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Wolf Creek Players Announce Show Times

  During the first weekend in December The Wolf Creek Players will be performing The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! in Dysart at the St. Jospeh’s Building, 101 Clark Street. Four performances are scheduled: Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th, at 1:30 and 6:30 PM each day. Reservations are suggested, as seating is limited.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 5 and under. To purchase advance tickets, please call 319-239-8660 or email wolfcreekplayers2009@gmail.com.

Meditations – November 30, 2016

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By Christopher Simon
The Power of Posture
“If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” ~ Isaiah 7:9 NIV
The Harvard social psychologist Amy Cuddy has done a variety of interesting studies on the
power of posture. Her research demonstrates that standing tall and engaging in various “power poses” can actually improve our performance. It won’t endow you with knowledge you don’t already have or allow you to have superhuman strengths, but standing like a superhero will allow you to make the most of your inherent abilities and knowledge. One of the interesting things to come out of her research is the finding that you can do these “power poses”in private for relatively short periods of time (as little as one or two minutes) and see improvements in your performance. The standard power pose is simply standing tall, putting your hands on your hips (arms akimbo), pulling your shoulders back (to thrust out your chest), and holding your head up. Pretty easy to do, and we are also warned that “powerless poses,” such as being hunched over and dropping your head can lead to poorer performances.
Let’s face it, when we look and feel confident, we are more likely to perform well, and God wants us to do and be well. So stand up tall and hold your head high. You can do it! 


Hawkins’ Happenings – November 30, 2016

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By Jolene Kronschnabel
  Youngsters partake in cookies on Thursday, December 3, when Preschool Story Time celebrates the holiday season with Christmas cookie activities at 10:30 AM. Remember, there will not be Story Time if there is a late school start, or no school due to inclement weather.
Santa Claus zooms to the library riding on a fire truck at 11:30 AM on Saturday, Dec 3. Children are encouraged to meet Santa arriving and take a turn visiting with him from 11:30 AM-1 PM. Parents can order keepsake pictures taken by Photographic Images by Georgia during the visit. And don’t miss making Christmas crafts and ornaments between 9 AM and 1 PM.
All ages are welcome to build at LEGORAMA on Tuesday, December 6, from 4-5:30 PM. Christmas is the building theme for December.
Kubo and the Two Strings is the 1:15 PM movie on Wednesday, December 7. A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Rated PG, animation/adventure/family, plays 101 min.
Reading about reindeer will put preschoolers in the Christmas Spirit. Join us for Story Time on Thursday, December 8, 10:30 AM when children read about Santa’s animal helpers.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters has holiday crafting time on Thursday, December 8, from 1-3 PM. Spend a couple of hours progressing on projects in the company of others.
The Union High School Carolers perform a free concert at 5 PM on Friday, December 9. This charming costumed a cappella group will grace patrons with 20 minutes of holiday music. Don’t be late!
Share the spirit of the season and take part in the library’s Adopt a Book program. You choose a children’s book tag from the tree, purchase it, and then receive recognition for your donation with a bookplate placed in that book. Your generosity helps develop young readers in our community.
Grab a card from the Wish Tree and help make the wishes of Hawkins Memorial Library and the FFA Historical & Ag Museum come true. Wish lists include office and operational supplies.


Freckles’ Adopt-A-Pet – November 30, 2016

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 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.
My name is Lavender and I’m available for adoption, currently! I am very hand tame, loving, and enjoy being held. I would do great with children! Contact Cedar Bend for information or if you would like to adopt me!
For more information about adopting a pet, contact:
Cedar Bend Humane Society
1166 W. Airline Highway • Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887


Santa Claus is Coming to Town

  Catch Santa Claus arriving at Hawkins Memorial Library on Saturday, December 3, at 11:30 AM via firetruck, courtesy of La Porte City Fire and Rescue. The jolly old fellow will greet and visit with children of all ages from 11:30 AM-1 PM in the library. Parents will have the opportunity order keepsake photos taken by Photographic Images by Georgia during their visit. And don’t miss creating Christmas crafts and ornaments between 9 AM and 1 PM. The library has all the supplies for a great morning.


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