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t Thursday, May 1, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven White Leaving Warren County EDC Jason White, Executive Director of the Warren County -Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC), an- nounced Tuesda3~ April 22, that he is leaving the orga- nization fora new position prior to the May 26 Memo- rial Day holiday. In his new• position, he will be 'Business Develop- ment Manager" for Kirkham Michael, an Omaha-based engineering finn with an office in Urbandale. White came to Warren County in April 2011 from west central Iowa where he led the Midwest Partner- ship Development Corporation, a quad-county eco- nomic development organization. In Warren County, under White's leadership WCEDC " has been involved with many high-profile projects, rang- ing from the branding of a new economic development initiative called GroWARRENow and business projects such as the C&L Companies warehouse and distribu- tion center in rural Warren County, Loffredo Fresh Pro- duce expansion in Norwalk, the new Carlisle Fareway and the establishment of the 'Learn, Grow, SucCeed' entrepreneurial program in partnership with Simpson :College. "Jason did a great job of re-shaping WCEDC into a results-oriented organization," said Doug Shull, Board President. "Warren County's visibility among busi- nesses in the county and the Des Moines region has been enhanced as a result of the great efforts of the WCEDC team." "wcEDc has touched many businesses in the past several years and is now viewed as one of the most ef- fective economic development organizations in Iowa," said White. "Even with all of our projects, however, I am most proud of hiring a great team of professionals in Hollie and Rachel who have earned the confidence of many. The organization is in good shape for the board to transition effectively to new leadership." • Board discussions are underway to find White's re- placement. • Pride of Iowa Barbershop Chorus The Pride of Iowa Bar- bershop Chorus proudly presents their 67th Annual Show MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, featuring songs from your favorite Disney Classics. Special Guests will be 2013 Inter- national Qualifier quartet BoomTown and 2014 Youth" in Harmony Cho- rus. The Pride of Iowa Chorus and chapter quar- tets will also perform at the Hoyt Sherman Place Theater, 1501.Woodland Ave. in Des Moines, Satur- day, May 3, 7 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 515-259-0764 or go to www. prideofiowa, com. Casey's General Store to Hold May "Dog Tag" Promotion Proceeds to benefit n~tt- profit Hope For The Warriors@ in honor of Memorial Day During the entire month of May, Casey's General Store (www. caseys.com) is offering a special "Dog Tag" Promo- tion to raise funds and awareness for the growing needs of service members and military families. For only $1, Casey's customers can do their part to sup- port the growing needs of today's military. All pro- ceeds will benefit Hope For The Warriors@, a na- tional nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of sell restoring the family unit and restoring hope for our service members and our military families. Patrons of Casey's Gen- eral Store will be invited to Support Hope For The Warriors® by purchasing a "Dog Tag" for $1. Casey's will display the "Dog Tags" throughout the store, providing their cus- tomers the opportunity to demonstrate their commit- ment and support for the sacrifices of our service members. "Dog Tags" will be available at more than 1,800 Casey's store loca- tions throughout the month of May. This is the third year that Casey's has supported Hope For The Warriors@ POLICE REPORT• Disclaimer:.All defendantsare innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. April 19 was arrested and charged Hit and Run Vehicle with Possession of Mari- Crash, Colonial Parkwayjuana and Fail to signal a and Cedar Street. Report Left Turn. Subject was made; currently under in- transported to the Warren vestigation. County Jail. April 21 Property Damage Ve- Possession Marijuana, hicle Crash, Hwy 5 off- Center and North Avenue, ramp and Hwy 28,~,ehicle Sergio Alvarez, Ankeny,driven by Michael Juarez, Norwalk, struck a vehicle driven by Laura Hid, also of Norwalk. No injuries reported; report made. 1 Start the day off right! throughout the month of May. Thanks to the strong support of Casey's custom- ers, more than $745K has been donated to Hope For The Warriors@ in the past two years. "Casey's General Store employees are eager to continue supporting Hope For The Warriors® and the service members they sup- port," said Robert J. Myers, Casey's General Store Chairman and CEO. "Through our May pro- motion, we are proud to provide the opportunity for our customers to join us in saying 'thank you' to these brave men and women." "We are very thankful to Casey's for this incred- ible opportunity and their support over the years," Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors@ President said. '"Through this unique promotion, they are helping us reach thou- sands of p0triotic Ameri- cans who truly understand the sacrifices of our service members and military families."• The mission of Hope For The Warriors® (www. hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen who have sustained physi- cal and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of sell restoring the family unit and restoring hope for our service mem- bers and our military fami- lies. Hope For The War- riors@ has earned a Four- Star rating from Charity Navigator (www.charity navigator.org) for three consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an indepen- dent organization that evaluates fiscal responsi- bility and accountability of nonprofits. : matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwl .com Ladies Night At Alternative Outdoors Danielle Polzin of Alternative Outdoors, 727 Main St., is hosting a Ladies Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesda~ May 13. , This is a great chance for women in,he area to learn about various types of fishing gear, what kind of fish can be found in Iowa waters, as well as what lures and bait work on different species of fish. This is an opportunity for women who love being outdoors to visit with others who h~ve the same pas- sion or hobby. Participants will receive a gift bag with merchandise from local merchants. Refreshments will be served. For more information go to alternative_out doors@yahoo, com. Other events scheduled for the summer months in- clude Kids JNight, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Guys Night, July 8, 7 - 9 p.m. and Advanced Fishing Clinic, August 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Fishing Contest ends September 8 at 7 p.m. DMACC Summer Classes The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Des Moines Campus is offering a new May and later term schedule this summer. Accelerated two-week classes will be offered from May 12 through May 23 at the DMACC West Des Moines Campus. The accelerated classes to be offered daily Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. include: , • Intro to Ethics (PHI 105) • Development Psychology (PSY 121) • Survey of World Religions (REL 101) • Speech. (SPC 101) The West Campus is also offering eight-week classes that begs. after the traditional start of the summer se- mester. The eight-week classes will be held from June 2 through July 28. "The flexible schedule offered here at the DMACC West Des Moines Campus allows students to choose the best class schedule to meet their individual needs," said D.MACC West Campus Provost Dr. Tony Paustian. "The accelerated classes are for students who would like to earn three-credits after the spring semester ends yet completed before Memorial Day. The classes at the West Campus start two weeks after the traditional start of the summer term, but end at the same time. These classes r are ideal for high school seniors." 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