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w w—w-vr‘vv v‘v‘w Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, July 18, 2019 One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Bubblegum By Dorothy Rosby It was fifty years ago on July 20th that astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins traveled to the moon, changing America forever and inspiring one of the most famous and often-quoted sentences ever spoken: If they can put a man on the moon, why can’t they cure the common cold? Oh ya, and there was that other one: That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. I like that one too. But, “If they can put a man on the moon, why can’t they cure the common cold” is quoted more often, especially by me. Plus, it has so many variations: If they can put a man on the moon, why can’t they make coffee that tastes as good as it smells... make cling wrap that doesn’t cling to itself... make bubblegum flavor * that lasts all day? You may think curing the common cold would be outside the purview of the National Aeronautics and Space Admin- istration and that they have more important things'to do than trying to build a better bubble- gum. But you have to, admit, a good, “hard sneeze in a space helmet could be problematic. Plus, many products we use regularly here on earth evolved from items originally designed for space exploration.» Necessity might be the . mother of invention, but repurposing is her) favorite child. (I say that triad 14 #134345; tar. as someone who regularly uses my shoe as both a hammer and a flyswatter.) NASA scientists certainly didn’t set out to make swimsuits. But they used the same principles that reduce drag in space to help create what is called “the world’s fastest swimsuit” for Speedo. That’s a bold claim. It sounds like the swimsuit doesn’t even need a swimmer inside it. And on another note, I think a beach covered with a lot of people wearing Speedos might be best viewed from outer space. But I’m getting off track. The CAT scanner was invented to find im- perfections in space components. It’s now = used to find imper— fections in us — and as the '- punchline for countless dumb cat jokes. It’s hard to get a workout in when you’re traveling and even more so when you’re traveling in space. Even going for "a walk is a big deal, and there’s not a lot of room for workout equipment in a spaceship. Would you want to share such tight 'quarters with a lot of ,dumbbells? But prolonged weight- lessness causes loss of muscle and bone mass, much like when you lie on the couch watching infomercials all day. The special equipment that was designed to keep space travelers fit evolved into Bowflex, giving the earthbound yet another place to dry our laundry. NASA asked Black & Decker to come up with special equipment the astronauts could use to collect samples because it would be a shame to go all that way and not pick up a few souvenirs. The equipment had to be compact and lightweight, and most importantly, it had to have its own power source because they couldn’t find an extension cord long enough to reach from NASA’s garage. The technology they created eventually led to a variety of cordless equipment including drills and vacuums, which is lucky because we can’t always find an extension cord here on earth either. Many other products evolved from necessities created for space travel including memory foam mattresses, satellite television, freeze-dried food, water filters, trash compacters, scratch resistant lenses, and smoke detectors with adjustable sensitivity levels to prevent false alarms. Apparently I don’t have one of those. In light of all that, curing the common cold and making cling wrap that doesn’t cling to itself don’t seem like too much to ask. And by the way, astronauts have chewed gum in space, but as far as I know, it wasn’t bubblegum. I think they’re still working on that. Fun Fest 2019 at Fellowship Community Church Fellowship Community Church welcomes children to its annual Fun Fest event on Wednesday, July 31st through Friday, August 2nd. Each morning begins at 9:00 am and ends at 11:30 am. This FREE event will include teaching activities, entertainment, songs, games, and snacks for children entering Kin- dergarten through 5th grade in the fall- This year’s theme is “Power Up” with special guest Clayton Poland! Clayton will use his love for gadgets, gizmos, science & illusions to motivate kids to live for Christ daily! Transportation to Fun Fest is available by reservation. Fellowship Community Church is located at 225 North Avenue in Norwalk. Everyone is invited to celebrate Fun Fest’s wrap-up on Sunday, August 4th, 8:30 or 10:30 am with a presentation during the services by the Fun Fest Kids. There will also be a special kid’s service with guest Clayton Poland. The celebration will continue that night at 6:00 pm with an adult & Sr. High Softball Tournament at McAninch Softball Com- plex, a Jr. High Kick-ball game, and 9 Square for K-5th. To see a video of the 1 fun, and to register children for Fun Fest, visit the church website at www.fellowshipnor walk.org/funfest or contact the church office at 981-0699. Invite your children’s friends to attend with them via Fellowship’s social sites: facebook.com/fellow shipnorwalk, Instagram: @fellowship norwalk, and Twitter: @fellowship nrwlk. All are welcome to attend! Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday. N orwalk All School Reunion To Be Held August 4th The Norwalk All School Reunion will be held on Sunday, August 4th. The reception will be held from 1:00 pm. to 4:00 pm. at the Norwalk Eastview 8—9 School, in the cafeteria, 1201 North Ave, in N orwalk. Enter by east drive north of high school follow signs. The building is air conditioned. Registration is payable at door. Bring photos and classmates as we are continuing to add to the book of The History of Norwalk Schools and need all of your help. Invite a classmate to come with you. Questions? Call Becky Barkley at 515-577-5688 or email becky1974@centurylink.net. Norwalk Police Report . This information was obtained directly from the Norwalk Police Department. Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. July 2nd Vehicle Crash — 400 block Beardsley St. ATV driven by Andrew Clarkwilt, Norwalk, overturned in a field after the driver lost control. Information was taken and a report forwarded to the Iowa Department of Transportation. July 5th Burglary — 9400 block Bellflower Ln. Electric power bike reported stolen from a garage. Information was taken and a report made. At the time of the report, another bicycle was located at the propertythat did not belong there. That property was recovered and a report made. Burglary — 9100 block Golden Valley Dr. Bicycle was reported stolen from a residence, and was later located at the scene of a burglary reported earlier. Information was taken and a report made. The bicycle was identified and returned to the owner. I July 8th Fraudulent Activity — 3700 block Bluestem Rd. Resident discovered a fraudulent account had been opened using their information. Victim is working with the vendor to have the charges removed. Information was taken and a report made. Warrant Arrest — 2500 block Cedar St. Brandon Bedford, Norwalk, was arrested on aé’tive Warren County and Polk County warrants. Subject was processed and turned over to a Warren County jailer on their warrant. ’ Family Physician of the Year , Award Is your Family Physician the best of the best? Do they go above and beyond to care for their patients? Are they active in the community? Do you think they deserve the 2019 Family Physician on'the Year Award? If so, we want to hear about them! The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is seeking nominations for the 2019 Familyfhysician of the Year. Each year the IAFP awardggne family physician the title “Family Physician qgthe Year” on the basis of outstanding'service to patients and community, and devotion to Family Medicine. If you would like to nominate your family physician please send letters of nomination to the IoWa Academy describing why your family. physician should receive the Family Physician ofjthe Year Award. , Nomination letters should be Sent by September 2nd, 2019 to the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, 100 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 240, Des Moines,’ IA 50309 or emailed to kcox@iaafp.org. ' LAND SALE MADISON COUNTY, IOWA, 155 ACRES M/L HANN/JORDAN FARM, DOUGLAS TWP. 1 Location ~ 2087 Iowa Ave, Winterset, IA 50273 SE %, except Par. C, Sec. 29, Douglas Twp., Madison Co. ‘ Farm — 155 acres M/L, CSR2 approx. 85' per tillable acre M/L, 136.04 acres M/L Tillable (per County Assessor) . To obtain bid forms and for further infonnation_contact: James E. Van Werden or Adam Doll, Hopkins & Huebner, RC, 1009 Main Street, Adel, IA 50003 (515) 993-4545. You can also View sales packet online at www.hhlawpc.com/resources ’ Written bids must be submitted by August 8, 2019