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Page TWO N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 24, 2012 _"'ab D 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 Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett julian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us Pages Serve and Learn Every year a number of high school students take a semester off and work for the legislators. They do many things to make the process run more smoothl from delivering bills and amendments to running errands. They are able to listen to all the debate on the floor of the House or Senate. This session we were fortunate to have two pages from Norwalk, Nick Huffman and Kalie Palmer in the Iowa House. I asked them to give me a short-statement giving their impressions of the session. Here is the statement they submitted: Our experience at the capitol has been a great learn- ing experience for the both of us, by giving us a much clearer understanding of how the system works and how devoted the representatives are to doing what is best for the residents of Iowa. Not only did this job give us the chance to further increase our knowledge of how our democratic government works, but we also got a chance to meet all of the amazing people that serve in the House of Representatives. From what we have learned the Representatives have to sometimes work long hours in order to make sure the bills are perfect and live up to what the people want in Iowa. Being a page gives you the chance to talk to the representatives and getting to know them as a person, and after a time you begin to realize that all of the people that are serv- ing in the House are just average everyday people that try to impact and improve the lives of others in the great state of Iowa. This is not all you learn, because while being a page you get to sit in on committee meetings and also experience the debating of bills between rep- resentatives. These are the valued experiences that will aid us in our future goals and accomplishments and it widens our view O f what really happens in the govern- ment and how the people of Iowa are truly blessed to have these great people looking after them. Special Session? I have seen some speculation that the Governor might call a special session of the Legislature to work on a property tax reform bill. I do not believe that is likely. Even if there was a special session, there is no require- ment that anything must be passed. Since the Senate has not been willing to pass a meaningful bill to cut prop- erty taxes in either the 2011 or 2012 session, I see no reason to think they would do anything different in a special session. This will be a top priority when the new legislature convenes in January. Perhaps the new Sen- ate will be more willing to do something meaningful in this area. If nothing is done property taxes will likely continue to go up. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at julian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us or 515-281- 3221. He who has made the acquisition of a judicious and sympathizing friend, may be said to have doubled his mental resources. -Robert Hall OBITUARY WILMA (LOUISE) COTTEN Services were held at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel Frida),, May 18, for Wilma (Louise) Cotten, 79, Des Moines, who died Tuesday, May 15, at her home. Burial was at Rest- haven Cemetery. Mrs. Cotten was born in Plano, the daughter of Ernest and Edith Wahl. She married Frank Cotten July 13, 1953 and they had been residents of the Des Moines area for 53 years. She was a bookkeeper at Fawn Engineering for sev- eral years and enjoyed camping, quilting, sewing and wintering in Arizona the past 20 years. Survivors include her husband, Frank of Des Moines; son, Bob (Debbie) Cotten of Norwalk; daughter, Cindy (Thomas) Spencer of New John- sonville, TN; daughter, Connie Gorden of Des Wilma (Louise) Cotten Moines; son, Jeff Cotten of Des Moines; ten grandchil- dren; nine great-grand- children and one brother, Mike (Pat) Wahl of Nor- walk. She was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters and a granddaugh- ter, Nikki. 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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 pm Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2t hecrossroads.com Glen Blumer. Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12 th grades Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 too.-5 '" 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. & Mafred - 981-4391 Justin Lundberg, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 6 pm Evelfing 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 Nurser3," 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 Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship NurseD', 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. & St. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. Mr. 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 Worshi.p: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm Wednesday Awana: 6:30 pm Wednesday . SL.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 Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Liun Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, 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 l!stings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship.gchedules of NorwMk-area churcs. Special Events and services ),vill not be listed here-. *** Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Deadline for ads, legals and stories 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 (Memorial Day-Latyor Da