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k Thursday, April 30, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven Kimball Joins Financial Group Jeff Kimball, CFP , Managing Director of Des Moines Financial Group in West Des Moines, has been authorized by the Certi- fied Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CERTI- FIED FINANCIAL PLAN- NERTM and CFP certifi- cation marks in accor- dance with CFP Board cer- tification and renewal re- quirements. Kimball, who resides in Norwalk, specializes in Comprehensive Financial Planning, Business Succes- sion Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Ben- efits, Estate Planning, Long-Term Care, Retire- ment Planning and So- cially Responsible Invest- ments. The CFP@ marks iden- tify those individuals who have met the rigorous ex- perience and ethical re- quirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial plan- ning coursework and have passed the CFP Certifica- tion Examination covering the following areas: the fi- nancial planning process, risk management, invest- ments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits and estate planning. CFP professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold CFP Board's Code of Ethics and Profes- sional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards. CFP Board is a non- profit certification organi- zation with a mission to benefit the public by grant- ing the CFP@ certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal fi- nancial planning. CFP Board owns the certifica- tion marks CFP@, CERTI- FIED FINANCIAL PLAN- NERTM and federally reg- istered CFP (with plaque design) and CFP (with flame design) in the U.S which it awards to indi- viduals who successfully complete initial and ongo- ing certification require- ments. CFP Board cur- rently authorizes more than 70,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. Iowa Culinary Institute Project The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Board of Trust- ees has approved Baxter Construction to oversee the renovation and remod- eling of Building 7 on the Ankeny Campus, home of DMACC's Iowa Culinary InstituteTM (ICI). "This construction project will deliver a world- class experience to all stu- dents who come into our culinary program," said Rob Denson, DMACC Pres- ident and CEO. "It will be- come one of the most attrac- tive and functional culinary facilities in the nation and a great place for our many guests to visit." Denson credited the family of Lori-Dowie-Re- eser, several individual donors and Dennis and Susan Albaugh for making the plans a reality. In De- cember, the Albaughs made a $1 million dona- tion to the College. "We greatly appreciate each of our donors. The Albaughs have been very supportive of DMACC and we are grateful for their participa- tion in this important ini- tiative," added Denson. Begun in 1971, DMACC's Culinary Pro- gram has experienced sig- nificant growth. Today, 225 students are enrolled in the Institute. Some of the major elements of the expansion include: A new student and visitor entrance and recep- tion area, two-and-a-half times larger than the cur- rent lobby An indoor common space to accommodate large-scale events Remodeled and en- larged culinary classroom space Demolition on Building 7 will start the second week of May with comple- tion set for February 2016. "We are excited to be working on an .her DMACC project and look forward to be a part of this fantastic project," said Tony Baxter, President and CEO of Baxter ConStruc- tion. i , Montessori Students Visit Flower Shop The Norwalk Montessori preschool class visited O'Leary's Flowers for Every Oc- casion Monday, April 20. The class was greeted by one of O'Leary's flower designers, Valerie Carr, who showed them the flower store, She then gave a demonstration to the students on how to make a flower bouquet that they then were able to take back to their classroom. O'Leary's Flowers for Every Occasion is a full-service flower shop in Norwalk specializing in custom arrangements, plants and small gifts. The flower shop is open Monday thru Saturday and by appointment. To arrange for a tour and demonstra- tion for your group, call 981-0700 or www.olearyflowers.com. Montessori Class I Montessori Class 4. Photos submitted. i i! .10, f our p! N Floral Arrangements, Bouquets, Single Stern Roses & Plants Visit our unique GIFT SHOP! Ordel" online at www.olearyflowers.corr O'LEARY CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER and FLOWERS FOR EVERY OCCASION 1020 Main St Norwalk 981-0700 www.olearyflowers.com To Anne Bacon Head RRACAP ii!ii Anne Bacon Red Rock Area Com- munity Action Program, Inc. (RRACAP) has hired Ankeny resident and ex- perienced non-profit exec- utive Anne Bacon to lead the agency as it reconfig- ures and strategizes new goals. RRACAP's Board Chair, Lori SchraderBachar, an- nounced that Bacon will leave her position as the director of Bidwell-River- side Center in Des Moines and become the RRACAP Executive Director May 4. SchraderBachar said the RRACAP Board of Direc- tors sought a leader who would implement new ap- proaches and engage the organization in meaningful community partnerships. "We know Anne possesses the skills, education and experience our Board needs at this stage of our development." SchraderBachar, refer- ring to the agency's mis- sion statement, "to elimi- nate poverty through em- powering vulnerable pop- ulations, building collabo- rations and advocating for social change," said Ba- con's past experience with another community action agency and administration of multiple social service programs eliminates the typical learning curve pe- riod. RRACAP is a private not-for-profit organization that has served low-in- come families and individ- uals in Boone, Jasper, Mar- ion, Polk and Warren Counties. The agency is currently engaged=in a study with the City of Des Moines to determine what assistance it can provide to the City and its residents in the future. Also under: consideration is a potential name change to better ex- plain theagency's function and area of operations. Current services av able to eligible residents in cer- tain target areas are Low- Income Home Heating Assistance, Weatheriza- tion, and Home Energy Bill Assistance, emergency food and household assis- tance, rental assistance and other local community projects.