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Fall 2016 Plan of Salvation: John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever shall believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

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Living for Christ in the End Times A Challenge to Prepare for His Soon Return Dr. David R. Reagan

The Bible clearly teaches that society will degenerate in the end times, becoming as evil as it was in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37-39). The Apostle Paul, speaking as a prophet, says that society will descend into a black pit of immorality, violence, and paganism (2 Timothy 3:15). He asserts that men will be "lovers of

self, lovers of money, and lovers of pleasure." People will be "boastful, arrogant, and unholy," and children will be "disobedient to parents." Sounds like the evening news, doesn’t it? In short, we have arrived. Signs of Coming Persecution We should continued on Page 2

Top Reasons Churches Went To Court The Top 5 Reasons Religious Organizations Went to Court in 2015

This analysis is instructive to churches. Most notably, it demonstrates the recurring problems that church leaders must remain vigilant about addressing. For instance, child sexual abuse once again -- Richard Hammar, an attorney specializing in legal ranked number one on the list—as it has for many issues for churches and clergy, recently released his years. Church leaders should take the threat serireport on the top five reasons faith-based organiza- ously, and children's ministry directors must maintions, including churches, went to court in 2015. tain high screening and selection standards. The Hammar categorized state appellate court and fed- other categories on the list, including insurance diseral court rulings—around 12,000 decisions total—to putes and personal injuries, are also perennial probidentify which types of litigation most threaten relilems. Continued on Page 7 gious organizations.

The Christian message is often referred to as the "Gospel," which means "good news." Specifically, it is the good news about Jesus—who He is, what He has done, and what He offers. Essentially, the message is that Jesus was God in the flesh, that He came into the world to reconcile humanity to Himself, and that his salvation is freely offered to each person who will respond in faith. The Gospel message explains that salvation is only possible through the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus. Through his sacrifice, Jesus paid the price for our sinfulness (rebellion against God), thus offering us forgiveness. Then through his Resurrection He conquered death, removing it as the penalty for our sin and replacing it with the offer of eternal life that is only available from Him to all those that place their faith in Him.

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Good News Press - 2 About Good News Press Living for Christ In the End Times Sharing the good news of God’s Love through his Son to our local community and world!

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continued by David R. Reagan be deeply concerned over these developments, not only because we are witnessing the destruction of our beloved America, but because both Jesus and Paul prophesied that when these things occur, the Church will come under attack and individual Christians will be persecuted. Jesus said that as lawlessness increases, "most people’s love will grow cold" (Matthew 24:12). He stated that in this hostile atmosphere, many professing Christians will "fall away" and will proceed to cooperate in the persecution of their former brothers and sisters in Christ (Matthew 24:10). Paul indicates the same thing when he says that people will be "haters of good" and that they will therefore be "brutal" and "reckless," reviling those who stand for righteousness (2 Timothy 3:2-4). We are watching these prophecies come true today before our very eyes, both here in America and around the world. As our culture has secularized and paganized, Christianity, the Church, and Christians have come under increasing attack as "intolerant bigots." (See Dennis Pollock’s editorial on page 9.) The attacks are going to intensify, and it is going to become increasingly difficult for Christians to stand for righteousness. Jobs will be lost. Careers will be destroyed. Christians will even be sent to prison for speaking out against evils like homosexuality because such pronouncements will be labeled as "hate crimes."

1) Order Your Priorities — The starting point is to review your priorities and make certain that God is first in your life. Be honest with yourself. Don’t play games. Don’t kid yourself. Most Christians have allowed their priorities to get very mixed up. Usually, job or career is number one, family is second, and God is third or even fourth behind an obsession with sports or something similar. Ask yourself this question: If God were to give you the opportunity to make one request, what would it be? Would you ask for money? Power? Fame? Success? Solomon asked for wisdom, but David asked for something ten thousand times more profound — he asked for intimacy with God (Psalm 27:4). And, because he put God first, he states in Psalm 27 that he did not fear life (verse 1) or death (verse 13). It is also the reason that he is remembered as "the man after God’s own heart" (Acts 13:22).

2) Stand on the Word — The Bible says that the end times will be an age of deception (Matthew 24:24, 1 Timothy 4:1, and 2 Timothy 4: 3-4). In fulfillment of that prophecy, we are today being bombarded with false but alluring religious systems offered by the Christian cults, Eastern religions, and the New Age Movement. Most professing Christians are sitting ducks for spiritual deception because the average Christian is not certain what he believes. And What then are those of us who even when he is able to articulate love Jesus to do as we face a ris- a belief, he usually does not know ing wave of ridicule, harassment, why he believes it. The result is and persecution for our faith? How that a Jehovah’s Witness can turn shall we live for Christ in the end the average Christian into a theotimes? Let me suggest a few logical pretzel in two minutes flat. guidelines. Anyone can be deceived. If you are to guard yourself against deception, cont’d on Page 6


Good News Press - 3 Parenting & Love the Key to Achievement Scholar speaking at U.S. Department of Education states that parents and love are the keys to raising African American achievement September 26, 2016

SHARETWEET EMAILPRINTMORE WASHINGTON — In a speech at the U.S. Department of Education, William Jeynes, a senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton and a Harvard graduate, presented data from a recent major study on raising African American student achievement. The study was a metaanalysis, which is a very highly regarded statistical approach. This is because a meta-analysis statistically combines all of the studies that have ever been done on a particular topic. The findings indicated that African American parental involvement is a particularly strong means of raising the educational outcomes of their children and that these youth responded particularly like any other ethnic group, the effects of well to love, as expressed by their parents that engagement did not decline as their and teachers. children became older. This is unusual and reflects the fact that the subtler kinds of Dr. Jeynes stated that these results suggest parental participation are most effective that there are a number of strengths appar- when youth are older and these are the arent in African American families that soci- eas of involvement in which African Amerety would be wise to emphasize. He noted ican mothers and fathers especially excel.” that educators often complain that black caregivers are frequently not strong in The findings of this study highlight some of practicing the components of engagement the strengths of what African American that are most tangible from the perspecparents and Jeynes added that, “This tives of teachers. However, Dr. Jeynes should be our emphasis and where we shared that, “African American parents are should begin.” He noted that in other studquite adept at practicing the subtler asies another strength of African Americans pects of parental involvement. These inis that they tend to be the most religious cluding having high but reasonable expec- ethnic group in the U.S. Jeynes observed tations of their young, having frequent that, “When highly religious African Amerpositive communication with their chilicans are compared to white students, the dren, and having a parental style that is achievement gap is cut in half.” “In addihigh in both love and providing structure.” tion,” he asserted, “African American parents become more involved, when they sensed that school teachers and staff love Dr. Jeynes also asserted, “One unique them.” strength of parental involvement, as expressed by African Americans, is that un-

Case Closed - Kim Davis Has Won the Fight for Religious Freedom -- Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has won the

fight for religious freedom after a federal judge issued an order dismissing all three 2015 marriage license lawsuits against her yesterday. U.S. Judge David Bunning dismissed in their entirety, Miller v. Davis, Ermold v. Davis and Yates v. Davis, which brings to an end the trial proceedings against her arising from the 2015 Obergefell decision. Despite the ACLU's attempt to continue the case against Kim Davis and assess damages against her, the federal district court dismissed the case, closed the files and ordered all the pending cases to be removed from the docket. Davis, represented by Liberty Counsel, spent six days in jail last year for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in violation of her right to freedom of conscience. Davis would not issue the licenses because they had her name and authority on them. As a result, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed an executive order creating one marriage license form which does not require the county clerk's name and title. The Kentucky General Assembly made Governor Bevin's changes permanent with a bill that passed the State House with a 97-0 vote followed by a 36-0 vote in the State Senate. Bevin said his signature on the unanimous bipartisan legislation brought "statutory finality to the marriage license dilemma." "Kim Davis has won! We celebrate this victory for her and for every American," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. "County clerks are now able to perform their public service without being forced to compromise their religious liberty. The case is now closed and the door has been shut on the ACLU's attempt to assess damages against Kim Davis. This victory is not just for Kim Davis. It is a victory for everyone who wants to remain true to their deeply-held religious beliefs regarding marriage while faithfully serving the public," said Staver. Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics


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Good News Press - 5 New ideas for Christmas decorating include LEDs, backyard displays Decorating the backyard for Christmas is more popular every year. Kenneth Brown of HGTV's reDeisgn show says it makes sense because people can see and enjoy the display from inside. The front yard is for people passing by. This year, more decorators are turning to light emitting diode (LED) lights which are more energy efficient. There's little danger of overloading electrical circuits when LEDs are used. And the lights stay cool when lit, so it's safer to wrap them around live trees and bushes. LEDs are longer-lasting, which means you can leave them in place all year. Usually Christmas decorations are lit on the evening of Thanksgiving Day and each night until New Year's Day. With LEDs you can leave them up and light the tree for other occasions. Professional decorators say: * When using inexpensive mini lights, it's best to replace them each year. They can deteriorate from bad weather and create an electrical hazard. * Choose a theme instead of using all white or just red and green.  When trees are too big to decorate without a ladder, get professional help or decorate a smaller tree.  * Decide what decorations you want and buy them. When they are sold out, they are gone for the season. OreMi Mentoring Program - Oakland Mentors Wanted! Volunteers are supported in working with a foster youth 4 hours/month for one year. Call for Next training dates. Contact the OreMi Mentoring Program at: (510) 834-2443, ext. 3033; oremi@fssba-oak.org,

On Thanksgiving, be thankful for "little things" This Thanksgiving, as your family gathers together for food and fellowship, look at your big turkey and, for a moment, think small. It's easy to be thankful for the big things, our homes, cars, and accomplishments, but it's just as easy to forget the small things that make our lives comfortable. No matter how rich or poor we are, we all have many things to be thankful for. We take for granted that we have enough food. We don't worry that our food will last through the winter as the Pilgrims did. We can count on the grocery store for that. We expect to have a home, be it fancy or plain, but that's not a small thing for many millions of people. So perhaps we should take a moment to thank God for our abode, be it ever so humble. We can take a moment to be thankful for our spouse, children and friends. Thank God for sunshine, autumn breezes, and changing seasons. With winter approaching, we can be thankful for our warm jackets and scarves.

Indian Pudding for Thanksgiving Day When anyone mentions the month of November, we usually think of Thanksgiving Day. But every single day of the month is designated as a National Day (Week or Month) to recognize a food that we either love or hate. National Fig Week is always the first week. Pecans, peppers, pomegranates and peanut butter have month-long recognitions. Each of the thirty days celebrates a product or preparation like mousse, cashews, pickles, pizza or vichyssoise. November 13 is National Indian Pudding Day. The pudding is made with cornmeal and was really the creation of the settlers who didn't have flour to make their familiar hasty pudding. Indian Pudding is still popular in the New England states, but it isn't commonly made elsewhere, though it's likely the most American of all. Jasper White's recipe has been reprinted many times; he is a renowned Boston chef.

Jasper White's Indian Pudding 2 and 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 cups milk 5 tablespoons yellow cornmeal 1/3 cup molasses We can appreciate having lived for an- 1/3 cup maple syrup other year and that most of your family 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and friends have done the same. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon You can involve children and guests in 1/4 teaspoon salt the spirit of thankfulness with the 1 egg, beaten charming 'Ship of Thanks' game. 1 cup cold milk Make ships from paper cups with a triangle of construction paper placed inPreheat oven to 300°F. Grease 1 1/2 quart side for a sail. Have each child or baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter; adult write what he or she is thankful set aside. Heat 3 cups milk in a saucepan for on the sail and place the paper cup until it is close to boiling. Add cornmeal and reduce heat to low. Whisk until it anywhere on the dinner table. After dinner, kids and adults read what thickens (5 minutes). Remove from heat and add remaining butter, molasses, maple syris written on the sail by their plate up, cinnamon, ginger, salt and egg. and guess who wrote it.

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Good News Press - 6 Living For Christ…...Continued from Page 2 by David R. Reagan If you are to guard yourself against deception, you must get into the Word and stay in it on a daily basis. Also, you must test everything by the Word (1 John 4:1). For Catholics this means discarding doctrines like purgatory that have no basis in the Word whatsoever. For Protestants it means being alert to the twisting of scriptures or the manipulation of verses out of context. On every doctrine, the Bible needs to be searched from Genesis to Revelation to see what is said about the particular topic. 3) Believe in the Power of God —

we want to try to cope on our own, He will let us. He responds when we reach out to Him in faith (James 1:6). 4) Persist in Prayer — One of the greatest blessings God has given believers is supernatural communication. God cares for us personally (1 Peter 5:7), and He desires to communicate with us (James 4:8). Because He loves us, He earnestly desires our fellowship (John 4:23). The tragedy is that most professing Christians seem to be inclined to turn to prayer as a last resort — only when all else has failed and the situation has become desperate. Some of this reluctance to seek God in prayer is due to pride, and thus the Scriptures continually exhort us to humble ourselves (1 Peter 5:6). Others fail to depend on prayer because of unbelief. They either think God doesn’t care, or else they think He is no longer active in history.

I am convinced that most professing Christians are deists. A deist is a person who believes in an impersonal god who never intervenes in human affairs. According to Deism, we are supposed to cope with our god-given reason, our talents, and the wisdom of the Scriptures. As far as the deist is concerned, at the end of the First Century, God retired, the supernatural ceased, and the age of miracles came to an But the Bible says "we do not have end. because we do not ask" (James 4:2). How many blessings of God But the Hebrew Scriptures teach have you left on the table because that God never changes (Malachi you tried to handle your problems 3:6). And the New Testament spe- yourself? The Bible also says that cifically states that "Jesus Christ is "the prayers of a righteous man the same yesterday, and today, can accomplish much" (James yes and forever" (Hebrews 13:8). 5:16). Do you interpret this to mean There is no way we can cope with that the power of your prayers dethe evil of end time society in our pends on your righteousness? That own strength. Anyone who tries to is not what it means. If you are trudo so will be defeated. Our only ly born again, then you are a righthope is to turn to a God who is eous person because you are alive and well, who is still on the clothed in the righteousness of Jethrone, who hears prayer and ansus (Isaiah 61:10). swers prayer, and who still performs miracles. We must realize that the Bible 5) Rely on the Holy Spirit — teaches that we can limit God by Most professing Christians seem to our unbelief. This a great paradox. be afraid of the Holy Spirit. This is Think about it — although God is usually due to a lack of knowledge all-powerful (Luke 1: 37), we who concerning the Spirit. For example, are powerless in comparison can there is a tendency to write off the nonetheless limit His power by our Holy Spirit as some sort of imperunbelief (Mark 6:1-6). That’s besonal force — like "The Force" in cause God is a gentleman. He Star Wars. does not force Himself upon us. If We need to understand that the

Holy Spirit is a person. He is the supernatural presence of God in the world today. He performs a dual role. For the unbeliever, He is God’s Evangelist. He is the one who works on human hearts to draw them to the Cross in repentance. No one is saved apart from the testimony of the Spirit (John 6:44 & 65). With regard to the believer, the Holy Spirit is God’s indwelling presence to provide us with power and guidance. He is our Enabler. He is also God’s Potter, for one of His basic responsibilities is to daily shape believers more fully into the image of Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:17 -18). One of the ironies of the Christian life is that we cannot serve God in our own power. Rather, the only way we can effectively serve the Lord is by relying on the power of His Holy Spirit who resides within us. It is possible to quench and grieve the Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19 and Ephesians 4:30). The Word calls on us to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). This can happen only if we are willing to release the Spirit to become the Lord of our lives. Most of us are content to let the Spirit be resident in our lives. He does not want to be simply a resident; He desires to be president. Is that the case in your life? Is the Holy Spirit on the throne of your life? Or is He being treated as an unwelcome guest? There is no way you will be able to withstand the pressures of end time society without relying daily on the power of God’s Spirit.

prevails. It is easy for the righteous to grow discouraged. This calls for the practice of tough faith — the kind of faith that is not dependent on circumstances. It’s the kind of faith that hangs in there when the going gets tough because of a confident belief that "all things work together for good for those who love the Lord" (Romans 8:28). God never promises that believers will be immune to suffering. What He does promise is that He will be there to walk through the trials with us. He promises to be beside us when we "pass through the waters" and "walk through the fire" (Isaiah 43:2). And He states that He will be there when we "walk through the valley of the shadow of death" (Psalm 23:4). What is the quality of your faith? When life turns sour, do you turn to God, or do you question Him or even curse Him? One of the keys to hanging tough is to learn the promises of God’s Word (like Philippians 4:6-7, 11-13, and 19) and start claiming them in prayer when confronted with the challenges of life. 7) Keep an Eternal Perspective — We are to be in the world but not of the world (John 17:11 & 16). That’s a difficult principle to follow. It constitutes a daily struggle. It is so easy to get our eyes off the Lord and focus instead upon the world in which we live. The daily demands are so pressing. And one of the greatest of those demands is that we conform to the world — to the world’s language, dress, entertainment, and values.

That’s why we are constantly exhorted in Scripture to consider ourselves as "aliens, exiles, and strangers" who are just passing through this world (Hebrews 11:13 and 1 Peter 2:11). We are told to "set our minds on things above, not on the things that are on 6) Practice Tough Faith — the earth" (Colossians 3:2). And we Faith comes easy when everything is are warned to never fall in love with going smoothly. When there is good the world or grow comfortable with it health and prosperity, it is easy to (Romans 12:2 and 1 John 2:15-16). In praise the Lord. The test of faith fact, Jesus said we are to "hate our life comes when all the circumstances of in this world" (John 12:25), and His life turn sour. brother, James, said "friendship with God has not promised believers a rose the world is hostility toward garden. We live in a fallen world. The God" (James 4:4). rain falls on the just and the unjust. The wicked prosper. Justice seldom


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What does it mean to hate the world? It means we are to hate the evil world system that prevails in society. We are to hate a system that glorifies violence and immorality and which depreciates the value of life. As C. S. Lewis once put it, "We are to live like commandos behind the enemy lines, preparing the way for the coming of the Commander-in -Chief." In other words, we are to live yearning for the day when Jesus will burst from the heavens to bring peace, righteousness, and justice to the earth. Him [glorified] . . . And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself, just as He is pure" (1 John 8) Look for Jesus — 3:2-3). Regarding evangelism, Peter This brings us to the final writes that the only reason Jesus has guideline I would like to em- not yet returned is because "God does not wish that any should perish, but phasize regarding how to that all might come to repentance" (2 live for Jesus in the end times. Peter 3:9). The Bible tells us point blank that we A Spiritual Mirror are to live "looking for Jesus" (Titus 2: Paul provides us with a spiritual mirror 13). for end time conduct. He says we are Most Christians are so caught up in the to "deny ungodliness and worldly deworld that they live thinking about any- sires and to live sensibly, righteously thing but the return of Jesus. This is a and godly in the present age, looking sad state of affairs because Jesus’ for the blessed hope and the appearreturn is our "blessed hope" (Titus ing of the glory of our great God and 2:13). And His return is imminent. Savior, Christ Jesus" (Titus 2:12-13). When you look into this mirror, what Another problem is that most Chrisdo you see? Are you walking in the tians know so little about Bible prophe- center of God’s will? Have you orcy that they cannot get excited about dered your priorities to put God first? the Lord’s return. How can you get ex- Are you standing on the Word of God, cited about an event you know nothing testing everything by it? Do you beabout? Ignorance produces apathy. lieve in a personal, caring and allAnd apathy about the Lord’s return has powerful God who hears prayers and tragic consequences. It robs us of an answers prayers, and who still pereternal perspective, and it destroys any forms miracles? Are you relying daily sense of urgency about reaching lost on the power of the Holy Spirit? Are souls. It also undermines a powerful you practicing tough faith, refusing to motivator for holy living. allow the calamities of life to overYou see, when a person comes to truly whelm you? Are you keeping an eterbelieve that Jesus is returning and may nal perspective, refusing to get comreturn any moment, that person will be fortable with this world? And are you motivated to holiness and evangelism. daily looking for Jesus? Is the Rapture Regarding holiness, the Apostle John in your heart? Is "Maranatha!" on your put it this way: "We know that when He lips? appears [the Rapture], we shall be like

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Good News Press - 8 United States October & November Events October 2016

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1-31, Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month, AWeb: ASPCA.ORG

12, Dia de la Raza. Commemorates the discovery of America and the cultural heritage of Spanish, Indian, and Hispanic nations. Celebrated in the U.S. and Mexico.

1-31, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Web: www.cancer.org 1-31, National Arts and Humanities Month. 1-31, National Audiology Awareness Month/ Protect Your Hearing Month. Web: www.HowsYourHearing.org or audiology.org

13, Navy Birthday. Recognizes the authorization of the Continental Navy in 1775. Web: history.navy.mil 14-16, Fall Festival of Leaves. Selfguided scenic tours, plus entertainment. Web: FallFestivalofLeaves.com

1-31, National Bullying Prevention Web: www.stompoutbullying.org

15, Blind Americans Equality Day.

1-31, National Crime Prevention Month. Web: ncpc.org

16, Teen Read Week. Web: teenreadweek.ning.com

1-31, National Cybersecurity Awareness.

17, Black Poetry Day.

1-31, National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Web: dol.gov/odep/topics/ ndeam

18, National Boss Day. Honor bosses.

2, Blessing of the Fishing Fleet, at Church of Saints Peter and Paul in San Francisco. 4, St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day, Founder of the Friars Minor of the Franciscan Order. Some Catholic and Anglican churches hold a blessing of the animals on this day. 5-16, Mississippi State Fair, 62,000 attend the annual even of entertainment, livestock, carnival and domestic art exhibits. 8, Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival, All-you-can-eat oysters fixed many different ways marks the beginning of oyster season. Web: chincoteaguechamber.com 9, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, About 850,000 watch the 26.2 mile course attracts athletes from all 50 states and 120 countries. Web: chicagomarathon.com 9-10, Fire Prevention Week. Web: nfpa.org or firepreventionweek.org 10, Columbus Day. 11, Southern Food Heritage Day. Official day to use cast iron pans and smokers. Southernwood.org 11, Yom Kippur begins at sundown. Day of Atonement is Oct. 12. 12, Emergency Nurses Day. Honoring dedication of emergency room nurses. Web:

18, Alaska Day. Anniversary of transfer of Alaska from Russia to U.S. in 1867. 21, National Mammography Day. Web: nbcam.org 28, National Cat Day. Web: NationalCatDay.com 31, Halloween, traditional.

6, New York City Marathon. Features 50,000 international runners and 2 million spectators. 8, General Election Day. This year, presidential and congressional elections are held. It's a holiday in 12 states. 10, Return Day. At Georgetown DE. Official election returns are read from the balcony of George Washington's courthouse. 11, Veterans Day. Honors those who served in World War I and World War II. First observed since 1919. In 1978 ,it reverted to Nov. 11, recalling the World War I armistice. Hostilities ended on the 11th day, at the 11th hour. 12,World Pneumonia Day, since 2009. To raise awareness of the world's largest killer of children under age 5. 14-18, American Education Week, 95th annual and by Presidential Proclamation 5403. Focuses on providing a quality education for students from kindergarten through college. 15, America Recycles Day. Promoted by Keep America Beautiful, it promotes and celebrates recycling. Each year, organizers hold events to educate people on how to recycle.

November Events 1-31, Lung Cancer Awareness Month 1-31, 1-31, 1-31, 1-31, Month 1-31,

National National National National

Alzheimer's Disease Month COPD Month Diabetes Month Native American Heritage

National Family Literacy Month

2, National Traffic Professionals Day. Recognizes and honors radio and television traffic department personnel. 3, National Men Make Dinner Day. Men to get fun and appreciation for their cooking skills. 4, Colorado Christmas Gift show at Denver. Hundreds of booths offer food by local chefs. Santa Claus arrives. 5, Saddie Hawkins Day. Women and girls encouraged to ask a man for a date. Originated by Al Capp in his "L'l Abner" comic strip. 6. Daylight Saving Time Ends. It ends at 2 a.m. on the Sunday November 6, according to the Uniform Time Act

17, The Great American Smokeout. Since 1977, it celebrates the benefits of a smoke-free working environment. 19, Custer State Park Buffalo Auction, Custer, SD. Live auction of surplus buffalo, calves and yearlings. 24, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Central Park West, New York. Features giant balloon figures, floats, bands and celebrities. 24, Thanksgiving Day. By Presidential Proclamation, always the fourth Thursday in November., a national holiday observed in most states. 25, The Friday after Thanksgiving is also a holiday in some states. 25, Black Friday. Traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. Originally called Black Friday because retailers were "in the black" by this day. 25, Waikiki Holiday Parade, Waikiki, HI. Honors survivors and veterans of the Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack.


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