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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR (~ii,:) AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Vol. 42 No. 10 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 Thursday, July 29, 2010 Norwalk Family Physicians Celebrating 10 Years in Norwalk Saturday, July 31, the Norwalk Family Physicians clinic will celebrate their 10-year anniversary in Norwalk. On July 31, 2000 the doors of the clinic opened. Dr. Lori Miller and Dr. Patricia Newland started the clinic with two clinical staff and two front office staff. Success came early to the physicians and after a remodel of the clinic space, Dr. William Chase joined the practice in August of 2003. Continued success and growth of the Norwalk community allowed for the addition of a fourth physician. Dr. Andrea Silvers joined the practice in January 2007. After the addition of the fourth physician and numerous more staff to meet the needs of patients, the decision was made to build a new clinic. Prior to the completion of the new clinic, Dr. Jason Brehmer joined the practice in August 2009. The new clinic was completed in November 2009 and the office was moved one week prior to- Thanksgiving 2009 "Ten years has gone by very quickly. The Norwalk community is a wonderful place to work and live. I am grateful to my patients for their support through the years and look forward to being in Norwalk for many years to come," said Patricia Newland, MD. "Thank you Norwalk! It has been an honor to live in and serve this community. We live in an amazing city, full of amazing people. We hope to continue to enjoy a healthy future with you," added Lori Miller, DO. The physicians and staff will officially celebrate their anniversary the week of August 9-13. Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center in Rural Cumming By Mary Lou Gray The Iowa Dressage' and.Combined Training Association (IDCTA) held its 13th Annual Iowa Dressage' Classic I & II at the Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center located in the Cumming/Maffitt Lake area. IDCTA is a non- profit organization that is educating people about what horse dressage'(rhymes with massage) and training is all about, according to Laird Nossuli, the president This is something new to the Norwalk area The Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center, 35306 Maffitt Lake Road, at the corner of 105m Street and Woodland Avenue, is owned by Tim and Libby Hott. Libby is a former meeting and event planner as well as the current Business and Facility Manager for Maffitt Lake Farms, a hunter/jumper horse barn. Tim Hott is a horse show manager, USEF "R" Jumper Judge and course designer for hunter/jumper horse shows.The center offers show and workout arenas, stabling, locally grown alfalfa hay and Purina Feed Products, a spectator area, camper parking, local and nationwide vendors and VIP parking rear the arenas for those attending events. The pectat0r area is covered by a 40"x 200' building and terraced berms around the arenas offer patrons a spot to view the competition: The concession building, "Montana's Grill," is available to purdaase food during events. Libby Hott stated the events are open to the public for viewing. Events held for charitable organizations may charge an entry fee. Dressage is a French term that is a European style of horse riding. This style started in the 15th and 16th century with ~oldier~ trainin8 horse8 to move accordin8 to what the rider wa~ involved in whether it be in combat or normal riding. It has progressed over the years and is now one of the four Olympic sports that involve horses. Busy Schedule for Sara Routh's Iowa Visit Norwalk graduate Sara Routh is a singer/ Songwriter mid-western born, bi-coastal housed, world traveled and cur- rently, Shanghai settled. The daughter of Ron and Katie Routh of Norwalk, she has a folksy, rock sound that resembles both Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin with a twist of her jazzy morn! She strives to do good things daily and they all seem to begin and end with music. Her songs tell stories of people she's met along her journey. She has been blessed with a tal- ent that connects one to another and she couldn't have asked for a better gift to give her audiences. Before Routh makes an appearance at Big Bang 2010 in Ottumwa Thurs- day, Aug. 5, she has an in- terview with KCCI-TV at noon Monday, Aug. 2. Her schedule then takes her to Simpson College at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Au8. 6, and she witl perform at Bambino's in Orilla (West Des Moines) from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. also Friday, Aug. 6. She then moves on to the Ritual Cafe inDes Moines to sing from 7 to 9 p.m. that same evening. Saturday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. Routh will be at the Daily Grind in Sara Routh Norwalk. Dan Trilk, also a Norwalk graduate, will follow her from 6 to 7 p.m. They both will then go to the Des Moines Social Club where they will per- form for all ages from 8 to 9 p.m. and for those 18 and over from 9 to 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, Routh will beat the Mars Cafe in Des Moines with James Biehn (also a former Norwalk High School stu- dent) from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, she will be at the Smokey Row from 7 to 9 p.m. Routh's last perfor- mance in Iowa for this tour will be Thursda36 Aug. 12, when she will be at Star Bar in Des Moines with Dan Trilk from 9 p.m. to midnight. Residents are welcome to give her a great send off. She has an upcoming interview on Jazz Matrix at www.desmoines amplified.corn and on the Van and Bonnie WHO Ra- dio Show. Nossuli stated "Dressage's definition is the principals are a logical step-by-step progression from simple to increasingly more complex movements. More and more is asked of the horse as it becomes mentally and , ,,,~,-~ J ~ J , , ,, t-~.~ ~r-- '~1 llr-r" physically ready to respond to these demands. The graceful movements performed for competition may 100k effortless but are the result of years of training. The result is the best blend of sport and art." The desired effect for a rider is to have the horses carry themselves in a proper proud way and the rider looks like they are just along for the ride, but actually the rider is giving the horse direction and the two work so well together it looks effortless. The rider's aids (weight, leg and hand cues should be imperceptible. A squeeze of the calf, a closing of the fingers, a shifting of the rider's weight in the saddle should be all that is necessary to tell the horse what to do. The horses start their dressage' career when they are three-to four-years-old with training in various areas. Nossuli stated race horses start their careers earlier, but dressage' training requires the horses bones and joints be more mature. The dressage' horses are at their performing career high when they are 10 to 11 years old. Some of the many dressage' training areas are western, pleasure and hunter jumper. Many of the IDCTA's members house their horses at their homes and others are boarded at stables in the area. The members provide competition events, education, information about dressage' and combined training and social networking. Nossuli stated the organization is actively seeking to bring the United States Dressage Federation Region 4 Championship competition to the Norwalk area in 2012. They have previously been held in the Mason City area. ' Upcoming events at the equestrian center in Cumming include Two Rivers Summer Fest (held July 21); Madison County Fall Classic and Madison County Fall Challenge. Go to maffittlakeequestraincenter.com for more information about the equestrian center. For more information on IDCTA go to their website at www.iadcta.org. Questions for this organization may be sent to Nossuli at IDCTA, 13920 Bryn Mawr Dr., Urbandale, IA 50323. The Norwalk Police Department is asking for your help in solving a hit-and-run accident that occurred at the intersection of Sunset Drive (Hwy 28} and Cherry Parkway on Thursday, July 22, about 6 p.m. We are at- tempting to identify and locate the red full-sized Ford pickup that fled from th4 scene. A 200g Ch4vr01et Im- pala was stopped for the traffic signal facing northbound on Sunset as a red Ford pickup approached it from be- hind. The front of the red pickup truck struck the rear of the Impala and then fled the scene The Impala suf- fered about $3,000 in damage. Anyone with informa- tion is asked to call the Norwalk Police Department at 515-981-0666. Thank you again for your support.