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Thursday, September 5, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five 4-H All Stars Emily Bergan and Alex Bennett of the Norwalk 4H All Stars represented Warren County at the Iowa State Fair Awardrobe Competition. Bergan participated in the $15 Challenge class, where she purchased an out- fit for less than $15. Bennett received a special recog- nition award given to the top ten percent of Clothing Selection competitors at the Iowa State Fair for the dress she purchased and modeled for the Clothing Selection class. Photo Submitted. Confidence is the :6:6 *6 hinge on the door to success. -Mary O'Hare Dumas ~F~6:6 Uertonsdqlo Comm.unitg ( huRh ono rnilo north of Marten dalo baglna 6: 0 p.m. WodnoldqU, opt. I1 Ages Preschool through 6th Grade Weekly Program: 6:30 - 8 p.m. *Scripture Memory *Bible Lesson *Games Registration begins Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m. in the MCC Gym with a free-will offering supper while you register. $16 for flint child; $14 for second child and $12.50 for all other childran in the family. Registration covers awards throughout the year; uniform and books sold separately. 641-764-2491 or register online www.martensdalecommunitychurch.com SOCIAL 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs By Sgt. Sarah Bailey LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Five years ago when U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Rorebeck, a Norwalk, IA, native and the operations officer for 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, married U.S. Army Capt. Crystal Rorebeck, a native of Breckenridge, TX, and the commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Com- pany, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th IBCT, they made a promise to each other to renew their vows every five years on their anniversary. Neither one could have known that in five years on August 16, 2013, both would be deployed in Afghani- stan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Fortunately, both husband and wife were deployed in the same area and were able to uphold the promise they made to one another. Matthew knew this event was not only a milestone in his marriage, but also something important to his wife and coordinated with his battalion chaplain, U.S. Army Capt. Mickey Bashman, 3-7 Inf. Regiment, to ensure his wife's wishes were met. "I think it is important to realize that even in the day- to-day grind, while under pressureand in the event of dark days that a deployment can have, that we all real- ize that the mission does come first, but we need to un- derstand that family is what will be there after we take off our helmet and body armor," Matthew said. Crystal and her husband did not need an elaborate ceremony to remind them of their promise to one an- other and planned a short, 10-minute ceremony in front of an Afghan sunset to renew their vows. "Renewing our vows didn't change the way we feel about each other, but it reminds us of the promises we made to each other five years ago," said Crystal. The promise was something they both wanted to uphold and celebrate even in the midst of a deployment. As a dual military couple, the Rorebecks face unique challenges as they juggle careers, training, deployments and most importantly, their family. At times, .it is diffi- cult to get all five of their children together when plan- ning around military life, school and holidays, but with the help of their supportive extended family, the Rorebecks are able to train and deploy knowing their children are being cared for back home. The Rorebecks plan to continue this tradition by re- newing their vows again in five years and hope next time their family will be present to share the moment with them. "In the end of our careers, the Army will be a dis- tant memory; but my husband and children will continue to be my happiness," said Crystal. 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 (Memoml Day-Labor Day) (NAPS)--To stay a step ahead of color trends, Minwax recently introduced two new shades