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Thursday, August 28, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven t Photo submitted. Iowa State Fair Woodworking Competition Thirty-one exhibitors entered 146 projects in the 2014 Iowa State Fair woodworking division competition. Stephanie Riva, Norwalk, placed first in the Other Tech- niques-Table category. Her winning end table featured cherry and walnut wood and a twelve-way match, ve- neer top with inlay band. Photo submitted. Annual Civil War Days Highlights Labor Day Weekend Lamoni's 12th Annual Civil War Days Reenactment and Living History will take place Saturday and Sun- day of Labor Day weekend, August 30-31 in Lamoni. The annual event kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday morning with a street-to-street battle in downtown Lamoni. Af- terward, the event moves one mile west of town to a 38 acre pasture with large battles at 2 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday. Check www.civilwardays.org for the detailed schedule of weekend events. Civil War Days offers free parking and admission and also features a hands-on School Day Program Friday, Aug. 29. LETTERS. OUR POLICY We publish letters to the editor when they are not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expreased are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. I appreciate the efforts of the Norwalk Police Depart- ment in re-establishing the 35 MPH and 45 MPH speed zones through our community. It seems the locals are catching on, now if we can get the attention of the Polk, Madison and Dallas County drivers passing thru, we will have it made. /s/Pokey Pete, Bud Ewell 8851 Woodmayr Dr. Norwalk, IA Albert Grunenwald, Iowa 4-H Foundation, inducts Jason and Kim DeLay into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Photo submitted. Jason and Kim DeLay of Warren County were inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair Sunda3 Aug. 17. Eighty-two counties participated this year and 110 inductees were recognized for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage and honored at a reception that followed the cer- emony. SENATE NEWS By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Get Skills to Work Iowa has joined Indiana and Illinois in a campaign to help train veterans with skills matching the needs of the workplace. The Get Skills to Work campaign was started by GE and The Manufacturing Institute in October of 2012. We regu- larly hear about employers who are looking for em- ployees with certain skills, but are not able to find them. This is another step taken by the State of Iowa to help attract veterans to Iowa and to help them and those already here to find quality jobs. More infor- mation is available at www.getskillst0work.org. State Employee Insur- ance Premiums A national report tells us that the State of Iowa pays more of the health insurance premiums of state employees than most states. The report says that Iowa taxpayers pay 97% of state employee health in- surance premiums. Only three other states pay at the same or a higher rate. The report is based on in- formation from Milliman Inc., a health consulting company. As always, feel free to, contact me with your ideas or concerns at Julian. Garrett@legis.iowa.gov or 515-2813371. .If you reject the food, ig- nore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stayat home. -James Michener The normal static electricity shock that zaps your finger when you touch a doorknob is usually between 10;000 and 30,000 volts. One way to tell the difference between alligators and crocodiles is by their teeth. On crocodiles, the fourth tooth on each side of the lower jaw projects outside the snout when the mouth is closed. Turbulence is life force. It is. opportunity• Let's love turbulence and use.it for change• -Ramsey Clark WARREN COUNTY BUSINESSES WIN BIG A total of $9,000 was awarded at the first War- ren County Small Business Grant Contest. The contest began with 28 applicants that were narrowed down to three finalists in two cat- egories: Existing Business and Start-Up Business. Fi- nalists presented their business idea to a panel of judges at a special event held at Simpson College June 10. Norwalk Chiropractic was the recipient of the $6,000 Existing Business Grant and plans to use the funds to helpwith the con- struction of a new office. "I am very appreciative and honored to have been awarded the WCEDC grant. It has been a huge help in moving my build- ing project forward." - Dr. Jesse Stumbaugh, Nor- walk Chiropractic. Studio Fusco was awarded the $3,000 Start- Up Grant and used the funds towards the pur- chase of a high quality printer for their newly opened copy, print and design, operation on The Square in Indianola. "The grant award could not have come at a better time as it helped us purchase a new commercial color printer, which really set us up for success. We're truly thankful for the "support and look forward to serv- ing the needs of our cus- tomers." - Garret Youker, co-owner of Studio Fusco. The grant contest was a project of Warren County Economic Development's Learn I Grow I Succeed small business support ini- tiative. I Call 911 • for emergencies! 2014 NORWALK MINISTERIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT scheduled for Monday, Sept, 22, Echo Valley Country Club Proceeds benefit Norwalk Area Food Pantry • B' and Ministerial Emergency Fund Four-Person Men's & Women's Best Ball Check in after 11:45 a.m.; Play begins at 12:30 p.m., Social Hour at 5:30 p.m., Awards at 6:15 p.m. $85 donation includes green fees, golf cart, driving and putting practice ranges, snacks, prizes and fun. Sign-up sheets for teams, individuals or hole sponsorships at area churches or http://www, newlifenorwalk.org/norwalk-ministerial-golf-tournament, html For information, call 515-285-5965 or 515-974-8336. Norwalk Ministerial Association members: Christ Our Savior Lutheran, Crossroads, Fellowship Community, New Life Lutheran, Norwalk United Methodist and St. John the Apostle Catholic V I