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Freckles’ Adopt-A-Pet – May 20, 2015

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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.

Harper loves interacting with people! She walks well on a leash, and she is a relatively calm dog. Harper gets along with most other dogs. She is about 10 years old, but she still enjoys activity. She is a loving and friendly gal that would be a great addition to any family. Harper is current on vaccinations. She is microchipped, heartworm tested, 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.comwww.cedarbendhumanesociety.com

Meditations – May 20, 2015

By Rev. Doug Rokke   American Lutheran Church, La Porte City

“Memorial Weekend”

“So these stones shall be to the Israelites a memorial forever” ~ Joshua 4:7 NRSV

A memorial is a physical sign that functions as a reminder of an object or event. And so when Joshua led the people across the Jordan to the promised land he had them set up twelve stones as a memorial. In this case Joshua wanted the people who came after him to remember what they had happened at that place. He said that when their children asked what the stones were for, they could tell the story. On one hand it be the story of the people and their entrance into the promised land. But more importantly it was a story of how God had led them through the wilderness and into the promised land.
This weekend and Monday we will celebrate Memorial Day. Some return to the graves and the gravestones of family members and friends. Many places will have a service to honor those men and women who have served their country. It is a time when we will pause to remember the many stories of people and the events that surrounded their lives, their service, and in some cases how they gave their lives in service of our nation.
For Christians it is also a time when we remember what God has done. It is a time to give thanks to God for all those people He gave us to know and love in our time on earth. And it is a time we can give thanks for him sending his son to die on a cross and rise victorious. Finally it is a time to give thanks for the salvation won on that cross. Because of what God did through Jesus we have the hope and promise of entering that new promised land forever. And then we will be united with all those people we remember once again. Have a great Memorial Weekend!

Freckles’ Adopt-A-Pet – May 13, 2015

Caroline_Monster_web

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.

Caroline and Monster are brother and sister, and we would like to keep them together. Caroline is a female, dilute tortoiseshell kitten. Monster is a male, buff colored kitten. Monster is blind in one eye, and he relies a lot on his sister. The kittens are currently in a foster home. We are now accepting applications for their adoption, and we expect they’ll be ready to go home around the first week of May. The cost to adopt both kittens is $105.

For more information about adopting a pet, contact: Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Highway, Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887
cbhsadoption@mchsi.comwww.cedarbendhumanesociety.com

Freckles’ Adopt-A-Pet – May 13, 2015

Caroline_Monster_web

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.

Caroline and Monster are brother and sister, and we would like to keep them together. Caroline is a female, dilute tortoiseshell kitten. Monster is a male, buff colored kitten. Monster is blind in one eye, and he relies a lot on his sister. The kittens are currently in a foster home. We are now accepting applications for their adoption, and we expect they’ll be ready to go home around the first week of May. The cost to adopt both kittens is $105.

For more information about adopting a pet, contact: Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Highway, Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887
cbhsadoption@mchsi.comwww.cedarbendhumanesociety.com

Artifacts – May 13, 2015

Do you have a jar of old buttons on a shelf at home? Or maybe you have memories of some from a favorite childhood dress. Join us at the La Porte City FFA Historical and Ag Museum located at 408 Main on Monday, May 18th from 7:30-8:30 for a relaxing and fun evening as Dianne Peterson and Jeanine Johnson share the fascinating story of buttons. View some of their amazing collections and recall the bygone era of Victorian jewels, black glass, and the whimsy of Bakelite. Admission is $2.00 and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, including a complete listing of our 2015 events, you may contact us at www.lpcmuseum.com, visit us on Facebook, or call 319-342-3619.