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Thursday, January 15, 2009 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office! Please register for programs at our office located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Police Sta- tion). You can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box, or walk in. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our front door is never locked, just come in, fill out your registration forms and drop them in our drop box! If you have any questions, please call us at 981- 9206. MARK YOUR CALENDARSg February 2 will be the start for spring soccer signup. ADULT COED VOLLEYBALL RESULTS Big Hitters 6 points Court Jesters 5 points Just Do It!! 5 points Old Farts 5 points All Out 5 points Net Assets 4 points Safe Sets 4 points So What 4 points My Bad 4 points 1-2-3 Team 3 points Practice Safe Sets 0 points SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE Everyone ages 55 and older is invited to attend a free exercise program that will include stretching and ton- ing. We will meet at the Good Life Retirement Center located at 1313 Wright Road. Time: Tuesday and Thurs- day mornings from 10-10:30 a.m. This program will run until the end of May. DEALS Well Seasoned Potluck (The meat as well as the people) Anyone 55 or older is invited to attend a potluck dinner with meat, tableware, and coffee/beverage pro- vided. Bring a side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. We will hold a contest for the best dessert. After the meal we will have some entertainment from local talent. Call the office to register two days before the event. Dates: Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13; Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Place: Norwalk/Easter Public Library. SNOWMAN CONTEST *Friends and Family Sixth Annual Snowman Con- test* This contest will run through the end of March. Points will be awarded for creativity and originality. Prizes will be awarded to the top place finisher per division. Take a picture of your snowman with its cre- ators and send it to the Parks and Recreation office. Be sure to include names, ages and phone numbers of the participants. The first name listed will receive notice of any winnings. BINGO NIGHT Stop up and enjoy an evening of Bingo and tasty treats. Bring a 'themed' dessert or snack and we will provide the beverage. Everyone is invited to partici- pate. Registration: Phone call to office by Friday prior to the Sunday. Time: 6-8 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Eas- ter Public Library; Cost: .25/card or 3 cards for .50; Days: 1st Sunday of each month; Dates: February 1-Red or Valentine theme; March 1-Green or Irish theme. EARLY OUT WEDNESDAYS This school year when the kids have early out from school, we plan to offer something new in the form of afternoon field trips to various attractions in and around the metro area. These "early out" trips are for kids in 4th and 5th grade. Students will be supervised at school between 12 and 1:15 p.m. We have arranged for the following: Time: Leave 1:15 p.m. and return by 4:30 p.m.; Location: Leave from Lakewood Elementary School, (Parents, please pick student up from school no later than 4:30 p.m.); Fee: Varies by trip (see below); Registration: Varies by trip (see below); Min/Max: 20/ 45. February 4-Bowling at Air Lanes. Let's have some fun bowling two or three games. Drinks and fries will be provided. Registration dates: Jan. 19-30. Cost: $10/ $11.50. Since you have the afternoon Off, let's go have some FUN!! NORWALK PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENT LEISURE LINE L. By Nancy Kuehl, Director CRAFT CLUB This program is for children in 1st through 5th grades. The children meet once a month after school to make a special arts and crafts project. Oviatt-January 15 and February 12; Lakewood- January 22 and Febru- ary 19; Registration: Through January 9 and January 26-February 6. Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m.; Location: Art Room at respective building; Cost per class: $10 for Norwalk residents and $11.50 for non-residents; Min/ Max: 6/20. each; Maximum Family Fee: Norwalk Residents, $100, Non-Resident, $115. Cost of testing for belts and com- petition is extra. Anyone registering for Tae Kwon Do after the reg- istration deadline has passed will be required to pay a $15 late fee in addition to the cost ofthe program. Registration Dates: Jan. 26 to Feb. 6; 2nd Session: Feb. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, March 3, 5, 10, 24, 26, 31, April 2,7,9,14. LITTLE DRIBBLERS This basketball program is for boys and girls in Pre- school (4 and 5 year olds) and Kindergarten. This activ- ity helps develop the child's skills and basic fundamen- tals of the game by being encouraged to become active with others their own age. Grades: Preschool Boys and Girls, Kindergarten Boys and Girls; Location: Oviatt Gym; Practice Times: Preschool Boys and Girls-10- 10:45 a.m.; Kindergarten Boys and Girls-11-11:45 a.m. Dates: Feb. 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14; Registration: Jan. 19- 30. Cost: $25 for Norwalk Residents and $28.75 for Non- residents. FAMILY ACTIVITIES Basketball Open Gym-Shoot hoops or play a pick- up game with friends or famils: Bring clean tennis shoes for the floor. Only residents in the Norwalk school dis- trict are eligible to participate. No registration required, just show up and play. Time: 3-5 p.m.; Location: Oviatt gym; Adult cost: $1; Youth cost: $.50; Days: Sundays; Dates: Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22. NORWALK FAMILY TAE KWON DO Michael Wagenknecht is the head instructor of the school and offers programs for ages five through adults. For those eight and up the classes are separated by rank (beginner and advanced). Students meet twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Oviatt gym or multi-purpose room. Beginners meet from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. and advanced students meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Little Dragon classes are designed for students ages 5 to 7. Twice a week attendance helps students retain what they learn and aids in developing their skills so proper technique and class fundamentals can be achieved. Little Dragons meet on Tuesdays and Thurs- days, from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. concurrent with the be- ginners' class. Maximum number of students in the Little Dragon program is 20, so register early. All programs consist of hand and foot techniques, forms, self-defense, lessons and instructions on topics such as respect, self-discipline and perseverance. Competition is also available for those students who are interested. Competition teaches sportsmanship, gives confidence and allows the sttidents to use the skills they have learned in class. Families are strongly encouraged to join and train together. Cost per session: Little Dragons Twice a Week- Norwalk residents, $40, Non-Resident, $46; Family Tae Kwon Do, 1st Family Member, Norwalk Residents-S50, Non-Resident, $57.50; 2nd and 3rd Family Member, Norwalk Residents, $25 each, Non-Resident, $28.75 SHERIFF'S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Dxembe2 A rural Norwalk man reported being assaulted when he confronted a hunter trespassing on his property; incident re- mains under investiga- tion. January 2 Rodney Roberts, Greenfield Plaza, reported being assaulted at his resi- dence when he answered the door; investigation is continuing. ACCIDENTS Dec. 22 - 6:30 p.m., Hwy G14 near Cumming; a ve- hicle driven by Renee Carlson-Elings, 48, rural Norwalk, struck a deer; $2000 damage. Dec. 23 - 9:20 p.m., 1-35 near the BevingtonAnter-. change: a vehicle driven by Sean McCarthy, 41, Loring, VA, was north- bound on 1-35 when he lost control on the ice and rolled into the median; $20,000 damage. Dec. 23 - 12:30 p.m., Fulton Street near Hwy 28: a vehicle driven by Isac Waters, 16, rural Norwalk, was westbound on Fulton entering a curve, and a sec- ond vehicle driven by Karen Smith, 48, Norwalk, was southeast bound also entering the curve, when the two vehicles side- swiped; $500 damage to the Smith vehicle and $25 damage to the Waters ve- hicle. Dec. 24 - 2:15 p.m., R63 Hwy near Grimes Street: 801 Main Street - Norwalk, Iowa 515-981-4234 -,wN...c!tp.tebank.com a vehicle driven by Kristy Buttrey, 33, Indianola, lost control on the ice, slid into the ditch, rolled over and struck a mailbox; $7000 damage. Dec. 28 - 10:45 p.m., R63 Hwy near Dubuque Street: a vehicle driven by Jeffrey Brown, 43, Indianola, was soutL- bound on R63, lost control and went into a ditch: $5000 damage. Jan. 2 - 5:30 p.m., H, v 65/69 north of Indianola: a vehicle driven by Thomas King, 55, Des Moines, struck a deer; $2500 dam- age. Jan. 2 - 6 p.m., R63 Hwy near Dubuque Street: a ve- hicle driven by Kimberlv Phinney, 34, rural Indianola, struck a deer; $2000 damage. Jan. 3 - 3 p.m., 10th Av- enue north of Jesup Street: a vehicle driven by Beth McDonald, 35, rural Prole, was northbound On 10th Avenue going down a hill, when she was rear-ended by another northbound vehicle driven by Bruce White, 59, rural Prole; $1000 damage to the McDonald vehicle; $3000 damage to the White ve- hicle; White was charged with OWl. Jan. 4 - 10 a.m., 10th Avenue, near Bevington: a vehicle driven by Bethany Davis, 21, rural St. Charles, was northbound on 10th Avenue and ob- served a vehicle stopped on the roadway; as she at- tempted to slow down, she slid on the ice and went into the ditch; $3000 dam- age. Call 911 for emergencies! LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed Sunclays (Memorial Day-Labor Day) r l