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Thursday, November 22, 2012 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five I CHURCH and SOCIAL) MidAmerican Energy Thanks Employees MidAmerican Energy Company employees who were deployed to the east- ern United States to assist with utility damage and power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy recently returned home. As many as 8.5 million homes and businesses lost power when the storm made landfall October 29. MidAmerican Energy crews provided restora- tion assistance to Central Hudson Gas and Electric and New York State Elec- tric and Gas in New York for approximately two weeks. A little more than one week into the trip, crews experienced more outages when the areas af- fected by Hurricane Sandy were impacted by a nor'easter that included rain, snow and winds of up to 55 mph. "The hard work and commitment of our em- ployees to restore power and help these communi- ties in their efforts to re- turn to normal have been greatly appreciated," said Bill Fehrman, president and CEO, MidAmerican Energy. "MidAmerican Energy is pleased to be able to help during this time of need and we thank all employees who sup- ported these efforts." October 27, a crew of MidAmerican Energy em- ployees left Iowa and was dispatched to provide emergency restoration ser- vice to areas between Poughkeepsie and Al- bany, NY. The crew was comprised of the follow- ing MidAmerican Energy employees: Wes Royal, supervisor, service operations and Kevin Williams, crew leader electric, Red Oak; Troy Hummel; journey- man lineman, Cherokee; David Franklin, safety su- pervisor, Council Bluffs; Luc Martel, garage me- chanic, Rock Island, IL; Pat Garrison, crew leader electric, Avoca; Reggie LePorte, lineman appren- tice, Shenandoah; Darrin Skow, journeyman line- man, Charter Oak; Mike Oldenkamp, crew leader electric, Sheldon; Tom Blain, journeyman line- man and Paul Acres, line- man apprentice, Sheldon; Doug Egli, crew leader electric, Larry Harms, journeyman lineman and Chris Dettmann, journey- man lineman, all of Fort Dodge and Steve Jens, crew leader electric, Audubon. October 30, a second crew of MidAmerican En- ergy employees traveled to New York to provide additional assistance. The crew was comprised of the following MidAmeri- can Energy employees: Shaune Osborne, sched- uling and planning coor- dinator, Dennis Fick, crew leader electric, Kyle Hageman, journeyman lineman and Brian Baber, journeyman lineman, Des DRAPERIES, BLINDS AND DECORATING call Carol for an appointment 515-314-6781 Moines; Clay Youngblut, distribution design techni- dan, Waterloo; Kevin Derby, crew leader electric; Todd Myers, journeyman line- man and Dustin Mull, jour- neyman lineman, all of Knoxville; Rick Carroll, crew leader electric, Ken DeGroot, journeyman line- man and Jim Carroll jour- neyman lineman, all of Council Bluffs; Dave Shultz, journeyman lineman, Robin Rowley, journeyman line- man and Matt Rittenmeyer, journeyman lineman, all of Iowa City. Utility crews from across the U.S. were called to assist utilities in areas impacted by the storm, in- cluding New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and 12 other eastern states. In addition to the 29 MidAmerican Energy em- ployees, MidAmerican En- ergy released more than 200 contract lineworkers and tree crew members to provide assistance to utility companies in the East. MidAmerican Energy Company, Iowa's largest energy company, provides electric service to 732,000 customers and natural gas service to 714,000 custom- ers in Iowa, Illinois, Ne- braska and South Dakota. It is headquartered in Des Moines. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available on the company's website and its Twitter, Facebook and Y.ouTube pages, which can be ac- cessed via www.midameri canenergy.com. Nobody has ever mea- sured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold. -Zelda Fitzgerald 17 an Inde aendent Agent to work for you. m me help find the vehicle insurance poli00 that's right for you, LANE INSURANCE AGCY INC 515-98,1-4614 mlane@laneinsuranceocom Indianola Church Plans Annual Cookie, Candy Sale St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1202 W. Iowa Ave., Indianola, well hold its annual Cookie Walk, Sweets Shoppe and Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 - 11 a.m. at the church. Holiday cookies and candies will sell for $5.50 per pound. Machine Shed Serves Charity Dinner Supporting Wildwood Hills Ranch The Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant in Urbandale will serve an annual Charity Thanksgiving Dinner from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 22, to sup- port the Wildwood Hills Ranch. The dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and grav35 corn, buns and pumpkin pie. The Staff working that day are all volunteers and the majority of food served is donated by the Machine Shed vendors. Dinner is served on a first come, first served basis and reservations will not be taken. All goodwill donations will be given to send at-risk youth to Wildwood Hills Ranch in St. Charles. Last year over $12,000 was donated to the ranch from this one event. Wildwood Hills Ranch is a 400-acre non-profit facil- ity, set in the scenic hills of Madison County, just south of Des Moines. Founded in 2001, the ranch exists to transform lives and strengthen communities by provid- ing healing, hope and unconditional love to children and youth at-risk. Free summer camp and year-round retreats are offered to at-risk children ages eight to 18. Kids are immersed in a fun, safe environment where character, leadership and teamwork are modeled and taught. HELP US REBUILD! St. Paul Lutheran Church Martensdale Currently making their home at 2840 South St., Churchville invites you to their annual Trees, Tastes & Trimmings Sat., Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (in church hall) Chili/Soup Luncheon Display of Trees Homemade Christmas Cookies and Candy sold by the pound Free Cookies & Warm Cider Hand-crafted Items Shopping from vendors including Norwex, 31 Gifts, Scentsy, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Gourmet Coffee, etc. Birth John and Jessica Strawn, Ames, are the parents of a daughter, Alyson Joyce Strawn, born Friday, Nov. 2, at Mary Greeley Hospi- tal in Ames. Alyson weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20 in. long. Grandparents are Dan and Shelly Knox and Kent and Cyndie Strawn, all of Norwalk. Great-grandpar- ents are Pete and Mary Rich, Ottumwa; Leo An- cell Norwalk; Wayne and Sallie Strawn and Jack and Joyce Daniels, all of St. Charles. "COME ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE" Now Accepting Applications Good Life Retirement Center i Bedroom Apartments, Newly Remodeled, Park-like Setting, Community Center, 24-7 Maintenance, Rental Assistance Available, Must be 82 Years or Older, Handicap/Disabled Any Age 515-981-4424 www.NationaI-Management.com This institulion is an Equal Opportunity ] Provider and Employer, ==m Windsor Wonderland New Activities For This Year's Annual Event Tickets on Sale NOW This year's Windsor Wonderland will be a two- day celebration at the Windsor Heights Commu- nity and Events Center in Colby Park, located at the end of 69th Street, south of University. The event will kick off with "Windsor Polar Express Movie Night" Friday, Nov. 30, from 6:30-9 p.m. The Polar Express film will be fea- tured along with a myriad of art activities including wreath and snowman making, stringing cranber- ries, making colorful pa- per chains and other fun surprises. The following day, Sat- urday, Dec. 1, will be "Windsor Breakfast with Santa" beginning at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to come enjoy a great, made- to-order breakfast, take a picture with Santa and lis- ten to the beautiful music performed by area musi- cians. The breakfast goes to 11:30 a.m. after which pets may have their turn to have a photo with Santa till I p.m. Tickets are $3 for the Friday night, "Windsor Polar Express Movie Night" and $6 for the "Windsor Breakfast with Santa" and are available at the Windsor Heights City Hall, 1133 - 66th St., Windsor Heights. Tickets will be available at the door as well. Call 911 for emergencies! We Repair All Makes & Models! F 802 Sunset Drive, Norwalk, IA 50211 IPAEmPB iL Phone: 515-981.._-0649 Residence: 515-287-6512 BF ==wmz= 'IE . WE'RE A '=' AUTO CARE CENTER 11 "