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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR Qwolk mum Maxis NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Vol. 47 No. 19 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 Warren and News 217 WEST COTA ST. SMALLTOWNPAPERS / SHELTON WA 98584-2263 II“III“II'IIII‘II'IIIIIIIH[InIlll“'u'IIHHIIIIIHIIIIHI'I 50¢ N orwalk City Agenda p. 13 ' USPS No. 395-120 Norwalk Woman Assists Red Cross Red Cross Distribution Center. Photo submitted. By Pat Burch, RN The island of Saipan is located in the South pacific near Guam. Saipan is a US Commonwealth, similar to the relationship that our US Territories have with the US. Typhoon Soudelar hit the island on August 3, 2015 causing major dam- age including property damage, loss of power to the entire island and loss of their water system. It was a miracle that no one was killed in the storm on Saipan. Soudelar left Saipan and traveled to Tai- wan where it also caused major damage and loss of lives. I arrived on the island on August 11 to assist in providing Health Services to the island residents and Red Cross staff. We had a total of seven Health Ser- vices staff including RNs, Paramedics and EMTs from across the US. We did outreach visits to homes on the island to make sure their medical needs were being met including re- placement of medications and medical equipment lost or damaged in the Ty— phoo=‘: We also provided med? ‘:2 screening tr ents .: Siey came for appointments at the sect Cross office as well as makin sure that the Red Cross. staff and volunteers stayed healthy. , The people of Saipan 'pointments for specific days and times. With the average temperature be- tween 85-90 degrees with at least 90% humidity, it was not safe for clients to stand in the heat until they could be seen. Concluded p. 13 are showing their strength during this disaster. They have stood in line many days awaiting their turn for assistance. The lines were so long (2,000 at one point) the Red Cross implemented a mainland call center to schedule ap- Lions Kids Sight Program For the past 14 years, the Norwalk Lions Club has offered the Iowa Kids Sight Program to all daycares, preschools and head start programs in the Norwalk area. Iowa Kids Sight is a vision screening program of the Lions Clubs of Iowa and the University Hospital De? partment of Ophthalmology and Visual Science in Iowa City and is dedicated to enhancing early detection and treatment of vision impairments in young children. This screening is offered to children who are six months of age through kindergarten at no cost to the care givers or the parents. Usually, this screening is done at the 10- cal daycares and preschool facilities. Last year the Norwalk Lions Club joined with the Indianola Lions Club to purchase a new digital camera. The cost of the camera was $10,000 and by sharing the cost they were able to acquire the digital camera. Norwalk screenings are scheduled prior to Christmas break and Indianola schedule their screenings after Christmas. Starting this school year (2015-2016), all children en- tering kindergarten are required to provide the schools proof of a vision screening putting greater demands on the use of the camera by both Clubs. It takes 4-6 weeks for the results to be returned and there are some retakes required. Therefore, we are requesting that the Norwalk area providers schedule their screening in September ' October. Any Daycare/Preschool provider interested in sched- .‘ng a vision screening should contact Lion Jim Cain : -'- 31 41432) for further information or to schedule a :4, teeming. NABC GOLF OUTING p. 9 Phone 981-0406 Bryan Greiner Greiner Promoted District Supervisor Bryan Greiner recently accepted a promotion as District Supervisor based out of the Fareway Corpo- rate Headquarters in Boone. His responsibilities will include the supervi- sion of 12 -14 stores, pri- marily helping store man- agers develop and imple- ment strategies to grow all areas of their business. Greiner has been with Fareway for 24 years, the last eight spent in N orwalk when the Fareway store first opened. Greiner expressed ap- preciation to their custom- ers for the business and support of the last eight years. He added he will dearly miss all of the famil- iar faces that have made working at the store such a pleasure. He thanked all of his employees, both past and present for their com- mitment to him and the store. He said they took care of customers and bought into the ” freaky friendly” idea. Greiner said "There is certainly something spe- cial about this community. It has become home to me and I've enjoyed becoming a part of it.” email: news@non~alknewspaper.com Thursday, September 17, 2015 Three Elected to School Board The Warren County Supervisors canvassed the bal- lots for Warren County School Districts Friday, Sept. 11. Those elected to the Board for the Norwalk Commu- nity School District were David Albrecht, Incumbent Rick Kaul and Dana]. Schuemann. Their terms Septem- ber 2015 — September 2019. There are 10,259 registered voters and only 354 votes were cast. Following are the results of the Norwalk Commu- nity School district: David Albrecht 307 Rick Kaul 285 Carol Reynolds-Ward 85 Dana I. Schuemann 238 Write-In Scattering 4 Under Votes 304 SCAM ALERT N orwalk residents, please be aware of the following scam. If you have any questions about your water ac— count, please contact Norwalk City Hall at 981-0228 ext. 2231. If you have been the victim of this scam, please contact the Norwalk Police Department at 222—3321 and report it immediately. Des Moines Water Works has been made aware of a scam where a person is calling customers and inform- ing them they must go to Walmart to pay their water bill with a MoneyGram within the next two hours or their water Will be disconnected. Des Moines Water Works will never call customers requesting bill payment via MoneyGram, or a specific payment method in general. In addition, Des Moines Water Works always provides a notice of possible dis- connection for nonpayment 10 days prior to the discon- nect date. Please Note: The City of Norwalk gets its water from Des Moines Water Works, however, Norwalk residents never pay their water bills to Des Moines Water Works, it’s always to the City of Norwalk. Norwalktoberfest Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a family-friendly Norwalktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. - 2 pm. in the City State Bank Trust and Invest parking lot on the comer of Hwy 28 and Main Street. Admission is $5, children under ten is $3 and chil- dren two and under-free. Beer tickets are $3. You must be 21+ to drink. An ID is required. Live music will be provided by a Polka Band. There will be craft beers and new this year will be a Home Brew Contest. Participants will have access to football games on TV via Mediacom Communications Corp. Food‘ provided by Klassy Krew BBQ will be avail- able for purchase. During the break from the band, three groups of dancers, ages 3-13, from Just For Kix Dance will perform a routine. There will also be displays from various Norwalk area businesses. For more information go to www.norwalkchamber .org. Winn’s Pizza and Steakhouse Receive Honors Winn’s Pizza and Steakhouse, with businesses in Indianola and Norwalk, recently received second place honors in five categories in the "Best of Warren County” con- test. Honors were for Best of: Family Restaurant, Food for the Price, Place to get a Home Cooked Meal, Best Pizza and Best Tenderloin. Their Norwalk address is 1611 Sunset D12, and their hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. 8 p.m.