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Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 25, 2013 NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES I University of Nebraska- Lincoln undergraduate students were honored in conjunction with UNL's All-University Honors Convocation April 14 at the Lied Center for Per- forming Arts, including 42 seniors who will be recog- nized as Chancellor's Scholars, the university's highest undergraduate ac- ademic honor. Students from Norwalk included Trevor Hall, sophomore, High Scholar, College of Engineering with a 4.0 grade-point av- erage and Hunter Hofmai- er, freshman, High Schol- ar, Exploratory and Pre- Professional Programs. Mary Junior-Senior High Scho,1 and is now a fourtl-year osteopathic medi:al student at Des Moin+s University. He has earne3 multiple degrees, including bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Iowa. Yet, he still has not forgotten his experiences as a student on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. He was selected out of 19,000 possible hon- orees as the 2012 National D.O. Student of the Year. Despite his extremely busy schedule, Fernandez has maintained his con- nection with DMACC. He has given many informa- tive presentations and lec- .................................. tures'to DMACC anatomy A Prole resident has re- and physiology students. ceived an award from the Des Moines Area Commu- nity College (DMACC) Alumni Association. Roberto Fernandez, fourth-year medical stu- dent, College of Osteo- pathic Medicine, Des Moines Uiaiversity, was awarded the DMACC Alumni Association Im- pact Award. The DMACC to honor of at leasl in their DMACCI +  Fernandez from Mar i He is active with,the American Osteopathic As- sociation, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and the L.atino Medical Stu- dent Association. Fernandez was recog- nized by the DMACC Alumni Association in a spe- cial event recently held at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. flue son of Joaquin and i (:heft Fernandez of Prole. Deadline for ads, legals and stori is Noon Friday! NALC FOOD DRIVE Concluded from p. 1 accepted. If every family in the Norwalk, Cumming and Martensdale delivery area were to donate just one 16 oz. can, that would be over 5,500 pounds of food. When you do your grocery shopping, just pick up an extra can or two of vegetables or soup to donate. Let's see if we can exceed last year's donations! PLEASE help those in need. Leave a donation at your mailbox Saturday, May 11. If you should have any questions, contact Pat Wahl at 981-4928. Norwalk Thunder Kicks Off Season The Norwalk Thunder 11U baseball team kicked off the 2013 season by hosting their 2nd annual Spring Training tournament at McAninch Park on the week- end of April 5. There were 26 teams from central and eastern Iowa participated in the tournament ranging from 8U through llU. "The tournament was a huge success," said Coach Taylor, chief operations manager for the tournament. "What a great opportunity to showcase Norwalk and its facilities. There was an incredible amount of excite- ment and enthusiasm throughout the weekend and a lot of positive feedback regarding the ball park and its facilities." "This is something we look forward to each year," said Sara Fouts, Beth Schwery, Jen Taylor and Wendy Borst. "It takes months of preparation and commitment from our Thunder parents to get ready for this, but it's worth it. We have a great parent base and they do an amazing ]iob coming together and supporting our boys!" The Thunder Baseball team would also like to thank Norwalk Parks and Rec department for their partner- ship in making this tournament a success. The Norwalk Thunder 11U finished 2-2 with wins over the Central Iowa Crush and hometown rivals Norwalk Rush. The Norwalk Thunder 11U will host their 2rid annual Opening Day tournament on the week- end of April 26. 0F A single rose Can be my garden...a single hriend my world. " -Leo Buscaglia LETTERS Concluded from p. 1 ter county that neects a casino to survive. It is insulting and not true. Paula Greteman Norwalk Paid for bv Paula Greteman Mrs. Huntoon, My name is Maria Alverio. I am a freshman at Dowling Catholic High school and for a religion project I am working on a way to change the world even if just in a small way. I am taking up a collection for the Ronald McDonald House here in Des Moines for those families that are unfortunate enough to have a child staying in the hos- pital.long term. Some families stay for months at a time. When I toured the facility they said the following items would be much appreciated: Small shampo+:/conditioner bottles, the size hotels offer DVDs that ar, slightly used and in good taste to help build up the :ubrary Aluminum abs There are two collection places in Norwalk, St. John's Catholic Church m.d Norwalk Hardware. The pickup date for the collection is April 28. Thank you Maria Alverio, Norwalk Activities ' at the NORWALK LIBRARY 10Sl Notch Ave. 981-0217 Monday, April 29 Friends of the Library, 5:30 p.m. Join us for our monthly Friends of the Library group meeting. This group, re-established in 2011, gives input for new pro- gramming, special events and larger projects. New par- ticipants are always welcome at any meeting and your comments and ideas are also welcome via our Facebook page or via email with the library staff- linked through our webpage. Tuesday, April 30 Pre-School Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. For 3-6 year- olds, join us for stories, finger plays, songs and flannel boards! Parents: expect some interaction with-yoUr little ones and some helpful tips on early literacy kills you can use at home. This storytime is also agood fit for parents attending with several children and for daycare groups. Wednesday, May 1 Wee Ones Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m+ ,orinfants to 18 months, join us for lapsit stories, +e_(. lays and songs! Parents: expect full interaction; j[our little ones and some helpful tips on early likills you can use at home. This storytime is de+d |or a one- one or one-two parent to child ratio.  ++ ' '/ Cooking Club, 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for'i monthly get-together, for tasting, exchanging reci[msmd cook books and exploring resources for eating and ntertain- ing. We have guest speakers, programs and inore! To- night, it's CHOCOLATE FEST! Bring a chocolate dish to share." Thursday, May 2 Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m. Join us for stories, fin- ger plays, songs and flannel boards! Parents: expect lots of interaction with your little ones and some helpful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. The Sampler Book Club, 6--8 p.m. Stretch your read- ing tastes! This NEW book club will explore different genres of books, including romance, suspense, non-fic- tion and thriller/science fiction/fantasy. Register online under "Adu Its" section or at the library. 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