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Thursday, January 28, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT eo .r.Leag All Out Just Do It Court Jesters Old Farts My Bad 1-2-3 Team LEISURE LINE OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office or print them off our website: www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. You can mail registrations forms, place them in our drop box or walk in. Our office is located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Of- fice hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Fri- day. The drop box is open 24/7! If you have any ques- tions, please call us at 981-9206. On-line registration is ready!l! (See below.) UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS Early Out Wednesdays, Bowling-through Jan. 29; American Sign Language-through Jan. 29; Craft Club- Oviatt & Lakewood-through Feb. 5; Soccer-Just 4 Kicks, Kindergarten, Youth-Feb. 1 to Feb. 12. ***NEW-ONLINE REGISTRATION! Now you are able to register for Parks and Recre- ation programs 24/7! Go to the City of Norwalk website: www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. Click on the Parks and Recreation Program Registration link (right side of screen). This will take you to our site for registrations. Follow the on-screen directions and you will be registered before you know it. The new 2010 Spring/Summer Brochure will be com- ing out the first of March. Watch your mail box and keep it for future dates and sign up registration times!! Re- member this brochure has the summer swimming les- son schedule. With the city budget crunch, it is time for the Parks and Recreation department to go green. We will no longer be able to print off registration forms and take them to Oviatt and Lakewood Elementary schools. You will be able to print the forms at our city website or stop by the office 24/7 and pick up a copy. ADULT COED VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS (Winter Season) Recreation League 11 Big Hitters 17 11 Safe Sets 11 9 Net Assets 9 8 Still Standing 9 8 Dinks are on Us 8 7 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS American Sign Language (ASL) is the dominant sign language of the Deaf Americans. ASL is a manual lan- guage or visual language, meaning that the information is expressed not with communication of sounds but with combinations of hand shapes, palm orientations, move- ments of the hands, arms and body, location in relation to the body, and facial expressions. With this beginning class you can learn foundation skills allowing you to learn foundations skills allowing you to communicate with people who cannot hear. Registration Dates: Through Jan. 29; Program Dates: Feb. 11 to April I (make up date April 8); Program Times: 7 p.m.; Program Day: Thursday; Cost: $15 resident/.$17.25 non-resident (Non- resident is anyone living outside Norwalk's city limits); Location: Norwalk Public Safety Bldg; Instructor: Lisa Holton; Min/Max: 3/15. FAMILY BINGO NIGHT (Last one of the season} Stop by the library and enjoy an evening of Bingo and tasty treats. Brin8 munchies or snacks to share with all and we will provide the beverage. All ages are in- vited to participate. Bingo callers will be the Norwalk Lions Club Members. Registration: Phone call to office by Friday prior to the Sunday. Time: 6-8 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Easter Public Library; Cost: $.25/card Or 3 cards for $.50; Days: 1st Sunday of each month; Date: Febru- ary 7. EARLY OUT WEDNESDAYS Parks and Rec plans to offer afternoon field trips to various attractions in and around the metro area for kids wanting to participate in an activity on early out after- noons from school. These "early out" trips are for kids in 4th and 5th grade. Students will be supervised at school between 12 and 1:15 p.m. We have arranged for the following: Time: Leave 1:15 p.m. and return by 4:30 p.m.; Location: Leave from Lakewood Elementary School, (Parents, please pick up from school no later than 4:30 p.m.); Fee: Varies by trip (see below); Regis- trafion: Varies by trip (see below); Min/Max: 20/45. Early Out Wednesdays; Bowling-through Jan. 29, American Sign Language-through Jan. 29, Craft Club; Oviatt & Lakewood-through Feb. 5, Soccer; Just 4 Kicks, Kinder- garten, Youth-Feb. 1 to Feb. 12. BASKETBALL OPEN GYM Shoot hoops or play a pick up game with friends or family. Bring clean tennis shoes for the floor. Only resi- dents in the Norwalk school district are eligible to par- ticipate. No registration required, just show up and play. Time: 3-5 p.m.; Location: Oviatt gym; Cost: Adult-S1, Youth-$.50; Days: Sundays; Dates: Jan. 31 and Feb. 14, 21, 28. sNOWMAN CONTEST *Friends and Family Seventh Annual Snowman Con- test* This contest isn't just for snowmen anymore!! With the piles of snow out and about Norwalk, you can cre- ate a snow sculpture as big as a castle. The 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 di- vision. Take a picture of your fashioned piece with its creators 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 no- tice of any winnings. This program is for children in l~t through 5th grades. The children meet once a month after school to make a special arts and crafts project. Dates: Oviatt: Feb. 12, Lakewood: Feb. 19; Registration: Through Feb. 5; Time: 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.; Location: Art Room at respective build- ing; Cost per Class: $10 for Norwalk residents and $11.50 for non-residents; Min/Max: 6/20. POPALS (Older People with Active Life Styles) WELL SEASONED POTLUCK (The meat as well as the people) All are invited, age 55 or older, to attend a potluck dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Parks and Recre- ation Staff. Meat, tableware and coffee/beverage are pro- vided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. After the meal we will have some form of entertainment from local talent. Let us know your email address and we will sendout reminders with what meat we plan to have on that day. Call the office to register two days before the event. Dates: Feb. 12, March 12; Time: 11:30-1 p~m.; Location: Norwalk Public Safety Building. (Note new location this season). 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 Rd. 981-9127 POLICE REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. January 15 Officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of North Avenue to investigate a Theft report. Case is cur- rently under investigation. January 16 Officer was dispatched to the 700 block Of High Road to investigate a Criminal Mischief report. Case is currently under investigation. January 17 While on patrol officer initiated a traffic stop and Christopher John Davis, 26, of Altoona was arrested and charged with OWI 1. Officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Marie Avenue in reference to a Runaway report. The Norwalk juvenile, 16, later returned home. Officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Mastellar Road to investi- gate a Theft report. Infor- mation gathered and case turned over to the Kenai Alaska Police Department. January 19 Officer was dispatched to the 1900 block of Cedar Street to investigate a Bur- glary/Criminal Mischief report. Case is currently under investigation. While on patrol, officer initiated a traffic stop and Travis John Parker, 26, of Ankeny was arrested and charged with OWI 1, Inter- ference With Official Acts and Open Container. Officer impounded an abandoned vehicle regis- tered to Taeng Boudjfi 43, of Des Moines at the 99 mile marker of the High- way 5 bypass. Officer was dispatched to the 1100 block of Main Street to investigate a Hit & Run Property Damage Accident. Case is pending further investigative leads. SHERIFF'S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. December 16 Officers investigated a domestic-related com- plaint in Cumming; no charges filed per County Attorney. January 13 Christina Gabel, Greenfield Plaza, reported jewelry, valued at $3400, items missing from her residence. North Warren Fire De- partment employees re- ported an individual at- tempted to unload what appeared to be a safe, at the back of the parking lot. When confronted by the employees, the individual left. The safe Was later re- covered on County Line Road in Des Moines by of- ricers from the Des Moines Police Department; inves- tigation is continuing. Officers conducting a BANK 801 Main Street Norwalk, Iowa 515-981-4234 www.citystatebank.com ............. ..... ~ ...................................... ~3500 damage: ........ traffic stop northeast of Indianola, charged Bran- don Jorgensen, 29, rural St. Charles, with OWI, open container and improper conveyance of a firearm. January, 16 Sheriff's communica- tion employees recovered a substance believed to be marijuana from an indi- vidual who had been ar- rested by the Indianola Police Department for. public intoxication. Lind- say Garcia, 27, Winterset, was charged with posses- sion of a controlled sub- stance in addition to the original public intoxica- tion charge. Bevington Kum and Go reported a gas drive-off without paying for $60 worth of fuel. Codyje Lamberson, 18, Chariton, was charged with two counts of 5th degree theft after employees also iden- tified him as also having driven off on January 8 without paying for fuel. ACmF.~LT S Jan. 15 - 2:15 a.m., Hwy 92 near 70th Avenue: a ve- hicle driven by Haden Allison, 17, Johnston lost control and rolled into the ditch; $7500 damage. He was also cited for failure to have control. Jan. 17 - 3:30 a.m., Summerset Road and Hwy 65: a vehicle driven by James Cleveland, 25, rural Indianola, lost con- trol and rolled into the ditch; $5000 damage. Cleveland was charged with third offense OWL Jan. 18 - 5:45 p.m., R63 Hwy south of Grimes Street: a vehicle driven by Carissa Bloyer, 30, Des Moines, struck a deer;