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National Safe Digging Day Is 8-11

 It is no accident that National Safe Digging Day is August 11, providing an important reminder about the state law requiring everyone to dial 811 to have underground utility lines marked before you break ground. It’s free, it’s safe and it’s the law. It is no accident that National Safe Digging Day is August 11, providing an important reminder about the state law requiring everyone to dial 811 to have underground utility lines marked before you break ground. It’s free, it’s safe and it’s the law.
Actually, every day must be considered a “safe digging day.” The “Call Before You Dig” law applies at all times, to everyone – whether you’re a homeowner setting a fencepost or a contractor conducting a large excavation.
In Iowa, your toll-free call to 811 reaches Iowa One-Call, the free service that arranges for professionals to mark the location of underground utility lines with flags, spray paint or both. You can also enter your request at www.iowaonecall.com.
“Safety is always our first priority at Black Hills Energy, and we want to help our customers stay safe,” said Tracy Peterson, Black Hills Energy’s operating vice president for Iowa, where Black Hills Energy serves 156,000 customers. “When you’re planning to dig, don’t make a judgment call, make a phone call. Know what’s below – call 811 two to five business days before you plan to dig.”
Every six minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone didn’t call 811 at least two business days before digging.  The risk can lurk just inches below the surface. How deep the utility lines are buried can change due to erosion, previous digging and uneven terrain.  A hit line carries the potential for serious personal injury and expensive property damage.
Visit www.blackhillsenergy.com for more information about 811, safe digging practices, how to save money by saving energy, and other energy-related services and information.

Making the Grade – August 9 , 2017

At the end of the Spring 2017 semester, Brady Allen of La Porte City graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from Drake University in Des Moines. Brady is the son of Galen and Shari Allen of La Porte City.

Meditations – August 9, 2017

By Christopher Simon
We Know the Good We Ought to Do
“If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”  ~ James 4:17 NIV
Most of the time when we sin we are fully aware that we are doing so. We know what we ought to do but our selfish sinful nature leads us astray.We rationalize our sins by telling ourselves that no one is being hurt, or that no one will know, or that everyone acts this way. 
Driving over the speed limit is a good example of this.When we drive over the speed limit, we are usually aware of the fact and rationalize our bad driving behavior by telling ourselves we really aren’t hurting anyone (even though we know the speed limit is set for reasons of public safety). Or we might tell ourselves that no one is going to catch us doing this, and everyone else seems to be going over the speed limit too. 
One who rationalizes these small or “venial” sins will probably find it easy to rationalize larger and more serious sins as well.
We know the good we ought to do,we just don’t want to do it. We should all make a more serious effort to do the right thing, all the time, and without rationalizing our lapses into sin.

Freckles’ Adopt a Pet – August 9, 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.
Flash is about 4 years old and is a nervous, quiet boy who needs some reassurance. He is a bit fearful of strangers, and would do best with someone who will give him some extra time to adjust. He is very shy, and takes a bit of coaxing to walk on a leash. He does well with most dogs, and would likely do well with children who were respectful towards him. He is very shy, and would do best in a quiet home; one that has plenty of TLC. He will melt your heart. His adoption fee is $190.
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

Classifieds – August 9, 2017

THANK YOU
A big thank you to the friends in LPC and Geneseo who have supported us on Pat’s road to recovery. Prayers, cards, calls and many thoughtful acts made it possible. Special thanks to Jim Bagenstos and the LPC Ambulance Service for their prompt and caring assistance. And what would we have done without Mary and Brian? You all are a great gift to us.
Peace, Pat and Galen Peckham   32-1-pd
AUCTION
500+ Guns at Auction FRIDAY Aug. 11th 9AM Prairie du Chien, WI Civil War-WWII Military Western Guns & Modern Arms (608) 326-8108 kramersales.com (INCN)
FOR SALE
Union Community School District is selling CONCESSION STAND TRAILER (2006 Interstate West Corporation) on August 19, 2017 at STARR AUCTION, 205 8th Street, La Porte City, IA 50651. Any questions of sale contact Bill Starr at 319-230-3857. Union CSD Contact: Mike Timmer Director of Building, Grounds, and Transportation 319-342-3286 or 319-476-5502.  32-2-c
HELP WANTED
Full-Time & Part-Time CDL drivers needed to haul US Mail from Des Moines. Pays $19.65/hr plus HWP. Call Gene 515-321-9234 or apply online: www.alanritchey.com EOE M/W/V/D (INCN)
TanTara is Hiring Iowa Truck Drivers! $60K/Year. Choose from Flatbed, Dry Van, or Tank! Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield benefits. Home weekly. Call 800-650-0292 or apply www.tantara.us (INCN)
Shop Mechanic – Excellent work ethic, experience preferred, willing to train. Furnish own tools (strongly preferred) Mon–Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 7am-12pm. Drug test, task evaluation. Call Jennifer, Monson and Sons, Inc. 1-800-463-4097 ext. 110. EOE. (INCN)
SPORTING GOODS
GOT LAND? Our Hunters will Pay Top $$$ to hunt your land. Call for a FREE info packet & Quote. 1-866-309-1507 www.BaseCampLeasing.com (INCN)
WANTED TO BUY
FREON R12 WANTED: CERTIFIED BUYER will PICK UP and PAY CA$H for R12 cylinders or cases of cans. (312) 291-9169; www.refrigerantfinders.com (INCN)

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