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Thursday, February 28, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five St. John’s Catholic Church to Host Chicken Dinner St. John’s Catholic Church will be serving a Fried Chicken Dinner from Staleys Catering on Sunday, March 10th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad, dinner rolls, and dessert. Coffee and tea will be provided; raffle prizes available as well. ‘ Please contact the St. John’s Church office at 515- 981-4855 with any questions, including information on cost of the event. St. John’s is located at 720 Orchard Hills Drive in Norwalk. Funds raised from this event will be helping send youth to the National Catholic Youth Counsel. Financial Peace University Provides Hope to Families More than 5 million people have positively changed their financial future through Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University (FPU). Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the nine- lesson digital course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. FPU will be held in Norwalk at: Crossroads Church located at 2601 Border Street. The classes will begin Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. G0 to www.fpu.com/ 1085894 for more information or to register. Through common-sense principles, FPU gives people the tools they need to change their behavior and succeed financially. Along with Ramsey Personalities Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan, Ramsey teaches lessons on budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. On average, families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly. “FPU will notronl'y transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life,” says Ramsey. “This isn’t a boring financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy .to understand so people in every situation can benefit from the infOrmation.” An FPU membership includes immediate access to newly revised online video lessons, financial 'bcoaching assistance, digital tools and a one-year ._' subscription to the EveryDbllar Plus budgeting tool. Also included is access to Legacy Journey and Smart Money Smart Kids courses. Legacy Journey walks families and individuals through what to do once [they have’control of their finances and helps them navigate their way through building wealth. Smart" Money Smart Kids helps parents teach their children to make wise, financial decisions. 3’72 G0 to DaveRamsey.com/FPU for more information. Broker owned property. . REAL ESTATE'FOR SALE ' LAKESHORE ESTATES -— CUMMING 14 LOTS — 3 Acres to 10+, $70,000 to $160,000 . (4 LAKE LOTS LEFT) Lots #5 thru #9, great for horses. Convenient to West Des Moines, children currently in Norwalk Schools can open enroll to Norwalk, otherwise it is Van Meter Schools. lithe Cumming Rouu’ west ofI—35 about 2.5 miles to curve; leave curve going straight west on I20t/7 Avenue 3/1 mile to Black Gold signs just west of 3090 120th Avenue. Call Black Gold Realty Larry Hughes, 5 15—681-63 10’ Don’t Look It Up! By Dorothy Rosby When children of long ago had questions, their wise mothers often sent them to the encyclopedia. “Look it up,” they said, and obedient children did as they were told. More clever children realized their mothers didn’t know all the answers but were too embarrassed to admit it, so they gave up and ran off to play. And foolish children asked older siblings who purposely misled them. That explains why, to this day, many adults think camels store water in their humps and chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Things have changed. Today’s children look up information without being told to. And why not? Asking Siri or searching the internet is so easy even an adult can do it. And we do———all day long. I don’t know about you, but researching trivia has replaced walking back and forth to the refrigerator as my favorite way to avoid doing actual work on my computer. As I write, questions pop into my head and most of them have nothing to do with what I’m working on. For example, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Knowing that it’s approximately 252 is useful when Tootsie Pops play a role in what I’m writing, but up until this moment, they never have. Worse, I’ve wasted far too much time researching when I could have been working or even licking an actual Tootsie Pop myself. If you’re thinking it couldn’t have taken that long, you’ve apparently never blown an entire afternoon following one link and another and another until you’ve completely forgotten what your original question was. Let me demonstrate. Let’s say I want to make a better meat loaf. Before I type the words “meat loaf ’ into the search bar,,I have to get past my newsfeed. I seldom do. Today, one of the headlines is, “How to pronounce Princess Eugenie’s name.” I’ve never given this a thought, but now that you mention it. I click on the link and see a photo of Princess Eugenie wearing what looks like a satellite dish on her head. I’ve always loved hats; I’m less fond of satellite dishes. Suddenly, I’m overcome with curiosity. Why do royals wear such goofy hats? I type the question into the search bar and an explanation appears, but I don’t read it because my attention is caught by a sidebar: “The best haircuts for older women.” Now there’s news I can use. I start scrolling. I’m at 42—the haircut, not the age—when my-attention is snagged by yet another sidebar, “Why you shouldn’t add milk to scrambled eggs.” I never do, but I can’t help wondering why I shouldn’t. I click on the link and up pops a story along with a photo of perfectly scrambled eggs. Dang, I’m hungry. What should I make for dinner? You see how it happens. I’ve just whiled away an hour, and I still don’t know how to pronounce Eugenie, what my next haircut should be or how to make a better meat loaf. And if you want to know how, I suggest you don’t look it up. Dorothy Rosby is a syndicated columnist and the author of several humor books, including I Used to Think I Was Not That Bad and Then Got to Me Better. Sm a Arts and Crafts Show This Weekend Make plans now to attend the Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show on March 1st — 3rd at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. This is Iowa’s largest show, with over 300 talented exhibitors from 7 states presenting and selling the Midwest’s finest handcrafts. The show is a production of Callahan‘Promotions, Inc. and offers patrons the chance to enjoy original, affordable arts and crafts. Products being sold include oak furniture, pottery, jewelry, clothing, ’ floral wreaths, stained glass, several different types of food items, lawn and garden art, and much, much more, with over 100,000 square feet of display space. Show hours are Friday night from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parking for the show is always free. For the public’s convenience, a free shuttle bus service will be available on both Friday and Saturday and will shuttle the public from the northern parking lots to the front of the Varied Industries Building. Also, with paid admission, all patrons will receive a 3—day re-entry hand stamp good for the entire 3 day run of the show. Like us on facebook under Callahan Promotions, Inc. to purchase discounted advance tickets and for a chance to win one of four $50 gift certificates. See our ad in the issue of the paper for a discount on admission. . For more information on the show, please call 563- 652-4529. Century and Heritage Farm Program Applications Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging eligible farm oWners to apply for the 2019 Century and Heritage Farm Program. The program is sponsored by'the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. It recognizes families that haveowned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms. Iowa’s Century and Heritage awardees will be recognized at a ceremony during the Iowa State Fair on Thursday, August 15th in the Pioneer Livestock Pavillion. Families are encouraged to apply before June 1st. Applications can be found online under the “Programs” tab at https://iowaagriculture.gov/. Applications may also be requested from Becky Lorenz, coordinator of the Century and Heritage Farm Program via phone at 515-281-3645, email at Becky.Lorenz@IowaAgriculture.gov, or by writing to Century Or Heritage Farms Program, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Henry A. Wallace Building, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50319. The Century Farm program was started in 1976 as part of the Nation’s Bicentennial Celebration. To date, more than 19,000 farms from across the state have received this recognition. The Heritage Farm program was started in 2006, on the 30th anniversary of the Century Farm program, and more than 1,000 farms havebeen recognized.‘ Last year 359'Century Farms and 148 Heritage Farms were recognized. anti/HAW tour ms 46443 SE GROSBEAK WEST DES, F“ VALLEY // 3309.900 H r H