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Friday November 19th 9 am - 7 pm Saturday November 20th 9 am - 2 pm Located in gym behind the church building. Crafts, food for eat in or boxed to go, much more. Free Community Supper November 28th, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Home Lutheran Church 2736 Bowling St. SW, Cedar Rapids Good food and good conversation. Everyone is welcome.

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Friday, December 3rd, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday, December 4th, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm located in and around the Czech Village area. Merchandise, music, food & drink, plus more.

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• Twin sisters with unusually similar names born in 1918 went on to exactly the same profession. Esther Pauline Friedman and Pauline Esther Friedman both became advice columnists within months of each other. Esther Pauline was known for 56 years as Ann Landers, dispensing frank, sometimes controversial advice to millions of readers. Pauline Esther wrote under the byline Dear Abby for 39 years until she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Although the sisters had a joint wedding ceremony on their 21st birthday, in later years, their competition created a rift in their relationship, and they didn’t have contact for many years. • Journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran took on the pen name of Nellie Bly to write for a Pittsburgh newspaper back in 1885 and concentrated her early efforts on the working conditions of female factory workers. When her editor reassigned her to the society and gardening sections, she rebelled and traveled to Mexico as a foreign correspondent. At age 23, she went undercover at a women’s insane asylum, faking insanity to probe reports of brutality at the New York facility. After enduring filth, starvation and abuse for ten days, she penned an exposé that created such a racket that an additional $850,000 was dispatched to the asylum in short order. At age 25, Bly undertook a trip around the world reproducing the fictional journey of Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days.” She finished her 24,899mile trip in just over 72 days, actually meeting Jules Verne during a stop in France. After an early retirement from journalism, she invented and patented a steel barrel, whose design is still in use in today’s 55-gallon oil drums. • A natural brunette, comedienne Lucille Ball started her career as a blonde model named Dianne Belmont in 1933 and landed a movie role shortly afterward in that year’s “Roman Scandals.” She adopted her trademark red hair in 1942 at the advice of MGM Studios. She and husband Desi Arnaz hit the small screen in 1951 when “I Love Lucy” made its television debut. When she became pregnant in 1952, it was written into the sitcom’s plot, and the episode depicting Little Ricky’s birth aired on exactly the same day that Lucy delivered son Desi Jr. Lucy and her son were featured on the cover of TV Guide’s very first issue, in 1953. She and Desi Sr. divorced after 20 years. Lucille Ball was the first woman to own her own film studio, and over the course of her long career, appeared in 72 movies and received 13 Emmy nominations, with four Emmy Award wins. CHILDREN’S CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL VIGIL

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Two nurses immediately rushed up to catch him and straighten him up. Again he seemed okay, but after a while he slowly started to tilt over to his other side. The nurses rushed back and once more placed him back upright. This went on all morning. Later, the family arrived to see how the old man was adjusting to his new home. "So Dad, how is it here? Are they treating you all right?" "It's really nice," he replied. "Except they won't let me pass gas."


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Someone else’s loss is your gain at work, Aries. Make the most of the opportunity. A treasure from your past makes it way back to you. Enjoy the walk down memory lane.

September 23– October 22 Creativity hits an all-time high, Libra, and you turn a special event into an affair to remember. An old family friend sends you an intriguing message.

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