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Thursday, June 6, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine Girls State Track Results The Lady Warriors wrapped up a very successful track season with their trip to the state track meet. The team qualified 12 events for the meet and placed in three of the events earning the team six points in the meet. Along with placing, two events also improved their school record performances from earlier in the year. The shuttle hurdle team of Hannah Hoover, Jessica VanZuuk, Jordyn Marvelli and Rachel Johnson ran a time of 1:07.65 in the prelims, lowering their record time by a half sec- ond. The 4x400 team of Sam Feller, Megan Westhoff, Jaycie  Owens and Sarah Adams crushed their record by running a 4:04.17 also in the prelims. Congratula- tions to all the girls who competed in this year's state track meet! State Results: Sprint Medley-6th Marvelli, Samie Brooner, Tayler Rogers, Feller 1:52.09; Shuttle Hurdle-7th Hoover, VanZuuk, Marvelli, Johnson 1:08.60; 4x400-8th Feller, Westhoff, Owens, Adams 4:08.90; 400m-9th Feller 59.75; 800m-12th Adams 2:23.49; 400m Hurdles-13th Owens 1:08.77; 100m Hurdles-15th Marvelli 16.81; 4x800-16th Adams, Katie Meinecke, Hannah Schiltz, Cassidy Gomick 10:12.93; 4x100-17th Marvelli, Rogers, Johnson, Hoover 51.75; Shot Put-19th Talia Zook 34'5"; High Jump-19th Tori VanVelzen 4'10"; Discus-22nd Zook 96'8" Childhood Obesity More than 15 percent of American schoolchildren today are seriously obese. Another 15 percent are overweight. That is nearly one in three children -- and the numbers are worse for Hispanic and African -- American youngsters. Not only do those extra pounds hurt children's self-image, they are also doing damage to their life- long health. Obesity is di- rectly linked to all of the diseases we fear most -- diabetes, cancer, heart dis- ease and strokes. As par- ents, we have to help our children make better deci- sions. Really look at your child. Years ago, it was easy to tell when children were SERV, NG NO .WALK AREA S,NC00 Be'11 We Repair All Makes & Models! 00mEmA, m| 802 Sunset Drive, Norwalk, IA 50211 lr..lll Phone: 515-981._-0649 Residence: 515-287-6512 Ib--.----,ll WE'RE A (n AUTO CARE CENTER q SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES ............ - SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981'4454 *DR. 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The doctor can also do additional measurements, such as a skin fold test, to determine if weight is be- coming a problem. Help them grow out of it. Overweight children do not always have to resort to strict diets. Making changes to what they eat and drink and increasing their exercise is usually all that is needed. In fact, whether your child is over- weight or not, you might consider making these healthy changes to your family's lifestyle: Change what they drink. If your child drinks whole milk and sugary sodas, making the switch to nonfat milk and either water or sugar-free sodas will make a huge differ- ence. Sodas are particu- larly bad, providing no nutrition in exchange for a ton of calories and an in- creased risk of tooth decay. Even healthy drinks, like fruit juice, can pack on pounds if kids have more than a few servings a day. Consider substituting fruit and eliminating the juice. Teach them how to make smart choices at school and at fast food restau- rants. Anything deep-fried, from fish filets to french fries, delivers too many calories and fat. Less ob- vious "danger" foods are sauces, creamy salad dressings and mayo. And children should not be "super sizing" anything. Reform your house If the junk is not in the house, the kids cannot grab it when they are hun- gry. Change your grocery list (and what you pack in their lunches) to include lots of fresh fruits and veg- etables and cut back on snack foods, like chips and cookies. Cut back on TV -- and TV eating. Snacking while watch- ing TV is a dangerous combination. Children of- ten zone out in front of the TV and snack - whether they are hungry or not. Plus, hours of TV mean: hours that they are not doing active things. Make the TV zone a food free area and put a limit on how much time they spend watching TV and playing video games. Exercise as a family Why not make your family time active? Go to the gym, walk, or ride bikes together. Everyone will feel better and see more of each other. Start healthy lifestyle changes today. "Finding out that your child should shed a few pounds can be embarrass- ing both for you and your child. But make sure it does not become an issue. Unfortunately, eating dis- orders are a growing prob- lem. Children who be- come too focused on what they eat, how much they exercise and how they look can put their very lives in danger. Do not make weight a focus. Con- centrate, instead, on im- proving the way both they and the rest of your fam- ily eats and exercises. Norwalk Athletic Booster Club Minutes April 24, 2013 Tim Stephany called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. There were 12 people present at the meeting. Secretary's Report Minutes from the March meeting (held on March 27, 2013) were reviewed. Motion to accept the minutes were made by Lori Vaske and seconded by Scot Meuler. Mo- tion carried. Treasurer's Report Troy Downs reported on the financials. Troy indi- cated there was little activity in terms of financials this month, with nominal income and relatively low costs. Troy reported that next month he would provide fig- ures for cost of goods sold so we will know our expenses versus income and that will determine whether we re- visit our agreement split with outside groups that uti- lize the concessions. Motion to accept the current financials was made by Dennis Stoker and seconded by Nancy LaVelle. Mo- tion carried. Concession Report Mary Knickerbocker reported that she needs more volunteers for the Middle School track meet. The group discussed possibly soliciting outside organizations, such as church groups, to help in the concession stand. Mary reported that we need new price boards for the softball/baseball field concessions. A1 recommended that we go through Fast Signs for this. Mary reported that Kirby Summers is no longer do- ing the propane for the grills and that she needs some- one with a pickup to assist her with filling, the tanks. She wondered if it would be possible to purchase an- other tank. After further discussion and clarification, A1 indicated that rather than buying a new tank, he would assist with taking the tanks to wherever needed to help Mary get the tanks refilled. For the baseball/soft2 ball tanks, Bryan Greiner at Fareway indicated he would fill the tanks for $20. Coaches Wish List Girls Soccer- Coach Brommel requested $191.04 for coach's jackets. Motion made by Nancy LaVelle to ap- prove this expenditure, seconded by Dennis Stoker. Motion carried. Girls Golf- Coach Gavin requested $43.99 for a team shirt. Motion made by Lori Vaske to accept this expen- diture, seconded by A1 Lammers. Motion carried. Girls Golf - Coach Gavin requested $1,111.06 for ' team shirts. Motion made by Stacy Rosonke to accept this expenditure, seconded by Troy Downs. Motion car- ried. Boys Track - Coach Boies requested $206.99 for coach's shirts and hats. Motion made by Dennis Stoker to accept the expenditure, seconded by Pat Johnston. Motion carried. Girls Track - Coach Campbell requested $4,405 for uniforms. Motion to accept the expenditure was made by Nancy LaVelle, seconded by Stacy Rosonke. Motion carried. Girls Track- Coach Campbell requested $199.95 for five stop watches. Motion was made by Troy Downs to accept the expenditure, seconded by Pat Johnston. Mo- tion carried. Dance Team - Coach Richardson requested $365.11 for supplies for costumes. Motion made by Nancy LaVelle to accept the expenditure, seconded by Pat Johnston. Motion carried." Dance Team- Coach Richardson requested $1,901.85 for shoes, costumes, fabric and other items. Motion made Conclude d p. 10