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Page Two N(Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 29, 2010 NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS 1325 Sunset Dr., P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cttmming, Norwalk Community School District and .Warren Coun 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 Iowa Newspaper Association Association O Summer Fire Safety Tips for Fire Pits, Outdoor FireplaCes Just like an indoor fireplace, a fire pit, outdoor fire- place, or chimney creates a warm and inviting atmo- sphere for families or friendly gatherings. However, just like an indoor fireplace, there are important safety is- sues to consider when using one of these appliances. First, look around your outdoor area. Are there any low-hanging branches to watch out for? Are there patches of dry grass, piles of brush, or other material that might catch a spark? Which direction will the smoke blow? Make gum your fire pit is on safe ground, away from potential fire hazards. Concrete or stone patios with open space above are perfect for fire pits and chimneys. Be sure to keep a fire extinguisher or a charged garden hose nearby just in case. If a fire pit features a stone, mosaic, or granite top, the fire bowl itself will often be made from metal. With any metal fire pit, you will need to be extra careful of heat. Metal is a very conductive element and can hold heat for longer than many other materials. Use thick gloves and fireplace tools to ensure that you do not burn yourself while using your fire pit. The City of Norwalk Municipal Code specifically addresses year-round burning in fire pits, which are exempted from the restrictions of our burn ban. The Norwalk Fire Department still urges you to have an adult present at all times and keep a fire extinguisher or hose handy in case there is a problem. When choosing fuel for your fire pit or chimne3 make sure the wood is dry and well-seasoned. Do not burn pressure-treated wood or manufactured fire logs. Al- though these can help start nice fires, they release toxic gases which can be harmful. Do not burn wood that has been treated With paint, stain, creosote, or other chemi- cals. Do not burn pellets in your chimney, as they are manufactured specifically for wood stoves and they tend to burn very hot and leave a lot of ash. Most chimney manufacturers also do not recommend burning char- coal. NEVER use gasoline or petroleum-based accelerants to help start a fire! Finally, do not burn trash in your chimney or fire pit. Not only does this produce toxic smoke and release harmful chemicals, but burning trash is strictly forbid- den by the City of Norwalk Municipal Code. If you want a more aromatic fire, try using pinion (pine) wood, apple wood, hickory, mesquite (especially if you will be us- ing your outdoor fire for grilling), or pine cones. The smoke from pine can help ward off mosquitoes and cre- ates a very pleasant aroma for those enjoying the fire. Please consider these safety tips when enjoying our lovely summer nights. As always, if you have any ques- tions or concerns, contact the Norwalk Fire Department at 515-981-4316. OBITUARY THOMAS J. DRISCOLL JR. A memorial service was held in Des Moines Wednes- day, April 21, for Thomas J. Driscoll Jr., 70, who died Saturday, April 17, at his home in Des Moines. Mr. Driscoll was born in Des Moines October 30, 1939 the son of Thomas and Gertrude Driscoll. He spent most of his life in Des Moines and retired from the United States Postal Service in 1991. He moved to Cleveland, TN and later returned to Des Moines. He served in the Air National Guard from 1957 to 1963. On October 12, 1985 he married Marvel M. Kelleher in Granger. Mr. Driscoll was a member of New Testa-" ment Baptist Church and Auburn-Union Park Lodge #592. He enjoyed model building, watching birds and squirrels and computer work. Survivors include his wife, Marvel; four sons, Tho- mas Driscoll III, Centralia, IL, Timothy Driscoll of Joshua, TX, Terrence Driscoll of Norwalk and Todd Driscoll of Carlisle; a daughter, Tamara (Buonol Driscoll of Bradley, IL; step-children, Jerry Moorehead of Granger, Terry Lee Moorehead of Leander, TX, Gary Kelleher of California, Diana Kelleher of Couer d'Alene, ID, Monica Statton, Carol Papiani, Lorrie McKinne26 all of Des Moines and Tammy Randolph of Cleveland, TN; brothers, Michael and Vincent Driscoll and a sister, Carolyn Haut. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Theresa; a sister, Kathleen Driscoll; and his parents. Memorials donated to the family will be given to his favorite charity. LETTERS OUR POLICY We-publish letters to the editor when they are not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. l Dear Editor, I am writing to you about the City of Norwalk buy- ing an 850,000 ladder truck when we don't have enough buildings that are over three stories and we can't afford to have full-time fireman around the clock. The two fire- men that are there during the day should be there at night so they can get the trucks out and ready for when the other men arrive. This way we can get to the fire faster and hopefully save the yotmg children that are sleeping with smoke alarms that might not be working. I hope this doesn't happen but if a child's life is lost I will be at the fire department to take a picture of the new fire truck. If we have council members that are on the fire de- partment they should be excluded from voting on items that are related because that's a conflict of interest. Also when something this big is being voted on all councilmembers need to be present when a vote is taken. I want to thank all the volunteer fireman that we have in Norwalk. I know there are a few of them that would agree with me on the issue of needing the department staffed at night before a new truck. /s/Jim Demichelis JR Hot News from the Norwalk Fire Department By Dustin Huston Fire Chief ertrand Monument 1514 North Lincoln, Suite C Knoxville, IA 641-828-7172 (Knoxville Insurance Building) Custom Memorials of granite and Bronze visit us at bertrandmonument.com and online monument design Marion County's only locally owned Monument Shop Start the day off right! 515-27.3-1150 EO. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwlo/.com n- Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church fLC-MSI 515 Sunset Dr. 981-9145 Dan Beattie. Pastor 9 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided 6-6:30 pm Wed. Meal 6:30-7:30 pm Wed. PreK-Adult *** Crossroads Church 2601 Boarder St. 515-287-8580 9 & 10:45 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming offered during Both services 3 years old through 5 t" grade Wed. 6:30 pinK-12 th grades Angel Food Ministries Quality Food for 1/2 the Price 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. & Marred - 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 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 Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. CUMMING Cumming Community Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. Cumming - 981-4233 www.cummingcommunitychurch.com Laine Wilder. Pastor 9 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Nursery, newborn to 3 years 6:30 pm Youth Group 7 pm Wed. Prayer Service DES MOINES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Pastor Warren Hunsberger 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 Mr. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. Pastor David Chu 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. MARTENSDALE Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Pastor Gary Crandall 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 a.m St. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm Wednesday Awana: 6:30 pm Wednesday St. Paul LutheranChurch 615 Iowa Ave. - 764-2752 Fayonne Tooman, Pastor 222-153l 9:15 am Sunday School fall ages) 10:30 am Worship, Communion Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50 'h, 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 Hatting, 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 he listed here.