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Thursday, August 29, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven Dream Big, Grow Here Norwalk residents and businesses are encouraged to enter the Dream Big, Grow Here contest through DMACC Business Resources. The Dream Big, Grow Here business grant contest is an opportunity for Iowans to fulfill their dreams of self- employment or expansion of their current firm. Dreamers compete online for votes for a shot to win a $5,000 regional grant and then become eligible to fur- ther compete for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize to be announced at EntreFest! Last year, Warren County business The Depot fam- ily restaurant in New Virginia won $5,000. America Recycles Day 2013 America Recycles Day 2013 Announces Open Registration for Local Events Join the national celebration of recycling by hosting a local event Online event registration is now open for America Recycles Day, a national initiative of nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB). This year's America Recycles Day theme, "I Want to Be Recycled," will help to edu- cate people about the importance of recycling to our economy and environmental well-being as well as mo- tivate occasional recyders to become everyday recyders. America Recycles Da) which takes place annually on November 15, recognizes the benefits of recycling wl[tile providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and re- cycling - every day - all throughout the year. Online registration is now open at America RecyclesDay.org for local organizers to schedule events in their communities and gain access to valuable re- sources to plan, promote and host an event. To support event organizers, there are best practices guides for host- ing events, activity ideas, downloadable posters and banners, media outreach tools, sample proclamations and much more. Events can be scheduled any time dur- ing the fall, but should be held as close to November 15 as possible. America's leading companies are proud to make America Recycles Day possible. National sponsors of America Recycles Day to date are Anheuser-Busch, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies and Waste Management. Register to Win a $5,290 College Savings Iowa Account State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald reminds area resi- dents to register for a chance to win the College Sav- ings,Iowa $5,290 Fall Giveaway for their child or'grand- child. Treasurer Fitzgerald encourages families to start sav- ing for college as soon as possible. "Saving ahead of time may reduce a need to borrow to cover educational ex- penses, which can help parents - and their children - get through college with less debt," says Fitzgerald. "Even a small amount of money, invested regularly over time, can grow into a substantial sum." College Savings Iowa is designed to provide fami- lies a tax-advantaged way to save money for their children's higher education. It only takes $25 to open an account and anyone- parents, grandparents, friends and relatives - can invest in College Savings Iowa on behalf of a child. Participants who are Iowa taxpayers can de- duct contributions up to $3,045 per beneficiary from their 2013 adjusted gross income and there are no in- come or residency restrictions.* Earnings grow tax free and investors can withdraw their investment federally and Iowa state tax-free to pay for qualified higher edu- cation expenses including tuition, books, supplies and certain room and board costs at any eligible college, tmiversi, community college or accredited technical aining school in the United States or abroad.** Saving for a child's education is always a smart in- vestment and College Savings Iowa is here to help. For more information about College Savings Iowa, visit www.collegesavingsiowa.com or call 1-888-672-9116. *Adjusted annually for inflation. If withdrawals are not qualified, the deductions must be added back to Iowa taxable income. **Earnings on non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to federal income tax and a 10% federal penalty tax, as well as state income taxes. The availability of tax or other benefits may be contingent on meeting other requirements. Cage Bird Feather Fair Sunday, Sept. 8, mem- bers of the Mid America Cage Bird Society will host a Feather Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walnut Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Admission is $4 for adults and children 8 and under are admitted free of charge. Birds and bird-re- lated items will be offered for sale. There also will be a raffle table and a bake sale. Annual Dog Shows There will be 1,800 dogs from 45 states and several foreign countries compet- ing at the annual Des Moines Dog Shows, Obe- dience Trials and Rally Tri- als September 6, 7 and 8, at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The shows, approved by the American Kennel Club, are open to the public and feature one of the largest junior show- manship entries in the country. Admission is free. The three-day duster of dog shows begins Frida Sept. 6, at 8 a.m. with Best of Breed competitions, obedience trials and rally trials sponsored by 15 spe- cialty breed clubs. All breed dog shows will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, be- ginning at 8 a.m. each day and concluding late each afternoon with Group and Best in Show competitions judged by internationally respected purebred dog authorities. Junior show- manship, obedience trials and rally trials will also be held each day. Meet the Breeds offers spectators a chance to learn more about various breeds of dogs. Shows will feature over 150 breeds of dogs, includ- ing several rare breeds and many dogs entered at Westminster (the New .York show televised each February). Exhibitors from all over the country and spectators from across Iowa, inject more than $750,000 into the local economy while attendiog the shows. Food and refreshments will be available from con- cession stands. Dog-re- lated items will be for sale. LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays I00y-IA00 Day) Iowa Distilling Company Iowa Distilling Com- pany, an Iowa manufac- turer of premium whiskey and rum spirits, has ex- panded its green engineer- ing initiatives by installing a 2000-gallon geothermal cooling system. Iowa Distilling uses cooling water to condense the alcohol vapors in its two 125-gallon copper pot stills. The new geothermal cooling system, purchased from an Iowa manufac- turer, allows the distillery to recycle the same 2000 gallons of cooling water forever. This design will both conserve water and naturally maintain a con- sistent temperature of the cooling water year-round, enhancing the efficiency of Iowa Distilling's produc- tion processes. For additional informa- tion about Iowa Distilling Company and its green engineering initiatives, contact Todd E. Dunkel or Phil Bubb at 515-981-4216, or send email to info@iowa distilling.com. Call 911 for emergencies! Norwalk Nursing & Rehab Success Story Mary Spangler is the most recent success story for Norwalk Nursing & Rehab. Mary entered our facility after an injury prevented her from returning home. With the assistance of therapy and her hard work and determination,, Mary made a full recovery and re- turned home stronger than ever before. Way to go, Mary!! Photo submitted. Area Residents on Governor Committee Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds' cam- paign committee - the Governor Branstad Committee recently announced the initial organization of 1,075 county chairs across the state. The organization, which will continue to grow as the campaign works to fill ev- ery precinct, includes co-chairs in every county. Among those serving are Vicki Cassad) Don Paulin, Mark Snell and Cindi Snell, all of Norwalk, Also, Kay King of Prole. cup sugar 3 tablespoons cocoa powder tablespoons Argo" CornStarch 'h teBspoon salt 2 cups milk 2 egg yolks - 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon van/lla extract I/, cup marshmallow Y,-V, p Eralaam cracker crumbs Miz sup com powder, corn starch and salt in a  mkmmmvete bowl Whisk in milk and egg yolks until well blended. Microwave on high (100 percent) power for about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring every I to 2 minutes. Cook until pudding is thick and lum lmaed at least 1 minute. Remove from microwave. Stir in butter and vn.ill Cover surface with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hour Layer pudding, marshmallow czm mint graham cracker crumbs in individual clear Reminiscent of n campfire favorite, this creamy S'More Pudding uses ingredients you have on hand. bowls or stemware. Corn staruh is otten mixed with flour to produce more tender baked goods and per- form like cake flour. For each cup of cake flour called for in a recipe, use 7/8 cup all-pur- pose flour (1 cup minus 2 tablespoons) plus 2 table- spoons of corn starch. It thickens with a satiny smoothness and glossy appearance and adds no taste of its own to mask the flavor of other foods. Recipes thick- ened with corn starch have a brighter, more translucent appearance than those thick- ened with flour. Corn starch has twice the thickening power of flour, so it's neces- sary to use only half as mucl Corn starch also blends more easily with cold liquids than flour because it doesn't absorb liquid until ifs cooked. Cooking with corn starch is easy when you follow a few simple guidelines: * Amount of stirring. Gradually stir cold liquids into corn starch until com- pletely smooth. Continue to stir gently dmlg entire c6ok- ing period. When adding ingredients after cooking, remove the mixture from the heat and stir them in quickly and gently. Stirring too vig- orously may cause mLxture to break down and thin out. Temperature. Cook over medium-low to medium heat. Cooking over high heat can cause lumping. If mix- ture contains egg, high heat m4y curdle it. Cooking time. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a full boil and boil i minute. After boiling 1 minute, the starch granules will have swelled to their  capacity, causing the mixture to thicken. Significantly over- cooking thickened mixtures such as puddings, pies and cake fillings may cause mix- ture to thin out as it cools. More Recipes At the Argo Corn Starch and Kingsford's  Corn Starch Web site, www.com, you can find more tips and delicious, classic and contem- porary recipes. S'/Iore Pudding Held: 6 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Mmmwaae Tmu" 6 o 8  . Chill Time: 2 hours (NAPS)--The next time you seek a weekday treat or a nice homemade dessert to serve friends who drop by, consider serving something sweet and simple stw as pudding. It can be made in a snap with ingre- dients you have on hand. One to try is S'More Pudding, made with corn starch, an essential ingredient in pud- dings, cake and pie filings. Simple Desserts Will Have Them Clamoring For S'More