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Thursday, September 10, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven Garrettt Receives Conservative Achievement Award Senator Julian Garrett, Indianola, received the Conservative Achievement Award for his conservative voting record from Executive Director Dan Schneider and Board Member Millie Hallow of the American Conservative Union (ACU) at the State Historical Building on August 27. Founded in 1964, the ACU is the original conservative organization in the nation. For more than forty years, it has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative orga- nizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal respon- sibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. Photo submitted. Park & Rec Dog Swim Norwalk Aquatic 'We Have Gone to the Dogs' annual dog swim was held on two nights this year Photos submitted. MidAmerican Energy Program Iowa residential cus- tomers of MidAmerican Energy Company have the opportunity to purchase high-quality trees for only $30 through the company's Plant Some Shade@ pro- gram. The program promotes long-term energy and natural resource conserva- tion through tree planting. MidAmerican Energy pro- vides trees at discounted prices to customers willing to add to their property. Strategically placed de- ciduous trees provide shade on hot summer days, easing the cooling load on air conditioners, while conifers shield homes from blustery Iowa winter winds. Order forms for the pro- gram can be found on the company's website. Cus- tomers can purchase up to two trees - 3- to 4-foot co- nifers or 5- to 8-foot land- scape trees - for a dis- counted price of $30 each; the company pays for the balance of the cost through a grant from MidAmerican Energy. A variety of shade trees, low- growing ornamental trees and conifers are being of- fered. Advance purchase is required; quantities are limited; and orders will be taken on a first-come, first- served basis until all trees aresold. Plant Some Shade events for customers to pick up their trees will be held in Oskaloosa in late September and in Sioux City, Waukee and Des Moines in early October. (NAPS)--The York brand of Johnson Controls created the Affinity Residential Com- municating Control with Wi- Fi suplxrrt, which works with mobile devices to easily pro- gram your system remotely. For further information or to find a contrac~ nearby, visit www.york.com. A program called Welcome Home provides financial sup- port for programs that help veterans with transition ser- vices ranging from r6sum~ writing and job networking to creating a more funcedonal home envirenment~ It's spon- sored by the USO and Belgard Hardscapes. To learn more, visit www.belgar~com/ home. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! IZAAK WALTON OPEN HOUSE Join us Saturda3 Sept. 19, for an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the renovated Chapter Grounds, lo- cated at the entrance to Lake Ahquabi State Park. They will be showcasing the Chapter Expansion Project. Many activities will be taking place. The rifle range will be open from 10 a.m. to Noon for CMP shoot. This will be open to anyone. There will be be targets to shoot, but you will need to bring out your own ammo and safety equipment. Over the noon hour there will be a free hotdog, beans and chips lunch. Trap range will also be open from Noon to 2 p.m. with 1A price birds at $2.50 for a round of 25. The group thanks all who have helped with the War- ren County Ike's Expansion Project; it could not have been accomplished without them. The Project started out with a major donation from the Lester Davison Es- tate. Other major support came from Warren County Pheasants Forever, Ahquabi White Tails Unlimited, Iowa DNR, Cemen Tech, Inc., Warren County Conservation Board and the National Izaak Walton League Endow- ment Fund. Many others have donated labor or reduced their fee's to help us with this project. Members and their friends have also donated many hours of labor and other resources. To all of those who assisted in any way with our project, we are deeply indebted. Future plans include installation of a shade/cover over the Rifle Range shooting pad, and improvement of our Archery range, situated in the SE area of our prop- erty, with the help of Mid Iowa Archers and local 4H groups. This winter we plan to expand our kitchen into the vacated trap room in our clubhouse. We will also update some of the older appliances. They will continue to re-seed prairie grasses and wild flowers for pollinators as well as establish trees along our property. Landscape improvements and parking lot expansion are planned as we are growing. Visit our website (www.warrenikes.com) for more information, and don't forget to "friend" Warren Ikes on Facebook. And thanks again to all who helped this project. CIPCO Launches Utility-Scale Solar Project Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to develop multiple util- ity-scale solar generating sites across its memb oop- erative areas in Iowa. CIPCO seeks to establish a m'bdti- ~:; =~i~. ~ ri,~. site solar installation for gene g up to a total of 3MWs of electricity. The RFP requires the new generat- ing sites to be operational by December 31, 2016. "CIPCO has continually pursued a balanced energy mix to meet our members' needs in a cost effective, reli- able and environmentally responsible manner. Solar generation will be an additional complement to our overall portfolio," announced Dennis Murdock, Execu- tive Vice President and CEO of CIPCO. Utility-scale solar provides reliable, clean electricity generation and compliments CIPCCYs existing renew- able energy generation portfolio. At a generation cost significantly below that of residential-scale solar, the new facility will provide CIPCO with additional re- sources for distributing electricity to our members throughout the state. CIPCO maintains a balanced energy portfolio and ownership of electric generation assets. Up to 95 per- cent of CIPCO's energy needs are generated in Iowa with 60 percent of the energy from carbon-free resources in- eluding wind, nuclear, hydroelectric and soon to be so- lar. CIPCO supplies all power requirements for its mem- ber cooperatives, and as their power provider, CIPCO is dedicated to delivering quality, safe and reliable ser- vice at the lowest possible cost. /- CIPCO is Iowa's largest cooperative energy provider serving 12 rural electric cooperatives and a municipal electric association spanning 58 of Iowa's 99 counties. CIPCO is a generation and transmission cooperative supplying power to its member distribution coopera- tives covering a territory which stretches 300 miles di- agonally across the state from the Mississippi River on the east to Shenandoah in the southwest. The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. -Ben Stein