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15 Cutest Reasons Why You Should Love Owls

 

15 Cutest Reasons Why You Should Love Owls

This weekend (March 7-9) is the International Festival of Owls in Houston, MN. So, what better way to support such a festival than posting a bunch of cute owl pictures?
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Hall’s Hilarious HillBillies

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HALL’S HILARIOUS HILLBILLIES

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The Hall Civic Association will be sponsoring its, Annual Dinner Theater on April 26, 2014 on the Grand Stage of the Monrovia Elementary School. This year’s performance will feature the Hall Civic Players with their rendition of Hall’s Hilarious Hillbillies! presented in the style of the hit Television show, Hee Haw. Dinner Theater silent-auction1includes the show and a “Full Course lasagna Dinner,” all for the low price of $25.00, which is the “Early Bird Special” good through April 12, 2014. After that the ticket price will be $30.00. You can order your tickets online by clicking the Buy Now, link. This performance is limited seating, so you are encouraged to purchase your tickets early. The address is 395 S. Chestnut St Monrovia, IN . The doors open at 5:30 pm. For further information, please call 317-430-8023

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NEWS FROM THE HALL CIVIC ASSOCIATION

Article by:  Jim Samons

NEWS FROM THE HALL CIVIC ASSOCIATION.

For those that have been suffering through this unusually cold and snowy winter season, its effects have taken a toll on many of us.  The sub-zero Temperatures along with power outages have caused frozen water pipes which have burst and caused thousands of dollars in damages.  According to Hall Civic president, Randy
Randy Cropped pictureMarsh, the new section of the Hall School building has also been a victim of this cold winter and has several pipes that froze and burst and caused much water damage  to the interior of the building.

Fortunately, we have good insurance on the building and the insurance company has been quick to repair and replace the damaged portions of the building.  There was damage to the ceiling tiles, floor tiles and also damage to some walls.  According to President Marsh, the work is being completed in a timely manner and although the damage was large, we did not lose use of the building.  Marsh said this water damage is frustrating but only a minor inconvenience to our overall operation. Continue reading NEWS FROM THE HALL CIVIC ASSOCIATION

NEWS FROM THE HALL CIVIC ASSOCIATION

Article by:  Jim Samons

NEWS FROM THE HALL CIVIC ASSOCIATION.

For those that have been suffering through this unusually cold and snowy winter season, its effects have taken a toll on many of us.  The sub-zero Temperatures along with power outages have caused frozen water pipes which have burst and caused thousands of dollars in damages.  According to Hall Civic president, Randy
Randy Cropped pictureMarsh, the new section of the Hall School building has also been a victim of this cold winter and has several pipes that froze and burst and caused much water damage  to the interior of the building.

Fortunately, we have good insurance on the building and the insurance company has been quick to repair and replace the damaged portions of the building.  There was damage to the ceiling tiles, floor tiles and also damage to some walls.  According to President Marsh, the work is being completed in a timely manner and although the damage was large, we did not lose use of the building.  Marsh said this water damage is frustrating but only a minor inconvenience to our overall operation. Continue reading NEWS FROM THE HALL CIVIC ASSOCIATION

Are You Ready For the Blood Moons? NASA Indicates The First WILL BE APRIL 15TH

Are you ready for the blood moon this coming April? This is the first of four that will happen and signify major world wide changes to come, According to some pastors.

A rare hybrid solar eclipse is set to take place this weekend, and one pastor believes that such events are not simply coincidences of nature.

Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries says that these types of solar eclipses in the past have been signs, foretelling important events throughout history, such as the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem. He points out that the rarity of their occurrence reinforces their symbolism.

“Two happened right in a row at the time of destruction of the temple in 70 A.D. and on feast days,” Biltz told WND.

“Around eight months before the Temple was destroyed we find on 10/18/69 there was a partial lunar eclipse on the Feast of Sukkot. A total solar eclipse followed this on Nisan 1-3/30/70, the beginning of the religious year. Two weeks later there was a penumbral lunar eclipse on Passover on 4/14/70. An annular solar eclipse followed this on Rosh Hashanah on 9/23/70. Then another penumbral lunar eclipse on Sukkot on 10/8/70,” Biltz continued.

“This would be totally unbelievable, if it wasn’t verified by the NASA. But that’s not all. Then there was another partial lunar eclipse on Purim the following year on 3/4/71,” Biltz said.

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Biltz said the pattern of eclipses continued to occur on Jewish Holy Days for the next year and, in his opinion, corresponded with significant events in Jewish history.

“A hybrid solar eclipse on Nisan 1 on 3/20/71 followed by another hybrid solar eclipse on Rosh Hashanah on 9/12/71. Talk about signs of astronomical proportions happening on the feast days around the destruction of the Temple,” Biltz said.

Sunday’s early morning event – an annular solar eclipse that changes into a total solar eclipse – will be visible on the eastern coast of North America, although those living in Africa will experience it best. Slooh, the online observatory and robotic telescope service, will broadcast portions of the event online. Continue reading Are You Ready For the Blood Moons? NASA Indicates The First WILL BE APRIL 15TH

Sochi Winter Olympics

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Sochi Winter Olympics: Checking Out The Slopestyle Training Session

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You know a day is going to be good when it starts off with clear skies. As the bus drove up the mountain this morning to the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, the sun was beginning to rise over the valley, turning the sky from pink to blue. Everyone seemed excited because today was the first official training for the snowboard slopestyle, which is making its debut at the Winter Olympics this year. Continue reading Sochi Winter Olympics

HALL’S HILARIOUS HILLBILLIES

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HALL’S   HILARIOUS   HILLBILLIES

hillbilly

The Hall Civic Association will be sponsoring its, Annual Dinner Theater on April 26, 2014 on the Grand Stage of the Monrovia Elementary School. This year’s performance will feature the Hall Civic Players with their rendition of Hall’s Hilarious Hillbillies! presented in the style of the hit Television show, Hee Haw. Dinner Theater silent-auction1includes the show and a “Full Course lasagna Dinner,” all for the low price of $25.00, which is the “Early Bird Special” good through April 12, 2014. After that the ticket price will be $30.00. You can order your tickets online by clicking the Buy Now, link. This performance is limited seating, so you are encouraged to purchase your tickets early. The address is 395 S. Chestnut St Monrovia, IN . The doors open at 5:30 pm. For further information, please call 317-430-8023

A Colonoscopy Cam Is Coming to a Hospital Near You

By @acsifferlin

The FDA gave a pill-sized camera that can replace colonoscopies the green light on Monday.

The PillCam Colon from Given Imaging contains a battery-operated camera that, once swallowed, takes pictures of its journey Given Imaging-FDA Approvalthrough the body. The images are sent to a device the patient wears around the waist, and doctors can later review the photos, the Associated Press reports.

The FDA approved the device for people who struggle with traditional colonoscopies, which typically consist of the doctor inserting a long and thin flexible tube with a small camera up through the large intestine. About 750,000 Americans are unable to complete their colonoscopy each year due to issues related to disease or anatomy, the AP reports.

Here’s to less poking and prodding.

Review: ‘The Lego Movie’ builds on emotions

By Maricar Estrella

As a parent, it’s easy to be cynical about a film based on a toy. Will you be bombarded with a 90-minute infomercial that by the end of the sell will cost you more than the price of the movie ticket?

Fortunately, “The Lego Movie” has enough wit and wisdom to send a recession-age message to families on the importance of thinking through problems with creativity.

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