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_ . /"- . - # Thursday, June 12, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven Brave New Worlds Summer Adventures 2014 t" Staff photo by Mary Lou Gray Photo submitted. "Once upon a time .... there were eight adventurous preschoolers." Dramatic Play and imaginations abound for a local preschool. Shown above are current students at Adventures SChool of Discovery as they celebrate at an annual "Hot Diggity Dog Day" and Graduation Ceremony. This rural early childhood program is gearing up for summer explorations. Offered are three camps for 3-12 year olds, June 17-20, July 15-18 and August 5-8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, contact Nancy at 515-240-0887 or Carla at 306-3597 or online at TCAE@aol.com. . DREAMS COME TRUE AT NORWALK NURSING & REHAB! Adam Rix, a resident at Norwalk Nursing and Rehab, had a dream to someday join a Paranormal team and go ghost hunting. A couple of months ago he men= tioned it to Tami, Director of Admissions/Marketing at the facility. The two of them went'to work to find a paranormal team that was respected in the Des Moines area. The team, 6% Paranormal was contacted and arose to the challenge. This paranormal team agreed to take Adam along with them regardless of his limita- tions. Through coordination efforts with Melody from the Carlisle Area Histori- cal Society, his dream came true'Friday, May 30. Way to make dreams happen. Photo submitted. Norwalk Police Give Back to Those in Need Friday, June 6, the police department sponsored a weekly summertime event known as Lunch in the Park. The lunch is a mission of the Norwalk United Method- ist Church to provide food and activities to the Norwalk community children during the summer when school is out. Carol Martinez, the event organizer said, "During the school year, the students have plenty of activities to keep them occupied and a healthy meal for lunch. When school is out, that might not be the case for some Norwalk children. So we provide this mission for those who might be food insecure." In the past, the church has sponsored the event each week. This year, however, the church decided to look for sponsorship from local businesses to help provide the meals and to participate in the fun. Martinez said that,when the Norwalk Police Department heard of the oppoffunity "they jumped right on board." The police de- partment collected $100 from its officers and donated it to the program. According to Chief Greg Staples, "the officers were eager to be able to give something back to the community they serve." The police department has many programs that are designed to create relation- ships between the officers and the children while they are ha school. But when school is out, sometimes the gains that were made during the. school year erode. Staples realized this and when he heard about "Lunch in the Park," he immediately recog- nized an opportunity to fill a gap in the police department's efforts. "Once school is out, our ability to maintain contact with the children is much more difficult,'; Chief Staples said. "'Lunch in the Park' is just a great opportunity to intera ct with the entire community on a level much different than the usual police contact." This project gives both the Norwalk police officers and the community the chance to see each other in a different setting. "Successful community policing is about relationships," said Chief Staples. "When you can break bread With your neigh- bor and interact with them ona personal level, the positive relationships needed to keep the community crime free can develop." "We are always looking for opportunities to connect with the community, espe- cially the children," Chief Staples said. "To be able to do that and show our apprecia- tion to the community by providing this meal makes it alI the better." School Re- source Officer Brad Criswell agreed. "We had a great time with our young residents today. It's nice to be able to give something back and try to help, even in this small way." Lunch in the Park will continue each Friday afternoon until school is back in ses- sion. If you are interested in sponsoring or want to help, contact the Norwalk United Methodist Church. The Norwalk Police Department encourages and challenges each business and community group to get involved and sponsor a Friday "Lunch in the Park." MASTER GARDENERS 4m -- BAMBINO'S RESTAURANT 1 Same classic taste now at I 2025 Grand Ave., West Des Moines i Tues.-Fd., 11 a.m. to close; Sat., 4 p.m. to close! *Tuesday Evening Special Chicken Dinner $9.95 *Wednesday Evening Special 1/2 off any size pizza *Lunch Menu Start the day off right! rr tters 515-223-1150 EO. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa Www.kwl .com SHERIFF'S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ACCIDENTS June 4 - 4:56 a.m.: May 23 - 4:08 a.m.: Raymond Payberg, 26, George Gruber, 70, Sachse, Indianola, was traveling TX, struck a cow that was northbound in the 15000 in the roadway, block of Hwy 69. Deer was coming out of ditch and Payberg hit the deer. A New Place to Eat and Play Golf! Warrior Golf Course Norwalk Run ~o~ ~ www.warriorrungolf.com The Grille at Warrior Run is Open 11.a.m.- 9 p.m.! 3089 North Avenue, "Norwalk 515-981-0266 Good Food Good Friends Warren County Extension and Outreach Master Gar- dener President, Sue Thompson, presented Search for Excellence Awards to Chris Boone and Mary Pennington for their work on the Think Spring! Gar- den Seminar. For information on Iowa State Univer- sity Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners, call 515-961-6237. Photo submitted. . . ac Alligators can't stick their tongues out.