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Thursday, July 3, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News I Page Seven JULY 4TH ACTIVITIES Concluded from p. 1 Out Bingo at 3 p.m. Spon- sored by Norwalk Lions Club. *Dusk- (approximately 9 p.m.) One of the State's Finest Fireworks Displays by Norwalk Lions Club at McAninch Sports Com- plex on Wright Road. No admission or parking charge, but donations are accepted at the gate to help defray costs of fireworks. Concession stand will be open for snacks and drinks. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. *Raffle Tickets - To help defray the cost of the fireworks (in excess of $20,000) raffle tickets are sold on July 4th through- out the day and at the site of the fireworks display. Lots of merchandise and gift certificates are prizes. Arbor Day Foundation America's forestland is a prized natural resource and anyone can help plant trees inthese vital areas by join- ing the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests cam- paign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins in July by planting 10 trees in forests that have been devastated by wildfires, insects and dis- ease. The cost for joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a $10 donation. America's national forests face enormous challenges, including unprecedented wildfires that have left a back- log of more than one million acres in need of replant- ing. The Foundation has worked with the United States Forest Service for more than 20 years to plant trees in high-need forests. Our national forests provide habitat for wildlife, keep the air clean and help ensure safe drinking water for more than 180 million Americans. "Keeping our forests healthy is vital to the health of people and the entire planet," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "By planting trees in our national forests, we will preserve precious natnral resources and the benefits they provide for gen- erations to come." To join the Arbor Day Foundation and help plant trees in our national forests, send a $10 membership contri- bution to Replanting Our National Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or visit arborday.org/july.- GUSTAFSON Concluded from p. 2 Application forms are now available for the veteran property tax credit signed into law last month. Senate File 2352 expands the current disabled veteran tax credit for Iowa's most wounded heroes. The new law modi- fies the qualifications for this total property tax credit by adding both veterans and former national guard members with a 100% service-connected disibility, as well as surviving spouses or children who are receiv- ing dependency and indemnity compensation. The law also strikes the maximum income limitation qualifica- tion for the credit. Forms are to be filed with the county assessor in order to receive this benefit. The application is available on the Department of Revenue and the De- partment of Veterans Affairs websites, as well as at the local county assessor's office. Feel free to call me at 515-559-4702 if you have ques- tions or concerns. SUBSCRIBE TODAY..[ Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 00ealthyl (NAPS)--Fhe goal in treat. ingAcute Coronary Syndrome is to improve blood flow to the heart muscle and reduce the risk of another heart attack," said Alex Gold, M.D., Execu- tive Director of Clinical Devel- opment, BlrrA (ticagrelor) tablets, Astra Zeneca. "BRI- LINTA i8 an important treat- mertt option for ACS patients." ! Due to the recall on so many over-the-counter pills, many Americans are turn- ing to patches and gels, such as the Salonpas Pain Relief Patch, as a safe alternative to soothe their aching joints and muscles. To learn more, visit www.salonpas.us. an Inde 00endent Ac ent to work for you .............. Illll ................................................................................................................................................... III ....................  me help find the vehicle insurance poli00 that's right for you, LANE INSURANCE AGCY INC 51.5,-981 -46100 4 raane@arinsuranceocom NorwaIk Nursing & Rehab 5K Mud Run Staff at Norwalk Nursing and Rehab formed a team and ran the 5K Mud Run June 2It. Photo submitted. .............................................................................................................. The Thymes By Lala Kosman Gardening this year continues to be challenging with cooler temperatures and an abundance of much needed rain. Several garden crops including peas, beans and let- tuces are thriving in the current conditions in my garden. Interest in gardening contin- ues to increase. According to results of a study released this spring by the National gardening association, between 2008 and 2013 the percent of US households with gar- dens increased 16.7% from 36 million to 46 million. That figure sounds quite large but still represents only about 35O/o . of American households. In the 1970s this number was roughly 80% with many community gardens present in urban areas. Cultivate Iowa is an organization that is promoting gardening in Iowa as a sustainable resource for fresh produce to Iowa families. If you have extra produce this year, please consider local food banks and check out the cultivate Iowa website for details on donating and where to goto get involved in this worthwhile project. The web address is cultivateiowa.org. Many connunity gardens will also accept assistance if you have free time to donate as well. Two of the more challenging areas in the landscape continue to be wet areas and shaded areas. These areas also overlap as many of the shaded areas also have poorer drainage and many of the plants overlap into both areas as well. More information can be found by visiting the ISU website at zv'anv.hort.iastate.edu/extension or by stopping in at the Extens}on office. For the wet wet or poorly drained area some ideas include: elephant ears Colocasia, iris Iris Virginica, water lily Nympheae, lady bells Adenphora, bleeding heart Dicentra, lungwort Pulmonaria, corkscrew rush Juncus Effuses and canna lily Canna. For shaded areas, good choices are Hosta, Coleus, coral bells Herchera, caladuim Araceae and forgetme not Myosotis. The plants listed for the wet area are mostly well suited for shade too. A good mix of perennial and annuals will give a satisfying array of color choices to make these areas sparkle. Although it hardly seems possible, we have arrived once again, at county fair iime, one of the favorite times of the year. Although entries were held last week, if you missed the date, late entries are taken if space.allows through noon on July 3 for a late entry fee of $25, at the Warren County Extension Office located at 909 E. 2nd Ave, in Indianola. The process usually only takes a few minutes and for horticulture entries could be some of the most fun you have this summer. Listening to the judging, of anything entered in the fair will aid in a better understanding of what is expected of the exhibitor. The horticulture judging has been quite beneficial to me over the years and has helped me learn how to exhibit mQre effectively. Over the years, this information has served me well  in the planning of my gardens and flower beds early in the spring to tending them throughout the summer leading up to the fair. Although I have received many ribbons for my efforts, I have personally found the fair a tim, friendlN competi- tion with other local gardeners that has brought me years of enjoyment. Stop out in front of the Horticulture building at this year's Warren County Fair and say hello to the Master Gardeners at their booth where you can ask question or sign up for the next Master Gardener training sessions. The booth has a lot to offer and while you are browsing, we will help young children plant a plant they can take with them. In-Roor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (5t5) 989.0t06 SALES ~ SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL Call 911 for emergencies! TED'S USED CARS & AUTO REPAIR SERVING THE NORWALK AREA SINCE 1966 We Repair All Makes & Models! 802 Sunset Drive, Norwalk, IA 50211 Phone: 515-981-0649 Residence: 515-287-6512 WE'RE A 1) AUTO CARE CENTER