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Holidays Alter Local Garbage Pickup Schedule

Due to the Christmas and New Year holidays, garbage collection normally scheduled for Friday December 25 and January 1 will take place on Saturday December 26 and January 2, respectively.  Residents are reminded that containers must be curbside by 6:00 AM. Containers not in place by 6:00 AM will not be emptied, as Black Hawk Waste will be sending two trucks to do the route and will not return later in the day.

Free Cancer Screenings for Women

The Black Hawk County Health Department wants women to know that they can access free cancer screenings, and still see their own doctor and stay in their own community.
The Care for Yourself program at the Black Hawk County Health Department has immediate openings for women seeking their annual well woman exams and mammograms. Enrollments are being accepted through May 1, 2016, but spots are limited, so call soon!
To qualify women must:
• Be between the ages of 40-64
• Live in Black Hawk, Buchanan, Fayette, Tama or Grundy counties
• Have no insurance or have a high deductible/co-pay on their insurance.
• Meet income guidelines (Household of 2 can make up to $39,325/net per year)
For more information or to enroll in the program, women are encouraged to contact the Care for Yourself program at 319-292-2225. Women who live outside of these counties can call 1-800-369-2229 and they will be directed to the program serving their county.

Free Colon Cancer Screening Offered

Access to FREE colon cancer screening is available through the Black Hawk County Health Department. To reduce your risk for cancer, you must have regular colon screenings.
To qualify participants must:
• Be between the ages of 50-64
• Live in Black Hawk, and surrounding counties
• Have no insurance or have a high deductible/co-pay on their insurance.
• Not have Medicaid, Medicare Part B, or Iowa Wellness.
• Meet income guidelines (Household of 2 can make up to $39,325/net per year)
• Not be experiencing symptoms of colon cancer.
Call to enroll today! Local staff will determine if participants are eligible for either a free take home stool test or a FREE colonoscopy. For more information or to enroll in the program, people are encouraged to contact the Iowa Get Screened program at 319-292-2225.

Hawkins’ Happenings – December 16, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel
Preschoolers can expect a story from the Jolly Old Elf himself when Santa visits Story Time on Thursday, December 17, at 10:30 AM.
You are running out of time to sign-up for The Perfect Pie Party on Thursday, December 17, from 6-8 PM. Master pie maker Ruth Beck takes you through the steps to create a picture perfect cherry or apple pie to take home and bake when you please. Cost for this class is $20 per person. Please register at the library.
Story Time will not be held on Thursday, December 24, or Thursday, December 31, due to Christmas break. Preschoolers can join us again on January 7.
Remember to pick up some quiet time entertainment early since the library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25.
This Time Together, by Carol Burnett, is the December Book Club selection. Register, check out and finish the book by the meeting date, and join this group on Monday, December 28, at 1 PM for the discussion. Stop at the library to sign up, or call 319-342-3025.
Help us empty the tags from the Adopt a Book tree. Choose a children’s book, purchase it, and then receive recognition for your donation with a bookplate placed in that book.
The library has candles, wax melts, magnets, bookmarks, album bowls, and hand-stamped cards for purchase. Pick up Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers when you grab your books and movies.

Freckles’ Adopt-A-Pet – December 16, 2015

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.
Do you love the smell of fresh laundry? Let’s just say they didn’t name me Tide for nothin’! OK, so I don’t smell like fresh laundry ALL the time, but I got your attention, right? They call me Tide because I was abandoned at a Laundromat. I was lucky to be taken in by the nice people at Cedar Bend. They keep me in warm blankets, good food, and all the squeaker toys I could want–and I LOVE squeaker toys! I also love treats and can even catch them in the air. I have a lot of energy, which means I would be a great companion for an active family. I like the company of cats and other dogs, but I’d like to meet them first before coming home with you. You are welcome to bring them out to the shelter when you come visit me–which I hope you do soon! I’m current on vaccinations, heartworm tested, microchipped and started on flea/tick prevention.
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

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