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Issue #26 – Transition Services Cat/Dog Program

  1. When would the dog program get started?

It will be starting in the next few weeks.

  1. How long has the cat program been going?

It’s been going for six years now.


  1. How many cats have been saved?

Over one hundred cats have been save through the All Fur Love society.

  1. Are cats still waiting for a home?

To spend some time with the cats before they go home

  1. What is the process of adopting a cat?

Contact the All Fur Love society for and adoption application.

  1. How will the dog program work?

We will be training the dogs to get along with other dogs.


  1. Where will the dog program be?

At our Cheyenne site in the back building.

  1. What kind of dogs are you going to have?

I’m sure there will be several breeds, it depends on the owners of the dogs, but it will mostly easy going dogs.

  1. How old are the dogs when you get them?

Again, it depends on the owners about how old the dogs will be.

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Issue #25 – Terracotta Reindeer Games



There are so many ideas that people can think of when deciding what to create for either family or friends around the holidays. Here’s an idea that Circle’s thought of that you will have a lot of fun making.



Terra Cotta was used a long time ago back when dinosaurs existed. It was found buried in ash. People used the clay to make sculptures then they would put it in the fire Terra Cotta figures were created below open fires. The Chinese were pretty good at making works of art out of clay and they are also responsible for making the big works of art known to man. The Egyptian, Greeks and Persians also made Terra Cotta creative art as well.




  • Terra cotta pot
  • Glue Gunimg_3509-copy
  • Glue stick
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom pom






Step 1: Lay out materials on table

Step 2: Heat up glue gun

Step 3: Glue red pomp pom to bottom center of Terra Cotta pot

Step 4: Glue Eyes towards top of the nose

Step 5: Bend pipe cleaners to form antlers

Step 6: Place antlers inside pot













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Issue #25 – D.I.Y. Lollipop Bouquet Gift

We all know that the Holiday time can be crazy and there is always someone who we may forget to get a gift for. Circles Magazine has a solution for those forgotten one or the last minute invite to a person’s home for the Holidays. We made this Lollipop bouquet it is so easy to make that you may want to have your children help with making it. It serves 2 purposes one as a decorative centerpiece on the Holiday table and when dinner is over you can pass out the lollipops to have guest eat.


KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera


2 big bags of DUMDUM lollipops

1 small flowerpot

1 small half round dry foam (used for artificial flowers)

Decorations of your choice

Hot glue gun and glue sticks




Step 1- Decorate your flower pot to your likings.

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Step 2- Glue on the dry foam to the top of the flowerpot.









Step 3- Start pressing in the stick end of the lollipops into the foam until all of the lollipops are on the foam.



Step 4- Now you will have a gift to bring and will not show up empty handed again.






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Issue #25 – Dreidel



A dreidel is a four-sided spinning top with Hebrew letters on all four sides, traditionally played as a game on Hanukkah in Jewish homes all over the world, and rules may vary.
How to Play:
You will need:
a dreidel
2 or more players
betting tokens (poker chips, chocolate coins, shelled peanuts, etc.)
a flat surface for dreidel spinning
Step 1: Divide the tokens evenly among the players. (dole out a minimum of 10-15 tokens per person)
Step 2: Each player adds one token in the pot at the beginning of every round.
Step 3: Figure out your own solution on who goes first. (heads or tails, roll of the dice, paper rock scissors, eeny meeny miny moe, etc.)
Step 4: The players take turns spinning the dreidel once during their turn.
Step 5: If the dreidel lands on Nun ( נ) do nothing.
Step 6: If the dreidel lands on Gimmel ( ג) take all the tokens.
Step 7: If the dreidel lands on Hey ( ה) you win half the pot. (In case of an odd number of tokens, the player takes half of the total plus one.)
Step 8: If the dreidel lands on Shin ( ש) you have to put one of the tokens into the pot.
Step 9: Whenever the pot is empty or gets down to one token everyone adds a token.
Step 10: A player is out when he/she is out of tokens. Play continues until one player is in position of all the tokens.

And all those letters stand for:

      Nes Gadol Hayah Sham 


                              “A Great Miracle Happened There”

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Issue #25 – Cornucopia with Class



The cornucopia (from Latin cornu copiae) or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts. The horn originates from classical antiquity, it has continued as a symbol in Western art, and it is particularly associated with the Thanksgiving holiday in North America. 

Things You’ll Need

Horn Shaped Wicker Basket

2 Apples

2 Oranges

2 Pears

1 bag of Grapescornucopia-ingredients-final

Dry Gourds

Step 1: lay out fruit on table

Step 2: Place horn shaped wicker basket on table

Step 3: Arrange fruit inside basket

Step 4: Enjoy!!!!


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Issue #24 – Paper Making











Things you need to make paper:

Shredded paper

3 cups water

Tub of water
Smooth piece of wood

DyeTempera Paint

Paper Deckle Screenstep-1

picture frame

Rolling Pin

China first made paper around 105 A.D., it was handmade and at the time was considered a luxury item and was only available to a few people and was used mostly for religious ceremonies. Paper was introduced to the Japanese by Chinese monks around the 6th century. The secrets of paper folding had spread throughout the world by 750 A. D. and paper folding became more common as paper became more readily available to the general public and less of a luxury item.

Step 1: soak paper in water                                                                                         step-2

Step 2: Put soaked paper in blender

Step 3: Add dye and tempera paint to paper in blender                                      step-3
Step 4: Blend well                                                                                                 step-4
Step 5: Pour contents of blender into tub of water, repeat process one more time        step-5
Step 6: Using paper deckle, place screen over deckle and secure with picture frame        step-6
Step 7: Holding deckle, screen and frame together scoop contents of tub onto deckle,

then clean excess from around outside of picture frame                                                            .step-7
Step 8: Remove picture frame and add a piece of screen on top of paper mixture on deckle, run smooth     piece of wood over top to remove excess water from top.
Step 9: Put towels down on tabletop and put screens with paper mixture on towel and cover with another tow                                                                                                        el
Step 10: Flatten with rolling pin several times              step-9
Step 11: Remove from between screens and put on drying rack for 24 hours.step-10

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Issue #24 – Life Hacks

The Circles Magazine crew thought it was time to make life easier for you, so we did some research and came up with these life hacks and here we are passing them along to you.
To find out how to do these hacks go to and click on activities.

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Also try these life hacks:

When travelling keep a bar of scented soap with your dirty laundry, it will keep your clothes smelling fresh
Place a wooden spoon across a pot of boiling water to keep it from boiling over.
Hang a tennis ball from the ceiling in your garage to the windshield of your car to know where to stop in garage.
Throw and aluminum foil ball into the dryer to eliminate static cling.
Ears plugged with water after swimming at the beach? Blow into a deflated balloon 3 or 4 times, this will relax the ears and force the water out.

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Issue #24 – Puzzling Paper Projects


Patterns and Folds
As we started looking for origami projectsPuzzling Paper Projects fold1
to do for this article, there many readily
available on the internet, but we found
the best ones came from books on origami
as they explained the process better
and were easier to follow than a video, as
they tended to move to fast and had to
be rewound over and over to get the step
properly done. Terminology for origami
varied in some case but there were common
terms such sink, mountain fold andPuzzling Paper Projects fold2

Our projects
As we made our own we found out that it
is harder than it looks in the instructions
and that it definitely takes plenty of practice
to do. Origami is an art and certainly
brings out the beauty of paper. An origami
artist must have skill and dexterity (as
well as patience). We made our projects
starting with no skills and found out that
origami is fun and frustrating all in one.Puzzling Paper Projects fold3
But once you make something it can feel
rewarding and make a person proud. We
made various objects from the Star Wars
Millenium Falcon to a giant origami necktie.origami on table2

neck tie origamiMillenium Falcon origaminapkin origami


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Issue #24- Meet the Contributors

We at Circles Magazine interviewed our fellow colleagues we wanted to know what their favorite sports were. We went to different campuses to interview them. Eric Gaisin

Eric Gaisin is 36 years old he works at the Charleston Campus likes basketball, he is in the Special Olympics bowling he won a medal first place last year 67. His favorite team is the Atlanta Falcons & the Miami Heat. His favorite player is Matt Ryan. Eric’s Advice to others is to do really well and would like to try other sports.




Cece works at the Cheyenne Campus she likes swimming.

She’s also inthe Special Olympics she won 3 medals she likes basketball, bowling and lady’s basketball.

Her favorite team is the Lakers and her favorite player is Derek Rose. Her favorite soccer team is the Cubs and the Las Vegas Turtles, Pahrump and Mesquite.





Kenneth Hughes works at the Cheyenne Campus. He’s 30 years old. He likes swimming.Kenneth Hughes

His favorite swimmer is Sharks Spichel O. Kenneth swam in 2001. He likes bowling.

His favorite basketball player is Dwayne Wade. Kenneth’s dad Chuck Edwards Hughes is his coach

his motto is never give up and be proud. He lives on North Carolina St. His favorite football player Matthew Stafford he plays on the Patriots.



Jay Robbins works at His favorite sport is basketball he won 3rd place. He likes wrestling and weight training.Jay Robbins

His bowling average is 145. He is in ROTC.

He likes the Las Vegas 51s hockey team and making friends.

On Saturday 8-10 he sold 3 art pieces. He likes farmers market and all sports.

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