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Thursday, June 10, 2010 N/Warren Town and County-News ........... :: Page Seven ............ ( Norwalk Lions Club By Linda Bussanmas We appreciate all who are volunteering, donating prizes and cash for the July 4  Fireworks and purchas- ing raffle tickets. Assist in any way you can to make this a memorable July 4 th extravaganza. We could use help parking, setting up the fireworks and sell- ing raffle tickets in your neighborhood. You can contact Aaron Evans at 707-3612 or Linda Bussanmas, 979-8757. Recent Norwalk Lions Club news includes kick- ing off July activities, giv- ing $300 scholarships to three NHS seniors at Hon- ors Night-Mackenzie Reed, Austin Ward and Max Crum. May donations, totaling $200, went to Ingo Aux/ Bears for Soldiers' Chil- dren, Library Summer Reading Program and Camp Hertko Hollow. BUSINESS U.S. Chamber Recognizes Iowa for Economic Growth Policies Senator Appel says economic development pro- grams beginning to pay off. Thursday, May 27, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report ranking Iowa eighth in the nation for state policies that support private sector job creation. Senator Staci Appel of Ackworth, a strong supporter of economic development programs for Main Street, says the new report is proof that the Legislature's bipartisan work is paying off. "It's great to see others recognizing our work to cre- ate jobs and support small businesses," said Appel. "The national economic recession has made for a tough couple of years, but by staying focused on Main Street and middle-class families, we are laying the foundation for Iowa to recover stronger than ever." The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's report states: "Iowa's approach to economic development focuses on developing a skilled workforce, increasing job and wealth creation and promoting entrepreneurship." The report goes on to explain that "Iowa has made a con- certed effort to assist businesses to be mor e competi- tive, innovative and profitable in expanding interna- tional trade and exports." "One of the things I'm proudest of is that we did all this while also balancing the budget without raising taxes," said Appel. "We did the fiscally responsible thing by slashing wasteful spending and refocusing those re- sources on creating good jobs on Main Streets across Iowa." Special Olympics Iowa Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) was recently awarded a $4,000 P01k County Com- munity Betterment Grant. The funds will support Polk' County events that serve ap- proximately 1,277 Polk County residents with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Iowa, a statewide nonprofit organization, has provided sports training and competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities since 1968. In 2009, nearly 11,000 athletes and Unified Sports Partners participated in Spe- cial Olympics Iowa events and competitions: For more information, call 515-986- 5520 or visit www.soiowa.org. BEEN DOING BUSINESS SINCE 1966 We Repair All Makes & Models! 802 Sunset Drive Norwalk, IA 50211 Phone: 515-981-0649 Residence: 515-287-6512 ammL WE'RE A IIAI AUTO CARE CENTER I We have "No Problem" saving you money. hen you insure both your car and home with us, through Auto-Owners Insurance Company, we'll save you mone. Stop in, or call us today for a "No Problem" insurance check-up. 4- O m m ,,4uto-Oumm's  Life Home Car Business LANE INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 1225 Sunset Dr., Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-4614 REVIEW 1 Augspurger Named Iowa State DAR Outstanding History Teacher Left to right, Mark Augspurger, ISDAR Regent Susan Harris and Marsha Hucke, State Historian. Photo submitted. April 30, Mark Augspurger was recog- nized by the Iowa State DAR as the Outstanding History Teacher at their annual convention over all the other nominees from the state. During the ISDAR Awards Banquet at the Quality Inn Hotel in Ames, Augspurger was recog- nized by ISDAR Regent Susan Harris and Marsha Hucke, State Historian. He was nominated by the Jean Marie Cardinell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Des Moines. Augspurger currently teaches history at Norwalk Middle School where he is the head of the K-12 social studies department as a part of the district curricu- lum council. He holds memberships in the Na- tional and Iowa Councils for Social Studies and is part of the leadership team adopting and implement- ing the new Iowa Core Curriculum. Augspurger stated that the highlight of the evening, besides his award, was listening to the presentation of guest speaker Gordon Sinith, who spoke of the legacy of his father, Luther Smith and the Tuskeegee Air- men. This was a history lesson that he thoroughly enjoyed. Warren County Receives Grant Warren County Health Services has received a Grant in the amount of $2,300 from the Warren County Philanthropic Partnership to support the creation of printed materials for the Warren County Shaken Baby Prevention Partnership. The War- ren County Shaken Baby Prevention Partnership was formed to complement and expand upon the information provided to new parents in the hospital-based set- ting. The Partnership will increase awareness and provide education in order to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome. The goal of the Partnership is to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome by teaching caregivers how to cope with a crying infant or child. Pictured, left to right: Colleen Reisener, Director, Warren County Child Abuse Prevention Council; Pat Conley, Vice President, Warren County Philanthropic Partnership; Bobette Miller, Warren County Health Services and Senator Staci Appel, Warren County Philanthropic Partnership Board Member. Photo submitted. SOUTH GATE MASONIC LODGE 1111 Randolph Street Des Moines, Iowa I st Annum Hog Roast JUNE 12, 2010 Starting at 11:00 a.m. Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Coffee & l'z $8.00 Adults $4.00 Children Under 8 Yrs