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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 20, 2014 D ,p NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, 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 Steven F. KleinPublisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Mary Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Computers Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/Office Established May1968 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 Iowa Newspaper Association Association Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. Increase the Fuel Tax? The fuel tax has been in the news for two or three years now. Nearly everyone agrees that we need to do more to repair rural roads-and bridges. The figure that I have seen most is that we need a little over $200 million more per year to catch up with rural road and bridge repairs. The most popular proposal seems to be to in- crease the fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon, though so far there are not enough votes in the legislature to pass that bill. I have been reluctant to support the 10 cent per gal- lon increase. A big weakness in this proposal is the for- mula that is used to distribute the fuel tax money. Un- der the formula the fuel tax is distributed as follows: 4715% goes to primary roads, 24.5% to secondary roads, 8% to farm to market roads and 20% to city streets. This means a total of 32.5% goes for rural roads and bridges. Since rural roads and bridges are the area where we have the biggest problem, it seems to me that we should try to put more money there instead of raising the fuel tax with less than one-third of the money going where it is most needed. I haven't seen much support for this ap- proach, however. On a more positive note, the Iowa DOT is taking bids for $700 million in road and bridge pairs for this next fiscal year. That is a record amount. Legislative Forum I will be in Winterset at the Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Saturday, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m. for the monthly Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum. Representa- tive Gustafson and I will discuss the current legislative session and respond to questions or comments from the audience. The public is welcome. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concems. Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn't got money. -David Geffen O'Lear ~of~ Owner & Director We are a full service funeral home. Let us assist in your time of sorrow. Pre-Arrangements Monuments Grief Support www.olearyfunerals.com 1020 Main Streett Norwalk (515) 981-0700 OBITUARY NANI LI KEELER Nani Li Keeler, 67, Norwalk, died Friday, Jan. 31, at her home. Per her request, her body has been cremated and there are no services planned at this time. Ms. Keeler was bom September 19, 1946. She was a retired telemarketer and had won many awards in her field. She loved her pets and had adopted several over the years. Survivors include her husband, Marc Sapp; son, Stacy Keeler; and grandsons, Cougar and Jesse Keeler. She was preceded in death by her parents. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Ham iltonsFuneralHome.com. OBITUARY DAVID K. THOMPSON Services were held in Indianola Saturday, Feb. 15, for David K. Thompson, 59, who died Monday, Feb. 10, at his home in New Virginia. Inurnment of cremains will be in the Iowa Veteran's Cemetery in Van Meter at a later date. Survivors include his children, Logan Thompson of Norwalk, Colton Thompson of Des Moines, Justin Axline of Indianapolis, IN and Joshua Thompson of Alturas, CA; father, Bernard Thompson, and sister, Sharon Hart, both-of Huntsville, TX. Memorials may be given in Mr. Thompson's name to Second Chance Dog Rescue, 4803 Lisbon St Prole, IA 50229. Online condolences may be made at www.overton funerals.com. Legislative Newsletter Stan Gustafson Iowa House Representative District 25 The excited buzz of the Capitol Building has intensi- fied this week. Forty-four Sub Committees were scram- bling to find times and rooms to hold hearings in order to get non-budget bills through their Standing Commit- tees by February 20. If a Bill is not passed out of the Standing Committee by that date, it will not be debated on the House Floor this Session. Bills that have been passed out of Standing Committees have been sched- uled for debate and there have been two debate sessions this week. Bills: All the Bills debated in the House this week were passed and have been referred to the Senate for its consideration. These include: HF2067 relating to the use of youth spring wild turkey hunting licenses; HF2108 relating to property tax assessment; HF2109 relating to vapor products and alternative nicotine prod- ucts; HF2130 relating to banking issues; HF2131 relat- ing to the recording of a mortgage or deed of trust ex- ecuted by a transmitting utility; HF2132 establishing a fellowship program in the office of the state public de- fender; HF2175 prohibiting the use of telecommunica- tions technology in termination of pregnancies: HF2170 relating to school instructional time; and HF2194 relat- ing to the enactment of stale percent of growtfi in schools. HF2175 was controversial and was debated for al- most two hours before being passed by a bipartisan 55- 42 vote. I voted to support this bill. This Bill does not limit a woman's ability to seek health care from a local primary physician or health care clinic. It was in re- sponse to the Iowa Board of Medicine approving new rules last summer which effectively banned telemedicine for abortion procedures. A University of Iowa poll con- ducted in October 2013 revealed that 66.3 percent of Iowans support the ban. Portions of the Governor's Home Base Iowa Program have passed out of the Veteran Affairs Committee - House Study Bill 512, which allows private sector em- ployers to grant a preference in hiring and promotion to veterans and some spouses. House Study Bill 615 r6quires that the board of directors of all community colleges and regent universities file an annual report on veteran education statistics, starting in December 2015, including the awarding of educational credits for mili- tary education, training and experience. You can check on the status of these Bills, along with other Bills at: http://www.legis.iowa.gov.legislation. Gold Star Museum: Members of the Veterans' Af- fairs Committee toured the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge. If you have not toured this Museum, you will want to do so. Forum: Senator Garrett and I will be holding a fo- rum at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Winterset Satur- day, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m. Join us with your questions and concerns. 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 5th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th 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.-Yn grade Nursery a!so provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Marred 981-4391 Trey Perrott, Pastor 9 am Worship I0:15 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 & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childcare Provided Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Tim Diebel, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship 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 5:30 pm Saturday, Vespers 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 CUblMING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.hccumming.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm ca** DES MOINES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 515-953-0322 10 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.graceeares.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. ~*ge Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 *** MARTENSDALE Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) I Mile North of Marteusdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bibl6 Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday *** St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church . in America) 615 Iowa Ave. 641-764-2752 Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th St. - 981-4042 Ginni Otto, Pastor Free-will offering Breakfast 8-9:30 am 10 am Worship" Adult Sunday School - 11 am INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 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 Hatting, 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!