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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 8, 2010 Groundbreaking Celebration April 14 Polar Plunge The Norwalk Community School District will host a April 10 Groundbreaking Celebration at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April Special Olympics Iowa !4, at the Secondary Campus to formally kick off the is hosting a Polar Plunge new Auditorium, Stadium and Parking Lot Construc- Saturday; April 10 at Lake t-ion Project. The public is invited to attend this event. Ahquabi in Indianola, The activities will start on the west side of the High making it one of 13 loca- School where the new Stadium will be located and then fions in the state of Iowa move to the east side of the High School/Eastview 8/9 to hold this event annually. where the new Auditorium and Music Classrooms will be constructed. The celebration will conclude in the Participants will jump into Eastview 8/9 Cafeteria with a short program. Lake Ahquabi in groups of 10 or more. Participants Construction operations are expected to begin dur- can eitherrecruit a team of ing the week of April 19. The project is scheduled to be 10 or be placed on a team complete in August 2011. Work on the project will in- the day of the Plunge. clude the construction of a new 925-seat auditorium, two new instrumental band classrooms, new outdoor Registration is at 11 a.m. with the plunge at-noon athletic stadium for football, soccer and track, new ten- and a post party at 12:30 nis courts and paving parking lot improvements at the Secondary Campus. p.m. When a "plunger" raises a minimum of $60 in MidAmerican Energy Offers pledges they receive an Residential Tree Planting Program official polar bear sweatshirt and admission in Central Iowa to the post-plunge party. Residential customers of MidAmerican Energy in The m ore money a central Iowa can reduce future energy use and at the plunger raises, the more same time landscape their homes through Plant some prizes they receive. Special shade, an expanded tree-planting program, prizes will be given to the Plant some Shade is a partnership initiative to aid long- Polar Bear who raises the term energy and natural resources conservation. The most mone) the team with program is funded by MidAmerican Energy and admin- the best costume and Po- istered by Polk County Conservation, the Iowa Depart- lar Bear with the best cos- ment of Natural Resources-Bureau of Forestry and The tume. Great Outdoors Fund. For those who do not Plant some shade enables MidAmerican Energy's cen- want to plunge, you can tral Iowa residential customers to purchase up to two, register as a "chicken." For three to eight-feet landscape trees for just $30 each. $60, you receive a "Too Approximately 650 high-quality trees are available on Chicken to Plunge" long- a first-come, first-ordered basis. Tree species available sleeve t-shirt and admis- include bur oak, red oak, red sunset maple, hackberr35 sion to the post-plunge Adams flowering crabapple, bald cypress and Norway party. spruce. Sponsors for the Advance orders for Plant some shade are required. Indianola plunge include Individuals may obtain applications at LETR, Kwik Star, www.greatoutdoorsfund.org. Orders will be accepted Jorgensen's Indianola until all trees have been sold. Locker & Meat M arket, Trees will be available for pickup at the Hoover State Central Iowa Underwater Office Building south parking lot, located at the inter- Search and Rescue, War- section of S.E. 14th and E. Court Avenue in Des Moines ren County Oil, The between 8:30 and 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1. For more Record Herald, Scheels information, call Polk County Conservation at 515-323- and 105.3 KEDB FM. 5300. People will accept your idea much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first. -David It. Comins Celebrate Shrimp Season With The (NAPS)Whether toss- ing it on the grill, piling it high on a crusty roll or top- ping a fresh summertime salad, shrimp's versatility has made it an American favorite. According to the National Fisheries Institute, shrimp fans consume more than 1 billion pounds each year--making it the top-sell- ing seafood in this country. Since shrimp is available year-round, it's easy to over- look the pleasures of enjoy- ing it at the peak of fresh- ness. The Gulf Coast fresh shrimp season "officially" kicked off in May and runs through early fall. "Growing up in South Louisiana, I've had shrimp every possible way. When the season hits, I can't imagine starting it off with anything but a classic Zatarain's shrimp boil," said John Besh, chef/owner at Restaurant August in New Orleans. "And beyond the boil, I love how our 'bayou gold' pairs per- fectly with the flavors of New ' Orleans-Style cooking." Enjoy the season's freshest catch with the authentic fla- vors of New Orleans Barbe- cue Shrimp. Enjoying the rich and zesty taste of New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp is an easy and authentic way to celebrate shrimp season. There are many twists on this "Big Easy" classic--and none would dare include bar- becue sauce! Bursting with the flavors of Worcestershire, Zatarain's Creole Seasoning, cracked black pepper and beer, the sauce is perfect for sopping up with lots of crusty bread. Log on to www.zatar ains.com for more ideas to enjoy a deli- cious shrimp season with the flavors of New Orleans. Flavors Of New Orleans New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes V, cup (V~ stick) butter 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons Zatarain's Creole Seasoning 1 teaspoon minced garlic ~/~ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper V, teaspoon rosemary leaves, crushed 1 pound large shrimp (26 to 30 count) 3/4 cup beer, at room temperature MELT butter with Worcestershire sauce, Creole Seasoning, garlic, pepper and rosemary in large skillet on medium- high heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 2 minutes. POUR beer into skillet. Cook and stir 3 minutes longer or just until shrimp turn pink. Serve immedi- ately with French bread. Makes 4 servings. Be Prepared For Severe Weather A long hard winter fi- though tornadoes of this and many citizen volun- nally is over and spring is size don't happen often, teers as we partner with here. And with spring they do happen in Iowa,National Weather Service comes severe weather, just ask the citizens of in Des Moines to keep in- Warren County Emer- Parkersburg, or Greens-formed of weather in our gency Management urges burg, KS. area. citizens to be prepared. Historical records have Additional information One important missionWarren County officially about Severe Weather and is for citizens to stay in- reporting 34 tornados be- links to preparedness ma- formed. Know the weather tween 1953 and 2008. terialandeducationalma- forecast. Have a way to get Likely many tornadoes terial regarding severe emergency weather infor- have gone not reported in weather can be found at mation, the easiest way to the early years. Now, War- w w w. w e a t h e r. g o v / do that is have a NOAA ren County has a good desmoines. Another excel- weather alert radio in your spotter networkin associa- lent source of prepared- home, school, church, tion with the Fire Depart- ness information can be daycare, really any place ments. Law Enforcement,found at the Be Ready you or your family spend ARES/HAM radio club, Iowa website: www.Be time. They are not all that Emergency Management ReadyIowa.org. expensive and can be a wonderful safety invest- ment. We suggest you pur- Iowa State Fair Gmndslm d Line-Up chase an alert radio that is Pop-rock sensation Boys Like Girls will bring their programmable, so you can high-energy show to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand choose which areas you Friday, Aug. 20, filling the last opening in this year's get the alerts for and some line-up. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $25 and go on of them you can even sale Saturday, April 24. choose what alerts you re- Best known for popular radio plays "Two Is Better ceive. In addition to hav- Than One, .... Love Drunk," "Thunder," and "The Great ing a radio so you receive Escape," these four friends from Boston have been rock- the weather alerts immedi- ing sell-out crowds across the country since their rise to ately, you should know fame in 2007. Boys Like Girls will be joined by opening what terms to listen for band, We the Kings, a high-spirited pop-rock quartet and what they mean. that has gained popularity through songs such as Knowing the difference "Check Yes Juliet, .... Secret Valentine," and "Skyway between a "watch" and a Avenue." "warning" can save your Boys Like Gifts joins Grammy award-winning acts life. Keith Urban, Sugarland, Pat Benatar, Darius Rucker and The second way to pre- Sheryl Crow as one of many must-see concerts set for pare is to have an emer- the Grandstand during the 2010 Fair, August 12-22. gency plan. Make it a fam- Tickets for all Grandstand events will go on sale Sat- ily project and put a plan urda35 April 24 at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster out- together that will keep lets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800- your family safe. Know 745-3000. All concert events are reserved seating; track how, when and where to events are general admission. Beginning July 12. the react to any type of emer- Fair's Ticket Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., gency and everyone in the Mondays-Fridays and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays for family should know the walk-up orders only (no mail, phone or fax orders). plan. Do it now, before the Convenience charges will apply to all tickets. Grand- emergency strikes, stand tickets do not include Fair admission. The third part of being A complete listing of 2010 Iowa State Fair Grandstand prepared is to have an Line-up presented by U.S. Cellular, follows: Thursda35 emergency kit. When an Aug. 12, MercyMe and Newsboys, 8 p.m., $28; Friday, emergency strikes is not Aug. 13, Keith Urban with special guest Kris Allen, 8 the time to be hunting p.m., $47; Saturda)5 Aug. 14, Shinedown with special around your house for the guest Chevelle, 8 p.m., $28; Sunda)5 Aug. 15, Jeff Dun- materials and tools you ham, 8 p.m., $37; Monda:6 Aug. 16, Deery Brothers Sum- may need. Identify what mer Series for Late Models, 5:30 p.m. Hot Laps, 6 p.m. those are and make a kit to Races, $15 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 grab those things rapidly, and under. Spring and summer in Tuesday, Aug. 17, Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon. Iowa brings all kinds of 8 p.m., $35; Wednesda35 Aug. 18, Grand outlaw National weather that we need to be Tractor and Truck Pull 2 p.m., $20 adults, $10 children aware of how to react. A ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under; Thursday, Aug. 19, good old fashioned Iowa Darius Rucker with special guest Candy Coburn, 8 p.m., thunderstorm can provide $30; Friday, Aug. 20, Boys Like Girls with special guest a lot of action. Lightning is We the Kings, 8 p.m., $25; Saturda)5 Aug. 21, Demoli- a killer and occurs in all tion Derby, 11:30 a.m., $12 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, thunderstorms. Strong free for ages 5 and under;Saturday, Aug. 21, Sugarland winds can be extremely with special guest Little Big Town, 8 p.m., $42 and Sun- dangerous and cause dam- day, Aug. 22, Sheryl Crow with special guest Colbie age equal to a tornado as Caillat, 8 p.m., $35. straight line winds can ex- "Non Stop Fun" in 2010 is set August 12-22. For more ceed 100 mph. Hail causes information, call 800-545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org. more than $1 billion dol- lars in property damage each year. Flash flooding is clip and save frequently associated with Norwalk Schools Phone Directory a thunderstorm as heavy Central OfficeAdministration 981-0676 rains exceed storm sewers High School (Grades 10-12) 981-4201 and water sheds. Of course, the most talked High School Activities 981-4204 about is the tornado. Tor- Eastview 8/9 School 981-9655 nadoes cause an average of Middle 6/7 School 981-0435 70 families and 1,500 inju- Lakewood Elementary (Grades 4-5) 981-1850 ries every year. Wind Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-3)981-1005 speeds can be in excess of -Transportation Office (Bus Barn)981-0016 250 mph and can be one Food Service/Nutrition Office 981-9876 mile wide and stay on the Building & Grounds Office 981-0917 ground over 50 miles. A1- i /