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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR 00wotk ftOft NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Vol. 45 No. 37 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, January 30, 2014 Flowers For Every Occasion Norwalk Student Education Foundation (NSEF) Updates _ O'Leary's Flowers For Every Occasion is now do- ing business in Norwalk. The flower store, which will be located in the same building with O'Leary Fu- neral & Cremation Ser- vices - Celebration of Life Center at 1020 Main St. when construction is done, is currently being run out of Johnson Photography at 1035 Sunset Dr. Toni Johnson will be the floral manager for the new flower shop. Johnson will still have her'photography studio, but loves this new creative outlet for her tal- ents and is excited to serve Norwalk floral clients. The floral shop is currently ac- EricO'Leary cepting orders for Valentine's Day pick up or delivery as well as sympa- thy arrangements and weddings. Other services will be added when con- struction is completed. Eric O'Leary is the owner 6f Flowers ForEv- Toni Johnson ery Occasion. He is a mem- ber of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Norwalk Lions Club and the ]Norwalk Chamber of Commerce. To order flowers, call O'Leary at 981-0700 or Johnson at 981-0872. OVIATT ELEMENTARY. By Sheila Taylor, Principal [ 2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration Registration'. Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Oviatt Elementary lobby (door 1). Registration forms on the district website: www.norwalk.k12.ia.us. Forms can be turned in any time prior to February 6. If you do not have access to a computer and/or printer, contact' Cheri Atherton, District Registrar, at 981-0676, for paper copies of the registration form(s}. Kindergarten round-up: Monday, April 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Oviatt Elemen- tary gym (presentation; self-guided tour; registration; transportation) Kindergarten orientation: May 29 and 30 2014-2015 Community Preschools' Registration Information Serendipity Preschool and Stepping Stones Preschool participate in the State- wide Voluntary Preschool Program for four-year-olds Child must be age four on or before September 15, 2014. Four-year-olds receive a minimum of 10 hours of tuition-free instruction. There are other preschools in our community in addition to the three participat- ing in the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program partnership, providing more op- tions for parents of preschool age children. Serendipity and Stepping Stones provide three-year-old programs; and Step- ping Stones also has a young 5's program for students not ready for kindergarten Contact information: Oviatt Preschool Program, Principal: Sheila Taylor, Phone: 981-1005 Serendipity Preschool, Director: Irvin George, Phone: 981-0901 Stepping Stones Preschool, Directors: Christina Mellencamp and Kim Leichty, Phone: 313-7837 Everybody Wins! Iowa Program Six thousand seven hundred seventy-seven pages! That's how many pages i00viatt students and their reading mentors have read in 253 books since the beginning of the school year. The students and their mentors are taking part in Everybody Wins! Iowa, a state- wide program which pairs grade school students and adult partners from the com- munity each week for Power Lunch. Students eat their school lunch while mentors read from the more than 400 books on Oviatt's official Everybody Wins! book cart and students also can volunteer to read to the mentor. An important part of the pro- gram is the informal conversation students and mentors have about the books. Favorite books this year for the kindergarten through second grade readers in- dude a book on seashore creatures that features real sand on its cover, books about cars and trucks and the PinkaIicious and Magic Treehouse stories. Oviatt is in its second year as an Everybody Wins! school. Mentors are always welcome to join the program, by contacting volunteer coordinator Judy Corcoran at ewioviatt@gmail.c-om. The commitment involves one hour every Tuesday during the school year. : Photo submitted. The Norwalk Student Education Foundation participated in the Community School Volunteer Appreciation Event at Norwalk High School Friday, Jan. 17, during the boys basketball game. Foundation members were available to answer questions from the community and promoted their upcoming Tastes for Education Event. The orga, nizations represented included the Watch D.O.G.S., Athletic Boosters, Music Boost- ers and PTO. Together they raised $400 for the Food Bank of Norwalk. Thanks for all who support volunteerisrn in Norwalk!!! Save the Date: Friday, April 11, 6 p.m. Tastes for Education, Community tasting event sponsored by NSEF and hosted by The Wright Place. Tickets $20 in advance and at the door. $160 to reserve a table for eight of your best friends! All proceeds go to the Founda- tion for Grants and Scholarships. We will be honoring the Watch D.O.G.S. program. Come join us. Tickets available through your NSEF board members and local busi- nesses, or at the door. Watch for our flier! NSEF scholarships: NSEF will be offering 12 scholarships this year to graduating seniors!!!! More in- formation will be available by the Deans after February 1. If you would like to host a scholarship for an organization or in honor of an individual, let us know!! NSEF on Facebook: Find us on Facebook![ We are also hosting an Alumni page. If you are or know Norwalk alumni, "like" NSEF. We will keep you up-to-date on all of our events and progress!! www.Facebook.com/NorwalkSEF Burglars Arrested Two men from Winter- set were arrested for bur- glarizing a residence and four businesses in Lacona. The South Central Coop elevator, Cenex Gas Sta- tion, Judd's restaurapt and a residence in the 100 block of South Central Av- enue were burglarized. Donna Clay of Lacona called sheriff's dispatch January 21 at about 7:30 a.m. and reported an in- truder in the basement of her home. Several other observant citizens of Laco- na helped identify the sus- pects. Officers from the Sler- iff's Office and State Patrol arrested Stephen Salmons, 24, and Jason Beougher, 27, both of Winterset. They were both charged with burglary 2nd degree, crim- inal mischief 2nd degree, burglary 3rd degree (three counts) and an attempted burglary 3rd degree at O'Neals Bar. About $2,500 damage was caused and more than $600 total money was sto- len from the businesses. Some of the money was recovered when Brett Clay of Lacona alerted the Sher- iff's Office he found the Salmons had ditched cash in the detached garage. Further investigation is being made to ascertain if the suspects were engaged in similar burglarie throughout the south cen- tral and southwestern counties in Iowa, includ- ing Madison, Clarke, Union, Adair and Cass. KC Pancake Breakfast Members of Knights of Columbus will hold a Pan- cake Breakfast Sunday, Feb. 2, from 8 to 11 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Catho- lic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr. The menu indudes pan- cakes, eggs, French toast, sausage, juice, milk and coffee for a free-will dona- tion. Proceeds will benefit the Norwalk Food Pantry. _,.'yr