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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 927 WES, ! RAILROAD AVE ,~H.P L i 'ON vVA. ~d~c-,#-.:.c,~+/ qllla!,tqttiit,lJ,i,l,ii,JJi,t jti, t I I I'-I ~1 ll'l"t'~ t Norwalk Warriors I/ol. 51 No. 44 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@ norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, April 4, 2019 St. John's Church Makes Food Pantry Donation Submitted by Glenn Soyer St. John the Apostle Catholic Church here in Norwalk recently held a chicken dinner with a raffle. The chicken dinner was catered by the famous Staley Brothers of Charter Oak, Iowa. The meal was delicious to say the least. The proceeds from the raffle are being donated to the Norwalk Food Pantry. Pictured is Father Dan Kirby presenting a check for $650 to Christie Kobernusz along with her team that operates the Norwalk Food Pantry. Team members include, from left to right, Miriam Cox, Abby Bemis, Lori Ordal, Verlaine Hayes and Mary Sue Demerath. (not pictured are Dave Sesker, Jane Sesker, Connie Gardner and Jean Bragg). Thanks to all in the community who supported the dinner and raffle to make the above possible. Medicap Pharmacy Offers Year-Round Collection of Old or Unused Medications In effort to keep old or unused medications disposed of safely and properly, the Norwalk Medicap Pharmacy now offers a year-round collection container. MedRxDropTM Box is conveniently located inside the pharmacy and offers a safe and proper way to dispose of medications. Unused or old prescription medications, including legally-held controlled substances, such as narcotics can be dropped anytime at the pharmacy during regular business hours of Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1:30 pm. ACCEPTED Items: Prescription medications (including controlled substances) Over the counter medications Prescription Patches Prescription Ointments Vitamins and Supplements Liquid Products - tightly capped (ie: Cough Syrup) Pet Medications NOT ACCEPTED Items: Sharps & Syringes Thermometers Hazardous Waste Aerosols Illicit Drugs Regulated medical waste or commercial waste "As members of the community, pharmacists are in a prime position to ensure the safe and proper handling of medications, from dispensing to disposal," said Stephanie Fenster, PharmD, Managing Pharmacist. "Unused or. expired medications pose risks to our families, our community, and the environment if they are not properly disposed. Spring is the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet and bring those old medications to us for proper disposal." For more information, visit www.MyMedicap Pharmacy.com/norwalk Request for Easter Church Services Information We will be printing church service infor- mation for Good Friday and Easter in our April 11th and April 18th issues. If you'd like your church's service in- formation to be included, please e- mail your service information to us at news@norwalknews paper.com or call us at 981-0406. Norwalk High School Drama Presents Spring Play on April 5th and 6th The Norwalk High School Drama department will present Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here: The Story of a Prom, on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th. Both performances will be held at Norwalk High School's Performing Arts Center, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. This performance is a story about a girl; she calls herself Gor. She's an antisocial Goth who hates people, social events, and any color that's not black and she just got put in charge of the prom. This humorous, unique play exposes us to the many different personality types within a high school, and teaches us a valuable lesson that no matter how different we may be, we ultimately can find common ground among us. Don't miss this honest view of high school life. Norwalk Greenways Committee Seeks Volunteers By Stephanie Riva, Norwalk City Council Connecting all areas within the City of Norwalk to each other, to adjacent communities, and to the Great Western Trail is a top priority for the City. The City Council set an ambitious goal of providing, within ten years, community-wide access to all neighborhoods, recreation facilities, schools, business areas, government offices, places of worship, and other community destinations through a system of paved and unpaved trails, sidewalks, linear parks, and other pathways. To meet this goal, the City is developing a Greenways Plan and is seeking community volunteers to assist in that effort. The Greenways Committee will have ten members, and its volunteer citizen members will ideally represent a wide variety of greenways users, including a range of ages and abilities, different levels of recreational users, school and work commuters, health and wellness professionals, and the business community. The Greenways Committee's work will begin in May 2019 and end with the Greenways Plan's presentation to City Council in the fall of 2020. Committee members can expect to attend one, regular monthly meeting; assist City staff and consultants with research, including an inventory of existing greenways; and participate in ad hoc events such as public hearings and public input-gathering sessions. The average time commitment for a Committee member is estimated to be one to three hours a month. If you're interested in serving on the Norwalk Greenways Committee, please complete the Greenways Committee application form that can be found on the City's website at www. norwalkparks.org. Applications are due by April 12th, 2019. Please contact Stephanie Riva with any questions: sriva@norwalk.iowa.gov, or 515-822-1425.