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Thursday, October 17, 2013 NFWarren Town amdCounty News Page, Eleven LETO Concluded from p. 1 ing your support of my re- election to a four-year term at Council, I will be able to continue to uphold the tra- ditional values of Norwalk while supporting and pro- moting further growth and development of our vibrant community. As a long-time member of the Norwalk commu- nity, I care about the future of our city. We have been presented with the unique opportunity to expand our infrastructure, our citizen- ship and our ability to show surrounding com- munities that Norwalk is a wonderful place to live, work and play. It is my full intention to advocate the continued development of our City by representing the people of Norwalk within our City Council. If re-elected, I promise to focus on keeping Norwalk moving forward in the best interest of its citizens. I will do this by maintaining partnerships with our schools, continu- ing to support and pro- mote the major commer- cial projects headed our way which will generate jobs and revenue and working with Norwalk, citizens and fellow coun- cil members to foster both residential and commer- cial gl~owth within our city. If you are seeking a can- didate for this year's City Council election who is established in Norwalk, cares about where the city is headed and has the drive and ambition to" make things happen in a positive and realistic manner, I would sincerely appreci- ate your Vote. All voting will be held Tuesda3 Nov. 5, at St. John Catholic Church in Norwalk. I hope to see you at the polls and in theseats of our upcom- ing City Council meetings. If you have any questions, or would like to speak with me further in regards to my plan for the Norwalk community, feel free to contact me via tele- phone at 515-238-2509. DAVITT Concluded from p. 7 three terms in the Iowa House. He owns and op- erates Davitt Photo Alli- •ance, specializing in com- mercial photography and advocacy work. Davitt is a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Cath- olic Church in Indianola, the Knights of Columbus and the Indianola Lions Chab. He serves as an elect- ed member of the Warren County Extension Council and has been a member of -Warren County Farm Bu- reau. He and hig wife, Amy Duncan, have two children, Elizabeth, .16, and Duncan, 14, who at- tend Indianola Communi- ty Schools. MCLAUGHLIN Concluded from p. 1 tion. "The work of math and science teachers is espe- cially critical as we work to grow Iowa's commit- ment to bolster science, technology, engineering and mathematics educa- tion," said Brad Buck, di- rector of the Iowa Depart- ment of Education. "These talented teachers will help lead Iowa to a strong fu- ture in STEM." Allysen Lovstuen, the math teacher from Decorah High School, said her classroom techniques empower students to ar- rive at answers them- selves, which bolsters con- fidence. "I love letting the stu- dents see the power of math as a tool and the cre- ativity and beauty of math that most people who never go on into math ever see/" said Lovstuen, of Waukon. The Presidential Awards for Excellence. in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation's highest honors specifically for kindergarten through 12th grade teachers of math and science. More than 4,200 teach- ers have been recognized since Congress established the program in 1983, The National Science Founda- tion administers the awards on behalf of the White House Office of Sci- ence and Technology Policy. Awards are given to math and science teachers from each of the 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions. The program recognizes those teachers who de- velop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and NICHOLS Concluded from p. 1 she transforms the educa- tional experience for each child in her room." - Jill Anderson, Principal "She expects her stu- dents will be respec':ful of the opportunity to be ex- posed to technology." - Maggie Davitt, Parent "Pam's class is compa- rable to attending a confer- ence session; I always walk away with a new tool, a new idea." Sandi Lathrum, Colleague "The most memorable thing she did for me was going to the tech fair with me. I had worked long and hard on a tech project with her. I won a blue rib- bon and I owe it all to Mrs. Nichols. She taught me to strive for the best." - Evelyn P.; Student "We use iMovie, Toontastic and the green screen for our projects. She loves technology and is always using it. If I could, I would whole- heartedly vote for Mrs. Nichols for Technology Teacher of the Year." - Brett D., Student Nichols is a 26-year vet- eran instructor at Norwalk's Lakewood El- ementary School. She teaches 5th grade. She was recently named the run- ner-up for the 2011 Excel- lence in Education award presented by Iowa State Education Association (ISEA), the Iowa Farm Bu- reau, WHO Radio, KDSM Fox 17, STAPLES and Smilemakers. Congratula- tions, Mrs. Nichols! BUSINESS AWARDS Concluded from p. 7 Indianola. To nominate a business, go to www.surveymon enhances student learning. , key.com/s/Warren County Awards alternate annually between elementary and secondary teachers• Iowa's finalists were chosen by a panel of sci- ence and math educators from across the state. Read more about each finalist on the Iowa Department of Education's website: http:// educateiowa.gov/ index.php?option=com_ content&view--article&id =2964:presidential- awards-for-excellence- in-mathematics-and-sci- ence-teaching-state- finalists&catid=666 :headlines. Excellence• Sponsorships for the event are available at three levels, $1,000 - Gold; $250 - Silver and $100 - Bronze. For more information on becoming a sponsor, con- tact the Warren County Economic Development Office at 961-1067. LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Mwnorial Day-Labor Day) In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating. "Insured & Certified" SALES ~ SERVICE - REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL GOVERNMENT IN ACTION Concluded from p. 1 the committee who worked on the agreement said after the last commttee meeting, with councilmember Dave Murillo present, it was her understanding flat the agree- ment was ready for al~proval by the council. She advised the commitee had spent man3~ hours of research and that apparently their work and recommodations did not matter because the co ,uncil would do what they wanted to do. She i~rther stated that if the agreement was not approved as presented, she wanted her nane removed from serving on the committee. Other residents also came forward questioning the change. ErikaIsley, also a member of the committee who worked on the agreement, said the ~search they conducted did comparisons with other cities and that none had more thn 12 months severance. She too asked to have her name removed from the committe if they did not accept their agreement. Sylvester's motion died. The council went into two closed sessions to discuss real estate andlitigation. LEISURE LINE Concluded from p. 3 Through October 18; Session: October 21, 28, November 11, 18, 25,December 2, 9; Days: Monday; Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-purpose Room; Cost per session: ! class per week, Norwalk residents $40.25, non-residents gi6.30; Mini- mum/maximum per class: 8/15. CIRCUIT SENSATION Are you ready for this new workout that is athletic, intense and mo:e fun than a three-ring circus??!! Using the motivational power of teamwork and competition in combination with the balance challengespresented by the Bosu balalce workout, you will discover how to change ordinary circuit workouts into extraorflinary work- outs. The class will also use jump ropes, medicine balls, mini hurdles and weighted bars. Registration Dates: Through October 18; Sessions: October 23, 30, November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11; Days: Wednesday; Time: 7:30-8:15 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi-purpose; Cost per session: 1 class per week, Norwalk residents$24.50, non- residents $28.50; Minimum/maximum per class: 10/30. EARLY BIRD WORKOUT For those of you who get UP with the Chickens, joining these early mo_-ning classes will work you on ultimate body sculpting, Pilates and Chico Metrics.This class is designed to maximize core strength, firm and tone your butt, thighs ard arms. The class will use dumbbells and dynabands that will put you to the testwith added intensity. Registration Dates: Through October 18; Sessions: October/2, 24, 29, 31, November 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, December 3, 5, 10, 12, 17; Days: Tuesday md Thursday mornings; Time: 5:30-6:15 a.m.; Location: Norwalk Easter Public LibraU ICN Room; Cost per session: 1 class per week, Norwalk residents $24.50, non-residents $28.20. 2 classes per week Norwalk residents $49, non-residents $56.40. BOOTCAMP! 3-2-1...GO! Are you reaay to really kick your fitness into high gea? Join Jason Collins for challenging workouts that have the ability to push your limts or simply give you more variety. The intensity is up to you! All fitness levels a'e welcome! This class will teach you basic functional bodyweight movements toinclude the squat, push up and much more! These workouts are designed to optmi'ze the 10 pillars of fitness (Cardio, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speec, Coordina- ,tion, Agility, Balance and Accuracy). Your results will be tracked week to week so you can see your own progress! Class structure will include warm up, technique/ form practice, workout, finisher and cool down. You will need to bring the following to class: 5'-1" PVC pipe (for stretching and teaching tool.), 1 Baseball, Jump Rope and Water/Towel. Registration: Through Oc- tober 18; Dates: October 22, 24, 29, 31, November 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, December& 5, 10, 12, 17; Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cost: Norwalk residents $49, n0n-residents $56.40; Class Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Location: Oviatt Multi purpose roon (door #16); Minimum/Maximum: 10/20. GLASS FUSING WITH FRIENDS Fused glass is glass that has been fired and involves stacking, or layering thin sheets of glass, often using different colors to create patterns or simple images. The stack is then placed inside the kiln and then heated through a series of ramps and soaks until the separate pieces begin to bond together. Once the desired effect has been achieved at the maximum desired temperature, the kiln temperature will be brought down quickly. The glass is then allowed to cool slowly ovei a specified time, soaking at specified temperature ranges. We will make two proje:ts and then have it fired off location. Must be 18 years or older. Registration Dare: Through December 6; Class Date: Sunda~5 Dec. 8; Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.; Locatim: Norwalk Easter Public Library; Cost: Norwalk residents $29, non-residents $33.35Minimum/ Maximum: 4/12. WINE! WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? The word is getting out about Iowa's delicious wine, as some of thcstate's best white wines are beginning to pick up awards in national competitions. Old-climate grape hybrids are fueling a growing Iowa wine industry. Join us in a clas setting to learn all about the wine industry in the great state of Iowa! During this ciss you will learn about the differenr variety of grapes grown in Iowa, the proces: of making -&ine and have the opportunity to sample diverse wines from Two Sairs WineDr, a local winery. Registration Dates: through October 25; Class Date: Novemer 1; Time: 6:30 p.m.; Location: 12/20. Main Street Montessori School; Cost: $5; Minimum~laximum: OPALS- SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS (Older People with Active Life Styles) SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE Everyone age 55 and older is invited to attend a free exercise progrrn that will • include stretching and toning. We will meet at the Norwalk ChristianChurch lo- cated at 701 Main St. This program will run until the end of May. Days: ]~onday and Thursday; Time: 10-10:30 a.m. SHUFFLEBOARD LEAGUE This well-known game has just been re-established here in the Norwak City Park. Come out and enjoy the sound of gliding discs as they whiz down the cmrt. Shuffle- board equipment will be provided. Days: Mondays, through Oct. 27; Time: .4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.