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Pa Two 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 &amp; 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, IA5021.1 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association DENNY WULF Concluded from p.1 by impos!ng on Oviatt Dean Rodney Martinez, to spend a portion of his day at Lakewood. Since Principal Jill Anderson is also the Director of Elementary Special Education, Chris Larson will spend a portion of his day at Lakewood, dealing with special education issues. Ad- ministrators will pick up Chris' work at the secondary level. Curriculum Director Mark Crady will also relo- cate to the Lakewood Building. Kim Olesen, middle school home economics teacher, has also resigned. You may have noticed that the adver- tisement in the DM Register asked for halftime or fulltime home economics candidates. We may reduce that position to halftime and change the 6th grade home economics offering, if possible. Since home economics is an area of teacher shortage, we anticipate much diffi- culty filling this position. As you can imagine, these moves are difficult, since these positions were justified. Also, the work of others will be made more rigorous and complex as a result. However, our goals help guide our thinking; 1. "All students will read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade" 2. "College and career readiness upon graduation" The small classroom sizes at Oviatt help achieve Goal #1. It is my intention to preserve them as a top priority. Goal #2 is driven by our Advanced Placement classes and enhanced rigor at the secondary level. These im- provements are responsible for our increases in ACT scores, scholarships and college placements. These pro- grams are also a priority. The availability of the state-of- the-art Warren County DMACC at Southridge Mall makes changes in programming inevitable for career readiness by 2014. This project is also a priority. So, we will attempt to prioritize our needs around our two major goals and preserve the programs respon- sible for those goals. I will keep you informed as the process moves on. MAYOR'S MOMENT Concluded from p.1 ponics marijuana, six pounds of methamphetamine, 103 pounds of "ice" and 102 doses of prescription pills. In addition to the above events, the officers put in 652 hours of training on critical tasks, OSHA guidelines plus specialized training at academies and other formal schools. This equates to four-and-a-half times the mini- mum legal required training which is reflected in the superb quality of service that we are provided. It also reflects the individual officer's desire to be proficient in their tasks so as to be ready to help in a time of need. The call volume for 2011 was largest (approximately 1,750) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and approximately 1,200 calls for service from 4 p.m. until midnight. Even though there are always inherent risks in this profession, the general tendency is for more violent incidents increases in the evening and early morning hours. So you can see, it is not just an 8 to 5 job for our police officers. When you have the opportunity, thank our officers for the great services they provide. N/warren Town and County News OBITUARY ROY L. SEYMOUR Services were held Fri- da) April 27, at St. Tho- mas Aquinas Pastoral Cen- ter in !ndianola for Roy L. Seymour, 76, Prole, who died Tuesday, April 24, at home. Burial was at the Linn Grove Cemetery, ru- ral Norwalk. " Survivors include his wife, Alberta; children, Linda (Larry "Bear") Davis of Patterson, Harold (Pare) Seymour of Nor- walk and Roger Seymour of Washington, D.C.; brother, Earl (Maggie) Seymour of Norwalk; sis- ters, Irene Kelly of West Des Moines and Dorothy Seymou r and Judy Pier- son, both of Omaha, NE; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Roy L. Seymour and Clara (Riesing) Seymour; infant children, Jeanette and Baby Boy; brothers, George, John and Joe Seymour; and grand- son, Mark Morgan Jr. Memorials may be given to Middle River Hospice: OBITUARY BERNICE M. PRICE Memorial services were held Sunda) April 29, at Brooks South Town Chapel at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Des Moines for Bernice Price, 90, who died Saturday, April 21, at Regency Care Center in Norwalk. She is survived by a sister, Bernadin e McBride of Mt. Ayr. AGENDA Concluded from p.1 A. Expenditures B. Tax Abatements C. Liquor license renewal - Tacos Andreas #1 D. Set the date of June 9, 2012 for the Soap Box Derby E. Proclamations- NALC Food Drive May 12, 2012 Police Week Ma35 2012 EMS Week May, 2012 vI. Hearings, Resolutions and Ordinances A. Consideration and third reading of a pro- posed Ordinance adopting a gas and electric franchise fee (tabled 4-19-12) B. Consideration and second reading of a pro- posed Ordinance amending the Norwalk Municipal Code providing for parking restrictions in and for the City of Norwalk, Iowa C. Consideration and third reading of a pro- posed Ordinance amending the master plan and rules, regulations and guidelines for the Orchard Hills Planned unit Development as contained in Ordinance No. 04-05 D. Resolution approving the Preliminary Plat of Orchard Trail plats 3 and 4 (tabled 4-19-12) E. Resolution approving repairs at the Public Safety complex (tabled 4-19-12) F. Resolution approving the selection of a con- tractor for the Lakewood Infrastructure Study project G. Resolution awarding an engineering agree- ment for the Windflower Park Drainage project H. Resolution approving a Change Order for the Colonial Parkway Extension project VII. Current Business VIII. Reports-Mayor; Councilmembers-Murillo, Curtis, Delker, Leto, Sylvester; City Administrator; De- partment Heads-Development Services Director, Pub- lic Works Director, City Clerk, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Library Director and Parks & Recreation Director IX. Adjournment Thursday, May 3, 2012 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 Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 981-0226 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School/Bible Study Wednesday Confirmation 6:30 pm-7:45 pin *** Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515 -287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nurse D' & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12 th grades g<:p Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 mo.-5 d grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service 6:30 pm Jr. High First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Marled - 981-4391 Justin Lundberg, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:[5 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 Sunsct 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 Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. . PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm 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 *** 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. Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 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 am Sr. High Youth: 6 pmSunday Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm Wednesday Awana: 6:30 pm Wednesday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Education/Fellowship 10:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROL Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole- 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am SUnday School 11 am Worship *** INDIANOLA Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutli'an Church 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Hl'pastor 9 am,ip. 10:15 s0000ool The above fr are to Help newcow the Regular worshitCgtf:h ": ::' "ules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services -11 not be listed here.- Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. I Deadline for ads, I legals and stories I is Noon Friday! LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Mcrnorhl Day-Labor I\>y)