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PageTwo N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, November 25, 2010 NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St., 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 Lflitor Mary Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Com Futers Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/Office 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 P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association OBITUARY DORIS JANE HANSEN Services and burial were held in Des Moines Thursday, Nov. 18, for Doris Jane Hansen, 86, Des Moines, who died Sunday, Nov. 14, at Taylor House. Mrs. Hansen was born in Des Moines and lived most of her life there. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and past Worthy Matron of Union Park Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Brighton of Sioux City; son; Rich (Ellie) Hansen of Des Moines; sister, Betty Jack- son of Norwalk; brother, Thomas (Sue) Jones of Vadnais Heights, MN; five grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. OBITUARY SHERRY LEA SIMPSON Services were held at Fellowship Community Church Saturday, Nov. 20, for Sherry Lea Simpson, 61, Norwalk, who died Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Burial was at the Norwalk Cemetery. Mrs. Simpson was born October 16, 1949 to Robert Bemis and Mary (Bemis) Smithson. She was the old- est of five children. She was a caring person and was devoted to her chil- dren and grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Skip, of 40 years; children, Therman of Norwalk and Jason (Gin) Simpson of Cumming; grandchildren, Chelsea and Dustin Simpson, Norwalk, Janzen and Kylie Simpson, Cumming; her mother, Mary Smithson of Arkansas; sisters, Debbie Crownover and Ronnie Kay (Harold) Erwin, both of Arkansas; brothers, James (Marcia) Smith of Florida and Daniel (Leona) Smith of Des Moines; sis- ter-in-law, Karole Griffin of Des Moines; her dog, Sadie, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cous- ins. She was preceded in death by her father, Rob- ert Bemis. Memorial contributions may be made to Fellow- ship Community Church in her memory. Don't wear perfume in the garden-unless you want to be pollinated by bees. -Anne Raver l00rt00nd Monument 1514 North Lincoln, Suite C Knoxville, IA 641-828-7172 (Knoxville Insurance Building) Custom Memorials of granite and Bronze visit us at bertrandmnument'cm and online monument design Marion County's only locally owned Monument Shop LETTERS OUR POLICY 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 staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. November 1.4-20 marks the National Education Association's American Education Week. Given the University of Northern Iowa College of Education's rich 134 year history in teacher education, we are a proud supporter of American Education Week. We are in- volved in many state and national efforts to enhance teacher preparation and student learning. UNI has the largest teacher education program in the state of Iowa, graduating more than 500 teachers annually. An outstanding education student from your town wrote a reflection piece on why she wants to be a teacher. Reading things like this are so refreshing after hearing all of the constant criticism going on in the education world today. In the spirit of American Education Week, we thought your readers might appreciate this. Her ar- ticle is attached. My name is Kelli Hildreth and I am a Senior elemen- tary education major, special education minor, at the University of Northern Iowa. At UNI, I am the presi- dent of Kappa Delta Pi, Psi Chapter. KDP is an interna- tional honor society in education and our chapter pur- sues excellence through education-based volunteer work in the community and schools in the Cedar Falls and Waterloo area. After graduating from Norwalk High School, I knew that I was going to go to college to study education. After attending a small college in Iowa for two years, I decided to transfer to UNI to complete my degree. It has been at UNI where my thoughts about education and the very meaning of excellent teaching have been challenged. I have learned not to automatically accept educational buzzwords or reflexively fall in line with popular ideas. I have been taught to think for myself and evaluate the evidence behind the teaching ideas I am studying. I am becoming a teacher because I want to make a significant difference in the lives of my students. In my classroom, I will focus on two things. The first will be on academics. I believe students should be knowledge- able about content and independent thinkers and prob- lem solvers in order to be prepared for their future. E.D. Hirsch, Jr. says that "knowledge builds on knowledge." I want to give my students the academic base that is necessary for them to continue to learn throughout their lives. The second focus will be on helping them to de- velop into good citizens of their community, state, and nation. I want to encourage my students to become well- rounded, thoughtful, and open-minded. I feel that all students have the ability to learn and should not be restricted because of hasty judgments about their abilities. Regardless of where I teach, I want to make sure that all students receive a fair and appro- priate education. Some children never get the chance to reach their potential because of unfounded assumptions about their abilities. I want to make sure that I provide all my students the chance to succeed in school and in life. Today's difficult times have put greater responsi- bility in the hands of our schools, and I am excited to join the educational profession and contribute my best to meeting the challenges at hand. Following is the International President's Letter of Commendation awarded to Jim Cain of the Norwalk Lions Club at the 9SW District Convention held Novem- ber 13, 2010 in Stuart, Iowa. "Like a mighty lighthouse weathering the storm, you have shown you are ready to answer the call to service. I hereby commend you for being a beacon of hope to those in need around the world. May the light of hope and understanding continue to shine through you." Sid L. Scruggs III International President 2010-2011 Jim, the Norwalk Lions would like to congratulate you on your letter of commendation and thank you for your service to our club, community, country and world. You are our mentor and we believe you are our mighty lighthouse and beacon of hope to all of us. It is a privi- lege to know you and serve with you in Lionism. Sincerely, Norwalk Lions Club SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Start the day off right! matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwal k , Iowa www.kwky.com Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK Christ Our Savior lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 981-9145 Dan Beattie, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided 6-6:30 pm Wed. Meal 6:30-7:30 pm Wed. PreK-Adult Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming offered during Both services 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12 'h grades *** Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones. Pastor 981-0699.FAX 981-9719 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Nursery & Sunday School thru 5th grade provided. 6 pm Sun. Youth Service 6:30 pm Wed. AWANA First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Mafred -981-4391 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 6 pm Evening Service 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study & Youth Hour *** Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 340 Wright Rd Box 338, Norwalk 981-4321 www.harvestchurchiowa.com Laine Wilder, Pastor 8:30 Sunday School 9:45 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years 6 pm Wed. Dine/Learn New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am Traditional 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Nursery Provided 7 pm Youth-led Worship *** Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Dayna Kinkade, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship . 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship 6 pm The Gathering Service Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 180t Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Norwalk continued 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 DES MOINES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Pastor Warren Hunsberger 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 Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. Pastor David Chu 664-2828 Grace Baptist Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & Sr. High. Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. MARTENSDALE Marteosdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Pastor Gary Crandall 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 a.ln. Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm Wednesday Awana: 6:30 pm Wednesday St. Paul Lutheran Church 615 Iowa Ave. - 764-2752 Pastor Keith Lingwall Pastor Ron Mohr 222-1531 9:15 am Sunday School (all ages) 10:30 am Worship, Communion Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50 th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship INDIANOLA Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Hatting, 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 hot be listed here.