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Thursday, August 2, 2012 N/Warren Town and County News I Page Seven Competency-Based Instruction Task Force Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass has announced the 35 Iowans who will serve on the Competency-Based Instruction Task Force, which was established in Senate File 2284 to study competency-based in- struction standards and the integration of compe- tency-based instruction with the Iowa Core, as well as to develop assessment models and professional development for educa- tors. Under a competency- based education system, students earn credit and advance to the next level based on their mastery of content rather than their age or seat time. Members of the Com- petency-Based Instruction Task Force include Charity Campbell, Norwalk Com- munity School District. "g- U U gt U tt D U gt Q U e IOO0 Speedway Bike Giveaway Saturday, Aug. 4, is Warren County Speed- way's Kids' Bike Giveaway. A full schedule of racing starts at 6:30 p.m. and a drawing will be held for 20 bicycles (10 boys' and 10 girls') during intermission. The bikes are sponsored by racers and are pre- sented to the lucky boys and girls by the sponsor- ing racer. The bike give- away was immensely suc- cessful last year and is even bigger this year. Don't miss this night of fun. Hunerdosse Is Director New farmer leaders for the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) were elected in early Jul3a Directors for the ICGA will bring grassroots policy issues forward and directors for the ICPB will work on market develop- ment, education and re- search. Both organizations will continue to create op- portunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitabil- ity. Director for District 8 is Donald Hunerdosse, War- ren County. BEEN DOING BUSINE6S SINCE 1966 We Repair All Makes & Models! 802 Sunset Drive - Norwalk, IA 50211 Phone: 515-981-0649 Residence: 515-287-6512 WE'RE A (llAl) AUTO CARE CENTER Put an Independent Agent to work for you. Let me .help find the vehicle insurance po!i that's right for you. !LANE-INSURANCE AG INC 5,15-981 -.4614 PAORRF.fflY" NORWALK PARKS AND REC RECEIVES DONATION FROM HOLMES CHEVY Holmes Chevrolet of Norwalk has donated $1,000 to Norwalk Parks and Rec as part of the Chevy Youth Baseball program. In addition, Holmes Chevy made available raffle tickets and the grand prize of an iPad. Those who purchase raffle tickets are also eligible to win the Midwest region's grand prize of a new Chevy! Winners will be announced in mid-August. In total, $1,350 was raised for improvements at the Norwalk-McAninch Sports Complex! Join Norwalk Parks and Recreation in thanking Holmes Chevrolet for their community-minded support! Pictured, left to right: Tim Boes (GM, Holmes Chevy), Jeff Lucas (Recreation Supervisor, City O f Norwalk Parks and Recreation). Photo submitted. (NAPS)--Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis walk par- ticipants raise funds and awareness of these devas- tating digestive diseases that affect one in every 200 Americans. There are 150 walks happening nation- wide---you can register for a walk at www.cctakesteps.org and learn more about Crohn's and colitis at www.ccfa.org. Another Success at Norwalk Nursing and Rehab i% -= Find healthy tips in "Fit and Fabulous As You Ma- ture," a free publication of the Weight-control Informa- tion Network (WIN), a ser- vice of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. sit www.winaaiddlc niKgov or call (877) 946-4627. Roy Denhartog came to Norwalk Nursing and Rehab following an infection in his lower leg. He struggled to walk 20 feet without experiencing shortness of breath. Roy used his sense of humor and desire to return home as tools to help him work with Norwalk's Therapist. After staying for approximately a month, Roy was able to walk at least 150 feet with his cane. Pictured, left to right: Physical Therapist Sandy Hall, Roy Denhartog and Physical Therapist Maradee Regan. Photo submit- ted. Please Join Us and Vote NO For 00[he Franchise Fee According to the Warren County Budget and Management Office, the City of Norwalk owed $19,762,511.00 and the School District owed $37,520,000.00 by the end of the last Fiscal year. The City also has borrowed and owes $8,292,104.00 against TIF for a combined total of over 65 MILLION dollars. Now this 5% Fee will give the city an additional one third of a MILLION dollars for perpetuity or until a new ordinance is passed for more money. Please vote NO and let's live within our budgets. Paid for by John and Ilene Tuttle, 706 Main, Norwalk f