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Page Fourteen Thursday, August 29, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News CLASSIFIEDS 1 f Medicine for the Funny 130ne By Dorothy Rosby ALL classified advertising is 20 cents a word with a $3.50 minimum AND payable in advance of publication. Bring your ad to the office and pay for the ad at that time. We reserve the right to accept or refuse any or all advertising. Publisher reserves the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. "Happy Ads" and "Thank Yous" are $2. DEADLINE IS NOON ON FRIDAY! thank you What a pleasure it is to work with people from Nor- walk.You're so great to give of your time and blood to make the blood drive a success. There were 86 of you this time who came and were able to contrib- ute. Thanks also to those who tried to give. Don't for- get to try again. ................................... announcements Congratulations to my summer tutoring students. I am proud of your accom- plishments. Top readers were: Olivia Dougherty, Emma Juhl, Nile Roth, Abby Swisher and Abby Vasy. Norma Vlieger ................................... .The City of Cumming is currently accepting bids for snow and ice removal for the 2013-2014 season. All bids should be broken down per hour by truck type and per ton or per bag for sand and ice melt. Proof of Liability Insurance will be needed. Send to PO Box 100, Cumming, IA 50061 or fax to 515-981-4981. Deadline is September 17, 2013. .................................. Disorganized, overwhelmed and confused about pre- serving your pictures and memories? I can help my Norwalk area neighbors. www.memoriescollected. com or call my cell at 515- 710-5315. .................................. Garage sales will not be accepted by email. They must be paid for when the ad is placed. Deadline for classified ad and payment is noon Fridays. .................................. Norwalk Food Pantry, lo- cated at New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr., is open every Wednes- day from 5 to 7 p.m. for lo- cal residents. employment Sell Sweet Corn at Roadside Stand Staff roadside stand in Norwalk selling organic sweet corn. Be present 4- 7 p.m. and keep self-serve stocked 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 7 days/week or split with an- other. Now thru mid-late September. Steve's Organ- ics, 515-468-3923. MyJJDesigns.com or call 953-6306. .................................. Big round grass bales for sale. Call Larry at 515-681- 6310. .................................. Avon Representative, Sandy Brenizer, 515-238- 6718. Norwalk-Lakewood area. .................................. for rent Roommate Wanted Furnished two bedroom condo. $425 plus utili- ties, available immediately, 515-360-0983. ................................... 608 Knoll Dr., Norwalk, brick 4-plex, 2 BR, hard- wood floors, heat, water, sewer, garbage paid. To see call 515-221-9300 or 314-1551. .................................. services Seamstress can do alter- ations, work with lycra fab- ric, sequins, beading and custom costumes. Call Lynne at 285-0604. .................................. Rock n' Rolloff Portable dumpsters deliv- ered. Call Mike at 515-238- 2509. .................................. Small engine repair, pick- up and delivery available. Prompt reasonable ser- vice. We have used lawn mowers. Local honey for sale. 515-975-4348. Jim Dixon. Downs Pest Control And Property Maintenance Spiders, ants, wasps, roaches, bed bug treat- ments, termite work. We also offer property mainte- nance such as debris re- moval, mold testing, snow and lawn care, demo work and roofing. 515-309-2089, www.downspestcontrol. com. .................................. Stonefield Home Services Wade Smith, 515-490- 1946, electrical, plumbing, repair. .................................. Clean CutTree Service Removals, trimming, stump grinding, brush cleanup, fully equipped and insured. Free consul- tations, 981-0511. .................................. Fireplace Chimney Servicing Annual servicing of your chimney system keeps your family safe and your home in good repair. We offer inspections, cleaning, Patava Concrete Taking orders for tearouts, patios, replacement, new construction, driveways, garage slabs. FREE ESTI- MATES. Call Matt Palen, 210-1284 or Tim Patava, repairs, product sales, re-. 210-1285. Dining, tuck-pointing and more. Call Climbing Boys Chimney Cleaning Tim Mineart 689-9077 ................................... Call 911 for emergencies ! Snacking Done Right: A Heart-Healthier Popcorn Recipe (NAPS)--There's good news for those who love to snack. Snacking--done right --can give you a quick energy boost and help curb hunger between meals without adding unhealthy fats and oils to your diet. Many people don't realize that popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks available. This gluten-free treat is nat- urally low in calories and high in the good stuff: whole grain, dietary fiber and antioxidants. The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends in- creased consumption of whole gra in parcular and frads many health benefits with their consumption. Now, popcorn levers can snack better with' new JOLLY TIME Butter and Butter Light Microwave Pop Corn made with the Smart Balance unique blend of oils. Each new flavor offers health-conscious consumers zero grams of trans fat nat- urally and absolutely no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. The Smart Balance oil blend, licensed exclwsively for use in JOLLY TIME Pop Corn, contains a unique blend of polyunsaturated, monounsaturatod and satu- rated fats to help support healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range. =Millions of people are look- ing for new ways to live healthier lives and watch their cholesterol levels," said Amy Fischl, a registered dietitian at the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center. "JOLLY TIME Pop Corn made with Smart Balance oils provides a great healthier-snack alternative." When snacking, it's best to involve a variety of food groups. For example, enjoy popcorn with an apple, fresh vegetables with hummus or low-fat yogurt with almonds. For a great on-tlm-go snack option, try this protein- packed recipe mix of popcorn, fruit and nuts. Mix it up and divide into smaller bags for a portable energy boost school, post-workout or for a three o'clock pick-me-up. Whatever the reason, when- Sweet Com Pickers Pick sweet corn, Thurs- days, Fridays, Sundays, 6 a.m.-10 a.m. +/-. Now thru mid-September. $10/hr. Three miles southeast of Norwalk. 515-468-3923. .................................. for sale Norwalk Warrior Spirit- wear-Shop online at You can use ever-popular popcorn to create a sweet and savory snack to enjoy anytinle. ever the time, this convenient snack option will give you just the right amount of salty-sweet pop you crave. Pop 'n Protein Snack Mix Prep Time: 5 minutes 12 cups (1 bag) popped JOLLY TIME Butter Light Microwave Pop Corn cup dried fruit, chopped 3 tablespoons sliced almonds 2 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder (can sulmtitute with sugar-free pudding powder) Place popped popcorn in a large bow]l, removing any unpopped kernels. Add dried fTuit and almonds; toss. Drizzle honey over popeorn mix- ture. Sprinkle with pro- tein powder, mix well to coat. Yield: About 7 (1%- Cup) servings. NutrltlonalAmflysis per (lup) serving. Calorie 125, Dietary fiber: 3g, Total fat: 3g, Carbo- hydrate 20 Pmte.  Sodium: 100rag, Cho- lesteroh 0mg Family owned and oporated for nearly 100 years, JOLLY TIME has a single-minded obsessiom making the world's best popcorn. For five gener- atious, the Smith family has been proud to produce the freest-quality popcorn avail- able--no wonder the Smiths are considered =The First Family of Popcorn." For more convenient snacking ideas, nutritional informaon and recipes, visit www.jollytime.conL Dorothy Rosby is a syndicated columnist whose humor column appears in newspapers in 11 Westem and Midwestern states plus several magazines. She lives in Rapid City, SD with her husband and son. Attack of the Backpack I used to lecture my son about how hard I had it back when I had to walk miles and miles uphill both ways to school, then I tried lifting his backpack. Soon, he'll join the masses of students, enthu- siastically packing up all their new school supplies. They won't be this excited again until next spring when they dump it out all over their bedroom floor. And who can blame them? Studies estimate that many students carry loads heavi- er than 15 percent of heir body weight. That's the limit recommended by the American Academy of Or- thopedic Surgeons, who apparently has been bon- ing up on the subject. Sor- ry. (I carry a purse that's heavier than 15 percent of my body weight too, but that's another column.) On my way to work, I regularly see kids with gi- ant packs, looking like tur- tles walking upright. I worry they're going to tip over backwards and be pinned to the ground, their little arms and legs flailing while they try to get back up. Late for school again! Back when you and I were in school, we didn't have as many extracurric- ular activities with all the accompanying clothing and equipment. We didn't have all those electronic devices. And Cray0la wasn't making as many colors yet. But the biggest contrib- utor to the backpack bur- den is, of course, text- books, which should not be left at school all year long, no matter what your kids tell you. There are more textbooks now and they're bigger. A lot has happened since we were young, so history books have had to expand. And long ago, there were just the three Rs: readin', 'ritin' and 'rithmatic. Eventually there were more courses added to the curriculum. Lucki136 one of them was spelling. What can be done to protect our kids from the attack of the backpack? First take care to choose the right model and size. A good rule of thumb is, never buy a backpack that's larger than your child. You might even consid- er a wheeled backpack. If your child doesn't think those are cool enough, you could get them a wheel- barrow. Those are plenty cool, though they don't maneuver well on stairs. Occasionally, you should supervise when your kids are packing their backpacks. Children sometimes get confused about what is and what is not essential at school. Pencils are essential; a Nin- tendo Game Boy II is not. Paper is essential; a Super Soaker Scatter Blaster squirt gun is not. There's no sense in loading a back- pack full of items that the teacher will just confiscate later. Finally, backpacks should be carried over both shoulders to distrib- ute the weight evenly. This will keep your child from looking like a middle-aged woman who's been carry- ing a purse the size of a suitcase over the same shoulder since she was a teenager. No child I know wants to look like a mid- dle-aged woman, even the ones who will be middle- aged women someday. Having said all of that, I have to add, that carry- ing a backpack is only part of theproblem, tn my ex- tensive Internet research, I came across a study of backpack injuries. Only thirteen percent of the backpack injuries reported in this particular study were caused by wearing one. Another thirteen per- cent were caused by being HIT by one, and as much as those things weigh, you can see why that would hurt. I'm surprised there were no fatalities. Amazingly, twenty- eight percent of backpack injuries were actually caused by tripping over them! This confirms what I've been telling my son for years: Leaving a backpack unopened in the middle of the living room floor all weekend could be hazard- ous to his health. Cultured Christmas trees must be sbaped as they grow to produce fuller fo.jTo mw lhe.pward growth and to encourage branching, they am hand- clipped in each spring. Trees grown in the wild have spamer branches, and are known in the industry as "Charlie Brown" trees.