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i!~: il i~ ii ~!; !'i 1 7'{ 7 !? i:~,i}~ :i i'/)'?(:~i:i! !~,(. (: I i I / i,~I:~ ~:~:~ }' ~{~'- ~ 9~:~!~ OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Vol. 42 No. 30 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 Thursday, December 16, 2010 Santa in Noxw Satu y Norwalk Middle School FCCLA Donates Quilts to Fire Station Santa will be touring the streets of Norwalk again this year Saturday; Dec. 18, starting approximately 8:30 a.m. Due to an Elf shortage at the North Pole, Santa will have to quickly return home and will not be able to stop by the fire station in the afternoon. Hot News from the Norwalk Fire Department By Dustin Huston Fire Chief As the weather grows colder and we get ready for the Holiday Season I wanted to pass along a few re- minders. It seems that our lives have gotten busier and we are running from activity to activity trying to keep our family's schedules on time. The fire department has __changed how we respond to emergency calls and how we respond to the hospitals. We know that driving with lights and sirens can cause anxiety for the drivers around us and driving is one of the hardest and most unpre- dictable jobs we do. Please know that if we are respond- ing with lights and sirens that there is an emergency and we believe we need to get to the scene or to the hospital as quickly as possible. However, we have seen an increase in people that have not seen or heard us due to talking on their cell phone, due to the quality of car construction reducing the outside noises or other fac- tors. Not pulling over to the right can cause anxiety for the driver and for you when you realize we are behind you trying to get by. I fully understand the pace of life today has gotten busier and we must multitask more, but maybe this little reminder will help ease our re- sponse and yours should we have an emergency and need to drive emergent (with lights and sirens). I have also spoken with several patients and people in the community who have apologized for utilizing our services. This strikes me as odd since this is an essential service that you pay to have through your taxes. Please do not hesitate to contact us in the event of an emer- gency or feel bad for contact g us with questions. You have thirty-six trained, professional and eager members of the department who want to help you should you need us. Our goal is to make Norwalk a safe commu- nity and provide quality fire and EMS services to ev- eryone we protect. So please don't hesitate to call 911 should you need us, we will be there to help you and there is no need to apologize for doing so. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year with friends and family. I (and the members) look for- ward to providing another year of high quality services to those who need us. As winter progresses, please re- member to have your chimney cleaned, adopt a hydrant and take a little extra time when driving in the bad weather. Also be sure to look for Santa Saturday, Dec. 18 as he makes his rounds on the fire trucks. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or con- cerns 515-981-4316 or dhuston@norwalkpublic safety.org. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Pictured with quilts, left to right: Lisa Nosbisch, Jack Lane, Katie Meinecke, Katie Cross, Elizabeth Roush, Jessica Cross, Emma Dempsey, Aleyna Moeller, Troy Fick, FCCLA Sponsors Ashley Prieksat and Kim Oleson. Photo submitted. The Norwalk Middle quilts to children that have School FCCLA, an after been involved in accidents, school group, made quilts fires or any other situation to donate to local children, where they may need a As part of their service comfort quilt. project last school year, the Students in the FCCLA group made nine quilts group worked for several and several pillows that months after school once a they were able to present week to complete the to the Norwalk Fire De-quilts. For many of them, partment Wednesda) Dec. this was their first experi- 1. The Fire Department ence with sewing ma- will be able to give the chines and quilting. At the fire station, stu- light of the tour. dents were given a great Currently, the group's tour by Joe Patava. He service project is creating showed students the fire crate blankets for dogs and and rescue vehicles, fire cats to donate to the Ani- gear and how it is worn. mal Rescue League. They He also took them up inlook forward to presenting the ladder of the newest them at the end of the year. truck which was a high- Christmas Worship At Area Hardware Store Collecting Food and Toys Up To Christmas Eve Domonick Cimino of Norwalk Hardware, 729 Main St., is again collecting canned goods for the food pantry and toys to be distributed to children in the area at Christmas. Cimino has conducted this community ser- vice project for several years. Non-perishable foods are collected throughout the year and toys are collected right up to Christmas Eve. Early Deadlines Due to the holidays, there will be several early dead- lines. The newspaper office will close at noon Thurs- day, Dec. 23 and be closed Frida Dec. 24. Friday, Dec. 17, at noon is the deadline for the Thurs- day, Dec. 23, issue. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at noon is the deadline for the Thursday; Dec. 30 issue. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at noon is the deadline for the Several Norwalk area churches have announced spe- cial Christmas worship services. Crossroads Church, 2601 Border St., Norwalk, will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5:30 p.m., Frida) Dec. 24. Fellowship Community Church, 225 North Ave., Norwalk will have a Christmas Eve Candles & Carols Service, Friday; Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. The theme will be "It's a Wonderful Christmas." Linn Grove United Methodist Church, 7483 50th Ave., Prole, Christmas Eve Service will be held Friday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. This will be a candlelight service with a special time for the children. New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr., Norwalk, will have Christmas Eve worship at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Frida3 Dec. 24. Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main St., Norwalk, will hold their Christmas Eveservices Friday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m, at the Family Christmas Eve Worship and 7 and 11 p.m. with" Candlelight CommUnion Services. Norwalk United Methodist Church, 1801 Sunset Dr., Norwalk, will offer three services on Christmas Eve Frida35 Dec. 24, at noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 issue, The office will close at noon | Thursda Dec. 30, and be closed Frida Dec. 31. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! ] Please make sure your nam,; and telephone number Send $18 check or money order I Norwalk Middle School Reports are included on all items that are either dropped off in for a one year subscription to | Midterm Progress Reports were sent home with stu- the box, mailed or brought into the office. We must know PO Box 325, Norwalk, Ilk 50211 dents Wednesda Dec. 8. who is submitting articles. ":"-:--:-_-.=,-,--7:---=,:-I .........