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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, November 29, 2018 ml, #IB Published Weekly on Thursdays By N/Warren Town and County News Established May 1968 P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 Steven F. Klein Publisher Sara Davis Interim Editor Annie Williamson Office Subscription Rates: $18 per year Single Copy 50 Senior Citizens & College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year ALL ADVERTISING AND NEWS MUST BE SUBMn-rED BY 12:00 PM NOON ON FRIDAY TO ENSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. Publisher reserves the right to cancel any advertisment at any time. Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa & additional mailing offices Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association A Norwalk Tradition Loved By Thousands Each Year Usher in the Christmas season by visiting Fellowship Community Church at 225 North Avenue in Norwalk. Fellowship invites the public to a Synchronized Lights & Live Nativity event from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm on Saturday, December 8th and 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm on Sunday, December 9th. The church property will be covered in 60,000+ LED lights synchronized to Christmas music. A live nativity with real animals will also be a part of the event. Take in the sights and sounds of this event from the comfort of your vehicle free cookies & hot Chocolate will be brought to you! Fellowship would also like to extend a heads up to the residents on V'noll & Redwood of the increased traffic in their neighborhood during this time frame & appreciates their patience. ']'his is a FREV event; however donations will be accepted and will be used to assist local families in need. Join us as we "unwrap" this gift for all. For more information, and to view an amazing drone pre view video, visit Fellowship Community Church's website at fellowshipnorwalk.org. Connect with them on their social sites at @fellowshipnorwalk on facebook & instagram and @fellowshipnrwlk on twitter. Call the church office with any questions at 93 -0699. C lli.g, All No lk/ Lo l Ch, Do 9ou have special events to share with our comrnunitg? Woulc[ 9ou like to see them here? [:'lease email details to us at news@norwalknewspaper.com will h pp9 pubhsh them O'Lear Fu~ & C~mation Ser,~rsY Eric E. O'Leary Owner & Director I In Our Care I I Re .Bo. e. I I I ! www.olearyfunerals.com 1020 Main Street, Norwalk (515) 981-0700 OBITUARY SANDRA JOHNSON Sandra J. Johnson, 72, passed away Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at Regency Care Center in Norwalk. Sandra was born in Great Lakes, IL to Robert and Reva (Thomas) Schumann. She grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She attended Northwest Missouri State College and Grand View Junior College, and married Paul Johnson on June 13th, 1967. Sandra enjoyed play- ing golf, cards, and Tuesday morning coffee with her friends. Sandra's grandchildren were the center of her life. She cherished the time spent with them. Sandra is survived by her husband Paul of Norwalk; by two sons, Paul III (Lisa) Johnson of Tampa, FL and Kevin (Kristy) ofUrbandale, IA; four grandchildren Halle and Paul Ryan Johnson of Tampa, Florida & Izzabelle and Eva Johnson of Urbandale; a brother Jeff Schumann, of West Des Moines; and a sister Linda Campbell of San Pedro, California. Sandra chose to be cremated with no services to be planned. Donations may be made to St Croix Hospice, Oakdale, Minnesota. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.olearyfunerals.com. Reba Bowden, 92, Norwalk, died Monday morning, November 19th, 2018 at Unity Point - Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Reba Pearl Bowden was born to Willard and Opal (Shoemaker) Mason on June 2nd, 1926, in Bevier, MO. She was raised in Macon, MO and later graduated from Huntsville High School. On December 31st, 1942, she married Joseph Bowden Jr. in Bethany, MO; to this union they had 8 children. In 1971, Reba and Joseph moved to Norwalk. She worked for Iowa Casket Company, and later went to work at Ross Daniels, a root feeder company, retiring as a Union Steward after 20 years. Reba loved being outdoors, camping, and fishing. With the family cramped into one OBITUARY REBA BOWDEN little car, she loved to travel. She loved to sew and crotchet and when her children were younger she made most of their clothing. Reba always had a trusty Boston-Terrier companion by her side. Her favorite hobby was spending time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Reba is survived by her children Larry (Glenda) Bowden, Sandra Merri- field, Janice Bartley, Susan Bowden (John), Mike (Jeanie) Bowden, Ray Bowden, Becky Bowden, and Dave Bowden; her siblings Ronnie Mason (Nelsie) and Doris Metzger (Max); and numerous grand- children and great- grandchildren. Reba was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and 6 siblings. J A Celebration of Life Service was held November 24th at O'Leary Funeral Ser- vices in Norwalk. Burial followed in the Norwalk Cemetery. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.oleary funerals.com. Christmas in Bethlehem at Linn Grove Church Linn Grove United Methodist Church, 7483 50th Avenue in Prole, will hold Christmas in Bethlehem on Saturday, December 1st, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tents will be set up indoors to signify various shops that may have been in Bethlehem when Jesus was born. There will be events for all ages: cookie decorating, story telling, bakery, quilts, stained glass, and more. A free will offering will be accepted. Some tents will have items for purchase. Call 515-981-4062 with questions. Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK CUMMING Christ Our Savior Cumming Community Church Lutheran Church (LC-MS) (Evangelical Free) 515 Sunset Dr. 4225 N. Birch Ave. 515-897-4183 PO Box 115 Bill Clark, Pastor 981-4321 9:00 am Worship www.cummingchurch.com 10:30 am Sunday School Thomas Cackler, Pastor Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Sunday 10 am Worship Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th *** grade 6:30 pm St. Patrick's Catholic Church *** at Irish Settlement Crossroads Church 3396 155th St rural Cumming 2601 Border St. Fr. Tom Dooley www.2thecrossroads.com 515-462-1083 Glen Blumer, Pastor 8:00 am Mass on Sundays 515-287-8580 *** 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Progtmamaing DES MOINES 3 years old through 5th grade Christian Life Wed. p.m. K-5th 6:15p.m Assembly of God Church 6th-7th 6-7 p.m Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 8th-9th 7-8 p.m and Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 10th-12th 8-9:30 p.m. 515-953-0322 *** l0 am Worship Fellowship CommunityChildren's Ministry, 0-5 Church Kids' Church 6 years & up 225 North Ave. Nursery ages 0-2 www.fellowshipnorwalk.o~ 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Rob Jones, Pastor *** 981-0699 Grace Baptist Church Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 ~m 112 County Line Rd. 285-8871 Disciple City for Children www.gracecares.net (18 months-5th grade) : Dung VanWey, Pastor Quality childcare provided 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children under 18 too. 10:45 am Worship Sunday Evenings : Jr. & St. High, Men's and 9-12th grade Youth Group, 6-8 inn Women's Ministry K-6th grade Children's Choir Nursery Provided. *** 6-7:30 pm Adult Growth Group Bibte Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. Study 6-7:30 pm David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 Wednesday Evenings *** FREE Meal 5-30-6:15, EVERYONE welcome MARTENSDA LE Awana, PreK-5th, 6:2 i-8 pm Martensdale Community 6th-8th Grade Youth Group, 6- (An Evangelical Free Church) 30-8 pm l Mile North of Martensdale on Adult Growth Group Bible Hwy 28 Study 6-30-8 im Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Ne~ Life Lutheran ( bureh Worship: 9 am 43S11 ka~:onda Dr. - --5965 Bible Study: 10:30 am www.newlifenor, i: -r~ Sr. lligh Youth: 6 pm Sunday Nate Liedtke, i Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm 8:15 am & !~ :311 am '~ ~rship Wednesdays 9:30 am Sunday 5,i~,~oi*** Childcare Pro idcd St. Paul Lutheran Church *** (Evangelical Lutheran Norwalk Christian Church Church in America) (Disciples of Christ) 615 Iowa Ave. 701 Main St. - 981-0176641 -764-2 ,'7~' ~ Norwalkcc.org Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 Travis Stanley, Pastor Don Rothweiler, Pastor Marti Stanley, Pastor 9:30 am Worship 10:00 am Worship Call for times on Adt.qt and 9:00 am Sunday School and Children Bible Studies Fellowship *** Coffee Fellowship follows service PROLE Nursery Provided (birth - 5) Linn Grove All are Welcome! United Methodist Church *** 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 Norwalk United Ginni Otto, Pastor Methodist Church Free-will offering 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Breakfast 8-9:30 am Steve McElroy, Pastor 10 am Worship 8:00 and 10:30 am Worship Adult Sunday School - 11 am Sunday School 9:15 am *** Nursery Provided *** INDIANOLA Redeemer Baptist ChurchFreedom Fellowship Church Sunset Dr. & Mafred (IFFC) 515-943-4197 2604 N. Jefferson Way Trey Perrott, Pastor 515-961-5755 Adult and Children's Classes 9 am Pastor Jeff Rabe Coffee and Fellowship 10 am Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am 9:30 am Sunday Worship Wednesday Night Small Groups 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible *** Study Tues.-Thurs. is for, St. John the Apostle Catholic Church Community Food Closet. 720 Orchard Hills Dr. (Please call for availability) 981"-4855 FAX 981-9475 Good Shepherd Father Dan Kirby Evangelical Lutheran Church Sacrament of Reconciliation (ELS) 4 pm Saturday 202 N, Kenwood - 962-035 l Masses: 5 pm Saturday Robert Harting, Pastor ,9 am Sunday 9 am Worship Nursery, Sunday School 10:15 Sunday School This free listing is to help residents know the regular worship schedules of Norwalk area churches. Special events will not be listed here.