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Thursday, January 1, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven Warren County Extension Receives Grant for Robotics NORWALK NURSING AND REHAB SUCCESS Pictured, left to right: Linda Carlson, Dick Wittry, Jaden Schurman, Andrea Palmer, Mark Davitt and Rick Wilson. Photo submitted. Linda Carlson and Rick Wilson of the Warren County Philanthropic Partnership awarded Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Warren County's 4-H Robotics Project more than $3,600 for new computers, software, curriculum and ad- vanced LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. Warren County Extension Youth Coordinator, Andrea Palmer, 4-H Club leader Dick Wittry, Extension Council member Mark Davitt and Warren County 4-H member Jaden Schurman were honored to accept this grant money. The Warren County Robotics Project group under the leadership of Wittry has participated in the Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the Iowa State Fair, winning the Innovative Programming Award, NXT Challenge Award and the Creative Solution Award. They have also been involved in teaching other youth groups, such as Boy Scouts, how to build and program robots. Joe needed to come to Norwalk Nursing & Rehab for a short skilled visit and did amazing! Way to go Joe! Photo submitted. FAMILY PAINT ON CANVAS Celebrate the New Year in Iowa With 10 Free Flowering Trees From the Arbor Day Foundation Residents of Iowa can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Founda- tion any time during January 2015. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foun- dation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns and three white flowering dogwoods. "These beautiful trees will give your home in Iowa lovely flowers with pink, yellow and white colors," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Founda- tion. "These trees are perfect for large and small spaces and they will provide food and habitat for songbirds." The free trees are part of the Foundation's Trees for "America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between February I and May 31, with en- closed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Members will also receive a subscription to the Foundation's bimonthly publication, Arbor Da3 and The Tree Book, which includes information about tree plant- ing and care. To become a member of the Foundation and to re- ceive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE FLOWERING TREES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Ar- bor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by January 31, 2015. Iowa residents can also join online at arborday.org/ january. In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (5t5) 989.0106 SALES ~ SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL PI-00--OTO PRINTING is a full commercial printer. Call us for your flyers, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, magazines, Free Estimates. newsletters, books, etc. Photo Printing, Inc. 2t 0 S. 1st St., Carlisle, IA 50047 I 515"989"32511 I SHERIFF'S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. December 20 - 11:01 p.m.: Allysa Jacobs, 23, Bondurant, vehicle/deer. Family Paint on Canvas - Parent and child are led through a step-by-step painting class by Lucinda Sperry, Art Love Studio. Photo submitted. Activities ...... at the NORWALK LIBRARY 1051 North Ave. * 981-0217 Monday, Jan. 5 Tiny Tots Music Class with Debbie Doo-Wop, Mondays in January at 9:30 a.m. For ages 1 - 5, join Debbie Doo-Wop for songs, instruments and fun ! Stop by the library to register, or call 981-0217. Registration closes once the classes begin. Adult Night Out: Yarn Group, 5-8 p.m. This group meets the first Mon- day of each month and consists of individuals at all levels of expertise who spin, do drop-spindle, knit, crochet and anyone who does portable fiber art. Bring your own equipment, supplies and beverage and a snack to share, if you wish. Tuesday, Jan. 6 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 to 5 years, join us for picture books, songs and flannel boards. This storytime is also a good fit for daycare groups and parents at- tending with several chil- dren and lasts 25--30 min- utes. Novel Year Book STAN D RI E GROUP LEADERS IN COMMUNICATION SOLUTIONS N. NEWTON STANDRIDGE (515) 22%5310 WWW.ST00D00D00EGRooP.COM 1304 Skylane Drive, Norwalk, IA 50211 PRINTING AND PROMOTION providing solutions for print, design and specialties Club, 6:30--8 p.m. Adults are invited to join Novel Year Book Club and make new friends, experience new places and embark on new journeys. Novel Year is a series of programs fea- turing several novels throughout the year. Pro- grams consist of: 1) Dis- cussing the book with a facilitator, 2) Watching the movie version of the book, and 3) Enjoying a program related to the book. Join us tonight for a discussion of The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. Registration Re- quired. Wednesday, Jan. 7 Take a Break, 10:30-11 a.m. For adults and kids of all ages, drop by the li- brary to talk with other adults and see new library resources while the kids do literacy and sensory- based activities. Kids Lego Club, 2:30- 3:15 p.m. First Wednes- days through April, for kindergarten through 5th grade. If you love Legos, stop at the library to build your own creation. The li- brary provides all Legos and no registration is re- quired. Thursday, fiin. 8 Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years, expect rhymes, finger plays, short books, songs and move- ment activities for toddlers at this interactive, ener- getic storytime! Lasts 20- 25 minutes. Pajama Storytime, 7 p.m. Come to the library in the evening for this twice- monthly storytime! We'll share picture books for all ages and sing some silly songs. Pajamas are op- tional and this storytime lasts 20-25 minutes. Call 911 for emergencies!