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l Thursday, September 19, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven Hugh Jackm! to Host Reopening of Historic Theater in Iowa Falls Premiere of "Prisoners" featured International movie star and Oscar(r)-nominated ac- tor Hugh Jackman will host the grand reopening of the historic Metropolitan Theatre in Iowa Fails Saturday, Sept. 21. The event will feature the North American pre- miere of Jackman's newest film, Warner Bros.' "Prison- ers," and his 2013 summer blockbuster sequel, "The Wolverine." New theatre owner John P. Whitesell will oversee the reopening, which will showcase the Met's upgraded interior and digital projection system. A retired local attorney, Whitesell has a long history with the Met and performed in several of its theater productions over the past five decades. "The Metropolitan Theater has had a profound im- pact on the citizens of Iowa Falls,'~ Whitesell said. "It has inspired countless generations and I am extremely proud to continue its rich legacy with these latest reno- vations. I can't wait to debut the new Met with our spe- cial guest, Hugh Jackman." The grand reopening will benefit the Ellsworth Hos- pital Foundation in Iowa Falls. All proceedS from the event will go toward the purchase of new patient-care equipment for Ellsworth Municipal Hospital. Built in 1899, the Metropolitan is considered one of the state's preeminent opera houses and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout its 114- year history, the Met has presented artists such as Otis Skinner, Walker Whiteside and John Phillip Sousa. It also served as the exclusive venue for productions from Ellsworth College and Iowa Falls High School. From Oscar-nominated director Denis Vflleneuve, "Prisoners" is one of the season's most anticipated new dramas. It follows a desperate father searching for an- swers after his young daughter is kidnapped. Led by. Jackman and Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal ("Brokeback Mountain"), "Prisoners" features an all-star cast, including Paul Dano ("Looper"), Maria Bello ("Beautiful Boy") and Terrence Howard ("Hustle & Flow"). OFFICE OF TREASURER OF WARREN COUNTY JUDE DAUGHERTY, TREASURER 301 N. Buxton, Suite 102, RO. Box 217 Indianola IA 50125 PropertyTax Division 515-961-1110 Motor Vehicle Division 515-961-1111 Driver License Division 51 5-961-1144 FAX 51 5-961-1112 www.co.warren.ia.us FIRST HALF PROPERTY TAXES DUE SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 The first installment of 2012 property taxes is now due and payable.Your payment should either be in our office or post- marked by September 30, 2013. Penalty of 1.5% per month will be appliedto anything postmarked affer that date.Those mailing from an outside drop box should be aware that mail may not be postmarked until the next day. In order to en- sure accura0yin processing your tax payments, PLEASE bring in or send in the stubs from your tax statement with your payment. Also, please check the address on your state- ment and note any changes on the back of the stub. You may pay in our office with cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card. You also have the option of paying taxes online at www.co.warren.ia.us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card or Electronic Check. Additional service charges will apply for use of credit/ debit cards and online e-checks. Thank you for your coop- eration in our effort to serve you at YOUR convenience. FOR SALE BY BLACK GOLD REALTY 14 Acres, 2 mi. south of Norwalk on the SW corner of Hwy 28 and Elkhorn St 4 Acres bufldable, 10 Acres in Flood Plain, $106,000. Townhome - 2003 E. 1st St Indianola. Beautiful, immaculate 3 BR, 2 bath, 2 car gar 1733 finished living area. Bargain priced at 88.22/sq. ft only $152,900. Larry Hughes 515-681-6310 C&L Companies Breaks Ground On Distribution Center Friday, Sept. 13, the Warren County Economic De- velopment Corporation (WCEDC) and partners hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the construction of a new warehouse and distribution facility in rural War- ren County. C&L Companies, an Urbandale-based manufacturer of aftermarket parts for all-terrain vehicles and dirt bike motorcycles, is bringing this project to the site of a motocross track known as Farm MX, located roughly between Warren County communities Indianola and St. Marys. In addition to a manufacturing facility in Urbandale, the company has an international presence, with a plant Helping Families Take Care of Loved Ones By Whitney Sager Kim Walker has a pas- sion for helping people find the best care options for loved ones with dedin- ing health or disabilities. Walker recently became a certified senior advisor (CSA) and is ready to help guide Warren, Madison, Polk and Story county resi- dents through the often in Italy, an office in Taiwan and a worldwide distribu- complicated and confus- Kim Walker tion network. The Warren County project is expected ing world of senior and she walks through the to result in new jobs in Urbandale and Warren County, geriatric care manage-family's home and evalu- as the.two operations complement one another. The ment. As a CSA, Walkerates what home repairs or project represents nearly $2 million in new investment will help families with cre- modifications are needed and 15 new jobs in Warren County. ating a care plan, getting to allow an aging indi- The location of the event is at the project location of medical equipment, man- vidual or someone with a 7451 Nixon St Indianola, positioned off county high- aging money and setting disability to safely remain way R-57 south of Highway 92. up legal and medical ap- in the home. pointments for their loved "People just really don't Fundraiser for Kathlynn and Dezi ones, among other things, understand what's avail- Saturda~ Sept 21; Mike Williams and Tom Powers ~'Helping you help your able and what is needed to will be hosting the 1st Annual Kickstands Up For loved ones," Walker said is stay safe in their home," Kathlynn and Drivin' For Dezi Fun Run. May 20, 2013, her motto. Walker said. Kathlynn Shepard and her friend Dezi Hughes were For the past 28 years,Oftentimes Walker will kidnapped on their way home from school by repeat Walker has been a act as a third party to pro- offender Michael Klunder. While Dezi was able to es- caregiver and advocate for vide an outsider's perspec- cape this horrible predator and run for help, her friend her son, who has special rive on a situation. She re- Kathlynn was unable to. People from around the world needs. She has also as- called one instanceinvolv= have come together to show their support to the Shepard sisted with caring for her ing a family of two daugh- and Hughes family, mother, who has demen-ters and a wife, whose fa-" The 1st annual fun run will start in two separate lo- fla. Professionally, she was ther/husband was suffer- cations: The North Route will start in Algona at Harley employed by a durable ing from dementia. The Davidson at 11 a.m. working their way south to Day- medical equipment corn- wife thought she could ton. The South Route will start out at Montana Mikes pany for 12 years, during care for her husband at Steakhouse, NE 14th St Des Moines, at 12 p.m. work- which she worked with home, but the dat ghters ing their way north to Dayton. people who had physical were concerned about Registration is $20 per vehicle and will include a t- limitations and learned what kind of- toll this shirt and Wristban-d. Registrati0n wili begih at10 a~in. ' abouf Various eqdipment ~wgulct ~.r~,!<~ ,~n' tI:ieif": in Algona for the North Route and end at 11 a.m. Regis- tration for the South Route in Des Moines will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. Both Routes will meet up at 3 p.m. at The Iron Saddle in Dayton where they will all convbrge as one, to make a lap through town and around "Kathlynn's Tree of Hope" before winding their way back to the Iron Saddle where there will be food, a live auction, as well as live music to finish off the event. Live Auction provided by Haman Auction from Stratford, will be held at 4 p.m. at the Iron Saddle. Items include autographed guitar by Kid Rock autographed football by Deion Sanders, autographed Maroon 5 CD and photo, autographed Rusty Wallace racing jacket, autographed Foreigner electric guitar and many more exciting items up for auction! A portion of the proceeds raised will go to the Chelsea Shield Foundation, where they are helping the Shepard and Hughes families to" change the laws in Iowa to keep Violent sex offenders behind bars for life, so that this will never happen to another family or child again. The Sharon Jackson Project and Beaver Creek will be ending the night 4ith some great live music. businesses. "That really is the rea- son why I have so much knowledge about what's out there," Walker said. She began her business, Transitional Life Consult- ing, based out of Norwalk as a way to share with oth- ers her knowledge about caring for senior citizens and those with disabilities. As part of her services, she will meet with families to evaluate if an individual can remain living in the home or if the individual needs to be moved to a fa- cility where professional care and attention can be directed to the individual. During her home visits, 15 Acres includes 3 BR Walkout Ranch Home 5600 SF Building with commercial wash bay, kitchen, bath and climate control. Great for a business, hobbies, warehouse or horse operation. 3 miles off Call Liz Willis Iowa Realty 515-556-1403 1-35 at Cumming Exit $395,000 mother. Walker was able to step in and help the fam- ily decide what was best for their father and hus- band. While it is always good to plan ahead, Walker said, unexpected situations. sometimes arise that often" leave people scrambling to make decisions on the care options for a loved one. That is where Walker as- sists families during their "time of crisis," helping make a seemingly over- whelming situation more bearable. That is what Walker en- joys most about her job - helping people. "I enjoy using my knowledge to better the lives of others," Walker said. Those who want to speak with Walker may contact her by calling 515- 650-0922 or emailing kimw@transitionallif ,9 econsulting.com. 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