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Page Ten NfWarren Town and County News Thursday, September 26, 2013 ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB MINUTES Concluded from p. 9 Project Graduation volunteers to make sure this brochure is continued. Amy Lester, 7th grade volleyball coach, attended tonight's meeting. Amy sug- gested that the booster club meeting calendar, containing various meetings and events, be placed on the website. Tim Daniels said that he would take care of posting this to the website. Troy Downs reported that he is looking into some alternative financial options through City State Bank that could increase returns on the money market account. Currently, we are receiving very low interest rates on the money that we have in the money market He indicated that what he would look at would be low risk. Scot Meuler suggested that the boosters look at purchasing a more up-to-date banner. Scot showcased a replacement banner that would be 18"X 8', and 13 ounces. The cost of the replacement banner would be $77.60. Nancy LaVelle motioned that Scot proceed with having a new banner made for the cost of $7760, seconded by Lori Vaske. Motion carried. Nancy LaVelle reported that no one from Youth Football has contacted the boost- ers regardh?g the use of the stadium concession stand. The dates that Tim received for the contract begin on September 14. Nancy will put a schedule together for people to open and close the stand and the Youth Football will provide the workers. Adjournment Motion was made by Tim D aniels to adjourn the meeting, seconded by A1 Lammers. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. The next NABC meeting will be held Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Norwalk High School Library. Respectfully Submitted, Stacy Rosonke, Secretary There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. -Chinese Proverb AIB College Fair High school juniors and their parents are invited to learn about a variety of college options at the Des Moines College Fair from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at AIB College of Business, 2500 Fleur Dr. The college fair is spon- sored by the Iowa Associa- tion for College Admis- sion Counseling. Representatives from 76 colleges, universities and military branches will be available to provide high school students and their parents an opportu- nity to discuss admission requirements, housing, fi- nancial aid, scholarships, internships and specific majors. The program is free and open to the public. All high school students and their parents are welcome to at- tend. For more informa- tion, call Angie Eilander at AIB College of Business, 515-697-5930 LEISURE LINE Concluded.from p. 3 scratch. Katie Routh will share her award-winning tech- niques for flakey crust and luscious apple pie filling. You will leave with recipes, a pie ready to bake or freeze and a batch of crust just waiting to be used over the holidays. Date: October 10; Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Cost: $20; Limit: 5 individuals Homemade Soap- Cleanliness is next to godliness and you will feel like a celestial being when you bathe in your own luxurious homemade soap. Break free from the store bought variety with unwanted chemicals and artificial fragrances and declare your soap indepen- dence. You will learn the basic techniques of soap mak- ing and have a chance to get creative with your choice of additive oils and scents. Each participant will take home a batch of soap (10-14 bars) that will be cured and ready for gift giving by Christmas. Date: November 14; Time: 7-8:30 p.m.; Cost: $20/batch; Limit: 10 individu- als. Jewelry Design- Join us for an evening of jewelry and fun! A relaxed, casual atmosphere means no-stress jewelry- making and you will go home with a sheet of reminders and tips on technique. Necklaces...earrings...bracelets...a whole new world will open to you when you can make your own jewelry. Our instructor is a professional artist who- will walk you through the simple basic techniques. You needn't bring anything with you...we will supply all the tools and materials you will need for the dass and you will receive a list of suppliers. Join us...making jewelry is easier than you think! Date: January 16; Tune: 7-8:30 p.m.; Cost: $15; Limit: 10 individuals. Home Brewing- Beer Making 101- It's time to truly test your skills and give brewing a try. In this dass you learn the basics of home beer making from brewing to bottling. This class will run two sessions- the first month to brew, the second to bottle. Each participant will leave with the knowledge to start their own home brewing, a list of supplies and suppliers, and of course, their own six pack of home brew. Date: February 6 and March 6; Time: 7-8:30 p.m.; Cost: $30; Limit: 8 individuals. Switch Plate Decorating- Tired of those dull and boring switch plates (you know, the plate that holds down your light switch)? Come learn a fun and func- tional technique to personalize your plates. Alcohol ink stamping involves little skill and can be applied to many other items to create or embellish home d6cor or jew- elry. You brlngthe switch plates and we'll give you the skills to create plates of art. Date: March 6; Time: 7-8:30 p.m.; Cost: $15; Limit: 10 individuals. OPAL;- Senior Citizen Programs (Older People with Active Life Styles) SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE Everyone age 55 and older is invited to attend a free exercise program that will include stretching and ton- ing. We will meet at the Norwalk Christian Church lo- cated at 701 Main St. This program will start September 24 and run until the end of May. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10-10:30 a.m. SHUFFLEBOARD LEAGUE This well-known game has just been re-established here in the Norwalk City Park. Come out and enjoy the sound of gliding discs as they whiz downthe court. Shuffleboard equipment will be provided. Days: Mon- days, through Oct. 27; Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. HENRY A. WALLACE COUNTRY LIFE CENTER TOUR & DINNER The Country Life Center location of The Wallace Cen- ters of Iowa is the birthplace farm of HenryA. Wallace, born in 1888. He served the nation as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1933 to 1941, U.S. Vice President from 1941 to 1945 and U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 1945 to 1946. Earlier in his career, he founded seed com com- pany Pioneer Hi-Bred in 19.26 and was an editor at Wallaces' Farmer magazine. In 1999, The Des Moines Register named Wallace the "Most Influential Iowan of the 20th Century. " The birthplace farm includes: 40 acres of the original Wallace farm, Restored House, Gather- ing Barn, Restored Iowa Prairie and Pond, Sculpture Walking Path, Themed Flower Gardens, Orchard and Produce Gardens and The Gathering Table Cafe, Gift Shop and Market. We will walk around the farm and enjoy the history and landscape that helped shape the life of one of Iowa's most important native sons. Dinner will be at The Gathering Table Caf6 and is not included in the price below. Registration: Through October 4; Date: October 11; Time: 4 to 8 p.m.; Cost: Norwalk resi- dents $10, non-residents $11.50; Minimum/Maximum: 6/16. Did You Know? (NAPS)--A certification program that helps e-recy- clers protect privacy and the environment is available. When you retire your elec- tronics, seek responsible recy- c]ers with industry certifi- cation. Learn more at www. isri.org/certifyme. There is a national cam- paign that offers qualified individuals access to free tax services online or in person at a cmnmunity center or with the help of a nonprofit part- ner. It's called www.myfree taxes.corn and it's supported by the Walmart Foundation. Toxicologists are scientists who determine the difference between what might cause an adverse health effect and what might only be associ- ated with it. You can learn more from the experts at the Society of Toxicology at www. toxicology.org and (703) 438- 3115. The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, also known as the Saver's Credit, is a little-known tax credit made available by the IRS to low- to moderate-income workers that could make sav- ing for retirement more affordable than you think, say experts at the Trans- america Center for Retire- ment Studies*. For more information, visit www.trans amerieacentor.org. Activities at the NORWALK LIBRARY 1051 North Ave. * 981-0217 Tuesday, Oct. 1 Pre-School Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. For three-to six-year-olds, join us for stories, finger plays, songs and flannel boards! Parents, expect some interaction with your little ones and helpful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. This storytime is also a good fit for parents attending with several children and for daycare groups. Novel Year Book Club, 6-8 p.m. This bi-monthly adult book club consists of three sessions, including a book discussion and extension activities such as films, speakers or social events related to the text. Tonight we'll be discussing Empire Falls, by Richard Russo. Wednesday, Oct. 2 Take a Break, 10-11 a.m Join us on Wednesdays for this adult/youth collaborative program Drop by and talk with other adults while your kids participate in age- appropriate literacy centers or-activities. Working with the Adult Services Coordinator, participants will choose how this group works (for example, whether to start a book club, work on curriculum design, explore the li- brary collection and preview new library materials, etc.). Ideal for home-schooled families or anyone with chil- dren in their care! Kids Lego Club, 2-3 p.m. Kids from Kindergarten to 4th grade are welcome to come to the library on the first "early out" Wednesday of each month. Join us for lots of fun and make your own Lego masterpiece! Thursday, Oct. 3 Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m. For ages 18 months to three years, join us for stories, finger plays, songs and flannel boards! Parents, expect lots of interaction with your little ones and some helpful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. Friday, Oct. 4 Registration opens today for the November Tiny Tots Music Class with Debbie Doo Wop. The class is on Mondays during November at 9:30 a.m., for ages one- five. .food&family Tips On Packing Safe School Lunches (NAPS)--With a little care /..a, !!. and planning, it's possible for parents to pack school lunches that are both tasty and safe.  / To help, here are some tips: For starters, parents are reminded to follow the Be Food Safe basic practices of Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill to help reduce their fam- fly's risk of foodbome illness. Smart students and parents When pecking lunda to take never leave pedull foods to school or the office, keep out at room temperature for the following food safety tips more than two hours. Toss in mind: any perishable food not Wash your hands with eaten at lunchtlme. warm water and soap for at tle for hot foods or a frozen least 20 seconds before you gel pack or a frozen juice box prepare food or after playing to keep perishable foods cold. outside, touching petsand Wash insulated lunch using the bathroom. Sing totes or boxes with hot soapy -Iappy Birthdaf'twice wldle water after each use. washing hands to make sure Smart students and par- you are washing long enough ents never leave perishable to send germs down the drai foods out at room tempera- Work on a clean surface, ture for more than two hours. To prevent cross-contamina- Toss any perishable food not tion, always use a clean cut- eaten at lunchtime. ting board. Use one cutting Since September is National board for fresh produce or Food Safety Education Month, bread and a separate one for the U.S. Department of meat, poultry and seafood. Agriculture and the nonprofit Rinse fuits and vegeta- Partnership for Food Safety bles under running tap water, Education are providing tips including those with skins t help parents keep their dfil- and rinds that are not eaten, dren and themselves healthy. Dry with a paper towel. For free stuff for kids, teach- . If lunches are made at ers and parents--eu as work- home the night before, keep sheets and curriculum mate- them in the refrigerator until rials--visit www.fightbac.org. it's time to go. Make sure the For more information on refrigerator is 40 F or below packing safe lunches, visit at all times and use an appli- www.fsis.usda.gov or Call the ance thermometer to check USDA Meat and Poultry the temperature. Hothne at (888) 674-6854 or Use an insulated lunch ask a food safety question at box, with an insulated bot- AskKaren.gov.