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Thursday/March 11, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five Cooking Corner00 Easy Ways To Improve Nutrition (NAPS)--Good news for many parents may be how easy it can be to tweak break- fast, lunch and snacks for greater nutritional impact. Here are hints on how: • Add a handful of trail mix, sliced almonds and fresh fruit to yogurt. • Blond up aniioxidantrich wild berry smoothies with a dash of cinnamon and honey. • Swirl a cup of applesauce into morning oatmeal or yogurt. • Instead of processed cheese, alternate with all- natural, part-skim milk Jarlsberg or Jarlsberg Lite, beth calcium-rich and lower in sodium, too. (One slice of the cheese contributes 15 to 20 percent of the recom- mended daily calcium intake, based on a 2,000-calorie diet.) • Use darker greens, for higher vitamin content. • Combine mustards or low-fat mayo with homemade pestos: • Consider these simple- to-assemble ideas: 1. Line pita with dark green lettuce and sliced Jarlsberg. Stuff with mixture of diced celery, apple or pear. Add a touch of peste or rasp- berry vinaigrette. 2. Combine low-fat mayo with cranberry sauce; spread on white or whole wheat lavash or tortilla. Layer with baby arugula or spinach, sliced (all- natural) roast turkey or chicken and Jarlsberg. Roll up and serve with grapes or orange slices. If you prefer, use same ingredionts to stuff a pita. A healthful andsatis! ring breakfast or lunch can be easy to create and great to eat, even on the go, when you try these wraps, roll-ups and sandwiches, 3. Toss diced grilled chicken breast with diced green and red peppers, shredded Jarlsberg and low-fat creamy Caesar dressing. Layer tor- tilla with dark romaine leaves. Add ¼ cup chicken mixture to tortilla and roll up. Garnish with a few small fresh basil leaves. Tasty Morning Cheese, Nut & Pear Toast Toast waffles, cinnamon raisin bread or English muf- fin. Spread about 2 teaspoons apple butter or fig jam on each half and top with a few thin slices of pear; sprinkle with pecans or sliced almonds. Place ½ slice Jarlsberg cheese on each mmTm half and run under broiler to melt., Breakfast Quesadilla In lightly oiled skillet, scramble 2 eggs (using one or both yolks). Add diced tomato, scallion, handful of baby spinach or arugula and diced slice of Jarlsberg cheese. Roll up in tortilla. For more tips and recipes, visit www.norseland.com. Introducing... CASSIE MA THIES NORWALK STYLING SALON 808 Main St.. 981-4097 f Special with Cassie - 20% off all services and retail• ,] • Facial Waxing" Cuts I • Seb'astian • Rusk] • Color & Highlights I - Wella n MTues.- Wed., 10-8; Thurs.- Fri., 9-5; Sat., 8-4) Call for an Appointment Plan Your GRADUATION Party Now 340 Wright Road, Norwalk, Iowa 50211 Telephone 515-333-6303, Fax 515-981-5492 www. ) :5/? Place-Events. com W-9000226t 12.[NDD INCOME TAXES. DIETING. At least we can make one of these easier AFEMC, Instance Cmpanies COMMITFED TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND OUR COMMUNITY,, .o. o,ice: oes Moils. IA C www, emcinsurance.com Methodist Family Fun Night The Norwalk United Methodist Church is having a Family Game Night Saturday, March 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Homemade soup will be provided, so grab your favorite game and a snack to share. Families of all sizes are welcome. Join the group for the 5:30 contemporary worship service. Contact the church office at 981-4251 for more information. All are welcome to join the church family. SHERIFF Concluded from p. 3 was charged with third of- fense domestic assault and obstruction of emergency communications. Officers investigated a complaint of possible ani- mal abuse in Greenfield Plaza; no charges at this time. AEFADYAKTS February 10 - 1:15 p.m., 108th Avenue north of Indianola: a vehicle driven by Melvin Blackford, 62, rural Norwalk, was in the process of removing snow from a driveway when he struck a second vehicle driven by Chelsee Sue Van Patten, 17, rural Norwalk; $3500 damage to the Van Patten vehicle and $2500 damage to the Blackford vehicle. February 19 - 1t:50 a.m., Hwy 65/69 near Summerset Road: a vehicle driven by Logan Woster, 20, Yutan, NE, lost control and went into the ditch; $3000 damage. February 23 - 1:30 p.m., Scotchridge Road: a ve- hicle driven by Kasey Wisecup, 18, Carlisle, lost control and went into the ditch striking a signpost owned by Warren County; $2500 dam0ge to the ve- hicle and $50 to a traffic control device. February 26 - unknown time, Drake Street east of Norwalk: vehicle driven by Mark Wallberg, 33, Indianola, went into the ditch striking a fence owned by Kathleen Heiken. Wallberg stated he lost control and went into the ditch to avoid three deer in the roadway; $2000 damage to the vehicle and $200 damage to the fence. February 26 - just be- fore 7 p.m., Hwy 5 near Carlisle: a vehicle driven by Nicholas Boggs, 34, Carlisle, lost control and went intothe ditch; he was taken to Mercy Medical Center by Carlisle Rescue; charges are pending. Did You Know? (NAPS)--Two out of three taxpayers file their income taxes electronically, also known as e-filing. Most tax- payers qualify for Free File, an IRS service that lets you prepare and e-file your taxes at no cost. Learn more at www. freefile.irs.gov. *** Lack of life experience can make children and teens vul- nerable to the dangers of sex- ting, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Parents can find tips on how to discuss this topic at www.aap.org. The Recovery Act of 2009 is being used to expand sev- eral loan programs designed to aid small businesses. The Small Business Admin- istration's microloan. ARC loaD_, surety bond and 504 loan programs are benefit- ing from the Recovery Act. To learn more, visit www. sba.gov. A new Web site is designed to heIp parents find the hobby that matches their teen's interests. For exam- ple, radio control cars, digi- tally controlled model trains and realistic models that par- ents and teens can build together--and where to find them. Learn more at myhob byfun.com. • Personal Tax Interview with a CPA • Computerized preparation & Electronic filing Elizabeth Davis, CPA 981-4046  www. DavisCPASolutions.comq DAVIS ....... )] --- ClPASo/ta*x--- 2" ...... : Locally owned & operated in Norwalk LETTERS Y We publish letters to the editor when they are not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. Deed Letter Causing Confusion A form letter from an out-of-state company is causing confusion for some Iowa homeowners. The letter comes from National Deed Service, Inc. of Northbrook, Illinois. In the letter, the company states that homeowners "should have an official or certified copy of their deed," and offers to obtain a certified copy of the homeowner's deed for $59.50, which includes "lo- cation, retrieval, postage and handling." Homeowners can come to the county recorder's office and get the same certified deed for a $5.00 certification fee plus copy costs. In most cases, it is not necessary for the homeowner to keep a certified copy at home since the official record resides in the county recorder's of- rice. There is no reason to pay that kind of money for a deed. We can provide that service to you. It is more impor- tant to know where your abstract is and keep it safe. Polly Glascock Warren County Recorder g- bb Dear Friends, Did you see that Norwalk was voted as one of the most affordable communities to live? hLtp:/d images.businessweek.com/ss/10/03/0302 affordableh:- urbs/1.htm Not only is it affordable, but it is a wonderful com- munity. One of the things that sets Norwalk apart is its generosity. We've seen this in the "school back pack" and "school Christmas gift" collections. Crossroads Church wants to continue to enhance Norwalk's appeal by spearheading a HUGE goal. We want to organize a community, effort to purchase and package at least 40,000 meals for Haiti. Working with Meals from the Heartland we believe that our wonderful community can raise enough funds to buy and package aLlea 40,000 meals. The dollar amount to do so is $6,000.00. While Crossroads Church is willing to organize these efforts, we obviously need the community's sup- port. Do you think this is something you would like to be a part of? On May 1 t, Meals from the Heartland will be dropping off their assembly line equipment at Crossroads Church. You are invited to help purchase meals and then come and be a part of the assembly of these meals. This is open to the whole community...Churches, Schools, Businesses. If you are receiving this infor- Iion and know someone who can make the dear sion to get involved, please pass on to them. So .... do you think your organization would like to help raise funds and package meals? Who knows, you may be able to buy a lot more than 40,000 meals if sev- eral Norwalk organizations get involved. Wouldn't it be great if we could buy and package 40,000 or 80,000 or 100,000 meals???!!!! Wouldn't this help demonstrate even more how wonderful Norwalk is?? Please let me know by March 15 if you would like to help and how much you could donate toward meals. That way I can get an idea of how many meals to order. Each meal costs 15 cents. The ingredients are provided by Meals from the Heartland. http://www.mealsfromtheheartland.org/ about-2/ -a donation of $100 can provide about 670 meals -a donation of $500 can provide about 3,333 meals -a donation of $1,000 about 6,670 meals Peace, /s/Pastor Glen Blumer Nationwide Service for Vans, Reefers and Flatbed Trucks Call Elite when you want your shipments handled the right way. Craig Warfield 800-289-1240