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Page ur N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, March 21, 2019 P Norwalk Student Named to All-Iowa Academic Team Twenty-one Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students named to the 2019 All-Iowa Academic Team were honored at a recent recognition banquet held in Des Moines. The DMACC team, receiving congratulations from DMACC President Rob Denson (middle row, left), includes Jessie Bustin (front row, left to right) of Des Moines, Laurice Verlaine Chewouo of Ames, Karl Edge of Waukee, Adnana Becirovic of Johnston, Katarina Marek of Vail and Alison Schweers of Arcadia; Denson (middle row, left to right), Natalie Alleman of Ankeny, Clara Bethke of Alexander, Thomas Wills of Osceola, Amy Yager of Coon Rapids, Benjamin Bryant of Fargo, ND, Rebeka Bell of Nevada and Olivia Husk of Norwalk; Alexander Bormann (back row, left to right) of Urbandale, Benjamin Sinnwell of Adel, Brandt Damman of Ames, Logan Perry of Moravia, Taylor Trueblod of Parkersburg, Adam Elmkarkech of Jacksonville, FL and Pedro Salazar of Des Moines. In addition, DMACC student Mariesa Maceda of Ames could not attend the recognition banquet. A total of 83 students from all 15 of Iowa's community colleges were named to the All-Iowa Academic Team. constructors &engineers!, ::: . RUCTION HELP NEEDED! G[eeson is accepting applications for the following positions: Laborers starting at $17.00 Carpenters starting at $21.00 Ironworkers starting at $21.00 Concrete Finishers starting at $21.00 Please apply online: www.gleesonlic.com Email Resume Directly to: ptabbert@gleesonllc.com Apply in person at the jobsite trailer - Job site Trailer- (515) 344-8665 c/o: Michael Foods, Inc: 101 Delaware Street Norwalk, IA 50211 Must be able to pass pre-employment physical * Post Offer Pre-Employment Drug Testing & E-Verify Required Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA Employer). Don't Try This At Home By Dorothy Rosby I'm a nice person - mostly. Ask anyone who knows me. Except my family. Don't ask them. But most people would say I'm fairly agreeable on most days. But if you were to catch up with Phone Scam Sam and Fraud Call Frannie between phone calls at the scam factory, they'd tell you that I'm irritable and mean spirited. And they'd be right. I blame them. I once answered all my phone calls politely and when I got one that sounded questionable, I'd say "She's not home. Can I take a message?" as though I were one of the children or the housekeeper. I knew it was deceitful. Anyone looking at our house would know we don't have a housekeeper. But at least I was courteous. And then one day, I answered my phone respectfully as usual, but when a woman's voice mentioned my credit card, I snapped. I screamed into the phone, "Stop calling me!" It was a recording. Still, it was oddly satisfying. The next time my phone rang, I didn't even wait for "hello". I told the caller to get a real job. It was my husband. I'm joking. It was a scammer. And I would never be the same. A few days later, I asked a caller if his mother knew what he did for a living. I told another that I'd give her my credit card number if she'd give me hers first. I held the phone away from my ear during one call and, in a load whisper, said to the empty room, "I'll keep him on the line while you trace the call." One day, I even called a scam number back. When a real person answered, I stayed quiet while he said, "Hello, hello?" Then I did it again - six times. To their credit, each time, someone answered in that polite way you do when you want to bilk someone out of their life savings. It was rude and I'm not proud of it. But I'm not the only one who behaves badly in the face of bad behavior. A friend told me that when a spam caller asked for her husband, she said he'd died recently and would therefore be unable to come to the phone. Meanwhile her healthy husband stood nearby listening to her side of the conversation and wondering if he should be. worried. Another friend told me that when someone claiming to be her grandson called asking for bail money, she said, "Is that you Michael?" The caller said, "Yes" and she said, "That's odd. My grandson's name isn't Michael." I haven't gotten the fake grandchild call yet. It's a common scam though, so I'm rehearsing. I plan to tell my fake grandchild, "I'm sick and tired of bailing you out. You're on your own this time. And you're out :of the will too!" The experts say that you should hang up quickly when you realize it's a scammer calling. Do not engage. But I'm no expert. They advise you to put your name on the Do Not Call Registry, which does stop calls from legitimat organizations you don't want to hear from. But I figure anyone who makes a career of grand theft won't be deterred by a little law forbidding calls to numbers on the Do Not Call Registry. Still, you should listen to the experts. Don't behave like I have. I feel bad that I've let robo robbers and cuckoo callers bring out the worst in me - and confirm that my number works. But I can't stop myself. Today I answered a call from a scammer, heldmy phone next to the wall, and started knocking and saying in a mournful voice, "Let me out. Let me out." I could hear the scammer saying, "Hello ma'am hello." I was enjoying myself immensely until a coworker walked into my office and asked if I was okay. No, probably not. Dorothy Rosby is a syndicated columnist and the author of several humor books, including I Used to Think I Was Not That Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better. POINT. W[S