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Thursday, June 10, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five LETTERS OUR 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. Dear Friends: The Norwalk Lions Club is gearing up for the 2010 July 4 th Celebration in Norwalk. Norwalk certainly is well knowr-for its wonderful display of fireworks, drawing people into our community from all of the greater Des Moines area. Once again this year, the Norwalk Lions are making plans for the fireworks dis- play which is slated at dusk on Saturday, July 3 ra at McAninch Sports Complex. The Norwalk Lions Club has put the preliminary or- der in for the fireworks and will begin a raffle ticket campaign in June to raise funds for the fireworks dis- play. Since purchasing an electronic firing mechanism in 2007 to coordinate the display and improve the safety for the shooters; the Norwalk Lions have been able to increase the size and number of fireworks in the dis- play. This expansion has made the Norwalk fireworks show one of the largest in the state. To keep as one of the largest we are once again asking for your help by providing us with a monetary gift and/or raffle prize. Monetary gifts help pay for the extensive fireworks display. Any raffle prize that we receive will be awarded during a drawing after the July 3 d celebration with win- ners notified later that week. We will publish apprecia- tion for all donors in the North Warren Town and County Newspaper. We appreciate any gift that you can give. Checks and/or raffle prizes can be sent to the Presi- dent, Aaron Evans, or Raffle Chairperson, Linda Bussanmas. If you would like to schedule a pick up of a gift, please contact Aaron or Linda at the phone num- bers below. If we don't hear from you, we will be fol- lowing up with a visit/call in the middle of June. For more than 31 years, monies generated by the Norwalk Lions Club through several fundraisers have provided needed community services, including but not limited to: fulfilling requests for eyeglasses for those in need, scholarships for Norwalk High School graduates, gift certificates for the teachers at the Norwalk schools, gift certificates to local grocery stores for families in need, and support for Norwalk Community Schools programs and other community projects. In addition we provide: eye screening for children six months to five years old in the Norwalk area through Iowa KidSight; sponsor blood drives, support for Lions Leader Dog project, provide volunteers and support for the FreeStore, and provide volunteers for community projects and other activities in the community. If you are interested in joining the Norwalk Lions to help us make Norwalk an even better place to live, con- tact any club member or attend one of our meetings. Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month (except July) at the Norwalk Library at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give ei.ther of us a call. Thank you. /s/Aaron Evans, President, Norwalk Lions Club, 1220 Cherry Parkway, Norwalk, Iowa 50211, 515-707-3612. Linda Bussanmas, Raffle Chair Person, Norwalk Li- ons Club, 1119 Skylane Dr, Norwalk, Iowa 50211, 515- 979-8757. Angel Food Ministries Quality Food At Half the Price! (aU quaray) Through Crossroads Church Norwalk - c.00RcH, aoo sociA00 ) Cooking Corner00 Easy Cheesy Choices (NAPS)--With everyone being pulled in different direc- tions, time is at a premium. 60  W.  Here are two simple, nutri- tious dishes you can put together in a flash. Combine convenient, frozen and pre- cut vegetables with a flavor- ful, part-skim milk cheese like Jarlsberg and kids will clean their plates without com- plailt. No need to mention that it's good for them, too. A delicious dinner can be faster and easier to put together than many realize. rolls or French bread. Serves 4-6. EASY TWO-CHEESE FOCACCIA STOVETOP TURKEY DIVAN 2 tablespoons olive oil cup chopped onion (optional) 8-ounce package sliced mushrooms teaspoon each salt and pepper 1 cups milk cup flour 2 cups shredded Jarlsberg or Jarlsberg Lite cheese 1 10-ounce package frozen broccoli flowerets, thawed (or use leftover) 8-ounce piece of lean roast (or leftover) turkey, cubed 8 ounces broken spaghetti pieces, cooked and drained (still hot) Heat large, heavy skil- let on medium-high until hot, add olive oil, swirl to coat. Cook onion and mushrooms until onion wilts and mushrooms lose their moisture. Add sea- soning. Mix milk with flour; add to skillet and, over low heat, stir and bring to simmer. Add cheese little by little, stir- ring until melted and sauce is smootl Add broc- coli, turkey and spaghetti, cooking just until hot. Serve with green salad and crusty warmed wheat 1 cups shredded Jarlsberg cheese 1 5.2-ounce package Boursin spreadable cheese (Garlic & Fine Herbs flavor) 1 10-ounce package frozen mixed vegetables, slightly steamed and dried on paper toweling 1 10-inch focaccia-style pizza crust 1 large tomato, cut in half, squeezed to remove seeds, then chopped 2-3-ounce package pepperoni slices 1 teaspoon dry Italian seasoning Mash Jarlsberg with Boursin and set aside. Spread vegetables on pre- pared crust; top evenly with chopped tomato. Place pepperoni slices over all. Drop rounded table- spoons of cheese mixture on top of vegetables, leav- ing space between dollops to allow for melting. Sprinkle with seasoning. Bake in 375" oven 15 min- utes or until focaccia is heated through and cheese begins to melt. Cut and serve immediately. Makes 6-8 slices. You can find more recipes from Jarlsberg cheese online at www.norseland.com SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Happy 25th Anniversary,  Mom and Dad, June 8th! (Mike and Becky Taylor) k,. Love, Amanda & Allison www.2thecrossroads.com HONORA TOVREA 515-287-8580 Happy 90th Birthday! 00ede00., taxcre.its outin,00.,  2010andinterestratesarestillata  F  landmarklow. Call ustodayto talk  aboutfinancingforanewhomeor refinancing your existing residence. 00Natmnai Bank Midwest Call Brad Fuller .. Phone: 515-221-0101 PD ,,, bfullee@fnbmidwest.com . We love you!! J -% I J Jack and Eve Gehring, 1605 Holly Dr., celebrated their 60 th wedding anniversary Friday, June 4. The couple's immediate family plan to gather together Saturday, June 12, to help celebrate the occasion. Memorial Ride Fundraiser For Megan Davis A Memorial Ride Fundraiser is being planned in memory of Megan Marie Davis, who was killed in an automobile accident last year. The event will be held Saturday, June 26, beginning at Rudy's Bar and Grill, 804 Main St. in Norwalk. Coordinators announced the event as a run; however, it is a ride and will end at the Main Gate at E. 30th and Grand in Des Moines. Coordinators are Donna Cord, 515-779-7917 and Tommy Spieker, 515-577-9517. Memorial run t-shirts are $12 and raffle tickets for prizes are six for $5 or $1 each. Food wil! be available at $6 a plate. Checks should be made payable to "The Southside Cares Organization." All proceeds will be used for Megan's final resting place. The Appel Report By Staci Appel, State Senator Creating jobs for Iowa workers: Creating good local jobs for Iowa work- ers is the key to recovery from the national eco- nomic recession. Iowa's outlook is good. According to a recent Forbes study, Iowa's em- ployment levels are ex- pected to increase along with household incomes. In April total Iowa em- ployment edged up to 1,572,700 from 1,570,500 in March. The state's manu- facturing sector led the re- covery with a gain of 2,900 jobs. The trend in our lo- cal counties is also good: Madison County's unem- ployment rate dropped from 9.7 to 7.8 percent; Warren County dropped from 7.5 to 6.8 percent; and Dallas County dropped from 6.3 to 6 percent. At the local level, Iowa's Small Business Develop- ment Centers (SBDC) play an important role in boost- ing job creation. In the last three years, SBDC's helped Iowa businesses create and save 3,795 jobs. Between October 2008 and Septem- ber 2009, our regional Small Business Develop- ment Center in Urbandale helped create and retain 239 jobs in our part of the state and the SBDC in Creston helped create and retain 51 jobs. This type of success is why I've consistently voted to fund Small Busi- ness Development Centers all across the state, includ- ing providing additional funding this year. Here are some of the other steps we're taking in the Legislature to create mote good jobs in Iowa: Pushing forward with the Iowa Values Fund, which provides financial assistance to businesses to create and retain high- quality jobs. To see how these and other economic development funds are creating jobs in our area, check out the searchable database at (www.iowalife changing.corn/Annual Re- port/2008/asp/search.asp). Shifting tax credits from big business to our local Main Street busi- nesses to better ensure lo- cal job creation. Investing in good- paying jobs, including those in the wind, alterna- tive and renewable energy industries. Iowa leads the nation in workers em- ployed in wind industry manufacturing and comes in second in the nation in wind industry manage- ment jobs-and more jobs are on the horizon as Iowa moves to generate 50 per- cent of its electricity from wind. Providing more sup- port to community col- leges, which build tomorrow's workforce by offering an affordable edu- cation and job training to tens of thousands of Io- wans each year. Our initia- tives include funding the Vocational Technical Tu- ition Grant, the All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship, Accelerated Career Educa- tion and worker training. To contact Senator Appel when the Legislature is not in session, call her at home at 515-961-6982. E-mail her at staci.appel@legis.state .ia.us. 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-Labor Day) III