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Hawkins’ Happenings – July 31, 2013

By Jolene Kronschnabel
Planet 51 is the movie showing at the library at 1:15 PM on Thursday, August 1. American astronaut Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders…like Chuck! There will also be popcorn and games for you and your friends.
On Friday, August 2, the library has crafts to make for Summer Reading. Design garden pictures, string birdfeeders, paint a flowerpot, and construct a magic wand from 1 to 5 PM that afternoon. If you haven’t been in to admire the Summer Reading Art Show, do stop soon. Some pretty creative artists have been at the library and are sharing their masterpieces with our patrons. In the movie Tangled, the magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. This movie is playing on Thursday, August 8, at 1:15 PM at the library.  Enjoy popcorn and games too with your friends.
The library is planning a Nook Class. Learn how to use the NEIBORS program to borrow free eBooks and audio books from the library on your Nook.  Please sign up at the library if you are interested.
August is Children’s National Vision and Learning Month.  If the kids haven’t been reading on a regular basis this summer you may want to check out a few books from the library to get them up to speed for the start of school, which is only a couple of weeks away.

Softball: Postseason Honors for Union Knights

The Union Knights capped off the 2013 season with six selections to the NICL East All-Conference teams. Senior Sam Barz led the way as a first team pick based on her .415 batting average, five doubles and two home runs . Teammates Lauren Barz, Jess Bohnstengel, Raini Hilmer and Peyton Parker were named to the second team. Kaitlin Holschlag was an Honorable Mention selection.
The Knights finished fourth in the NICL East with a 7-5 record, 10-16 overall.
“Our three seniors, Peyton Bockholt, Haley Dietrick and Sam Barz will be greatly missed. They were all great leaders for our program this year. Due to knee surgery, Peyton was unable to play, but was a vital member in our dugout. After not playing softball for the past several years, Haley joined for this, her senior year. Playing infield, outfield, batting, and baserunning, she made great contributions. Sam was the only senior in the starting lineup, with most of her time on the field in the centerfield. Her biggest strengths for our team were her leadership and as an offensive threat,” Head Coach Melanie Barz stated.
“We really gained a great deal of experience this year. Early in the season, we played many people in different position and finally settled on a solid lineup toward the end of the season. As half of our losses came to teams ranked in the top 10 of their respective classes. We learned a lot, which will make us stronger as a team. Union High School softball has a very bright future, with some very talented, hard-working players returning for next season,” she added.

Classifieds – July 31, 2013

Thank you to our family, friends, neighbors and patients for their acts of kindness and sympathy shown to us at the time of our father’s passing. They were an encouragement and help to us. Marvin was a special man and will be dearly missed. Dick & Jo Palmer, Dysart and Dr. Rick & Joan Palmer, La Porte City 31-1-pd
Thank you to all who helped us celebrate our 50th anniversary. Friends, family and neighbors are a blessing to us and have helped create many great memories. John & Elaine Lee  31-1-pd
ADOPTION is a brave choice for you. We promise your baby a secure life of love. Jen & Marc 1-866-295-4446. Exp. pd. (INCN)
Apt for Rent – Apt. B, 505 Chestnut, LPC. Prefer individuals over 55 years of age. $475/mo.-refurnished throughout. No smoking, no pets. Call (319) 230-1470 to view. 24-tf-c
Good back to school/summer fun car – 1992 Chrysler LeBaron convertible, 113,000 mi. $2400 OBO. Bill Brown, 342-2513. 31-1-pd
LAGRAND SCOTCHCAP ANGUS RANCH Complete dispersal of 450 Registered and Commercial Fall Calving Cows including some spring calvers, 90 2012 Fall Heifers and 50 Fall Bulls. August 10th at Sioux Falls Regional Worthing Sale barn. High health, performance and phenotype. Past National breeder of the year award. Call for catalogue to Dan Nelson, Manager 701-351-1795 or Duane Pancratz, Owner 605-359-9222, or check website www.lagrandscotchcapranch.com (INCN)
Sat. Aug. 3, 8:30-3:00. 1418 53rd St., South of LPC. (Tina Hanna) Household items, horse items & much misc. 31-1-pd
Union CSD is accepting applications for the following openings: Anticipated Special Education Associate(s); LPC Elem Kitchen Assistant – approx. 3 hrs daily; LPC Elem Kitchen Assistant/Food Transportation – approx. 3½ hrs daily; HS Kitchen Assistant – approx. 2 ½  hrs daily. Accepting applications until August 2, 2013, or until filled. Please send cover letter, resume, and  Union CSD employment application to:  Union CSD, Attn: Supt Neil Mullen, 200 Adams, La Porte City, IA  50651   www.union.k12.ia.us EOE/AA  30-2-c
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER – immediate opening. Class B CDL w/air brakes. Need to be available on short notice & will assist with routine maintenance. # of hours vary by day & week due to driving demands; NO overnight. Joe Thome & Sons Trucking. 319-234-5014 (M-F, 7:30-5). 31-2-pd
Accepting Applications: RN or LPN – full time and C.N.A. – full / part time at SUNNYCREST NURSING CENTER 401 CRISMAN,  Dysart (319) 476-2400 (EOE) All applicants for employment must pass a pre-employment drug test
La Porte City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has positions for Certified Nursing Assistant. Our newly built, lodge-style, 46 bed facility offers Skilled and Nursing Facility care. We have a long history of excellent survey results and a strong reputation for quality care. Benefits include vacation and holiday pay, sick benefits, health, life, and dental insurance. EOE  Apply in person at 1100 Hwy 218 North, La Porte City, IA or online at www.careinitiatives.org
Millwrights: Looking for Millwrights with AG experience. Setting Bins, Conveyors, Elevators, Drag-Lines, Legs, Catwalks. Must be able to travel, and not be scared of heights or long hours. Call 515-708-5763 (INCN)
CONTRACT SALESPERSONS sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $7,000-$10,000/month. Proven product and earnings, Travel required. More info at msphotosd.com or call 877/882-3566. (INCN)
$6000 Sign On Bonus for new lease purchase drivers at Hirschbach Motor Lines. Midwest regional and OTR positions available. New trucks. Great miles. 888-514-6005 drive4hml.com (INCN)
TanTara Transportation is now hiring OTR Company Flatbed Drivers and Owner Operators. Competitive Pay and Home Time. Call us @ 800-650-0292 or apply online at www.tantara.us (INCN)
$1,000 Sign-on Bonus! Growing company needs drivers for Midwest no-touch van freight. Class A CDL required. Health, Dental available. Home every weekend. 319-827-3185. (INCN)
“Partners in Excellence” OTR Drivers APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger policy. 2012 & Newer equipment. 100% NO touch. Butler Transport 1-800-528-7825 (INCN)
Drivers: Training, Class A-CDL. Train and work for us! Professional and focused training for your Class A-CDL. You choose between Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877)369-7895 www.centraltruckdrivingjobs.com (INCN)
Get more home time on Transport America’s regional runs. Great miles, equipment + extras. Enjoy Transport America’s great driver experience! TAdrivers.com or 866-204-0648 (INCN)
Drivers- BUSINESS IS BOOMING! Landes Trucking is expanding its operation into Central Iowa. Make an average of $52-60k per year. New equipment, drop & hook. Home most nights/ weekends! Full Benefits package, 401k, Quarterly safety bonus! *$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS* Class A-CDL with Tanker, End. & 2 Clean driving record past 3 yrs. Call Today! 855-822-0950 or apply online: www.landestruckinginc.com  years T/T exp. REQ’D (INCN)
DRIVE A REEFER? DRIVE MAVERICK! MAVERICK’S NEW REEFER DIVISION IS NOW HIRING IN YOUR AREA!! Exp drivers or students with Class A-CDL for training. Brand new equipment, 1st year average $39k-$47k depending on experience. Highest  mileage pay in industry plus pay for performance incentives. All with the best name in trucking. Must be 21yrs old & hold Class A-CDL. 1-800-289-1100. www.drivemaverick.com (INCN)
This classified spot for sale. Advertise your product or recruit an applicant in over 250 Iowa newspapers! Only $300/week. Call this paper or 800-227-7636 www.cnaads.com (INCN)

Letter to the Editor – Amanda White

Dear Editor,
I recently took a day trip to visit my aunt and uncle who have lived on Anton Drive in La Porte City for over 30 years. I have very fond memories of visiting them as a child and running around their neighborhood.  Imagine my surprise when I pulled in and found the entire street leading up to their house virtually impassable.
This is not a case of a few potholes that sprouted up over the last winter season. This is a case of years of neglecting the street in this wonderful neighborhood! I am hoping that the City will take action and properly fix (not patch) this road.
Yours sincerely,
Amanda White, Davenport, IA
Editor’s Note: In response to the question about street repairs in the Anton Addition, which is located on the northern edge of La Porte City west of U.S. Highway 218, Mayor Rick Lubben stated in an e-mail, “

Crosslines to Sponsor Free Swim Aug. 4

Young and old alike are invited to a free swim on Sunday evening, August 4 from 6-8 PM at the La Porte City Family Aquatic Center. The event is being sponsored by Crosslines. Crosslines is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support families in need in the La Porte City area.


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