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J .Thursday, February 7, 2013 Chow Gymnastics Competition Level 5, left to right: Coach Nong Qiang, Jackson Mellencamp, Prole; Chantz Nittler, Prole; Matthew Nguyen, Des Moines; Jude Norris, Altoona; Tanner Gearheart, Ankeny. Level 6, left to right: Tyson Trimble, West Des Moines; Benjamin Eyles, Ames; N/Warren Town and County News . Emergency Food and Shelter Funds Warren County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) /Federal Emergency Man- agement Agency under the Emergency Feod and Shelter National Board Program. Warren County has been chosen to receive $5,999 .to supplement emergency food and shel- ter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Depart- ment of Homeland Se- curity's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salva- tion Army and United Way Worldwide. The Lo- cal Board was charged to distribute funds appropri- ated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs inhigh-need areas around the country. A local board will deter- ) Page:S v ff Combined Systems Technology Now Owned by Norwalk Businessman Local business executive and longtime Norwalk na- tive Lyle Petersen has recently acquired ownership of a 32-year-old technology firm, Combined Systems Tech- nology (CST). CST is a provider of Information Tech- nology services and products located in Clive. In December 2012, Petersen became principal of CST after serving as the company's CEO since 2005. Addi- tionally, Petersen has held senior leadership positions in diverse industries groups for 30 years. Since 1980, Combined Systems Technology (CST) has gained a wealth of experience in assisting thousands of clients with their IT challenges. CST links with Microsoft, HE Dell and other prominent IT partners, to provide a comprehensive range of networked IT solu- tions and services. Numerous clients both in central Iowa and nationwide rely on CST to maintain their business data infrastructure. More information can be found at CST's websites (www.cstoncall.com / www.cst4dealers.com) or contact- ing Petersen directly at 515-270-5300. Parks & Rec.Receives MidAmerican Energy Grant Through its Trees Please! Energy efficiency program, MidAmerican Energy Company is providing $225,000 to 80 cities and community organizations throughout its Iowa service territory. Included was City of Norwalk Parks and Recreation. Trees Please! Funds are distributed each year to local communities to promote energy efficiency and environ- mental beautification through the planting of trees. "MidAmerican Energy is pleased to offer the Trees Please! program to promote energy conservation, help the environment and support community beautification projects," said Tina Yoder, energy efficiency manager, MidAmerican Energy. Grant Ernzen, Urbandale; Noah Scigliano, Des Moines; Colin Pitz, Ankeny; Kylar mine how the funds Trees improve energy efficiency by serving as natu- Desmond, Norwalk and Coach Nong Qiang. Photos submitted, awarded to Warren ral windbreaks and providing shade to homes and busi- County are to be distrib- nesses. Trees beautify parks, roadways and other corn- The Chow's Bd s= clffded Carter Tope ls,u ibdain6ffg "tiie e m6r- : mow spaces within a community. Planting trees also nastics Teams competed in Jackson Mellencamp 1st, Urbandale and Will Garri- gency food and shelter improves air quality and helps protect and nourish the son 3rd, West Des Moines. the Kansas City Invita- Prole; Jude Norris 3rd, tional Gymnastics Meet Altoona; Tanner Gearheart January 25-27, in Kansas 1st, Ankeny and Chantz City. In team competition, Nittler 1st, Prole. the Level 5 team placed 1st Individual All-Around and the Level 6 team Awards for Level 6 age placed 2nd. groups included: Tyson Individual All-Around Trimble 2nd, West Des awards for Level 4 in- Moines; Grant Ernzen 4th, cluded: Kevin Chow 1st, Urbandale; Noah Scigliano West Des Moines and 1st, Des Moines; Benjamin Michael Nguyen 2nd, Fort Eyles 2nd, Ames; Colin Pitz Dodge. Individual All-Around Desmond 6th, Norwalk. awards for Level 5 age Individual All-Around groups included:MatthewAwards for Level 7 in- 4th, Ankeny and Kylar can be uaed together to max- imize symptom relief. 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The Local Board is respon- sible for recommeriding agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available un= der this phase of the pro- gram. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies cho- sen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of gov- ernment, 2) be eligible to receive Federal Funds (need a Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNs), 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice non-discrimina- tion, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and 6) if they are a private volun- tary organization, have a ivoluntary board. Qualified agencies are urged to ap- ply. Public or Private volun- tary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Laura Hudson, 515-961-6271 for an application. Applica- tions should be submitted to RRACAP, 1009 S. Jefferson, Ste. 2, Indianola, IA 50125. The deadline for applications to be receiv6d is February 22, 2013, 4 p.m. soil. Each city and community organization has been awarded at least $1,000. The grants are based on the in- dividual merits of the project, the benefit to the com- munity and the ability to obtain matching funds. Communities were notified in December 2012 that they would receive agrant and checks are being deliv- ered to winning communities. For more information about Trees Please! call 800-434-4017. MidAmerican Energy CompanN Iowa's largest en- ergy company, provides electric service to 732,000 cus- tomers and natural gas service to 714,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. It is head- quartered in Des Moines. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available on the company's website and its Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via'www.midamerican energy.com. An elephant's tooth can weigh over six pounds. 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