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Thursday, August 22, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven SOLID WASTE Concluded from p. 1 solid waste collection effective October I will be as follows: Solid Waste Container Size Current Rate Rate Effective October 1 $91month $9/month 06-gallon 64-gallon 48-gallon 35-gallon $8/month NA - size not available NA - size not available $8/month $71month NA - size not available The rate for recycling collection will remain the same at $3/month. No fee will be charged for the new cart. New Garbage Carts: What size will you receive? In mid- to late-October, resi- dents will receive new, tan garbage carts. Carts can be viewed at city hall, the local library and Scott's Foods. The new carts are available in two sizes, 96-gallon and 48- gallon. These are the same sizes as the green Curb It! recycling carts. 96-gallon cart dimensions: 43"h x 29"w x 35"d 46-gallon cart dimensions: 37"h x 23"w x 28"d The size you receive will be based on your current garbage cart size. I have a .... I I will receive a .... 96-gallon cart ] 96-gallon cart 64~allon cart 96-gallon cart 35-gallon cart 48-gallon cart Not the size you want? Go to www.WhereItShouldGo.com/Norwalk or call 244- 0021 to order a different size. Orders should be received by September 30 to ensure delivery. Residents can exchange carts for a different size for up to 30 days after delivery free of charge. Existing carts are owned by the city and will be collected on the same day as new carts are delivered. Once the dates for the exchange are finalized, residents will be notified through the local l apers, the city's e-newsletter and the City and Metro Waste Authority websites and Facebook pages. New Garbage Carts.-'When will mine arrive? New garbage carts will be deliv- ered October 22 or 23, whichever day is your collection day. Residents should set out their old cart (with your garbage in it) on their collection day and LEAVE THE OLD CART AT THE CURB after it is emptied. Crews will be around that day to collect the old carts. WhCn you receive your new cart, you can take it back to your house. Do not trans- fer your garbage from your old cart to your new cart. You can start using your new cart AFTER the October 22 or 23 collection day. The order and timing in which the new carts are delivered and old carts are emptied and taken away will not necessar- ily be the same. New Large and Extra Item Stickers. Current large item pick-up stickers and extra trash tags will expire September 30, 2013. If you have these stickers, use them before they expire. Effective October 1, ORANGE Metro Waste Authority stickers must be used. The new stickers will be sold at City Hall and the local, grocery.store for the same price of $5 or $1, respectively. Appliances. Effective October 1, appliance collection will need to be scheduled with the hauler and will need seven (7) Metro Waste Authority ORANGE large item stickers. For more information, visit www'WhereItShuldG'cm/Nrwalk or call Metro Waste Authority at 244-0021. Sales & Service since Kathy Vepley, James Biehn, Jason Smith and Sara Routh. Staff photo. Area residents were treated to a special record release concert Saturda3 Aug. 17, at the Norwalk Performing Arts Center. Featured was Sara Routh, a member of the 1995 Norwalk High School graduation class, who released a new album, "Roads." James Biehn, 1995 NHS grad, opened the show performing original tunes on the guitar. He revealed his excellent skills as his nimble fingers danced up and down the neck of the guitar. On more than one occasion the audience burst into applause dur- ing his performance. Biehn now owns a business in Des Moines and gives music lessons, as well as performing with other bands. He played with Sara's band all evening. Kathy Vepley, also a 1995 NHS grad, sang with Biehn as the backup guitarist. Since Vepley's graduation, she has opened shows for other performers across the country and was a featured singer on a cruise line. She has returned to Norwalk and sings in her church choir. Drummer for the evening was Jason Smith, a 1993 NHS grad. He lives in Ankeny and has his own sound business in Des Moines. Smith and Biehn had a band while in high school and after graduation. They also had a CD, "The MacKenzies." Then the "star" of the show came on stage. Sara's casual mild manner immedi- ately put the audience at ease as she shouted out, "How is everybody tonight?" with an enthusiastic response from the house. Routh sang the original songs from her new CD. Sometimes she sang soft, reminding one of a soft rose petal. But there were times her fancy blue cowgirl boots tapped out the beat as she pranced across the stage, belting out her song. Toward the end of the two-hour show, Sara was joined onstage by her mother, Katie Routh, a 1969 graduate of Norwalk High School. They sang together with their voices matching perfectly as they performed. Before the evening was over, Jason Smith relinquished the drums to Sara's father, Ron Routh, for one tune. Other band members were John on the guitar and Bruce on the keyboards. Following the concert, the four young performers held a Question and Answer period with the audience asking them about their hopes, dreams and goals. Routh thanked Norwalk High School vocal music instructor, Kim Ward, for hosting the event. The music department sponsored the concert with the collecting of non-per- ishable food items as admission. The items will be taken to the Norwalk Food Pantry by Ward's music class. As I sat in the audience f was reminded of what a wonderful music department the Norwalk schools have in place. Look at the number of grads that were on the stage this particular night. And then I recalled other Norwalk students who wenf on td perform - Sara's brother, Brandon Routh- both television and movies, Jason Mamoa - television series and movies, and Dan Trilk - who played in bands on the west coast and who currently gives music lessons ".m Norwalk and Des Moines. What talent! A big thank you to the Norwalk music instructors who encourage their students, who note the talent and help develop it, and who years later, are still at the center of their students' lives. We are indeed very fortunate. We have many excellent teachers. To service our customers even better, we have a Brand New State-of-the-Art HUNTER ALIGNMENT SYSTEM All work is guaranteed by a 12 morths/12,000 Miles Warranty NAPA Auto Center Complete Engine S ecialist Auto Repair Intake Specialst Towing ASE Certified Mechanics 802 Sunset Ddve Norwalk To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. 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