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I, 217 WEST COTA ST. SH WA 4- 5, ullu,lI,M,q.I,Nl,liitl,llilllM,hht,l,uttj",llql OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FDR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ql Norwalk Warriors Vol. 46 No. 10 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com ThursdaY, July 24, 2014 F" Norwalk All Class Reunion City-School Partnership / our POLICY I Sunday, Aug. 10, from 1-4 p.m. an all class reunion Receives Program Excellence Award I We publish letters to the editor when they are not" I will be held at the Eastview school cafeteria. The Intemational City/County Management Associa- I libelous and when they are signed by the person or I Call Becky Bark.ley at 244-8046 for more informa- tion (ICMA) has selected Norwalk's City-School Col- I persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are I tion, I not necessarily the opinion~ of the N/Warren I laborative Partnership as a recipient of the 2014 ICMA I Town and County News staff. Letters are printed [ Community Partnership Program Excellence Award. I as received~rrect spelling ~/nd [ Home Show Expo 2Ol4 ICMAs Community Partnership Program Excellence Award recognizes the programs or processes that dem- grammatical errors. Builder Award Winners onstrate innovation, excellence and success in multi- Letter to the Community, Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines participant involvement between or among a local gov- announced winners of the Home Show Expo 2014 ernment and othergovernmental entities, private sec- When tornados hit Oklahoma in 2013, Kevin Johnson Builder Awards at The Ridge at Echo Valley in Norwalk. tor businesses, individuals, or nonprofit agencies to and his dog headed south to he!p. "It's always about Pure Style by Jerry Bussanmas won Best of,Show for improve the quality of life for residents or provide more taking care of the kids. Moms and Dads are so busy their home at 2949 Prairie Rose Dr. The'association also efficient and effective services. worrying and taking care of business. I want to help the announced Home Show Expo will be in Ankeny in 2015 "The City has been working with the School District children. I want to get them toys and books. Hotels don't at The Estates at Prairie Trail by DRA Properties. on a variety of projects for a number of years. The abil- have those things and people here are so good about A panel of HBA members judges the Home Show ity to lay a foundation of collaboration and continue to donating for children. I had stacks of toys and boo ks Expo homes on criteria including the curb appeal, crafts- build on it benefits all of the residents of the commu- loaded in my car. Then I stopped at every Hy-Vee and manship, layout and tivability, including outdoor liv- nity. We recognize that the taxpayer for city services is asked for donations of Hy-Vee dog and cat food. Each ing space, kitchen, entertainment and bedrooms,the same person paying taxes for school services and time I stopped, I got more and more food by the time Awards included: the more efficient we can become by working together, I got to Moore, Oklahoma, I had a carload of pet food Best in Show: Home #4, Pure Style by Jerry the more we can do for the community," said Tom on top of all the books and toys." Bussanmas; Builders Engaging Associate Members (for Phillip,Mayor. "I am thrilled to have Norwalk recog- Kevin Johnson and his dog, Reeses, have made many using the most HBA members in the home): Home #10, nized for these efforts." trips just like this: They go where there is a need. Reeses Sundance Homes The City of Norwalk and the Norwalk Community is the most certified service dog in the state of Iowa. She Curb Appeal School District collaborate on a number of items, includ- is a seeing-eye dog, a therapy dog and a search and res- First place: Home #4, Pure Style by Jerry Bussanmas ing building a joint maintenance facility and partnering cue dog. Second place: Home #8, Tyler Homes on technology, HVAC and support services. They have made countless trips to hospitals and were Third place: Home #11, Truview Enterprises, IncICMA's Local Government Excellence Awards pro-, even named YMCA's Volunteer of the Year in 2011. That Landscaping gram honors creative contributions to professional lo- same year Kevin and Reeses were inducted into the Iowa First place: Home #2, Ground.Breaker Homes cal government management and increases public Hall of Heroes. Away from home, the .two have trav- Second place: Home #4, Pure Style by Jerry awareness of the value of professional management to eled many places such.as Joplin, MO, Henryville, IN Bussanmas the quality of life in our communities. Nominations and Washington D.C. to just name a few. Third place: Home #11, Truview Enterprises, Incare reviewed and selected by an independent panel of Now Kevin and Reeses need our help. Recently Kitchen 17 U.S. and international ICMA members. In addition Reeses swallowed a fish hook and got it stuck in her First place: Home #4, Pur Style by Jerry Bussanmas to a program's overall creativity and/or innovation, the throat. She had to have emergency surgery and stay the Second place: Home #11, Truview Enterprises, Inc panel considers program scope, importance, effective- night in the'hospital. Her medical bills were n6arly Third place: Home #2, Ground Breaker Homes ness measurements and community engagement. $3,000. Master Suite Nominations are reviewed in three population catego- The St. John's Knights of Columbus and Altar and First place: Home #3, American Heritage Homes ries: 9,999 and smaller; 10,000 to zf9,999; and 50,000 and Rosary of Norwalk, are hosting a benefit BBQ dinner Second place: Home #10, Sundance Homes greater. and bake sale Saturday, July 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Third place: Home #1, Neighborhood Builders ICMA will recognize the City's program through sev- St. John's Catholic Church in Norwalk. It will be a free Kid's ROom eral activities that will take place in conjunction with will donation. If you are unable to make it, but would First place: Home #4, Pure Style by Jerry Bussanmas the 100th Annual Conference in Charlotte/Mecklenburg still like to donate, there is also a non-profit account set Second place: Home #7, B3 Builders County, NC, September 14-17. up at Community ChoiCe Credit Union under the name Third place: Home #10, Sundance Homes "Reeses Therapy." Contact Staci 515-314-3686 or Chris Entertainment Room Shipley 515-418-6240 if you have any further questions. First place: Home #1, Neighborhood Builders Bill Riley Talent Search Thank you! Second place: Home,#7, B3 Builders Coming To Indianola Backpack Giveaway TUrd place: Home #2, Ground Breaker Homes Kids invited to compete in show July 27 Livability The Bill Riley Talent Search and state-wide present- Students in Norwalk are about to benefit from a ha- First place: Home #7, B3 Builders sponsor, HyVee, are excited to announce a local show tional backpack giveaway. The Cellular Counection, the Second place: Home #4, Pure Style by Jerry in Indianola. It will be held as part of the Warren County largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S Bussanmas Fair at 12 p.m. July 27. The show is open to the public. in a joint effort with its customers, Will be donating Third place: Home #11, Truview Enterprises, IncThe Bill Riley Talent Search offers an opportunity to 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children Craftsmanship through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. First place: Home #4, Pure Style by Jerry Bussanmas help young Iowans experience the excitement and dedi- cation necessary to help them succeed in life as well as Last year, the company donated 60,000 backpacks. Second place: Home #11, Truview Enterprises, Inc on stage. The.go il is to promote self-esteem, self-disci- Between noon and 2 p.m. August 2, more than 350 Third place: Home #10, Sundance Homes pline and self-condence through participation in the participating TCC stores across the U.S, are viting lo- Home Show Expo 2014 opened at The Ridge at Echoperforming arts. Young Iowans are invited to register al families to bring their children to the store to pick Valley in Norwalk Saturday, July 12. The month-long to compete in the Sprout Division (ages 2-12) and Se- up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, showcase of 11luxury homes features the latest in de- nior Division (ages 13-21) by contacting Natalie folders, glue and more. The local participating store is siam and technology crafted by members of the Home Gillenwater at gillennr@grnail.com. located at 1220 Sunset Dr Suite 102. Each participating Builders Association of Greater Des Moines. store will donate between 75 and 300 backpacks. All left- The event is open during three weekends in July. The winning act from each division will qualify to compete at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, August over backpacks will be donated to local schools. " Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages five to 7-17, with prize money atthe Iowa State Fair champi- Ju 12 and children under five are free. Parking is available onship totaling over $17 000. "Additional Sponsors ly 4th at Norwalk Higla School with a free shuttle to and from For more information about all of the local shows Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. & Norwalk Read3 -Mixed the development, and contestant rules, visit www.iowastatefair.org/com- Concrete, Inc. (Jack Bohlender) - Norwalk Lions wish Details on the event and each home can be found at petition/bill-riley-talent-search. to thank'you for your monetary donation to the July 4th http://www.dmhomeshow.c0m. Fireworks for our community display. Horde Show Expo homes are priced up to $950,000. Concluded p. 2 t1~~