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Thursday, December 20, 2012 N/Warren Town and County News Page Thirteen Warrior Boys BB Start 3-0 The Norwalk Warrior boys' basketball team opened their season with a trip to visit the Ballard Bombers. The Warriors fought off some aggressive Bomber defense to walk away with a 52-42 road victory. Carson Miller led the Warriors with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Grant Wright and Austin LaVelle each contributed 11 points in the victory and Kolby Greenslade did his work on the defensive end, holding the Bombers' leading score to four points on 2-13 shooting. In their second game of the year, the Warriors made the short trip to Carlisle to take on the Wildcats in the first annual Coaches vs Cancer, Warren County Cancer Awareness night. After a slow start the Warriors domi- nated play and walked away with a 55-34 victory. Miller again led the way with 23 points and nine rebounds. LaVelle chipped in with 10 and Greenslade once again took the Wildcat leading scorer and held him scoreless. In game three, the Warriors had their first conference game and home opener with the Newton Cardinals com- ing to town. The Warriors wasted no time and jumped out to a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. This fast start and suffocating defense led to an impressive 64-30 victory. Miller finished the night with 20 points and nine rebounds. LaVelle played an excellent game and finished with 16 points. Greenslade had anohher dominant night on the defensive end and also chipped in eight points. "COME ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE" Now Accepting Applications Good Life Retirement Center 1 Bedroom Apartments, Newly Remodeled, Pa-Iike Setting, Community Center, 24-7 Maintenance, Rental Assistance Available, Must be 62 Years or Older, Handicap/Disabled Any Age 515-981-4424 www.NationaI-Management.com This institution is an Equal OpportunitYProvider and Employer. l DOROTHY ROSBY Concluded from p. 7 fire by leading the receiver to anticipate an equally at- tractive gift. That means, when they open your beauti- fully-wrapped package and find an egg slicer or a hair removal device, they're bound to be disappointed. They might be disappointed anyway. But researchers at the Yale Center for Customer In- sights say fancy wrapping can even dim the enthusi- asm of someone receiving a nice gift. Meanwhile, me- diocre wrapping can actually enhance the joy of receiv- ing any gift because the wrapping hasn't built up ex- pectations, though I'don't think anything could enhance the joy of receiving a hair remover or an egg slicer. It makes sense really. Imagine that a month before Christmas, you receive a gift that's been professionally- wrapped in gold metallic wrapping paper with a satin ribbon and a giant bow. You see it under your tree ev- ery day, and you can't help imagining all the wonderful things that could be in that package. Crystal? A new camera? Cruise tickets and a big rock to add weight to the package? You can't wait for Christmas! Finally, it's time! You tear into the package prepared to be wowed, and you find.., a hot dog cooker or a snow cone maker. Naturally, you're disappointed. Who wants snow cones in December? If this study had been done back when I was a pro- fessional gift wrapper, it would have saved me a lot of embarrassment. I could have handed my customers their lumpy packages and said, "If your wife is disappointed that you bought mixing bowls for her birthda don't blame me." According to the researchers, there's one exception to the gift wrap rule, and that's when the value of your gift isn't obvious. For example, let's say you're giving your teenager the $75,000 diamond-encrusted Vertu cell phone. If she thinks the diamonds are cubic zirconia, she might carelessly misplace her phone under her bed or accidentally throw it in with the dirty laundry. In order to signal that the gift has great value, you should definitely have it professionally wrapped. You should also have your head examined. For gifts valued less than $75,000, consider more humble wrapping: Wrap your gift in newspaper, being careful to avoid the obituary page. Wrap it in brown paper and tie it up with string while humming a verse of "My Favorite Things." Make the wrapping part of the gift. For example, use a tea towel to wrap a package of kitchen sponges. Go wrapless--the gift, not you. My personal favorite though, is the gift bag. Gift bags are attractive, but not so much that they raise my expec- tations. They don't require any special wrapping skill when I go to reuse them later. And they make it easy for me to peek. ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB Concluded from p. 7 ence sports champion award in honor of Bill Vanhorn of Pella. A1 added that live online streaming for home games will continue this year. This will be available when there are both gifts' and boys' varsity basket- ball games on the same evening. Public Relations-Nancy LaVelle reported that she sent congratulatory cards to Sara Adams for Cross Country, the football and volleyball players and the dance team for their suc- cessful seasons. Nancy also indicated that she sent a thank you card to Dale Pehl of the Saydel Booster Club for the donation of the mi- crowaves. Old Business-Stacy Rosonke reviewed the reg- istration counts for the youth girls and boys bas- ketball tournaments in January. At this time the registration numbers are low, but she expects that to pick up in the coming weeks. Nancy LaVelle is going to take the .registra- tion forms to the Indianola league and Lori is going to send out an email to see if that will promote in- creased registration. New Business-No new business to report. Adj ournment-Motion was made by A1 Lammers to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Nancy La- Velle. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 7:27 p.m. The next NABC meet- ing will be held Wednes- day, Dec. 19, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Norwalk High School Library. Respectfully Submitted, Stacy Rosonke, Secretary Jo.[rt us for Chr|strncts C .trtdtelLLght Selrutces as rue CelLebrate the Birth of Jesus. The Seies Witt IRtude: - Your fauorLte Chtistrnas carols & songs of the season - FCC ChTlstrnas ChoLT & Creal:Eue Dance Team - Ch[tdren re-enaeti_ng the ChrLstn-tas story - A spec[at glfl: for all the ktds - A "'CetebTatLon of Lights" wLth personat candles - O.uatLty ch[ldcare through age 5 F_E_LL OW S HIP COMM00N'00 Ttuo IdentictzlL Ser00Lces, 2:00 & 4:00 pm