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Page Two N/Warren Towai and Courit3[News Thursday, December 31, 2015 NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, 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. KleinPublisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Loft Ford Special Assignments 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 Iowa Newspaper Association Association Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.G arrett@legis.iowa.gov. Deport 12 Million? A comment in the most recent Republican presiden- tial candidate debate caught my attention and led to some research on deporting people who are in the coun- try illegally. How often do we hear a statement like "There is no way that we can deport 12 million people." That statement apparently is intended to end the de- bate. I was surprised to find that according to the fed- eral Department of Homeland Security, many more than 12 million people have been deported, some by formal order and others who agree to leave without a formal order. Of course this does not happen overnight. In the eight years that Bill Clinton was president, more than 12 million people in the country illegally were deported. The figure for the eight years under George W. Bush was a little over nine million. The figure for the first four years under Obama was j st over three million. The numbers I found only wemt up to 2013. I assume that the numbers are down no w under Obama's new executive orders. By the way, sonne of those orders have been declared unlawful by a Federal Appeals Court. Even though there have been large numbers of people deported over the years, obviously there have been many more coming into the country illegally, because we are now told that there are at least 12 million people in the country illegally. The border is far from secure, i believe we could go a long way in addressing this problem by making the e- verify program mandatory. E-verify is a federal program that allows employers to check a database to see if those they are hiring are in the country legally. The problem is that it is voluntary. If it was mandatory employers would have no ability to claim they did not know that they were violating federal law by hiring people in the country illegally. Even more disturbing than Obama's tolerance for those who are here illegally, is the problem of those here illegally who have committed additional crimes, who are still at large. According to our own Senator, Charles Grassle 179,029 "undocumented criminals with final orders of removal" from the United States currently re- main at large across the country and are essentially un- traceable. All this takes place in the context of increased funding that has been given to the federal agencies that are supposed to be enforcing the laws. Avoiding the 99% Limitation Many people know that there is a 99% spending limi- tation on the legislature. Not everyone knows the de- tails of this limitation. Though it has not been an issue in recent years this limitation can be avoided by the leg- islature. By law the legislature is supposed to spend no more than 99% of incoming revenue plus whatever sur- plus there is from prior years. It does not include the rainy day fund. In the last two years we have had enough in surplus funds to cover the deficits that we have in- curred. However, the surplus is being depleted and will be gone if we continue spending more than our current Concluded p. 10 DEATH NOTICES ROBERT NEAL VAN VLEET, JR. Robert Neal Van Vleet, Jr., 54, Des Moines, died Wednesday evening, December 23. Services are pend- ing. For a complete obituary and condolences please visit www.olearyfunerals.com. O'Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk is caring for Robert's family. HAROLD C. ROBBINS Harold C. Robbins, 97, Norwalk, entered into rest Wednesday evening, December 23, at Regency Care Center in Norwalk. He is survived by his wife, Berniece of Norwalk and daughter, Karen Bailey of Portland, OR. Funeral arrangements are pending, please visit www.olearyfunerals.com to sign his guest book and to view updated service information. O'Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk is caring for Harold's family. JAMES PASCASIO James Pascasio, 61, Des Moines, formerly of Norwalk, died suddenly Tuesday evening, December 15, from injuries suffered in a pedestrian automobile accident. Services were held at Crossroads Church in Norwalk. To sign his on-line guestbook visit www. olearyfunerals.com. A complete obituary will follow in next week's newspaper. JANE LEE BONDY Jane Lee Bondy, 93, Norwalk, and a former resident of Rockwood, MI, entered into rest peacefully Friday evening, December 4, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. A complete obituary will follow in next week's news- paper. Arrangements entrusted to O'Leary Funeral Ser- vice in Norwalk www.olearyfunerals.com. C~ratio~ of Life Cen~ Eric E. O'Leary Owner & Director i , ,,, ..... We are a full service funeral home. Let us assist in your time of sorrow. Pre-Arrangements Monuments Grief Support www.olearyfunerals.com 1020 Main Streett Norwalk (515) 981-0700 Start the day off matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com Photo Printing is a full commercial printer located in Carlisle, Iowa. If you have a flyer, letterhead, envelope, brochure, magazine, newsletter, book, etc., that you would like to have printed, give us a call for a Free Estimate. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st Street Carlisle, Iowa 50047 515-989-3251 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK CUMMING Christ Our Savior Harvest Church Lutheran Church (LC-MS) (Evangelical Free) 515 Sunset Dr. 4225 N. Birch Ave. 515-897-4183 PO Box 115 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 981-4321 9:00 am Worship harvestchurchcumming.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 DES MOINES *** Christian Life Crossroads Church Assembly of God Church 2601 Border St. Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 www.2theerossroads.com Warren Hunsberger, Pastor Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-953-0322 515-287-8580 10 am Worship 9:30 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Nursery & Children's Kids' Church 6 years & up Programming Nursery ages 0-2 3 years old through 5th grade 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th grades *** *** Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Community 112 County Line Rd. 285-8871 Church www.gracecares.net 225 North Ave. Doug VanWey, Pastor www.fccnorwalk.org 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Rob Jones, Pastor 10:45 am Worship 981-0699 Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Sunday Morning Services: Women's Ministry 8:30 & 10:30 am Nursery Provided. Disciple City for Children:*** (18 months-5th grade) Mt. Zion Church of God Sunday Mornings, 8:30 & 10:30 8383 Ridgeview Dr. am David Chu, Pastor Quality childcare provided 664-2828 for children under 18 mo. 'Unstoppable' for Jr. High:MARTENSDALE (6th-Sth grade) Martensdale Community Sunday Evenings. 6-8 pm (An Evangelical Free Church) 'Unshaken' for Sr. High: 1 Mile North of Martensdate on (9th- 12th grade) Hwy 28 Sunday Evenings, 0-8 pm Jeremy Kidder, Pastor Sonshine Choir: (K-5th grade) 641-764-2491 Sunday evenings, 6-7:30 pm Worship: 9 am Family Night Wednesdays - Bible Study: 10:30 am Dinner served, Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm 5:30-6:15 pm Sunday A night of fellowship & Bible *** Study St, Paul Lutheran Church for the whole family! (Evangelical Lutheran Church Fellowship Kids: 3 yrs.-Sth grade, in America) Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm 615 Iowa Ave. (Under age 3 childcare for parents 641-764-2752 attending growtl! group Bible Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 studies.) Don Rothweiler, Pastor *** 10:30 am SS/Worship First Baptist Church Call for times on Adult and Sunset Dr. & Mali'ed Children Bible Studies 981-4391 *** Trey Perrott, Pastor PROLE 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship Linn Grove 10 am Morning Worship United Methodist Church 5:30 pm Sunday Kids 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 and Adult Ministries Ginni Otto, Pastor Class for all ages Free-will offering Nursery Provided Breakfast 8-9:30 am Wednesday Night Link Groups10 am Worship *** Adult Sunday School- 11 am New Life Lutheran Church *** 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965INDIANOLA www.newlifenorwalk.org Freedom Fellowship Church Nate Liedtke, Pastor (IFFC) 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 2604 N. Jefferson Way 9:30 am Sunday School 515-961-5755 Childcare Provided Pastor Jeff Rabe *** Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 Norwalk Christian Church 9:30 am Sunday Worship (Disciples of Christ) 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Study Norwalkcc~org Tues.-Thurs. is for Travis Stanley, Pastor Community Food Closct. Marti Stanley, Pastor (Pleasc call for availability) 10:00 am Worship *** 9:00 am Sunday School and Good Shepherd Fellowship Evangelical Lutheran Church Coffee Fellowship follows service (ELS) Nursery Provided (birth - 5) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 All are Welcome! Robert Hatting, Pastor *** 9 am Worship Norwalk United 10:15 Sunday School Methodist Church *** 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Steve McElroy, Pastor The above free listings are to 8:00 and 10:30 am Worship Help newcomers know the Sunday School 9:15 am Regular worship schedules of Nursery Provided Norwalk-area churches. Special *** Events and services will not be St. John the Apostle listed here. Catholic Church *** 720 Orchard Hills Dr. Policy: Churches must be in the 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Norwalk Area and in Warren Father John Ludwig County for this free listing. Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School