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Adjournment FUNDRAISER FOR NORV#ALK MAN Spencer Hoyt, a 2012 Norwalk graduate, wiU be :heading to Lesotho, Africa to become a shepherd for two years. Saturda Aug. 30, there will be a fundraiser pancake break- fast in the Fareway park- ing lot from 8-10 a.m. The price is $5 a plate. The money raised will be ap- plied to his monthly ex- penses of living and work- ing in Lesotho. Hoyt will be going through an organization called African Inland Mis- sion (AIM). It was a long process over the last year to apply and get accepted into the program. This program is an unexplored ministry for AIM and Hoyt will be part of the first team. Over the period of two years, he will be learning the language, Sesotho, and through re- corded audio tapes, giving them the gospel of Christ. He wants to be able to give this group of shepherds Spencer Hoyt hope to hold on to in a lost world. The country of Lesotho is a small, mountainous country completely sur- rounded by South Africa. Shepherd boys begin at the age of five, living away from their families, caring for the cattle and sheep. They are illiterate and have becom the outcasts of their society. It is their way of life until they reach the age of 25. Ministerial Association Benefit.Golf:Tournament Members of the NorwalkMinisterial Association will. host a Golf Tournament Monda}5 Sept. 22, at Echo Val- ley Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Norwalk Area Food Pantry and the Norwalk Ministerial Emer- gency Fund. The four-person men's and women's best ball format begins with an 11:45 a.m. check-in followed by play at 12:30 p.m. There will be a social hour at 5:30 p.m., with awards presented at 6:15 p.m. Team or individual spots are available with play on the scenic Ridge. Each player's $85 donation includes green fees, a cart, the driving and putting practice ranges, Concluded p. 2 Social Security Workshop Thursday; Sept. 4, a rep- resentative from the Social Security office will be at the Norwalk Easter Public Li- brary to answer questions and help people sign-up for a new online service. Find out how to access your earnings account so you can use your benefits for retirement, disability or survivor planning; check or verify your earnings his- tory and change things such as your address or di- rect deposit information. This workshop starts at noon and the representa- tive will be available after- wards until 2 p.m. Program On Clean Water Area residents are in- vited to learn about Iowa's water crisis and how ev- eryday Iowans are clean- ing it up at the Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main St., from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursda36 Sept. 4. Jess Mazour, Farm and Environment Organizer from Iowa Citizens for Community Improve- ment, will answer ques- tions on what can be done about the need for pure water. For more information, contact Sandra Jennings, 515-619-9174. "Produce Iowa" at Norwalk Library Join us at the Norwalk Easter Public Library Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. for a conversation with Liz Gilman, executive pro- ducer of "Produce Iowa," as she visits about her pro- duction background and goals for re-launching a film office In our state. Learn about projects that are currently in progress. Find out what resources and support are available to Individuals or communities that want to start a media project. Con- sider how media produc- tion might promote our community! "Produce Iowa" is part of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Tailgate At City State Bank September 5 City State Bank, 801 Main St., will host a Cus- tomer Appreciation Tail- gate Frida}5 Sept. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the bank parking lot. Enjoy food, prizes, face painting and fun before going to the football sta- dium to cheer for the Norwalk Warrior football team. Optimal Health Day Thursday, Sept. 4, is the 2nd National Discover Your Optimal Health Day. Residents, co-workers, friends and family are in- vited to joIn in the fun. Events throughout the day include a one mile walk starting at 8:30 a.m: Meet at the Norwalk Methodist Church, walk a half mile to the Young Chevrolet Dealership and a half mile back. At 6:30 p.m., they will host a Healthy Happy Hour at the Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main St. Guest speakers include Sheree Clark, Dr. Lori Miller and Dr. Deb Sesker. Sheree Clark hosts a weekly lifestyle TV show called Fork in the Road. She is a Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor, an author, Health Coach and Raw Food Chef. Dr. Lori Miller, a promi- nent Norwalk Doctor, will be sharing ideas to encour- age each person to take charge of their own health and the role of nutrition, exercise and sleep in over- all health. Dr. Deb Sesker, Chiro- practor and Global Direc- tor with Take Shape For Life, will be sharing The 3rd Era of Health Care and how it affects you. Those attending the Healthy Happy Hour will have an opportunity to have their Body Fat percentage checked along with other activities; For rriore information, contact Connie Garrison at 515-238L3540 or Jane Sesker at 515-783-6463. September 20 at McAninch Sports Complex Field of Dreams Ghost Players vs Norwalk Poliee, Firefigbters Ghost players will travel in from the corn fields of Dyersville Saturday, Sept. 20, to perform their entertain- ing comedy routine that incorporates children from the audience. A celebrity game of Ghost Players versus Norwalk Police Officers and Firefighters will follow the comedy routine. The Field of Dreams Ghost Players, "The Greatest Show on Dirt", will support children and adults living with Type 1 diabetes. Proceeds benefit Camp Hertko Hollow, Inc., Iowa's camp for children with diabetes and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Greater Iowa Chapter. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. at the Norwalk-McAninch Sports Complex, 200 Wright Rd. Concessions will be available for purchase along with a 50/50 raffle and spe- cialty items for sale. Seating is limited; lawn chairs are recommended. The cost is a free-will donation with a suggested price of $5 per person. For more information, contact Jacquie McGee of Norwalk at jmmcgee50211@grnail.com. Camp Hertko Hollow is a specialized residential camping program for diabetic youth ages 6-17. The camp offers two one-week summer sessions at the Des Moines YMCA Camp site along the Des Moines River, north of Boone, The goal of Camp Hertko Hollow is to teach chil- dren afflicted with both Type I and Type 2 diabetes how to effectively manage their illness'in order to help them live long and healthy lives and avoid diabetes compli- cations later In life. Camp Hertko Hollow was founded In 1968 with 37 campers. Today over 14,000 diabetic youth have ben- efited from their experience at the camp. In addition, Over 120 healthcare staff volunteer their time during the summer camp sessions to provide diabetes education, regulation and safety for the campers. Until there is a cure for diabetes, there's Camp Hertko Hollow. JDRF is the leading global organization funding Type I diabetes (TID) research. JDRF's goal is to progressively remove the impact of TID from people's lives until we achieve a world without TID. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence and a working plan to better treat, prevent and eventually re TID. As the largest charitable supporter of TID research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million In scientific research In 17 countries. For more information, visit jdrf.org. I Norwalk Student 1 Education Foundation" Activities and Events By Lori Miller, President SAVE THE DATE The Norwalk Student Education Foundation will be hosting a fall Tastes for Education event Thursda Nov. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at The Wright Place In Norwalk. This is our annual fundraiser. Local wineries and beer crafts- men will be sampling their products. We will serve cheeses and chocolates and other yummy "tastes." Mark your calendars!![ Find us on Facebook, info@norwalkfoundation.org or www.norwalkstudent foundation, org.