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Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 31, 2012 LETTERS QUR 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. I have often been asked by my neighbors, family, and friends why Deputy Brian Vos is the best candidate for Warren County Sheriff. I have known Brian since I be- gan working for the Norwalk Police Department in 1997 and have worked in the sheriff's office with Brian since 1999. The 15 years that I have known Brian have given me the opportunity to see him working in many aspects of our office. Brian is extremely hardworking and very knowledgeable when it comes to his job. He is very dili- gent in everything he does and I have been personally involved in numerous calls for service with Brian over the years. The professionalism and courtesy he extends to the residents of Warren County is nothing less than exceptional. Brian's passion and ethical approach are evident every time he takes a call. As the current inves- tigator, he is available day and night. If any of the depu- ties or office personnel are in need of his assistance and expertise one phone call later and Brian is there. It is my belief that the Warren County Sheriff's Of- fice and the citizens of Warren County deserve a level- headed, resourceful, and reliable sheriff. This is why I am asking you to support Brian Vos for Sheriff. Thank you for your consideration. /s/Deputy Randy Spurr, Warren County Sheriff's Office Paid for by Randy Spurt Last month the Sheriff's Office bid farewell to Tina Scarcello, one of our radio operators, who retired with over 23 years of service and, in less than a month, will say good-bye to another, as Sharon Capps will be retir- ing after over 32 years Of employ. Both ladies served the communication as Terminal Agency Coordinator dur- ing their careers and will be missed greatly. Tina came to our office with some law enforcement connections. Her brother Frank worked as a Des Moines Police and Norwalk Police officer for a number of years and her sister-in-law was a radio operator for the Des MOines Police. `+ ......  ........... + +-'+: ++" One of Sharons most memorable calls came from a distraught baby sitter in Norwalk. An infant in her care had quit breathing. Dispatching medical personnel and calming the sitter, the child recovered and will be a teen- ager soon. The irony is that the call came from a house in which Sharon had previously lived and in which she had lost an infant to SIDS. So as we bid these two farewell, and wish them the best, I want to publicly thank them both for their dedi- cation and service of over 55 years to the citizens of Warren County and the State of Iowa. Thank you, ladies. May you have the best the future brings. /s/Sheriff Jim Lee April 25, 2012 Tim Stephany called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. There were eleven people present at the meet- ing. Secretary's Report: Minutes from the March meeting were reviewed. Motion to accept the min- utes was made by Lori Vaske and seconded by Nancy LaVelle. Motion carried. Treasurer's Report: Sharla Richardson re- ported that the increase in boys and girls track rev- enue has closed the gap of cost of goods sold. There were no major changes to report. Motion to accept the current financials was made by Stacy Rosonke and seconded by Scot Meuler. Motion carried. Concession Report: Brook Byars reported that they are very busy with soccer and track meets, with track bringing in a good amount of money for concessions. With the Byars resign- ing from the concession position after the summer sporting concessions, Brook reported that she has put together a spread- sheet that will help the new concession stand per- son with ordering prod- uct. Tim Stephany reported that one person has re- sponded to the concession ad in the paper. The ad has run for three weeks. Tim indicated that he will talk with interested parties, set up interviews and hope- fully have someone hired before the end of the sum- mer. Brook and Stacy Rosonke will assist Tim with interviewing any in- terested people. Brook confirmed that Minutes Norwalk Athletic Booster Club the freezer that went down in the winter did not present any spoilage for the concession meat. Therefore, it isn't neces- sary to report this to insur- ance. Coaches Wish List: Girls and Boys Tennis - Coach Enderlin requested $1,206.25, $289.95 of which is for a leaf blower to blow off the courts and $916.30 for miscellaneous tennis equipment. The full amount will be split be- tween boys and girls ten- nis. Motion was made by Scot Meuler to approve funding, seconded by Pat Johnston. Motion carried. Girls Golf - Coach Gavin requested $684.81 for team jackets. Motion was made by Lori Vaske to approve funding, sec- onded by Sharla Ric- hardson. Motion carried. Girls Tennis - Coach Geisler requested $125.03 for team jackets. Motion was made by Sharla Richardson to approve funding, seconded by Pat Johnston. Motion carried. Membership Report: Lori Vaske reported there are two new members since the last meeting. Do- nations are $8,700 higher than what they were last year at this time. Lori re- ported that her book keep- ing of member's donations ........... a $130 differ- en from what Sharla's is showing in deposits. Lori and Sharla will go through deposits and determine what is causing this differ- ence and balance accord- ingly. Athletic Directors Re- port: Middle School: Josh Tobey was not present at tonight's meeting. A1 Lammers reported there is nothing new to report in middle school athletics. High School: A1 Lammers indicated there is nothing new to report. We are in a very busy time. Track and soccer are both going well. A1 is very im- pressed with the video board during track meets and glad the boosters do- nated the additional money needed to get the larger board. A1 commended Chris Sammon, Marla Frantum and Keri Dawson for their work with the score board and mastering how to run it for meets. A1 reported that girls and boys baseball would be underway soon. The senior honors breakfast will be held May 22 at 7 a.m. in the Eastview cafeteria. AI encourages attendance at the breakfast to support the seniors. Public Relations: Nancy LaVelle indicated there was nothing new to report in terms of public relations. She did indicate that is was beneficial for the boosters to be present at the Education Foun- dation's Ford Drive One event that was held last week. Discussed the upcom- ing baseball and softball parent meetings. Scot will represent the boosters for the softball meeting and Nancy for baseball. Scot Meuler reported that he submitted the ad for the Shrine Bowl. Old Business: Scot Meuler reported on pric- ing for the Booster Club signs. The price break is at six signs. He requested that we decide where the signs will be put up. The board addressed the need for a new base- ball/softball concession What qualities do you want in your Sheritf? Ethical * ResPected Level Headed . Strong workethic [venTempe.red . ResponsJble .oIpied . toyzy IpoHencod * sesona!ism MY tr Warren County @[ens, As tle eampa[8 has prosreased+ we have seen pses of who each c- date i and who ey wouid be ff eiect- ed hto office. We m.a ourselves who !s represen our tnt;eres.., ,ho  able to lead our personnel in sa'ening te Sheriff's Olce, and o  em:d  se , you before themselves. I bring flae leaderahip skflla, te edueatio the experlen and te tromm1ent to the table o do jus t,. I need your uppo o eou- tdnue he ie work hat t on the desk of the Warren CoI Shell, and I. for y vote. +lYhan Vos . stand sign. Adhesive tape was put on the sign and the sun melted the tape onto the sign. Scot Meuler will check into pricing for a new sign. Scot reported on the golf towels for the golf outing in August. He indi- cated the towels are expen- sive. He will continue looking into some options for cart gifts. New Business: Pat Johnston indicated he was thinking about how the boosters can have more name recognition in the community. He suggested that we look into having a presence at the 4th of July parade. Pat will look into being part of the parade. The board discussed hav- ing board members be a part of the parade and hand out something like a magnet or brochure that would encourage people to become members of the boosters and indicate the types of things the boost- ers has funded. Pat said that he would organize the parade and Scot will look into a magnet option. Andy Pals, girls softball coach, requested the boosters donate money to a sign in the outfield of the softball field. A motion was made by Pat Johnston to donate $75 towards one year sign, seconded by azla Richardson. Motion carded. Nancy LaVelle and Brook Byars will organize candy and beverages for the district tennis meet. Nancy will get Stacy's tent to use. Adjournment: Motion was made by Lori Vaske to adjourn the meeting, sec- onded by A1 Lammers. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m. The next NABC meet- ing will be held Wednes- day, May 30, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Norwalk High School Library. Respectfully Submitted, Stacy Rosonke, Secretary NEIGHBOR- HOOD NOTES William Penn Univer- sity is pleased to announce that Michele Lehman, Norwalk, has been named to the President's List for the spring 2012 semester. To be included on the President's List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a minimum grade point av- erage of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale. William Penn Univer- sity was founded by Quak- ers in 1873 and is located in Oskaloosa. ..................................