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Thursday, January 7, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine Norwalk Softball League Registration Norwalk Softball League (NSL) will hold registration Saturdays, Jan. 16 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p:m. at the Norwalk Easter Public Library. All girls in 3/4 or 5/6 grade at time of registration are en- couraged to attend. Orga- nizers will develop as many teams as they have players for with a cap for the major teams at 11 play- ers and a cap for the mi- nors at 12. NSL plays in the Twin Rivers League and is a competitive traveling league. Hosting games is shared between Truro, St. Marys, Churchville, Milo and Lacona. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning as soon as the second week in February. Games begin the end of April and will be played Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The season con- dudes with a tournament in mid- to late June. Norwalk will host the ma- jor tournament this season. Registration fee is $125 and includes uniforms, 14- 18 regular season games, the above mentioned tour- nament and no conces- sions duty. This year, NSL is wel- coming previously estab- lished teams to join the leag14 f y.o.u, have a team. that has previously played together and you want to keep those same girls to- gether, as long as they meet the age require- ments, they are welcome to join the NSL. More information is available at www.eteamz. com/norwalksoftball league. Any questions can be emailed to livinglife5 @q.com or by calling Jaki Livingston at 287-2831. I ealthy I (NAPS)--The American Heart Association's new high blood pressure Web site uses humor to provide the latest information on how to treat and manage the condition. To learn more or to see how you can help others live healthier lives, call (800) AHA-USA1 or visit www. heart.org/hbp. $$$ Parents can look for the new educational icon on a majority of cough medicines to be more aware of the issue of cough medicine abuse among teens. At www.Stop MedicineAbuse.org, they can access resources they need to talk to their teen about the issue. OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge Preschool-lst Grade Principal and Rodney Martinez 2nd-3rd Grade Principal Encourage Your Child's Creativity to Flourish "I can't carry a tune in a bucket." "A monkey could paint better than I can." "Poetry is for brainiacs." Those are not kids talking; they are the words of their parents. In addition, without knowing it, they can do a lot of harm to children during their most creative years. From coloring with crayons to sculpting with clay, from banging on pots and pans to learning the violin, there are countless ways families can and should en- courage their children to express themselves with mu- sic, art and the written word. Here are some suggestions: Out of sight, out of mind: Keep some basic art supplies out and available for any time the mood to create strikes your children. Have something for them to draw with and something to draw on. Coloring books are OK,. but the way to really stimu- late your children's artistic talents is to let them create their own visions by drawing on blank paper. Enter con- tests: Libraries, grocery stores, schools and community organizations often have art or drawing contests for children. Keep a look out for them and try to get your children to enter as many as they can-just for the fun of it. Who knows, they might even win. Look for Reflections: Schools nationwide sponsor an annual competition at the school, district, state and local levels called Re- flections. It is a chance for children to spread their wings, creatively, and come up with original compositions in music, art, literature or photography. All entrants re- ceive praise and recognition, and the experience is price- less. Take advantage of whaf is out there: Many communities offer summertime workshops for schoolchildren, sponsored either through the school district or community groups. From one-day poetry workshops to weeks-long art programs, there is usu- ally something to interest every child. Learn what is offered in your area and sign your children up. Take turns with other parents: Some art projects are time consuming, both for the child artist and their families. Work with neighbors or friends who have children near the same age as yours and take turns hosting both sets of children for an art adventure. It is less hassle for you and more fun for the kids. Be patient: When children are first learning to play a musical- instrument, it can be grating on the ears of those around them. Instead of wincing at the bad notes (and there are a lot of them in the beginning), tune out the mistakes and remind yourself that children who learn how to play an instrument often also do better in school, particu- larly in math. Lay on the praise: The art projects, writing and music they do at home should be for the joy of it, not for work. While they are drawing, writing, or practicing an instrument, give them lots of "good jobs" and pats on the back. Mentioning something specific that you like is even more helpful. Children are exposed to writing, art and music at school, but the way to make them excited about the creative arts is to make them a part of your child's at-home life. The arts give your children a way to express themselves unlike any other, and offer wonderful opportunities for them to grow. Do everything you can to make it hap- pen. There is no other solution to a man's problems but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterance, and the day's good deed. ---Clare Boothe Luce What is dltculty? Only a word indicating the degree of strength requisite for accomplishing particular objects; a mere notice of the necessity for exertion; a mere stimulus to men. ---Samuel Warren Serving BUFFET 5 - 8 p.m. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY Salad Bar, Pasta Bar & Meat Item just $9.95! Full menu also available. Open: Tue. & Wed., 5-9; Thur. thru Sat,, 5-10 BAMBINO'S RESTAURANT 4221 South Orilla Pella Invitational Wrestling Tournament Results The Norwalk Wrestling Team competed in the an- nual pre-holiday Pella Tournament, Saturday, Dec. 19. The team finished second on the day behind Eddyville- Blakesburg. In- dividually, Norwalk crowned one champion on the day. Tyler Thompson canoe home with the title in the Heavyweight class. Four Warriors wrestled in the finals. Zach Cowie at 119, Reece Sharp at 152, Hunter Reid at 215 and Thompson at HWT. Re- sults on the day were as follows: 103 Austin Pierangeli, third place; 112 Christian Ogle, fourth place; 119 Zach Cowie, second place; 125 Tyler Stanley, fifth place, 130 Kyle Coates, fifth place; 135 Logan Marvelli, fourth place; 140 Zack Miller, fifth place; 145 Brandon Britt, third place; 152 Reece Sharp, second place; 160 Zach Elliott, third place; 171 Cory Ogle, fifth place; 189 Blair Cooper, sixth place; 215 Hunter Reid, second place and HWT Tyler Th- ompson, first place. Competition heats up in January. Check the wrestling website at norwalkwrestling.shutterfly. cora or the Norwalk Com- munity School website for the team schedule and competition dates and times. The Warriors will be at homeTuesday, Jan. 19, when they host the Chariton Chargers and East High Scarlets. Action starts at 5:30 p.m. Wrestling Warriors Compete at Mason City Duals Christmas Break ended early for the varsity wres- tlers when they competed Saturday, Jan. 2 in the Ma- son City Dual Tourna- ment. Teams in attendance were Owatonna, MN, Ames, Johnston, Mason City and Norwalk. Norwalk recorded two wins and two losses on the day, falling to Owatonna and Mason City. Team scores on the day were Norwalk over Ames 38-30, Norwalk over Johnston 55- 15, Owatonna, MN over Norwalk 64-15 and Mason City over Norwalk 52-16. Individual results on the day were as follows with wins listed first: Evan Reynolds (103) 3-0; Austin Pierangeli (103) 0-1; Chris- tian Ogle (112) 1-3; Zach Cowie (119) 1-2; Matt Gustin (119) 0-1; Kyle Coates (125) 1-3; Tyler Stanley (130) 2-1; Justin Arey (135) 2-2; Zach Miller (140) 3-0; Austin Diedrichs (140) 0-1; Brandon Britt (145) 3-1; Reece Sharp (152) 0-4; Zach Elliott (160) 3-1; Cory Ogle (171)0-2; Lance Pevestorf (171) 1-1; Blair Cooper (189) 1-3; Alex Landgrebe (215) 2-2; Tyler Thompson (HWT) 3- 1. Head coach Darin Schreck's perspective on the day wag as follows: "Although we lost a couple duals this weekend it was our plan to toughen up our schedule this year. Norwalk Athletic Director A1 Lammers and I sat down at the conclusion of last season and talked about getting the wrestling program to compete at the state title level with the larger 4a schools. We both agreed that in order to be the best we must compete with the best. At Mason City we wrestled one of the premier programs from Minnesota and the traditionally strong Mason City Mohawks and we took some lumps. On a high note, we wrestled Ames and Johnston and came away with two vic- tories." Schreck continued, "Other schools we have added to our schedule are powerhouses such as Indianola and Ankeny. Our wrestlers have talked about being relevant in the state large school class. Win or lose we want these teams to know that Norwalk has a strong pro- gram that can't be over- looked." Schreck stated he has a great deal of respect for the Indianola coaches, wrestlers and the overall Indian program. He stated "If we can compete with them, we can compete with any school in the state. Our coaches and wrestlers all understand the only way to get better is;to,work harder and that isactly what we plan on doing during the second half of our season." SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *COMMUNITY STATE BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. 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