weather signals that it’s time to read books about spring at Story Time. Preschoolers can enjoy spring stories on Thursday, March 31, at 10:30 AM.
Create with bins of exciting LEGO pieces at LEGORAMA! Our LEGO building program is Tuesday, April 5, from 4 to 5:30 PM.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs shows at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, April 6. Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs, but the queen learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. Rated G, Animation/Family/Fantasy, plays 1 hr. 23 min.
Limited selections of Federal income tax forms are available at the library.

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