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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, January 10, 2013 b 3D 1l, NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. Klein Publisher Sally HuntoonAdvertising/Managing Editor Mary Lou GrayReporter/Proofer/Computers Arlene Knust ~Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/Office Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year - Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the fight to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association OBITUARY C. WARREN MYER Services were held Monday, Jan. 7, at the Norwalk Christian Church for C. Warren Myer, 86, Norwalk, who died Thurs- day, Jan. 3, at the Veterans Hospital CLC in Des Moines. Burial was at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Mr. Myer was born in Des Moines July 1, 1926 and graduated from Lin- coln High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater dur- ing World War II aboard the USS PC-582 and the USS Kames as a gunner's mate third class. He was the Navy's wrestling champ in his weight class. He was a life-long Teamster member, having worked for Coryell Gas Stations, Gurwell Transfer, Allied Van Lines, Bruce Motor Freight, Mid- American Lines and the U.S. Post Office. Mr. Myer was a member of the Nor- walk Christian Church, VFW Post 738, Cumrning American Legion Post 562 and Teamsters Local 147. Mr. Myer loved his fam- ily, enjoyed life-long friendships, fishing, card playing, woodworking, playing his guitar and har- monica and loved his dogs, Sam and Sloan. Survivors include his C. Warren Myer wife, Virgel; children, Jack (Jan) Myer of Ankeny, Connie (Rick) Adkisson of Clive, Kathie (Jerry-JD) Hungerford of Cumming, Gary (Peggy) Myer of Norwalk and Duane Myer of Shawnee, KS; 15 grand- children; 23 great-grand- children; sister, Bernice Murray of Des Moines; beloved cousin, Beulah Parker and the Oklahoma family; special friends, Tom and Roxann Smith, Bob and Marilyn Fisher, Ruth Snider and the Jack- son Street family, all of Norwalk. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and CleUa Myer. Memorials may be di- rected to the Cumming American Legion Post 562, P.O. Box 31, Cumming, IA 50061. the day off right! atters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwlo/.com COUNCIL CORNER Concluded from p. 1 day. Over the years they have helped hundreds, maybe thousands, of struggling families provide toys for their children at Christmas. Unfortunately, according to news reports, a fire from a space heater destroyed the entire structure before the holiday, along with the hundreds of toys in it. Saved Were the toys to be given out this Christmas, housed in a different building. But the Else's had already begun fixing and storing gifts for next year and now they were gone. The couple went on camera and declared, "We don't want people donating money, but if you are in the area and have a toy to donate, we'd gladly take it." Upon hearing their story, I wanted to help. I wanted my kids to learn their story and know that they could make a difference in the lives of other children. And then I wondered how many other families around here have the same issue. Your kids got a ton of stuff for Christmas, while their bedrooms or your basements are already littered with the forgotten toys from last year? Get rid of it! Make it a family project! Gather up any- thing they aren't using and know it will go to a good home and mom and dad will have some space back. I am starting a collection at Norwalk City Hall. Whether you have just one old toy to give- or 120 old toys m any condition- please drop them off between now and Janu- ary 31. I will deliver them to Nodaway whether we've collected five or 5,000 once loved items. On a somewhat similar note, I would like to send a huge thank you to the generous employees of Old Navy at Jordan Creek (many of whom live in Norwalk) who came together to make Christmas bright for a couple of local families in need. Happy New Year! Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett j ulian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us Unemployment and Right to Work You may know that the state of Michigan has just passed a right to work law. It will be interesting to see what the effect is on the Michigan economy. Indiana has also recently passed a right to work law. I wondered if there was a correlation between state unemployment rates and whether or not a state has a right to work law. I looked up unemployment statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Labor for November 2012. You may not be surprised to learn that of the ten states with the lowest unemployment rates, eight have right to work laws. The two that don't are Vermont tied for number eight with a rate of 5.2% and Hawaii at number nine with a rate of 5.3%. Iowa is number four at 4.9%. Mic ni- gan is currently at number forty-six with a rate of 8.9%. Indiana is currently number thirty-five at 8%. Our neigh- bor Illinois, without a right to work law is number forty- four at 8.7%. There are a number of factors that contrib- ute to a state's unemployment rate. There are some states with no right to work law that have unemployment rates lower than some that do have a right to work law. Fiscal Cliff Averted (Temporarily) The much discussed "Fiscal Cliff" was averted, sort of, in a last minute bill passed by the Congress. Here are a few of the provisions of the bill. The automatic budget cuts in military and domestic spending, not in- cluding entitlements, were delayed for two months. The bill did help in the estate tax area by raising the exemp- tion to $5 million, though the tax rate went up to 40% from the current 35%, and it indexes the alternative minimum tax to inflation. There was next to nothing done to curtail spending. The debt ceiling was not ad- dressed even though the government has already reached the debt ceiling limit. Nearly everyone's taxes will go up because of the reversion of the payroll tax to 6.2%, up from the temporary 4.2% rate, and tax increases in the "Obamacare" bill. Income tax rates will go up from 35% to 39.6% for individuals who earn more than $400,000 and couples who make more. than $450,000. Interestingly, it is not clear if the $400,000 and $450,000 refer to adjusted gross income or taxable income. I fear that the courage to address entitlements is lack- ing in the Senate. Though we have heard a lot about a "balanced" approach, I wonder if that Will include real entitlement reform. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or julian.garrett@legis .state.ia.us. Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. -Faith Baldwin SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a One year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK Christ Our Savior Christian Life Lutheran Church (LC-MS) Assembly of God Church 515 Sunset Dr. Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 515-897-4183 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor Steven Klawonn. Pastor 515-953 -0322 9:00 am Worship 10 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Children's Ministry, 0-5 Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Kids' Church 6 years & up Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth *** *** Crossroads Church Grace Baptist Church 2601 Border St. 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.2thecrossroads.comwww.gracecares.net Glen Blumer. Pastor Doug VanWey, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am Worship Nursery & Children's Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Programming Women's Ministry 3 years old through 5th grade Nursery Provided. Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th grades *** *** Mt. Zion Church of God Fellowship Communi~ 8383 Ridgeview Dr. Church David Chu, Pastor 225 North Ave. 664-2828 www.fccnoiwalk.org *** Rob Jones. Pastor MARTENSDALE 98 !-0699 Martensdale Community 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship (An Evangelical Free Church) Disciple City Classes 18 mo.-5'" l Mile North of Martensdale on grade Hwy 28 Nursery also provide4 Gary CrandalL Pastor 6 pm Sun. Jr. and St. High 641-764-2491 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service Worship: 9 am *** Bible Study: 10:30 am First Baptist Church Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunset Dr. & Maffed - 981-4391 Sunday Justin Lundberg, Pastor *** 9 am Worship St. Paul Lutheran Church 10:15 am Sunday School(Evangelical Lutheran Church Class for all ages in America) Nursery Provided 641-764-2752 6 pm Evening Service Meeting at Church of the 7 pm - Wednesdays Assumption in Churchville Bible Study & Youth Hour Keith Lingwall. Pastor. 971-0504 *** Ron Mohr: Pastor. 770-1286 New Life Lutheran Church 9:30 am Sunday School & 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 Confirmation www.newlifenorwalk.oLg10:30 am Worship Nate Liedtke. Pastor Call for times on Adult and 8:15 am Traditional Children Bible Studies 9:30 am Sunday School *** 10:30 am Contemporary PROLE Nursery Provided Linn Grove 7 pm Youth-led WorshipUnited Methodist Church *** 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Norwalk Christian Church Cindy Hickman, Pastor (Disciples) 9:45 am Sunday School 701 Main St. - 981-0176 11 am Worship Dayna Kinkade, Pastor *** 8:30 am Informal Worship IND~NOLA 9:15 am Church School Freedom Fellowship Church 10:30 am Worship (IFFC) 6 pm The Gathering Service 2604 N. Jefferson Way Nursery Provided 515-961-5755 Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Pastor Jeff Rabe *** Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 Norwalk United " 9:30 am Sunc[a~. Worship Methodist Church 12:45-2 pm Wed. ~dult Bible 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Study Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko Tues.-Thurs. is for 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship Community Food Closet. 9:30 am Sunday School (Please call for availabilRy) Nursery Provided *** *** Good Shepherd St. John the Apostle Evangelical Lutheran Church Catholic Church (EI,S) 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Robert Harting, Pastor Father John Ludwig 9 am Worship Sacrament of Reconciliation 10:15 Sunday School 4 pm Saturday *** Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday The above free listings are to Nursery, Sunday SchoolHelp newcomers know the *** Regular worship schedules of C~ING Norwalk-area churches. Special Harvest Church Events and services will not be (Evangelical Free) listed here. 4225 N. Birch Ave. *** PO Box 115 Policy: Churches must be in the Laine Wilder, Pastor Norwalk Area and in Warren 981-4321 County for this free listing. www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm i I Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday!