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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 11, 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 every 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/Managing 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 Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION 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 Association Iowa Newspaper Association OBITUARY TWYLA TAYLOR Services were held Wednesda3 April 3, at the Norwalk Christian Church for Twyla M. Taylor, 64, Norwalk, who died Satur- day, March 30, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Her greatest accom- plishments were raising her children and being a wife to her late husband, Harvey. She was a big part of the family legacy with the success of Harvey's Automotive and Machine in Norwalk, which they founded in 1989. Survivors include her son, Jerry (Annette) Tay- lor; daughter, Diana Hanner; grandchildren, Austin and Genavie Hanner; mother, Helen Whitlow; brothers, Robert, Twyla Taylor Alvin and Victor Whitlow; sisters, Donna Whitlow and Mary McLaughlin. Harvey and Twyla are together again and this time for eternity. Online condolences may be made at www. overtonfunerals.com. Legislative News [ By State Representative Julian B. Garrett Involuntary Commitments We are continuing to work on mental health reform. Ill the House Judiciary Committee we passed an amended version of Senate File 406. The bill lays out procedures for involuntary commitments of persons with mental health problems, substance abuse problems or intellectual disabilities. Persons are involuntarily committed, by court order, when they are a threat of doing harm to themselves or others. The bill establishes a division of mental health advocate in the State's De- partment of Inspections and Appeals. The job of the mental health advocate is to be sure that the rights of anyone, who is committed, are respected. Advocates need to be well-trained and independent so they can protect the patient's rights. During the court proceed- ings the patient will also be represented by an attorney, but the attorney's role will end when the court proceed- ings are finished, unless the court orders that the attorney's services are to continue. I was a member of the mental health work group that worked on this sub- ject over the last two years. I was able to work with the members of the subcommittee handling the bill on its final wording. The bill must be passed by the full House and the Senate, and be signed by the Governor, to be- come law. Education Reform We in the House passed our Education Reform Bill and sent it to the Senate on February 20. On April 3 the Senate finally passed its amended version of the bill. The Senate took out most of the accountability from the bill. It also removed the provisions relating to school choice, homeschooling and private schools. The Senate version costs about $40 million more than the House version. The bill now goes to a conference committee made up of House and Senate members who will try to come to an agreement on a bill that both chambers will support. Medicaid-Obamacare There has been much talk about expanding Medic- aid in Iowa with most discussions centering on the claim that the federal government will pay 100% of the cost initially, with its share going down to 90% over time. The facts are that thousands of Iowans are qualified for Medicaid under the old program, but are not signed up. I have seen estimates ranging from 50,000 to 80,000. Obamacare will at least theoretically force everyone to have health insurance, meaning that it is likely that most of these people will now sign up for Medicaid. These people Will come under the existing program meaning that the state will pay about 42% of their costs while the broke federal government will pay the rest. It is only the newly eligible people, an estimated 150,000, whose incomes range from 100% to 133% Of the federal pov- erty level, that are eligible to have 100% of their costs initially paid for by the federal government. With the federal government paying less than 60% of the cost of the existing Medicaid program, how long can we count on it to pay 90% of the cost of new enrollees? We in the House are looking at the Governor's health care plan and the plan passed by the Senate. We are now working to come up with a plan that best addresses the health needs of Iowans at an affordable cost. Indianola Forum My next forum will be at the Farm Bureau Office in Indianola Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. Questions and comments from those attending are welcome. Everyone is invited. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 281-3221 or Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov._ "COME ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE" Now Accepting Applications Good Life Retirement Center 1 Bedroom Apartments, Newly Remodeled, Park-like Setting, Community Center, 24-7 Maintenance, Rental Assistance Available, Must be 62 Years or Older, Handicap/Disabled Any Age 515-210-8983 www.NationaI-Management.com This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Start the day off right! matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwlof.com SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515-897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm *** Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Bhimcr, Pastor 515=287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12 th grades Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 mo.-yh grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service ,eag First Baptist Church www.norwalkbaptist.org Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study Prayer Service New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childcare Provided Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Dayna Kinkade, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship 6 pm The Gathering Senice Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided *** St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School CUMMING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225.N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm OES MOES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 515-953-0322 10 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Kids s Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Grace Baptist Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Dong VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & St. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. *** Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Gary Crandall, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday *** St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 ; Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Sunday School & Confirmation 10:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship 1NDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study Tues.-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Harting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this tree listing. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday!