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Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 4, 2019 National Volunteer Week Salutes Volunteers in Warren County Each year, thousands of volunteers in Iowa donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the country who will be spotlighted during National Volunteer Week, April 7th-13th, 2019. Research conducted by the Corporation for National and Community Service found that 30.3% of adult Americans volunteered 6.9 billion hours of service worth $167 billion in 2018. In Iowa more than 1 million volunteers contributed 56 million hours of service. Forty-one percent (41%) of Iowans volunteer, ranking Iowa 4th among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. One Iowa group that relies heavily on volunteers is the 4-H Youth Development Program. In 2017-2018 nearly 7,000 adults volunteered in some capacity with 4-H. In Warren County, 50 volunteers serve in many roles including club leaders, project leaders, and committee members for the 4-H Youth Development Program. Logan Kinyon, Warren County Youth Coordinator says, "Our volunteers are the heart of our 4-H program. The youth of Warren County are incredibly lucky to have their 4-H volunteers as role models." 4-H volunteers serve as caring adults who help young people develop communication, citizenship, and leadership skills through 4-H projects and community service learning opportunities. Volunteers create safe environments for youth to learn, thrive, and grow in their communities. Jackie Raffety, leader of the Indianola Goal Achievers and Lucky Charms 4-H clubs, says, "I volunteer because I want my kids to have the same 4-H experience I did." Every day 4-H volunteers lend a helping hand to make 4-H Extension programs more beneficial to the youth of Warren County. Those interested in joining the team of Extension 4-H Volunteers are invited to contact the Warren County Extension Office at'515- 961-6237, https://www.extension.iastate.edu/warren] ,or lkinyon@iastate.edu. Extra copies of the Norwalk paper can be purchased at Casey's, Kum & Go, Git-N-Go, and Fareway. Do You Have A New Address? Are you a snow bird returning soon from your winter location, or have you recently moved? Be sure to let us know your new mailing address so we can ensure our newspaper still gets to you. You can call us at 981-0406, email us at news@norwalk newspaper.com, or drop a note off to us at 1122 Main Street, Suite 1, Norwalk (we have a drop slot in our back door if no one is in the office). Challenges Remain in Iowa's Pursuit of Clean Water Since 2012, the state of Iowa has invested be better informed in our efforts to clean up Iowa's approximately $541 million to improve water quality, water." an estimated $4 to $6 billion problem in the state. The publication identifies ongoing efforts to address Meanwhile, the federal government has paid Iowa water quality including federal task forces, public and farmers more than $2.76 billion for on-farm private partnerships, and the role of state entities, such conservation practices over the past two decades. Even as Watershed Management Authorities and public with this investment, water quality in the state has universities. much room for improvement, according to a Center for Last year Iowa lawmakers passed Senate File 512, Rural Affairs report, which granted $282 million over the next 12 years for "Flowing Forward: Planning Iowa's Water Quality water quality projects. The report applauds the new Future" analyzes 83 years of water policy in the state, boost in funding as a good first step, while encouraging while also deciphering the regulatory framework for more action from Iowa's leaders. existing government rules and providing The report calls for the creation ofrobust state-level recommendations for future policy changes. Sources of standards for watershed planning, in addition to a farm- pollution and downstream effects of poor water quality, level certification program with similar standards such as Iowa's contribution to the "Dead Zone" in the which would guarantee farmers regulatory certainty. Gulf of Mexico, are also discussed. The publication states the implementation of these "Iowa's water quality challenges are incredibly programs calls for improvements in interagency complex," said Katie Rock, policy associate at the Center coordination at the local, state, and federal levels. for Rural Affairs and author ofthe publication. '%Vith a To view or download the report, visit cfra.org/ complete, contextual analysis of the situation, we can publications/FlowingForward. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! Norwalk Easter Public Library Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8p.m. Frida ); 11 a.m. - 6p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5p.m. Sunday, 1 - 4p.m. 1051 North Avenue- OFFICIAL PUBLICATION HOT~ OF ~asuc H~Q--~,=*~OM~aT oF CURRU~r SU~ ~ Extension Council: .~ ~ Warren County Agricultural Extension Dls~cL Tuesday, Ap~t116, 20t9, ~ 6:30 p.m. ~, ~ ~ a~ ~ ~.t Warren County AgtlcuStura$ Extensio, District Educatlon F~ ~ $ 397,957 = L-- 7~2,000 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION Form Aft74 NOTICE OF-PtlBLIC HEARING - PI~E~D BUI~GET ~ . 7. Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1,2019 -June 30, 2020) - - - iowa Dewadm~nt of Manaoement 11L1-18 Warren County Ag Extension I The Extension'Council of the above-named Extension District will conduct a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year budget as follow~; Meeting Date: Time: Meeting Location: 4-16-19 6:30 pm Warren County Extension and Outreach Office ~,t thepubl!c hea. ring any resident or taxpaye [.may prese.nt o.b'Lpq.tions to, .or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed ~ oge~ J.ms noucerepresems a sumrn, ary o~ me Stl.pporang oeta, of rece,pts ano expenditures on file with the Extension ~ounc~ ~ecretaw trances of me ~up.~emen~ al mmg~.t Detail (Scht~dul~ 674-A) will be furnished uoon req U~,~t, Extension District Telephone Number: Extension Council Contact Name: 515-961-6237 Cortney Garrington ]| (Use Whole Dollars) 1. County Agricultural Extension Education 2. Unemployment Compensation PROPOSED BUDGET SUMI A B C Expenditures FYE 6-30-2018 Actual 297,793 0 --YE 6-30-2019 Re-EstJrnated 696,288 0 FYE6-30-2020 Budget 377,099 9,50 5,000 3. Tort Liability 1,098 3,500 4. TOTAL 298,891 699,788 391,599 Proposed taxation rate per $1,000 valuation: $,ARY D EsSrnated Ending Fund Balance FY2020 269,638 4,851 1 ~754 276~243. 0.17,427 E Estknated FY2020 Beg Balance 223,437 14,351 2,754 F Es~rnated Amount To Be P, aise~ By. Taxation 286,135 0 3,910 240,542 290,045 G Estimated Utility Tax Replacemerrl and Property Tax Dollars 293,000 0 Looking to Upgrade your Business or Workplace to L.E.D.s? Call for a free estimate EcoLogix LED Lighting Solutions Frank Thomas (515)313-8757 Fthomas@EcoLogix.biz Norwalk Food Pantry hours are 4:30 p.m, to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The pantry is located at New Life Lutheran Church. 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