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~MALL iOWN I-,AF:.LRS 21i WE,SI CO ~ A # I. SHELION #~A UdbC.q.-2253 NIl"!!'q'!'t!Jq'i!lJ'h!!l,qlltll, ,ht! ,i mji,!lq OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Vol. 50 No. 37 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, February 8, 2018 Norwalk Named Safest City in Iowa for 2018 The National Council for Home Safety and Security has named Norwalk as Number I on the list of Safest Cities in Iowa for 2018. According to the report, Iowa's safest community is the city of Norwalk (listed as population 10,371) with only 16 violent crimes and 87 property crimes logged in the latest year for which data is available. Please visit https://www.alarms.org/ safest-cities-in-iowa- 2018/ for more information and to read the full report. Free Medical Clinic at Crossroads Church The Norwalk Free Medical Clinic, located at Crossroads Church, is open the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, and everyone is welcome. No appointments are necessary. Crossroads Church is located at 2601 Border Street in Norwalk. On linic nights, patient registration begins 5:45 p.m and patients are seen beginning at 6:00 p.m. The last patient registration is at 7:30 p.m and the clinic closes 8:00 p.m. Services include: acute illness/ minor injury exams, well child exams, (no vaccines), lead testing, school/sports physicals, employment physicals, adult tetanus shots, chiropractic, patient assistance program enrollment, blood pressure checks, and diabetes blood glucose testing. Call Crossroads Church at 515-287-8580 with questions, or visit www.2thecrossroads.com for more information. Norwalk Middle School Project PJs iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~iiiiiiiiiii!iii Norwalk Preschools Offer Early Childhood Fair Norwalk preschool programs have made it easy for parents to find current information about their schools, all in one place. On Saturday, February 10th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m an Early Childhood Fair will take place at Oviatt Elementary School, 713 School Avenue in Norwalk. During the fair, parents may meet with the preschool programs in Norwalk, gather information, and ask questions of school representatives, all in an open house format. Preschools represented at the fair will be Carol's Preschool, Crayons2Pencils Preschool, Crossroads Kids Preschool, Lir Hands Big Dreams Preschool, Main Street Montessori Preschool, Oviatt Elementary Preschool, Serendipity Preschool, and Stepping Stones Preschool. To attend the fair, please enter Oviatt Elementary on the east side. Children are welcome to attend, but it is not required that you bring your child with you. Norwalk 6th and 7th graders recently participated in an event called Project PJs, sponsored by Joppa. Joppa is an organization in the Des Moines area that visits the homeless each week and provides essential needs. Joppa collaborates with other agencies, helps people access resources, and develops unique programs that fill gaps and meets unmet needs in outreach, housing and education. Students participated in the program by wearing pajamas for the day, and raising $175 for the organization. New Sobriety Group for Norwalk Area Norwalk LIFE Sobriety is filling a need to promote and support sobriety in the Norwalk area community. There is an undeniable increased use of narcotics in the world we live in. No matter what the reason behind past use of narcotics, Norwalk LIFE Sobriety wants to provide a support group for our neighbors, friends, and families in the community. This support group is grounded in the Narcotics Anonymous Traditions and Steps. We want to offer an accessible meeting place and time for the community to continue to grow and celebrate sobriety and freedom from narcotics. Norwalk LIFE Sobriety meeting times going forward are Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Norwalk Easter Public Library. Wednesday, February 14th and Friday, February 16th will be our next gatherings; please join us. Our meetings will be a shared support time for Alcoholics Anonymous, and are open to adults, teens, and families. Thursday, February 8 Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. A movement-focused storytime, with songs, rhymes, and short books. 25 minutes followed by playtime. Pajama Time, 7:00 pro. Join us in the evenings on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month to read funny stories. Great for all ages; pajamas welcome! Friday, February 9 Just For Teens: International Candy Tasting, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. 6th - 12th graders are invited to try candies from around the world and vote on your favorites! (No sign-up required.) Monday, February 12 Baby Time, 10:30 am. Join us on Mondays for a special story time for babies Up to 18 months and their grownups. Learn lots of songs, rhymes, and bounces! Tuesday, February 13 Reading Time, 10:30 am. A book-focused storytime, with books, songs, and activities. 25 minutes followed by play time. Wednesday, February 14 Early Out Wednesday. Drop in activities every Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 pm if there's school in Norwalk. On the 2nd Wednesday of the month, it's Make! Make art projects with a variety of materials. Thursday, February 15 Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. A movement-focused storytime, with songs, rhymes, and short books. 25 minutes followed by playtime. No-School Day Activity, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Play Wii games like Mario Kart, projected on the big screen! Novels at Night Book Club, 7:00 pm. This book club for adults meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. Registration required. This month, let's talk about books! We'll have an open discussion on recently read books or favorites. Friday, February 16 No-School Day Activity, 1:30 pro. Watch a movie at the library! (rated G or PG). m: Ay