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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, August 29, 2013 4 NOR]-H WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. Klein Publisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Mary Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Computers Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/Office Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year - Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional . Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association OBITUARY VERENA M. WEBB Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 21, for Verena M. Webb, 91, Urbandale, who died Saturday, Aug. 17. Burial was at Resthaven Cemetery in Des Moines. Mrs. Webb was born in Mount Ayr November 22, 1921. She married Donald E. Webb of New Market Au- gust 18, 1939. They moved to Des Moines in 1945. She retired from Armstrong Rubber Co. in 1983 and was an active member of Westover Baptist Church. Survivors include her six children, Yvonne Murken of Des M0ines, Lucille (Tom) Underwood of Colorado, Linda (Butch) Lemley of Carlisle, Sondra Craft of Texas, Ronald (Julie) Webb of Tennessee and Randi McLaUgh]in of Norwalk; 16 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; two sisters and four brothers. Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett The Value of Welfare The "libertarian" Cato Institute has published a study comparing welfare benefits to a minimum wage job. The study looks at the benefits of "a typical welfare family" of a mother and two children. According to the study, "welfare currefftly pays more than a minimum wage job in 35 states, even after accounting for the Earned Income Tax Credit." Welfare pays more than $15 per hour in 12 states and the District of Columbia, accord- ing to the study. Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia provide benefits of more than $10 per hour. The rest of the states, including Iowa, are near or below the minimum wage. Iowa's figure for welfare benefits is $6.83 per hour, putting us in 40th place. A factor to keep in mind in making these comparisons is that wel- fare benefits are tax free. I was surprised to learn that there are 126 federal programs that are supposed to "fight poverty." They cost taxpayers $668.2 billion per year. States spend an additional $284 billion per year on welfare benefits. The study's authors assert that these generous welfare ben- efits discourage people eligible for welfare from get- ring jobs. They recommend strengthening welfare work requirements and tightening eligibility rules. To see the complete study, go to Ca'to.org. Veteran Designation on Driver's Licenses Under a new law, Iowa veterans can now have a "vet- eran" designation placed on their driver's license or non- operator identification card anytime. Prior law allowed the designation only when the cards were first issued or on renewal. A main value of the designation is in patronizing businesses that offer discounts to veterans and require proof of the veteran's status. To obtain the designation, a veteran must present a copy of their DD 214 or applicable discharge document to their county Veterans Affairs office. That office will complete the Iowa DOT form authorizing the licensing office to issue a license or ID with the veteran designation. The appli- cation can then be presented to any license issuing agency to get the new license or ID. OBITUARY RUTH "BABE" JOHNSTON Ruth "Babe" Johnston, 82, Norwalk, died Friday, Aug. 16, at the Norwalk Nursing and Rehab. Buri- al will be held at a later date at the North Mc- Donald Cemetery near Winterset. Memorial con- tributions may be made to the Ruth Johnston Memo- rial Fund, in care of Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Stuart, IA 50250. The family will direct the memorials at a later date. Online condo- lences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfun eralhome.com. Mrs. Johnston was born August 25, 1930 to Clar- ence and Geneva (Addy) Little in Winterset. She at- tended school in Winterset and graduated with the class of 1948. She then at- tended AIB Business School in Des Moines and played basketball. She worked in various restau- rants around the Des Moines area. On October 29, 1951 she was united In marriage to Robert Johnston in Des Moines. This union blessed them with five children: Dane, Karen, Mike, Steve and Pat. They previously lived in Win- terset, Norwalk and Milo before returning to settle in Norwalk in 2001. Mrs. Johnston was a wonderful cook known for her deviled eggs, potato salad and chocolate pie. She enjoyed reading and working jigsaw puzzles with friends. She enjoyed attending her grand-chil- dren's events. She always looked forward to week- Ruth Johnston end breakfasts at Hy-Vee. Most of all she enjoyed the company of her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving hus- band, Bob Johnston; infant son, Steve Johnston; broth- ers, Vernon Little and Harold Little. Survivors include her children, Diane Turner of Salt Lake City, UT, Karen (Tom) Catron of West Des Moines, Mike (Polly) Johnston of Norwalk, Pat (Kim) Johnston of Nor- walk; grandchildren, Ricky McCombs, Alan McNew, Lori McNew, Jen- nifer (Wil) McGrath of Knoxville, Drew (Kate) McCombs of Van Meter, Tyler Johnston (fianc6 Jes- sica Dempsey) of Stuart, Kelsey and Nathan Johnston of Norwalk; great-grandchildren, Geneva Hupp of Knoxville and Lilly McCombs of Van Meter; siblings, Donald (Marilyn) Little of WInter- set, Myrna (Jim) Moore of Winterset; sister-in-law, Lenore Little of Norwalk and a host of nieces, neph- ews and other family. OBITUARY DONALD L. HIXSON Services were held Thursday, Aug. 22, for Donald Hixson, 73, Waukee, who died Sunday, Aug. 18. Burial was at Highland MemorY Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines. Mr. Hixson was born April 8, 1940 in Des Moines to Patrick and Gretchen (Winters) Hixson. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age.of 14. At age 20, he married his life-long companion, Mar to whom he was married for 53 years. They made their home in Des Moines where they raised their three sons. For 42 years he build his own business, Don Hixson Painting. He enjoyed all sports, especially the L.A. Dodg- ers, Iowa Hawkeyes and NASCAR. Survivors include his wife, Mary; sons, Dewayne (Jean) Hixson of West Des Moines, J. Russell (Julie) Hixson of Cumming and Jeff S. Hixson of Des Moines; eight grandchildren, Kyle and Allison, McKenzie and Tyler, Sean, Josh, Miya and Tayia; his siblings, Robert G. Hixson of Waukee, Carole A. (Bob) Lathrum of Winterset and Patricia J. Sharpe of Truro. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Raccoon Valley Animal Sanc- tuary & Rescue. In.Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (515) 989-0106 SALES - SERVICE - REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to- PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches nORWaLK Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515-897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9."00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm *** Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12 th grades Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 mo.-5 th grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service First Baptist Church www.norwalkbaptist.org Sunset Dr. & Marred 981-4391 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study Prayer Service New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childcare Provided **.-g Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Tim Diebel, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School CUMMING Harvest Church (EvangelicalFree) 4225 N. Birch Ave. POBox 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.hccumming.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 515-953-0322 10 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Kids' Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Grace Baptist Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & St. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. ML Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday *** St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the ,. Assumption in Churchville . Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies *** PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman. Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship *** INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 -Pastor Jeff Rahe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pin Wed. Adult Bible Study  Tues.-Thurs is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) *** Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Hatting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Deadline for ads, ] legals and stories I is Noon Friday! pjt,