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Thursday, February 11, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven BUSINESS Website Assists With Broadband Funding The State of Iowa has developed a new website, http:/ /collaboration .iowa.gov/, to help Iowa Broadband ser- vice providers join with institutions, organizations and individuals across Iowa when applying for funds avail- able for high-speed Broadband (Internet) service. The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) would like to inform all Iowans that this website provides a "meeting" point to find Broadband project ideas and partners, find complementary resources, combine expertise and cre- ate stronger proposals to apply for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding. "Initial indications are that applications involving as many partners as possible have the best opportunity to be successful," said IUB Chair Rob Berntsen. "This website is intended to assist collaboration efforts." The National Telecommunications Information Ad- ministration (NTIA) and Rural Utilities Service (RUS) are currently in the process of awarding ARRA funds under a first Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA). Ap- plicants awarded federal funds for infrastructure projects may be eligible to apply to the Iowa Broadband Deployment Governance Board (Governance Board) for supplemental funding. NOFAs for the second and final round of ARRA Broadband funding were issued on January 15. Appli- cations for most project categories under the 'second NOFA must be submitted to the NTIA or RUS between February 16 and March 15. Applicants that are success- ful in the second round of federal furiding for Broad- band infrastructure projects may also be eligible to ap- ply to the Governance Board for supplemental fund- ing. IUB Member Krista Tanner currently serves as Chair of the Iowa Broadband Deployment Governance Board. More information about the Governance Bdard is avail- able at http://broadband.iowa.gov/. Warren County Conservation Board 515-961-6169 1565 l l8th Ave., Indiano~ IA50125 FAX: 515-961-7100 Owl Prowl-Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. ANC: Join us for a hooting good time as we welcome Beth Brown back to teach us about her owls and hike in the cold and dark to try and find wild owls that live in our area. Please join us-and come prepared for the February cold. Cross Country Skiing-Sunday, Feb. 21, 1-3 p.m. ANC: This is a free workshop for beginning skiers who are ready to explore the winter outdoors. Cross coun- try skiing is an active stimulus for both the mind and body and it is easy to learn. Participants will be in- structed indoors then invited to ski on the trails at the Annett Nature Center. Reservations 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. Skis may also be rented Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Rental fees, paid in advance, for a complete pack- age 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 1184 Ave. The ANC is on the east side of the road. For more information contact the ANC at 515-961-6169. ROBERTS HEATING ~COOLING ~ PLUMBING INCOME TAXES. ROOT CANAL. Fortunately, we can help with the more painful of the two. SUMP PuMP SPECIAL Professional installation of a Little Giant Sump Pump including, breaking up and replacement of concrete. Mention this ad and receive $150 off! Ask for details on an emergency back-up sump pump system. Call 989-0106 Good Earns Top Real Estate Award Farmers National Com- pan)9 the nation's leading farm and ranch manage- ment and brokerage com- pan~ has announced that Rod Good, AFM, of Norwalk, recently re- ceived Farmers National Company's Silver Eagle Award in Real Estate. Good, a professional farm manager and real es- tate sales agent with Farm- ers National Company, re- ceived the award for out- standing efforts in real es- tate sales for the company in 2009. Farmers National Com- pan~ an employee-owned company, is the nation's leading real estate and farm and ranch manage- ment company. Farmers National Company offers a full line of management services including real es- tate sales, consultations, insurance, appraisals, oil and gas management, lake management and national hunting leases. Good can be reached at 515-981-0193, at rgood@ FarmersNational.com or at www.FarmersNational.corn/ RodGood. A tree planted in the mid- dle of a flower bed will add height and interest to the plantings below it. The coconut is_ the national tree of the Maldives. REVIEW MEDICAP PARTICIPATES IN HEART MONTH The Medicap Pharmacy in Norwalk wants to edu- cate its customers and the community on the impor- tance of having a healthy heart. Specifically, the pharmacy is focusing on women's heart health by promoting the Go Red for Women campaign. This movement celebrates the energy, passion and power that women have to band together, by wearing red, to wipe out heart dis- ease and stroke. Cardio- vascular disease kills ap- proximately 450,000 women each year, which is about one every minute. That's more than the next five causes of death com- bined, including breast cancer. To educate women and the .community, Medicap Pharmacy is offering free blood pressure checks to both women AND men and a chance to win a blood pressure monitor Friday, Feb. 12. Knowing and understanding one's blood pressure number is crucial to keeping a heart healthy, because uncon- trolled high blood pres- sure can lead to serious heart conditions. Medicap is also selling Go Red for Women dress pins for one dollar to raise money and awareness for womens' heart diseases. All dona- tions will go to the Ameri- can Heart Association. Anyone who wears red to Medicap Friday, Feb. 12, will receive a free Go Red for Women Dress pin. Call Medicap Phar- macy at 285-2026 with any questions, or for more in- formation on controlling your blood pressure. For more information on how to keep your heart healthy, go to the American Heart Association website, www.heart.org. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Persona/Tax Interview with a CPA Computerized preparation & Electronic filing SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR THE IOWA STATE FAIR! What's not to love about the great Iowa State Fair? From funnel cakes, ferris wheels, food on a stick and free entertainment, to pre- mier livestock events, ex- pansive art exhibits and the country's largest state fair food department, the Iowa State Fair has some- thing for everyone. This year, Iowans can show their love for the Fair on their tax returns and help the Fair continue on the path of preserving the his- toric Iowa State Fair- grounds. Look for the State. Fair- grounds Renovation Check Off on line 58b of Iowa Tax Form 1040 or on line 14 of Iowa Tax Form 1040A and check off $1 (or more!) to help preserve the historic Iowa State Fair- grounds. Your gift is either deducted from your re- fund or added to the amount due. Contribu- tions to the Corndog Checkoff are fully tax-de- ductible. "Participating in the Corndog Checkoff is just one more way Iowans have shown their love for the Iowa State Fair. Funds raised through this pro- gram are an important part of the preservation of this great institution for future generations," said Blue Ribbon Foundation Execu- tive Director John Putney. Every dollar donated to the Checkoff is directly al- located to capital improve- ments. The Corndog Checkoff has raised over $1.5 million and has supplemented restoration projects from the Grand stand to Ye Old Mill. In addition, funds generated by the Checkoff have helped improve the camp- grounds, parking areas, sidewalks and restrooms. The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is a non,profit 501(c)3 organi- zation. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has generated over $80 million for renovations and improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds. For more information on the Comdog Tax Checkoff, contact the Blue Ribbon Foundation at 800-450- 3732 or email bluerf@blue ribbonfoundation.org. clip and save Norwalk Schools Phone Directory Central OfficeAdministration 981'0676 High School (Grades 10-12) .981-4201 High School Activities 981-4204 Eastview 8/9 School 981-9655 Middle 6/7 School 981-0435 Lakewood Elementary (Grades 4-5) 981-1850 Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-3) 981-1005 Transportation Office (Bus Barn) 981-0016 Food Service/Nutrition Office 981-9876 Building & Grounds Office 981-0917 Start the day off right 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa , ,.kwky.om Elizabeth Davis, CPA 981-4046 ~~.DavisCPASolutions.com~ Locally owned & operated in Norwalk 1037 SUNSET DRIVE (HIGHWAY 28), NORWALK, IA 50211 AUTO HOME FARM RANCH BUSINESS LIFE HEALTH SPECIALTY = BONDS John Phillips Owner Candace Ritzlor Manager Rlcardo Alverio Agent ........ 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