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Thursday, February 26, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Thirteen REGENCY EVENTS Regency Assisted Living, 815 High Rd., will host the following events: *Aging Resources Nutritional Director - Kate Kelderman will be promoting Health, Nutrition and well-being to older individuals, Friday, Feb. 27, 3-4 p.m. * Open House/VA Benefit Seminar with David Olney, speaker, Thursday, March 5, 3-5 p.m. MAYOR'S MOMENT Concluded from p. 1 equal to the current levy of $15.68944. Many people do not realize that there is a difference between your as- sessed value and the taxable value of your home. It is called the "residential rollback." The percentage is cal- culated by the State of Iowa each year. This year, the rollback is 55.73335, which means that you take the as- sessed value of your home times .5573335 to determine the taxable value of your home. The average assessed value of a home in Norwalk is approximately $177,395, meaning that the taxable value is $98,868. Applying the proposed levy rate, the homeowner would pay approxi- mately $1,551.61 in city taxes this upcoming year. All of the City's budget information is available on our website and I urge you to take a look. The executive summary of the budget provides you with a great overview of the City's project for the year. One way to get the ear of the City Manager, Public Works Director, Police Chief or the Mayor is to come to our Community Chats that are held on the second Sat- urday of the month. We meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall from 9 to 10:30 a.m. However, if there are folks there willing to chat, we're willing to stay longer. We hope you can join us. STEPPING STONES Concluded from p. 1 forms received with deposit. Stepping Stones Preschool is continually seeking to better serve families in the Norwalk community. It is a ministry of Fellowship Community Church and is lo- cated in their building at 225 North Ave. Contact them with any questions at 515-313-7837. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Top 10 Pantry Essentials for Fast, Healthful Cooking (NAPS)--Stock your kitch- en with these basic building blocks for a wide variety of good-for-you recipes that are quick and easy to create. "Keeping healthy foods on hand is one of the easiest ways to get started with a healthy eating plan," said registered dietitian Sarah- Jane Bedwell, author of "Schedule Me Skinny." 1. Canola OiI--This kitch- en workhorse is one of the most healthful cooking oils available and excellent for almost any kind of recipe. It contains the least saturated fat and most plant-based omega-3 fat of all common cooking oils, plus its neutral flavor and light texture work well with many different dishes and cooking styles. 2. Vinegar--The acid in vinegar, including white wine, red wine or balsamic, brightens and balances fla- vors. It's key to salad vinai- grette, and a splash can add depth and sweetness to soups and sautes. 3. Peanut Butter--An inexpensive source of pro- tein, peanut butter is a healthful addition to baked goods. It's also a quick base for Asian-style peanut sauce on noodles or meat. 4. Lower-Sodium Chick- en or Vegetable Broth-- Boost flavor by using broth for homemade soup in a flash, whole grains or a braised dish. Store-bought broth tends to be higher in salt, so look for the lower- sodium varieties. 5. Honey or Brown Sugar--Sweetener isn't just for baked goods. Use a touch to help caramelize foods and bring out the natural sweet- ness in vegetables. 6. Whole Wheat Flour- Essential for baking, flour is also useful for thickening sauces, binding veggie pan- You can enjoy delicious, simple and wholesome Salmon and Quinoa Patties with grilled vegetables on whole grain rolls or as mini appetizers. cakes and more. The white whole wheat variety can be a great way to add extra whole grains but maintain a light texture. 7. Basic Spices--No need to buy a whole rack's worth of spices. For most dishes, you'll be good to go with pep- per, cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, garlic flakes, thyme and an Italian herb'blend. 8. Whole Grains--Brown rice, whole grain pasta, oats, barley and quinoa are packed with nutrition and nicely filling. Keep them on hand to round out any mea L 9. Quick Proteinm Canned or dried beans and lentils as well as canned salmon and tuna are excel- lent pantry staples: nutri- tious, affordable and versa- tile. Toss them into salads, mix with whole grains or mash them into burgers. 10. Canned Tomatoes-- Essential for sauces, soups and stews, canned tomatoes are faster (and, at most times of the year, tastier) to use than peeling, seeding and chopping your own. Select those that are lower in sodium. "These are ingredients I reach for again and again," Bedwell added. =With a well- stocked pantry and a little bit of planning, it's truly pos- sible to prepare healthy meals in minutes." This entree or appetizer is a delicious way to incorpo- rate whole grain and other pantry essentials. Salmon and Quinoa Patties ]reld: 8 patties Serving size: I pattie 2 Tbsp canola oil, divided 1 cup minced onion cup finely chopped celery 1 cup cooked quinoa 2 cans, 6.5 oz each, salmon, rinsed and drained 3 eggs 2 Tbsp green relish tsp salt In large nonstick pan, heat 1 Tbsp eanola oil over medium heat. Add onion and celery and saut for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. In large bowl combine pre- pared qulmm with cooked onions and celery. Add salmon, eggs, relish and salt. Stir well to combine. Shape mixture into 8 pat- ties, about  cup mixture each. In saucepan, heat remaining eauola oil over medium heat. Cook pat- ties for 3 to 4 minutes, un- disturbed, or until golden brow Flip over and con- tinue cooking for about 4 additional minutes. Nutritional Analysis per Serving: calories: 150; total fat: 9 g; saturated fat: 1.5 g; cholesterol: 90 mg; sodium: 360 mg; carbohydrates: 7 g; fiber: I g; sugar: I g; protein: lOg. Learn More Find more flavorful recipes using heart-smart canola oil and other pantry essentials at www.CanolaInfo.org. Warren County Meals on Wheels Program Following is the meal plan for the month of March for those participating in the congregate meal site located in Martensdale and also for those who have home delivered meals. For more information, contact Vicki White, Program Manager, Warren County Nutrition, 515-961-1003. Phone number for the Martensdale Wednesday Thursday Friday Turkey Supreme Sweet Potato Buttered Peas ..... APd_9 ts Apple meal site is 641-764-2736. 2 3 Sloppy Joe on Bun Lima Beans -- ..... Carrots ..... -[[ ......... M an[l ri_n[. range s .Strawberry.. Gelatin wt Banana 9 10 ......... Meatlqa_f -- ... prk Chop w{. Br0_/E (rm; Creamed Potato Fried Potato w/Onion .... Brussels Sprouts ........ _Spinach Salad ...... 0_r_a_n0e ............. Ambrosia Salad 16 - Ham Balls " Mashed Potaioes Mixed Vegetates ..[[-: Fruit Cock tai! ....... /J-,, App!e_sauce ....... 23 Steak in Brown Gravy Baked Squash Seasoned Aspara.gu s .... P!neapple Apricots 30 COOK'S CHOICE 4 =oven Fded Chicken Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy M.ixed Vegetables. ...... Fruit Cocktail ...... Vanilla iSudding_[ ..... Tater Tot Casserole Harvard Beets Broc901! N[0rmandy ........ Pinea=pple Chocolate Chip Cookie 11 12 Chicken & Noodles ..... Roast.T_urkey. Green Beans Esc_!!ope d_ Potato stewed Tomatoes ......... Asparagus Hot Spiced Apples Pi-nea-pple ..................... Apricots ........... ....................... Banana-Nui- Bread - .... 19 Hanob_u_rge- on Bun Three Bean Salad Potato Salad Tropical Fruit ._ .... Raspber G_e !a_t.i. n_ 26 Taco Stew Lima Beans Crackers Orange Wedges .... Strawberries Martensdale Meal Site 641-764-2736 Tropic.a ! Fruit .................. Plums 8 Salmon Loaf Parslled Potatoes Creamed Peas & Carrots Peaches Pears t3 .......... Baked_T. ilapi_ a ..... Sc_ lioEsd C_.r_n_ ....... Cauliflower & Peas Peaches _ ._. BerrY.Cri s--- .---p ._ " .... Irish _St e.w ....... Broccoli Cuts Luck of the Irish Salad Pears .__ Sqda Crackers Happy St. Patrick's 24 Chicken (asserole Tater Tots Green Beans Mandarin #ruii-151uff Apple Slices 31 Ham & Bean Soup Spinach Salad Peaches &_(ottage Cheese Banana Corn Bread 18 Macaroni-& Cheese w/ Turkey Ham Peas Beet Slices Ma_nd_aT!.n_ 0ranges Banana 25 Open Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich Mashed Potatoes -- Mixed V[eta_bleS Fruit Cocktail Peanut Butter Cookie *Salt shaker indicates meals that are above 800 mg of sodium. *Milk offered with all meals. All meals meet 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for older adults. Contact Aging Resources of Central Iowa at 515-633-9518 for specific nutritional information. 2O Bak:ed Fish Sandwich Corn Brussels Sprouts Peaches ...Re!geratr essert _ 27 Oven Fried Fish Scallope d Corn Brussels Sprouts Creamy Fruit Salad Peaches Jerry Jones Benefit Auction (Submitted by Carlisle Citizen) Mark your calendar for Sahlrda6 Feb. 28, to attend the benefit lunch and auc- tion for Jerry ]ones, Carlisle, at the Carlisle United Methodist Church, 405 School St. Lunch will be served, starting at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., for a free will dona- tion. Silent auction will start also at 11 a.m. and end around 1:30 p.m. Live auction starting at 2 p.m. Come for lunch and stay for all the auction and visit with Jerry and his wife, Cathy. Here is a listing of some of the auction items: Tickets to Knoxville FVP Nationals, 360 Nationals, Late Model Nationals!i! Ride in a push truck at a sprint car race. Tickets to an Iowa Wild game, Drake women's bas- ketball Des Moines Sym- phony. Gift Certificates such at Johnny & Mikes, Spaghetti Works, Dairy Queen, Deer Run Golf Club, Farewa Juline Re- pair Service and Deery Brothers. Painting by Rosemary Fee, framed art- work, Ducks Unlimited, ceramic ducks, bears, wildlife prints and plaques, etched Harley Davidson crock. Baskets filled with items like Bath and Body Works soaps and perfume, school sup- pl:ies, women's workout gear, health lotions and creams and items for a girl, boy and dog. Tools, such as angle grinder, laser level. Table top grill and we even have a Craftsman riding lawn mower. Furni- ture items include antique desk, chairs, couch, table, blankets and handmade quilt. Note credit cards will not be accepted; cash or check only. More items are coming in, so mark your calendar and we hope to see you there. Thank you all for your support. Louis Braille, Inventor of a system of reading and writing used by blind and visually impaired people, lost his sight at age 3 as a result of an accident. At age 15 he simplified a method of battlefield com- munication used by the French military to create his own system. LIBRARY HOURS Mondav- Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memorial Day-Latx)r Day)