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, IP Thursday, January 17, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News CHURCH and S0C IAL 1 Michael Bockholt Earns Rank of Eagle Scout Sunday, Jan. 6, Michael Bockholt was recognized for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Bockholt is the son of Garry and Melody Bockholt. A number of Bockholt's friends and family attended the cer- emony. Bockholt joins over a dozen other Scouts in Troop 301 in achieving this high honor. Several Eagle Scouts participated in the ceremony honoring Bockholt as well as other Scouts from Troop 301. Those participating were Senior Patrol Leader Der- rick Fridley, Tim Phillips, Ian Schwarz, Nathan Balk, Sam Bergan, Colby Campbell, Chad Bocldaolt and Travis Bockholt. Joanie Phillips (former Asst. Cub Scout Den Leader) and Scoutmaster Kathy Fridley gave the Eagle Presentation. Pastor Warren Hunsberger, Jr. led the Eagle Prayer. Bockholt's Eagle Oath was administered by his uncle, Dave Grandon, who became an Eagle Scout when he was a member of Waterloo's Troop 170. The Eagle Oath is a pledge to live a life of honor, cour- age and loyalty to ideals, no matter how difficult it Michael Bockholt may become. An Eagle Scout is also to embrace his share of the world's work, be a leader for oth- ers and be dedicated to service to others. As Bockholt took the Eagle Oath, other Eagle Scouts in attendance renewed their Oath as well. Before being consid- ered an Eagle candidate, Bockholt was required to work his way through six ranks and earn a mini- mum of 21 merit badges. He earned 27 merit badges. The 21 required merit badges include First Aid; Citizenship in the Community; Citizen- ship in the Nation; Citi- zensh!p in the World; Communications; Per- sonal Fitness; Emergency Preparedness or Lifesav- ing; Environment Science; Personal Management; Swimming, Hiking or Cy- cling; Camping; and Fam- ily Life. Each of the re- quired merit badges help the Scout become a.well- rounded, informed and in- volved citizen. Citizenship in the Community was the first merit badge Bockholt earned. Each Eagle candidate is also required to plan, de- velop and lead others in an Eagle project. The project is to be helpful to a religious institution, a school, com- munity or other worthy organization and must be approved by the Troop's Scoutmaster, the Troop's Committee and the Coun- cil. Bockholt led a group of volunteers in moving stor- age units, hat racks and uniform racks from the storage of the old band room to the storage in the new band room at Norwalk High School. A marching band uniform rack had to be disas- sembled, re-sized and re- assembled to fit in the new storage area. The group as- sembled Z racks on which to hang new marching band uniforms. They also built a shelf with a rod for hanging tuxes. Only .two percent of all Boy Scouts earn the rank of Eagle, a strong testa- ment to its high standards. Among those who have worn the Eagle Scout badge are some of America's finest athletes, political leaders, scien- tists, astronauts and busi- ness leaders. Troop 301 was chartered in 2002 and has several Scouts work- ing toward their Eagle rank. Jackson Hilltoppers 4-H Club Snow Tubing PREP Virgel Myer Celebrates 90th Birthday Virgel was born in West Des Moines and moved to Norwalk in 1956. She is the "Proud Mother" of five children: Jack (Jan) Myer, Ankeny, Connie (Rick) Adkisson, Clive, Kathie (Jerry-JD) Hungerford, Cumming, Gary (Peggy) Myer, Norwalk and Duane Myer of Shawnee, KS. She was a "Devoted" wife to Warren for 59 years. She is "Adored" by her 15 grand- children and 23 great- grandchildren. She is a member of the Norwalk Christian Church, was a Cub Scout leader and worked in the hot lunch Christmas program at West Elemen- Program tary. Rescheduled .... North River Lim, The St. John the Apostle Catholic Church Christ- mas Program that was scheduled for December 19 was cancelled because of the snow storm. The program has been re- scheduled and will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in, the Norwalk High School Performing Arts Center. The program will tell the story of Jesus' Birth through song and a stu- dent participation play. Following the program will be a cookie and punch reception. Nearly 230 young people will be involved. A special thank you to the PREP teachers who worked to coordinate this production, the students who participate, and to Jaki Livingston, Cheryl Hochstein and Patty Smolen for their leader- ship. Page Five Virgel Myer She celebrated her 90th Birthday Friday, Jan. 11. She was honored with a Tea Room luncheon in Osceola Saturday, an. 12. Help us continue the cel- ebration with a Birthday Card Shower. Virgel Myer, 707 Jackson St., Norwalk, IA 50211. hters 4-H North River Limelighters 4-H club officers, left to right: Hannah Hoover, Melanie Riordan, Justin Pappan, Hunter Pappan, Tiffany Delker and Samantha Feller. TheNorth River Limelighters club members and their families recently went caroling at the Norwalk Nurs- ing & Rehab center. Photos submitted. The Jackson Hilltoppers 4-H Club gathered at Sleepy Hollow for their 7th annual Snow Tubing Event. Pictured, left to right: Joel Criswell, Josie Coates, Robbie Criswell, Susan Matlage-Simms (4-H Leader), Alana Olson, Zoey Minor, Camryn Croy, Kylie Keller, Madeline Myer and Olivia Johnson (in front). For information on joining 4-H, call the Warren Countv Extension office at 515-961-6237. Photo submitted. TIREOAOTO -F-R00=E Let me help find the vehicle insurance poli00 tha:t,s right for you. NE INSURANCE AG INC 515-981-461,4 mhane@taneins urance+com 00RZ]TR/F