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F.‘ Pagéiiwo N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, Novemeber 12, 2015 NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, 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 Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Special Assignments 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 PO. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 . Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association LETTERS 911R PQLrgy We publish letters to the editor when they are not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News stafl“. Letters are printed i as received. We do not correct spelling and ' grammatical errors. I am amazed the Warren County Supervisors have given $250,000 to build a motel in'Indianola for eco— nomic development rather than fund the primary ser- vices of the county. I understand the Emergency Man— agement budget was not paid at all this year and that department was told they would make it up next year. In the past study of the emergency management ser- vices, the Warren County Supervisors were cited as cre- atin a dangerous situation when they only had one 911 Op '9. tor on one of the shifts. Subtract one if that person Went to the bathroom, how many are left. It is incred- ihlu i'a’arren County has money foreconomic develop— :n 1- -: in the city but can’t fund Emergency Management nor fully fund the Sheriff Department. Hopefully you don"; have an emerg: situation. But if you do, how fig you hold you 5" reath? V Tl Warren County :upervisors finally purchased a new vehicle for Warren. County but rather than replac- ing a wrecked squad car for the Warren COunty Sheriff pa rtment, the vehicle went to the health department. 1 urn 1erstand money is tighter Warren County how- ever there is a way to fulfill the needs of both depart— ments. Why not replace the transmission in the current counij; vehicle sitting in the administration building parking lot for the health department and give the new vehicle to the sheriff? The sheriff department vehicles are for emergency situations and lives depend on the vehicle being reliable. The health department use is for as needed missions. Don’t the Warren unty Supervi- sors understand anything about spentif'g priorities? Supervisor McIntyre voted no to n proposals. Supervisors Shull and .ordi voted ye; both propos- als. /s/Larry Peterson Catholic Radio for the Heart of Iowa matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa PTO FUN NIGHT Concluded from p. 1 the new Lakewood playground. Both of our schools haVe goals to make an even more interactive learning and safe environment for our kids and depend on the support they receive from PTO, parents and the com? munity. In order to make this event a success, over '150 vol- unteers are needed to staff carnival games, help serVe food, sell raffle tickets, etc. If you are interested in vol- unteering (students are invited to volunteer and must be middle school and high school age), please sign up online. 1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/udeGB 2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an ac- count on VolunteerSpot) 3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirma— tion and reminders. Easy! Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email ad- dress with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Angie Vandemark (avandemark@hotmail.com) and she can sign you up manually. If you have additional questions about Fun Night or any other Norwalk PTO activities, please contact warriorpto@gmail.com, visit our website at www.norwall<pto.com or like us on Facebook at Nor— walk PTO. Senate News By State Senator ]ulian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov Reading Proficiency In 2012 the legislature passed an education reform package that among other things added some require- ments under the provisions of Code Section 279.68 tied to the Early Literacy Initiative, including: 1. Students in grades Kindergarten through third identified as having a reading deficiency must be pro- vided with additional intensive reading instruction. 2. Parents of students in grades Kindergarten through third must be notified that their students have been iden— tified as having a reading deficiency. 3. Students who still have a reading deficiency at the end of third grade must do one of the following: enroll in an intensive summer reading program, obtain a good cause waiver (including for some special education stu- dents), or be retained in third grade. The objective is not to retain students in third grade but rather to provide a benchmark that must be met by the third grade. We expect that schools, knowing that the third grade benc nmark is coming, will do everything that they can to sure that students can read by the third grade. i believe most people agree that it makes no sense to pass a student who is not able to read at a reasonable level through the school system. We have seen this in the past where students graduate from high school, then need remedial reading classes in college or to qualify for certain jobs. Students who cannot read well will likely not do well in other classes either. Obvi- ously reading ability is key to doing well in many other courses as well. . Though I understand that there are other options available to schools, the Department of Education pro- vides them, at no cost, the Formative Assessment Sys— tem for Teachers (FAST), as one way to measure the stu- dents reading progress. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas. 3" concerns at Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. O'Lear Funeral Cremation Services Celebration of Life Center 1 = Eric E. O Leary Owner 51 Director We are a full service funeral home. Let us assist in your time of sorrow. Pre-Arrangements Monuments Grief Support www.01earyfunerals.com 1020 Main Street Norwalk ' (515) 981-0700 31-31-31- You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. -Rosalynn Carter 31-31-31- Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515—897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade i 6:30 pm *** Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children’s Programming 3 years old through 5th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K—izth grades *** Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 Sunday Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30 am Disciple City for Children: (18 months-5th grade) Sunday Mornings, 8:30 & 10:30 am Quality childcare provided for children under 18 mo. ‘Unstoppable’ for Jr. High: (6th- 8th grade) Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm ‘Unshaken’ for Sr. High: (9th- 12th grade) Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm Sonshine Choir: (K-Sth grade) Sunday evenings, 6-7:30 pm Family Night Wednesdays Dinner served, 5:30-6:15 pm A night of fellowship & Bible Study for the whole family! Fellowship Kids: 3 yrs.-5th grade, Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm (Under age 3 childcare for parents attending growth group Bible studies.) *** First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 Trey Perrott, Pastor 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship 10 am Morning Worship 5:30 pm Sunday Kids and Adult Ministries Class for all ages Nursery Provided Wednesday Night Link Groups *** New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. 285-5965 wwwncwlifenorwalkbrg Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childcare Provided 3“ Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 701 Main St. 981-0176 Norwalkcc.org Travis Stanley, Pastor Marti Stanley, Pastor 8:30 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School and Fellowship Nursery Provided (birth ~ 5) All are Welcome! Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. 981-4251 Steve McElroy, Pastor 8:00 and 10:30 am Worship Sunday School 9:15 am Nursery Provided *3* 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 *** IQIJMMINQ Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 981-4321 harvestchurchcumming.com 1 Thomas Cackler, Pastor Sunday 10 am Wor'ship *** DES Mg QINES 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 112 County Line Rd. 285—8871 wwwgracecaresnet Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 am. 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 aunt: MARTENSDALE Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641464-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday *** St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 615 Iowa Ave. 641-764-2752 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 Don Rothweiler, Pastor 10:30 am SS/Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies #351: PROLE Linn Grove in“ d Methodist Church ‘ 0th St. - 981-4062 mi Otto, Pastor rec-will offering Breakfast 8-9130 am 10 am. Worship Adult Sunday School —- 11 am *** INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefi'erson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor’s Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12245-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study. Tues-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) 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.