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II Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, July 9,2015 'ql~ "It,- -ID- NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. Klein Publisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year - Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association By Senate News State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. The Courts Redefine Marriage Males and Females for centuries have entered into a relationship with each other to procreate and raise the next generation of human beings. That relationship was called a marriage. Everyone knew what a marriage was. In recent years the definition of marriage has been changed, mostly through court cases, to mean a rela- tionship between any two people, giving them the rights and prestige of a marriage. The U.S. Supreme Court and the Iowa Supreme Court have ruled that the U.S. Con- stitution and the Iowa Constitution, provide that it is unconstitutional not to define marriage as induding a relationship between people of the same gender, as well as a male and female. The basis for the rulings, they say, is the clause of the Constitutions that guarantees due process and equal rights, to all. I don't believe that any- one would seriously argue that the people who wrote and ratified our federal and state constitutions, and the amendments thereto, intended to change the definition of marriage to include same gender relationships. That idea did not occur to anyone until recent years. Both the federal and state constitutions contain amendment provisions. However, both courts claim the right tO change the constitutions in light of changing societal points of view, as determined by them. I know that it is very difficult for those who agree with the re- sults of the court opinions to oppose allowing the courts to exercise this power. However, it should be obvious that a majority of a court, five judges at the federal level or four here in Iowa, may in the future make rulings that those who support the current rulings, do not sup- port. Amending constitutions was intentionally made difficult so they would not be amended casually. A1- lowing courts to in effect amend constitutions means we really do not have constitutions. Constitutions are supposed to contain rights and protections that cannot be easily changed. Under the current judicial practices the meaning of a constitution can be changed at any time by a court, when activists bring a case before it, as has happened more than once in recent years. The obvious question is what is the remedy for run- away courts legislating in this fashion? Under present political conditions there is no clear remedy. A presi- dent can appoint judges with different legal philoso- phies, but Obama would not do that. Iowa's governor can only select judges from a group recommended to him by a nominating commission. Legislative bodies could act but there is no clear majority at the state or federal level to do so. Also, Obama could veto legisla- tion at the federal level. Perhaps the next president will appoint judges who are able to set aside their personal opinions and interpret the law as intended by those who enacted it. Judges that assert the power to change our constitutions and laws according to their personal phi- losophies, should be a concern to all of us. It seems to me that more tests are needed before we go further in legalizing these products Memorial Service JAMES W. KLOSTER Memorial Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Pleasant Hill Free Church, 4555 Parkridge Ave Pleasant Hill for James W. Kloster, Carlisle, formerly of Nor- walk. Visitation is one hour prior to services Jim passed away Monday, June 29, at home in Carl- isle. Online condolences can be made to www.peterson funeralservice.com. James W. Kloster SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5th grade Wed 6:30 pm K-12th grades Fellowship Community Church ~v'hat you decide to do with 225 North Ave. your 401(k) account now can www.fccnorwalk.org make a big difference in the Rob Jones, Pastor years to come, says Judith 981-0699 Ward, CFP and senior Sunday Morning Service: financial planner with T. 10 am Rowe Price. 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O "Leary ~o~t~Omt~ Owner & Director We are a full service funeral home. Let us assist in your time of sorrow. Pre-Arrangements Monuments Grief Support www.olearyfunerals.com 102OMain Streetf Norwalk (515) 981-0700 In-Floor - Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" SALES - SERVICE -- REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL NORWALK Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515-897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm Disciple City for Children: (18 months-5th grade) Sunday Mornings, 10 am Quality childcare provided for children under 18 mo. 'Unstoppable' for Jr. High: (6th-8th grade) Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm 'Unshaken' for Sr. High: (9th- 12th grade) Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm *** First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Marred 981-4391 Trey Perrott, Pastor 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship 10 am Morning Worship 5:30 pm Sunday Kids and Adult Ministries Class for all ages Nursery Provided Wednesday Night Link Groups New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childcare Provided *** Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Travis Stanley, Pastor Marti Stanley, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho *** Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 9:30 am Worship Nursery Provided St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School CUMMING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave: PO Box 115 981-4321 harvestchurchcumming.com Thomas Cackler, Pastor Sunday 10 am Worship Start the day off right! mdtter& 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 DES MOINES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger. Pastor 515-953-0322 10 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Kids' Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Grace Baptist Church 112 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. *** Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 tgddlTa?, . d d Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship! 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 615 Iowa Ave. 641-764-2752 Ron Molar, Pastor, 770-1286 Don Rothweiler, Pastor SUMMER HOURS BEGIN 9:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 Ginni Otto, Pastor Free-will offering Breakfast 8-9:30 am 10 am Worship Adult Sunday School - 11 am Freedom Fellowship Church (IWC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunda), Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study Tues.-Thu~ is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) *** Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Hurting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Norwalk, Iowa www.kwkT.com