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Thursday, March 11, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three Power League Just Do It Old Farts 29 Court Jesters 27 All Out 25 1-2-3 Team 24 My Bad 23 OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office or print them off our website: www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. You can mail registrations forms, place them in our drop box or walk in. Our office is located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Of- fice hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Fri- day. The drop box is open 24/7! If you have any ques- tions, please call us at 981-9206. Online registration is ready!!! (See below.) UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS Babysitting Clinic, through March 12; Fitness: Step Bench, Circuit, Early Bird, through March 19; Ballroom Dancing, through March 19; 4 on 4 Youth Dodgeball Tourney, through March 26; Baseball & Softball, March 22 to April 2; Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, March 22 to April 2. ***NEW-ONLINE REGISTRATION! Now you are able to register for Parks and Recre- ation programs 24/7! Go to the City of Norwalk website: www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. Click on the Parks and Recreation Program Registration link (right side of screen). This will take you to our site for registrations. Follow the on-screen directions and you will be registered before you know it. The new 2010 Spring/Summer Brochure will be com- ing out the first of March. Watch your mail box and keep it for future dates and sign up registration times!! Re- member this brochure has the summer swimming les- son schedule. ADULT COED VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS (Winter Season) Recreation League 34 Safe Sets 32 Big Hitters 31 Dink R On Us 29 Net Assets 28 Still Standing 24 4 ON 4 YOUTH DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT Norwalk Parks and Recreation will offer a 4 on 4 youth dodgeball tournament Saturday, April 3, at Norwalk Middle School. Fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade teams are invited to register. Team mem- bers must be in the same grade, maximum of five play- ers per team. A participant may only play on one team. Contact Jeff Lucas at the Parks and Recreation office for more information at 981-9206. Find this registration form and more at www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. Cost: $20/team; Location: Norwalk Middle School; Ages: Fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth grades; Registration Dates: Through March 26; Tournament Date: Saturday, April 3; Tournament Times: TBA (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). SNOWMAN CONTEST *Friends and Family Seventh Annual Snowman Contest* This contest isn't just for snowmen anymore!! With the piles of snow out and about Norwalk, you can cre- ate a snow sculpture as big as a castle. The contest will run through the end of March. Points will be awarded for creativity and originality. Prizes will be awarded to the top place finisher per di- vision. Take a picture of your fashioned piece with its creators and send it to the Parks and Recreation office. Be sure to include names, ages and phone numbers of the participants. The first name listed will receive no- tice of any winnings. OPALS (Older People with Active Life Styles) WELL SEASONED POTLUCK (The meat as well as the people) All are invited, age 55 or older, to attend a potluck dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Parks and Recre- ation staff. Meat, tableware and coffee/beverage are pro- vided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share With everyone. After the meal we will have some form of entertainment from local talent. Let us know your email address and we will send out reminders with what meat we plan to have on that day. Call the office to register two days before the event. Date: March 12, April 9, May 14; Time: 11:30- I p.m.; Location: Norwalk Public Safety Building. (Note new location this season). BABYSITTING CLINIC This program is for students currently in fifth through seventh grades. Babysitting is an important job. Come learn about safety, first aid and youth development NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT LEISURE LINE ,., By Nancy Kuehl, Director stages. You will receive a workbook, hear guest present- ers and practice what it takes to be a competent babysitter. Upon completion of all activities you will receive a Babysitting Basics Certificate. Registration Dates: Through March 12; Program Dates: Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19; Time: 9 a.m. to noon; Location: Norwalk Easter Public Library; Instructor: Warren County Extension Service; Cost: $28.75 per child, ($25 with resident discount); Min/Max per class: 10/20. BALLROOM DA ING!NG You could be the next dancer on 'Dancing with the Stars'! For the next six weeks put a little zest in your evenings while learning to Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, plus others in the Beginner I class. Or if you are a little more ambitious, try your hand in the Beginner [I class learn- ing the Triple Time Swing, Rumba, or Cha-cha. Begin- ner I class would be helpful to take first, but not neces- sary. No experience needed to get started, but a partner is required. Come on out and have a little fun and exer- cise too! Registration Dates: Through March 19; Pro- gram Dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27; Days: Tues- day; Time: Beginner II class at 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beginner I class at 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-Pur- pose Room (North door); Cost: $70/couple for residents and $80.50/couple for non-residents; Minimum/Maxi- mum Number: 2/8. STEP BENCHKERDBIS Step bench aerobics is a low impact, high-energy aero- bic routine set to music. Participants use a step bench that is provided to help increase the heart rate. Regis- tration Dates: Through March 19; Session IIh March 22, 24, 29, 31, April 5, 7, 12. 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19; Days: Monday and Wednesday; Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-purpose Room; Cost per session: One class per week, Norwalk-S21.47, Non-reSident-S24.69; Two classes per week, Norwalk- $42.93, Non-resident-S49.36; Minimum/maximum number of participants per class: 10/30. RCIKC_Jd IT SENSATIN Are you ready for this new workout that is athletic, intense and more fun than a three-ring circus??!! Using the motivational power of teamwork and competition in combination with the balance challenges presented by the Bosu balance workout, you will discover how to change ordinary circuit workouts into extraordinary workouts. The class will also use jump ropes, medicine balls, mini hurdles and weighted bars. Registration Dates: Through March 19; Session III: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12; Days: Wednesday; Time: 7:30-8:15 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-purpose; Cost per session: One class per week, Norwalk-S19.08, Non-resi- dent-S21.94; Minimum/maximum number of partici- pants per class: 10/10. EARLY BIRD WORKOUT For those of you who get up with the chickens, come join this early morning class that will work on ultimate body sculpting, Pilates and Chico Metrics. This class is designed to maximize core strength, firm and tone your butt, thighs and arms. The class will use dumbbells and dynabands that will put you to the test with added in- tensity. Registration Dates: Through March 19; Session III: March 23, 25, 30, April 1, 6, 8, 13,.15, 20, 22, 27, 29, May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20; Days: Tuesday and Thursday mornings; Time: 5:30-6:15 a.m.; Location: Norwalk Eas- ter Public Library ICU Room; Cost per session: One class per week, Norwalk-S21.47, Non-resident-S24.69, Two classes per week, Norwalk-S42.93, Non-resident- $49.36. POLICE REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Febrnary?.5 Officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of North Avenue to investigate a Theft report. Case is cur- renfly under investigation. February 2 Officer was dispatched to the 1300 block of E. 14 th Street in reference to a Runaway report. The Norwalk juvenile, 17, was entered into the Iowa/ NCIC System. Juvenile later returned home. Eeb00_a00008 While on patrol, officer initiated a traffic stop and Lori Ann Acri, 36, of Norwalk was arrested and charged with OWI, Speed and Fail to Carry Vehicle Registration Card. March 1 Officer was dispatched to the 1800 block of Dorchester Street to inves- tigate a Property Damage Accident. Vehicle driven by Gary Dean Lehmer, 46, of Norwalk struck a parked vehicle registered to R&D Plumbing of Altoona. March 2 Officer was dispatched to Sunset Drive/Chatham Avenue to investigate a Hit & Run Property Damage Accident. Case is currently under investigation. Officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of North Avenue to investigate a Theft report. Case is cur- rently under investigation. Think gneen yea00-nounb! BANK FREE e-statements FREE internet banking FREE bill pay Officers arrested and charged Nicholas Ashton Pulver, 18, of Norwalk with Obstructing Prosecu tion, Fail To Prove Security (Accident related), Strik- ing Unattended Vehicle and Failure to Maintain Control. Charges stem- med from a Hit & Run Property Damage Acci- dent that occurred Sunday, Feb. 14. SHERIFF'S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. February 5 Martensdale School re- ported theft 9fa IPod and other items from a locker belonging too, student. Following investigation, officers charged Kamaal Chilton, 18, Martensdale with fourth degree theft in connection with the inci- dent. February 21 Officers recovered a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle at the Prole Mini Storage that had been reported stolen to the Des Moines Police Depart- ment; investigation is con- tinuing. A rural Indianola man reported receiving a ha- rassing text message; inci- dent remains under inves- tigation. Officers responded to a disturbance call in Martensdale; no charges at this time. February 26 Officers recovered sev- eral bottles of Freon found in a roadway ditch near the Middle River bridge on Hwy 65/69. It is pos- sible it had fallen out of a truck; investigation con- tinues as to ownership. A Greenfield Plaza fe- male reported possible violation of a no-contact order; no charges at this time following investiga- tion. Officers responded to a domestic-related com- plaint on R63 Hwy; Brian Tigner, 34, rural Norwalk, Concluded p. 5