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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 14, 2013 11a llllp. NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St., Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association 5teven F. Klein Publisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Mary. Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Computers Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford - Proofer/Office Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year - Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA50211 Member of: National Newspaper I0wa Newspaper Association Association YEAR OF THE SNAKE Concluded from p. 1 sold everything from Girl Scout cookies to walking tacos as well as traditional Asian fare. The day's activities began with the rumble of tradi- tional Chinese drums and a Lion Dance. Swallow Yan, executive director for the Chinese Association, intro- duced the hosts for the event, Katherine Schmidt, Nor- walk School Board President, Denny Wulf, Norwalk Superintendent, and Andy Mogle, event coordinator to the visitors. Schmidt and Mogle invited visitors to en- joy the incredible variety of traditional musical dance and even opera performances as well as art work dis- played by Norwalk students. Event organizers were expecting 1,000 to 1,500 visi-' tors for the day. Yan and Mogle were thoroughly amazed when nearly 2,000 people made their way through the light snow to attend the afternoon of free activities. The community really came out and supported this first of a kind celebration for Norwalk, reported Dr. Wulf. The day's events were capped off by a buffet dinner and awards cerem6hy. The ceremony featured perfor- mances by the Chinese guests. The performances fea- tured a dozen students from China and the Minnesota Peking Opera group. During the ceremony Schmidt and Mogle accepted the Education Agency of the Year award. This award is dedicated to the schools or school dis- tricts that have demonstrated exemplary practices or programs in one or more of the following areas: Curriculum development, staff development, or ad- ministrative practices to improve or provide more eq- uitable educational opportunities for children and youth; Enhancement of communications within and among local school districts for ethnic groups; Promotion and development of state and regional delivery systems which bring about creative, efficient and effective education for diversity and international understanding. If you are snacking on an apple, be sure to eat the skin. It contains an antioxidant chemical called 'quercetin, which is thought to boost the immune system and help fight off illness. "COME ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE" Now Accepting Applications Good Life Retirement Center 1 Bedroom Apartments, Newly Remodeled, Park-like Setting, Commt'nity Center, 24-7 Maintenance, Rental Assistance Available, Must be 62 Years or Older, Handicap/Disabled Any Age 515-981-4424 www.NationaI-Management.com tf'l This institution is an Equ Opportunily Provider and Employer.  Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett julian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us First Bill Passed We passed our first bill last week. It makes changes in Iowa tax law to make deductions and exemptions consistent with recent changes in federal tax law. This obviously makes preparation of state income tax returns easier and we wanted to pass the bill as soon as pos- sible because many Iowans are or soon will be working on their 2012 tax returns. The Legislative Services Agency estimates that the bill will result in a savings for Iowa taxpayers in the amount of $24.8 million in fis- cal year 2013 and $35.5 million in fiscal year 2014. Mental Health Appropriation We passed a bill in the Appropriations Committee last week to appropriat e money to help counties as they change their mental health delivery systems to comply with the new mental health reform bill. The Department of Human Services looked at requests from a number of counties for additional funding to insure that they will have money available for mental health services through the balance of the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. In our area, Warren County was approved for $1,383,278 and Madison County for $311,109. The bill now is eligible for consideration by the full House. Live Video For those who are interested, both chambers of the legislature now have live video of floor debate. You may remember that the House had the live video last year but the Senate did not. Now both chambers have it. There has not been much floor action yet, but as the ses- sion progresses there will be more and more. I am floor manager for a number of bills so I will be "on camera" a number of times as the session proceeds. You can check it out at www.legis.iowa.gov and click on "Live House (or Senate) Video." As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or Jufian.Garrett@legis. iowa.gov. .. ; :: HEALTHY IDEAS (NAPS)--Carol Fisher, a research nurse, wrote a chil- dren's book, "David Explores Gaucher Disease," to ease some of the concerns a fam- ily may have about the dis- ee. lee copies are at Shire_ Program@Shire.com. A great way to start think- ing positively about your weight is to take part in the Special K Gains Project at www.SpecialK.com. There, you can share what you hope to "gain" from your weight management efforts and help motivate and be inspired by other women. It is important to eat a wide range of dietary fibers from different sourcos to get all the benefits that fiber can provide. You can find infor- mation about finding fiber on nutrition labels at www. fda.gov and further facts about fiber at www.fiber facts.org. In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (515) 989-0 t 06 SALES - SERVICE - REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL Start the day off right! matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription tO PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515-897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm *** Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12 th grades Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 mo.-5  grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service *** First Baptist Church www.norwalkhaptist.org Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 9 am Worship 10; 15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 7 pm- Wednesdays Bible Study Prayer Service *** New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am Traditional 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Nursery Provided 7 pm Youth-led Worship Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Dayna Kinkade, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship 6 pm The Gathering Service Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School CUMblING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 515-953-0322 l0 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Kids' Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm - Wed: Elevate Youth Grace Baptist Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & St. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Gary Crandall, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Chnrch in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Molar, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Sunday School & Confirmation 10:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Lima Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship *** INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (WFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study Tues.-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Harting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. Policy:" Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday!