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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, March 21, 2013 NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published eveW 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. Klein Publisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/NIanaging 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 No'twalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATI()N IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association EASTER CHURCH SERVICES Concluded from p. 1 regular Saturday night Contemporary service planned for 5:30 p.m. Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6:30 a.m. March 31, with regular services scheduled for 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper will be held at 7 p.m. March 28, with Good Friday Solemn Celebra- tion of the Lord's Passion at 7 p.m., March 29. Easter Vigil Mass will be held at 8 p.m. Saturda} March 30, with Easter Sunday Masses, March 31, at 9 and 11 a.m. Legislative News [ By State Representative Julian B. Garrett 4.5% Flat Tax On March 13 the Iowa House passed House File 478, a bill giving Iowataxpayers a choice between the cur- rent income tax system or a 4.5% fiat tax. The 4.5% rate would be based on the taxpayer's adjusted gross income and there would be a standard deduction of $6,235 for single taxpayers and $12,450 for married taxpayers. Be- cause of federal law, there would be no tax on interest or dividends from federal securities. The Legislative Service Agency estimates that about 39% of Iowa tax- payers would pay less tax under this system and that taxpayers would save about $400 million. The greatest number of taxpayers benefitting would fall in the $30,000 to $40,000 bracket. The average savings would be $819. The bill also provides that any money left over, after the budget is passed and signed by the Governor and the reserve and emergency funds are full, is returned to all Iowans paying an income tax through a tax credit. The bill leaves in place the income tax surcharge assessed in some school districts. Eminent Domain We also passed House File 219 strengthening the eminent domain law. It provides that land taken to build a lake for drinking water purposes cannot be used for recreational purposes. Land to be used for those pur- poses would have to be obtained through negotiations by the buyer and seller, not through eminent domain. Weapons Permit Privacy House File 535 was passed, providing that names of those who have a permit to carry a firearm must be kept confidential. Law enforcement would still have access to the records. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or LETTER Concluded from p. 1 grances often inter- mingled with the air pumped into the gambling floor. All are meant to re= move inhibitions hook the addicted gambler. To ensure the patron has ev- ery incentive to stay within the confines of the slot par- lor is their highest priority. The casinos will fight hard to keep this exemption in place, if you force the gam- bler to periodically make a choice between their compulsion to piay the slots with a growing com- pulsion for that next ciga- rette, eventually the nico- tine wins out. Once the player exits the casino and stands outside in the open air, the spell is broken. They look at their watch, see it is 2:00 a.m. and they have lost $500! Time to go home. The core gambler would not come as often and would definitely not stay as long. I fought much this same issue with the extension of credit on credit cards in casinos during the 1990s. When I testified in 1998 at the MGM Grand in Vegas, in front of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, I detailed this very issue, i quoted from an article in their own trade publication quoting heads of various casinos. One CEO said, "If an efficient means is pro- vided to access cash, a 'last time' player will wager for longer than they originally intended. If we don't pro- vide this for them, they will leave to get more cash, but, won't come back." This is why it is a huge error to equate casinos with any other type of- business that relies on public patronage. Even bars can't be used for an analogous business model. Casinos are inherently predatory. Keep in mind that Section 725 of the Iowa Code still defines gambling as a vice. Though it is legal now, it doesn't change the basic nature of the beast. Tom Coates - President Consumer Credit of Des Moines COMMUNITY CHAT Concluded from p. 1 "Las Vegas"? Gambling comes to mind first. Do we want that for Norwalk?" For more comments and opinions and links on the proposed casino, go to Facebook pages for the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce; No Casino Norwalk or NW Warren County or http://voteyeswarrencotmty.com. Mayor Pierce stated a forum will be held Thursday, March 28, at the Wright Place, 340 Wright Rd., Ste. A, from 5 to 8 p.m. The next Norwalk Community Chat will be the second Saturda36 April 13, 9 a.m. at the Norwalk Maid-Rite. In-Floor - Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" SALES - SERVICE - REPLACEMENT )DEL Start the day off fight! concerns at 515-281-3221 or Julian.Garrett@legis .iowa.gov. ] .Fai P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa The human body has more than 600 major muscles. Only www.t -,L-,,.com about 240 of them have specific names. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk. IA 50211 Worship at fl- ese Norwalk Area Caurcnes NORWALK DES MOINES Christ Our Savior Christian Life Lutheran Church (LC-MS) Assembly of God Church 515 Sunset Dr. Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 515-897-4183 Win-ten Hur~sberger. Pastor Steven Klawonn, Pastor 5 !5-953-0322 9:00 am Worship 10 arn Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Children's Ministry. 0-5 Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Kids' Church 6 years & up Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Yourh Crossroads Church Grace Baptist Church 2601 Border St. 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 w ww.2thecrossroads.com www.gracecares.net Glen Blumer, Pastor Doug VanWey, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am Worship Nursery & Children's Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Programming Women's Ministry 3 years old through 5th grade Nursery Provided. Wed. 6:30 pm K-t2th grades *** *** Mt. Zion Church of God Fellowship Community 8383 Ridgrvicw Dr. Church David Chu, Pastor 225 North Ave. 664-2828 www.fccnorwalk.org *** Rob Jones. Pastor MARTENSDALE 981-0699 Martensdale Community 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship (An Evangelical Free Church) Disciple City Classes 1 Mile North of Martensdale on 18 mo.-5'h grade Hwy 28 Nursery also provided. Gary Crandall, Pastor 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 641-764-2491 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service Worship: 9 am *** Bible Study: 10:30 am First Baptist Church Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm www.norwalkbaptist.org Sunday Sunset Dr. & Mafred **~" 981-4391 SL Paul Lutheran Church 9 am Worship (Evangelical Luther:an Church 10:15 am Sunday School in America) Class for all ages ........... .641-764-275,2 ...... Nursery Provided "Meeiing at Chuk, ch 0f iiie -, 7 pm - Wednesdays Assumpuon m Churchwlle Bible Study Prayer Service Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 *** Ron Molar, Pastor, 770:-1286 New Life Lutheran Church 9:30 am Sunday School & 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 Confirmation www.newlifenorwalk.org 10:30 am Worship Nate Liedtke, Pastor Call for times on Adult and 8:15 am Traditional Children Bible Studies 9:30 am Sunday School *** 10:30 am Contemporary PROLE Nursery Provided Linn Grove 7.pm Youth-led Worship United Methodist Church *** 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Norwalk Christian Church Cindy Hickman, Pastor (Disciples) 9:45 am Sunday School 701 Main St. - 98t-0176 11 am Worslfip Dayna Kinkade, Pastor *** 8:30 am Informal Worship IND~NOLA 9:15 am Church School Freedom Fellowship Church 10:30 am Worship (IFFC) 6 pm The Gathering Service 2604 N. Jefferson Way Nursery Provided 515-961-5755 Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Pastor Jeff Rabe *** Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 Norwalk United 9:30 am Sunday Worship Methodist Church 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Study Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko Tues.-Thurs. is for 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship Community Food Closet. 9:30 am Sunday School (Please call for availability) Nursery Provided *** *** Good Shepherd St. John the Apostle Evangelical Lutheran Church Catholic Church (ELS) 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Robert Hatting, Pastor Father John Ludwig 9 am Worship Sacrament of Reconciliation 10:15 Sunday School 4 pm Saturday *** Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday The above free listings are to Nursery, Sunday School Help newcomers know the *** Regular worship schedules of CUMMING Norwalk-area churches. Special Harvest Church Events and services will not be (Evangelical Free) listed here. 4225 N. Birch Ave. *** PO Box 115 Policy: Churches must be in the Lalne Wilder, Pastor Norwalk Area and in Warren 981-4321 County for this free listing. www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 amWorship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday!