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Norwalk, Iowa
December 30, 2010     N. Warren Town and County News
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Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, December 30, 2010 8 P P NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES [ The following students Community College at the fall semester awards received special recogni- (DMACC) West Campus ceremony. tion at Des Moines Area Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Advisor Darlene Lawler, pictured left, congratulates stu- dents for being inducted into the West Campus chapter of the PTK Honor Society. Left to right, Row 1: LeAnn Frye of Norwalk and Shirley Gorre of West Des Moines. Left to right, Row 2: Kyle Cook, Des Moines, Kevin Cramp of West Des Moines and Nathan Jacobs of Urbandale. Shannon Belden, Norwalk, received an Award of Dis- tinction from History Instructor Charles Lauritsen for her academic success in a fall semester class. Shannon Belden, Norwalk, received an Award of Dis- tinction from Political Science Instructor Suzanne Roberts for her academic success in a fall semester class. POLK COUNTY CONSERVATION EVENTS Ice Fishing Clinic: Join Polk County Conservation Saturday, Jan. 8, at Jester Park Shelter #5, to learn the basics of ice fishing. This free public program will take place from 1-4 p.m. Conservation staff will demonstrate ice fishing techniques and discuss basic equipment needs. Participants will get hands-on ice fishing expe- rience. All equipment will be supplied by Polk County Conservation. Dress according to the weather. All ages are wel- come. Anyone over the age of 16 will need to have a fishing license. Pre-registration is not required for this program. Invasive Species Vol- unteer Workday: The battle against invasive plant species continues in Polk County buckthorn Joseph Becker, Norwalk, receiv'ed an Award of Dis- tinction from Science Instructor Bonnie Callan for his academic success in a fall semester class. Hayley Oetker, Norwalk, received an Award of Dis- tinction from Associate Provost and Education Instruc- tor Rick Dawson for her academic success in a fall se- mester class. Photos submitted. In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" SALES ~ SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL and honeysuckle beware! Tools will be supplied. Help restore our wood- Meet at the front entrance lands Saturday, Jan. 15, by 9:45 a.m. For more in- from 9:45 a.m.-noon, at formation, contact Polk Jester Park. County Conservation Vol- Invasive plants like unteer Coordinator, Pat honeysuckle and buck- Spain, at 515-323-5280. thorn are taking over our No individual with a woodlands and degrading disability will be excluded wildlife habitat. Spend a on the basis of a disability crisp winter "morning from participation in pro- working up a sweat clear- grams and activities con- ing invasive species at ducted by Polk County Jester Park. This public Conservation. To request workday is open to all an accommodationtopar- ages. ticipate in any program or Wear gloves and dress activity, contact Polk according to the weather. County Conservation. LEISURE LINE Concluded from p. 3 ing. We will meet at the Good Life Retirement Center located at 1313 Wright Road. Time: Tuesday and Thurs- day mornings from 10-10:30 a.m. This program runs until the end of May. Wii BOWLING/GAMES LEAGUE Do you miss the game of bowling? Not quite as spry as you used to be. We invite you to try the game of Wii bowling. This game mimics actions performed in real life bowling without having to travel to a bowling alley. Each week teams will be assigned for those who show up and we will have a little competition. The second session will run from February 3 until March 17. Place: Norwalk Public Safety Building; Time: Thursdays, 1:30- 3 p.m. WELL SEASONED POTLUCK (The meat as well as the people) All are invited, age 55 and older, to attend a potluck dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Park and Recre- ation staff. Meat, tableware and coffee/beverage are pro- vided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. After the meal we will have some form of entertainment from local talent. Let us know your email address and we will send out reminders with what meat we plan to have on that day. Call the office to register two days before the event. Dates: January 7, February 4, March 4; Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Place: Norwalk Public Safety Build- ing. SNOWMAN CONTEST *Friends and Family Eighth Annual Snowman Contest* This contest will run through the end of March. Points will be awarded for creativity and originality. Prizes will be awarded to the top place finisher per division. Take a picture of your snowman with its creators and send it to the Parks and Recreation office. Be sure to include names, ages and phone numbers of the participants. The first name listed will receive notice of any winnings. BASKETBALL OPEN GYM Shoot hoops or play a pick up game with friends or family. Bring clean tennis shoes for the floor. Only resi- dents in the Norwalk school district are eligible to par- ticipate. No registration required, just show up and play. Time: 3-5 p.m; Location: Oviatt gym; Adult cost: $1. Youth Cost: $.50; Days: Sundays; Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27. FAMILY BINGO NIGHT Stop by the library and enjoy an evening of Bingo and tasty treats. Bring munchies or snacks to share with all and we will provide the beverage. All ages are in- vited to participate. Bingo callers will be the Norwalk Lion Club Members. Registration: Phone call to office by Friday prior to the Sunday. Time: 6-8 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Easter Public Library; Cost: .25/card or 3 cards for .50; Days: Ist Sunday of each month; Dates: Febru- ary 6, March 6. Qu;nton Hand, Norwalk, received an Award of Dis- tin :tion from Political Science Instructor Kim Hel demann for his academic success in a fall semes- ter :lass. USED CARS &. AUTO REPAIR BEEN DOING BUSIN S SINCE We Repair All Makes & MKJe t 802 Suns Drive - atk, IA 50211 Phone: 515-98i-06,49, Residence: 515-287 65t2 WE'RE A 01A ) AUTO CARE CENTER Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! LIBRARY HOURS Monday- Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memorial Day-Labor Day)