Free Drive thru flu clinic Oct. 20

A free drive thru flu clinic will be held Oct. 20 at the Hawthorne Fire Department from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Community Health Nurse, in conjunction with Public Health Preparedness and the Hawthorne and SOC Fire Department’s, will be holding a free drive-thru flu immunization clinic. This clinic is open to anyone, age six months and older, that wishes to have a flu vaccination. Parents must complete a consent form on children younger than 18. There is no charge for this immunization and anyone that has not received the flu shot yet is encouraged to come in and get one.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the clinic at 945-3657.

Christmas Bazaar Set for Nov. 12

The annual Christmas Bazaar, sponsored by the Catholic Ladies Guild, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12,  at the Hawthorne Convention Center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be an abundance of shopping opportunities, with many of your favorite crafters returning, as well as a number of new-comers.  The ladies will feature their popular bake sale, and the kitchen will be open all day, offering soup, chili, chili dogs, hot dogs, pie, nachos and cheese and more.  Coffee, water, and sodas will also be available.

Santa Claus will be seated in his decorated corner of the lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with photographer Tony Hughes on hand for your special photos.  Don’t miss this opportunity to delight all ages!

An all-cash raffle is now underway, with prizes of $300, $200 and $100.  Tickets are $1 each or $5 for a book of six.  Tickets are available from any member of the guild and will also be sold at the door on the day of the bazaar.  The drawing will take place at the close of the event on Nov. 12.  You need not be present to win.

Crafters and vendors are reminded that early table reservation is encouraged, as we anticipate a full house.  Please call Jean Justus at 945-2206 for a table or for further information.

Banned Books Event at the Library

What do the Hunger Games books, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl have in common? You might be surprised to learn that they have all been challenged in efforts to ban them from schools and/or libraries.

Through Oct. 14, the library’s annual Banned Books event will be on display at Mineral County Library. The banned books event has been an annual program since we began the displays in autumn 2010. This is an event that always generates much discussion and interest as most patrons have a strong opinion on the library’s role.

The event actually celebrates the freedom to read, but highlights books that, for one reason or another, have been challenged. The library takes a stand in support of the freedom to read and has a collection that displays a very broad range of ideas and themes.

As part of the event, patrons can view challenged books; write their views on the Comment Wall; play a game of “Real or Not Real Challenges”; be filmed reading a line or two from their favorite banned book; and “like” the events on Facebook ( Check out one of the challenged and “challenging” books and reach your own conclusion!

7th Annual ‘Kick-In-for-Cancer’ Event Scheduled

The VFW Auxiliary announces that the Seventh Annual Leonard Schaar Memorial “Kick-in-for-Cancer” event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22. Activities will be a 5k walk, bean bag tournament, luminary memorial walker, Swiss steak dinner and music. We are also selling raffle tickets.

Tickets are $5 each with three prizes – 1st – $500, 2nd – $100, 3rd – $50. Get your tickets from Auxiliary members or at the VFW after 5 p.m. every day. Proceeds benefit cancer aid and research with a small portion to the VFW building fund. Please come support this very worthwhile event. More details will be published soon.