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Thursday, October 6, 2011 N~arren Town and County News PageSeven i 'i :~ i:' ~ ~l i ( Apple Tree Children's Center Preschool Community Project Regency Care Center's entry area in the Assisted Living facility. Students in the preschool classes at Apple Tree are asking for your help to put a book in the hands of every child at Blank Children's Hospital. With the gift of giving and donating comes a great opportunity for teaching. The children have a goal of collect- mg 100 new books to present to the Child Life Specialists at Blank Children's Hospi- tal. If you would like to contribute, feel free to drop off new, developmentally appro- priate books to our school at 1020 Main Street. The primary needs are books ranging from toddler age to middle school children. The book drive collection dates are from October 3-October 21, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. On behalf of the children, we thank you for your donations. Photo submitted. Annual Election For Thrivent Lutherans Regency Care Center's short-term care room for rehabilitation residents. Staffpho- tos by Mary Lou Gray _ , The Warren County Chapter of Thrivent Finan- cial for Lutherans is hold- ing their annual election meeting and dinner Sun- day, Oct. 16, at New Life Lutheran. 'Ch~a~r-cb; 4380 Regency Care Center Under New Ownership ....... Wak0nda Dr., in Norwalk By Mary Lou Gray Regency Care Center, 815 High Rd., was recently sold to new owners. The nurs- ing home facility and the assisted livin8 center were purchased from Crystal, Inc. and Randy Lange by Judah Bienstock, Manager Partner for Midwest Geriatric Man- agement of St. Louis, MO. Midwest Geriatric Management purchased four addi- tional nursing homes, with one being in St. Louis and four in Iowa. Bienstock was a former nursing home administrator prior to purchasing the five nursing homes. Inde Miller, the current administrator for Regency Care Center, ad- vises the new owners' primary focus is to provide the best care for their residents; to preserve the identity of each resident and not be a cookie cutter nursing home. Along with Miller, the Regency assisted living facility's Director is Mary Kinney. Teresa Woodford, RN, will be handling the Marketing efforts for the facility. Regency Care Center offers individuals short-term care for those who may be needing rehabilitation after surgery. Regency currently provides care for 77 residents. Miller advises the facility has had excellent survey history for the last few years and has had no fines or revisits from the state and no patient care issues. She invites everyone to come and see the good things that happen at Regency every day. For more information about Regency Care Center or the Assisted Living facility, call Teresa Woodford at 515-974-9675. 3V L beginning with registra- r-ion at 5 p.m. The Warren County Chapter of Thrivent Finan- cial for Lutherans is ac- tively involved in meeting the needs of individuals, families and nonprofit or- ganizations in our com- munities through hands- on service activities and/or fundraising, activities through the Care Abounds in Communities program. Community projects that Warren County Speedway to Post Giant Two,Day Racing Event Warren County Speedway will be the location for the DSN Racing Promotions Nationals to be held Friday, (NAPS)----A new website Oct. 7, starting at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8, starting at offersdelicious, nutritious disaster areas, schools in Carlisle, Hartford and Indianola, Riverside Bible Camp, Warren County Habitat for Humanity, WA NC : LEADERSHIP 1NS E ""'Leaders Never Climb Alone" Leaders aren't born, they're developed. This is why the Warren County Leadership Institute (WCLI) has dedicated its mission to develop and motivate future and current leaders of Warren County. The Leadership Institute is for all individuals living or working in War- ren County that are looking to better themselves and their communities. With over 400 alumni around the Warren County area, you are not alone. Each individual that graduated from the Warren County Leadership In- stitute enrolled for very different reasor~s. They were either business owners concerned about economic growth, homeowners interested in tax issues, farmers worried about the future, residents interested in taking an active leadership rote in their local government, or looking to expand or improve their employment oppor- tunities. The WCLI offers a very unique, diverse curriculum that has become extremely relevant to the communities of Warren County and contain issues that face our soci- ety today. No matter what issue drives you to excel in the WCLI, you will also gain vatuabie experiences throughout. "The Warren County Leadership Institute allowed me to not only grow and learn as a leader, but to work have benefited from together as a class to complete a project to better our Thrivent funds in 2010-11 - county. I am a Warren County native and I still learned include several individu- a great deal about businesses and opportunities in our als for medical needs, re- county that Inever realized existed before. If you haven't lief and food for natural heard about WCLI, I challenge you to look into it. Come and be a part of 19+ years of cultivating leaders in our community!" -Dr. LauraAvitt "Leaders Never Climb Alone" and the Warren County Leadership Institute are willing to provide the resources to fulfill your dreams. If you would like to WeLIFT of Indianola; inquire more specific details about how to get involved Meals from the Heartland in this great opportunity contact Bryce Davis, Warren and food pantries in-County Economic Development Corporation, at Carlisle, Indianola, Newdavis.brycer@gmail.com, call 515-961-1067, or visit Virginia and Norwalk. www.wcedc.com/WCLI. 6p.m. recipes featuring South Racers will be competing for cash prizes up to $1,000African citrus. The healthyAll Thrivent members Grant For Green Technology in each of eight classes. There will also be sponsored in Warren County are in- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently announced that to,hie or~eto~rew~er n ~c ~e I~~I v te~andencouragedto lowa~tteU~vesi~andtheow Depart~ento~co Warren County Speedway is the best dirt Figure 8 track attend this important nomic Development have been awarded a grant of $I in the Midwest, so look forward to some exceptional meeting and may RSVP to million to focus on green energy. _,The funding comes racing at this event. " / Lillian Buzzard at 989- from the Department of Commerce s (DOG) Economic Further information may be obtained at [ 0131or Susan Glickat 961- DevelopmentAdministration's(EDA) i6GreenChallense. www.dsnracingpromotions.com or call Darin Nelson at 3081. 70tl h f?01 The funding will go toward innovative proof of con- 515-993-2116. *** Life will be serving the cept centers that will accelerate the launch of new firms, dinner, spur job creation and contribute to economic growth Warren County Speedway 2011 Points Champions: recipes, which include meals | by developing resources for testing energy efficiency Justin Frost- Open; Matt Jacobe - Stock; Mike Pruitt from breakfasttodinner, as I Deadline for ads, solutions, Clean energy and testing of clean energy - Sport Mod; Adam Hagen - Hobby; Rod Byers - welt as refreshing drinks and legals and stories projects. Senator Harkin is a senior member of the Sen- Combo; Myers/Bowles - Cruiser; Luke Onstot- FWDhealthy snacks, can be found at www'summercitrus'cm/ is Noon Friday ! ate Appropriations Committee that funds the DOC and and Corey Piffer - Truck. 2011-recipes.php. the Senate Agriculture Committee.