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Thursday, June 28, 2012 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge, Principal and Rodney Martinez, Dean of Students Boredom Busters - A Month of Ideas By Mary Seehafer Sears Keep boredom at bay every single day! Print this calendar and hang it vhere your child can see it. Or cut up the squares and put them in a jar; pull it out when you hear those not-so-magic words ("I'm bored" or "There's nothing to do"). Challenge your child to come up with his own ideas to add to the mix! 1 2 Have a pretend beauty salon. Do each other's hair -- or eve.n your dog's. 8 9 Find a kazoo Pre-make a and call it the salad and "calamity kazoo." English muffin Blow it every pizzas; toss and time someone in toast at the family dinnertime. messes up. 15 16 Make a still life Write a letter to from all'the fruits a friend who's and vegetables moved away, or in the fridge, surprise Then draw it, if someone nearby you like. with mail. 22 23 Count and roll all Make a terrarium the coins in the with dirt, moss, house, bringand plant them to the cuttings in an bank, and buy empty jar with ice cream with holes punched in the proceeds, the top. Keep moist. 29 30 Invite a friend Plant a garden over to bake and water the something lawn. yummy. 3 Decide on a family song, and have everyone learn it. You might stage an American Idol- style contest] 10 Make a collage based on a Feed the birds and squirrels with birdseed, sesame seeds, raisins, and peanuts. favorite theme, like roller coasters or turtles. 17 Research big .events that occurred [he same year a family member was born. Does anyone share a birthday with someone 24 Take everyone's pulse at different times of the day. Make a chart. 4 Pretend your house is for sale. Write an ad describing all its attributes. 11 Paint the garage door as a family. 18 Buy new toothbrushes and try a new toothpaste. Variety is the spice of life. 25 Cover a box with seashells or other craft materials. Put something dear to you inside. 5 Give new names to all your mom's or sister's lipsticks and nail polishes. (Ask permission first!) 12 Write a newsletter of what happened this week to. everyone in the house. Save it to read next year. 19 Use the kitchen or bathroom scale to find things around the house that- weigh 1 pound, 2 pounds, 3 j pounds, and so On. 26 Toast marsh- mallows and smoosh them between chocolate grahams. Yum! 6 Have a film festival. Rent or borrow movies from the library sharing the same theme. 13 Buy a compass and mark the north, south, east, and west sides or your house with a piece of paper or other non- permanent siqn. 20 Bake cookies or mini cupcakes and deriver them to a firehouse, nursing home, or your favorite Shopkeeper or neighbor. 27 Think of a family goal and write it on a piece of paper. "Our family dream is 'to work on " Then work toward your .qoai. 7 Play school by setting up a pretend classroom, Teach siblings or pals a new skill. 14 Think of a new name for everyone in the family and use those names all day if you can. 21 Stargaze with a map of the heavens cut out of the newspaper or printed from the Internet. 28 Paint everyone's toenails. 31 Jog around the block and see what's going on. 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The All-Ame Award-Winning (NAPS)--Several garden- ing trends are expected to flourish this summer. Experts predict that small- space gardening, container vertical gardening and gar- dens with low-maintenance flowers will thrive. One low- maintenance but All- American award-winning star suited to any size gar- den is the lovely daylily. There are so many to choose from. More than 60,000 daylilies are regis- tered and bred in at least 25 states by hundreds of indi- .vidual hybridizers. Many of the best daylilies compete for the title of All-American Daylily awarded by the All- American Daylily Selection Council (AADSC). AADSC began its test pro- gram in 1985 and awarded its first All-American title in 1994 to Black Eyed Stella, known for its landscape per- formance as a nearly con- tinuous bloomer. The title is not just an award granted to the pretti- est cultivar, but rather given only to those daylily varieties that have demonstrated supe- rior performance in dozens of criteria across at least five USDA hardiness zones. Daylilies are tested for at least two years with finalists grown for another three to five years in open field con- ditions before being selected as a winner. There are now 19 award- winning All-American Daylily varieties that have been Daymy: Love Not your average daylily, the Lady Elizabeth features sparkling diamond-dusted blooms and the"weak novelty" stereotype of most near whites, delivering de- pendable performance and a hearty display of blooms. selected for their scientifi- cally proven, superior per- formance nationwide. Here are just a few of the winners:. This year, a new daylily has earned the distinction of being named an All-American Daylily. The recent winner, Lady Elizabeth (Hemerocallis .Lady Elizabeth), features sparkling diamond-dusted white blooms. For decades, near-white to white daylilies have been con- sidered weak novelties best grown by collectors, but this new flower has defied these stereotypes by delivering dependable performance and a hearty display of blooms throughout the growing season. A winner in exhibition cat- ego~], rust-resistant Lady Elizabeth blooms 30 to 110 days per year in USDA zones And Low Maintenance 4 through 10 and adds a stunning highlight to any landscape. The flower's sun-resistant 5- to 5~inch diameter blooms appear in early to mid-sea- son on 18- to 24-inch scapes and continue blooming for five to six weeks, repeating again late in the season. Dense, bright green foliage provides a graceful pedestal below the flower display. In 2009, Dream Souffle was the first double bloom to win the award. The fluffy double-petaled blooms are a pastel rosy-pink blended with cream and flushed with yel- low in the center. In 2006, the award win- ner was Buttered Popcorn, a large buttery-gold bloom on sturdy 28- to 33-inch scapes. The golden beauty boasts nearly continuous blooming. In 2004, Lady Lucille was honored for its large showy bloom that starts off just as most other daylilies are winding down, with clus- ters of flashy 5- to 6-inch blooms that go from summer to fall. In 2002, Bitsy, one of the longest-blooming varieties, won for its petite personality and powerful performance. In 1998, Lullaby Baby and Starstruck were hon- ored for their exquisite beauty and balance in the exhibition category. For more information, visit www.AlIAmericanDay]ilies. corn or find them on Facebook at All-American Daylilies. lDid You (NAPS)--To help the pub- lic understand the basics of the" new government mort- gage settlement programs, Home Affordable Refinance Program and Home Afford- able Modification Program, FreeScore.com developed a llst of common questions and answers, which can be found in the site's "Common Credit Questions" section. A new book by Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, vice presi- dent and managing director of Apollo Research Institute, =Society 3.0: HOW Technology Is Reshaping Education, Work and Society," describes the shifting nature of work and careers in America. For more information about Society 3.0, visit www.apollo researchinstitute.org. Innovative hearing aids cost less than $200 per ear and provide a viable option to patients who cannot afford the high price ofcustomhear- ing aids. For more informa- tion, visit MD~com. 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. Many of you have already purchased and sold raffle tickets, donated raffle prizes or made monetary dona- tions for the July 4th Fireworks. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We need your assistance as we approach July 4th. If you can donate a raffle prize or make a monetary dona- tion or purchase tickets at many of our local businesses, it would be greatly appreciated. You can contact me, Linda Bussanmas, at 979-8757 if you need me to pick something up or you can mail it to me at 1119 Skylane Dr Norwalk, IA 50211. Reminder: Lions will have Bingo at the City Park fol- lowing the parade. Fireworks will be at McAninch fields. If you have any questions, please contact me. /s/Linda Bussanmas, President, Norwalk Lions Club 979-8757 ~b~b~b St. John the Apostle Catholic Church hosted the June 14th Blood Drive with the following results. They reg- istered 82 potential donors and 81 products were col- lected from this drive. Summer seems to be a busy sea- son for most and we are grateful for those who were so generous with their time and donations. You have no idea how many lives all of you affected by you rolling up your sleeves. Thank you all who not only donated but also those who helped in any way. The community responded in a big way and we need to keep up the good work as well as getting new donors. It is espe- cially gratifying to see how many young people we are seeing at the drives. You are becoming very caring and giving adults at an early age. Again, thank you so much. Next Blood Drive will be Thursday, Aug. 16. /s/Mary Cain Everybody Wins! Iowa Expands to Indianola Non-profit Hteracy and mentoring organization creates new programs in Indianola The Iowa affiliate of Everybody Wins! a literacy and mentoring organization, is creating a new mentoring program that will reach out to four elementary schools in Indianola. Everybody Wins! Iowa is a literacy and mentoring organization dedicated to increasing children's success in school through reading and mentoring experiences with the help of volunteers from the community. In the fail the organization will begin four new mentoring programs in different Indianola Elementary schools. The programs will be in Emerson, Irving, Whittier and Wilder Elementary Schools with a goal of Working with at least 100 new students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. The mentoring programs work by providing one-on- one mentoring opportunities between a child and an adult volunteer from their community. The mentors and students meet for an hour over lunch to read books to- gether. They meet with the same student at the same time each week throughout the school year. "We have a simple equation that makes our program successfuL" said Amanda Fletcher, director of Everybody Wins! Iowa. "One child, one mentor, one book at a time." The goal of the organization is to create lasting rela- tionships between mentors and students. "We hope to have mentors move up with their stu- dent and continue mentoring them year after year," Fletcher said. Everybody Wins[ Iowa needs more than 100 new volunteer mentors this fall but is also looking for com- munity members to help in other ways. Everybody Wins! Iowa is looking for organizations, corporations and in- dividuals to help fund these new programs in these Indianola Schools. Starting a new program requires new books, book carts and volunteer materials and incurs a variety of other expenses. For more information about Everybody Wins! Iowa, to sponsor the program or to volunteer as a mentor, visit everybodywinsiowa.org. Everybody Wins! Iowa is a literacy and mentoring organization dedicated to increasing children's success in school through reading and mentoring experiences through volunteer mentors. When Everybody Wins! Iowa was founded in 2002, it served 15 students in three schools. Today, the organization serves 375 students in 11 schools and two community organizations and will be expanding to new schools in Des Moines and Indianola in the fall.