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Thursday, August 2, 2012 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five Local Quilter Semifinalist in I CHURCH and SOCIAL ] Outdoor Worship At International Quilt Show Anita Gogerty from Norwalk is a semifinalist for the 2012 AQS Quilt Show &amp; Contest, October 3 - 6 at the Iowa Events Center. Gogerty has been chosen to display the quilt, Stars in Plaid, along with 184 others in the annual contest. First, second and third place prizes in five categories will be awarded, along with five overall awards in- cluding Best of Show. Winners will be announced prior to the opening of the show on the AQS website, www.americanquilter.com. More than $44,000 will be granted, including $10,000 for the Best of Show and $5,000 each for Best Hand, Machine and Longarm Workmanship. Regard- less of how Stars in Plaid places in the final judging, all semifinalists" quilts will be displayed at the show, which is expected to draw more than 15,000 people. "Whether you enjoy traditional designs or mod- em art quilts, there are a variety of quilt styles for ev- eryone. Common themes include landscapes, flow- ers and the tried-and-true Log Cabins, New York Beauty and beautiful appliqu6d album quilt designs," stated AQS President Meredith Schroeder. Quilts were entered in this international contest from 40 U.S. states and six other countries. Come see a wide range of special exhibit quilts including: Stitch Like an Egyp- tian: Tentmakers of Cairo, Japanese Color and Form: New Works by 50 Japanese Artists, AQS Authors Quilts, Pilgrim/Roy 2013, New Quilts from an Old Favorite/Baskets, Des Moines Area Quilt Guild An- nual Show and Spontaneity in Medallion Quilts curated by Gwen Marston. The America Quilters Society hosts four shows annuall each with its own quilt contest. AQS will host prestigious AQS quilt shows in Lancaster, Penn- sylvania; Paducah, Kentucky; Des Moines, Iowa and Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2013. For more information, go to www.americanqui lter.com. DRAPERIES, BLINDS AND DECORATING call Carol for an appointment 515-314-6781 Warren County Indianola Clover Kid Katie Jakes assists her mother, Amy and leader, Kathy Huffer in decorat- ing their booth in the 4-H Exhibit Building. L Caleb Birchmier, Tim McCoy and Claire Birchmier deco- rate the Three Rivers 4-H Club with Susan James and Colleen Bixchmier assisting. Photos submitted. The optimist things this is the best of allpossible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. -J. Robert Oppenheimer CON N ECTI NG YOU TO WHAT MA-ITERS Your local newspaper provides access to the information you need When it matters to you and to your community, your newspaper is there. That's why 84% of Iowans read their local paper every week. Access to the information you need. All from your local newspaper. Iowa's ...................... . ..................... Newspapers Source-Newton Marketing and Research 2010 New Life Lutheran New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr., will worship in the park Sunday, Aug. 5, at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to this informal time of prayer, praise and thanksgiving in an outdoor setting. The public is wel- come to attend at the Lakewood Gazebo on Lake Colchester in the Lakewood neighborhood of Norwalk. Worship will be led by Jeff Johansen, an aspiring Christian music artist and members of New Life Lutheran Church. A potluck meal will be served follow- ing the time of worship. Hotdogs, table service and drinks will be provided. Games, activities for children and volleyball are also planned for the event. Worshippers may want to bring a blanket or lawn chairs on which to sit during worship. Questions may be brought to Pastor Nate Liedtke at the church office by calling 285-5965. New Staff at New Life Lutheran New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr., has announced that Carrie Nimrod will be joining the staff as Children and Family Ministry Coordinator. Nimrod and her family are moving to Norwalk. She previously held the position of Youth Minister in Stanton. The congregation has seen a large number of new faces, particularly of young families, join the congrega- tion over the past several months. In an effort to strengthen the children's ministry at New Life, the coun- cil sought to fill a need by hiring a staff position to fo- cus exclusively on children and family ministry. "Carrie brings a wealth of experience, confidence and enthusiasm to the congregation! We are excited that she is joining us in ministry here at New Life. We continue to pray for new life into the areas of children and fam- ily ministry and are so enthused about what Carrie brings to the congregation. We are so thankful that God has brought Carrie to us," said Nate Liedtke, pastor of New Life Lutheran Church. Nimrod will begin minis- try in August to be ready for the beginning of regular ministry tasks in September. For more information, visit www.newlifenorw alk.org. "COME ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE" Now Accepting Applications Good Life Retirement Center 1 Bedroom Apartments, Newly Remodeled, Park-like Setting, Community Center, 24-7 Maintenance, Rental Assistance Available, Must be 62 Years or Older, Handicap/Disabled Any Age 515-981-4424 www.NationaI-Management.com This inslitution is an Equal Opportunity == Provider and Employer. u. .............  " ":<: i:::-:l : :. :::: NORWALK INSURANCE SERVICES  t' ,.nor. a(klll_,ura n .e_ervlce.com