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Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, September 16, 2010 ",a, NEIOHBORHOOD NOTES I Sue Phipps Tell, an alumna of Norwalk schools, is appearing in the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" at the Des Moines Playhouse from now through Oct. 3. She has appeared in numerous productions at the Play- house including four times as Miss Hannigan in "Annie" and the latest "Curtains" last spring. Phipps is the daughter of Ilene Phipps of Norwalk and the late Rich- ard Phipps. ................................... Music Boosters Minutes Following are the Norwalk Music Boosters Minutes for September Meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 7 in the new Lakewood band room at 7 p.m. Teacher Reports: High School: Marching band is hard at work on this year's halftime show. First marching band competition is at Linn Mar, September 25. Choirs are rehearsing for the annual Madrigal Dinner, which is scheduled in November. Show choir is well underway. Choir students will be attending the Renaissance Festi- val in Kansas City. Middle School: Fifth through ninth graders are re- cording auditions for OPUS. Eighth grade choir festi- val is Monday, Oct. 18, volunteers will be needed to pro- vide a meal for directors. Ten eighth grade band stu- dents are preparing to audition for SCIBA in Waukee. Elementary: Carroll Hardy talked about the new band room and music facilities at Lakewood, now in use. He took Boosters on a tour of the new addition. Hardy re- ports 140 fifth graders are signed up for band this year. Lakewood students are also preparing for OPUS audi- tions. Around seventy fifth graders have signed up for Honor Choir. Notable Donors Campaign: Deb Luzier reported that orders are starting to come in for wall tiles and seat nameplates in the new auditorium. The last day to or- der will be May 1, 2011. Tami Frazer is working with corporations that may be interested in purchasing a wall tile. A table will be set up at each concert this coming school year to hand out tile and nameplate order forms. Fundraising Programs: Program Advertising Chair Melody Bockholt says ad sales are well under way for the concert programs. Band studen.ts will be selling en- tertainment books starting the first week in October. The annual fruit sales fundraiser will start the weekend be- fore Thanksgiving. Auditorium Update: Auditorium committee mem- ber Dave Campbell says interior colors of the building have been chosen. Music boosters meeting dates for 2010-2011 school year: Thursday, Oct. 7; Thursday, Nov. 4; Tuesday, Nov. 30; Tuesday, Jan. 4; Thursday, Feb. 3. No meeting in March. Tuesday, April 5; Tuesday, May 3. Treasurers Report-Available on request. Next Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 7, High School Band room. All are welcome. Respectfully submitted, /s/Jodi Henke, 2009/2010 Secretary a.gusk00 Christopher Smith, Cumming, reported his garage entered; taken were a kayak paddles and car- rying set, valued at $860. a.gustZ6 Timothy Sater, rural Norwalk, reported his home was entered and $6500 damage was done to appliances and interior of the home. Officers investigated a domestic-related com- plaint at rural Indianola; Gene Edgington, 38, was charged with domestic as- sault in connection with the incident. August29 Judith Belieu, Greenfield Plaza, reported her home was entered; of- fenders took several suit- cases and filled them with frozen food from her freezer. The property was recovered in Des Moines when the three were stopped by Des Moines Police following a gas drive off. Logan Wickam, 19, Des Moines, and Michael Carel, 24, Des Moines, were both charged with third degree burglary. Kelli Corlis, 20, Greenfield Plaza, was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. August30 Officers received a re- port of littering on a rural Norwalk gravel road; in- vestigation is continuing. Officers received a re- port of a 16-year-old fe- male runaway from Indianola; she was located later. Officers conducting a traffic stop on County line Road charged Kelli Alford, 48, Des Moines, with sec- ond offense OWI and speeding. Officers conducting a SHERIFF'S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. traffic stop at Summerset State Park for being in the park after hours, charged Tyler McAninch, 23, rural Norwalk with possession of marijuana after approxi- mately seven grams were found in the vehicle. AugusL3! Officers received a re- port of an assault occur- ring at a residence on R63 Hwy; following an inves- tigation, no charges at this time. September2 A rural Indianola man reported receiving harass- ing text messages; remains under investigation. Ted Benshoof, rural Winterset, reported a stor- age shed at rural Martensdale was broken into and taken was a wagon, valued at $900. Septemb rer 44 A Cumming resident reported illegal dumping on a road in the Cumming area; incident remains un- der investigation. Patrick Duff, rural Indianola, reported $225 damage to a deck chair and siding on his resi- dence when struck with what appears to be a stray bullet; no charges and res- titution by a neighbor. Officers responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the Cummmg area re- covered a 2003 Pontiac, which had been reported stolen to the Des Moines Police Department. Fhe vehicle was registered to Rachel Audas of Des Moines. ACCIDENTS Aug. 25 - 11:20 a.m., Scotchridge Road: a ve- hicle driven by Bruce Jorgensen, 54, rural Carlisle, struck a deer; $3500 damage. Aug. 26 - 8:45 p.m., Da- kota Street, west of Hwy 65/69: a vehicle driven by Rhonda Kness, 51, rural Norwalk, struck a deer; $1500 damage. Aug. 27 - 5:30 p.m., Hwy 28 near Prole: ave- hicle driven by Dawn Pentico, 41, Norwalk was stopped waiting to make a left turn when she was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Gladys Dixon, 73, rural Norwalk; $7000 damage to the Dixon vehicle and $4000 to the Pentico vehicle. Warren County Conservation Board 515-961-6169 1565 118th Ave., Indianola, IA50125 FAX: 515-961-7100 Tallgrass Prairies traveling exhibit: Through Thurs- day, Nov. 11, Annett Nature Center-Help kick off Prai- rie Heritage Week by coming out to the Annett Nature Center (ANC) and checking out the new Tallgrass Prai- ries traveling exhibit. The exhibit addresses the natural history of Iowa's prairies through interactive and hands- on experiences. Star Party: Friday, Sept. 17, 8-10 p.m., Annett Nature Center-The outer planets of our solar system are made up primarily of gas, even though they are many times more massive than Earth. September and October hap- pen to be good times to view several of these. Partici- pants should dress for the weather and may bring bin- oculars. Scopes will be set up as well. Prairie Picnic: Saturday, Sept. 25, Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m., Annett Nature Center-The Friends of War- ren County Conservation's annual Prairie Picnic fund- raiser event includes a steak or turkey breast dinner, social hour and auction at the Annett Nature Center. This relaxing, enjoyable-evening is an annual event spon- sored by the Friends of Warren County Conservation to raise funds to augment facilities and programs at the Annett Nature Center. Call Joel at 515-961-6169 ext. 14 for ticket information. Prairie Hike and Monarch Tagging: Sunday, Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m., Annett Nature Center-Explore the prairie the way Lewis and Clark did...off trail. We will be trekking through the ANC prairie. If the butterflies cooperate, we will also be able to try to catch some Monarchs to tag and release using Monarch Watch" tags. Bring your camera and dress appropriately (there are some thorny plants). No fee or registration required. The Annett Nature Center is located five miles south of Indianola. Travel four miles south on Hwy 65/69 and look for the Annett Nature Center signs. From there turn west on G-58 to Lake Ahquabi and then turn north on 118 th Ave. The ANC is on the east side of the road. For more information contact the ANC at 961-6169. BEEN DOING BUSINESS SINCE 1966 We llepaw All Makes & Modelse. 802 Sunset Drive - Norwalk, IA 50211 Phone: 515-981-0649 Residence: 5t5-287-65!2 WE'RE A 4|1100) AUTO CARE CENTER Winfrey Superior Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Tile and Grout Cleaning Pet Urine Removal 24 Hour Water Damage Winfreycd.com Norwalk Special ! : ' " $30 Off any Servic00 lllllllllllll I I ..,L _/77 . with The Nat ira[ only from Chem-Dry :