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111 Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, October 20, 2011 NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St., 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. Klein Publisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Mary Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Computers Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/Office 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 AGENDA Concluded from p.1 F. Resolution approving the purchase agree- ment and sale of Lot 1 of CCF Industrial Commerce Park G. Resolution accepting work for the project known as the City Hall Renovation for Bid package No. 26 parking lot paving and sidewalks with Nehring Con- struction, Inc. H. Resolution accepting work for the project known as the City Hall Renovation for Bid package No. 161 electrical and communications with Van Maanen Electric, Inc. I. Resolution with Des Moines Water Works for Preventive & Predictive Maintenance Agreement VII. Current Business A. Approval of an agreement between the City of Norwalk and Warren Water for hydrant flushing on South Orilla Road VIII. Reports-Mayor; Councilmembers-Murillo, Curtis, Delker, Leto and Thayer; City Administrator; De- partment Heads-Development Services Director, Pub- lic Works Director, City Clerk, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Library Director and Parks & Recreation Director IX. Adjournment SUBSCRIBE TODAY! [ Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 1514 North Lincoln, Suite C Knoxville, IA 641-828-7172 (Knoxville Insurance Building) Custom Memorials of granite and Bronze visit us at bertrandmonument.com and online monument design Marion County's only locally owned Monument Shop Start the day off right! matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwlo/.com OBITUARY CASSANDRA (SOLEIL) BONAVENTURA Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 10, in Des Moines for Soleil Bonaventura, 17, Norwalk, who died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 6, at her home. Soleil was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL and had lived in the Des Moines area the last 12 years. She had at- tended Norwalk High School and Dowling Catholic School and was currently a student at Johnston High School. Soleil loved to play soccer, play with her siblings, shop and laugh with her friends and help others in need. She was empathetic and loved to make others happy. Soleil had been accepted to Des Moines Area Commu- nity College and was planning on transferring to the University of Iowa to study marketing. Survivors include her mother and step-father, Katia Lin and Greg Foust; father, Craig Bonaventura; four brothers, Christian (Zander) Beal, Cebastian (Jack) Foust, Calvin (Zack) Foust and Carlos Bonaventura; sister, Camille Evy Lin Foust, grandparents, Steve and Edna Lin of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Steve and Sharon Foust, Indianola; great-grandparents, Rong Sheng Lin and Chang Yau Lin of Richmond, TX; four aunts; four uncles; and eight cousins. Memorial contributions may be given to the Animal Rescue League. Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett julian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us More on Education Reform Last week I gave a brief overview of the Governor's proposal for education reform. I mentioned several res- ervations and questions that I have. I mentioned con- cerns about the cost of the program last week. With an- other week to think about this issue I am even more concerned. You will probably recall that in the past I have talked about the revamping of the state's mental health delivery system that we are working on. I am a member of one of the work groups meeting this sum- mer to come up with recommendations for the legisla- ture, that are due by December. We are also interested in reducing the commercial property tax to expand our economy and bring more jobs to Iowa. You can prob- ably see that with all that is going on, funding is going to be a real challenge. I for one will continue to insist that we do not spend moe than we take in. We will be receiving the Legislative Service Bureau's revenue esti- mate in December. By law we are required to base our spending for the next fiscal year on that estimate. Others in the legislature are raising some of these same concerns, and other concerns as well. One issue is that under the Governor's plan, teachers will have a choice as to how they are compensated. They can stay with the current system or opt for the new system that I described last week. It seems to me that the teachers who have moved up the ladder under the present sys- tem will stay with it, while new teachers will opt for the new system. While this may make the plan easier to sell, it defeats one of the main goals of the plan, compensat- ing teachers based on merit rather than on seniority, at least for years until current teachers retire. It is not clear to me how the Master Teacher, Mentor Teacher plan would work. Are those categories based on a particular school or on a school district as a whole? Does it matter if the school district is a large one or a small one?Do they mentor teachers in their subject area or in any subject area? In other words, does a Master English Teacher mentor a math teacher, etc.? As you probably know, I have long advocated edu- cational reform. I like a lot of what I see in the Governor's plan, though in this report I have focused on some of the things that trouble me. I am looking forward to dis- cussing these concerns and others with the Governor and those who put this plan together and with my con- stituents and other interested parties. I do not support a plan that spends more money but does not make the changes I believe we need, or delays-them so long that they are not effective. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at julian.garrett@ legis.state.ia.us or 515-281- 3221. Every giraffe has its own distinct coat pattern. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 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. 981-0226 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:30 am Worship (9 am Oct. 2) 10:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study Wednesday Confirmation 6:30 pm-7:45 pm 9 am Service starting Oct. 2 Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. w ww.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer. Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 " grade Wed 6:30 pm K-12" grades *9* Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones. Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 mn Worship Disciple City Classes 18 mo.-5" grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed, Prayer Service 6:30 pm Jr. High First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Mafred - 981-4391 Justin Lundberg, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 6 pm Evening Service 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study & Youth Hour New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am Traditional 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Nursery Provided 7 pm Youth-led Worship Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Dayna Kinkade, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship 6 pm The Gathering Service Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko 1, Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 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 www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm 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 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & Sr: 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 fAn Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Gary Crandall. Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 a.m. Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm Wednesday Awana: 6:30 pm Wednesday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 615 Iowa Ave. - 641-764-2752 Keith Lingwall, Pastor, and Ron Mohr,. Pastor 222-1531 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship, Communion Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50% Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hiekman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship INDIANOLA Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Harting, 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. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! 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 (Memorial Day. -I_abor Day)