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: J .... Thursday, December 17, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five AL 4-H COMPETES IN T SH TREKsm CHALLENGE One of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Warren County 4-H robotic teams competed in the TRASH TREK Challenge of FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Saturday, Dec. 5. Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa hosted the event and had department open houses. The registration costs were paid by a grant from Rockwell Collins of Cedar Rapids. The areas in which the teams were judged dealt with robot design, robotic performance on the table and FIRST LEGO League Core Values. The FLL Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, par- ticipants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork. The Warren County 4-H robotic team devised a game called "Trash Jeopardy." This project presentation, based upon the Jeopardy game format, had three contestants with topics based upon trash recycling, reusing and reduc- ing trash in our landfills. The team would like to challenge all 4-H'ers to develop a 2016 Warren County Fair exhibit based upon recy- cling, reusing and reducing trash. Another 4-H robotic team will compete Saturday, December 12, at William Penn College in Oskaloosa. For information on or interest in sponsoring events for 2016 Warren County 4-H Robotics Club call 515-961- 6237. T CHRISTMAS NO ONE A IN NEED This Christmas Eve, the church family at Norwalk United Methodist Church invite you to join us for one of our beatitiful, candlelight services that will fill your spirit and help provide care for the needs of our neighMrs. 100% of our Christmas Eve offering will go to the Norwalk Ministerial Association Fund. This fund annually provides relief for countless local familieJ and individuals in need. Joseph, Mary and Jesus were left out in the cold on the first Christmas. Together, we can make sure that doesn't happen toour neighbors in the year ahead, join us this Christmas Eve that you might be blessed and be a blessing to others. YOU ARE INVITED: CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP 5:00 PM AND 11:00 PM CORNER OF SUNSET & GORDON United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Drive, Norwalk, IA 50211 P: 515.9814251 norwalkum ao lkumc.org vrw.norwaikumtedmelhodist" " iowa.com KNOW GOD LOVE JESUS Pk,SSIONATELY UVE PUI LLYTHROUGH POWER AND ESEN OFTHE HOLY SPIRff Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts Nearly 59,000 children will soon experience the joy of Christmas, thanks to the Norwalk and other Iowa communities. Residents packed empty shoeboxes with small items like toys, school supplies and hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse that sends gifts to children living in difficult situ- ations around the world. For those who missed National Collection Week you can still get involved. Through the Samaritan's Purse website, you can virtually "pack" a shoebox, allowing anyone with a computer or mobile device to provide a tangible gift to a child a world away. At samaritanspurse.org/buildonline, visitors can se- lect a child's age and gender, shop through an online selection of culturally relevant gifts, and finish by up- loading a photo and writing a note of encouragement to the child who will receive it. After the shoeboxes are packed and sent by the Operation Christmas Child team, participants can discover where in the world their gifts will be delivered. It is a convenient yet meaningful way to join in a project that brings hope to children in need. The virtual-packing tool also offers participants the option to challenge friends to participate or the oppor- tunity to share the gift of giving through a shoebox gift card. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 124 million children in more than 150 countries and territories. In 2015, Operation Christmas Child hopes to deliver gifts to another 11 million children. For more information on how to participate in Op- eration Christmas Child, call 612-359-7025 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In for Fairs The Warren County Extension 4-H Market Beef Weigh-in takes place at the Warren County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 (Snow Date: Januai-y 9). All 4- Hers who wish to exhibit market beef animals at the 2016 Warren County Fair must weigh and identify those animals. A maximum of 6 steers and 6 heifers may be weighed and identified. All must be dehorned and males must have been castrated by weigh in. If there is any chance that your heifer will be a market heifer, you must attend weigh-in (you can change this determination later). The weigh-in for Warren County fair calves will take place from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. The weigh-in for Iowa State Fair and for Ak-Sar-Ben will take place from 9 am until 11 a.m. The cost for ear tags is $2 per animal. Retinal Scan- ning is a requirement for the Iowa State Fair and the cost is $5 per animal. Ak-Sar-Ben requires a DNA speci- men and that cost is also $5 per animal. The Market Beef Identification (ID) form will be given to you for c 'ajnplefion upon your arrival. The tattoo, breed and sire information must be completed and the document signed. Affidavit of Warren County Produced Animal (must be turned in to Fair Secretary before last day of Fair Entry week). Advanced Cattle Feeders (Pen of Three) is declared at weigh-in. This declaration will be noted by you on your Market Beef ID form. Shortly after the weigh-in, those of you who have dedared the Pen of Three will receive notification, via email, of an informational meeting you will be expected to attend. Reminder: Ear Tag Policy. A Market Beef Superinten- dent must re-tag the animal and obtain signatures on a triplicate form: (1 copy to extension Office, 1 copy to Fair Office, 1 copy for Exhibitor). If unable to participate in the Warren County Beef Weigh-in, please contact extension at 515-961-6237 or email ampalmer@iastate.edu. We can help you make arrangements to get your animals weighed in an adjoin- ing county and to have your Warren County ear tags and DNA envelope in hand before you go. The first nylon-bristled toothbrush with s plastic handle was invented in 1938.The electric toothbrush first appeared in !939. t tr