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Page Teti N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, July 10, 2014 Senate News I By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. Medicaid Funding Medicaid funding is always a challenge for the state. thank you A big thanks to Dustin Huston, our fire chief, for helping to send a fire truck for our friends in Zambia• We are proud of you! Helen Stiffler (Editor's note: Huston and four Indianola Firefighters recently took a recondi- tioned fire truck to a remote village in Africa. The men reconditioned the truck and , raised $12,000 to ship it to Zambia• Villagers had built a firehouse for the vehicle.) .................................. announcements Garage sales will not be accepted by email. They must be paid for when the ad is placed• Deadline for classified ad and payment is noon Fridays. .................................. Norwalk Food Pantry, lo- cated at New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr., is open everyWednes- day from 5 to 7 p.m, for lo- cal residents. wanted Looking for a house w/2 + bedrooms, must have ga- rage. Prefer in Norwalk. Need as soon as possible. Please contact 515-205- 9359 or 515-238-2423. Need 400 + sq. ft. to make a certified kitchen• Must have bathroom, heating and cooling. Call 319-560- 6626. .... .............................. employment BRANCH OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR TRAINEE " Edward Jones is a finan- cial services firm focused on meeting the needs of individual investors. Our Des Moines branch office has an opening for an en- try-level administrative as- sistant. Excellent organiza- tion, communication skills and the ability to work in- dependently are required to perform administrative, marketing and client ser- vice responsibilities• We offer competitive benefits and a comprehensive online training program.To be considered for this po- sition, please go to www. careers.edwardjones.com and apply to position 14267. Equal Opportunity Employer. for sale Well maintained 1,056 sq. ft.•'95 Schulte 2 bdrm, 2 bath manufactured home at Western Village 55+ park, West Des Moines. Covered porch and ga- rage. $32,500,710-3202. Want to clean faster, cheaper and safer? I can help you get started with Norwexl! (microfiber and morel) Kim Ginkens, build computers to your and roofing. 515-309-2089, NorwexlndependentSalesspecs. Free estimates,www.downspestcontrol Consultant, 515-991-9821. 515-961-7513. .com. Linda Slycord Bring family images to the Clean Cut Tree Service Independent Consultantdigital age. VHS (VCR), Removals, trimming, The Pampered Chef slides and pictures to DVD, stump grinding, brush Get recipes and shop affordable. Mel, 710-5315, cleanup, fully equipped online 24/7 at www. memoriescollected.com,and insured. Free consul- p a m p e r e d c h e f. b i z / .................................. tations, 981-0511. lindaslycord• Become a fan on Facebook, www•face b0ok•com/lindaslycord• Call 971-3659 or email LSlycord@aol.com. ............................... ... Avon Representative for Norwalk/Lakewood. For products call Sandy Brenizer, 515-238-6718 or go to dynomaids @ aol.com or www.yeuravon.com/ Sandra Brenizer. Shop for Norwalk Warrior Spiritwear online at MyJJDesigns.com or call 953-6306• www.seamstressdeluxe After education, Medicaid is the largest part of the state budget. By its very nature, funding is always an esti- mate based on past experience. Enrollment grows each year. The increase for the just concluded fiscal year was about 5,000 people. Perhaps not surprisingly, the fund- ing estimates usually come up a little short. It makes sense not to appropriate too much, but I believe we should do a better job that we have been. We have just concluded fiscal year 2014 and again we are short in Medicaid funding. State officials are looking for money Glen Morris Lawn Care, - .................................. that can be used to fund the shortfall. The final figures Pe rso n a lized Se rvices, Fireplace are not in yet, but the shortfall appears to be around $30 " Free Estimates; Fully In- Chimney Servicing million• This is out of a total budget for Medicaid of sured. Mowing, trimming, Annual servicing of your $1.5 billion, so in the overall picture it is not a big part edging, fertilizing, cleanup, chimney system keeps of the budget. Still, I would like to see us reduce the weed control, snow re- your family" safe and your shortage in the future. moval. 515-208-4398. home in good repair. We I believe that the state will come up short again next mgmia@ men.com, offer inspections, cleaning, year. Medicaid is funded with both federal arid state repairs, product sales, re- funds. The federal share is based on a rolling average of Sewing and alterations, lining, tuck-pointing and personal incomes for the states• The better the state's: Many years of experience• more• Call personal income growth, the lower the federal share of Call Zelda, 515-339-4663. Climbing Boys Medicaid funding. Because personal income in Iowa .................................. Chimney Cleaning increased at a rate abcwe the national average, the fed- Seamstress can do alter- Tim Mineart eral government's share of Medicaid payments in Iowa ations, work with lycra fab- 689-9077 will be reduced by 2.2% for fiscal 2015. The federal ric, sequins, beading and ................................... government's share of Iowa's Medicaid bill will be 56% custom costumes• Call Patava Concrete and the state will pay 44%. This means that Iowa will Lynne at 285-0604 or go to Taking orders for tearouts, have to pay an additional $79•1 million to replace th~ for rent Norwalk 2 BR brick4 plex, hardwood floors, heat, wa- ter, sewer, garbage paid. Property Maintenance 515-314-1551 or515-221- Spiders, ants, wasps, 9300. roaches, bed bug treat- ............................. - .... ments, termite work. We services also offer property mainte- nance such as debris re- Bob Lochmiller Computer Repair moval, mold testing, snow Specializing in laptops.Will and lawn care, demo work 5921 SE 14th Street, Suite 1800 Des Moines, Iowa ~ 5t5.287-1500 patios, replacement, new .com. construction, driveways, .................................. garage slabs• FREE ESTI- Downs Pest Control And MATES• Call Matt Palen, Tuesday-Friday - 9am to 7pm Saturday - 9am to 5pm Sunday ~ llam to 5pm Walk-ins Welcome the day off right! P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com 210-1284 or Tim Patava, 210-1285. ........ - .......................... garage sales 1219 Richard George Dr. Friday, July 11, 8 to 5 and Saturday, July 12, 8 to 12• Home d6cor, women's clothing and much more• ..; ................................ 715 School Ave. Saturday, July 12. Guitar, banjo, Banjo Linn, tools, girls clothes, misc. Priced to sell. lost federal funds. In addition, more money will be needed to cover additional enrollees. I voted against the Department of Human Services budget for the last two years in part because I believe we should do a better job of funding bur share of the Medicaid expenses to try to avoid a shortfall at the end of the fiscal year. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns. SALLY SPEAKS Concluded from p. 1 she was willing to take more responsibility and accepted the opportunity to take assignments for writing stories and attending various events within our community. I will miss her, but we still have a strong staff. Thq,. publisher has plans for the newspaper's future, so it will be going strong for a long time. Mary Lou never had the chance to meet Mrs. Graham, who started this news- paper from her home in Lakewood. But she felt a kin- ship because they were both originally from Mississippi. Lou will cover for me if I have to be out of the office and you will still see her out and about town. We wish both Mary Lou and David well as they be- gin a new chapter in their life of retirement. Congratu- lations! Free Canner Testing Warren County Exten- sion has teamed up with LIBRARY EVENTS McCoy's True Value, lo- Tuesday, July 15 cated at 216 N. Howard in Pre-SchooI Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. Designed for Indianola, to do canner 3 - 5 year-old children. Enjoy books, songs, flannel testing Monday, July 28, boards, movement activities and more. from 6 until 8 p.m. Kids Lego Club, 1-2 p.m. For kindergarten through This is a free canner testing event. It is not nec- 4th grade. If you love Legos, stop at the library to build essary to bring your entire your own creation. The library provides all Legos and no registration is required. canner. The testing will be Wednesday, July 16 done on the lid only. Iowa Kids Craft Club, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. If you love mak- State University Extension ing crafts, join us for lots of creativity at Kids Craft Club. and Outreach Nutrition Stop in and create a masterpiece! and Health specialist, Thursday, July 17 Mary Krisco, will test your Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m. Designed for 18 months canner gauge at NO CHARGE and Will adviseto 3-year-old children. Join us for stories, finger plays, you if it is functioning songs andflannelboards. Friday, July 18 properly and if other re- Teddy Bear Sleepover, 6 p.m. Friday to 9:30 a.m. pairs may be needed toSaturday. Bring your teddy bear or another stuffed safely preserve your gar- friend to our "Teddy Bear Sleepover!" Enjoy stories, a den bounty. Pressure can- craft and tuck your stuffed friend into bed for a sleepover ning lids should be tested at the library Friday night. Participants may collect their annually" to ensure stuffed friend the following morning at 9:30 a.m. We weighted gauges are will share donuts, juice a! d see a slideshow of what our working properly. If stuffed friends were up to all night in the library. REG- gauges read high, under processing can occur and ISTRATION REQUIRED! low readings mean over *** processing. Mix a little foolishness with your prudence; it's good For questions, contactto be silly at the right moment. Warren County Extension -Horace at 515-961-6237. *** J| COMMITTED TO OUR EMC. CUSTOMERS AND Insurar˘3 Ck npanies our COMMUNITY. Home Office: De5 Moines, IA C~,- www,emcinsut a~rlce ,co m ~ ?