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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR norwalk NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors ,  (ii'i iii,: I ,:. ,,' i ,::q , , !!lll;l];;1; l;[;;Ii;i;;!!;l;flltII .... II .... llI11,1IItl Warren Town and County ws 50 8E Vol. 44 No. 27 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, November 22, 2012 Christian Comito, CEO of Capital City Fruit. iiiiii, Pictured, left to right: Carole Chambers, Business Pub- lications, Christian Comito, CEO Capital City Fruit and Jay Byers, Greater Des Moines Partnership. Photos submitted. CAPITAL CITY FRUIT HONORED FOR ECONOMIC IMPACT 2012 Celebrate Business and Economic Impact Recolgnize Best Practices and Innovation The Greater Des Moines Partnership honored six companies With the Economic Impact Awards and five companies for their business practices with the Celebrate Business Awards at a luncheon Wednesda Nov. 14. The awards program took place at the Hotel Fort Des Moines, downtown. Celebrating 30 years of local economic impact in 2012, the Economic Impact Awards commemorate the influ- ence recognized companies have had on the local economy in terms of job creation, capital investment and facility expansion. The 2012 Economic Impact Award winners are: Capi- tal City Fruit, Hewlett-Packard, Interstate Batteries, Kemin, LGI, and The Toro Company. Since 1999, the Celebrate Business Awards have pro- moted the Greater Des Moinesbusiness community by acknowledging innovative and enduring business ini- tiatives. The awards are presented annually to small- and large- business winners in several categories, such as building a reputation for integrity and quality while remaining outside the public limelight, or encouraging involvement inl[bommunity activities. The 2012 Celebrate Business Award winners are: Community Champion: Large: Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Small: Saturday Manufacturing; Best Kept Concluded p. 2 Happy n 00.sgivi ng Norwalk United Methodist Church Thanksgiving Dinner The Norwalk United Methodist Church, 1801 Sunset Dr., is hosting Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. It is a wonderful time to meet with others in the community. They will be serving turkey, mashed potatoes and grav stuffing, corn, green bean casserole and dessert. All are welcome. If you have any questions, contact the church at 515-981-4251. Linn Grove Cookie, Candy Sale Dec. 1 Members of Linn Grove United Methodist Church, south of Norwalk just off Hwy 28, will host their an- nual Candy and Cookie Sale Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to I p.m. at the church. Goodies may be purchased for $6 per pound. All pro- ceeds will be used to help a family have a Merry Christ- mas. St. Paul Lutheran Trees, Tastes And Trimmings Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Martensdale will hold their annual Trees, Tastes and Trimmings Sat- urday; Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The congregation currently meets at Assumption Catholic Church in Churchville since the church in Martensdale was de- stroyed by fire in October of 2011. Funds from the event will go toward rebuilding of the church. The holiday event will be held in the church hall at 2840 South St. in Churchville. A chili and soup luncheon will be served and home- made Christmas cookies and candy will be sold by the pound. There will also be a display of trees and free cookies and warm cider will be served. A number of vendors will also be present to assist customers with their holiday shopping. They include Norwex, 31 Gifts, ScentsF Lia Sophia Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Gourmet Coffee, as well as hand-crafted items. PRINCIPAL'S PEN Dale Barnhill, High School Principal Three years ago the high school staff began research- ing and discussing the concept of differentiation which means developing lessons that meet the various ability levels of students. During this time teachers have: Worked to develop lessons and assessments to meet the variety of student abilities rather than teach one way that all students are expected to understand. Concluded p. 8 Christmas Tree Lighting, Santa This Sunday The Annual Norwalk Christmas Tree Lighting Cel- ebration will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, at 1104 Sunset Dr. (corner of Sunset Drive and Main Street). The com- munity is invited to enjoy the activities as well as apple cider, hot cocoa and cookies. Crafts, including candy cane reindeer, pine cone bird feeders, popside stick ornaments and decorate your own cookie, begin at 4:30 p.m., followed with live entertain- ment provided by the Norwalk High School Music De- partment at 5:30 p.m. Lighting of the tree and a visit from Santa will be at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a canned food item for the Norwalk Food Pantry. French Club Fundraiser Members of Norwalk High School French Class are holding a fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 1. The students will watch children, ages PreK-10 years, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Norwalk High School gym. Games, crafts and lunch will be provided. Those who wish to participate must RSVP by Sunday, Nov. 25, at NHSFrenchTrip@gmail.com. Cost for the child care service is a free-will donation. SANTA TO VISIT CUMMING Cumming American Legion and Auxiliary, together with Cumming Parks & Recreation invites you to visit with Santa at the Legion building on Main Street in Cumming. He will be there Sunda3 Dec. 2, from I to 3 p.m. You can make a Christmas ornament, decorate a cookie, tell Santa what you want for Christmas and re- ceive a gift. Parents, bring your camera for some special pictures with Santa Claus. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for the kids. BASEBALL TEAM CAN AND BOTTLE COLLECTION The Norwalk Naturals 9U Baseball Team will be col- lecting deposit cans and bottles Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Players will be going door-to-door in several neighborhoods throughout Norwalk during this time. You may also drop off cans and bottles at Fareway in Norwalk during this time. Funds from this can col- lection will help the team with paying for 3-4 baseball tournaments during summer 2013. Girl Scout Craft, Vendor Fair Girl Scout Troop 207 will host their Annual Craft and Vendor Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Dec. 1, at Crossroads Church, 2601 Border St. Lunch and snacks will be available to purchase. Ven- dors include Tupperware, JJ Designs, Avon, Gotta Have that Apron, Pampered Chef, Premier Designs Jewelr Thirty One Bags, Porcelain Expressions, Little Sweet- heart Bowtique, Purses, Handmade Jewelry and more. There are openings for vendors. If you are interested in a spot, contact Rhonda Huegerich at 515-321-7811. Proceeds from the event will benefit Girl Scout Troop 207. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211