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I1,1,,I,,I,,,,11,,11,,11 ..... I1,,I,II1,,,I,,I,,,I,1,11,,,I,,11 The Carlisle Citizen Official Weekly Newspaper • Established 1926 • Dedicated to a Better Carlisle 4 Vol 85 No. 15 Carlisle, Iowa 50047 EMAIL:carlislecitizen @ (515) 989-0525 Thursday, April 15, 2010 Missionary Baptist Men Win Dodgeball Tournament The Carlisle Performing Arts Boosters held their 4th An- nual Dodgeball Tournament March 27th. The teams en- tertained a great crowd. We raised $556. The winners were the Missionary Baptist Men. Thanks to all who par- ticipated and volunteered. The Performing Arts Boosters are raising funds to help with performances, such as microphones, sound system equipment and risers. If yote interested in helping this group of parents, please co'ntiict Jennifer Olson, 490- 8010. Consider Adopting a Garden in Carlisle's North Park The City of Carlisle needs additional volunteers who are willing to adopt one or more of the 52 perennial flower gardens at the entrance to North Park. The gardens bloom throughout the growing season and are an important part of the high quality of life that Carlisle residents and visi- tors enjoy. Eleven of the gardens have already been adopted but there are still plenty of choices available. Vol- unteers will be expected to weed, trim, water and enjoy their gardens on an as needed basis. Copies of the adopt- a-garden agreement and map can be obtained either at City Hall, 195 N. 1 st St. or on line at Compost It! Yard Waste Collection Began April 2 nd There are three ways to use the Compost It! program. ** Use the Compost It! bags alone - there is no need for a sticker, ** Use plain, store-brand paper yard waste bags and at- tach a Compost It! sticker to each bag. ** Use Compost It! stickers for brush bundles that are too large to fit in the bags. Each bundle must have a sticker attached and be no more than 40 pounds. The yard waste collected from residents is taken to MWA's Metro Compost Center where it is turned into com- post. This compost can be purchased at the MWA Regional Collection Center and the Metro Park East Landfill in 14 pound bags. Bags and stickers are available locally at Carlisle Foods. Attention Carlisle Little League Directors, Coaches and Parents and Players All previously assigned picture times have been resched- ule. League Directors, coaches and team parents will re- ceived a new picture time in the upcoming week to share with players/parents. Picture dates will be the following: April 12 t all Minor Teams EXCEPT Pirates, April ]3 th all Major Teams and Minor Pirates, April 19 th all Rookie teams and April 22 ''d all T-Ball teams. Also note that field clean-up day has been changed to April 3 rd beginning at 9:00a.m. All available coaches and parents are asked to donate time to prepare the fields for play. Thank You From Cub Scouts The Carlisle Cub Scout Pack 133 would like to thank Carlisle and the surrounding community for their gener- ous donations for the Cub Scout Food Drive, which was held for the Carlisle Food bank. Your contributions were greatly appreciated. Middle School Orientation Carlisle Middle School invites all 5 th grade parents to an orientation on Thursday, April 15. It will run from 6:30- 7:15. This meeting will provide you with some informa- tion about middle school practices and give you time to tour the school. We will meet in the middle school commons. Both the main front doors and the southwest community entrance will be open. This meeting is for parents only. Mr. Barry, the middle school counselor, will be meeting with the 5 th grade stu- dents at Hartford the next day to provide similar informa- tion to them and answer any questions they may have. Our hope is to provide parents with information that will help them continue the conversations at home that will lead to a smooth transition to middle school. You Are Invited to a Spring • . Scrapbooking Crop I am inviting you to join me for a spring scrapbook crop on Saturday, April 17th from 9am to 5pm at Carlisle Elementary. If you are behind on your memory books, need to finish a project for a May graduate, or just need a day of fun- join us! Contact Rhonda Ray, Creative Memories Consultant at 989-9159 or rtmadai@hot mail. co m, by April 9th for more infor- mation or a registration form. The $20 registration fee covers a place to work, time, use of supplies, and food. Please feel free to in- vite others that may be in- terested. MARK YOUR CALENDAR SATURDAY, APR. 17 • FINE ARTS HS VARIETY SHOW - 7 p.m. • DEPRESSION BI-POLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE - 2 p.m., Lutheran Hospital SUNDAY, APR. 18 • ATTEND THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE MONDAY, APR. 19 • WEIGHT WATCHERS - Weigh-in 5 p.m., mtg. 5:30 • LIONS CLUB - 6:45 p.m. • AA- Baber Automotive, Hartford, 8 p.m. TUESDAY, APR. 20 • TOPS MORNING - Weigh-in 8 a.rn., mtg. 9 a.m. • TOPS EVENING - Weigh-in 6 p.m., mtg. 6:30 p.m. • QUILT & FIBER GROUP - City Hail, 9-4 p.m. ° HARTFORD COUNCIL - 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY, APR. 21 • STORYTIME - Carlisle Libra,'y, 10:30-11 a.m. • EARLY SCHOOL DISMISSAL - 1:30 p.m. • ELEMENTARY BOOK FAIR - through April 30 Iowa Summer Bring Storms Be Ready Iowa! A long hard winter finally is over and spring is here. And with spring comes se- vere weather. Warren County Emergency Man- agement urges citizens to be prepared. One important mission is for citizens to stay in- formed. Know the weather forecast. Have a way to get emergency weather infor- mation, the easiest way to do that is have a NOAA weather alert radio in your home, school, church, daycare, really any place you or your family spend time. They are not all that expensive and can be a won- derful safety investment. We suggest you purchase an alert radio that is program- mable, so you can choose which areas you get the alerts for and some of them you can even choose what alerts you receive. In addi- tion to having a radio so you receive the weather alerts immediately, you should know what terms to listen for and what they mean. Knowing the difference be- tween at "watch" and a "warning" can save your life. The second way to pre- pare is to have an emer- gency plan. Make it a fam- ily project and put a plan to- gether that will keep your family safe. Know how, when, and where to react to any type of emergency and everyone in the family should know the plan. Do it now, before the emer- gency strikes. The third part of being prepared is to have an emergency kit. When an emergency strikes, is not the time to be hunting around your house for the materials and tools you may need. Identify what those are and make a kit to grab those things rapidly. Spring and summer in Iowa brings all kinds of weather that we need to be aware of how to react. A good old fashion Iowa thun- derstorm can provide a lot of action. Lightning is a killer and occurs in all thun- derstorms. Strong winds can be extremely dangerous and cause damage equal to a tornado as straight line winds can exceed 100 mph. Hail causes more than $1 billion dollars in property damage each year. Flash flooding is frequently asso- ciated with a thunderstorm as heavy rains exceed storm sewers and water sheds. Of course, the most talked about is the tornado. Tor- nadoes causes an average of 70 families and 1,500 in- jures every year. Wind speeds can be in excess of 250 mph and can be one mile wide and stay on the ground over 50 miles. Al- though tornadoes of this size, don't happen often, theydo happen in Iowa, just ask the citizens of Parkersburg, IA or Greensburg, KS. Historical records have Warren County officially reporting 34 tornados be- tween 1953 and 2008. Likely many tornadoes have gone not reported in the early years. Now, War- ren County has a good spot- ter network in association with the Fire Departments, Law Enforcement, ARES/ HAM radio club, Emer- gency Management and many citizen volunteers as we partner with National Weather Service in Des Moines to keep informed of weather in our area. Additional information about Severe Weather and links to preparedness mate- rial and educational mate- rial regarding severe weather can be found at: ww v _ath r. g o v / desmine. Another excel- lent source of preparedness information can be found at the Be Ready Iowa website: wwweReadylowmoxg . 2010 Carlisle City Cemetery Cleanup The Carlisle City crews will begin cleanup of the Carlisle City Cemetery on South 5 h Street on Thursday, April 15, 20!0. All displays of natural, dried, or artificial flowers and plants will be disposed of if they are not removed be- fore that date. Permanent plantings, where allowed, and decorations and vases attached to memorial markers will not be disturbed. All others will be removed. If you have any questions, or need any additional information, call City Hall at 989-3224. "gK