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L / Thursday, February 26, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven ( BUSINESS RE00'IEW Matthew Shepard Scholarship March 1 is the deadline for openly lesbian, gay, bi- sexual, transgender and queer Iowa high school seniors to apply for Iowa's 2015 Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program. Iowa's Gold Matthew Shepard Scholarship is an award of up to $40,000 over four years. The scholar- ship pays tuition, books and fees at one of Iowa's three state universities: Iowa State University, University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa. Iowa's Sil- ver Matthew Shepard Scholarship is an award of up to $9,000 over four years. The initial scholarship of $500 per semester may be used for tuition, books or fees at any college or university in the U.S. All scholarships are renewable each semester for up to four years upon successfully maintaining a 3.0 GPA, continued service to the LGBTQ Community and an interview with the Scholarship Committee. The scholarships are awarded based on academic aptitude, academic achievement, community service and financial need. The scholarships honor Iowa stu- dents with the courage to be open in their schools and communities and are named in memory of Matthew Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming in 1998 when he was severely beaten and left to die tied to a fence because he was gay. Shepard's death brought na- tional attention to the issue of anti-gay rhetoric and hate crimes. Typicall) three Gold Scholarships are awarded an- nually. There are no restrictions or limitations in the selection process based upon sex, race, religion, creed, disability, national origin, or marital or employment sta- tus of the recipient or the recipient's relatives. Scholar- ships are presented at each student's high school awards assembly and at a statewide dinner in Des Moines June 5, 2015. Additional information including the scholarship application is available at eychanerfoundation.org. Fur- ther information is available through the scholarship office as are tickets for the statewide Scholarship Awards Dinner. Retiring Extension Council Members SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 i Jason DeLay, 2014 Warren County Extension Chair, thanks Amy Oliver of Milo and Lydda Youmans of Indianola for their untiring service given as members and then officers over the past four years. Oliver served as Secretary and Youmans served as Treasurer from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014. Pictured, left to right: Jason DeLay, Amy Oliver, Lydda Youmans. Photo by Mark Davitt. PHOTO PRINTING IS A FULL COMMERCIAL PRINTER LOCATED IN CARLISLE, IOWA. If you have a flyer, letterhead, envelope, brochure, magazine, newsletter, book, etc., that you would like to have printed, give us a call for a Free Estimate. Photo Printing, Inc. s. 00100_cmo_009001 Carlisle, Iowa 50047 .j .,11.1,.,It .j I,.I .j ,.I .- .1.11. Enjoy a West Des Moines address and att00tnd Norwalk Schools at Fox Valley. Large walk-out lots backing to a pond or Iowa's countryside. .," Quick, Easy drive Call for more info: -7"., Allyn Brown John Akers Suzy Marker 453-6403 453-5103 453-6009 Directions: Hwy 5 Bypass To SW Connector, South To Maffitt Lake Rd, West To S 20th Or Orilla Rd, South Through Orilla Development On The West Side Of The Road. Gospel Concert Thursday, March 5, from 7-9 p.m., First Church of the Open Bible is presenting Word Wor- ship recording artist Meredith Andrews in " Night of Gospel Centered Worship." Freedom for Youth Ministries, a non-profi t on a mission to reach Iowa's lost and hurting youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ, are the beneficia- ries of the proceeds. The concert will be at First Church of the Open Bible at 2200 Beaver Ave. in Des Moines. Tickets are $15 when purchased at www.firstchurchdsm.org or $20 at the door. Trees Please! A total of 68 Iowa cities and community organiza- tions are receiving grants totaling $203,000 through MidAmerican Energy's Trees Please! energy effi- ciency program. Included was City of Norwalk, $1,000 grant. "MidAmerican Energy is pleased to offer the Trees Please! program to pro- mote energy efficiency and environmental beauti- fication through the plant- ing of trees," said Tina Yo- der, energy efficiency manager, MidAmerican Energy. Trees improve energy efficiency by serving as natural windbreaks and providing shade to homes and businesses. Trees beautify parks, roadways and other common spaces within a community. Planting trees also im- proves air quality and helps protect and nourish the soil. Cities and community organizations submit ap- plications to MidAmeri- can Energy to be consid- ered for Trees Please! grants of $1,000 or more. Grant recipients are selected based on the individual merits of the project, the benefit to the community and the ability to obtain matching funds. Communities were no- tiffed in January that they would receive a grant and checks are being delivered to winning communities. For more information about Trees Please!, call 800- 434-4017. It is said that Picasso could draw before he could walk and his first word was "piz" short for "lapiz," the Spanish word for pencil.'