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Thursday, November 7, 2m3 N/Warren Town and County News -, ., , Indianola students participating in Babysitting Basics, hosted by Molly Boheman, a Simpson College Wesley Scholarship Recipient. Photo submitted. BABYSITTING BASICS CLASS A Babysitting Basics class was recently held at the Warren County Agricultural Extension District office co- sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Indianola Parks and Recreation Department. Twenty youth attended the three-day afternoon workshop. Presenters were Indianola's Fire Chief Brian Seymour, Officer Justin Keller of the Indianola Police Department, Val Cameron, Preschool Enrichment Coordinator and Barb Ramos, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education at Simpson College. The next class will be held in Norwalk November 7 and 8 co-sponsored with Norwalk Parks & Recreation. A spring class is being planned for Indianola. For information, call Warren County Extension at 515-961-6237. WARREN COUNTY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Applications are being accepted for the 2014 War- ren County Leadership In- stitute to begin in January 2014. The Institute's pri- mary objective is to train and inform leaders in the county. Warren County Leadership Institute en- courages adults to create the best future for them- selves, their families, com- munities and their county. The leadership program familiarizes potential and existing leaders who live or work in Warren Coun- ty with the choices and challenges facing the county. "The Warren County Leadership Institute Pro- gram provides a remark- able platform to get an in- side glimpse and a better understanding of econom- ic development processes, government functions and various current issues. It not only gave me insight about opportunities and challenges facing Warren County, but has better pre- pared me to contribute back to the growth and momentum occurring here. I encourage anyone who is interested to enroll and become a partner in securing a strong founda- tion for the future of War- ren County!" ~ Jennifer McCurdy, DC., WCLI Class of 2013. The Warren County Leadership Institute offers an interactive program to guide concerned citizens toward becoming knowl- edgeable leaders in ad- dressing issues facing Warren County including: economic growth, local government, education and quality of life. Who participates in the Warren County Leader- ship Institute? Business owners concerned about economic growth; home- owners worried about tax issues; teachers interested in quality education and the needs of Warren Coun- ty youth; farmers con- cerned about the future of the family farm or about their hometown; commut- in executives seeking to strengthen hometown roots and to become in- volved in the issues affect- ing them and their fami- lies; interested Warren County residents willing to take an active leadership role; and non-residents working in Warren Coun- ty interested in continuing employment opportuni- ties. The WCLI is affiliated with the Warren County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC) and is an integral part of WCEDC's mission. Warren County Leader- ship Institute is scheduled to begin Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 with classes every other week ending with graduation in May 2014. For more information on WCLI or to obtain an application, visit the WCEDC website, www. wcedc.com/WCLI or give the WCEDC office a call at 515-961-1067. Applica- tions are being accepted until Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. - if:. To learn more about Good Samaxita Society- Indianola, call (515) 961-2596; v Page Thirteen A left-handed painter, Michelangelo, painted his famous "David and Goliath" with David holding his sling in his left hand. PAYINGIT FORWARD With all the political negativity going on in Norwalk the last few months, it was absolutely delightful to hear of something good that happened Saturday, Oct. 26, at Scott's Foods. Something that would bring a smile to your face and remember all of the good reasons that make us happy to be living in Norwalk, Iowa. Donna Hill-Snipes and her husband were at the store buying two weeks worth of groceries. "My cart was full to the brim," she said. With her oxygen by her side, the couple take their time going up and down the aisles as they pick out their grocery items. "We check prices and box labels." At the checkout counter, the couple took items from the cart and placed them on the counter. Donna got in front of the cart and had her debit card in her hand ready to pay for all the groceries. Suddenly a very nicely dressed gentleman ap- proached Donna and said, '-'I'm going to pay for your groceries." Donna said she spouted out "No, you're not!" The gentlemen said again, "I'm going to pay for your groceries; you can do something else for someone sometime." Donna said she was so surprised that it took her a moment to say thank you. "I had tears in my eyes as we went to the car." I greatly appreciated it, but we have so mucla to be grateful for, she added. Donna has no idea who the man is, but said in thinking back she remembers seeing him several times while the couple was shopping. He only had four or five items. He paid for his and then went to the Hill-Snipes checkout counter and paid for theirs. Scott Havens thought it was awesome that it happened at his store and to a good customer. MPO Meeting The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Orga- nization (MPO) will host a public meeting to receive input and comments on amendments to the Federal Fis- cal Years 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (FFY 2014-2017 TIP) at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the MPO Office, 420 Watson Powell, Jr., Way, Suite 200, Des Moines. The MPO office is accessible via the nu- merous DART routes that pass through downtown Des Moines. The City of Carlisle requests the following amend- ments: Project: Summerset Trail Connection - Carlisle to Des Moines; Federal Aid Amount: $1,587,000 in Dem- onstration funds; Total Cost: $2,798,822; Change: Up- date project description to "Scotch Ridge Nature Trail from Summerset Trail to Scotch Ridge Nature Center" and Revision Type: Amendment. Vote For Julian Garrett on November 19 Julian Garrett is running for the Iowa Senate in the special election on November 19. He is currently serving in his second term in the Iowa House of Representatives, having been elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2012. He is a fiscal and social conservative. Through his service on the House Appropriations Committee he has- fought to make sure that the state spends less than it receives in revenue. Julian is a farmer in Warren County where he lives with his wife Nancy. The two older boys, Ryan and Jeff, have graduated with engineering degrees from Iowa State, and the youngest, Jonathan, will graduate with his engineering degree from Iowa State next May. He coached little league and soccer teams as well as mock trial teams for many years when the boys were younger. Julian grew up on a farm where he learned about hard work and personal responsibility. He has raised purebred Charolais cattle for many years. He is a long time Farm Bureau member. Julian is a member of the Lutheran Church. Paid for by Garrett for Statehouse Committee