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11 Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, March 7, 2013 Ibm NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St., 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 May 1968 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 fight 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 Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett Budget Targets Announced House Republicans and Senate Democrats have re- leased their budget targets for the coming fiscal year. House Republicans propose spending 98% of ongoing revenue or .98 for each dollar of income. Senate Demo- crats propose spending 105% of ongoing revenue or $1.05 for each dollar of income. Seated in dollar amounts the Republicans propose spending $6.4139 billion while the Democrats propose spending $6.9010 billion, or $487 million more than the Republican proposal. The Repub- lican proposal adheres to the principles that we estab- lished two years ago. 1. We will spend less than the state receives in rev- enue. 2. We will not use one-time money to pay for ongo- ing expenses. 3. We will not .intentionally short programs such as Medicaid to "balance the budget." Adherence to these principles has put our state in excellent financial condition, in contrast to many states that have consistently overspent. The seven appropriations subcommittees will now decide how the money should be allocated among the various state agencies and spending programs. You may recall that I am Vice Chair of one of the seven, the Jus- tice Systems Appropriations Subcommittee, and a mem- ber of the full Appropriations Committee in the House. The subcommittees will make their recommendations to the full appropriations committees in the House and Senate. The House will pass a budget reflecting the bud- get numbers set out above and the Senate will pass a budget using its numbers. Conference committees made up of members of the House and Senate subcommittees will then meet to come up with joint proposals. It is too soon to say how long that process will take. You may recall that it took until June 30 in 2011. You can be. sure that the House Republicans will insist that we again spend less than our ongoing revenue. Fighting Medicaid Fraud and Waste I am the floor manager for a number of bills again this year. One that you might be interested in is a pro- posal by the Department of Human Services that would strengthen procedures here in Iowa to fight Medicaid fraud and to detect errors in payments made under the program. It is House Study Bill 110. Among other things, the bill authorizes a civil penalty of up to: $10,000 per occurrence against those who submit false or fraudu- lent claims, Or who know of payments received in error or because of fraud and do not return or report them. Though the big majority of those participating in the Medicaid program are honest, ethical people, there are some who are not. The provisions of this bill, when implemented should enable us to save substantial tax- payer money. St. Charles Forum I will be at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in St. Charles for a legislative forum Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. Feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. Melvina Kisting OBITUARY MELVINA "MEL" KISTING Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola for Melvina Ki- sting, 93, Prole, who died Saturday, Feb. 23, at Nor- walk Nursing and Rehab Center. Cremation fol- lowed services with pri- vate interment of cremains at a later date in Moville. Melvina, affectionately known as Mel, was born October 27, 1919 in Bron- son to William and Frona (Crittenden) Dyer. She was a homemaker all her life. She loved doing word search books, reading, spending hours putting puzzles together and her dog, Dolly. She previous- ly had lived in Moville and had lived at Good Life Re- tirement Center in Nor- walk for the past 24 years. Survivors include her daughter, Geraldine (Rob- ert) Swanberg of Prole; daughter-in-law; five grandchildren; eight great- granddqildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley, and sons, Larry and Terry. Memorials may be giv- en to the Norwalk Nursing and Rehab Center. Condo- lences may be made at www.overton funerals. com. OBITUARY PHYLLIS L. STIFEL Services were held in West Des Moines Satur- day, March 2, for Phyllis L. Stifel, 91, West Des Moines, who died Tues- day, Feb. 26. Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery. She was born October 29, 1921 to Amil and Alta Herker. She graduated from LIncoln High School in January of 1940. She re- tired from R&R Welding. She was a past Worthy Matron of Valley Junction Order of Eastern Star and was a long-time member of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Gayle Perbera of West Des Moines; sons, Thomas (Vicki) Rush and Mark (Liz) Rush, both of Des Moines; daughter-in- law, Toni Rush of Nor- walk; brother, Amil Herk- er of Clear Lake; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; her parents; her sister, Virginia Lash of Col- orado; an infant brother, James Herker; and her son, Michael Rush. Contributions may be made to Bidwell Riverside. "rhe Pacific yew tree of northern Idaho produces a substance called "taxol" that has been used to figM cancel It's estimated that in one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8,700 miles. ~ ~N6 ~i ~ In-Floor - Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" SALES ~ SERVICE - REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL Start the day off right! matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwlo/.com 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-ath 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 ak*:g 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.-5a' grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun~ Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service First Baptist Church www.norwalkbaptist.org Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 " 9 am Worship 10:15 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 Traditional 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Nursery Provided 7 pm Youth-led Worship Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Dayna Kinkade, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship 6 pm The Gathering Service Nursery Provided Wed. pin 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 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 *** CUMMING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nurser)', newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:.30 pm 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.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Gary Crandall, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Sunday School & Confirmation 10:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship OIANOLA 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 Harting, Pastor 9 ar~ Worship 10:15 Sunday School ,eag* 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!