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SCHOOL and SPORTS N Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 18, 2016 Jaki Livingston was a guest speaker for the Eastview American History tudents Eastview Students Learn of lst and 2nd Amendments recently. Livingston, a Polk County prosecutor, helped students to understand their lst and 2nd Amendments as they applied to current issues. Photo submitted. “E,Y'l‘ Concluded ‘2 ‘ CLARKE when the weather warmed . up and the rattlesnakes . , . , setters. came out, he headed back to Iowa, and served his coun- try in the Iowa National Guard. ’ "‘1 1m WQ‘fnggv-‘g‘t‘xamollg‘ a heavy-equipment me— jobs, including asa Method; ist Hospital orderly, where he met his first wife, Nancy, while she attended Iowa Methodist School of Nurs- ing. Jim and Nancy were married in 1960 and had two children, Robin and Matthew. While working at Carl- isle Lumber Company, he learned the many skills needed to personally build a family home in rural Nor- walk. Other jobs included Frye’s Manufacturing, Bookie Packing Plant, and Warren County Engineer- ing where he was advised, with his skills, he should apply to Gibbs-Cook Cater- pillar. Jim also operated vari- ous small businesses, the first in 1980 making gas en- gines and tractor parts as Clarke Machine and Foundry. Jim married his second wife, Mary, in 1989 and together they ran Clar- ke’s Country Crafts where ‘ they created special trea- sures for their families, and sold crafts at various craft sales and flea markets. Jim and Mary were also AKC licensed and operated Clarke’s Kennels, having up to 50 breeding dogs at one §~ ram." time, and also raised onVes. They specialized in 5golden retrievers and Irish Jim worked at Gibbs— ’"Cook Caterpillar (later named Ziegler Cat) for al- ‘ most40years where he was chanic. He had extensive training for his trade, and was a certified link belt me- chanic. In addition to working full time, he also always worked on the family farm which was awarded Centu- ry status in 1992. He raised is...“ row crops, feedlot cattle and hogs. Jim was a member of the National Trap Shooters As- sociation where he enjoyed a lifelong hobby, and he taught many family mem- bers how to shoot. He was a charter member of the Central Hawkeye Gasoline Engine & Tractor Associa- tion. He is survived by his former wife, Nancy Clark Henry, of Earlham; his daughter Robin Clarke (A1- lan Molnar) of New York, and his son, Matthew G. SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *NORWALK FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Benjamin Pearson - 981-1800 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 _ CQME CELEBRATE WITH us. *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES Tues: D'scoygsfigned chicken 981-0224 . p *N/VVARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 MORE PHOTOS DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE .u'" Clarke of Norwalk; sister Janice Stemler of Glendale, AZ and brother Jody Clar- ke of Chariton; nieces and nephews, Wanda Caldwell, Michael Stemler, Barbara Albright, Benjamin Clarke, Jennifer Clarke, Jessica Bish- op and Dillion Clarke; step- children Deborah Tell, Mar- go Reeves, LuAnne Meeks, and Jonette Ellis; eight step grandchildren, and twenty step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hen— ry and Kathryn and his wife Mary- Photos submitted. BAMBINO'S RESTAURANT 2025 Grand Ave., West Des Moines 21st Anniversary! 1995-2016 Thurs: AII-you-can—eat spaghetti, no cork fee Tues-Fri, 11 am. to close; Sat, 4 pm. to close 225-4842