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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 28, 2011 llm, NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St., 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, IA50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association BALDWIN Concluded from p.1 will soon reach a point where they will be forced to make the difficult decision of either raising property taxes or cutting valuable programs. The District and Board have faced these challenging times in the past, applying a prioritization process that weighs the needs of the Dis- trict and the community. Our teachers, parents, com- munity members, administrators and board members have proven to be a successful team working for the students of Norwalk. The District will need to rely on that team work to navigate through these difficult deci- sions, defining our true student priorities. Did You Know? (NAPS)--More than 200 designs, artists, colors, pat. terns and causes can turn your Dell Studio 15 q..Studio 17 laptop into a fashion accessory that reflects your style. You can learn more by calling (800) 761-3355 or going online to www.delLcom. Finding a certified tech- nician has become a lot eas- ier. A helpful new Web site, www.HVACRAdvice.com, features a contractor locator where homeowners can type in "their zip code and find local companies that employ NATE-certified technicians. 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Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett Reapportionment Both the House and Senate passed the first proposed reapportionment plan Thursday, by overwhelming margins. We expect the Governor to sign the bill. As I have reported our district changes, just a little. The changes do not become effective until the elections of 2012. I will continue to represent the same people in the session next year as this year. Compromise on Current Budget Reached The House and Senate finally reached an agreement on Senate File 209, a bill to finish up the current fiscal year budget. The main points of the agreement are: 1. Creation of a new Tax Relief Fund to capture up to $60 million of unspent revenue annually and return it to the taxpayers. 2. $141 million in earned income tax relief over two years through bonus depreciation and increasing Earned Income Tax Credit. 3. $18.6 million for indigent defense and public de- fender funding. 4. $27.2 million in supplemental appropriations for areas such as mental health institutions, prisons and community colleges. 5. $20 million to end mental health waiting lists and other mental health spending. The legislature intentionally shorted several of these programs last year so they could spend more in other areas, and say they "balanced" the budget. They knew that more money would have to be appropriated this year to meet the needs ! have described above. Bills Pending in the Senate There are several major bills that we have passed that I still hope the Senate will pass. Among those are the bills prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks and the bill pro- tecting animal agriculture from fraud. We know that others including the marriage amendment, the photo ID bill, pre-school reform, the charter school bill and collective bargaining reform will not be taken up by the Senate. Allowable Growth for Schools I regularly receive e-mails telling me of the dire con- sequences to the schools, if we do not authorize allow- able growth of more that 0%. Many people do not un- derstand that allowable growth is a ceiling on school spending. It does not guarantee the schools a particular level of appropriation from the State. Even with the 0% allowable growth (the ceiling) that we in the House have proposed, the State would actually spend over $200 million more than this year, for public education. This is because the last legislature authorized 2% allowable growth, but did not appropriate the money to fund it. That left schools to either dip into their reserve funds, or raise property taxes to make up the difference. We intend to fully fund the state's share of funding, to take some of the pressure off property taxes. You would prob- ably be amazed to know that at 0% allowable growth, we will be increasing state spending for public educa- tion by more than twice as much as anylegislature in the last seven years. As I said, with 0% allowable growth, next year will see an increase of more than $200 million as compared to the largest increase over the last seven years of $112.6 million in fiscal 2010. The increases in other years were even less. Forum My next forum will be at the American Legion Hall in Milo, Saturday morning, April 23, at 10 a.m. As al- ways, please feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at julian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us. M( TUBF. [ Exactly who staffed using curling Irons remains a mys- tery but records indicate that the Romans in the reign of Emperor Titus, A.D. 79 to 81, employed little hollow tubes filled with boiling water for that chore. 0000ertrand Monument 1514 North Lincoln, Suite C Knoxville, IA 641-828-7172 (Knoxville Insurance Building) Custom Memorials of granite and Bronze visit us at bertrandmnument'cm and online monument design Marion County's only locally owned Monument Shop 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 LutheranChurch (LC-MS) Meeting at Regency 815 High Rd. 988-1687 Dan Beattie, Pastor 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided 6:30-7:30 pm Wed. PreK-Adult Wed. at Oviatt Elem. Door 14 Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5" grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12," grades *** Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699.FAX 981-9719 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Nursery & Sunday School thru 5th grade provided. 6 pm Sun. Youth Service 6:30 pm Wed. AWANA First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Mafred - 981-4391 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 6 pm Evening Service 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study & Youth Hour Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 340 Wright Rd Box 338, Norwalk 981-4321 www.harvestchurchiowa.com Laine Wilder, Pastor 8:30 am Sunday School 9:45 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years 6 pm Wed. Dine/Learn New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. -'285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am Traditional 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Nursery Provided 7 pm Youth-led Worship 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 Service 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 Victory Life Church 4225 N. Birch St. Rhonda Penquite, Pastor jitminc @gmail.com 9 a.m. Worship Sunday 7 p.m. Wednesday DES MOINES 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' Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 *** Grace Baptist Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. :g:g* MARTENSDALE 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 a.m. Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm Wednesday Awana: 6:30 pm Wednesday *** St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 615 Iowa Ave. - 641-764-2752 Keith Lingwall, Pastor, and Ron Mohr, Pastor 222-1531 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship, Communion 6 pmWednesday Confirmation Class: Call for times on Adult and Children Bibb.tudies PROLE LmGe United Methodist lhurch 7483 50% Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship INDIANOLA 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 free listing. I Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday!