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Upcoming programs with Warren County Conser- vation Board include the following: Owl Prowl-Thurs- day, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m Annett Nature Center: Join us for a hooting good time as we welcome Beth Brown back to teach us all about her owls and hike in the cold and dark to try and find wild owls that live in our area. Join us and come prepared for the February cold. Cross Country Skiing-Saturday, Feb. 1G 10 a.m. to 12 p.m Annett Nature Center: A free workshop for beginning skiers who are ready to explore the winter outdoors. Cross Country skiing is an active stimulus for both the mind and body and it is easy to learn. Participants will be instructed indoors, then invited to ski on the trails at the Annett Nature Center. Reser- vations are required if you need skis. Call 515-961- 6169 to register. The Warren County Conservation Board has Cross Country Skis for rent at the Annett Nature Center most weekends. Rental fees, paid in advance, for a complete package are $10/weekend plus a $10 deposit. The Annett Nature Center is located five miles South of Indianola. Travel four miles south on Hwy 65/69 and look for the Annett Nature Center signs. From there turn west on G-58 to Lake Ahquabi and then turn north on 118th Ave. The ANC is on the east side of the road. For more information, contact the ANC at 515-961-6169. Winter Concert Des Moines Community Orchestra's Winter Con- cert, "Happy 200th Birthday - A Tribute to Richard Wagner," will be Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. with a pre- concert talk at 1 p.m. by the conductor in Drake University's Sheslow Auditorium. A reception will be held immediately following the concert to meet the musicians and conductor. ADVISORY Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. I ADON DOES YOUR HOME HAVE A RADON PROBLEM? TEST TODAY! *6fp ,; , ! FREE RADON TEST KIT Bring this coupon to:. ! i Warren County E nm l ! 3DI N. Buxtzm St Ste. 2 D Indiannla, IA 5orz5 I (515) 9Gl-lO65 m,| Questions and Answers about Radon What is radon? Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that results from the natural breakdown of uranium. It can be found almost anywhere in soil, rocks, some building materials and even well water. Radon then escapes into the air we breathe. Start the day off right! r atters 515-223-1150 Re. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwlo/.com 5921 SE 14th Street, Suite 1800 Des Moines, Iowa- 515-287-1500 Women's Hair Cuts $15 Children Cuts $8 All Over Color Service $35 Full Highlight $35 Partial Highlight $25 Call Anna at 515-287-1500 Tuesday-Friday -9am to 7pm Saturday - 9am to 5pm Sunday - llam to 5pm Walk-ins Welcome How does radon enter a building? , , Radon can,enter.a buildmg from tbe.so!l thr09'gfi~ dirt floors, cracks in concrete floors, floor drains, sump pumps, joints, tiny cracks and pores in hollow-block walls and other openings. Pressure differences between the building and the soil around the foundations can create a slight vacuum that draws the gas from the soil into the building. Once inside an enclosed space, such as a home or office building, radon can accumulate to significant and dangerous levels. The EPA has established an "action level" of 4 picocuries per liter of air (4 pci/L) or higher, at which point homeowners should take action to reduce the radon risk. How is radon harmful? Radon releases decay products, or radioactive particles, which become trapped in our lungs when we breathe. These particles discharge energy that can damage lung tissue. Exposure to radon over time has the potential to cause lung cancer. How harmful is radon? Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The EPA estimates that radon is responsible for 21,000 deaths per year. That's more than the fatalities caused by drowning, home fires and airline crashes combined! How widespread is radon? The EPA estimates that I out of every 15 homes nationwide is at risk of containing dangerously high levels of radon. Iowa is considered to be in a high- risk area and as many as three out of every five homes may be affected. Radon levels can even vary from house to house. The only way to know is to test! If you would like to leam more about radon or if you would be interested in a radon presentation, please contact the Warren County Environmental Health Department: (515) 961-t065 or EnvironHealth @co.warren.ia.us. LIBRARY ACTIVITIES Concluded from p. 1 the library staff - linked through our webpage. Tuesday, Jan. 29 Pre-School Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. For 3-6 year- olds, join us for stories, finger plays, songs and flannel boards! Parents, expect some interaction with your little ones and some helpful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. This story time is also a good fit for parents attending with several children and for daycare groups. Novel Year Book Club, 6-8 p.m. Book Discussion of The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. This bi-monthly adult book club consists of three sessions, including a book discussion and extension activities such as films, speakers or social events related to the text. Wednesday, Jan. 30 Wee Ones Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. For infants to ,-. 18 months, join us for lapsit stories, finger plays and songs! Parents: expect full interaction with your little ones and some helpful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. This story time is designed for a one- one or one-two parents to child ratio. Thursday, Jan. 31 E-Readers, 9-10 a.m. So you got an e-Reader for Christmas! Come to this session and learn how to download e-books from Wilbor! BRING YOUR LI- BRARY CARD, E-READERAND LAFrOP IF YOU HAVE ONE! This workshop is given twice this week - once on Thursday and again~ Saturday morning. Pre-register; there is limited space. Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m. Join us for stories, fin- ger plays, songs and flannel boards! Parents: expect lots of interaction with your little ones and some help- " ful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. Computer Clinic, 4--6 p.m. A technology assistant will answer questions every Thursday at our drop-in clinic in the computer area! If you need more than a few minutes, schedule an appointment for a one-on/one session. . . ; ~ I I (NAPS)--Adobe Reader-- which lets you open and read ubiquitous PDF documents-- uses a new automatic update mechanism on Windows. Users can "set it and forget it,:' Adob~ Re~dgr and ~cro- for new updates and down- load and install them. A Kwikset SmartCode This season, 250 leading combination door lock can be progressive growers across opened by inputting a code the western Great Plains are into the lock. Kwikset is con- testing and evaluating Mon- sidered the leader in smart, santo's Genuity~ Drought- simple security. 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