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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Warren )! U,].,! iS I. XEi3 fii.)C, bOO 8t"t ( L !. 10WN ,ApERS '-:,o:.,!'(-, I;ALII-::0RNI AV!:: ',SW SE{I TL.E tOf:l 98136--1208 ii,l,,I,,I,,,,ll,,ll,,ll,,,,,ll,,I,IIl,,,h,l-,I,hll,,,l"ll Town and County WS Vol. 42 No. 3 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 Thursday, June 10, 2010 June Show At Cumming Equestrian Center Iowa Dressage and Combined Training Asso- ciation will present the 13th Annual Iowa Dres- sage Classic I and II Satur- day and Sunday, June 19 and 20, at the Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center in Cumming. The event is recognized by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). It is also approved by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). The public is welcome to attend and watch the event. Car Wash, Bake Sale June 12 The Norwalk United Methodist Missions Com- mittee is sponsoring a car wash and bake sale in their continued efforts to raise funds for this summer's youth mission trips. It will be at Scott's Foods Satur- da36 June 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Methodist youth will be involved in two trips this year-Crow Creek, SD and the Appa- lachian Service Project in Kentucky. Lady Warrior Basketball Camp Norwalk girls' basket- ball programs will be hav- ing basketball camps this summer. If you have a daughter going into 2nd-8 th grade, go to the Norwalk main page and look under activities for camp forms and details. If you have any ques- tions call Steve Wermerskirchen at 515- 681-9017. The Norwalk Lady Warrior staff looks forward to working with your daughters this sum- mer. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! RACIN' ON THE HILL Don't forget to come and cheer the racers Satur- day, June 12, for the 5 th Annual Soap Box Derby Race Down the Hill. It will be held on Main Street from North Avenue to Pine Street. So far 28 youth have signed up for a chance to win the honor of being the fastest racer and go on to compete in the National Race at Akron, OH in July. These youth have put a lot of time (and some busted knuckles) into their cars and would appreciate your support. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. and will run until there is a winner in both the Stock and Super Stock classes. The Christian Church will be serving food throughout the day. Raffle tickets will also be sold during the day with prizes being drawn during the race. Prizes are donated by local busi- nesses and there is a big variety. You need not be present to win. County Democrats Barbecue The .Warren County Democrat Party will hold their 6 th Annual Barbecue Sunday, June 13, from 1-3 p.m. at the Indianola Me- morial Park, in the large shelter house. The shelter is near the intersection of North G Street and West Euclid Avenue. This is an opportunity for Democrats to get ac- quainted and share their concerns with local and state elected officials and candidates. Bring the whole family and enjoy smoked pork loin sand- wiches, side dishes and desserts. Hot dogs will be available for kids. Tickets are $10 per per- son or $25 for a family of four. If you would like more information visit the web site at www.warrendem ocrats.org or on facebook at Warren County Iowa Democrats. Hot News from the Norwalk Fire Department By Dustin Huston Fire Chief Continuing on with the information sharing about your department, I would like to discuss apparatus and their replacement. The apparatus are critical to the suc- cess of the department and the services we provide. They carry firefighter/EMTs to the calls, carry tools/water and other specialized functions. The obvious reality is that these specialized machines are very costly and repre- sent a significant investment into the department; but without them we would not be able to provide the high level of service we strive for every day. All department heads have created a master vehicle replacement plan which recommends when all City vehicles should be replaced. In this document we out- line the vehicles age, replacement timing and projected costs. The Fire Department is a little different compared to the other departments in that the National Fire Pro- tection Association (NFPA) sets standards and guide- lines that determine some types of fire apparatus's life cycle (most of which are twenty years), required equip- ment and safety features. The NFPA does not set guide- lines for all vehicles in our fleet and we manage those by miles, annual maintenance costs and reliability. Ensuring that our apparatus are maintained, cleaned and always in a ready state is a priority for the depart- ment. I want our investment in the Fire Department to last as long as possible and be something that everyone is proud of. To ensure we meet these goals, maintenance records are kept for all apparatus and every vehicle is washed after returning from a call. We are also working to get all drivers of the apparatus their Commercial Driver's License (CDL). This license helps the respond- ers that are driving the apparatus have a better under- standing of the vehicle's operations, systems and driv- ing characteristics. Most of the people in Norwalk have only seen the trucks {n a parade, responding to a call or at the pan- cake breakfast. It is my goal, as well as the members' goal to work to ensure you our supporters and custom- ers that we are responsible when purchasing new ap- paratus, work hard to maintain them so our invest- ment lasts as long as possible and train to ensure we are utilizing them properly and safely. I welcome you to stop by and see the apparatus we have and learn about them. Feel free to stop by when the doors on the bays are open or any other time and we would gladly meet with you to ensure you understand our fleets current status, needs and future plans. As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions. Stay Safe. Lions Club Selling July 4th Raffle Tickets Members of the Norwalk Lions Club are selling raffle tickets for various prizes to help de- fray costs of the annual Norwalk July 4th Fire- works. This year the event will be celebrated with a parade, booths and fire- works on Saturday; July 3. Tickets are available through members of the organization, when com- munity volunteers sell tickets and accept dona- tions on a door-to-door campaign, and at various Norwalk businesses. Members also will be in front of Scott's Foods and Fareway grocery stores selling tickets from time to time. Businesses selling tick- ets are Barbers Unlimited, Bedwell Gardens, Cal's II, City State Bank, Commu- nity State Bank, Country- side Golf, Cumming Tap, Daily Grind, Gabby's Res- taurant, Harvey's Automo- tive and Machine, Inc., Haskin Chiropractic, N/ Warren Town and County News. Norwalk Chamber Of- fice, Norwalk City Hall, Norwalk Chiropractic, Norwalk Hardware, Roll- ing Hills Golf, Rosco's, Rudy's, Scott's Foods and Wendy's Ice Cream. Raffle prizes and money donations are still needed for the fireworks. Individuals and/or busi- nesses who wish to donate may contact Linda Bussanmas and she will pick them up or you may drop them off or mail them to her at 1119 Skylane Dr., Norwalk, A 50211. 2010 Norwalk High School Graduates Featured in this Issue Farmer's Market This Friday Area residents are re- minded that the Norwalk Area Chamber of Com- merce will once again be hosting a Farmer's Market each Friday through Oct. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Dollar General Store in Sunset Plaza. Venders interested in participating may contact the Chamber Office at 981- 0619 or norwalkchamber @msn.com. Blood Drive June 17 Plan to donate at the Norwalk Community Blood Drive Thursday, June 17, from 3 to 7p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catho- lic Church, Fellowship Hall located at 720 Or- chard Hills Dr. It is spon- sored by Norwalk Meth- odist Church. For more information or to schedule an appoint- ment to donate, contact Sharon Burns at 515-981- 4184 or online at www.bloodoenterofiowa.org. For more than 45 years, The Blood Center of Iowa has been committed to serving the needs of Io- wans by saving lives through volunteer blood donation. The Blood Cen- ter provides blood and blood products to 46 hos- pitals in 44 Iowa counties and collects more than 100,000 units of blood each year to serve the needs of local hospital patients. Eli- gible blood donors must be at least 16 years of age, be in general good health and weigh at least 120 pounds. To learn more about The Blood Center of Iowa or to schedule an ap- pointment to donate, call 800-287-4903 or visit www.bloodcenterofiowa. org. 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 00a00o00Dv-LaborD00y) ,,a .