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November 18, 2010

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Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service The community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the New Life Lutheran Church, 4803 Wakonda Dr. Congregations and pastors of several local churches come together for the annual service. There will be a message of Thanksgiving and music provided by an ecumenical choir. Everyone is invited. Firefighter Chili Cook Off The 1st Annual Norwalk Firefighters Association Chili Cook Off will be held Saturda)~ Nov. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Norwalk Fire Station. In addition to the chili cook off, the Norwalk Girls 14 & Under Softball team will hold a bake sale. Residents are invited to come to the fire station and find out which company on the department makes the best chili. Random guests will be chosen as judges. The cost is $5 for all you can eat and ages seven and under are free. Proceeds to benefit the Norwalk Girls 14 and Under Softball team. on to State Saturday The Norwalk High School Dance Team will host the 12m Annual "Rock on to State" Dance Show Saturday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Norwalk High School Gym. The purpose of this show is to prepare high school dance teams for their upcoming state competition Fri- day and Saturday, Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 at Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall. Teams from Baxter, North Polk, Waukee, Nevada, DM Lincoln, DM East, Indianola, Boyer Valley, Winterset, Prairie City-Monroe, DM North, Grinnell, Johnston, SE Warren, WDM Dowling and the Iowa CATS will perform and will be evaluated. The dance categories to be showcased will include pom, jazz, novelty, Hip Hop, kick, show production, coed, flag and all male. Concessions available include hotdogs, chips, pop- corn, cookies, fruit, pop and water. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and un- der 4 years are admitted free. Early Deadline Due to the holidays, there will be several early dead- lines. Please watch for them as they are posted in this newspaper. The newspaper office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26. Deadline for the Thursday, Dec. 2 issue will be noon Wednesday, Nov. 24. All news items, ads and legals must be received prior to the deadline in order to be printed December 2nd. Please make sure your name and telephone number are included on all items that are either dropped off in the box, mailed or brought into the office. We must know who is submitting articles. of New-Recruits Pictured, left to right: Chief Dustin Huston, Firefighter Ky Hill, Firefighter Matt Hill, Firefighter Mark Muemer, Firefighter Lisa Nosbisch, Firefighter Brian Onstot, FireMedic Joe Patava, Firefighter Jacob Pemberton, Firefighter Charles Pendleton, FireMedic Travis Thompson and Mayor Doug Pierce. Photo submitted. Wednesday, Nov. 3, it was the honor of Norwalk Fire Chief Dustin Huston, to have a Badge Pinning and Oath of Office Cer- emony for the nine recruits who finished their initial firefighter training and probationary period. The ceremony brought closure to the probationary period where the recruits have completed the required firefighting training and skills, which took about six months, then were active as probationary members where they responded to calls, additional trainings and meetings. The dedication and amount of time these indi- viduals have given to the department and City is extremely high and the time away from their fami- lies have definitely had an impact this first year as they get acclimated to the skills, apparatus, equip- ment, procedures and ev- erything else that they must learn. Over half of these recruits wish to fur- ther their education and get an EMS certification which will allow them to provide patient care along with their firefighting du- ties. This is the first recruit class the department has had under Chief Huston, who knows the time the recruits, instructors and department members put in to making this success- ful was very great. Chief Huston said, "The class has turned out very well trained, are very eager to proud of themselves as City Council. There are no help and are ready to meet should their family mere- plans to start a new recruit the needs of the citizens of bers and citizens of class until next summer or Norwalk. Two people Norwalk." The Mayor wasfall. If you are interested in were unable to completevery proud to deliver the joining the t'ire depart- the required training and Oath of Office and ment, fill out an applica- I hope the public under- thanked the members fortion, which can be found stands that the demands of their hard work and dedi- on the City's website this job, time away from cation. (www.ci.norwalk.ia.us) our families and what you At this time the and stop by to talk with a face on calls is something Norwalk Fire Departmentcurrent member for more that not everyone can do has 34 members of a maxi- information. and they should all be very mum of 42 as set by the Protecting Our Youth: Understanding the Prescription Generation Synthetic marijuana that is up to 800 times more potent than current marijuana. Alcoholic energy drinks that contain the equivalent of nearly four standard alcoholic drinks combined with enough stimulants to keep a person awake and drinking. Prescription medications are the drug of choice for abuse by 12-and 13-year-olds. Today's youth are constantly exposed to substances that seem to offer a better way to deal with life's challenges. The Norwalk Christian Church, in coordination with the newly formed Warren County STOP (Stand Together On Prevention) will be offering a community forum in Norwalk for all who care about the youth of Warren County. Thursday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Norwalk Christian Church, substance abuse prevention specialists from Employee and Family Resources will discuss current substance abuse issues encountered by today's youth and what specifically can be done by parents, caregivers and concerned citizens to prevent future trasedies resulting from sub- stance use. If you care about a child, this information is a must. Information will include the newest drug use trends in Warren County as well as specific information and strategies that individuals can use to stay in touch with the youth they care about during these challenging times. No OES Dinner Norwalk Hardware and N/Warren Town and County News will host a joint Christmas Open House Satur- Members of Good Will day, Dec. 11, from 8 am. to 12 noon. Chapter, Order of the East- Area residents are invited to sign up for a drawing ern Star will not hold their of a 4 ft. Teddy Bear with toys at Norwalk Hardware monthly Sunday dinner and a Poinsettia and Christmas dinner prepared by during November and De- Scott's Foods at the newspaper office. Refreshments will cember due to all of the be served at both places. extra holiday activities They also will be collecting non-perishable food items within the community, for the Norwalk Food Pantry and toys to be given to the Meals will resume after Norwalk Ministerial Association to be distributed to the first of the year.families in the area. ;1 i. i 4 ( (