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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR \ / ""--... \ ...,"" AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ~,~HAI L f OWNi:-J~-~F~E I-,'.:3 !1,1,,t,,I .... I1,,t1,,11 ..... II,,hllh,, H I X t.!l) A L) C 5 0 r,) h,l,,,I,hll,,,I,,ll Vol. 42 No. 9 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395'120 Phone 981-0406 ThurSday, July 22, 2010 All-School Reunion The annual All-School reunion will be held Sun- day, Aug. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the EastView Caf- eteria behind Norwalk High School. A program will begin at 2 p.m. The cost is two dol- lars at the door. For more information, call Becky Barkley at 244-8046. Farmer's Market This Friday Area residents are re- minded that the Norwalk Area Chamber of Com- merce will once again be hosting a Farmer's Market each Friday through Oct. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Dollar General Store in Sunset Plaza. Venders interested in participating may contact the Chamber Office at 981- 0619 or norwalkchamber @msn.com. Summer Wrestling Camp Norwalk youth are re- minded of the Summer Wrestling Camp for wres- tlers in grades K-8, Friday, July 23, from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Norwalk High School Wrestling Room. The cost is $30 and in- cludes a one-of-a-kind T- shirt. Walk-ins are wel- come at a cost of $35. To pre-register, contact Coach Darin Schreck at dschreck@norwalk.kl2.ia.us or call 515-865-2720. You have probably noticed the new traffic signal at Sunset and Colonial Parkway if you have driven High- way 28. It is estimated there are more than 10,000 ve- hicles a day that pass through that area. We are now working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit through that area to 45 miles per hour. We believe this combination will help to make that area safer and more convenient for the Colonial Parkway traffic. We will be placing our speed trailer in the area of the new traffic signal, not only to document what activity we have there, but also to make drivers aware of the new traffic signals. This will tell us the number of ve- hides, speed, time of day and direction of travel. The next step will be assigning officers to observe that area and to issue tickets for violations. It is our hope that few violations will be observed and that most drivers will obev the law. We ask for vour compliance;, it's cheaper; it's safer and uses less of our community's resources. Thank you again for your sup- port. Screening Mammogram Services- Coming to Norwalk Norwalk Family Physicians clinic has announced that beginning Friday, July 30, screening mammograms will be able to be performed at their clinic, 801 Colonial Cir. The clinic will have a mobile mammo ram unit out of Cedar Rapids at their clinic site to perform the screen- ing mammograms. This same unit has been at the Altool a sister site for several months with considerable success. Patients can schedule a mammogram by calling the Norwalk clinic or during an appointment with one of the physicians. The mobile unit will be at the clinic one Friday each month from 8 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. and has the ability to conduct approximately 13 mammograms each Friday when in Norwalk. "We are very excited to be able to provide this ser- vice for our community. This is something that our pa, tients have asked to have available to them here in Norwalk for some time. The advantages for the patient are twofold; the convenience of coming to our clinic for their mammogram and keeping Costs down for our pa- tients as much as possible." Ronda Montgomery, clinic administrator. Woman's club members in 1955. "He That J)oes Not Go Forward Goes Backward" ......... Norwalk Woman's Club...Then and Now By Mary Lou Gray Shortly before Norwalk was incorporated as a city and Adam Stiffler was elected as the first mayor, a group of women founded the Norwalk Woman's Club in the year of 1894. Ten members were a part of the original group and the name at that time was "Reading Circle" with Hattie Emery serving as the President; Byrd Stiffler as Vice President; Ora Price, secretary.and Josephine Forsythe, treasurer. Norwalk resident, Myrna Barkle) a longtime member of the group graciously shared the history and current activities of the Norwalk Woman's Club. The first meeting was held in the home of Emery who lived where the Norwalk Hardware 5t0re is now located. The purpose of f0rmmg the woman's club was to f0rm a Hterary Farmland Leasing Meeting Warren County Extension will sponsor a farmland leasing meeting, Friday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Extension office, 909 E. 2nd Ave. Suite E, in Indianola. This opportunity to learn from an ISU Extension expert will give farmland own- _Sweet Corn Feed Saturday ers the latest information and most valuable strategies needed to best manage their unique leasing conditions. Do you love sweet corn? We hope so! Members of The registration fee is $20 per person or $30 per couple and indudes a 90-page Norwalk United Methodist Church, 1801 Sunset Dr,, are workbook. Pre-register by calling ISU - Warren County Extension at 515-961-6237 hosting a sweet corn feed at the church Saturda July on or before Monday, Aug. 2, to avoid the $5 late fee that will be added to the regis- 24. They will be serving sweet corn, potato salad, toma- tration fee. toes, watermelon and dessert bars from 5 to 7 p.m. for a Steven Johnson, ISU Farm Management Specialist, will present the latest leasing suggested price of $5 per person, but goodwill offer- information includir g current land value and cash rental rate surveys. He will cover ings will also be accepted. different types of farm lease arrangements and outline strategies for writing and The community is welcome to enjoy Iowa-grown terminating farm leases. Methods on determining a fair cash rental amount on farm- sweet corn, visit with friends and help the Mission Corn- land will also be examined. Johnson will provide ISU Extension web-based and other mittee raise money to help improve the quality of life resources that are available for landowners, tenants and agriculture professionals, for others. and study club, not a social club. The first selection was "The Cotter's Family Satur- day Night" and discussion was held on the plot and characters of the book. In 1902 the group voted to change the name to its current title of Norwalk Woman's Club and provided program books for the members. Some of the early activities, in addition to the literary aspect, were entertainment for the elderly, blind and a fundraiser for a family living in Des Moines. They helped the family with food and clothing. This was before present day food pantries came into existence. Civic improvements included a sidewalk to the cemeter36 improvements on the school yard, playground equipment and red velvet stage curtains which were pur- chased for the school. In 1956 the club began contributing to Goodwill organizations at Christmas and mailing and handling of Tuberculosis Christmas seals. The members have donated books to the Norwalk Easter Public Library in memory of deceased members as well as some of the favorite programs of members. This was started in 1983 when retired librarian Loretta Tilton would present book reviews to the group. Today the group meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The Presi- dent is JoAn Miller and recently the group planted flowers at Norwalk City Park. Bedwell Gardens donated the flowers for the containers at the park on North Av- enue. Barkley advised the group consists of 25-30 women from Norwalk and are still going forward with activities to help the community. For more information on the Norwalk Woman's Club, contact Barkley at 981-4942. Norwalk Schools Begin Wednesday, Aug. 25 (Early Out)