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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, September 24, 2015 D NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. KleinPublisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Special Assignments Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year - Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA50211 Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. Update on Agriculture As the old clich6 goes, there is good and bad news for farmers this fall. It appears that corn and soybean yields will be near record highs, but as is usually the case with great yields, prices are not looking so good: Estimates are that Iowa will lead the nation in corn production with 2.43 billion bushels. With an estimated yield of 516 mil- lion bushels, Iowa would be second in soybean produc- tion. Nationally the estimates are 13.7 million bushels of corn and 3.9 million bushels of soybeans. Of course, most livestock producers are benefiting from the lower feed costs. In addition, cattle prices are at all time highs. The costs of fertilizer, seed and fuel have been high. It appears there will be some relief when it comes to fuel costs, and perhaps fertilizer costs with lower petroleum prices. National farm income is predicted to drop by 32% or so, and at least that much in Iowa. This likely will mean a continuing softening of land pr/ces. Lower farm income ripples through the rest of the Iowa economy as farmers spend less for equipmaent and other items. Some parts of the state are concerned about a recur- rence of avian flu as wild birds migrate south for the win- ter. The flu is estimated to have cost Iowa about $1.2 bil- lion in lost birds, lost jobs and other economic activity. With all the challenges we can be sure that Iowa farmers will weather the storm as they always have. School Transportation As parents, students and school officials in rural areas know, the cost of transportation varies from school dis- trict to school district. The statewide average for trans- portation is $630 per student. However, that amount var- ies greatly from district to district depending on the dis- tances traveled by school buses. The range is $1,155 per enrolled student in a very rural district to $41.00 per stu- dent in a very urban district. Though fairness would jus- tify taking transportation costs into account in allocating state funding to schools, urban legislators are usually not willing to allocate more money to rural districts to take into account the difference in transportation costs. As always, feel free to contact me with 3four ideas or concerns at Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. Help Kids Handle (NAPS)--There's good news, bad news and better news when it comes to chil- dren being bullied. The good news is that the incidence of bullying among teens is at an all-time low. The bad news is that one in five kids still experiences bullying. The better news is that there are steps that parents, teachers and others can take to prevent the problem. What To Do About Bullying 1. Spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with your child. Research shows this can build the fotmdation for a strong rela- tionship, boost your children's confidence and build effec~ve strategies for facing bullying-- whether children are being bul- lied, engaging in bullying or witnessing bullying. 2. Know what's going on at school, who their friends are and any challenges they face. Read class newsletters and school flyers. Check the school website, go to school events, meet teachers and counselors at "Back to School" night. Know how to reach the par- ents of classmates. 3. Encourage kids to speak to a trusted adult if they are feeling unsafe or are bullied, or see others being bullied. The adult can give comfort, supi~rt and advice, even if he or she can't solve the problem directly. Sharing concerns and fears with a safe and caring adult can bring about mean- ingful solutions. 4. Talk about how to stand up to kids who bully. Give tips, including using humor and saying "stop" directly and con- fidently. Talk about what to do if those actions don't work, such as walking away or seek- hag help from an adult. 5. Talk about strategies for staying safe, such as staying near adults or groups of other kids. 6. Urge kids to help others who are bullied by showing kindness or getting assistance from an adult. 7. Model treating others with kindness and respect. Kids learn by observing adults. Even if it seems like they are not Payhlg attention, kids watch how adults man- age stress and c flict, as well Bullying A new mobile app can put the power to prevent bully- ing in your hand. as how they treat their friends, colleagues and families. By treating others with kindness and respect, adults demon- strate healthy commtmication and behavior. 8. Have your kids take part in activities, interests and hobbies in and outside of school. This will give them a chance to have fun and meet others with the same interests, building confidence and friendships. 9. Get help from the mobile app KnowBullying. Created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the agency with- in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that deals with substance abuse and mental illness, the app features: Conversation Starters: Suggested ways to start easy, meaningful conversations with your children, and tips on where and when to talk. Tips: Strategies to pre- vent bullying for ages 3 to 6, 7 to 13, and teens. Warning Signs: Ways to = recogn e ffyour is engag- ing in bullying, being bullied or witnessing bullying. Social Media: Avenues to review and share suc- ~ac~'~ strategies and useful via Facebook, Twitter, email and text messages. A Section for Educators: Information geared to teach- ers on how to prevent bully- ing in flue classroom and sup- port cltildren who are being bullied. The IZmowBullying app also has useful tips for how to deal with cyberbullies, how to work with schools on this issue, and how to find and reach out to mental health services or other supports. Learn More You can download the app and find other information and resources at www.sam hsa.gov. (NAPS)--PetSmart Char- ities, an organization dedi- cated to finding a lifelong, loving home for every pet, and actress Mayim Bialik created the #MeowOUT Yourself Contest. To enter, send a selfie with your eat using hashtag #meowOUT via Instagram or Twitter or www.petsmartcharities.org/ campaigns/meow-out-your self. One steak house chain uses aged almond wood in all its restaurants when it grills all its steaks, chops, rfl~ and seafood over an open fire. Tahoe Joe's Famous Steakhouse says it's good for the flavor and the environ- ment. To learn more, visit www.tahoejoes.com. With Hotwire, today's I book their trips months in advance. 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Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515-897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th grades *** Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 Sunday Morning Service: 10am Disciple City for Children: (18 months-5th grade) Sunday Mornings, 10 am Quality childeare provided for ehildren under 18 mo. 'Unstoppable' for Jr. High: (6th- 8th grade) Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm 'Unshaken' for Sr. High: (9th- 12th grade) Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm *** First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Marred 981-4391 Trey Perrott, Pastor 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship 10 am Morning Worship 5:30 pm Sunday Kids and Adult Ministries Class for all ages Nursery Provided Wednesday Night Link Groups *** New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Note Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childeare Provided Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Norwalkce.org Travis Stanley, Pastor Marti Stanley, Pastor 8:30 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School and Fellowship Nursery Provided (birth - 5) All are Welcome! Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Steve MeElroy, Pastor 8:00 and 10:30 am Worship Sunday School 9:15 am Nursery Provided St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School CUMMING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 981-4321 harvestchurehcumming.com Thomas Cackler, Pastor Sunday 10 am Worship DES MOINES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 515-953-0322 10 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Kids' Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm Wed. Elevate Youth Grace Baptist Church 112 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www:gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & St. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. *** Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 MARTENSDALE Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 615 Iowa Ave. 641-764-2752 Run Molar, Pastor, 770-1286 Don Rothweiler, Pastor 10:30 am SS/Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 Ginni Otto, Pastor Free-will offering Breakfast 8-9:30 am 10 am Worship Adult Sunday School - 11 am *** INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabc Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study Tues.-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert HaWing, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing.