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SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Thursday, January 3, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Norwalk warriors Page Seven Pies and Duct—Tape for a Good Cause at N orwalk High School Information and photos provided by Carrie Krupke and Peiper, Norwalk Schools Before school was out for the holiday, Norwalk School superintendent DT Magee, Norwalk High School principal Chris Basinger, and Norwalk High School mathematics teacher Julie Westvold were pie-ed in the face as a reward for students raising over $500 for charity. Superintendent Magee was also duct- taped to the wall as part of the festivities. The money was used for a children’s holiday party for students at Oviatt who may not get to have a Christmas like everyone else, and helped Santa’s elves purchase toys for these kids, who got to have Santa personally deliver their gifts to them at the party. Sheriff’s Office To. Partner With Iowa ABD For Tobacco Education And Enforcement The Warren County Sheriffs Office has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products out of the hands of Warren County youth. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) to educate local retailers and to enforce Iowa’s tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product laws. Since the programs inception in 2000, the statewide tobacco compliance rate has grown to 91%. By participating in the program, the Warren County Sheriffs Office has committed to do its part to increase the compliance rate even more this year. I-PLEDGE places emphasis on retailer training. Clerks who successfully complete an online training course and then pass an exam will become I-PLEDGE certified. This allows a retail establishment to use an affirmative defense against a civil penalty if the certified clerk makes an illegal sale. “I-PLEDGE’S retailer training is a great way for clerks to prepare themselves to refuse illegal tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product sales” Sheriff Brian Vos said. “The training also assists retailers to ensure they maintain a compliant and responsible establishment.” Deputies will also be conducting compliance checks on local establishments as part of the I-PLEDGE program. Underage customers, under the supervision of Law Enforcement Officials, will enter establishments and attempt to buy tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products. Clerks who make the illegal sale will be cited on the spot. Criminal penalties for selling tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products to a minor include a $100 fine for the first offense, a $250 fine for the second offense and a $500 fine for third and subsequent offenses. Handing out citations, however, is not the intent of the Iowa Pledge Program. “By partnering with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division, we hope to educate clerks and maintain a compliant retail environment in our community,” Sheriff Brian Vos said. “Moreover, we pledge to help keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of Iowa’s youth.” To take the I-PLEDGE training or search certification records go to httpszll abd.iowa.gov/ 4: ‘Mwo- «a. School members: do you have pictures and information about all the great activities going on in your classrooms and elsewhere at, school? Send them our way at news@norvva1knewspaper.com. We will also happily accept photos and information from parents, students, and community members. SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *BORST COUNSELING SERVICES 240-9474 *EDWARD JONES Benjamin Pearson 981-1800 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 *NORWALK FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981—0224 *PHOTO PRINTING, INC 989-3251 *TRUBANK 285-4900