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Thursday, September 26, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Thirteen BERRY CLUB Concluded from p. 1 step on any of the plants." The design and layout is to showcase the gardens and arbors. Ronda has healthy blackberry recipes she calls "Treats for your body". So far, there are four recipes that Jeff claims he could eat every day for a year, making him a "Berry Happy Fan". The couple has done extensive stud- ies about marketing. They chose blackberries because of the state-of-the-art opportunity to optimize black- berry quantity and quality, the many healthy benefits, as well as the joy of having eaten blackberries in dozens of forms. Ronda has developed some recipes they feel are winners and that can be easily produced, marketed and sold. The Rauns want people to come and see how the Berry Happy Club works. They are hosting an Open House now through November 3, so visitors may dis- cuss adding some privacy, berries and economics for their own homes and families. Rauns invite you to stop by their home, 1440 E. 17th Street from sunrise to sun- set. Jeff is usually outside working in the yard; if not outside, knock on the door. They will accept up to 500 arbors and will begin in- stallation November 4. They need to get soils tested, tilled, adjusted and tilled again before the ground freezes for as many members as they can. That way arbors can be installed when the frost comes out of the ground in the spring. Plants will be placed after the risk of night- time frost has passed in mid-May. To find out more about the Berry Happy Club, the Member Agreement and the process of obtaining a blackberry arbor, contact the Rauns at Berry HappyClub.com or visit them at their Norwalk home. Did You Know? regionally inspired repes, from Mount Rainier Macaroons to Apple Cider Buttons. While there, sign up for the daily holiday cookie e-newsletter, "Better Baking with Butter," available to sub- scribers through Dec. 24. $$$ Through Subaru's unique "Share the Love  campaign, anyone who buys or leases a new vehicle can select one of five charities to receive a $250 donation from the automaker. Visit www.subaru.com for more information. $e$ A gift set called "rhe Elf on the Shelf' can help chil- dren stay on Santa's good side. The package includes a charming book and pixie elf (from the North Pole, of course). It perches through- out the home and "tells Santa  who's been naughty and nice. Visit www.elfon theshelf.com. (NAPS)--Families sepa- rated by disasters can use a free Internet-based tool, such as Safe and Well at www.redcross.org, to send or search for messages from loved ones within the U.S. For more tips and informa- tion, visit www.redcross.org. *** "There is no better time to give a gift of jewelry,  said the Jewelry Information Center's Amanda Gizzi. "No matter the budget, the excite- ment of giving jewelry can be yours." The Gift Guides at www.JIC.org can help you find jewelry for everyone on your list. *** HIN1 Response Center (wwwJn lnlresponsecenter.co m), developed by MicresoR, includes a risk self-assess- ment service developed by medical and public health experts at Emory University based on national guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The self-assessment allows people to evaluate symptoms and decide whether they should stay home, schedule an appoint- ment with their doctor or go to the emergency room. Wlsit butterisbest.com for BUSINESS REVIEW Norwalk Nursing & Rehab Success Story Norwalk Nursing and Rehab wants to congratulate Francis McDonald who came for therapy after a re- cent fracture and now approximately six weeks after arriving, she is home. She did anamazing job and is now back home! Way to go, Francis! Photo submitted. Spring Surprise in Store for Many Iowans Through the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is encouraging Iowans across the state to be on the lookout for next week's Great Iowa Treasure Hunt publication. "We are currently holding over $258 million for over one mil- lion accounts," Fitzgerald stated. All Iowans are encouraged to check their local pa- pers and see if their name or the name of someone they know is listed. The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is a free service provided by the treasurer's office. "My office wants to reach as many Iowans as possible to make them aware of this program," Fitzgerald said. "The more people who know about the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt, the more money we are able to return." The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt program has returned over $160 million in unclaimed property to more than 394,000 individuals since Fitzgerald started the program in 1983. Unclaimed property refers to money and other assets held by financial institutions or companies that have lost contact with the property's owner for a spe- cific period of time. State law requires these institutions and companies to annually report and deliver unclaimed property to the state treasurer's office, where it is held until the rightful owner of the property is found. The money could be from forgotten or inactive savings/ checking accounts, utility refunds or deposits, uncashed insurance benefit checks, lost stock and dividends or even abandoned safe deposit box contents. Visit greatiowatreasurehunt.com to see if the state treasurer has property belonging to you. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Happy Club Growth thru mutua benefit i reats Tot your Dooy BerryHappyClub.com . Jeff and Ronda Raun, Co-founders OPEN HOUSE - NOW THROUGH NOV. 3 Sunrise to Sunset at 1440 E. 17th St. Tour Gardens and Discuss Arbors ) LETTERS We publish letters to the editor when they arc not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. Diane and I would like to say a special thank you. Thank you for the recognition of my service, thank you to our community for the opportunity the.y gave 14 years ago and thank you for those good friends who braved the rain storm to attend Thursday night's reception. We were blessed by the opportunities we had, the experi- ences along the way, but mostly blessed by the friend- ships that we have made. It is those friendships that we treasure most. Thank you again for all of your support. /s/Ed Kuhl EVENT LAUNCHING CARLISLE'S SCOTCH RIDGE BUSINESS PARK The City of Carlisle, Warren County, Warren County Economic Development Corporafion and Scotch Ridge LLC, held a grand opening of the Scotch Ridge Devel- opment Park in Carlisle Friday, Sept. 20 at its location at the intersection of Highway 65/69 and Highway 5 in Carlisle. "In the summer of 2006, the owners of Scotch Ridge LLC had a vision for their farm land investment at the edge of Carlisle. With the help of a $500,000 RISE grant from the Iowa DOT, USDA loans and grants for exteri- sion of the sewer system and a Federal transportation grant to rebuild the Highway 5 intersection, their in- vestment vision has now become a reality and Carlisle has almost 50 acres of new shovel ready commercial development ground," said Ruth Randleman, Mayor of Carlisle. Sites within the Scotch Ridge Development Park range from 1.9 acres to 20 acres or more and are eligible for both tax-increment-financing (TIF) and tax abate- ment. Build-to-suit sites are also available. Water, sewer, electric and natural gas services are available, or will be made available, to the site based on the project require- ments. The land is zoned for Highway, Commercial, Business Park/Light Industrial and Medium Density Residential as potential land uses. Opportunity exists tO use RISE Funds from IDOT for infrastructure. The City of Carlisle is eligible to apply for and receive funds from the USDA Rural Development (REDLG) program for eligible projects. The area is located in both Warren and Polk counties. "We are excited to bring this property to the market- place. Warren County has a short supply of shovel ready commercial and industrial sites. The Scotch Ridge Busi- ness Park being located on Highway 65/69 and High- way 5 offers sites with great exposure and easy access to all of the Des Moines Metro communities." Steve Bruere, President of Peoples Company. Carlisle is an adjacent Des Moines suburb commu- laity with a population of 3,876 residents (according to the 2010 Census). The community grew by nearly 11 percent between 2000 and 2010. Carlisle is one of the closest communities in the Des Moines MSA to the Des Moines International Airport. Carlisle's school super- intendent was recognized as "Superintendent of the Year" for 2012-2013. The community is home to employ- ers General Mills, Heartland Cooperative, Marble Works and National Playground Compliance Group. For more information on the Scotch Ridge Develop- ment Park or to refer possible leads, contact Steve Bruere of Peoples Company at 515-961-0247 or Jason White at Warren County EDC at 515-961-1067. 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