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Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 18, 2019 NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES[ The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student business organization at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) recently participated in the State Leadership Conference held in Coralville on March 29th and 30th. The students, accompanied by their advisers, competed against other Iowa college students in various business related events, receiving both individual and chapter awards. Local winners include Amanda Atkinson, Norwalk, who took third place in Organizational Behavior & Leadership and fourth place in Computer Concepts. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! Towing & Recovery April 20th, 2019 - 9 A.M. 515-225-6088 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION 155 S. 13th St. West Des Moines, IA 50265 Gates open at 8 a.m auction at 9 a.m. Cash or credit card, no checks. All cars must be paid for at the time of purchase and removed within 24 hours. All vehicles are sold as is - no warranty is given or implied. 2003 HONDA ACCORD 1HGCM56603A060435 2013 HYUNDAI SONATA KMHEC4A49DA080934 1995 GREAT DANESEMI TRAILER 2006 FORD 500 2003 LINCOLN LS IGRAA002XSB180507 1FAFP24136GI83744 ILNHMB7A63Y654829 1993 VOLVO 240 YV1AW8801P1949075 2008 1995 2002 2004 2000 2001 2003 2008 2009 2001 2009 2000 2002 1995 2002 2004 1999 MAZDA 3 CHEVROLET G 20 NISSAN ALTIMA JEEP GRANDCHEROKEE COUGAR MERCURY PONTIAC GRANDAM CHEVROLET BLAZER DODGE :; CHARGER i HYUNDAI SONATA FORD F 150 t. FORD . FOCUS . MERCURY SABLE DODGE CARAVAN ]MIBK343581844386 IGBEG25K2SFI98012 1N4AL11DX2C244314 I]4GW48S64C136982 1ZWFT61LXY5630998 IG2NF52T61M578952 1GNCTI8X83K149459 2B3KA43G78H280160 5NPET46F29H458915 1FTRWOSL41KD63024 1FAHP35NOgW1g4033 IMEFMSOU8YG623611 I84GP25392B735136 FEATHERLITEHORSE TRAILER 4FGLI6202SA918429 PONTIAC SUNFIRE iG2.1B524627484881 NISSAN TITAN 1N6AA07A44N508249 FORD ECONOUNE E350 IFBSS31SSXHC00595 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2GIWT58KX81252903 2006 FORD TAURUS 1FAFP53U06A190358 2002 CHEVROLET K 1500TAHOE IGNEK13Z42]142534 2010 MAZDA 3 lMIBLISF7A1110370 2004 CADILLAC DEVILLE 1G6KD57Y34U184146 2004 HONDA PILOT 2HKTF18514H521616 2004 CHEVROLET MALIBU MAXX IGIZU64884F167071 2003 BUICK CENTURY 2G4WS52J231252067 '2003 CHEVROLETSUBURBAN IGNEC16Z03GI98319 2003 FORD SPORTTRAC 1FMZU77E13UA32602 Events at Norwalk Easter Public Library 1051 North Avenue 515-981-0217 Thursday, April 18 Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on songs and rhymes. Shake shakers, sing, move, and read some short books! Monday, April 22 Baby Time, 10:30 am. A special story time for babies up to about 18 months and their grownups. Learn lots of songs, rhymes, and bounces! Fifteen minutes followed by playtime. Adult Craft Night, 6:30 pro. Buttons, and Magnets, and ShrinkyDinks OH MY! Reservation fee of $2 is required upon registration & refundable to the attendee at the event & for cancellations 2 days before the event. Tuesday, April 23 Reading Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on books and pre-reading skills. Read books, sing songs, and do activities! Tuesday Talks, 6:30 pro. Good Women & Bad Girls, by Kathy Wilson, Historian. Our Victorian ancestors had specific view on the "fairer sex". They believed women were mentally & physically inferior to men, & that the only appropriate role for them was as wives & mothers. These attitudes also affected what doctors & women knew & believed about the female body. What effect did these views have on the personal lives of Victorian women? Come to the library tonight & learn the answer to this question & more from our guest, historian Kathy Wilson. Discover what made Scarlett O'Hara such a %ad girl". (Who knows You may find you're one, too!) Register at the library or by calling us at 981-0217. Wednesday, April 24 Early Out Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 pro. Drop-in activities every Wednesday if there is school in Norwalk. No registration required; best for elementary-age children but all ages are welcome. On the 4th Wednesday of the month, it's Make! Make art projects with a variety of materials. Thursday, April 25 Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on songs and rhymes. Shake shakers, sing, move, and read some short books! Pajama Time, 7:00 pm. Join us in the evening to read funny stories. Great for all ages; pajamas welcome. r RUEPKE CONSTRUCTION New homes, remodels, additions, and home improvements Over 30 years experience in new home construction Call Larry Ruepke 641-203-9111 Norwalk Nursing and Rehabilitation OUR FAMILY CARING FOR YOURS! 921 Sunset Drive, Norwalk, IA 50211 (515)981-0604 NOW HIRING! We are looking for AMAZING individuals to join our team! Our facility is currently looking for qualified and caring NURSES {RN AND/OR LPN} CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDES CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS ***Competitive wages dependent on qualifications and experience. Please check our listings on Indeedcom or inquire within our facility. Please contact Kayla Noelting, HR Coordinator, at {515} 981-0604 with any inquiries or to schedule an interview for potential employment. Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett j ulian.garrett@legis.iowa.gov Continued Good Economic News The economic news continues to be very good, both nationally and here in Iowa according to statistics for March of 2019, released by the U. S. Labor Department. The national unemployment rate is at 3.8%. The Iowa unemployment rate is 2.4%, the lowest in the nation and a record low for Iowa. The national labor participation rate, meaning those of working age who are working, is 63%. The increase in jobs was 196,000. Average hourly earnings for private nonfarm jobs are $27.70. Average hourly earnings for private sector, nonsupervisory employees, are $23.24. The Labor Department releases a number oLstatistics each month. It is probably not a surprise to see that Money Manuel, in February, 2019, ranked Iowa as the best state to find a job. In spite of the facts, some politicians continue to talk as though conditions are horrible in the U.S. Their solution is to move us to a socialist economy. This is in spite of the fact that all socialist economies over the centuries have been dismal failures. The most recent example is Venezuela. Venezuela was once one of the wealthiest countries in Latin America. After the elected a socialist president who socialized the nation, the economy tanked and now the nation is in chaos. Property Taxes Property taxes are a subject of discussion in the legislature. The House has a bill capping increased spending at 2% per year unless the taxing body votes to spend more. The public can then call for a public referendum on that increase. The Senate Ways and Means Committee is working on a separat@bill. It should be introduced soon. As the Hodse bill does, I expect the Senate bill to focus on spending rather than property values. That will make the process more understandable and transparent. Both bills would apply only to counties and cities. Schools would not be included. Education funding is very complicated and does not lend itself to this kind of bill. According to the Federation of Independent Business and Iowans for Tax Relief, since the year 2000 property taxes have gone up on the average by over 100%. The increase varies from area to area, however. The state budget has increased by abdut 65% during this time. The cost of living has increased by 43%. ' Iowans have just received their new,p 'operty valuations. Many home values have gone up by 10% or more. If the millage rates are not reduced,! Iowans will have substantial property tax increases. The millage rate is the amount of tax per $1,000 fvalue. Because property taxes are based on a two step process, it can be a little hard to understand. Eligible Bills i There are still a number of controveksial bills! eligible for debate, in addition to our budget bills and tax bills. Among them are: Judicial Nominating Commission reform, Sports betting h edical marijuana expansion, Increased penaltie for abuse of companion animals, Raising age for purchase of cigarettes and]or vapor products, the 1 cent SAV E tax, providing funding for school infrastructure, Constitutional amendment protecting Iowan's right to keep and bear arms. Though this resolutmn has passed the Senate and House, it must pass both chambers in the 2021-22session to become eligible to be voted on by Iowa voters. As always please feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns. 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