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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ,SMALLTOWNPAPERS 2 i 7 VVEST COTA ST. SHELTON WA 98584-2263 I,!li,,l!,l!,!,l!lll,l!!l,l!!!!,,J!!!!!!,,!,i!!!!,l,i,!!!li,!!i!l Warren wn and County /News 50 Norwalk Warriors Vol. 44 No. 43 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, March 14, 2013 I Norwalk Student l Education Foundation Ativities and Events By Lori Miller, President Tastes for Education 2013 The Norwalk Student Education Foundation (NSEF) will b e presenting the 3rd annual wine/beer cheese and chocolate tasting event Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m. at the Wright Place in Norwalk. All proceeds from the $20 ad- mission will go directly back to the students and teach- ers, as all of NSEF's needs have been donated by local vendors. Thank you to the Wright Place, Summerset Winer Two Saints Winer Wine Styles, Doll Distributing, Farewa) Hy-Vee and Loffredo for their gracious dona- tions. The entire community is invited to join us for a Taste of Norwalk's Education. See NSEF's website www.norwalkstudenffoundation. org for admission purchase or call 515-953-3126 for de- tails. Free-Will Offering Meal March 14 Members of Linn Grove United Methodist Church, 7483 50th, Prole, will host their "free-will offering" din- ner Thursday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Meals can be dine-in or carry out. The menu is chicken casserole, salad, dessert and beverage. A free-will offering will be accepted. Proceeds from this dinner will be donated to a local charity. Event to Benefit Norwalk Girl A three-year-old Norwalk girl and her family face extensive medical expenses following two brain surger- ies in less than one year. So members of St. John the Apostle Church in Norwalk are staging a fund-raiser event in her honor Saturday, March 23. The dinner and silent auction are open to all mem- bers of the community for a free will donation to help the family with medical expenses. Dinner will be avail- able from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr. Mehli Banegas, daughter of Manuel and Nicole Banegas, was diagnosed in2012 with a non-malignant cyst on her brain. Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City successfully removed the cyst, but at her six-month follow-up appointment, doctors told the family the cyst had returned. In Februar35 Mehli had her second surgery and the family experienced added expenses for medical bills and travel. Members of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Apostle Church have stepped in to host the dinner and a silent auction featuring dozens of popular prizes, including a family photo package from Minson Photographics, jewelry by Lia Sophia and Premier De- signs, game tickets for Iowa State football and Kansas City Royals and much more. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, as well as hot dogs, baked beans, chips and a variety of des- serts. Dinner items are being donated by Scott's Foods and Fareway. "We're hoping lots of Norwalk residents from St. John's and other community congregations will turn out to help this family through this difficult time," said Tif- fany DeRocher, president of Altar and Rosary. "Besides donations, the family will greatly appreciate everyone's prayers for this sweet little girl." Donations can be made at the event or at City State Bank. Checks should be made payable to the Mehli Banegas Donation Fund. For more information call Staci Shipley at 515-314-3686 or Tiffany DeRocher at 712-540- 9965. Cribbage Night The Norwalk Easter Librar 1051 North Ave., is host- ing a new card playing club on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The next meeting March 20, is a Cribbage night! Beginners and experienced players are welcome to attend starting at 6:30 p.m. Participants can bring a snack to share, if they wish and their own beverage. For more information call 981-0217. Norwalk Woman Wins Competition For Drake Law Department One of Drake Law's two ABA Client Counseling teams, comprised of Nate Borland and Katheryn Pearson Thorson, won the Region 8 rounds of the Client Coun- seling Competition held recently in St. Patti, MN. Drake's other team of Maggie White and Ben Neitzel also per- formed well. All of the students are in their final year of law school at Drake University in Des Moines. Borlan and Thorson will now represent Drake and Region 8 in the National Final Rounds of the ABA Cli- ent Counseling Competition at Baylor Law School Fri- day and Saturday, March 22 and 23. Twelve Regions across the country are represented at the National Finals. This is the third time since 2005 that a Drake Client Counseling team has reached the National Finals rounds of the competition. Participants in the Region 8 contest were from the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois. Students were selected for the Drake teams last No- vember and have been preparing for the competition since early January. The client problems relate to the substantive topic of Employment Law and/or Employ- ment Discrimination. The competition simulates the initial client interview setting. Students interview a cli- ent (an actor for the competition) and must ask ques- tions to learn the nature of the client's problem and then help the client think through possible solutions. Each problem is different and students do not know the client's story in advance. Thorson is the daughter of Kevin and Ginger Pearson of Norwalk. She is a 2006 graduate of Norwalk High School and a 2010 graduate of Simpson College in Indianola. Norwalk Has Ties to New Des Momes Nano Brewery Norwalk has ties to a new nano brewery start-up in Des Moines, 515 Brewing Company. Brandon Criger, one of four owner/partners of the brewery, grew up in Norwalk and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1997. After serving in the Arm35 he returned home to begin his professional career, mostly with Wells Fargo where he currently works as a data analyst. "I've always had an entrepreneurial mindset and have been looking for the Perfect opportunity to start my own business," said Criger. In 2011, he formed a partnership with fellow homebrewers Ryan Rost, Bailey Forrest and Dave Ropte and together they set out to create their dream brewery. "We wanted this brewery to be a source of pride for the local community where people can meet and enjoy great tasting beer; like a coffee shop but with beer instead," said Criger. 515 Brewing Company will host a ribbon-cutting cer- emony and networking event with the Clive Chamber of Commerce Friday, March 22, from 4-6 p.m. and a Grand Opening party Saturday, March 23, from 3-7 p.m. The taproom is open now, with regular business hours. For more information and updates, visit www. 515brewing.com. RUNorwalk Sponsorships Planning is currently underway for the 13th annual RUNorwalk, sponsored by the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce, City State Bank and Anytime Fitness, Saturda35 May 11. Businesses are invited to help sponsor the event. A $360 donation puts your company's name/logo on the back of the race t-shirt, on a mile marker sign along the race route and a sign on the Thank You Sponsor Board. A $260 donation puts your company logo on the back of the t-shirt and for $160 your business name can be on the shirt without a logo. This is an excellent way to advertise your businessto approximately 275 race participants. The Chamber of- rice is also accepting business give-aways, which are stuffed into the race packets. Sponsorships are due to the Chamber office by Fri- day, March 29, to be on the t-shirts. Prizes and dona- tions for the race packet are due Friday, May 3rd. For more information, contact the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce, 1039 Sunset Dr., at 981-0619 or norwalkchamber@msn.com. Neighbors Helping Neighbors The Norwalk Ministerial Association will host the third Community Spaghetti Benefit Dinner Saturday, April 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr., Norwalk. This is an all-you-can-eat meal for $7. Desserts will be provided from each congregation. Gluten-free din- ners will be available. A total of 400 tickets will be sold at Norwalk Hardware and participating churches. Music will be provided by singers from Norwalk High School. All proceeds will be used for the Community Food Pantry and Relief Fund. Last week the Norwalk Food Pantry provided meals for 14 families; the need for your help has nearly doubled this past year.- Participating churches are Christ Our Savior Lutheran (LCMS), Fellowship Community, New Life Lutheran (ELCA), Norwalk United Methodist, Norwalk Christian, Crossroads and St. John the Apostle Catholic. OES Dinner This Sunday Members of Good Will Chapter, Order of the East- ern Star will host the monthly dinner Sunday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to I p.m. at the Masonic Hall on Main Street. The meal is open to the public. The menu includes lasagna, salad, bread and home- made pie. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. All proceeds are used for community service projects. NHS Activities Director By A1 Lammers Norwalk Nike Apparel On-Line Store Now Open Warrior Fans, if you missed the first opportunity to purchase Norwalk Nike apparel you now have another chance. The Norwalk Nike Apparel online store is now available for you to view and purchase Norwalk Nike apparel in both adult and youth sizes just in time for all of your outdoor spring activities. There are two pages of items to look at and browse, so don't forget to view the entire inventory. The online store will be open until March 24 with delivery in 3-4 weeks directly to your home address. So get ready for spring and show your support of the Norwalk Warriors by viewing the Norwalk Nike 6nline store at: http://sportspageteam.com/pella/index.php/ hidden/norwalk-boosters.html?p=l.