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Page Ten LEISURE LINE Concluded from p. 3 ber 10; Time: 6:30—8 p.m.; Cost: $15; Limit: 5 individuals. NORWALK FAMILY TAE KWON DQ This program offers classes for ages 5 through adults. The classes are separated by rank (beginners and ad- vanced) and students meet twice a week. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Oviatt gym (6pm start) or Multi-purpose room (7 pm. start). Times will vary depending on location due to school activities. We also offer our Little Dragon program designed for children ages 5 to 7. Little Dragons meet twice a week. This program is run concurrently with the begin- ning class. All programs consist of hand and foot techniques, forms, self—defense, and lessons and instructions on top- ics such as respect, self-discipline, and perseverance. Competition is also available for those students who are interested. Competition teaches sportsmanship, gives confidence, and allows the students to use the skills they have learned in class. Families are strongly encouraged to join and train together. We found that the kids learn better when one or both of their parents/guardians are learning along side of them in class. Cost per Session: Norwalk resident Little Dragons/ Twice a Week: Norwalk residents: $46, Non—residents $53. Family Taekwondo (ages 8 and above): 1st Family Member: Norwalk residents $57.50, Non~residents $66.25; 2nd and 3rd Family Members: Norwalk residents $28.75 each, Non-residents $33.25 each. Maximum F am- ily Fee: Norwalk residents $115, Non-residents $132.50. Registration Dates: October 19 through October 30. LITTLE HOOPERS This program is for boys and girls in 3rd and 4th grades. Our goal is to have fun while teaching the fun- damentals of basketball. We will work on shooting, pass- ing and dribbling with an overall emphasis on good sportsmanship. This program will practice and play on Saturdays. The boys and girls will be assigned to teams and volunteer coachesf‘will be needed for the program. All times/dates are tentative pending number of teams. Cost: $33.75 for residents and $38.80 for non-residents; Grade: 3rd and 4th grade boys; Location: Oviatt Gym; Practice Time: 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m.; Game Time: 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m.; Dates: January 2, 9, 23, 30, February 6, 13, (20); Registration: November 2—13. Grade: 3rd and 4th grade girls; Location: Oviatt Gym; Practice Time: 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.; Game Time: 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.; Dates: January 2, 9, 23, 30, February 6, 13, (20); Registration: November 2-13. ' 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 program that will include stretching and ton- ing. We will meet at the Norwalk Christian Church lo- cated at 701 Main St. This is a continuous program run- ning yearly. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10— 10:30 am. WELL-SEASONED POTLUCK (The meat as well as the people) All are invited, age 55 or older, to attend a potluck dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Parks and Recre- ation staff. Meat, tableware, and coffee/beverage are provided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. After the meal we will have some form of entertainment from local talent. Let us know your email address and we will send out reminders with what meat we plan to have on that day. Call the office to register two days before the event. Dates: November 6, December 4, Janu— ary 1, February 5, March 4; Time: 11130-1 p.m.; Place: Norwalk Public Safety Building. DMACC SOUTHRIDGE CENTER CAREER DAY High school students interested in exploring future career opportunities are invited to attend Career Dis- covery Day hosted by the Des Moines Area Commu- nity College (DMACC) Southridge Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 9:15 am. to 1 pm. Careers and DMACC programs represented at the event include: Auto Collision, Auto Technology, Com- puter Programming, Criminal justice, Nursing and Welding. . High school students and their parents will have an opportunity to take part in hands-on activities and dem- onstrations, tour. the Southridge facilities, receive im- portant educational planning and job outlook informa- tion and enjoy a free lunch. The event is free, however, students are asked to reg- at www.dmacc.edu/CareerDiscovery by October ~‘ 30. If you have questions, Call 515 -965—7117. N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, October 29, 2015 BUSINESS REVIEW Teacher Leadership and Compensation System Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced that all 336 Iowa school districts have applied to join the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation System, the most comprehensive teacher leadership system in the nation. This targeted effort to tap into the expertise of top teachers to better sup- port the more demanding work that teachers are ex- pected to do and to raise student achievement is the centerpiece of the land- mark education reform package adopted by the Legislature and signed by Branstad in 2013. The legislation created a three-year phase in pro- cess to develop a statewide teacher leadership system, with the goal of all school districts participating by the 2016—17 school year. As of this week, all school dis- tricts in Iowa have devel- oped and submitted local ‘ plans to participate in the teacher leadership system. When the teacher leader- ship system is fully phased in, it will cost $150 million annually. The teacher leadership system rewards outstand- ing teachers with leader— ship opportunities, attracts promising teachers with competitive starting sala— ries and support, and fos- ters greater collaboration for all teachers to learn from each other. Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise said feedback from Iowa teachers and princi- pals has been overwhelm- ingly positive. The teacher leadership system is rooted in col- laboration and partnership and was that way from the beginning, when a state task force’s recommenda- tions in 2012 formed the basis of the successful leg- islative proposal. After a year of planning, school districts began applying for funding to implement teacher leadership system plans locally. The first teacher leadership system districts wrapped up their initial year last spring. Miami, the most southerty major city in the continen- tal U.S., sits about two degwes north of theTropic of Cancer. A. :1 Norwalk Nursing & Rehab Herbert came to Norwalk Nursing and Rehab following a hespital stay for a frac- tured hip. Herbert was determined to meet his goal to return home by safely walk- ing and transferring independently. Herbert worked with Physical therapy, Occu- pational therapy and Speech therapy five times a week for two weeks. Herbert was an early riser with a great get-after-it attitude. He completed his therapy pro- gram; meeting his goals and returning home with his wife. Herber and his wife reported being very pleased with his progress in therapy in such a short time at Norwalk Nursing 8: Rehab. Congratulations on your success, Herbert! Photo sub- mitted. mt \ I. Z/l‘m‘fi People in France, Ireland, India and Spain, as well as Scotland, play the bagpipe. The ancient Romans used a form of bagpipe that was used In Persia,Turkey and Palestine in the AD. 100’s. A baboon’s lifespan may reach 45 years. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT OF CURRENT CITY BUDGET Form 653.01 The City Council of Cumming in WARREN County, Iowa will meet at 649 N. 44th Street at 7 pm on 11/9/2015 (hour) (Date) ,for the purpose of amending the current budget of the city for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 (year) by changing estimates of revenue and expenditure appropriations in the following programs for the reasons given. Additional detail is available at the city clerk's office showing revenues and expenditures by fund type and by activity. ‘ Total Budget Total Budget as certified Current after Current or last amended Amendmenl Amendment Revenues 8. Other Financing Sources mm—i —i —r—i-i TIFRevenues _i_i—i _ii —1 —i mm —1 .1—1—1 —i—1—i Ina—rum Expgnditures&0ther Financing Ugs I; ‘ . . '7 Public Safety 16 , 15,000 , _i . —i-ari —i min—mum “use: —1 o ovemmen A w es venvures Business Type] Enterprises 25 _9 ca ov ‘ w = usmess xven ms _9 Excess Revenues&0ther Sources Over 7:17; a g 1 y ' ' ' V n ;; - . Beginning Fund Balance July 1 ma Explanation of increases or decreases in revenue estimates. a prialions, or available cash: Revenue was increased to reflect payment made to the City by e Farm Insurance for demolition and asbestos removal for the home located at 4301 Cumming Avenue. Expenses in General Govemmenl were increased to reflect the demolition and asbestos removal for the home located at 4301 Cumming Avenue. Expenses were increased in Public Safety for Building lnpections and in Community Economic Development for Zoning Ordinance Changes. There will be no increase in tax levies to be paid in the current fiscal year named above. Any increase in expenditures set out above will be met from the increased non-property tax revenues and cash balances not budgeted orcor'rsidered in this current budget. This will provide for a balanced budget. CltyClerlr/FInmceOliicer